My New Crazy Life

Published November 14, 2016 by wackybrittany

Recently my life became incredibly crazy, at least for my standards. To make a long story short Social Security decided to do some tests to see if I’m still considered disabled. They decided that I’m not disabled enough to be on Social Security, so my benefits have stopped. This sent me in a bit of a panic and I decided to try to apply for a job. Well, Walmart called me and hired me on as a part time cashier. I was shocked. I have never been a cashier before, I don’t have money handling experience, and it’s been six years since I’ve worked. I’ve been there for a few weeks and I like it. Sure there are a few grumps, but most of my coworkers are really nice and I get along with them pretty well.

What does his mean for the rest of my life? I still plan on going to school, but I do t have a whole lot of free time anymore. I pretty much work, go home, go to bed, repeat that cycle, then go to school, come home, and sleep. I don’t know how people can do it. It’s a struggle. I take two buses to go to wrk and it takes about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic and if I miss my connecting bus downtown and have to wait.

I want to continue my Etsy shop, but with how much little time I have I don’t know if that’s possible. It might have to be put on hold for a while. Let’s just wait and see.

Thanks for reading! Take care,
-Brittany

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I Am Fearful

Published November 11, 2016 by wackybrittany

I wasn’t going to share any political stuff here, but something one of my friends wrote on his Facebook just hit home for me. I feel like I want to share it. He said I could. I will probably get hate from this, but I will probably also get some love. Let’s just see how this goes.
Seth McFarlane summed up this election in a brief and poignant way: “Some didn’t like Bush. Some didn’t like Obama. But this is different. Forget dislike. Many are genuinely fearful now. This is new.”

As a white, cisgender, heterosexual male with U.S. citizenship, my privileges give me no reason to fear. However, I am fearful. 

I’m fearful for the message this election sends to women and girls when the country elects someone who openly brags about sexually assaulting women without their permission, goes into girl’s dressing rooms, rates women on their looks, denies them access to healthcare, etc.

I’m fearful for the message this election sends to young men when the country elects someone who treats women the way he does.

I’m fearful for the message this election sends to people of color when the country elects someone who has the endorsement and support of the KKK, openly calls out people he sees as “My (insert plural form of race here),” etc.

I’m fearful for the message this election sends to the LGBT+ community when the country elects someone who will try to “cure” them through conversion therapy, and more.

I’m fearful for the message this election sends to immigrants, both with and without citizenship, when the country elects someone who wants to build walls to keep others out.

I’m fearful for the message this sends to Muslims (and other communities of faith who may be next) when the country elects someone who wants to pull a page from Hitler’s playbook by creating a national registry for Muslims and ban them from entering the country.

I’m fearful, but not nearly as fearful as women, people of color, the LGBT+ community, immigrants, Muslims, and countless others are, and have the right to be.

Now, please excuse me while I comfort those who America has hurt by legitimizing this fearmongerer by giving him the most powerful position in the world.

My Etsy Shop Is Doing Better!

Published October 2, 2016 by wackybrittany

I don’t know what is happening, but my Etsy shop is doing better! I’m pretty happy about that. I added my hemp ring back into my shop and sold a few over the summer.
These are the Items I sold over the summer:
Hemp Ring. I sold eight hemp rings.

Seahawks Team Colors Crochet Hat.

Puzzle Piece Fleece Beanie. I made this for Autism awareness. My younger brother has Autism.


Star Trek Red Shirt Inspired Slouchy Beanie. Since I have learned a better way to crochet beanies I don’t crochet this style anymore. I do have another red shirt beanie. Click here:https://www.etsy.com/listing/462721308/star-trek-inspired-red-shirt-beanie

I also have a blue shirt Inspired beanie: https://www.etsy.com/listing/463158012/star-trek-blue-shirt-inspired-beanie.

And I also have a yellow shirt Inspired beanie: https://www.etsy.com/listing/475453455/star-trek-inspired-beanie.


I am proud of myself. I have stuck with it. I didn’t give up completely on my shop. I almost did a few times, but I stuck with it. I started taking some better pictures, which could be better, I know, but I’m working with limited resources. I started making things that I like and people also like. Also I just love to making stuff. Right now I am pretty good at making hats. I got down the technique of making my rings. I hope to come out with more items as well.

Thank you for reading my post. Take care!
-Brittany

´╗┐Forgot To Post In September

Published October 2, 2016 by wackybrittany

I didn’t make a blog post in September. Oops.

September was super busy for me. Everyday I had something going on. Appointments, friends wanting to hang out, I’m going to be in my friend’s wedding so I had to get alterations done, crocheting, it just was super busy. 

