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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Home For the Holidays

What a creative title, right? Well, currently, I'm sitting in the New Orleans airport waiting for a 3:45 flight back to Dallas. It's been torture, actually. Last night we (the fam + gram and grandpa) had Chinese food for dinner. Apparently it didn't really agree with my stomach and I upchucked at 11:30 ish last night and my stomach still isn't happy with me. All I've had to eat today is 100 calorie snack things, cinnamon toast crunch, a rice crispie treat and a small thing of yogurt. So in other words, no real mealage. Nothing sounds good, not even my favorite food. Argh. So I have 2 more hours to do nothing and browse along on my 'pooter.

I kinda didn't want to leave Connecticut this morning. It had just snowed Sunday night and it was a great surprise Monday morning waking up to mid-shin deep snow, but mom and dad both have to go back to work so alas, back to Texas we go. I must say though, I am excited to get back to Texas, mainly because that's where Christmas is and that's where my new tablet is! I'm getting a wacom intuos4 tablet. I hope. We ordered it from Amazon. I can't wait to put it to good use.

Okay, and now, I love Christmas music, don't get me wrong, but the music they have playing is awful and annoying.

So I'm going to plug in my headphones and suffer through a headache and tummy aches.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dadgummit

Could today get any worse...

A New Do

Welp. I've decided that I would go ahead and chop my hair off early. Lately I've just been lazy and haven't wanted to take the time to blow dry my insanely thick hair. Take 30-45 minutes out of my morning/day/night to straighten it. Deal with the bangs constantly falling in my face. Scrunch it until it's a poofy curled mess. So I've just been throwing it up in a ponytail or a bun for the past 2-3 weeks and I feel like it's bleeding into my daily life.

"Say what!?" you ask? Well, have you ever heard that if you think you look reeeaal good one day you're just in a really good mood? Well I think my thing is that since I'm being lazy with my hair, I'm not feeling as good lookin' as I know I can, and just overall feel lazy and uninspired.

Weird concept, I know. But There are some things people (women/girls in general) just worry about the most. How their face looks. How big their boobs look today. How well they're dressed today. For me, it's how good my hair looks. Why? I have no idea. It just is. Now you may say "How can that be? If hair is the thing you're worried about, why are you so lazy with it?" Well. I have no idea.

So tomorrow around 11am I'm going to go hack it all off at the Family Cuts that's only $7.95 or something. They've always done a great job with my hair. The. 2 times I've gone there. So I'm hoping that this time will be no different. I'm kind of nervous because once you chop you hair off...if you don't like it it's not like you can just go *PUH* and grow it right back.

I honestly wish it were already Friday. I get paid. It'll be the weekend. And I'll have one of 3 art projects done. And I get my hair chopped off! I'm really tired of this semester for some reason. It's gone by fast...and slow at the same time.

I'm ready to go to Connecticut. I really feel like I need to escape Texas for a bit, and let me tell you. I LOVE Texas, but in Texas is school. The pressure of a job. A routine of life. In Connecticut I don't have to worry about an art project that's due when I return next semester (I don't have one. This is just an example). I don't have to wake up at 4:30am MWF to go to work. I don't have to stare at my pantry and wonder what I'm going to eat. It will be a nice release. Except it'll probably be cold. I hate the cold. Now, if there's snow on the ground okay. I can bear it because dude. It's snow! We won't be in CT for as long as I would like because we're staying at a hotel this time. My grandma is still sorta getting over her bone cancer (mentally. The cancer is all gone) and it would be sort of stressful on her if we were staying with her for 5 days.

But enough babble. Time to finish an art project!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

IT'S SNOWING IN DECEMBERRRrrr

And in Abilene too!




YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I haven't taken one step outside my dorm room today.

Not even out into the hallway.

I feel awful. Yesterday, around 4 I had an awful headache so I thought it might be because I needed some caffeine so I went to sonic and got me a large dr pepper for 89 cents! Then I decided I was hungry. I didn't have lunch yesterday. So I went to wendys and got 10 chicken nuggets. I was able to eat 7 of them. Hours went by and I just kept feeling worse and started developing nausea. I went to bed around 8 and woke up still feeling wretched so I decided I'd take the entire day off. I've done nothing productive except take a shower and eat (not very much because my stomach still isn't happy). I do hope I'll be feeling 100% tomorrow or hopefully tonight.

I'm feeling very...ideative. I know that isn't a word, but I've mixed idea and creative together. Neat, eh? Well, one of my 5 strengths or attributes whathaveyou is 'futuristic'. Can't let that quality down now, can I?

PS: Look what I drew :]

http://reactivate.deviantart.com/art/Because-I-m-Weird-Like-That-144189589

Click the image to zoom in. It's supposed to represent me.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Something EXTREMELY Random

Last night, as some crazy bozo decided to play their flute at 11 something...

11:11 rolled around and in the middle of Stephanie's talking I quick yelled "IT'S 11:11 MAKE A WISH!" And it got really quiet and for the longest time I tried to think of what to wish for. Steph said she had already wished for 3 things in this short amount of time.

I couldn't think of anything!

BUT THEN I decided I would wish for a new car.

So, I start the sentence as usual.

"I wish..." AND ALL OF A SUDDEN IT TURNED TO 11:12!! So inconvenient.

Uhm.

That's all! :]

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christmas!!

Okay, I know we haven't even gotten to Thanksgiving yet, but I know what I want for Christmas. Clothes! What? Yes. That's right, I said clothes! But not just any kind of "clothing" nope. Dresses!







GAH these are all so beautiful! I want to learn to sew so I can make my own one day.

*sigh*

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Boooooooooooooooooo

I want to keep doing my method of improving art.
Please?
Right now?

I'm so tired of school and things.
Yet, I'm still grateful that I'm able to go to college and get a college art education when there are millions of people who can't go to college to get any sort of degree at all.

But enough of negativity! I'm going to get some lunch from the connections cafe in the business building!

Cheerio!

(You know I don't think that's how they spell it over there...)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Hibernation

Sounds really good right now. Here at work I'm listening to the gorgeous Thomas Newman station and it's really just making me sleepy, but I'm not in the mood for anything else. It's quiet. Warm. And peaceful as the rain pours in my deer game. Perfect for cuddling with boyfriend pillow under warm blankets. If only I could, but I've signed up for this on my own and have to stick through it!

So I think I'll pay a visit to photoshop.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Oh my. I need to get back into the swing of things.

It has been far too long since I've written a blog. Shame on me! But now that pledging is over I'm able to go to sleep early so I won't take as many naps during the day and have more time to write lovely blogs like so! My roomie is playing country music, our room is clean(er than it has been), and it's a gorgeous day outside. Aaah. Quite lovely indeed. I'm a bit tired, but it could be because I haven't really had anything substantial so far today to give me energy. I may take a short nap today, like a 4-5:30 nap. Sounds good.

I'm starting to get more tired. Uraaghh! I want to go spend more time outside. I love it outside.

Let's go have a picnic!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I AM SO FUREAKING EXCITED

MY CARROT

IS COMING

TO ABILENE

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AAHHCS:IHGUIWHSGSUIHGSIHG

I can' hardly contain myself

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Oooh my!

[this apparently posted 4 times. Interesting.]

So I've been looking at modern interiors again and dreaming about my future house and all that jazz. And my goodness. I want to live in places like this SO badly. Like it's insane. If ever I end up getting an apartment I want it to look like this.

