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Sunday, August 29, 2004
And here I am

28 days after my last post, here I am.

I don't know why I spent so many days without writing anything here. Maybe it was becauselately I've been more in a visual mood, wanting to draw, paint and photoshop more than the last few months. In which I have made very little images, by the way.

Not many interesting things have happened in these past few days. Work is alright, I'm getting used to it. As a matter of fact, even though the new job is harder physically than my usual marketing job, I feel like I'm working less. Maybe because this sales job doesn't require an awful lot of thinking. It's pretty simple. Or maybe because I'm alone most of the day, out on the street from one supermarket to another, and I don't have an annoying boss breathing on my neck. Anyway, I'm enjoying it. I feel relaxed, even though I'm nowhere near my sales objective this month.

So i've been wanting to paint more. The problem is that I need to learn more. And get better. I used to think I was pretty good (before the internet era), but now looking at some of the work on gfxartist.com I realize that I suck.

This has been a lazy weekend. I have nothing to do, and I know these are the perfect chances to get down and draw, paint and practice more and more. But yet here I am doing nothing... *Yawn*

I'll be back on track on the creative thing. I need it.


Posted by Wasabi @ 3:27 PM
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Sunday, August 01, 2004
It felt good

Last night I won third place in a PS contest.

Third place would normally suck, but it felt so good. So good because my time for creating images has significantly decreased. Mostly because the new job is sucking the life out of me, both physically and mentally. Last night's contest was the first I entered in a long time, so it felt good to win a small trophy.

I miss Worth, I miss the people, I miss the chat. But I always get home so tired that I have no time to create anything. That and also that I am not accessing Worth from work anymore, because I spend all day out in the street.

I am 19% away from achieving my sales volume objective for this month. My first month. Only one week to go and I see it as a real challenge. It's a big deal, the pressure is tough. I like the sales job, but it's so different from my usual marketing job. I miss the office, the air conditioning, and not having to interact with so many dumb people.

I hope I can enter more contests in the future, I need the creative therapy.


Posted by Wasabi @ 7:50 PM
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My wife got LASIK eye surgery two days ago. She had a rough day after surgery, but now she is close to having super vision. It's funny how today she was just telling me about a cat she was seeing on top of the roof of a house that is more than a half a mile away from our window. Heh. Yeah, I still wear my glasses. It would be cool to get surgery too, but I have very little correction, so I don't qualify for it.

Other great things have happened this weekend. Today we made tom kha kai, which is fancy thai speak for chicken coconut soup. Mmm, mmm... We managed to make the soup even though we were missing two ingredients and the coconut milk we found had sugar, and it was supposed to be unsweetened for the soup to turn out right. But it was great anyway.

And in more food-related news, we bought tangerines the size of baseballs. Those hydroponic fruits are so huge they look like creatures out of a bad sci fi movie.

I wish I had more interesting things to write about... :P


Posted by Wasabi @ 7:24 PM
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Monday, July 26, 2004
It's all about the porn

We downloaded Cameron Diaz' porn video last night. We were both a little disappointed, I have to say. We did not find it shocking at all, I don't know what all the fuss is about. She has this leather outfit with her breasts exposed and along with another chick they're in this photo shoot with some dude.

This weekend seemed too short... I've been so tired with work lately that weekends are passing by too fast for me, and I've only had three weeks in the new job. I like it, but it's very tiresome. I'm still getting used to it.

The new phone is great, I played all weekend long and loaded up my contact list and stuff. It's kind of depressing to see that my list of work related contacts more than doubles my personal contact list.


Posted by Wasabi @ 5:06 AM
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Friday, July 23, 2004

Well, I finally did it. Actually both my wife and I did it. I feel like a seven-year old with a brand new toy.



Posted by Wasabi @ 6:01 PM
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Monday, July 19, 2004
I am

I'm not.
I buy.
I pay.
I can.
I won't.
I do.
I don't.
Maybe.
But not now.
 
Hi.
 
Now playing: Aleks Syntek - Duele el Amor


Posted by Wasabi @ 8:00 PM
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Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Mobile phones and me

With the new job the use of my mobile phone has increased a lot. A LOT. Being on the street all day forces me to resolve everything with my mobile phone. I'm very tempted to buy a new one, this is the one I like: Kyocera Blade.

I love gadgets. If I were rich I'd have every gadget available. I haven't been using my PDA lately, but I think I may end up using a lot now when I get fully organized. I love my current phone, but I'm getting tired of the monochromatic display and beeping sounds. The odd thing about gadgets is that one doesn't really need them, or if one needs them they don't have to be so fancy, but they are enjoyable anyway.

I'm tired.

Now playing: Kyocera Blade virtual tour background music.

Posted by Wasabi @ 8:04 PM
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Monday, July 12, 2004
Home Remedy #3455 and a dead guy on the road

I'm not a fan of home remedies, but I just rubbed my feet with Vick VapoRub and they feel like new after a while. Really nice if your feet hurt from a long day of work, driving, and stuff.

The new job has been good so far. There is a nice satisfaction at the end of the day when I get back to the office and input the purchase orders into the system. Bringing the dough to the company, that's it.

On the other hand, the traffic is killing me. And today I was stuck for over half an hour in heavy traffic in the highway. The reason, a dead guy in the middle of the road. Apparently it was a biker that either fell off the bike or got run over by a car. Poor guy. I know it's a bizarre thing to keep count of, but it's the third dead man I see in a road in my life. The first one was really nasty, all bloody and twisted from being run over. The second was what I thought was a murder, cause there was blod everywhere and he was found in the side of the road. And now this one. And that's not counting a woman who hung herself from a tree and killed hereself. So make that four, then.

And the good news is, that I have to thank Cyn for posting an Illo contest that already inspired me to enter and break my streak of missed contests. Thanks Cyn!

Now playing: Jessica Simpson - Angels.

Posted by Wasabi @ 8:22 PM
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