Nov 23, 2010

How Michael Caine Speaks

Who do you think does it better?

Nov 8, 2010

Morgan at the Park

When Life Gets Tough And Nothing Can Cheer You Up...
Think of Moby At The Park-
and smile.

(more pictures at

Nov 3, 2010

Wandering while Wondering

Or is it Wondering whilst wandering? I haven't had a rambling post in awhile, mostly just tidbits, bittids, and pictures.

I got a rejecting letter of my submission to "Warp & Weave," the Sci-Fi/Fantasy magazine at school. I was surprised, as it was one of my favorite things I've ever written. (Seducing the Seductress for those of you in BTBL.) But, I guess it was too advanced/dirty to be included in the school magazine. And to be honest, it's quite a narrow genre. It's a fantasy/comedy/sex story. Not necessarily in that order. I knew it was dirty, or at least more "adult" than my other submissions, but I've read previous issues of Warp and Weave and didn't find it worse or more mature than anything else. I'm interested in why it was passed on, but oh well. They accepted two of the weakest things I've ever written, which tells me I have a skewed opinion on my abilities as a writer.

My Ethics class is fascinating. Today we talked about the Function of Education, interesting topic, no? It reminded me of two of my favorite quotations, the first is from Mark Twain, the other is from an unknown author, meaning I am too lazy to find out or the author is too smart to accept credit.
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." -Mark Twain
"I had a class assignment to write 'what do you want to be when you grow up.' I wrote 'happy.' The teacher said I didn't understand the assignment. I said they didn't understand life." -Author Unknown to me.
Next week we'll be discussing Aesthetics, which I've been looking forward to since the beginning of the semester.

Digital Imaging is still a lot of fun, I'll let you know how my picturebook project progresses as it... um, progresses.

Illustration still the favorite, Finance, not so much. But, the semester is halfway over, and I already have my classes planned out for the next.

Work is finally slowing down again, which is good news for my homework.

We are starting up our book club again, the first book is "A Catcher In the Rye" which I've always wanted to read, and now I have an excuse/goal to.

As you can see if you scroll down slightly, Tracie and I have started a new fitness for life program. I'll let you know how it goes as it progresses.

Morgan is still the cutest and greatest source of aggravation and joy in our lives, just as he should be. He laughs at the weirdest things and already has an attitude when he doesn't get his way. I'll post more pics and videos on his blog when I remember to bring my memory card to school.

That's about it for now, stay tuned for more fun as always.

addendum: I don't think this merits a new post, but the other day Morgan sent a text message on my phone to an invalid number. The message?


This is probably only cute to me, but there it is anyway.

Better Already

Some of you may know, we recently started a new fitness program. Some of you may be on the same program.

Basically, instead of "lose weight fast" this is more geared towards living more healthily, healthier, healthy living.

You get points every day for doing something. For example, 20 points for exercise, 10 points for avoiding fast food and junk food, 5 points for eating fruits and veggies everyday, etc.

It started on Monday and it's amazing how much better I already feel. I've always said it's better to be healthy than skinny. As I've gained weight, I've said it more frequently. But now that I'm working towards living healthy instead of "well, I only bought one double cheeseburger instead of three, so that's like healthy right there! I'm not gaining weight, so it's okay to have the supersized shake." etc.

Now that I'm refraining from fast food and garbage food, drinking more water than none in a day (64 ounces and counting), getting exercise and all that fun stuff, I am amazed at the energy I already have! And I'm 50 pounds lighter than yesterday! Ok, that last one isn't true, but I feel great and encourage you if you're not happy with your health to give it a try!

Nov 1, 2010

Goodbye October, Hello November

October 2010, or 10-10 is gone.

That month I didn't manage to read anything not assigned to me, I am 25 pages short of my goal in my sketchbook, I turned out some great drawings in the 75 pages I did do, though. I ate a lot of candy, although I blame the lazy kids for that, no one came to our house trick-or-treating yesterday or Saturday. October was the month where winter showed it's cold cold head, it snowed the one night I didn't park the car in its new carport/covered parking area thing, although Morgan did a whole bunch of cute stuff, I'm getting closer to being able to put my own socks on again, we're starting a new exercise program on Tracie's side of the family, and I find myself wishing it was 2011 already.

November I hope to do almost double the drawings I did in September and October, I am forsaking NaNoWriMo for that reason, I expect to see more snow and less reasons to get away with wearing sandals. On a more time wasting note, I plan to buy a new TV, finish watching "Pushing Daisies," and find a new show that was canceled way too soon to get obsessed with. My oldest brother will turn (I'll let him tell you if he chooses to), I hope we'll be able to go to Texas to celebrate Thanksgiving. This month it will be my 1 year anniversary at Security Metrics. I'll be one month closer to the end of the semester which means that much closer to graduating. If I have time, I'll work on the project I'm excited about but don't feel like sharing in case I don't have time to do it. Until then, goodbye, October, bring on the November!