That’s what my life has been like, how are you?
Work’s been so crazy the last six months that I’ve barely gotten time to draw anything. I can feel my creative juices drying up. ARGH.
Lots going on in life, though. We bought a house and are moving soon. Between that and work, It’s probably not surprising that arting and relaxing and not wanting to murder people has fallen by the wayside…
Wanna look at my new house, decorated by people that are more tasteful than me? I guarantee this is not how it’ll look once we move in.
To sum up: work has been kinda terrible, but life has been pretty good.
I haven’t updated in so long. Life has been too busy.
I must try to get my Iceland posts finished and posted soon! In the meantime, here’s this story about me:
Last year, I got food poisoning and spent the better part of a week with the shits and vomiting. It was pretty awful and I spent three days seriously dehydrated, dizzy and delirious.
During this period, I had an amazing dream wherein I discovered the hidden mathematics of the universe that bound everyone and everything together and when I woke up, I thought, “I HAVE TO WRITE THIS DOWN!” but I was too dizzy and tired and went back to sleep.
When I woke up and wasn’t crazy dehydrated, I became aware that I was, for a short time, insane.
I’m sitting at work right now, kinda groggy, and a little bit dizzy, owning, no doubt, to the ongoing bout with a cold that I got sometime last week or the week before.
I don’t really understand colds. I thought a cold was just like a flu that didn’t take hold properly and made your nose runny and gave you a cough and you wanted a nap, but Toni told me that they’re two separate illnesses and that you could get a “really bad cold” (which, heretofore, I thought was a flu). Imagine my surprise.
See, unlike most people, I apparently had never had a real cold until last year. Prior to this, a cold was an excuse to take a day off of work, play videogames and watch TV while lying on the couch, and then have an hour-long nap in the afternoon. (My naps generally last 20 minutes, tops, so an hour-long nap is like if you went to bed one night and then didn’t wake up until the next day.)
(It’s exactly like that.)
So here I am. Groggy. With a real cold. Again. I was feeling pretty well this weekend, and decided the thing I needed to get my strength back was chicken. Not chicken soup. Fried chicken. So I went across the street to Popeye’s and got some for me and the lady.
Happily, we consumed the chicken and biscuits. Later that night, after my second cup of coleslaw, a clammy queasiness set in. A nap was necessary.
After about an hour, I woke up and then rushed to the bathroom where my insides let loose a thundering torrent that threatened to propel me bodily from the toilet as I held on, gripping the sides of the bowl with my hands in an effort to simply remain aseat.
Not only was this intestinal incident stripping me of any partially-digested foodstuffs that remained within my digestive tract, but it also tore down my illusions of fairness and cruelty and the nature of existence.
I began to yell.
“THIS ISN’T FAIR! HOW CAN I GET FOOD POISONING WHILE I’M SICK? WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME? HOW CAN GOD ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN?”
In the livingroom, the sound of Farscape and Toni’s laughter issued forth.
The world is a cruel place. There is no God.
Later, a doctor explained to me calmly that “sometimes viruses do that”. I hate him so much.
Fare thee well, City of Heroes
Reposted, word for word, from Oct 16, 2008:
The ol’ City of Heroes account has expired. Sadly, I was generally having more fun on the forums than I was in the game, so I decided to cancel and save myself the $15/month for booze and hookers.
There’s only so much you can expect from a game, and it served me for over three years, so I have no ire!
So: A shout out to all your CoH or V players out there, whether you’re still playing or stopped! I’m gonna do a Quittin’ Sale!
Anyone commissioning me who played the game gets a discount! You don’t even have to get a commission of your CoH character! Tell your friends! Tell your enemies! Tell the Freedom Phalanx!
Also, for those who have become accustomed to interacting with me on a comic-based forum, may I suggest Comics Haven for all your comic-related forum-chatting needs!
Hilarious, huh? I wonder how long I’ll stay away this time!
Maybe I will do another quitting sale…
I am back at work after a two week hiatus and it is honestly the strangest thing ever. I am actually feeling all introspective and philosophical about the entire concept of working for a living.
I mean, what’s that about? What kind of crazy post-industrial world do we live in? There’s over a hundred people in my building in a company of over 16 000 people and somehow the company makes enough money to pay us all, despite not actually producing tangible goods.
The strangeness of everyday life.
So this is actual vacation stuff from my vacation which ended with a stunning five hour delay of our plane causing us to not get home until about 5am.
This is the five taco plate from South Beach Bar & Grill. They had half-price appetizers during happy hour, so this cost about $5.
We went out for Thai food one night. These are, Thai curry, something called a Pineapple Crater (or something. It was fried rice.) and some glass noodle Pad Thai.
More pics are in my vacation gallery on Facebook.
Here’s some stuff I’ve seen in my journies…
You know, this looked more appetizing when we were actually at Smoke’s Poutinerie… Oh well, it was still delish!
Here’s the view from the 68th floor of BMO’s tower at First Canadian Place: