A Scribble Scrabble On Life: Laughed At A License Plate (And Other Mundane Things)

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Well this one time we were driving and some black sedan whizzed by and the license plate read something along the lines of GANDALF.

You won’t believe how disappointed I was. There was no pointy gray hat. SACRILEGE.

I’ve always been interested in license plates. I even had a collection of the weirdest ones. I think my favorite was FLYAKITE. Mom didn’t get the reference.

Welcome back to another post of the mundane with your not favorite mundane person. 😀

The past two posts have been unusually deep, for some strange reason.  Not sure why. My brain is funny sometimes. Anyway, I’m breaking that streak because I couldn’t post stuff like that on a regular basis if my life depended on it. 😛

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I dunno what I was doing here, but I definitely thought it was funny. XD

How are you, huh?

Ooh, looky- it’s SNOWING.  The sun was shining a few minutes ago. I wish I had my camera, but there’s no way I’m stepping out in in 10 degree weather. And that’s in Farenheit, too. It’s cold. It’s beautiful. It’s cold. I’m shivering. XD

Library stuff. The other day Dad was free from work, so the reprobates that were us kids drove to the library to “work”.

HA.

Work.

*dies* That’s kinda funny. XD As if I could actually get work done in a library. Leaving me in a place of books is like taking a two year old to a candy shop- you won’t emerge unscathed.

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I actually did get some homework done though- the nice librarian who knows me as “The girl who’s almost always asking for the obscure American titles” showed me to the encyclopedias, and I think I walked back and forth from my desk to the shelf like…. 20 times? Per hour? SCHOOL. WHY.

Came back home with…. um.. tenish books? Does one count comics? And I owe 2.80 to the library now. Oops. And my card expires in 30 days. *sobs* The injustice.

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I’m not sure whose blog I saw it on, but the book Because You’ll Never Meet Me caught my eye, and I spent an hour or so reading it. Mini review- the POVs are really great, the characterization is well done, the concepts are seriously cool, but as for the other elements, I’m still deciding. XD It’s a pretty good read though! I also read Girls Can’t Hit and it’s a surprisingly good read as well. *nodnod* Makes me wanna pick up a set of boxing gloves. 

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Speaking of comics, I screamed unnaturally when the A4 TV spot came on during the Super Bowl. I didn’t even bother to stick around for the game. XD It’s coming and I shouldn’t be this excited, but I am. ENDGAME. AH. I’m too excited. 😛 Maybe also because I kinda get to nerd my family out with everything Marvel connect with my family a little more. 🙂 Although I’m not lying about the family part. I got my brother reading 2 comics simply by leaving them out on the shelf. He hates reading. XD I’m counting this as a score. It’s been decided that we’re now pronouncing Tony Stark “Sony Tark.”

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Spiderman can’t be more relatable.

Anyway.

Brief birthday related paragraph. My other brother, also known as the Very Loud And Unusual One Who Plays Electric Guitar And Drives Me Crazy went and decided to get older. Being the good sister I’m not, I ate a slice off his birthday cake. What, he won’t miss it. 🙂

Weather Intrusion. Wait, wait, THE SUN’S SHINING IN THE SNOW STORM *pokes head out window*

*freezes*

*dies*

*wakes up in Budapest*

Well, that was a mistake. 😛 I’m dying it’s cold. Sent hot cocoa over here! 😛

I’ve been desperately trying to catch up school-wise, which isn’t too bad if I just got my homework actually done, it feels like I live at this get up:

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Break down: Tiny black laptop balancing precariously on the edge of the abstract art couch is actually a DVD player. Main laptop is the thing I can’t live without due to its can’tlivewithoutqualites. Papers over there are the evil fatale assignments I had to go overtime to barely finish. 

Which, I gotta say, is really, really nice, but it gets tiring over time. So what better way to switch things up than to say, do the art tutorials on The Art Lab?

Art Dump. *facepalm* Sometimes I question my sanity.

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I spent so long at that paintiiiing- and the marker bled through. 😡  Oh well. It was rather fun trying to be artistic- and my other brother said he liked it. But still. those clouds look terrible.

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See, the marker bled straight through to the next page! (Also, very sorry for the terrible lighting) But I actually kinda like this one. My first decent drawing in a while. I just might redo and frame that one.

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And then I had to go and waste all my ink on trying the spaghetti mountain thing. It was HARD. And I ran outta marker. But it kinda looks like I actually tried! Which is good, because I actually did try. Art is hard.

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*gags* WHAT. EVEN. IS. THIS. ATROCITY.  YUK. My eyes hurt right now. I was trying Buttercup’s hair tutorial and thought, “ooh, this isn’t too bad, let’s try the face!”
What was I even thinking?

