A helluva lot more
Well, let's see... I had a wonderful time at the first WAIT meeting. I have gotten to know Jappish and Little Jappish, as well as their parents. I redesigned the WAIT logo, too! I drew up a rough draft, which got rave reviews from the WAIT members, then I had it refined with help from Eldest Aunt and her computer at work. The logo is going to be on t-shirts, pamphlets, flyers - everything you can think of! Jappish's mother wants me to help with the production of WAIT videos and the creation of the WAIT website now, too! They really want and respect my opinion... I feel so important. :)
John Kricfalusi wanted to see my artwork and know more about me, so he has yet to reply to about four e-mails. ;) He'll be receiving more when I get more artwork on the computer. He has a self-portrait, a collage of my many cartoon fan characters, and the WAIT logo so far. I told him to be brutally honest with me about what he thinks. I really, really respect his opinion. I doubt he'll let me work at Spumco, but at the very least, I hope he'll take me under his tutelage. To have John K. teach me how to draw... that would so totally kick@$$.
I went to a Republican soiree in Virginia on July 4th with Eldest Aunt and a friend of hers. We only went there for the food, thank God. I couldn't stand being there long... conservatives to the left of me... conservatives to the right of me... in front of me... behind me...
"Melissa," I thought to myself, "thou truly art in Hell."
Not that I hate Republicans (though I often think I do), but I do disagree with many of their ideas. I find them to be very close-minded. I'm not an all-out liberal, either. There are a few Democratic ideas I don't like. I'm somewhere in the middle, though I'm leaning more towards the left. I truly dislike politics, however... I don't touch the stuff with a ten-foot pole.
After the soiree, we went to a craft fair, where I met and got the business card of an author of two murder mysteries. He wants to see my writing, and I'm pretty excited about that. I also bought a trilobite fossil for Mom (they were selling giant shark's teeth in that booth, too), and a cat puppet for me which I named Snowball. After having a lovely dinner and dessert at Eldest Aunt's friend's house, we got an excellent seat at a fireworks show. My ears were just as assaulted as my eyes. If I hear one more BOOM!, I'll explode. The show was beautiful, though, and nice and long.
Yesterday, I helped Eldest Aunt with yardwork, met an artist neighbor of hers (she does fabulous paintings), and went shopping for extra food. Eldest Aunt has gone away this morning for the next four or five days. I'll be alone with Bay, Fuzzy and Vanilla the cats, and my Norweigian Uncle. I have the day off today, but starting tomorrow I have a bunch of chores, which really sucks. Oh, well... I just hope I'll have time for fun.
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