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Hey all,

Life's shit sometimes, you know?

I honestly wanted to write a happier journal, seeing as how I hadn't written a journal in like, forever. But I just need to let it out..

Today, we had to put our cat down, Kiki. She was 20 years old. Over the past few months, she had been deteriorating... She became blind and deaf - which at first of course, was fine. She just used her nose to get around (smelling and using her whiskers and 'feeling' the walls and whatever.) But rapidly, her health started to decline. Something happened with her eye - she couldn't open it. She started to eat less, but she was drinking water all the time. I thought maybe she was diabetic (because, apparently, cats drink a lot of water when they are diabetic, I read...). She'd walk hunch backed all the time. Her paw was then swelling up - I couldn't even think of what the reason was. I heard cats who are declawed... sometimes their claws will grow back and it will swell the paw, ect. Kiki was not declawed, though. About a week ago, Josh noticed a REALLY big bump on her chest - he originally thought it was actually just loose, saggy skin. But he felt it, I guess, and noticed it was really hard.

All this week, she wouldn't use her litterbox anymore. Every morning I would find an accident on our carpet... She couldn't make it to the litter box anymore. I remember, seeing her go to the bathroom on the carpet a couple of days ago and breaking down, crying, because I knew it was time. She did pee on the rug a few months ago - we just figured it was because she didn't know where her litter box was (because she was blind and just went on the floor accidently.)

We're not too sure what was wrong; The vet never told us. I'm pretty sure she had some kind of cancer. She's getting cremated, and we'll get her remains in a few weeks. We're going to bury her in Josh's mom's backyard. At the end of her life, she was really just existing. Over the last couple of days, she would cry. It was really painful hearing her meows. I would go, "I know, sweetie. I know...". She didn't even want us to pet her - I think she was just in pain everywhere.  

Pets shouldn't be allowed to die. It's not fair. She was such an innocent cat. She was a really good cat. She might not have been the friendliest cat, and she may have annoyed us from time to time wanting under the covers at 3 in the morning and clawing at our noses to get our attention...but everything...everything will be missed. I really thought she had another year in her, at least. But I guess the God of kitty heaven didn't agree with me.

Part of me just wants to keep all of her cat stuff where it is - even the kitty kibble thats on the floor, even the litter box....*sigh* Sucks. I'm just going to take it easy today, I don't feel well right now either...I'm sure its because I'm sad.


Bye, Kiki....You will be missed....
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Hey all!

I just thought I'd update this... Holy crap its been a long time!!

Well the real reason I'm updating this is because I just want to let all my watchers and my commenters know that unfortunately, being a clumsy moron, I fell and busted up my right hand (I have the gnarly bruise and swollen hand to prove it...) coming home from work the other day and typing is...very irritating.

So It will be a while before Ill be answering comments and my other messages! It's really hard to type right now, but hopefully in about a week or so, I'll be able to get to comments...

The good news is that this time, Jess has busted up her RIGHT hand and not her LEFT, so she can still do artwork OH..YAY..? XD

Love you all!
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Well, it's that time of year again.

No, not that time of year where I get a roundhouse kick to the face from Chuck Norris.

And no, also not that time of year when I sell my soul to Basement Cat.

Or the time of year we all celebrate Ceiling Cats Cometh.

Why its that time of year we all sit around and reminince (okay, seriously, I can't spell right now.) about...

The Year of Jess.

*lots and lots of crickets chirping*

Okay, so I realize it's probably not very exciting at all, but I like to pretend that you are all pretty frickin' impressed.

I've decided to compile once again, my best artwork that I've posted this past year (just incase you didn't know, is 2011). They may not be your favourites, but these are the ones that I feel are some of my best stuffs that I've posted this year. Of course, you must remember because I'm a lazy tard, some of these drawings may not have even been drawn in 2011, and quite honestly, theres about 50 billion other pictures that I drew in 2011 that I haven't posted yet that would probably have made it here as well. But such is the life of a lazy ass who takes forever to post things. But anyway.

First things first tho. I just want to thank EVERY. SINGLE. ONE OF YOU who continue to watch me, all of my new friends I've met this year, and all of my friends who I have known for the past few years during my adventures with DeviantART. I just want to say...I FLIPPIN' LOVE YOU ALL. I know I'm pretty trashy sometimes at commenting to your posts/comments/artwork/other stuff, but please be assured that I think you are all fantastic and awesome and wish nothing but the best for the coming year. You totally all rock and, quite honestly, your support and motivation really keep me going. I love you guys so much. You're all talented and wonderful and please, never, ever, EVER give up on your artwork (whatever art media you may do!), your dreams,  and your future.

I also want to thank my little munchkins. Yes, thats right, characters. I know most people probably look at you and just see you as a figment of my imagination, but to me, you are just as real to me as like, anything else. Thankyou for letting me torture you guys for yet another year, and thank you for being there for me when my life is going crappy. You always have a knack of cheering me up, and thanks for letting me escape into your world, even if for only a few hours. You are my little friends, forever and ever. Maybe I should be nice to you guys next year. But probably not. XD

Thank you once again, everyone, for everything. I love you all and I hope you enjoy my selection of pictures for 2011! So, here, in no specific order, is....

(Drum Roll please!)

*we all make drum roll sounds like in "Christmas Vacation" * DddDddDDdDdDddDdDddDdDdDdDddddDdDddddd.........

The Best of 2011!

*cats everywhere are excited*


Mr Kittiesworth and Me by calicokatt SMOOCH by calicokatt If The Shoe Fits by calicokatt Clarice Has A Ricky by calicokatt Eskimo Kisses by calicokatt Follow My Step :Contest: by calicokatt Waiting For Bigfoot by calicokatt Not All Yours by calicokatt Stay Over There Plz by calicokatt Watch Out by calicokatt Cool Cats by calicokatt Personal Wake Up Call by calicokatt Make Me Up Before We Go Go by calicokatt Angie Has A Purse by calicokatt Gone Fishin by calicokatt Four Doofuses by calicokatt SPF 15 by calicokatt Where Them Girls At by calicokatt Let It Snow by calicokatt
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...Because evidently saying "Merry Christmas" is offensive nao. XD

I hope everyone has a wonderfully special, magically stupendous, epically awesome holiday! I wish nothing but the best to you, my friends and watchers, who have supported me and have loved me/put up with me for the last year, even tho I take forever to respond to messages these days XD I hope that you get everything that you've wanted! Remember that Christmas isn't about presents and material things; It's about love, family, friendship and the special things in life that you can never, ever, ever buy!

Have a safe and happy holidays, and please don't drink and drive this holiday season!

Because if not, Chuck Norris is out there. And he'll set you straight.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

How did oatmeal end up in my tea? I never even had oatmeal this morning. WEIRD.
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..IT CAME.


*blink blink*

OMG I CAME!

