Thursday, October 21, 2010

Farewell 23

Last week I started writing this outrageously long post about all the bands I saw at ACL and how great they all were... but then I got really bored with myself. Yes, they were nearly all great and yes, it was a terrific weekend, and heck yes we already bought our tickets to next year's fest, but... that's enough of that.

This past weekend Chris and his boyfriends went to Nebraska. And now they're famously featured on Burnt Orange Nation. While the bf was OOT I was unbelievably productive. Proof:

and I absolutely do not believe this, but some girl sold her version of this bracelet on Etsy for $2.50! That is like a 300% profit. Well, if you are jealous of that buyer, as a faithful reader of my blog, if you want, I will make you one for $0.

I also made this wooden fish thing, but I just spent about 10 minutes searching for pictures of it online, and came back empty handed. I'll add one later, because trust me, you want to see it.

Oh, and I watched movies:
The Terminal
I Love You Man
The Social Network
Clash of the Titans (The new one, and to be honest, the first 30 min was all I could take)
Across the Universe
Chicago
Fever Pitch

and possibly my proudest accomplishment all weekend- my Halloween costume is finished! Glorious.

So, tomorrow is my birthday. Undoubtedly, much excitement will ensue...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Jane vs. Her Sinuses

The battle began about two weeks ago, when the 100+ degree Texas summer finally decided to move on down to the southern hemisphere and oh, sweet, glorious autumn descended upon the hills of Austin. Thank you 75 degrees for allowing me to open the windows, motivating me run around our lake, and encouraging me to wear long sleeves again. However, I DO NOT thank you for bringing my kryptonite with you.

After seven days of intense frustration, and finally brought myself to see an Allergist. I'm on some new nasal sprays now, but the feud continues, and it will through the end of the month. Bottom line is that I need to get an allergy test done (yah the one where they stick the needles into your back). I have another 2.5 weeks until the antihistamines I've been taking are out of my system to enable me to get the test, whilst I will do more research to see how much this procedure is going to cost me. On a much more positive note- I survived ACL, thanks to Afrin, Nasonex, and a baking soda/water/salt solution. This year's festival was more exhausting than I remember, but just as epicly awesome as always. More to come on that topic... cuz even though I'm still recovering, I still wish I could do it again next weekend.