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Good morning everybody! [Jun. 9th, 2005|11:35 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Ah, I've been absent for the past two days! Don't worry, I'm fine =)

I've been very busy with my family here, and then I got really sick for a day with a cold/flu type thingy (lol - I swear the only time I get sick is when little Theodore comes to visit! Little boys are germ factories, hehe! It's worth it though, I couldn't turn down a hug from him - no way!).

I'm still feeling a little sick, I'm very sneezy and have a bit of a fever, but much better than before when I could just lay on the couch and stare at the ceiling.

Last night we had to take Kachina & Theo back to the airport =( I'm so sad that they are gone. I miss them so much.

At least I have Amber & Chris here now! Amber has been scheduling job interviews and appointments to look at apartments, etc. They're going to look at a new place later today - it sounds pretty cool! It's fun having them live here though, hehe.

It's really rainy again today - it's crazy how much rain we've been getting. Our plants sure love it though!

I'm going to try to get some painting done today now that I'm feeling better! I'm not sure what I will work on, but you can peek in on me HERE while I work =)
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[User Picture]From: hotrodgyrl
2005-06-09 03:46 pm (UTC)
Hey~!

I noticed that you do paintings for people of their faces and what seems to be their "fairy side" teehee.

I know it depends on what I want as far as price, but to do an original, what would you charge? I want to get a painting and possibly turn it into a tattoo or my 'other side'
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-09 04:31 pm (UTC)
Oh yes! I do a lot of custom portraits (often very fairy-ish!) on a commissioned basis - my pricelist and policies can be found here:

http://www.strangeling.com/commissions.html

Just let me know if you are interested or have any questions!!!!
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[User Picture]From: duckycat
2005-06-09 03:48 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you've been sick!! Yes, it does seem like everytime little Theo visits, you get sick! We have had tons of rain here, too. Tornadoes last night. But nobody was hurt. Hope you're feeling better and get rid of that fever soon!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-09 04:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you mom! I'm feeling a lot better now at least =)

Eeek! Watch out for tornadoes!! I think our rain might actually be from Tropical Storm Arlene, but it's probably not going to lead to anything more than that (knock on wood!).
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From: artbylemurgurl
2005-06-09 03:49 pm (UTC)
Take it easy Jasmine and feel better soon!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-09 04:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you Renee! I will =)
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[User Picture]From: kimbearlys
2005-06-09 03:52 pm (UTC)
You mean the little monkey? He is so cute!!!!! What do the cats think of him? I am sure that they get a bit jealous. Hope you feel better.
Hugs,
Kimbearly
Let me know when you get the book- I think you will love it!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-09 04:34 pm (UTC)
Lol - yes that naughty monkey!

The kitties are kind of scared of him I think - they stayed upstairs a lot of the time during his visit, especially Quan-Yin! He got to pet them a little bit - he knows to be gentle now, so they really shouldn't be scared, hehe.
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[User Picture]From: deathsex9
2005-06-09 03:54 pm (UTC)
yay! I caught you with a fresh sheet of blank canvas!
Goody goody!
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From: flamingfaery
2005-06-09 03:55 pm (UTC)

Hope your feeling better Jasmine!

Yep Kids are germ factories, and the cold flu thing stinks I am glad your feeling better. I e-mailed you about the package it was delievered monday the check was inside for the prints, but you must be up to your neck in e-mails. Drink a lot of hot tea it helps me. Take Care of Yourself..Sharon
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-09 04:35 pm (UTC)

Re: Hope your feeling better Jasmine!

Hi Sharon! I'll go ask at the Post Office - I just have a little PO Box (the tiny sized ones) so often if there is a larger sized package or envelope I need to go ask at the desk for it =)
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From: flamingfaery
2005-06-09 04:45 pm (UTC)

Re: Hope your feeling better Jasmine!

I mailed it priority because I wanted it to get there quick with delivery confirmation so I know it is in FL. It is a large bubble brown package heavy I hope it is still there. And I do hope you like what is inside. Sharon...
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-09 04:50 pm (UTC)

Re: Hope your feeling better Jasmine!

