Hey guys! Hope everybody has been having a great week! Please enjoy a few photos I took at a friend’s party last week(:
Hey guys! Hope everybody has been having a great week! Please enjoy a few photos I took at a friend’s party last week(:
Please enjoy these photos I took last week while I was walking through the Linq and the Flamingo in Las Vegas(:
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope everyone has a great day(:
Today I decided to type up some of the random thoughts that pop into my head throughout the day and some of the things I think about on a daily basis when something happens. I always have a lot on my mind, but I don’t always express it. I just have too many thoughts and I don’t feel like I need to bother anyone with all my thoughts or questions on different things.
So anyway, here are 20 of some of the random thoughts I have:
Hope you enjoyed my ranting about some of the thoughts I have, and thank you for stopping by my blog(:
I finally got all four of my wisdom teeth removed yesterday and I was totally terrified to be honest. Any surgery involving my face or mouth just freaks me out. But my doctor was really nice and funny and before I knew it I was knocked the fuck out lol I don’t even remember falling asleep; which is weird because with my previous surgeries I’ve always felt myself dosing off, getting loopy, and finally going under, but this time I instantly knocked out.
The procedure lasted about an hour with no complications at all, and before I knew it I was completely awake in la la land. After I woke up with gauze hanging out of my mouth, I don’t know why I started snapchatting everything. I have very vague memories of what happened and the things I said, but I don’t actually remember filming anything or doing those things.
I was talking about weird things like how I was a walrus, how I wanted to eat pizza, and needing to buy deodorant lol
My snapchat started with me going back to have my surgery, then after I wake up I’m all confused because I actually went in with a bun and when I woke up my bun was gone and my hair was down so I was like mindblown😂
I was also trying to look for my wisdom teeth because I wanted to look at them but they weren’t there and that made me sad.
I had no pain leaving the surgery center of course, and when I got home my parents put me on the couch and let me just chill there and drink water. I was loopy for maybe another hour before it wore off and then I fell asleep for a couple hours and woke up super hungry so I ate some scrambled eggs, took my amoxicillin so I don’t get an infection, and just chilled on the couch all day. I couldn’t feel the entire bottom half of my face, it was completely numb for a few hours after. Even parts of my ears were numb 😂
After I had eaten and began talking even more, I did notice that the numb feeling in my face was going away slowly. I did start to feel a little more soreness with my jaw. I can’t say it was painful since I have a very high pain tolerance and surgery pain never really effects me anyway. But for the average person, they would probably be in pain and need the paid meds. But again, I’m totally anti pain meds, so I don’t take them unless absolutely necessary. The soreness wasn’t bad at all, it was just a slight lingering type of soreness.
While the rest of my face had already been back to normal, the left side of my bottom lip was somehow still numb. It was still tingly when I touched it.
It wasn’t until 11pm when the numbing went away completely.
As for pain, the only time it got really bad was when I was trying to sleep. My jaw kept throbbing and it was annoying so I decided to take half a pain pill so I could sleep. Other than that, I’ve felt fine. I just have to take my amoxicillin every 8 hours and eat soft foods. Basically I’ve been eating scrambled eggs all day.
Today, being day 2, is when I have to do warm salt water rinses 3 times a day and the medicine rinse my doctor had given me twice a day. To be honest, the warm salt water rinse was way worse than the medicine rinse. At least the medicine was minty. It basicslly tasted like mouthwash.
The inside of my mouth looks pretty interesting. The top extractions I can’t really see but they just look dark red from dried blood, the bottom left side I could see the stitching and some bruising and the right side where my wisdom was already through the gum just had a big gaping black hole in the spot it used to be in. The only stitching I saw for that one was on the side of my cheek so maybe either the hole wasn’t able to be closed up or maybe it came undone from all my blabbering on the way home lol
But either way it seems to be doing just fine.
I do plan on uploading a new video probably tomorrow about my wisdom teeth experience via my snapchat, which will basically just include all of my snapchats from yesterday after I was done with my surgery. Once I upload it, I will do another post and embed it so you can watch it(:
As always, if you guys have any questions about this surgery or any previous surgeries of mine, feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you!
