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September 22nd, 2011 (08:11 am)

I'm not going to delete my journal. However, it is highly unlikely that I'll be using it much, if at all, anymore. Going to stick to my paper journal.

Now if you want to know what is going on in my life, you'll actually have to ask me...

Lucifer XIII [userpic]

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September 18th, 2011 (10:35 pm)

I've become so very disenchanted with livejournal. I may be creating a new tumblr for actual blogging. I spend a considerably larger amount of time on there than most other sites.

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[...my bad]

September 8th, 2011 (09:22 am)

I've been m.i.a. from here for a while now. I haven't even been reading my friends page as of late. My apologies to my friends. Lately the internet has just seemed so stupid to me. Last night I had a dream where I deleted all of my blogs and profiles across the internet. In the dream it was completely satisfying to know that people could email me, write me, or call me. However, they couldn't take pleasure in knowing me without actually being a part of my life. Facebook makes it too easy for vicarious friendships. I had over a hundred people leave happy birthday comments on my wall last January. Can't help but wonder how many of my friends would have said happy birthday if Facebook didn't remind them. Truth is the value of such a powerful networking tool is too important to my work as an artist. I have been able to gain and maintain tattoo clients via my art page with little to no effort on my part. Its like being caught between a rock and a hard place.

I really want to start writing snail mail with my friends. Apparently the USPS is struggling. They are closing smaller post offices and laying off people with menial tasks that machines can do to cut costs. I do not want to live in a world without hand written letters or care packages.

My email is amgxiii@gmail. I invite my friends to email me your address so that we can start snail mailing each other.

Jacq and I were writing letters but I think I dropped the ball. I was supposed to write her back but she was in the process of moving so I waited, I think. I don't even know. I can be pretty lame sometimes.

Mother Nature is throwing a welcome back party for the approaching autumn. Her confetti? Rain. It is on day 3 of constant rain and the forecast calls for more tomorrow. Much to my chagrin I think I am becoming one of those people whose mood is effected by the weather. This bothers me because I have always loved a good rainy day. However, seems I can only find my smile when the sun is shining. Lame but true.

In my absence from LJ I neglected to write about the celebration of my two year anniversary with BlackRock. He surprised me with a bouquet of red roses the evening of our anniversary. The following day he took me to a fair and we spent all day there. It was wonderful! He bought me a stretchy bracelet from one of the carnies that has pictures of Jesus and Mary on each of the larger beads. It's fabulously tacky. I wear it every day now.

Well, I have to leave for work in about a half hour, so I should probably get out of my pajamas and get ready to leave the house.

Ciao for now.

Lucifer XIII [userpic]

[Survey 44]

August 27th, 2011 (06:26 am)

Haunting: home
Feeling: calm
Listening to: the screams of people being eaten alive

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August 26th, 2011 (10:34 pm)

So, here is my obligatory "There's a Hurricane ah comin'" blog post.
We stocked up on what we could get. Everywhere was sold out of every form of bottled water. So, we picked up some extra brita filters and some water purification tablets. Handful of canned goods and ready to eat type deals. I'm sure we'll be fine. A goth couple and their kookie teenage daughter = no short supply of candles.

Work has been painfully slow. I'm pretty much only going in tomorrow to take care of an appointment I have at 1130am, then I'm going home. BlackRock already has the day off.

I really wish I had something interesting to report.

I'm not worried about the storm but I am worried about other things. Like the fact that New England, though on the ocean front, does not have the drainage and other precautions necessary for a hurricane. Last one that hit was in the 80s and it crippled CT for 2 weeks. Not amused. Maybe I shouldn't have done my research...

Well, sleep time...

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August 16th, 2011 (06:22 pm)

Feeling: blah

I hate that I never really update this thing. At least not like I used to. I've just been so busy with all things offline that I am rarely online anymore. When I do have time for hanging out on the internet, it's usually spent sharing art work, replying to emails, and generally being productive. I've had a pretty good year so far. I'm nervous about this winter. Business usually tapers off starting now and now that I have a car payment being automatically taken out of my account, there is no room for error. I refuse to let anything damage my slowly recuperating credit score.

So, aside from stressing out about everything, what has been going on in the wonderful world of me? Oh, a whole lot of everything but nothing really notable.

Growing my hair out is exciting. I get a lot of compliments on the change. I plan on letting it get much much longer. Though I really miss the lack of effort short hair takes, the long hair makes me feel prettier. I learned how to do a fishtail braid. Pretty hype about that. I need a trim but I know me well enough to know I should wait. Not trimming my hair until I can do so and everything will still be long enough to pull back.

BlackRock and I's "official" 2 year anniversary is coming up in a couple weeks. Hard to believe how much time has passed. We make a good team, he & I. I really never thought I'd be this happy sharing my life with someone. I don't have the best track record, as it were... but we work. Like two cogs in the same machine. We might be different but we work well together. I'm making him something special for a gift. I've only told two people what it is. Andra knows because she's watched me work on it. Jacq knows because I told her. Everyone else just has to wait...

The weather is AWESOME today. A steady 75 degrees. It's been raining off and on all day and there's a cool breeze. Come on Autumn... <3

Blah. I want to write more. To catch everyone who cares up on what's going on with me but there really isn't anything to say. I think I'm going to go make something. Or maybe I'll put away that laundry over there. Something... Ciao.

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August 9th, 2011 (06:53 am)

Sorry I haven't been as active on here as I used to be. I've just been doing 90 billion other things and my internet presence has suffered. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that's not such a bad thing. I've been drawing and creating a lot more. Even though I am allowed to go online at work again, I've been choosing not to. I might check my email or whatever but I prefer using that time to draw, write, etc. Putting that much more focus on my art has proven beneficial.

I've also been on a quest for personal betterment. I'm drinking less soda, exercising again, and making baby step towards personal improvement that I have been neglecting. It feels good.

Everyone and everything has been annoying the shit out of me though. Almost every conversation and interaction. I know its just me and the shit going on in my head so I am working diligently to not take it out on my loved ones and friends. BlackRock actually snapped at me about it. I didn't reply. He apologized for snapping at me and then we were quiet. He asked me about some things that have been bothering me. His concern isn't without cause. I just don't know if there are words for the mess in my head right now. I am trying though. That has to count for something, right?

Hmmm... wish I had more to share. Nightmares, work, stress, and drawing pictures is a pretty accurate description of everything. I miss living in Florida. I'm not going to be able to get my things from Denver this year. My wrist has been hurting me lately. Oh, in my dream last night I was at a concert hall that only exists in my dream world called OMalley's. I know there are clubs, bars, etc in the real world with that name but this one is exclusive to my dream scape. After a show I couldn't find BlackRock or anyone else I knew so I started walking around the venue. I even went outside to see who I could find. I didn't find a person, I found a kitten. I named it Omalley after the bar and the cat in the Aristocats. He was solid gray with no markings or variations in his fur colouring and he had gray eyes. Then I woke up. But for about 5 minutes of dream time I had a beautiful kitten that I wasn't allergic to. It was rather pleasant.

I guess I need to go do other things now.


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[Lobo and Zorra Go On An Adventure]

July 30th, 2011 (11:24 pm)

Haunting: home
Feeling: sleepy
Listening to: youtube gun videos... don't ask

When I got home from work this evening, I googled "interesting restaurants in ct" and found a place called Sesame Seed Restaurant. It was a full hour's drive away but I was feeling adventurous and BlackRock was feeling accommodating so we went. The place was a converted house to restaurant with a very interesting atmosphere. It was like a storage barn for all the brick-a-brack from an old flea market filling shelves that lined every wall. Like Cracker Barrel only looking a good bit more cluttered and less organized. The light on our table was an antique desk lamp, which was really neat. I was thoroughly amused. BlackRock, not so much. The food was similar to an Indian menu, only there were things I have never heard of before. Because of his allergies, there wasn't many choices for BlackRock. I got a normal sampler platter thing (hummus, salad, and some ground lamb fried meatball things). BlackRock got this unique dish called the Shrimp P & B. It was shrimp, pecans and bananas in some kind of super yumm sauce. He wasn't thrilled but admitted it was a different kind of good. I ended up stealing all his banana pieces. I love cooked bananas... like a money. ^_^ Then we ordered dessert. He got tiramisu and I got Penutbutter cup pie. Both desserts were delish! I don't like tiramisu but he said it was the best he had since living in NY. My pie was super yummy. I tried his beer. It tasted too bitter for me. The service was terrible. However, I really enjoyed myself.

Work kicked my arse, as it has been for a while now. I'm going to hit the hay very soon. Tomorrow we are meeting up with friends at a favourite park of mine for a cook out. I'm pretty excited about it. It's nice to finally feel like I'm getting my footing here...

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July 30th, 2011 (07:38 am)

Still waiting for enough downtime to update this thing. I haven't disappeared. I've just been stoopid busy...

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July 23rd, 2011 (01:24 am)

Haunting: home, in bed
Feeling: exhausted
Listening to: Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter

There is so much I want to write about but I just haven't had the time.

Saw Tech N9ne this evening. It was awesome! Falling asleep to the musical "Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter." It's good.

According to my boss I'm too abrasive to customers... but all the last lady I tattooed could say was how amazingly nice and patient I am. Oh and today I got a $50 tip on a $100 tattoo... thinking that this whole me being abrasive thing is all a matter of perspective. Kinda sucks being super loyal to a shop that nit picks everything I do... but what can I do? *shrug*

I'm falling asleep... I'll try to catch this blog up as soon as I have 5 minutes to myself...


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