So I went to the world tour meat-up in NYC... It was super crowded. Central park is pretty awsome. Posting to DA journals from your phone is either extremely hard or I'm extremely dense.
Woot!I identified my "Darth Maul" spider! Yay! SHE is a Micrathena gracilis or "spined micranthena". Or, rather, all of them are, there's at least a dozen around my house... catching mosquitoes as fast as they can, I hope! (Go spidey, go!)
Anyway, I was able to identify her with the help of this site (you might not want to visit if you're scared of things with more then 4 legs): http://www.rochedalss.qld.edu.au/spiderphotos.htm Fortunately I didn't have to post because someone already had a spider just like mine. (Well good for me because I hate writing up posts like that.)
Anyway, yes, it's early, and I couldn't sleep... and now I have visions of creepie crawlies going through my head.
Sorry!...OK, sorry for spamming everyone again! I just want to get this done with and I took a couple of days off, so now I have to make up for it. I think I have about 6-10 pieces left to submit, and some of that will go in scraps.
Other then that, wow things have changed. I now go to school (good old community college, I signed up after classes had started and they still had to take me). My schedule looks like this:
Monday -- Computer Science (Java) - 5 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday/Thursday -- Calculus w/ Analytical Geometry - 7 PM - 9 PM
Not a heavy course load, by any means! I also have an on line/distance education class... Unix I. And I so almost had a Digital Photography class (that's what I was really signing up for!) but it turned out to be full, and there was no way to tell without signing up..so damn. http://www.toddmessegeephoto.com/ This guy would have been my teacher. Pretty wild, eh? The only silver lining I can find to that class being full is that it's an early morning class, so I woul
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy CenterOK, so today I went to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, which is part of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. For those of you who have been to the National Air and Space Museum on the Mall in Washington, D.C., it's part of that (no they're not closing the location on the mall)... but it's MUCH bigger, and it focuses more on exhibiting actual air- and space-craft, instead of exhibits that are just about air and space. All of the air- and space-craft on exhibit at the Udvar-Hazy Center is the real deal, there are no mock-ups or replicas. Almost all of it was actually in use for whatever it was ment for (commercial aircraft was in use carrying passengers, military aircraft was out in the feild, spacecraft was in space), although some of it (especially the space craft) is an actual craft that could have been used but wasn't, for whatever reason, or it was a training-only craft.
Here's a couple of highlights of what they have on display:
Omg wtf!OK so OMG! WTF! I'm going to actually upload stuff. Wow. And what I'd really like is if everyone would tell me which pictures look the best... It's all going to be photos, 23 or so in total although it's going to take me a couple of days to think of descriptions and upload them all (dial-up is painful). Anyway, I'd be especially happy if everyone could give me a list of their favourite three or something along those lines. And yes, this has a point, but I'm not telling.
(Also pardon any poor spelling, my spell checker died on me...probably from over-work.)
P.S. There were no misspellings, excepting "OMG" "WTF" and "favourite"... and Spellbound works again. Hallelujah.
Grrr. Beach, and other stuff.OK, I'm seriously stressed... Richy is supposed to be here in 2 hours, give or take... Which is A Good Thing, definitely. But everything else has gone wrong.
My dad (whom I hate) was here, and my grandfather (ditto) happened to say, loudly, "SO TELL US ABOUT RICHY"... now obviously I've not told my dad about Richy because dad will be a pain in the ass, and I didn't tell GP (grand-pa), either, except since I live here and he lives here it's a bit obvious when I'm not here for a week... And he knows better then to tell dad things like that. So I got this little lecture from dad about "here's my phone number, call if he gets wild or anything"... I mean, honestly, I trust Richy a -lot- more then I trust either dad or GP, for one thing if I say "don't tell so and so this" Richy won't tell them...!!! But anyway, yes, anything dealing with dad or GP tends to agitate me.
Also I was cleaning my room today... big huge mess... but at least it cleaned up fairly quickly, it could have been worse, a
A 'happy' journalOK, to counter the gloom-n-doom in the last one, here's a couple of things that have gone right lately!
