Friday, August 30, 2013

the tale of amazon

last year some time, my mom admitted back when i was a kid, they had dinner with a friend of a friend.  he had a business proposition... would you like to invest a couple thousand with jeff bezos, in his start-up company?  my parents declined, investing in the stock market instead.  welp instead of having college paid for by stocks and bonds, I COULD HAVE BEEN A TRUST FUND BABY. 


but that's a different tale.  
this was a box i received from amazon.  containing 2 textbooks and only 1 birthday present for my pops.  the receipt confirmed there were originally 4 items in the box, but two giant text books tend to destroy the packaging theyre in, and small items make a glorious break for freedom.  after searching through page after page of FAQs on the amazon site, i noticed... like a moron, this convenient orange "contact us" button along the left hand column.  below all the 15 menu links id been trying.  but i digress.

the website noted i could click through latest purchase order and highlight the problem item, call in and sit on hold for 5 minutes, or input my phone # and someone would call me back in 5 minutes.  genius!  but what did i do?  instead of sitting on hold?  i sat and stared at my phone for 5 minutes.  anyway.  it rang, and after a brief confirmation of who i was and what the problem was, the customer service rep ordered me a replacement item with overnight shipping, apologized for the inconvenience, and we went our merry ways. 

easy freakin peasy! 

and yes i am a little bitter that my parents dont own a significant portion of amazon... but that doesnt stop me from ordering a ridic amount of stuff and having an amazon/chase credit card. 


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

sunset obsessed

driving home one night i was cursing myself for not having my camera.  but the lighting was pretty perfect so i ...drove into the industrial zone near my house and parked in the "NO TRESSPASSING" zone.  im a rebel.  i know.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

crescent beach

my seester visited for a weekend!  we had donuts, went to the beach, got incredibly burned, and watched a lot of streaming netflix.  most of those things are not picture worthy.  but crescent beach sans its usual horrific amount of seaweed certainly is. 
not pictured - the fastest incoming tide ever, attacking us ... literally 10 feet up the beach in no time.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

belated garden progress

yep you read those dates right.  over a month ago.  since then, my tomatoes have grown so tall they toppled over, the zucchini was transplanted and promptly died... and everything else looks about the same. 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

miscellaneous things

nothing says "i'm an adult" like fruity beer and salad that was supposed to be guacamole until i realized i didnt have any chips.

Friday, August 23, 2013

liz's laundry

one of the guys at work said "thats a lot of pink".  indeed sir.  but its wednesday.
  • sweater: gap - hand me down from the sis
  • tank: h&m
  • skirt: asos - hand me down from the sis
  • necklace: shop in nz
  • earrings: target

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

dining room improvements

since about april, this has been the dining room of my house:
storage clutter with a card table that is older than i.  in the past few months i added pictures of friends, some washi tape decorations, and an amazing $10 mirror from salvation army.  last week, after 5 months of waiting, and a morning of clearing the room...
my grammie's dining table finally arrived!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

in which i buy 14 pairs of shoes

to preface i have three phrases:
  • credit card
  • free shipping
  • poor impulse control
you can guess where it goes from there...

Saturday, August 10, 2013

liz's laundry

  • polka dot tank: gap
  • blazer: target
  • cropped pants: uniqlo
  • shoes: h&m
  • ridiculously adorable pin: laura's shop of wordly delights

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

liz's laundry

  • slightly see-thru not really work appropriate top: old navy
  • bandeau top: victoria's secret
  • necklace and shoes: h&m
  • pants: gap

Monday, August 5, 2013

liz's laundry

  • silk dress - thrifted [banana republic] and sleeves altered
it was hot.  one item of clothing only was necessary.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

peanut butter banana bread

you read right.  banana bread.  with peanut butter.  and look!  chocolate chips and sparkling sugar.  onlysliiiightly out of focus.
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