New digs.

I retired the coffee design and am trying to make friends with whitespace. Plus, I wanted to make the header show that I actually did retain some knowledge from my typography course.

Sorry, 800x600 screen viewers, you're not going to get a good view. Consider being more scene and joining the larger screen size crowd.

If it weren't for Paulie installing it for me today, I wouldn't have a new layout at all! And he did it as a surprise even, because he's awesome!

Thanks Paulie =D my whiney little lovebird, hahaha ;)


I stumped my philosophy professor!

Since this is probably the first and last time this will ever happen in my life, I thought I'd blog about it.

I stumped my ethics professor tonight, the man who has an answer for everything!

Professor: Aristotle would have thought that a person who has a mental breakdown does not have virtue. You cannot have a mental breakdown and still possess virtue.

Me: So, after acquiring virtues in life and then suffering a breakdown due to some misfortune, is it our choice if we have a breakdown or not?

Professor: (silence. then,) Hmm. Very good question. I do not know.

I was pleased, because I especially love it when very intelligent people own up to the fact that there are lots of things in life that we just don't know the answer to and probably never will.

Tater Salad.

Ron White is a trip.

I had seen him before on the Blue Collar Comedy tour and thought he was hilarious, and last night I watched, "They Call me Tater Salad." Even though some of the jokes were repeats, it was still pretty funny.

Stuff like: "I was sitting on a bean bag chair, naked, eating Cheetos the other day when Robert Tilton came on TV. He's a televangelist out of Dallas. He looked at me and said, "Are you lonely?"


"Have you spent half your life in bars pursuing sins of the flesh?"

This guy's good!

"Are you sitting in a bean bag chair naked eating Cheetos?"

... Yes, sir!

"Do you have the urge to get up and send me a thousand dollars?"

Ha, ha close! I thought he was talking about me there for a second!"


Tofu, Found.

I finally found a whole TWO packages of Nasoya firm tofu at Kroger on Saturday night.

I bought them both.

I noticed that my boss, who I'm cat-sitting for, has a box of Casbah falafel mix.


I'm going to have to ask him where he got it, because I'm pretty sure he didn't get it around here.

The international foods aisle at Kroger kinda leaves you empty. Chinese and Mexican food is as international as it gets around here.


Puppies Vs. Cat

I've watched this probably 10 or 12 times and I can't get over how great it is.

I love to watch how they behave.

I've seen too much animal cruelty in this town lately, everything from animals being killed on the road to a dog that was shot with an arrow (and lived, thank goodness).

It hurts me so much that sometimes I'm not sure how to handle it. I'm not sure I'll ever forget.

No, I know I'll never forget.

But things like this make me happy that there are some people out there that will treat animals nicely, and have happy pets who are safe and well taken care of.

I wish everyone were nice to animals.


Interesting Personality Test.

An interesting personality test, though not exactly right on. But it also had a lot of stuff right too.

Take it. It's fun.


Wallpaper & No, I can't do any favors for you.

This is my new desktop background. I just wanted to share it because I think it's fabulous. Still just really impressed with the Gorillaz and Jamie Hewlett's art. I love how it looks like film (with the numbers along the right side, click to enlarge if you can't see them.) I've posted that image of Noodle before too, but I didn't know it was part of a bigger image. Nice! =D

What's going on with me? Well, class starts tomorrow. Still working a bunch. Cat sitting and vowing never to do any favors for ANYONE else as long as I live unless it involves my family or Paulie and his family or extremely close friends.

Everyone else takes advantage of my good nature and I'm fucking sick of it.

Pushover No More. Good nature rarely.

The answer is NO from now on, so unless you're related to me or a very close friend, don't bother asking me.

"And each time I tell myself that I, well I think I've had enough,
But I'm gonna show you, baby, that a woman can be tough.
" - Janis Joplin.


Because BK sucks and Pulp Fiction quotes = Real Life.

Vincent: And you know what they call a... a... a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?
Jules: They don't call it a Quarter Pounder with cheese?
Vincent: No man, they got the metric system. They wouldn't know what the fuck a Quarter Pounder is.
Jules: Then what do they call it?
Vincent: They call it a Royale with cheese.
Jules: A Royale with cheese. What do they call a Big Mac?
Vincent: Well, a Big Mac's a Big Mac, but they call it le Big-Mac.
Jules: Le Big-Mac. Ha ha ha ha. What do they call a Whopper?
Vincent: I dunno, I didn't go into Burger King.

* * *

Vincent didn't go into Burger King for a very good reason.

It's because Burger King SUCKS.

What the fuck are chicken fries anyway? Or chicken tenders? Last time I checked, chicken didn't have *tenders* (or fingers or nuggets for that matter.) And they also have "Dutch" apple pie. Ok, I've lived in Holland. Their "Dutch" apple pie isn't even close to being Dutch.

