This isn’t my actual classroom, but it’s close enough.
We are debating in class whether it’s a good idea to show your identity and gender in your design work. My teacher thinks that it’s a huge issue to show gender, and that invisibility is an important point to consider when designing.
I think being a designer would be pointless if every designer had an invisible style, I think it’s important to be versatile, but invisible? How would any designer be famous if that was true? You’re asking me to suppress my own style and identity.
I suppose the point could be made that that graphic design is suppressing identity already, but I don’t agree with that at all (and that’s another debate for another time)
I’m going to listen to my clients when I design for them, but they are choosing me because of my past projects and abilities, not because onlookers can’t tell if I’m a man or a woman by looking at my work.
Obviously, every project I work on isn’t going to be pink and cute, or camo and guns. I think my teacher is giving us absolutely no credit if he thinks that’s what we are going to do when we get into the working world. I almost feel like that mindset would damage my design style. “is this too girly? Is this too manly?” no. It just is what it is, I listen to the client, we work it out, and they leave happy. Every project is different. and the fact that he would just assume we don’t know that is insulting.

This isn’t my actual classroom, but it’s close enough.

We are debating in class whether it’s a good idea to show your identity and gender in your design work. My teacher thinks that it’s a huge issue to show gender, and that invisibility is an important point to consider when designing.

I think being a designer would be pointless if every designer had an invisible style, I think it’s important to be versatile, but invisible? How would any designer be famous if that was true? You’re asking me to suppress my own style and identity.

I suppose the point could be made that that graphic design is suppressing identity already, but I don’t agree with that at all (and that’s another debate for another time)

I’m going to listen to my clients when I design for them, but they are choosing me because of my past projects and abilities, not because onlookers can’t tell if I’m a man or a woman by looking at my work.

Obviously, every project I work on isn’t going to be pink and cute, or camo and guns. I think my teacher is giving us absolutely no credit if he thinks that’s what we are going to do when we get into the working world. I almost feel like that mindset would damage my design style. “is this too girly? Is this too manly?” no. It just is what it is, I listen to the client, we work it out, and they leave happy. Every project is different. and the fact that he would just assume we don’t know that is insulting.

I had to wear my glasses all week. I was a big doofus and dropped one of my contacts in the sink and couldn’t find it. This is the first time it’s happened, and OF COURSE it has to be when I can’t get more without paying full price (found out the my eye insurance from my Mom got cut off at age 21 so this last batch of contacts are all I have until I get a job, or new eyes, lol). 
This photo also documents my new bangs, I think I did a pretty good job. I took off a lot of hair because I was really tired of pushing them to the side all the time. 
In other news: Tj showed me this show called Ancient Aliens. I am very interested in it. It’s basically finding “evidence” (I put that in quotes because some of the things it explains are theories, or a little far fetched) in ancient cultures of Aliens visiting our ancestors and giving them the knowledge and technology to complete modernly impossible tasks like building the pyramids, or moving and slicing perfectly through 100 ton granite blocks with what was believed to be tools of that period (before the wheel, pulleys, and machines). It also makes a very interesting point about religion. That our ancestors may have mistaken Alien encounters as “God.” such examples include the Virgin Mary, Moses, and Ezekiel. But there are countless other examples from other religious texts from around the world that describe “God” coming to earth from the stars on a vessel (carpet, flying machine, wings, etc.). While I find these points about as far out there as religion itself, the show poses very interesting theories. If you want to learn more about it, you can watch the first season here 

I had to wear my glasses all week. I was a big doofus and dropped one of my contacts in the sink and couldn’t find it. This is the first time it’s happened, and OF COURSE it has to be when I can’t get more without paying full price (found out the my eye insurance from my Mom got cut off at age 21 so this last batch of contacts are all I have until I get a job, or new eyes, lol). 

This photo also documents my new bangs, I think I did a pretty good job. I took off a lot of hair because I was really tired of pushing them to the side all the time. 

