Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Gifts

I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday (whatever holiday you do or don't celebrate). We celebrate Christmas in my household, but I wouldn't really call it celebrating...more like going through the motions. Regardless, I got some gifts I'm excited about!

This is a neat little crushed velvet backpack-purse. I'll be decorating it with patches and pins in the spirit of DIY.

So..many...books. I'm looking forward to reading Zak Bagans' (of Ghost Adventures) book. For any new followers, you must know that I regularly partake in making fun of this "ghost hunter." It's all in good fun. I think I'll do a post about his book when I get around to reading it.

 This is such a neat little necklace. It makes me wonder how they punched the cross out of the coin...It must be Christmas Magic! ;)

These lipsticks and the lip brush are Make up Forever brand from Sephora. The colors look lighter than they actually are. I tried these two colors in the store, and they are the nicest lipsticks I've worn. It's not very often one can find a good black, so I really got lucky when the store got it. I'll make sure to do a review on it as well.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to grab some wine and pretend to be a cat. :)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

It's Alexander Skarsgard aka Eric Northman from Trueblood.

I've had quite an eventful holiday this year. There's many changes happening, so I'm pretty much just rolling with the punches. Despite my expectations, I've had a good Christmas this year. I've spent a lot of time catching up with friends, and for that I am thankful. I just got back from one of my friends' family Christmas parties. We had Chorizo and steak, we busted piƱatas, and I even learned to dance the Cumbia (although not very well) . Maybe I should've been born Mexican, because they sure know how to have fun. ;) 

In the morning, we'll be opening presents. I'll make sure to do a separate post for that. 

And now for something completely different...I was quite proud of this outfit, because I tied the tie all by myself like a big girl. The top says,"Buzzkill Police." 
Goodnight, everyone. I have to go to sleep now since it's almost the witching hour, and creepy-Clause will be breaking into my house any minute. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I'm On Tumblr

I know I'm very late in getting one, but I finally signed up for Tumblr. My page is simply titled, "Odd Ghoul Out." Here's the link if you'd like to follow. I plan on posting mainly macabre, darkly humorous, and paranormal related things here.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Styling My Short Hair

I just wanted to show everyone a few different ways I can style my hair. Many people think that short hair isn't as versatile as long hair. My cut, however, seems pretty versatile to me. I recommend this cut to anyone who's looking to going short.  

If you do decide on getting a similar cut, here's some styling ideas:

Of course, there's the lovely pompadour style. It's great for formal events, or when you want to add some sass to your day. I got this look by gelling the sides, and backcombing and curling back the top.

Mohawk-style! I really like wearing it like this. I wore it the next day after I had it in a pompadour. All you need to do is just comb it out a little, and use some gel and hairspray. 

This is my teased-up side sweep. It's similar to the pompadour style, but it's messier. I crimped some of the hair, and I brushed it over to the side.

 And Last but not least, it's a piecey pixie. I really love this style. It's the easiest to do. You literally just brush it forward. If you want to add a little volume, backcombing looks great with this as well. This is one that the family loves, so it's good to wear to holidays and family events.

Since I've cut my hair, people have been treating me differently. People have been treating me like more of an adult. I've been getting more respect, and I've gotten so many compliments (especially from men). I never expected any of this, but I certainly welcome it.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Haunting: Local Case

Some of you may be familiar with the television show, "A Haunting." If you aren't it's a paranormal series that incorporates interviews and re-enactments to tell a story about hauntings, possessions, and other phenomena. I've been watching this show for years, and it's always entertained me. It is often cheesy and over dramatic, but that's just a part of the show's charm.

More recently, [my paranormal investigating group] gained a Father. He's an Orthodox priest, and his name is [Father Darren]. (See what I did there?) Father Darren, who's also known as Father Benedict, is experienced in the paranormal field. He's also an exorcist. He's there for us when the group or client might be suspicious of a haunting of darker nature. What does this have to do with "A Haunting," you ask? Well, Father Darren was recently featured in Episode 9 Season 5 (alongside my fellow ghost tour guide Michelle).  In the episode, Father Darren worked with another local group, [RGPI], in a case surrounding a woman who believes she is possessed.

You can watch 10 minutes of the episode [here]. Keep in mind, these shows are low budget and cheesy.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

New Haircut

I finally got the hair I want, and I love it! I think it suits me. I'm not really sure what to call this style. What would you readers call it?

 On a more random note, I recently bought these tights from Hot Topic after their Halloween items went on sale. They have stitches all the way up the leg. I think they're cute.

And If you care to watch my random Shenanigans:

Thursday, December 6, 2012

December Update

Hello, Everyone. I see I have some new readers since last time I've posted. Thanks for taking the time to follow!

December's been pretty hectic so far. I'm finishing up with final exams actually. My last one is on Monday. It's such a relief to finally have my first semester over with. This whole semester has been pretty chaotic. I've been working so hard that I think I my [Mono] came back. I've also already gotten sick twice this semester with a head cold and a stomach virus. I really need to slow down on the work load, but I don't know how to say "no" to work.

After my last final, I have about a month off until the next semester starts, so I'll be sure to do plenty of the things I've been planning. That list includes pleasure reading, clothing mods/alterations, more sleep, time out with friends, and blogging. I've also got another paranormal investigation this Friday, and hopefully (fingers crossed), I'll be getting my hair cut. I haven't been able to get it just yet, because the only hairdresser I trust has been out sick.

In other news, today has been really great. I went out for [Pho] after my Astronomy final, and I had work afterwards. One of my coworkers at [The Writing Studio] used to be a punk way back when. He's really familiar with bands I love, including Bauhaus and Dead Can Dance. We talked a lot about music today, and he showed me his cemetery photography portfolio. He had some spectacular shots! Anyway, it looks like we'll be doing some CD swapping. :)

I'll be sure to have some more posts up as soon as I get a moment to spare!