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Frosh week event posters   
05:28pm 31/07/2008
  I love my job most of the time. Lately it's been pretty awesome. :D We're doing a movie theme for Frosh, so I decided to base all the event posters on movie posters! Some are more spoofy and some are more just based on a style. Here's what I have so far....

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I'm famous!   
06:24pm 07/07/2008
  I'm featured in the August 2008 issue of Nintendo Power magazine, on news stands now! If you're looking for it, it's in a foil 'jacket' thingy with Mario on the front. ;)

 
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Childhood Friends   
01:51pm 04/07/2008
 

Your result for The Are You a Plausible Character? Test...

A Childhood Friend

Your score was 41 in Unbelievability!

You are your author's childhood friend, and a good example of a fun character for fiction writers everywhere..


You're a pretty neat person- but still very real. You are a person of few extremes, but you have your moments of glory. When you're at your best, people can be wowed by you- but you're not always at your best. And that's OK. You're only human.


A novel with you as a character would sell quite well. It might not make the New York Times' bestseller list, but then again, it might. Who knows? Most people would certainly buy a book with you as a character in it. Well, they might wait for it be available in paperback- but they'd buy it eventually.

Take The Are You a Plausible Character? Test at HelloQuizzy

 
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Desktop Background   
08:51am 20/06/2008
  1. Go to your desktop and press the Print Scrn key (located on the right side of the F12 key, shift + apple + 3 for Mac users).
2. Open a graphics program (like Picture Manager, Paint, or Photoshop) and doing a Paste (CTRL + V).
3. Post the picture on your blog. You can also give a short explanation on the look of your desktop if you want. You can explain why you prefer such a look or why it is full of icons. Things like that.
4. Tag five of your friends and ask them to give you a Free View of their desktops as well.

Yeah, go ahead and tag yourselves. No one reads this anyway! ;)

Here's my background at work:



Uh, I was bored one day so I made a giraffe in Illustrator. Then I suggested making it into a t-shirt design for SAC wear (student advisory council wear), hence the speech bubble. It was an ongoing joke.... and then I popped him in front of the earth and threw him on my desktop. I made Kim (co-worker) the same kinda idea with a purple octopus in China. *giggle*
 
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Jaundice and Gallstones   
02:02pm 16/06/2008
 
mood: okay
Bleh!
So last week my coworker notices that I'm 'terribly jaundiced'. I go to the clinic, takes 5 1/2 hours back and forth and back and forth.... x-ray, ultrasound, etc. So I have gallstones. So I had to go back the next day to talk to the surgeon.
Then I had to go back the next day for an ERCP (where they stick a tube down the throat to get the stone out). So ... bleh. Three days of hospital adventures...
...but I'm better now! :) Still a little yellow, but it's going away.

So I'm at work today... on Saturday I take off for Chicago to go see Mike! :D I can't wait. :)
 
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Google-de-doogle   
04:03pm 08/06/2008
 
mood: hot
Rule: Go to Google and search the phrase. Tag 3 friends. (Meh! Tag yourselves!) Please be mature and use you REAL 1st name.
Use the first thing that comes up that makes sense.



Q: Type in "[your name] needs" in the Google search:
A: Sexy Mary Needs Attention on her Feet

Oh my.


Q: Type in "[your name] looks like" in Google search:
A: Mary looks like Sinead O'Connor with hair and I seem to remember her using the word "f*ck" at one point.


Q: Type in "[your name] says" in Google search:
A: Mary Says She's "Just Fine". So I like what I see when I'm lookin' at me


Q: Type in "[your name] wants" in Google search:
A: Mary Wants to Kill (2005)


Q: Type in "[your name] does" in Google search:
A: Mary Does Oprah. TUNE IN TO WATCH Mary J. Blige Perform 'Stay Down' off her eighth studio album Growing Pains in stores now on the Oprah Winfrey Show...


Q: Type in "[your name] hates" in Google search:
A: Mary hates your outfit.


Q: Type in "[your name] asks" in Google search:
A: Mary Asks: Lemons instead of Limes? at Liver Flush Support Forum.


Q: Type in "[your name] goes" in Google search:
A: Mary Goes To Jesus.


Q: Type in "[your name] likes " in Google search:
A: Mary likes Porn


Q: Type in "[your name] eats " in Google search:
A: Mary Eats a Banana Popsicle in a Matching Tank Top.