In other news: Tj showed me this show called Ancient Aliens. I am very interested in it. It’s basically finding “evidence” (I put that in quotes because some of the things it explains are theories, or a little far fetched) in ancient cultures of Aliens visiting our ancestors and giving them the knowledge and technology to complete modernly impossible tasks like building the pyramids, or moving and slicing perfectly through 100 ton granite blocks with what was believed to be tools of that period (before the wheel, pulleys, and machines). It also makes a very interesting point about religion. That our ancestors may have mistaken Alien encounters as “God.” such examples include the Virgin Mary, Moses, and Ezekiel. But there are countless other examples from other religious texts from around the world that describe “God” coming to earth from the stars on a vessel (carpet, flying machine, wings, etc.). While I find these points about as far out there as religion itself, the show poses very interesting theories. If you want to learn more about it, you can watch the first season here 

Here is me posing in front of a white wall with my laptop on the head board of the bed. The sound on my laptop was on so everyone in the house knew I was taking pictures of myself.
Photobooth: “BEEP, BEEP, BEEP. CLICK!”
I just checked my Okcupid after a long while. Among the barrage of 30  somethings messaging me and making corny jokes about my profile-(I  wouldn’t mind this fact as much if they didn’t ALL MAKE THE SAME JOKE) I  noticed a message from a girl in my area. In her message she mentioned  having similar interests and how she found my “I spend a lot of time  thinking about” section funny, yet relatable. 
In that part of my profile, I simply put “Why every girl my age is pregnant.”
That  phrase seems like an exaggeration, but lately it’s proving to be more  and more true. That fact alone depresses me deeply. which is a weird  thing to say, I guess. I just think of all the potential people have and  how they are throwing it away before they even try. I want to finish  college and have a career before I even THINK about getting married,  much less renting out my uterus to some kid fetus.
I suppose my  biggest problem with young moms/parents is they became pregnant on  accident. I can understand if you are young, and it is a planned  pregnancy, (I  still don’t agree with it, but if that’s what you want to do with your  life, more power to you) But if you hate abortions, USE A CONDOM. That  is a lot easier than having to raise or a have a child you weren’t ready  for, I think.  
I usually don’t like talking about subjects like  this. There have been many social networking feuds I have been a part of  where people can’t understand that my opinion is simply that, an  opinion. which usually ends in me being alienated and deleted by several  people. So just to clarify, I’m not trying to offend or change anyone’s  mind, I just like to share how I feel and hear other peoples thoughts  and ideas on the said subject.

Here is me posing in front of a white wall with my laptop on the head board of the bed. The sound on my laptop was on so everyone in the house knew I was taking pictures of myself.

Photobooth: “BEEP, BEEP, BEEP. CLICK!”

I just checked my Okcupid after a long while. Among the barrage of 30 somethings messaging me and making corny jokes about my profile-(I wouldn’t mind this fact as much if they didn’t ALL MAKE THE SAME JOKE) I noticed a message from a girl in my area. In her message she mentioned having similar interests and how she found my “I spend a lot of time thinking about” section funny, yet relatable. 

In that part of my profile, I simply put “Why every girl my age is pregnant.”

That phrase seems like an exaggeration, but lately it’s proving to be more and more true. That fact alone depresses me deeply. which is a weird thing to say, I guess. I just think of all the potential people have and how they are throwing it away before they even try. I want to finish college and have a career before I even THINK about getting married, much less renting out my uterus to some kid fetus.

I suppose my biggest problem with young moms/parents is they became pregnant on accident. I can understand if you are young, and it is a planned pregnancy, (I still don’t agree with it, but if that’s what you want to do with your life, more power to you) But if you hate abortions, USE A CONDOM. That is a lot easier than having to raise or a have a child you weren’t ready for, I think.  

I usually don’t like talking about subjects like this. There have been many social networking feuds I have been a part of where people can’t understand that my opinion is simply that, an opinion. which usually ends in me being alienated and deleted by several people. So just to clarify, I’m not trying to offend or change anyone’s mind, I just like to share how I feel and hear other peoples thoughts and ideas on the said subject.

