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Alex
19 October 2011 @ 12:35 pm
First post since the summer, wowzerz! I keep getting up to this thing where I don't post for a hundred years, and then I come back and write something and promise I'll write more often, and then lather rinse repeat. Except with blogging, rather than shampoo.

Guys, I am woefully out of touch with essentially everything that is fandom. Which is stupid, because I really sincerely miss it...even living in SparkleHouse with mandeelew & katzichan, I need more glitter to get me through the week. Now is the time to make time for boyband again.

Starting MCAD has, frankly, been kicking me to the curb and back. I have some seriously bad habits to correct, largely in the field of time-management. I don't even have a large course load right now, and I'm barely keeping up with things. NEED MOAR DISCIPLINE. Also need less panic and emotional drama, which is where a more regular dose of sparkles comes in -- looking at Arashi on the internet takes up a little bit of time, yes, but it seems to pay off immensely in stress relief. NEED MOAR BOYBAND.

I guess, in short, it's coming down to balance, balance, balance. I feel like I've basically been out of whack since I was at Lawrence, and need to get my feet a little more firmly back on the ground from here on out. Priorities. Also time management. Also a little time for Ohmiya every once in awhile. Once I get myself under control a little but more securely, then hopefully I can even get a job again, who knows.

Now I have to go edit photos and look at pictures of cats and probably watch a fanvid, but I'll hopefully be back soon (for real) :>
 
 
Current Location: Spyhouse
Current Mood: blahblah
 
 
Alex
26 April 2011 @ 10:45 pm
Or something.

After about a week of my life feeling out of sorts, I'm finally getting my poop back into its usual neat little groups. Because when you think of me, you think of things in well-organized, pleasantly arranged stacks of manageable size.

Up until today, my phone has been on the verge of death (if I were a charger, I would be hiding on top of the refrigerator, fyi) Ophelia was being doctored by the lovely eggchan in attempts to make her stop puking, and I forgot my iPod at work overnight. Also Thor is in the shop, and I am driving my grandmother's car...the engine is smaller and it has a heavier body, and not to complain, but driving the beast kind of feels like breathing through a straw. Also also, halfway through an hour-long rush at Caribou yesterday, my voice decided it had had quite enough of my shenanigans and decided it was high time for a vacation of unannounced duration.

On the upside, Daddy Doty has decided I'm old enough to have big people medicine (read: very nice blackberry-flavored brandy) which does a MARVELOUS job of making my throat feel nice and warm and non-scratchy.

On the other upside, I realize I have forgotten to tell the internet: hay gaiz, i can has job! I started about a month ago at Caribou Coffee, doing coffee people type things. Mostly I burn my hands a lot on hot liquids and talk to my supervisor about wonderful things, like being a scientist when I make drinks. She even lets me say "JIKKEN KEKKA" when I make experiment beverages, and sometimes I get to play Arashi on the radio. No job where you get to involve your boyband can be a bad one, folks. Even without that, I do like it a lot, and I hope I can stick with it for quite some time :)

Hopefully I can go pick up Thor tomorrow, and he won't be borken anymore. For the record, tonight I shaved John Couch's hair into a mohawk again, and tomorrow after work I intend to buy new jeans. Oh, and Roommate is coming to visit for the weekend, fancy that :D I'm so excited to see her, it will be grand to have her around again even for just a little while ♥

Here is where I assault you with graphics...this one time, nicefinalbeam posted something about Nino being tuxedo mask.
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No one could have expected me to not take that bait. Honestly.
 
 
Current Mood: relaxedrelaxed
Current Music: Yoko Kanno -- "Circle Line" (Honey & Clover OST)
 
 
Alex
17 March 2011 @ 06:02 pm
Since my portfolio review, I've basically done nothing art-wise.

That is, until I watched Tekkon Kinkreet again with zelflame, and had someone to really flail with over how totally completely awesome it is, and then I had to do a fanart painting :D

Tekkon Kinkreet - resize
(click to see it full-size, if you brike)

Seriously, this movie is crazy...it's violent and trippy and weird, but there's just so much to it. I want to write a film analysis paper on it (nerd alert, I know). The art style is really interesting, too -- it's simultaneously organic, soft, geometric, and sharp. I think it fits the film as a whole pretty much flawlessly, which is of course what anyone would hope for that kind of project.

Plus, Nino voices one of the main characters. He WOULD play an orphan
 
 
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Sister Hazel -- "Wrong the Right Way"
 
 
Alex
12 March 2011 @ 03:49 pm
Hey hey hey, as you may already be aware, the lovely ladies over at arashi_on are hosting a fundraiser for earthquake relief!

I've put myself up as a fanart contributor -- here's my thread, in case anyone's interested :)

Also I just want to take a second to really appreciate the fandom...people standing together as a community to help others is always heartwarming, and perhaps more so when it happens on a global scale over only a handful of shared interests.

PROWD, I am it ♥ ♥ ♥
 
 
Current Mood: optimisticproud
 
 
Alex
09 March 2011 @ 01:38 pm



The day they revoke my photoshop privileges, it will not come as much of a surprise.
 
 
Current Mood: indescribablemeh
 
 
 
Alex
06 March 2011 @ 05:46 pm
I'm feeling better about my cat :)

She's already doing a little better thanks to twice-daily medicine doses for an infection -- actually administering the stuff has been ridiculous, though. At first I was able to trick her with butter or tuna, but at this point she's wise to my wiles and we just brawl it out until she's cornered and I can get the stuff in her mouth. Then she runs and hides under things, growling and drooling all over the place, until I can get her a peace offering of something tasty. It looks much, much funnier than it should, if I'm being honest XD

But, now that I'm not freaking out and crying, I figured I'd do a proper LJ post, with hearts and sparkles and things. And CHOCOLATE.

LOTS & LOTS OF CHOCOLATE.Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Jason Mraz -- "Geek in the Pink"
 
 
Alex
23 January 2011 @ 01:16 pm
ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST.

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This time it's a painting of the bassist for the band Eels, Koool G Murder. Kalie and I went to see them for my last birthday...probably one of the best concerts I've ever been to :)

Also, smelliest painting ever. Masking fluid and nail polish both went into this beast, which was made all the worse by my habit of keeping a cup of coffee on my desk at all times.
 
 
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: Mumford & Sons -- "The Cave"
 
 
Alex
19 January 2011 @ 04:17 pm
I like to make things, so I do it a lot. Please imagine, if you would, an Alot of making things -- a big furry yeti-pug with craft glue and shit tons of glitter. And, in this case thread.

What I mean to say is, the project I've been working on for the last 2 weeks is finally FINISHED

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In other news, today is madeelew's birthday, tomorrow is Gantz, and this whole week is a time for delicious flail. YEY :D
 
 
Current Mood: goodgrood
Current Music: Arashi -- "Re(mark)able"
 
 
Alex
10 January 2011 @ 03:54 pm
I'm becoming increasingly sure that my computer is a crack fiend. I have the feeling that every time I leave the room for more than a few minutes, Ophelia gets a line ready and snorts it. As a result, she runs funny and her memory is degrading...but not just in the normal my-brain-is-filling-up-with-important-boyband-files-and-also-useless-information-like-how-to-cook-ham kind of way, but in the way that for the last couple days she's forgotten how to shut down. Like, completely. She goes to the "Shutting Down" screen and just stays like that until the battery dies (or indefinitely if I plug her in). Also, if I ask her to do more than about three things at once, she goes into complete meltdown and everything stops responding. I think it might be high time I staged an intervention for her poor soul.

This realization does, however, finally explain the white powder I keep finding in the keyboard. There seems to be a lot of it, considering that I hardly ever eat powdered sugar donettes over my computer.




On a completely unrelated note, last night my cat woke me up by jumping up on my bed and then almost immediately falling off and getting stuck between my mattress and the wall. At first I was like



...but then I lol'd.
 
 
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "Prizefighter" -- Eels
 
 
Alex
15 December 2010 @ 05:55 pm
I had to take my cat to the vet today. I hate taking my cat to the vet, mostly because it makes me feel like the worst person in all of history. Even though I know it's a positive thing and I'm being a responsible pet owner, the whole process just makes me feel like I'm torturing my poor cat...from the very beginning, when I carry her downstairs to get her in her carrier (once she figures it out she kind of grips my shoulder and her eyes get all big and buggy and I can almost hear her crying "NO PLEASE NO I LOVE YOU I'M A GOOD CAT DON'T DO THIS PLEASE") to the very end, when we're home and she's mad at me for the rest of the day. Since we got back this afternoon, every time I try to be nice to her she just looks at me with her "why should I trust you? You're Hitler" face.

CAT I'M NOT HITLER I PROMISE @__@

but now it's time for lots of pictures and even more not-making-sense-eryCollapse )
 
 
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: quixoticquixotic