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ladyserpentina:iconladyserpentina:
Hey Sis...I have Finally Got My deviantart up and, Running. I'm posting Sum New Stuff :)
Thu May 28, 2015, 5:28 PM
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HI MANDI Just want to let you know that YOU ROCK! Keep on keeping on Yo*
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HI MANDI !!!!
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Long time no talk - how you doing?
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You+Me=Besties4Lyfe, Yo.
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Shine on, Mandi! :heart:
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HI!!! I love you and miss you<3
Sat Jul 20, 2013, 4:21 PM
zer0veryed
we need to hang out at disneyland.
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AlaaAl-khulaqi
YOU HAVE AWESOME DRAWINGS !
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I miss your talking,Mandi Big Sister!:heart::heart::heart:
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The Late Shift

Thu May 28, 2015, 6:45 PM


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I just called to say I love you.

..... Grumpy Cat stamp by biiri WRONG NUMBER.

Took the late shift at work today...  not sure that was a good idea, I'm exhausted and half wondering how I'm going to get my buns back home after I'm done...

But I'll get a ride if I'm "dangerously tired."  I won't be, but I will call my mom or someone if I think I'll be a danger behind the wheel.

So glad to see my adopted sister Shannon on dA, catch her work on her page, she is ladyserpentina!  Welcome to dA, Sis!  :D

I taught myself how to use polymer clay today, or at least started to play with the stuff and came up with a design I actually really liked --  I ended up making a pendant out of it, it's just a bunch of rudimentary flowers and leaves, but...  it's not too bad!

And because I hate stressing John out, I ended up eating, though I didn't really feel like it at the time, but I know skipping meals bothers Puppetcancer, so I try not to.  I didn't chow down, but I did eat enough to keep me fueled. 

I don't even mind the late shift this much, there isn't a ton of calls, but I can get some reading done, answer my email and dA comments/notes...  but it does make for a long night.

Back to the grindstone, I'm going to wait for calls while reading my book by Lewis Black, entitled "Nothing's Sacred."


God love you as much as I do,
Mandi Pope

Not just hot by Koiko-DestolJust Give Them An Ounce of Respect by SprinkleKrisKrisComplete Sentences stamp by barefootphotosI support writing English by FragileReveriesDrugfree Stamp by LiveToCodeWhite Male Shaming by genkistampsdurr hurr prowd aspeh lol by BaconMagicScotland Stamp by l8Scottish Lion Rampant by skinnyveestampScottish Heritage Stamp by QuetzalLeoMisconceptions by ToriKrossWe are all the same by benderadoptsGay Marriage Blah Blah Blah by CassidyPetersonStamp: STFU by Riza-IzumiSTAMP: The Rape Excuse by BisexualMarshMallowbody shaming :request: by BaconMagicShitty Excuse by FlacidPenisEncouraging Free-Thinking by Rebi-Valeska:cuz I don't wanna be killed by CleliusGirls can be sexist too, you know. by World-Hero21Whoops, sorry for not changing who I am. by World-Hero21Anti-Misandry by Mintaka-TKRequest: We Need Humanism by World-Hero21BLUHHHhHHH fEMINISM POOTRIARKEE WAHHH by KATZENSAFTYou sound like a fucking idiot by SprinkleKrisKrisI have a right to my opinions too. by World-Hero21You're not actually ''saving'' anyone. by ExplosiveSquidBecause It's Not Our Business, Am I Right? by CraptrapWomen have said something about it. by ZoeyHedgie453Dear Hippy Vegetarian PETA Members by ZoeyHedgie453Number 1 Rule of Being a Religious Extremist by endlerStamp: Another wake up call to lazy-ass parents. by CatthyloveMy Child Saw This And Killed Someone After by endlerIt's Not Divorce by Operation-VillainousParents control your kids by SoraRoyals77Girls can like Boy things by SoraRoyals77I Don't Drink Alcohol by SoraRoyals77::Insomniac Stamp:: by Sora05Fuck Yes Owl by paramoreSUCKSStupid Shit Gets You In Trouble by xXShivaChanXxLife by paramoreSUCKSBattered men, remake by paramoreSUCKSObjectifying Gay Men Stamp by Spikytastic:thumb353871046:
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Doin' It - LL Cool J
  • Reading: Nothing's Sacred - Lewis Black
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Calvinball
  • Eating: Cereal
  • Drinking: Water