The reason I bring up this conversation is because I'm newly kinda trying out the vegetarian lifestyle (the cadaver incident ruined it for me) and when I need to get something on the go, the only real choice around here is Subway, which isn't the cheapest alternative. $4.49 for a footlong Veggie Delite? Yeah, it's good, but it's still kinda steep.

Anyway, the only other place I could think of with a vegetarian alternative is Burger King. They have vegetarian Whoppers. Meaning, they just leave the burger part off.

Doesn't seem appetizing to me.

I went to Kroger last night and I couldn't even find tofu. TOFU! Come on now, for god's sake. It's nothing foreign. Tofu should be everywhere. If I can buy soy milk, why can't I buy tofu?

I wander down the "healthy" meat-free aisles and marvel at what they have that is way out of my price range, and doesn't even contain TOFU!

Why is healthy stuff so damn expensive? Why is the sugary, carby, nasty stuff so cheap?

No fair.

Plus the Burger King is way nightmare-inducingly frightening. Dontcha think?


Fall Schedule and .. Dean's List! =)

Fall Schedule:

Mondays & Wednesdays:

10 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. - Civilization & Literature 1
2 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. - American Film History

Tuesdays & Thursdays:

10 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. - History of Art & Technology
12 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. - Art History 1

I'm glad spring quarter is over. And I made the dean's list for the second time ever! My GPA is 3.56. Not too shabby.

Since my summer math class was so rudely and abruptly cancelled on me just days before it was set to begin, I was forced to find another class or lose my summer funding.

So, I'll be taking the philosophy class that I was going to take in the fall. Might as well take it alone now and save a lot of headache in the fall, because I've heard it's very difficult with extremely time-consuming homework. That's for the whole 10 week summer term.

For the last 5 weeks of that term, I'll still be taking the condensed eastern art history.

I need so many art history courses. Might as well get them all done as fast as possible I guess.



The best milk/cereal combination EVER.



I've posted on this before, the perfectly preserved Bog Bodies, which I've always been fascinated with. I want to touch on the subject again.

This was somebody. We don't know who, we don't have his name or history. We'll never know why this man died so violently. Maybe he wasn't the nicest while he was here? Maybe he was nice and died wrongfully. We'll never know. Maybe he was punished for stealing? Maybe he was gay. Maybe he was a little different than the "norm," whatever the norm was back then. He surely pissed someone off. Or did he hang himself? He wore his cap for the event.

It's funny how we cannot know any particulars, but we can know what he ate before he died. Barley and seeds. Far from our meals we eat today. Barley and seeds wouldn't keep me from passing out mid-shift during a dinner rush at the restaurant job.

But I can bet that somebody, if not multiple somebodies, loved him. I can bet he may have had loving parents and siblings or relatives. I can bet his eyes saw much. I can bet his hands worked hard. I can't bet his feet walked miles. I can bet he loved somebody, if not multiple somebodies. I can bet he died from something petty. Something that if you really think about the severity of it, it wouldn't matter within a year.

Now he's on display in a museum because his body was so well preserved by peat. His whiskers are visible. His scars can be seen.

He's art ..

I just think he deserves a little more than that.


Eye and Ear Candy.

Occassionally I'll google some of Jamie Hewlett's Gorillaz art because it's just so good and I love to look at it. I would love to attempt some fan art as soon as I can muster up some extra patience and time.

Like it? Google it.

And while you're at it, do yourself a favor and watch their videos.


Feel Good Inc.

"Never did no harm .. never did no harm .."


16 page book .. finished!

I finally finished the 16 page book for my typography final. I'm so glad to be done with it. I had it bound in a copy shop today and it's ready to be turned in on Thursday.

Here's the logo I made for the cover page. I enjoyed making it. Actually, I enjoyed the whole project even though I complained about it alot. Anyway, I always wondered what went into making small publications but never really knew how it worked. Now it's pretty easy if I ever want to do it again in the future.

The topic of my book was tea .. what it is, how to brew it, cultivation, tea leaf readings, recipes, health benefits, tea types and how they differ in taste, and famous quotes and song lyrics about tea.

I made some cool type illustrations for it too .. a teacup and a teapot made out of just symbols; maybe I can post those later.

I only have one grade back so far and that's a B- in science. I'm happy with that because that class was very difficult.

Another quarter down .. and one year of school complete! =)

Seems like a good time to go enjoy some very cool primate photography.


5 things.

5 items in my fridge

1. Processed cheese food.

2. Bread.

3. Milk.

4. Diet Coke with Lime.

5. Diet ginger ale.

5 items in my closet

1. all kinds of Clothes.

2. Towels.

3. all kinds of Lotion.

4. all kinds of Perfume.

5. Paul's sandals.

5 items in my car

1. Empty soda cans.

2. Art portfolio from last quarter.

3. Subway Napkins.

4. Bath & Body Works Lotion.

5. Nylon jacket.

5 items in my purse

1. Wallet complete with pictures of Paul.

2. Debit card.

3. Lip Gloss.

4. Compact/Mirror.

5. DayQuil.