Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Ouch!

Just in case anyone was wondering....it kinda hurts to repierce your ears when the holes are mostly closed. I don't recommend it...not that I tried it or anything, just realized that it wouldn't be a good idea, that's all, and thought I'd share my knowledge. Just in case someone was contemplating doing such a thing.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Finding inspiration

In the most bizarre places, you can find inspiration. I was flipping through the channels and landed on Nickelodeon. What was playing??? Spongebob Squarepants...I LOVE that cartoon! Anyway, I watched the first episode and thought about changing the channel until I saw the title of the second episode. Then I KNEW I had to watch it. What was the title you may ask??? PROCRASTINATION! Talk about divine intervention! I was in no mood to do anything b/c it was so cold/snowy/crappy out. But seeing how Spongebob delayed writing his 800 word paper on "what not to do at a stoplight," which turned into a nightmare....his desk and chair grew to an enormous size (or he shrank) and his clock kept ticking away the hours until time was up and was taunting him about not getting his paper done. Then he woke up and realized he only had 10 minutes to write it, but he perservered and finished it only to make it to class where the teacher told him that she decided to not make them write it and they would go on a fieldtrip to witness "what not to do at a stoplight" instead.

So what did I learn from this little, yellow creature of the sea? I learned to get things done or else you'll have to go on a fieldtrip!!! Or I learned that I should just get going....so I did. And I finished TWO, count them TWO!, projects way before they were due! Now I can focus on my bookstore/coffeehouse. It's due the soonest, but will take the most effort to finish so I knocked out the 2 that I could finish fairly quick.

It's amazing from where you'll get the kick in the butt to get you going!



Wednesday, April 20, 2005

progress

I've got a name for my bookstore/coffeehouse (that happens to have wireless internet too) with that 60's flair. Now....it really has nothing to do with 60's but here it goes.......Books-N-Brew. It just came to me while making the one of many trips I make to KSU/Akron. It usually takes me a while to think of things like this. Hopefully this will inspire me to get this design I see in my head out onto paper...and SOON! (it's due in 2 weeks) Ok....that's it for now. Ciao!


Saturday, April 16, 2005

Cutie Patootie



I so LOVE this movie!!! Thought I'd share since I saw the ending of it just now on TV. Aaaaaahhhhhh Jake is SO HOT!!!

(although I secretly wanted Molly's dress to ignite so I could step in and kiss Jake...is that wrong?)

Friday, April 15, 2005

hey kids....do you know what time it is????

That's right! It's the weekend!!! Woo hoooooo! I didn't think it would EVER come! I must say that it's been quite a trying week and if it weren't for my new BP meds (yes, I said BP meds...I AM old now!), I probably wouldn't be sitting here typing this as I would have succumbed to all the stress. Seriously, it's not that bad, but a little too high for my doc's liking. So, is it coincidence that this condition came about since working in Hell....uh I mean the hospital, or is it just truly that I'm old and needed some sort of medicine? I'm more inclined to believe the prior over the latter.....but ask my supervisor and she'd tell ya differently! (the BIGGEST contributor to my stress)

Anyway, lots of things are coming due here in the next few weeks. The semester is winding down and all I can really focus on is how gorgeous it is outside and how I want to be outside and not inside working on silly projects. I guess if all I had to do was my schoolwork I'd be better off.....but who am I kidding??? I'd STILL be whining about how I have all this stuff to do and no time (or desire) to do it. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't love design and want to do this as my career, it's just that, at times, I feel that my profs are more concerned about teaching us decorating than design. Or, they're too busy with their own "careers" that they just give us busy work that will take them no time at all to grade. (Even though we're still waiting on something to be handed back from the beginning of the semester I'm sure)

Next year, or possibly just the fall semester, will be different. We'll have a different prof for studio which will be refreshing and a class with other people outside of the "ID" realm. I always find it interesting to have class with others who aren't in the program. I'm amazed at how much time they have on their hands. I reminisce about the days when I went to college the first time. I did have lots of time to do whatever I wanted. Heck, I even wrote a paper while slightly intoxicated and it was my best writing ever! But most of my time was taken up by someone we'll call "rat bastard." So, I didn't make the quality friends "they" say you do in college versus high school. This time, I have no "RB" to take up my time, but I still find that I have no time....or perhaps it's just a lack of inspiration which propels me into my downward spiral of procrastination. It's like the mystery of "How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?"....the world may never know!




