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Driving home tonight from my dad’s house I thought I ran over something.  Well, I didn’t just THINK I ran over something, I actually did run over something, but I didn’t know what it was.  My sister was all like “WHAT WAS THAT”  and I was all like “OMG WE ARE GOING TO TURN AROUND IN THIS RANDOM DRIVEWAY, I NEED TO KNOW WHAT THAT WAS” because I was scared it might be a baby or a nail board or a bear or something.

~ Side note: I’ve only ever hit one animal in my entire driving career, a deer, and it got up and ran away.  I didn’t actually ‘run it over’ per se, but I hit it and it rolled over the hood of my car onto my windshield and off the other side, so maybe the deer hit me.  My mom thought I imagined the whole thing because it was nowhere to be found, and of course I’d pulled over and called her in a panic, sobbing, and she’d driven out to me.  She didn’t believe me, thought I was seeing things, but the proof was on my windshield in the form of a broken windshield wiper blade. ~

Anyway, back to tonight: so I turned the car around and drove with my high beams on back the way we had come, and we sat with our faces almost plastered to the windshield and stared at the road, driving like two miles an hour trying to see what I’d hit.  Now, it’s a clear night.  The moon is out, there’s no fog and no rain.  At first we couldn’t see anything, and we questioned our sanity.  I was sure I’d hit a pile of bricks and Alli swore it was probably a baby.  Then we saw a box shaped thing on the other side of the street, and turned around again.  Who cares that we looked like loonies?  The truth needed to be found out.  As we passed the mystery thing, I was pretty stunned and relieved.  Alli was a little let down.

It was ice cream, y’all.  I ran over a half gallon of ice cream.  Whew.

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Pokémon license plate association

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When I’m driving and see license plates with letters in them I associate them to Pokémon. Without even thinking about it.

• 864-MWK – I see Marowak
• 94CZD – I see Charizard
• 21-JTN – I see Jolteon
• DITTO – well, this one is obvious

I’m so crazy.

Lately I’ve just been doing a whole lot of watching television with The Destroyer. I’ve been out of work for over a month and I’m so ready to get back to it. I’ve drawn a couple of pictures. Two. And I haven’t done anything to get my Etsy store up and running. I feel like it requires more time and energy than I have right now. I want to go back to work. I’m ready. I’m all kinds of ready.

This blog post is lame. Time to go look at more license plates. Which Pokémon will I catch today?

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I’ve been MIA on the internet (not just here) for somewhere in the vicinity of two months now.  I’ve been spending the majority of my time drawing and watching television (OMG season finales of Bones and Castle WTF) and playing PlayStation games.  I’ve also been spending time with my siblings and my husband.  I find these activities preferable to Facebook and The Internet and even LotRO these days.

Drawing.  I’ve been drawing new things, silhouette type drawings, and posting them to my Instagram feed.  I really like them, and I’m pleasantly surprised to find that other people like them as well.  This summer I’m going to be setting up an Etsy shop to see if they will sell (if I can ever get it figured out), because some of my friends have expressed interest in my doing so.  I love drawing and doodling.  When I create something I like, I feel so proud of myself – even if others don’t like it.  I haven’t given up on stick figures, I could never do that, but I’ve graduated to other kinds of things.  It feels good to be proud of myself.  It feels amazing to create.  I just want to feel good and amazing and proud all of the time.

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Games.  I’ve basically just been playing two games.  Star Ocean Second Story and Star Ocean The Last Hope.  I could play these forever.  I’ve never beaten either, and my goal this summer is to beat them both.  I have this bad habit of not beating games, just getting to a certain point and starting over, because I’m afraid that if I beat them I won’t ever want to play them again.  I’m going to test this theory out with the one game I have seriously avoided beating for years now: Star Ocean Second Story (basically the best console game ever).  I’ve played it more than two dozen times, and just stopped when I was getting too close to the end.  That sounds kind of crazy, I guess, if you’re not me.  But it doesn’t sound crazy to me at all.

Reading.  I’ve reread a lot of books so far this year.  I’ve been going back and forth between all of the Sarah Dessen books I own, and the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind.  Earlier in the year I reread the Sevenwaters books by Juliet Marillier (my favorite stories in the whole world) and the Symphony of the Ages trilogy by Elizabeth Haydon.  All great.  Reading is the most fun thing in the whole world.  It is more fun than eating, and eating is basically at the top of my list of favorites.  I don’t know how many books I’ve read this year, but certainly more than one a week.  I finish a book?  I pick up another one the next day.  Usually I have to let what I’ve read digest, and then try to get past the depressing feeling that it’s over before beginning a new journey (even if it’s one I’ve read before).

Other things.  I’ve been watching Frozen.  A lot.  It is my new favorite Disney movie.  My favorite Disney movies my whole life have been Sleeping Beauty and The Little Mermaid.  My whole life, people.  Frozen is amazing.  It’s about sisters.  WHAT COULD BE BETTER THAN SISTERS?!  I think it’s the best animated movie Disney has come out with since Finding Nemo in 2003  Also I go to this little place downtown called Get Fired Up just about every week, where they have pottery you can paint.  I paint all the things.  Being creative is my new favorite thing to do all day long.  And listen to the Frozen soundtrack while I’m doing it.

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I turned 31 last weekend, and had a really great birthday.  My dad and I went to the Mohegan Sun casino and I lost a bunch of money and ate really good food.  I’m not one of those people who is upset about getting older.  I never have been.  My birthday is a great source of excitement for me every year.  I look forward to it, count the days (357 days to go!), and just really enjoy my birthday.  I feel better about myself as I get older.  I’m less worried about what others think of me, and more focused on how I feel about who I am.  I’m a good person.  I even like myself the majority of the time.  I don’t feel old.  I’m not one of those people who says “I feel so old!” or “OMG I’m like so old!”  Because I’m not.  I’m 31, not 81.  Honestly.  I feel so much better than I did ten years ago in every aspect of my life.  Sure, I can’t do some things as well as I used to be able to do, but there are other things that I can do now that I wasn’t able to do before.  Like make good decisions, practice actual common sense, and basically just be happy.  Those things are way more important than being able to jump over a fence or eat all the food (but let’s face it, eating all the food is still awesome).  I’m a big girl now.  I like it.