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I am writing a 6-minute Demonstrative speech, that I have to give tomorrow, on EV training pokemon.

This is my first rough cut. I need to start breaking it down into more simplified bullet lists from here, so I can't just read the whole speech off cards. But this is what I hope I manage to say!
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I've been withdrawing from the internet lately. I still skim lj and fb but I think I'm more likely to miss things. It feels good, like I have better things to do with myself.
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One of my brothers is in California from ky, so I got to see him a couple times this week. Our pop and his mom were both contacting me this morning to make sure he's okay. I told him he needs to call his parents. He's loving cali, though, and I'm really glad he's here.
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I've been drawing more lately. Like, a lot. I call them doodles because I'm working on just putting lines down and being okay with what comes out, rather than nitpicking and erasing/redrawing the life out of everything.

Somewhere in art school, or maybe all through art school, and at yerf! before that, I got the idea drilled in that art wasn't good unless it was -perfect- and redrawn to fix anatomy, composition, perspective. Somewhere in there it stops being fun and starts being work.

So I'm trying now to be more honest right there on the paper. Whatever comes out there isn't wrong, it's from me. I can own it, mistakes and all, and learn from each drawing. I've gotten to where I'm pretty happy with what's coming out, though I still want to diversify more. That'll come with time, and training myself to fill all the spaces in between other activities with just a little time in a sketchbook.
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I'm actually pretty happy to report that after the first day and a half of pokemon white, I haven't played for more than an hour or two each day. I'm okay with taking it slow. I did sneak in a pokerus with my suicune and celebi, so if anyone wants me to infect them I can be helpful (I like being helpful!). I don't really have anything else cool to offer to trade, as I'm only around my fourth badge. >_<

2279 5944 2164 Seth pokemon white!
Current team-
Myopia/Drilbur lv18, Toffee/Lillipup lv25, BQ/Pignite lv23, Boomi/Cronkeldurr lv30, Iggy/Blitzle lv24, MILEYCYRUS/Lilligant lv19 (that is Edwin's pokemon- he named it and got much joy from making it Teeter Dance)
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I'm moving to Sacramento at the end of the month, but will still be in the bay pretty regularly to chill with my peeps. I've been basically living there increasingly over the past couple months, so this'll just save on the rent between us. And gives Eira's friend a place to live out here so he can escape Georgia.
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Finally got my IHSS paychecks. *fireworks* But it's basically spent already- a chunk to bills, some debts I've put off, as much as I can to credit card debt. Angsting over whether I should use the money for a name change or put that off and be closer to having the credit card paid off. I know what I -should- do, and I know what I really -want- to do. Darnit.
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Tell me something awesome that's happened to you recently!
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Those last couple commissions might have to be on hiatus until late next week. Tuesday evening I leave for my old kentucky home, and I have about a billion things to do between now and then, particularly since I have a work shift tomorrow night and my rear bike tire just went totally flat sometime on my ride home from work (I think I must have been pretty lucky to get all the way home on it). Darnit.

Anyway, I'll work on them if I get a chance, but it's looking like they'll have to wait until I get home. I'll try and do some drawing while I'm out of town, too, but I'm not going to bring my colored pencils, maybe just some brushpens to practice with.

Klandagi, Kin, and Kace, I apologize for the delay! You all have K names. 0_0 That is interesting.

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Toni and Nick are coming over today for some last minute Descent. Toni bought the overworld expansion last week and the game got about a billion times better. Especially for me. Because I'm the Evil Overlord. And I get to wreak havoc and kill the hero characters over and over. But if they kill my main minions they are gone forever and that is crappy. Yeah, cause you guys care so much about nerd games, amirite? I'm sorry that today, nerd games are taking priority over getting art done. plz don't hate me.

Speaking of nerd games I got a used copy of Pokemon Platinum yesterday. The previous owner had mostly cleared out their good stuff, but left their Giratina and Dialga and a few other things that I'm going to salvage. Like some of the EV berries (I think I'm only missing 2 of the 6 now) and a few other random things. Toni's bringing his DS so I can transfer them to my HG game. It has been torture having Platinum and not being able to start playing it... I'm pretty set on chimchar. Derp. IT'S FOR THE PLANE RIDE SHUT UP.

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I have no idea what to do about my bike tire- the weather is awful out and the bike shop isn't exactly close. I might just take the bus to/from work tomorrow/tuesday and deal with my bike when I get home. Except I'd rather get it taken care of. And not have to ride the bus. Blast. >:[
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Oookay, that's totally enough pokemon for like, the rest of the week. >_<

Beat the Elite four and Lance first try. I brought Ho-oh, but didn't use him at all. The team I used-
Umbreon, Gengar, Feraligatr, Dragonair, and Machamp. 2Pi, my Umbreon, took care of most of the heavy lifting. Now I really want to go to Kanto but it's after 1 am and wow where did the time go?

