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Saturday, May 11th, 2002
3:16 am
Another day draws to a close. Finally got a decent meal in me today....albiet, not a healthy one, and did some grocery shopping to fill the cupboards again. After that, did some Mother's Day shopping. I need to get my dates straight. For some reason, I was convinced Mothers Day wasn't till the 16th. >.<;;

Another fun tidbit, today (well, I guess its yesterday now) was my year anniversary of being liberated. I didn't even remember it until I was driving out to pick up Dave tonight after work, but maybe it was why things went so smoothly for me today *shrugs* ah well.

It looks like I'll be going to Colorado this summer for a visit with the folks after all. Dave tells me he spoke to Todd on the phone tonight and he has some Frequent Flyer Miles he's not used up yet that he needs to get rid of, so he's offered to foot the bill for a plane ticket for me. He assured Dave it would be a favor to himself since he wants to get rid of the credit card the miles are on, but I still owe him a favor, methinks.

Dave's still insisting that he's not going on this trip. I understand his point about missing work and saving money...I guess I'll have to hide behind Kelly most of the visit and hope my parents don't try to corner me into staying. I doubt they will, but its just a nagging worry of mine (especially since my aunt and gramma have decided to time their visits to coincide with mine).

Anyhow, its late and past time that I ought to be in bed. *yawn*
Thursday, May 9th, 2002
2:56 pm
I was not sniffing your spicy brains.
Well, I got an Email back from the gal I wanted to buy Mimic from that I talked to yesterday. She's asking $40 for the pony. I guess that's a fair enough price, though i wish I could get her to clean her up first. Its common practice but I'm not especially fond of the idea of cutting an expensive toy's head off to clean it, taking out its mane and tail, and then trying to put it back together. Mmm...frankenMimic.

Still waiting to hear from Mike on my redraws of spurtle, vulterien, paisy, gurgle, and silverwolf. I wish he'd check his mail more often since he's the one with the deadline. I just don't want to send them in bulk and lose track of who he thinks needs a redraw. Ah well. He's got my number so if it becomes an issue, I'm sure he'll drop me a line.

People are starting to wonder where my neopian times comic went. I'm wondering if I should keep going with it or not. Given it was kind of a ludicrous reason I stopped (got mad at the staff), its amazing how much more free time I've got now that I'm not bothering myself with trying to think of a kid-appropriate gag each week and dragging my clipboard to work to draw these strips for which I'm getting no compensation for.

I mean, hell, yes I enjoyed the attention I got for it. Anybody who does something that other people enjoy reading enjoys the attention it drags in, but I'd rather be focusing my time and energy on the stuff I'm getting paid for. (i.e. -- the furbid commission I still owe Ebonhawk, the commission Sorincat Emailed about, and the monopets stuff)

Time to try and tackle cleaning this room. The living room was a worthy adversary but not enough to defeat me. BWAHAHA!! *coughcough*

Current Mood: busy
Wednesday, May 8th, 2002
7:07 pm
Talked to Michael and the contract is on its way :) Got all of the monopets redraws done last night and all that's left is to send them in pieces. If they weren't such a pain to scan, I'd have done it sooner, but I need to keep track of which ones need to be redone. So far only the Bleep and the Blot didn't pass muster. Ah well...both are pretty simple.

Dave called Buster Charlie last night and had me get on the other line. For some reason, BC was on a My Little Pony kick (its better than his Bad Bad Leroy Brown kick...) and kept demanding a picture of himself and one of them...so Dave, being Dave and unable to draw equines of any description, decided he'd grant him his wish. The finished product is still sitting on the desk in front of me as I write this. I thought it was bad enough when Dave had decided unicorns' horns went on their noses....how do you honestly forget that a horse has a plume of hair for a tail?

The one in the drawing is affectionately referred to is the "My Little Hippo"....Dave was punished by being bombarded with MLP mp3's of Buster's own choosing.

Tomorrow I have to start deep cleaning the apartment. Beth and her husband want to come up and visit for a few days this summer and between the ferret and Dave tossing videos and papers all over the living room, the place looks like a bomb went off in it. Not like I can talk. My CD's and failed sketches are all over the place in THIS room. Two packrats living togeher in a cramped apartment is NOT a pretty picture -_-

Somewhere along the line, he and I need to come to an agreement on our 80's toy collections too. He's complained about my My Little Ponies and He-Man stuff taking up all the space in the storage bin, but his care bears are hogging the closet. I think when our lease runs out on this place, we'll have to upgrade to the next sized apartment to have room for all our stuff since our main problem here isn't really the mess, but the fact that we tried to fit too many belongings into too small of a space.

Ah well. As always, we'll make it work and toys are not really an issue right now. :) Byez!

Current Mood: nostalgic
Tuesday, May 7th, 2002
5:47 pm
Well this was a quasi-productive day. I picked up a shift for someone who called in sick last night and got an extra eight hours on my payroll. It won't be a huge difference, but money's money and in my situation, I can't say no. :) Dave ended up going with me and spent most of the time listening to talk radio in the backseat while I sat up front and counted the cars going in and out of the gate (being a SO is such riveting work...).

Still need to sit down and plan out a budget with Dave after we're done paying off his ER bill. I can't believe we're finally closing in on that after months of playing catch-up! Also, need to get in touch with Dr. Kutsy and get his Dilantin prescription refilled since it runs out soon.

On a lighter note, I'm almost done with the monopets redraws that Mike wanted. After that, I guess he's got me working on battle poses. Wish he'd just give me an agenda so I can weasel ahead of the game, but can't have everything, I suppose.

Gonna run now. Dave wants to play his Star Wars game and I need to clean Gir's cage.

Current Mood: exhausted
Sunday, July 1st, 2001
9:52 pm
Well, the good news is I've finally landed a graphics job. The bad news, its at a kids' site (www.monopets.com), and they want me to disassociate myself with any questionable material of mine online. So before the week's out and the contract is signed, I need to go through and clean out my archives and crap. Still, I don't mind. I don't post my art very often online anymore and the crap that was is ancient stuff that I can't even look at without wincing anymore.

I wasn't sure about whether they'd want me to edit the journal, but I decided to give it an overhaul anyhow rather than editing the swears and sex out of every single entry. There's lots of stuff I've said in here over the months that I'm really not very proud of. Alot of it was overreacting and anger on my part...things that really should be kept offline. I've since moved my stress pill to a notebook of mine and this will be what I had intended it to be: a journal.

I've been talking to Chris's mom a bit lately. She's a counselor and has offered to try and help me resolve issues I had with my dad. I'm not sure if its going much of anywhere, but I feel better. Better enough at least that I've decided to follow through on my visit home this July. Dave's not going to be able to come with me anymore because of our finances. That's alright. I don't think he really wanted to go to begin with.

Jack, according to one of Dave's readers, has an upcoming review in The Comics Journal. I'm not sure if they were pulling his leg or if they mean it, but I guess time will tell.

As for me, I'm sincerely hoping this graphics job will unfold for me. Even a little extra income is better than relying only on the paychecks I get from Pierce County Security. Better get back to my redraws :)

Current Mood: accomplished
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