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So today Miguel and I came home from the pizza shop.

And there was a pest control truck parked in our driveway.  Oh yay.  With all the damn stray cats our landlords keep letting into the basement, I wonder what else got in.  The delicious stank of skunk in the air told the tale.

Anyway, I was SO TEMPTED to put my suit on and wait by the truck, and when the guy came out say "So, I hear yer lookin' fer me?"

And it would have been hillarious until he pulled out a gun and shot me in my suit cause we live in the ghetto.  BUT THEN I realised that would be the best youtube video ever and I am sorry I didn't get shot by a pest control man in my suit today on film.

Sorry guys.  You'll have to watch baby getting kicked in the face some more instead. :(

I had that dream again...

That dream where I need to dial 911 for help and I just cant, or no one comes to help.

Mary's Snack Review 12-16-09

Today I will be trying and reviewing a snack I picked up at Mitsuwa Marketplace in Chicago, IL.

Yes, I bought it because it was cute and it was strawberry. With my Japanese comprehension abilities at 3%-5% depending, I wanted to play it safe on which snack I picked from this giant kingdom of Asian goodness!

So, let's tear into this baby!

Very strong strawberry smell! Smells like juice. XD Upon first bite, it reminds me very much of cereal. They are little corn based puffs coated in a strawberry cream coating. Pretty yummy! The consistency is slightly damp... but I can overlook that, it's minor.

Not a very thorough review, more of a recommendation. ;)
Grade: A-
Would snack again! :D
I just got a nifty little coupon code I'd like to share for Lulu.com - the place that sells "Mice Comics" for me.

Essentially, this coupon gives you free shipping on one paperback (make sure you select mail delivery, not UPS or it will charge you a fortune). Feel free to use it on any book, not just mine... but if you wanna' use it on mine, Horray! ;D

Buy one Lulu paperback or calendar and get a discount equal to the cost of shipping.

Enter code:
MAILSHIP1
at checkout.

Offer valid 12/7/09, USD only.

And you can find Mice Comics here: http://stores.lulu.com/micecomics


Hmmm what do we have here..



http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/11/05/cleveland.bodies.identified/index.html


Yep yep yep...

Let me just Google something here..

Driving directions to Imperial Ave, Cleveland, OH 44120
9.3 mi – about 17 mins

Yep.  Yeeeeeppppp.



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Skechbook Auction! And MFF Badges!

I've never done this before, but I am in need of funds to prepare for MFF, so I decided to test out a sketchbook auction!

Check it out here:
http://www.furbuy.com/auctions/1012703.html

The prices are significantly lower than what I would charge for original, non digital pieces, especially marker art, so hopefully it's a good opportunity for someone!

Also, I am taking pre orders for badges for MFF pickup as well, info in my FA journal here:
http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/1003258/

Badge pre order slots are unlimited until Nov. 15th!

:)

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Ha ha cool

So I am listening to some music from 20 years ago... stuff that I couldn't remember if I listened to back in the day when I was a young Mary in grade school... and I know all the words.  I forgot these songs existed, the names don't sound familiar... but I can sing along. 

Is this a sign of old age?

And the insomnia begins...

Well well well

0__0



Great, Big Brother's watching me...


It feels so great...

...yay one page completed.  At least 49 to go.  Thrown in a file to never see the light of day until I can somehow complete the rest.

blargh.

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Sketch Sale!

I'm gonna' give my LJ readers a first crack at this if there is any interest.   I'll be putting it up on FA in a few days...  I want to do a massive amount of sketch commissions, cause I need to get my money's worth outta' this cintiq tablet! :D


I am now doing high res digital full body sketches for $10 per character!  This sale is good until the end of August.
Info right this way!Collapse )

One of these things...



Poll #1444160 Which One Is Real?

Which of these creatures is most likely to exist?

The Mothman
0(0.0%)
Bigfoot
5(23.8%)
The Evil Grimace
6(28.6%)
Longhorn Cattle
9(42.9%)
Thunderbird
1(4.8%)


I'll tell you one thing, it sure as hell ain't a longhorn cattle. Everytime I try to find one, they mysteriously aren't there.


(Btw, I went to the fair AND the museum!!)

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Hmmmmm...

What should I do today?  I have 3 choices!

1.  The fair is in town!
http://www.cuyfair.com/

Pros: I love fairs!  I can eat gyros and look at the animals.  And the fair only comes once a year! :D
Things they have: (Oh crap look at this weird stuff!)
Banana Derby - Dogback Riding Monkeys
Alpacas of Ohio
Mechanical Milking Cow
Old Time Mining Operation
First Bite Fishing Tank
Cimmaron - Texas Longhorn Exhibit (OH MY GOSH!  I COULDN'T EVEN FIND LONGHORNS IN TEXAS!  AHHHHH!)
Hypnotist - Mike Bishop

Cons: 
I am really poor right now, and the fair would cost the most money.  Plus, it is supposed to be a little hot today.

