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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.