Thank you for stopping by my blog! And I hope everybody has a great day(:
With my recent travels to Los Angeles, I have been going to quite a few shows while I am there. I think I’ve been to enough where I can notice a major difference between growing up going to shows in Las Vegas versus going to shows in Los Angeles.
In my opinion, I dislike Los Angeles shows so much. As much as I love LA, going to shows there is sooo boring. The crowds are lame and no one does anything other than stand around or record everything on their phones.
Now, I grew up in Las Vegas as a hardcore kid. I went to a lot of rock, punk, and metal shows growing up. I’m used to crazy crowds, moshing, crowd surfing, and getting tossed around or kicked in the face accidentally. To me, that’s a fun show. If I don’t walk away with some battle wounds, was I even really at a hardcore show? Lol
So being in LA and going to some shows, and being in crowds that didn’t interact or do anything was just weird. I went to go see one of my favorite bands, All Time Low, in Los Angeles and they played with Sleeping With Sirens and a few other bands; and I still enjoyed the show because ATL is one of my favorites, but I’m so used to seeing them in Vegas where the crowd is crazy and we’re all jumping around and having a great time together, but that show in LA was just plain boring. Everyone just watched. What’s the point of being there then? If I’m just going to stand and watch I could be at home doing that lol
And then I went to go see Silverstein with Emarosa and a couple other heavier bands in LA, again the crowd was kind of retarded and nothing like what I’m used to.
As much as I don’t like Vegas, going to shows here is wayy better than going to shows in LA. The energy of the crowd, the interaction, everyone is hyped; that’s what I love about going to shows. That’s what I’m used to and that’s what I expect, especially out of a hardcore show.
Even on Saturday when I went to Extreme Thing, it was really refreshing to go to a music festival in Vegas where the crowds are what I’m used to and what I love. I had such a blast being a part of the crazy crowds.
Deciding to go to Extreme Thing and having the best time there gets me super pumped for Warped Tour this summer! I originally wanted to go to the one in Pomona, CA since I had planned to be in LA for my birthday visiting my boyfriend anyway. But since I went to Extreme Thing, I would actually prefer to go to Warped in Vegas instead just because I know how the crowds are and know they will be awesome as always. So hopefully I can get my boyfriend here for Warped and we can go together. I want him to experience what going to a real hardcore show is actually like since he’s never really been to one lol
Well, I hope everybody is having a great day, and thanks for dropping by!(:
I always get a lot of questions on my pet hedgehog, Ralph; what it’s like to have him as a pet, care information, food and all that, so today I will be going through my experience of owning a pet hedgehog.
At the moment, he is 14 weeks old, I got him when he was 6 weeks, so I’ve had him for just under 2 months. But within the short amount of time I’ve had him, I feel like I have a pretty good idea of what it is like to have a hedgehog as a pet and can confidently share my views with everyone.
I originally thought that Ralph was an African Pygmy hedgehog, because that is the most common domestic hedgehog out there, but I recently learned that he is actually an Algerian black hedgehog. Based on his nose, his color and specific markings that only Algerian hedgehogs have. Which makes sense because I would google pet hedgehogs and look at different hedgehog instagram accounts and they never looked like my Ralph lol
But anyways let’s get into the information I have based on my personal experiences with Little Ralph.
I feel like everyone will have a different experience with their pet hedgehog, no ones experiences will be the same since hedgehogs come with their own personality, so these are just my accounts(:
• Choosing your hedgehog:
When choosing your hedgehog, whether it be from a breeder or an exotic pet store, you should always ask to see the hedgehogs and physically handle them. Pick up and handle different hedgehogs and pay attention to how the hedgehog reacts. You’ll be able to tell almost right away if that hedgehog is nice and friendly, or grumpy and scared. One that stays balled up is most likely scared and maybe not as nice and friendly. A friendly and social hedgehog will uncurl in your hands and turn curious and want to explore. I handled maybe 5 different hedgehogs before I chose the one I wanted. Many of them were friendly but they were female, and since I already had a name in mind, the one I chose had to be a male hedgehog. When I did come across a male hedgehog I handled him and he was friendly with me. He let me pick him up and he uncurled in my hand and didn’t stay balled up. I held him for quite awhile, and he was the one I ended up taking home(:
• Hedgehog supplies:
Essential hedgehog supplies include,
1. A good cage/home for them. Something with at least 4 square feet of space is the minimum for them. I use a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 foot plastic storage container that sits about 15 inches high. It’s wide enough where he has good space to move around, and tall enough to where he can’t climb out. (Hedgehogs can be climbers)
2. Bedding. I personally use fleece lining for my hedgehogs home, as I see almost all hedgehog owners do. Other options include paper bedding (carefresh brand), or aspen wood shavings. I have not used any kind of wood shavings for my hedgehog but I have heard that pine and cedar shaving are very bad for them and can cause respiratory problems and be dusty, which is not good for them. I’ve heard that aspen shavings would be appropriate if you wanted to use wood shavings but again it can be dusty, but it’s safer than pine and cedar. Again, I have never used wood shavings for bedding, so I cannot personally say any effects they may have.