    Beverley gave me a wonderful present: Lady Gaga lipstick! I could hardly believe it! Byron told me I look like a clown with it on in this picture. I started to cry right away. how did he know I was a clown? I don’t tell anyone that. he must have been reading my clown journal. 
    And did I mention I don’t want to go back to school? I have things I want to do, like be social, exercise/diet, make music..so basically not sleeping away my free time. school just gets in the way of  me having a social life, especially when it’s full of projects like this term is going to be. I heard we have to make our own type face in typography 2, which could be really cool, but could also take a lot of work. I guess I should just worry about it when it comes to me…right? I also want to make new friends. But so far, everyone seems really awful. All I’ve wanted to do is make some cool artsy friends, but it seems like everyone in my classes are really weird and not (my) friend material. just more things to complain about. I guess I can just talk to the friends I already have on facebook during class, haha.
And currently, Davin has the highest combo for asking me to hang out when I’m not in town. 100 pts, times three multiplier, HIGH SCORE! YEAUH!

    Beverley gave me a wonderful present: Lady Gaga lipstick! I could hardly believe it! Byron told me I look like a clown with it on in this picture. I started to cry right away. how did he know I was a clown? I don’t tell anyone that. he must have been reading my clown journal. 

    And did I mention I don’t want to go back to school? I have things I want to do, like be social, exercise/diet, make music..so basically not sleeping away my free time. school just gets in the way of  me having a social life, especially when it’s full of projects like this term is going to be. I heard we have to make our own type face in typography 2, which could be really cool, but could also take a lot of work. I guess I should just worry about it when it comes to me…right? I also want to make new friends. But so far, everyone seems really awful. All I’ve wanted to do is make some cool artsy friends, but it seems like everyone in my classes are really weird and not (my) friend material. just more things to complain about. I guess I can just talk to the friends I already have on facebook during class, haha.

And currently, Davin has the highest combo for asking me to hang out when I’m not in town. 100 pts, times three multiplier, HIGH SCORE! YEAUH!

I cleaned my desk off tonight. There was a giant layer of paper trash on top of it for wayyyy too long. now it’s all cleaned off! I can actually write things down if I want to!

For those of you who remember me mentioning hearing machine guns at my house a few weeks ago, we found out what it was….A MACHINE GUN!

Apparently the snooty neighbors that live behind us appointed a man with a “license” to “sell” and “use” automatic weapons. “”“” those are meant for me not buying it AT ALL. They are from California and think that they are living the country life.

THAT IS AFRICA WAR LORD LIFE, NOT IN JUNCTION CITY I HAVE TO SCARE THE COYOTES EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE LIFE.

When my mom talked to the woman who lives there, she was just laughing it off like it a joke. Believe it or not, machine guns are loud, and it’s hard to sleep when your appointed douche bag house sitter is shooting PBR cans all night.

The worst part about this situation is they MADE us get rid of Doris because she chased their sheep-and now that we are complaining about the gun fire, they are just laughing it off. I HAD TO GIVE UP MY DEAREST PUP BECAUSE OF YOU ASSHOLES. STOP LAUGHING YOU WHORE.

You don’t need an RPG to keep your sheep safe. That’s what the fucking llama is for.

man I am upset.

Doris, where ever you are, I miss you deeply. I hope you are chewing on glass and electrical wires in a safe, loving home. <3<3<3

-Oscar hates it when I&#8217;m on a 3 day coke high-
Today I woke up at 3:00 something. I went to bed at 5:00AM. I was talking to Beverley and Spencer on Skype. Very enjoyable. Today I&#8217;m probably going to do absolutely nothing. I might go to MACdonalds with Byron later, since he is craving it.
Tomorrow I&#8217;m going to my house to visit the family. then I&#8217;m coming back into town on Saturday to see Beverley! she is coming down to see us again! woo! It should be a rockin&#8217; time. but not as rocking as last time (so we don&#8217;t upset the neighbors)
I just realized how pointless this post is. I am just thinking of things to say on the spot. I need to find more substance&#8230;so I can look back on it and decide I wasn&#8217;t wasting my teens/early adult life being too mature and anti-social. MAYBE? RIGHT? I don&#8217;t know.
I told Byron he has to watch starcraft 2 videos with headphones on so he doesn&#8217;t ruin the game for me. He doesn&#8217;t understand how important surprises are to me. If I hear something about a movie before I see it, (or something else to that effect) all I do is sit in the theater and wait for that part, so I&#8217;m not really enjoying the movie, I&#8217;m just waiting for that &#8220;SUPER FUNNY PART WHERE I WAS ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING..NO SERIOUSLY DUDE, I WAS, ASK HIM, DUDE TELL HIM.. WASN&#8217;T I ON THE FLOOR? YEAH. SEE? GO WATCH IT.&#8221; part.
I hope that made sense to at least on person on the internet.
GOODBYE. I HAVE ONE MORE MOUNTAIN OF COKE TO SNIFF.