This offends everything in me that has an inkling of art sense. Why. Be-yuk. I suppose I’ll have to keep practicing to be remotely good. But that’s okay. Nobody’s an expert at first try. Take this as proof what whatever you’re doing is ten times better than whatever I could conjure.

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Conversations. I kinda wish people would take this mug at their words. Lately I’ve discovered that many times a lot of hurt can be avoided if someone just takes the time to listen. Many of the hurt’s been caused by myself too, which I hope to end. Tea doesn’t hurt. 🙂

Audiosmiths’ Release! We’ve been working very, very hard on this, and it’s finally out! Big thanks to Rebekah for taking on the editing work ❤ (also: was it hard getting an annoying Scottish accent that was probably incorrect? Answer: YES. VERY. ARGH.)

To sum up. Sometimes, random posts are really just random. They don’t make an ounce of sense, and honestly, you gotta ask yourself what’s the point.

I guess I don’t have any other than that after a long hard week,  people need a reason to smile again. If my recaps of an otherwise mundane life can do that, than I’ll consider this successful. XD It’s easy to look at the news and have your heart sink. But as Thor said:

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I’m telling ya, these comics have more insight then they let on. Maybe go read one sometime. 😉  So here’s your funnies for the week. It made zero sense, but hopefully.. I dunno, maybe it got you to smile. 🙂

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Have a good one, okay? 😀

life is a highway, Jo

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Scribble Scrabble: My Unsuccessful Attempts At Art, BIBPC Cat. 6, And Ducky

 

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I am not an artist.

I can’t paint for the life of me, sketching is a terrible horrible mess, and my last attempt at sketching a person they thought I was doing a self portrait. So looking back at my old sketches is… interesting, to say the least.

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You know those lovely eye sketches you see on Pinterest? Well, my 9 year old self thought it wasn’t a problem to copy.

Yeah right kid.

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And this was of my sister.. when she was sleeping. So points for creepy weirdness and for the strangest rendering of a person ever done. Eugh. My eyes.

All that to say, I can’t draw. The artistic gene in my family is not in my DNA. But for some reason, I still try anyway.

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Yeah. Same results. It looks weird.

But I try anyway, and there are some very rare sketches I do enjoy. Why? Who knows. XD I kinda wanna give up on art, but I can’t quite bring myself to do it. It’s beautiful.

So in honor of the kid that wouldn’t give up trying to draw a spectacular anything, here’s my picture for BIBPC Cat. 6- whose prompt just so happens to be epiphany. Shout out to Megan for the deep, hard prompts! XD

 

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BIBPC Cat. 5 picture!

 

 

 

Sometimes, the best thing you can do is just keep trying. Maybe you’ll never get it right, or maybe no matter what you do there will be something wrong- a crooked nose, a twisted hand, a stray eye, a wisp of hair that looks like a curly fry, but you shouldn’t give up.

If you do, that’s cool. Your choice. But if you do, you miss out on the tiny victories and epiphanies you get when you try those tutorials and they actually look half decent. Such as the above.

I kinda rather like that one.

But until I get better, I’ll probably stick to my little Groot.

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Ain’t he adowable? 😀 If not, who hurt you. *pats Groot affectionately* Good little tree.

Also, if you’re dead on sketches, hand-lettering is pretty neat too. 🙂

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Here’s to epiphany- to the aha! moments, to the people who work hard and wait for years to find those discoveries, and to those who want to give up. Hopefully you’ll have an epiphany too. But if you can’t just content yourself in these paintings I mock-made.

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Oh, and my little ducky named Ducky, shown here playing on my guitar.

 

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Bonus picture for BIBPC!

 

 

 

Ducky has been my longest and cuddliest companion, and he puts a smile on my face. So I’m giving his points for BIBPC and his cuddly little self to Team Fox of BIBPC. Enjoy, y’all! I would’ve shown him in his cool pose where he’s doing a fight stance, but Ducky insisted on a more natural pose. Of course, I informed him that his not being in the water is already the most unnatural thing for a duck. Which he then responded to by pulling out the Bill Of Equal Rights And Treatments Of Stuffed Ducks and told me I was violating Appendix A, Paragraph 5, Line 347: do not sass a duck.

These nonliving animals and their rights. It’s a struggle to remember them all.

Unfortunately, Ducky just read this.

He’s now making a petition for all humans to learn and study the BOERATOD and to volunteer for the PETA, and he’s getting Doggy, Kitty, Penguiny, Waddles, Beary, and Other Doggy to run his campaign.

….probably shouldn’t mention we’re having chicken for dinner, huh?

Happy Friday!