Thursday, October 30, 2008

Catching Up

Man, it's been way to long since I last posted. Sorry guys, totally my fault for dropping the ball on this journal. And my reason is pretty, well, bad. See, I've been doing nothing this past week but homework and gaming. I've just been floating through the days doing that. I'm glad this week is almost over anyway and I'll have that stupid cover drawing all coloured in.

I also keep waking up with some nasty dry eyes going on. So much so that whenever I look in any mirrors, I feel like the undead with my red eyes. Oh well, that's the downside to the surgery. Aside from being uncomfortable, I'm not really too disappointed by this result. It's expected and all I can do is take my eye-drops and use the nighttime gel to help. I'm pretty sure it's also because we have a dehumidifier in the room and that's drying it out a bit more here, you know along with the change in weather to a dryer winter. Hopefully when I get back, I'll be able to wake up and not see a pair of red, dry, eyes staring back at me in the mirror. Or this will dissipate by next summer. Not a bad tradeoff for a lifetime of good sight.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Not fun to wake up to

Today's my birthday and I was woken up at 8 a.m. by a tree falling. Awesome! It wasn't so bad, just because it was a short loud "CRACK" noise. And I don't think it did too much damage to the car it fell on. It was later, at 9 a.m., when the chainsaw started, that I quite disliked Nature's way of telling me happy birthday.

Oh well, the day is dark and dreary and the tree has been cut up and moved. I'm looking towards a pretty good birthday day now. Nice and quiet, spent with the man I love.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


I'm a pretty big supporter of body modification. As an owner of a few mods (tattoos, piercings, hair colour), I find it's important to know all about a practise that's quite old and has roots in ancient tribes. I pride myself on being fairly knowledgeable about modification, I learn the history behind how a certain trend came to be. Such as where stretched lobes and lips came from. How tattoos came to be and the reasons people get them in other cultures. Really, a person changes the way they look because they want to make a change in their life. Whether it's cosmetic, permanent, or painful, a person feels that at the point and time that they get their piercing, tattoo, or dye their hair, it's the right decision to make.

Though I've heard a lot of personal reasons to get a certain tattoo, and I have seen a lot of different of types, I've never seen anybody get an advertisement tattooed onto their skull. I suppose that will change at some point soon, as is holding a casting call for 30 adults to get their heads shaved and tattooed to be walking billboards in Los Angeles, ala:


Now, before we get into a discussion of ethics and morals and why it seems like a stupid idea for anyone to get a permanent ad tattooed on their body, don't worry. It's just a temporary henna tattoo. While I have seen a lot of logos tattooed on people, and my personal belief is that that's generally a bad idea, I'm all for an interesting ad campaign like this. A temporary message on the back of someone's skull is pretty jarring, and as anyone who has visible tattoos could tell you, it's a great spot for people to stare.

The campaign is all about traveling to New Zealand for a life changing journey. I suppose I've had my own life changing journey. Moving across country after my freshmen year of high school, I met my longtime boyfriend and I do believe that my life has never been the same since being with him. It's hard to think about what my life would be like if I stayed where I did, and never moved or met him, but that's pretty impossible to predict a future that never was.

So, have you experienced a life changing journey? Think you'd be brave enough to sign up to get your head shaved for

To quote the great Noel Fielding, "It's hard to know what you'll look like when you shave your head. You have no idea what your head will look like, or if you'll have that little bit at the back." Which is why I will never shave my head. Also, I like my blue hair too much. But who would be a good candidate for such a cranial billboard?

Celebrities, of course, would be the best for this campaign. Britney Spears aside, you know you'd love to see Angelina Jolie bald with a tattoo. Thanks to online competition communities, we can have some idea of what Angelina Jolie might look like bald.

You'll have to imagine the ad on her head herself. You know she'd be perfect because Ms. Jolie is such a huge star, it would make national news if she shaved her hair off.

Of course, she'd never do such a thing, but it's fun to imagine.

Weekend Update Time

We're working on our midterms right now in my computer colouring class, which means that I have about 4 pages to colour (and some to draw) before next Thursday. I'll be pretty busy getting that stuff up and done, but I'm planning on posting some recent work this weekend.

Now, off to class to doodle and colour for 2 1/2 hours!

Going for a Hybrid Difference

I'm not generally a big car person. I don't care too much about what my personal method of transport is as long as it works and doesn't look too craptacular. Though I'm not completely ignorant about cars either, I take good care of mine. I have some basic mechanical know-how about my car, and I do keep track of all changes needed and try to stay on top of that. Of course, my little Corolla isn't going to last forever, but I already know that my next car of choice will be a hybrid. Honda has a fairly good hybrid out right now with its Civic.

Honda's Civic Hybrid offers up to 45 mpg on the highway,a USB Audio Interface
110-hp, 8 valve, SOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylider engine, continuously variable transmission, and a MP3 Auxiliary Input Jack for all your Ipody needs.

Right now, Charter Communications is running a sweepstakes where you could win a brand new 2009 Civic Hybrid. It's worth $24,500, which is a lot of money to spend on a brand new car, but since it's a hybrid, you'll save quite a bit on gas. All you have to do is either order any Charter service online, or just simply register, and you'll be in the running for the new Civic Hybrid. The only bad side is that to enter you must live in an area where Charter services are available. I'm not applicable to enter, but good luck to all of the rest of you who will!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Rock Band

After going to a Rock Band party this weekend, I think J and I are determined to get it. However, while it's a fun game and all, I don't think you can consider screaming as loud as you can as you fumble the words singing.

My ears hurt that night. Nonetheless, the game shall be purchased, played and replayed over and over again until some other music game comes out that's as good.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Kids? no thank you

Ugh, I don't look forward to be a mother of any sort. I really don't like children, and I especially don't like babies. To me they are little parasites that wreak havoc on your body and then your wallet. It's just not for me. All of the expenses of a child too, it's all too much. Having to pay for anything for a kid that'll just grow out of it in a year is quite daunting. I mean, I don't want to have to buy baby bedding, clothes, or toys and then realise that in a year or less, I'll have to rebuy all of it again because it's just not what the child will fit into or want to play with.

God, I don't like babies. In fact, I think I loathe them.

Free comics!

I'm working on getting rid of a bunch of free comic books that I've aquired from summer. So far I've been able to give them to a fair number of people, but I still have over 100 copies left to give. I'm considering just leaving them in my major building, where I know they'll find a good home with other sequential students, or perhaps create lovely gift baskets where I can slip in a few issues to friends/neighbours/professors/well-wishers. It's hard to decide what to do with this plethora of comics, but I'm sure I'll find a solution.

Stressed? Not really, no

Part of my worries about stress and all when it comes to school probably affects a bit of my health. Though, in all honesty, if it does it's hard to tell. I mean, I don't break out, I don't get acne and I don't tend to over/under eat in times of stress. So really, when I'm feeling any sort of stress what happens to my body? Nothing.

It always just affects my mind. But I like being busy, and I like some element of stress to be a part of it. That way I really feel like I'm working.

Keeping at it

So I'm still working towards my goal of losing weight without any real diet or use of weight loss pills. It's going slowly, and I'm skeptical about the results. There's not much I can do than just keep at it, I suppose. I mean, I'm trying to do this, but I'm also getting swept up in school/art work. This being my last year, I really feel like I should focus on doing as well as possible and creating as much work as I can to add to my lifetime portfolio.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Whoo boy, so how 'bout this here final year eh? Catching up on me a bit faster than usual, I'd say. I've been so distracted from making and updating blog posts, sorry guys. I'm going to make a real effort to get back into this, post some recent art, and keep on truckin'.

In about 2 more weeks, it will already be mid-terms here. Glory be the quickness of the quarter passed through.