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There was a centipede trying to crawl down the stairs up near the 3rd floor this morning. Carolyn and I considered what to do with him. She wanted to carry him outside but didn't want to actually touch him. I wanted to kill him so he wouldn't come back and bite me later on (I have about 3 bijillion bug bites on me now, but they seem to heal up pretty quickly, so I guess it could be worse), but C didn't want to hear the "crunch" of his head under my heel (ooooh, Biblical reference--that was mine, not C's).

So we left him.

When I came back upstairs a while ago, I looked for him, but he wasn't there. (I just know he's going to fall on me from the ceiling and gnaw me to death.)

(Gah, my English grammar and punctuation and spelling and everything have all gone to pot I swear. It used to be intuitive. Now I keep asking myself, "Do we really say this? *Can* we really say that? Am I turning Japanese?")

I really think so, doo-doo-doo doo doo doo doooooo. (Note: not real HTML.)

This is the most fabulous June I've ever seen. I went outside wearing my denim jacket and I was completely comfortable. Not even a hint of sweat. It can't be more than 75 degrees. This is my kind of weather.

The snowball bushes are mostly in bloom on the way to Lawson's and they're freaking gorgeous. I love them; they feel semi-anachronistic.

Speaking of anachronisms, I finally figured out the history for TASWAN and it's scientific heresy. I'm so excited (now if I would just start frickin' DRAWING it). The more it percolates in my mind, the bigger and more complicated the story gets. ("Percolate" is such a great word, although I'm not using it like I *should*.) This weekend I *plan* on drawing page 2 and possibly page 3 and probably a still single of Layna (thanks again for the name, Leo!) I envisioned the single last night while I was desperately trying to sleep. I kept tossing and turning and finally decided to be constructive while my body did nothing. I worked out the pose and everything. She's leaping sideways in mid-air, pulling off her cape and reaching for her sword.

Am going to Kyoto on Thursday with Carolyn to see this Model UN (MUN) thing. She has to cut out early, so I'll get to go down to that art store near Gojo and hopefully buy a light box. Eeeeeep, I can't wait to get my hands on one! I've been drooling over them for the past few months and I can't stand it anymore. If I had one, I could redraw the pic I did last weekend (although I'd have to do all those hashmarks again, which is a little daunting; but seeing how good it looks with them, I guess I could handle it) and fix the face.

One of the best parts of my drawings is the pencilwork, which is now little more than a pile of detritus at the foot of my desk. Ink is beautiful, but sometimes I wish I could forgo it. Pencil has an elegance and wistfulness to it that pen just can't capture. (I'm such a snob.)

Today, the shadows under the trees dripped down like somebody using watercolors for the first time.

Oooh, Dan and Marisa got married this past weekend. I can't believe it! Daniel Bryant getting married is SO weird. He's the guy we left in a tree in my backyard for awhile (it was for our Grendel project). He climbed up there and got stuck, so we left, just to be mean. He's actually a really cool guy now (and he and Marisa make such a great couple). I think she's finally 21 now (finally). It was such a pain when we tried going to different bars downtown and she couldn't get in because she was too young. ^_^ They really are so great together. They can't stop biting each other. It's perfect. ^_^

Well, I should get back to work. SO much grading to do. And I have to give an orientation speech for the kids who are going to visit USN this summer. They're all really excited, which is great, but I have NO idea what to talk about. ("Must brainstorm, must brainstorm, must brainstorm....")

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lalenalefay
Jun. 14th, 2004 09:35 pm (UTC)
whoa, daniel bryant, wow.
lalenalefay
Jun. 14th, 2004 09:37 pm (UTC)
i looked through this book called Japanese Pop!, and there was like a six page intellectualization about why American audiences wouldn't respond to Sailor Moon. Yeah. Sometimes i don't know what the hell i'm talking about too.
alexakaruda
Jun. 14th, 2004 09:44 pm (UTC)
Hahaha. I actually really like Sailor Moon. It's fabulously popular in the States, although that's nothing compared to the popularity it enjoys here.
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