Click hur

Or something with big windows and that color scheme. I don't know why I like modern looks like this. They just seem so well put together and such. And plus I'm a sucker for windows apparently. See?

This and this 'un and this one.

I'm crazy, I know. But good golly.

I want that. So badly.

Well. I can wait, but it'd be nice.

I seriously wish we could paint the walls in the dorms. I would make mine look something like that. If I had a room to myself of course.

I think I'll still try and be an RA so I can live on campus...and get paid for it. If I get it, great, if I don't get it, great. There are pros to both situations in my opinion.

Anywho. On to more important things. I've got to read a chapter in Acts, get some bible homework done, write a paper for club, and a few other things that aren't as important as those listed.

I hope everyone has a great week!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Texas.

Is bipolar.

And I think it's having an effect on me. For srs. Like, okay, you know how yesterday I was in the eh mood and didn't want to do anything or see anyone? Well today it was hot outside and I'm just in a good ol happy giggly mood again. I'm tired, but I'm happy again.

I can't do crazy weather changes like this.

That's a lie.

Yes I can.

But under stress no.

I'm still going to live in Texas though.

I don't know what I would do if I didn't.

Oh my goodness I'm so hyper.

This is one of those times I wish I had a horse because it's so gorgeous outside and riding would just be so much fun.

I want a dog. I want to take my dog to a park and play fetch with him today.

BUT I DON'T HAVE A DOG ARGH.

I want a border collie.
Or just a collie.

But those are herding dogs and to keep them sane they need to do what they instinctively do.

But I seriously can't wait to get a house/appt. cause I really want a dog and I don't think my mom or dad will let me...because if I come home for Christmas I'ma have to bring my dog with me if I get one.

So maybe I'll just take my cat.
But she doesn't play fetch.
And she's already potty trained and. Yeah.

I DON'T KNOW.

I'm so hyper! Lol.

Ahaha I'm. Going to go do something. I don't know what.

Maybe work out or something.

Okay. This blog entry is CRAZY LONG.

I'll shut up now.

Lol.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Just One of Those Moods

Where you just kind of want to lock yourself away in your room with a cup of hot tea, a papasan chair, and a collection of pillows and chill with misery. I had a "I don't want to be here..." moment again today. I skipped my 3 o clock even though I knew we had a quiz. I just curled up in bed and slept the afternoon away.

But I'm not mad.

Or sad.

Or happy.

I'm just neutral I guess.

I think the extroversial part of me is screaming to get out at this moment.

Did I ever explain that I was a solitary extrovert? I think I might have in one blog, but who has time to go through all of them? Anywho, while I prefer to be alone, I can still have a great time when I'm with other people and sometimes I do want to be around people.

Right now is one of those times.

I miss how in McD the lot of us lived in the same building on the same floor. This year we're separated. And I'm in club. And while yes, these 6 weeks do hinder our friendship, I'm still trying to keep it afloat.

I kinda don't know what to think anymore.

I do know, for a fact, that I need to start talking to God more because I know he'll have the answers.

I want to dance barefoot.
I want to go draw for myself.
I want to draw for other people.
I want to have my house.
I want my cat, Sadie.
I want to live.
I want to be a stay at home mom.
I want to have an amazing husband.
I want to learn how to have more patience.
I want college to be over with and already have my degree.
I want a horse.
I want to go shopping and get an entirely new wardrobe.
I want to be myself.
I want to understand why it is I feel this negative...

I want to be happy again.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Oh my...

I just sneezed.

And I sneezed loudly.

I mean, it was a legit sneeze.

I mean it...was like this

AAACHHOOOOO.

Yeah.

Just like that.

I sneeze sooo loudly.

It was almost like I screamed it too.

Well...

I thought that you should know that.

Sneezing is pretty interesting.

Don't you think?

And sometimes you make the funniest faces when you sneeze.

Yep.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

And you don't even know yet.

Random title. Has nothing to do with the content of this blog, lol. It's from the song I'm listening to. Anywho. I've got 55 minutes until work is over with so I decided I'd write a little blog before I left.

The night of suicide went well. My adrenaline helped keep my 2 hours of sleep keep working for 24 hours. I obviously made it through or I wouldn't be typing at this point. Monday started the first day of 6 weeks of pledging. So far it has been going awesomely! I have never had so much fun. Well, okay yes I have, this is the second most fun, harharhar. There have been a few ups and downs to it though. We (as a pledge class) have gotten in trouble a number of times. Well...maybe not "in trouble," but made aware that some of us aren't taking it as seriously as we should. Of course I'm trying, but then again I know I'm not trying as hard as I could be and I do take the blame for that. So me, being me, hated disappointing the officers of the club and is therefore beating herself up mentally and trying to fix the problem.

I can't give you details of pledging, so if you're curious, just remember...Jesus is cuter! Haha, but really though, if you can, please try and refrain from asking detailed pledging questions (we kinda...got called out on that). But nevertheless, I'm having a great time.

And remember the great mood I wrote about the other day? Well I'm still happy, I'm just exhausted so I look like a zombie lol.

AndandandandAND what is with this cold WEATHER. This is ridiculous. Dear Texas, please stop being bipolar. We have medicines for that!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Good Morning!


Oh goodness where to beGIN! This morning I'm just in a happy, smiley, upbeat mood. I don't know what it is, but I LIKE IT! Maybe it's just cute songs like this! Or this song! I know, I know. I'm weird. I'm from the city, in love with the rural side of life, and I like songs like these! I'm a vintagey retro mutt. But you know what? God made me that way and I have never felt so happy to be me!

Today begins the 6 weeks of pledging. I'm kinda excited, but the con is that I'm going to be spending lots of time with them and not my original gang, BUT FEAR NOT WIVES. Every ounce of free time I have will be spent with either talking with you or simply being in your presence :D

Aahh! I love being happy. It puts me in a cleaning mood, a bouncy mood, a dancey mood, I just hope that my happiness will rub off on the people I encounter because where's the fun of enjoying a good day if there aren't other people to enjoy it with you?

Oh goodness I hope everyone has a good day today.

Can you tell I'm giddy?

I don't know why!

Also, if you haven't seen the movie 500 Days of Summer go see it RIGHT NOW. It is definitely worth spending the money it takes to see in a movie in theatres!

I hope this good energy doesn't wear off. I love being happy!

I probably sound crazy. Hmm, now I'm suddenly tired. Which makes me laugh. I'm still happy though.

Eek :]!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I sleep too much

No, really. I do. My future husband is going to have to put up with me going to bed before 11 every night. I really don't know why I'm tired all the time. I don't think it's lack of sleep, though.

Anywho.

In about 30 minutes (from this sentence) I've gotta mosey on over to Figure Drawing. I adore that class. Mainly because I'm learning how to draw people better (considering I...taught myself how to draw them in the first place). But I have a feeling I'm going to be a bit of a zombie in class today. My eyes are having a hard time staying open. It'll probably be a crappy drawing day too. Normally when I'm this tired my drawings don't turn out as well as they could be because I'm extra lazy and don't want to do anything (except sleep or doodle.)

Speaking of doodles. One day in Fig. Drawin, a friend of mine took a break (well, the whole class had a break, I chose to stay in the room, anywho,) he left and I thought it'd be comical to draw on his sketchbook while he was gone. My scribble spawned into this demon fish...thing holding a trident and stabbing a little fish. And he wore a crown too. So I dubbed him Demon Fish Trident King. Or...Demon Trident Fish King. However you wish. It was quite amusing and apparently DFTK is going to be popping up in random places.

Like here.

In this blog. Complete with a crappy coloring job.
click for largerrrr

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Joy joy joy joy joy holy moley I'm HAPPY

But really tired, but...I'm always tired.

ANYWAYS.

Momkinson reads my blog via e-mail and she google-talked me and told me to start looking for tablets so I might could get one for Christmas this year! ACK. I'm so excited! I want to jump and squeal and have it RIGHT NOW. My current tablet hasn't even made it to age five, but my older sister asked if she could have it when I got a new one and I told her I'd let her have it, but who knows how long it'll survive after age 5. Argh. If this one dies before I get a new one I'll probably...go through withdrawals or something and look lost, confused, sad, and completely incomplete.

But seriously though!

A new tablet!

ARGGHHFISH IS IT CHRISTMAS YET!?

...now it's nap time :D!

The Land Before Time

Auugghh I lovelovelove that movie. It brings back the childhood. Last night I was lying in bed going "Man...how does that one part go in the movie? MUST. KNOW." So I've decided I would watch it this morning while at work. It's hard to find free movies online nowadays. I'm not technologically advanced. But I have success! It's at some...japanese site. The movie is in English, of course, but everything else is kinda hard to understand.

And for some strange reason my scrolling is being dumbtarded and not working...Along with Google Chrome (which is a browser like Safari or Firefox) which I'm starting to get annoyed with so I'm back to using good ol' Safari.

I'm seriously just making conversation at this point. I think I'll go make another velveeta singles thing. And before you say "Why aren't you working on your animation!?" It's...because I left my tablet back at the dorm.

WHICH. I need a new one by the way. This one I've had for almost 5 years (It'll be 5 on Christmas this year) and the grid inside isn't reading pen pressure very well so blending is kinda being whack because of it. Also the wires are all exposed and stuff and may fray. Arrghh I want a new one that's about the same size as my old one, but man they're expensive...

Anywho. Time to watch baby dinosaurs be all cute and adventurous.

Useless post is useless.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I. Am. A. Self. Taught. Artist.

Minus that one art class I had back in middle school that did give me kind of an encouraged nudge to want to learn more about art. But after that class I taught myself my own techniques, used references, tutorials, and thus created my own style. Now, I suppose tutorials don't quite count as "teach yourself how to do this" but they've certainly helped me get to where I am now and develop this style o' mine.

And I love college, don't get me wrong, but I do wish that I could already have my future home and take time to continue teaching myself...For some reason, at this very moment, right this second, as the clock is ticking. I. Do. Not. Want. To. Be. In. School. At all. Nope. Nada. I want to be sitting on soft white carpet with a sketchpad in hand, drinking tea, watching the sun set, sketching whatever comes to mind, and not having to worry about a test coming up or an assignment that's due. I just want to draw. For. Myself and improve at my pace. Without a grade. That's how I've done it. Always.

But unfortunately. If I ever want to work for Disney, I have to be "graded."

What do I really want to do with my 2D degree? I want to be a stay-home mom who takes commissions, cleans house, makes meals, raisse a family, draws some more, rides a horse, takes days to go camping and draw wildlife, and praises God for the huge blessing that is my dream life.

But it's just a dream...and the real world sucks major right now. Money is tight. Jobs are hard to come by. The easy life existed back when I was 3 years old and could prop the front door open. Gosh, who knows what life'll be like when I am able to finally get a house (if...I'll be able to get a house) and start a family...

I guess we'll just wait and see. But seriously though. I really don't want to be in school right now...I also want this animation to be done. Mainly because I've told people I've had it done by now...and I'm only half way done.

Okay, okay. I write too much.
Later gators.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Plummeting Self-Esteem


I don't think I've ever felt as weak as I do right now...Today in my Lifetime Wellness class we did bench press reps. Girls has 35 lbs and guys had 80 lbs. The girls before me kept saying how light it was. 35 lbs? No big deal right? I've lifted heavier, but then again, I've also had my lower body to help support me. I only had my arms for this. While the other girls did 30 reps with a metronome, I did a measly 5.

5! Are you kidding me? I probably could have done more, but you had to go up. down. up. down on the beats. And I couldn't. I felt useless. I still feel useless. But honestly, I can't help it. I have 10.2% body fat when the normal for my age and height is 18%-25%. From what I understand is that in order to gain muscle, you have to lose fat. I don't have anything to lose and therefore cannot gain. Say I do get stronger biceps and triceps. I'll look unproportional. I'd need to do wrist curls to get stronger forearm muscles to even it all out.

I'm also aware that I don't eat very healthy...I'll work on that too.

But my goodness. 5!? Why not...10? or 15? But 5? Self-esteem down the drain, man...I'm seriously wanting to cry.

Honestly, a few things I liked about having a room to myself was that I could work out by myself, listen to the kinds of music I love while I work out and get as stinky as I wanted. I would love to have muscle and strength and be a hauss. But with my poor, weak, weightless figure, it's an extreme challenge. I've had people tell me that they wish they had my body type and I've told them I wish I could have theirs and gain a few more lbs. I don't think they quite grasp the concept that it's easier to lose weight than it is to gain with someone like me. I eat. And I eat a lot. My metabolism breaks the food down faster than the normal rate. Do the math.

Okay, enough of Sour Sally...I think it's time I have a little chat with God...

I'm on a roll!

I'm writin' all over the place! And, oh goodness, one of my favorite pieces of music is playing. Here...let's see if I can somehow play it for y'all. It's kind of quiet so I would recommend turning your sound up a bit higher than usual.



Anywho, listening to this song while drinking tea and listening to the sounds of nature is definitely a healthy drug for me. I used to not like tea. Mainly because I didn't drink it enough nor took the time to find a kind I would like. Then an artist I watch on my art site told me to try Earl Grey and Lady Grey. Earl Grey was the easiest to find and it was delicious! So I've learned (to some extent) that you never know if you're going to like something until you try every aspect of it! But good golly I wish I had brought some tea to work...It would truly make my morning even though the sun isn't up yet.

Oh, by the way, as my iTunes is having a shuffle party and stumbled upon a certain song, I made some youtube videos of me working in photoshop! Here is my youtube account so feel free to browse :]

Now, back to more important matters...Like. Gumball machines. How do you know there are bugs getting all up in the little plastic container and making BABIES!? You put 25 cents into a dial and get a gumball. Who knows how sanitary that is. Haha. Oh I could keep writing about nonsense, but I do really want tea! *sigh*

I hope everyone has a Marvelous Monday!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Raining Coffee


Well...not really, but it's raining...and I'm drinking coffee! I used to not drink coffee. I haaaaated the taste. But only just recently did my roommate make a French Vanilla brew. It smelled so enticing, how could I resist? I reached for a mug, poured a lot of creamer in the bottom of my cup, poured in the coffee and watched the dark brown liquid transform into a tan color. I gave it a stir and dumped in a lot of sugar (I really didn't want to taste that coffee part, couldja tell?). I took a sip and was actually surprised at the outcome and managed to burn my tongue. I decided that the best way to really enjoy the flavor was not when it was still steaming hot so I let it cool for a bit and kept getting ready for my day. Eventually it was time for class. I took my cup and took a real sip and it was indeed delicious! And that one sip started my coffee drinking adventure. I've even had to buy my own creamer since I use so much of it to cancel out the coffee, harharhar.

