[Perplexity]'s diary

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Written about Monday 2009-01-05
Written: (4287 days ago)
Next in thread: 1061741, 1061748

So, one of my coworkers is getting married this month... January 10th I believe. She asked me to do, as a wedding gift to her, a caricature of her and her husband to place in an 11x14 frame that will go on a table at the reception along with the guest register and a photograph of the happy couple. She gave me a photo album full of photographs of them and pictures of the wedding dress for reference. She gave me these things at the beginning of December. I have half-heartedly attempted to draw this goddamn thing two times since then. Always battling the inner voice whispering in my ear that I can't do this, I can't draw worth a shit, I'm doing a terrible job, this is stupid, I am stupid, etc etc etc. My inner voice is a real bully, I tell you. So, my coworker... her last day at work is this Tuesday... tomorrow. I have to give the photo album back. She will be moving to another state after the wedding.
All weekend I planned to draw this picture. I gave myself numerous pep talks and found every reason to NOT do this thing. I watched movies, I played video games, I cleaned the fucking house that is how much I didn't want to do this drawing. That is how intimidated I had become by it.

I finally kicked myself in the ass (no small feat, mind you) and I KNOCKED THAT PICTURE OUT IN A COUPLE OF HOURS. WTF!? And I think it looks pretty damn good. It's one that I'm actually proud of and can't wait to present to her today. I can't imagine if I had taken the entire month I had to do this to refine it what it may have looked like, but well, that option is out now. I can't describe what a huge weight that is off my back, and how much creativity that released. I am really looking forward to drawing again soon... for once.
I really wish I could the picture with you, but it is too big for my scanner and my camera batteries are dead. =B

1059404  Link to this entry 
Written about Friday 2008-12-19
Written: (4304 days ago)

Re: Live Action Movie Based on the Manga and Anime "Ghost in the Shell"

As of 2008, DreamWorks acquired the rights to produce a live-action film adaptation of the original manga with Steven Spielberg tipping the scales in DreamWorks' favor. So far, Avi Arad and Steven Paul are confirmed producers and Jamie Moss will be adapting the manga into a screenplay.[2] According to themovieinsider.com the film is set to be released in 2011

*ridiculously giddy*

1058385  Link to this entry 
Written about Thursday 2008-12-11
Written: (4312 days ago)
Next in thread: 1058413, 1058429, 1058554

I am convinced that the vast majority of people do not want to have a conversation. They only want you to listen to what they say. And when you are responding to them or speaking of your own matters or opinions, they are merely waiting for you to pause to take a breath so they may continue to speak AT you. 
Or, they say their share and when it is your turn to speak, they abruptly end the conversation and hang up the phone...
Either way, it encourages some of us in our antisocial ways. Why bother to share your thoughts, opinions, or advice when it falls on deaf ears? I'd rather save my breath, for when I have to let out those frustrated and defeated sighs.

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Written about Saturday 2008-11-08
Written: (4345 days ago)
Next in thread: 1054382

History lesson... and public service announcement about drinking...


1053672  Link to this entry 
Written about Wednesday 2008-11-05
Written: (4347 days ago)
Next in thread: 1053742, 1053861

Two very nice speech given last night. A call for all America to join together to start working for tomorrow by Obama, and pretty much the same sentiment from McCain. It was interesting the difference in reaction from the two crowds at the mention of the former opponent's name. Obama's crowd respectfully applauds while McCain's crowd boo's and yells insults.
I really hope that the hatred doesn't escalate in this country and that we can see beyond old differences and really fulfill this promise of a better tomorrow.

1053419  Link to this entry 
Written about Monday 2008-11-03
Written: (4349 days ago)
Next in thread: 1053435, 1053539

Prank callin' Sarah Palin:
and the link to audio of the call...

1053304  Link to this entry 
Written about Monday 2008-11-03
Written: (4350 days ago)
Next in thread: 1053339

I thought many of my fellow ET denizens would find this documentary interesting...


gimme some sugar, baby...


1051113  Link to this entry 
Written about Monday 2008-10-20
Written: (4363 days ago)
Next in thread: 1051125

Snatched from [Yuriona]'s diary =9

Are you more man, or woman?

