Friday, August 29, 2008

NO MORE PLASTIC BAGS!

Please go to the above link to read about how awful plastic bags are to our planet's animals and to the world that we call our home. I would love to live a more green life. I do ride my bike everywhere and we do recycle. Sometimes it doesnt seem like enough. I would hate it if Sky and Solee had to see polar bears and Bengal tigers go extinct in their lifetime because of how we have all treated our world.

I just read the book The Road by Cormac McCarthy and it was about a father and son in a post apocalyptic world. It was amazing and it has haunted me since I read it. Its made me think a lot more about my life and what I have and have not done with it. I know that I want to protect those that I love from ever having to see our world die, animals become extinct and a never ending cold.


With that being said I really need to make some changes in my life. It will absolutely not be easy but I know that I can do it. I have done and survived a LOT of hard things in my life. I just need to believe in myself and my ability to change the life that I am living right now. Because honestly, I have no other choice but to change, to help change the world and the future for Sky and Solee as well as everyone else that I love.

Friday, August 08, 2008

I am a sucker for Harry Potter



I just finished reading book 4 in the Harry Potter series. It is so good! I just couldnt stop reading it. I bought the 5th book yesterday because I knew that I would finish the 4th soon. You know I enjoy the movies but man do I LOVE the books. I am completely sucked in.

Some times I'm glad that I work in a bookstore. And I feel so happy that I was able to work the Harry Potter 7 release party last year. It was such a huge event. There were people crying and screaming with excitement. It was awesome! And I got to be a part of it. I think that night is what got me really interested in reading the books.


Anyway, I am off to start Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix. YAY!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

For Steve

My dear friend Steve and his fabulous wife McCall have always encouraged me to paint more. It's pretty awesome to have friends that believe in me and my art like they do. So for Steve I'll post one of my baby paintings from earlier this summer. No, it's not a painting of a baby, it's a small painting.


Friday, August 01, 2008

Oh yeah



I got hit by a car this week. I was on my way to work. It was about 8:30 am. There is an intersection at the mall where I almost always get hit. I decided to start wearing my helmet because of how often I almost become road kill on my way to work.

So I was riding along and it was nice because that early over by the mall there is no traffic. When I pulled up to that particular stupid intersection there was a black car sitting on the crosswalk waiting to turn. It was a black car with a stupid jock guy in the driver seat. You know backwards hat, dark sunglasses, one hand on the wheel.

Anyway, he had his window down and I told him that I was going to go around him. He gave me an annoyed look. Then I went. I was almost to the other side when he hit my bike tire and I fell over. He sped off around me. I screamed obscenities to him. You cant see the full scope of my huge hot pink bag in this picture. But it's pretty much nuclear. So he obviously did it on purpose.

Luckily for me I got his license plate number. I called the cops. The police officer seemed pretty upset about it too. She said it was clear hit and run. So they are trying to track him down. I haven't heard anything back yet though.

Oh, and what was also lame about it all was that there was a woman walking across the street that saw what happened and she just kept on walking. No one cares about each other anymore.

I've been afraid to ride my bike since then. I have ridden it but I dont enjoy it as much.

Summer time update