Tuesday, August 31, 2010

This is a rant posting...Nothing really important.

Well it's the first week of school. Out of the 32 students that we started out with at the beginning of year one, we are down to a whopping 17 people. Now it may be that since it wasn't actually September that some would Skip the first week, or since the school didn't send out it's paperwork that they were unaware, or the fact that if you are on the Government Works program, you still have yet to see a cheque for books, tuition or living allowances. I fall into the last criteria. So here I am trying to stretch every penny and make it until that day in which I KNOW that I have money, but the car needs fuel and occasionally I like having a lunch not made of sandwiches.

Talking about sandwiches we now have an oven. Two weeks without one made our house go through a lot of bread and peanut butter.

The floor is almost replaced and we have an enclosed bathroom now...Laundry room has been sheeted and mudded and painted with primer. Nothing is finished however. The laundry room has an unfinished wall in which will remain unfinished until the shower in the main bathroom is installed.

I found out that my car door does indeed lock, but it's on the outside...with a key. It took another runner on us the other day. Dad moved it but failed to put it fully in gear, so it popped out and went down the driveway. Thankfully the railroad ties that we line our driveway with stopped it because it was on a b-line towards a tree. Also thankfully it didn't hit the heavy machinery that it was parked near. The bad news is that it totaled my muffler. Stupid car.

I have been made Treasurer of my class as well. Not sure of what it all entails but I know that I have to plan out the end of year gala. Not sure what to do yet, but I want it enjoyable for everybody...Non-drinkers included.

As for the other things in life, haven't seen much of friends, of either gender. Have another con that I have to get ready for but I have no motivation. Haven't had motivation to do much of anything really. Probably why I haven't seen much of my friends. And haven't been able to make up another comic page, even though it's scanned in, most of the text is inserted, just got to make the panel breaks. I have taken out most of my research material for my English class but haven't really gone through them much other than referencing. Even with that it took me three hours to reference six books and two web-sites. Hells, even writing has become a bore. I have three different stories that require attention but I'm letting the characters wait, but some of them will evade me if I leave them too long. Perhaps I'm depressed, perhaps I'm in a slump, perhaps it's just seems like I'm falling further and further behind the pack of life...Either way its what it is. Whatever it is.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

So....It's now the end of August...

School is going to be back in soon. Halloween stuff is in stores and I have the feeling that christmas carols are soon to be next. Shame shame shame. Oh wells. It's been more than a month since I was unofficially "fired". Fired as in they have no work for me and haven't called me back. Since I'm not sure if I am still on payroll or not I will still work a day or two as long as am not into school. Talking about school, the government has yet to process all the people that have applied for funding. So, in other words, I don't have any money to go to school with. I just spent all my remaining cash on parking so I have to figure out how to make my dollar really stretch until it finally comes through. *sigh*
Animethon was really great! Being in the Artist Alley really made me appreciate how much time and effort many people DO NOT put into it. I think most of the tables for the amount of stock and time into presentation I could've done it in about thirty seconds. A binder of prints and my drawing stuffs. I could grab that stuff and go. Overall we made about $300 but after paying out my artists and dinners for the two nights I personally walked away with only $40. I don't mind that I didn't do all that well financially. It was a good experience and I'm willing to do it again. However this year Artist Alley (AA) wasn't as busy as it usually is. Before I continue I shall explain how AA works at Animethon. The customers buy tickets for $1.25 at the tables. Of that 1.25 the artist gets $1 and Animethon gets $.25. Animethon gives us the table space, basic supplies, pass to the event and water free. Overall it's over $50 per Artist loss at the event, until the ticket prices start to roll in. Now alot of artists hate this. I am NOT one of these. The controversy is that the better and higher paid artists have to give up a larger share of their profits to Animethon. Now I may agree that there may be an artist cap but really...If you are making thousands of dollars then perhaps the AA is not the right place to be. I like the system. I like the ability to place how much I want in the manner of tickets instead of dollars and there is NO FREAKING CHANGE!!!! There was a few artists in the taste of Animethon that didn't bring enough change and had to beg off of others (ex. ME) who brought enough change to exchange for. Now I didn't mind since it was an one day affair but when it is two days and there is no banks open after a certain hour of Saturday, it makes things difficult. *Ends rants*
As for everything else, I will be happier to be on a regular schedule again after this week so I can hole up in the computer commons and actually get back into conversing with my internet peeps. Anyways I'm out of time.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

This is a post in which I cannot think of a name for....

I hear that bad things happen in threes but I never truly believe it. I'm not going to say much tonight but would like to submit yet another pet into the warm hearts of the afterlife. Bailey (BayBay as I called her) passed away this afternoon after filling my boyfriends' heart for 17 faithful years. All I have to say is that she will be received warmly by past comrades of both of us and if she meets up with Buddy she must use him for a blanket at least once.

Sorry. I will post all the other stuff that has happened over the summer at a later time. Thank you all my readers for your understanding and patience that I demand so often with you.