Despite Amazon.ca telling me that my order was on backorder, Rammstein loves me, and made sure that I got my Super Limited Edition copy of Made in Germany BECAUSE THEY KNOW I MUST HAVE IT BECAUSE IF I DON'T I WOULD ACTUALLY DIE.

It came in it's beautiful metal box. Hours. Upon Hours. Upon HOURS of Rammy Sex.

IF YOU DON'T MIND. I NEED TO BE ALONE FOR A FEW HOURS. :XD:

*licks her Made in Germany* Mmmmmm... Tastes like fire and gasoline and Tildo-juice!
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(I meant to post this journal yesterday, but I forgot to hit submit before I had to go to work. DURR! XD)

For all my fellow Rammsteinians out there....

ONCE AGAIN, RAMMSTEIN GIVES US ORGASMS. ORGASMS OF MANY.

I'd like to share with you all.....MEIN LAND!! Their new single! :iconpervyplz:

RAMMSTEIN BEACH PARTY OH YAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Once again, they bring about a quirky, and actually, kinda cute, music video done against thier epic music! Enjoy everyone!

vimeo.com/31836365

And, PS!

DON'T FORGET TO PREORDER MADE IN GERMANY!!!!!!
www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B005O…

Rammgasms. EVERYWHERE.
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Hey all,

So. It's obviously been a while since I've updated this. And hey, its been a while since you've all heard from me I'm sure.

So I'm sitting here at close to 1am in the morning, watching Intervention which myteriously plays now on Slice (I always thought it was one of those A&E shows....), and thought I'd update you all on what the hell I've been doing for the last like, five thousand years.


First off - I just want to say I'm TRULY sorry that I've taken FOREVER to respond to messages, and also comment on pictures and things. I have a hugggeeee backlog of messages - NO KIKI YOU CAN NOT SIT ON MY LAP WHILE I'M TRYING TO TYPE ON MY LAPTOP THAT IS SITTING ON MY LAP!!!!!! - just for the record, its over 30 000 (I know. I'm awesome eh?) So... I will get around to them. I appreciate you all for still coming to my page and caring about my life/art/basementcats.

Anyway. I've also...have been having one of thsoe art depressions lately. I'm sure you all know what thats like. Where you think you are a shit artist and everybody else draws better then you. I just needed to take a little break I guess. I've been finishing art but trying to do lots of practicing and also, really just doing other things and taking some art breaks by just hanging out with my boyfriend and watching movies. Anyway. I'll be back to posting art regularly again soon. I've also been working five days a week so I've been busy. I'm apparently doing well at my job, and despite the monotony, I do enjoy my job and I feel MUCH less stressed and I feel like its a huge weight taken off my chest that I don't have to worry about work, so it makes me, well, gosh. Almost more creative.

I've been procrastinating on what I really want to do artistically- which is my Welcome To Everglades comic, which also sorta makes me irritated  with myself. I've promised myself to get back into it by Christmas.

As for other things, I've successfully finished P90X! I really enjoyed it. I wouldn't say I got super ripped, but I... I became a BEAST. Seriously. My metabolism skyrocketed, my legs got quite large (to the point where one of my favourite pairs of jeans don't fit ARFH!!!!).. I wanted to do another round of it because I enjoyed the workout, however, I had to stop due to the fact that the training I was doing during P90X caused me to have sleepless nights because my metabolism was going all over the place. (Apparently, alot of athletes and sports stars get this because of the training they do). I actually blame this on the fact taht I didn't give myself the recommended one to two weeks break in between my first and second round and just jumped right in again.. So.. yeah. Bad mistake. Anyway. After a good frew weeks of sleepless nights I decided to take a break from P90X and decided to go back to Turbo Fire - still completely intense but not in the same way :D I forgot how much I loved Turbo Fire!!!! GRAH! And also, I finally got my ass on a proper sleeping schedule, which, since starting my new job, I haven't been able to do. So everything is going much, much better.

The weather is finally starting to slow down. FINALLY. Granted it is completely shittastic today, and I shall remind myself to NEVER wear cute slip on flats when walking to work in the pissy ass rain. It feels nice to get out of my wet clothes, let me tell you.

I've also been attempting to stop spending so much money. I'm giving myself a limit of 100 dollars every two weeks, altho I admit I've been bad 0.0 Going over that a little bit. XD Dammit Tim Hortons and me wanting to go there all the damned time. XD

Well thats it for now! I' hope you all know that I love you and I'll smell ya later!
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I has a sad.

Official Opposition New Democrat Party leader Jack Layton passed away this morning, in his Toronto home, losing his battle against cancer. You were a champion of politics and gained many supporters throughout your years.

It's just sad. Cuz, like, I totally voted for him for the last two elections. *sigh*

New Article: www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story…

(For the record, DA won't let me change my mood on my journal, in case you are all wondering.)
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OH HAI EVERYBODY!

So I thought I'd update this sucker, since the last time I did was back on Canada Day, and it's now... like, totally not Canada Day.

So as some of you may know, it was my birthday on the 12th! Everything was great, and I must thank EVERYONE who wished me a Happy Birthday both on DA and in spirit (whoever those people may be!) It was most appreciated! :iconlarryplz: I love you all! I didn't do too much, but Josh got me a gift card to Dynamite so I went shopping, and then I bought myself some Barbie's for my birthday! (What? I can't buy myself a birthday gift? XD) I bought these ones: www.barbiecollector.com/shop/d… www.barbiecollector.com/shop/d… and www.barbiecollector.com/shop/d… ! I couldn't resist! I had to get the Nicolai doll before he wasn't available anymore! He's so cute!

Err. Yeah, spent a little more then I had intended BUT DAMMIT IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY. Anyway, so we went to East Side Marios, had some food, had a piece of cake, and yup. When you become my age, birthdays IMO are kinda meaningless and it means I THAT much closer to, like, menopause or something. Okay, okay, so I'm only 27, but still. And holy crap. I'm 27 already? 0.0 And to think I'm the baby in the family!

In other news, I'm on my third month of my first round of P90X. OMG CAN YOU SAY LIKE THE BEST WORKOUT EVER???? GAHHHHHH I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT! SERIOUSLY. It's just... just WOW. I just love it so much. After doing it I'm drenched in sweat, and I pretty much scream through Ab Ripper X most of the times, but I'm getting a lot stronger, a lot better at it as well. I'm actually turning into a monster. I decided to do the Classic version, since I figured that would be the best place to start... I'm seriously getting Sidney-Crosby-Tree-Trunk legs, and my arms are getting much more awesome looking. Of course my problem area is my god-forsaken stomach so naturally I'm cursing and feeling as if I'm not getting results there, but my boyfriend says otherwise (I'll take his word for it.) I do see changes tho, really just toning everywhere. It's kinda annoying altho since I feel like some of my jeans are really tight, but still loose around my waist, thanks to my legs. Atleast I hope it's my legs XD I've read a lot of women had that same issue to. Doesn't help either that I bike to work either so my lower body gets all kinds of working out. Anyway, once I'm done this round I'mma gonna bring it some more. I dunno, it just gets me really pumped up all day. I totally love Kenpo X, but I still have a severe hatred for Yoga X, altho I can somewhat do Shoulder Stand into Plow now. Sorta.

