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Update & Big News!


Oh sweet wonderful darlings! I have missed you so! Gosh! Looking at the last few posts and I’m realizing why I wanted or needed to take a break from it all. Ha! I posted a whopper of a post about my own abuse survival and then nothing but fatshion posts since. Not that today’s post will be full of importance or substance, but I thought I’d let you know what I’ve been up to and what’s on the horizon for me as well.

Last weekend I went to visit my friend Laura and get away from “it all” as they say. I needed that! A trip up north usually does me some good, but good company and silliness always does me wonders! We talked and did our nails and drank and watched movies and shopped and laughed and ate great food and just had a great time.

Giant Tea Cup at Ross: "Where would I put this?"

Giant Tea Cup: "I could totally drink from this, see!"

Positive Message: Laura loved this!

I returned Sunday afternoon and had a lovely day with my Special Geek. He’s never been to a drive-in movie, so we hit up one of the last remaining local ones and had such a blast! Monday was a holiday for most workers (Labor Day), so he and I spent the day together doing fun and geeky things, as per usual. I wasn’t quite ready to jump back into internet land though and to be honest, I’ve had a touch of writer’s block that I wasn’t willing to address yet. I was at wit’s end with my job searching/hunting and while happy with most other aspects of my life, I knew I needed to really buckle down and focus on the interviews I had lined up.

The puggyman and B came for a visit and while I didn’t get a pic from that night, I had to share this pic which just warms my heart and makes me smile. I promise you, there is no sweeter sound in the world than pug snorggles and squeaks from his chewing his “chewbie.” This is actually him sitting in his car safety seat. Yes, my dog has a car seat. Why? Because I don’t want him flying through the fucking windshield and getting killed if we get into a car accident…you know, like for people who don’t want their babies to die. Yeah…that! Not cheap, but totally worth it.

Puggyman + Chewbie = Happy

A friend of mine from Tumblr had recently offered to do a ten minute portrait for folks who were interested. I’d never had someone draw my portrait before, so I hit him up for one. So cool! Thanks so much, Ted! 🙂 Now I wanna get like different ones in varying styles and make like a cool grid of them or something. I find it fascinating, actually, to see how others see me. It’s rare, but when I get a glimpse of that other perspective, I see how other’s see me and I love that feeling.

Ten Minute Portrait By Lachrimaestro

I got to see my beloved Raven on Friday and Monday and I am so glad that I did! I hadn’t seen her in nearly a month (she went to burning man) and I’d missed her terribly! We caught up with our life stuffs over a “fancy cheese plate” I assembled in her honor. She is the best hostess, y’all! For real! She will tell you that she’s got nothing in the house to serve and then come out of the kitchen five minutes later with some seriously awesome stuff! So, when she came over, I tried to make her feel as she always makes me feel: welcome and cared for.

Fancy Cheese Plate

Monday Raven and I had grand designs of thrifting and sewing. We did the thrifting part with great success! Sadly, we did not get to the sewing, but did manage to buy some more fabric for what I’m calling my “mega femme super skirt” project. Ha-ha! While she doesn’t care for the labels and such, she was very supportive/excited about the project and helped make this project seem doable. Hopefully I’ll soon have pics or a video to show you…but don’t hold your breath! You’ll die! 😉

No kissing! Raven just missed the shot of my kissy faces at cupcake-topper-man. Ha!

California Love...for Life!

As we pulled up to one of the thrift shops we checked out I saw this wall and exclaimed, “OHMYGAWD WE HAVE TO TAKE PICS IN FRONT OF THIS AMAZING WALL!!!” to which Raven said, “Then let’s take your pic in front of that wall.” very deadpan. She was SO NOT into my deep desire to get a pic of the two of us in our matching Zenni Optical prescription sunglasses. Boo! They are so cute and we are so sexy and there totally should have been a twinsies-selfies shot of that…but nope! She did snap the above cute pics of me in my “lucky” jean skirt. I didn’t even realize it said California above my head until I uploaded these just now. Nice! We had a ton of fun together.

