Sunday, December 28, 2008

Back to the basics...

So I've been really inspired to do stuff since thanksgiving break. I told you guys I had a couple of projects in the works, so here's one that got finished. Here's to show you I'm not all talk. Behold the Trojan reindeer Mk. II:That's the finished product. Here's some back story. A couple years back I thought it'd be funny to put something like this together out of cardboard and wrapped in gift wrap to give as a white elephant gift at the DFCC Xmas party. I slapped some army men and a 5 dollar in n out buck in the bad boy and called it a night. For this one, I was really inspired. Kevin happened to tell me about the little rick roll gift he gave at school and I basically fell in love with the idea. I wanted to take the idea a step further though. This is where Popsicle sticks and craft glue came in. Honestly, I just wanted an excuse to go back to the basics and pretend I was in elementary school again. I relish those moments you know.

I immediately went down to Michael's to procure said craft products and get to work. I honestly could have done a way better job, but I got busy with school and had to rush a bit. I would have liked to paint it as well but I guess I had to work with what I had at the time. I'm not complaining to much, it still turned out pretty cool in my opinion.This is where it gets good. I had to dig around for a supply of army men. Luckily, I had some stashed away. I put those to the side until I could glue my set of mini speakers inside the body first. After that, I arranged the little soldiers around the speakers. I'm sure you know what's coming next. Apparently the Xmas party I was attending had like a $10 limit or something for the gift. I figured that gave me room to splurge a bit. I had gone down to the Big 5 in Cerritos earlier in the week for Xmas shopping (In case you're wondering, I snagged the last Mossberg combo) and spotted a little usb mp3 player on sale for $18. I don't mind spending a bit extra to
give a memorable gift. The season's all about giving baby!

Took that sucker home, hooked it up to the computer and loaded that oh so memorable song. After that, I sealed it and took it to the party. It didn't cause an uproar, but I think it's the thought that counts after all. Besides, how many of you can say you got to play with Popsicle sticks and craft glue lately?

Things I need to do this week:
- clean my room
- clean off desk
- re-organize movie/book shelf
- clean out my closet
- take the dog to the park/try to keep him under control for a little while at least
- buy ammo
- finish The Lost World and move on to another book
- figure out how to cook some of my grandma's famous dishes

I'm sure this list will grow by the end of the week and spill over into next.

I'm super lame, and I got tagged, and I have nothing better to do so here ya go kev.

TV shows watching/will be watching in January (thought that might count)
1) 24
2) The Office
3) Heroes
4) Chuck
5) House
6) Burn Notice
7) CSI

8 Favorite Restaurants:
Honestly, I don't have many.

8 Things that Happened to Me Today:
1) Got psyched when Dave Maciel told me he got Left4Dead for the PC
2) Spent my Barnes and Noble gift card and then some on some books
3) Finished a graphic novel
4) Worked on another project
5) Fed the dog and was reminded how much I love him even though he could eat me
6) Watched Bubba Ho-Tep
7) Drew
8) New blog post

8 Things I Look Forward To:
1) Taking a shower
2) Trying to figure out how to make Granny's special cake tomorrow
3) Bad movie night
4) Going shooting tomorrow
5) Going shooting on the 4th
6) New Years Eve Party
7) Doing some major reading
8) Getting some projects out of the way

8 Things I Wish For:
1) To have a stronger and better relationship with my Father in Heaven
2) To be a little more responsible
3) To be inspired/motivated to draw and paint and write on a regular basis
4) To be more confident in everything I do
5) To read my bible a lot more often
6) Confirmation that I will get married to an amazing girl (one upped ya kev. deal with it.)
7) To be happy wherever God puts me in life/has me doing.
8) That I could read the minds of women.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The weather outside if frightful.....but I love it

We've been having some pretty crazy weather lately. The rain has been a good indicator of the winter season. I've been forced to go out wearing a scarf now; it's so doggone cold. I love the rain though. I really wouldn't trade it for any other kind of weather. I hate driving when it's coming down because it almost killed me a couple times, but I don't let that ruin the experience for me much. The 4x4 has really saved my butt this week though considering my route to school is hilly and pretty steep in places.

Anywho, 1 final left 'til freedom! It's a history final this friday so I should be completely fine winging it. What could possibly go wrong right? I've already started to catch up on my little projects. The wooden chest has been put to the side since it ranks as least important among my little projects. I'll get to it of course. I should have some pictures up of the projects I have chosen to document. Others, well, if it doesn't concern you then you'll just have to be left in the dark. Drive safe on the roads everyone, and make sure you buckle up!