Saturday, May 23, 2009

Draceneaology and other updates.

Heads up that this is going to be an uber long post! But it should be entertaining so stick around. : )

I spent some time today in craft stores checking out materials for the craft show I want to do with my cousin next month that I talked about here. The bad news is that my initial plan has fallen apart. I was thinking about doing mosaic pots and cloth baskets. If I were to do the pots, I would need to put a higher price on them than I was originally thinking due to the cost of materials. I find that craft shows are like garage sales. Meaning that you can't get decent prices on the things you sell at them. The cloth baskets aren't looking very good right now because I can't seem to find the right material and if they don't sell, I don't want a bunch of baskets sitting around that are in fabrics that I normally wouldn't choose. I have to make something that appeals to the "normals" yet is still something I would like, in case it doesn't sell very well.

After wandering around for awhile, I came up with multiple ideas but all seemed to be too costly or time intensive for a craft show. They may be ideas that I could use if I ever start an online business though. So I'm sort of back to square one. I'm good at cross-stitch and can whip out a bunch of small ones in time for the craft show next month but I don't know if they will sell in these economic times. I have thought of an idea but it's something I've never done before and I could completely suck at it. If it works, I think I would make some good money on it. Here's a hint. : )

In one of my posts, I talked about how my new job had me scheduled as the only driver on Tuesday night and I was kinda' nervous. We ended up having a church come in and do a fundraiser that night and our dining room was crazy busy. Thank goodness I didn't have to deal with that! But because of it, there were tons and tons of dishes to be done, which I did have to deal with. Plus we had corporate coming to our store the next day so extra cleaning had to get done that we normally don't do (lights, oven, etc). The night manager ended up letting a cook stay on until close and they called in someone else just to do dishes. He worked on dishes for 3 hours straight if that gives you an idea of how many dishes we had to do. The night manager was really cool and helped me with prep so the night ended up going fairly well and we were out of there around midnight (we closed at 11).

Now you may be wondering what this "Draceneaology" is all about, hmm? Well my buddy Eve borrowed a meme from my buddy Diane where you post your name followed by "ology" and answer the below questions. Here are my answers!


What is your salad dressing of choice?


What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?

I haven't eaten in a restaurant in years due to my sensitive tummy but I like most restaurant food to-go. Today I had Chinese. Yum!

What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?

I haven't had it in forever but I'm gonna' go with grilled cheese sandwiches!

What are your pizza toppings of choice?

Ham, mushrooms and extra cheese.

What do you like to put on your toast?

Jelly and real butter. I have this fantastic rhubarb jelly right now.


How many televisions are in your house? in the living room and one in the bedroom. Although I only use the one in the bedroom a few times a year.

What color cell phone do you have?

Black and it lights up blue when I get a call/message.

Do you have an Ipod?

Nope...don't see the point.


Are you right-handed or left-handed?

Left! I think that means I'm a Southpaw or something? I'm ambidextrous with a lot of things though so you wouldn't necessarily know I'm a lefty unless you saw me writing.

Have you ever had anything removed from your body?

Hmm...tonsils and a suspicious freckle.

What is the last heavy item you lifted?

Stacks of pans filled with dough...yesterday. I have a beautiful bruise on one of my arms from all the dough stacks I've been carrying. That'll tell you how heavy they are.

Have you ever been knocked unconscious?

Hmm...I'm gonna' go with "no" on this one cuz' I think they mean literally being knocked out.


If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?

Yes, please!

If you could change your name, what would you change it to?

Oooh...Dark Mistress Of The Night. Has a nice ring, yes?

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?

Hells no! What's wrong with you?


How many pairs of flip flops do you own?

Zero! I'm goth for goth's sake.

Last time you had a run-in with the cops?

Hmm...a couple years ago at some holiday gathering? (My uncle is a cop.)

I'm a good girl, people, I don't break any laws EVER. Didn't believe that? Yeah, me neither. I'm just really good at not getting caught.

