Friday, February 22, 2013

Five Things Friday

A couple of weeks ago my friend let me borrow the book "Cinder" by Marissa Meyer and I have to say it was amazing!  I was sucked in by it and could not put it down, I felt anxious all day at work thinking about the book and how much I needed to finish reading it.  If you liked "The Hunger" games series then you will definitely LOVE this book.  The book is part of a series and the second book "Scarlet" just came out 2-3 weeks ago and it's also really good!  I don't want to give too much detail about the book but here is Amazon's excerpt of it:

"Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future. "

The book deals with cyborgs, so I thought I would geek out today's FTF and make it all about futuristic robots and such, so here goes:

1.  If I could have any part of me be robotic I would choose to have robotic eyes!! I hate wearing glasses and since I can't have lasik surgery that would definitely be my number one change.  I would totally want cool eyes though, some that allowed me to browse the internet and such with just a thought!

2.  I would (would/would not) date a cyborg because you never know who you will fall in love with!

3.  I wish I had a android that was my personal assistant!! In the novel Cinder has a household android named IKO and it had the funniest/girliest personality.  I definitely want an outspoken android!

4.  I imagine the future with  flying ships! It would be so much quicker to fly everywhere.

5.  If the government required everyone to have an ID chip implanted on their wrist that would determine where they were at all time and who they were I would be uncomfortable with it.  It would be really convenient because then you don't have to carry ID or credit cards since all that information would be stored on the chip on your wrist but I would hate to lose privacy.  Someone would always know where you are at all times which is creepy to think about!!

**My favorite things from around the web this week is this PINATA CAKE!!  Coolest thing ever, seriously!

I hope today's post wasn't too geeky for ya!!
Have a great weekened everyone!!
P.S.  Sorry for the lack of DIY posts, I'm getting married soon, so all my free time has been devoted to planning that but hopefully I get back into the groove of things again, thanks for being patient!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Five Things Friday

Yesterday was Valentine's Day, and some of you might not be into it, but then again some might be! When I was in school I always seemed to have big evening exams that fell on Valentine's Day, if it was a weekday. Maybe those professors were among those who did not like it haha! Anyway, however you feel about it, here are some Valentine's Day related questions for you:

1. My idea of a fun date would be to spend some time outside with my boyfriend, or stay in and make a nice dinner. At least that's what it would be right now! Or if we were talking about the first stages of dating, we would have to be doing some sort of activity on the date - I find just going out to dinner on actual "dates" and trying to make small talk really awkward haha!

2. I wear pink (red/pink) more often. I love both colors! I think I usually wear pink more often, but lately I've kind of been in the mood for red.

3. Favorite romantic/romantic comedy movie? Hmm...I haven't watched a lot of them recently, but I really liked Crazy, Stupid, Love! And shirtless Ryan Gosling is always a plus, right?

4. An awkward dating moment I had was when once I went on a lunch date with someone I had met online who turned out to be nearly 2 feet taller than me. Not that that necessarily means it would never work, but...the guy was nice and we parted on friendly terms, although there was an unspoken mutual agreement that we would never see each other again! 

5. For Valentine's day I prefer to do something relaxing and low-key. It seems like Brian and I have a tradition of exchanging cards and small gifts, he makes this certain shrimp dish for dinner that I really like, and I like to make a heart-shaped cake.

**My favorite thing from around the web this week is: What a great way to decorate with a ladder!

Have a great weekend!
I hope you find time to celebrate something you love in your life!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Five Things Friday

I read these icebreaker questions on line and thought it would fun to make today's FTF icebreaker themed, for those awkward moments at a party where you have nothing to say to the people around you, ha!

1.  If someone's underwear was showing would you tell them? This really depends on the circumstance, if they were wearing jeans and their undies were slightly showing I probably wouldn't bother telling them, also some guys or girls like to show their underwear it you never know if they are doing it on purpose or not.  BUT if they were wearing something like a skirt and their skirt was stuffed in their undies I would definitely tell them!  

2.  If you discovered a new island, what would you name it and way? I would name it DD, in honor of my nickname!  I think it has a nice ring to it, picture it..."I really want to vacation in DD!"

3.  At a movie theater, which armrest is yours? BOTH! Nah, I usually share, I'm not sure which one is "mine" just whichever one is open I suppose. 

4.  What do you think Victoria's secret is? Her age! 

5.   Would you have one of your fingers surgically removed if it guaranteed immunity from all major diseases?  Definitely!! I don't want to get some crazy disease, I rather be fingerless than having to worry about all those diseases!

**My favorite thing from around the web this week are these giant valentine's day posters! I totally want to have one printed and take pictures with it on random streets!  I especially like the star one :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Five Things Friday

Here in Corvallis this year, a plastic bag ban passed, so at larger stores we have to bring our own reusable bags or pay 5 cents for paper bags. Of course, it is also a good excuse to start hoarding a fun variety of reusable grocery bags. This made me think about bags and purses too, so that's what this week's blanks are about!

1. The bag I'm using right now is a sort of hippie slouch bag with flowers on it - this one in fact. I needed one with a long strap so it wouldn't fall down when wearing all these winter coats! 

2. I prefer (small/medium/big) bags. It depends on my mood, but I usually need medium ones to carry everything I need. I always having to dig around so much to find anything is in really bags too haha!

3. Something I keep in my bag no matter what is chapstick, and spare tampons, lol!

4. What's in my bag: Aside from the items mentioned above: my snake-print wallet, a pouch containing various stores' club/rewards cards, my cellphone charger, a pair of gloves, an umbrella, a pen, and a napkin from Quiznos.

5. A bag on my wishlist is this one I just saw on Pinterest! I'm not sure where it's from, but the lace, the key, the chain...everything about it is so perfect!

**My favorite thing from around the web this week is: this amazing snake painting video my dad emailed me lol!

Happy February everyone!