Journal Entry

24 Nov 2005 ... Here I am

Yep, I have returned. Yay!

Happy Thanksgiving
I hope everyone has a good and safe long weekend.

Site Design
Kitty at Full Moon Graphics made this web set "Flannel" and offered it up for free as linkware! I like the trees and the blue and the flannel and the leaping bunny is cute and appropriate. (Appropriate in that I will soon be talking "vegan" and "animal friendly" and "save the world"!)

It feels weird to be looking at someone else's design on my web page. But I wanted something new for my comeback, and my own graphics are still in the mulling / "meandering in my head" stage. Where ideas come and go and generally get lost. I should draw more.

After spending the summer as a happy jobless bum, I finally got a temp job in October. I'm working at a company that makes organic cereal and tea and some health products. I play with granola all day. The company seems like a good one, but I have been treated like a temp (ie a second class citizen) so I am somewhat disgruntled. oh well, job ends next week.

The Web Site
I quit typing here in August because I felt like I was talking about the same things over and over. I had lost my creativity and being here at S8 just wasn't fun any more.

During my jobless and blogless time, I started a few projects to try to revivify myself... I wrote a few notebooks worth of drivel, I made a good stack of very crappy sketches, and I even tried to exercise.

well, okay, the exercise part was only a pitiful attempt to keep warm when the weather started getting cooler. :) But I was quite diligent about my sketches and notebooks for several months. And then I started the day job: I quit writing and drawing because I was tired in the evenings, and then I hurt my arm and couldn't hold a stylus. bah.

And now?? What, did I suddenly get creative and just had to start typing here again? um. no. not really. not at all, actually.

The Static8 journal has been a part of my life for so long, that it just seemed wrong to abandon it for so many months. So, here I go again. Probably nothing of interest to say. But I'm going to babble on anyway.

My Vegan Propaganda
I don't celebrate Thanksgiving because millions of four month old turkeys have been raised with torture and killed for this day and it makes me depressed. Usually I let my Significant Other (SO) out of the house to eat whatever death he wants at a restaurant. But this year, he wanted to cook for us.

hm. The tradition of cruelty sucks, but I am up for something new from the veggie world. He bought our first Tofurkey and cooked it with some vegetables and veggie bouillon gravy. I contributed a loaf of oatmeal bread. And thus, a vegan thanksgiving meal.

And thus, a happily surprised rift. SO's meal was really quite amazing. He liked the stuffing, I liked the fact that I could tell it is tofu, everyone is happy including the turkey that got to live at a sanctuary.

And, speaking of, I am so excited because there is a farm sanctuary in Oregon. It's up in Salem (an hour plus drive?) and it's called Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary. I guess they moved away from the coast three or four years ago, so there is no longer a lighthouse.

I will be sending them a donation and might like to visit at some point once the money gets flowing on a regular basis. I've never been to a farm sanctuary before, but I would very much like to hug some chickens and pet some pigs. And be happy with all the animals.

and, ya know, the front page of the Lighthouse website really needs some help. Maybe I should volunteer? I don't know.

So, yeah, that's about it for today. We'll see if I get something to type about tomorrow. And I'm going to sign this off with a quote that Virgil Butler shared the other day... It really struck a chord with me: me trying to save the whole stupid world, and all the animals.

I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
~~ Edward Everett Hale

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