Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Oh man. With Tumblr and Twitter and life I have dropped this blog ball, haven't I. Let me catch you up and rectify this sitch.

I sent in my grad school application. It was scary and a lot of work. Also, I went to a meeting at the school and I learned that they are only accepting 7-8 students in the fall for the MFA Graphic Design program. My chances of getting in got even slimmer if you consider that my entire portfolio is academic- I have no profession design experience, unless you count the few funny graphics I made for Autostraddle (no, I didn't put those in my portfolio.)[edit: there were 30ish applicants for the 7 spots and I did not end up getting in to the program]

My non-credit online class started today. It's CSS/XHTML. It seems pretty boring. But I need to learn some webcoding if I want to design for the internet. Also, I want to built my own Tumblr theme ;)

I'm still interning at Autostraddle. With our redesign and restructuring and all that my title has gone from 'intern' to 'Team Tech Intern, Team Viral/Social/Online Community Assistant and Team Transcribe Intern' so that's all fun and cool.

On Sunday I'm FINALLY going to some roller derby!! It's the Windy City Rollers second home bout of the 6th season. I've been trying to go since roughly season 2 and it's finally happening! And since Chicago has two flat track derby leagues (The Chicago Outfit is the other) all I can say is, it's about time.

I have a little money so I'm talking to my tattoo artist about finally doing the color and shading on my Ganesh piece (tattoo #17) this spring. I also want to pierce my other tragus and maybe gauge the first piercing in each earlobe. We shall see.

My little sisters turn 21 in a week. Eeek.

I made these.
This was requested of me by Jordan who hears the yogurt commercial and thinks of Harry Potter.
This was originally an assignment that I redid and included in my grad school application portfolio. And I have some ideas for some Tegan & Sara pieces using lyrics.

I'm going to see Tegan & Sara next month. It will be my fourth time seeing them. My mom also turns 50 next month and we are having a big party. 50 is a bid deal, and when you add in how sick she has been, we really need to celebrate.

My friends and I went to Memphis about a week and a half ago and it was a disaster. 'Bad' weather shut the town down and we hardly got to do/see anything except eat, drink and somehow become part of some funny dudes bachelor party. We did get to go to Graceland on our last day, so there's that.

Right now I'm watching the Olympics and waiting for UPS to deliver my ukulele case. I actually learned a few more chords and can now almost play all of Hallelujah!! It's exciting because E Huli is the only other song I can really play:

E Huli from Elizabeth B. on Vimeo.

Other than that my life is pretty dull and simple. But hopefully that will change up some this year. Hopfully.