Saturday, February 28, 2009

The list goes on...

I do have other things going on besides what I want for my birthday but it's one of those things that you just want to write down before you forget
- A model skull from Evolution. They have a shop in the city as well as being online. Would you believe you need a medical liscense to buy a real skull? This isn't because I'm secretly a killer, I just think it would be a great reference for art. Along those same lines a wooden hand model from an artshop like Dick Blicks would be great for drawing!

- A wallet. Maybe something in a Chanel or a light shade of Louis Vuitton.....

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Happy Birthday to me

Yes I am getting older- here are some more things I thought I would enjoy under "what to get Halli for a birthday present"
-2 pairs of pearl earings (I have 4 holes in my ears...)
- Anything Hello Kitty
- Gift certificate to Anthropologie - putting my new apartment together and I can get some stuff there
- Gift certificate to Rickys NYC or (love me some books)
- Beautiful smelling candles or oils pretty whatever to place in my apartment

Sunday, February 15, 2009

All I want for my birthday.....

- Hair extensions (looking for a salon in the city to put them in)
- Time with a trainer
- A semester of Trapeze
- Hello Kitty stuff
- DVD player........

Friday, February 13, 2009

and THIS is big

I found this video of an American couple giving a tour of their Japanese apartment. I like it because it demonstrates what a large Japanese apartment looks like, and because the Southern dude is just so damn entertaining. Yes sushi is kind of raw- you'll probably have to get used to that.

Friday the 13th is a "Bonkura"

Not nearly enough Japanese on my Japanese blog. Really need to change that- so today's word is "Bonkura" which mean "dumb/ass".

I have had such an awful day today- battling Time Warner to get a technician over here (no TV is an awful thing), dealing with my cat Nigel's realization that my mom's apartment is waaaaaay nicer then mine, trying to unpack a seemingly endless mountain of boxes, and all the meantime dealing with idiots at every corner.

However some good did manage to come out of today. I sold two nasty old Persian rugs on Craigslist. Yes I only made $45 on two rugs probably worth $500 each. But they were covered in cat hair and vomit. So really both the buyer and I were probably just thinking "sucker". And then tonight some lady is coming to pick up my toaster for $8 (she talked me down from $10). And when you're jobless it all adds up believe me.

My new apartment makes me think about living in the big cities of Japan where housing space is non existent and people have to roll out tatami beds for lack of bed frame space. Personally I probably would be waaaay better off sleeping on a mat and stacking me shit to the ceiling. But some days even rolling out a mat seems like to much effort.

In awesome I-am-so-jealous news my big brother David is going to Japan on business soon. He keeps making the point that it's not for free and he's paying but STILL a girl can be green with envy. Times aren't so great in the land of the rising sun. The Japan Rugby Football Union has indefinitely suspended one of it's players for smoking pot, the economy contracted at an annual pace of more than 10 percent in the fourth quarter, and the U.N. is all up in Japan's grill over greenhouse gas emissions. I feel bad for Japan- mainly because in my dreams it's a place with endless Luis Vuitton purses and sake bottles filled with money. But it's also comforting to know I'm not missing out financially by not being there.

In random news here is a photo of my nephew Tobi after his big brother Liam dumped sand over him. The struggle for dominance continues! MAN can I relate to this photo. It's like a metaphor for everything right now. Goes to show I'm not the only one suffering from Friday the 13th.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


I don't like giving credit where credit is due- what with me wanting all the credit I can get. But damn. This guy is good. He draws on those old fashioned paper bags people bring to eat lunch in. He apparently does the work over his lunch break and myGAWD is it AMAZING