A Little Bit Of DIY

I had this post planned for ages, but for some reason things just didn’t work out. Work’s still a bore, my neurons are still suicidal, so nothing new there. However, feeling un-challenged and all has an upside; I’ve decided that I just ought to spend my off-work time by doing things that are fun and relaxing. It’s still a bit hard to get started, but I think I’m finally getting the hang of it :)

I’ve always enjoyed everything creative. Whether it’s writing, drawing, making music, cooking or even pottery, those kind of “projects”, as I like to call them, always get me in a great state of mind. I don’t know, there’s just something about that feeling when you’re totally focusing on “making” something, and don’t even get me started on the euphoria when it’s finally finished! So today, I’d like to share the outcome of one of my latest wannabe-creative outbursts. It all started… With a pair of boots:

Cute… But something’s missing, don’t you think? (Source)

Usually I don’t buy anything I’m not 100% excited about, but I just had this feeling I could do something with these boots and bought them. And in a sudden state of clearmindedness I decided that studs were the answer. Lots and lots of them! I bought a shitload off eBay (which is, next to Google, my best friend these days… Partly because it’s one of the few sites I can access from work, haha), sat down for an evening, and there they were… The boots that I really wanted:

Exit boring, hello rock ‘n roll!

All in all they cost me a few euro’s, a few hours, very painful fingers and despite totally ruining my manicure, I was pleased with my new, unique boots :) Small price, big change. So… What do you think of this transformation?

Since I’m finally doing something interesting (haha), I’ll probably be posting a bit more about my little projects, and whining about work a little less. I guess that’s progress, right? ;) And since I have a brand new camera (courtesy of le man, who’s been trying to get me to write again for quite a while and took away my excuse of having a crappy cam), there’s going to be a lot more pictures too. Yay! But please bear with me while I figure the damn thing out, lol.

I’m kind of looking forward to being back and doing something new here, and I hope you’ll like it as much as I probably will. It is a bit scary though, hence the “kind of” part, but I guess I’ll just have to get over that!

Aaaanyway… Thanks for reading, and I hope you’ve enjoyed.

Love,

ML-X

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Song Of The Day: Incubus – Under My Umbrella

Discovering new music is a bit of a hobby for me, and a while ago, a friend of mine introduced me to this song:

Now I’ve never been into Incubus, but this song… Wow. I have to admit that at first, the title put me off. It reminded me of… Yep, Rihanna. But after the first listen, I was sold! The music, the voice, the lyrics… THE LYRICS!

When I close my eyes
I can see for miles
There’s comfort in my dark seat,
And chaos in the aisles

These eyes are not your eyes
And these eyes are not the color that
Your arid eyes might be
No, I was not around
When those eyes of yours decided so
I refuse to kneel before the sights you choose to see

When I close my eyes
I remember why I smile
Under my umbrella
I’m an accomplished exile

These eyes are not your eyes
And these eyes are not the color that
Your arid eyes might be
No, I was not around
When those eyes of yours decided so
I refuse to kneel before the sights you choose to see

If this is right, I’d rather be wrong
If this is sight, I’d rather be blind

These eyes are not your eyes
And these eyes are not the color that
Your arid eyes might be
No, I was not around
When those eyes of yours decided so
I refuse to kneel before the sights you choose to see

If this is right, I’d rather be wrong
If this is sight, I’d rather be blind

I usually love songs with good lyrics, and these are… Well, maybe a little weird, but I love them. The first line -or actually the first two- are genius. So genius in fact, that my friend’s probably get them tattooed! But mostly, they got me thinking. And I love it when songs/books/people get me thinking!

Pfff… I could babble about this song for ages, but I really ought to get ready for the interview. Luckily I’ve found my huge umbrella (in case you were wondering why I picked this song today, blame the umbrella!) so maybe the rain won’t give me that lovely “drowned kitten” look. Yay.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the song, and feel free to share your thoughts/other songs/anything!

Love,

ML-X

Song Of The Day: Muse – Feeling Good

Today… Is D-Day! And what better song to “celebrate” it with, than this one?

To be honest, I’m not feeling all that good at the moment… My stomach is pretending to be a rollercoaster! But that should be okay after the surgery :)

This song has an awful lot of (cover)versions, but I decided to stick with Muse this time, because it’s one of my favourites. Although nobody can really beat Nina Simone ;)

So what’s your favourite version of Feeling Good?

Thanks for reading/listening!

Love,

ML-X