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14 April 2008 @ 09:33 am
ok, I'm about to leave to my Bally Total Fitness follow-up interview. I don't want to jinx myself, but there is a chance of me nabbing it. The manager wanted me to meet the d.m., and was even willing to confer to my schedule to do so. Wow. So the d.m. is going out of his way to meet me in a different city. Pretty nice. I really hope I get this, for not only am I viciously unemployed, but I LOVE working out, and helping others work out. Oh, and free gym privileges are totally sweet. Wish me luck.

EDIT: Got it! WOO! Can't wait to start my training!
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21 December 2007 @ 05:04 pm
It's official, I cannot take being at home anymore. I appreciate my parent's insistence on living at home during school, but the dynamics of my family, particularly concerning my brother, I have finally realized, had ground at me far too long. I really never realized it 'til now. It explains why I'm so much more comfortable being away, why I harbor so much dread when I am home, or about to go home, it's just not "home". It's not constructive, inviting, enjoyable, hell, I don't really feel completely safe when I sleep. It's a major reason why I'm unhappy, I think. I can see now that it is the origin of much of my anxiety. I just want to be left alone. My family does not do that. I feel like I am controlled, monitored and not an adult. I honestly think I would be better off if I leave, and as a matter of fact, I plan on doing so. No more. I am genuinely tired of this.
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05 December 2007 @ 06:01 pm

Anything but finals, right? Seems like that's all I post about. Oh well. Wish me luck.
29 October 2007 @ 10:42 pm
What. A. Month. Oy. Seriously. Thursday the fourth I had the pleasure of my first major skateboarding accident in my meager twelve year career. I was longboarding out of school, and was just about to the dorms where I was gonna meet up with a friend when I slammed face first into pavement. Fuck. No hands. No boobies. Face only. I get up, spit out a mouthful of blood and teeth, and feel like my nose has been shoved up about an inch. My first thoughts were "There goes 4 years of braces." I chipped my two front teeth and significantly jarred my lowers, bit through the bottom of my lower lip, and smashed my nose. It didn't hurt, and I remained calm. A nice person that didn't think I was fooling around insisted on walking me the remaining twenty feet to the dorms where my friend was waiting. He nearly shit his pants. It was kinda funny, especially when I told him to NOT call 911. The hell if I was going to pay for an ambulance. I opted to call a friend that got out around the same time as I usually do, and she was kind enough to give me a ride home...when she found me. We go to the same school, and it took her 20 minutes to find me! GEEZE! I was hoping we'd get back to the hospital near my house during that golden period when you don't really register or feel pain. Nuh uh. By the time we got to the hospital, my face started to ache a bit.

Another funny moment was when I checked in. The same EMT from my last visit waited on me again! I was like, "HEY MAN! How's it going since I was last here?" He was like, wtf, and I reminded him last time it was for a hand x-ray. He didn't remember, but we hit it off well again. Nice guy.

So, when I see the doctor, I get my first dose of pain. The only pain that I really felt the whole time was the saline solution. God damn it, that HURT like a mother fucker. I have no idea why the doctor didn't administer some dope before shooting that shit in my lip and mouth. Crap! The stitches themselves were a cinch, no pun intended. My teeth had to wait til I could hit the dentist the next day, who was a great help during the whole endeavor.

Dentist bonded up the chips, and it looks great. Can't tell what happened save the scar under my lip.

I lucked out with my nose. I smacked it well enough to push it a tiny bit upwards, and it's sensitive in certain spots, but nothing terrible.

I'm chewing the last bit of stitches out of my mouth, and it's driving me crazy. They are irritating as hell, and snag when I least expect them to. I'm pretty much all healed up. The only anxiety I have is whether or not I did extensive nerve damage to my teeth; the doctor said the impact was great enough to possible kill the nerve, but I won't be sure of it until a year after the injury. If the tooth doesn't die, I'm in the clear. I hope things will be ok, and I'm going to be thinking positively throughout the year. Speaking of teeth and positive, guess what? As mentioned, I have worn braces for 4 years, and just gave up wearing my retainer for like, five years, and my bite, as a result, had started to push itself back to the way it was before. I had about 4 years of orthodontia in 2 seconds: I smacked my face so hard that my bite realigned itself. Fucking rad, funny and a bit crazy. My dentist, I think, despite chastising glares and finger wagging, was somewhat amused. Oh, and my last works of parting advice: WEAR A FUCKING MOUTHGUARD! HOLY CRAP! MOST ARE INSURED AND SAVE YOU SO MUCH TIME, HASSLE AND PAIN!! WEAR ONE!!
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24 September 2007 @ 06:24 pm
Well, that's not entirely true. I've always considered being a vegetarian, ever since I was little, and earlier this year, I finally received that extra push to do so (I haven't eaten beef for about 5 years anyway). The wasteful practices of factory farming is disgraceful, furthermore, I believe that any living being that is sacrificed in oder to sustain another's life should be viewed with respect, and current practices, tendencies and attitudes are far from respectful to both animal and human.

