Friday, 29 July 2011

a magical cabin in the woods. because that's not creepy-sounding at all.

image from pinterest.com

I thought I'd leave you guys with a quaint photo of a magical cabin in the woods, partially because it's pretty, and partially because I know the cabin I'm staying in will look nothing like this so I should dismiss the thought from my head before I am disappointed.  You may remember, or not, that I'm going away to [yet another] camp tomorrow, this time for two weeks!  Because I'm a bad person and all that, I haven't scheduled any guest bloggers or surprise posts or clever things in my absence, and for that I apologise.  However, I can promise you a shi- bucketload of photographs when I return and have my sixteen rolls of film developed!  Yep, with no electricity comes a lot of film for this photographing gal :)


I'll miss you all terribly (even if you never comment... -sob- ...huh, did I say something?)!  Don't forget me - I'll be back posting as soon as I return home, and posts will probably be more frequent once school starts, and I'm forced to actually get dressed every day, haha.


Cheers,
Shayli

Thursday, 28 July 2011

where everything is possible, and there is lots of singing.

I started our trip testing out my new Diana-to-Nikon lens converter.  Manual fun!

Eeks!

Meeting friends, old and new :)

Ellie is a great accidental model :)

Hi, Haley!  :D

I have no idea what we were looking at...

It's the Bubble Brigade!
No kidding, it actually said that on the backs of their shirts!



Yes, yes, yes, Shayli was fascinated by the bubbles.

Mandatory cliche piano photo... but it was super pretty :)

Just chillin'.  Like a villain.

Making funny faces is something of a fashion here.

Ellie, our resident musician of awesome :)

These windows are super nifty.


Look!  A purple whisker-stache mabobber!
Still reading?  Cool!  More photos after the jump. 





"I wear a fez now.  Fezzes are cool."

MORE BUBBLES!!!!!11!!!one!!!

Auditorium lights are pretty :)

Everyone's gathered for a Quidditch meeting!  That's right, folks, Quidditch!


Henna tattooing!  That's the Deathly Hallows symbol, of course, and "always" for Snape's love for Lily...
Okay, have I out-nerded myself yet?  :)

I am a foosball BEAST.

See, we started out playing regular Scrabble and spelling weird words just on the shelf things...

...and then I was distracted by the pretty light in the window...

...and then we just decided to play Made-Up Word Scrabble!  The only rule was that you had to have a definition for it.
There were some pretty... interesting... definitions.

Henna-y goodness.

We're cool :)

*cough* It was Drag Day... he looks so happy in that sun dress, doesn't he?

Amy's apple!  :D

<3 <3 <3

Dante, doing what creepers do best.

I don't remember what we were waiting for, but hello there, blurry photo of Charles!

Henna-ing yourself is harder than you'd think!
It's not blurry, it's... erm... artistic, yeah!

Are those... fireworks?

HELL YES!



Lots of banners - pretty colours :)

Music!  Hello, talented people :)
Getting emotional in the dressing room after our final show... *tear*

Hugs, hugs everywhere!

Yes, that's a purple and orange cow.  It's in every show :)
Ta-da!  There's my past week at SUUSI, in far too many photos for you to probably care.  If you made it this far, though, thank you!  Just imagine how many photos I'll have when I return from my two week camp... though I can only bring my film camera there, so I've got a limit this time!

I hope everyone is enjoying the last bits of summer!  :)

Cheers,
Shayli

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

everything is ending.







New travel wallet/pencil case!  So cute :)

My trusty (and dusty) kitty wallet.






outfit details:
floral blouse - Forever 21
olive shorts - Elle for Kohl's
sequined flats - Nine West
sun hat - Target
tote bag - Target
camera wallet/pencil case thing - Target
kitty wallet - hand-me-down
nail art - Sally Hansen Salon Effects in "Laced Up"
(My mum bought the nail stuff for me while I was at camp - it's really simple and easy to use, but I'm not much of a patterned nail person, so I dunno if I'd use them again.  If that's your thing, though, they're really neat!)

To cheer myself up during my bouts of PSD (Post-SUUSI Depression, which is quite common and can be applied with a little tweaking to any fantastic summer camp experience), I've been listening repeatedly to Chameleon Circuit's second album, Still Got Legs.  Chameleon Circuit plays music about Doctor Who, so when you combine the nerdiness and awesomeness, you end up with something that is bloody brilliant and worth listening to, even if you're not a fan of Doctor Who.  You can listen to the whole album for free, here or here.  My favourite songs off this album are (as referenced in the title) Everything Is Ending, Travelling Man, Teenage Rebel, and wow I just realized how many favourite songs I have on this album, so I'm just going to stop listing and advise you once again to go have a listen!

Maybe it's because my mouth and head are very sore from going to the dentist today, or maybe because I'm typing this post while lying sideways on my bed, but I feel like there's going to be no real plot or connectivity going on today.  But that's okay! 

In preparation for my upcoming two-week camp trip thing next week, my mum and I have been visiting various stores to stock up on things to pack.  Of course, the list of necessary objects included a cute sun hat, a nifty tote bag (I might use this as a bookbag when school starts, even), and the coolest wallet/pencil case combination ever!  I mean, it holds money, pens, and has a camera printed on it!  How groovy is that!?

Hmm, groovy.  We should bring that word back.  Or maybe that's just pain meds and me getting into character for hippy camp, who knows?  Anyway, groovy is a groovy word :)

This new wallet is for travel and/or school purposes only - I'm always afraid of using my regular wallet when I travel, though you'd think the logical thing to fear when losing a wallet is the money and plastic inside of it, not the wallet itself, right?  I never ever ever buy new wallets because the wallet I use every day (and have used for a super long time) is 1) adorable and 2) of immense sentimental value to me, though I'm not really sure why.  It has a kitty on it, though the kitty is fading due to age, and it was given to me by one of my cousins.  I must have been seven or eight at the time, just becoming interested in the idea of carrying money around in a bag "like my mummy!"  I remember talking about wanting a wallet, because she had bought a new one that day and I was feeling down because my mum wouldn't let me buy one too.  She pulled out her old wallet, which had been clipped and chained to her black cargo pants (to prevent thievery?  I have no idea) and offered it to me.  I viewed it as a huge step in growing up, and even though I don't even remember exactly which of my female cousins this "she" I'm referring to is, I still love that little wallet.  

Do you have any objects, random or not, for which you have sentimental feelings?  I'd love to hear your stories!

I suppose I should draw this random post to a close, eh?  I'll be posting photos from SUUSI soon (I planned to do it tonight, but I'm positively out of it) and then disappearing on you - again - this time for two weeks!  Sorry...

Cheers!
Shayli

PS - Wow, kindly ignore those horrid dark circles under my eyes.  That's sleep deprivation for ya, kids.  Take note.