Monday, December 24, 2012

Ode to 'Nog...

That'd be a pint and a half o' the stuff... Yumz!
I chug this ‘Nog because it is yummy.
Over the tongue and down into the tummy.
Available only once a year,
It’s certainly sure to bring lots of cheer.
Well – that is unless you’re icky;
One of those weirdoes who’s super picky?
Perhaps you just don’t realize what you’re-a missin’!
So set down your fanny and have a good listen.
Egg-Nog should be savored and sipped.
It’s a crème-a-la-crème so unlike reindeer chips…
Creamy and thick, like a shake made of milk,
It’ll sit on your tongue and feel softer than silk.
Because of its rarity this drink can be expensive.
Nonetheless this is no time to be pensive
‘Nog is a drink fit for the highest of class.
Pleablings and peasants ought better to pass.
But if you feel ready for a treat that is treaty,
Something so tasty for you and your sweetie.
I’d suggest drinkin’ a keg of the ol’ ‘Nog.
But savor it slow, don’t be a big hog!
Merry Christmas, friends, family, and fellow hooligans!

Friday, December 14, 2012

An adventure...

Well, it's finally here and Matty and I will be off to pick up a friend, and then we three will be headed to the cinemas. Imax 3D will be waiting for us. We’ll be meeting another friend there, and the four of us will be watching The Hobbit together. We would have gone at midnight this morning, but work has been calling me in at midnight through holiday season, so that was a no-go.

Still – it ought to be immense amounts of fun! We're all really looking forward to it. I’ll be wearing my cosplay costume. Because I’m a dedicated nerd. It took me months to put it together and I still can’t believe I went through all the effort. (Actually I should be shouting out to PatricksPens over at ShirtWoot! for his beautiful artwork on this shirt. I really like his style. Oh - and the content choice, of course!)


It’ll be a long day for me, though, mostly 'cause I’ve been up since 10:30 last night. How will I be able to keep my eye-lids from unconsciously closing you might ask? Well - with a little help from a life-line of mine… Mountain Dew. I’m on a Mountain Dew binge. I’ve already drank several pints of the stuff and am ready for even more consumption. I've got a couple cases of assorted-sized cans, so I should be well-stocked. If one were to ask me, I’d tell him that Mountain Dew is the best carbonated drink available to man-kind. The stuff is just so great.

I cannot wait! This is going to be one immaculate night! Whoo! (Many apologies for this post and its apparent mindlessness. I really am a sane person... on most occasions.)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sketchbook Pages...

            It’s been some time since I posted anything related to drawing on this blog. I noticed that my sketch pad is nearly full. I’ll certainly need to replace it soon with a fresh, new one from my local arts and crafts store. I’ve always found it enjoyable to go back and skim through my sketch pads when they’re full. Primarily I do this because it’s nice to see the advancement in skill apparent in the drawings from the first page to the last. Sometimes it’s really quite painful to look on my older work. I recently scanned through my drawing pad and thought I’d post some highlights from its contents. These are a few of my favorites.

A WWI dogfighter. Perhaps inspired by the film Flyboys.

Meant to be simplistic. A cigar-chomping sharpshooter.
I have no words...
"Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor!"

More simplicity. Apocalypse survivors just chillin’...

            So there you have it! They’re not in any particular order, and some are much older than others. Some have a more finished look to them, while others are sketches and never meant to be touched up or given complication of any kind. I do so adore the look of black and white pencil sketches and drawings, though. I think pencil drawings may be my favorite visual arts media available to mankind. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to do some more drawings soon.