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New Idea

New Idea

I've had so many idea bouncing around and each time I pick one and say "ok, this is the one I'm going to stick with. It seems solid enough to really develop." And then ... Nothing. This time, I really mean it! --- no really! It's going to be awesome! I came across a tidbit of information, thanks to BBC's Horrible Histories (I totally thought of this before that "Vikings" show on History came out), that wouldn't it be interesting to follow the life of a (fictional) monk who gets gets sold into slavery after his monastery is sacked by Vikings. All he has left is his small, personal Bible, which he is able to hide or the Vikings let him keep (b

Discovering and Rediscovering Juvenile Literature

Discovering and Rediscovering Juvenile Literature

(In the best way). I finally saw the "Rise of the Guardians" film a couple months ago, and throughly enjoyed it (Alexandre Desplat is on my favorite composers list now! He was already on my radar with "The King's Speech", I have not heard a more well-crafted movie score in a long time). Although, back to the series, I did not realize that the books I had vaguely heard it the film was based on was a William Joyce series, whom I had only known for "Roly-Poly Ollie" and "Meet the Robinsons" (And now I also know his "Leafmen" books spawned the "Epic" movie). I finally went to the library and checked out a bunch of his books (for myself and for

Death in Paradise (part deux)

Death in Paradise (part deux)

Okay . . . okay . . . Kris Marshall's growing on me, darn it. Near the end of the second episode I was like, "no! Don't make me like you! No, no, no!" :) I still miss D.I. Poole. Kris Marshall's more "grounded" character would have worked if we did not have the more extreme Poole character to compare him with.

Death in Death in Paradise

Death in Death in Paradise

NooooOOooo! Why do you keep doing this to me, BBC? First Assumpta in "Ballykissangel", Arthur in "Merlin", Sybil and Matthew in "Downton Abbey" and now D.I. Poole in "Death in Paradise"? When an actor leaves a show why do you always have to kill them off?! From articles announcing his departure from the series it sounded like Ben Miller was leaving in the middle of the third series . . . Psych! Gotcha! . . . we killed him off with an ice pick in the first three minutes! Totally unnecessary! His character wanted to return to the U.K. and tried to more than once, despite his fondness for his team, he could have left at last and it would have be

New Software, New Job(s)

New Software, New Job(s)

I am having so much fun with my new software, Manga Studio 5! I can't wait to start drawing comics with it. I've been also having a blast working on commissions, especially this new one which has to do with illustrating scenes from WWII veterans' accounts. I also have a new job working in the infant room at a Montessori school! Woohoo! To come home after an eight hour day of cuddling babies, to draw, sounds good to me.

Sliding

Sliding

First major snowfall of December! Woohoo! And my first accident of the month . . . Only I could go into a ditch driving fifteen miles per hour in an straight line. Minimal damage. Verdict from the shop was my tires have dry rot and were fixing to bust, so that may have contributed to my slushy slide.

Hmmm . . .

Hmmm . . .

Well, life's been full of up's and downs since I last wrote in here. Left a job for a better paying one . . . got fired for no reason from that job . . . hired by as an art teacher for an after school program . . . got another full time job, quit that because it was horrendous (I had to call state licensing on the place). Been just hired by Old Navy for the season, now have two part-time jobs . . . where the Lord is leading me only He knows . . .

Praising God for Every Day of Life.

Praising God for Every Day of Life.

I'm still reeling over what happened in Colorado . . . and there are some people who don't believe in evil . . . I really believe the End Times are upon us. Some of things that have to happen politically in certain places have not happened yet. But, we are seeing an alarming increase in senseless violence and natural disasters on a level unheard of in the past, which is what the Bible predicts will happen as the End of Days draws near. It can be a frightening concept to some, but all the more reason Christians need to continue reaching out to people with the saving truth of Jesus Christ. Who of those people ever thought that when they walked

Still Employed! Yay! (Reprise)

Still Employed! Yay! (Reprise)

I'm still employed, hurray! Still working on that one comic . . . holy cow . . . taking forevah . . . Loving season two of Covert Affairs! Mmmm . . . Auggie . . . and Piper is awesome and I am loving the further fleshing out of the character of Annie's boss, though the name escapes me. Her being stuck in jury duty and trying to covertly (haha) keep in touch with the office without being able to reveal she's CIA, was hilarious! White Collar's new season is okay . . . would prefer less of Diana's personal life. She awesome in her undercover stint as a personal assistant to a very difficult magazine head. Nothing more to add except that I'm s

No Place Like Home in February

No Place Like Home in February

So, it's February and I'm still employed. Yay! I was thinking about SCAD today. I was thinking, if I could do it all over again, and I wish I could, what would I do differently? Only one thing: Work harder. Even when doing something I love, I'm a slacker. I think my art would be better today if I had taken some of my classes more seriously. Paying for it now. *Sigh* If anyone says "I told you so", I'll smack them. I'm lookin' at you, "Chaoskomori". Anywho, still working on my "thumbprint". I want it up by this month. In reference to the former half of the journal title, we are moved in to a house! A house, house. Not a townhouse. Not a re

Two Days to Go!

Two Days to Go!

Omigosh! Christmas is two days away! Where does the time go? Good thing the rest of my Christmas gifts came in the mail today. Thanks, UPS Man! I got to be with the babies at work today, yay! Well, baby, to be exact. We only have one enrolled so far: a sweet little three-month old girl. So little and precious! Squeee! It's so precious the way they gaze at you while you feed them their bottle. They blink at you sleepily, because eating is tiring business for a baby. D'aaaaw! So cute! I got to cuddle her and hold her against my shoulder and she did that cute baby thing where they "eat" your shirt. So cute. On another note, I got Michael W. Sm

Bronchitus! Awesome!

Bronchitus! Awesome!

For the first time ever I have Bronchitus! Wooo! I was surprised when the doc told me. I thought it was just a bad cold. I was like, "'bronchial' what? You mean Bronchitus!?" So . . . I had to take off of work, practically wiped out my account in order to pay for the doctor visit, since I have no insurance, and the antibiotics . . . And I can't go to Williamsburg to hang out with my friends which I've been looking forward to for months because apparently (and I didn't know this), if you over exert yourself the Bronchitus could easily turn into Pnemonia. Yikes. So, I'll be staying here. In bed. Surrounded by my favorite books that I've rea
Still alive and with a full time job at a prosthetics and orthotics office as "patient care coordinator" (aka administrative assistant). It's interesting and I'm learning a lot.
Still alive!
Job hunting!
Still alive!
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