Q: Type in "[your name] wears " in Google search:
A: Mary Wears Herself Out


Q: Type in "[your name] was arrested for" in Google Search:
A: Mary was arrested for stealing a frock, the property of one Matthew Ennis in Southwark.

*giggle*

The one down side of these quizzes is how common my name is and all....I got a lot of Bible verses coming up for a few of the answers, as well as the standard 'fill out this form with your name, for example, Mary this, Mary that, blah blah'.

Anyway. Amusing little time waster, I suppose.
 
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So. Bored.   
03:05pm 12/05/2008
 
mood: cranky
So I got a full time job doing graphic design work for the school.
My first day today.
They can't find the software that got shipped to them.
I've been here since 8:30... (it's now after 3) after my safety training, I did some rough work, went for lunch, and have been doing rough work (on paper) ever since. I'm SO BORED. Sigh. I only have two things to brainstorm for, so seven and a half hours is a little long, heh.
Hope they find the software tonight, 'cause I do not want to do this again tomorrow...
I just want to go home..... Jeff's picking me up at 4 to go do a little shopping and dinner, here's hoping that's nice and relaxing, heh.
 
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Survey time... again   
01:43pm 23/04/2008
 
mood: okay
Just waiting for the folks to get in... got about 2 more hours so I thought I'd kill some time...

Bedroom survey
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50 things
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Hi there
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65 things
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Random stuff
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Wow, I must have been bored. So yeah, that killed about an hour, heh. Fun fun fun. Guess it's time to get ready for the folks!

I'm headed back to Thunder Bay on Saturday or Sunday for about 10 days before I come back here to start work. :) Looking forward to having a persian and spending some time with friends!
 
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Excellent!   
10:35am 28/02/2008
  no. no no no. I was halfway through a long post and I made a boo boo and hit something and it all *poof* dissappeared! *shakes fist*

So this post went from excellency to annoyance, hehe.

Long story short, I got a letter in the mail the other day stating I've been selected as the recipient of the Design Excellence Award! :D Gave me a little high for the day. I get to go to a presentation/reception in March with all the other folks from the college who won awards. Kinda cool. :)

I know I never update this darn thing, but truth is I rarely have much to say, and I have so much homework stuff to keep up with (you know, gotta keep up my excellence here ;)) and, y'know, most of my updates would be 'grar! not enough time in the day!'

So here's my little update.
Mike was here from Thurs. night to Tues. afternoon.... we had a nice little belated Valentine visit... he showed up with a dozen roses and a box of chocolates... made me dinner on Saturday... I got horribly ill on Sunday, and was still a little queasy for Monday and Tuesday. All better now though, and I have to go to the school on my week off to do some homework! Hmph!

Mike's coming back for his break week in about three weeks, so I'm already counting down the days. :)

Other than that, there's not much to report. I got my new driver's licence, man those things are uggggly. Miss Excellence over here wants to redesign them. *giggle*

Oh, I never let *anything* go to my head.
 
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M?   
01:07pm 11/01/2008
  *Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following...
*They have to be real places, names, things...nothing made up! Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. (WHICH BY THE WAY IS HARD IF YOU ALREADY READ THEIR ANSWERS) You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl.

1. What is your name: Mary

2. 4 letter word: mice

3. Vehicle: Motorcycle

4. A city: Mexico City

5. Boy Name: Melvin

6. Girl Name: Minnie

7. drink: Margarita

8. Occupation: Maestro

9. Something you wear: Mittens

10. Celebrity: Michael Jackson

11. Food: Mince tarts

12. Something found in a bathroom: Mold? *giggle*

13. Reason for Being Late: Missed the bus

14. Cartoon Character: Masie (or is it Maisie? That mouse that I see on book covers everwhere lately...)

15. Something you shout: Mother ****er!

16. Animal: Marsupial ;)

17. Body part: Mouth

18. Word to describe you: Mushy!
 
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Hallamaweeeennnn   
08:10pm 12/10/2007
 
What Your Halloween Habits Say About You

You're a friendly person, but not the life of the party. You like making someone else's day - and you'll dress up if you think of a really fun costume.

No one quite understands you, but everyone also sort of worships you. And that's exactly how you like it.

Your inner child is open minded, playful, and adventurous.

You truly fear the dark side of humanity. You are a true misanthrope.

