Tag: June 2008

Drawing Day
Sat 7 June 2008

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Drawing Day 2008

Ha! Great idea!

"Spreading awareness of the joy of drawing."

I'll be drawing today, and I will upload my pictures here, as I get the chance.

In the meantime, go check out some of the groups...

  Flickr: Drawing Day
  RedBubble: Drawing Day
  Paper Demon: Drawing Day 2008
  Amateur Illustrator: "drawingday08"
  Rate My Drawings: DrawingDay08

Drawing at 1pm... This is Verdella, the dragon.


... and my work area, sitting on my bed. Of course, that's Verdella on the window sill. The bunny is Daya. The colours in the box on the left are my PrismaColor Art Stix, "woodless coloured pencils". They are the best things ever.

art space

Multicoloured scrub jay

Drawing at 4pm... just having some digital painting fun with a blurry photo I took a few months ago...

I did sit down to draw again around 9pm, but I couldn't decide what to draw. So, that's all for today.

It probably wouldn't kill me to do Drawing Days more often. and it probably wouldn't kill me to tackle some more serious drawings.

Happy Birthday, Blog!
Tues 10 June 2008

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Ten years ago, on 10 June 1998, I wrote my first blog post.

Yep, it's still online, in the recesses of Static8. I don't recommend reading those first posts. It was so boring that even I couldn't read the entire page!! laughs.

I was such a cute little morbid vegetarian, back then. And look at me now. Now I'm a vegan for animal liberation and a radical environmentalist. I'm still cute, tho. And I'm still pretty end-of-the-worldish.

A great big Thank You, to my readers!

1998 Blog Archive (sorry about the dumb frames, here's a Direct link to June 1998)

Guinea Pig Freedom
sun 15 June 2008

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I am so very happy for all the extra time I get to spend with the guinea pigs. Every morning, first thing, I get up and give them their kibble. Then when I come back from doing morning things and they've taken the edge off their "starvation", I lift them out of their home for some floor time.

Boo and Twitch love their floor time, of course. They run around... well, Boo runs and Twitch follows at a more sedate pace. They nose through any clothes I've dumped on the floor. They head-butt the empty box of tissues and pretend to chew on the bag of corn chips.

They have to use the humans as obstacles in their obstacle course. You crouch down on your knees and elbows, the guinea pigs walk underneath, and head-butt you into the proper position.

This week I decided that the piggies understood the concept of "Don't pee on the carpet!" and I've been opening the door to their house so they can come and go, as they please.

Thinking about it

Ha! They are so cute. At first, Twitch totally embraced her new life on the floor... Taking a little rest on the outside:

Twitch and Boo

But now, the novelity has worn off I guess, and the piggies spend most of their time in their house. Just coming out to play for a few minutes a day.

wed 25 June 2008

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Practically four months of freedom, now... and I honestly thought I would be typing more often. But no, my inbox fills up with emails awaiting replies (sorry people!) and the blog remains ignored. sighs.

The sun has emerged for the summer, after a very long and cloudy spring. I don't much like sunshiney days. Even tho the heat in Oregon is nothing compared to the heat in Phoenix (where we moved from in 2005), I still feel the need to hide out from the evil sun! I am looking forward to autumn already!

I've been doing tons of reading. I usually finish two books a week. I am very proud of myself for putting a real dent in my book pile! It is difficult staying away from Amazon to buy new books. Very Very Difficult. heh.

Space Cadet Pinball

The Story of the Pinball Game

I have never been much of a gamer, tho I've put my time in, with PacMan and BreakOut, The Legend of Zelda, Dragon Warrior, Final Fantasy, Doom.

I enjoy pinball games, and always have one installed on my computer. Space Cadet came with my operating system, so convenient. I started playing it again at the end of May... The high scores were 5million (from whenever I was playing it last), and I deleted them all so I could start fresh.

It took a few tries, but I finally got a 5million game. Then Significant Other wanted to play. He is a professional pinball player, and I was prepared for the thrashing. I put the game on his computer and he opened up with a 6million game.

I came back with 7million, and SO topped me with a 10 million game. And then, all of a sudden I had trouble getting 2million! So I quit.

But now I'm giving it another go. I still haven't beat my 7million game, let alone SO's 10mil...

Honestly, I think I need some kind of award for keeping the ball alive for the longest time without getting any points: I hit the ball, and it just floats up, not hitting anything, not giving me any points, comes straight back down for me to hit again. laugh. But my average game score is slowly increasing.

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