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Simple Pleasures

Jan. 5th, 2006 | 02:07 pm
mood: happy happy
music: O-Zone -- Dragostea Din Tei

You know, I went to the store today for groceries, and before I left, I bought some candy. That good ol' candy in the big bins that you buy by the pound in a plastic baggy, not those pre-packaged kinds. I came home, pulled out a few pieces and ate them (really, their candy kicks ass), and noticed how happy I felt just to have it. It got me to thinking about something... when we're kids, things like candy, trading cards and little figures are just the most awesome things ever. You catch a cool bug, it's awesome. You eat candy that turns your tongue blue, it's awesome. Things like that just make your day when you're 9. Then, when people grow up (or often by their teen years), whether they realize it or not, they become harder and harder to satisfy. They want increasingly more expensive and elaborate forms of entertainment, and life becomes boring when they can't have the fifty million things they want so badly. And you know, a lot of people think I'm childish for liking candy, Kool-Aid, cheap plastic action figures and bugs so much, but the truth of the matter is, I feel so blessed to be able to enjoy simple things like that. It really makes life a lot richer, and it feels good for satisfaction to be so *easy* to come by.

Gnu Yeer

Dec. 31st, 2005 | 07:36 pm

*runintotheroom* Eek! I need to think of some things to say about the New Year, or maybe I won't be COOL ANYMORE! Hmm. Okay, let's see. I guess I could type up a brief thingy on the stuff that's happened to me this year. I won't be able to pinpoint it all to dates though, as my memory is non-existant, so I'll just list them in no patricular order:

* Got engaged
* Started my second year of school
* Had a lovely visit from Phar in the summer
* Turned 21
* Made great spiritual strides
* Got an archive on TJA
* Learned a lot about myself, the things that I like, and facts about me I'd never before considered
* Made new friends, and strengthened relationships with old ones
* Went to Six Flags for the first time in many years
* Explored my local environment more widely
* Learned how to model and animate in 3Ds Max
* Changed my hairdo, also for the first time in years
* Worked through a lot of personal issues, and learned how to like myself more (for lack of better wording that doesn't make readers want to puke their feet)

H.N.Y., everyone! Go be awesome! Gee, maybe I should've made a list of resolutions... aw well, I've still got 4 1/2 hours to do that. =P


Dec. 31st, 2005 | 04:38 pm
mood: giddy giddy
music: a heart attack

Christmas present alert! It's from my Phar, it just arrived in the mail, aaaaaaand... it's a WACOM Tablet!! *cartwheel through walls* Woowoowoowoowoo! Thank you, my dear, lots and lots! *smooooooooooch* Wheeee, it even came with a copy of Corel Painer Essentials! Ohhhhh... *gets the hiccups* <=D
Now I gotta go hop on one of my favorite oekakis and give the tabby a test run! Yay sandwiches on yay bread with yay cheese and a gallon of YAY SAUCE

Heehee, my Krang's sitting on the dressing table now. He be primpin'. ^.^

Back from holiday goin's

Dec. 30th, 2005 | 11:55 pm
mood: satisfied satisfied

Hello! Back from folks'. Had a nice holiday, ate food, got a lovely gift basket from my future mother-in-law, got a very different hairdo (pics later), got my Krang figure in the mail (turned out it went to my mother by mistake o.o). I tired now. Bubbye. Merry Christmas/New Year/everything!

Goin' 'way

Dec. 23rd, 2005 | 12:36 pm
mood: busy busy

Hello nice people!

In case anybody cares, I'm going to see my family for the holidays, and will be away until New Year's Eve. So everybody have a happy one, and off I go!


Dec. 21st, 2005 | 12:50 am
mood: ecstatic ecstatic

=O o.o 0.0 ;.;

... Some anonymous someone... got me a one-year paid LJ account. Whoever you are, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! *hugest squeezes in the universe* Oh wow, what an awesome surprise! If it's frequent updates y'all want, baby, you've got 'em now! =D *rolls with joy* Ohboyohboy... I'm gonna go make some icons, by gum! WHEEEEE!!

Try again and again and again

Dec. 14th, 2005 | 03:28 pm
mood: anxious anxious

Well, I just got out of my 3D Lighting & Texturing class, aaaand I don't think I'm going to end up passing it. I didn't get done with my final project in time (only got about halfway there, in fact), and the instructor was pretty much unbending about turning it in *right now*, so I couldn't get it to him tonight or tomorrow like I was hoping. Oh well... the good thing about it is that it's *not* a prerequisite for anything else, so having to retake it won't lengthen my time in school. I absolutely can't let that happen, because of sertain plans I've got in July that I already mentioned earlier. So. It's not good, but it's not horrible either. I guess I'm just really tired of failing things either way, and I long for the day I can actually get myself to where I don't do that anymore. Work, woman, work!

Animal Totem

Dec. 14th, 2005 | 03:23 pm
mood: busy busy

Aww, sorry Vakko. I got the horse totem... =}

gURL.comI took the "The Animal Spirit" quiz on gURL.com
My animal spirit is...
The Horse

According to shamanistic wisdom, the horse is first and foremost a free spirit, despite being enslaved by humans for thousands of years. Horse people tend to hate being told what to do, but do what they need to do anyway, without complaint or anger. Read more...

What is your animal spirit?

On Human Interaction

Dec. 13th, 2005 | 05:28 pm
mood: disappointed disappointed

Ok, see, I'm a respectful person most of the time. I don't care what somebody believes, or how they feel about something, I think their opinion should be respected as long as they aren't hurting anybody (or at least anybody *else*) with it. In feeling this way, I seek to have a ceertain kinship with the friends I make, in that we 'agree to disagree' when our ideas are at odds. After all, there's no point it stirring up shit just because others don't feel the exact same way you do, correct? Alright then. Now, closer to the point: I know a young womam/girl/female person with whom I interact occasionally in my place of work/study. As with all my other firends and accquaintences, I want to be able to talk to her as the person I really am, regardless of any differences in ideas. But in this case, something's out of whack... I just *can't*. I don't even know if she knows it or not, as I've not been one to pipe up about the issue, but we feel differently about a great volume of things. Vastly differently, on deep-rooted issues, no less. Because of all this, I'm now feeling badly... I want to make the mutually-accepting relationship/conversations with her, and also to be able to be myself without having to screen every word that I say. Watching and listening to her, though, I'm pretty sure that's not going to be possible. It's not that I *have* to be this person's friend, or that I'm hell-bent on mantaining a relationship with her, but it just bothers me that I can't do this will all of the people I know. I guess that's just how the world works, but I needed to say that anyway.

New Icon!

Dec. 11th, 2005 | 01:32 pm
mood: busy busy

Yay, wheeee... I wish I could afford the frivols of a paid account, so I coudl upload a ton of these things. ;P Oh well. Spiffie Hare, original 1920's-style character!