I have used carefresh paper bedding, and I did like it, as did Ralph, since he can burrow himself in it and dig, but it’s not very sightly in my opinion, I’ve noticed that even though it says dust free, it seemed to create dust, it can cause health problems for your hedgehog if they accidentally ingest some, and paper bedding can also harbor mites. (Which my hedgehog just got treated for, and I will talk about further down in this post.)
I prefer fleece lining for his bedding because it’s cleaner, it looks better, it’s not dusty, does not harbor mites, and is a healthier choice all around in my opinion.
3. Running wheel. A wheel is definitely needed for your hedgehog so they can get their exercise and help to stay healthy and not be obese, which hedgehogs are prone to.
4. A hideaway/snuggle pouch. These are essential since hedgehogs are very private animals and like to hide. Having a hideaway such as a plastic igloo is perfect for them, and a snuggle sack is made of fleece so it will keep them warm too while they like to hide in them.
5. Food and water. Hedgehogs should be fed a good, high protein and low fat diet. Commercial hedgehog foods are mostly junk. It’s not made from good quality ingredients or real meats. Basically just stay clear or ‘hedgehog food’ itself. Switch to a high quality dry cat food that has real meat as the first ingredient and follows the high protein low fat diet. Their food should have a protein content between 28-35% and a fat content of 10-15%. I personally use Blue Buffalo dry indoor kitten food. It’s grain free, does not contain corn and is made with real meats. It is also good to treat your hedgehog with other foods like mealworms, earthworms and even human food like scrambled eggs, chicken breast and veggies! Right now, since Ralph is still a baby, I free feed him so he can eat whenever he is hungry, but when they’re adults their food needs to be monitored so they do not become obese. 1-3 teaspoons a day is good, along with exercise. As far as water, I just use a water bottle for Ralph, that attaches to his cage.
• Caring for your hedgehog:
1. Bathing. It’s obviously important to care for your hedgehog, which includes baths, trimming their nails, and keeping an eye on their health in case a vet trip is needed. Hedgehogs are generally clean animals and don’t have to be bathed daily or even weekly. Once or twice a month is enough depending on your hedgehog. Hedgehogs have naturally dry skin so lots of baths will end up drying out their skin more. When I give Ralph a full bath, I put some baby shampoo in the water since it is gentle and take a toothbrush and brush through his quills. Hedgehogs will often relieve themselves while they are in water, so be prepared to have some poop floating around lol. After a bath, I will wrap him up in a towel and dry him off and keep him warm. If needed, this is when I would trim his nails since he is most likely relaxed. It’s important to trim their nails every two weeks or as needed so that they don’t get too long, which can be unhealthy for them as they will curl and can eventually cause them pain.
Hedgehogs are prone to having poopy feet, since they are pretty clumsy and will poop and often take a step in it causing poop to be stuck to their feet or nails, so foot baths just to clean them off are more needed than actual baths.
Caring for them is super easy since they are such low maintenance animals. They don’t need a lot of attention, they need a minimal interaction of 30 mins a day, but I handle my hedgehog a lot. He’s constantly being played with and picked up throughout the day, which I think is why he is so social and not scared all the time. Since they are nocturnal, hedgehogs basically sleep all day and are up and active at night. Since I work during the day, I’m not really missing out on any bonding time with him since he sleeps, but when I come home around 1am he is usually awake and I will bond with him and handle him then.