Also, lately my roomie has been feeling pretty under the weather and she stayed at her house last night. As I was about to climb into bed, I felt like I was missing something. My mind was telling me not to get into bed because there's one more thing I need to do before I can sleep and I could not figure it out for the life of me. I've decided that it was because my roomie wasn't there and we generally tell a story or have a brief conversation while we're both in bed right before we head off to sleep and end with a "good night" to each other. Goodness it was pretty hilarious. Then I had a dream that...she was eating my neutrogena face wash and it was all over her mouth and neck and I told her it was really bad for her and she got mad at me. Oh boy...I just have some of the weirdest dreams.

Week 4. Here we come.

Friday, September 11, 2009

You Know You're An Artist When...

it's raining and the thing you're worried about is your sketchbook getting wet.

But my goodness, it's been a while since I've written a blog entry. Why aren't y'all harping on me about this!? I suppose I've been extremely...busy with making petty things my priority. Shame on me, I know. But I can only blame myself, but let's keep our optimistic juices flowing, shall we? So I've survived the third week of school, gracious. Honestly there are some times I wish I didn't take the 5am-9am shift every MWF and naps are certainly a big part of my days. Unfortunately, though, I find myself on the computer more often than napping and I complain about being tired. Ha, I'm so crazy. I'm surprised my body hasn't shut down yet. And I don't think I've let y'all know that I'm actually pledging here at ACU. I've had my iffy moments, but now I'm pretty excited. And I've been told that bid night (which is next Friday) they (being the club you pledge) take you out at 5pm...and don't bring you back until 5 am Saturday morning.

Let's do the math.

I work at 5 am that morning.

I won't be getting back until 5 am the next morning.

Can you say...suicide day?

24 hours with no sleep. I don't know if I can do that. But that's just what I've been told about other girls who are pledging with me. So we'll see what plays out...

Hmm, what's next. Remember the animation I told y'all about? It. Still. Isn't. Done. Ugh. I really need to take a facebook hiatus or something and spend all my time on the thing so I can get it done and work on a Fat Pony animation! (GASP. Fat Pony animation? Why, yes, I did just say that.) I'm probably only half way into the other animation. I know, I know. Long way to go. Especially since I'm doing it all in photoshop. Ah, well. The best way to get something finished is to get it finished, right? I'm going to try and work on the darn thing a little bit every day and maybe...it'll get done. Ha. I want to get Fat Pony back in business. I've got about 15 ideas so far (I'll get more, I promise) but I want to bring Fat Pony back with the animation (which is only about a minute long, compared to this one which is bloody 5 minutes long. Goodness what did I get myself into).

But enough complaining.

Let's get workin' on the darn thing, shall we? Maybe...after a nap...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Oh boys...

You know how God punished Eve and gave women pain in childbirth? Well...I think he also punished women by giving us stupid boys. And I don't mean unintelligent, I mean boys that don't make you happy and don't meet your standards. And yes. I'm saying "boys" because real "men" are hard to come by nowadays.

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Okay, I was going to write a super long rant about the guy I like, but then I thought it was a petty thing to complain about, so if you're interested I'll be happy to tell you, but I'll spare you the ridiculousness about my complaint :]

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Anywho.

I cleaned out my iTunes today and started out with 560 songs. Now I'm down to 347 songs. Wow. That was about 200 songs crowding my computer that I never listened to, but I'm glad I did because I want to put all these songs on my iTouch so I can listen to them on the road and have it to where I don't have to skip songs as much because I don't listen to half of them.

But, I'm rambling. I'm extremely tired, so I'm going to bed. Goodnight!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

School is a Marvelous Thing

Even though you hate it. But goodness, I'm so glad to be back in Abilene. I honestly didn't have any or many friends to come home to for the summer. I didn't get to visit anyone because I was busy with commissions and an online English class. So I was overwhelemed with excitement to come back a week early and move in early, and see everyone, etc. I worked 40 hours the week before school started so I'm still recovering from the lack of sleep and improper...mealage. I got sick Sunday and lost my stomach.

I really think that this year is going to be pretty awesome. At least, I hope it will. Sometimes you have to put an effort into something if you want it to be good. With me, I generally try and stay happy and optimistic and that seems to do the trick. It also seems to get someone else to brighten their day if you're cheerful. Just a thought.

But enough babbling. In summary, I'm so glad to be back in Abilene, even if there isn't much to do. The friends I've made here are probably the truest of friends I've ever had. At least, I hope that's the case. I tend to get my hopes up just to have them torn down.

GASP! That's a total different story.

Onward to chapel to sing to my Lord, God, Savior, Father, Teacher, the love of my life, and...well you get the point ;D

Monday, August 17, 2009

For Grins, Giggles, and a Paycheck

Home sweet home! Well...to some extent. Abilene/ACU is my second home. I adore it here. It's small and adorable and dusty and doesn't have the craziness of city life. Although it does have bad drivers...but that's not important. The important part is that I'm BACK! And I have a job. Yaaay! Unfortunately it's MWF from 5 am to 9am. Currently I'm a-writin' this blog during my work shift because I have nothing to actually do. So awesome. I get paid to blog. You know what else I get paid for? Eating crackers, animating, listening to my iTunes, (homework when the time comes I'm sure), and whatever else I decide to do. I think one thing that I like about this early shift is that fact that it's so early that I most likely won't have to do any paperwork, answer the phone or...desky things. It'd be good experience to have though.


And with that I stole from my beloved Carrot and her blog about 10 things that make you happy! Let's take a look shall we?

1. My Jesus! (that's a given though :P)
2. My family (even on the bad days)
3. Dr Pepper! Really, because I'm that addicted.
4. Horse back riding. Have you tried it? WHY NOT.
5. Being outside. Unless it's so hot you can't breathe and are sweating buckets.
6. Drawing for people and watching their reactions
7. Air conditioning. Especially in Texas. (even though I like it outside.)
8. My 3rd floor creepers (yaaaay!)
9. When my hair has a great hair day :P
10. John Powell :D

NOW. I suggest you go make a list of 10 happy things. RIGHT NOW. Because you know you'll put it off later and later then never do it at all and you won't be happy. Ever. Again.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Little Update

Sorry that I haven't written in a while, but I'm letting your know I'm alive. Ha. I'm almost done with this painting/commission. I'll post a picture when I finish. I go back to school this Saturday to work during welcome week :]


Hmm...Not much else.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Catching Up

My oh my, you seem to be collecting dust, my little blog. Let's see where to begin... Well I suppose we won't have much of an organized blog. I'll just talk, hurhurhur. My animation is slowly coming along, I've had to put it off to the side to work on more important things like an English final portfolio and a commission for a family at my church. I've got it completely matched up with the music (it's all sketchy and messy) so all I really have to do is go and add lineart to it and make it look nice. I haven't really done much this summer... I've really only been at home...on my computer...doing English, playing The Endless Forest, working on commissions, and feeding myself... I'm lazy I know. I've been wanting to go and do things with people, but the people I really want to do things with aren't any where near me...


I watched Fried Green Tomatoes last night. If you haven't seen it, go watch it. It's definitely one of my favorite movies. It always makes me cry though. It reminds me of my bestie, Carrot (aka Carissa) because the best friends in the movie are a blonde and brunette. The soundtrack to the movie is just exceptional. Thomas Newman is the composer and he always comes up with the most peaceful of arrangements sometimes.

I'm also going to be painting the hallway that's upstairs a creamy color. Hmm...my whole house (other than the game room, kitchen, and formal dining room) are neutral tan-cream color. Not that that's a problem, I just think it's kind of funny.

