Sunday, April 27, 2008

Onions & Dream Update

For lack of anything better. :-p I went out and transplanted the onions into seperate pots. Two of the onions had shrivelled up in the big one, so now we're down to five. Hopefully they'll keep growing. *fingers crossed* I checked through dreammoods.com and didn't find much on my dream. 2=partnership; 8=power, authority & material gains; 3=life, vitality & completion. Numerologically it comes to 4. (2+8+3=13 1+3=4) Stability, hard work & earthly things. So, if it is a message, I'd say it's a good one. Timely at that, since as I was falling asleep that night I was worrying about a few things.

Oh, while I'm on it, the tomatoes are looking good. ^_^ I don't know how long it takes tomatoes to grow, but I have a feeling they're going to come out better than the onions. Just need to research a little and see how long I should wait to transplant them. It would definitely suck to have them grow up good and strong just to get their roots all tangled into each other.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Unnerving Dream

It's been a long while since I've had a 'waking' dream. This one really kind of bothered me. I'm not sure where it started. There were a lot of elements that sort of overlapped. I was going to school, but never actually went. My dad (who was the guy who played Tony Soprano) and I lived in a house that wasn't a house, but a big garage. Autumn (Aaron's sister) was there, but she was my Aunt. And there was another character, some kind of wizardish counselor. He reminded me of someone, but I can't remember who.

I think one of the first things (apart from not going to school) was some sense of danger. Which was followed by my "dad" going to open the door (a proper door on the side of the garage). He knew he was about to be blown up and he had time to say something. I think it was "Oh, ain't this somethin'?" or something to that effect. I saw the start of the explosion and screemed before turning around and covering myself.

Shortly after (very shortly) some men in black suits (think M.I.B) showed up. They came through the garage door (not the proper door) and started bombarding me with questions that I couldn't or wouldn't answer. As I was avoiding them I noticed that a stack of boxes got pushed so hard that it bowed out the wall of the garage a good foot and a half. This disturbed me, because I didn't know if we (me & "dad") did that trying to make room, or if it was from the explosion.

They left and Autumn showed up with the kids. The kids fell asleep so we watched a movie. I don't know what it was. We had maybe 10 minutes left of it and the kids woke up, so she turned it off. Then . . . .

I don't know. I'm not sure if I went to him, or he came to me, if we were in the garage or some kind of lab, but that's when I started talking with the counselor guy. I'm not sure if I trusted him, if I had talked to him before, who's side he was on, or what I was "supposed" to be talking to him about. I think this is when I noticed the backpack next to me. He said something about memories being hidden in our bodies. Then he laid down three pieces of paper in a triangle form in front of me. They were the same picture. It was a deep purple, kind of shaped like the outline of a lime or lemon. He moistened his thumb and pressed it onto the top picture then pressed it (his thumb) onto my forehead. I felt some kind of pain/spasm in my lower back. He was saying something . . . something about the "most important" -something. The only thing that came to mind was 283. I said "283" and asked him if that was right. He said it was, but I wasn't sure if it was or if I just made it up.

And that was all. I woke up after that.

Friday, April 25, 2008

More Piccies

First things first. Yes, another big storm came through. No, we weren't hit. Yes, his sister & her family was, but they are safe and sound.
Now, you've heard (read) me bitch and whine and moan and complain about the construction. I know I haven't really posted pics of how great the atmosphere used to be around here, but it was. Trees and wildlife and flowers and privacy.
Here's the first pic:


You see that giant pile of rubble? Well, I could've really shown the big dirtness that used to be trees, but I didn't want to be accosted by rednecks. That there is where the big dead tree (which should be in one of my myspace albums) used to be.


