Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sympathetic Dawg

This is how Gizmo feels when I have a migraine.
Yep. He cares. He aches for me! ACHES!

B-more Happy!

Adventure day! Jamie and I went down to Baltimore to visit the Walters Art Museum. When I left Lindenwold it was sunny and the further south I went the crappier the weather got. But weather isn't an issue when you're visiting a sweet art museum so it did not deter as at all! It's a pretty sweet museum not only because it's got a ton of amazing art, but there's free admission! Can't beat that! After exploring every inch of that museum, we went to the Baltimore Hard Rock to eat some dinner. We had never patronized that Hard Rock so we were treated to lots of cool rock and roll memorabilia. We were also treated to some entertainment thanks to a school field trip. Bring a field trip to your local Hard Rock and an insta-party will break out. It was wild. and loud. Real loud.
Then we took a walk around the Harbor. It was nice. It's a nice little area. Lots of jobbers. Lots of deaf homeless people. But also a lot of nice scenery. It was nice of the weather to clear up for that part of our trip. I guess I shouldn't say the weather never did nothing for me. Hmm. After it got dark, we departed Baltimore, land of the Ravens and Coca-Cola. Jamie tried to kill us, but tir na nog!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This day got lost

Spent the day doing something I haven't done since February. I spent the day playing guitar. It might have hurt a bit, but it was good. It was one of those days where I got up, got dressed, and started playing and suddenly it was 8pm. Hadn't showered, hadn't eaten, and hadn't barely done anything but play and sing. Well, I did take Gizmo out, but there's no getting around that. I haven't had one of those days in so long. It felt good. I can't believe how fast that day went. Ah well. It was good for my soul!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Didn't feel much like going back to Lindenwold, so Gizmo and I hung around the house. We ran errands and just basically spent the day with my mom. Lately there's been a lot of buzz going on in the household as my mother has interviewed for jobs in two hospitals in California. As things progress, it's looking more and more like my parents will be moving on California before the end of this year. It's something that my mom has wanted to do for a long time and I'm glad that she's taking the initiative and doing it. She's been saying it so long that people basically have stopped listening so I'm glad that she's going to prove all the nay-sayers wrong. I wouldn't call myself one of those. I've always knew that she would one day do it, but at the same time I was never thrilled with the idea. I liked when it was just an idea. I can avoid reality for only so long. With everyday that passes it's just going to be another day closer to when my mother moves across the country. I'm going to hate it. I'll certainly survive, but I will definitely hate it. And so, I have been spending as much time at home on my break as I could. It's going to be super weird when my mother isn't even in the same time zone as me everyday. I hate dealing with that when she's just on vacation or out of town. It's going to take a lot of adjusting. A lot.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ocean City, NJ is for aliens


As it inevitably must, summer is slipping, slipping away. I hate when summer ends. I hate when it starts to get colder. I don't completely hate autumn. It is pretty, but it's a bittersweet time. It's the gateway into the cold abyss. Be that as it may, my mother and I took a little trip down to the Ocean City boardwalk. It was a pretty hot day so the climate down by the ocean was perfect. It was an awesome little trip if I do say so myself. I wish I had been able to go to the shore more often this season, but it's life when you're in a college that goes year round. Fare well, summer. I'll miss you. Come back again soon!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fight night at Chili's

Spent most of the day hanging around waiting for Martone to arrive at my house. Despite a near death experience, he arrived unscathed. I did a little bit more modeling and made a little bit more money and then he departed. Shortly after, I went to Deptford to meet up with Jamie at the Chili's. What would have been a very relaxing dinner el fresco turned into a rather annoying evening. You need a license to drive, you need a permit to build, but anybody can be a parent. Any asshole can be a parent. And these people who had these three boys at Chili's did not deserve to have children. They were running and yelling all over the place. And how did it end? With violence! The littlest of the three boys attacked and wailed on the oldest and biggest of the three and the photo above is the aftermath of the situation. That's some solid parenting right there! God Bless, America!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.... beautiful Bub

Spent the day doing things around the apartment and doing some sketching. Gizmo and I have been getting a lot of hang time during this break. I hope he's happy! He better not cry when I have to go back to school!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dis mah hair, jo

I got super red hair! Wee! I don't want it to fade and to wash out! I want it to stay! Send me anti-fade vibes! This time we used a brand that was a tad more expensive so maybe it'll stick around. It definitely was a lot more potent color wise so fingers are crossed that it'll stick around longer. And if you're thinking, "Her hair doesn't look any shorter" well it's hard to capture that! But it is 5 inches shorter, people! It's weirdness! Trust me! Lots of weird!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Back to Millville!

