-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

do it or i'm gonna feel like a moran
have i done something like this recently? i dunno PROBABLY but just... do it anyway!!

sketchbook doodles (17?) )

MY LIFE HAS BEEN LAME LATELY UGH i can't think of anything noteworthy i've done lately (what do you mean lately dox obvious joke)
have crying wife

backupdump002: (Default)
My Valentinr - doxinator
Get your own valentinr

+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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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: (CAR)
the ♥ fanart love ♥ meme

i don't like doing memes that don't allow people to say something bad about me, too (i guess just leave constructive crit stuff here or something), but i am always in need of some good art motivation, so... i also figure it's a good time to get it since i'm trying to do christmas sketches hahaha

fantastic mr. fox is really great, and i have been very diligently avoiding the word "fantastic" to describe any part of it. it was awkward trying to get used to how it was paced and acted, but aside from that, no complaints. the art style was definitely the best part; i never got tired of looking at it. i really wish i could find the montage that introduces boggis, bunce, and bean for the first time, since something about the visuals there really stood out as being totally amazing BUT I CAN'T FIND IT ANYWHERE it's driving me nuts

i went to an osteopath the other day. mom had me go since she thought it'd help a bunch of stuff, and i really did feel better afterwards (and then ridiculously tired so i went and fell asleep for over two hours when i got home). apparently my skeleton was pretty weird; my hips were turned and i think part of my spine was too, and there was something about the left side of my body being kind of locked up, and my jaw was pretty weird. i'm also hyper-sensitive to touch so every touch (mainly on my back) had this ADFLKGJADLG reaction, which isn't normal. i also have flat feet. wtf.
so yeah, i have to go get arch supports in my shoes and get tested for allergies and then i'm gonna go back. hopefully i will ACTUALLY HAVE ENERGY AGAIN once i'm all done.

oh yeah and i still need addresses from [ profile] waywardoctagon and [ profile] ameliorer. and uhh who all wanted to send me cards again, i could use a list. i can't get a PO box until friday, but i can sure make a list. ALSO to everyone who asked if i wanted a gift JUST SURPRISE ME since i never know what to ask for haha plus i tend to feel weird makin' people do stuff

i hate sore knees
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)

backupdump002: (louis grin)
hey, everyone still needs to comment on the holiday post! also, i still need addresses from everyone.

this makes me laugh harder than it probably ought to

question answering/asking meme and a lyric-guessing meme )


art [19] )


-drove for the first time a few days ago. a couple years late, but whatever. it was easy. need to take driver's ed.
hahaha i was perfectly calm the whole time, but mom was all freaked out (at least during the start). it probably didn't help that my reaction to making mistakes was just WHOOPS HAHAHA THAT WAS KINDA COOL
-john had his 31st birthday. looking forward to properly celebrating when he and sherah come up for thanksgiving!
-turns out that my step-grandma's breast cancer is worse than they thought, so she'll have to get a double-mastectomy. she'll still be fine, as far as anyone can tell, but it's a shame she has to go through all that. i hope she calls off the thanksgiving reunion since she really ought to just rest after that, but she's so stubborn. i dunno. we'll see.
-mom: they're not showing "this is it" anymore... i guess now it's "that was that."
-saw "men who stare at goats." it was hilarious and fun, and i kept thinking of psychonauts the whole time.

backupdump002: (pika)
-dad had his 61st birthday. watched the rest of that dana carvey dvd to celebrate.
-dressed as zombie billy mays for halloween. everyone i yelled "HI BILLY MAYS HERE FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE" at got a pretty big laugh out of it. especially this one kid who was all YEAAAAUUUHHH BILLY MAYS ROOOOCCKKSSS HRRRRNNNGGG etc in response. he looked about nine and was dressed as a cheerleader.
also, this one lady came up to me and was all I HAVE SO MUCH CANDY HELP and gave me several huge fistfulls and now i have so much candy help
-step-grandma's fine, won't even need chemo or anything.
-saw "this is it." too bad michael never got to do his last tour, it looked pretty cool.
-[ profile] supercharitygo ends this month, so anyone wanting to donate/volunteer better get to it.
-i'll get to the sketch requests in a second



what if it was legal?
what if it was completely safe (no risk of STDs, no risk of abuse, etc)?
what if society didn't frown upon it?
what if it were all/some of the above (wouldn't just because it was legal, but might if it were legal+safe or something)?

