November 4th, 2002

planet

eddings, post-weekend, how I ruin aesthetics

The series of David Eddings books I'm reading right now isn't just slow, it's painful. I skipped book three, read every other page of book four, now I'm finally at book five and thinking, in the words of the great Tom Servo, "wild horses couldn't drag this plot out any further." Don't ask why I keep reading, I'm not even sure myself.

I had like three guys come up to me at work today and be like, "So, how are you doing? he he..." and I was just like, "fine." and then they'd go away. I was so not the drunkest person this weekend, they'd better all know that.

One of my cubicle-mates pointed something out that really bugs me now. In a lot of publicized aircraft images, they remove the antennas. Either the artist leaves them out, or it's a photo and they get photoshopped (so to speak) out. Pain! Now I notice it all the time, I saw a painting of an airplane today with no antennas at all, it looked totally naked. Dammit, and airplane needs that stuff, it's my job to add it and I don't want people thinking it's ugly. No airplane is whole without HF communication, and a radio altimeter, and a glidescope installation and lots more things, and they all require external antennas, you know, you see some funny shaped thing sticking out of the top or hanging from the bottom, it's normal.

Seeing artists leaving this stuff out makes me feel bad. Like, "Avionics: We do the ugly and confusing stuff." pleh!
hug tree

picture me

Oh, and it's winter. It's cold out. So I deleted my usericon where I'm wearing a halter top smiling in august at the state fair, and added this one, from my trip to canada last spring :) It was such an awesome time, I totally want to go back some day. Anyway, I hugged a tree stump on the side of a busy street because it said "hug me" and the result was this blurry picture :)

Sometimes I think that half the reason I want to go back to toronto is the fact that they had a Tall Girl store and it totally rocked, but at the time I couldn't afford clothes, and now I can better afford them and definately need them! There's a Tall Girl store in St. Louis, maybe christmas will be road trip time?

Speaking of, I also added the pic of me standing by the christmas tree about four years ago. It's with the rest of my usericons, which are here.