Monday, January 23, 2012

Two Unrelated But Awesome Things!

First, thanks to B from The Opposite of That for giving me the Overlord Award! She’s great and I love power so it’s super appreciated. 

Secondly, guess what guess what?!? I GOT A NEW BED!!! What, that’s not exciting to you? Well, remember the time I drunk blogged about my crappy bed and drew pictures about how uncomfortable (and LOUD) it was? Well, I did. And now I have a new one!!!

It’s a QUEEN, everyone. Which actually fits nicely into my overlord award:

I got it on crazy clearance, because a store near me was trying to unload their inventory before they closed for renovations. The only downside is that it’s a dual bed, so half is very plush and the other half is firm (you can feel like a dip in the middle).  It works for me, because I always sleep on one side of the bed, and I wanted something very soft and cozy. 

Like snoozing on a cloud...
I HOPE Boyfriend likes it, because the side he’s stuck on is a bit firmer (though there’s a pillowtop thing on the whole bed). Our conversation before it got delivered went something like this:

Me: (for the hundredth time) I hope you like it
Boyfriend: It’s more important that YOU like it. It’s YOUR bed.
Me: But I know I’ll like my side. I hope you like yours. 
Boyfriend: I’m sure it’ll be good
Me: I mean it’s kind of firm but you don’t like things too plushy
Boyfriend: It’ll have to be better than what you have now
Me: You’ll probably like it…
Boyfriend: I’m sure I’ll like it
Me: Even if you don’t like it, will you pretend that you like it?
Boyfriend: Absolutely. I’m definitely going to tell you I like it. I’m not an idiot.
Me: But you think you’ll really like it f’reals, though, right?
Boyfriend: I. Will. Like. It. 

Anyway, then it got delivered and he SAID he liked it, but I’m not so sure. 

Can I get a lie detector for this?
I like it. Except for the fact that I’ve had neck/back pains for a few days. Buuut, I’m just hoping my back is adjusting to actually having a nice bed and that’ll go away soon. Or something. 

Anyway this is the old bed:

And here’s the new one:

At least Boyfriend’s feet no longer hang over the edge.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Magnet Story Again: Save a Tree, Eat Beaver

So, you wanna hear an embarrassing story from childhood? Yes, yes you do.

Well, I was a sassy little middle schooler.

 As we’ve already established, I was also a vegetarian bad ass. And I liked irony. So when I saw a magnet that said SAVE A TREE, EAT BEAVER, I had to buy it.

It was funny to me, because I’m a vegetarian and I’d never eat an animal over a plant, and yet that’s what the magnet was telling you to do.  My logic was this:

So, I kept it in my locker for three years in middle school. Then I brought it home when I graduated, and stuck it on our refrigerator. Where it stayed. For about four years. 

Guys, I’m just gonna let that sink in for a minute. Every single day, my mom, dad, sister, and I walked by a magnet on our fridge that said “Save a Tree, Eat Beaver.” 



Finally, one day in high school, I heard a teacher yell at a student who was wearing a t shirt that had a picture of a “shaved beaver” on it (the animal, pervs). He made the kid turn the shirt inside out, and I finally got a clue as to what a “beaver” could possibly refer to. But by that time, I had forgotten about the magnet.

A few months later, I was looking at the fridge and I finally noticed the magnet. Like, really noticed it.

I was mortified. Did anyone in my family know what it meant? Or any of the friends who came by? Especially my sister’s – they were four years older than I was. Or my parents friends – did any of them see it and wonder why there was references to oral lady sex on the fridge!!? I promptly took it down and put it in a drawer in my room where it started throughout college.

I found it a few weeks ago and decided, “Fuck it, I’m an adult now.” And I brought it to my apartment and stuck it on my fridge. Because I’m still a little bit of a bad ass.

Obvi, I’m going to hide it when my mom comes to visit.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Hi. So, I was going to post a real post today (it was actually up for like 40 minutes), but then I realized I its SOPA protest day, and instead of a post, you're just getting a link to go here and learn more.

Tomorrow, you'll hear about my embarrassing story about my childhood. You're welcome, internet.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I'm Like Sunshine, Damnit!

Hi all! A short post today, but I want to say a great big THANK YOU to TriGirl from Tri-ing to be Athletic  for the Sunshine Award!! 

Yaaaaay!  When Boyfriend and I were facetiming, I asked Boyfriend if I was like sunshine to him.  This happened: 

And then he said, “That was funny, thank you.” So, I’m going to assume that means “Yes, yes of course you are, Gia.” 

I also need to thank Lady Daa Doo for the Liebster Blog! I would ask Boyfriend if I was Liebstery (lobstery?), but I feel like he'd just make a nazi joke. Anyway, you all are the best!

Friday, January 6, 2012

I Made a Links Page! And other randomness.

Exciting news today! First of all, I won TWO awards recently. Crazy, right??

First, thanks Shirley from ShirleyWeJest gave me the Overlord Award!

I have no idea what it means but YAAAAY CROWN!!

And THEN I won an award from blatherbybubbe!

Yay! I'm Versatile!!

Thanks so much!

I was considering passing these on, but then my social anxiety kicked up and it seemed really hard to pick just a few blogs so I instead decided finally create a links page.  See up there? Next to the “About me”? Woot woot!

t’s still a work in progress, so please please please don’t be mad at me if you’re not on there. Actually, if you’d like to be listed, it’d be super helpful if you’d shoot me an email at or tweet  me letting me know. Or just follow me on twitter because I like friends. :D

Ok, I’m still feeling pretty neurotic because I know I’m forgetting people but I wanted to get the page up. Time for a distraction. Look, I drew a bunny!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

About That Tablet...

So, as I wrote about yesterday, Boyfriend got me a tablet!!! The good news is, I love it. The bad news is, I’m TERRIBLE at using it. Like, seriously freaking awful. I was hoping I’d be one of those people who was excellent at it right away, but alas, I’m not. 

What I wish it was like:

I have sock monkey slippers

What it is actually like:

However, I know that the only way I’m going to really adjust to it is to keep at it, and try not to go back and forth between the trackpad and tablet. So, for the next few days weeks months years?? my drawings are going to be even worse than they normally are. I’m sorry. Please don't leave.

Now, I would like to illustrate (ha!) this point.  
Example 1: Remember when I wrote about becoming a vegetarian? And how I was all about the whales? Well, here’s the original drawing:

And here’s what it looks like when I try to redraw it on the tablet.

Whale is sad because he doesn't like to be drawn ugly.

Survey says: Not TOO terrible, it just looks like you were a little bit drunk. 

Example 2: 

The polar bear I made who cries at wastefulness: 

The one I made with the tablet: 
He's angry at being drawn so badly.

Survey says: Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with his arm?

 Example 3:
The duck. Here’s the original:

And here’s the tablet version: 
Ducky says: Fuck you for drawing me like this, Gia. BOTH VERSIONS.
Survey says: We agree with ducky.

Le sigh. Okay, so I clearly need some practice. But damnit, I will conquer this tablet eventually!

[update: ignore this. I need to host it somewhere. buttons are tricky]