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    Last year when closing on the house someone from the mortgage company grossly underestimated the amount to be paid for property tax last year....let's just say the amount was off by about $5,000! Now, because someone was a complete idiot we are negative in escrow and will have to pay a whole lot more each month to the mortgage company. It boggles my mind that some "professional" made a huge mistake that is now causing a huge headache...and what can we do about it? Absolutely nothing except get the town to tell the mortgage company what our real property tax will be next year. Only thing is that the town won't know until Dec...

    A similar situation has come up with the water compnay as well. For that last few months the bills have only been estimates, but now they demand more money because someone actually decided to do their job and read the meter. I wouldn't have to worry about shelling out more money now if people could just do their jobs and get actual numbers before they send out bills.

    It must be hard to actually do your job properly!


    Now, on to more random and less stressful things -

    I finished watching Spartacus through Netflix and my opinion definitely changed for the better about the series on or around episode 9. As a whole I thoroughly enjoyed it and I do hope there is a second season in the works. I've moved on to Weeds. Luckily their are quite a few seasons to get caught up on.

    I am also caught up to season 4 of the Tudors. It wasn't until after watching the 3rd season I realized the 4th and final season isn't even out on DVD yet. I hate waiting for DVDs to come out...I've been waiting so long for season 4 of Dexter but in a few weeks I'll finally be satisfied!

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    I made a deal with my husband that if his Larva (Vampire Princess Miyu) wig doesn't arrive before NYAF/NYCC he can go as Robin (Batman). There is no Plan D at this point and although I will be extremely sad that he won't be my Larva I have simply run out of ideas. Plan A was easy a white craft mask from Michael's and modify it with paperclay to look like Larva's mask. At this stage Joel didn't need to worry about a wig because he was only going to wear the mask. This plan failed when the only mask I could find were too small for Joel's head. I looked online for more options but I just couldn't find any website that would give me dimensions, so there was no way to truly know if anything I bought on a website would actually fit.

    For Plan B I decided to make a my own mask using Rigid Wrap plaster strips directly on my husband's face. In the end this plan failed because the plaster didn't sand well and I never would have gotten the look I needed. Larva's mask doesn't really look like a real face anyway.

    Moving on to Plan C. At this point I ditched the whole mask idea and decided to find a decent wig and contacts, so Joel could be Larva when he isn't wearing his mask. By now I already finished sewing his cloak and gloves. I also decided to go back the original plan of using a craft mask to make Larva's mask, but now it would be used as a prop instead of Joel's actual head gear.

    We started working on the new mask last weekend, but I only just received the shipping notice on the wig there's really no telling if it will actually arrive in time for me to style it. Now, that the mask has become a prop there is no way that Joel can actually wear it. I'm out of plans and extremely frustrated. So, I'll just have to wait and see but I hope that if I can't get Joel in his Larva cosplay at NYAF I can at least get him in it for another, say AnimeNEXT next year.

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  • 09/24/10--16:01: To buy or not to buy...?
  • I've been debating whether or not to order from Migidoll. I've got my eyes on a Cho head, but at the moment I don't have enough for both the head and body. Actually...I don't want the new Migi-boy body...but deciding on whether or not to splurge on the head is driving me nuts! There isn't a whole lot of info about what bodies match the new resin, but if I can't afford it now I guess I would have plenty of time to figure it out.

    I had thought about selling my 2 Minifee Woosoo Vamp girls but I took them out of storage and looked them over and had a change of heart. I've already sold 4 of my dolls and I don't think I can part with anymore right now.

    Man, life really is difficult sometimes! XD

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  • 10/17/10--07:52: Sick
  • My husband got me sick! He passed his sore throat on stuffy/runny nose on to me and I am not amused. That's the worst part about living with matter how hard you try you will most likely always catch a cold if the other person has it. The only way around it would have been to move out of the house XD

    I had a lot of fun at the doll meetup yesterday afternoon. Of course, I wasn't feeling sick then either! It's been over a year since I last attended and that's because cosplay took over my life. I'm hoping to start going back to the meets. It really is a nice relaxing thing to do in between the craziness of cosplay and cons. I think my husband took photos, so I'll have to check the camera later when I get some energy back.

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  • 10/26/10--21:01: Halloween
  • This weekend is my Halloween party and also my 2 year wedding anniversary. I honestly haven't had much time to think the anniversary because planning a party takes way too much time! That's and cosplay.

    Last year Joel and I spent our 1st anniversary in Maryland visiting with a Papillon breeder. This year is the party...maybe year 3 will be the year we actually go do something semi-romantic XD

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  • 12/14/10--10:36: Specific Carbohydrate Diet
  • My poor husband has been having tummy troubles for a big part of his life. Recently a friend's mom passed along some information about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. SDC is a very strict grain, lactose, and sucrose-free diet. It's supposed to help people with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, and IBS...along with some other illnesses. My hubby got the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet, read through it and decided to give it a try. We wanted to wait until after the holidays to start because there's a lot of prep work involved. I've been pretty lazy lately about cooking, but I'll have to get over that because there are so many restrictions on this diet and that means almost everything needs to be made from scratch...

    I think the hardest part for Joel is going to be the lack of sugar. He loves sweets, but the only things he'll be allowed to eat will be desserts made at home with honey & fruit instead of sugar.

    I'm hoping he'll survive at least a year on this diet, but we'll see. There's a chance the diet may not work but he has to dedicate at least 3 months to it to find out.

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    Hmm, I've been neglecting LJ for such a long time! I've moved on to Tumblr and Twitter which I actually enjoy more. Apparently I just don't have that much to say anymore to keep up with a regular blog...and I was really never that good at expressing my thoughts in writing anyway.

    Long story short - I'm making jewelry and selling at anime conventions on the east coast. I work with my BFF shiroiyukiko and my husband. Our studio is called Zombies Ate My Waffles! Things are doing well and I've even opened up my own Etsy shop.

    So that's my life story right now. I'll be at Otakon, NYAF (hopefully) & AnimeUSA this year selling in the artist ally and cosplaying!

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  • 08/16/11--15:53: Angelic Pretty Wish List
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  • 10/02/11--17:46: Dreaming Macaron

  • I've decided that i am going to wear this to NYAF/NYCC on Friday the 14th. I'll be in the Artist Alley ^_^

    Headbows ~ Handmade
    Blouse ~ Angelic Pretty
    Skirt ~ AP Dreaming Macaron
    Socks ~ Sock Dreams
    Shoes ~ Angelic Pretty
    Purse ~ Angelic Pretty
    Wrist Cuffs & Bracelets ~ Handmade

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  • 01/21/12--12:37: Decoration Dream

  • I took a couple of photos while I was trying to figure out what to wear to Ohayocon next weekend.

    Apron Skirt ~ AP Deco Dream
    Blouse ~ AP
    Socks ~ AP
    Shoes ~ Secret Shop
    Wig ~ Gothic Lolita Wigs
    Hair Accessories ~ AP, Chocomint, Handmade
    Jewelry ~ Handmade

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