Monday, February 28, 2005


Vandalism is stupid. It is one of the most disrespectful things you could do. It's worse than other crimes because there is no real reason for it. I can understand theft. If you bust up someone's window to get into their car, house, or boat (?) and take something of value-that's understandable. But just smashing something of someone's for the pure pleasure of breaking CrAp that isn't yours is STUPID. As a lot of you probably know already I got my windshield busted up by a random act of vandalism. They could have at least had the decency to steal something!!! Come on! Not that I want to robbed, but if I'm going to have my stuff broken I'd like to have some substantial reason. Then I could at least feel like I had more control of the situation. If they stole something then it's like, "Well, it's kind of my fault because I left a walkman on the front seat of the car or cd case. Maybe I should have got a car alarm system or something. " Then it's is kind of my fault and there are more actions I could take to ward against bull sh!t like that happening to me. The only thing I can do is make sure I get glass coverage on my insurance. But once you get that OF COURSE nothing is EVER going to happen to the windows again. You'll never even drive by a semi that might possibly kick up little pebbles to rain on your windshield. Karma is a CrAzY tHaNg!

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

YUPPIE IN SUPERIOR-Local Establishment Review-

Red Mug Coffee shop: This establishment is new to the city of Superior, Wisconsin and is located on Hammond and Broadway. It is on the bottom floor of the Arts building there, I'm not sure of its formal name. I had a hazelnut latte there today after my printmaking class. It was a delicious beverage... Slightly pricier than usual, but served in a RED MUG, clever. I felt the atmosphere was kind of yuppie, but good yuppie. Artsy yuppie. There was a group of business-clad older ladies and one young British fellow enjoying lunch at a nearby table. They may be the ones who set the yuppie tone in there. But the employees looked really really clean cut... They didn't really look like they'd sit down to a pottery wheel anytime soon. Nonetheless it's GREAT to have a choice of coffee shops to go to in Superior. Unfortunately they are not opened Sundays so writer's group an not be held there. Sadly. On weeknights they are only open until 7:00 p.m. and Fri & Sat 9:00 p.m. I'm still excited for its potential.

If anyone is ever in Superior, Wisconsin I suggest trying it out.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

If you shove food up your butt will you poop out your mouth?

Thursday, February 17, 2005

InSiDe AnD OuT!

Don't you ever wish you could get a complete x-ray of your innards? I am curious to know what I look like inside. Sometimes people have two hearts, a horse-shoe-shaped bladder, 3 kidneys, no ureters, no small intestine, etc. I am curious, because I have the worst digestive system. Okay, not the worst. Some people have colostomy bags, and i'm not to that point... yet? (I hope not) Maybe I don't have a small intestine? Maybe I don't have enough stomach acid to break things down. Something could be wrong. Or not. But there could be something more that I could do if I knew what my insides looked like. And how awesome would that be to discover that you have double of organs. you could harvest them and make a lot of money and save lives. But if you had two of certain organs how could you test which one was the better of the two.. the one you will keep for yourself?? That could be tricky.
If I had 3 kidneys I'd give one to my brother, who only has one.

(Side note: Justin do you still have the kidney bean Jamie put in the medical cup for you, pretending it was the kidney that was removed?? Tee Hee)

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Big Hairy Deal

Why does it take so long to grow out your hair? I know that each cell and follicle need to form and all that crap. BUT I don't see why it's so easy to get rid of it all, yet hair that reaches down you back takes YEARS. Seriously YEARS. That's a lot of commitment for me. Not that I'm bad with commitment. Just impatient. I just want to be able to put it in a ponytail every day! Now I just have to settle for pig tails. I feel like a cartoon. I guess that's kind of cool. But I just wish I could wake up and my hair would be tantalizingly sexy. Short hair was so easy. I'd wake up, shower, gel it up spiky and it was perfect. Then if I didn't shower the next day I'd just run my hands through water and then revive the crusted gel and have spikes all over again. So easy... And hot. Ugh. Long hair sucks.

