(Did I mention I’m a red-head now?)
So, I have long neglected my websites because of personal reasons. Namely, a bout of severe depression, breaking up with my boyfriend, moving out of said ex-boyfriend’s apartment, being sad about the break-up, working on other creative endeavors to cheer me up, getting the fuck over said ex-boyfriend (who, as it turns out, is kind of an asshole), and being a much more social person by spending time with friends.
Honestly? I’m probably going to keep neglecting my websites for longer still, but they have been on my mind recently. I want to do another re-design, I think. Largely because the current design reminds me of my ex, because we were still together when I put the design together, and I relied heavily on his feedback to get it looking good. That, and I’m sick of it. So, it’s time for a change.
I don’t know how far the re-design will go. I’ll figure that out later… after I’ve neglected it some more. xD
In the meantime, check out what I made for my boy deakonlogic. While you’re doing that, I’m gonna go listen to Demi Lovato while I get ready for bed. (I am really into Demi right now.)
So, last night — purely for something to do — I randomly decided to watch The Host, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer. Seeing it again really only served to remind me how much I hate the movie and how much I super love the book and so I’m re-reading it now. <3
This was taken in 2010, back when my mom, the dogs and I lived in a townhouse before buying the house she lives in now. This is one of my favorite pictures of Dusty (may he rest in peace).
When I was still in my pre-teens, I remember going shopping for books with my mom and coming home with a copy of Christopher Pike’s The Tachyon Web. I had previously borrowed it from the school library, but never read it. Even after I owned a copy of it, I never made it very far. It wasn’t a lack of interest in the story, per-se. It just fell in-between the cracks of having other things to do, or other books to read.
Since I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately, I grabbed it off the bookshelf and I’ve started reading it. I’m ashamed to admit that after owning this young-adult book for more than fifteen years, this is the first time I actually got past the first twenty pages…
So far it’s actually pretty good. More on that once I’ve finished it.
I’m super excited that I’m chatting with Sosi right now. Been messing around with The Pillow Game for most of today; gonna catch up with Sosi and possibly talk about art for TPG!
I recently purchased the first season of Home Improvement on iTunes. Watching some before work today… this show really takes me back to my childhood. Tim and Jill remind me a lot of my parents. I love this show! xD
It’s time for an update on my progress towards my goal of quitting smoking:
I’m failing hardcore.
As of two days ago, it has been officially a month since my original quit date, and I’m almost right back to where I started. Considering the stress of my job and my predilection for bouts of depression, it’s no wonder that quitting smoking is hard, but after a day like I’ve had today, it’s not just hard, it feels downright impossible.
So, the other day I saw a snake in my office. It was a small one, about the size of a No. 2 pencil. Even though I knew it was harmless, it had me freaked out for the rest of the day. See, I spotted it while I was working — and I was on the phone with a customer. (I’m a work-from-home technical support advisor.)
In order to do my job effectively, I couldn’t just keep eyeing the snake; I had to look at my computer screen and enter in notes and try to focus on my customer. So, by the time I got off the call, I couldn’t see the snake anymore. It had already slithered off behind something. A little while later, I caught sight of it again… and again, I was on the phone.
I still have no idea what happened to it. It may be somewhere tucked away under the carpet, in my office closet, or behind my desk or wherever (and probably dead if so). I wasn’t too freaked out by it after the fact, little garden snakes happen sometimes. When I was younger, my mom found a dead garden snake under her bathroom counter, and she never even noticed it was there before. When we lived in the townhouse a few years later, a little garden snake managed to get in the carpet-crease between the steps leading upstairs. It happens, and most of the time they die before you ever notice them.
Less than a week later, just yesterday, I saw another one. This one was SO TINY!!! Not even the size of the earthworms I played with during Insect Investigation while I was in elementary school. This is it:
I found this one in my office bathroom. It was slithering across the faux-wood tile, and it wasn’t making much progress. Looked more like it was throwing a fit than trying to make any progress in crossing the floor.
The crazy part? I had stepped over it to get to the toilet before I even noticed it. I captured it with a glass and thick envelope, then set him free a few minutes after the video above was taken. I will say I’m a little concerned that I’ve seen two in less than as many weeks…
I’ve been sorely missing Phoenix these last few weeks — and especially these last few days. When I came across this picture of her today and saw the date it was taken, I knew I had a prime candidate for another installment of Today in Jo History.
This was taken in 2012 — during the several months I lived with my mom before I moved in with Bob. My favorite thing about living with my mom was that it meant living with Phoenix. She’s my baby-girl, and we’re just like this *crosses fingers*. She would sleep with me every night, and loved to burrow under the covers and snuggle with my legs.