Hey all! Has this not been the longest week? I'm so ready for the weekend. Tomorrow my sister and I both took the day off to go to a book signing for the latest release by John Green, The Fault in Our Stars. I'll be honest: I've never heard of this guy before. He's one half of the Vlog Brothers duo, who apparently are a big deal over in the land of YouTube. I started reading his book, Looking for Alaska, but as yet I have not finished it (and probably won't, to be honest). Tonight I'm gonna take a stab at his newest release so that I can feel like I know anything about what this guy is about, but even if I don't, I'm so happy that my sis and I get to have a day off to hang out together.
I've been feeling kind of busy lately. I've been feeling motivated, so I've been hitting the gym trying to get healthier and drop some el bees, try to live my best life. Let me tell you, going to the gym is an event. I don't care if I'm going there for cardio and strength training, or if I'm just going in there for a quick 30 on the elliptical (my non-new years resolution was to spend 30 minutes moving every single day. I know that it's so close to new years that it seems like all of this is 2012-inspired, but truly that could not be further from the truth. It's just a fluke of timing. So yes, spend 30 minutes moving my body, whether it's cardio, walking the dog around the neighborhood, doing the Wii, or hopscotching across the driveway, as long as it's 30 minutes, I'm satisfied.) Like I was saying, gym-going is an event. First, you have to go to the locker room, get your locker, go to the loo, fill up the water bottle, then do some stretching, get mentally motivated, untangle my earbuds for my iPod, think to myself, I really ought to get another iPod, and when I'm finally ready, walk out, go upstairs, pick a machine, start off "warming up" (basically walking on a treadmill at a pleasantly comfortable pace for about 10 minutes), then and ONLY then can I actually begin my workout. So however long that is, usually between 30-60 minutes, plus the time it takes to huff and puff my tired butt on the treadmill to "cool down", go downstairs, lay down half dead on the benches by the lockers, curse every excess calorie I ate that I shouldn't have, wonder to myself why I haven't dropped like 3 dress sizes this week, go potty again, drink water, perhaps go into the steam room (which smells minty fresh, it's so awesome) to help sweat some more, or just go straight to washing my face, then grabbing my stuff out of my locker, putting my iPod in my bag with my earbuds perfectly untangled (somehow they will ravel themselves up into a knotted mess!), and then, finally, departing. It takes SOOOO LONG to go to the gym. But tell me, world, that you agree with me, that there's no way to cut out any of those absolutely necessary steps. Right? Right??
Oh, that page up there? It's an older page that I posted just to add a photo of something crafty. Papers are GCD, I think. Melody Ross Artsy Urban if I recall correctly. The only thing I did here that I thought was technique-y was the title up in the top right corner, "popping bubbles". They were small transparent letter stickers that I stuck onto yellow paper, globbed some glossy accents over, and punched out. I wanted them to look like bubbles. :) That's all I have for now. I've got a couple pages that are "in progress" and I'm hoping that after the gym tonight, I'll have time to finish at least one of them.