-Oscar hates it when I’m on a 3 day coke high-


Today I woke up at 3:00 something. I went to bed at 5:00AM. I was talking to Beverley and Spencer on Skype. Very enjoyable. Today I’m probably going to do absolutely nothing. I might go to MACdonalds with Byron later, since he is craving it.

Tomorrow I’m going to my house to visit the family. then I’m coming back into town on Saturday to see Beverley! she is coming down to see us again! woo! It should be a rockin’ time. but not as rocking as last time (so we don’t upset the neighbors)

I just realized how pointless this post is. I am just thinking of things to say on the spot. I need to find more substance…so I can look back on it and decide I wasn’t wasting my teens/early adult life being too mature and anti-social. MAYBE? RIGHT? I don’t know.

I told Byron he has to watch starcraft 2 videos with headphones on so he doesn’t ruin the game for me. He doesn’t understand how important surprises are to me. If I hear something about a movie before I see it, (or something else to that effect) all I do is sit in the theater and wait for that part, so I’m not really enjoying the movie, I’m just waiting for that “SUPER FUNNY PART WHERE I WAS ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING..NO SERIOUSLY DUDE, I WAS, ASK HIM, DUDE TELL HIM.. WASN’T I ON THE FLOOR? YEAH. SEE? GO WATCH IT.” part.

I hope that made sense to at least on person on the internet.

GOODBYE. I HAVE ONE MORE MOUNTAIN OF COKE TO SNIFF.

Bagel, cream cheese, MUSHROOMz? I am eating that in the picture above, and half eating it now while I type.
School is pretty awesome right now. I&#8217;m like 10 years ahead in (X)HTML class, the guy next to me is in awe of my ability. I don&#8217;t know if it&#8217;s that I know a lot, or that I&#8217;m a girl&#8230;I GUESS BEING A CREEPY SHUT-IN DURING HIGH SCHOOL ACTUALLY PAID OFF? NOW EVEN THE SUPER N3RDZ ARE JEALOUS, I guess it&#8217;s time for suicide. OR MAYBE I&#8217;LL JUST MAKE A WEBSITE ABOUT IT, Since I have that ability.
"CSS IS GOING TO EXPLODE MY MIND. WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ONNN!?!?!?"
&#8212;-give me a break. it&#8217;s all easy. it&#8217;s always the same stuff, same result. which is weird because I never understood math. I guess the visual element with html (previewing in a browser) is the reason. Math and I have a long standing rivalry.
hahaa would have been really gay of me to name Gary &#8216;Math&#8217; when I played Poke&#8217;mon? I think that would have been a new low, even for me.
I need some sort of medication, I&#8217;m always so scatter brained, it makes it hard to know when to start a new paragraph, nothing in my head is in order, maybe that is the reason I will never be a comedian, not that I wanted to be one in the first place, I just know rule one in the &#8216;wow you are so funny&#8217; hand book is to REALLY sell it, actually tell the punch line at the end. most of the time when I tell a story, I get bored half way through, kinda like this post, I&#8217;m pretty sure this post went from math to Pokemon&#8212;WELL&#8230;Pokemon is from Japan, Asians are smart, they are good at math, there you go. you thought I couldn&#8217;t do it, but I did. it just takes a little IN-VEST-TEA-GAY-SHUN. I am also a pretty good speller, if that wasn&#8217;t obvious already.
"I HOPE YOUR BRAIN ISN&#8217;T AS DUMB AS YOUR LEGS, JUST DON&#8217;T ENTER YOUR LEGS IN A SPELLING BEE"
That is the quote that I keep with me always, from a little show on adult swim. it is so random that it made me feel at home, and that maybe, I can be successful, even in the imbalanced state I&#8217;m in. BIG LOL&#8217;s OVER HERE.
don&#8217;t you think it&#8217;s funny how &#8216;LOL&#8217; has become a household name of sorts? I mean, when I started using the internet, (which was when I was about 7) none of that bullshit existed. I still fondly remember the Dr.Phil episodes that would explain all the acronyms of the internet. NOW EVERYONE IS AWARE. thank god for Dr. Phil, I swear. I don&#8217;t know where I&#8217;d be without my LOL&#8217;s today. Writing it out is just plain foolish.
"BUT HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO JACK OFF LATER IF I HAVE CARPEL TUNNEL.?? I HAVE TO SAVE MY ENERGY!"
That is a quote I can imagine many people saying, &#8220;WHY WOULDN&#8217;T YOU SPELL IT OUT?&#8221; is what my question is, maybe then you would realize how stupid it is. I remember when a simple &#8216;HaHa&#8217; would suffice. NOT ANYMORE. WE ARE NOT PRIMITIVE BEINGS, WE NEED TO SAVE LETTERS, THERE IS ONLY 26 OF THEM AFTER ALL.
Hey, remember when I said I couldn&#8217;t be a comedian?LOL

