Monday, March 31, 2008

I was going to do another schedule-organizing blog entry, and then I realized that this week looks a whole fuck of a lot like last week with some minor alterations; I work tonight, I don't have to pick up the assignments, and it's not Lidia's bday again. Saturday night is a Top staff meeting and Sunday is Rex Manning Day!!

(Who is Rex Manning?)

Lizz has this idea that something bad always happens to her on her birthday, and that she can avoid this by celebrating Rex Manning Day on April 8th instead.

Immediately following her party I'm planning on starting a self-imposed limit of 2 drinks per evening out. It's going to be difficult because I will actually feel like I'm wasting a bartender's valuable time pouring me a wuss-ass diet coke. This decision stems from a retrospective account of a couple of noteworthy incidents of poor drunken behavior; pushing people down stairs, text messaging their girlfriends, ripping off their sleeves. I have gotten away with 2 of these 3 transgressions, so I think I'm pushing my luck. I get this pang of dread when a co-worker says they'll join me for my Wednesday night tradition of going to the dom after work and they exclaim "I don't think I ever drank with you before!".

Maybe I'll make a t-shirt: "I'm no fun when my fourth drink's done"
"If you see me with beer, you're advised to stand clear"
"Gin and tonic makes me demonic"

Suggestions welcome.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

...and you ain't got no soul power...

Sunday, March 23, 2008

this is one of those annoying/boring blog entries where I write just to organize my thoughts

Monday: THESIS; pick up LAST batch of T.A. assignments; get library books; drop off chapter if it's finished?
Tuesday: THESIS; gym /w Nina; haircut maybe
Wednesday: discussion group; work; drink
Thursday: meeting with Andre (10am); Lidia bday; library book due; THESIS; knitting circle (I hope)


To do throughout:
- get logo; send photos to Marcus; signage
- have an eye out for display items for the basement artists show; banner, tablecloth, picture frame, etc
- firm up moving plans; dates, booking truck, booking time off, etc
- compose resumes/distribute... ew.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Undeadclothingco will be at Basement Artists May 24th at Babylon!!

I've got a LOT of work to do...

I need more stock, obviously, as well as a folding table, tablecloth/display something... I have the perfect lamp. I'd like to paint my mannequin head, too. It's really quite exciting, I just hope I have time to get all set up in my new home in time to have brand spanking new stock to sell!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Miss Behavin'

SO busy. I suppose it can be expected that following a breakup I'll fill my spare time as much as possible. It's been working, I've been doing a lot of quality socializing with good people I haven't seen in ages, but it's taking it's toll on my thesis. My school motivation is at all all-time low, and the fact that April is approaching so rapidly is somehow feeding my procrastination. I really wanted to be done before I moved, but now I'm so distracted by my move... frig.

I'm also trying to get looking a little less... ghetto. Marcus told me he might have room for me in a Basement Artists show in May, which would be very good for me. I'd need 2 things; a bunch of stock to sell, and a decent website to refer to. As of now, I have neither of those things. Well, I have some stock, but I haven't touched it in months for obvious reasons.

In other news... nope.

Friday, March 14, 2008


Just needs a tongue

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I'm having a surge of creativity; which is usually great but is kidna frustrating when you don't have a) the time to indulge, b) the tools you need should you decided to steal the time to indulge. Even if I did go get my stuff tomorrow, I wouldn't be able to set it up properly such that it can be used... add creativity to my list of things to do in May. A certain indoor scarf dominates my daydreams....

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Majority rules! I'll tinker with the color settings sometime when I have time (ie- not now; just got up for work at 8:30 but my body thinks it's 7:30). 2 over 1 isn't an overwhelming majority, but it was kinda bothering me as well. What use is a blog you don't want to look at hung over?

I work the store for the next 4 days in a row! I mind and I don't. I've been in such good spirits lately that I welcome the opportunity to interact with people, staff and customers alike. It's a very social store... I'm going to miss it a lot when I leave.

"When I leave". This this abstract future checkpoint I keep referring to in my head; some pivotal weekend in which I'll move and get another job. It's a pretty big life change, I think. I've always found moving to be upsetting, and I haven't had a 'new' job in about... 5 years? The annoying thing is I keep putting off fun until that abstract checkpoint. "At checkpoint 'x', I will resume undeadclothingco". "At checkpoint 'x', I will get my driver's license." "At checkpoint 'x', I will invest in an xbox 360." Interesting that most of these 'fun' resolutions have to do with being done school, and nothing to do with new job or apartment. That being said, that's probably where I should be focussing my efforts right now, and not socializing at the store. ...oops?

Walking through the little shortcut between my parents' house and Hunt Club road is essentially wading through crotch-high snow. If I had my leather here, I'd make sick snow gaiters; snowproof chaps.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Just got back from Toronto this morning! Strangely, my $130, 3-day tryst to the city was more refreshing and rejuvinating than my $1100+ vacation to Mexico. Again, this must be a state-of-mind affair.

I was damn busy in Toronto; I arrived in the late evening Sunday, exhausted, so we didn't do much of anything that night. On Monday, Sarah had homework to do and i still wasn't happy with the speech I was to present the following day. We worked for a while, then went shopping in the Kensington market.
(where I lost my horsefucking polarized Spy sunglasses. I didn't buy anything, but I managed to LOSE something. Ass-bangles, all around)

THEN, my favorite part of my trip. As soon as I had booked the specifics of my travel, I randomly facebooked everyone I know who lives in the GTA and told them I'd be at Sneaky Dees on Monday night... I expected maybe a few people to stop by. To my continuing delight, I was greeted by many familiar faces from completely different branches of my life; someone from elementary school, graduate school, Top of the World, MEXICO, random internet guy...! Super fun. The fact that nobody knows each other but everyone knows me necessarily puts me in the center of attention, where I'm happiest. I had a great night.

That pleasant evening was capped off by the worst night's sleep I've ever had. Sarah and Dave's cats decided my sleeping body was a fun jungle-gym for overnight acrobatics. Good thing the conference was swimming in coffee. Coffee and Foucault and biopower and boring. The mind does wierd things when sufficiently bored for a sustained amount of time... I'll elaborate on this point in person, upon request.

After the conference we went for Korean food with some more familiar Ottawa faces and played tetris until we passed out. I think I can say with certainty that I saw a good 80% of people I know in Toronto, which is pretty good for just 2 days plus conference! We had every intention of getting up super-early this morning to have breakfast out before I got on my 9:30 train, but the cats were good> so we slept well> so we didn't want to get up. I didn't have to sit next to anybody on the trainride home, so that was nice.

What did I do for the 5 hour ride?.... I know a certain pair of mittens that will be meeting happy hands pretty soon!