February 21, 2009


two major list accomplishments in one week, nearly $1500 dollars lighter, but it’s all so worth it.

check it, fool.

February 12, 2009

254 other people did it, so should you.

I’m finally beginning to feel artist-esque.  I’m working on a few projects that are art based but using my video, not completely failing printmaking, and just in general feeling good about things.  Tis a wonderful week, even if there’s a 3-year-old crying herself to sleep a floor above me.


A quick memo.

February 10, 2009

So, I may not have said this, but I LOVE tattoos.  and I’m going for my consultation next Thursday.  I haven’t stopped smiling since I made the appointment.

That is all.

The right direction..?

February 1, 2009

My stomach is full of cheesecake and my house full of balloons.  I had a lovely birthday with my greatest friends and the very best friend a girl can have.  I’ve made a step in a new direction and what I’m hoping is the best direction for me.  For us.  Sometimes friendship is more important than the relationships you seek out.  I’m just praying I’m right about it this time.

#2, here we go:

my little sister and her lovely dog, Toby.  Photo blog tomorrow…? we’ll see.

365 and counting.

January 31, 2009

The last few weeks have been very, very interesting for me personally.  A lot has changed and while I know the coming weeks will be difficult for me, I also know it’s what I need.  I need to finally stand up for what I know is right in my life and press forward.  My life can’t stop, my job isn’t going anywhere, and work won’t finish itself.  I’m a strong person and I owe it to myself and the people that I love to be honest and open.  Life is too short to waste.

Today is going to be filled with work (bleh, on my birthday) and just some errands and chores.  Later today I’ll probably have friends over to celebrate and watch me do something stupid.  Here’s to 20 being better than 19.

Here’s also to my 365 project.  A person a day for 365 days, starting with myself.  This might adjust to include something from my day, but right now I’m going to be sure to get at least 3 people a week.  Should be wonderful.


I’ll flood your screen.

January 26, 2009

I love a challenge.  That being said, I’m not a huge fan of things that feel nearly impossible for me to accomplish.  Today was my first day working alone in Printmaking and for the first two hours I seriously considered running to the Registrar’s Office to check for an opening in Photo II.  It’s not that I don’t like it–I actually really love it–but I just can’t get the hang of it.  The emulsion scraped off when I rinsed the screen, I can’t apply enough pressure when I’m pulling, and the damned power washer scares the shit out of me.  After having a near meltdown, Ryan came back to class and helped me pull 16 (near) perfect flats.  Granted, they’re just flats,  but compared to the attempts I had on my own, I feel as though I have something to be excited about.  Wednesday will be helping him pull and getting my halftone sorted out so I can finish up the project.

The evening will be rounded out by trying to force down some dinner, running for an hour of dance, and a FTW meeting.  What a night.

It’s Friday.. again.

January 23, 2009

So last Friday I posted a video, and in keeping with tradition–yes, this is a new tradition–and because I’m not sure what to write about, I’m posting another video.

This video comes about because I’m pretty sure that I’ve become addicted to Facebook.  I met a kind person the other day while volunteering at my college for MLK Day and became friends with him.  Noticing that he was a video student at a nearby college, I checked out his videos and I found this:

I sure hope he doesn’t care. Or doesn’t read this.   Either way, enjoy.

I’ve been feeling semi-uninspired, so to help me get past this mental block, I’ve looked to Shaba to help me out.  Here it goes!

The rules:

1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”

2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.

3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.

4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.

5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

1)    What one quote/lyric/etc do you live your life by? Why?

I actually have been thinking about this a lot lately.  I have the quote “Nothing is worth more than this day” tattooed on my foot and I’ve really been trying to live by that.  When things seem dismal, all I really have to do is take a glance down to be reminded that no matter what, today’s better than yesterday was and tomorrow has the promise of greatness.

2)    What is your earliest memory?
People think I’m lying, but I remember being 2 and a half years old at the petting zoo, having sheep rip the shoelaces right out of my sneakers while my pregnant mother attempted to chase them away.  Beyond that, I remember being about three or four and hanging out on my back porch with my Aunt in the summertime, relaxing on our glider.
3)    What would someone be surprised to learn about you?
A lot of people are surprised to learn that I have two tattoos, but I’ve had pictures of them on here, so that’s not too exciting.  Sometimes it’s surprising to those who think they know me that I’m actually a year younger than most of them think I am (born in 1989).  Other than that, I think I’m a pretty boring person.
4)    If you had to pick one meal to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Pizza, as long as I could have it in many varieties.  Or pancakes with chocolate chips and blueberries and apples, just not all at the same time.
5)    Would you ever do anything just to get on tv?
No.  I really hate being in front of the camera.

Now it’s your turn!  If you actually read this (and keep a blog) post and I will “interview” you.


January 18, 2009

After a tough three days–probably the worst I’ve had since early 2007–I’ve kind of decided that something needs to be done.  I’m trying to get my head on straight and figure out how to go about getting help.  These problems aren’t simply me being full of emotions, but maybe something deeper.  I’m looking to straighten myself out so I can in turn straighten my life out.

Since we’re off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I get to venture into the city tomorrow for my supplies.  I’m looking forward to a busy week (schedules seem to help me exponentially) and dance starting up again.  I’m just hoping things get under control sooner than later.

watch it, you won’t regret it.