Tuesday, March 28, 2006

everything is a mess.

I'm working on cleaning today...lots and lots of unpacking and cleaning. Blech. Nancy and I dropped off our pieces for the Warehouse 1310 show we're taking part in this Saturday. Hoorah, here is the card for the show:

So far, my biggest accomplishment this week is this:

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Re-living moments of my demise, over and over again.

I mentioned in a previous post about a traffic violation that I incurred last month, and how it was documented in photographs which I was sent a copy of in the mail, which amazed me. I looked over the forms again tonight, and found that I could even view the video of my being an asshole driver online! I suppose being able to access these documents would come in handy if one wanted to contest the violation, but as for me, I know I went space cadet when I made that illegal left turn, so each piece of evidence that I come across is just kind of like, for beating me over the head with my own fuck up. Four photographs and a flash movie the city took of me that I can view online, modern techonology never ceases to amaze me.

Friday, March 17, 2006

dial-up is teh suck.

seems that whenever I am staying at my folks' home here in Tejas i never really have time to get online until after midnight-ish, after my sister has fallen asleep, so when I actually do finally have time to check the unternet for things, I am too terribly tired to do much blogging. Or typing with correct grammar. and punctuation. My eyes are about to fall out of my sockets now, so here are some pictures from my day of cavern exploring in 90% humidity!

While waiting in extremely long entrance line to get in, a man that had just finished the tour said to us as he was exiting, "It's worth it y'all. It's worth it. Some pretty neat stuff in there," nodding his head in confidence.

I want to eat these formations.

A stalactite and a stalagmite, about to kiss.

Chrisclean and I scored many wonderful items at the thrift stores yesterday, and we even got asked where we were from.
"We're from here, San Antonio."
"Oh, cuz we get a lot of customers that come in here from China."

I wonder if I enhance Chris' chinky-ness just by standing next to him.
"Are you guys brother and sister???"
Things that make you go hmmmm...

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

While I'm still stupidly awake....

Some pics from this weekend's Sci-Fi Summit in Pasadena. Click to view Flickr photoset.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Go Jesus go Jesus GO!

aw man, i was all about to post about how the stupid DOVE foundation called me today, but then as I was about to begin my sister called and I fell asleep and now have lost the momentum I had to blog about it. Oh well, here's a half-assed version of our conversation, i will be represented by the lazy eyed Paris Hilton:


Me: Urgh. Hhhhello?

DOVE robot: Hello! May I please speak to the lady of the house?

Me, annoyed and in gruff man voice: Uh, this is her.

DOVE: Hello! This is (craphead) from the Dove Foundation. That's D-O-V-E. We're not trying to sell you anything, we're a non-profit organization blah blah MPAA ratings, blah family entertainment, blah Hollywood, blah blah save the children. Do you believe there's not enough family entertainment in movies and television?

Me: Uhh...what.

DOVE: Blah blah, please don't hang up, even though my voice has way too much pep in it, we're conducting a survey familys morals familys morals, going into a long shpeal now family, mor-

Me, suspecting that I am talking to a recording therefore can just hang it up: WAIT, what what hello? What?

DOVE: -rals, family, YES? Can you hear me alright?

Me, dissapointed: Oh, yes, yes I can hear you.

DOVE: Do you have any children or grandchildren under the age of 16?

Me: NO. (Hell no.)

DOVE: We'll that's okay, let me explain, blah blah parents feel helpless, MPAA system benefits only Hollywood, too lenient, blah blah not enough family oriented movies, wouldn't it be great if those movies got produced?

Me: ....What exactly do you mean by family movies? *Thinks, Disney-fied white hetero nuclear family type crap*

DOVE: Okay! Thanks for your time! *click*

Me: ....

From the DOVE website:

What is the Survey about?

  • This survey helps Dove represent the desires of the public to Hollywood filmmakers. Many surveys in the past have been conducted by the entertainment industry itself, which produces skewed results. For example, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), an organization funded by the major film studios, has continuously maintained that 78% of the movie-going public is "satisfied" with the movie ratings system. The MPAA survey results are obviously designed to protect their position in the industry. The Dove survey, on the other hand, is the largest poll ever taken that measures the public's opinion about the state of entertainment content. As such, the results will be unquestionably accurate and without prejudice.

Not if you keep hanging up on anyone that doesn't mindlessly go along with your stupid questions! Teh lames. I like this writer's imaginary conversation with DOVE.

And now a sound clip from a show that is the opposite of wholesome family entertainment, and one of my most favorite shows, Wondershowzen.

It's sleepytimes now.

This drawing is for this week's Illustration Friday: Insect. I wanted to make an image of myself touching a bug, and i started thinking about those Glo Worm (sp?) toys from the 80's, the ones you hug and their heads would light up. Mine was a bug, and looked just like this with the goofy grin and cute little nightcap. Of course, the actual doll was a bit uncomfortable to hold, because of the hard plastic flashlight inside, but it didn't matter. The simple fact that it could light up a room with it's head made it damn freaking cool. Ah, the 80's.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


This is a pretty pointless post, other than to say i've been tinkering around with syndication and I think I finally got it to work, so eventually I'll figure out how to post a link to my feed on the sidebar, but for now, subscribe to my feed here or here

Monday, March 06, 2006

getting sleepy. new items added to shop.

Look what I made! Wheeeeeee! I call it the "Pretty Princess Barf Scarf." Sounds appealing, yes? Buy it!

Sunday, March 05, 2006

More stress than this tiny body can handle.

My life hasn't exactly been thrown into total disarray lately, but it feels like it sometimes. Time management has been so hard, trying to work on my art and my webshop, and then doing the dayjob thing and the freelance job thing which is barely paying for my upcoming nerd trek next week. And then I get hit with this stupid horrible traffic violation that I have to deal with.

Like the idiot driver than I am, I turned left at a red stop light during a post-midnight Denny's run, totally thinking that the light was green. That there were no other cars around allowed me to think so during in my stressed out/spaced out state of mind, and then I get blinded by the fekkin' traffic camera and it's flash shooting pictures of my ugly criminal butt. This confused me more and I headed into the wrong lane going "WHAT?! WHAT?! WHAT?! AGH!!!" until I got a hold of it and realized what had happened. I hate driving. So. Much.

Of course a week later I get the photographic evidence in the mail, pictures screaming at me "Look at what you did, dumbass!" Pretty amusing actually. I'll have to draw a picture of the picture later. Anyway, it's traffic school and bail for me, so expect to see some new items in my shop the next few days (for fundraising), such as this very calm and serene octupus under the sea. I want to be that guy. Or...gal?

Take that chance! Take it! Oh yeah, and I got to walk a giant goat today at work. Fo' realz.

Friday, March 03, 2006

why not post this?

These Katamari Damacy wallpapers are blowing my frikkin' mind!!!!