Thursday, December 25


Hello, Japan.

Sunday, December 21


It's been a while, I left my computer at school which explains my absence. The only connection to the internet I have is my mom's laptop, which is almost unbearable to use. Adults just can't keep smoothly running computers. I still can't believe I pulled off those final projects, I don't think I've ever stretched anything that close. And as it turns out, not sleeping isn't as bad as you'd think. I'm gonna get back into that when I return, I was probably the most productive I've ever been. Break's been nice, went to Disneyland twice already and had our Christmas party. I want to see all of you more, it seems like there just isn't enough time. I leave for Tokyo in 4 days, and then when I return in January I'm heading pretty much straight back to Rhode Island. When I get back to my apartment in the new year I should have plenty of time and plenty of pictures to share, so that will be fun. And, I still have to put up those Disneyworld pictures. Anyways, I'll try to get on the internet occasionally while I'm gone, and hopefully get at least one more post up before I get back to RI. And for all of you that I won't see, Happy Holidays///

Wednesday, December 3

A week of no sleep and awkward meals. See you Thursday, perhaps.

Monday, November 24

Alex and Joseph made apple pie

So excited for Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 19


Lip-sync exercise. The reason that I had no time to sleep or post a few weeks ago. (Thanks for the voice Joseph!)

Sunday, November 16

Forty years on, McCartney wants the world to hear 'lost' Beatles epic

George Harrison said it was too avant-garde. Now Sir Paul says the time has come to release 1967's 'Carnival of Light'

Link to Article

Wednesday, November 12

What I Miss From Home

Freshly boiled peanuts and hours of late night drone. My dogs, my one and only audience. Oh how I miss the summer.

Tuesday, November 11

Ski Trip

From 2nd Semester 2D Design with Charlie Clough. Seems fitting for what I'm doing now.

Monday, November 10

Painting on Glass Exercise

Fuck this shits hard.

Sunday, November 9

Friday, November 7

Pumpkin Pie

Gianna made pumpin pie earlier this year. I kind of helped. All hand made! We wanted to cook the seeds, but no one knew how to, so we cooked one batch in a pan and put the rest in the oven. The pan ones were better. Now that thanksgiving is coming up, I think more pies are called for.

Thursday, November 6

Completed Paper Cutout Puppets

I haven't been posting much due to my lack of sleep/dysfunctional computer. Hopefully this will change.

Sunday, October 26

Old Baby Walk Test

Wednesday, October 22

Lily's Grilled Cheese

Lily's dual grilled cheeses. Mine (green) was cheddar, hers (yellow), i believe, was jarlsberg. I give it an A+.

Tuesday, October 21


Friday, October 17

Puppet Part II-VI

Part II
Wire + Balsa Wood Armature
Part III
Foam Body
Part IV
Pantyhose Skin
Part V
Latex, Paint, and Clothing
Part VI
Final Puppet with Clothing

Thursday, October 16

Did you know

That little girl?

Sunday, October 12

Temporary Hiatus

I had a surprise,
what a pleasant surprise.
But the surprise is gone now,
I guess I'll go back to blogging,
or something like that.

Monday, October 6

A Tribute to Spike's: The Final Meals

Dylan's Dog
It was called like a '69 Chevy or something I think. Melted cheese, bacon, honey mustard. Not my favorite hot dog I've gotten from there, but still delicious (of course, how could it not be)

Joseph's Dog
Ill have to ask him what was on it, because i really have no recollection. From the picture, I would say bacon, mustard, and cheese, although im sure theres more to it than that because I know he didnt get what I got.

Lily's Dog
Hers was something like the Lone Ranger I think. It had BBQ sauce.

Its a shame i cant remember the names of everything everyone had, because im sure they were all clever puns of some sort, and i think this blog could use more puns. Oh well. And after looking at this blog, i have to say that this food is very yellow.

Sunday, October 5

Puppet Part I

Current sick status: Painfully runny nose, potentially small fever

Saturday, October 4

So my sickness has been subsiding. I plan to be back to normal hopefully by tomorrow. In the meantime since ive been gone, ive been on a rampage all week trying to get my computer re-fixed. I decided to reformat and reinstall another copy of windows last saturday, and all was going well. it was running beautifully as a matter of fact, until sunday, when it all went to hell, and basically have had no good working copy of windows since then. Ive spent the past week battling it (along with my fever), and finally fixed the problem today only by completely reformatting everything i had done, making my efforts last week useless. But at least i have a working platform again.

i picked up a cheap trigger finger from craigslist today. im really excited about that.

ive also changed the way i do my noise diaries. I got a tumblr which im uploading basically everything i do to, rather than the occasional noise diary that i post on here. it more sketchy and just sort of a way for me to keep track of things, but if i actually put a lot of work into a song or something itll still most likely be noted here. its moslty for people like lei. and by people like lei i mean pretty just just lei. i also have a tumblr for art stuff too now, but chances are anything art that goes on there will be here as well. anyways, is where the fatness is at.