Anyway, as for other things, the new job is going well, and even tho it was kinda hard getting used to nights, I'm not minding it. It would be nice having nights off again but it's not a big deal. You can get more done during the day anyway. It's been so bloody hot here as well, and I've recently discovered that I absolutely HATE the heat. I realized this because now I have to walk and bike everywhere. Lugging groceries back home in the heat is NOT fun. I seriously want the fall now. SERIOUSLY. Not to mention I've gotten quite sick and tired because of the heat a little while back, so I'm just trying to avoid going outside when it's too hot. And did I mention that biking to work and getting there insanely hot and sweaty is very annoying? And it hasn't rained in like FOREVER to even try and cool things down. I no has air conditioning either, so that sucks as well too. Dinky little fans don't do too much.

I also want to apologize for my tardiness with commenting and such! Thankyou all for your comments/favs/whatevers and I assure you I will get to commenting as well! I have quite the backup of messages in my inbox 0.0

Welp, time to get some food! Hope you all have fun and talk to you soon!
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(Oh Canada we stand on guard, for thee)
I told this guy where I was from
He said oh, Canada
Kinda laughs it off, real funny huh?
Yeah, uh, come on

(Oh Canada)
1-2, 1-2,
Mic. check, 1-2, 1-2
Yeah
(Oh Canada)

Uh, yea
From the land of the lost, Trans-Canada crossed
Patriotic and a honor with a hand on my heart

From the greatest of lakes
To the greenest of greens
To the rockiest mountains
And everything in between

O-o-oh Canada
Oh you're no fan of us?
Cause our movie and TV shows are so amateur?
Yeah, we laugh it off, that don't really bother me
Look, we ain't serious unless you really gotta be

Humorous attitude like Kidz in The Hall
Like Jim Carey, Mike Myers, hell we claiming them all

It's the great white north
Home of the funniest actors
The butt of the joke
With an abundance of laughter

The red and white flag
Keep it high, keep it visual
People say Canada and get stereotypical
Think we finish every sentence with "buddy" or "bye"
And if it ain't that it's either "dude", "eh" or "guy"
Canadaka eh,
Yeah we consider it people
And smoking marijuana
We consider it legal

Still doing rap like the 1990's
But that's how we like it off timed and grimy

I know where I'm from and I told ya before
North of America hard to ignore
Every time I go away I tell them for sure
I'm from Canada o-o-oh Canada

(Oh Canada)
Oh Canada o-o-oh Canada
(Oh canada)
I'm from Canada
O-o-oh Canada

When Class makes a sick beat, we call it a classic (x4)

I've been around the globe and
Heard of confusion
Honestly a lot of y'all are ignorant and stupid

Yes, we have microwaves, tvs and cell phones
Unintelligent fuck, we invented the telephone
We made Yahtzee, the light bulb, hockey
And bred the greatest players - Gretzky to Crosby
We all got at least one drinking buddy
And after one drink, all of us think we're funny

Our national mascot's a damn beaver
Oh Canada we love our beaver
Home of Hell's Angels and RCMP
Home of Gordon Lightfoot and SCTV

No doubt, the underground railroad
Georges St. Pierre
Right here is where he call home

Our health care system
Y'all know it's free
Keep a girl banging with a full mouth of teeth
I won't even get into the music industry
They say hip hop is dead
Nah it's up north with me
I could do this all day, it's a part of my routine
But supper's almost done and tonight - poutine!

I know where I'm from and I told ya before
North of America hard to ignore
Every time I go away I tell them for sure
I'm from Canada o-o-oh Canada
(I'm from the east coast of Canada)
O-o-oh Canada
(I'm from the east east east coast)
Yo yo!
Yeah, I'm from Canada so sometimes the words come out of my mouth like this
Get used to it!

(Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee)


-Oh, Canada, by Classified

Happy Birthday Canada! Let us all rejoice with beer, peameal bacon, maple syrup, and praise the glorious of glorious animals - the beaver! The moose! The goose! A nation free to express themselves, born and bred on multiculturalism! Respect to the tallest mountains of British Columbia to the rocky coasts of Newfoundland! Canada, you kick ass!

(Steven Harper, however, does not.)

Wave your red and white flags high, Canada, and stand on guard for thee!

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Hey everyone!!

OMG I LOVE THIS SONG! /random comment as she listens to music. I WANNA BOOM BANG BANG WITH YO' BODY-YO....

Anyway.

It's been a while, hasn't it? Like, what? Like a month or something? Probably longer? So I thought I'd catch you guys up on whats been going on - for those who actually read journals. Which is like, what? 2 people? Maybe a cat or two?

So, first... The job! As you all know I started a new job! It's so far great! Training was a lonnnnngggggggg four weeks, and I admit it was at times tedious to get through. It was a lot of sitting and reading and attempting to absorb everything. It was 1pm-9pm, so not horribly early in the morning but I admit I'm not fond of those hours very much. I got a job basically for a large hotel chain, basically booking reservations. It's... wow. It's a REALLY different environment from what I'm used to. It's... it's very odd. I mean, people are nice, and people are positive, and they all seem really willing to help! Everyone, including the other people not just management are really nice and willing to offer their help. I got the hang of the job fairly easily, and I wasn't nervous or anything either. I'm enjoying it and all of my whole training class is sticking together and helping each other out. It's a nice place and I make about 100 dollars more then what I did at my old job, so that helps out as well. And it's really close to home, as well, so yay! I admit my new shift, which is 4:30pm until 1:00am is..going to take a bit to get used to, since I'm used to waking up at 5 in the morning, but so far I'm actually enjoying it. I feel like I have so much more time, actually and it's nice to be able to get everything done during the day (especially on the weekends) and still have some time to fart around before going to work. And.. I'm completely admit it right now, but it feels pretty good sleeping in! And also, I'm able to eat dinner before going to work so I don't have to make something to eat other then a few snacks here and there. The shift works out for Josh and I anyway because he works nights as well so...yay! I also work Wednesday, Thursdays, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and still get my Monday and Tuesday off! So it's actually really nice because it's similar to what I had at my old job. (I really don't do anything on the weekends thats significant so I really don't care to have them off. And, actually, when I was in training, the hours were Monday-Friday, and I actually HATED having the weekends off! OMG So many freakin' people!) The environment is Business Casual Monday-Thursday... and I will say this right now, I HATE DRESS PANTS. I absolutely hate them. Normally I have no problem buying pants , but I guess dress pants are all messed up because seriously, I was not having any luck. They either rode up too high in the front (which we all know means camel toe.), my normal size was too big, but the size under that was too small, and I was just getting so @!#!$!#$# frustrated. Good thing I only have to wear dress pants two days, since on the weekends I can wear jeans (oh yay!). Altho I won't be able to wear my distressed jeans but atleast I don't have to wear stupid ass dress pants. So yay!

