i’m sick

i have a cold and i’m not happy with it. i called in sick to work today and probably will tomorrow too. i was supposed to go to the airport to send off jane tomorrow, but unless i miraculously get better overnight, that’s not going to happen. poo. the one good thing about this is that my throat isn’t closed off and hurting so bad i can barely swallow. thank goodness.


for the first time ever, i submitted a design to a shirt contest.

well, the theme was dreams, and that was the best i could come up with? who knows. compared to some other people’s, it’s pretty lame, but i bought a WACOM tablet specifically to do more stuff like this, and i needed to enter something sometime. and there it is, for all the world to see!

2008 goals

things i want to do this year:

1. visit the lost forty
2. buy a house

pretty short. i’d say go on a honeymoon, but i don’t know if that’s going to happen with the house goal. someone needs to sponsor my honeymoon. i was going to go to the black hills this summer, but i don’t know if even that’s fiscally doable. ugh.

time for bed.


this summer i want to get a 2nd tattoo. on my foot. and autumnally and arborally (is that a word?) related. so i’m sketching the two ideas i have on my new WACOM tablet (woohoo!) and want to know what you think of the ideas. it would be not that big, maybe 3″x3″ at most. anyway, here are the two ideas.

i would hope a tattoo artist would be able to do some shading a little better than i could :-S

my tracing skills suck. i need to get a better grip on the pen or something. maybe once i figure out which one i want, i’ll actually draw it. or maybe they can draw it. we’ll see what happens.

a race issue?

after the caucus results came in from iowa, i was pleasantly surprised to see obama the winner. i like the guy. from my in-extensive research (meaning blogs and news headlines), i can get behind what he stands for.

and from reading messageboards and blogs, i could see a lot of republicans getting behind him. but still, there’s that issue of… race. hmm, well, is this presidential race going to turn into a race issue? if obama wins new hampshire, he’s got candidacy almost in the bag, and we’ll have our first black presidential candidate.

but the race issue keeps coming up. is america racist enough that he won’t get elected? is america ready for a black president? then there’s the whole issue of, well, he’s not really that black, he has a white mother and is related to dick cheney for god’s sake.

for crying out loud.

this guy is probably the racial equivalent to the american dream, don’t you think? the melting pot of america consists of blacks, whites, hispanics, e States; Red States for Republicans, Blue States for Democrats. But I’ve got news for them too. We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don’t like federal agents poking around in our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and yes, we got some gay friends in the Red States. There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and patriots who supported the war in Iraq. We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America.”

maybe this is why more and more people are getting behind him. he is the average american, trying to bring a more balanced country to the people, and we americans are ready for balance.