Sunday, July 31, 2011

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Sorry again guys for being so absent lately. It was a crazy week with both jobs, but I made it through. I am hoping I can find a happy medium and get on here everyday. I'm having insomnia pretty bad with my pregnancy, so I may end up doing my blogging at night. I want to thank everyone who visited my page and left comments, the Disney post was a big I may post more open ended stuff later. I'm nearing the 100 followers mark and couldn't be happier with how well this blog is going. So here is my treat for ya'll. I'm going to give you a little more about me. My fiance thinks I should keep the personal stuff to a minimum but I like to see a little personal stuff because it makes the person on the other end of the internet seem more real!

Fact 1: I am a This is me, taken about 3 days ago killing time before going into work. Forgive the lame graphics, I am a little loopy from lack of sleep. I'm sure some of you wont think this is really me, but I promise it is, I would load a picture of me and my fiance, but he hates having his picture taken, so he wouldn't let me.

Fact 2: I have only been a licensed driver for a year and 8 months (and I am 25). This is my car, I know its old and crappy but I love the stupid thing. Its nickname is "Fidget" because it pretty much needs a lot of love and a lot of work. I bought it last February for $950. It had been sitting in a garage for about 6 years, ran occasionally, but had new tires. Amazingly the thing runs pretty decent to be a 1986 Prelude. The hubcaps are one of my favorite quirks but I lost one about 6 months ago, which sucks! My other favorite perk is the sunroof, which doesn't leak (surprisingly) and works great. Of course, it has no heat or air, it leaks oil, brake fluid, and power steering fluid. I recently had to get a lot of work done on the brakes, and so far I've put in about half what I paid for it in repairs and maintenance. The sad part is that this baby will be gone next year. I can't exactly get a car seat in and out of this tiny two door thing easily, and without heat or air, I don't want to submit my baby to the temperature extremes I deal with daily. The summers here are getting ridiculously hot (hitting over 100 degrees, and crazy humid) and the winters are not light by any means. So next year I'll be selling it to get a better car. I may stick with a Honda simply for the amazing gas mileage (even at 25 years old it gets about 29 mpg). It is an amazing first car to say the least and I'm going to hate to see it go.

Fact 3: I am expecting my first child in December. This is my baby Dexter! Being pregnant has been rough, but I love knowing I will soon be a mother. He is kind of an insomniac like me...He is up right now at 2:30am! He is big and growing fast, and has changed my entire world around in just 4 months. Right now I am at the halfway point of my pregnancy (about 20 weeks), and I'm so amazed at how time has flown by. It's stressful for sure, because we need to move into our first place before November, but I couldn't be happier. This picture is my favorite because you can see him sucking his thumb. I am so excited and can't wait to hold him!

Fact 4: I love to draw....even though I don't make time for it anymore. All of these are my artwork, but not completely original. I drew them but copied the images, no tracing! The first one is the Joker. I drew it with lead pencil on sketchbook paper. The original was the cover of a Game Informer magazine with the Joker in a straight jacket. I loved the detail of his face so I made it bigger when I drew it. The second one is the best work I have ever done. I found an image about an inch tall in a comic magazine that was awesome. I used a grid system to enlarge it on poster paper and drew it free hand with lead pencil only. The one I drew is about 2 feet tall, and a little disproportionate. Her head is a lot smaller than it should be. I entered it in a drawing contest but only got Honorable Mention because of the proportion issue. The last one is another, smaller image enlarged from about a square inch to about 4 square inches. If you guys can tell me what it is then YOU can decide what I post!!!

Fact 5: I tend to attract animals in need...a lot. I have rescued more animals than I can remember. I raised a baby squirrel from barely eating solid food to full grown. I raised a chicken like a parrot until it was too big to fit in the cage and she lived for 7 years as a free range bird around our house after that. I have taken in dogs, cats, ducks, a goose, mice, snakes, and many more. My brother nick named me Eli-mae (if you don't know the reference I'm, because I just have a way with animals. I even carried home a 3 foot copperhead when I was in elementary school. My all time favorite was my first son, Ezekiel Thomas. He was an amazing lab/springer spaniel (with a touch of saint bernard), who lived 10 years. He just died this year, and I still miss him a lot. I raised him alone and he never had temper issues, training issues, or even one single "accident" in the house as a puppy. He was the best dog ever.

So now ya'll know more about me. I'm sorry the post got so long, I didn't realize it was getting this much until I was done! I'm going to wrap it up for the night and post some fun stuff for ya'll tomorrow. Leave me comments and let me know if you can figure out where that last piece of artwork originated!!! Thanks again for hanging in there with me even though I can't post every day!


  1. your husband is just afraid that you'll get nerdy stalkers.
    keep up the good posts!

  2. Congratulations, may your child be strong & healthy!

  3. Aaawww! that1s great news! congrats on the baby!

  4. damn, u good looking. Those glasses make u very sexy and congratulation on your child :D

  5. First of all, congrats on the baby :)
    Second, words cannot express how jealous I am at your drawing skills.
    And third, @ number 5 - Hell yeah! Animals rule, keep it up :D

  6. great news, congrats, may your child be strong & healthy! :)

  7. Nice Storm.. did not notice any disproportion, until you've mentioned it

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  9. Really nice post. Try to get some sleep! The lack of sleep could affect the little dexter.
    Mind if i ask why did you guys decide to call him Dexter?

  10. Thanks everyone for reading and all the congratulations!

    @Mike - I get stalkers all the time in real life LOL
    @Zack - Thanks :)
    @GMSoccerPicks - My fiance picked out from the Dexter's Laboratory cartoon. I love the name it rings well with his last name.

  11. i like the old preludes a lot actually. i have an 89 SI with a jdm b20a =D

  12. Oh Dexters Lab was the first thing that came to my mind, but i would have never thought you were going to name him after the cartoon hahaha thats really cool :D

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