||[Nov. 7th, 2007|03:25 pm]
Lou the Cruel
So NaNoWriMo has gotten me infected with the writing bug again, so there's a good chance I'll be updating this journal on occasion. This year's NaNo is going well, I'm writing a really cheesy Steampunk novel complete with goggles, robots, dirigibles, trains, and mad inventors with petty rivalries.|
In other news, I'm failing a drawing class, which is pretty wild (ok, judging by my last post, anyone reading this will probably not be surprised) but I'm still a bit bummed out about it. My teacher is basically evil, and the class is so demoralizing I find that I don't even enjoy drawing outside of class anymore. This sets back my plans for world domination - I mean applying to art school - a good bit.
In other other news (there are gonna be a few of these non-sequitors, get ready) My mother gifted me with three lovely Parakeets. I will take/post some pictures of them soon. I have named two of them, (Dennis and Perriwinkle) but the third, who arrived a few days after the others when my mother decided she wanted a girl, remains nameless.
Finally, my beloved laptop literally caught fire a few weeks ago. I'm currently getting by using my mothers ancient computer. It's carved from stone; an ancient goliath, slowly lumbering across the internet. It takes about 3-6 minutes for a website to load, depending on the content, I actually timed it a few times. This is putting a bit of a hamper on my schoolwork, notably my introduction to computer programming, but it's not exactly like I was making straight A's up until three weeks ago or anything (actually, I was, dammit. but my recent failures have little to do with the computer) How, you may ask, did you go from making straight A's to a failing grade in your drawing class in just three weeks? I dunno, maybe I'm over reacting, but I have a very late project due and my teacher is evil and I won't be surprised if he doesn't give me credit for it.
Strangely, none of this is upsetting me too much right now, I suppose I just have a lot of other things going on that are keeping me happy and optimistic, even if I probably shouldn't be. Between NaNoWriMo, taking care of parakeets, getting my computer repaired and writing a grant proposal for a video project I want to do this summer, I just don't really have time to stress out. Weird, that.
So what exactly keeps me going? Coffee, for one, and music, I have been wearing a pair of headphones for several days now (well, I take 'em off to bathe and sleep) I recently picked up an album by The Blakes, which totally rocks my socks, also I have a set of three mix CD's by Akriad (who is a mix CD master, btw) that I have been listening to over and over, I've had 'em for a while now and they still haven't gotten old.