Thank you sir. Rest well.

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

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So long summer…

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Shut up!

I feel like screaming shut up at half the people on my Facebook newsfeed right now.  Not exactly the kind of thing that helps you win friends and influence people but nonetheless, it’s tempting.  The urge to scream shut up reminded me of a story that I thought I’d share.

Back in my first year of university I had the most awful roommate for the first term.   This girl had never had to share before.  She was from a small town and we had nothing in common and she did not like me.  I found out later that she actually tried to turn the entire hall we lived on against me and actually told lies about me, etc.  I guess everyone gets to have at least one crazy roommate in their time and she was mine.

One night she was sitting on her bed and I was at my computer.  Our dorm room was more like a large closet that two people were supposed to live in and share.  Now from time to time I mutter to myself when I’m doing things on my computer.  I don’t necessarily realize I’m doing it either.  Apparently I was this night because at one point Crazy Roommate looks at me and says, “Could you please stop talking?”

“Oh,” I say, “I’m sorry, I didn’t realize I was.”  And truly I didn’t.  It’s just one of those things.  I actually do it when I’m sewing too.  So I go back to typing my essay and I’m working and I make some typo and mutter “shit!”  Now I didn’t do it on purpose to annoy her.  I honestly didn’t even realize I’d said something out loud again.  I’m sure she probably thought I did on purpose but I honestly and truly did not.

In any case, she begins to scream (I mean scream!) at me “SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP!”  Over and over.  I look at her and I’m so shocked I burst out laughing.  I mean really, what would you do?  I wasn’t doing it to antagonize even though that would have been fun, it was just that funny.  I mean ok, maybe I was getting on her nerves, I certainly wasn’t trying to but suddenly she has turned into this crazy demon, screaming “SHUT UP!” over and over.  She then gets up and storms from the room slamming the door.

The kicker?  Our doors lock automatically in residence and I look over and there are her keys sitting on the bed.  Now I could have gotten up and unlocked the door but I didn’t.  Instead I laughed and waited and eventually she came back and had to knock so I could let her in.  That part of  it was intentional and it felt pretty damn satisfying.

Still, to this day, I burst out laughing whenever I remember Crazy Roommate screaming “SHUT UP!” at me.

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Trials and Tribulations

I got new eyes for Rebekah so I decided to swap them out and I took some photos of her.  Looking at the photos I realized the eyes weren’t positioned right and she just looked startled in all of them.

I tried to fix them but they have a little nub on the back and it hits against the hook inside her head and won’t go where I want them to go.  I cut off the nub on one but continued to have problems so I decided to put her old eyes back in and look for flat backed eyes for her instead.

That’s when I dropped her face first on the bathroom floor.  She’s actually fine but my nerves are not.  Why did I have her with the back of her head off, futzing with her eyes in the bathroom you ask?  Because I’m an idiot…

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Face-up giveaway

Into bjds?  Want your resin kids to have a new look?  The fabulous Meggilu is having a giveaway.  Click the photo below to go to her site and read all about it!

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