backupdump002: (WHERE'S MY BIRTHDAY CAAAKE)
-forgot to mention, but we went to texas several weeks ago to visit grandparents. they seem to be doing pretty well, actually, which was good to see.
-JUST got back from eureka springs. stayed there a couple of days for mom's birthday. it was pretty nice, haha. have some pics [17] )



i normally hate it when people add their own music to these things, but in this case, it just makes it more hilariously surreal
backupdump002: (Default)
My Valentinr - doxinator
Get your own valentinr
DO IT DO IT YEAH DO IT WOO

sooo
+joanne's out of the hospital
+papa's surgery went well
+have FINALLY started reading drawing on the right side of the brain, which pretty much every artist ever swears by. shoulda read it years ago, but better late than blah blah I'M EXCITED
+this shirt
+nmh2 comes out soon oh god oh man
do i want to buy it right when it comes out though?? so expensive. same deal for the edgeworth game.
+for a while it seemed like everything was going wrong for just... everyone, but i think things are lightening up now.
-apparently they might've found something else during papa's surgery. won't know until later today.
-other family issues that i don't really feel like getting into.
-conaaaannn wahhhhh
-I'M SUCH A SISSY UUUUGH i don't wanna talk about it but i just hate it, i'm supposed to be tougher than that.
?dad's talking about going up to lake haven for a while to help out, if my other relatives haven't taken care of everything. i'm thinking of going, too.
?dad's going to retire in the fall. my parents keep talking about moving somewhere but have no idea where. mom wants to live in europe for a year, i think.

man i could totally do another art post but i'd have to scan things and i'm tired meh
backupdump002: (jacket)
we finally sold the old house!! this is such a load off hahaha

art (7) )

i have so many wips it's crazy

and [livejournal.com profile] dia_aren_marie tagged me! i think i'm supposed to do this on dA, but nobody watches my dA.

1. Post these rules
2. Each tagged person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
3. At the end, you have to choose and tag 10 people and post their icons on the same journal.
4. Go to their pages and send a message saying you tagged them.
5. No tag backs

can i think of 10 things??? )

i've been trying not to talk about this too much, but... the situation in texas has really gotten a lot worse. both my grandpa and step-grandma have cancer, and now my step-grandma has gotten a staph infection from one of her surgeries. it's so serious that they've had to keep her in the hospital and i think even quarantined, and apparently she only has a 50/50 chance of surviving. she hasn't done chemo yet, and now she CAN'T because it's too dangerous to do when she has this infection.
my grandpa... the doctor said there's a very good chance that they can get all the cancer in surgery, but that's what they said for joanne, so i'm just kinda... waiting for the results. i'm worried about him staying in the lakehouse after his surgery, though, because of the staph; i am really, really hoping that he stays at teresa's house or something until the lakehouse is cleaned up.

anyway, yeah, that's what's been going on over there. we'll just see how it goes, i guess.

edit: oh, god, right, uhh.
please check this out, as a way to triple your donations to the red cross' text donation system for haiti, and please keep an eye on [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti (dammit the auctioning thing is genius why didn't i think of that). i haven't managed to get in a donation to haiti yet, but it's something i want to do. i've been debating whether or not i ought to start up [livejournal.com profile] supercharitygo again; i kind of feel like starting it up so frequently is just going to thin the donations out, as well as turn people off of the whole idea. april seems like a long time to wait, though.
backupdump002: (tsun tsun)
the holiday post is still open. i also put a "need address" note in very rude bold letters next to everyone who hasn't sent me their address/whose address i didn't receive for whatever reason, so those who have been MARKED better send me a PM!!! or e-mail!!!! or something!!!!!!!!

john and sherah are here. it's been a pretty nice visit. i can't think of a lot of super noteworthy things, except...
wacky stories )

man, i'm really looking forward to the day when people realize that the VAST MAJORITY of what i say--even the more angsty stuff--is playful and not meant to be taken 200% SERIOUSLY, so then decide to play along rather than give me lectures about ~life~ and tell me things i already know and push viewpoints that i already have and generally wag their finger me, thus making the conversation come to an uncomfortable halt while i just go "yeah, i know, it was a joke"
because that's really off-putting and fairly condescending and just tiring above everything else. it seems like every conversation i've had lately just ends with the person i'm talking to going WELL GEE DON'T SAY THAT or OH WELL THIS IS HOW THINGS REALLY ARE or I THINK IT MEANT THIS or YOU SHOULD THINK THIS over the most obviously sarcastic things. maybe these people just don't talk to me enough to pick up on my sense of humor, but goddamn, i don't think it's especially subtle or anything. i like to think that it's pretty obvious when i'm actually being serious about something or genuinely need advice (since i'll usually, uhh, ask for it), but i guess not