Hmm...I really want to go back to school now. Ha.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Crying While Driving Is Never Fun

**This is...a rant.... Yup. I'll try to keep it short.**


Today as I was picking my little sister up from the church (she was working on VBS stuff) she was complaining about how she has to go back up to the church tonight for VBS rehearsal and that she would miss going to the Harry Potter movie with some kids from church. Then she started complaining about a book she has for summer reading for her English class and about how she would like it better if it weren't about theories of history. I was only half listening (I was driving, you know), but what nearly made me slam on the brakes was the fact that my little 15 year old sister ended one of her sentences with "that's shit." I asked her why she thought it was okay to say that. She ignored me and was drinking her sonic drink. So I asked her how she would like it if I cussed (and I gave her an example of an awful sentence) and I could tell she was taken aback. I asked her if she knew what "shit" meant and she gave me the definition and added "but that's not a cussword, Lorie."

Oh I cried. I just burst into tears. I couldn't believe my sister would lower herself to use such vocabulary. My older sister, who is 22, mind you, has apparently fallen into temptation as well. My mom likes to call the house whenever she needs us. I don't mind, but I'd prefer her to call my cell because it's generally right next to me. But this one day, mom calls the house phone and my older sister storms out of her room and says "Why can't she call the fucking cell" or something to that extent. I didn't say anything to her because I knew she would snap at me and I hate being snapped at by anyone.

But my goodness. What is this world coming to........I'll end it here. I'm already crying again.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

John Powell, You Simply Make My Heart Sing

So I watched the new Horton Hears a Who movie (with Jim Carrey and Steve Carell) and it was pretty cute, but what really got my attention was the score. Man it was gorgeous. So of course after watching the movie the first thing I did was go look up the composer and when I discovered it was John Powell I sorta went "EEEE!!!" and got all excited. Gosh I love John Powell's music sosososososossosooooooo much. Gosh I still can't get over how amazing his composition was in the movie. Here's the scene that simply makes me get happy goosebumps. I bet you can't guess which part is my favorite :D

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Other movies that John Powell composed for that I'm sure most of us are familiar with: The Bourne Trilogy, Chicken Run, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Happy Feet, PS: I Love You, Kung Fu Panda, and a lot more! My goodness I love this man. Everything that he composes simply ends up making my heart just beat fast and I get so caught up in the moment and then I listen to his stuff over and over until I finally have my fill for that day, meaning I'll definitely listen to it again another day! And I'm a big day dreamer and listening to this certain piece of music really made me want to animate more and more and more, but I've got commission to work on and a giant drawing that needs to be done for a church family before I head back to school. But aaaahhhh John Powell. Can I take you home?

Monday, July 6, 2009

Cup o' tea

I love it when my body decides to wake up on its own. I really feel like it knows when it's had all the sleep it needs and wakes me up when it's done. Sometimes I ignore it though and roll over and force my eyes to close and doze off again, but this morning it decided that it was done recharging at 7:50 this morning. I also had to really use the bathroom. So I got up and went downstairs (there wasn't any toilet paper in the upstairs bathroom, grr!). My cat was sitting outside the bathroom door waiting for me. She's sucha cutie. Annoying, but cute. Anywho. I headed back upstairs and sat on my bed and kinda had a headache so I laid back down for 20 ish more minutes until it cleared. Then I got up and went to make waffles for breakfast. While they were in the toaster I stepped out in the backyard briefly to see what the temperature was like and again, it felt really nice. So tomorrow if the weather is like that again I may make some tea and sit outside tomorrow morning with my dog and maybe pick some blackberries while I'm at it. Earl Grey is my favorite tea. It's smells delightful and tastes delicious! I highly recommend it and think you should definitely try it one time in your life :D I really need to start getting into the habit of waking up early anyway. I got a job being a desk manager for McDonald Hall at ACU and I work MWF from 5 am to 9 am and I start the week before school starts (so I can work during welcome week). Yeah, it's an early shift, but it's a job, right? And my first class MWF doesn't start until 10 anyway. I guess the only downside is that I won't be able to pledge for a club. I'll really need my sleep during the night so I won't be tired all through classes, but oh well. Besides...dish out $200 to be in a club? Or make more than $200? Hmm...Let's think here.


With that job though, I'll really need to get out of the habit of spending money on useless clothing and accessories. Hmm I think I'm going to write on my elephant and whale page today for ideas of how I can save money during this school year. YES! I am digging deep onto the most funnest (bad grammar, shush) pages in my non-planner! But, I can pin those on my wall or cork board so I will be able to see them, so they're getting love. Also when I come up with a number of ideas, I'll probably post a blog about it so I can get feedback and other ideas! I'm really excited about this next school year. It'll probably go by fast, but I'll live in the moment, hopefully.

Also, today I tried to get back into my working out routine. Well, by try I mean I started. Hopefully I'll keep it up. I really would like a nice stomach and arms so I wouldn't look like I simply sit on my butt all day drawing and because working out simply gives you energy. I'm kinda sorta pretty strong as it is even with my thin figure, but I wouldn't mind having a bit more strength. So I'm trying out a technique a friend of mine from school (Claire) told me about: Pick a song and work on one section of your body for that entire song. It hurts when you haven't been working out on a daily basis, but afterwards it feels nice. I've chosen songs that are at least 3 minutes long and I'm using protein powder to help (is that cheating?). So this morning I've really only worked on my upper abdominal muscles (using a medicine ball thing) and biceps (simple 10 lb weights. I'm not a wimp, I'm just not killing my muscles right off the bat!). So now I think I'll work on my triceps, I think...and lower ab muscles. Then I'll shower cause I smell awful already, ha.

Edit: I write...way too much :|

Sunday, July 5, 2009

My Ice Cream Is Melting

And I really don't feel like finishing it, but any who, this morning around...8:00 am or so, my family and I left for church and it was rather muggy and damp outside cause it had rained during the night, but it wasn't too hot and there was a rooster crowing off in the distance and it really made me want to go live out in the country. There was actually a 30% chance of rain today and we got a bit of a drizzle, but the weather just seemed really nice this morning. I wish I could have stayed out there the entire morning and picked blackberries in our garden or simply did something outside. I really can't wait to start living (actually, I totally can, if I started to live right now I'd be dead within weeks cause I don't have an income, hurhurhur). I want to wake up in the morning with my cup of tea, watch the sunrise, listen to the birds start their morning song, and walk barefoot in the cool grass.


Part of me is like, "Yes! Let's go to California, get that animation degree and work for Disney in anyway possible!" but then the country side of me replies with, "But...you won't be home." And by home, I mean I won't be in Texas. I really think Texas has some magic power that, once you're there for a while, you'll find yourself back again, whether it be to live there or simply visit. In my case, since I've lived here for so long, Texas will always be my home and I'll always come back to it (Unless He has other plans, then I can't complain).

Today I've been in a really solitary mood, but I'm in a good mood...and kinda tired, but happynevertheless. I haven't really wanted to deal with people. I'm quite content sitting here on my computer talking to people through the computer. Why? *shrugs* I have no idea. I am though, completely ready to go back to school and see everyone. That could be one reason for mysolitariness. I really...didn't have many friends to come home to when school let out for the summer. I mean...there's my bestie who lives like 2 minutes from me who works most of the time, but...the other day she, her sister, and a mutual gay friend of ours, Blake, went with us. Blake is...he's really gay. Really. And I have nothing against gays, let me put that out there, but he has....awful language...and he was cussing this way and that and I was just getting uncomfortable. Then he goes to the extreme to talk about how I'm a virgin and how I never "eye" a guy's lower region and continues to "playfully" harass me. I'm getting fed up so I just simply stare at him and gets a bit creeped out and I simply ask, "Do you know who you're talking to?" and he stupidly responds with "Jesus?" while laughing. Gosh I wanted to slap him, but I kept my cool and ignored him. My bestie isn't a christian either, but she respects that I'm a Christian. Never again will I hang out with her if Blake tags along. So I really think this could be a reason for my solitariness. I just don't want to deal with any more people like that.

