Thursday, June 25, 2009

Can I really force myself to do this?

I hated Transformers. I hate Michael Bay. I'm not sure if I've ever seen a movie that perfectly made for stupid people - not to mention the fact that it was made by one of the most arrogant men in the world. In no way shape or form do I want to support Bay or his franchise by seeing Revenge of the Fallen.

That being said, not going to see it is tearing me apart. One of my earliest memories is my absolute devotion to Transformers: The Movie, the 1986 animated feature based on the original cartoon. I LOVED THE TRANSFORMERS. Whenever my mom would ask me at breakfast what I had dreamed about the night before and I didn't remember, I answered with "I met Optimus Prime." I had the toys. I watched the show. It was awesome.

I have also come to respect good animation and CGI, having had a small taste of how insanely difficult they are, and watch bad movies if only to see good CGI the same way I would watch a bad movie if it had stunning cinematography. Needless to say, the effects in Transformers were spectacular, and they promise to be even better in the sequel.

I fear there is some inescapable force pulling me to the movie theater. Can I resist it? Do I really want to? Maybe I can somehow arrange a way to go, beat the shit our of Michael Bay as I leave the theater and take back the $9.50 he'll owe me. If only...If only...

Just try and tell me you didn't cry when Optimus Prime died.

P.S. My little sis really needs your prayers. I'll explain when it's more appropriate, but please keep her in your thoughts.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

In case of vampire...

Ran across this online a couple of times. I thought it was appropriate seeing as how I've watched the entire first season of True Blood in my days of drug test boredom.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sitting around because my co-op thinks I'm a drug addict

Last week my co-op sent me a drug test. No big deal as I only participate in the satanic rituals that don't involve halucinogens. Oops, the Ivy State grads that work in Cincinnati said my hair was too short to test. Again, no big deal. I'll just call the HR department and explain the situation. Oops, that woman is on vacation this week, so I call my boss. Now it is a well-known fact that designers don't give a flying fuck about corporate bullshit, and I could tell he was annoyed when I called. That aside, he thought it wouldn't be a huge deal and that it wouldn't delay my start date, Monday. So I left town Friday morning. The HR woman calls me at four o'clock on Friday, 100 miles into Kentucky, telling me to go back to Cincinnati and take a piss test or something. Oh, you're on your way? Well then just call again Monday morning. Guess who doesn't show up to work until 11:30. She sends me some place in downtown Atlanta; they have no problem taking my hair. I call her up and am informed that I still can't start until my results come back in 72 hours. This all adds up to me sitting around until at least Thursday when I will likely be informed that I failed the test because I ate a poppy seed bagel or something. Awesome.

On a much better note, I found a gym in town that specializes in Crossfit. It's cheap, and I'll finally be taught to do all the movements the right way (I was told yesterday how terrible my deadlift form was.)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Things that were good - Things that were bad

Been following a graphic design blog lately that has been writing a series of posts on things that are good (e.g. sharks and the fact that they are referred to as killing machines) and things that are bad (e.g. invisible force fields surrounding wastebaskets.) With that in mind, here is my run down of the quarter, in those things good and bad:

Thing that was bad - I have never been beaten down by school the way I was this quarter
Thing that was good - My chair turned out great and is by far my best project

Thing that was bad - Got a shitty co-op
Thing that was good - Got a shitty co-op in what should be a fun town

Thing that was bad - I was not as dedicated to Crossfit as I have been in the past
Thing that was good - I maxed out on deadlift today at 300 lbs, so I'm still progressing

Thing that was bad - Messed up one relationship
Thing that was good - Met a lot of new people, especially in the Greek community

Thing that was bad - Had a shit for brains new drawing prof
Thing that was good - He's great for the program as a whole

Thing that was bad - Going to get my first ever B in a normal class
Thing that was good - Though it was incredibly interesting...most of the time

Thing that was bad - Had to pull more all/late-nighters than ever before (stupid drawing prof)
Thing that was good - Learned to enjoy going out to bars

Thing that was bad - Ski season had to end
Thing that was good - Though it ended with two of the most enjoyable days I've had on the snow

Thing that was good - If anything it was a memorable quarter.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Making up for the fall

:) Critique :) was :) awesome:)

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Been watching Planet Earth a lot lately. Stumbled upon this baller squirrel painting. That is all.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Nice chair pics

Chair is finished. I am happy :)