Thursday, September 15, 2011


We have arrived at our new house, which, after much deliberation, I have decided to call the Rooster House online. :) (We actually have a little wooden rooster that we documented parts of our move with... I'll have them up eventually.)

Having never seen the Rooster House--or even our new town-- in person before today, I was shocked and thrilled by the awesomeness of it all. It's so pretty! There's landscaping and old, cool buildings and even trees! Having previously lived in a place who didn't believe in such things, I can fully appreciate them now. :D

Our friends from our old town came over and helped us pack and fed us hamburgers and fries and cheesecake, and two of our friends from the new town (they were the ones who lured us here) also came over and helped with the packing and the unpacking. This awesome coach dude and all of the teenage runners he was coaching, the two nice people who sold us the Rooster House, and the aforementioned friends were all totally awesome helping us unpack everything, and wonder of all wonders, nothing appears to be broken. :D

So, all-in-all, it was a pretty awesome day. :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Talk about a near-death experience.

About an hour or so ago, at 12:30 at night (or in the early hours of the morning, if you look at it the right way) we arrived home after spending the day fixing up the little house to rent. Insanely tired, we all got into our pajamas, then brushed our teeth, then our house got hit by a car.

The person driving ran their car through a stop sign, then through a gas line thingy (the city's been doing a lot of weird stuff), then went through our fence, then through the small tree in our front yard, and finally crashed into our house. There was like this huge crash. The entire house shook, making Kievan fall out of bed and Allie and Ben to absolutely panic.

Fast forward about two and a half minutes. Kiki, Allie, Ben, A.C., William, the dog and I were crammed on to our next door neighbor's screened porch, waiting for our house to explode because of the gas leak.

Nevertheless, we've all survived and are now going to bed. It's scary to think that if we'd arrived home ten minutes later, we would've all been run over by a car, though.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Very scetchy scetch dump...

Sadly, in the past month or so I have been in a drawing slump. I simply am not interested in drawing at the moment. **shrug**

Actually, come to think of it, that's not one-hundred percent true. I have been very interested in drawing dogs lately. Here's two of them...

This is Sammy the Papillon, and Pergo, the Great Dane. Sammy is my sister's character Zevi's pet dog, and Pergo is my character Dan's dog. Lately I've been having lots of fun with Pergo, although I don't really know why. (And just so you know, she was named after the harlequin Great Dane in the PERGO flooring commercials.)

On the other hand, besides drawing Great Danes, Boxers, Papillons, Akita mixes and Black Labs, I've hardly drawn anything at all. I did color a few people that I drew a while ago but naver finished, like this STUNNING picture of Toby and Tina:

(it actually isn't finished yet, either...) but I actually find myself unable to finish simple sketches like this one, which features the LaRue household:

Or this one, featuring my character Alex in his natural habitat.

In other words, I am a very sad artist. On the bright side, here's one drawing that I now love dearly. I finally finished it after months and months (it seemed) of doodling on it. It's the bunk-bed belonging to a pair of twins. :)

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Moving and Other Adventures

Welcome to the Twilight Zone! I've always wanted to say that. :)

Anyways, I'll cut to the chase now... and I know you're all wondering if we're actually moving this time. The answer is probably yes. We've packed tons of junk, thrown away MORE junk, and have about six days before we toss everything into a truck and drive off to our new place.

That's not even it, though. Not only are we leaving the 'Boro in (possibly) less than a week, Kievan had gashed her foot open. She was chasing the chickens (who we're leaving behind--we already miss them and we haven't even left yet!!) and she was barefoot (like ALWAYS.) and she sliced a huginormous cut in her foot. She limped inside.

Let's just say I was pretty alarmed when I walked into the kitchen and found a bloody footprint trail leading to the bathroom.

ANYWAYS, long story short, she got sent to the doctor, had her foot stitched back together again, and is fully alive. She's hopping around the place on one foot, which makes her sound like she's trying to go through the floor.

Well, hopefully we'll be alive and well tomorrow! Until then... goodbye.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Undoubtedly one of the more magical places on the Internet...

Well? What is it? GOOGLE MAPS, "Where you can become an instant stalker!"

Just kidding. But visit once, and you may find yourself succumbing to my favorite pastime: visiting strange mystic lands like these:

Sydney, Australia. Kind of boring compared to some other places, but cool nonetheless.

London, England, where there are taverns named after Shakespeare and flowers in window-boxes are the apparent height of house decor fashion.

Chicago, Illinois, where they have trees, skyscrapers, AND cool lampposts! Not to mention the Bean... *couch, cough* I mean Cloud Gate! (you can see it in the picture.)

Or even Venice, Italy. I mean, seriously! These people have doors right on the river! Like, you open the door, and water splashes on your foot. It's mind-boggling.

So, there you go. Have fun getting your mind blown by the obvious magicalness of Google Maps. :D

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Who Is Zuri Sophilia?

Well? Who is she?
... just one of my greatest allies and most trusted associates.

And now, this genius has made herself a blog! Her fans have eagerly awaited each of her posts (so far there have been three) and now I encourage you to visit and join her vast cloud of raving followers. My only word of advice? Read quickly and don't linger long... if you become too tiresome to Zuri, she'll heartlessly spray you with virtual cheese from a can.

Here's the link: Who Is Zuri Sophilia?