Last person you talked to?

My cousin.

Last person you hugged?

Vampire Kitini. Yes, he IS a person. Seriously, you don't want to argue this point.



It's a toss-up between spring and fall.


Halloween...duh. Do you read this blog ever? hee hee

Day of the week?

I used to say any day that I didn't work but now that I have a fun job, I'm gonna' go with any day that I don't have to get up early for work. Sleeping is one of my favorite hobbies.




Missing someone?

Not especially.



What are you listening to?

Cradle of Filth


Like Eve said in her answers, I'm watching my screen.

Worrying about?

Not making enough $$ at the new job. I hate bills!


First place you went this morning?

Michael's (craft store)

What's the last movie you saw?

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (One of my first posts on this blog.)

Do you smile often?

I should say "no" to keep up my gothiness so "no".

Sleeping Alone Tonight?

Nope! I'll have Vampire Kitini and a giant teddy bear and really that's all I need cuz' boys smell and have cooties.


Do you always answer your phone?


Its four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?

Depends on the night. Most nights I would really wonder. If it's a bar night, it's probably a friend wondering if I made it home okay. The bar nights have been few and far between lately though. Drinking is expensive!

If you could change your eye color what would it be?

Black...all black. I bought special contacts for that but they hurt my eyeballs so much I can't wear them. : ( BIG waste of $$.

What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic?

I haven't been to a Sonic since I lived in Ohio and don't remember adding any flavors. Lime comes to mind though now that I think about it.

Do you own a digital camera?

Yep and if you ask Diane, myself or anyone that's seen the pictures, I need a new one!

Have you ever had a pet fish?

A few. Gordo was the last one. He hung on for quite awhile. Even tried to commit suicide once. I got out of the shower and he was laying on the blanket next to the tank. He was a shimmery gray color when I got in the shower and he was dried and black when I got out. I thought he was dead so I went to scoop him up and he started moving! I put him back in the tank and he hung on for another few years. Never regained his original color though. True story.

Favorite Christmas song(s)

N/'s another old post.

What's on your wish list for your birthday?

Didn't have one. A wish list, that is.

Can you do push ups?

Yes, but you really don't want to see them. Although I haven't tried since I've been lifting all that dough. I bet they look awesome now!

Can you do a chin up?

Not sure? I don't have anything around the house that I could practice on.

Does the future make you more nervous or excited?


Do you have any saved texts?

Yep but not intentionally. My phone saves them all until I delete them and I just don't make that kind of effort when it comes to phone organization. That's my assistant's job. hee hee

Ever been in a car wreck?


Do you have an accent?

When I lived in Ohio, they said I did. I'm pretty sure that's from when I lived up north. Say ya' to da' U.P., eh? ha ha (Insider Michigan joke.)

What is the last song to make you cry?

Can't think of the last one. It's been awhile.

Plans tonight?

Catching up on emails/blogs. I've had a couple of crazy busy days.

Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?


Name 3 things you bought yesterday.

Let's see...a lighter for a co-worker, Taco Bell and that's it!

Have you ever been given roses?

A long long time ago in a galaxy far away. They sure were purty though.

Current worry?

Wondering what I'm going to do about next month's craft show.

Current hate right now?

Bills! I'm stuck because I can't get out of my mortgage or my car lease.

Met someone who changed your life?


How will you bring in the New Year?

That's too far away to think about.

What song represents you?

I'm a mutt of multiple songs, like anyone is, but this one is pretty accurate. Plus I found a video of it set to Underworld. Even better!

Name three people who might complete this?

I have no idea!

Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?

It would depend on when and where I'd end up.

Have you ever dated someone longer than a year?


Do you have any tattoos/piercings?


Will you be in a relationship 4 months from now?

Time will tell. As of now, I'd say "no" because I have hang-ups about relationships but you never know when the right one will come along, or so they say.