Yesterday I was actually over the moon with joy and happiness and excitement, before I headed up to Raven’s place or even had my morning espresso! You see, my dearest babies, I’d gotten a call from a place I’d had three job interviews for. They wanted to make me an offer!!! So I went into their offices in San Jose to see the offer and sign the papers (if I accepted). And…I AM EMPLOYED!!! I don’t have a start date yet, but I am so happy I could pop! The offer was beyond my wildest dreams! I’m so fucking excited! I have a career again! This was the one giant missing piece of my life puzzle and I cannot express how much it means to me to finally have a job again, but also one where I can carve out a place and a name for myself and make a difference, possibly. I guess I won’t really know until I start, but I am still in shock over just getting the offer for the job, let alone the pay and benefits! Whew! and Woo Hoo!

I was positively giddy yesterday! I couldn’t sit still for more than a moment. I was all foot tapping, hip swivels and silliness and laughter. Later, Raven made a lovely cocktail for us with Yazi vodka (ginger infused, so good) and ginger ale…so delicious! And then Sarah got all silly and goofy and made everyone laugh including herself…so much! And I had a mini realization: When I’m in a good mood, I’m a heck of a lot of fun to be around! I’ll have to keep this thing going, maybe more folks will wanna hang out with me! Ha-ha!

Actually, my new year’s resolution this year was simply to incorporate more silliness into my daily life and I have to say it is a wonderful thing! I have tried to be and do as much silly things as I possibly can I dear Zod I am a much happier gal for that! I highly recommend it! I’m fortunate to have a boyfriend who values this as well and frowns on that whole “being a grown up” jive. Ha-ha! I feel younger and brighter and shinier, too! 😉

I am so grateful and lucky and blessed and happy to have the incredible people in my life that I do. Including you, my lovely and sweet and supportive readers. Thank you for the support and well wishing and all of the “something awesome will come through for you any day now!” messages. I lost faith and hope a couple of times, but you were always there to keep me on track. Thank you so much!

Rad Fatty Love to you ALL!



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10 Comments to

“Update & Big News!”

  1. On September 11th, 2013 at 12:27 am tucking_fwit Says:

    I’m a foreign correspondent, for a national TV and radio station, based in the Middle East and I read your blog regularly because I think you are quite an amazing person.

    I wanted to say congratulations on your new employment. YOU DESERVE IT.

    Tell us the details about your new job.

  2. On September 11th, 2013 at 1:44 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    tucking_fwit: Thank you SO much for reading this blog and for being so kind to me. I don’t have many details yet as I’ll be the first person to hold this position, but that makes it that much more exciting! 🙂

  3. On September 11th, 2013 at 4:46 am Laura (dusty_rose) Says:

    Yay, congrats on your new job! Also, that cupcake wall is awesome. 🙂

  4. On September 11th, 2013 at 1:43 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    Laura: Thanks, doll. I know! That wall was just full of so much stuff, wish I’d gotten a full shot.

  5. On September 11th, 2013 at 6:26 am katie Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS on the job! what wonderful news.

  6. On September 11th, 2013 at 1:43 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    Katie: Thank you so much! 🙂

  7. On September 11th, 2013 at 1:34 pm Morgaine Says:

    Woot on getting a job!!! I am so happy for you because I know that feeling of not having one SO well and it just…well, blows. Honestly, it is the worst when you have been working steadily for freaking years.

    I will have to find that vodka. I am a fiend for ginger.

    I also stopped by to let you know I nominated you for a blog award because you are awesome and I love stopping by.

  8. On September 11th, 2013 at 1:42 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    Morgaine: Thank you! I believe BevMo had the vodka in question. 😉 Thank you for the nomination. Shall I post/answer your same questions? Never done this before.

  9. On September 14th, 2013 at 6:53 pm Form&Function Says:

    Congratulations! You don’t know me, of course, but I read your blog and I’ve been checking your blog obsessively the last week or so hoping to hear you’d gotten a job offer :). I don’t generally comment but I’m so very happy for you!

  10. On September 14th, 2013 at 8:09 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    Form&Function: Aw, thank you so much! I feel quite flattered that you would obsess over me or my silly problems. *Blush* But then, you know all about me, then. Well, thanks for your time, care and support. I do appreciate it. And thanks for commenting. I hope whatever your troubles may be that they find themselves far from you very soon. *Hugs* 🙂

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