2. The Zoo!

http://www.clemetzoo.com/

Pros:
They have an animatronic Dinosaur exhibit!  I love animatronic dinosaur exhibits!  I can get in for FREE because I have a membership that doesn't expire until the end of the month.

Cons:
The zoo is literally 5 minutes from my house and I can go any time...  And it's supposed to be hot today...

3.  The Art Museum!
http://www.clevelandart.org/

Pros:  It is also free to get in!  They just opened the east wing, which is full of cool Asian stuffs and has been under renovation for a while now.  Plus, it is air conditioned!

Cons:  I can go any time, as it is only a short jaunt on the highway.


Ahhhhh!  Do I sacrifice money for the fair?  I love the fair!  :C  But I love anamatronic Dinos too!
*rolls*

I have an hour to decide...

The fair might win... but it doesn't open til noon and I've been awake since 5pm YESTERDAY.  :O

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Sometimes...

...I remember that time I was on Dr. Phil.



I don't even know why I was there.

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Please rip my foot off.

I got bit or stung by something in the field last week at a picnic I went to.  All of the sudden it hurt really bad then left a small red dot.  I assumed it was a bee, since I never got stung by one on my life... but the strange thing it it was under the folded part of my sock, and I saw no insect there.

It got a little puffy, but then I didn't notice it anymore.  Now, it's been itching like CRAZY since yesterday and I can't freaking stand it.

This might happen to me!

http://www.imgdump.info/data/media/373/066.jpg


:(

PokeCard! :D :D :D




My current team! :D

Purin - Jigglypuff, Shiny and very hacked. :D  My little pride and joy.
Soshi - Swellow
Omen - Absol
Kyuu - Shaymin
Mohan - Raikou
Solei - Lapras

Each one hand-raised to lvl 100.  Yay! <3  If anyone wants to trade or kill me in battle sometime, I collect Pokemon with nicknames!  I'm obsessivly picky with nickname format...  be warned.  :D

Also...  I'm shy with the voice feature.  :P


uggggs

Must stay focused.

Must stop screwing around.

Uggggh.

Where was I last night?


I saw these guys 19 years ago in the exact same place. :)  *love*

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Pssst...! Con Badges! :D


No, Mary is not flashing.  Geeze people.


I haven't really been posting commission stuff here, since FA keeps me pretty busy, but since there are folks here who don't use FA, I thought I'd pass along that I am taking con badge preorders for Anthrocon!  I am also taking mail order badges for a limited time.
BADGE INFO HERE! :DCollapse )

ALL SLOTS ARE CLOSED FOR NOW!

Lets party.

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Ha ha this *just* happened

So I'm sitting here at my desk and I hear chatter chatter chatter outside... I look over, and see this guy out the window:



Lucky for me, my camera was sitting right next to me, so I pointed it at him and he came over to investigate.  Sorry about the quality, taken through glass and a screen, not to mention I couln't spend too much time focusing.  This is with NO zoom, btw.  :D

Ha ha.  He hung around for a bit, then got bored.  Funny guy. :3

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Mary's Soda Review - 5-9-2009

As mentioned a few times here in my journal, one of my hobbies is tasting new sodas! I always love when "The Big Guys" bring out something new... here's what we have today! :D


FINALLY!  Pepsi's decided to actually use sugar instead of HFCS.  My previous post, concerning Pepsi Natural, was a disappointment, but happily, this is not the case.

Throwback.

Both the Mt. Dew and Pepsi taste great - the Dew actually tastes a bit smoother.  The Pepsi has a *slight* watery taste to it, but I imagine that's because I am used to the syrupy usual taste.

Also, need I mention the sweet logo designs?

I picked these up in Novi, Michigan after FCN, but found the product has made it's way to Cleveland as well.  If it's in your area, I recommend buying it!  It's my assumption that it will be discontinued after the summer.  I hope not, but nothing good ever lasts.  <=)

VERDICT:  PASSED!  A+

Tranquil

Finally

It's coming.


I can't believe it. :)


More news as soon as it arrives!  :D :D :D :D

EDIT:  NOT JAGGERS.  GROSS.

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Thanks, Buybacks!

Roxette - Joyride
Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl
MC Hammer - Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em

1.99 Each.

What a wonderful find. :D

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Jaws was never my scene...