on an unrelated ragenote (HINT: SERIOUS), shit like this pisses me off so much. this is why i'm so ridiculously cynical when it comes to just about anything that pushes "family values" since, in my experience, that almost always seems to include keeping kids "safe" (HINT: SARCASM COMIN' UP) from all those filthy gays and transsexuals trying to pollute their minds with their lord-hating feather boas and sparkly thongs because that's all LGBT people are, obviously, and there's no possible way that they're just average, everyday people you see walking down the street or anything. like, i dunno, me. (HINT: TRUTH)

I'M GOING TO BED (HINT: PROBABLY TRUE)
backupdump002: (maybe he's born with it)
for all the artists reading this: do you guys ever show your art to family? what kind (all of it, some of it)? i was just wondering, since every now and then i think about starting a little made-for-family gallery (in that it filters out some of the more bizarre things i tend to draw), but whenever i think about showing what i've drawn to family members (and even certain irl friends), i just... feel embarrassed. i dunno. maybe some of it's just that my family has been so supportive of it and act like i'm this really stellar artist all like YEAH I BET DOX CAN GET INTO ANY ART SCHOOL EVER NO PROBLEM when they haven't even SEEN my art since i was, like, nine, and i'm really just... average, at best. i guess i just don't know what they're expecting to see. i have no idea how i even GOT this reputation for being an amazing artist HAHAHA it's like i just say that i like to draw as a hobby and people assume all sorts of things
but yeah, what does everyone else do
(as a note, i'm talking more about extended family than immediate)

so, john's situation got worse. he realized a while ago that the burglars also took his bag, which contained checkbooks, tax info, and his social security number, AND apparently this morning he came out to find someone had threw a rock through the window of sherah's car, because she accidentally left her phone in there. sherah also mentioned that a guy down the street got shot in the back the other night, and that the police told her that crime's been increasing and hasn't been this bad since the 90's or something like that. someone on facebook mentioned that the area he lives in kind of sucks in general, though; apparently people there have taken to just leaving their cars unlocked so they don't have to replace the windows.

LONG STORY SHORT, JOHN IS TRYING TO SELL HIS HOUSE MORE THAN EVER AND IS NOW THINKING OF MOVING OUT OF SEATTLE AND TO OLYMPIA. he's been thinking of moving out of seattle for a while now, actually, and since he only goes into the office twice a week and sherah's college is in olympia, it'd work pretty well. we shall see.

UNRELATED:

i meant to post this before everyone on the internet had already seen it, but it's still incredible.

edit: AAAAAAAAAA

peels here

Sep. 14th, 2009 04:14 am
backupdump002: (louis grin)
thanks for all the birthday wishes! i had a great one. turns out that the casinos here JUST raised the minimum age to 21, however, so i never did that. they did it because they all serve alcohol now or something. it's really weird to think that i'm now old enough to do like ANYTHING yet i'm still banned from places because there's budweiser around, btw.
SO i didn't do anything special (never do, really), just ordered some pizza and watched the dana carvey show. i am totally not complaining about that, though, because that was awesome. i always feel weird telling everyone what i get as gifts for some reason, so uhhh i'll just mention a few things: i got left 4 dead, which is very fun and i've been playing a lot of it lately. i also got dead rising, which i've been horribly curious about ever since it came out, so i'm very excited about that. got professor layton and the diabolical box, and iiiii JUST started chapter three, i think (twitter-followers are already well aware that i have this, i'm sure). also got san andreas, which is kinda funny since [livejournal.com profile] neutraltwin and i were just talking about that, haha. and... OH
I HAVE A QUESTION
IS SAINTS ROW 1 ANY GOOD? i asked for saints row 2 and got the first one instead, and i'm trying to decide whether i ought to exchange it. IF 2 IS REALLY AMAZING COMPARED TO 1 THEN I WILL
AND OF COURSE i got this amazing picture from [livejournal.com profile] tigerboat, which contains my four favorite Ls in the ~whole world~. i was very thrilled to get this. TIGER KNOWS ME TOO WELL
and, uh, the rest is just books and a pre-order for scribblenauts and stuff. haha, before i turned 18 i groaned in pain over how old it was, but now, whatever. as soon as it hit midnight i was already used to it somehow. NOW I'M GROANING IN PAIN OVER THE THOUGHT OF TURNING 20 IN A COUPLE OF YEARS