1.[X] You love hoodies
2.[ ] Dogs are better than cats
3.[X] It's hilarious when people get hurt
4.[X] You've played with/against boys on a team
5.[ ] Shopping is torture
6.[ ] Sad movies suck
7.[X] You own an Xbox 360
8.[X] You wanted/played with Hotwheel cars as a kid
9.[ ] At some point in time you wanted to be a firefighter
10.[X] You own a DS, PS2 or Sega
11.[ ] You used to be obsessed with Power Rangers
12.[ ] You watch sports on TV
13.[X] Gory movies are cool
14.[ ] You only go to your dad for advice
15.[ ] You own like a trillion baseball caps
16.[ ] You like going to football games
17.[ ] You used to/do collect football cards
18.[X] It's kinda weird to have sleepovers with a bunch of people
19.[X] Green, black, red, blue or silver are one of your favorite colors
20.[X] You love to go crazy and not care what people think
21.[ ] Sports are fun too
22.[X] Have talked with food in your mouth
23.[ ] Wear Boxers to bed
24.[ ] Or your socks on at night

total: 11
Multiply the total by 7
Score: 77


1.[ ] You wear lip gloss
2.[ ] You wear eyeliner
3.[X] You have some of the same shirts in different colors
4.[X] You wear the color pink/ have worn the color pink
5.[X] Go to a female for advice
6.[ ] You KNOW cheerleadings a sport and you argue about it
7.[ ] You hate wearing the color black
8.[X] You like shopping (depends what im shopping for)
9.[X] You like wearing jewelry
10.[ ] Skirts are a part of your wardrobe
11.[ ] You don't like the movie Star Wars
12.[ ] It takes you around 1 hour (or more) to shower get dressed and put on make-up and accessories
13.[ ] You smile a lot more than you should
14.[X]You have more than 10 pairs of shoes/sneakers
15.[X] You care about what you look like
16.[ ] You like wearing dresses when you can
17.[X] You love, LOVE movies
18.[X] Used to play with dolls as a little kid
19.[ ] Like putting make-up on someone else for the joy of it
20.[X] Like taking pictures when you're bored

Total: 10
Multiply by 7
Score: 70

Pretty even in my girlishness and tomboyness I guess!

1042355  Link to this entry 
Written about Friday 2008-08-22
Written: (4423 days ago)
Next in thread: 1044151

My apologies to EVE contestants in not getting the 3rd Round up and running by now. I am leaving to visit family and won't have internet access while there. I hope you understand that my 101 year old grandmother trumps EVE in importance! Please be patient, and again, my apologies. This last Tournament has been a lot of disappointment and hassle and waiting around, but still we have seen some really wonderful art, so not a complete loss, right? =) Take care, everyone, and I'll see you in a week or so.

Your friendly neighborhood Perplexity.

1041832  Link to this entry 
Written about Monday 2008-08-18
Written: (4427 days ago)
Next in thread: 1041851

Cleaning out the friends list seems to be happening a lot around here, so I thought I'd do the same. If ya got deleted, don't take it personal, eh? It's only a website, and really, who the hell am I to you? =)

1035751  Link to this entry 
Written about Tuesday 2008-07-08
Written: (4468 days ago)

Hells yeah! Now this is a summer camp that looks awesome!

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Written about Tuesday 2008-06-10
Written: (4496 days ago)

THA FRESCHMAKER! *spits all over you*

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Written about Sunday 2008-06-01
Written: (4504 days ago)
Next in thread: 1033047, 1033056, 1033221, 1033465

lmao - go check this kid out for a giggle: [Eat me,drink me]

1) the pictures hahahah "This is my pose to the left... and this is my pose to the right."

2) The top two defining things about me are: I like Marilyn Manson, and I like Rammstein.

3) "I dont believe the friendship between man and woman,girl and boy!" This is unnatural in the eyes of god...?

4) "What i believe about love...Shoot myself to love you,if i love myself i will shoot you!!!" There is even an explanation which follows this sentence and I still don't know what the fuck he is talking about.

5) He's a really big fan of someone called Deathstars? And he is very touchy about it apparently... "U don't like them??? I N M Y D ! C K" In his dick, he says! IN IT!

6) His DISLIKES include: beans... and jews... >.>

7) At the end of the profile, he has an uplifting message... or is it a threat???
"FEEL LIKE A DEATHSTAR CAUSE U R REACHING YOUR END That is my wish for U!!!Have a nice day and who knows,someday i'm gonna meet U!!!"

1032974  Link to this entry 
Written about Sunday 2008-06-01
Written: (4504 days ago)

Some kid with a mask on, trying to look scary and intimidating... all shot to shit because he is standing in his grandma's pink living room... ^_^

[Suidakrahead (216)]

1032676  Link to this entry 
Written about Saturday 2008-05-31
Written: (4506 days ago)
Next in thread: 1032723

This is for Tim([smakeupfx])... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57ta7mkgrOU

Matt and I immediately thought of you, man.

