||[Jul. 24th, 2008|04:31 pm]
So I'm bored at work, and I won't be leaving for another hour and half. So I decided I'd actually update my LJ!|
I finished up all of my finals for my summer classes today. My history final was this morning, and it went pretty well (I wish a different essay would've been picked, but alas). The art history final was really really short (took me an hour or so to write). In fact, the 10 page paper we had to do for that class only took me around 7 hours (you should be proud Sarah! It didn't take me a week to write! XD), and I ended up getting an A on it. I took my psych final yesterday, and I got an A on that too (having that class online made it really easy, I really liked being able to go at my own pace...I got a lot of things done ahead of time). The art history class was online too, but he wouldn't let us work ahead. o.-
So hopefully this will all bump up my GPA after that awful first semester of last year. ^_^; I need to be careful about not overloading myself again; since I'm taking 3 art classes next semester I'll really have to pay attention to what the classes will require and possibly drop a class that first week if I have to. My mom is really advising that I do so right now, she's worried I'll keel over on her. XD
I'm EXCITED, next Wednesday I'll leave for Tokyo in Tulsa. I have everything all painted for the art table, and I'm just working on some sketches so I'll have some to put out from the start (during the con I will continue to make sketches). I've been doing them an hour or so before I go to bed, so it's been really relaxing. I should probably get a massive sketchbook and just make it a habit during the year to help with stress. Anyway, my parents are excited too (mainly my mom, lol) and I've made bright Stuffed Panda Studios shirts for my whole family. XDDDD My dad wasn't too happy about it, but we all had to keep telling him how much he'd stand out at an anime con if he at least didn't do that. It's really hilarious. We even got him to wear one of the cat tails Lauren made for a short time when he tried on the shirt, rofl. He looked so grumpy.
So with my 4 screens, 100+ keychains, sketches, 20+ chopstick sets, and 30+ cat tails, the table will be very very full. We will have to work to get everything to fit! I got some purple fabric for the table since purple managed to become our theme color (I think Sarah had a lot to do with that, she wouldn't let me use green and I wouldn't let her use orange so we decided on purple, lol). I also got my business cards yesterday from Vista Print. I had heard about them before, but I wasn't sure how the quality would be. After ordering a print sample packet and seeing the cards they printed for my grandma's business, I decided to order from them. They look great, I got 1000 cards all printed nice and sharp and shipped in little vista print boxes for $15. I almost got the name printed in foil because it would've been really cool looking, but it would've cost another $15 so I passed on that.
I've had lots of people contacting me via the Tokyo in Tulsa forums and the DA saying they'll hunt me down during the con. Hopefully we won't run into any problems with picking up our badges, getting into the hotel, etc. I just hope that we will all have a good time and spending all summer doing art for this wasn't in vain! I'm going to have to attack Crissy next week when I come back to Palmyra and hopefully borrow my giant "Moon Mist" painting I gave her for her bday last year; I'd like to enter it in the art contest there.
Other than that...we are lacking in internet right now. AT&T is being evil, this is the second time they have blocked our internet. :< The first time was understandable, but the second... @_@ I was on the phone for four hours total, and all of them told me something different. Several people told me they had no idea what I was talking about and transfered me right away. T_T It's all very confusing. I'm usually very patient with companies like that, because at Best Buy it was a major pain doing any internet or cell phone set ups, but I was really grumpy by then. *grumble*
Tonight I'm going to Java CO with Matt, Stephanie, and Nathanael. To do what? Play Pokemon cards obviously. :P We can't help it, we are still horribly addicted. And a new set comes out next month. *twitches*