Sunday, May 29, 2011

DeviantArt

I'm actually using my DA account! WOW! Uploaded some photos, so go check them out! Please? Haha! Anyway, hope you enjoy them. Those negatives were a couple years old, and they were for a school assignment, but I'm still quite proud of them. I spent a ton of time with that film camera, a bunch of silverware, and a very bright lamp, hunched over the sink  taking pictures for well over an hour. Needless to say I was a bit tense and my shoulders hurt by the time I was done. The ones I uploaded are the better (in my opinion) of all the photos I took.
Didn't make gyoza this weekend. It's actually been a lot busier than I thought, and dinner has been taken care of every day so far. I guess it'll just have to wait until next week. :(

So, good news, got my new printer and set it up yesterday! It's amaaaaaazing, and I'm in the process of scanning all my photo negatives and will upload some of them to my deviantart account which I will be linking to later. That way my giant blog following can see all my pretty pictures. (haha, ya right...)

Also got Corel Painter 12 yesterday, hooray! Going to fiddle around with that today, and see how well my tablet works with it. (probably wonderfully) Can't wait to experiment with it!

More news: I'm actually considering getting The Sims 3 Generations expansion. I probably won't get it right when it's released, but after a while I might purchase it. I just don't like skipping expansions, even if there's stuff in the expansion that I don't like. I can usually ignore some aspects quite well. What I'm really waiting for is the Pets expansion. I will NOT be happy until I have that game. While waiting for it though, I might start a "legacy" game, although, I won't be blogging about it in the sense that I tried to last time. It was so much fun doing the story like style, but I just don't have the time. I'll just be posting progress every now and then I think, and talking about my family and silly things that happened in the game.

And here's the trailer for the Pets expansion:

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kitchen adventures, plus some art!

I think instead of going out to eat Saturday, I might try this. I was going to try it out today, but seeing as the kitchen is a mess I know by the time I get done cleaning all the pots and pans I won't want to do anything more than eat a sandwich. All I have to say for the gyoza is, if it's even close to the tastiness of the gyoza I get at a restaurant near here, it will be amazing. Hopefully I will like this even more though, so I'll never have to go out for gyoza again! Hahaha!

I was thinking about having my boyfriend take a video of it while I try this out for the first time. That could be fun, or it might take me twice as long, because I know he's going to be a pain and be silly about it. *rolls eyes* But then again, it might make it that much more fun to watch, right? As if watching me fail in the kitchen isn't already fun enough!



If you're like me, and you love awesome jewelry, illustrations, and other art-related things, check out this blog: La Bella Ironia. I always find something helpful or just plain amazing when I go there, so do take a minute to poke around. If you really love polymer clay jewelry, just head straight over to Erin's Etsy shop! I've bought two of her necklaces already and I LOVE them! She takes commissions too, and she's really sweet, so don't be afraid to send her an email. ^^

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Blog Beginnings

Okay, I have to leave for work in about 10 minutes so this will be short.

First, I'd like to say, if you love Gaia Online as much as I do, and you haven't yet discovered BetterGaia do so now. You won't regret it!

I really want to fast forward about 9-10 hours and skip the whole being at work thing, but I'm pretty sure I haven't acquired that ability just yet. I'm workin' on it though... I don't really have a concrete reason for starting this blog...I guess it's really just for me to put whatever I'm feeling, hoping, wishing, dreaming, and ranting about somewhere. I suppose there will be some hopes and dreams (and rants...lots of those) posted tomorrow.

Much love,
Shal