would you ever think of it as a respectable/serious career path for you to take?

and there's no reason for asking this, before anyone starts wondering what i'm planning. IT POPPED INTO MY HEAD AND I WAS CURIOUS

ETA: just to clarify, it'd be sort of like an average, 9-5 job. a secretary screens clients, everyone has their own office, you go to employee picnics or whatever, totally mundane. the only thing is that it's... well, prostitution.
backupdump002: (tsun tsun)
[ profile] heydudeicons update.
also, the philippines fundraiser at [ profile] supercharitygo is still going on. go check it out.

man, i haven't felt like myself lately. i try to act normal, but it just doesn't feel right, and even the prospect of halloween hasn't been cheering me up. i dunno what's gotten into me, but i wish it'd go away so i can go back to
whatever i was before
an idiot
i dunno

i've been playing a ridiculous amount of saints row 2, which is really fun. i beat all the brotherhood missions and am currently working on the sons of samedi (who are a lot more entertaining. so much voodoo and drugs). even character creation is a load of fun. i thought about making martha stewart or paul reubens, but then i went down a more animu path instead it's hilarious don't judge me goddammit
i put him in a bra and a thong and fishnet stockings and high heels

real life stuff: my step-grandma has breast cancer. they found it really early, though, so it's very likely that she'll pull through just fine. tryin' to think of stuff to bring for thanksgiving, since she's not going to do any cooking. i guess i could make cookies? it's about the only thing i know how to make aside from pasta, which isn't exactly thanksgiving food to my knowledge

also, we've possibly sold our old house. it's been on the market for about five years, just draining us of money and making us clean up after loads of shitty tennants. i'm trying to avoid getting my hopes up since nothing's final right now, but god i hope these people buy it. it would free us up so much.

uhhh nothing else is coming to mind, so, question: am i intimidating/difficult to approach? this is completely unrelated to the rest of the post, so don't think people are coming down on me or anything, but it's just something i've wondered from time to time. be honest, anon's fine, etc.
backupdump002: (larry relaxed)
man, this week was a really off week for art. i just had zero motivation to draw anything, aaaand instead wound up playing video games, for the most part. it's soooort of come back today, though, so maybe next week will have more.

anyway, art [5] )

so, a couple of nights ago the electrical box thing in our backyard blew up and we had to call 911. everything was all right, but it startled the hell out of us since the lights just suddenly flickered and dimmed until they were nearly off and there was this ridiculously loud BZZZZZ noise, and when you looked out the downstairs windows it was just completely white everywhere. then the neighbor knocked on our door and told us our yard was on fire. OH.

it wound up being a pretty minor thing, though; didn't even lose power (though the people behind us did hohoho). probably the best part was when the manly, mustachioed PSO guy showed up and wrestled with LIVE WIRES (WHILE THEY WERE SETTING FIRE TO THINGS) while making cool one-liners in a grizzly southern accent. the electronics were going crazy while he did that, too. IT WAS SO COOL though i'm glad i turned my computer off when i heard his truck

tired of my sides killing me when i sit a certain way ow ow ow ow ow stop stop stop
backupdump002: (apollo)
oh, i forgot to mention that i've been to TWO concerts, lately. one was jeffrey porter and skinfornia, and the other was jacob fred. both were really awesome. jeff porter was held at this tiny little liberal art museum that was very pleasant and comfortable, and the displays were like... well, they were all sorts of things, but the ones that stood out to me were the ones that supported lgbt--there were photos of gay couples, a poem about a transsexual couple, etc. it was really, really great to see those things in this city, especially considering that i was reading all this stuff the night before about how terrible lgbt discrimination is here, and how it's actually still legal for us to kick lgbt people out of their apartments/fire them from their jobs/deny them access to loads of public stuff/etc, just because they are who they are. so it was a relief to see some support there, even though it's small. gives me some hope.

