Monday, May 31, 2010
1. A milestone; an interesting number displayed on a web counter, such as 10000, 22222, etc.; particularly, one selected by the website owner for the purpose of giving a prize to whoever reaches it.
2. A gift or prize given to one who reaches such a milestone.
3. The system of giving gifts to those who reach web count milestones.
-----courtesy of Wiktionary
So anyway, I've been spending lots more time on DeviantArt. I've had my DA page for almost a year, but have only been really active on it recently. I've met some fabulous artists on there and I'm interested in really promoting my artwork there.
So yeah. I'm hosting a Kiriban. I have it set at the 25ooth page view! Low to start, and I'll be hosting Kiribans ever few thousand page views. (And I say low to start, because my page views are sitting at 1042 as I type this)
Check it out if ya like! Tweeting it would be awesome!
My page is here.
My journal entry specifically on the Kiriban is here.
Oh yeah! I'm giving away a ratty as the Kiriban prize!
Kinda like this guy here!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Take for example Jane, and her husband John (no, not their real names!). So, they're an odd couple to begin with, and have questions about everything.
For example, baby has hiccups. John, "why does he have hiccups? What does that mean? Is that bad? What do you do for hiccups? Should you call the pediatrician?"
Um, dude, your baby has hiccups. Why do you get hiccups? What does that mean? Should we call your cardiologist? Calm down. It's hiccups.
So anyway, John comes to the nurse's station with this deer-in-the-headlights look. I look at him expectantly. He says "I need you for a couple of things."
John: Um, can you bring a mop to the room?
Me: Okaaaaaaaaay . . . .
John: And could you take a look at Jane? She's peeing sideways.
Me: Uhhhhhhhhh, sure . . . . (I'm totally thinking WTF do you mean by peeing sideways?)
John: (as we're walking to his room) I don't know what it is. It's like she sits down to pee, and it just shoots out sideways.
So I go into the bathroom in their room and ask Jane what's up.
Jane: I don't know. When I pee it kinda trickles down my leg a little onto the floor.
Now, let me share something with you. Jane is a big gal. Big. One of her thighs is the circumference of my hips. I don't know if you've ever been sitting on the toilet, slightly more forward than normal, with your legs pressed very firmly together. Pee tends to pool right there. Right where your thighs form a little triangle with your vag.
Trust me. Every woman has experienced this one time or another. And if you say no, you're totally lying.
But I don't have the heart to tell her "dude, you need to sit farther back on the toilet and spread your legs ever so slightly. See, you is rather ample sized, and your vag needs to be completely over the toilet opening. Not mashed between your thunder thighs.
Yeah. Very inappropriate to say that.
So instead I tell her to do some kegels. Seriously y'all. I'm all "well, your pelvic floor muscles have been stretched during pregnancy and delivery, so you need to do kegels to strengthen them. This will help move the bladder back into it's normal position, and will also help with stress incontinence later on in life."
Win for me.
Monday, May 24, 2010
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
But today - much better! Yay!
Today I feel like myself which is awesome. Hopefully this will keep up. I'm sure I'll have ups and downs in the next couple of weeks, but if today is any indication . . . . I think I'll be good!
Take that, brain!!!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Or, more specifically, the neurotransmitters in my brain. And now I'm sure you're all "WTF, Cami?"
Here. I'll be honest with you. Because that's how I roll. I suffer from depression. "WTF?!? Depression?!?" Yes, yes. Depression has been my constant companion for as long as I can remember. However, it got way worse after Ayden was born. So, I've been on antidepressants for the past 3 years. And for the most part, they've worked well.
Except for now. I've been on Zoloft (I'm on the max dose), and it's no longer working for me. I've been irritable as freaking hell lately, and my depressive symptoms are returning. So much so that I haven't been in the mood to sew or do much of anything. I put Ayden down for a nap and I take one myself. Not because I'm tired, mind you. But because it's easier to nap than to deal with anything else.
And if you're one of those people who think people with depression should "just get over it", I invite you to STFU!!!!
So anyway, I went to the doctor yesterday, and I'll be switching to a brand new antidepressant - and by new, I mean new to me and new to the market. We'll see how it goes. Hopefully I'll be back to myself and get my creative juices flowing.
Or I'll go on a killing spree when it gives me thoughts of homicidal ideation.
One of those.
Don't worry - I won't kill people. I say that in jest. How dare you even entertain the idea that I was serious. Shame on you.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I'm thinking of doing a blog overhaul. Or, well, I don't know. See, there are times I enjoy blogging. And times (like right now), that I despise it. Sometimes it's just such a chore. And I feel guilty if I don't have a riveting post every day. Some days all I post is my Project 365 pic. Ugh.
There is a part of me that wants to stop blogging all together. Honestly, I'm not even sure how many people actually read what I write. I like the idea of my blog helping promote my work, feature other Etsy sellers . . . . . but I think if I'm to keep it up, I need to do more. Some of my favorite blogs make me laugh out loud, show me things that I'd be better off not seeing, and make me think. If I'm going to keep blogging, I want mine to be like that.
Right now it's boring me. So . . . . . we'll see. In the coming weeks there may be a major overhaul. Or I may decide to stop all together.
If you do read my blog, and have any tips or ideas, awesome. I want to hear them. More personal stories? Humor? Ridiculous shit? Because right now I'm leaning towards deleting my blog.
Monday, May 17, 2010
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Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Chickadee, raven and ermine.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I do have to appologize for the crappy photos. Quite frankly, I was too lazy to shoot them in my light box.
Fox and a gryphon, um, thing (eagle head, fox body).
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
The challenge was Cinco de Mayo! Yay! Only 3 of us got entries made as it was short notice.
You wanna vote? Sure you do! Head on over the the Owls blog and cast your vote!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
He has fancy ear and belly fabric. With skeletons.
He looks pretty stunned in this pic. Or shocked. Something. He must have seen me naked . . . .