This September, I’ll be participating in the Walk for Animals to support the MSPCA at Nevins Farm. As a frequent patron of the shelter, I am consistently amazed at the hard work and dedication the entire staff shows in every aspect of animal care, and this year has been more difficult for them than ever before with many high volume surrenders, often involving expensive medical care and rehabilitation of these hoarded and mistreated animals. Earlier today I submitted a post to several blogs to raise awareness for the 427 birds they took in just this week. You can read more about their amazing work by going to: http://www.mspca.org/
I’m hoping to raise $1,250 to help them reestablish their emergency medical fund so that they can keep doing the amazing work the MSPCA is known for. Every little bit helps, and if you don’t find it in your budget to donate, please signal boost to share my page with your friends and family and be sure to tell them about the beloved rescue pets in your life. Thank you!
I got this the first time but *something* (I think asks were broken that day) kept me from answering right away and then it got buried and I was busy…and…yeah.
Okay, cartoons. Would you mind narrowing the topic a little? I know more about cartoons than most kids do. From Windsor McKay’s Gertie The Dinosaur to Pixar…Crusader Rabbit to Adventure Time…
I love watching cartoons. I always assumed I would grow up drawing cartoons. I’ve taken animation classes in high school and made small animations for use in a zoetrope at Disney’s California Adventure. (The tape from that class has long been lost…though I might find the zoetrope strips if I looked.)
…however…I have very little patience for drawing the same thing a bazillion times. I have to be in the zone and it’s hard to do that on command. I figured I’d get used to it someday.
I’m not sure how, but one day I would still like to go back to making cartoons. I figure I’ll have to learn Photoshop and probably more crazy software that I’m afraid of. I’d like to do most of it by hand though. I do own a lightbox…and the original reason I bought it was indeed to make cartoons.
I look up things when I get in the mood…but so far I don’t have much except a few notes on framerates.
Ughh…talking about stuff I’m good at makes me nervous…
I put this on my reblog dump, but I kind of felt like it needed it’s own post…
1. You are female. (Yep.) 2. You are currently in your mid 40’s. (Nooope.) 3. You are raising a beautiful family, you have a career you’re quite pleased with. (Do pets count? Also I don’t have a job and I hate it.) 4. You’ve recently started volunteering in your community. (No, but I would like to help at the animal shelter if I was physically able.) 5. You are taller than average, you have gorgeous dark hair and beautiful brown eyes. (I’m short though.)
It seems like my bad results are fairly typical. How’d you do?
So, if I just walk around, I get lots of active minutes.
If I LOG the walk, like let it do the GPS thing and see how far I go and everything, it gives me no active minutes.
So, today’s walk?
0 active minutes
But I did get active minutes earlier ferrying nail polish across the house and walking around in the superstore.
Anyway, remember a few months ago when I went a mile and thought I might die? That’s totally not a thing now. I could have gone further today but that’s as far as I can go and stay on a sidewalk. Maybe I will be okay walking in the street soon and I will go further still.
At least in the hip department things are pretty good.
I told Jerome I would play with the new stylus when he goes back to work, as I don’t know what I’m doing and will get really frustrated and don’t want him checking in on me every few minutes to see if I made anything cool yet.
Well he’s like, look I’mma put on my big noise canceling headphones and watch this movie and when it’s done I’mma go work in the garage and I won’t bug you I promise.
So I turn on a lecture. (I always did my best drawing in school, so now I turn on lectures to get the creative going…today it’s on the American Revolution.) And I fiddle with my brush settings a little and here we go!
How am I supposed to get to 10,000 steps when it's 90 degrees?
I know, other places are laughing at us and 90 isn’t the worst, but for here it’s pretty darn hot and I’m pretty sure I’m going to melt and become one with my office chair soon.
My plan for today was to get more steps while out and about in stores with AC, but Jerome somehow didn’t tell me that he needs new tires RIGHT AWAY NOW NOW NOW so we only got to Costco (2,000 steps), and missed out on the others.
No AC. One box fan that Kiwi has claimed for her own. Late afternoon is the hottest part of the day here. It’s only supposed to get hotter in the coming days too.
7,000 steps to go. If there was ever a day when I was tempted to just swing my arm around and cheat, it’s today. (But I won’t, I would feel too guilty.)