in other news, john got robbed. hahahaha what a dramatic change of mood-- but no, he just came home last night and found the back door kicked in and his ps3, two macbooks, and 52" tv were all gone. right now the suspects are these teenagers who knocked on the door beforehand asking for "carlos" and generally acting strange. whoever it is, i'm hoping the police will catch them, since from what i hear they sound pretty sloppy and stupid.
john has insurance, thankfully, but also has a $1000 deductible. i dunno, the whole thing sucks and it happened at a shitty time, since john is working a lower-paying job and is really strapped for cash and currently trying to sell his house. he doesn't need people stealing his crap and wrecking his home on top of everything else. i'm not worried that he won't get things back together--he always bounces back pretty well--but man, his whole situation right now just bites.

uhhh i had more things i wanted to talk about but i'm tired

COMMENT AND I'LL PICK 6 OF YOUR ICONS AND MAKE YOU TALK ABOUT THEM BLAH BLAH )

man i wanna go to that david sedaris thing i mentioned but it turns out it's like $80 per ticket fffff
backupdump002: (hey man)
sarah's birthday was cool. the fact that it was on labor day made it kind of a hassle since most of the restaurants were closed (i even jokingly suggested eating at a gas station only to realize that the lights were off), but we wound up going to this mongolian grill that was really neat. they just handed everyone bowls and let them go through and put whatever they want in them, then the chefs cooked it up. kinda like yogurtland, only everyone was handling raw meat instead of reese's pieces

one of the things sarah got for her birthday was a leopard-print snuggie. i am predicting snuggies in my future as well. speaking of which, i guess it's officially after midnight! i'm a legal (and i do mean ~~~legal~~~) adult, what. brb gambling/smoking/getting laid/buying a house/going to war/suing people/getting sued/voting/watching porn/buyin' dildos/calling infomercial numbers/WHATEVER ELSE I CAN DO NOW, WHAT CAN I DO
i actually AM going to a casino tonight i think HAHAHA birthday people get $10 free so wish me luck
i'll also go uhhhh sign up for y!gallery or something stupid, i dunno. it's so weird to think that all this time i've lied about being 18 to look at mature stuff and now i don't have to do that anymore. it's also weird to know that i've known a lot of my flist since i was twelve. (haha, "kuro")

UNRELATED: GUY CATCHES LAPTOP WITH BUTT, GUY CATCHES GLASSES WITH FACE, GUYS BACKFLIP INTO PANTS
THIS IS HOW I'M PUTTING ON PANTS/PUTTING ON GLASSES/GOING ON THE INTERNET FROM NOW ON
backupdump002: (i dunno lol)
oh yeah, i never did that vacation post

i guess i'll do it now (extremely imageheavy) )

jesus that took way too long. nobody is going to read this whole thing.
backupdump002: (holly sup)
i'm hooooome
i brought a camera and then completely forgot to ever take any pictures. whoops.

anyway, good times. just did what i usually do--hung around the cousins and talked, basically--and that's always fun. i can't think of a lot of things that are really noteworthy, uhhh...

Read more... )

so aside from the drama and the rage, good times! i'm going to leave AGAIN on the 10th to go to california, and i'll be gone for like ten days, but after that i swear i'm going to stop ditching everyone

THIS IS SO COOL
backupdump002: (jammin')
Hahaha I keep throwing stuff on Twitter and then forget to put it on here.

-Went to a book sale at the library, which had RIDICULOUSLY LOW prices. Hardcover books for $2, some books were 50¢, things like that. It was actually sort of crazy dkfgjhs it had like, nothing but old people attending it, and you had to take a number to get in since they could only let so many people in at a time, and as soon as the doors opened everyone just FLOODED IN and started piling books into boxes as fast as they could. Apparently last year this group of people came in and threw a tarp over a whole section and claimed it, so this year they had a police officer guarding the whole thing. WTF.

