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My Relationship with Lettuce

Lettuce insists on being part of every sandwich that I make. It can often be difficult to deal with Lettuce’s clinginess  and that causes a lot of tension between us.

Lettuce hates being alone. It gets upset when I leave it in the fridge, who isn’t very happy with me at the moment!

Lettuce is charismatic and gets along great my other food friends.

Having said that, Lettuce doesn’t like the unhealthy foods at all (seductive as they are).

Even though I don’t always make the right choices in life, I know that I’ll always have Lettuce to fall back on.

Lettuce isn’t on very good terms with me at the moment because I called it ‘Cabbage’ by mistake.

Despite our quarrels, Lettuce is good for me. I love Lettuce very much.

NOTE: I want to apologise for some of the drawings in this post. I know that they’re not up to the same standard as usual and for this I really am sorry. Drawing all these on a touch pad one after the other can be hard on the fingers (it’s mostly all the writing that does it)! It does make my hand ache awfully. Thankfully, I’ve got a graphics tablet on its way so this should make this a lot easier and I’ll be able to post more often hopefully! Also, I’m feeling pretty excited because I’ve wanted a tablet for years!

HELP: Flash Export

I’ve recently started using Flash which is pretty fun, but agonisingly time-consuming. In any case, when I export what I’ve done, even though Flash uses vector graphics, the exported ‘movie’ (we say film here) is pixelated and I can’t change it. If anyone knows why this is happening, I’d love some help!

Also, I can’t play SWF files, I’d love some help with that too!

In any case, here’s my first test as a GIF; I was just testing out movement and emotion while getting a general feel for the program. It won’t play on the page (even though it plays in the ‘Edit Post’ box), but if you click on it, a new window will open and it’ll play there.

P.S. I’m using Flash 8

 

Post-haste

I’m not quite sure why this is, but for some reason or another, whenever I buy something online that has an estimated delivery date, said date is never the actual date on which my package arrives.

While the first couple of days are bearable, eventually hope and patience begin to wear thin.

Soon, all I can think about is when the item will arrive.

By the fifth day, I’m almost at breaking point: I go from being distressed at the fact that my package still hasn’t arrived to being angry that the estimated delivery date has grossly lied to me.

And then comes that inevitable and barren day on which there is no hope at all for a delivery.

Then the fear that my package could have got lost hits me. I could easily have mistyped my address on the delivery form, it’s not an unheard of scenario.

Usually, the package dies arrive eventually, but the story doesn’t always end happily. The situation on the 10th day (below) is actually fictional, but I have missed delivery dates many times in the past on account of the EDD being inaccurate.

Incidentally, I have a package that due to be delivered tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Hare Painting

As always, it was difficult to photograph it without it catching too much light. Let me know what you think as this is going to be a present for someone.

HELP ME PLEASE, COMPUTER EXPERTS!

Basically, I’m about to start doing some course in graphics/animation etc and I wanted a really good laptop for it, especially since I don’t have my own and I think it’d be unfair to use someone else’s and take up all their HDD space.

I did some research on the best that isn’t Mac to serve my specific purpose and the result seems to be the Dell XPS 15 (that’s within my £500-£600 budget).

However, I came across a cheap 2008 Mac that has the same amount of HDD space and RAM that I wanted (500GB/4GB) and I know that Macs are supposed to be incredible, having said that, the Dell looks a lot more modern and appealing, despite my love of all things white (the Dell has a white cover though, which is a bonus).

My conundrum is as follows: is a 2008 Mac better than a 2011 Dell?

Dell:

XPS L501X

Processor : Intel i5-460M(2.53GHz)
4096MB (2×2048) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel
Hard Drive : 640GB 2.5inch Serial ATA II (7.200 Rpm) Hard Drive
Display : 15.6 HD WLED True-Life (1366×768) with 2.0 Mega Pixel
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT420M
Integrated Camera
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64 BIT)
Optical Drive 8X DVD+/-RW Drive

Brand New Sealed Box
Dell Warranty

£489

Mac:

MacBook White ( 13-inch, Late 2008)
In Very Good Condition
Comes boxed with a charger and the remote control
Apple Care Expiration Date: Jan 20, 2012

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: MacBook
Model Identifier: MacBook4,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.1 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 800MHz
Hard Drive: 500GB

£400

HELP ME PLEASE! I want to buy as soon as possible!

EDIT: I went with the Dell, in the end. Thank you to everyone who helped me make this decision!

Back in the Swing

It’s a new year and I’m really sorry that I’ve not been in touch for a while. In short, I’ve not had a decent internet connection for the past however long because I’ve been back at home for a while. I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year (which reminds me, I really ought to change the festive header which is now no longer appropriate)! In any case, this isn’t a real post; I was just letting you all know what’s been going on and I plan to resume my blog and catch up with you all as soon as I can (although it’s going to take some time getting used to drawing on the touch-pad again). Naturally, there’s a ridiculous volume of posts and comments for me to sift through because you’ve all been beavering away, and I’m not sure if I will be able to read all of your stuff, but I’ll do my best – even if it takes me a year.

So, what have you been up to?

 

Parrot Gaming

Whenever Luke plays Halo online, he gets very angry at his team-mates to the point where he will shout in an irritatingly loud and in a shrill way at the television; he doesn’t even use a headset or a microphone so it isn’t as if the other people can hear him.

I really don’t like loud noises so Luke’s ridiculous outbursts can be really annoying; however, despite the eardrum-destroying nature of the screeches, they can be amusing at times:

Still, if you ever see CU1V3RN4T0R online, try not to piss him off – for my sake.