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Much Needed Vacation [Oct. 13th, 2006|11:16 pm]
[Current Location |The Resort at Squaw Creek, Tahoe CA]
[mood |exhaustedexhausted]
[music |Justice Leauge DVD - season two]

Tahoe kicks ass
More info later
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Still Alive [Sep. 21st, 2006|04:38 pm]
[Current Location |SDSU Art computer lab]
[mood |contentcontent]
[music |Oakenfold - Bunkka]

So life seems to be rolling along, I feel that I am in a good place with were I am at. This is the strongest feeling of things going my way that I have had in a long time.

School is enjoyable for the first time, I am not enrolled in any regular classes, just three units of independent study. This is allowing me to continue to work on my portfolio for grad school. I have so many ideas for projects, I just need to sit down and organize them out. I have until January to get a solid body of work together and I have about six pieces to make until then. And I still need to finish my lady in the kiln, she has been hang'n out since July and I feel that her completion will be the catalyst for me to jump into my portfolio work.

I find myself very busy with everything that is going on. It is a nice change to be doing things that I enjoy rather then what seem to be obligations. Most my time I can be found at State. I am lucky that I am able to work on campus at Art Etc. and the University Art Gallery while working on my art.

Training for my marathon run takes up a considerable amount of time. I am loving the rewards of all the work outs and running. Weekday runs with the group and crazy spin classes. Saturdays are the toughest though, when we meet at 8am in the morning. It is very hard to get myself out the door, but I just think about the reason that I am doing this whole running thing and I am good to go.

So things didn’t exactly workout with Kellen. In the beginning it was nice just hanging out with someone new, he seemed interested, and then nothing, not even an explanation as to why he was not interested anymore. I was definitely not expecting to be left in the dark. I guess I was looking for something that wasn’t there.

Lucky for me it the end because I ended up meeting his friend Will. We have been hanging out alot these past two weeks. I fancy him. He is crazy smart (history major in college), wears glasses, and has a tattoo. i.e. bonus hawt points. Plus, his witty sarcasm balances out my inappropriate comments. He is a bit vanilla, but seems to be open to things. I just hope in the end I don't scare him away. I enjoy his company very much and look forward to when we will get to hang out again.

.....unsure of were I am to go, I am content with were I am at......
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(no subject) [May. 16th, 2006|09:19 pm]
Well it has been forever since I last posted on LJ. Ok I admit - it has been 10 months. I have been soooo busy with school and work and people (I actually forgot my password) I have made a new name for all of my internetness and it is "BeautyofThings" TADA. Your impressed, I know. It is sort of an umbrella name for all my email, website, myspace stuff. And plus smackies_79 was getting a bit old.

My life up to this point - good and hectic!
The biggest news is that I am graduating on Saturady the 20th and have soo much to do till then.
Then after that I get to face the scary real world.

More Later
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Lollipop Girls in 3D [Jul. 3rd, 2005|04:59 pm]
[mood |tiredtired]
[music |airplanes flying overhead]

I finally ventured out to San Diego's famous Ken Theater with Steph and some people from Haven House and saw a very intresting 70s porn movie. This was a very weird movie- bad writting with many story lines. Basically its starts with a beauty pagent contestant running into a military soldier and they end up having sex, then another couple tring to have sex on the beach and getting interupted by three Trojan soldiers who are looking for the gates of Troy and useing a trampolein to get one guy into a town as a bunny with a thermos. The Dandy Candy company was going to manufacture either a lollipop or a pestacide. Bunny man spills soup in the batch of lollipops which turns them into these lollipops that gets everybody horny. The owner Mr. Dandy figures this out and sends them all over the country? So random people end up with them. Very bad writting.

Movie was filled with random character hook ups- man that falls out of an airplane? into a woman's pool, Trojan bunny man and drive by lady, the Dr. and his assistant.
Pretty bad copy and the 3D was not very good and made your eyes hurt, but laughable effects of "look what we can do" legs and money shots.

Memorable lines: "Port makes me fart", "Tally-ho"

Next weekend they are having a midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show with the group from Crazed Imaginations (Steph house mates). I have never seen it performed and love the movie. So apparently when it is someones first time they get "violated".... I am a little concerned at what that involves. Steph said she would go with me so I am a little releaved. So people dress up when they go and I have no idea who to dress up as.

And in other news - 11 days till summer school starts and then it is 6 weeks of furniture design and American art history. Takeing these now will make it easier to figure my classes for fall and spring.
My dad is moving to Hawai'i in 2 days so the past week has been full of "family time". Dolores is going with him and will be gone for a whole month. I get the house to myself... !!!PARTAY!!!
My mom is flying out late July so I get to see her. ?Melissa's flying out I think? so I get to see her.
All is good in my neighborhood. I can't wait for ComicCon.... !!!PARTAY!!!
July 4th celebrations tomorrow... !!!PARTAY!!! Happy Birthday USA
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Trip to Japan [May. 20th, 2005|03:58 pm]
[mood |excitedexcited]

Will be out of the country from March 23th to June 9th.
Tokyo and Kyoto here I come.