AND YEAH THE BAND WAS GOOD, HAHAHA i had no idea what to expect and it turned out it was tribal drums and stuff. it's not something i usually listen to, but i still really enjoyed it. jacob fred was, of course, great, and a little more up my alley. he just played at a club that was still small, but way bigger and louder than the museum. i felt like both bands tended to drag on a lot, though; i think more concise stuff would've had a bigger punch. but that's just me. i still liked them a lot.

anyway, memes

which chess piece am i omg )

so, [ profile] funkicarus started a sort of meme about art supplies and why you use them. i think i'll also borrow from [ profile] zarla a bit in that i'll also talk about methods and stuff, since i barely put any thought into art supplies, hahaha

and finally, gotta do an anon meme every now and then:
THE "i've always wanted to tell you" MEME
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.


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


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 [ profile] neutraltwin and i were just talking about that, haha. and... OH
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 [ 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


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")

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: (i'm ~free~)
-visiting [ profile] wishwashing (and her new kitten)! funny people was weirdly depressing but i'm not an adam sandler fan so i managed just fine but it had MANY LAUGHS as well, so good stuff. i meant to bring no more heroes for our video gamery, but wound up leaving the disc in the wii at home, hahaha. ran all over the place in half-life, instead.
i loved the fact that all the other birthday cards people gave her were really nice and had butterflies and puppies or whatever, while the one i gave was just an old guy in a thong

the stage shot fireworks during "live and let die," which scared the crap out of me, oh god. i love it when he does that song, though, because he just looks like this complete madman on the piano. that's kind of a lame video, though. HE ROCKED OUT A LOT MORE AT OURS, HE STOOD UP
he's such a ham, haha. he also wore a light pink shirt and white suspenders under his jacket which i thought was hilarious for some reason (everyone wooed when he took his jacket off and he was just like YEP THAT'S THE BIG COSTUME CHANGE FOR THE SHOW)
so cool. i want to give him a hug, he's so charming.

-apparently david sedaris is coming back here, and is going to do a performance thing rather than a book-signing. need to get tickets!

art [9] (all the RIVALS in the audience better click) )

making cookies GOTTA RUN
backupdump002: (yes)
actually got home yesterday, but eh. also wound up pulling an all-nighter last night because i couldn't sleep despite being up since 7 AM and sitting in a car for... what, 18-20 hours or something. I WAS UP FOR 42 HOURS YESTERDAY and still woke up at 9 AM today, amazingly

but anyway. santa barbara was great! perfect weather, gorgeous scenery, great food, etc. plus, hanging around john is always fun, and i got to meet his new girlfriend, sherah. i was frustrated about having to drive and everything, but it was all right. i've traveled so much that i'm pretty used to this stuff, really.

i have assloads of pictures and notes, will make a big vacation post later.

pick 10 pictures that represent you and durrhurrhurr durr hurr )
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

backupdump002: (garcian shock)
okay first of all BILLY MAYS

i'm sad about billy more than the rest, though. i just saw him on conan! i bet the shamwow guy secretly threw that suitcase at him as REVENGE for that scorching SHAMWOW MORE LIKE SHAMPOW burn
i actually looked up some old billy mays infomercials out of SORROW and found this. before i would've cracked up, but now it's just depressing ;_; why, billy mays
though a cool thing that happened when michael died: like, 10-15 minutes after hearing it, we decided to go out to eat, and drove past someone on the corner of a busy intersection all dressed as michael and doing different dances he did. i guess he was an impersonator? though when we were driving home there was like A GROUP that was taking turns dancing and wearing the michaelhat, so i guess anyone could join in. too bad i don't know shit about dancing or i would've jumped in HAHAHA
(i guess i'm sort of late posting about this, but i didn't really feel like posting earlier, haha)

guhhh i have no motivation to do anything. i have been so bad about doing art for this past month or two. it's not really art block since i HAVE ideas, i get them all the time and i get excited about them, but then i think about actually having to work on them and i just... don't want to. or i'll doodle something for a while and get bored/impatient, and even just mustering up the will to do THAT much takes effort. i guess it's just some kind of... productivity block more than anything (and some art angst mixed in since my art is crap, fffff), but i want it to go away, jeez. i guess the only cure is to just MAKE myself do art until i eventually get back into it, but hnsdfkgjhks

oh man i'm so hungry. also this song is really addicting wtf
backupdump002: (louis grin)
branson post time. I'LL KEEP IT BRIEF

still pretty image heavy, though )

we have two vacations planned in july, oh man. one to visit family in texas, one to go to california (P.S. WE HAVE TICKETS TO SEE CONAN WOOO). EXPECT MORE STUPID PHOTO POSTS THEN


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