-Picked up Half Life, pretty excited about that. I'm trying to catch up on all the ~classics~ I missed out on as a kid, haha. Also got Killer7 which I've been playing a little. I'm still only at the very beginning, but it's already so bizarre, what the hell. THE FACT THAT SUDA51 MADE THIS IS NOT SURPRISING IN THE LEAST

-HAHA OH YEAH I saw license plate at Target that said "Bradley." I-I FINALLY FOUND HIM~~~

-Drove outta town yesterday to go visit grandpa (and some other old relatives, but mostly Papa), had an okay time. It was mostly just the old folks talking to each other while I kind of... stayed silent, haha, I had nothing to say and I tend to get kind of quiet around adults in general for some reason-- but I liked seeing everyone and everything. Everyone mostly hung out in the breakfast area at the hotel. At some point--freakin' broad daylight, 2 or 3 PM--the most obvious prostitute I've ever seen walked in the lobby and asked to call a certain room. She had a ridiculously short dress that showed part of her ass, these long black boots that had giant heels, one of those leather biker hat things, might have had leather gloves but I can't remember-- this real dominatrix look, just needed a whip or some spikes or something. What the hell.
So that's kind of a weird thing to see while visiting elderly family members.

Uhh I could have sworn I had something else I DUNNO WHAT ELSE TO SAY
Have this:
backupdump002: (kyle ffffff)
So... John got laid off from Microsoft.
It's... I have no idea what to say. I'm shocked. He was so thrilled about that game design job, he got that new house...
I don't know what to say. As scary as the economy is, I guess I never thought anyone in the family would get canned. He'll have to get new work immediately if he wants to keep his house, and--I wish we lived closer so we could help him out. I'm a little worried.

Might take a trip in a few months. We'll see.

In the meantime, could you fill this out?
1. Do I have a distinct style of drawing?
2. If so, what exactly is it that defines my "style"?
3. Would you say my art usually follows a 'theme'?
4. Is there anything I really need to improve on or change?
5. Does my style [if I have one] remind you of/look like the style of anyone else?
6. Judging from whatever art of mine that you've seen, what do you think I do the best at?
7. What do you think I suck at?

Skip what you can't answer, be anonymous, do whatever you need to do. I just want some honest critique.
dA account's back. Only putting up finished art/things I like, though, so there's no point in watching it if you watch this LJ.

If you don't hear much from me for a while it's because I'm too busy being stressed kdfjgh

Edit: Just found out that John's getting something like two months severance and is meeting with people tomorrow to find a new job, so. It's fine, guys. Right now I'm just stressed about things I have to work on adkjfgh too much stuff

Smaaashing

Nov. 29th, 2008 02:22 am
backupdump002: (travis lazy)
Holiday gifts. Remember, December 1st! You better hurry and get your request in if you haven't, since there's not much time left.

Sooo, Thanksgiving was nice. About thirty people and three kids and five (six?) dogs all crammed into my grandparents' B&B. It was pretty much constantly noisy and crowded which could get a bit much--you couldn't even escape to your bedroom to go read since it was still pretty loud, even at night--and large crowds tend me to make me realize just how awkward and faily I truly am, BUT I love my extended family, so it's okay. I have the best cousins ever and my cousins have the best spouses ever and hanging out with all of them and my siblings at the same time is like being in the center of one big mass of concentrated awesome. I wish we could've stayed longer.

Kaci's... niece? I think she's her niece. Anyway, Emily was there, and she is six years old and a ball of energy. She's a sweetheart, though. Very outgoing, not shy around people at all; it felt like she'd been in the family all this time. She seemed very taken to me, too, and even made me a flower out of tiny drinking straws and notebook paper, but then the straws fell out and it became a mask instead.

:> Kids.

