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now, i have seen everything.
i was doing some research on google for work and i noticed all the new stuff they recently added. like a language translator and google in different languages, including...pig latin, klingon, elmer fudd and bork bork bork? (think swedish chef) 0.o

the elmer one is pretty funny and is my fav so far.


because of this, i have now seen everything. thanks, ken.


con report
is now online at my blue canary blog. Thanks again to jo for helping me to get the posts to show.

the con was great fun. i enjoyed myself.
after the con, ken and i went to the art center and i finally purchased an art desk! 8^D
afterward, it was dinner at the chinese/vietnamese resturant, pho hoa binh (pronounced foe wah ben.) good food! first time i've ever had general tso's shrimp. i want to go back and try their phos (soups.)


fun event and web design woes
i'm going to MidsouthCon tomorrow. i'll post a con report on my new Blue Canary blog...if i can get it to actually show the posts, that is.

in the meantime, that blog's new design is up. thanks to jo for the lovely job of design and coding. i think i'm the only person i know who art directed their own blog (or blogs, jo's working on my other two, also.)

i made some progress with Blue Canary's new site design. i loaded it tuesday and messed it up worse, but now the correct design is up and most of the images are showing on the main page. i still believe the archives are down and i know the other section sof the site are...don't know why, though. guess i need to look over the code again. hopefully, ken can look it over tonight and work out a few bugs.
i never posted my latest post-it note mural. i did this back in september. enjoy.


mom and i saw "passion of the christ" last night.
some things made me think, some things made me wonder about why gibson chose that specific imagery and through it all, i thought, "how much abuse can one person take?" I almost couldn't stand to watch the beatings...

is it a truly accurate portrayal of what really happened?
dunno. no one can possibly be know now...all that saw it are long gone, and the bible has lost things in translations from greek,latin and hebrew so that some meanings are lost and some meanings manipulated by our fellow men to cement their grip on power.

it does make me think.
like, if God knew what was going to happen before he made Adam and Eve, then that means that Judas was condemned before he was even born. What happened to free will?
Did God harden Judas' heart like He harden Pharaoh's during Moses' time? and if He did, isn't that meddling with the free will He gave us? Part of me wants to yell, "that's not fair," but since free will entered the picture, life is not fair. Free will is why bad things happen to good people.

religion isn't supposed to be easy, isn't supposed to be cut & dry, simple to understand & follow. i believe, and anyone is welcome to disagree with me, that we were given free will so that we would come to God and learn to love him by our choice and not because God made us to. I believe, that to Him, and i realize that since He's God, i can't really guess what He's thinking, but...I believe that to Him, if he had made us where we automatically worshiped and loved him, that it would not be real love and that would be an anathema. Love has to be given freely and therefore, we have free will and all the troubles and sorrows it has caused.

i spoke with ken after the movie. he gave me a few points to consider...

I guess this just exacerbates my existing confusion on religion. Oh, don't get me wrong, I have most of the Basic Christian beliefs, the virgin birth, the resurrection, etc., but how can i trust religion, any religion, when men have perverted it to serves their purposes, to keep them in power, to make others believe things their way...
it makes me think.

i'm going to let the movie and these ideas percolate through my head for some time. it seems that i need to seek for God in other ways. Prayers to help me find my direction would be appreciated.


passing the time on friday night...

Which Rock Chick Are You?

jo ended up being tori amos. i'm so jealous. but i like bjork, too.


i got a new optical mouse at work! *does a happy dance*
no more cleaning the mouse for me! woo hoo!


to the dump!
dad's friend, marilyn, goes to florida to visit with her son, jay, and to go to the dump.
apparently, the dump is the rich folk's dump. every year they redecorate their houses because, God forbid anyone should visit their house and it look the same as last year. so, they just throw it all away: tables, sofas, etc. all sorts of stuff and it's barely used.
well, marilyn is going to florida again soon and she's hoping to bring back some major finds. i asked her to keep an eye out for a filing cabinet. i've discovered that i need one to organize my comic stuff and my finance stuff.
upon getting my request, marilyn commented, "just call me fred sanford." lol

addendum: 3-25-04 marilyn was not able to find a used filing cabinet. Ken and i may go flea marketing soon and chances are, we'll find one then.


bark bark
ken and i went to the mall this evening.
as we walked through the parking lot, a white pick-up truck passed us with one dude hanging at the window and barking as people, like a little yappy dog or something. he did it at every person the truck passed.
"yap yap! yap yap yap yap yap yap! yap!"

the following conversation ensued between ken and myself as the truck circled the lot:
me: what is he on?
ken: scooby snacks.
me: *laughs* that guy needs his rabies shot.
ken: nah, he just needs to be fixed.
me: *laughs* well, i think we at least should contact animal control...

i don't know if they guy was fulfilling a dare or just stoned but it was quite bizarre.
just thought i'd share that before i forgot it.


i get the ok to distribute the new version of the employment application i designed to the other warehouses. what happens? conway warehouse finds two errors that spellcheck missed. 9.9 ah, well. such is life.
maybe now it's error-free. it does look much better than the old one, much, much better.

comic website is nearing completion. hopefully it'll go live before the end of march.

oh! and good news!
since i'm not going to draw a WCA comic this year i submitted a logo design to them and they liked it! you can see it on their site.
i'll also be posting links to the site on the proper day...

i'm not drawing a WCA comic because all last year, the majority of the few updates to Blue Canary that i made were filler. 8^P i'm going to work on real updates after this website thing and maybe next year i'll allow myself to participate.
same thing with group projects from the nice. i was part of the latest halloween comic, right? it was going to be a 3-day short story. then, i find out at last minute, i had to go to texarkana for work. i was without a computer or a scanner. at least i notified terrence and the others about this, but after i got home, i coulda put the last bit on there and finished the comic, but i was so embarrased that i would be updating a halloween comic after halloween. so, i thought, "hey, i finish a regular comic and upload that at the same time, so in the archives you'd see it," but i never got around to that either...i was ashammed for not working on my comic that i wouldn't start work on my comic and the cycle would repeat.

just like last year, when i kept saying i'd work on my website design but never did. then bry sent me two versions he had come up with and slowly, as the months passed...i started to get inspired. i've been working on the site for some time now...i'm proud of myself but i can't quit now. gotta pour that energy into drawing. the goal is to have 10 updates ready to go before i start the regular updating again.

ken tagged along with me on sunday when i met with jonathan stanley. we gave jon the full of our knowledge and advice on webcomics. his painted desert comic will be very good from what little i've seen. i hope he keeps working on it. i'm glad to see that he's thinking of starting one. 8^)

i'm gonna e-mail jo and see if she has any progress on the update blog design for Blue Canary. if she'd doesn't, that's ok. she's busy.