Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Our Pup!

So things are a little complicated, but so far as we know, the first puppy shown is probably ours.

Hopefully things work out and we can take her home in a few weeks!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Good Bye Disneyland

Sadly, we took our last trip to Disneyland this last Friday. Brian keeps saying that Disney World will be even more exciting, but I think it will just be different. Not bad, just different.

So we had only been there long enough to fast pass Space and ride Indie when we went on the Whinnie the Pooh ride, a bit early for it, but we were killing some time before the Splash fast pass line opened up. On the way out of the ride's exit there were two cast members standing there with plastic cards hanging off of grey necklace cords. One was handing them to people as we exited the ride with a huge smile on her face saying, "Congratulations you won! Here is your dream fast pass!!!" The other one was "kindly" telling people who were going "in" the "out" that they were not eligible to win because they had not gone on the ride. ha ha ha.

So we enjoyed our last disney day with our ultimate fast passes. They basicly let us cut to the front of many lines, and gave us special treatment for a day. So much fun.

But man people were resentful! We got dirty looks everywhere we went! I will admit to being jealous when I saw other people using them in the past though. So I didn't mind the dirty looks.

My last disneyland parade.
I love watching the star wars training academy.

Us in the Indie cave!! Too bad Disney world doesn't have this ride!

Friday, June 13, 2008

We'll get there when we get there.

SO what am I going to do with my time?
I get this question all the time. I ask my self this question all the time. Get a graphic design job in Georgia, do freelance design from home, sell hand-crafted things on the internet...
Truthfully, i don't really care right now. I don't feel like I need to have things planned out right this second.

I think that the move to Georgia poses a unique opportunity for me. I have a BS in Art & Design and two years experience in graphic design, not to mention a lifetime of experience in crafting thanks to my family's family business Country Elegance Showcase; so I have a plethora of creative and business experience, and I think it would be fun to do some unique combination of it all when I get to Georgia.

I love that Brian has a great job that will allow me to remain officially "job-less." But I dislike that because I don't currently have a baby in my arms, people seem to expect that I will just get a job as soon as I get there or that I should try to use my talent to some sort of commercial advantage. I really just want to get there. I'll work things out later. For now I get to dream about all the different things I could do with the gifts I have been given.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Last Day

I could write lots of mushy compliments to iii design about how much I learned, and how much I loved my time there. But that would be boring and make wyatt roll his eyes, and make missy throw up in her mouth a little.

SO, I'll just summarize:

The interview: I sat down, in a room smaller than most bathrooms that was filled with macs, toys and plants, with this crazy lady with short curly, orange streaked hair, and this guy with odd facial hair. I showed them my portfolio and explained some of my theories about design. At the end Missy told me I didn't have to dress so nicely- I wore a black collared shirt, with a lime green tank and nice slacks. I got the job.

The first day: In my bathroom-sized office there were three desks, three computers, and a huge printer. They gave the computer that faced the only tiny window. We watched a few StrongBad emails, and I was introduced to a few projects and shown where we hid all our supplies. At the end of the day missy had to leave early with wyat and I had to stay after with a client named Katy mcmc and go through revisions for something called the Mozart Festival. Later, Katy and the Mozart Festival would take over my life multiple times a year.

The new office: After a few months or so iii moved to the upstairs office. I got my own desk, set of rolling drawers, lamp, chair and window. This time the window was behind me. The office grew by three or four bathrooms, and sprouted a kitchen with dishwasher, fireplace, bathroom, and washer & dryer. (It used to be an apartment.) We added Space Invaders to our ceiling, and put our Webby award on the fireplace mantel. At different points an orange phone, orange roller skates and Evil Knievell action set where added to the decor.

The "activities:" In the first year we would combine with 20/20 design and do different activities that required you to dress up. The first was White Trash day on Lake Naciemento. On this day, instead of working, all the employees of both companies dressed as white trash and spend the day taking jello shots and eating canned cheese on a boat in the middle of Lake Naciemnto.
The next 20/20 /iii activity was the mystery activity day. We all arrived at 20/20 ate pizza for breakfast, and then crawled into one of those disco suv limos. We split into teams- my team was called "The Sippies" because our team leader brought a sippy-cup to drink white russians from. After shopping at a thrift store and walmart for mystery themed items, and doing various activities along the way, we ended the night at one of 20/20's huge homes where we used our purchased props to perform a choreographed routine for the other group and a judge. The goal was to earn points along the way and at the end of the night we would each get to choose a prize based on our points. I came in second- But I had to ride a mechanical bull and dance in an adult diaper to get there.

III grows: We got an intern named David, whom I love love loved sitting next to because we watch all the same dumb shows and it was the first time I had someone to talk to who I didn't feel intimidated around. It was really fun to mentor someone for a while. We also eventually got Liz who brought a whole new genre of music to the table... Michael Jackson. Our Pandora was never the same.

I leave: III hired a new girl named Ashley who is my exact design clone, just one year younger. I felt like a five-year-old who just got a new little sibling- pissed off at the sibling for coming into existence and replacing me. But then after a week of having the new sib sit next me I realized she was really the best thing to replace me. I had to go sometime. And so I left.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Two Weeks (one week late)

Here are the week two pics (which are a week late)! Holley (the breeder) says that the pups are doing well. Exlporing and playing and they don't look like rats anymore. In these photos they still look a little non-dogish, but I still think they are cute. Hopefully we'll have week 3 photos and a movie soon!

I'm in love with girl 2. I love that she is grey/blue and pouty. Girl 1 has potential too, I just need to see a few more views of her. I think that brian will probably like #1 better because she has really cute asymmetrical face markings. My fave fave part is the little white spot at the end of both of their tails!

I'm so excited!!

Girl 1

Girl 2