It's in my HOUSE!  :D



Ha ha, It never occurred to me what a pain in the neck it is to get it up and down the steep narrow stairs...  XD

Took it for a ride - was the first time I road a bike in like 15 years...  Fun!  :D  I was a bit confused on the breaks, this is just a cruiser so you pedal backwards like a kid's bike.  So that will take getting used to.  I didn't die though!

Bike! <3

As soon as...

...I have an extra 100 dollars hanging around - this will be mine. :3



zoom zoom zoom!

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Today's Arts and Crafts...

Feeling a little stressed lately, so I decided to do a plushie modification (not the yucky kind!) to this little Charlie Barkin I bought at a flea market about 2 years ago...



Who the heck even thought this resembled Charlie at all?  :P

Here's my modification...


Stuff I did to him...
-Recolored his back fur, nose, fur around eyes, pawpads and hair
-Added his cheekspots!
-Whiskers
-haircut
-new set of eyebrows
-added small stitch to his ear to make it "flop"

I'd have preferred to make him a bit "meaner" looking, but I couldn't get mean eyebrows to work.  I will make him a blue ribbon with the watch attached when I get ribbon. :)  He also needs a fluffier tail.

ARG!

12 ruined buttons.

13 good buttons.

SO FAR.

This button maker is the most frustraiting thing EVER.

Shirt!

Better then the one I was trying to shrink...  But gonna leave the front neck fluff out in the future!


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Mmmmm for a limited time.

This is a great product...


...which is why it is limited time.   Everything I like as a snack is limited time.  :(

Shirt Boilin'

So I got a shirt for the new Mary suit that will be debuting at Furry Fiesta this month... but it's FAR to big - even for a suit!   It's the 3rd shirt I ordered and I am having a heck of a time finding one that fits correctly.

Luckily, it's 100% cotton, so I am shrinking it tonight.  Trying to get consistent hot water in this house for anything (clothes washing, showers, etc.) is hit or miss, so Miguel suggested I heat up the shirt beforehand...


Boiling water - how exciting!  :D :D :D


Steamy! - On the edge of your seat yet?


Ha ha - good thing I didn't like the color anyway... :F

It's going in the dryer for prolonged drying tonight - I hope it works, or poor Mary may be shirtless.  That would be horrifying, trust me.  This exciting entry brought to you by boiling water, INC.

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Hurdy Gurdy

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THREE

Three degrees.  Yes.  It is THREE DEGREES OUTSIDE.

Three.

Space heaters do almost nothing at anything under 20... and it's 3.

3.

3.

*cries*

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Sigh

Just a few days ago...

Miguel: Hey Mary, You know Majel Barrett, right?

Me: NO - please don't tell me she passed away, of all the celeberties to pass away, that would make me really sad!

Miguel: No, they are using her voice again in the new Star Trek movie for the ships' computer.

Me:  Well of course they are, if they weren't, then I'd know for SURE the movie is gonna' suck.  *Happily going along, glad nothing is wrong*

Today...


Miguel: Mary, Majel Barrett died today.

Me: No.  <='(


Dammit.

CHILD BOY

Someone buy this.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=350135910441&Category=86207&_trksid=p3907.m29&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D1

TOMMY RUGRATS OR ANY CHILD CHARACTER MASCOT COSTUME - PREVIOUSLY RENTED - THIS IS A LARGE FIBERGLASS HEAD (FULL MASK) ALSO HAS SHIRT AND CLOTH DIAPER FOR ADULTS TO WEAR.  WE BOUGHT FOR $375 BRAND NEW. THIS IS IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE- HAS SOME SCRATCHES ON HEAD BUT NO BIG CRACKS OR DENTS.  WILL PASS FOR ANY CHILD OR BABY CHARACTER - BUSINESS, DAY CARE, PARADE OR SINGING TELEGRAMS.



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Wow what a year

This is definately a personal journal, to remember stuff.  :)

So there are a lot of things I am thankful for on Thanksgiving - mostly that I survived the last 12 months without going insane completely...  Here is a summary of my past year:

a year in reviewCollapse )

yum yum

delicious

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! :D

*grumble grumble*

*grumble grumble*
I have to be a feasox today.
*grumble grumble*

Unsolved...

So while I've been working on art and stuff, I leave youtube running on various things...

I have been watching every Unsolved Mysteries segment I can find that has to do with murder mystery stuff, kidnappings, and just general creepy crime incidents.  Why?  I have NO IDEA.  Interesting, I guess.

Needless to say, since I'm home by myself all day, I've been freaking myself out over every noise.  Ha ha, I'm a wimp.  So I decided to stop watching it, and watch something funny today instead.

Turn on TV, ugh, I hate TV...  there is never anything good on.  Oh, Married With Children can be amusing background noise, sure!  I think.  La la, go about my artwork ha ha happy...