It's good, though. My shoulder needed me to take a day mostly off. It's doing a LOT better than yesterday... only sore now when I turn my head far to the side or lean it back. Yesterday it was hurting if I moved my right arm or head much at all. Ugh.

Tomorrow I'm actually going to be a productive member of society. Applying for jobs and that kind of fun stuff, right. Oh, I might scan some sketches and stuff for you guys to look at, would you like that? =]

Go to bed, Seth.
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This morning I feel like the fog over my head for the past month or so is finally starting to lift a little. Thursday when I went in for my shot Daphne saw my eyes and how red and awful the skin around them looked and insisted on having me see the doctor that day. He said it was classic eczema and gave me some hydrocortisone 1% and told me I better not get it in my eyes because it'll give me pinkeye.

It's only now that it's slowly starting to clear up that I'm starting to see exactly how much of a brain funk I've been in. Amazing what a slightly compromised immune system will do.

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I've been drawing more. Not every single day, but sometimes multiple times a day. Dark grey paper feels really good right now, I like the low contrast. It's giving me some dark imagery, but I'm okay with that. Come to think of it, a lot of my drawings are on color-coordinated paper lately. Cream cardstock for furry commissions, purple cardstock for cute girls, index cards for carrying in my pocket and collecting whatever images fly by while on transit. Makes me wish I took transit more often, almost.

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Past two days I've been working out despite feeling sick and miserable. Pretty sure part of why my shoulder/neck has been hurting so much this week is my inconsistent workout patterns lately. Weighed in at 156.3 lb and 25.5% body fat this week... which is /technically/ an improvement on both ends. A month ago it was 163.5 and 27%, which makes it look like I lost a lot, right? Except that FOUR POUNDS of that is lost muscle. I'm pretty sure that most of the loss is because I stopped taking Aftershock on a daily basis, which has Creatine in it. Apparently if you stop taking creatine you loose a chunk of the mass you gain with it.

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Actually seeing Edwin a lot lately. Most of the time is spent with him unconscious on my bed because he's working all but 9-5 weekdays. No, seriously. He gets off work at 9am, which is usually more like 10am, and has to be back by 5pm. Except weekends. He works 24/7 weekends. And I live a 20-minute commute away, rather than an hour-and-a-half commute away. I don't begrudge him crashing at my place. Hopefully soon they'll find someone to replace his former coworker, and he'll be back to a more sane schedule.

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Work is fun. Not sure how much longer I'll be employed there, as they're looking for a live-in for S, which will basically mean my job will be canned, and it feels like my supervisor has been ignoring me. She used to be great about communicating about everything and now it's like she's not the same person. I think she got really busy all of a sudden, but it's still really strange. Been gearing myself up for the job hunt. Should have been working on that in earnest already, but I've been sickish and I'm really not looking forward to going through the job application/hiring process with my old name on documents and job history.

I'm supposed to do an hours-long training thing on my off hours at work. But I'm about to lose the job afaik. I would like to be able to get good references from them, but it is really hard to want to do extra stuff for these people.

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Tonight I need to catch a decent Ghastly. Ideally an adamant one.

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Is it just me or is google mail not working for anyone else?
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This weekend I...

Drew stuff! I did that kirin girl you saw yesterday, and sketches for a couple of my age-old art-oweds.

Found my list of commissions/trades owed. I'm not _quite_ as irresponsible as I'd thought. (Please do continue to respond to that other post, though, I'm likely to do those first... though there aren't quite as many things on my art owed list as I'd feared!)

Did not work out. ;__; It is HARD to divide my attention between getting art done and working out. An ongoing battle I MUST win.

Learned how to EV train pokemon. Oh god what have I gotten myself into? (Anyone wanna help me get a pokerus? Or magical EV-forgetting berries?). I fought a billion goldeens yesterday with my Machop/Machoke but then I was finally able to beat those kimonogirls.

Wrote checks for bills. Failed to put them in the mail. L__L

Did not eat as well as I should, which probably goes hand in hand with not working out. I WILL work out today.

Did not message Edwin at 9am about how much I miss him coming over when he gets off work monday mornings. I'll get to see or talk to him soon enough.

OH! and Thursday I did my own shot finally. Yeah! It was cool. I was all nervous about it but she walked me through every step, and as soon as the needle actually went in and I could prove to my nerves that THIS DOESN'T HURT, I was totally fine and she said she was impressed with how well I did. I can't believe I only get to go in three more times before I age out and can't go to dimensions anymore. At least by then I'll be able to do my own shots.

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