Thursday, June 26, 2008

on the road, almost

So Ben, Oliver, and myself are rolling out onto the open road come 3am. Oliver is doing good- he hates his harness, but loves his kitty downers (tuna flavored!) My official start date is July 14th, so we're all packed up and such and ready to go. Our moving pod left yesterday for california-land. We were supposed to leave today, however we got being in cleaning, and I cut my foot on a table, so we decided to give it another day.

I'll update soon with photos on the road. My main goal is to get one of Ben, Oliver and me in front of the World's Largest _____ Something. I also have some crazy old photos I found of my mom and dad that I'll post here once I get all settled in Venice. Hope everyone is doing well! Update your blogs!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

greetings, from california!

So I got back Thursday from my grand adventure to California. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. And I'm so excited to be moving out there! Here's some photos from my phone/camera from Santa Monica and Venice (where JibJab is.)

Farmer's market at the Third Street Promenade. It's one of the many in town- they have one down by JibJab in Venice on the weekend- but at this one I got the best croissants I have EVER TASTED. Buttery-deliciousness.

Street in Santa Monica- very clean, and easy to navigate. I walked around for about 2 hours and it was beautiful.

City Hall in Santa Monica.

Cool bowling sign.

Chess tables out on the beach by Santa Monica Pier. There was a homeless guy snoring at one of them.

The carousel house/store at the Pier.

The WORLD FAMOUS Santa Monica Pier. Bubba Gump Shrimp! Very very cool place. The ferris wheel likes up at night. :)

Two views from the bridge over Santa Monica Pier.

The view from outside my hotel. :D! It was right by the beach, so you just had to walk across a little mini park and you could see the Pier. It's this way --->

A street by my hotel. The palm trees are gi-normous there! Like 60 or 70 feet tall! Palms on crack!

The ferris wheel and the coaster. They have a bunch of carnival games and other stuff, too.

The beach- "Muscle Beach" where they have all this permanent workout equipment. Lots of people jogging and biking and doing yoga and stuff. Lots of dogs, too. It was very nice out, like 65 degrees, so pretty much the perfect weather.

Theres some other pictures too, but I cant find them right now, so I'll post them later! I hope everyone is doing well. :)

Monday, June 2, 2008

all smiles

SOOOO... I'm flying out to California on the 10th and to say I am excited would be like saying... something really understated. Because I am PSYCHED! It's gonna be so much fun, and I'm gonna get to meet all the JibJabbers (other than Evan, who I met at Ringling.) AND ITS GONNA BE AWESOME!

Plus, nothing can be the continental breakfast that hotels offer. Seriously. I love them.

Other than that, things are good. We're almost done with the house- got two more walls and four more plants to take care of, and then we're good to go. There's a "caravan" coming around later this month to show off the houses around here and do an open house thing, so hopefully the house looks a little sweeter to buyers.

Oliver is doing well- he's definitely losing weight with his new food. I think he's like 17 pounds now, instead of 20. :) He's also 7 now, his birthday was yesterday, so he's a old geezer butt. He's seriously the best cat ever- I find that shelter animals are always better than those breeder ones, they have such a willingness to love-love-love everyone. Even Ben, who scares him sometimes because he bounces around on the couches.

Oh, and I'm back into my sketchbooks, and made a new plush, so I will edit this post later with some eye candy. Word.

I hope everyone is doing well!! Oh, and I changed my phone number, so if you want it, just contact me on facebook or email and I'll send it to you.