This one here. This is much what the south end looks like, but this is the eastern section. I walked up to the fence that is thankfully still there. Pulled aside the branch of one of the trees, and this here is right at eye level. So, like, if they put houses in like this, I could walk down my driveway and look at someone's lawn without moving my head. It sucks. So when they work here we're getting all the noise of the big machinery whereas we used to get birds.
P.S. - You may or may not have noticed, I added two more crane prize pics. We got Bart and Homer one right after the other. Homer first, actually. And we got gay biker Patrick to go with gay biker Spongebob! We also got a ufo thing and a red bear, but we gave those away before getting 'em in the picture.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Gardening Pics

I finally got around to setting up that herb garden I got for my birthday. ^_^ The only window available for putting it in is in the living room. Here's hoping it doesn't get knocked over. Here's a pretty picture. I added the serene Buddha head and the Nefertiti bust cuz the rocks they gave me were kind of boring. It's going to grow Hyssop, Eucalyptus and Aloe.
I spent some time outside working on composting and pulling dead branches out of the tree behind the shed. While I was out there I took some pics for you of my onions:
And of my little sprouting tomatoes. Now that there is something to see. To the left of the tomato pot is the skull of the skeleton that I came face to face with last time I was crawling around under the house.
Hurray! I also took some pics of our house and the house next door. Ya know, cuz I never took pics of any place else I lived and with time memory fades, and . . . well, I've always wished I took more pics of where I lived in Germany. *shakes head* Woah. Anyway, I also took some pics of the attrocities going on around here that I keep bitching about, but I'll post those tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day, everybody!
If you're looking for fun, creative ways to celebrate this special day, check out this page here. ^_^ C'mon people! We all live on earth. Physically anyway. Mentally may be another story. You take care of your house, so it'll still be there to live in, right? Well, the Earth is your global house. You want it to be around to live on, right? That's what I thought. (above image from susunweed.com)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Playin' In The Dirt

I love dirt! ^_^ Aaron and I picked up a little pot with seeds and dirt at Target for $1, so we're growing tomatoes! Assuming I didn't kill them yesterday when I over watered 'em. It's such a teeny little red pot! If they do live (if the don't I'll replant, it gives enough seeds to replant 2-3 times) I'm working on fixing the dirt in one of the bigger pots so I can transplant 'em. *giggles* So exciting.

Also, my sister dropped a bag of nasty growing onions on us. *ew* I went through it and most of them were moldy, and therefor no good. Threw those out, took the three good ones and *barfs* peeled off the nasty, squishy outer layers. Came away with 7 onion sprouts. Yippee! Stuck those in a pot. We'll have to see how that works out. 2 of them have new growth since being potted, so we may just have some free onions!

If you remember (if not, I'm about to tell you) I got a little greenhouse herb garden for my birthday! I haven't started that up yet, but I'm gonna! Today! ^_^ Hopefully. It's complicated! I'll figure it out, though.

Hurray dirt!

Monday, April 14, 2008

He's Baaaaack.....

I hereby present, the triumphant return of my stick figure man! I did learn a few things while working on my new system of animating. 1. My gif animator has a limit of 45 frames. *boo* 2. It's a lot harder, and takes a lot longer, than it did with the icon maker. 3. I need to see if my file converter will open .ico files. That would be far easier. :-p
I'm going to have to make another photobucket folder for these things . . . . Also, did anybody else notice that they completely took away the link for "What are you doing"?

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Heart (a poem)

If you see me
Do you remember me?
Do you know?
Does my heart beat fast or slow?

Vision skewed
Thoughts unraveled
Memories roads
Unknown but not untraveled

Weaves a story
Joyous days, broken nights
Woe and laughter
Feelings which ride waves in time

Is it all as I remember?
Which is real?
Which imagined?
Does it even really matter?

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Yes, I Did It....

I was the 2nd gunman on the grassy knoll. *crickets chirp* Before word gets out and everyone laughs at me behind my back for it, I'll be the first to tell you that last night, after managing to not make an ass of myself in front of 5 new peoples, I fell and busted my ass. Actually, that's the funny part. Both my feet went out from under me at the same time, I bounced on my ass, and it was unscathed. I BOUNCED! I did manage to skin my ankle (how long has it been since I skinned something?!), scrape my finger and break two nails, though. Beyond that, the only thing that got hurt was my pride. I guess that's one bonus to having some junk in the trunk. Hard to bust a padded ass.