Oh, once again, this journal is full of things about "personal" matters, so if you have a sensitive conservative stomach, you might want to stop now. (Chicken! WUSS!)
http://www.thekeeper.com/ The Keeper is an amazing menstural sanitary product, that I've decided to encourage everyone (female) to look at. Obviously nothing is right for everyone, but this may be right for a lot more people then realize it. I've had mine for a full cycle now and I was simply amazed at how comfortable and secure it felt. I was also shocked at some of the things that go into pads and tampons, as more then one article says, "Tampons companies often brag that their tampons are bleached. It doesn't mean they're sterile, or more safe, or anything. It just means they're white." And then think about how your clothes smell and feel after you've had to bleach them heavily to remove a stain
Birth Control (sucks)NOTE: My journal is NOT rated "G" today, if you can't stand a bit of swearing don't read it.
Also don't read if you can't abide angsty teen rantings.
(For those who don't listen to angsty teen music, the song of the moment is the one that goes "well I guess this is growing up" repeatedly. Lyrics: http://www.thelyricarchive.com/lyrics/dammit.shtml )
Insurers Fall Short on Newer Contraceptive Options: Survey
By Amanda Gardner
FRIDAY, June 18 (HealthDayNews) -- Insurance plans fail to cover many newer reproductive health options such as contraceptive patches and rings, a new survey finds.
The survey, sponsored by the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, the Black Women's Health Imperative, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America, canvassed 250 benefits managers at mid- to large-sized companies in the
***They need a "broke" mood icon, but I suppose I'll have to settle for Community Spirit instead... As everyone will notice I have a little * next to my name now.
Other then that.. blahblahblah, home again, back to forum slutting for a few weeks... More like a month and a half. Sigh. I have a huge ride on the 20th, which I'm completely unprepared for. (Yay...) Then Richy will hopefully have access to a phone sometime in early July, so I'll be talking to him for two-three days straight. (Long distance to England.) Then another tiny ride July 17th. (Why is the big one first, and then the little one? Why can't it be the logical way? Meh.) Then Richy gets home mid to late July, and I'll be back at the beach and glued to him again. Hence the song of the moment. And that's it.
Oh, except... I would post all these wonderful pictures of Tennessee (lots of cattle and corn and mountains), but this camera dislikes my computer. Perhaps tomorrow when mum brings the driver disk by? I can hear you all h
Beach, again!Something for me to remember: http://www.deviantart.com/view/7545170/
Well, I've been back for 2 weeks, actually. Just too lazy to update the journal. So I'm leaving again day after tomorrow... I'll be gone for a week or so again, lovely beach...
Then I'll be back for a day, gone again for another week! This time to Tennessee, to visit relatives. Oh well, not everywhere can be the beach.
After that, I'll be back, and very depressed with way too much time on my hands, so I'll be forum whoring as usual. (Since I don't care about page views/comments, perhaps it's actually forum slutting?)
Longest journal entry in a long time, I think I'll stop now.
Characters for Sale/Trade [OPEN]**MORE ADDED**
*Includes CS + HQ Designs!!*
((I really need points so most are wayyy cheaper than I bought them for))
You may offer on any of the characters here, including ones not in the Sale/Trade folder! However, the ones in that folder are the ones that need a new home the most.
What I am looking for, most to least:
physical items > points/PayPal > characters > customs > art > whatever else you can think of??
And I'm selling my old MovieStarPlanet account (lvl 15, 7000 starcoins, many pets/clothes/furniture/stuff!
Momilkie's OC Contest! $300 in Prizes! -Open-Hello my lovelies! *u*
It's been a long time since I've hosted a contest, and this time I'd like to make a big one!
The biggest and most expensive I will ever pay for in my life.
THIS WILL ONLY HAPPEN ONCE.
ENJOY IT. lol
And if you can, please help spread the word! ;u; <3
Theme - Draw my OCs!
To those who may not know, my ultimate bab is an Inuyasha OC I created named Yukiko.
For this contest, It'll be focused on her or her family. (who are also Inuyasha OCs)
She's paired with a canon character from the anime,
and if you have an issue with oc x canon then this may not be the contest for you. T u T;
Drawing anyone from her family is optional!
Drawing her with her fox companion Liam is preferred, but also optional <3
And I'd honestly swoon if anyone drew her with Sesshomaru.
Commission journal [open]Hello !
Commissions start from 40 points
and include everything
from sketches, to chibis, coloring, vector, logotype, graphic design, page layout, ...
but focus on illustration
samples for a typical 40 points commission you can also use donation widget
I will sketch what you want, digital or traditional
Here are your typical 250 points commissions / 2,5 $
Outline or no outline to your choice, colors, background, details
Black Heart Divider by Xiahism
these are your more detailed type of commission,
and start from 10$ paid through paypal
Traffic Jam by trezetreze Scape Doll by trezetreze
SAVE THE LOUD HOUSE!!!IF YOU LIKE TLH, THEN SPREAD THIS IMMEDIATELY!!!!!
If you didn't know, I like this recent show on Nick called The Loud House, and you should go check it out too!
But that's not the thing.... The thing is that One Million Moms is trying to cancel an episode for a REALLY stupid reason. Here's why:
In the episode "Overnight Success.", It appears that the Louds are having a slumber party. In one scene, Lincon's friend Clyde gets dropped off by his parents for the slumber party. Seems ok, right? But NOOO, the Moms are angry because Clyde has TWO Dads IN A TINY LITTLE CAMEO. AND THAT'S THE ONLY THING THEY KNOW ABOUT THE EPISODE!!!
Unfortunately, children are now being exposed to same-sex marriage on a network that is designed for kids.
And that's a bad thing HOW???? That's like saying "Unfortunately, children are now being exposed to
Hacuubii's draw my OC contest!hi everyone! other than selling adoptables I haven't really done anything on dA for ages, so here's a little contest!
I've redesigned my OC and mascot Spica, so in this contest you are going to draw her~ hope you like the new design
spica is lazy, quiet, petite and rarely smiles
there are ♥two categories♥ for this contest:
1. best Illustration
draw spica using a medium of your choice. I'd prefer you draw her in her new outfit! the illustration must be original. you can't use bases\trace someone else's art.
2. best Pixel Icon
create a pixel Icon of spica with her new outfit. I will use it as my new Icon! you can't trace someone else's art.
in every category I will choose two winners: first place and second place. there will be 4 winners overall!
1. first places win:
-A chibi commission from me \ custom adoptable of your choice
-handwritten thank you letter + traditional art piece sent to your
1000 Point Giveaway! (New way to enter!)
Hello! I am giving away 1,000 for the second time! This is gonna be a semi-common thing so keep an eye out for more giveaways in the future!
Do any of these (each is worth 1 entry - the more you do the higher chance you have at winning!):
- Fav this journal
- Give me a llama badge! That simple action can get you an entry to win points!
- Tag 3 or more people via :devUSERNAME: or :devICON:(make sure they're okay with it!)
- Post a journal linking back to here (and comment on here with a link so I can see)
- Watch me! (if you already watch me just let me know in your comment - tha
Raffle [CLOSED] WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENTWINNERS!!
1st place: :iconmochi-nee:
2nd place: :iconacryx0l:
HOW TO ENTER:
Be a watcher (new watchers are welcome)
Fav this journal and write a comment (+1)
Make a journal or poll about it (+1)
Tag 3 friends (+1)
22th of July (1 week)
♦ 1st prize: Halfbody with the simple background ♦
♦ 2nd prize: Halfbody - unlocked ♦
100 pixel request! (closed)thank you guys for the support so here!
- future this journal for other pepole!(however you want in jornal in a poll...)
- fav this journal
- i can't do the really hard things (armors and alot of details)
okay so yeah comment below and if you read the rules then write "i'm a chocolate"
One Year Laterhttp://koili.deviantart.com/journal/Well-546094597
Exactly one year ago, I was alone in my room, crying. Panicking about what was going to happen in a few hours. I was going to leave behind the only life I knew.
One year ago, I was covered in grease, sweat and dirt. I showered once a month. I barely ate. My clothes and bedding were never washed. I was awoken or kept up every night by my drunken mother who would scream at me for no reason. Every night ended in tears until I passed out from exhaustion. I know she tried to be a good mom, and it was my fault she started drinking in the first place.
I had known :iconchillaid: for five years prior. We had gotten close in 2013 over Animal Crossing: New Leaf. We both found each other at the right time. Our friendship flourished from there. We roleplayed every night and bonded so much. We got so close. I considered her my sister.
:iconchillaid: would hear what my mom would do over Skype. She would stay up with me for the entire night comforting