You're logical, rational, and not easily effected. Not a lot scares you... especially when it comes to the paranormal.

You are unique, expressive, and a trendsetter. Your ideal Halloween costume is over the top and one of a kind.
 
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Ise been taggededed!   
10:00pm 04/09/2007
  - Pick your birth month.
- Strike out anything that doesn't apply to you.
- Bold the five-ten that best apply to you.
- Copy to your own journal, with all twelve months under a lj-cut.
- Tag 12 people from your friends list.

I'm August, if ya can't find it. ;)

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1. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
2. Tag seven people to do the same.
3. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag "whoever wants to do it.

-I just started making beaded earrings like crazy.
-I actually bought a dress today.
-I would love to decorate a theme restaurant someday.
-I start school again tomorrow... and I'm actually looking forward to it
-I have odd taste in music...
-I love Mibsy Sexylegs! ;)
-Last but not least, my latest little happy thing- I've lost 38 lbs so far! :D

I don't care what the instructions say, I'm a rebel and tag "whoever wants to do it".
 
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My new place :)   
08:47pm 15/07/2007
 
mood: okay
I think this is the one place I've been spamming with pictures lately that I *haven't* shown off my new apartment at. So, here we go!
Pics under the cut...

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Pics pics pics!   
05:21pm 07/07/2007
  Random news to start off: I've lost 25 pounds so far! :)

Now, on to more pics from Mike's visits!

Teaser:



About 40 more under the cut. :p

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Week with Mike!   
12:27am 01/07/2007
 
mood: good
I <3 Mike. Hee. Heaps of pics from his visit... beware!

Teaser:



Many more under the cut.

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What a fun week it was. :)
 
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Famous Last Words...   
08:25am 03/04/2007
 
Your Famous Last Words Will Be:

"Nice doggy."
 
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Artwork Commissions   
11:37am 30/03/2007
 
mood: creative
Hey all, I've decided to start taking artwork commissions.

I'm getting pretty strapped for cash, so take a peek at my DeviantArt gallery to get an idea of what I can do, if you're interested in commissioning me to do a piece of art for you.

http://estranged-illusions.deviantart.com/gallery/

I always have a hard time parting with my original works, so this is a big step for me, hehe. The works in my gallery aren't for sale at the moment, but let me know if there's something you want me to make for you, and I'll try to work out a price.

I'll make anything that can be shipped via Canada Post, unless you want to come pick it up from me ;) or if you just want a digital version.

Us starving students need all the help we can get! :)
 
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Names   
07:10pm 27/02/2007
  1. YOUR SPY NAME (middle name and current street name):
Ella Gore

2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME (grandfather/mother on your dad's side and your favourite candy):
Baukje Clodhoppers

3. YOUR RAP NAME (first initial of first name and first three or four letters of your last name):
M-Paul

4. YOUR GAMER TAG (a favourite colour, a favourite animal):
Orange Monkey

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME (middle name, and city you were born in):
Ella Thunder Bay

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME (first three letters of your last name, last three letters of mother's maiden name, first three letters of your pet's name):
Pau Koh Zap or Pau Koh Bus

7. JEDI NAME (middle name spelled backwards, your mom's maiden name spelled backwards):
Alle Nilhik

8. PORN STAR NAME (first pet's name and street you grew up on):
Charlie Chamberlain or Elmo Chamberlain

9. SUPERHERO NAME: ("The", your favourite colour and the automobile your dad drives):
The Orange Avalanche (I love it!)

10. Action hero name (main character in the last movie you saw and the last food you ate):
Charles Foster Kane Pizza........ ummm, I think Citizen Kane was the last movie I watched, anyway....
 
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Wheee   
03:14pm 03/02/2007
  Zappa's back up!



And I love this.



Tee hee. Not much to say. Lots of homework. I need a job. I'll probably be opening my own CafePress shop within a few weeks, for anyone who would like my artwork/photos on anything. :) Let me know if there's a specific art piece you'd like to see on an item, and I'll see what I can do.

check out my DA account for some art: estranged-illusions.deviantart.com
 
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Booo   
03:07pm 01/02/2007
 
mood: okay
This was going to be a cute video of Zappa, but YouTube is saying the video isn't available. Booo! Oh well. I have nothing else to talk about, though, so, um, I'm gonna go now.
 
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