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It’s nice to be zombiefied for a little while in the middle of finals!  I’m taking the day off, because otherwise I would lose my mind.  This is my last finals week ever, which is surreal.  Are any of my readers also going through finals hell?

I stole this post format idea from Danielle Hampton, because it works so perfectly for all-around updates like the one I’m about to throw at yinz (Pittsburghese).

Watching:  Steve and I have been going hard on RuPaul’s Drag Race.  I keep trying to convince him that I would make an awesome drag queen, but he insists that you have to have male genitalia.  (Psh.)  I’ve been watchingThe Big Bang Theory alone a lot, because Dr. Sheldon Cooper is my raison d’etre.  I wish I could say that I’ve seen something erotic lately, but that’s not the case.  Maybe I’ll try to find some of Tristan Taormino’s stuff later…

Listening to: Pittsburgh’s best radio station, when you catch it at a good time slot, is definitely WYEP (public radio).  They played “Where Soul Meets Body” on my way home the other day and I couldn’t believe that it had been almost two years since I heard Death Cab perform that live.  I don’t know that I’ll ever find albums that mean as much to me as Death Cab’s Plans or Tegan & Sara’s So Jealous, though their album The Con is a close third.  It seems I’m caught in a musical state of arrested development.

Planning: Christmas!  I just bought Steve’s gifts this afternoon, and I’m almost caught up with everyone on my list.  I have 2 secret santa gifts to grab and that should be it.  Besides gifts for a certain little someone.  Steve and I are planning on driving to St. Louis with his sister and her fiancee on the day after Christmas, and staying there until just after New Years.  This will be my first time meeting his parents, so I’m a little nervous!

Thinking about:  All of the reviews I want to complete for Marvelous Darling!  I just received a new product to review today (thanks Lovehoney!) and while Steve is apprehensive, I can’t wait.  And guys, I found dildo love with the Tantus Splish.  Finally, I’d also like to review my Lelo Luna Mini kegel balls.  So many sex products, so little time, and only one vagina.

Looking forward toCatalystCon!  CatalystCon is a convention for sex educators, bloggers, and aspiring sex-related professionals.  Their speaker list for the March 2013 conference in Washington, DC is amazing and I cannot wait to get my butt there!  I’m volunteering, which is going to be awesome, and I’m honored to be working with SheVibe (thanks, Sandra! You rock!) as my corporate sponsor!  I even get to attend the unparalleled Tristan Taormino’s pre-con talk about becoming a sex ed professional!  Are you sick of my exclamation points yet!? TOO BAD!

Reading:  …lots of things about prisons, the Soviet Gulag system, and on a happier note, other lovely blogs.  I have papers due very soon, so I’m trying to read, absorb, synthesize, and properly regurgitate and analyze.  That sounds disgusting.

Making me happy:

This thing.  (Well, the other thing in the photo too. And the N64.)  The above wuppy is known as Daphne, and is a 8-10 year old bichon/maltese/Ewok mix.  I adopted her from a local no-kill shelter during their holiday rehoming special.  Steve had already agreed to be “puppy daddy,” and it’s pretty nice to have shared responsibility of a creature who is really pretty easy to live with.  She’s housebroken and we’re working rather successfully on crate training.  She sleeps all night at the foot of our bed; sometimes, she snores.  She’s met my parents’ dog, Dmitri, and they’re already best friends.

What have you been up to lately?

I’m a Bleeding Heart

But not like, a bleeding heart liberal, really.  I’m pretty socially liberal, but that’s not the point.  I want to bring home all of the animals.

In fact, I almost brought home a dog this past Thursday, because he was a breed recommended by the AKC for allergy sufferers and he was already housebroken.  But I’m also constantly complaining about being broke, so I ultimately decided it wasn’t a good idea.  And it wasn’t, but you know, I regretted it anyway.  He was adopted out this morning.

After the Nash incident, where I adopted a dog I thought I wasn’t allergic to, I quit looking for about two weeks.  And then I was back on the stuff, checking shelter websites multiple times a day for a dog that I might be able to keep.  This is a totally heartbreaking process, just so you know.

Steve is allergic to cats and I’m allergic to dogs.  It’s a good thing he’s basically everything I was looking for in a partner, because if he wasn’t this awesome, I might have picked a cat.  Just kidding.  (Sort of.)

I know this post is weirdly personal and not at all related to sex, toys, or relationships, but this is still a lifestyle blog right?  I’m really hoping someone else struggles with this, wanting to cuddle and feed and house everything they see.  I actually kind of want to adopt Pandora Box from the second season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, but I don’t think drag queens are the same as cats.

If anyone wants to send me a Bichon for my birthday, that would be rad, and I would love the hell out of that little bugger.  Just kidding sort of.

I’m a Bleeding Heart

But not like, a bleeding heart liberal, really.  I’m pretty socially liberal, but that’s not the point.  I want to bring home all of the animals.

In fact, I almost brought home a dog this past Thursday, because he was a breed recommended by the AKC for allergy sufferers and he was already housebroken.  But I’m also constantly complaining about being broke, so I ultimately decided it wasn’t a good idea.  And it wasn’t, but you know, I regretted it anyway.  He was adopted out this morning.

After the Nash incident, where I adopted a dog I thought I wasn’t allergic to, I quit looking for about two weeks.  And then I was back on the stuff, checking shelter websites multiple times a day for a dog that I might be able to keep.  This is a totally heartbreaking process, just so you know.

Steve is allergic to cats and I’m allergic to dogs.  It’s a good thing he’s basically everything I was looking for in a partner, because if he wasn’t this awesome, I might have picked a cat.  Just kidding.  (Sort of.)

I know this post is weirdly personal and not at all related to sex, toys, or relationships, but this is still a lifestyle blog right?  I’m really hoping someone else struggles with this, wanting to cuddle and feed and house everything they see.  I actually kind of want to adopt Pandora Box from the second season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, but I don’t think drag queens are the same as cats.

If anyone wants to send me a Bichon for my birthday, that would be rad, and I would love the hell out of that little bugger.  Just kidding sort of.

Long-Overdue Instagram LIfe

I haven’t posted pictures from Instagram in at least a month, maybe two!  I hope you’ve missed them as much as I have.  I’ve been posting regularly on Twitter and Instagram itself, but they haven’t made it to my blog in a while.  (If you want to keep up with me, you can find me on IG @nicetobelieve!)

My dad’s an architect and sometimes likes to design and build model buildings.  This one is my favorite!

Page Dairy Mart!  If you’re ever in Pittsburgh, I seriously recommend grabbing some ice cream.  They have crazy soft serve flavors and the most amazing sundaes ever.

Blogger cliche #1,956,783: Froyo and toppings, shot from above.  So good.  Every bite.  Taro yogurt, raspberries, mochi, and graham cracker crumbs.

Every time I go into Madewell, I just leave wanting all of the things.

No Instagram post is complete without a shot of the fluffy pup, Dmitri!

Shrimp fajitas from Mad Mex?  Yes, please.  I was kind of shocked by how excellent they were as leftovers the next day.  College kid working 8 hour retail shifts win.

The flowers outside of my parents’ house attract the most adorable bumbly bees.  I can’t get enough!

Steve and I have taken to laying on his roof and watching the sunset, sometimes with dinner in hand.

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Instagrams of My Daily Life

Hi pretties!

My hell weekend is finally over (on Tuesday night! sheesh!) and I am so excited for a relaxing night of Instagrams with you.  I really wanted to share my blog planner, but then I lost it for a week, and only found it again tonight after the sun had set and the lighting got too bad for pictures.  Le sigh.  So, that post will be coming in the very near future.  If you’re a terrible organizer like me and need a notebook a little different from most people’s to get things done, I hope my DIY fix will help you out!

In the mean time, to the photos!  I’m trying out a new layout this time, so stick with me, por favor!

1. Most delicious turtle sundae at Klavon’s! // 2. Look, a planet!  I don’t know which one, but it’s a planet!

3. New friend Mike has giant hands.  //  4. Any fellow Chivers?? That’s a mislabeled states shirt!  (It’s actually of Kentucky.  I wouldn’t have noticed.)

5. Hello, bright and sunshiny day!  //  6. I go to Pitt, and that’s the Cathedral of Learning. It’s like Hogwarts inside!  The first floor is, anyway.  Pretty spiffy.

7.  Reading Salt outside this Saturday!  //  8.  Told you I had a rough St. Patrick’s Day!  Tumbled over my futon.  Thanks, Jameson.

9.  Your weekly dose of Dmitri!  // 10.  I heard this pathetic crying outside my window yesterday, and ended up “having” a cat for an hour and a half.  He was so precious.

My, my.  I sure do use Nashville a lot.  Is that the most overused Instagram filter, or is it just me?  I just love it.  Can’t get enough.  Bonus?  It totally evens out my skin tone – for a girl that likes to wear tinted moisturizer instead of real foundation, that’s always welcome!

If you want to find me on Instagram, just search for “nicetobelieve”!  I would love it if you added me, as I’d love to follow my blog readers!  You’re all quite lovely, I imagine!

Safe & sexy,

Sarah

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