Naked Poll

In the name of SCIENCE! ...okay, not really, I'm just a pervert.


I was searching some of my old stuff for blank cards. I didn't find any blank cards, but I found these.

These were from the opening party for the Westin hotel back in 2008 (I think). Alyson and I had a lot of fun eating fancy free food and taking silly pictures.

Despite our badass appearances, we actually got locked inside one of the ballroom. I forgot how we managed to get out. I think we were lucky enough to found someone to unlock the doors for us.

Photobooths are always so fun!

Aly was really good at scolding me.

Then we pretended that we were models. Classic.

Aly was really good with the growling faces.

Hee! Good times.

Flowers for My Vases

One of my favorite flowers is carnation. Why? No one seems to place too much importance in carnations. They're not expensive and full of cliche meanings like the roses, nor do they represent class like fancy pants orchids. They are the cheapest flowers I could find, have a light floral scent and last forever! Okay, not forever, but up to 3 weeks.

So once in a while, I buy a bunch of carnations. This time, instead of throwing them all into one vase like I usually do, I decided to split them up.

There are these two empty wine bottles that I had just sitting there looking useless. Why not use them as vases for my flower?

I found a small vase also just sitting there being useless and put that one to use, too!

...and another one! Who knew I had so many small vases laying around.

Then I ran out of small vases, so I used a glass.

This is a trick I learned from Martha Stewart, fill the vase with lemons or limes. I just so happen to have a bag of key limes that was going to spoil soon.

Voila! A pretty vase of carnations for my window sill.

Moving on to other things!

I recently received this wall decal in the mail. My sister helped me picked this one out. I trusted her judgement and it came out to be awesome!

It took me forever to set it up straight by myself, but I did it. At least one wall in my apartment is no longer bare. If you look at just this one angle, you can never tell that the rest of the apartment still looks like this.


On a entirely unrelated note, I'm currently in like with this song.

Made Up Dinner

I had scallops and decided to make Helen's simple pan fried scallops. The recipe said to make a glaze/dressing using balsamic vinegar and white wine.

I only had red wine and ran out of balsamic I improvised. I made a dressing by cooking some red wine with brown sugar until I couldn't wait anymore. The result? Tasty.