Thursday, July 31, 2003

i should stop waiting to pay my credit card bill until 11:45 on the day its due... its bad for my imaginary ulcer

Wednesday, July 30, 2003

i didnt post till now because i am bitterly dissapointed that no one except ben's mom (you're cool, martha!) commented on my last post. it makes my heart feel like a dying fish, coated in oil from an ugly boat's oil spill, blinking it's eyes and gasping for breath on the cruel beach of life.

thats all i have to say about that

Monday, July 28, 2003

new york is opening a high school for gays. look at this and tell me what you think- is it necessary or is it a type of discrimination in and of itself?

Saturday, July 26, 2003

i had a strange dream last night, which took me through pregnancy, delivery, and breastfeeding. wierd........
maybe it had something to do with watching "the handmaid's tale" last night right before bed. it's based on margaret atwood's futuristic dystopian book, which is quite interesting. i had to read it for poli sci my freshman year.

when i came home, i discovered that there is a queen size bed in my room. i knew my parents were getting a new bed for it, but it was supposed to be a double. they say that they want me to be more comfortable in my room when i come home, but they also say that it will be a guest room when we have visitors.

ah, queen size beds are nice. maybe thats why i've been getting such good rest while i've been here.

i want to go buy another puzzle at the store. i have to do things like puzzles and needlework and reading when i'm home, or else i'm bored to tears. can't wait to be back in slo....

Thursday, July 24, 2003

i cant believe that i woke up at 4.30, drove for 4 hours, and then babysat 9 mo old twins for 3 hours.

i'm a lunatic, folks.....

and stephanie's new nephew was born, after 17 hours of labor
and a lot of stiches
(the new mom turned 17 yesterday... not too much fun for her birthday present i dont think)

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

i just found out that i'm fired... lousy college of buisness. they decided i shouldnt work for the IT department because i'm not an IT major and there were IT students who wanted my job. thats really really dumb. so.... yeah.


maybe its a good thing, who knows. its just that now i really need a way to make some more extra money. or actually, i dont need it but it would be nice

so i guess i could more aggresively pursue babysitting jobs
or apply at trader joes woohoo!
or not.

i may have to leave san luis at 5 am tommorow in order to babysit hannah and ellie. :oP that would be no fun at all...

Monday, July 21, 2003

how stupid could a robber be?

Sunday, July 20, 2003

we have a dancing plastic frog toy now.

i keep thinking of the line from mitch hedburg's stand up cd, "when you want some honey, you don't have to squeeze a plastic frooooog."

maybe you need to hear it yourself.

Friday, July 18, 2003

i outgrew my black and red bikini. it now makes me look as if i have blubber handle belly fatness, which i dont think i do. but this bathing suit.... oh my. you dont want to see it on me because it no longer fits. (i never knew that a tight pair of board shorts would push my stomach up all wierd like that.........)

but hey, my other two suits fit, though i also outgrew my other board shorts.

the beach was cold :o(

Thursday, July 17, 2003

ben gibbard is so cool, you guys! (and he's on the left)

he has been in these bands: death cab for cutie, the postal service. and all time quarterback. plus he has an accoustic split ep with andrew kenny, and a song ("the dream of evan and chan") recorded with DNTEL. oh, and he does piano, drums, and backup singing for kind of like spitting.

he's from bremerton, washington, just like mxpx

i have something like 60 ben gibbard related mp3s plus some CD-goodness.

heres some of the best
1. death cab for cutie- president of what
2. death cab for cutie- photobooth
3. the postal service- the district sleeps alone tonight
4. DNTEL- the dream of evan and chan

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

how do you get babysitting jobs in this town?? there were only nannying positions posted at the career center, and i dont really want to do a three AM hours a day, 4 times a week sort of thing. back in irvine, i babysat pretty much constantly, without ever seeking out a job. people just.... asked me if i babysat. and clients' friends would call me up.

ooo, duh. my roomate works with de babies at the childrens center. i should tell her to keep an eye out.

only interesting job i saw on the boards was as a math and writing tutor for an NLD 11 year old. (nonverbal learning disability- its kinda complex to explain) but... i think my parents would freak if i commited to a 2x a week for a month and a half job...

uh oh! my throat hurts!

in other news, a tv ad that disturbed me seems to have disturbed someone else enough for them to write an article about it.

Monday, July 14, 2003

i'm on campus. my tasks are these:
1) get lolita at the library. (read half of it in fresno)
2) find out about yoga classes at the rec center, either for now or in fall.
3) investigate possible babysitting jobs on the career center boards. (i'm having cute children withdrawls)

Saturday, July 12, 2003

i'm home, and normal posting will resume.

i met a million cool new friends, and drew like mad, and sneezed my creative juices all over the place. --including onto a finished self-portrait :o(

its very funny, but the 92 degree weather here feels blisfully cool. can't wait to see you (and you too)!

Wednesday, July 09, 2003

so... wow. summer arts is winding down, but when i say that i really mean that it is winding up. everyone isn't up till 2 am drinking beer anymore... no, they're drinking till 1 am and then working till 4 am.


i have to do three drawings tonight (i am slow, normally i take 2+ hours for one) so i'm going to try and let myself do a bad job, so i'm not up all night. plus, i have about 12 more page spreads to do in my altered book, which i will explain better later....

our gallery show is friday afternoon. i was going to ask my parents to come up, but my altered book turned into something i dont think i want them to see. (its not bad, just very personal) its too bad none of y'all can come.

meh.... 20 minutes till dinner time. bye

Monday, July 07, 2003

geez, i'm sorry for neglecting all you people. i've been super busy with my class, and also my great grandma died yesterday. i'm doing okay... i just havent thought about it completely yet.

i stayed up till 2.30 last night and i am sooo tired.. had class 8.30-4.15, and i have to go to a lecture at 6.30

and i have to sign up for the RICA, or else, because today is the last day.

i promise i will be better about posting in the next few days. :oP

Friday, July 04, 2003

It's the guest publisher again, Mr. Ben Lawless, with a small bit of wisdom:

If your arm itches, and it smells, and it starts talking to you, then maybe you should get it checked out. Just a thought.

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

well, i got completely lost yesterday trying to find the buisness building (which has scanners). i walked all the way across campus in 97 degree heat only to find that i went south instead of west at the fountain... no scanners! i figured i didnt love ya'll enough to walk another 20 minutes. sorry! maybe i'll go there later in the week.

today i spent 2 hours drawing this stupid perspective thing with some wooden pillars and a couple buildings. i am not even close to being done!!!! i was outside, and it was so hot... plus this guy came up to see what i was drawing and then proceded to sit right next to me. i mean, we were touching. so i moved away, and he moved closer again. eek. i think he had some sort of social problem. after that, i really didnt get much done. i guess i'll go back after dinner and draw for another hour or two. :oP drawing sux0rs

um.... lets see.... i went swimming last night!
and lunch today was actually good. i believe it was the most edible meal they've served yet

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

we did another drawing of our hand today and.... wow. i look at it and i'm not quite sure how it looks as good as it does. you'll have to see it- maybe i can find a scanner somewhere.