Some of you have noticed a lonely new betta in my Flickr stream, which I intended to blog about a few weeks ago. So here, a little bit late, is my latest fish rescue, who is currently nameless:
Why is he nameless? Well, when I bought this fellow some 3 weeks ago he was on his last leg (er- fin) at the pet store. Enter Weird Fact #1 about me - I like to buy sad, unhealthy looking fish at the pet store. It's weird. My heart goes out to them, I know they're about to die and I just want to give them a clean bowl to spend their last hours. However, what's happened the last few times I've done this is - they're so happy they live for a year or two! This little fish is doing much better now - he has a huge bubble nest and is eating like a horse. So now it's time to give him a name.
Some of you inquired about my shoe rehab, which I didn't thoroughly explain. "What's this?" Some of you may have wondered - "is Floresita also a part-time shoe cobbler? Or is she really a full-time elf, with all the necessary cobbler accoutrements?"
Ok, I know none of you were actually thinking that, but I thought I'd throw it in to make this post more exciting. And to use the word "accoutrements".
In any case, my shoe rehab was easy because the shoes are made of thin, man-made stuff I could cut easily with scissors. I guess I'll have to reinforce the raw edges but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it... :)
Enter Weird Fact #2: I routinely cut into clothing or shoes I am unhappy with. Some people cut themselves, I cut my clothes. Less weird? You decide.
Last weekend I had to shop for a dress to wear to my cousin's wedding. You may think I love to shop from the amount of clothing I draw but in reality I hate shopping. So Weird Fact #3 is as follows: I hate shopping. Like a cat hates a bathtub, people. I have a bizarre-ly proportioned figure so shopping makes me feel bad about myself. Above are a few of the kajillion dresses I tried on (I visited about 12 stores) and in the end I still found nothing. Lucky for me my boyfriend's brother has a sweet girlfriend who is lending me a dress. That cute little shirred black number on the right. Sheesh.
Weird Fact #4 - you already know about me - I have a monkey obsession. Drawing, sewing, and dreaming up monkeys is soothing to me. Who knows, one day I may even have a real monkey. But I suspect they'd be much harder to clean up after.
Here are a few more sketches from magazines to show that I am keeping up with my 365 Sketch resolution, albeit at my own slow pace. Notice that lovely, warped, deformed, "I am Melting" face on the upper right? This brings me to Weird Fact #5 about me which is - I am okay with sharing my drawing mistakes with the world. No problem. Here they are, laugh away... :)
As you may have guessed already, I've been tagged for the 7 weird things post again, (this time by the lovely Amy of Early Bird Special) and since there are so many weird things about me to point out I thought I'd just do it again. :) So Weird Fact #6 is - I wore a size 8 women's shoe by the time I was in the 3rd grade. I was the tallest kid in my class until middle school so I've always had a complex about being a giant-sized, gangly monster. :)
And finally, Weird Fact #7 - When people say "my peeps" I imagine rows of bright-colored sugary candies. I do not eat Peeps but the very idea of Peeps makes me happy.... In the spirit of which, I leave you, my peeps, with the following Peeps photo and caption sent to me by a friend:
The inappropriate behaviors exhibited by the Peeps resulted in a visit with the University Librarian. In the photograph above the Peeps can be observed listening to a stern lecture on library behavior.