Bagel, cream cheese, MUSHROOMz? I am eating that in the picture above, and half eating it now while I type.

School is pretty awesome right now. I’m like 10 years ahead in (X)HTML class, the guy next to me is in awe of my ability. I don’t know if it’s that I know a lot, or that I’m a girl…I GUESS BEING A CREEPY SHUT-IN DURING HIGH SCHOOL ACTUALLY PAID OFF? NOW EVEN THE SUPER N3RDZ ARE JEALOUS, I guess it’s time for suicide. OR MAYBE I’LL JUST MAKE A WEBSITE ABOUT IT, Since I have that ability.

"CSS IS GOING TO EXPLODE MY MIND. WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ONNN!?!?!?"

—-give me a break. it’s all easy. it’s always the same stuff, same result. which is weird because I never understood math. I guess the visual element with html (previewing in a browser) is the reason. Math and I have a long standing rivalry.

hahaa would have been really gay of me to name Gary ‘Math’ when I played Poke’mon? I think that would have been a new low, even for me.

I need some sort of medication, I’m always so scatter brained, it makes it hard to know when to start a new paragraph, nothing in my head is in order, maybe that is the reason I will never be a comedian, not that I wanted to be one in the first place, I just know rule one in the ‘wow you are so funny’ hand book is to REALLY sell it, actually tell the punch line at the end. most of the time when I tell a story, I get bored half way through, kinda like this post, I’m pretty sure this post went from math to Pokemon—WELL…Pokemon is from Japan, Asians are smart, they are good at math, there you go. you thought I couldn’t do it, but I did. it just takes a little IN-VEST-TEA-GAY-SHUN. I am also a pretty good speller, if that wasn’t obvious already.

"I HOPE YOUR BRAIN ISN’T AS DUMB AS YOUR LEGS, JUST DON’T ENTER YOUR LEGS IN A SPELLING BEE"

That is the quote that I keep with me always, from a little show on adult swim. it is so random that it made me feel at home, and that maybe, I can be successful, even in the imbalanced state I’m in. BIG LOL’s OVER HERE.

don’t you think it’s funny how ‘LOL’ has become a household name of sorts? I mean, when I started using the internet, (which was when I was about 7) none of that bullshit existed. I still fondly remember the Dr.Phil episodes that would explain all the acronyms of the internet. NOW EVERYONE IS AWARE. thank god for Dr. Phil, I swear. I don’t know where I’d be without my LOL’s today. Writing it out is just plain foolish.

"BUT HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO JACK OFF LATER IF I HAVE CARPEL TUNNEL.?? I HAVE TO SAVE MY ENERGY!"

That is a quote I can imagine many people saying, “WHY WOULDN’T YOU SPELL IT OUT?” is what my question is, maybe then you would realize how stupid it is. I remember when a simple ‘HaHa’ would suffice. NOT ANYMORE. WE ARE NOT PRIMITIVE BEINGS, WE NEED TO SAVE LETTERS, THERE IS ONLY 26 OF THEM AFTER ALL.

Hey, remember when I said I couldn’t be a comedian?LOL