1032496  Link to this entry 
Written about Thursday 2008-05-29
Written: (4507 days ago)
Next in thread: 1032500, 1032570

Jumping on the bandwagon... because I am a mindless sheep =B

Q: Type in "<your name> needs" in the Google search:
A: "Sweet Tina needs a slower pace."
I think I just need a nap

Q: Type in "<your name> looks like" in Google search:
A: "Tina looks like she should have a big rack, but she doesn't."
I don't want a big rack =P so THERE!

Q: Type in "<your name> says" in Google search:
A: "Tina Says, 'If you go to Nottingham, don't go with Josephine ..."
You just can't trust the bitch, what can I say?"

Q: Type in "<your name> wants" in Google search:
A: "Tina wants brownies!"
Well, I wouldn't turn 'em down, that's for sure.

Q: Type in "<your name> does" in Google search:
A: "Tina does something extra clever."
Ain't that always the case?"

Q: Type in "<your name> hates" in Google search:
A: "Tina hates you"
It's nothing personal... I hate everyone equally.

Q: Type in "<your name> asks" in Google search:
A: "Are you tugging at your hair?," Tina asks me out of the blue
I'm random like that.

Q: Type in "<your name> goes" in Google search:
A: "Tina goes shopping"
Well hells yeah!

Q: Type in "<your name> likes" in Google search:
A: "Tina likes to put things in her mouth"
I think I threw up a little in my mouth.

Q: Type in "<your name> eats" in Google search:
A: "Tina eats a banana."
News at 11

Q: Type in "<your name> wears" in Google search:
A. "Tina wears Prada"
and I wear it well, damn it

Q: Type in "<your name> was arrested for" in Google Search:
A: "Mitch shot and accidentally killed Harry O'Neill, but Tina was arrested for the crime. Later, thanks to testimony by Niki, Tina was cleared of all charges."
The book chronicling my ordeal will be made into a Lifetime movie this fall. Call your local cable subscriber for details!

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Written about Saturday 2008-05-03
Written: (4534 days ago)
Next in thread: 1027173, 1027247

You know how I know He-Man is gay?



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Written about Sunday 2008-04-20
Written: (4546 days ago)
Next in thread: 1025160

PANIC! I can't find my Conan the Barbarian DVD! Not even Conan the Destroyer is anywhere to be found! What to do!? 
We are at DEFCON 2.

1025047  Link to this entry 
Written about Sunday 2008-04-20
Written: (4546 days ago)

Anyone else really love the original Conan the Barbarian movie? Everytime I watch it I think, "Geez, I'd really love to draw something inspired by this movie." So, gosh darn it, I'm gonna try! I haven't drawn in fucking forever. Really, ask [Evilmonk], [TheRogue], [Rennie], or [Steve*O]... it's pretty sad. Every once in a while I get peer pressured by their creativity into scribbling a little bit, but I just get blown away by what they all can produce. Anyway, I started a Conan drawing, I think I should go pop in the movie to fuel my inspirado and see if I can't muster up something to share with you fine folks. I've really been an absentee member of the community lately, but it's just because I really didn't have shit to contribute =B either artistically or intellectually. I've really been slackin' lately! *points at the Xbox360* I share the blame with that thing! [Evilmonk] has shown some sparks of creativity as well, so I hope you all keep the boot up his ass to keep motivated with the artwork! Great things are getting started and they must be seen through! Hint: Happy Hero! =D

1025025  Link to this entry 
Written about Sunday 2008-04-20
Written: (4546 days ago)

Bored. Procrastinating on the housework...

OO1. When's the last time you ran?

Probably 15 years ago... heh just kidding.. maybe 10. >.>

OO2. Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes in them?

Not as many pairs have holes nowadays as when I was young. I find it just looks slovenly on me at 35 and not hip or cool. 

OO3. What are you dreading right now?

Chores today and work tomorrow.

OO4. Do you celebrate 4/20?

Not in an awfully long time.

OO5. When is the last time you saw your significant other?
One hour ago when I kissed him goodbye and sent him off to work. He was all achy and sniffly though, so perhaps he will come home early.

OO8. Do you get the full 8 hours of sleep a night?
Nope. I either end up going to sleep too late or the cats wake me up periodically.

O11. What's your current favorite song?