Wednesday, October 1


Thursday, September 25

Birthday Mochi

So my sister's boyfriend is a half-blood as well, although his family is legit Japanese-cultured (i believe his parents are both professors in Japanese at universities). So his mother (the Japanese one of the two) made my parents some fresh mochi for their birthdays. At least I think it was for their birthdays. It was for some special occasion. The point is, we had fresh homemade mochi that was handmade that morning. They even made the box and packaging and everything. My sister calls them a super family, because they're supposed to be pretty amazing. I think she's right.

Tuesday, September 23

RISD 2008

I've been back at RISD for a while now, and ive been about doing various things here and there. But as an official (late) start off of the school year, here's my current schedule. For those of you that haven't asked yet, I declared Film/Animation/Video as my major. We'll see how it goes, I have mixed feelings.

TIME, LIGHT AND SOUND with Burleigh Smith


HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY with Sarah Taylor

INTRO TO ANIMATION with Agnieszka Woznicka

STOP MOTION ANIMATION with Agnieszka Woznicka

HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY with Sarah Taylor



So, compared to last year, I have a pretty laid back schedule. And so far, FAV is pretty light in the work department, so I've had a bit of free time. Which is nice, but odd. It's especially odd after last year. I'll have some (moving) work up soon, as well as more RISD thoughts. And Disneyworld!

Wednesday, September 17

Life Drawing 2

Patty Gunther, First Semester Drawing

Friday, September 12

Coming Home Pt.II: Now With 50% More Mountains

So I left off the last blog in Kansas. Basically everything else in Kansas looked like this:
Oh yeah, they also have Dinosaur gasoline in Kansas, which i thought was pretty cool. It actually started to rain ridiculously hard while we were passing through. So hard we had to wait it out at a gas station for a while while it settled down. Luckily guy decided to buy those new windshield wipers, or we would have been stranded. And there were TORNADOES coming. We just missed them by a few hours though, and then we were out of kansas.

Introducing: Colorado

There were more plains in colorado.

There were other cars, too.

They even have a Purina Puppy Chow factory.

We eventually reached the mountains, which had adorable little mountain towns that looked like something out of Disneyland. A much appreciated change from all of the flat lands we'd been driving through.

Of course, where there are mountains there is rain. And lots of tunnels too.

Eventually we reached the middle of the mountains, where we decided to stop for lunch at this wonderful place called Q4U BBQ. It was one of the only places open, due to the holiday weekend--it must have been fate that led us there. While we were waiting for our food I took a picture of Guy and Guy took a picture of me. He stole my color for some reason. I think this is the only existing picture of me to prove i was on this trip.

I had a BBQ Beef sandwich with french fries and a coke. It was one of the better meals I've had this year. Guy had the BBQ turkey. He also got some homemade beef jerky they had sitting in a jar on the counter, which was totally rad.

You were required to pass through a roundabout to get back on the highway. There was a moose statue in the middle of it.

And then we were on our way down the mountains.

We eventually reached these sweet rocks that looked like something out of Grand Turismo 4. But it was better, because it was in real life.

There was even an old-timey train passing along the mountain path, which was made along a river. It was the perfect setting for a train robbery to take place.

We stopped to get gas at a station that had this sculpture sitting outside in the back by an ice machine. I thought it was marvelous.

There was this tiny little mining-looking town on the bank of the river. Complete with its own dam.

We eventually escaped the mountains. This is the ass-view of the mountains.

And then we left colorful colorado. Ignore me.

Then lots of shit happened in Utah, but I dont really have any pictures. There was a pretty sunset though.

We stayed at a little motel in some town whose name i cant remember, but there was this amazing antiquey store on the way there that had this outside.

Then Nevada. You know, I've never really ever thought of deserts as pretty things. Nor have I ever thought that I would have seen one and been like "wow." However, I have to say, damn, Nevada is really pretty. I can see why the Indians liked it so much out there.

Somewhere along the highway in Nevada we stopped in Los Vegas and visited Guy's cousin (?). He has a very nice house. We then worked our way down to the strip and took a break from driving and actually walked around a bit. It was my first time in Vegas. It seemed like a Disneyland for adults. And God, it was ridiculously hot. We mostly walked around casinos and looked at stuff. I got a drink at one point because I was feeling dehydrated. We visited an arcade, played In the Groove. After considering spending the night, we decided to cut town and keep driving. Photos of this part of the trip exist somewhere, but not on my camera. We cut the corner of Arizona.

This was about all we saw.

After that it was just a quick drive through CA before we were home in LA. And i slept in my sweet, sweet bed, whom I had missed dearly.

So that was the drive back home, and now that I've gotten this out of the way, I can get on with my life of RISD posts. Oh, and DISNEYWORLD.