Rehab isn't for quitters.

Have you heard the recent buzz about the documentary Crackheads gone Wild?

Ok, that title might sound funny at first .. but last night I watched it, and it was definitely not a laughing matter. I think everyone should see it .. people throw the term 'crackhead' around loosely, making jokes, referring to other people as crackheads .. I know, I have said it before myself .. but this movie really shows the nastiness and destruction that a person on crack goes through.

I suppose a crack addiction or meth addiction or any other hard drug like that would be the toughest to overcome. The people in the movie didn't have homes, they rarely ate, and they smoked cigarette butts off of the ground that other people had thrown down and previously smoked. Gross. They hadn't seen their families or friends in years .. most lost their kids, pets, jobs, teeth .. everything.

I would assume once you get that low, you don't really care if you live or die.

And while it's doubtful that I'm going to save anyone with this post, who knows .. that's not really my intention but it wouldn't hurt if it did reach somebody who had an issue. We've all heard that 'rehab is for quitters,' and heard people make fun of somebody going to rehab .. but if that's what you need to do then that's what you need to do.

There's sites online that can help .. the one I'm speaking of now is called 4rehabilitation.com. Since choosing a rehab treatment center could be a scary task, this place can help. They can help you find a drug treatment center that is right for you. You can reach them at their website, or they also have a toll free number for within the United States and even an international line.

Even if you just happen to know somebody who knows somebody who is struggling, you can help get them on the right track by letting them know about 4rehabilitation.com. Ultimately it's the addict that has to take the big steps to get help .. but you can always help by just trying to open their eyes to their own self-worth, and to a better path.

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BFF Otters =D

This is way too cute .. but you have to watch until almost the end, because that's the best part.

Aww, they wuv each other =)


Staying healthy shouldn't cost a fortune.

I just noticed recently how much more expensive it is to buy the healthy stuff, and by that I mean fresh fruits, veggies, organic foods and drinks, and especially vitamins and supplements.

I was standing in Kroger eyeballing a brand-name I won't mention here who was selling a supplement that promised to make your joints and muscles feel better. Only, it was a 1 month supply for $55! Can't justify spending that much on a vitamin ..

I knew there must be a cheaper way to get the benefits without breaking your bank account, and I was right .. I found a site called BotanicChoice.com, where you can order vitamins and herbs at reasonable prices. But what's even better about this is you can use coupons to get an even better discount here, through a site called Coupon Chief.

BotanicChoice.com just happens to be my favorite store where you can use coupon codes, but there are more than 1,000 different stores to browse and choose to redeem your coupon codes with. That's huge!

So go check it out .. you might save a few pennies .. or maybe even quite a few dollars!

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Just messing.

Now that I'm on spring break I actually have time to do some messing around on Photoshop.

So tonight I did a tutorial from good-tutorials.com.

This one adds a "peel-effect" to your image .. does it look like it? I think so. And it's pretty simple yet effective .. maybe I can use it again sometime on future projects.

PayPerPost really does pay off!

There are a lot of blogs making money by writing for PayPerPost, including mine!

So far, I've made $10 with PayPerPost and I am expecting another $11 or so from posts that have been accepted but just not paid out yet. So, it really does work! It's really easy, all you do is pick the opportunities you are qualified for and write about them, insert some links, and that's it .. simple! They deposit the money straight to your PayPal account if you wish .. so you don't have to worry about waiting for a check to arrive.

If I had more time I am sure I could make even more from PayPerPost .. just hard to find time to write much while also taking classes.

Anyway, what will I do with the PayPerPost money? Nothing major right now, unless I make something considerable from it in the future. Right now it just goes into my everyday living expenses ... can't do a whole lot with $22 but I could use it for an extra tank of gas, or some art supplies for my classes, or maybe lunch for a week or two (Subway, yeah!)

What else can $22 buy? Hmm, groceries for a week? Getting a haircut and my eyebrows done? New socks and underwear? A little makeup, shampoo and conditioner? The possibilities of what I could use the money for are endless.

I'll keep posting, we'll see how it goes =)

It should come as no surprise that:


So .. who else thinks Phil Stacey looks like Bat Boy?

Yep. He sure does.

He's one of my least faves on American Idol. I'm ready for him to go home along with Haley Scarnato .. and yes, both of them even before Sanjaya.

I can't help it; I always root for the underdog. And besides, I thought Sanjaya did a damn good job on "You Really Got Me" by the Kinks.


How many days until .. ?

0 days until I'm done with art history! (final project presented this afternoon.)

1 day until my last math test EVER (hopefully. Considering I pass. Which I should will.)

2 days until my digital final project presentation.

3 days until spring break officially starts.

14 days until spring quarter officially starts.

23-26 days until the new American Splendor book by Harvey Pekar arrives! (which I probably won't have time to read given I'm taking 5 classes next quarter.) But still!!! It'll be in my possession and that's what matters.


Chicken poop lip balm!

Being a self-proclaimed lip balm addict, I'd love to have this stuff.

In lavender! and possibly sweet orange ..

contains no actual chicken poop ... click on the image to read the Legend of the Poop.


Never fails to entertain.

This site is soooooooo great .. never fails to entertain. Makes me laugh til the tearz runz down my face .. LOLZ .. omg, BRB .. before I's peez mah pants ...

No seriously .. It's hysterical! Pay special attention to the categories of "aww", "cute", and "angry."

Actually, just take an hour (or less if you click faster) and look at them all. It's worth it.

I Can Has Cheezburger deserves a special place in my faves, methinks ..

This is cool .. speedpainting with ketchup & fries.



If you're going to participate in Wordless Wednesday, for the LOVE OF GOD .. STOP putting any text in your posts. It's WORDLESS. It's not Wordy Wednesday .. W-O-R-D-L-E-S-S. Meaning, of course, without words.

Here are some prime examples from a random blogger who abuses Wordless Wednesday. She has posted TWENTY different Wordless Wednesday posts and each and every one contains WORDS to go along with her Wordless Wednesday image.

Man. Nothing makes me more angry than someone who can't follow the rules.

Stay tuned for more rant-filled posts, as it is almost the week of finals and I feel the need to rip someone's head off at this point.


Logo I designed.

Here's my most recent project for my visualist studio class. We had to design a logo for a real estate company called Connect Realty.. and put it on a business card, letterhead, and envelope. This is what I came up with.

The fun part of this project is the possibility of a stipend is involved for the best design, because this is a real company in the works who will be needing a logo. My professor is friends with the owner. The address/phone number/name & photo of consultant is all totally spoofed.

While I'm not sure my design would make the cut, it's still fun to have a little real-time competition going on and not just to design something imaginary that will never be seen or used.

(sorry there have been only advertisement posts lately .. those are for payperpost!)

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