Hard to argue with being knocked down a peg like that, but I'm gonna turn my back on the fates and proceed to blog about what I was gonna. The other day, Aaron got a funny message here on Myspace. Apparently Angie (one of his ex-girlfriends that he was totally head-over-heels for at the time) wanted to talk to him. *insert condescending voice* Somehow, and for some reason, Barker was the first to know about this. Nothing like random people picking, I suppose. Now, the absolutely hilarious thing about all this is not that she broke his heart (which was for the best, cuz we're together now); but that after all these years she's divorced (finally), got two kids and is now trying to crawl back to him! *picture me rolling on the floor, laughing so hard I'm crying* Too little, too late skankerella. So, if you're feeling it, feel free to join me in pointing in the direction of Arkansas and laughing.

Seriously, I wish her all the best. The only reason Aaron talked to her at all was to tell her how happy he is without her. Poor twit should be happy, just decided to bark up the wrong tree is all.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I Can Read Your Mind!

You’re thinking, "Gee, I’m bored. I wonder why it is that Lizzy thinks she can read my mind?" :-p Actually that was just an opener to this blog o’ links. I’ll try to do fun ones that I haven’t posted before. I know for sure one I haven’t cuz I just got it this morning. Unsure about the others, but I’ll try my best for you!
How Your Mouse Works
~I actually couldn’t get this one to load just now, so hopefully it’s the same thing it was last time . . . .
Sushi-Go-Round
~This game is HARD!
Enjoy, and be bored no more.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Lake Day!

This morning, very early in the morning, Aaron, Nathan, Brak and I went to the lake! It had rained almost all night, but stopped shortly after we got there. It was only a little muddy, but it was very cold and very windy. But, just like the days of yore, that didn’t stop us. There are pictures, but you’ll just have to wait for those. Oh, and since Sandy couldn’t be there (and she was greatly missed) I made a video of everyone waving to her. As soon as photobucket lets me upload it, then you can see that too. Right here. Same bat time, same bat channel.

We went down to the lake (as opposed to just tromping through the woods around the lake). Nathan caught a humungous fish. He’ll probably make that his profile picture once he gets his hands on it. ^_^ He was going to keep it, clean it, cook it & eat it. Which is fantastic. But I think a combination of peer pressure and laziness led him to set it free. Which was also fantastic. And I have pictures of the great fish escape.

We tried walking through the woods to get out of the frigid winds. It helped a bit. Got more pictures there. There are some that will have to be altered a bit to point out what’s so important about the pictures, so I won’t go into that story yet. Ha-ha! Things to look forward to. I was kind of sad, though. The video took up so much memory, and we haven’t gotten a memory card/stick/whatever thingy for it yet, so when we were walking back and came to a snail crossing the road I couldn’t get a picture of that. But he gets honorable mention here! "The Fish That Made It Out Alive" and "The Snail That Had Almost Gotten Across the Road". He had about 4 inches or so left to go, but we weren’t going to wait for him, so we cheered him on and left. Brave, brave snail.

If you hadn’t noticed (then you weren’t paying attention! HA!) I snapped (well, Aaron snapped) my 2nd comic scene. ^_^ I also gave them their own folder, because I decided to continue the saga. You know, because it’s fun and funny and that’s the best kind of combination.

So, before I go, and before this turns into a novel:

Kudos to Aaron, for making sure I didn’t forget anything, and for carrying the heavy loads. Kudos to Brak for being wonderful and laughing at my dumb jokes/smartass comments. Kudos to Nate for being such a good sport and finding some good spots in the woods. And I guess kudos to me for . . . . whatever. Not killing us on the way there or back. ^_^ Would you believe gas went up 9 cents while we were at the lake?!

And I’m still working on that poem. I just hit a little block.

P.S. I’m playing Rogue Galaxy. And we bought Sweeny Todd (2 disc). Stupid broken thingy.