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I've Been (Flu) Shot.

Mon Oct 20, 2014, 2:17 PM


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Flu shot, that is.

Haha, yeah, only no.  Bad pun is bad.  But I won't be getting the flu, says I with my fingers crossed, so there.  The mere chance of preventing that noise is well worth the pinch-like momentary pain of the shot that doesn't even hurt.  I remember having the serious flu in eighth grade and every year afterwards, I said, "no thanks!," and took a shot and haven't had a seriously good, hardcore flu since.

Okay, well, I got chicken pox at twenty-three, but Hell, that doesn't count.

Had a really ugly drug craving today that I momentarily wondered would take me out or not, 'till I realized...  if drugs are going to get into me, I'm going to put them in there and I'm not doing that.  I haven't for two years, I am NOT starting back up now.  

But I did call my local pharmacy "just in case" because it made me more comfortable to know that someone in charge of drugs knows.  Y'know, that is, assuming that they COULD dispense that to me without a prescription.  Or that they even would, knowing I would just abuse it...

This sounds more and more asinine as I type it.

I think the point was "I had a drug craving" and "it pissed me off" and "I'm fine now."  

As fine as I ever get, LOL!

It's cold and grey out.  Blech.  I am not prepared for winter.  Then again, when have I ever been ready for winter?  When have I been ready for anything?  Yeah, no sense starting now.  ;)

And that's what I know.  You could fill a whole dA journal page about it.  And I did.


God love you like I do.

MLP


  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Listening to: Timebomb - Beck
  • Reading: The Tehran Conviction - Tom Gabbay
  • Watching: Bullsh*t with Penn & Teller
  • Playing: Calvinball
  • Eating: Crackers
  • Drinking: H2O

OMG, She Updated The JournalPoo?

Sat Oct 18, 2014, 10:34 AM


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Yeah, sorry, I've been kinda busy.  Not using drugs, just busy.  I know I've told you to worry if you don't see me for a long stretch of time, which just kinda happened, but trust me, I'm still sober, I was just...  busy.

SO...  what's new in MLP Land?

Well, next weekend, 'round this time exactly, I'll be with Puppetcancer, whom I miss more than I have words for and am looking forward to seeing him.  We're headed to a friend's Halloween/Birthday party gig, we're going as senior citizen versions of ourselves, which is a simple but great costume idea that isn't going to break the bank to make our getups.  John's borrowing his Grandma's wheelchair, I plan to sit in his lap while he's in the thing because that'd be cute.  That, and John's lap is one of the most comfortable places on earth; being held in his arms is the other.  I'm never as happy anywhere else on earth than I am in those places.

But with that being said, the party we're going to is also celebrating our buddy Karen's birthday, so I'm looking for a good present for her, but I haven't made my choice yet, though I'm pretty sure it'll be a gift certificate to a fabric store plus a little trinket of some kind for her, like a piece of jewelry, since giving jewelry is a Mandi Thing.  When gifts are in order, I give jewelry, sometimes, if it's a special occasion, it's a piece of jewelry from my personal collection.

And I got my etsy.com order in the mail yesterday, a sterling silver ring made by lost wax casting of a piece of vintage lace.  The artist, jeweler "Vdeux" on etsy, did a fantastic job and has a shop full of other goodies and sterling silver "lace" rings.  It's such a creative idea, and it really DOES look like the sterling silver ring is made out of real, honest to goodness lace.  I bought one for myself that I'd admired ever since I got on etsy over a year and half ago, the same one that came in the mail yesterday, and I couldn't be happier with it.  Vdeux is slightly pricey, but given what she gives you, she's more than well worth her costs.  In fact, I'd pay MORE for what I received from her than she asks for her product, and she's worth every penny and a bunch more.

Also figured today would be a good one to get my jewelry washed and polished up.  Just dried my stuff off and it looks really nice --  I'm a big believer of taking care of what you have on a regular basis so it stays nice and you don't have to replace it later on down the road because you weren't careful with it.  (I learned this, oddly, while working at Godiva in college regarding mops.  If I took care of the mop I had, the other managers and myself saved a whole lot of money not having to replace the mop head each month.  Mandi learned that rinsing the mop head after each use cut down on replacements AND made it so the dirty mop didn't stink the place up.  And, of course, Mandi was the ONLY one who took care of the mop, everyone else assumed Mandi would clean it afterwards for them.  Joke's on them, Mandi never did that and soon they learned basic mop maintenance, too!)

So all of my jewelry is sparkling and pretty after a brief soak in some dish soap.  (I use Mrs. Meyers Clean Day dish soap in "Lemon Verbena," my favorite.)  This pleases me.

With this, I'm going to go call my bestie Crowmamma and talk shop.  Or, rather, talk about how cute our men are.

'Cause damn, are our men cute!

God love you like I do, my Possums.

MLP


  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Listening to: Stars (Hold On) - Youngblood Hawke
  • Reading: The Tehran Conviction - Tom Gabbay
  • Watching: Bullsh*t with Penn & Teller
  • Playing: Calvinball
  • Eating: Crackers
  • Drinking: H2O

Significantly Better...

Tue Oct 14, 2014, 10:01 AM


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Well, things look better around here...  I cleaned off and reorganized my desk after wiping it down with countertop spray, so it smells nice on top of it all.  Sorted a few odds and ends so I have more space and even put my messenger bag through the laundry to clean the buildup and gunk out of it.  'Cause that gets ugly if left alone for too long, what with stray eraser shavings off of my sketchbook, broken lead, etc...  it's just not pretty.

It's raining in measurements of buckets right now.  Tons of rain coming down, and while that's pretty and all, I need to go out in it later.  Let's hope it lets up later this afternoon.  It won't, but we can hope.  :)  It's due to do this for a few days yet, so I'd best get used to wet and cold weather. 

Found a new band I'm into; Youngblood Hawke.  Definitely worth a listen to "Stars (Hold On)," which was featured in a Netflix commercial some months ago, but darnit, it's catchy.  It's a good motivational tune to listen to during a drug craving, reminding me that, yeah, things change.  This craving won't last forever...  no matter how it feels today.

Not that I have any cravings right now, I'm just saying it's something I'll bring back up when I do have one to settle my nerves.  You wouldn't believe how, even after nearly two years, I tend to forget that cravings are temporary.  When you're in the throes of one, you feel like you'll never get out.  I wonder why that is?  I have no evidence to back that up...  none whatsoever.  So...  as I subscribe to the school of thought of "if you have a false perception of yourself/someone else/whatever, get rid of it and replace it with a rational, realistic one."

Damn, I give me some good advice when I think I'm not listening.  :)


God love you as much as I do, my Possums.


MLP


  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Listening to: Stars (Hold On) - Youngblood Hawke
  • Reading: The Tehran Conviction - Tom Gabbay
  • Watching: Bullsh*t with Penn & Teller
  • Playing: Calvinball
  • Eating: Crackers
  • Drinking: H2O
Me As Of 10/13/14 by MandiPope
Me As Of 10/13/14
The process of growing out my hair as well as my skin's progress with using Proactiv.  I'm not wearing any makeup.

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I've Been (Flu) Shot.

Mon Oct 20, 2014, 2:17 PM


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Flu shot, that is.

Haha, yeah, only no.  Bad pun is bad.  But I won't be getting the flu, says I with my fingers crossed, so there.  The mere chance of preventing that noise is well worth the pinch-like momentary pain of the shot that doesn't even hurt.  I remember having the serious flu in eighth grade and every year afterwards, I said, "no thanks!," and took a shot and haven't had a seriously good, hardcore flu since.

Okay, well, I got chicken pox at twenty-three, but Hell, that doesn't count.

Had a really ugly drug craving today that I momentarily wondered would take me out or not, 'till I realized...  if drugs are going to get into me, I'm going to put them in there and I'm not doing that.  I haven't for two years, I am NOT starting back up now.  

But I did call my local pharmacy "just in case" because it made me more comfortable to know that someone in charge of drugs knows.  Y'know, that is, assuming that they COULD dispense that to me without a prescription.  Or that they even would, knowing I would just abuse it...

This sounds more and more asinine as I type it.

I think the point was "I had a drug craving" and "it pissed me off" and "I'm fine now."  

As fine as I ever get, LOL!

It's cold and grey out.  Blech.  I am not prepared for winter.  Then again, when have I ever been ready for winter?  When have I been ready for anything?  Yeah, no sense starting now.  ;)

And that's what I know.  You could fill a whole dA journal page about it.  And I did.


God love you like I do.

MLP


  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Listening to: Timebomb - Beck
  • Reading: The Tehran Conviction - Tom Gabbay
  • Watching: Bullsh*t with Penn & Teller
  • Playing: Calvinball
  • Eating: Crackers
  • Drinking: H2O

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puff222001 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there, sweet thing! I have missed you so much! My computer has been broken for several months and I only just now have enough data on my phone to get on deviantART; my brother and I bought a bigger plan. I miss you and your support and friendship and awesomeness! How have you been? I see that you're doing very wonderfully with your boy. ;) Are you keeping in there? Quick, give me four prompts to draw! I miss drawing and even just sketching will get me back into the groove. I send all my love and sweet care and hope the last year has been a lot easier for you! XD
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MandiPope Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, Lady!

Prompts?  I don't know about prompts, but what I do when I need inspiration, I draw from books I've been reading or illustrate my childhood favorite books/stories/myths/legends.  Maybe try that?

I done miss you, too!  Sorry to hear about your busted computer, but glad you were able to get on dA from your phone.  Hope to see you around here more often!

Love you!
MLP
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MandiPope Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll comment and fave them all when I get home, Bella, but from what I can see so far, you don't need me to make any tutorials, you totally dominate when it comes to artwork!  Great job, girl!

Love,
Sugar Bear
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SpiritSilverLion Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
:blush: thanks a lot Sugar Bear! 
I just wish I could shade like you do :( I dont know how
And if there are any other things you have in mind for me to draw, just shoot!
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MandiPope Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bells, you draw beautifully, don't sell yourself short.

I have NO inherent talent, everything I can do, I can do because of practicing, and I'm sure one day, with some more of it, you'll draw just the way you want to.  That's the awesome part of art; there is no talent, there's just hard work and you are rewarded for it.

Sugar Bear
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AmateurArtistt Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, do you draw realistic portraits?
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MandiPope Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't say I do.

MLP
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AmateurArtistt Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Do you want to?
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MandiPope Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never had the desire to, no.

MLP
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