Monday, December 31, 2007

Home at last

We actually spent two days on the road this time. Mainly due to the fact that I was still pretty sick, and because we took a detour to visit some friends in southern Illinois. But we finally got home Sunday afternoon. Yay! However, I am still sick. I actually feel really good, but my tonsillitis has spread to my other tonsil and I'm going to have to see the doctor on Wednesday. Why can't I just get better.....

Friday, December 28, 2007


So my antibiotic fixes my tonsillitis, but it really aggravates my stomach to the point of extreme discomfort. Luckily, I only have to take it for three more days.


Yes, I have tonsillitis in my right tonsil. Just peachy.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Too much food!

We always have a huge Christmas Eve dinner in traditional Italian style (7 different seafood). This year was no exception, and we had too much food as usual, all good though. I managed to eat a large amount, but I don't think my body was too pleased with my decision.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

New friends

Met a fellow dog owner with two Akitas! They were very sweet and my drawings don't do them justice (I'll have to practice drawing Akitas). The one on the left is Kaze, only 6 months old, 80 pounds and still growing. On the right is Kirei who is a gorgeous tan color while Kaze is mainly black. Both dogs would stand taller than me when on two legs, and Kaze is estimated to weigh more than me as well. It must be nice to have two giant, fluffy heat sources on cold Illinois nights.
On another topic, I am finally getting over my flu. My temperature was no higher than 100 today, and decreasing. About the only symptom I have left is a lot of muscle soreness and an occassional exhaustion/dizzy spell. I estimate that I will be well for Christmas morning. The only problem now is anticipating when Seth will come down with symptoms.

Really sick

We still drove to Illinois. Apparently, I really should've gone to the hospital, but once I got out of bed, out of my robe and got some food into my body, my temperature dropped to 102. It's actually a good thing we still left because the weather was infinitely more treacherous on Sunday, so at least that was a plus. My fever was still pretty darn high Saturday night, but I continued to take fever reducing medicine and kept myself only lightly covered in blankets. The worst seems to have passed now I'm just really sore. Let's just hope that I didn't cook my brain too much and that I don't make everybody else sick.

Friday, December 21, 2007


Well, I've finally given into whatever virus has been attacking me for the last couple of days. It's the weirdest thing, I don't have an stuffiness, but I have a terrible fever (101.8F) and a terrible headache. The last fever I had was after i got my wisdom teeth pulled in 2002! Anyway, I took some Day-Quil knockoff and my fever has gone down, but it makes me all loopy.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


She does this all the time.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Exhausted puppy

Loki fared well at the kennel. When we came to pick her up, we saw her in one of the fields and she went crazy after seeing us. A "Thank God you're back" type response. It's nice to so visible see that your dog actually does remember and miss you when you're gone. Anyway, once she got home, she fell asleep.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Doggy Daycare

In order to board your dog at this kennel you need to bring the dog in for an evaluation day. So, today Loki got to go to doggy daycare. The dogs get to play in groups outside all day, and go for walks. This is the first time that we have ever left her alone with someone other than family or friends. She was excited when we arrived, but once Seth and I started exiting the door, she suddenly didn't feel so secure. I'm sure she'll be fine though.

Sorting through boxes

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Too short

For more about my concert experience, check out my LiveJournal site, here.


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Door to door salesman

He really made that joke and he really put the cleaning solution in his mouth. He also showed me the personal checks filled out by my neighbors for his product. Right after he introduced himself I politely told him I was not interested. But boy was he persistent, and continued to talk and demonstrate without taking a pause for me to butt in. I finally interrupted him and asked him again to leave. He then grabbed his stuff and stormed off. Nice attitude.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Sewing done

It holds a 9"x12" sketchbook perfectly ^_^

Guest strip on Smile!

I drew a guest strip for Raina Telgemeier's dental comic Smile. It's up today, you can view it here.


I became paranoid for the rest of the night.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

City of Ember

Loved the series. Apparently there is a movie version coming out next October, I'm already excited about it. Amulet just arrived in the mail today, very convenient as I just finished the third Ember book and am eager for something new. I'd have to say that I enjoyed the first book, The City of Ember, best. I even did a small drawing of one of my favorite scenes in the book, but I have yet to color it. I always feel so happy after reading a good book ^_^

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Christmas cards

Finally sent cards to my family.

