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I AM MOVING ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE NATION IN 28 DAYS.

I am so ludicrously stoked. The road to getting there has been seriously demented mostly due to the fact that I just cannot get a job. I've been rejected by Starbucks, McDonald's, Subway, the Canadian government (for three separate jobs! Customs, Immigration, and Census!), and so many more. I can only assume there are a lot of university graduates or highschool graduates postponing university to snatch the crap jobs away from those of us who are going back to school in the fall (I have been neglecting to mention my imminent move during interviews, which I don't even feel bad about given that BC has a three-month no-notice-or-cause-required trial period for employment whereby I could get fired at any moment for no reason anyway).

So, I'm still spreading resumes around, but it's looking like a thing that isn't going to happen. Which means my mom is going to float me for the next few months (and she's already been paying my credit card and phone bills since March), which I never intended and for which I feel like an enormous jerk. Shit has been awkward with my Dad as well, since I asked him if he'd pay for my ticket to and from Edmonton for my brother's wedding in August.

The non-leprechaun side of this rainbow is that my friend and future roommate, Liza, is in Halifax right now and has found us a lovely apartment for less than I would pay for a rat-infested crackshack in Vancouver, and it's less than two kilometres away from the school (that's little over a mile, btw). Having enjoyed riding the bus for an hour and a half (through four cities) each way to get to school, I am so indescribably delighted to live downtown. Even if it's down a much smaller town.

And to bring it down to shallow-land, where I reside: HALIFAX IS FULL OF SAILORS. !!! Their little outfits! :D :D :D

I am hoping so hard that I will be able to find a job in Hali. Economy. >:( Y U do this?

TWENTY-EIGHT DAYS! :D :D :D
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So! I have not updated in a while! This is because my last post was all "urgh i am dyyyyying" and I didn't want to keep you all updated on how terrible I feel without knowing what was wrong with me or what to do about it, because that gets old pretty fast and honestly I was pretty inclined to update every hour on the hour with "urgh i am dyyyyyyying"

But!! Now I know what is wrong with me and what I am going to do about it!! I still feel terrible but I am not actually dying!!! Instead I get to take eighty hundred pills a day to cure my apparently very large and/or numerous ulcers!! SO MANY ULCERS.

So that is good, because that is very cureable. The reason it took so long to diagnose is because I am way sicker than ulcers usually make people without bleeding internally and my doctors were pretty sure it was diabetes and the test were just wrong or something. So many blood sugar tests!! But no. Ulcers!

Anyway, other stuff has happened:

1. I graduated college with a diploma in Fine Arts!
2. Six out of a possible six of my pieces were accepted into the Grad Exhibition! We were only guaranteed one!
3. I am moving to Halifax in early July to go to NSCAD! This is four thousand kilometres away! (By air!)
4. My brother is getting married in August! In Edmonton! So I have to fly there from Halifax!
5. I am trying to find employ and there are NO JOBS so I am SO POOR!
6. I have taken up running!

So that is all the things! Things are basically good! Except I still feel terrible. And will for the next few weeks. D:
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Hello!

This week I got some blood test results back and it turns out I'm not anaemic, which is kind of disappointing because I'm still pretty sick and most of the rest of the things I could have are chronic. So here I am with my fingers crossed that it's just somatic depression symptoms or, like, chemical poisoning or basically anything other than diabetes. Guys, I really do not want to have diabetes! I am in my twenties! I thought I dodged that bullet! (Also on the list: hyperthyroidism! haemochromatosis! hepatitis! this illness brought to me by the letter h!)

I'm trying to stop worrying about it until I get the rest of my test results, but that is obviously hard to do. And that is three weeks away. /o\

I guess what I am saying is that I am a strong proponent of magical thinking, so if everyone could just hope real hard that I've got parasites that would be handy.

Leaving comments on for sake of adorable baby animal photos.
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GUESS WHO JUST GOT ACCEPTED TO NSCAD?

ME!! I DID!

:DDDDDDDDDDD

GIP

Mar. 10th, 2011 02:26 am
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Gratuitous Icon Post, because I change it roughly annually and wouldn't want to cause any confusion!