I am going to see about either upgrading to a paid account so that I will be able to post pics from the trip here or finding a web site to fling them on.
Oh yeah, I officialy bought www.beautyofthings.com so that is my pet project for when I get back.

Talk to ya later - Nicole
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Art student cub type thingeey @ SDSU [Mar. 22nd, 2005|01:48 pm]
[mood |optimisticoptimistic]

So I have been thinking alot about school and how the art students really don't have a forum to socialize and talk about art and stuff. I am going to start a club that will encorporate any and all students in the art majors and anyone eles who wants to join. I like the close tight knit group feeling that the sororities have but do not agree on the exclusiveness that they all share. "I like you but... your weird, you don't have money, you don't seem like you will fit in." In other words, "I don't like you, so you are not in". I deffinately do not look the part of a sorority girl clone nor do I think like them.
So I created a community here at LiveJournal entitled alt_sdsu just to see if there is an interest to create such a club. Who knows it make fizzle and fade or it may take off.
- Nicole
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Bitchy ~ Angsty ~ Blahness [Mar. 13th, 2005|03:17 pm]
[mood |moodymoody]
[music |BrightEyes - Digital Ash In A Digital Urn]

Well this is my second posting.I had written a beautiful novel and them bam my lame ass dial up craps out on me. My step mom picked up the phone and it cut the internet. Oh glory to dial up internet access gods, may they let me finish my post this time. I will try my best at recapping what I had.

I have been doing the school and job thingeey and then the weekends come along I just sit on my duff and do nothing. I did ventured out yesterday to check out the Saint Pat's Day parade in Balboa park, only to arrive too late. Ended up walking around for a bit and then drove out to Chula Vista to a new vegan/raw restuarant Cilantro Live. Very yummy. Dinning out has become a challenge as many places to do not offer a large choice for veggies, so if I hear about a new joint to eat at I checks it out. I am not able to cook at my parents house because they do not have their kitchen set up ie. no sink, no stove and no cabinets. Eventually would like to eat a balanced vegetarian diet. Hard to believe that I have been vegetarian for a year now. No more cow butt for me = tofu is my friend.

Now have started the proccess of looking into graduate schools. I am thinking the Seattle or San Fransisco area. I have been lucky this past year with expenses, live at home, car paid off, and have two grants for school. I will try to get an aid package through the school but I can always start the Veterans fee waiver up again because it goes up to a Masters degree or ugh - do the loan thing.

I am off to Japan in 62 days, and I am soo excited. I extended my time one more week. So I will have plenty of time to see the sights. Found out a few others are staying later so we are going to group up and travel together. I am even going to check out schools over there. Hey, you just never know were you might end up in life.
I have been a little concerned with something my dad said at the start of my thinking of going on the trip. He told my to ask my step mom if it would be ok for me to go on the trip, and then again to ask if I could extend my time there. Since when do I have to ask for something that has no connection to this house? I AM 25 YEARS OLD. I do not need to ask permission to do anything with my life. Now if I was 16 or if it related to them directly then I can see why. Is this some wacko attempt to keep the idea that they have power over me or something? I can do what I want simply because I am an adult. Also my step mom keeps insisting that she pay for the trip and I don't like that she arggues with me over it. Tough shit, I have already paid for it and I am going. If she wants to help out great, be my guest, but don't use it as leverage against me later on. I need to get the hell out of this house.

I was in impulsive robot shopping mode yesterday. Ended up in Target of all places. Very random selection for my purchase. Highlights- Brighteyes CD, maxi pads a humming bird feeder and nectar. I hate it when you like one song you hear on the radio and half of the CD sucks. Bad Call. Pads cause I am sooo girly and needed tools. I so love being a girl. Got the feeder because I have been seeing birdies zipping by my window and was in birdwatcher grandpa mode and figure I could at least feed the little bastards. Spotted a nest in a tree in the backyard with two eggs in it. I hope the cats don't find it :(

That was a bit of a ramble, or just plan spewing. Off I go. Kisses
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My Big Fat Lip [Feb. 28th, 2005|11:13 pm]
[mood |goodgood]
[music |Mastive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy]

Oh goodness, alert the media. Two some-what consecutive posts in less than a week. I am on a roll now. Now you all get to suffer with my ramblings. Lost my cell phone yesterday at swap meet so had to freeze my phone number so no long distance calls to BFE could happen. I am sorry to say but I totally feel disconnected from the world. All my peoples numbers were on it so now I have to dig around to find them. I hate my cell phone but I can't live with out it. It is pretty pathetic. = Paris.