A Fairly Decent Day

Journal Entry: Wed May 27, 2015, 7:23 PM
Not just hot by Koiko-Destol

I had a fairly decent day today.  I got one phone call at work that broke my heart, a woman called, sobbing, saying she had severe depression and bipolar disorder, her husband is leaving her on account of it, is there anyone to talk to?  I told her, "absolutely, and I had exactly what you have, please know there IS help and there IS hope, and hang in there, Honey, I will be rooting for you, and I'll get you to someone who can medically help you right now."  My heart ached for her, I know how painful that is when you aren't medically able to control your depression or anything else that ails you.  Please, I can't give you her name due to HIPAA laws, but God will know what you're talking about, so when you pray, please pray for this woman that I spoke with today at work.  She needs prayers and comfort right now, more than I could express.  Please take a moment for her, if you could...  I'd really appreciate it, and God bless you, whether you pray for her or not, just...  God bless you.

Just finished up an order on TheGreatCourses.com, I bought a "just because" and "thank you for being there for me at my grandma's burial" present for Puppetcancer.  I bought him a six lecture CD set by Neil deGrasse Tyson and his thoughts about the unsolved mysteries of our universe as a way to say "thank you" for all he's done for me lately.  During our courtship, I've discovered that INTJs like my John love to learn for the sake of learning, so the most direct way to an INTJ's heart is through his mind.  :)  Anyhow, John, I hope you like the lectures.  Let me know how they are when you finish listening to them...  and thank you for the audiobooks you gave me on North Korea and pre-Columbus America 1491.  I'm really looking forward to hearing those on my drive down to see you on Saturday. :)

Hope all of you had a great day.  God love you as much as I do!

Mandi Pope

Je suis charlie Stamp by Zidneya
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Doin' It - LL Cool J
  • Reading: Nothing's Sacred - Lewis Black
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Calvinball
  • Eating: Cereal
  • Drinking: Water

Small Improvements, Work and Opals

Journal Entry: Wed May 27, 2015, 7:29 AM
Not just hot by Koiko-Destol

Well, life is starting to get more normal by day.  I went to work yesterday, which was hard at first, but I got back into it quickly.  I tried to be friendly, positive and happy to everyone who called; it's not their fault my life is tough now, and for all I know, so is theirs, if they're calling me looking for medical help.  I tried to make my voice happy and sound like, "I'm glad you called, I was waiting to hear from you!"  Even if I had no idea who the caller was, I wanted them to feel like they'd just called a friend.  That's how I do my job; I answer the phone at work the same way I'd answer my personal horn when either of my best friends, John and Jericca, (Puppetcancer and Crowmamma, aka Preggo), would call.  

I figure...  that's how people want to be treated; for the special and unique individuals that they are.  I don't talk to two people the same way on the phone.  I tailor how I talk to suit the needs of the caller.  It sounds silly to put so much stock into a phone call, but I've been on the receiving end of good calls from people in the medical field, so I know how important it is to be caring and to feel like you're not burdening people.  I refuse to let people apologize to me, "oh, I'm sorry, I called the wrong number," and I tell them, "no, you didn't, I can get you anywhere in Dean, where do you need to go?"  It's not being professional so much as polite.  Be nice.  You don't know what the caller on the other end of the line is coping with, be it cancer, AIDS, the flu or losing a loved one.  You just don't know.

And my job is hugely rewarding for me.  Sometimes people just want to talk a little bit before connection, they just want someone to hear them and understand.  It's why I repeat things they say back to them, an affirmation, "I was listening, I heard you and I understand you."  It seems to work, too.  I get some very positive responses from people at my job, and I absolutely LOVE the blessing I have been given to GET to do this job.  This is my honor to be here, and if you want the God's honest truth, I WOULD be doing this even if a paycheck was not involved.  Truly, that's how much I love what I do.

In other news, I bought a really lovely opal ring from The Opal Man in Spring Green, Wisconsin, after taking my boyfriend to lunch after burying my grandmother on Saturday.  I always buy some piece of jewelry with him to remember our times together, this sterling silver opal ring was the one I chose this time, though it was much more expensive than I'd usually spring for, I figured...  I don't spring for expensive pieces like this often, I can justify it for today, all things considered.  Plus, Gram and I would drive past there on our way to go grocery shopping, she always mentioned that, "I don't care much for opals, but I wonder what's in there."  Well, now we know. 

I wear the opal ring on my right pinkie, and it's a little rectangular smooth cabochon cut stone sitting in a nice mount/setting.  The special thing about it was it is a banded opal, it has a pattern that goes out in a striped pattern, which is not often seen, which is primarily why I picked it out.  If you're not going to see it again, chances are the one time you ARE going to see it is most likely going to be on Mandi Pope.  It's also a gradient type opal, starting as pure white in the left corner of my stone and radiating out into a medium sky blue with a band or two of light seafoam green in the middle.  It doesn't photograph well, opals usually don't, but it goes with the first opal I ever received as a Christmas present from my Daddy before he died as well as my more translucent Ethiopian opal pendant I bought at Art Gecko on Monroe Street.  My point?  I've developed a thing for opals.  I may go back to see The Opal Man again in the future for more, but that'll be for special occasions, like maybe my third year sober.  But yes, LOVE for opals.  (Plus, it's my niece Sidney's birthstone!)

Though I'm a garnet girl to my heart; I love deep, dark reds, they're my favorite colors.  I know most girls want diamonds for engagement and wedding rings, but I want a nice, solid garnet, sapphire or something with deep, bold color.  Maybe even an opal, who knows?  My point is...  I'm not big on diamonds.  I like them, but prefer them as accent stones than centerpiece ones.  I'm a sucker for colored stones, the bolder, the better.  But that isn't to say I don't like light, pastel ones, too, I like 'em all, I just prefer my center stone in any ring be one with a pop of color.  (Sheesh, I'll be less expensive to buy an engagement ring for, but much more complicated, given how fussy I seem to be about color, especially for a girl who is colorblind, derp!)

For as much as I'd love to keep going on about this, I need to get my shower and get myself to work.  Hope all of you have a beautiful day!

God love you like I do,
Mandi Pope

Je suis charlie Stamp by Zidneya
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Doin' It - LL Cool J
  • Reading: Nothing's Sacred - Lewis Black
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Calvinball
  • Eating: Cereal
  • Drinking: Water
Gravity Falls, Grown Up: Mama Mabel Lineart by MandiPope
Gravity Falls, Grown Up: Mama Mabel Lineart
Mabel becomes a mom.  I don't know who she married or what her son's name is, but I only thought it right that she wound up with a husband and a little boy.


Art by Mandi Pope, 2015.
Mabel belongs to Alex Hirsch.
Do not reuse, alter, color, copy, trace or post elsewhere under pain of death.
Dedicated fondly to and shamelessly inspired by my adoptive mom, Luana, aka RoboMommy, whom I am PROUD beyond all belief and/or reason to openly identify as a mom to me.  
:heart: Love you, Mama! :heart:
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The Late Shift

Thu May 28, 2015, 6:45 PM


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I just called to say I love you.

..... Grumpy Cat stamp by biiri WRONG NUMBER.

Took the late shift at work today...  not sure that was a good idea, I'm exhausted and half wondering how I'm going to get my buns back home after I'm done...

But I'll get a ride if I'm "dangerously tired."  I won't be, but I will call my mom or someone if I think I'll be a danger behind the wheel.