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So, I've been putting off posting about this because I promised Beckah that I wouldn't remove any of my body parts with heavy machinery, but. Um. I may have partially severed a fingertip. And by "may have" I mean I ... did. Wednesday night. While chopping leeks for soup. /o\ So, technically I have not removed any body parts, because they stitched it back on! And kitchen knives don't count as heavy machinery! But I acknowledge that I have violated the spirit of the promise, and I apologize sincerely.

It's healing fine, I get the stitches out next weekend, and evidently I chopped a nerve because I can't even feel it, but it does look super gross. Also I was watching Criminal Minds and it was the season 1 finale where Gideon was at his cabin with his lady love and I actually got a little unnerved when he was chopping an onion, so apparently I now have vegetable-related trauma. D:
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Hey, hello. Just dropping a line to say that I have been a bit of a weirdo lately because I'm not feeling well. I'm waiting on some results from a blood panel, so I don't know for sure what's wrong with me, but it's almost certainly anaemia, so not a big deal. Regardless, whatever it is is causing me to be socially erratic, so if I have done or said anything strange or if I have ignored you or something I am terribly sorry and it wasn't intentional. I know for sure a few people have asked how I am and I've blown the question off, because while I'm fine I'm also not fine, and I've been trying really hard not to get worked up about thyroid cancer and renal failure and all of the other fatal things that I definitely do not have, but I definitely do have malaise and dizziness and palpitations and hypotension and joint pain and hypersomnia and the other day I lost my grip and sanded off two fingernails on a belt sander, so, sure, I am slightly un-okay and being a giant loser about it.
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So, a few weeks ago someone wrote "Hey Kit, lookin' good" on my school locker, which I thought was fine since everyone at school who knows me by that nickname is non-creepy, but then today I noticed that there was writing on another part of my locker that had been covered over in pastel in a colour I knew to belong to my friend Charlie, so I asked him what it said and he informed me that it said "I watch you every day" in the same handwriting as the "lookin good" and with a detailed drawing of PIV penetration. Evidently the department head and the head of security have been informed, as there was lewd graffiti on other lockers, but I am a little bit concerned about the fact that I am ADDRESSED BY NAME. D:

I guess it wouldn't be that difficult for someone I don't know within the department to find out my name, and everyone knows which locker is mine because it has a photo of Tom Cruise on it that is open to vandalism (that is, I solicit it), but it's also possible that someone I know is secretly creepy. ):

Do not want. ))))):
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Still ninety days away from acceptance letters (counting to the end of April, even though letters are mailed April 1, because if I count to the beginning of April I am going to spend all of that month COMPLETELY OFF MY HEAD) and I am irrationally tense about this nonsense! So here, have some photos of my work, so that I can feel like I have released it into the world, rather than into the evil clutches of heartless admissions officers.

Would you like to see my etchings? (There are also sculptures.) Warning for medium-sized images. )
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Mailed my NSCAD application/portfolio yesterday and submitted my Emily Carr portfolio today. Now I just need to not anxiety myself to death before May. D:

Of course what this means is that I've been cycling obsessively through my portfolio and looking at my transcripts seven times a day and tracking my NSCAD package online even though it's Sunday tomorrow and God said no mail on Sundays.

/o\

I CAN HAZ ACCEPTANCE LETTERZ NAO PLZ
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Looking through scholarship opportunities. Could get $10000 for an essay on Atlas Shrugged. Tempted to submit feminist screed. Pros are self-evident, cons include "would have to reread Atlas Shrugged".
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So, I guess I have some haps to talk about, but you all know how I like to talk about the haps: I don't! But, here they are:

It is university application season and I am applying to universities! Which also means that I am graduating from college this year, with a diploma in Fine Arts. I'm going to top that off with a BFA in two years, that is the plan, which means I need to go to university. BUT, the universities in this area are either completely horrible for Fine Arts (University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University) or world-renowned and unbearably impressed with themselves (Emily Carr University), and Vancouver is kind of crazy expensive to live in, so I am looking at other cities. Specifically, NSCAD in Halifax! That is my first choice, with the University of Alberta (back home in Edmonton) in second place, and then Emily Carr in third because why not.

