Saturday, December 12, 2009

Latest manga: Monster

I did it! I finished "Monster" 162 chapters manga. About a  brilliant brain surgeon who saves the life of a child who has been shot in the head. The child grows up to be a serial killer, a living monster. When the doctor gets accused of the murders, he decides to hunt down and kill his former patient. "Look at me, look at me, the monster inside me has grown this large. Chomp chomp. Munch munch. Gobble gobble. Gulp" (written in blood at the crime scene) It's creepy stuff. 162 chapters later the doctor catches up to the killer and.... 

*Spoilers below*

The doctor can't shot. He's a PUSSY and can't bring himself to take a life. Even though killing this guy would save all the future victims! 

*even bigger spoiler below* 

And here's a headbanger!
Someone else shoots the killer-- in the head! As the only brilliant brain surgeon around.... the doctor operates on the killer and saves his life AGAIN! 
(screams loudly and holds head)

Wednesday, December 02, 2009


My co worker tells me Pepita has calmed down somewhat and is beloved by her family. Lucky mouse could have been eaten by that snake, but now has a home, a wheel and all the bedding she could ever want to fluff. Ahh. She has no idea how lucky a mouse she truly is.
For footage of the snake eating go to  Feeding time at Fort Discovery

Monday, November 23, 2009

Pepita pictures!

Pepita the wonder mouse snuggles in her bedding, awwww...

Pepita has a wheel!

Pepita like snacks!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Dumb Cat

 Poor Scabby-pud is limping terrible this morning. He clamped his jaws on my wrist while I was half asleep in bed and wouldn't let go. I came awake confused and in pain. Steve came to my rescue and chucked the growling hissing enraged puss away from us. Spunkles must have landed on his bad leg when he flew across the room. I'm sitting here with holes in my inflamed wrist... feeling bad for the DUMB CAT.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

the cagemate

Pepita the wonder mouse now has a cage mate. Last I mentioned the mousies, two had escaped certain snakey doom by climbing out of a cardboard box and escaping into the office. Chase ensued. Later, I went into the office and pretended to be a ninja (IE: I was quiet) I heard a scrabbling from behind a bookcase. When I scooted down to peek, a cute little whiskered face peered back at me. I made a halfhearted grab and she went back behind the bookcase, only to pop her head back out in seconds. I instantly made a fiendishly clever plan. I got a piece of mouse chow and held it near the opening. She came out and began to eat right out of my hand... heart strings going twang I scooped her up (no biting from this one!) and raced to my coworkers office. So Pepita now has a cage mate named "Hope"

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The movie 9 super-mom review

For my birthday my daughter took me to a movie! Yeah movies! I wanted to see 9, so 9 it was.
At the end of the movie my daughter turned to me and apologized. "no, no" I said "I wanted to see this movie, so it's all my fault"
Looking back, it's the film makers who should apologize.
While the movie had acceptable animation (not fantastic, just acceptable) the plot was so nonsensical and so full of holes, I have to wonder, what were they thinking? Even the (non) pay off at the end was unsatisfactory.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Overrun with mice

The snake has been eating four mice at a time. Yesterday the mouse go-getter guy picked up four mice.
This morning I looked in the box and asked "didn't you get four mice?"
"Yes" said go-getter guy "Why?"
"Because there are only two in the box"
This lead to the great mouse hunt with furniture ripped from the walls and much cussing.
We may get them yet

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

update on mouse, update on job

The mouse leads a charmed life, someone at work has agreed to take the creature.
I have reapplied for my job and have been asked to return, it's good to be wanted, even if it's only for three days a week instead of full time.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Bad news or Good? You decide.

Friday the CEO at work announced everyone is FIRED. Clean out your office and drop off your keys. We have to reapply for our old jobs. I can't decide if I should just take the unemployment and run, or reapply and go back to work on a truncated work week, aaarg. What will I do with my work mouse? Pepita was always meant to stay at work, far far away from my vicious mighty hunter of a brain damaged cat. She may see the instead of the snake yet if I can't find someone to take her.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Snake food belongs in the snake

We have a snake (a Red Tailed Boa Constrictor) at work, and once a week it eats three mice.
This week we got four mice because the snake's been growing and looking hungry.
The first mouse we put in managed to hide in the snake's tank for over an hour without getting eaten, while the snake finished off numbers 2 through 4. Pity ruled the day and I scooped the mouse out, named it "Pepita" and popped it to in an extra tank before I could think about the ramifications of my actions. Later I opened Pepita's tank to make friends, and she bit me. I threatened her with a return to the snake tank, but she must have known I wouldn't do it, because she didn't apologize.
Looking over at the snake, I imagined I could hear hissing laughter.
Hiss ha ha?

Monday, July 27, 2009

nude drawing class

I've been thinking I should improve my drawing skills. So Saturday I went to a nude drawing class, well, it's not really a class- it's just a naked woman posed and holding still so we can draw her. After about ten minutes and three quick sketches, I got really bored. And everything I drew looked like a cartoon. Maybe I draw cartoons because I don't have the Patience to draw long form classic art.
I also wouldn't have the patience to hold a pose for very long, I thought the poor woman would be lying down or something, but no, she was sitting. I get cramped up just thinking about it.
I'm pretty sure I won't be going back next week.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

My plans for the day

Today, I am thinking about eating creamy cheese, but alas, I have no cheese.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

also about STAR TREK

oh and also, Romulans do NOT believe in guardrails.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Star Trek reboot

I just saw the new Star Trek (2009) and there's only three things coming home with me.

1) Screw canon. Not really a problem, it's a reboot after all.
2) Did. NOT. Do. The. Research. Any. Research... At. ALL.
3) In the future no one can hold a camera study