Okay. I think, I'm done ranting. Sorry this was so long :|

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Gone Country



So my room is completely completed! Everything is in its place and I'm keeping it clean! So far, :P I really, really like it and the setup makes my room look bigger, too. AND you can actually walk into my closet, so remember when I said that I wasn't going to show you a picture of my closet because it would make your eyes bleed? Well, I wasn't kidding, hurhurhur, but now you can actually step into my closet (and you don't get a picture, because my closet is nothing spectacular). But here is the before and after of my room! So what do you think?

Also, I've been trying to find my way back to God. I know He never left me, but I haven't been paying much attention to him :/ So I'm starting to read My Utmost for His Highest which is like a daily devotional book. I started last night (July 1st) and read July 1st rather than starting all the way back in January. This morning I read July 2nd and the routine will hopefully continue. I've also been reading Too Busy Not to Pray by Bill Hybels and it's helping a lot and it makes me excited to start getting back with God and seeing what he'll throw into my life.





Tuesday, June 16, 2009

An Aspiring Animator

So this past Saturday (13th) I started an animation project. The Endless Forest is practically my online home now and I've based my animation off of the deer there. The Endless Forest is a game where you basically do nothing. I'm serious. You're a deer. You can wear masks, get different pelts and antlers, and run around and be a dork or enjoy the peacefulness of the forest itself. There's no talking. You communicate by actions instead and try and make other deer understand you. I'm practically addicted to the thing and there isn't even a point to it! But it's just SO much fun for some reason!


Okay okay okay, back to the animation, I only have 43 seconds animated including a schnazzy intro. The entire animation (including intro and concluding titles) is 5 MINUTES long. It'll probably take me a month to get it completely finished and looking nice. But so far I am just SO PROUD OF MYSELF. Like crazy! I'm so hyper! If you have Windows Media Player, feel free to download/watch my 43 seconds of awesomness.


Also note: I did this entire animation...all in photoshop CS3 and put it together with windows movie maker to add music and make it a .WMV file. For those who did download it, Drache is my deer ;D Yes, he has a skull face. Yes, that is a bowtie. He's such a gentleman (because that's how I created him, lol).

OKAY. I really need to go to bed now.

AAAHHHHH. I'm so proud of myself |D

Sunday, June 14, 2009

My memory of CSS is dead...

So I want to redo my blog layout...but I can't seem to get it the way I want for the life of me! It seems my knowledge of CSS, html, yaddah yaddah, is nonexistant. I want it to look like this:


The right side of the book would be the current entry I had written. But just one entry. If it's a relatively long blog and you needed to scroll up, I wouldn't want the text to scroll up into the wood. On the left side of the book would be the "about me," the archive, and search bar. I wouldn't want this to scroll. The archive would basically be the "turn the page" section since the right side would only be one entry.

If anyone would like to have a go at creating this, I would love you forever and ever and ever. Or if you have any tips you will get the same amount of love.

Puhleeeeaaase? *puppy dog eyes*

Friday, June 5, 2009

Almost Done

My room is coming along great! There are just a few things that need to be set up and organized before I can pronounce it finished. I hope to get it up here in the next few days...ish. There are a few high school graduations going on this weekend that I have to attend and that'll keep me occupied...a lot.


Yay for pointless blog fillerrrrs :]

Friday, May 29, 2009

Paint!

So today I'm going to start painting my room (hopefully). It's going from purple with designs to a solid bread-baskety color. A lighter tan. I was going to take before and after pictures, but I completely forgot to take them before I tore my room apart. So I may reuse a picture of my room (maybe that really messy one I have in one of my previous blogs). I'm really excited about my new theme. I'm going to run up to Hobby Lobby today and look at some fun things that'll help tie my room together when it's completely painted...and I need black paint for a shelf so yay! Perfect time to go. I may just paint my desk drawers red because I don't really have time to make it look the way I want.


I can't wait to show y'all what the finished product is <3

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Horses Have Magic Powers

Nothing went right today. I'm sorry I'm venting in my own blog, you don't have to read this if you don't want to. Just me nagging and ranting and such.


[Edit] Oh wow, I didn't realize it was this long until I published it. Uh, beware? It's lengthy.[/Edit]

But seriously though. Horses do have magic powers. Mmhm, I believe it. They can make you happy just by lookin' at 'em and petting them and even sitting on them. Unfortunately though, I don't have a horse so I'm stuck being miserable.

The day started out alright. I woke up earlier than I wanted (8:15 am) because a friend an hour ahead of me texted me. I told her I was sleeping and all she said was "So." That made me unhappy. So I tried to go back to sleep but it evaded me. So I went to the bathroom then back to my room and got on my computer and did my usual check the mail/play on my art site/deer site/facebook, but then decided I needed to go eat breakfast and take my medicine. There were some powdered donuts on the counter that looked rather delicious so I took one and had a bite and they weren't half bad...so I had a few more. Or at least I thought it was a few. Me and my glutenous self only left 3 for the rest of my family to eat. Oops. Sorry mom. So I continued being a bum and played on my computer until it was time to go turn in my Mcalisters application. This was around noon or so, going on 1 I think. My sister and I hadn't eaten lunch so we decided we'd skip lunch altoghether and just get Marble Slab ice cream after I dropped off my application. Well I went inside and had to wait for the manager, no biggie, and we actually had a small interview. He was looking for someone to work in the morning...well I'm hoping to get a morning class for summer school and would want to work in the afternoons or evenings. So he said he'd give me a call if something opened.

So I got back in the car with my sister and she asked how it went and I told her. She immediately came back with "You're looking for a job! Why didn't you take it!?" I told her I wanted the morning class. She came back with "Well have you registered?" "....well, no," "SO THEN WHY DIDN'T YOU TAKE IT!?" GAH she made me feel awful. I was looking for a job and it was practically handed to me on a platter. So me being me started beating myself up about it on the inside. We went to get our ice cream (I got banana, yum) and I told my sister how there's a horseback riding lessons place thing where I live and I'd want to check it out. She comes back with "BUT YOU NEED A JOB YOU WON'T HAVE TIME TO RIDE nag nag nag." Thanks, Em. Yeah it's true I do need a job, but I haven't even looked into the place yet, but she said I could take her car today and go check it out.

Still beating myself up about the job, I get home, take a bathroom break, put on my boots, quick look at the map and head out. I turn to the street it's supposed to be on and Google Maps LIED TO ME. I was on the right street, but it dead ended into the back part of the property. So I turned around and headed back to what I vaguely rememberd from the site map. After a few more wrong turns I finally find it. I talk to a really nice girl and she gives me all the information I need. I'll call tomorrow to set up an orientation time for Sunday so they can evaluate how I ride and if I'm lucky, I'll get into the advanced class which meets Tuesday nights.