I'm pretty nervous about this whole thing, obviously. I have epically good self esteem in most instances but not particularly with my art, so of course I am quite sure that I am not going to get accepted anywhere because I am a talentless hack! I'm also somewhat on the fence about moving to Halifax, which is a small city and about as far east as you can get in North America, and I am such a West Coast person. I haven't been east of Edmonton for longer than a week at a time. And I left Edmonton because it was too small! Halifax is wee tiny. But NSCAD is such a good school, and it's so far away from my parents! SO MUCH SPACE.

UofA is probably the best school for printmaking in North America, and I could minor in design there and do both, which is a bonus, but I would have to live near my dad and that is awful. But I love Edmonton and I could make that work as well. Also, options! They are important when you are nervous about not getting accepted anywhere.

That is basically what my life is about right now. I need to get a job soon because I am out of money, but I also have no time because these schools want photos and essays and resumes and questionnaires and applications and transcripts! Geez!
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People who show up early to parties should die in fires.
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The reason I never post any art here is because I am lazy about documenting things, so mostly I just put the things I make in a bin under my bed and forget about them. But! I have had to document my most recent stuff for university transfer portfolios, so I put the abstract comic I made for my drawing class online!







Click the cover image to go to my website, then click through to see the whole thing. There are ten pages! You will probably like it, because it is great.
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The gallery opening with my sculpture in it was today! YAY

...

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That's all I've got.
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Been watching a lot of QI lately, which I have been enjoying a lot, except that at least once a season Stephen asks "what's weird about such and such an animal" and someone goes "oh! i know! they've got bones in their penises!!" and Stephen is like "quite right!! they have! a point to you."

Here's a surprise, QI panelists: BASICALLY EVERY MAMMAL'S GOT A PENIS BONE.

It's actually easier to list the things that don't have a baculum than the things that do. It's basically us, horsey things, ocean mammals, rabbity things, hyenas and weird things from Australia. EVERYTHING ELSE HAS GOT ONE. Bears, cats, shrews, marmosets, bats, sea lions, weasels, mice, chimpanzees, AND SO ON.

MOVE ON, PLEASE.
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Hello Everyone!! As of yesterday I am back in Canada, and I am so stoked about that! YEAH CANADA. It is cold as balls and no one says hello in the streets and I can get my post office business done in English and French! ♥ CANADA ♥

(Seriously, the things I liked least about Mexico were how warm it was and how every time I walked past someone in the street they would say, "Hola, buenos noches!" WHAT WHAT I DON'T KNOW YOU)

ps BONNE ANNÉE!!

(That means happy new year, for those of you who don't have bilingual French/English cereal boxes!)

:D

Dec. 21st, 2010 02:41 am
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Holy crap, guys, I just checked my transcript and nearly peed !

Advanced Drawing I: A-
Advanced Sculpture I: A-
Aesthetics & Cultural Theory: A-
Intro to Intaglio/Relief: A+

!!!

My Design mark isn't in yet, but I had an A+ at midterm, so even if the last two projects weren't great I am getting at least a B+ !

:D :D :D

Dudes, I have gotten exactly one A in my two and a half years of college. THIS IS VERY EXCITING.

SO EXCITING
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Myself, Dad, and Nana just went for a lovely Mexican-cooking-lesson/dinner that was taught/cooked by two friends of my dad's business partner, an American ex-pat named Travis and his Mexican husband Edgar. It was fantastic and a good time was had by all. So of course on the walk back to the condo Nana says that the only complaint she had was that Edgar was hard to understand, and then out of nowhere says, "I guess he's the woman of the pair." /o\ /o\

I hate speaking to my family /o\ They're all so ignorant. They're not even particularly hateful about it, which makes it hard to write them off completely. They just feel sad for the icky perverts. D:<

>:|

I am really enjoying Mexico, though. I would love to come back with someone with a sane worldview. BUT I am not letting my relations ruin my holiday. \o/

Oh no, we're on to politics. D: D:
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My dad and grandmother are having a racist-off and I can't get away. The weather is nice, though! Yay mexico!

(Nana votes Muslim scourge, Dad's on the Red Scare side of things...)

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