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Okay, here's a funny little short story for you:
So, me and my family went on a little mini vacation to a guest ranch in Wagoner, Oklahoma (don't laugh yet, that's not the punch line). Since our friend Sarah was kind enough to lend us her Garmin (GPS map thingie), we had no worry of getting lost...
OR DID WE?!?!??!
It was the freakiest thing EVER. We were cruising along just fine on I-40 with a couple of hours or so left to go till we got there, when suddenly Ms. Garmin (yes, we call it Ms. Garmin) called out, "Recalculating!" and led us off on some obscure exit in the middle of nowhere. We drove some more, following her directions despite our own confusion, into a forest-y area with a few run down (and possibly abandoned) houses. We kept driving, even when the road let out onto pot-holed filled concrete, and even still when that turned into a gravely-dirt road. Meanwhile, I'm thinking, "Dear Lord, we traveled through some kind of tear in the space time continuum and now we're in Alabama again..." I felt the same fear in the pit of my stomach as I did that dark, dreary night so many moons ago...
Finally, the road gave out all together, and we were all like, "Sorry Ms. Garmin," and turned back, finding our way back to the I-40, despite Ms. Garmin's objections. Oddly enough, as soon as we got back to the I-40, she spit out a brief "Recalculating", and the route was the same it had been before her little freak out.
So, the question I pose is:
Was it simply a computer glitch, and unexplainable anomaly in technology?
Was there some kind of interference with the satellite, and some information got a little scrambled before righting itself?
Or, mayhaps, was it some kind of divine, cosmic interference that lead us down the path we needed to travel (even if it did lead to nowhere and we have no idea why)?
I'm just glad we didn't end up in Alabama.AND NOW, AN UPDATE OF AMAZINGLY BORING-NESS(Cyber-cookies baked with love if you actually read it.)
I'm working on several different artsy projects that have me quite busy:
I'm designing a logo for my church, UUCLR. A couple other artists might be submitting designs, I'm not sure, but I'm going to come up with a few options anyway.
I'm also designing the logo for SWUUSI 2010. As far as I know, I was the only artist who was asked, and SWUUSI is a district wide event, so it's a bit for pressure. The logo will be used on materials sent out to participants, as well as on T-shirts. I'm excited for it, but I'm also nervous I won't be able to come up with something good enough. I don't want it to just be okay, I want it to be spectacular! The theme this year is really awesome, and the theme speakers are awesome (one of whom is the district director Susan Smith who, incidentally, asked me to do the logo personally). This is just really good experience for me, and I want to do a good job.
I've got some digital projects going, namely graphic novel stuffs (slow goings, not a lot of head way there) some portraits that I've made an obligation to do for people (way too long overdue) and some new pieces that I've started that have an anime flavor but are also kind of spiritual that I'm hoping I can make prints of and sell on etsy.
I've also got some watercolors in progress, one of which is a HUGE piece, never done anything that big... and then some other little ones. I've got TONS of ideas, but haven't gotten to actually getting them down yet.
I'm making a lot of progress on a quilt I'm working on, and I've started designing a couple of squares for a new one. I've also been playing around with fabric art and making draw string bags, both of which I'm hoping to sell on etsy.
I've got a couple orders for ShUUs that I'd LIKE to get started on, but can't, since I have yet to find a shoe to satisfy one customer, another won't tell me what design they want, and ANOTHER hasn't even replied to my email. So. As icky as I feel in taking so long to get these things done that have already been paid for, and have to admit to myself that it's not my fault, it will simply have to take a while. *sighs*
I need to update my website, too. Rarg.
I also need to get a resume written so I can apply for a rare job opening, however the person who said she'd help me is currently sick, so I'm kind of stuck there as well.
This inability to act despite my willingness to act is a continuing life lesson that has popped up recently. Not sure what it is I need to do to get past it, but I hope I figure it out soon because it's driving me crazy.
Oh well.BORING-NESS AVERTED(For those of you who skipped down to the end.)
Yes, so, I'm still alive, doing the do, so to speak... ah, I guess that's it.
Hope you all are doing well, and thanks for stickin' around. Cookies to those who read the middle section where I basically gripe about all the "stressful" and "taxing" obligations I've created for myself.
As this is getting way too long, I shall end it here. I'm sure I'll come up with something else inane to go on about later.
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