Hi Sharon!!! I got it!! Emailing you right now!!
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[User Picture]From: irrimiri
2005-06-09 04:13 pm (UTC)
happy painting, and feel better.
I wouldn't care about a flu either with my family around me, lol ^^
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[User Picture]From: deathsex9
2005-06-09 04:29 pm (UTC)
I've been watching here & there this morning...
what are you using to draw on top of the background paint with?
(it's white)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-09 04:36 pm (UTC)
Oh! It's a "Watercolor Pencil"! Basically like a colored pencil, but instead of normal lead it has dried watercolor block in it. I sometimes use it to do sketches or to lay out figures before I paint - I paint right on top of it and wipe away the white watercolor sketch with a damp cloth. It's better than using a regular pencil since it shows up well on top of the paint for my own reference and it wipes away without getting smudgy!
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[User Picture]From: deathsex9
2005-06-09 05:52 pm (UTC)
OH!
lol
okay...
hey...that's a really good idea to paint the whole background color first & then draw on top of it. *smacks forehead* And here I painstakingly paint around my pencil. your way seems much less time-consuming.
I think I'm going to experiment with that on my next canvas.
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[User Picture]From: slytherin13
2005-06-09 04:34 pm (UTC)
I was wondering where you were! Oh man! Well, I guess you got THIS season's cold out of the way :)
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From: flamingfaery
2005-06-09 05:12 pm (UTC)

Prints

The list in the white envelope is an old print list we are going by the June 6 th list minus the seance, I was very worried about the monkey yes he is a naughty guy hehe The kitty painting is done by Micheal Daily I have his cat prints he does them sort of on the Shag theme and he is somewhat gothic. Hope you are feeling better glad this cheered you up:) Happy painting!!!Don't overdue it.
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From: flamingfaery
2005-06-09 06:08 pm (UTC)

add the painting your working on to my print list

I know it is kind of soon and there is no name for her yet. But I like the colors of purple and blueish they are my favorite. And I like how she is turning out. Sharon:)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-09 06:10 pm (UTC)

Re: add the painting your working on to my print list

Hi Sharon! Sure thing - I'll put it on there! Don't worry - I have the new print list =)
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2005-06-09 07:14 pm (UTC)

Re: add the painting your working on to my print list

Ive been sick for about 4 days
and im still sick.
There is heat, and they talk about thunderstorms
but do I see any? NOOOOOO!! there was like one
and i slept through it...
Everyone seems to be gettin sick or hurt:(
I am glad you only were sick for one day Jasmine.
I'm glad you feel better :)
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[User Picture]From: wikkidgothbabe
2005-06-09 07:11 pm (UTC)
Spicy food really helps clear out cold/flu nastiness!

My favourite cure: Ramen noodles with Red Curry Paste added in...
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2005-06-09 07:16 pm (UTC)
Anything spicy is good:)
My favourite thing to have when im sick
is KFC chicken. Oh is it ever good.
Chicken in general is good for when your sick,
doesnt have to be chicken noodle either.
red curry paste is really spicy isnt it?
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2005-06-10 12:48 am (UTC)
*Runs around screaming with head hidding inside shirt* ahagahagahaha-KFC-horrible KFC, I am not even a vegetarian and I cannot eat that stuff. chickens grown with no heads or feathers and multiple legs-i ain't eating the unnatural creature of man!
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2005-06-10 01:28 am (UTC)
I dont really care for beef.
I prefer chicken.
And they grow with heads and feathers.
I believe thats something they experimented with.
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2005-06-10 02:06 pm (UTC)
i eat chicken, but refuse kfc becuase of their practices and that i just dont like the greasiness of the food.

augraten potatoes is basically the same as scalloped-ie potatoes sliced and cheese added and then all baked...the way my family makes it is with sausage and egg and cheese and alot of milk to make is creamy. I dont know why but they always made me puke. alot of people really love them..but since i dont eat pork it makes it easier to avoid my family's style.
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2005-06-11 07:48 pm (UTC)
Sounds very tasty but i dont like too much creaminess.
I hate sausages, I wont ever eat one again!!
Do you know what they are made of?
I wont tell because it might make people really grossed out but its horrible.
I prefer KFC cold to hot because it tastes better and the grease is evaporated.
Another thing good for tummy aches or cramps is sunflower seeds.
I prefer them without the shell when i get them.
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2005-06-10 12:49 am (UTC)

ps-

i might be wrong as jasmine surprises me sometimes-but i dont think you will ever catch her eating chicken!!!!!!!! but it would be a site for me..she better not do it without me there to watch...then everyone could watch me eat aug graten potatoes-polish style!!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-10 12:57 am (UTC)

Re: ps-

Lol - not me! It's been about 13 years since I've had any kind of meat =)

