Friday, April 06, 2007

New Couch! Hoozah!

Oh my. Where does all the time go? I'm dying to do some miniature paintings (it's been over a week since I've painted anything and I'm getting quite fidgety as a result) and because it's such a drop-dead gorgeous day today (over 70 degrees here in the Puget Sound--in April no less! Wow!) I think I'm gonna push everything else I need to get done (like, laundry, shipping, and movies) off to the side. I need to paint. Need.
Ahem. I forgot to mention in my last post that I bought, drumroll please..... my first brand spanking new couch! Oh man, I'm so pumped to get it. Can't really afford one, and I'm really not looking forward to getting the next Visa bill, but who cares! New couch! A Todd Oldham Lazboy one! With an awesome retro design in black and white! Which reminds me--must get throw to cover said new couch from dangerous cat claws. The picture below is not the best--the fabric looks WAY better in person and I got the couch with wooden legs instead of the yucky metal ones. Also got some kick-ass pillows to go with it in red. It's gonna be so bright and bold...
Here's a list of stuff I've done/seen/will be doing/noticed/blah blah blah:

1) the cherry tree in the backyard is in full bloom and it's stunning. Seeing all those bright white blossoms is enough to rip your eyeballs right out of their sockets when you walk by.

2) saw 300 with my brother, who came up to the Northwest last weekend from Phoenix for my dad's retirement ceremony. I know a lot of people are torn on this movie, but I loved it. I'd see it again just to witness that cinematography. There was one scene at the very end (an aerial pan-back) that was mind-numbingly gorgeous. I honestly thought at first that I was staring at a painting. So cool. And for all those incredibly dim-witted critics who actually complained about historical acuracy, I say this: pffftt! I still can't wrap my head around where the hell they got the notion that this was meant to be seen as a historical film. Dude. There was a full-blown narration over nearly the entire flick--they made it so clear that it was meant to be viewed as a retelling of the battle through Spartan eyes. Spartan propoganda, if you will. Sheesh.

3) yes, I really need to get more listed in the shop. And I know I keep saying I will be soon--trust me that I will. There's just so much going on right now and I'm in a bit over my head at the moment.

4) nothing like a trip down to the nearest Rite Aid at 8am for deodorant...

5) a dear friend of mine lent me a stack of Astonishing X-Men comics, written by Joss Whedon and illustrated by John Cassaday and I went through all of them in one day. I need more. God, I am such a nerd.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter! Take a nice break and chill--I know I'll be. :)


Jen said...

Your new couch sounds lovely! Btw, saw 300 myself - it's really meant to be eye candy and nothing but a fictional tale (there were too many embellishments to take it seriously).

I can't wait to see what you come up with next. Happy Easter!

(and look, I just got a blog :)

Eggman Studios said...


Yes, agree wholeheartedly about the eyecandy. Ooh lala... :)

And so happy to see that one of my favorite Etsyers has a blog! Woot!