“I couldn't live a week without a private library
- indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor
before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.” ― H.P. Lovecraft

Whistling In The Graveyard: August 21, 2005

Saturday, August 27, 2005

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Happy Birthday you magnificent sloppy bastard.

Monday, August 22, 2005

So I'm back.

Yeah, I know. I'm a bad, bad blogger. Truth is, I haven't felt much like writing lately.

I got my computer running again. Old hard drive #1 is fucked, and I mean propper fucked. Not a damn thing salvagable on it. Fortunately I had most of my art files backed up on old hard drive #2 so I don't have to rebuild all of my comic strip stock.

See, for each character I have a picture that contains every pose and facial expression that character has ever done. In the animation industry this is known as a 'model sheet'. I also have a model sheet for backgrounds. This usually means that once I have a stroy idea I just have to cut and paste the elements I want and add the dick and fart jokes.

Well, that would be the case if I didn't keep writing gags that require hours of mouse clicking for backgrounds and outfits I'll never use again...

I work too hard for you ungrateful bastards...

Ahh, who'm I kidding? If I didn't have you guys to amuse I couldn't justify remaining unemployed.

So anyways, I backed up my strip files on my 8-year-old, 3-gig hard drive (the oldest piece of computer hardware I have that still works) fairly recently, so I only lost a couple hundred hours worth of work, no big deal.

I would have backed them up on a CD, but even though I have two CD burners I don't have any goddamn CD burning software to burn goddamn CD's with them.

But back to the story, after a few days with no real computer I went to Circuit City to get a new hard drive with some of the money from my painting job that I had recently finished. I figured I'd pick up a 10 or 20 gig drive for about $50 and that'd get me back in buisness. Well the smallest they had was an 80 for $89.

Fuck.

So I asked if they had anything smaller and/or cheaper. Fortune must have cracked a smile because they had a 160 gig drive with $70 worth of mail in rebates for $119. For those of you that aren't so good at math, that means $50. That's what I went in there to spend.

Neat, huh?

So I now have more storage space than I've ever had in my life. First thing I did was go through all my burned CD's and put everything in here and it hardly made a dent.

In other news, some of you have been asking me what's up with the TerriblyWrong.com update. Truth is, I don't know. Last time I talked to Mace I was informed that this week would be late and he'd be sending me an e-mail with everything I need to run the site in his stead for a while.

Without saying too much, Mace was staring down the barrel of a 'government sponsored vacation' for a brief while, so we were preparing for the contingency of me running things. Well, certain other things have happened that have made that vacation more likely and probably longer.

In fact, it may have already happened. If this is the case, and I don't have any of the passwords for TW, then it'll basically be closed for upward of the next six months. That, or I could have one of my computer buddies hack into the site for me, with no qualms about ethics since Mace WAS going to hand the site over to me anyways.

Hopefully that won't be necessary.

Hopefully Mace won't be taking that vacation.

Yeah, and hopefully I'll wake up to find out that I've been crowned the king of friggin Spain...

What else has gone on... Oh yeah, My Mom is on a cruise, has been for about a week now, and my little sister decided it'd be fun to refinish Mom's hardwood floor while she was gone. This was necessary because the dogs had taken to pissing on the floor in a certain spot and the urine had bleached the stain out of a rather large area.

Now on the off chance that some of you have never been here before, I have some medical problems that would make this job rather difficult, so I made it clear that I could help with the job, but I couldn't do it all. That was several days ago. Mom comes home Thursday. We haven't even finished stripping the floor, much less refinishing it.

So I'll probably be going out there tomorrow and finishing the job myself, or at least doing as much of it as I can in one day. It'll take at least two. That's assuming that sister dear has finished sanding the floor. She hasn't, but let's assume.

Gotta finish it up soon because I've got a wedding on Saturday.

I also have a birthday and a funeral on Saturday.

Fortunately, only one of them is mine.

Unfortunately, I can't go to both the wedding and the funeral since they're at the same time and they're about a three hour drive away from each other.

I hope that those of you who are reading this and are going to the funeral will forgive me for going to the wedding. I want to be in both places, and I would be if not for time, space and money (gas is still $2.70 a freaking gallon here), but as we've recently established, resemblance not withstanding, I'm not Superman.

I'd probably bitch a lot less if I was. Probably get laid more too, but then you guys wouldn't have anything to read.

The sacrifices I make for you bastards...

I feel bad for not being able to do both. I already missed out on the bachelor party. Partially because I'm sick from the heat and overexertion, partly because I'm just generally depressed. Atrocity does that to me...

So come Saturday I'll be in Parkersburg, but I'll also be in Columbus in spirit. Maybe I'll be able to make it up there Sunday.

There's other stuff going on, but I'm done for now. I got a lot of shit to sort out this week. Nothing like a little mortality to put all the trivial crap into perspective is there? Thank God I won't be wasting any time sleeping.


Congratulations Ryan and Raychel.

Goodbye my friend Bill.

Happy birthday to me.


Om Asatoma Sadgamaya
Tamasoma Jyoti Gamaya
Myrityoma Amritam Gamaya

From delusion lead me to Truth
From darkness lead me to Light
From death lead me to eternal life.

- Hindu prayer from the Sanskrit - Universal Prayer