2. Bonding. Bonding with your hedgehog is very important so that they get used to you handling them and don’t stay balled up all the time. They will become more friendly and easy to handle and be more comfortable with you if you handle them all the time and bond with them so they know it’s you. My hedgehog travels with me wherever I go and people tell me all the time that they’ve had hedgehogs or someone they know has had one and they were all really angry and grumpy and that mine is really friendly and happy. So I assume I’m doing something right by handling him all the time.
3. Quilling. Quilling is natural and it’s where their baby quills will fall out and their adult ones come in. This happens quite a few times throughout their lifetime, and I can imagine it is a painful process for them since quills are sharp and they have to break through the skin again. My hedgehog was recently treated for mites at the vet. At the time, I was using paper bedding, which can harbor mites, and I noticed a couple of his quills, at the base of them, the skin was raised and really red and looked irritated. The next day, I saw there was a quill at the top of his head and it was bleeding, so I took him to the vet right away to get checked and discovered he had mites, and he got treated with Revolution right away. Mites can come from different sources. It could have been the paper bedding or it could have been from the fact that I got him from a pet store and they keep many hedgies in a cage together, which isn’t good. In 3 weeks, he goes back to the vet to make sure he is all healthy again.
4. Health. It’s very important to pay attention to your hedgehog and their individual needs. Pay attention to how much they eat, when or if they eat, how much they poop and the consistency, how active they are, and if they change any part of their normal daily routine, like if they are scratching more, or not eating. This can be essential in spotting any problems your hedgie may be having. Regular vet check ups are good just to make sure your hedgie is healthy. If for any reason you are not sure if there is something more going on with your hedgehog, it’s always best to just take them to a vet.
My overall experience with having a hedgehog as a pet has been awesome! I love my little Ralph so much and he’s so cute and fun to interact with. Of course he has his grumpy moments like when I wake him up to play, but he is overall a great pet for me and I love taking him everywhere with me.
He doesn’t seem to mind going with me anywhere and traveling with me all the time.
One concern I had at the time of buying my hedgehog was that I read somewhere that hedgehogs can get car sick. I wanted to make sure that he could travel with me and not get sick since I travel a lot and wasn’t going to be leaving him behind. When I asked, the guy helping me said that none of his personal hedgehogs have ever gotten sick from traveling a lot.
Every hedgehog may be different, but my Ralph travels with me everywhere and he has never gotten sick.
I love that he is super low maintenance. I don’t have to clean him or anything of his things constantly, he’s not messy, and he doesn’t make any noise. The only time I hear him is when he’s eating, I can hear him crunching. Which I think is cute lol or when he’s drinking water from his water bottle I can hear him. But he doesn’t bark or squeak or cause any problems. He’s just a really chill animal that doesn’t do much lol
I guess if anyone has more questions about my hedgehog or how to care for hedgehogs, you can leave me a comment on this post and I will do my best to answer them(:
Thanks for stopping by! And have a great day, everyone(:
This is basically the time of year where everyone around me gets sick or has allergies, the flu, the sniffles, sneezes, runny or stuffy noses and sore throats; and then there’s me. Is it weird that I rarely ever get sick? I never have the flu, I don’t have allergies, I don’t get runny or stuffy noses; like I’m always fine lol
As of right now, my mother is feeling really under the weather. She’s sick and has a lot of coughing and sneezing going on. She’s been that way since I got to California, and she says this always happens to her and she can expect to have it for two more weeks. Wtf that means that she will have been sick for a month.
Note that my mother doesn’t really take care of herself very well. She thinks she does but she really doesn’t. She eats bird sized portions, and she doesn’t actually eat real food all that often. Or ever. She just ‘snacks’, on things like crackers and cheese, or on half of one of those baby ‘cuties’ oranges, or just something very small. She tells me she can have 4 cashews and she’s full and I’m like 😒 stop.
Basically because she never eats right or at all and doesn’t get her nutrients, I feel like that’s why she gets sick easily and stays sick for a long time. As if her body doesn’t have any defense or immune system to protect her or help fight off any kind of sickness.