How old do you think your soul is?

Friday, February 11, 2005

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want everyone to take a moment to reflect on your childhood and try and remember all of the things you wanted to be when you grew up. I changed mine a lot. Here is a list of my career aspirations:

-Zoologist-specifically studying monkeys or gorillas like Jane Goodall
-Whale/dolphin trainer for seaworld
-underwater photojournalist: doing journalism on things having to do with marine biology. Kind of like Steve Zissou.
-fashion designer
-agent for actors (I wanted to be my friend Mauren's agent, because she's a superb actress)
-Art Director for movies
-program director for a non-network tv station
-FOLEY ARTIST (Sound effects)

So that is most of them. Please tell me what you wanted to be! Oh, and then say your current career/job.

My current job: production technician for crappy local tv station. Usually my specialty is computer graphics. I also usually run audio for live events.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

More Pee Talk

So, I thought of a great joke for April Fool's Day at my place of work. We have a community fridge in our breakroom. I want to get a hold of a plastic "pee-in-a-cup" container and fill it with apple juice, lemonade, or some other sort of urine-looking substance, and put someone's name on it and stick it in the fridge in plain sight. :) I'm not sure if I want it to just be funny that there's pee in it... or if I want to make someone the butt of the joke by putting some employee's name on it so everyone thinks it's their pee. Hmmmm.... humiliate someone in particular or just make everyone uncomfortable? I don't want to get anyone in trouble if the upper management confront the person whose name is on the cup. Perhaps I should put some famous person's name on it. Please give me ideas of what famous person has had drug issues that would be funny to find in a work fridge.

Okay thanks... feel free to use this joke at your own companies.

sweet pee

Disclaimer: This is grodie...

So whenever I drink coffee I put like 8 packets of sugar in it. So then when I take my after coffee pee it smells kind of sweet. Not icky sweet, but like sugar. So I decided that I'm only going to drink and eat sugary things so that my pee will never have that yucky urine odor. Nothing but brown sugary goodness. I may gain a few pounds from this experiment... bear with me.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Summer job

My job is soul sucking. I feel soul sucked.
I've decided that for the summer I want to work a crappy part time job and cut down to only 2 days at my current crappy news job.

What kind of part time job should i get?

I miss doing mundane tasks, like making pizzas or selling ceramics.

Suggest, Suggest!


Can anyone suggest some new bands for me to check out? I'm feeling a lack of new tunes! I miss being obsessed with songs and discovering fresh music blood.

Please make suggestions.

the NEWS

I find myself not really keeping up with current events. Especially on the war in Iraq. I catch bits and pieces of stories and happenings because I work for the news and I sit through the news three times a day, except for the two days I get off a week. I feel that the network news is so jaded and biased that it does me no good to listen to it. I suppose I could check out the BBC. I think I would obtain more unbiased news to really get a grasp on the atmosphere of current events in the world from them. I just feel so desensitized by seeing so much sensationalized garbage on national television networks, that I don't really believe that it's news. It all seems like a fictional story to me. I believe things that are in newspapers or written forms usually, because there isn't some general video images attached to it that warp how I absorb the data.

I guess I'll start reading the newspaper or online news. Or maybe I won't. I might just remain disillusioned... and somewhat happy.

Thursday, February 03, 2005


Art is so weird. There are a lot of things under that category. I love art. It's so diverse and you get to tie in a lot of other subjects and information.

Right now I am partaking in the journey of PRINTMAKING, specifically Intaglio. It's really neat. There is a lot that goes into the process. During this process we play with chemistry and the chemistry of it can take the design into many different formations that you couldn't predict.

first you have this zinc plate, you put acid resistant liquid on it and let it dry. Then you carve your design into it and place it into a bath of nitric acid. Woo hoo. acid. The acid bites into the plate where you scratched off the acid resitant material. AFter you bite it you have an image and then you print it with ink on soft, thick paper. You can bite the plate a ton of times leaving different formations. Layers. whatnot. It's all very exciting.