christmas party
December 10, 2006, 8:20 pm

DRUNK PAOIST

so yeah. this was qwuite possibly the bset party ec3er. i hd so nuch pfun!!! it was aweosme! hopefull it's this good evory yea.

also... cops came!!! wooot. it's not a party til tihe cops come!!!

something... anything...
December 9, 2006, 1:38 pm

so i helped mal (destroyerzooey) get his new layout up and running. a little php here. a little css there. and everything was peachy keen. if you've never read his graphic novel series "Scott Pilgrim", then i sugggest you search that up on amazon right now, and buy it with all the money you can muster.

sorry i don't post often. there's this job. it takes up my time. all my time.

the christmas party is tomorrow. i work at a bar. the party will be open bar at the bar. the motto is "NO SURVIVORS". i can't wait. wish me luck surviving the first round at least. here's hoping that if i get sex in the bathroom it's with a girl.

New picture
August 8, 2006, 3:37 am

I drew a new picture. I like it. Some people don't. Those people make me sad. :( Most of those people are girls. Girls usually make me happy. ah well. Tomorrow is my birthday. I will be 25. So yeah... There that is. Apparently Laura has tons of things planned for the day. I hear mention of multiple presents. That sounds nice. We got to be together last night for the first time in a while. The canoe trip was fun, but being back was really nice. At least I'm getting art out of it. I have a good idea for a new drawing that i hope to do today.

This one's available for prints on DA.

in which i draw again
April 7, 2006, 8:19 pm

i just posted up a new big page o crap. just thought i'd throw up a little note here.

work is good these days. i'm learning a lot about cooking, and food prep. i hope to be sauteing this week. i've been getting to do it a little bit every now and then, and i'm confident that i'll be able to pick it up quick when they give me a live try.

up too late
March 10, 2006, 9:30 pm

i got two new things today. a new toy, and a new job. i'm up way too late playing with my new toy, but even my job kept me out pretty late. i got a job as a line cook at a little place called The B Line. so far i've been making salads. i can make all kinds of salads. i can make caesar salads. steak salads. side salads. spinach salads. i got that shit DOWN. i'd imagine i'll be doing that stuff for a while now tho, and that's alright. i'm just glad to be working again. being unemployed when you want/need to be working is totally the balls.

also, i haven't been able to use this thing in forever. it's been blocked, but now i'm over that. but then again, now i have my (new) site working. so, once again, i don't really NEED to update this anymore :( but i think i might continue to update anyways.

in which my site is prettified
February 9, 2006, 10:38 am

so a while ago curtis and i were talking and he said he'd do whatever it took to get me back on the web again. and i said he should design me a new look for my webpage. because, you see, curtis is a designer of high quality, and i am a coder of high quality, and together we make higher quality websites than we could make apart. BUT CURTIS NEVER KEPT HIS END OF THE BARGAIN!! "here i am back on the net", i says to curtis, "and still i have no curtis treatment". but finally he relented and made me a nice looking skin, which, if you go to my homepage, you can switch to. it's nice and purdy, and i coded up a little thing that sets a cookie on your system so that you can pick what skin you surf my... one page in.

but more importantly, i am now moving and shaking on the web again. i am back in the saddle. the skinning script honestly isn't that hard, but it's something i've always wanted to do with my site. hey, if you hate the way my site looks, and think you can do better, feel free to make your own skin for my site. i will more than likely add it into the sidebar, cuz what do i care if my site looks bad in your skin? i'll just surf in mine. :) of course, that will be YOUR mentality as well, and thus we ALL win. my layout is pretty simple, and you can feel free to use images and move anything wherever you want to. just understand that if you leave the entry headers without a background image, they will change colors on mouseover. other than that, have a ball.

also, i just discovered that my forum is online here, so i think i'll be trying to get some more work done on that script. cuz who doesn't love a forum.

in which i just saw this
February 7, 2006, 6:47 pm

just saw this on doitalone's lj. and i have to respond.

Think back 10 years, how old were you?

i was 14 years old. i was a shy little kid, about to make the biggest change in my life. before i was fourteen i was very shy and introverted, i had never cursed, and the worst thing i ever did was steal a pack of baseball cards. i had very few friends, and i was convinced that i would be a comic book artist when i grew up. when i was fourteen, i got in my first musical play, and it changed my whole outlook on life. i wasn't shy anymore, and i found out i had more friends than i knew i had.

If you ran into yourself at that age, what would younger you say?

my younger self would be dumb founded that i didn't graduate high school, much less that i never went to college. he would say that he couldn't believe i lived at my parents' house as long as i did, and he couldn't fathom why i stopped drawing as much. he would probably be ashamed of me. he would hate the music i listen to. but he would be amazed that i play guitar, so much so that he would probably give up violin right then and there and pick up guitar instead.

What would you say back?

i would tell him to finish school, no matter the cost. at least high school. i would tell him to commit to finishing what he starts. i would tell him to NOT WALK AWAY FROM THAT GIRL. i would tell him to speak up sooner to her, as well, and to not bother chasing girls that are already taken. i would tell him that other people's opinions don't matter as long as he's happy with himself, but if he's unhappy with himself, to change. i would tell him not to spend so much time chasing pipe dreams, and that real money and happiness comes from picking something and becoming it. do one thing well and all the rest will come as it needs to. i would tell him to do whatever it took to get out of chaska. i would tell him to never turn left across a medianed intersection that doesn't have a light. i would tell him to keep those caricature jobs as long as possible. i would tell him that once he found a job, he could do well and enjoy, to do whatever he could within his power to keep it. i would tell him lots of little things that i've learned over time.

i made a lot of mistakes in 10 years, but i also made a lot of good moves. i got mired in a couple holes, and found my way out of other ones. i'm not sure whether my life is better now or not. but it's farther along, and i'm sure there are some words of wisdom i could have used back then, but who knows if i would've heeded them. i was a pretty cocky sumbitch back then.