Thursday, August 14, 2008

Potato Chips = Mark of the Beast

Today is the start of my new life, so to speak. My new life here in Milwaukee. I've been here for almost two weeks, I know, but all I've done is laid around, feeling homesick and sorry for myself and time is a wastin', COME ON!

Yesterday I actually ventured out into my neighborhood. I live in RiverWest Milwaukee and its home to a plethora of artists, musicians and film makers. Its perfect for me! There is a cafe a few blocks away from me called Fuel Cafe and yesterday I decided to pop in for some coffee. It was great. The atmosphere in that cafe is very rock and roll, tattoo, graffiti, just wow. In your face. It really inspired me. I started a script for a short film and it feels fantastic.

Then I went to the RiverWest Co-Op for some soy milk and a really sweet guy there started a conversation with me, which was great. Really great. I needed to make contact with someone. ANYONE!

My goals for today are such:
1) Clean out the closet the last residents left full of trash
2) Empty my giant pail full of pinesol water and car hair (it'll be tricky coz the bucket is heavy and i don't have a proper hair trap for all that cat hair.)
3) Go to Fuel to do the following
a) Write my script for another 30 mins.
b) Work on my construction paper robot ... coz that thing is awesome. I'll take a pic later and post it.
4) Try and get over my fear of the gas range stove-top and make myself a decent dinner.

That last one is gonna be tough. Especially since "decent" means a can of nacho cheese Chef Boyardi and I've already put some weight on here in Milwaukee. I gotta start making better things for myself other than a bowl of Lucky Charms and a plate of potato chips. That last one is for sure the big no-no. I've eaten a family size bag of potato chips by myself in less than a week ... in 3 separate servings, OOOOH! I know. That is so bad.

NO MORE POTATO CHIPS!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

i was all, WHOA!

Hello dears. It's been some time since I have posted, shame shame shame on me.

My deepest apologies.

I once again find myself trying to find some gravity when I feel like I'm losing control.

I have moved to Milwaukee, WI. My room mate isn't moving until next month, so I am completely alone aaaaand, its making me pretty sad.

So, it is the PERFECT time to fire up the ol' blog and try to establish a sense of self through writing and finding goodies on the internet and, of course, locally here in Milwaukee.

Let me just catch you all up with what I'm into these days. I change constantly, so its hard to keep up!

I still love my tech stuff, I listen to TWiT and Diggnation, but right now I'm more into music and art and film. I've started a DIY art/craft group called Sunday Morning. I tried to get a following in Madison, but no one ever showed any interest. My goal here in Milwaukee is to establish myself in the DIY art community, make sure my voice is heard and hopefully end up in Portland, OR or San Fran, CA.

We shall see.

My interests are homemade stickers and greeting cards, but I'd like to expand into screen printing shirts, felted crafts (with a STRONG emphasis on R O B O T S.) and knitting.

I hope with this blog to always have a project going, to chronicle my constant projects, set up my own etsy shop www.etsy.com and get every one interested in the DIY culture.

This blog should be more fun since I just got a brand new MacBook, so I have Photo Booth, which means, of course ... pics AND video, HOORAY!

I've already started my first project, so keep an open for that blog which should be coming soon!

HOORAY!

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