OH NO!

What comes on next?  Unsolved Mysteries.  What the heck!!!?  And I can't turn it off cause it's freaking addictive!

Sigh

I'd kill for an extra thousand dollars to just blow on this right now...

http://cgi.ebay.com/THORN-Tales-from-the-Latern-Jeff-Smith-Bone-RARE-comic_W0QQitemZ180299127073QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item180299127073&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318


These only turn up once every 10 years or so... :(

*Checks closed items* OH CRAP NOOOO!  One sold not too long ago for 500!!  ARGH!  Like it matters.  I hate being poor. :P

gross

oh gross.

Red Bull Cola is awful.  It doesn't even have the redeeming factor of being an energy drink.

Sigh - I was so excited too.  NOTHING will ever compare to Jolt.  I guess that's a good thing. :D

Bless you, the Johns.

YAY!

I hardly ever commission anyone - but check out what I got today!  :)
Cheyanne by Haruka on FurAffinity


www.furaffinity.net/view/1668426/

This was done by Haruka on Fur Affinity!  Here's the original image so you can see more of their art!

And then I got this!

Since Mary has little fangs, I often play around that she's a Dracula (even though that's not really true - and Vampires actually bore me to death ha ha!) - but what a great Halloween costume!  Line art by Betsy on Fur Affinity,  I added the color myself, the original post is here!

Last but not least, and I didn't get this today, but I got it this weekend.  I was lucky enough to snag a little ink sketch from neogeen  of Cheyanne:

I love Neo's work - I've loved it for a long time.  So I feel pretty lucky to get it. :)  YAY!

What I have seen

We went to this place yesterday: http://www.mckinleymuseum.org/

Here are the things that I saw:

Children being taken "care" of.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v.....admanican1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v.....mannequin2.jpg

Look! I died!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...../marystone.jpg

Miguel gets lifted by a vacuum.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v.....guelvacuum.jpg

I took these 2 for Frazzle - 


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v.....ryuglydoll.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v.....k/childbox.jpg

The main reason for the excursion was to find this:
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/11184

But the museum was in front of the graveyard!  We didn't even know it. :)

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Furbid Auctions

As usual, hocking some wares...  :P

Just started 2 auctions up on furbid - a print lot and an original lot.

http://www.furbid.ws/cgi-bin/auction/vsoa.pl?usernum=4778&seller=Marymouse

Take a look if interested. :)

What's wrong with the world today?

This song made me feel lots better last night...



Thanks to Johnny Tanuki for hooking me up.  :)

Con Badge Commissions Open

I'm offering a little badge sale, and thought I'd post here too, in case anyone is interested. :)

WHAT YOU CAN GET:
-Large Badge - approx. 6" tall- $25 reg.$30
*Large badges have room for more of your character's body, and can include special poses or props
*Samples:
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/1288197/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/1380258/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/1404440/

-Small Badge - 2.5" x 3" - $15 no longer offered at conventions
*Small badges have a head/shoulder shot, but still have room for fun facial expressions
*Samples
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/1593441/

All badges are hand colored and inked, and come laminated with a clip attached.

Turnaround Time 1-2 days, then mailed. If you are going to be at WPAFW this weekend, I can give you your badge on Saturday, otherwise I can mail it to you.

HOW TO ORDER
-Send me an e-mail at mary @ mice comics . com (minus spaces) and tell me what character you'd like drawn, and what size badge you would like. Please be as descriptive as you like.
-I take paypal or a money order by mail. Badges will be worked on in the order they are paid for, no work will begin until payment is made.
-There will be a $2 shipping charge added to the final total of your order. *I ONLY SHIP TO THE U.S. AT THIS TIME.*

I'm also open for all other types of commissions, e-mail for a quote if interested. :)

MICE T Shirts - Do You Want One? :D

(xposted from my FA Journal)

I am trying to make a bit of room in my studio, and I'd like to sell the last few "Mice" T Shirts I have.

This is the design, which is silk screened in white on a black shirt:
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/1257220/

And a graphic of the placement on the shirt:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v.....tsampsmall.gif


I have a new design in the works for next year's con circuit, so this will be the only times these will be printed. I have the following sizes left...

3 - Medium
3 - Large
10 - XL
9 - XXL


Cost is $15 each plus $5 shipping to the USA. TOTAL = $20.00 I take paypal or money order by mail. e-mail me at mary @ mice comics . com (minus spaces) if you'd like one, and I will send you paypal/money order info.

Every t-shirt ordered comes with a FREE button and vinyl sticker!
Sticker and button design:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v.....se/freebie.gif

I need to get some fees paid for next year's cons (yeah, already!) and selling these would help me out big time! :D Thanks for reading!

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