Had been thinking about it for a while, but finally got the cajones to go and get my labret pierced. Went down to see Rebecca at Apogee and tada one more hole that God didn't give me. Thank you Jordan. Thank you Rebecca.
If you looking around the SD area to get pierced give Apogee a call (619)223-1771.
I don't know why, but I was total worried that my parental units were going to get all crazy when I went home, but I walked in and they both seemed some what ok with it. Not ok ok but just like whatever. Of course the first thing out of step-moms mouth - "You are too old for that, I can imagine it if you were 21" Oh, give me a break!!! I could be doing far more dangerous things to myself then a tinsy barbell through my lip.

Total piercing count: 8
Total tattoo count: 0 (I am working on that)

Ok some Tylenol and to bed I go, Big Fat Lip and I have a midterm tomorrow and hopefully I will pass out quick despite the fish caught on a hook feel. Night and Kisses.
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Yep, Still Here [Feb. 26th, 2005|06:37 pm]
[mood |contentcontent]
[music |Pinback - Penelope]

Well here I am once again posting for the first time in what seems like forever. Okay 4 months. I am sooooo bad. People call and I don't call back. I have yet to write thank you notes for Christmas. Am I just lazy? Don't know, maybe. I don't know why I do it but I am horrible at that kind of stuff. I would rather just see someone face to face and say thank you. If I have neglected to tell you...
Ok there done, but you still will get cards in the mail in probably four months or so :)

2nd semester at SDSU is going good. Art, art, and more art is on the agenda. Summer school will definitely be happening, and I have 2 more semesters to go and then Graduate school??? Scary thought- more school after too much school.
Worked at the book store on campus during rush and was fortunate to fill an opening at Art Etc. (the art store on campus), Wonderfully nice boss lady, and fun coworkers. Even went to a company dinner a couple of days ago. All in all everyone is like minded, artsy fartsy, open minded and enjoyable to work with.
Japan Art Study Trip 5/23-6/1 in connection with School af Art. SOOOOO excited. I will be traveling outside the country for the first time. I need to get my passport going (they say it can take 6 weeks) In the mean time I have already purchased a Frommers Guide and starting to study simple phrases. The most important one - Toire wa, doko desu ka? Where is the bathroom? I am thinking of trying to extend me time there past the study tour. Hopefully it will not increase the price too much.

I am trying to get my self out of the hermit mentality that I have been in for most of my life. I am trying to be less anti-social and make friends. I went to to my coworker Stephanie's birthday "spanking" party. That was interesting. They are goofy theater people and they remind me of how fun high school was. I should hang out with them more.
I have also been hanging out with Rebecca. She was with me at City College and is also graduating next spring. It is nice to have someone who is the same age and mind frame to talk and hang out with.

I used to be very down on my self at how long it has taken me with school and that I was still living at home. I have stopped comparing myself with friends who are all done with school and have jobs, apartments, lives. Overall I am feeling very good at were am I at in my life. With all that is going on I am definitely at a high point and I am going to ride it out as long as possible.

Well thanks for checking in and reading my ramblings. *Hugs*
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Am I too busy to post.....? [Oct. 21st, 2004|10:46 am]
[mood |distressedtoo much coffee this morning]

Not really, just a procrastinator. It has been too long since my last post, I am a bad girl. Nothing to crazy to report right now. Well I did sort of "misplace" my wallet for about a week only to find it in a pair of pants. Seriously, I would loose my head if it wasn't attached to my body! I went and had new bank cards issued just in case someone had actually gotten a hold of them, so now I have to wait for them to arrive.

School related news- I have now survived eight weeks of big girl school, I think I can do this edumacation thingeey. I have taken two midterms and did ok on them. I need to apply myself more on studying on a daily basis (typing up notes on computer, flashcards, and study groups).

Family news - My brother moved to Kentucky yesterday. I am still very distraught over the circumstances of his having to leave. What a major bitch. I called him up a week or so ago and he seemed to be handling it very well. You do what you gotta do. It can be a temporary thing. There are no excuses for him to visit Mom, he is the next state over, about 8 hours away :) How convenient for Christmas.

Besides all this, the good news is that Halloween is only two weeks away. I always love this holiday, you get to dress up in crazy costumes and eat lots of yummy chocolate. I like the idea of honoring and celebrating loved ones gone and the memories. I have yet to pick a costume, (any ideas?) I always throw one together last minute and they turn out very nice so I am not too worried. Halloween -like Christmas has become such an over done holiday in the retail market, especially at a place like Target.
Have received the finally ok from the security team lead to go in for assessment for undercover security. Gave me a sheet to prepare with, so now I just need to call and arrange a meeting time. I am a little nervous, I have never liked the interviewing process.

Finally some rain for California, yeah buddy, now we get to wash out to the ocean!
People need to learn to drive... uughhh

I love the rain, I know I am weird.

P.S. Looking for random clippings or trinkets for an art project
Religous, nature, animals, organic or anything eles
PO Box 87123
San Diego, CA 92138-7123
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