Not to mention that I accidentally left my iPad charger at my friend’s house, so I can’t use my iPad as much. I only get to charge it at my moms and I’m usually only there once a week for family day. That’s important because I only write my blog posts on the WordPress app on my iPad.
School also started September 26th. I am on campus twice a week and have an online class. I’m full time student again. It’s even more difficult to schedule time to see people in between classes and have time to do homework.

I noticed something. A lot of the times when I made a blog post I would do it when I was on the bus to or from school, or when I was trying to procrastinate a little more on doing homework. That’s not a good habit to get into because I felt I had less of a reason to post during the summer because I wasn’t commuting or procrastinating on homework.

I still want to keep up with my blog, I really do. I just need to do a better job at it.

Anyway, thank you for reading. Take care!
-Brittany

Trying To Get Back To As Much Normal As I Can

Published August 30, 2016 by wackybrittany

Trying to get my life as back to normal as I can I have made a couple of more hats that I put in my shop. I made a heart eyes emoji hat and a Star Trek yellow shirt hat.

My favorite hat of the two is the Star Trwk hat, but that’s because I’m a little bias, lol. I really like Star Trek. I’m going to be making one for myself for when winter rolls around. 

I can make these from size child to an adult. I could probably make them in a baby size, but I’d have to buy a special type of yarn that would be soft enough for a baby’s head.



If you’re interested in the emoji hat, click here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/475516439/heart-eyes-emoji-hat

If you’re interested in the Star Trak hat, click here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/475453455/star-trek-inspired-beanie

The Calm After The Storm

Published August 26, 2016 by wackybrittany

It’s been a couple of days after the incident, but my neighbor is doing a little bit better. His eye is more black, but less swollen. He is kind of achy and a few bruises has shown up on his elbow and arm. Surprisingly he doesn’t have a bruise on his back.

I’ve been keeping him company for the past couple of days. We finally have started to go back to a somewhat normal life, as much as possible.

Scary Day

Published August 24, 2016 by wackybrittany

This is a story about what happened in Vancouver, Washington about a man that was in his underwear who was attacked in Starbucks.

Warning, this is a bit graphic. I am telling the story from what the victim told me, and putting in some of my details from my side. I live in the apartment next door to the victim, my bedroom and his bedroom are touching. I heard part of what happened. We live in a small apartment complex. I’m sharing two news stories. Both sum up pretty well what happened, but they don’t have the full story.

Yesterday I had a scary morning, but my neighbor had an even scarier morning. Both of these two men are my neighbors. This happened around 8 in the morning. That’s why the victim is in his underwear, he was sleeping when this happened. James, the one in the white shirt broke into the victim’s apartment, by kicking down his door. I heard the banging, it woke me up. I have been asked not to use his name. As that was happening the victim woke up and shut his bedroom door, then went into the bedroom. James kicked through the bedroom door and into the bathroom and started yelling. I heard him yell something about calling the cops, then I hear the victim say ow, pretty loud.

From there the victim crawled out of his apartment and ran outside. He tripped and James started hitting him. I called the police. So the victim is running and he sees Starbucks and runs inside and tries to hold the door closed. That part was on the news yesterday. James then opened the door, shoved the victim onto the floor. Two customers held back James, but not before he hits and kicks the victim. The police show up a few minutes later and arrests James and the victim goes to the hospital.

I saw the manager, told him what happened, then a police man showed up and I followed them to Starbucks and gave my report. I watched as James was arrested.

I later went to the hospital and visited the victim and his left eye socket has a fracture and may need surgery. I stayed with him yesterday for the rest of the day so he doesn’t have to be alone.

The whole TV remote thing is weird since James doesn’t have Comcast. James also has Schizophrenia and Bipolar. He had been asking to use people’s laptops and phones to try to use the Internet for months, but everyone told him no. The night before he asked to use the victim’s laptop, but he said no. I guess he got tired of hearing no and took it out on the victim.

The part about he victim breaking into Jame’s apartment isn’t true. The victim is a really nice person. We have been neighbors for about two years. He has never broken into an apartment and he’s always been nice to everybody.

The whole apartment complex is pretty shaken up about what happened. A few weeks ago James tried to kick into the victim’s apartment and nothing was done then. It left everybody really scared and afraid to talk to him. Something should’ve been done sooner.

The victim is doing better and resting up. He hopes to soon put this whole situation behind him soon.

I know that in one of the news articles the victim uses his name, but out of respect, and because he asked me to, I chose not to use his name here.

http://katu.com/news/local/docs-man-beat-neighbor-at-starbucks-because-he-thought-he-stole-his-tv-remote

http://www.kgw.com/news/local/starbucks-assault-suspect-in-court/307231905