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Stuff and Nonsense [Mar. 10th, 2003|01:00 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Well, last night I didn't fall asleep until 8:30 in the morning. I went to bed at 2:00 am and laid there sleepless for over six hours before drifting off into confusing dreams. I woke up at noon (which usually sounds late, but considering I only had 3 1/2 hours of sleep it's not very...), and did a bunch of computer stuff. I finished a digital commission, and did some sketches for some future paintings. I've found that I really like doing "illustrative" pieces (a la my Alice piece) that show scenes from books. I want to do some more fairy tale pieces (maybe a new Rapunzel, a Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, etc.). I've got the complete Grimm's fairy tales book (a very cool one, where every thing is direct from the original German translation) and I'm going to poke through it for story ideas. I'd like to do some of the lesser known fairy tales (not just the standard selection). I also have a few more Alice pieces forming in my head, and perhaps some Wind in the Willows - inspired pieces (Mr. Toad!!!!!!).

Congratulations to my cousin Annie novemberhour on her engagement to the fine Mr. Campos! I wish them both a lifetime of marital bliss =) This summer is going to be filled with weddings.

Tomorrow should be a fascinating blend of going to the post office and getting my taxes done. I might even squeeze in a stop at the bank (oh how exciting!).

On Friday I am going to go out shopping with my sisters - maybe I will find some clothes that I actually like for once. Cheap clothes, lol. Damn my expensive tastes! It seems that whenever I find something that I like and it actually fits, it is beyond my budget. Of course, I've been keeping an unnaturally strict budget lately due to the expenses of moving, etc., so most clothing is currently out of my budget. For basics (pants, shorts, etc.) I generally shop in the little boys' department, since the sizes fit me better and the clothing is SOOOO much cheaper than ladies' clothes. The stitching is generally better too, since little boys tend to do things like climb trees and such. But for everything else, alas, there is a dearth of pretty sundresses and blouses in the little boys department, so I will probably have to shell out some money for some girls' clothes, lol.

I wish I were more tired - I hate being on the "up all night - sleep all morning" schedule that my body seems to want me to conform to. I have some sleeping pills in the bathroom, but I really don't want to take them. I used to all the time, and it got to be that I would need 8 or 10 of them just to get to sleep each night, and I'm trying to avoid such dependencies. I've started exercising regularly on my exercise bike (an alleged cure for insomnia) but it doesn't seem to help much in that respect. I just never feel very rested, and I spend too much time in that waking-sleep-limbo state where I constantly think somebody is whispering my name in my ear =P

Bleah. I'm going to watch tapes of assorted BBC comedies now and lay down next to a sleepy Matt.

[User Picture]From: yanmei
2003-03-10 07:15 am (UTC)
For the last couple of weeks I've been doing exercise videos. I've got a few denise austin (that perky woman on lifetime) aerobic tapes, some yoga and some kick boxing ones. If I do one of those at about 8:00 and then take a bath I've been falling asleep by 11 and sleeping very well. I read somewhere that if you take a bath about an hour before bedtime you fall asleep easier. Honestly I sleep the worst after I've been painting because I mentally run all the things I need to work on or change. I also don't sleep very well if I have an idea start planning it out.
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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2003-03-10 08:02 am (UTC)
i hate it when you think your hearing voices, it freaks me out. im afraid to take sleeping pills because i stop breathing when i sleep and sometimes i wake up gasping for air and i think if i take sleeping pills maybe i wont wake up. im even afraid to take nyquil when im sick.
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From: goodwitchzinna
2003-03-10 08:27 am (UTC)
Ugh, not sleeping is so annoying! That happens to me fairly often. I just flop around, my brain going a million miles an hour. On the clothes front - yeah, boy's and men's clothes rock! I'm not small enough to wear little boy's clothes, but I can wear the bigger boy's stuff and I've bought lots of t-shirts and that sort of thing - I always buy men's jeans because they're about half the price of women's. The sizes seem to be way more consistent, too.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-03-10 08:41 am (UTC)
No kidding! They clearly mark the waist size, and the inseam size in inches. Unlike ladies' clothes which use vague numbers like "3" or "14" and which vary drastically from brand to brand, lol.
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-03-10 10:29 am (UTC)
The sizing for womens cloths... I have no clue how they figure them? I can wear anything for a 5/6 to 11/12 depending on who makes them :P
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