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09 July 2007 @ 11:29 pm
today I made Tom Ka Gai (sp?) for dinner. Easy and perfect for these cold SF nights. well, not too cold, but I imagine once winter rolls around it'll be one of those dishes I look forward to making. and eating.
01 July 2007 @ 10:41 pm
still living out of boxes, and the only piece of furniture in my room is my bed, but yay, I'm moved in! this weekend has been exhausting, so i haven't really had a chance to go out around the city other than some walking/shopping today. however, once things settle down with work and i get all organized, things should get crazy fun.

anywho, first day of work tomorrow, better sleep.
26 June 2007 @ 11:36 am
am super busy, but need a break and will post.

in the course of three or so days I got a job in San Francisco--the office on Union Square--and got a place there as well-- a flat right around the corner from mission dolores park. the landlord liked us and offered it to us pretty much on the spot, putting us ahead of everyone who went through formal applications and whatnot. oops! it's pretty much been bam bam bam hectic wheeling and dealing lately. also a graduation party and baptism thrown in the mix. lots of driving, which was not too fun; excited to be able to have everything within BART/Muni/bus/walking distance!

oh, and I got new glasses. they're green! (a very dark olive/greyish green)

more details later on all this craziness. now I am busy with packing and preparing for work.
06 June 2007 @ 05:04 pm
haven't posted any drawings lately. my portfolio might be worth displaying, but that'd be a hassle. so instead here's yet another 3/4 view elf guy, who could possibly be Link, without his hat.

elf guy as usualCollapse )

ok, back to senior project
06 June 2007 @ 03:15 am
I was supposed to sleep early tonight. instead I've been up worrying about one of my houseplants, a bonsai in training of sorts. This is one of those posts that needs pictures, but I let a friend borrow my camera for a bit. Until then, just try to imagine a "ginseng ficus" (ex: http://www.kaizenbonsai.com/shop/images/ginseng_ib020.jpg and http://gardenbreizh.org/modules/pix/cache/photos/GBPIX_photo_14998.jpg) that has insanely fat and symmetrical roots that form a shape reminiscent of a turtle. it even has 6 very symmetrical trunks emerging from where a regular turtle would have it's shell (the roots form two fat legs and a little turtle head).

weird I know, but I call it my Turtle Tree (until a cooler name comes to mind). pretty damn rediculous looking. pictures up soon, I promise.

anywho, I've been trying to encourage aerial roots through daily spraying and wrapping the pot in a plastic bag, connected to a vessel of water. This all sits out next to my window-- the water heats up and adds to the humidity in the bag. I've got a ton of new aerial roots forming, but I think the large roots are getting a bit too sogged out-- there are some areas that seem to be blistering/rotting away.

ah, so frustrating. I'm gonna open up the bag for ventilation, cut back on the spraying a bit. The canopy looks fine and healthy, so I don't think it's a big issue. the rotted out bits (very little anyway) will dry and heal over in time.

I can't believe I just wrote this post about my Turtle Tree. None of you care about my weird plant stuff!

I keep imagining Turtle Tree relaxing in a bay window in our future place in SF. wherever that will be. All in all I have 5 smallish houseplants that I'll be bringing along. I'm also really excited about growing stuff outdoors-- I'm not counting on us having a yard, but I would at least like a doorstep planter box sorta deal. so much grows in the SF climate!

yea yea, plant nerd.
06 June 2007 @ 12:30 am
1. Have never been so stressed/busy. Just two more weeks...
2. Really hopeful about this job. things are sounding very good so far in speaking with the Vice President/Principal Owner... an office overlooking Union Square... fingers crossed
3. Sounds like we will move to SF around August... very excited
4. Pulled an all nighter last night, taking tonight off.
5. annoyed by my above overuse of ellipses, but too lazy to change it.
6. in the mood to play a video game or read a good book.
03 May 2007 @ 11:57 pm
a nice name (though seems a bit of a mouthful), and a pretty animal (originally a snow leopard).

ha, i realize most people here don't know me in real life anyway, but whatever!

11 April 2007 @ 01:02 am
a ton of crap is going on right now, need to take a break but can't, excited/stressed, holy moly mother dick ass overload.
Current Mood: stressedstressed
22 December 2006 @ 04:46 pm
been waaaaaay busy, so now that I have time to catch my breath, here's a little recap.

-new stuff at work: offered a position in the fiscal and resource development "unit" at my internship at The City of Sacramento, accepted it of course. lots of fun and interesting work, though there was/is a lot of resentment from my old "unit" for me deciding to leave. blah blooh. had a meeting with one of the council members yesterday, and he remembered me from a couple months ago! little ol' intern me!

-new computer: got my first macbook pro a while back, had to send it back due to dead/stuck pixels, and the second/current one has a perfect screen. yay. nickname: Tomato Drew-Poo 2, official name pending but possibly Link. making a sleeve out of green fabric.

-new wacom table: yay! finally. Intuos3, 4x6. nickname: pickle, official name pending but possibly Navi.

-Mardi Gras: after a ton of silly drama/stress, looks like I'm going to New Orleans this February! fun birthday ahead.

-friendships/relationships: going well! things are happy.

-on the horizon (or actually already here): senior projects are here, and I'm still not sure what I'll be doing mine on! GRRRR. Renaissance Project (design competition between the interns at work) is coming up, so that's stressful too.

-hair: it's getting into my eyes, should probably cut it soon. haven't had it this long in years.

-you guys: happy holidays everyone!
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted