This year, I have two things in store. I plan on catching up with a bunch of friends and enjoy their company once again, and I plan on enacting on my new motto for the year.
My new motto is: Embrace Change
Yes, it sounds corporate and buzzword-ish, but I think it really fits me this year. I guess it stems a lot from the work enviroment I thrive in. Many places out there don’t change much year after year, but I love change. I love seeing new things happening all the time, and so this is the place for me! I’ve done very well thus far, and hope to keep doing so, and growing in the process. I’ve made many new friends up here, and I’m finding a certain security in all of that.
I’ve been doing some more fidgeting with my tablet lately, both using it in other applications, and getting used to it in the drawing aspect of things. I still need to install Photoshop, because that program better utilizes the pressure-sensitivity of the tablet to do what I want it to do, so I can probably sketch more like I do on paper, since Corel seems to be an “all-or-nothing” affair – either it makes a full-on mark, or not at all. Now it could be that I just don’t have it set up right, so I’m taking more time to pursue that as well. I also used it as a controller for playing Bejeweled 2 (which I now have on ALL of my PC’s as well as our 360 – it’s that addictive), which was a lot of fun, although it certainly didn’t improve my score at all (I still pretty much suck on it).
I think I’m going to list my first van on eBay to see if I can get any money out of it, since I would imagine body/glass houses would pay some decent money for the parts I have. It’s a crapshoot, but it’s easier than the local paper, and people up in these parts – being as scattered as they are, may turn to online sources more readily anyway (yes, we do know how to use computers up here, wisenheimers).
I’ve also cultivated a good relationship with one of stores I frequent here – the local Payless outlet. It goes to show that being nice can reap some good rewards, since they may be getting more styles I’m into (especially in my size – of course I’m sure this is just coincidence), but it’s just a business I’ve warmed up to, since they’ve always been very friendly. Hey….we all have our vices, right?
Oh yeah….I re-did my website menubar again. Come see it at http://www.shockqueen.com! It may seem a bit big after reviewing it in other browsers, so it’s likely due for a resizing. I like the way it turned out though 🙂 I plan on having some gallery pics up soon as well, so stay tuned!
EDIT: I was going to copy this on MySpace, but after fighting “unexpected errors” too many times, to heck with it.