Sunday, April 10, 2005

here we go again

As I mentioned before, we got our new project. And surprisingly enough, my prof went with my idea of the internet cafe/bookstore with a 60's feel. However, that's as far as I've gotten. It's due in about a month and I've got nothing....except an idea.

Then I think, "How can I be expected to work when it's so nice outside?!" Spring has finally sprung in the area and I can't focus on this stuff. The ironic part is that I felt that once spring did come I'd be in a better mood to work. See, I tend to really dislike winter and get into a funk where I can't work b/c it's too cold and crappy and it makes me feel that way too. However, once spring gets here, I don't want to be inside since I've been cooped up all winter long. It's frustrating. But, alas, I'll get it done by sacrificing my time outside in the nice weather. :(

And since I'm already inside typing this, I suppose I should get to work....so see ya!



Wednesday, April 06, 2005

speechless





Ever have one of those days where you have lots to say, but at the same time, nothing? I know there's lots in my head that I could ramble on about here in my blog, yet nothing is coming to mind. I could write about all the recent news items, or about how I think my new project could be really cool, but will probably not end up being so b/c of procrastination. I could talk about how today was a GORGEOUS day, but I had to work even though wednesdays are typically my day off...I could go into why I didn't get it off (or ANY day off this week) but then my BP would just go up...again.

I took a walk tonight down Main Street and observed all the architecture. I've passed these houses many times in my life. I've even looked at them while walking before, however, now that I know a little more about the history of them, I see them differently. I've even noticed ones before that I haven't really seen before. One such building is the building that houses something for the high school, I suspect offices. However, I just noticed today that there's a house underneath all the additions. They've added on a square front and wing. It looks ridiculous now that I really have seen it. The house that's hidden appears to be quite a cool and interesting looking building. Ah....if I had all the money in the world, I'd buy it from the school (they'd sell it too b/c schools need money these days, right?!) and I'd restore it to how it was originally designed/built. I'd uncover the windows they've boarded up and tear down the generic brick front and wing they added on. After I got done with that, there's another building downtown that I'd love to see restored...even just rehabilitated. The upper levels are really becoming run-down and two of the three storefronts are now empty. It's just such a shame that stores can't survive in small towns these days. I remember growing up and not seeing one storefront emtpy...for very long. There was everything...including TWO pharmacies! Those days are long gone and some citizens have taken matters into their own hands and have renovated their buildings. But there's still more that could be done. This town has changed drastically over the almost 30 years that I've been around. I can tell you of buildings that were demolished (including my house!), built, and renovated. I'm sure my parents could tell of even more changes as they've been around longer than I.

In a way, it's sad to see all these changes. I miss the small town we had where a child who was 10 could walk or ride their bike to town and buy some candy or play a video game at the local convenient store without worrying about something happening to them. Parents were ok with their kids riding their bikes in the neighborhood (or other places they didn't know about...shhhhhhh) or to their friend's house and they trusted us to be safe and get home before the streetlights came on.

I'm not sure how much trust I'd have, not in my children, but in the crazy drivers out there who are more focused on everything else within their car than what's going on outside...which is the more pertinent one I think. I'm affraid to ride my bike in the street these days. I ride on the sidewalks, even though it's illegal!! But I'd like to see the cops "pull me over" for that one! In this city, they probably would though. However, I still have to find the guy to take me out, fall in love with me, marry me and then have the children before I can even think about letting them outside to ride their bikes around the neighborhood.

Ok, so I guess I had something to say tonight. It's amazing what comes out when you start rambling. I'm sure I could do more, but my head is splitting wide open and I need to take some drugs now!

By the way.....
Springs here!!!!



Monday, April 04, 2005

back in my day

here's the new project. In a contemporary building, design a space that will give someone the feeling that they're in a certain time period or style.

So, what did I decide to do? Well, unless my prof says otherwise, I think I'll be doing an internet cafe/used bookstore in the 60's style. How'd I get this idea? My bestest best friend in the whole, wide world...Lisa! She's such a font of inspiration and ideas...so thanks, Lisa!

As usual, updates will be posted as I procrastinate.