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where is my mind

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Funny how my paid DA account and Flickr account both expired around the same time. This probably means I'll have to stop posting at both places once this project is over, or at least wait until I can afford to pay for a subscription. I forgot how wonderful it is to have paid accounts for things. Now all I see are ads, ads, and more ads. Shit is slower than ever before. This sucks.

This month has sucked. I hope the new year will be much better for me. I'm anticipating the days until the countdown. I felt that 2010 was a good year, but it left me wanting something more. My horoscope tells me that I should take the risk that I've been wanting to take and to move to another city, state, or even country. It's ironic how my horoscope knew that I was itching for that big move. I guess it's time to make that change. The stars are all lined up for me...
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It's weird not having food to eat. I'll be spending my next paycheck on Christmas gifts instead of feeding myself. This is probably why I hate the holiday season more than anything. It certainly isn't what it used to be.

I miss being a child and being completely oblivious to the stressfulness of it all. Now that I am older, I realized all the stupid crap my parents had to go through.

Don't you wish Santa was real? Therefore we wouldn't have to spend all our hard earned money on silly gifts. Since when did Christmas become all about presents than coming together as a family? I guess there is never really a way of knowing that.

Stupid holidays.
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I started an Etsy business. Well, I will start one. I make a lot of hemp necklaces and bracelets and anklets, so I figured I might as well make some money off of it. I was also thinking I could buy mini canvases and paint different designs ,and sell them for a small amount of money. Would anyone perhaps be interested in buying those art pieces?

I've been painting a lot more and I'm running out of room on the walls to display them. Perhaps you can hang them on your walls. Wouldn't that be cool?
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It's supposed to storm pretty badly tomorrow. Apparently, it's going to be up to 55 mph winds! I kinda just want to stay in all day, but unfortunately I have a lot of things to do. Oh well. My friend is coming to Chicago and spending the night as a couchsurfer. Excited for the next 2 days, but also very nervous.
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I had an enjoyable day once I got out of work. I headed to the Chicago French Market that has multiple vendors inside this really large building. It had everything you could imagine. John and I enjoyed these delicious Belgian Frites served to us inside of a cone with a cold brew. I also picked up a red velvet cupcake, which I am too full to eat. The girls and I picked up free samples of this lemongrass soap from one of the vendors. There was also a raw foods vendor that had everything you could imagine. If I had enough money, I'm sure I would've picked something up. I'm not too big on raw and vegan foods, but I am always willing to try. What can I say, I love to cook and I find it incredibly soothing, especially after a long day. Nothing better than chopping up vegetables and throwing it into a pan with spices and other goodness. It pleases all of my senses. Afterwards, we headed home. I feel like I need to take a nap if I want to enjoy the rest of the night. It kinda sucks having to open at work back to back.

I do know I will be heading to the French Market very, very soon. Especially for the cheeses! Gosh, there were so many. I love my stinky cheeses.
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I have all these thoughts running through my head. Sometimes I don't know if I should listen to them or ignore them completely. Lately, I've been thinking about my future. I have 4 more months left on my lease and was considering on traveling after that. I guess it mostly depends on my money situation in the end.

Been thinking maybe I should travel for a year. Maybe I should go back to school. Maybe I should live in another location. Maybe I should begin this art business right here in Chicago. I really don't know.
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Primus has changed my life. I want to be the next Les Claypool, but I will be called Lis Playcool. I've always figured that the bass was my instrument. I've grown quite tired of playing guitar, I don't think it was meant for me. I thought it was funny that John and I dyed our hair red and black for Primus and Les Claypool was wearing red and black. We ran into quite a lot of people. Was everyone at Primus?! I think so. I think my favorite song of that night was when they preformed "Sgt. Baker."
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Today went well. Thank you for sending me your positive vibes. Everything turned out great and I made my delivery to the gallery this afternoon. Should be up by tomorrow. I have a few little extra things to do, and then I can rest easy until October 21st when I will be having the reception.

This weekend was so incredibly stressful for me. I feel so relieved now. Phew. Sooo looking forward to seeing Primus this weekend and finally getting a few days off of work!
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Oh, what? Another full-on portrait? Sometimes it's hard to be creative day in and day out. Sometimes I get focused on other things and can't make the time or the effort to do crazy things for my 365. I promise I will though. I have, what, 103 more days to go?