Lazy Friday night

It’s a lazy Friday night at the casa, which is just fine with me. This has been the first night this week that I’ve just sat and done basically nothing. I’m not going to lie, it’s kindof awesome. Three nights with school, a couple of hours into the drawing I’m working on on Wednesday; it’s been a long week.

I probably should be drawing something now – something, anything, like a new Lego Gaga or the piece I need to put together for the sketch blog my friend Tony and I have started (well, he started it – I set up the site for it on Tumblr but he’s the only one who’s posted anything to it so far). I haven’t been able to get into that mindset of “it doesn’t matter if you’re in the mood or feel ‘inspired,’ you loser – just do it.”

I did get a crapton of pencils in the mail today, so I should continue doing things with them. 🙂 I used up one of my Derwent 2B pencils working on my “Jade 2.0” piece (which was awesome; I haven’t thrown a pencil away because I had used it up since the mid 1990s), and there isn’t a store anywhere near here where I can just go buy one new one. Ace Hardware here in town sells Derwent pencils, but they’re like six bucks for four of them. So I went to eBay and found two sets of 12 that included 2Bs for about five bucks each. I also bought a 12-pack of Staedtler Mars 4H pencils for the grand price of one whole dollar. I’ve never used them before, but I figured for a buck I’d try them out. If I like them I’ll start buying more 12-packs on eBay (that never seem to sell for more than a couple of bucks on actual auctions and not buy-it-now listings). Then, when I run out, I’d rather buy 12 of one hardness of pencil than 12 pencils of various hardnesses to get the one I need. I’m going to be swimming in 8Bs until I die.

What I’m studying
I have to go out of town for some supervision training on Feb. 10; sometime between now and then I have to finish this enormous online course that’s supposed to take like 12 hours to complete. I guess I’ll be starting that tomorrow. Blah. I can think of about a hundred billion ways I could be more excited about that — especially since my evenings are dominated by school during the week as it is.

What I’m eating
Took the family out for pizza tonight; we hadn’t gone out to dinner in maybe a month. We have been trying to eat better at home, etc. — basically no bread or pasta, mostly meat, veggies and fruit, etc. We ordered what we always order – pepperoni with half sausage and half mushrooms. For the first time ever (and we’ve eaten at this place hundreds of times, no exaggeration), they messed up our pizza – it was all pepperoni, but the half sausage and half mushroom were both on the same half. 🙂  We sent the pizza back, but they let us keep the messed up one (because, what were they gonna do with it, right?). So, now we have enough leftover pizza to feed an army. Good problem to have. 🙂

What I’m reading
I read this Chris Sims piece at Comics Alliance today comparing Rumble in the Bronx to Superman Returns. I wish to hell I could write like this.

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