Potatoes though - yum!
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2005-06-10 01:29 am (UTC)

Re: ps-

Did you say... potatos? As in Taters?
I LOVE THEM! Fries with gravy,scalloped,
mashed... :Dhehehe Po-tato:)*smiles evily*
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2005-06-10 02:09 pm (UTC)

Re: ps-

wow-13 years!! i feel like i just started to not eat pork compared to you even though it has been like 6 years for me. I am going to cut shell fish out of my diet now i think. i love clam chowder and such but 1-haven't eaten shell fish in forever, 2-the red tide thing has me a bit worried. it will make brad happy because that is one less thing he has to worry about me eating now! So we are just chicken, beef, and fish now-and prolly how it will stay. but we cook about half of our meals as vegetarian now!
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2005-06-10 01:34 am (UTC)

Re: ps-

i have never heard of this...
aug graten potatoes? lol
I Love chicken, beef makes me sick
pork.. i dont mind.. but i could live without.
Chicken is the best for me..and taters.
I loved the spudsters they had at kfc.
Those with gravy are the best!!
But they dont have them anymore:(
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-10 12:58 am (UTC)
I'm a vegetarian, but I eat a lot of curried vegetables, that kind of thing - I do tend to go for spicy foods when I've got a cold - clears the sinuses!
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2005-06-10 01:35 am (UTC)
I have been thinking of becoming a
vegitarian.
Why did you decide to become one?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-19 09:13 pm (UTC)
A lot of reasons - mostly because I love animals and I don't want to be so responsible for their deaths, if that makes any sense =) When I sat and thought about what I was actually eating, it really started grossing me out, too!

And it's a lot healthier and encourages me to eat more fruits and vegetables, that kind of thing =) I've been a vegetarian for about 13 years now!
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2005-06-19 09:27 pm (UTC)
13 years!? wow... I dont think i could live without some meat.
I dont like the idea of meat either, especially sausage i dont eat those.
I Love chicken though...
I hate fish.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-19 09:36 pm (UTC)
I always hated fish/seafood, even back when I ate meat - eww!

I don't even like the vegetarian fake fish/shrimp/etc. - yuck! I had some vegetarian Chinese shrimp once and I almost gagged - they tasted too real and gross =P
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2005-06-20 07:26 pm (UTC)
I dont mind breaded shrimp from the chinese restaurants.
salmon, tuna and herring and other fish...are just plain EW
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[User Picture]From: wikkidgothbabe
2005-06-10 05:10 am (UTC)
Oh yeah... red curry paste will clear your head up BIGTIME!!!!
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2005-06-11 07:50 pm (UTC)
Is red curry a Thailand food?
My sister made me try Curry chicken or something.
It was good but it almost burnt my tounge off lol
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[User Picture]From: wikkidgothbabe
2005-06-12 05:14 am (UTC)
It's used primarily in Thai food.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-10 12:57 am (UTC)
Oooh! Curry!

I love spicy foods - they do clear the sinuses, hehe!
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[User Picture]From: wikkidgothbabe
2005-06-10 05:12 am (UTC)
Beats that over-the-counter medicine/chemical crap anyday!
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2005-06-10 02:10 pm (UTC)
in my survival school they actually sugested hot peppers or such to help clear up sinuses AND to kill tape worms because you change the PH levels in your stomach and they cant survive.
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[User Picture]From: wikkidgothbabe
2005-06-10 06:47 pm (UTC)
i'll have to remember that!
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2005-06-09 08:20 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're feeling better!!! Kids do equal germs. I've been sick more often and my kids have been sick more often ever since I started daycare. No seriously sick, but colds and stuff.
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From: stryped_sox
2005-06-09 09:25 pm (UTC)
Getting sick really sucks. I work with germy little kids all the time in my job and I've gotten two colds, and one strep throat. I've only been working there since March! My job is to wipe the snot off their faces so they look good for their portraits. Oh Jasmine, some of these kids are soooo gorgeous, I would love to see them in one of your paintings! I wish I could send you pictures of them but they are copyrighted by my boss. :(
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[User Picture]From: malikasaghir
2005-06-10 12:51 am (UTC)
i cannot wait to show ruthie and theo to each other. they both are little monkey kids. i keep pulling her ears out when she gets all big eyes and it is absolutely hilarious. she would prolly get such a kick out of theo.

yay-for once you have family down there for good. i am glad for you, sometimes i wish i lived closer to my family!
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