Does anyone love you?

I think so. It's hard to tell if people mean the words.

Would you be a pirate?

Ahoy, matey!

What songs do you sing in the shower?

I typically don't sing in the shower but occasionally I'll belt out whatever happens to be stuck in my head.

Ever had someone sing to you?


When did you last cry?

A couple months ago when I left a job that I had been at for eight years. I cried because of how horribly I was treated.

Do you like to cuddle?

The last time I cuddled, I enjoyed it but I'm not normally a cuddly type of person. As a friend once said, I'm like a cantaloupe. I have a rough exterior but I'm sweet on the inside.

Have you held hands with anyone today?


Who was the last person you took a picture of?

I have no idea. Does Vampire Kitini count? Most of the time I'm taking pics of my surroundings.

What kind of music did you listen to in elementary school?


Do you believe in staying close with your ex's/prospects?

Not usually. They are ex's for a reason.

Are most of the friends in your life new or old?

Brand new and shiny with fully poseable arms!

Do you like pulpy orange juice?


What is something your friends make fun of you for?

My oddness. But then they're really not friends, are they?


Eve Noir said...

Glad you did this Dracenea, wasn't it fun!??

Ha ha, I'm so glad you said you don't like flipflops...maybe it is a goth thing. I don't I've ever seen a goth person wearing 'em actually, hm...

Can I be one of your new friends with fully poseable arms? ha ha, that's very clever!

Glad work turned out better than you thought. Wow, washing dishes for 3 HOURS?!! There should be a law against that. My hands get gross if I'm washing 'em more than 20 minutes. :)

Oh & are you saying you're thinking of doing Etsy then? That would be so cool if you did...and we could learn together. ^_^ I still think it's good to do the craft show first to 'get your feet wet,' right?

BTW: Put up Emilie Autumn on FLOTG. Just for you. ;}

Hope you'll enjoy your weekend. And BTW: Hot Topic is having an awesome sale they do from time to time-half off the already 50% off items, oooo boy, I got some good stuff for a change. And just might (just might) go back one more time. (HINT HINT: I got something quite awesome for a future giveaway too.)

Take care~Eve

Diane said...

some of your answers made me laugh! so.... you can't smile or wear flip flops without tarnishing your gothly image? i have some flip flops you might like. one pr is army green with brass rivets. another pair is black and the straps have little skulls on them. theyre pretty cute... and, yea, like you never smile! hahahah

i REALLY like the creepy crochet creatures!!!! you should totally get on that like asap.

Dracenea said...

Eve - You are totally one of my new friends with fully poseable arms. :)

Oh we don't wash our dishes by hand. We load them into a machine that does them real quick with super hot water. It took more than 3 hours of dishes and that's WITH a machine!

I'm going to do the craft show first to see how it goes and I'll post some pics on here too. If people are interested, then I might start out by putting a couple things on Etsy.

I heard the Bohemian Rhapsody on your blog. Very interesting! Thanks for doing that!

Ooh it's always fun finding giveaway stuff. I'm still deciding what I want to do. I might stop by Hot Topic tomorrow. Thanks for mentioning the sale! I have to head out that way anyway for the latest GB mag.

Diane - I might MIGHT be okay with the black ones with skulls. :)

You got me...I do smile. *gasp* hee hee

Thanks for mentioning the crochet. I'm still working on a current project (that you know about) and once that's done and shipped, then I can start on learning how to crochet. Yay!

Witch Hollow Primitives said...

Wow that was a long one! Thanks for the congrats on my award your very sweet! I am attempting to begin reading good omens as well, let me know how you like it.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Dracenea said...

Heather - Whew, I know! That was the longest post I have ever done.

I'm actually going to be finishing Good Omens tonight. It's rather bizarre and all over the place but it's a good read. As of right now, I'd recommend it. Hopefully the ending doesn't leave a bad taste in my mouth.