And then there’s my brother, who isn’t really sick at all, but he’s been having a lot of allergies so his nose is all stuffy or runny, and he’s sneezing a lot.
And idk, these things are just weird to me because I never get sick like that.
If I get sick, I’m suffering from a throat infection, my throat is bleeding, or I would get tonsillitis and tonsil stones all at once and I’d basically be dying. If I ever happen to be sick, I get sick with big things. But, the last time I had any of those things was before I had my tonsils removed. After that I never got any kind of sickness with my throat or nose.
It kind of sucks being around these people who are sick cause it’s kind of gross and makes me feel like they’re spreading their grossness and bacteria in the air and everywhere in the house 😪
Anyway, this was just a random thought I was having this morning. It’s time for me to get ready to go for my morning jog and work out.
If you’re one of those people feeling under the weather, I hope you rest up and feel better soon!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!(:
Being in Hollywood for two weeks at a time every couple of months kind of changes your mindset slightly. Maybe it’s because there’s so much to do there and I want to do everything. And it’s made me want to be more healthy, work out even more, and eat better. Well, actually it was my boyfriend who makes me want to be more healthy, but I feel like being in LA just added to it cause everybody there seems so active lol
When I’m in Vegas I’m so used to sleeping in till noon or 1pm, until I have to go to work at 4 and I’ll just wake up, get ready and leave without even having a day to do anything. Then when I come home at 1 or 2am I work out for a little bit but I’m so tired from being at work all day. I would try to do it every night when I came home but a lot of the time I was just too tired, and I ended up working out two days out of the week. Which sucked cause I never had time for anything.
But since coming back to Vegas on Saturday evening, I’ve decided to change my lifestyle a bit and work on being healthier.
Since Sunday, I have been waking up every morning at 7:30am, eating a light breakfast, and leaving the house around 8:30am, to go jog to the park and work out outdoors. And it feels way better, in my opinion, to work out outdoors in fresh air and enjoy nature versus being indoors.
And since I eat a light breakfast before I leave, I take my protein bar with me and a big smart water to help keep me satisfied until I get home to make a real breakfast.
I’ve been waking up around this time for the last few days that I was in Hollywood and it felt good to wake up early and actually have a full day where my days seem longer. So now, I’m just making better use of that morning time.
I jog to the park, which gets me all warmed up, then I find an area in the park to stretch and do the rest of my work out routine. Which mainly focuses on butt and abs.
I usually stay at the park for a couple hours and jog back home around 10:45/11:00, then make myself a couple eggs and toast for a real breakfast, then shower and go about my day.
And it really feels good to be awake that early and enjoy mornings and also get a good work out AND still have a full day.
Anyways, I hope everybody is having a great morning! I need to start getting ready so I can leave the house soon for my jog.
Thanks for stopping by!(:
I’m sure my feelings about Valentine’s Day will always stay the same. Meaning, it’s so pointless. It’s not a big deal and I would never make it a big deal because it’s really just another day to me. Who cares about getting gifts and flowers and chocolates or teddy bears or the retarded ‘traditions’ on Valentine’s Day lol. As if you’re ‘supposed’ to or something. Get me a gift randomly on any other day of the year and I may be impressed. But Valentine’s Day, no thanks.
I’ve been in Hollywood for a little over a week now with my boyfriend and how I look at it, basically every day that I get to spend with him is Valentine’s Day. Just because I love his company and we’re always affectionate with each other anyways. Our Valentine’s Day was simple. We just hung out at home all day and watched shows and listened to Kanye West lol
Then around 8 we went out to dinner. It was simple and nice. There was no need for some big extravagant gesture of love, like wtf, just getting to be with my boyfriend is enough because he’s so awesome. Like look at him 😭😭❤️
I was only going to stay in Hollywood for like 10 days but I decided I’m going to stay for 2 weeks again. I really have no reason to go back to Vegas at the moment so I’m just going to enjoy my time here and spend every day with my boyfriend.
