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Ahh yes. I forgot to mention my new toys. I picked up some new geeky goodies this past week- A new Lian Li computer case, and a cordless mouse and keyboard set. I love the case, even if we haven't gotten all the various features connected yet. (Like front USB. Boy was that poorly designed!)

I am loving the freedom with the keyboard, and the mouse, while a bit odd at first, is utterly divine to use. I do feel a slight strain in my wrists, however, from the '0 tilt design'. We shall see how that progresses.

Other than that, I've not got much to update. I finally got a chance to sit down with a dear friend and apologize, and gracious person that he is, he accepted my apology. I've also determined that I need to eradicate all this extraneous drama from my life, as I don't want to be one of those people that thrives on misery and anxiousness. Soo... this journal is going to do its best to be a drama free zone from here on out. Yes. :)

I found several decent possibilities for an apartment in Worcester, but the most promising so far seems to be Rosemeade Apartments. A 2 bedroom place will run us a little more than we pay for our current abode, and it has washer and dryer hookups, with the appliances available for rent from the complex. Sooooo.. now we play the waiting game. I'm determined not to stress out about this too much; if he gets the job, then wonderful, we get to move. If not, then we stay here a bit longer, and we stash more money into savings. Either outcome is good for me at this point.

Artistically, I'm... actually doing pretty good. It's kind of surprising. I have two commissions I'm working on (Hey jadedfox, ever decide on the posing you wanted, dear?) that are coming along nicely in the sketching phase, and the doodles I've been doing at work indicate yet another milestone in stylistic changes.

I'm still working on getting Cheekitty up and running, however, it seems that the Gallery software, while ideal for online photo galleries, doesn't have the customization options (or rather, the support to show me how to do what I want) that I want for my online art gallery. So... I'm going to have to either pay someone to write the code, or suck it up and learn how to do it myself. I think we can all guess which I'm going to choose. ;)

I still have a couple of major projects to do for Animals for Awareness, such as set them up with PDF files for certain pages so they can be used for brochures, but for the most part, the page design and set up is done, and now we just have random updates. Mental note to self: Need to find a nice, easy blog software for them to use for updating a "What's New?" page.

Until Cheekitty is finished, I'll probably occasionally post sketches here. I am unfortunately not as prolific in my art as some.. (Good Lord haikujaguar, on sketchbook EIGHTY? I'd like to change that, just as I'd like to start dabbling in watercolors, and perhaps eventually in oils again. I never really used acrylic beyond a high school class, and found painting in general to be difficult. Color is not my strong point. I am curious as to how many of the (few) readers I have are interested in seeing art, and of that, what type? (finished pieces, sketches, ect) Lemme know.

This evening's plans include a trip to Goose Island (we had dinner at Mickey Finn's last night, by the time Ali leaves, I'm gonna be Brewpubbed out), and a show of Too Much Light Makes the Baby go Blind. I've never been to the performance, but I've heard it's good. Let's hope I can stay awake after a full day's work and a couple of delicious beers. All in all, this promises to be a good weekend, despite the rocky start the week got. I am pleased.

And now, I'm going to sit and harass Feren until my ride to Goose Island arrives. :)


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Sep. 27th, 2003 03:53 pm (UTC)
Those computer cases are designed with certain motherboards in mind; which is why most of us don't really use those features. I've seen some with Firewire and audio setups on the front...

My own case is weird. Instead of me screwing in the fans, as normal, I had to put them in plastic casing and hook -those- up on the case. Bloody annoying, and it didn't let me use my cool filters. :(

Good to see you're doing fine. :)
Sep. 28th, 2003 07:53 am (UTC)
Mine's ubercool! /brag mode on

It's got firewire, usb, ps/2 and audio ports on the front. If I wanted to use any but the USB, it'd be a cinch to set up- they've got cabling that swings around to the back of the motherboard, so it just effectively moves the ports. The USB ports, however, have a bunch of tiny little plugs (They look like long jumpers) that are supposed to fit over pins on the mboard. Now, I know my motherboard supports front usb; but... We didn't have a flashlight available, sooo. yeah. :)

I'm happy though! How're you? :)
Sep. 28th, 2003 09:12 am (UTC)
Somewhat badly. I have a ton of homework, a presentation due tomorrow, a horribly difficult exam too... and a presentation on tuesday. In front of the entire school.

And I'm way behind on everything.

I wish I had the energy to do all this... gwah.

Sorry for posting these things here, but I -am- glad you're doing much better.
Sep. 27th, 2003 10:35 pm (UTC)
I'm really surprised you've not approached me about leads about rentals out here...

I don't know much about the Rosemeade, but I honestly can say you should investigate duplex rentals. They're usually not that much more expensive, and have better living conditions.

Avoid anything with "Plantation" in the title... there's alot of "expensive, not worth it" places to rent out here.
Sep. 27th, 2003 10:38 pm (UTC)
Expect to be mightily hit up once he gets an interview request. :)

Until then, we're just scoping out and daydreaming. ;)
Sep. 28th, 2003 09:52 am (UTC)
You could always move to Redwood Hills! *cough* :) If we refer you and you move in, we get $500 off our rent!


We'd also be within walking distance of each other, which would be either really cool or cause us to turn out the lights and hide and pretend we're not home. :)

Sep. 28th, 2003 08:37 am (UTC)
Sketchbook 1 is dated 1994. Cut yourself some slack! :)

I would like to see you do more sketching. Lots of sketching. I think the improvement that constant drafting gives you would really hearten you and give you opportunities to try new things and cast them away if you dislike them. :)
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