Anyway, in other news, I started P90X today.

I thought I was really fit and awesome. Turns out that P90X actually kicked my ass, and I actually got a little frustrated because I completely failed at doing Ab Ripper X. But then again, if it didn't kick my ass then I guess somethings wrong, right? XD  So I bought this mat thing to kinda lessen the blow of certain workout moves so our neighbour underneath doesn't complain. I GUESS HE CAN'T HEAR HIS GREEN DAY MUSIC OVERTOP OF A FEW JUMPING MOVES. (For the record, one day, this asshole was playing Green Day's American Idiot album, REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY LOUD, like, it actually SHOOK everything in our apartment and I'm sure beside him and under him as well, to the point where I knew exactly what songs were playing. I was like, WTF you complain about some creeks and crap for like, an hour, and you have the balls to play your fuckin' music like it's a rock concert??? It's not the first time I heard his music too. For the record, our neighbours above us are noisy EVERY DAY ALL THE TIME but we NEVER complain about it. We just deal with it because we're in an apartment and thats the crap you gotta deal with when you live in an apartment.) Anyway I'll try a few things and hopefully that will help, maybe not workout in shoes when doing plyo work or something. Anyway, Josh and I are looking at getting a townhouse anyway, so we won't have this problem I guess eventually.  Anyway, I've decided to keep track of my progress, which I've never actually done, so I took before pictures. I absolutely refuse to show anyone those before pictures (is it me, or do cameras make everything look fat? Seriously. I'm a size 26 (US, or a 5, or however people feel like sizing these days....)and I look like a freakin' beluga whale in the pictures.), but hopefully I'll see some progress. So I'll admit that the first day was a bit discouraging because my back kept giving out during pushups (I have a shitty lower back that hurts, which I should really get checked out), and as mentioned I really sucked at the ab work (sweated more during 16 minutes of Ab Ripper X then I did during 52 minutes of Chest and Back...). But... I'm enjoying it tho! Its good that it's hard, right? I've gotten a few tips from other people doing the workout and it looks like I'm not alone. So hopefully in 90 days I'll be, like, totally ripped and lean. At least, that was what I was thinking during Ab Ripper X (Went something like this: "IF THIS #!$#$@$#!$#$! DOESN'T GET ME A 12 PACK I'MMA GONNA.....")  Anyway, my arms are sore right now and I'm pretty damned sure my chest will be hurtin' in the morning. So after 30 days I'll take some more comparison shots. Good bye muffin top!

So that's all for now! If you don't hear from me in about, like, a week or so, its probably because Tony Horton killed me. XD

On a side note, this is my first day of P90X, and SERIOUSLY I'm FAMISHED. I cannot feed myself enough food. The workout should come with a warning label that says food will be glued to your mouth the whole day... :D
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....OMG YOU GUYS GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT??????


So, I totally got called back for a second interview for today... and...

I GOT THE JOB!!! I GOT THE JOB I GOT THE JOB I GOT THE JOOOOBBBBB!!!!

HOLY SHIT! Geez, why the hell didn't I do this like, forever ago?? So... right now I'm looking for examples of letters of resignation... Hmmm. So I'll be handing that in next Thursday....despite me just not even wanting to bother, and tell them to shove it. It'll be a little hard, actually, I mean I worked there for like, ever, but it's time to move on. And honestly, they have only themselves to blame for me leaving. I know I'm not the only one looking for new work. Especially with their new shift roulette, they are bound to lose a few more.

The new shift will be a bit of a change. Training will be from 1pm until 9pm, but that'll be fine since it'll give me time during the morning to get everything done I want to, but then the shift I will be working will most likely be 5pm-1am which is a HUGE change but I've done nights before, and it won't be that bad. So, on the 28th I get to go to my new place of employment and pick up a package outlining everything, and I guess I even get to meet my trainer too! I'll be starting on the 11th of April! I'll get paid 75 cents less, but I actually will make more money since I'll be working an extra day, so it's not a big loss, really. And quite honestly my sanity is worth more then my pay cheque, if you ask me. And, I would be required to work a weekend day, but I told the lady that I would be willing to work both days, since thats what I'm doing now. I'm one of those freaks who actually would rather work the weekend. I like having days off during the week, more goes on.

Now, I'll try not to be a slacker at my other job. I'll try my hardest. I want to leave on a good note. But lets just say I will leave work at the end of the day not really caring about what happened that day. So anyway, lots of things happening!

Josh even got a job too today!! OH MY GOD LIKE TOTALLY AN AWESOME FRIDAY!  The cool thing is that we'll still get to be together during the morning, since his shift would also be nights. Cool eh?

  We're also doing our taxes on Tuesday, so hopefully we'll get some good money back from that. Hopefully! If we do, we're going to replace our TV which broke, but I'm going to try and put most of the money back in the bank. My new job requires business casual, and I really don't have any business casual clothes, to be honest, so I'll have to get a pair of pants that's not jeans. I'll have to hit up Dynamite and Suzy Shier. I bought a really great little black dress at Dynamite that I wore to both interviews (it's TOTALLY versatile! I wore a sweater overtop of it today, and on Wednesday I wore this shrug thing overtop of it. I never thought I'd say this, but I love the dress so much! I guess I'll find out what exactly Business Casual means for them when I go in on the 28th. Because apparently my job right now is biz casual but, er, last time I checked pajamas wasn't business casual. XD I'm actually excited to wear business casual. Sounds cheesy but I've always wanted to dress up for work!

Of course, there's always those little fears going through my head, like, what if I don't do good, or what if I don't like it, but I think we all go through that. It'll be nice to meet some new people too! It seems like it's a lot of what I'm doing now, except with hotels instead. So I'll just replace, you know, "cameras, video conferencing, and text messaging" with, I dunno, "pool, hair dryers and complimentary breakfast"? Seems like the people who work there are older, and maybe I'm just an old fart but I think I'd enjoy it more since, I dunno, the people at my job are like, 5+ younger then myself. So really the people I talk to are older people at my job XD So yes. I know a few people who've gotten hired there from my job, so I wonder if they still work there? It'll be fun to see some old faces.

HAH! I'm NO LONGER a lifer at my job!

Anyway, as a gift to myself, I've decided to get me a new phone. I wanna get the Blackberry Torch, and Telus has a good plan (well, good for Canada anyway. Our cell phone plans in Canada are just atrocious.), where I can call 10 numbers nationwide UNLIMITED, which is great, because everyone I talk to is nationwide. My home phone only gives us 100 long distance minutes. And when Josh gets his phone as well, we'll be able to (I never thought I'd say this but:) text each other as well too. We're going to drop our land line plan down, and change our internet package as well.

But don't you all fear, Jess will still be able to draw and keep up with artwork as well! I always find time to do art (good for me, then?)

So yes. Everything is going really good. Spring has sprung, definately! Thanks for everyone who wished me good luck and offering your support!  

Now, if you excuse me, I need to listen to my power song of late, Lady Gaga's Born This Way, obsessively to celebrate. :dance:
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Hey everyone!!

It's been quite a long time, eh? Yes, yes it has.

Well, I lost my DA membership. Which, actually, isn't that bad. The ads can be annoying, but otherwise, I really didn't use half of the crap that my membership gave me so... yeah. In the spirit of wanting to save money, I've decided to let go of my membership for now. I do miss the little things I could add to my journal pages, like the Box of Jessification, which, I actually thought I got even without the membership. DAMMIT. IT TOOK ME FOREVER TO COLLECT THOSE STAMPS.

Anyway. I just wanted to update everyone on my life, for those who actually still read journals. I can honestly say that things have been...really... really awesome. Honestly, just awesome. I dunno, something just clicked a while back and I've been doing some positive exercises that have really helped my attitude. I've really been positive and confident lately, and it's been really nice. The weather is FINALLY starting to get better here as well. Honestly, I thought we were heading into The Day After Tomorrow there with all the freakin' snow we'd been getting.

First and foremost tho, once again my job has done something that has FINALLY sent me over the edge, and I've actually started to apply to places. Now, of course, it has been over 7 years since I've made a resume. So I can honestly assure you all that I really hate doing resumes. It doesn't take that long, to be honest, but the fact that I've forgotten when I started my first job (Tim Hortons) made it really annoying so I had to dig through my noggin and figure out, to the best of my knowledge, when I started. So yes. Anyway, I mean my job is pretty much just the same as always, but they are starting something in May that has really just pissed me off, and pretty much everyone else off to no end. It's basically about how they are going to start doing our shifts now, and even tho I really don't care, perse, when I work, it's the sheer principle of whole ideal how they are going to be assholes about everything, and basically threatening us to "do better or else" and taking it to another new extreme. So, because I dislike how they are managing things within the last two years, I've decided that another company deserves my employment. Because, not to sound arrogant or whatever, but I'm a DAMNED good employee. I mean, seriously. In 7+ years, I've called in sick TWO TIMES, while everyone uses their e-days like they are free money. I've never left early (with the exception of when my father passed away), and I've never been late. And when I thought I was going to be late (when I couldn't get out of my apartment. Long story.) I called in to tell them to let them know. Oh, and you know what? I've WILLINGLY worked weekends for 7+ YEARS. I honestly don't know ANYONE who has willingly worked weekends. I actually would rather work weekends, to be honest. I don't do anything on the weekend so it's like, meh. Whatever. I actually enjoy Monday coming around,  and I get to relax, and everyone else has a case of the Mondays. XD

So.....

GUESS WHAT YOU GUYS????? I HAVE AN INTERVIEW! TOMORROW!! OH MY GOD FOR SERIOUS!!!  Wow, this is just crazy! It's at 1 30! I'm a little nervous, because it's been, well, over 7 years since I had a job interview and I have no idea what to say. But when I was helping my boyfriend before his interviews, he said that I knew what to say about pretty much everything. So maybe I know more then I think. I've been doing my job for a very long time, so I definately know how to handle customers, and honestly, my customers really like me (again, not being vain, just saying.). Its nice when I have to tell someone I need to transfer them and they are like "Is the next representative going to be as nice as you?" So... now I have no idea what to wear. I actually have no interview clothes, really. I have tons of clothes that describe my personality, but I don't think it's a good idea to show up in distressed jeans and like, a fishnet shirt or something. I have a skirt, but I think it might be too short. So, I'm going to try and find a nice dress today. I have a dress, but it's not work appropriate. Date appropriate, but not work appropriate. Second, I need to buy some new nail polish. I have black nail polish. So I'mma gonna change the colour. And of course, the dark Vampira eyeshadow will be more neutral tones tomorrow as well too. I was going to dye my hair, but I think I'll wait til after to do that. So I'm excited, but nervous too. They are hiring for an afternoon shift, which I haven't done for a while but I don't really care. It would still give me time to work out in the mornings, doodle, go for my walks, stuff like that. I'll just have to readjust my life a little bit. So... guys! Wish me good luck!! :D The good thing too is that the place I applied to is close by as well, so transportation won't be an issue. I'll be able to walk or bike there too! Not only cheaper, but I still get to work out a bit too at the same time! *flexes muscles*

Speaking of working out, I've FINALLY bought P90X! So... I'm pretty pumped to start doing it, altho I don't have heavy weights so I'll be using resistance bands. I'd love to get Bowflexs Selectec weights (which are basically weights where you dial in what you want, so it's basically one set of weights instead of having like a million different weights.) however I don't have the like, probably 200+ bucks for them. Maybe when I get my taxes I'll think about it, but who knows. Depends on what I wanna do. I really wanna start saving money and start getting my life on track. :D And, I would love to get some heavier weights, but weights are expensive that it's just not worth it if I have resistance bands. And the whole fact that I walk everywhere, walking home with heavy weights is a great workout, sure, but err..yeah. I'm sure you get the idea. But anyway. I can't wait to start doing The X. I'll be huge guys, totally huge. XD Hopefully I will achieve an athletic body like I want to. I'm just doing the second last month of Turbo Fire/Chalene Extreme hybrid right now, and Turbo Fire has been GREAT and I'm really enjoying it. Lost some good inches yee HA!

Anyway, on the art front, I've been getting things done, and yet again taking forever to post them. I've been having fun drawing lots of things. But more importantly, for those of you who care, and this is like a HOLY SHIT NO WAI YA WAI! moment right now... I've actually been REALLY working on my Welcome To Everglades comic - I've already written the first two "episodes" and have been working on them nearly every morning before I go to work. I knew that as soon as I got that first story down, I'd be able to begin working on it. It's always that first bit, where you just don't know how to start something, that gets you. I always know what I want to happen in the middle, but getting stuff started is like ARGH. Anyway, I've got nothing drawn yet, but I've been taking a lot of time doing them, so I'm really sorry that I've been tardy on commenting and stuff these days. I'm here, and I look at your stuff, I promise, it just takes me a while to get commenting on them because I've been attempting to multitask. XD

Anyway, I'mma gonna cut this short right here, and I'll keep you posted on the job front! :D By the way, it's Josh's birthday today so.. YAY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSH! :glomp: :love: :hump: He's a big boy nao.

Wish me good luck everyone! :D
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I thought I'd show you all this.

Today, while on ICanHasHotdog (dogs.icanhascheezburger.com), I came across this very touching picture. Typically the site has cute dog pictures with capshuns, but once in a while, they bring about touching stories and pictures of what love really means.

dogs.icanhascheezburger.com/20…

Does anyone know what happened with the dog? Did he get adopted? Either way, bless Leao. She is truly one of lifes beautiful moments. Even tho this picture is both heartbreaking and sad, it really does show the special bond that we have with our pets, a bond maybe we don't truly understand, but we all really cherish.

That is all.
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Well, it's that time of year again.

It's that time of year when I present you all with all your favourite fails of 2010! OH YAY!

Okay, well, I guess they aren't really fails. It's time for the Best Of 2010 journal that we all know and probably don't really care about, presented to you by Jess! And just so you know, that would be me. OH HAI GUYZ! :wave:

I just wanted to say that this year has been rather enlightening in the world of Jessart. I've really tried to reach out and draw other things that weren't just the usual Jess picture of characters standing around staring and smiling at you. Yes, this was the year when I attempted to draw backgrounds that weren't just shapes, and this was the year where I attempted to draw scenery backgrounds that weren't just of trees. It's been a long journey of backgroundism, but I've enjoyed every minute of it.

And to all of you, the ones who watch me, who comment on my work, who favourite and who love me for whatever reason you might, thank you! I know I've been kinda crappy with commenting and stuff like that these past few months, but I just wanted to let you all know that I really, really, really appreciate you! Please don't think that because I don't comment on your comments, or that when it takes me like, five thousand years to comment on your stuff that I don't care and love you guys. Because I truly, truly do. Everything you guys say and enjoy makes me super happy and always encourages me! You guys really are the best. Seriously.

And to my characters, my lovely little companions of my head. Thank you for letting me torture you for yet another year, and letting me continue to do so. Thank you for being my friends when I don't have any, and thank you for letting me escape into your worlds every single day. It's much appreciated!

I hope you all enjoyed this journey as much as I have, and I hope you guys love my little minions of mischief as much as I do and will continue to have fun with them over the years like I do.

So ladies and gentlemen, and possibly the cats that are reading this in the audience right now, may I present to you, in no particular order, the best of 2010!

(I'm actually surprised I haven't posted as much pictures this year as I've actually finished. I really need to start posting my artwork much quicker.)

(Also note that some of these might not have been drawn in 2010, just posted in 2010. Because I'm a lazy pile and take forever to post things. OH YAY!)


Youre Not The Real Santa by calicokatt Double Bubble by calicokatt La Befana by calicokatt Welcome To My Crib by calicokatt Ajaxs Got A Lolli by calicokatt
Taylor Has A Sit by calicokatt No One Expects by calicokatt Cooking Ist Wunderbar by calicokatt Taylor and Nikos Bavarian Fun by calicokatt Next To Me by calicokatt
Psst Psst by calicokatt The Big Comfy Couch by calicokatt Calico Has A Think by calicokatt
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Hey all,

How was your Christmas? I hope it was fun and all those things! This year was Josh and mines first Christmas together, and it was fantabulous! We cooked our first turkey (which was rather easy, considering. How about that, it's just like cooking chicken. :iconlarryplz:) Altho, our turkey was missing a leg for some reason or another, so that was...interesting. But anyway, as expected, we've had a lot of left over turkey so it's been turkey sandwiches and variations of the turkey sandwich over the last few days. XD It was also a day where I ate a little too many sweets; I don't eat crap food throughout the week (I just reserve one day where I eat whatever I want but it's still in moderation) so I felt a little icky for some of the day but thats okay. I somehow caught a bit of a cold so that left me quite tired and drowsy for most of the day but either way it was a wonderful time! I'll have pictures to post too once I get them off my camera! OH YAY PICTURES!  Anyway, I got some books that I've wanted, a doll that I wanted, and some Body Shop stuff and some chocolate; I didn't want that much chocolate this year (if any at all), altho I feel a little bad because I ended up getting Josh all kinds of candy and sweets! LOL :) It's hard to believe that it's all over already, but at the same time it kinda nice that it is over so I can concentrate on saving money and things like that. Not too much planned for New Years, other then not having to go to work and really just sitting around doing nothing. Josh and I bought some crackers, cheese and sausage so we're just going to snack of that. We really don't drink at all so going out and getting plastered isn't exactly fun and, quite honestly, a waste of money when you don't have any, in my opinion.

Anyway, been kinda feeling a little depressed lately. I'd rather not talk about it, because it's probably really just me being emo, but anyway.  Hopefully it'll pass anyway. Usually does I guess. XD

Anyway, I've successfully finished my first round of Turbo Fire, so I'm now doing the Turbo Fire/Chalene Extreme hybrid. I'm surprised that the first month is kinda... easy compared to how intense both programs are. So, I've added in a few workouts on my days (since most of the days so far only have like, 30 minute workouts scheduled.) so it's all good. But anyway, TF is seriously an awesome program. I'm totally addicted to it!

Not looking forward to going back to work.. ugh. Atleast it'll be another short week anyway. Sorta, since I'll get Saturday off :)

Anyway, just wanted to quickly update this journal, hope you all have fun and talk to you before the new year!
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So lets get rid of the depressing journal nao.

So I wanna do a little journal feature, with Christmas pictures. OH YAY! So, for any of you guys who have Christmas art that you would like me to put in my feature thingie, lemme know! Just either message me with the link/links, or comment with a link to your pictures. Yay! :D
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Now, I typically don't like to bitch about work related stuff. I've heard horror stories of bosses finding things people write on the internet. But I really, really, REALLY need to vent.

I've absolutely HAD it with my job. I mean I'm used to some of the bullshit they pull. I really am. I've worked there for seven years. Most of the time I let things slide. But lately, the place as really gone downhill.

I know most people hate thier jobs. I know they do. There are the odd folks out there who love what they do, unlike probably the majority of us who slave-drive for 8 hours (sometimes more) to make a buck so that we can survive in this world. I never used to be one of these people. I used to love my job, actually. Sure, the customers drove me up the wall, but the people I worked with and the environment were enjoyable, and I could go home at the end of the day and just relax and not have to worry about my job.

But lately, it seems nearly all of us these days can get fired for nearly anything. Even us long time employees get treated like shit.

What lead me to me being absolutely fed up with my job? You see, its really been accumulating. Over the last year or so my job as started to become nothing but a god damned Nazi concentration camp in which they beat us down silly mentally until we can no longer take it. I'm a patient individual, I really am. (Anyone who deals with the douchebags of customers that I deal with on a daily basis needs to be.) But it all started about two months ago.

You see, they wrote me up for what we call "cancellation rate". I'm not going to get into the specifics, but basically this is when a customer cancels thier account within 30 days (even tho we HAVE a "30 day risk free guarentee" for customers.), for whatever reason. You see, evidently, it is MY fault that a customer cancels thier account within the 30 day window. Even tho, after researching it, IT WAS NOT MY FAULT. "We don't care", is basically what they said. Until I'm on a "termed" situation on it, they won't look into it. Normally, we just get a verbal warning for crap. But nope. Now, it goes right to written.

Now enter this week. It turns out that, oh dear, I have a high cancellation rate AGAIN. Even tho, once again, it was NOT MY FAULT.

Did you know what happened? It went to THIRD AND FINAL.

Which basically means, if I get another one, they basically will, well, fire me.

Yes. Fire me over something I didn't do.

Makes a lot of sense, I know. Yes, you see, children, it is MY FAULT that customers cancel thier accounts. Even tho it's not, it really is still my fault. Yes, they have that 30 day window. But you see, if only customers can read the fine print, you see. The fine print that is written in invisible ink that says: However, if your customers do cancel your account in the thirty days, its actually your fault even tho you did what you were supposed to. LOLZ.

I firmly stated my opinion on this issue, saying that I didn't agree with it AT ALL, and that I have excellent customer service, I've never been late, I HARDLY take any edays (I've taken two in my whole seven years. Most people max out thier ten in January, for cryin' out loud.). I'm on of the only suckers who actually is willing to work weekends. And other such things.

So, basically, in short, I'm rather pissed off. The first time I heard about this, I actually was a wreck and would cry and get insanely worried. But now, and this could possibly be because I'm on my period, I'm really just PISSED OFF. I'm sick of crying and worrying about this BULLSHIT. I mean stuff of course has been accumulating, but this is seriously the last straw. To write me up over something that is NOT my fault? Excuse me? I CAN'T CONTROL WHAT A CUSTOMER DOES!! Seriously! I mean theres a lot of other things I can say right now but I won't, so I'm trying to keep my tongue here.

So after an extremely long, long, long time, I am now going to get a resume together and hit the pavement. I haven't written a resume in a really, really, REALLY long time, so it's going to be a lot of fun. *rolls eyes* And really, it's not like I'll be losing that much pay anyway. Minimum wage in Ontario is 10 bucks, and I make 11 75. Yeah, whatever, a dollar and some change but seriously. So no matter where I go I'll at least make that much. And really I could give a rats ass how much I make. Especially now that I'm getting all my debts paid off it really doesn't matter. I mean seriously. Not to sound egotistical or anything, but I'm talented, I'm smart, I'm a good employee, I'm super nice and perky. I might be a bit of a hermit at times but I'm sociable and enjoy helping others. I could get a job anywhere.

And this incident has really encouraged me to start working on the stuff that I do what to actually do (like my comic, and novels and stuff that I want to write.) Not saying that I would get anywhere with any of it, but hey, you never know. I've actually secretly wanted to be a novelist, and hell, I've always wanted to be a cartoonist like Bill Waterson or Jim Davis.

I love my shift, but theres only so much one person can take. I mean seriously, on all the days I go to work I'm so exhausted, I always have headaches that DON'T GO AWAY until, surprisingly, my days off, I come home about to eat Josh's head off because I'm so pissed off about everything. The added stress is NOT WHAT I NEED right now.

The good thing is, tho, is that when I'm pissed off, I burn hella calories. Seriously. On my walk at night I just give 'er. Anyway.

So yes. Fed up. That's basically the gist of my issue. I could go into detail, but frankly I'm too lazy to right now and I'm just so tired of complaining about my job.

Merry FUCKING Christmas to you, too, Job.
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OH HAI EVERYBODY!

How have you all been? I know, it's been a long time since I babbled (well, technically not, if you watch my artwork and actually read my babbles....), but here I am!

*people start backing away slowly...*

NNNNYYYYYYYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COME BACK!!

Anyway. So whats new in the life of Jess?

(Nothing.)

Shut up Brain. Lots goes on in my life.

(Yeah, like Nothing.)

Well if you must know, BRAIN, it's a WHOLE LOT OF NOTHING.

Anyway. Things have actually been going pretty good, I must say. I'm still in debt but slowly but surely it's getting payed off. I've begun to sell some of my random things on eBay that I have lying around to make some cash. Mostly, they are loose dolls that I have that I have never done anything with, I have a pair of perfect Guess jeans that I really wish I could fit in, but they are just too big for me, but they have no rips or anything so Imma gonna sell them. I've also sold these old Sailor Moon foil cards (remember those, anyone?) that I've had for years. I'm going to sell some Pokemon ones that I briefly collected a long time ago (both Sailor Moon cards and Pokemon cards are from my slight weeaboo phase a long time ago...). Altho, my boyfriend likes Pokemon but he said I could sell them and didn't want them. So, anyway. I'm doing rather wll, considering. I've sold about 65USD dollars worth of stuff so far! So it will help cover my Christmas costs and also provide me with more money to pay off my credit card.

And for the record, I got my Cintamani stuff. And I don't regret buying them now. OMG THEY ARE LOVE. PURE, EXPENSIVE LOVE. I shall make a mental note to buy more from the site when I'm not horribly broke.

I'm also anxiously waiting until January. You may be wondering why. See, I made a pact with my boyfriend and told him that I wouldn't buy any more clothes until January. This has been going on for a few months now. I am actually going a little crazy because of it. But boy howdy. Once January hits. My debit card is going to be on fire. FIRE I SAY! Or not. But anyway. So in the midst of all this, I've been going through my waredrobe and getting rid of more things. It's actually quite the accomplishment!! I'm proud of myself! Next I'll be going through my jean drawer and going through everything, and anything that does not fit anymore is gone. Thanks to TurboFire I've lost some booty so a lot of my jeans are too big. And I hate it when my pants are too baggy. (Which is really weird, because when I was a teenager it was the opposite.) And plus, I really just want to start filling up my wardrobe with practical, comfortable, and stylish clothing, not impulse buy items that I'll never wear, or hardly wear. I mean seriously. I wear like, 5% of my pants that I actually have. 0.0 The others are just kinda...sitting there. So yes. The New Year will be filled with Jess being practical.

(*snicker*)

Shut up Brain. I can be practical.

(Practically not.)

I'm not listening to you anymore.

Anyway, I've also got my Christmas Spirit back! It took me two years, but dammit, it's back! Which makes me really happy. Even tho I'm really broke and get do what I want for people this year for Christmas, it will be filled with happiness and joy and boughs of holly, fa la la la la, la la la la! I've already pretty much bought my gifts now, just gotta finish up the last bits. I didn't really know what to get anyone this year but luckily Josh gave me a list - a list which I'm going to stick to so as not to go overboard. We're going to start decorating this week, and I've already pulled out all my Christmas movies (much to Josh's dismay) and I shall be watching them lots and lots of times (Much to Josh's dismay.) Of course, outside, it's not very Christmasy. Actually it's been a very warm November. It has only gone under 0 (celcius) only a handful of times, and even still it's not really even cold. I haven't broken out my uber thick winter wear yet. It's supposed to get up to like, 15 in the middle of the week. I guess it's okay that it doesn't snow so much, since I've been biking every day til work until I absolutely cannot bike anymore (ie can't because if I do I will get stuck in the snow.), and grocery shopping is much easier when you don't have to trudge through the snow because no one in this @#$!!$#$ city knows how to plow anything, but still. I like snow. It's fun. And fluffy.

Like kittehs.

BUT. The most important news of all. The one that you've been waiting for (if, of course, y'all are still with me)... is....

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I HAVE FOUND MY MUSE. For about two or so years, I've been trying to figure out how to do my comics, and really what to do with them..but ladies and gentlemen... I've finally done it. FINALLY. Now, of course it's in the works, but I've started and thats whats important. I mean, I've even got a TITLE AND EVERYTHING for the first story.

*flails* I LIKE NEVER HAVE TITLES! EVAR!

*confetti!*

  So anyway. I'm writing a "script" of the stories first, which will be edited and then edited some more, but this seems to be working for me, and  once I've perfected it then I'll start the drawing process. I'm really proud of myself! And the good thing about me is once I've started, I pretty much keep going. After so many years, I'm finally bursting through my veil of fail!

HURR IT RHYMES. THATS WHY I USED IT HURRRRR!

So yes. I'd love to be able to take it to work and work on it there (for some reason I write really well at work.) but we have a no paper and pen policy now, and if I have paper or pens on my desk they could actually fire me, or whatever. So yeah. Not gonna do that. I suppose I could do it on my breaks tho and stuff. But anyway. I'm really happy and I can't believe all this...PROGRESS! I'm making. It's kinda a confidence boost.


Also, I'm pretty pumped too. Because at the Goodwill the other day, I found TONS OF EVERWORLD books - I used to read this series but never finished it when I was in high school! So when I saw them I HAD to buy them! I don't care if they are kinda kiddy books, I loved them! I think I'm just missing number 9, which I can probably snag from eBay :D OH YAY!

So anyway. That's it for now. I'll be back later with more about my REALLY EXCITING LIFE!

Loves,

Jess
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Oh crap.

So I went to this site, from Iceland, called Cintamani.is. Now, this is a wonderful, awesome site. I absolutely adored the stylish winter clothing. Being a Canadian, having warm clothing is pretty awesome especially in the winter. Not that it gets terribly cold here or anything (really, it's not as cold here as everyone seems to think. Especially where I live. I usually doesn't start snowing until like, December here, which kinda sucks because half of the time I think we're going to end up with a brown Christmas....)

Now. While the site can be switched the English,the prices still remain in Iceland Kronurs. Okay, fine, whatever. I've bought things in different currencies before. Anyway. So I decided, because I like to shop, that I would pick out a few things and see how much they would be.

This is where I either appear to be really stupid, or just naive. Or whatever.

So the total came to "72.970 ISK" So, what does Jess do? She goes and calculates her total through a currency converter, at a site called XE.com. I typed it in just like that, and low and behold, XE came up with:     0.665099 CAD. Now. When Jess looks at that, she sees 66 CENTS rounded. 66 CENTS?? FOR ALL THESE AWESOME CLOTHES?? AWESOMESAUCE!

So anyway, I place my order, and I get super excited and feeling like I just got the best deal EV-OR.

Now, this is where one should know that if something looks to good to be true, it probably IS too good to be true. In fact, I should know that, working for a cellular company, theres always stuff that looks too good to be true.

So I get an email confirmation saying my order was shipped. YAY! My 66 cent order was shipped! Now, granted they never gave me a total for shipping, but I figured, the shipping wasn't going to make it that much more. And even if I had to pay 100 dollars for shipping, WHATEVER! I JUST GOT THREE ITEMS FOR 66 CENTS!

So I decide to go and check my credit card statement. And then, this, folks, is where I realize that I'm complete fail.

Because my Visa statement jumped from 230 something all the way to.....

$955.

So either, A) My shipping was like, 700 dollars, or B) I actually don't understand how to convert things, or XE.com is VERY, VERY WRONG.

But it turns out that I got confused, because just now I decided to take out the period from after the 2, and it looks like I came up to about 665 dollars or so. Which is what I should have done in the first place (It's just that the email confirmation had a 'dot' in between the 2 and the 9...so I guess thats where I got confused...) I should have known better tho, because when you look at the price, the site actually puts the prices as, like 22456 or something like that. So I guess this is just one of those cases where a period is actually a comma or something.


Well, atleast I know now, right?

Well, the good thing is that I intend to sell some things on eBay (some of these dolls that a lot of people use for One of a Kind doll artwork.) so I might make some cash off of that, and also, I should be able to pay off everything by the end of the month. I might not make that much selling the dolls, but seeing how many I actually have I should be able to sell them in groups of four or whatever for about 5 dollars to start. And, I'm also getting some government checks as well (roughly about 270 something dollars worth), so I'll be able to use my paychecks to pay off stuff, and my government checks for Christmas gifts. I'll probably just end up drawing something for my mom (since I don't even know if she wants anything, because she, apparently, is "cancelling" Christmas.)

Ugh. I seriously hate money. I'm totally going to start doing what that show, if any of you have seen it, Til Debt Do Us Part does and like, just put all my money in little jars/boxes and seperate them for groceries/food , entertainment, bills, whatever. And shove my debit and credit card in a box, lock them up, and never look at them for like, a year. *sigh.*

Well atleast I know now, right? I suppose I could return them, but I know as SOON as I get them I'll fall in love with them XD

Anyway, I'll definately still shop at the site when I need uber warm things. It's not Cintamani's fault, just my own for not reading things properly and getting too excited (Accountability - I HAS IT. Unlike, like, 99.88888888888% of the stupid ass customers I get....*rolls eyes*  Customer: YOU GUYS CHARGED ME 70 DOLLARS FOR TEXT MESSAGES! I HAVE TEXT MESSAGING IN MY PLAN! Rep: Yes, but these are international text messages. These messages in your plan are only national, which are clearly stated in your plan description. Customer: ....*doesn't say anything* CREDIT MY ACCOUNT! I WANNA SPEAK TO YOUR SUPERVISOR!!!) . I really do love the stuff they have there, and the Icelandic wool mittens are just to die for (thats the one thing I definately need to get- -WARM- mittens. The problem with mittens that  I buy is that they just don't keep you warm. I should just get one of those Russian furry things that you shove your hands in. Not only are they fuzzy, but kinda cute too. Anyway.

Guess no going out for dinners and stuff on Saturdays. Guess it's sitting at home, drinking hot chocolate, eating popcorn and watching Hockey Night In Canada for a few weeks. Not that theres a problem with that of course. (Unless your team is failing, epically, which is usually the case for the Canadiens. XD)

But dammit, atleast I'll be warm. *flails in the air*
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