So I head home and start looking to see where the Petsmart application online is and type in my zip code and nothing in Texas came up. It only gave me Alabama-Arizona. What? I was so confused. And mad. Then my stomach started feeling icky around 3. Something didn't settle well from what I ate today, granted all I stuffed into my stomach was sugar. It was not fun. I went back and sat on the couch and started filling out my summer school application. I ask my sister for help on one of the questions, she asks what I'm doing and again she snaps at me "YOU SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN THIS DONE A MONTH AGO!" Well if I recall correctly my mom said I just needed to apply. I figured getting it done before June (I know I'm pushing it, but) would be okay. I got it done and I'll send in a college transcript tomorrow (if our school site is working by tomorrow) and hopefully still be okay. My stomach still felt awful so I just layed my head down for a bit. After I felt up to moving again I went and cleaned out a fish tank I had kept a captured frog in.

I'm afraid to tell my parents that I didn't take the job opportunity because I was going to take a history class I hadn't even applied for yet. I'm afraid they're going to get mad at me. Now I know my mom reads my blog (because she mentioned how I had posted a picture of our table. She wasn't happy.) so she'll either find out tonight or through this. I'm mostly afraid to tell my dad because I know he'll be the one to strike out worse than my big sister or mom did/will.

Eeehhhhh....Nothing's really gone right today. I really just want to go to bed and pretend like today never happened it do it all over again.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Scavenger Hunt

Let's have a scavenger hunt...on my kitchen table...I hate coming home from college and seeing my table look like a trash dump! I can't remember the last time we ate as a family at this table. So, just imagine. If my table looks like this, imagine what the rest of my house looks like. Now, I understand my mom works a job from like 7am to 5pm (or at least that's when she isn't home) then my little sister can't drive yet and she's got a number of things to do because she's in band and loves doing theatre things and my mom is tired after work and just doesn't want to move, but really? Does it have to get this bad? When you're watching tv can you just...not multitask and clear off the table while watching tv? Gaaah.


Good news though, I've gotten a new phone, yaaaaay! My family has also switched to verizon, so I'm trying the Samsung Glyde out for 30 days to see if I like it. It's a touch screen that slides open like my old phone to reveal a full keyboard. I like it so far, granted I've only had it for a day (ish). My number is the same, but since I broke my broke my old phone I can't get any numbers out of it. Boo. Oh well, at least I have one now so I can put the number on job apps.
Yaaaaay. Bad news, I'm still sick and my bronchitis is kicking in and I was hoping that I would break my record thing and not get bronchitis every year twice a year, but nooo. Got my usual bronchitis. Yuck. I hope y'all are having a great summer so far!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sick

I'm apparently getting a sinus infection. I've got a nasty headache, I'm coughing up junk, blowing my nose frequently, and I'm moody. Thanks Mother Nature. I'm not thrilled about my sickness. This means that if I do get an interview in the next week I'll be going in sick. Not good. Since I didn't get the job at Happy Acres, now I don't even want a job because I feel like I'll simply be miserable because I won't enjoy doing it. My dad is getting mad that I'm not actively applying for jobs even at the places I don't want to work and I can't help that the economy sucks. That's one reason no one is hiring. Now, I've only applied at 3 places, mind you, but I'm getting sick and don't want to move/get out of the house to go look for jobs. I mean, can you imagine walking into a nice store with eyes half shut, a sniffy nose, red eyes, and a nasaly voice saying "can I get an application?" They'll be disgusted and think you have the plague. Well, maybe not, but they might look at you funny. Ugh. I'm seriously debating on taking a nap...or crying till I fall asleep.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I can dream, can't I?

Sorry it's a few days late. My computer has been dumbtarded these past couple of days, but here it is! My future house, the blueprint really badly done!

Kitchen, living room, Dining room/patio
View of bedroom/dining, Master Bedroom, Master bathBedroom 1,  Bedroom 2, Shared bathroom


Yaaaaay I'm a nerd. Hah.



Saturday, May 16, 2009

Well Boo...

I didn't get the job at the horse ranch. They really didn't have anything open for me. But oh well. Sometimes optimism pays off and sometimes God just has other ideas. I'll still apply for jobs and such, but I'm afraid I'll really hate going to work because I don't want to swipe items over a scanner thing 6 hours out of my day. I would rather scoop horse poop. 


Seriously.

Also, remember how I said I was going to post a blog about my future house? Maybe I'll do that later today :]

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sometimes optimism pays off.

So I bucked up the courage to call the horse boarding place and found out that the owner is an ACU alum. Holy cow! So he and I had a lovely conversation on the phone and he told me to stop by later today to talk to his wife about a possible job position. Well I walked over there (because by driving it takes like 2 seconds to get there, so why bother) and turns out she was napping (or something). So I went to the fence over by her house and her two gorgeous horses (a chestnut and bay) came to say hello. They were quite friendly. I was tempted to hop on bareback and bridle-less, but I'd probably get in big trouble, so I started heading home and another bay in the paddock next to the two ambled over to say hello. I scratched his neck and he threw his head on me for a hug. He was anxious to get some exercise 'cause he kept stompin his foot. Either that or a bug was botherin' him. It was rather hot that day.

Anywho, so I head home and wait a while before I decide to call to see if it was convenient for me to head over and the wife picked up (yay!) and I told her I spoke to her husband and that they might see if there's a position I could work. Well...she seemed kind of relucant and said that they had quite a bit of help and might not have anything for me to do, so we'll see. She says she'll talk to her husband tonight and I'll call tomorrow to set up a time I suppose. And if I don't end up getting a job, maybe she'll know of some places that will let me ride freely (and not on a simple trail ride) a couple hours in the day.

So I'm trying to stay optimistic and praying. I really want this job (I actually have no idea what to do yet, but if I'm around horses, it'll make me happy). I will most definitely keep y'all updated.

I've also found a place in Wylie (which is literally right next door to Sachse) where I might be able to ride. Maybe I'll bug the parentals and have them take me out there (because knowing my big sister, she'll probably want the car on Saturday to go hang with her friends) and take a look around.

Wish me luck!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Inventory

Today...I'm going to take inventory of my room. Go through things I know I'll keep and make a pile of things that I'm going to sell in our garage sale, make a pile of things that I'll trash, and make a pile of things that I should probably ask myself why I still have. It's going to take me a while. This is how my room looks at the moment and I still have bins and boxes waiting to be unpacked downstairs. This should be amusing. 
I'll want to go buy things to stay organized, but I'm thinking I'll probably go around the house and see what I can create to help keep things organized. Believe me, my parents won't know the materials are missing. My house looks kind of like my room does at the moment. We moved both me and my big sister back into the house. Some time this summer I'll be painting my room tan (both my sisters' rooms and our living room are of a tan color, so I figured I'd join the club.)

 
  I might repaint my desk drawers too. And maybe the shelf that holds all my stuffed animals. Purple + tan? Not a great mix. I might paint it red...or something. I'm not sure what to paint my desk drawers though.

If I could get a mahogany red I think it would look gorgeous, but it wouldn't have that wood grain texture in it so it'd be useless. Maybe a simple red or tan.  My black shelf and desk will probably stay the same and I might replace the Japanese/chinese lanterns that are over my bed. I also need to go through things in my closet. It's a disaster (no picture for you because it'll make your eyes bleed).  So here I go. Time to take inventory.

Hmm...maybe I should...go get a giant trash bag...or 5.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Empty

Today I moved out of my dorm. It was a rather sad sight. But what's done is  done and right now I'm at my older sister's duplex thing. She graduates tomorrow. Dudewoah. I can't believe this school year is already over. 