Golden Compass

Tribute to the movie. I had read the books about 4 years ago and loved them, it was neat to see it in movie format. However, I didn't get to reread the first book before seeing the movie (that may be a good thing, or bad thing, I'm not sure). But, it still feels like the movie did a good job of representing the book. About the only criticism is that I felt the bond between daemon and human wasn't quite portrayed strongly enough and that the plot seemed a bit rushed. But otherwise I really enjoyed it!

Friday, December 7, 2007


Loki always waits until I just start doing something important, or when I just sit down to relax to decide to play. Lucky for her, she's hard to resist.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Info here. I just drank mine out of a mug. No cool gourd or metal straw like in traditional versions.

Early night

Monday, December 3, 2007

A better OZ

After watching Tin Man last night, I was inspired to watch my all time favorite OZ movie - Return to OZ. I had high hopes for Tin man, but so far it was boring and the writing didn't seem all that amazing. I'm hoping it might redeem itself tonight.

Shrek bad

And DreamWorks is making more!

Turkey'd out

The turkey was tasty.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Work for some people....

....can be fun. Granted, Seth works really hard during the week, but this was quite a reward.

Tea time

I purchased a new sampling of black and white teas that came in the mail on Monday. It's fun trying all the different types, I'm a big fan of teas from China. The unfortunate thing is that all black tea have caffeine (the decaf selection was not as varied in flavors) requiring me to limit myself to just a few cups a day. I don't drink caffeinated beverages and it seems that this makes me extremely reactive to caffeine. Whenever I drink more than three cups of tea I tend to never get sleepy. So, in an effort to avoid this, I am forced to limit my tea intake (only two cups in the morning). Fortunately i also purchased some rooibos which has no caffeine, so I can drink it at night.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


I didn't want to risk having extra cream and now I don't have enough for pie. Darn me for being so frugal.

On a side note, I finally updated my website. It has my 24 hour comic on it, and an old comic I did in college. Hopefully, I will become a diligent updater.

Tired of turkey

Thanksgiving hasn't even come yet, and I'm already tired of turkey. The Food Network must've showed the same Thanksgiving themed shows at least five times now. And, any holiday that forces more Paula Deen on me gets me aggravated.

Thanksgiving rush

Went to the grocery store, thinking I might avoid some of the worst crowds. But, no. It was crazy, and I'm already extremely irritable when it comes to crowds at the grocery store. So, the day was not very pleasant, but I did get all the groceries I needed to cook dinner on Thursday.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The sequel

The first volume ended so differently than the series that I feel compelled to continue the books. It helps that they are a good read (and fast-paced).


It's more a gift for both of us.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Busy drawing

Cheap date

Now, don't get the wrong impression....I love Ratatouille. And in no way is alcohol necessary to enjoy it. Also, we've only watched it two more times since purchasing the DVD. I hope to increase that number by the end of the week. Yes, I am a dork.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Friday, November 9, 2007

Avatar rules!!!!

I have to say that tonight's episode was my favorite (so far) this season. The idea of blood-bending is just too cool. It all makes sense, considering our bodies are made up of about 78% water. Look at Magneto and Wolverine. Wolverine's practically Magneto's puppet cause his entire skeletal system is coated with adamantium. I always thought that water bending was one of the most powerful forms of bending, after all they can even turn water into ice. But, the writers did try to limit the blood-bending ability a bit, making it only available during the full moon. Still, the show is just too good!

And, for those of you who may not be an avid Avatar fan, it is a series on Nickelodeon, now in it's third season. The drawing is of the evil character in tonight's episode. I thought she was a great villain, and just had to draw her.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Dental story

So Raina Telgemeier is accepting guest strips for her online comic Smile. Since I actually have a dental story, I decided to submit a one-page comic and she is going to display it on her site the second week of December! But, until then I'm going to have to keep the comic secret.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Pixar is the best!

Seth picked it up for me on his way home from work ^____^

Monday, November 5, 2007


Sadly, this pattern of events continued for some time....exponentially increasing my rage and frustration throughout the day.

Kitties are sensitive

Friday, November 2, 2007


I couldn't resist the temptation. I had wanted Glister by Andi Watson and Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley for a while, and then mentioned the comic on their site and I had to get it.

I finished all my new comics....

I bought some new comics on Monday. Most were okay, but one (The Last Call by Vasilis Lolos) was amazing! Anyway, I've read through them all and now am in desperate need of some more.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Asp caterpillar strikes again

Well, not entirely. But the sting marks on my hand have formed small welts that are itchy when I rub on them. I'd marvel at the caterpillar more, if it didn't irritate me so much.