I guess the transition is easy enough, since my household really never ate that much meat to begin with. I started to go without earlier this month, the 9th. I'm also being realistic; I'm trying to see if I can fit into the lifestyle by trying it out until at least the end of the month. So far, so good. I'm good at just doing stuff cold turkey. I just need to, "jump in" so to speak. Can't hesitate. The beef thing was like that. Just told myself, "no more", and here I am now. Well, this is the whole meat category, so we'll see how it goes. If things stay the same, I'll go for the end of next month or December...I will miss my Grandma's cooking though...Wish me luck.

Oh, it's funny, once you "come out" as a vegetarian, people you know also come out with similar views too. I was surprised to learn two of my friends were practicing vegetarians; they just kept low in order to avoid ridicule. Interesting.

As far as school goes, it's a bitch, but I still enjoy it. I'm in my second to last semester, and the realization that I'll be done with college is starting to hit me. It's sort of like a silent panic. I want to go to art school too; my college's art program isn't really that strong. Well, more things to think about I guess.
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03 July 2007 @ 11:11 pm
The highlight of my day was having a delicious dinner with a friend.

We were exhausted as well as starved after a long workout, and proceeded to the nearest supermarket. After exchanging promises of deli and prepackaged meats with the fruits of more lucrative endeavors on future outings, we bought a bottle of jalapeño ranch dressing, chunky salsa, a 12oz pack of tuna, and two heads of lettuce. After acquiring the necessary provisions, we searched for a suitable spot to dine.

So, we roll into a local, practically deserted park, and lay out our plastic bag tablecloth or should I say, ground cloths and FEAST! Utensils included, but were not limited to: hands, double-dipped pieces of lettuce, elbow-grease and gravity. It was awesome and delicious. I especially relished tearing into my lettuce like a voracious, hunger-crazed wolf. The aftermath looked pretty similar to a cat kill of some type of bird.

After entrusting me with the now half empty bottles of perishables, we vowed to do it again...and hopefully within two weeks before the dressing decides to head south...
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13 June 2007 @ 03:13 pm
Just wanted to post these before I went jogging. These have been rolling around on my hard disk for awhile.

Told you Nat would follow.

This just kept mutating and changing and still isn't done. What started as a doodle turned into a massive time burglar.

and lastly,

Just trying out different brushes and styles.
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12 June 2007 @ 08:04 pm
More sketching. I'll try to finish this one tonight if not tomorrow.

I'm stuck in a shizuru rut.
I have several of Natsuki, but I want to tinker with them more.
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12 June 2007 @ 12:29 am
My weekend was pretty good. Two friends that I haven't seen in about two years randomly call me and want to catch up. It was nice. Went to a sushi boat place and shot some pool afterwards. Before we parted ways, we stopped by yet another long-time-no-see friend's house. It's kinda funny, she always protests to visits, but always gets pretty into them when we do. She obsesses about her academics, even though she really has nothing to worry about; she can take anything on. After we went our separate ways, I called it a day by washing my car. It really wasn't as Zen-like as it was an annoying. I hate washing my car. I can't wait 'til I get my bike; smaller surface area.

Today, unlike the weekend, was pretty boring. Sat around while my Mom borrowed my car for the day, and of course, when we go to pick hers up, the place is closed. =T_T= Groan. That means I'm carless tomorrow. Crud. Oh well. At least I'll get to draw. Here's something I did tonight

Edit: colored the other sketch

If you're wondering why her hands are so funky, I wanted to put in her staff from Hime, but after several tries I just got frustrated. Fuck it; it's a doodle anyway. Pretend its a ruler or something. Well, sleepy land calls.
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10 June 2007 @ 02:47 am
Even with doodles I really need to come up with better poses. Still not done fritzing with it.

Going hiking later this morning. Look out, nature, here I come.
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