Let's begin summer.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

RIP Mr. Phone

So, my phone, aka: Mr. Phone, has been fractured for sometime now (meaning, he's been broken, but still works), but today as I was getting lunch he slipped out of my hand and crashed onto the tile. Now me, knowing he's injured, thought nothing of it until I tried to turn him on (because sometimes when I drop him he'll turn off) and he wouldn't start up. So I took off the rubber bands that were holding him together and... his top fell from his bottom.


Oh. 

So that's why he won't turn on... So I am... currently without a phone for who knows how long which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it also isn't good, ie: job applications.

Yeah... So, Mr. Phone has gone to the grave.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My Non-Planner


That's right! A non-planner. It came in the mail yesterday, but by the time I found out the mail office was closed so I went and got it this morning. I was so excited. It looks like it'll be a blast and I hope it'll help me get ideas of how to get organized and stay on track of things. It's quite small, and doesn't contain very many pages (96), but oh boy does it look fun. I'm going to have to pace myself and not fill the book in all at the same time.  EEEE I'm just so excited.



I do hope...that after this week ends and Mother's Day is heartily celebrated, that I will be able to go and spend about 5 days with my bestie, Carissa, but that's if Dad gives the okay and there's room on the plane. (Seeing as it'll just be me, how hard can it be to fit one person on a plane? Especially one who can fit just about anywhere.) I hope I can go. I'm also crossing my fingers and praying that I get the job I want, but I kinda have to go see the people first. 

Also, I've got 2(ish) finals today. My horse lecture and my 2D design class. In the horse class, it's actually a test so I need to study. In 2D, we're turning in a project and cleaning...or something. So no studying required. Tomorrow I've got the worst test of all: Bible. Why? Because my professor is wicked hard. So lots of studying this afternoon.

Yippee.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Oh how I wish

I could go ahead and start living. Yeah it'd be nice to have my degree in art before I do go off and live, but I really, really, really want to go and own my own horse, my two dogs, my own house with a huge pasture and a large tree to eat lettuce with my horse under, and I want to go swim with fish. For serious. (Not in a dress though, as seen in the picture below :P) I've just recently gotten a bit annoyed with the human-race and want to escape them and only have minimal neighbors and live in the country.


*Sigh* wouldn't it be lovely...


Oh and by the by, in one of these next few blogs, I'ma design my own house, cause I'm crazy like that.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Peter Pan

Is my future husband. I deem it thus.


I've wanted the Peter Pan movie on DVD for my birthday, but apparently, when I went to Target and Walmart, Disney had put it back in the "Disney Vault." I just about freaked out. So that night I went and bought it on Amazon.com and it arrived in the mail today! Yay! Hah, I'm such a 4 year old, I know. But I love my Disney classics :D
I also watched it today when I should have been studying. (I'm also writing this...and should be studying for an exam I have in about 2 1/2 hours.) After watching this movie, I realized that my poor corrupt brain saw things in the movie that just aren't right for a young child to be watching, but alas, I love it anyway.

As for my future husband, I plan on kidnapping the Peter Pan at Disney Land and taking him back to Texas. If you watch this you'll understand why people consider him one of the best Peter Pans. He sounds just like the kid. Unfortunately he's a little...short, but we can make it work :P

GAH he's just so handsome.

I can has?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

August's Rhapsody

Is phenomenal. I seriously forget to breathe when I listen to it. I've added it to my music thing down at the bottom of my page so y'all can hear what it is I'm talking about. It's from the movie "August Rush." I'm a sucker for soundtracks and it's been a while since I've heard this one and blasting it in my ears (even though it's bad for them) just gives me such thrill. I'm a nerd, I know :P

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Antics!

Last night the girls went to see our friend's senior recital. She sang marvelously! I love our dear Anna. I have faith she will go far in life with that fabulous voice of hers. After Anna's recital, the girls and I went to Walmart and browsed around and I stumbled upon this adorable little dress for only $14. I thought it was cute, being the sucker for plaid I am so I bought it.

 But, being the girl I am I made a quick decision and realized I don't have boots that would match this! My boots I own currently are kind of a dark turquoise and didn't match at all. So I think I might go get these today. What do you think? Do these match?  

I might have to take the dress with me to Cavenders to find out. I think they will, personally. The boots are pretty cheap for being boots. I'm pretty excited. I also want my hair to grow out a whole lot more than it is, but I'm not taking good care of it and I'm not taking my vitamins to help it along. Grr! Why is it so hard for me to get into the habit of something? I have no idea. Boo. 

Any who. I best get back into finishing up all the homework and projects for school considering I have a week left and some are due in less than a week. Yippee.  I've gotten pretty far in my book I need to read for my horse class so I hope to finish that today and then write the summary about it and turn that in before I wrap things up for the day. I'm waiting on one recommendation letter and then I'll be able to turn in my application. I hope I get the job for my sophomore year...I'm in desperate need of one. 

Where'd my phone go...?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Oh College

Well I've made it through my first year of college! Okay, almost. I've survived classes, now I get to trek through all the exams which honestly shouldn't be too hard. I've got quite a bit to do though now that I think about it. I hope y'all don't mind me using this as my to do list.


Let's see...
  • I need to turn in my job application once I get my recommendation letters
  • I've got to make a collage project for my 2D art class (What? A project? I thought classes were over. Yup...they are...)
  • Also, for that same class I have to revise two paragraphs and turn those in as my final.
  • Study for Speech
  • Study for English
  • Study for Horsemanship class
  • Read a book and write a summary for my horse class
  • Study for Basic Drawing
  • Study for Bible
  • Pack
  • Get the last bit of my mail from my mailbox
  • Pack some more
Not in that order, of course, and I'm sure I've forgotten a few things, but those I remember. I have loved being at ACU and I have both good and bad memories from this year. I'm looking forward to this summer, though, even though I'll be working and taking summer courses. I hope to get a chance to ride this summer. Since I don't own a horse I don't have the leisure to ride which saddens me because I have such a passion for horses and it brings me great thrill (and I still believe that they have magic powers). Positive news is that if I get the job I want I'll be a stable hand at a horse boarding place that's like two seconds from my house and maybe if the owner of the boarding likes me enough she'll let me ride every once in a while, but I'll just have to wait and see where God wants me. 

Well, as I often say, the best way to get started is to get started, so...I think I'll start reading my book first. We need to read 300 pages and write a one page summary...yippee.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Socks Galore!

A friend of mine and I were talking about how I wasn't wearing matched socks today. I responded with "I normally don't pay attention to if my socks are matched when I'm wearing boots because no one can see them." But now that I think about it, running around in mismatched socks is so much fun! I feel young again because I don't have my mom or dad telling me to match my socks whenever I'm folding laundry. I love running around in my bright yellow socks and my blue and green striped ones. Right now I'm wearing gray with white stripes on one foot and gray with blue and white spots on my other one. So they kind of match, they just don't have the same pattern.

A Routine

A rather hard something for me to get into. Now I know waking up and going to class everyday is a routine, but I have a terrible habit of not getting into the routine of washing my face every night, brushing my teeth twice a day, taking my vitamins, and writing in my planner. So maybe if I start getting into the routine of writing a blog a good number of times a week I'll start motivating myself to get back into the routines mentioned above and then some.


But why am I writing at 12:45am? I'm ridiculous. And I have the hiccups. 

Hmm. Well maybe I'll write some more tomorrow. I'm actually kind of excited about starting something new and make myself a little profile do lolly.

Sounds good :D