I know it's cliche to say you're thankful for everything, but it's the truth. I'm thankful for my family, my friends, my health, having sufficient food/shelter, everything. I'm happy I'm the person I am, and I'm happy you guys are you. ALL of you have made an impact on me, whether you've listened to me and encouraged me and helped me to slowly overcome my deep-seated confidence issues, or just made me smile. You're all very close to my heart, and I hope I've been a good friend. I love you guys, man.

in other news my computer is a whore

Edit: HEY HEY I LIKE THIS MEME EVERYONE DO IT:
List the first ten series that come to mind. Your friends will comment with the character from each/a series that they think you are most like. (Remember this is who I'm most like, not favorites!)
You can just comment on the ones you know/the ones you have an answer for, whatever :V
1. UHHHHHHHHHHHHH Phoenix Wright
2. Metal Gear Solid
3. Mother/Earthbound
4. Final Fantasy (ANYONE FROM ALL OF THEM)
5. Silent Hill
6. Mario
7. STAR WARS? Or Zelda. PICK ONE
8. Professor Layton even though i still need to finish the first game dsadghjasgdj
9. SOMETHING BY CING like Hotel Dusk or Trace Memory because I keep thinking of that terrible HD fanfiction [livejournal.com profile] tigerboat and I read and it's making me laugh
10. PICK ANY SERIES YOU WANT AND NAME A CHARACTER I'M LAZY
backupdump002: (layton hmm)
Holidurr
It turns out the pen side of my tablet pen is broke, but the eraser works perfectly. I was going to try and take it apart, see what I can do, but that's... a lot harder than it sounds. H-how do you disassemble a Graphire3 tablet pen, exactly? You're not supposed to twist it, right? Because I've been pulling, and it's... not really doing anything. I can't find any guides and I have no idea where my tablet's manual is. halp

I'm thinking once it's 2009, I'm gonna start taking some life drawing classes (it's fine that I'm underage as long as my parents sign for it, r-right). I'm gonna write that on my annual to-do list. New Year's resolutions, whatever
Speaking of which, I do to-do lists all the time, but I've noticed that I need to make everything I write on them real specific. I can't just put down "draw" and nothing else, because I get too caught up in the details. How long do I draw? Do I do practice or do I work on a "real" picture? Do I finish something? How much do I have to do before it's enough to cross it out? It's like I can't just decide on that when I get there, it's so weird. I have to have a plan. Practice with Pose Maniacs for 30-60 minutes while having Seinfeld on for fun, finish lineart on [blahblah] pic. Read five chapters of this thing afterwards.

Honestly, I think a lot of it is that having specific things for me to do makes it easier for me to cross them off the list. Seriously, I love crossing things off the list. IT'S CHANGE YOU CAN SEE

But I dunno, what about you guys? Do you wing things or make plans? Am I weird for even thinking about this

Soccer practice. Why have I not seen this until today
By the way, did you know John accidentally wound up going to a gay bar on his birthday? I think he stayed, too, because he sent us a picture of himself while he was there, just drunkenly staring at the camera while wearing a little hat. this family, i swear

Uhhh oh yeah:
→ A N O N _ M E M E
Please be honest!

NEXT ENTRY WILL BE MORE INTERESTING, I KNOW THIS FOR SURE
backupdump002: (larry drink)
Color thing. )

You know what sucks?

It sucks when your parents ask you if you want to go for a walk, and you reply with "Maybe in a second" since you just woke up, but then they go ahead and leave without you so you scramble all over the place, put on pants, start to go out the front door and decide to go out the back, double back for the bathroom, then finally burst outside and run three blocks in 80-90° weather with the sun bearing down on you, while wearing a long t-shirt and pants (both dark), AND while wearing sandals since you knew that if you wasted more time by tying your shoes then you'd never catch up...
... and then once you do they're just sort of like "oh look who's here lol" and proceed to walk up a gigantic hill without stopping, and then just go "you're fine, whatever" when you ask to take a different route so you don't have to climb up another steep hill at the end of the walk.
In retrospect, it was probably stupid to not put on tennis shoes, since now my ankles hurt like a mother. OW, WALKING

Man, my dad is sixty, now. That's so hard to believe. Jeez, and John's gonna be thirty in a little while. Everyone's getting old
Speaking of family, I love my sister dearly, she's a good person, smart, I think she's super, but every time she talks about gender I just... gaaaah. She seems to think that men should act like men and women should act like women and if you act like anything else then you're weird, gay or both, and considering I have a really boyish personality and little to no interest in stereotypical "girly" things, that can get... a little offensive. Tonight she was describing some guy on TV who was transgender, and she said "transgender" with air quotes and went on about the guy in this condescending tone of voice and finished with "Uh. Yeah." like she just finished describing some convoluted b-movie plot about giant lizards from Mars or something. I can't even go clothes shopping with her because she has to put so much emphasis on how THIS ONE IS REALLY FEMININE, WHICH IS GOOD, AND I KNOW YOU DON'T LIKE TO THINK IT IS, BUT YOU ARE A GIRL, and auhdfgkhjad no, I honestly do not feel comfortable wearing really girly things, it's not who I am, I'm going to buy this baggy t-shirt and cargo pants now

