Monday, April 25, 2011

American Princess

Yesterday I am sitting at home, enjoying my day off. After building, unpacking, and arranging items in my house for over a month I did not what to look at another box yesterday. So I sat most of the day crocheting my lovely blue blanket and watching mindless reality television.

After about three hours of watching television I noticed multiple casting call commericals which made me remember that I at one time wanted to be on a reality contest show too. Nothing like Jersey Shore, Survivor, American's Next Top Model, or The Amazing Race. I wanted to apply to the show American Princess. This series ran on WE for sadly only two seasons in 2005 and then again in 2007. I only was able to watch season 2. In American Princess 12 woman were nominated to appear on the show. They were groomed and sent home one by one each week through different challenges and punishments just like any other reality. The difference was the challenges were things a princess should be able to do or know plus one or two physical challenges. And the punishments were things such as learning to write a formal letter or act a hostess of a party. Later in the show when the girls were out on the town they were chaperoned by beaus. And the prize at the end of the season was to be crowned princess of some small region at a lovely coronation ball.

I found out about the series during a rerun marathon in 2007. Sadly I have not seen it on television since and there does not seem to be a DVD set anywhere either. Since the show favored odd years, I really hoped in 2009 that there were be another season and I could apply, but there never was.

image from: tv intros

Saturday, April 9, 2011

STILL moving

The saying "You never know how much stuff you have until you move" is completely true! I cannot believe we are still moving stuff into the apartment and still have not put everything away. There are boxes in every room and still more in Brad's old room. When we move again I am definitely hiring a moving company. Then I will have everything in my house in one day.

My unpacking process from today:

My local goodwill must love me. I cannot remember how many bags of clothes, unwanted books, and other stuff I have donated or far.

Friday, April 1, 2011

April challenge

"Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves."
--Edwin Way Teale

I like this quote although I think the needless wants in life are what make it fun. Lolita/himegyaru fashions are definitely a needless want. Music, books, dramas, and video games are needless wants as well, but without these things I would have little to enjoy. So rather than eliminating the needless wants in my life I will work on eliminating the general clutter. This month I will devote myself to getting better organized and spring cleaning.

image from:ObtainSimplicity