Back to Millville again. I had a hair appointment and Gizmo had a vet appointment. I got about 5 inches off of my hair. It was brutal. I had such anxiety on the way to my appointment, even more so in the chair, and a heap more when it was done. It feels SO short! I don't know if I really like it. It's not above my shoulders or anything crazy, but it feels really weird to me. Luckily, it grows. Later I took Gizmo to the vet and thanks to his bark collar, he was the most behaved he's ever been. He used to be so bad and loud that they'd send us to a room immediately. I wouldn't even get to sign in he was so bad. But this time I signed in and took a seat in the waiting area. He wasn't dead silent, of course. He was all whining and growling and being a pain, but he was soooooooo much better. Unfortunately, the room we did finally get put into had the most disgusting photos on the wall. No cute puppy-kitten posters like some people hang up. These were photographs of intestines and some kind of surgery! Pretty gross. Even grosser than the cataracts poster in the other room. Later my newly cut hair got a fresh coloring, but more on that tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

a magic Monday





Had a very chill day around the house. Didn't do too much. It's hard to believe, but it's true. Normally I spend my Mondays trying to get all my errands and last minute things done, but today I didn't do any errands or much of anything of any use. Honestly, I think I just played with my phone the majority of the day. Sad, but true.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Incredible!

Went home to do some long due laundry. While I was there, I suggested that my mother and I go to the Verizon store and check out the new phones and see if there was any sales on. My cell has been pretty wonky so I was hoping to get a new one in the next few months. Much to my surprise, my mother went ahead and got me one right then and there! I got a HTC Incredible and it's rad! I pretty much kill the battery everyday by fiddling with it constantly. For a while, most of the pictures in this blog will be courtesy of my new phone. Just then nature of the beast!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Correct me if I'm wrong

I was bad and I didn't take any photos on a very busy day. Spent the afternoon doing a little modeling. Yeah, I'm a professional model now. If you get paid to model, that makes you a professional, right? I am at least a working model. I know, it's shocking. A five foot tall model. Afterward, I met up with Jamie and our old pal, Amy. Last time we saw her was at her New Year's Eve party so it had been quite some time. Nevertheless, we got on famously. Apparently I live about 10 minutes away from her. Maybe I'll see her more often then!

And, holy cow, Gizmo chewed up a rawhide bone! It's like a miracle! Like a real dog!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Weehoobah!

First day of my break between quarters and I went to town cleaning up this apartment. It wasn't that dirty, but there was some scrubbing, vacuuming, and dusting that I wanted to get done and it felt good to have time to do so! The first day of break never feels like break cause it's just a normal day off, but there is that lull of having no homework to complete and not quite knowing what to do with myself. I don't know if other people go through that, but I do. Probably because I plan my weekends according to how much homework I have. When I don't have any, I don't know what to do with myself! Later I went to Uno with Jamie and had a really delicious pizza. Jamie had some weird side dish. I'm still not sure what it is. It looks weird. Like there's bugs on her plate or something. I don't know. I hope it was good, jo.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Summer Quarter 2010 - FIN!

Had my last class of Summer Quarter 2010 this evening. It was a great note to end the quarter on. My last class was Drawing & Anatomy which is taught by one of my favorite instructors, Bill Bahmermann. It was up in the air last week whether or not we would be drawing and when I finally arrived to class after being hit by a sudden tornado I found that we weren't going to be drawing and that our last class would just be a critique and final judgment of all of our work this quarter. I'm happy to report that I not only got an A on my final work, but got an A on everything we did the entire quarter. Furthermore, he told me that I make a lot of choices that other people don't make. That I choose good subjects, aesthetically pleasing views and focus on the right things whereas a majority of people just draw everything that they see. In the same vein, I don't shade things by shading in the entire form. As in, I'm not afraid to leave bits completely untouched. He said that some people spend their whole lives trying to figure out how to do what I do naturally. To make the right choices. I may not make very good choices in my personal life, but apparently I make some good ones somewhere! Thank Fuck! And finally he asked if I had ever been to any other art schools before this one and when I said I hadn't he said, "Good for you then." I was definitely a happy girl! I was really dragging through this quarter and definitely wasn't pleased with my finals so it was really nice to end with that. It was just what I needed to pick myself up out of the pity party I was throwing since I got a B on Tuesday. I don't often talk about my grades and what not in here or in general, but I thought this was worth mentioning. Furthermore, being that this is my blog, it was worth remembering later on. It feels great to be told by someone you greatly admire that you're doing something right and that you're basically in the right place. And with all that being said, I'm SO ready for my two week break! HALLELUJAH!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Wizard of Gaga

Went to see Lady Gaga at the Wachovia Center (Shove it, Wells Fargo). It should not come as a surprise to anyone that I thought the show was awesome; just as she was the other two times I've seen her. She puts on a good show. An odd show, but a good one. She proudly sings live, proudly hates money, and proudly bares her butt cheeks throughout the show. As do her fans. They sing loud and proud, must hate money considering how much they spend on tickets, memorabilia, and food & drink, and definitely bare their butt cheeks all over the place. There's a fine line between dressing like Lady Gaga and dressing like a straight up hooker. There was a lot of Gagas and even more hookers. And a good majority of those hookers were probably underage. I used to think that the outfits you see at Britney Spears shows were interesting. They do not compare in the least to the outfits you see at a Lady Gaga show. It's like Halloween. I have to wonder what some of these people dress like in their everyday life. I mean, I pretty much dressed up for the show as I would for any other show. I'd love to see what these people do for a living.