Beat RE4, as well as Separate Ways and Assignment Ada. Might play through it again since it's short and unlocked things intrigue me. The Mercenaries is pretty fun, but man do I ever hate that Dr. Salvador-type guy. It'd be fine if it was just a normal Dr. Salvador or if there was only one per level, but instead there's a bunch and they're on freakin' speed and have to flail their chainsaws all over the place and I tell ya man, they're total godmoders
Also fffffffffff Regenerators. It's not really fighting them that scares me, it's just... everything else. Their battle music, their breathing, the way they move, the way their waist/legs stumble for a moment after you blow up their torso, their locations (seriously, was it just me or did all the Regenerator spots have the creepiest atmospheres in the whole game adfgj).

I've been working on going through all my old entries and f-locking/privating the embarrassing ones, and also going through old screencap adventures and tweaking the commentary slightly. I MUST HIDE EVERYTHING FROM MY PAST. Of course, I'll probably look at these entries in a few years and be like GOD I WAS SO STUPID, soooo

owww my ribs. I should really get them checked, they've been bothering me for months.
backupdump002: (ashley stare)
I sure have been making a lot of icons lately. that was not a blatant advertisement at all

My grandpa took us all to the horse races as an early birthday treat :D I have the sweetest grandpa in the world. We ate dinner there and placed bets (won $14, woooooo), and then... I think sometime around the 6th race it started storming, and some lightning hit the building and the power went out and the races were canceled. WOO
I didn't mind it, though! I actually really like it whenever the power goes out. It's like it always seems to take down this big social barrier and ~*unite*~ people, in a way. has anyone else noticed this or am i just romanticizing things way too much
Speaking of birthdays, the thought of turning seventeen feels so weird. I know it's not really old or anything, but it's... well, it'll be the oldest I've ever been. I guess I just feel like I'm starting to become an adult and I don't have a whole lot to show for it (one of these days I will drive a car you guys, I swear). But maybe I'm pressuring myself too much...

WELL ENOUGH OF THAT, LET'S PLAY SOME MORE SANITARIUM!

IN THE LAST EPISODE, I WASTED EVERYONE'S TIME. WHAT WILL I DO TODAY?!?!?!?!

Previous Episodes

Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two other sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master. )

Considering making a lot of my old entries private, as they are things of horrible shame to me, now. Then again, it is my history. Hmmmm.

Man, I really wish my back and ribs would stop hurting
backupdump002: (redd creepy)
Trip report! finally done with this jesus christ

I'm just using Photobucket's Ghetto Image Resizer to resize these, though if you want higher res versions of any of these for whatever reason then let me knooooowwww :O
Extremely pic heavy. I'm not even kidding. )

Haha, oh yeah, I did that gamer personality quiz that [livejournal.com profile] zarla linked and got The Class Clown (Reckless Sociable Fun Veteran (RSFV)). Why does this not surprise me
backupdump002: (DURR)
lol i'm in seattle

I don't wanna say too much right now since I wanna wait until I'm home and can really take the time to type something up (and plus this laptop keyboard is annoying and my RIDICULOUSLY LONG NAILS keep getting caught in the keys), but I just wanna say that I didn't die on the way over and things have been pretty great so far and so forth 8D It's a good thing we didn't plan to meet up at Disneyland or anything, [livejournal.com profile] zarla and [livejournal.com profile] gogoicarus, since it turns out that we didn't even go to California at all due to the whole place being up in flames right now. It probably would've been fine, but we just didn't want to risk driving through all the smoke. So... yeah! So instead of driving through California, we went to Texas, drove home and stayed for a few days, then drove to Denver and flew to Seattle. KIND OF A WEIRD PLAN, BUT IT WORKS

