Saturday, September 24, 2016

It Continues

Hey, readers.  Work on my bedroom is still in progress.  On Thursday, I got a new comforter set for my bed.  I wasn't able to find one that was completely black.  So, I settled for one with a white pattern on it.

What drew my eye to this comforter set was that it had a similar pattern to one of the storage cubes that I keep in my closet.  The other thing that I really liked about this set was that it came with an orange pillow and throw.  Perfect for Halloween.  Upon further inspection, I noticed that the front of the pillow had a small pocket on it.  There was just enough room to stuff Lord Vader into it. XD

Today, my mother painted my chest of drawers black with a couple of cans of semi-gloss spray paint.  It came out great.  No sanding or priming required.  You can see a picture of it on my instagram page.  That concludes another episode of Aji's Decorating Corner.  

Til next time.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Twenty Questions Times Two

Hello, readers.  I've been spending the past couple of weeks screwing around on Second Life.  But I yanked myself away from it long enough to take part in the Twenty Questions Times Two quiz.  Enjoy.

1. Are you named after anyone?
A: My mother named me after the actress, Ava Gardner.

2. When was the last time you cried?
A: Last month.

3. Do you like your handwriting?
A: I'm okay with it.

4. What is your favorite lunch meat?
A: Pastrami.

5. Do you have any kids?
A: Nope.

6. If you were another person, would you be friends?
A: Hell yeah.  We'd be 2 weirdo peas in a pod.

7. Do you use sarcasm?
A: Pretty much on a daily basis.

8. Do you still have your tonsils?
A: Yes, and you can't have them.

9. Would you bungee jump?
A: Never.

10. What is your favorite cereal?
A: Frosted Mini Wheats.

11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
A: If depends on the shoes.

12. Do you thing you're strong?
A: Not really.

13. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Chocolate mint chip.

14. What is the first thing you notice about people?
A: Usually, it's what they're wearing.

15. Red or pink?
A: Red.

16. What is the least favorite thing you like about yourself?
A: Me.

17. What color pants and shoes are you wearing right now?
A: Pink and pink.  Currently in my jammies.

18. What was the last thing you ate?
A: Breakfast.

19. What are you listening to right now?
A: The sounds coming from the TV.

20. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
A: Black or blue.

21. Favorite smell?
A: I don't have one.

22. Who was the last person you talked to?
A: My mother.

23. Favorite sport to watch?
A: I don't really pay attention to sports.

24. Hair color that's real?
A: Black.

25. Do you wear contacts?
A: No.

26. Favorite food?
A: Pizza.

27. Scary movies or happy endings?
A: Happy endings.

28. Last movie you watched?
A: Empire Records.

29. What color shirt are you wearing?
A: Black.

30. Summer or Winter?
A: Winter.  But I prefer Fall and Spring.

31. Hugs or kisses?
A: Hugs.  All the hugs.

32. Favorite sweet food?
A: Candy corn.

33. What book are you currently reading?
A: The Vampire Kisses manga series.

34. What is on your mouse pad?
A: I don't have one.

35. What did you last watch on TV?
A: Reba.

36. Favorite sound?
A: Whatever music I have on when I decide to listen to some.

37. Rolling Stones or Beatles?
A: Both.

38. What is the farthest you have traveled?
A: Florida.

39. Do you have a special talent?
A: The power to annoy.

40. Where were you born?
A: New Jersey.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Design Burn

Evening, readers.  I return with an Aji's Decorating Corner update.  Yep.  That's what I'm calling it.  Because I'm weird like that.

Over the Labor Day weekend, my bedroom walls got painted a nice light gray/silver color.  My mother did the trim, and I painted the rest of the walls.  Some touch-up work needs to be done.  But overall, the walls are finished.

Today, I tackled painting the heater white.  I did the front of it, but decided to leave the sides for my mother to do.  I didn't want to risk messing up the walls.  New black curtains were put up yesterday.  However, we took them down so we could add some silver panels between them that my mother got from one of her co-workers.

She also gave her a teal throw pillow.  Since it didn't fit her room decor, my mother gave it to me to put on my bed.  Now, here comes the burn part.  After I said that I liked the curtains and pillow, and had no problem with including them into my room design, my mother seemed relieved.  Then, commented that my room needed more color.

I already have planned in my head how I'm going to introduce color into my room.  I tried explaining that to my mother, and she just laughed it off.  She clearly doesn't think I know how to decorate my own fucking bedroom.  That kind of hurt my feelings.  Just because some things aren't to her taste doesn't make them wrong.

It's my room.  I'll decorate it how I damn well please.  Anyway, I've been posting pics of my progress on my instagram page.  So, if you want to see what I've done so far, you can see on there.  Once everything's done, I'll post pics of the finished product here.

Til next time.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Birthday Party Shenanigans

Hey there, readers.  Last night, I attended my cousin's 80's/90's themed birthday party.  I'm not much of a dancer.  So, I spent the majority of the evening listening to the music and hoarding candy from the candy bar.

This is what I had on at the party.  Considering the party's theme, I didn't have to try that hard to come up with an outfit.  I just put on what I would normally wear.  Goth for the win!

Here's a few shots of the candy bar.  Excuse the blurriness of the photos.  The flash function on the phone didn't work.

I was feeling a little on edge.  So, I got myself a pack of smokes to help get me through the evening. XD

To conclude this blog post, here's a short video of some of what went on at the party.  Til next time.




Monday, August 22, 2016

Filling the Void

Hello, readers.  Today was a good day.  A family friend gifted me with some used furniture.  A bed and a chest of drawers.  My bedroom is finally starting to look like a bedroom.

For the bed, the original idea was to spray paint the brass headboard black.  But my mother suggested that we pad it and cover it in black fabric instead.  Both ideas sound good.  So, either way works for me.

As for the chest of drawers, they're definitely getting painted black.  I'm also thinking about replacing the current knobs with glass ones.  Other plans include painting the walls a silver/gray color, and putting up black curtains.  That's all for Aji's Decorating Corner.  Til next time. XD

Monday, August 15, 2016

And I'm Back

Hey, readers.  Haven't been around much lately because my mother and I recently moved into a new place and didn't have any internet.  Still don't have any internet of our own, but our upstairs neighbor was nice enough to let us use his wi-fi.  Internet shenanigans ahoy!

Since is back up and running, I might hold a little online housewarming party on there.  If that happens, I'll post a link on a facebook and twitter.  So, keep your eyes peeled.  Til next time.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Spooky Entertainment

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Hey, readers.  Today, I'm taking a detour from misery lane to bring you a bit of spooky gaming news.  If you enjoy ghosts and flash games, then I think you'll really like Haunt the House.  In the game, you play a ghost living in an old house.  The objective is to scare all of the people that are inside of it out. 
While the objective seems simple, it's a bit tricky.  You have to scare the people just enough that they run out of the house.  However, if you scare them to badly, they kill themselves by jumping out of windows.  The number of people that kill themselves effects your score.  So, be careful. 
I found the game to be a fun time killer.  You can find it for free online or get it for your PC/console.  Til next time.