Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I didn't do anything today that was particularly Valentine's Day oriented ...Well, except for drink those two glasses of wine, but who's counting?

In an effort to get into the spirit, here are some Valentine's Day Cards that I concocted just for the occasion. Feel free to pass them out to loved ones at your leisure:

And the coup de grâce...

Except not... Because Lord Byron was kind of an asshole.

But still! Romantic nerd party! ...Well, everyone but you, Anne Brontë. I mean, really, Anne. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall? Don't be such a Debbie Downer.
Happy Valentine's Day, Everyone!

Monday, November 22, 2010

So Much For That Not Procrastinating Thing

It's been really hard to even think about this blog lately. Between the new job and NaNoWriMo, my mind can't seem to fathom doing much more than coming home and playing bad Facebook apps until bedtime.

I'm almost a millionaire. Also, Scottish.

Despite the near obsessive writing schedule, I'm still pathetically behind on my word-count. It probably doesn't help that I'm handwriting it because college has made it nearly impossible for me to see an empty Word document without spiraling into a black hole of insecurity and despair.

I guess it's not that big of a deal. I actually rather like writing things out the "old fashioned way." It's like writing in code, because my penmanship could rival a doctor's signature. Sometimes, I forget that it's nearly illegible to everyone else, which has caused a couple problems in writing workshops during critique time. It may or may not have been a compliment when a professor called my penmanship "special."

I try to write in my downtime at work, but I've been there a week and my responsibilities are going from "a monkey on LSD could probably complete this task" to "we might need to call in a chimp." They're a little more challenging now, and I've had to get intimate with the printers in my life because of it. They haven't exactly been treating me well, though.

The printer at the office has about a dozen different drawers and is connected to another printer that handles our tickets for shipping. I spent at least an hour and a half entering in orders to the printer the day before, because it was acting up for most of the morning. It took it a while before it decided it was okay to print, and since it was such a big batch (and we weren't really pressed for time on the orders), I waited until today to deal with them...

Only to realize that the printer had crapped out over a dozen duplicate tickets, some of which were around 10+ pages in length. Apparently, "Okay, I'm going to work now" really meant "I'm going to print a ton of extra shit that's going to make you look stupid come Monday morning."

I enjoy jeopardizing your employment status and eating the souls of small children.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

National Novel Writing Month

I think this post is self explanatory. Also, I am obviously a MSPaint goddess. Try not to be too intimidated.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pass Go

I've always had an insanely hard time starting (and completing) just about anything. In fact, my superpower procrastination is so good now that it's almost a point of pride.

This blog has been empty for so long because I've been obsessing about figuring out what I want to say to start it off. They say first impressions are everything. I didn't want my first impression to remind people of that crazy cousin no one talks about, and may or may not be involved in a turnip cult (that harvests tourists' kidneys on the side) somewhere in Oregon.

But I think it's time to risk it. This is a start.