It's lookin' like Mom and I are going to stay for a few extra days, though, so we can help John move into his new house. I'm not sure on the exact amount--just however long it takes to finish--but after that then Mom and I are going to drive back home, which will take another 3-4 days. So I'm guessing it's going to be at least another week? YOU GUYS GET AN EVEN LONGER BREAK FROM MY OBNOXIOUS SPAM, IN OTHER WORDS. I just hope the van holds out long enough for us to drive home since that thing is falling apart werjrwhgeg

Anyway, I ought to go. MORE ADVENTURES AWAIT US YET though I dunno if anything can top meeting the former president of Nintendo for me that was awesome
backupdump002: (8U)
OH MY GOD YOU GUYS GUESS WHAT I DID

I MET DAVID SEDARIS

HE MADE AN APPEARANCE AT BARNES & NOBLE TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS AND TALK ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK AND READ EXCERPTS FROM IT AND STUFF WHICH HE DID AND THEN WE HAD TO WAIT LIKE SEVEN HOURS AND THEN IT WAS OUR TURN AND HE DREW A PICTURE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN IN OUR BOOK AND TALKED TO US A BIT AND THE WHOLE TIME I WAS TOO SHY AND NERVOUS TO SAY ANYTHING BUT AS WE WERE STARTING TO SHUFFLE OUT HE LOOKED AT ME AND ASKED HOW OLD I WAS AND I SAID SIXTEEN AND THEN HE SAID THAT WHENEVER TEENAGERS CAME TO VISIT HIM AT BOOK-SIGNINGS AND STUFF HE LIKES TO GIVE THEM GIFTS THOUGH I FORGOT WHY AND THEN HE TOLD ME A STORY ABOUT CONDOMS AND CHERRIES AND OLIVE OIL THAT HAD EVERYONE IN THE ROOM CRACKING UP AND I JUST TRIED LIKE THREE TIMES TO RETELL IT HERE BUT IT KEEPS COMING OUT ALL FAILY I THINK I'M TOO CAPSLOCK RIGHT NOW SOMEONE ASK ME LATER

BUT ANYWAY HE GAVE ME TWO PAINTED POPSICLE STICKS AND SAID THAT WAS ALL HE HAD LEFT AND APOLOGIZED BUT I'M JUST THRILLED THAT HE GAVE ME ANYTHING AT ALL :D THEY'RE SITTING IN FRONT OF ME RIGHT NOW AND I HAVEN'T DECIDED WHERE TO PUT THEM YET BUT AKFGJHDFGHADFGLADFGJ

ALSO HIS BODYGUARD LOOKED LIKE A MANLY VERSION OF BRUSHEL WHICH MADE THINGS EVEN BETTER

AND GUESS WHAT ELSE

BEFORE WE LEFT FOR BARNES & NOBLE I TALKED TO MY BROTHER ON THE PHONE AND HE GOT THE GAME DESIGN JOB AND IS GOING TO WORK ON THE NEW BANJO KAZOOIE GAME
YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY I AM FOR HIM OH MY GOD

TODAY IS AWESOME

AND BEFORE I FORGET, TOMBSTONE MEME. I DON'T USUALLY DO THESE BUT THIS ONE LOOKED LIKE IT COULD BE FUNNY

WOW I'M HUNGRY I HAVEN'T HAD DINNER YET
backupdump002: (otacon thinkin')
I made mochi the other day! It wasn't very complicated at all (A GRAND PLUS FOR COOKING IMPAIRED PEOPLE SUCH AS MYSELF), though it did take a long time for it to bake and cool and everything. It came out pretty nicely for my first batch, I think :D The only thing is is that the recipe made a much larger quantity of mochi than I thought it would, and it said to divide the batter into three 8 inch cake pans, but we only had one, so I was like EH I'M SURE IT'LL BE FINE and just dumped the whole thing into one pan, and it wound up not cooking all the way the first time so I had to scoop out the outsides onto a plate and bake it again, so the whole thing took like four hours. BUT OTHER THAN THAT
Mom and I also got some ice cream mochi at this neat Asian market we found, and it is the most delicious thing on Earth oh God I could eat it forever

So visiting with John was a lot of fun, even if it was short. We mostly sat around and played games and watched movies and such. Everyone played Brawl, and it was really funny watching my non-gaming family act so disturbed by everything that was happening (WHAT WHO IS THAT GUY WHAT THE HELL IS THAT WHY AM I GLOWING GOD WHAT IS GOING ON) :B I recorded quite a few hilarious fights, as well, including this one where Mom and Dad fought each other (as Link and Ganondorf, ironically) without having a lot of gaming skills or anything, so they were both just sort of flailing around. IT WAS GREAT. I wish I could show them to you guys, but I don't have a capture card or anything. I'll get one one of these days

