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24th-Aug-2010 09:11 pm - afkbrb
Baby Got Back
Whoa...I'm tired. Today was my first day back to college and it was VERY low key. Since we're a kinda of encapsulated department, it was just the 20 students of my class, the senior year students and the instructors. We just hung out, they told stories and we ate brunch. That will probably be the easiest day of my next 2 years.

And tonight I just finished my Airwolf costume for Dragon*Con. I want to spend the next 6 days working on my BF's costume...we leave for D*C next Friday. I'm at the point of not wanting to sew anymore...making "screen accurate replica costumes" is emotionally draining because it HAS TO BE 100% perfect. o_O It takes the joy out of it. And I don't want to lose the joy of sewing. It took me a long time to find something I felt I was good at...and I'll be damned if a stupid 80's TV show about a guy and his chopper are gonna ruin it for me.

Rant over. Heh.

I'll post pics and a link to my Photobucket after we're back from D*C. I totally forgot to mention Celebration 5 and how awesome it was. Maybe after D*C. If I have time. I'll probably be even more absent from teh Interwebs once school really gets going...but it's a good sacrifice.

Until next time...play nice and I'll see you later.
17th-Jul-2010 04:02 pm - AAAAAHHHHHHH!
Baby Got Back
OMG!


So, Friday we decided NOT to go to Disney and stay home to organize things before the 2 conventions next month. (Star Wars Celebration and Dragon*Con) Around 10am, the phone rings and it's my college. I answer. It's the academic advisor for the Health Sciences department. She wants to know if I'd be interested in a seat in the Radiography program as she has a seat to fill.

...

Seriously, you could'a knocked me over with a feather. No joke. This was the same program I got a letter for saying I DIDN'T get in and had to be an alternate for my 2nd choice class. Now they're giving me my 1st choice. So hell yeah, put me down, I want in!!

*Xander's Snoopy dance*

The advisor calls back about an hour later, she's got bad news. ohnoes!! Do I want the Radiography program (1st choice) or would I rather have a seat in the Radiation Therapy program (2nd choice)?

Like, whoa.

I'm sticking with Radiography because I think the fact that we can see inside the human body is insane. I love what humans come up with.

Needless to say, that phone call made my friggin' YEAR! So glad we didn't go to Disney :D
11th-Jun-2010 05:32 pm - Judy Robinson - Finished! (mostly)
Baby Got Back


Those bust darts are still bugging me...but I'm starting to think (after much fiddling and steam pressing) that it's simply the nature of the fabric and there's nothing I can do about them. Now I just need to remove the stupid flower-power appliques from the boots, Goo-Gone any remaining sticky stuff from them, and I'm 100% done!




One down, 3 more to go!
Baby Got Back
BAD: Friday we went to the Taste of Pinellas festival to see the Huey Lewis and The News concert. We both ate the same thing all day/night except at one point I tried some "crabby sauce" for my crab cake slider while my BF did not. Fast-forward to 2am and I am emptying my stomach into the toilet. Hello food poisoning! I contacted both the festival and the restaurant with no response from the eatery. Thanks.

WORSE: Saturday's mail brought me 2 letters from school regarding my admission into the 2 medical programs I had applied for. Unfortunately, I was denied entry into the radiography program...apparently, you pretty much have to have straight-A's to get into that as we found out from talking to an advisor. My 2nd choice, radiation therapy, I was given the option to be an alternate in the event a place opens up in the next 2 weeks. I found out I am 8th on the alternate's list, so I ain't holdin' my breath for that.

NOT SO BAD: I might be able to get into another school but my feeling is...if all programs require a 4.0 and I can't retake my B classes, then I can never get in. I'm still trying to 2 other schools, however. If nothing else, I may take more classes for pre-reqs for other programs and reapply next year. :(

PRETTY COOL: Sunday we went to a special open housey thing at Best Buy and I got to pick out my bday presents. I got a new camera (Sony DSC-H55, a point and shoot with 10x zoom!) and the Barnes and Noble e-reader, Nook with a $50 gift card for ebooks. I also got accessories and cases for both, the Nook case for free because we didn't get our open house/Premium Rewards member gift. Of course, I don't get to play with anything until my bday.

Today I'm trying to pull myself from my depressed-about-school hole and finishing my Lost in Space dress. The NCIS marathon on USA isn't helping.
3rd-Jun-2010 06:10 pm - Lost in Space costume Judy - update
Baby Got Back
Got most of the dress put together....got the skirt finished and attached to the bodice of the dress. I had to do it in pieces because there is a green underskirt beneath the slit purple overskirt/dress.

All that's left is to make the bias trim (out of this non-creasing polyester), attach it to the top edge of the skirt, around the neckline and around the armholes and put in the zipper. Sounds easy enough.

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I'll try to get a picture of me in the dress next week as I'm having an issue with the darts. Because the fabric doesn't hold a crease practically at all, the bust darts are all poofy. Not sure what I can do about this.
Baby Got Back
Got some progress pictures of my next costume project, Judy Robinson from the original Lost in Space TV series. I'm using Kwik Sew 3576 for a base pattern, just trying to get "close enough" for the dress shape and style. Gotta wash the fabric today before I start cutting out. Until then, enjoy mockup pics!

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Baby Got Back
Day 2 of Lebowski Fest Orlando was a big night for costumes. I thought for sure I would be a shoe-in for the Maude portion of the costume contest, but it didn't happen. Not that I think I'm totally hot stuff...but, frankly, my costume was pretty close to the original for something that was slapped together in less than 8 hours and kinda half-assed. Oh well. I'll blow 'em outta the water next time.

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24th-May-2010 01:42 pm - Goodbye Craphole Island
DesHeartsPenny
It's over.

I've spent the last 6 years of my life following a show, from start to finish, and as frustrating as it was at times, I loved every minute of it. Even now, remembering last night's final episode of LOST brings a certain sadness that's usually reserved for funerals. How appropriate.

I don't watch a lot of television. When I do, I want something that really entertains me. I've always felt that LOST did just that and I will miss it for a long time.
22nd-May-2010 11:50 am - I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski
Baby Got Back
Last night was part 1 of Lebowski Fest Orlando, and it was AWESOME. I was a little worried that 1) no one would be there, 2) jerkoff fratboys would be there, 3) we'd be the only ones in costume.

Luckily, none of this was true and we had a great time hanging with so many Achievers. Apparently, people thought we had some of the best Dude and Maude costumes (pictures next week) and between the band and movie, we had a queue of people wanting pics with us. We also met some cool-ass people who GAVE US floor tickets...so we got to sit instead of the SRO tix we bought. Niiiice.

We didn't get to bed until 3am, and the BF had to be at work at 6am. He's having a rough time of it today but he's a trooper and we'll be heading out for the bowling party as soon as he's off work. Tonight we'll be doing our Gutterballs Dude and Maude...I can't wait!
14th-May-2010 07:52 pm - Upcoming projects
Baby Got Back
Well, it's only about 15 weeks until Dragon*Con so I better get started on costumes...because the list is loooong. And Lebowski Fest Orlando is next week...so I really better get started!

But first, a cut!

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