Thursday, March 31, 2011

From Conceptualization to Actualization...

In my casting class, our 1st project was to design a ring. The process consisted of carving the design out of wax, sending it to a caster to be made in silver, and then finishing. I thought it would be fun to chronicle the process....

Rough sketches...I mean very rough! Lol.

Plain ol' wax....

Sized the block of wax....

Carved the design out of wax....

Top View....

The caster made a mold of the wax...I can use the mold to reproduce the design.

Pre-finishing...after coming from the caster...the silver is hidden beneath a layer of whiteness!

After a few dates with the emory paper...files...and tumbler, its finally finished (or as finished as its gonna get!) lol.


Can't wait to do more...and get better at it.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

When the domestic life goes wrong....

So I should be really ashamed to put this info out into the world...but its so sad its funny! Me and Jamee both HATE going to to wash clothes! You guys know...because it always creeps into our blog posts! Sooooo...we accidentally waited 2 MONTHS to wash clothes *lowers head*. The lack of clean clothes looks like this....

Our 2 months of dirty clothes combined....disgraceful!

Because I had to clothes, I had to make up an outfit! Notice I'm wearing capri with tall knee socks and a cut up tee.

When the boots come'll notice the red hosiery socks. Lol.

But when put together its not as bad! That's my rationalization. Lol.

We keep saying we'll never let it build up again...and maybe we won't this time...bc that was a treacherous chore! Who knows?!?

Feel free to ship us a free washer and dryer combo...or a gift card to a wash and fold service.

Thanks :)

What would you do for Eel?!?

Would you lie, cheat, and kill?
Would you text harass your friends for information?
Would you get on 3 forms of public transportation?
Would you commute for an hour?
When all else fails would you ask a random pedestrian to help you get to St. Marks street?
Would you punch a bum?
Would you wade through a crowd of hipsters and smoke?
Would you slap a rude waitress?
Would you wait an additional hour for your sushi?

We've all had that craving for something...and sometimes out of pure desperation you'll go through all types of recklessness just to get it!! That's how me and J felt about getting back to Sushi Lounge. After all the craziness (described above), we finally got our sushi!!! And it was YUMMY!

Before deciding on sushi, we reluctantly started at Friday's (don't judge us!)...after seeing it was $18 for a cheeseburger (pure recklessness) we decided to get something we actually wanted! Seriously...its only Fridays! So we lied to our waitress and told her we were leaving because our friends who were supposed to join weren't coming anymore! Lol. Yeah so we lied...oh well!

After not eating all day...we had to make a pit stop at Wendy's before our trek in search of Sushi Lounge! And yes...we both only ordered fries!! I know...very random.

An hour later we finally made it to SUSHI LOUNGE *insert cabbage patch dance*

The BBQ eel I had been dreaming about for months!! Trust me...its good!Tastes just like chicken! Jk.

Jamee decided to go for the Dancing Spicy Tuna. If you know know I've never had tuna...EVER! I refuse to eat cat food....but I digress.

And clearly J didn't like all of it either. Haha! She scraped off the cat food...I mean raw tuna! *eeewwwww*

Next time we'll have to throw in a few sakitini's!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

February L-O-V-E!

Hey guys! Here is a wrap up of Feb's activities:

Yee-Haw!: So earlier this month I went to Tejas to visit with fam and friends. What I thought would be a break from Winter Wonder Land turned out to be just the opposite. The Weather was HORRIBLE! Picture flights being delayed, panic stricken Texans fearing snowmageddon and all sorts of other foolishness (yea I know Im talking like Im just a pro at this cold weather thing, but I honestly got a kick seeing the hysteria of how my fellow Texans dealt with the snow :) ). Aside from the weather, I had a ball!! I got to see my fav Aunt (Hey!! Sarah D) and Bestie,which could of very well been the highlight of my trip. A few words to describe Sascha and I when we get together is pure comedy and randomness that only the two of us probably appreciate. I also got to hang out with some other friends who showed me a gooood time (Hey Shelby, Marie, and Fallon!). To sum it all up my Texas trip was just the lil mini vaca I needed.

Family Dinner: So once a month (give or take), me and some of the girls get together to have great food, and chat about whatever comes to mind. This month’s  theme was Mexican food and Margaritas! *Insert maranga music here* Fun times are always had with this group of girls :)

Malcolm X Documentary: In honor of Black History Month we went to the Studio Museum in Harlem and watched a documentary on the one and only Mr. X. I can honestly say I walked away with a different insight to Malcolm X and learned some new things. The museum was nice and made me want to go visit others. (Hint, hint to future boo's)

Nkonye's Going Away Shin-dig: So our friend Nkonye is moving to China! Like Dani and I, Nkonye packed up and moved to NY from Dallas to pursue goals but now she’s off to other adventures and will be working in China! Congrats to her and I wish her all the best (told you I have some great and ambitious friends)

A few other random things took place but over all February was a good month. As of today the weather maybe looking up and hopefully Spring time is soon approaching!!

Enjoy some pics below:

The bestie, Isn't she HOT!
My Aunt Dee! The bestest aunt & biggest Cowboy fan in the ENTIRE world!


Me, Fallon, Shelby,Marie,and Sascha

p-p-p-pucker face! (yes I know its poker)
Marie and her boo! bahaha jk some random man...he was nice though
We love the free stuff!
oops someone's not ready!
Check out J. Nicole's face! Gangsta
Hey Laura!

Yummy Yummy get in my Tummy!

  This one always posing for the camera! 

Bye Nkonye! Oh did I mention she models too!
AND she has cool hair!

Till Next time yall!