Anyways, I hope everybody has a great day, and thank you for continuing to stop by my blog!(:
Feel free to go back and read my previous Valentine’s Day posts(:
Hey guys! So it’s about 2 in the morning right now and for some reason I’m deciding to blog…
The fact that I haven’t blogged in a very long time honestly really upsets me. I feel like I used to have so much free time and empty days, that all I wanted to do was blog about my life and the things that were happening. But as time passed, I suddenly became extremely busy with my life and didn’t have time to really sit down and type out a blog post or even begin to think about what I wanted to write about. But now that I’m here, and I have some time to type up somewhat of an update, I don’t ever want to stop pressing on my keyboard. I just want to keep on typing away and tell everyone about how my life has been lately.
I’ve been so so busy with work, basically ever since I got this new job in July. Basically all I do is work. I work every single day, with just Monday as my day off. I basically set my own schedule and work whenever the heck I want to. And with the insane kind of money I’m making at this age, I absolutely don’t mind working every single day!
When I’m not working, I just sleep to be honest. I don’t do much of anything else. I just focus on making my money and spending time with the few people who matter to me. On Mondays, I try to spend the day with my best friend Timmy. I have 3 best friends; Timmy, Danny, and Michi; but I really only get to see Timmy since he is always down to hang out since he only lives right down the street from me. Danny works a lot, which is awesome, and so do I, but we just never really have the same schedules to see each other all the time. And Michi lives about 45 minutes away from me, so it’s a mission to go and see her. But that’s totally alright, because lucky for me I have the kind of friendship with those two where we don’t have to talk or text or see each other all the time to know that we’re still best friends. We can not talk for the longest time like it’s no big deal, but the second we do get to talk to each other or hang out, we’re reminded of why we’re best friends and why we freaking love each other so much. I feel lucky to have friends like them because I honestly really suck at keeping in contact with people, even when I really care about them. But they know I love them(:
I’ve also done some traveling lately if you’ve been keeping up with my previous posts or my YouTube channel. Now that I have a car, money, and the means to travel, I just kinda get up and go anywhere I want, when I want, which is super cool. Sometimes you just need to get away and chill, so it’s nice to be able to jump in my car and drive away to the mountains and just relax away from everyone. I’ve been solo road tripping to California lately and it’s always super fun and awesome when I do. I’m already planning when I’ll be back there; which will be right after Christmas and through New Years. But I’m not just going back for vacation or just for fun; my fucking adorable ass boyfriend Brian lives there, so it’s like I get to be in one of my favorite cities with my favorite person.
He’s so cute omg.
I’ve also been working on my half sleeve tattoo that I’ve wanted to start since last year when I first got the tiki on my arm. As of right now, it’s almost completed, I just need to go back for one more session to color in the white parts and fill in the background. But talking about my tattoo will probably be a whole different post on its own. You know, if I can find the time to consistently blog like I used to. But I do want to try! It’s definitely going to be challenging to find time between working and sleeping to not only come up with blog posts, but to also continue making videos on my YouTube channel, which you should totally go and subscribe to right now if you haven’t already(:
I did upload a video yesterday, which I’ll probably embed in this post right after this sentence.
After many years of having the same hair; my long dark hair with my white blonde streak on the side; I decided to cut off my long locks and begin the process of lightening my hair. Which you will get to see in the video above, should you decide to watch it. I very briefly talk about why I wanted to change my hair and what I wanted to do with it, but it’s a great change. I honestly feel so much better with short hair, and more like… myself? If that makes any sense. Besides, short hair is sexy. And I’m absolutely LOVING mine. With that being said, I definitely have to update the photos I use on this blog so that they actually reflect on what the heck I look like now.
I just want to say thank you so much to all the awesome people who follow my blog here and like my posts and comment to ask me for advice and stuff. Like, that’s pretty freaking cool and awesome that certain posts inspire you guys and you actually want to comment to talk to me and tell me how you feel, or that my posts were helpful to you, or ask me about experiences I’ve had with things, and you leave me feedback. It’s still so awesome to me that random people of the internet come to open up to me, a total stranger, and ask me for my advice and opinions or to share their story with me; especially when it comes to my Bunionectomy posts. So thank you for an always awesome blogging experience! I love hearing from you guys!
I hope everyone has a great day or night or whatever time of day you happen to be reading this. Thanks for stopping by and continuing to read my blog!(: