MenopauseIt comes and goes. And sucks and blows.
Came on suddenly today, and I'm on the last of my kava and have no tofu that isn't expired.
And I'm afraid the extreme moodiness might blow an investment I hope to make. Or at least not blow it before I even have the money to try. Fuck.
Oh wait, I do have some tofu, in the dried miso soup cup o' soup stuff. I better get some in my gob.
Anyone wants to know what its like? Girls, you already know what a period feels like. This is like bad ones that randomly come on, sometimes with no blood, but ALL THE FEELINGS EVERY TIME.
Boys - it feels like massive diarrhea, but nothing shoots out your butt. It juuuust stayyyys there churning in your gut, shooting all the feelings out your nerves. ALL THE FEELINGS!
Tofu and its lovely pseudo-estrogen is my friend...
Its Done...and Gone to the AllsparkUpon further reflection, I couldn't afford my car even if it WAS running. The money is just better spent on things like taking Madeline to the vet, which I haven't for two years.
So, I attempted to sell Snowball the Sorta Decepticon to Cash 4 Cars, who, since it was 20 years old wanted me to donate to their chosen charity and they'd give me a $500 gift card to Restaurants.com, some hotel days, and something else which I don't recall. This sounded good, so arrangements were made for it to be picked up on Saturday.
But in filling out the title I made an error in the blank where you're supposed to list the current address of the seller, under the last of the three signature blanks. It was a small error, but I was worried enough that I hopped the bus to the closest Dept of Licensing to see if it was a bad error.
And that's where a stupid little legal thing blew my plan all to hell.
See, Washington has this rule that if you are gifted a vehicle and thus didn't pay any fees
So...My 20 year old Civic is 99% dead. I looked up the symptoms, then replaced the has-so-many-different-names-its-fucking-ridiculous injection/main power relay assembly/PGM-FI/PCM after pulling it out and finding the common old Honda problem of cracked solder. I was gonna solder it myself, but then the solder iron I bought has a bad tip...but on the good side severe nearsightedness meant I didn't need a magnifying glass to see the cracks in the solder when I held the board up to my eyeball! XD. The 1% is because the battery didn't completely drain until I tried turning it on after the replacement. Its an old battery, and I'll have to pay over $100 to buy one from a place I can walk to, or see if Walmart will deliver one of their value batteries for half the price. Or get a taxi or Uber to Walmart. The bus says ABSOLUTELY NOT to bringing it onboard, even new.
This is the third plan for trying to get my car back working. First plan was resolder the above-m
Bleah...Used one of my t-shirts and my box fan for a makeshift air purifier. Christ this smoke combined with my upper story apartment sucks.
I know its nothing like what CA usually has, but I just wanted to bitch a little because I'm starting to feel sick to my stomach.
The Search for Rally Cap RudySlight update:
It turned out that the old email I found for his breeder/former owner/former trainer is still good, and she got back to me today with the news that she's going to look into what's happened to him and get back to me on Wednesday if she finds out anything! Woot!
Sleepless North of SeattleAnd its not because of the big booms happening right now.
I've stayed up all night a couple times in the last few weeks now, searching for any mention of a Thoroughbred racehorse I like, whether he has been moved to another track or trainer, or has been sent home for a long rest or recuperation from an injury not noted in the chart of his last race, or God Forbid, disposed of at an auction like so many other low-level claimers are.
I can't explain why its THIS horse and not all of the horses in my virtual stable on Twinspires who've been MIA for months, 'cause I don't know why but I am starting to get a bit obsessed. His name is Rally Cap Rudy, and his last race was on April 2nd, 2018 at Turf Paradise in Arizona. Last summer he raced at Emerald Downs (trained by his breeder/owner, even!) but when his trainer went to Hastings after Emerald's season ended, he was immediately claimed (can't blame 'em, he's a consistent runner, and I would if I could!). That owner/t
Looking Up How to Junk My CarThe Honda I got for free from the parents is having increasing transmission trouble and the struts have started to collapse, both issues for which I have 0 money. Plus, despite it being a '99 model, it was actually built in '98 so its 20 years old this year. I do wish I had the money to fix it up, as its been important to me for the last 30+ years to have the freedom to drive for hours and busses don't cut it for that, despite if its a good system or not.
I plan to drive it until it quits, as I pretty much only drive around the city since I stopped long-distance driving after the strokes (tho now its because of the car and not the fatigue factor), and with the city's bus system I won't get stranded if/when it breaks down. But I certainly will be depressed by the lack of freedom and loss of ability to do things like haul stuff around. Yes, I could get, for instance, a new TV delivered here but there's a high risk of package theft in my building.
Guess What Showed Back UpWarning: On the Edge of Raging Bitchness Ahead
So I got a note that day from the person who used to run the garden about free veggie starts that were on offer, so I called and asked if she'd seen where the hose nozzle went. She's the one that told me it had been there when she was sitting in the chair next to the hose on Thursday afternoon, and she had hung it up on the fence along with the broken purple one. Sitting there in the muddy, swampy area next to the hose, on a chair on soaking wet plywood, when there were lots of other chairs in DRY areas to sit, and had hung up my bought nozzle along with one that had a broken lever.
Just mentioning that.
Guess what showed up some time between that phone call and 7 am this morning. Just happened to be attached to the hose, too. Hmmm.
Its now in my apartment for the time being, because I am (probably menopausally) bitchy right now and that is not a good time to decide what I'm going to do - leave it
And Then Some Mofo......stole the spray nozzle I bought for the garden hose just last week. It was there yesterday, and I'm told it was there earlier today...but not this evening. GRRRRRR. I guess it was too damn shiny for someone to resist.
Guess I'll go buy another and keep it with me.
If you're wondering why its so important its because my garden is like 60+ feet away down an incline from the nearest spigot, and while no one has stolen my gallon plastic watering jug I really don't want to haul it back and forth umpteen zillion times to water my whole garden. I use it for targeted watering only, which is what I did tonight, trying to get the nasturtiums and squash to finally sprout.
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Stylised Mediocre Melodies ShowcaseThey are still a wip but I'll update this journal when i finish all the gang
I'm doing this cuz i want to know your opinion/thoughts on this
Just to show the details on suit
Same but with endo
Just to show the details on suit
Same but with Endo
Criticism is REALLY appreaciated
You can comment any idea or something to improve on the models
Pillowing Pile Thrift Store (New Stock Alert!)Welcome to the Pillowing Pile Thrift Store!
Here is a place where pillowings and lintlings come to rest, recover, and eventually go out and find new homes for themselves. For whatever reasons their old homes didn't quite work out, but that doesn't mean they're giving up. They're eager to meet you and can't wait to explore your home!
If you would like to purchase one of the adopts here with your cc, please comment below.
A mod will then comment back to confirm and collect the pillowing or lintlings things (extra art if it has any) for you and send you both on your way by note.
If you would like to trade or gift your pillowing/lintling away, just comment on the pillowings or lintlings archive submission at the Pillowing-Archive.
1. MYO Pillowing: 0186 / SOLD
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taking 3 slots again! any type!
my commissions will no longer be first come first serve.
i will choose the characters by their design or inspiration i have for them,
but don't give up if i dont choose your character the first time!
i might choose it for another commissions batch
please expect slow replies, since i want to take my time with collecting and choosing the commissions :>
Shopping in Munich (2) by Ellysiumn-GvE
Cuba by jenyvess
Gift for MONDRIGA012 by dDarknezZ
school playground by Takiako-Nakashi
Fight for life by miirex
She and the red moon by Julianez
Math problems. by whitebaltowolf
To My Dearest Love On Valentine's Day by Juliet1017
Happy-birthday-pamela-2018 by Creaciones-Jean
Regal by Thelma1
ALDUB by minickart
King Biggie 'T' and Silly Dilly page 1 by Dimidad97
Untitled stock by PridesCrossing
Forever Friends by BlueIvyViolet
Triumph by A-Separate-Reality
The Wolfen by TonyGCampagna
Enry Arud (Art-Trade) by Unreal-Forever
Old Beach by ladyjudina
CU by ralfw666
Cheeky... by Mom-EsPeace
Contrasts by fearless-frog
My Halloween Costume Meme by Carriejokerbates
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Canson Montval or Bristol paper 300gsm, 0.3 mechanical pencil + graffiti 0.3 mm B, pencils 2B and 6B, and kneaded rubber.
Disposable ink pens 0.05, 0.1 and 0.8. French curve set, 40cm ruler. Light table. Crow quill nibs. Acrylic black ink.
The brushes I use to ink, the one format I do like is a round liner (Fine Liner Sable 2/0 302). There are many formats but particularly I like that one because it is perfect for contouring, outlining and for doing fine details, it keeps the trace steady and straight, and many people like to use it for signatures.
But I think the tools should be tested and chosen individually by each person. If you don't work well with nibs then try pens. If you don't like mechanical pencils then use regular pencils. Don't try to get the same tools that your favorite artist uses, thinking you're going to be able to make it just like them because those tools work for them. It's t
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It's been so long!
I haven't done a journal in ages and I just updated the look of my profile page and it called for a new one of ....these. So! Let me update you.
I have been very busy, and artwork is coming along slowly, as everyone who actively watches me knows. Sorry about that! I promise I'll be better. <3
I also want to give a special thank you to everyone that showed support of me with the recent hullabaloo... I was really overwhelmed and touched. So thank you so much~! It really helped me get through it. c:
Also for anyone that has not noticed some time in the undecided future, I will be starting my own online manga! I'll be posting the pages here in my gallery. It'll be called Lemuria. I have set up a special sub-gallery just for it now, though it only boasts two im
A quick update on my absenceHello DAers!
My long absence due to multiple projects (and teaching, and graduate school) is probably a month away from coming to an end. I apologies for those who sent me IMs and didn't hear back, sometimes for months. If there is a rush it's almost always better to contact me through my website contact form, as I'll see that right away.
Also, I should have lots of fun skeletals to show off in the coming months (and years) thanks in part to the work I put in over the last 9 months. I look forward to chatting with you all again in a few weeks!
Features of October 2018And here we have October's edition of the feature journals! Come look through some spoopy entries and give them some love
I see some of you guys have really improved since the last feature journal I've done XD
We are Venom. by Mario-19[ Commission ] Hoshiguma Yuugi by CyashaRainInktober Day 25: bunbuns by VanillaTeaCupInktober Day 1 by LulaScarletteStrawberry Elf XD by SukiMisakiMessenger by QbaskaMechanical Heart by Virus-TormentorD.Va by RCSR-artPortrait of My Mum by warrior-princess46As Happy as A Rainbow by LayneonDawn by Iduna-HayaRedraw Challenge by seanymilksunflower by IdleyeBoosette by zivangieKim Possible by MaikelKingHawk - Nanatsu no Taizai (Halloween) by Dingier