I'm currently hooked on David Russel's classical guitar collection "Renaissance Favorites" but have only listened to the cd 3-4 times and could not pick out a definite favorite yet. The entire cd is marvelous though. I will always love Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" and "You're My Best Friend" and listen to them often. Shut up with your laughing! *cries* You're not my best friend anymore. ={

O12. If anyone came to your house on your "lazy days" what would you do?

Hope they did not hear the music/tv/video game and pretend no one is home.

O13. Who last grabbed your ass?

My husband will forever be the last person to grab this ass, thank you.

O14. Have you ever been in your school's band?

No. I am completely incapable of producing music. I have no ear for it and I lack any sense of rhythm. It's so sad. *sigh*

O15. Do you own a pair of Converse?
Not currently. But who knows what the future holds. In the past I have owned a couple of pairs which I wore until they fell apart and I had to tape them back together. Eventually, I was forced to throw them away because they developed an awful stench.

O16. Did you copy and paste this survey?

Absolutely. I think I've even copied and pasted this before... some of these questions seem familiar... Or maybe I am from the FUTURE! O.o

O17. Do you eat raw cookie dough?

Yes. And then when the cookies are baked, sometimes I think, I should have just eaten the dough.

O18. Have you ever kicked a vending machine?

Yes. I'm sorry, but it was a necessary act of violence.

O19. Don't you hate when the radio ruins good songs by playing a slow one right after it?

I usually only listen to National Public Radio on the, er, radio. It's mostly talk or classical music.

O21. Do you watch Trading Spaces?

No, we don't have cable or even an antennae for the tv. Strictly dvd's at our house, and never would we rent Trading Spaces! We would, however, rent Trading Places.

O23. Have you ever stayed online for a very long time waiting for someone?

Yes, of course. How do you think I stalked, er, talked [Evilmonk] into moving in with me?

O24. Are you cocky?
No, I'm not remotely cocky. Or even penisy.

O25. Could you live without a computer?

How do you mean? I don't understand the question! Obviously, no. But, probably, yes. I would eventually learn to cope without it, regain my skills as a hunter/gatherer and worship some horned goddess in a magical wood somewhere. Or, more likely, I would just watch a lot more movies and read more books. And I guess have to go out and purchase music the old fashioned way at a store rather than download them on itunes. And send my family and friends actual paper correspondence. Or even scarier, resort to calling them on the phone...
Fuck it, I change my answer back to NO.

O26. Do you wear your shoes in the house?

No. I do have slippers though.

O27. At what age did you find out that Santa wasn't real?

I dunno... at my age it is difficult to recall back that far. 

O28. How many phones, house phones and cell phones are in your house?


O29. What do you do when you're sad?

Cry, eat, and sleep a lot.

O30. Who would you call first if you won the lottery?
[Evilmonk]! "Quit that job, honey! We're going on a permanent vacation!"

O31. Last time you saw your best friend?

A little over an hour ago when I sent my husband off to work.

O32. Who or what sleeps with you?

[Evilmonk], Django Jazz, Miho, Loki, Unagi, and sometimes EdMunky.

O33. Are you in high school?

No, thank goodness. I'd probably be heavily armed if I were still in HS though.

034. Is anyone on your bad side now?

Nah. I try not to hate.

O35. What jewelry are you wearing?

My engagement ring and wedding band.

O36. What's the first thing you do when you get online?

Check gmail.

O37. Do you watch Grey's Anatomy?


O38. Would you wear a boy/girlfriends clothes?
I'm wearing [Evilmonk]'s Flash Gordon t-shirt right now. It looks a lot better on him though...

O39. Where do you work?

A veterinary clinic.

O40. What are you doing Friday?

Working 10 hours.

O41. Is Justin Timberlake becoming the next Michael Jackson?

I just saw J.T. in a crazy movie called Southland Tales, which would lead me to believe he is nothing like M.J. It was way better than "The Wiz" although there was no Nipsy Russel...  Please Justin, don't go sleeping with young boys and making me look foolish!

O42. Favorite name for a girl?
Get away from me, kid, you bother me.

O43. Favorite name for a boy?

Get away from me, kid, you bother me.

O44. Will you keep your last name when you get married?

I traded in for the husband's name. 

O45. When is the last time you left your house?

6:20 last night when a coworker called to tell me a parvo positive puppy was squirting blood all over the place and she needed help replacing an I.V. catheter.

O46. Do you return your cart?


O47. Do you have a dishwasher?

For the first time in my life, and I am fucking LOVING it.

O48. What noise do you hear?
Django purring very loudly in my lap. Classical guitar. Clickity clack of the keys as I type.

O49. Would you survive in prison?

Hells yeah. My kung fu is the shit.

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