We also got the new Mario Kart game for the Wii, which we played a lot (A LOT). It's pretty fun, though I wouldn't recommend getting the steering wheel controller, since it doesn't seem to handle very well (it was real sensitive and made it hard to keep the vehicles steady, and I kept running off of cliffs every five seconds when I used it, and I dunno). A GameCube controller or a Wiimote+nunchuck combo is where it's at.

We also played Wii Play, which was great fun. I played against John and I swear to God he was trying to make me laugh on purpose so I'd mess up adghadkfgja. THERE WERE TIMES WHERE I COULDN'T EVEN SEE THE SCREEN THROUGH MY TEARS OF LAUGHTER

Heh, it's weird, but it seems like every time we're driving John to the airport, he and I always wind up having this long discussion about video games. things nobody cares about )

AND SPEAKING OF THINGS AND STUFF, I AM 99% SURE THAT I AM GOING TO ANIME EXPO :D IF YOU'RE GOING THEN JUST LOOK FOR SOME FREAK IN AN OTACON COSTUME I GUESS. WATCH ME STAMMER AND SQUIRM AS I WRESTLE WITH THE CONCEPT OF SOCIAL INTERACTION

this entry has no point lol. SCREENSHOTS IN THE NEXT ENTRY... PERHAPS
backupdump002: (RAGE)
HEY GUYS I GOT BRAWL

MY FRIEND CODE IS 3093-6864-6036 AND MY NAME IS "Dox"

EVERYONE ADD ME (and post your codes so I can add yooouuu) SO I CAN COME OVER THERE AND PUNCH YOU IN THE EYE

And I'm still kinda chugging through the Subspace Emissary, though I've only completed around 30%. So I'm not very far in the game, yet. YOU GUYS BETTER NOT SPOIL ANYTHING

P.S. Oh God, Lucas is the most adorable thing ever :3 His little voice is so high and shaky and his idle stance is all nervous and his taunts are so cute and aufhgadfgha. I gave him all my best stickers, too, so he totally tears up the battlefield whenever I play him. I NEVER WANT ANYTHING BAD TO HAPPEN TO YOU EVER AGAIN LUCAS

And God, can you believe all the Ness fanboys are giving Lucas a hard time and calling him all these names and such 'cause he "replaced" Ness in Mother 3? I'm really going to just assume that they've never even played the game, because the thought of anyone seeing Lucas and seeing everything that happened to him and still going like LOL LUCAS IS SUCH A STUPID SISSY OMG makes my heart break.

P.P.S. Zero Suit Samus is pretty fun, even if I don't like her design. I mean, I'm not even a huge Metroid fan or anything, but I still liked it better when Samus' hair was all brown and scraggly (or wait, was it brown? I forget) and she was really muscular and everyone thought she was a man and such. Now she just looks like Princess Peach and Lara Croft's lovechild. I DO LIKE PLAYING HER, THOUGH

P.P.P.S. I'm sort of torn between playing Final Fantasy XII and Brawl right now; I'm in the middle of both. :< Both are so good. oh the trials and tribulations of my life
FFXII sure is fun, though, even if Vaan and Penelo are annoying and I hope they both die. I adore everything and everyone else, though! I especially like the new battle system, even if the thought of breaking away from the old version scared me at first. But the new one is actually very convenient, and is DEFINITELY less tedious. :D I actually enjoy leveling in this game.

P.P.P.P.S. My Mom is in Korea! She's there on a taekwondo trip and went with her teacher and class and such. 8D She's only gonna be gone for a week (she left a few days ago), but I still wanted to say it, just because it's not every day you get to tell people that your mom is climbing mountains in freaking Korea.
Can't believe she's nearly a black belt. Man.

P.P.P.P.P.S. I SWEAR THIS IS THE LAST ONE, but my Phantom Hourglass stylus got here a couple days ago! I was real surprised; they said it was going to take over a month on the site, and I just filled out that survey, like... sometime last week. MAYBE THEY REALLY LIKED MY SURVEY or something

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