To the left you can check out the lovely little hooker Gagas. That would be the photo with the girls, not the photo with the fame monster eating Gaga. This was taken moments before the cleaning crew thanked us for coming, informed us that the show was over, and told us that we could come back tomorrow and see Gaga. He of course was being a jerk. And I wanted the Fame Monster to eat him. We weren't in the way of their cleaning or anything. We were just waiting out the crowds. And lots of other people were doing the same! That dude pooped on my party! Alright. I'm over it. Thanks for being awesome, Gaga. You're younger than me and way more awesome. I should hate you, but instead, I love you. Don't let me down like so many others!


ps. the show was actually on Tuesday but since I don't like having two posts in one day and I didn't do anything cool on Wednesday it's going to go here. Deal with it. It's my blog. I can Superman time if I want to.
pps. thanks so much for the ticket, fuckface!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Glory Glory Hallejuah!

At AiPH, Summer Quarter is the unique time when the quarter is only 10 weeks long, but all the classes are 20 minutes longer to make up for the missed week. It's done to help the admissions staff deal with the influx of new students that come in at the start of the fall quarter. Any other quarter morning classes begin at 8, but during the summer they begin at 7:35. And so this morning was my last morning that I have to leave the house at 6:30. At least until next summer. Hopefully. God only knows what will happen in the next year. Regardless, it was a glorious morning. I got done my morning class by 8 and retreated back to my apartment to cuddle with my dog. That was possibly even more glorious than that morning sky. The perks of living closer were finally utilized and it was... you guessed it... glorious!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Take some Vitamin B

I got up and out and to school. Yes, on a Sunday. Got my 2d animation final did and done and it felt good. Pictured is some of the somewhat outdated animating equipment that my fine school uses. Anything compatible with VHS and mini DV tapes is officially outdated equipment. Nonetheless, this is where I spent a good deal of my Sunday. It never feels good to go to school when you don't have to be, but it felt good to have that weight off my shoulders. Even if all of my labors landed me with a B. I'm trying not to dwell on it, but I'm clearly failing. So, anyway, after that I drove to my parent's and had some yummy dinner and some quality time with my mother. I wish I could spend more time with my mom. I definitely got spoiled with time when I was living there and the lack of one-on-one time is one of the few, but relevant downfalls of living here. I miss my mama!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I'm disappointed in you, GCFam

I could think of no better way to spend Patriot Day than to go to the Cherry Hill and watch Benji & Joel from Good Charlotte play a little acoustic set for all the classy customers of Macy's. That's a lie. I was on the fence about attending this for days prior to it. The more I heard about it, the less I wanted to go. I know what "GCFam" would say, but at what age are you too old to go and wait around in a crowd of teenagers to see a band play in the mall? I don't exactly know the answer to that, but I definitely felt a tad silly. Especially since we got there at 4pm the day before and were the only ones there! What gives, GCFam?! Oh wait. That wasn't us. But it was someone. Two people I'm sure would tell me you're never too old to rep GC. Ageism aside, my instincts about it not being over flowing with people was right on. We took our time getting there and it wasn't a problem at all. If you spent $50, you got to meet the band. That's $25 per twin. Despite all the vests I desperately wanted, I didn't spend a dime on those mofos and thus I did not meet them. I think it's alright. I already have. And I will have to note that it was not worth $50 any of those times. If given the choice between $50 and saying hi to them now, I'd take the $50. I mean, if I'm going to pay $50 to meet someone, I want them to wash my car, make me lunch and give me oral pleasure. IS THAT SO WRONG?! Yeah, it's a little wrong. And illegal. Whatever. Your mom is illegal.

P.S. God bless America. God hug HRS. If you can ask God to bless things you can ask God to hug them. Thanks a bunch, God.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Choo choo

It's weird when I'm the only one on the train. Well, not on the entire train, but the only one in the car. It can really go either way on a Thursday night. Sometimes there's a slew of people on the train and other times it's completely deserted. Tonight was one of those tumbleweed evenings. Feels like a ghost train when you're all alone on it at night... I know some people that would really be freaked out by that thought. But... I ain't 'fraid of no ghosts!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Scary

Went to pick up Season Six of The Office and got to meet Erin's boyfriend.
I have to admit, he's a lot worse in person than I imagined him to be.

*picture taken by Erin. she shouldn't have taken this while she was skipping

Monday, September 6, 2010

This is how we roll

It was a beautiful, beautiful day so Gizmo and I hit up the local dog park. the first time was an experience, but this second visit was even better. Gizmo was one of the most popular dogs in the park! All the dogs wanted to hang with my Mo. Especially this adorable little Yorkshire terrier. Everywhere Gizmo went that little yorkie went. Gizmo hardly paid him any mind. It was a really nice time. I look forward to going back. After we escaped the terrifying water tower, we went home and I made one of the greatest meals I ever made at this apartment. Nothing fancy. Just some chicken in barbecue sauce with some rice, but it was delicious. And I had left overs so I was able to enjoy this meal a second time! Holler!