Sunday, September 28, 2008


The subject of graduation came up again recently, because I had to go to a meeting to find out all the requirements needed to get my degree. It's just another moment where I realize how much next year will differ from this. I'm going to have to think about a lot of things when I leave school this spring. Including, but not limited to, where I'll live, if/what kind of job I'll have right after I leave. How I'll pay for things like medical or car insurance. When will I have time to devote to artwork itself, and not feel bogged down in everyday issues. What will I need to bring with me when I finally find a place. What will I actually do with this new degree.

It's tough to seriously think that far ahead without getting bogged down in the details and feeling pessimistic. That's why I can't do it. I have to just focus on the here and now, put my all into finishing this last year with an awesome portfolio, and fling myself in the world after school.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

No More Eye Rituals!

Man, I'm so happy I don't have to wear glasses or contact lenses any more. It's such a lovely experience to be able to wake up, see the clock, see my room and not think about putting anything on or in my eyes. Then, I can just go to sleep when I want without even thinking about any sort of "ritual". Whether it be having to remove lenses from my eyes and be ever so careful not to destroy/lose them, or just making sure I remembered to take off my glasses and put them in their safe little case. It's just, wonderful. Another little thing I don't have to worry about since getting surgery.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

...And We're Back!

Back in this wretched southern town ready to finish my last year and move on to years of odd jobs and living in boxes.

Really though, I'm on the precipice of adulthood. While I'm excited, I'm also quite afraid of what will happen next. The drive down wasn't too bad though, no major hangups or anything. It's nice to be back, but it also sucks. Savannah air hasn't shown its ugly head yet and thrown the ubiquitous stink at us, but it is quite hot and muggy. Not really pleasant when you walk to class everyday like I do.

Oh well, I knew what I was getting into 4 years ago, and I'm glad to be moving on from it in 9 months.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Intervention Mondays

My roommate rather enjoys watching t.v., which is one of the reasons why I'm glad I got her instead of a person who can't stand television. We also like a lot of the same shows, which makes it even better. One of those shows is Intervention. Watching that on Monday nights is practically mandatory with us. It's such a fascinating peek into human psychology and I think it's a pretty fair show, not really biased against people. It's also interesting to see just how many drug treatment centers exist in America. I've got to wonder though, how much these rehabs charge and if the producers of Intervention have some sort of deal where the people profiled on the show get to stay for free or for a discount. Also, how do they decide what rehab is right for the individual?

Whatever the case, there's always the constant that the chosen drug treatment center is far away from the person's home. Whether it be in another state or 100 miles away, the show never needs to tell us why they do that. It's obvious that to heal a major addiction, you need to remove the person from their comfortable element, their home.

Intervention may be dramatic, but it's great t.v. and a lovely glimpse into a lifestyle I'll most likely never experience.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

And away we go!

Whoo. I'm done packing, finished a few hours ago I suppose. Tomorrow we leave for that familiar trek down to Georgia again. I'm hoping this coming school brings a few new changes. I'm really going to work on finding a good fat burner method, whether it be exercise or food portioning we'll have to see. Whatever works successfully I hope. I'll be getting a new toy, an Xbox 360, and will be quite enthralled with that I imagine. This year I really need to find myself a signature style and work my best to impress editors and find a job. I'll also be continuing with VisArts, working while I can at school which is great news.

This new year brings about promise, excitement, and dread. I can only see what's in store and not make any great predictions.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The last week is always the busiest

I've been pretty out of it blog-wise recently. Sorry about that. My last week here is coming to and end before I go back to school, so of course it happens to be the week that one of our biggest shows open.

Glass: Evolving is opening tomorrow and I've been crazy busy with working on that as well as side VisArts projects. I'll have to update with some graphic design work I've been doing soon. But for now, I must pack, shower, and find some time to make some awesome nametags.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Random Thought Time

You know what's weird to me? Blackheads. They're these icky little things that create horrid bumps and spots on your face but are easy to get rid of. So we end up with thousands of commercials and products about the subject, targeted mainly towards teens and women, which means this is a rich subject to market.

I honestly have to wonder how much revinue is made in blackheads
remover sales.

Just a thought.