So glad to see my adopted sister Shannon on dA, catch her work on her page, she is ladyserpentina!  Welcome to dA, Sis!  :D

I taught myself how to use polymer clay today, or at least started to play with the stuff and came up with a design I actually really liked --  I ended up making a pendant out of it, it's just a bunch of rudimentary flowers and leaves, but...  it's not too bad!

And because I hate stressing John out, I ended up eating, though I didn't really feel like it at the time, but I know skipping meals bothers Puppetcancer, so I try not to.  I didn't chow down, but I did eat enough to keep me fueled. 

I don't even mind the late shift this much, there isn't a ton of calls, but I can get some reading done, answer my email and dA comments/notes...  but it does make for a long night.

Back to the grindstone, I'm going to wait for calls while reading my book by Lewis Black, entitled "Nothing's Sacred."


God love you as much as I do,
Mandi Pope

Not just hot by Koiko-DestolJust Give Them An Ounce of Respect by SprinkleKrisKrisComplete Sentences stamp by barefootphotosI support writing English by FragileReveriesDrugfree Stamp by LiveToCodeWhite Male Shaming by genkistampsdurr hurr prowd aspeh lol by BaconMagicScotland Stamp by l8Scottish Lion Rampant by skinnyveestampScottish Heritage Stamp by QuetzalLeoMisconceptions by ToriKrossWe are all the same by benderadoptsGay Marriage Blah Blah Blah by CassidyPetersonStamp: STFU by Riza-IzumiSTAMP: The Rape Excuse by BisexualMarshMallowbody shaming :request: by BaconMagicShitty Excuse by FlacidPenisEncouraging Free-Thinking by Rebi-Valeska:cuz I don't wanna be killed by CleliusGirls can be sexist too, you know. by World-Hero21Whoops, sorry for not changing who I am. by World-Hero21Anti-Misandry by Mintaka-TKRequest: We Need Humanism by World-Hero21BLUHHHhHHH fEMINISM POOTRIARKEE WAHHH by KATZENSAFTYou sound like a fucking idiot by SprinkleKrisKrisI have a right to my opinions too. by World-Hero21You're not actually ''saving'' anyone. by ExplosiveSquidBecause It's Not Our Business, Am I Right? by CraptrapWomen have said something about it. by ZoeyHedgie453Dear Hippy Vegetarian PETA Members by ZoeyHedgie453Number 1 Rule of Being a Religious Extremist by endlerStamp: Another wake up call to lazy-ass parents. by CatthyloveMy Child Saw This And Killed Someone After by endlerIt's Not Divorce by Operation-VillainousParents control your kids by SoraRoyals77Girls can like Boy things by SoraRoyals77I Don't Drink Alcohol by SoraRoyals77::Insomniac Stamp:: by Sora05Fuck Yes Owl by paramoreSUCKSStupid Shit Gets You In Trouble by xXShivaChanXxLife by paramoreSUCKSBattered men, remake by paramoreSUCKSObjectifying Gay Men Stamp by Spikytastic:thumb353871046:
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Doin' It - LL Cool J
  • Reading: Nothing's Sacred - Lewis Black
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Calvinball
  • Eating: Cereal
  • Drinking: Water

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RoboMommy Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:cuddle: remake <3
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Code-E Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student General Artist
thanks for the fav!
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eerok1955 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch and the faves!
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FF7Kiribani Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you for the fave :la:
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MasterOf4Elements Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Hey Mandi....long time no see. Just wanted to drop by and say hey. Love ya.
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MandiPope Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you did.  I love the snot outta you, Baby!  I hope Life is treating you well and you had a stellar Mother's Day.  Hope your mother did, she deserves it for raising such an amazing young woman as yourself.

Love,
Moo Moo
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:! :D
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Princess-Madouc Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for the fav! :D (Big Grin)
Beautiful gallery btw! I wish I were as talented as you. Aww
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MandiPope Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, and aren't you sweet to say that, but you are exceptionally talented just as you are!  Never change.  :)

Much love,
Mandi
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Princess-Madouc Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Student General Artist
Well thank you. :aww: You're too kind! :love:
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