Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Weekend Adventures with Drag Queens, Koi, and Nail Polish!

This weekend was another pretty laid back one.  It started out Friday night with a special Utah Cyber Slut bingo with proceeds going to The Glory to God American Catholic Church in Ogden, which is a "sacramental, liturgical church with a strong respect for tradition" however it's not the same as the traditional "Roman Catholic" as in they accept just about everyone-and their priests are gay. There was even a female priest.

It was interesting to learn a little about them, and while I'm not really religious (spiritual, but not religious) it was still fascinating to see a different spin on that belief structure.  They also do a lot for the community, and sadly not too many people showed up-though planning it for Memorial Day weekend was a bad idea.  Here are some of the Cyber Sluts in attendance:

Utah Cyber Sluts: Ivonna CoxUtah Cyber Sluts: Vanessa DeWildHo-CoxUtah Cyber SlutsUtah Cyber Sluts: Yavonna Buttatap

Since there weren't very many people we were able to participate in playing, and I won a St. Francis statue. Sadly I broke the little birdie off getting him in the car-I'm probably going to hell for it (haha).  Oh well, super-glue to the rescue.  I also bought this awesome art print from a guy who was selling them there (with 30% of the proceeds going to the church as well) who wrote a book with these illustrations.

The piece I bought is all about internal reflection.  In the story Starkid, the main character, has just broken a mirror and now sees himself as not one person, but as multiple facets in all the bits and pieces of the mirror.  In the picture he's holding a small piece of the mirror and reflecting on his contribution to the world.

Saint FrancisStarkid

Saturday morning we met up with Jon, Meggy, Julie, and Deuce for Meggy's surprise early birthday breakfast at Pierre Country Bakery-which is a favorite of ours.  Then after we went in search of some new shoes for Josh, who didn't buy any-but I ended up with a cute pair of wedges.  Then we walked through the Hidden Hollow area in Sugarhouse and I was surprised to find that the river there was filled with Koi!

Hidden Hollow in Sugarhouse Utah Koi in the RiverHidden Hollow in Sugarhouse Utah Koi in the River

Sunday morning we made the trek down to Utah County again for Popeye's Chicken.  It just opened up here and my roommate is addicted already-it's so good though.  Bad for my diet, which I've been neglecting, but good!   Then Sunday evening the roommate was volunteering so I had the house to myself.  I had ever intention of cleaning but I ended up just organizing my nail polish... Um, I now have 152 bottles and I know there are at least 9 on the way to me...  Um, here's my last few weeks of new polish, and my entire collection.

Nail Polish HaulNail Polish Collection

I also started working on some new watercolor illustrations last night.  After posting on IG and Facebook it looks like people are super interested in them so I'm going to make more! :D  Yay!  I'm hoping to have some of these in my shop by the end of the month, if you have any special requests for colors/bottles let me know! Painting again really makes me happy.

Nail Polish WatercolorNail Polish Watercolor

How was your weekend?

xoxo Miss Angie
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9 comments:

  1. Laid back? LOL... Your laid back weekend is very busy still and very interesting.

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  2. Looks like your had an awesome weekend!!

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  3. Considering you volunteer with animal rescue groups, it seems fitting that you have a St. Francis statue. :)
    YAY for any organized religion that actively encourages equality between the sexes, and accepts all gender and sexual orientations! And if you ever need to raise funds in a hurry, you have a nice stockpile of polish you can sell on a discount. Well done! ;)

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  4. Ditto what Aubrey said. :D

    It's never good to plan an event during Memorial Day weekend. We were invited to two functions, and had to send our regrets. One rescheduled, so maybe we can make that one!

    The new Pope's named Francis. I like that he chose that name in honor of Francis of Assisi. Cute little statue!

    xo,
    RJ

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  5. Your weekend sure was jam packed! We just had visitors in from out of town, so we ate. A lot.

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  6. Oh my talk about a shock........I nearly fainted when I came here and saw those photos..........lol

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  7. I need to get some new polish, I did my nails last night and the color I used was all goopy. Shows how much I actually do my nails. :o/
    LOVE the nail bottle art. Would be pretty as cards too.

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  8. Sounds like you had one heck of a fun weekend! I love how busy you always are and how much fun you always have, pretty envious ;D Love the watercolor paintings you are doing, and oh my gosh your nail polish collection - whoa!
    Hope this weekend is just as fun as the last!

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