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I am back, victorious, from the longest drive I've made in Oregon for quite some time! Today I did a dry run to the Oregon Convention Center in my car, armed with directions from Google Maps. Worked great!

More about the drive, parking, another missing delivery box, and a T-shirt I'd like to wear to Stumptown. )

Work-wise, I'm chugging along. I fell behind last week, but managed to catch up with both Clay and Skip. Now I'm doing the same with Naruto--but only after I finish my 8 daily pages of the other two. It's slow going, obviously.

I have been sucked into the addictive crack that is My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. *big grin* I'll share more on a dedicated post in a few days, I think. Heeee! XD
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27/3/12 21:35
slr2moons: a self-portrait, of me in my usual habitat: in front of my computer monitors! (Bwa?)
My car's tire gauge has vanished into an alternate dimension, and thus I headed to my all-purpose store with "tire gauge" at the bottom of my grocery list. I hit the auto department, and find the right section! License place borders, 20 different type of decorative air valve caps--half of them different human skull designs, bendable light sticks, super-bright dashboard mini-flashlights for easy night speedometer viewing, and the kicker: twelve square feet of mp3/ipod player holders.

And towards the end of the section, a glove compartment set with cheapo digital calculator, pliers, "designer pen", and...a tire gauge. On sale for $12.99.

That tire gauge was the only one available. I did buy it. I can always use pair of pliers, I'm sort of curious about how good the "designer pen" is, and my beloved pocket digital calculator I've had since high school is officially dying.

But still. TWELVE SQUARE FEET of mp3 player/ipod holders. TWENTY DIFFERENT FASHIONABLE AIR VALVE CAPS. And no individual tire gauges.

Humph.

After I bought the set and was unpacking the rest of my groceries, I realized the tire store also nearby would probably have a stand-alone air gauge available. But I really can use the other items in the set, and I was annoyed anyway, so I went "F*ck it,". I'll keep the damn set.
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slr2moons: a self-portrait, of me in my usual habitat: in front of my computer monitors! (trigger)
I am almost done lettering my first book in InDesign, and the jury is still out on whether I like the program or not. Sure, it's nice to be able to change all font instances in an ENTIRE BOOK with a click, but...the program is so very not intuitive. Ugh.

Today, for example, I had to learn how to do three things:

The point of this post is that all three of my InDesign problems were NOT answered or resolved by Adobe's official site. )

Hi, BTW. ^^ I am still alive. Feeling pretty good, now the frustration I ranted about above is done. Whew!
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I have the strong suspicion that at least one of you has gravely misunderstood me and my state of being. So let me look you all in the eye and say two things for the record:

1. I love my job. Full stop. Yes, sometimes I whine about it, but everyone occasionally whines about the things they love. It's stress relief. I may loathe Work Hell but I don't regret it, it's just how the schedule sometimes ends up. I can tolerate a month of it every so often if it keeps me doing what I love. Which it does. Let me say it again: I love my job.

2. I am very happy with the way my life is going. I have a job I love, I'm working on my original artwork again, I found a place to live that agrees with me, I have my cat, my health, extra cash for books and fun, and I'm even managing to lose weight again. Thanks to LJ I'm finding fellow comic-making friends. In three years I hope to be a real published mangaka. I have plans, and they are in motion. Let me say it again: I am very happy with the way my life is going.

Now. Any questions?
slr2moons: a self-portrait, of me in my usual habitat: in front of my computer monitors! (trigger)
One of the reasons I love period novels set in the 1600s-1800s is that people are so very polite. Being so means something. I love the good manners, kind ways of speaking, the significance of a letter, and that someone can express sheer joy to be in the presence of their friends without listeners thinking how pathetic or sappy that sounds.

Thus, I always try to be polite when I leave my apartment. I say "Morning!" or "Hello!" to 99% of the people I pass when I'm jogging or walking. I smile and nod if I happen to catch the eye of a fellow shopper in the grocery store. I raise a hand in thanks when a car pauses to let me pass. I smile and thank my cashiers, waiters/waitresses, employees who help me find something their store. I acknowledge everyone who comes within my personal sphere. I know what it's like to be ignored by everyone, and I know what it's like to be a McWage slave and have people think you're nothing for running a cash register, so I try my best to be polite and friendly to them all.

 

Behind the cut because I try to be polite whenever I can online as well. )



Grrrrrr. I'm still going to be polite to people. I'm still going to smile and say hi to every jogger I pass. I don't care if this is one of the few Southern mannerisms I've brought with me. I appreciate it when people are polite to me, and I am still going to pass that on.

Even if I always have to be the one to initiate it. *snarls again*
 

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Q: What household pest does s2m hate more than mosquitoes, more than scorpions, and more than fruit flies???

A: FLEAS. )
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slr2moons: a self-portrait, of me in my usual habitat: in front of my computer monitors! (Bwa?)

First up, this rant is not aimed at anyone who I know reads my blog. You are all not guilty of this annoyance, so relax.

Ahem.

I irritates me to no end when I am expect to carry an entire conversation. Particularly when the conversation was started by the person I'm talking with. This applies to any form of communication: email, online chat, phone conversations, face-to-face speaking, what have you.

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