It seems that as soon as I gave up on blogging I suddenly had extra time to blog and lots of things to blog about, go figure. I think I just needed to indulge in a bit of wallowing in the name of self-preservation. Things are looking up and the wallowing is over for the moment. So I'll update you a bit on what I've been up to over the last month in the form of a few lists.
Discoveries I've made this month:
1. Colin Firth is still hot.
2. Organic cantaloupe is WAAAAY better than non-organic.
3. Justin Bieber is awesome. Yeah that's right, you heard me. To be fair I actually just like a Glee version of a Bieber song but it's still pretty terrible. Bethany and I feel in love with it together so I made her this...
4. This site. Hours of distraction at your fingertips.
5. One of my special skills seems to be redrafting texts so they are still grammatically correct but fit within the character limit.
6. I'm not fooling anyone. Americans ALWAYS notice my Canadian accent.
7. I totally found a big pile of old gas station numbers on a garbage pile in a sign lot by my house and promptly took half of them home. I now have plexiglass letters in every possible place I can fit them including a number three in my shower. They're super awesome!
8. This music video. Holy crap, how could I never have seen this before? I love the wigs in the Jesus scene and the fact that Michael's hair is not a wig. Also it gets surprisingly graphic towards the end, eesh.
9. This blog, via Jill Bartel. The girl is from Edmonton but I've never heard of her, anyone know her? If I still lived there I would try and force a friendship between us.
10. Parks & Rec is FINALLY back on! I was beyond excited when I found out.
1. Compiling a list of every book I've ever read. I think it would be interesting to have them all in a big list and see how many there are. Right now I couldn't venture a guess. I know that inevitbly I will leave a bunch out due to my poor memory and the fact that when I was working at the bookstores I burned through a lot of random books I barely remember.
2. Working on new/more pieces to hang in the Anthropologie in downtown Seattle, hollah! I had an interview with the display coordinator today and I'm in. Not sure which month yet though.
3. Painting my bathroom (this weekend maybe).
4. Reading Great Expectations again as well as Cannery Row for the first time (I've been loving Steinbeck).
5. Changing jobs (more on this later).
6. An illustration for Edmonton's Avenue magazine.
7. Letter writing, I am waaaay behind.
1. Reading 'The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, which is considered to be one of the first mystery novels ever. Admittedly I bought it because it was a classic and I liked the cover, but I really enjoyed it.
2. Drawings and typography for Bethany and Joel's wedding invitations including possibly the best ampersand ever drawn. I am exceedingly proud of this cause ampersands are super hard to draw.
3. Painting my round, kind of ugly, wood veneered table with black chalkboard paint. It's super cute (and fun) now.
4. Rearranging my entire studio at 2am. I need to take pictures....
5. Spray painting my horribly ugly dark wood thrift-store rocking chair white. I'm still waiting for my Mom to make new cushion covers so I can actually use it; I'll photograph it then.
6. Making some amazing granola with my friend Melissa.
Things I've been hating:
1. The new Starbucks logo.
Explanation: the logo is it's too big in relation to the size of the cup. It's also kind of a yucky green color when there's no black to temper it and they've removed all the typography, agh! I think I'd be a little more on board if they'd done the logo in sort of a cardboard brown colour or more like the original cup color, and don't even get me started on the new sleeves. I am currently plotting to get a hold of one of the old signs before they start being switched up. Additionally how much money did they waste on this change? If it's not broken, don't fix it.
2. Being broke.
3. The necessity of waiting in between coats of paint, agh.
4. My increasingly lethargic camera and my inability to buy a new one at this point in time.
More later, I want to give you all ample time to tell me how much you missed me.