Posted By Eehad on March 24, 2010
Well it was time for an update and as I have a bit of time I thought to give it a go.
No clue what to write about yet as my thoughts are all over the place of late.
I seem to be longing for a new hobby.
Last week I thought I might give sewing a try with the ultimate goal of producing plushies.
But I don’t really have a place to put the sewing machine we have on top of the wardrobe.
On the weekend I got my hair dyed into stripes with the help of my friends Bearlio and Ruby.
This week I started looking up moulds for chocolate making & moulds for statue making and got fascinated by that thought.
Wonder if ice sculptures or architecture will be next.
I definitely need some kind of hobby that gets me away from the PC.
Looking at this blog you might think I’m only checking the net once a week or less, but the truth is I spend nearly every waking moment on it.
Now don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy a bit of obsession now and then. The book you can’t put down, the TV show on DVD that you make a daily routine, the video game that follows you into your dreams..
All these obsessions last a few weeks at best and then another takes over.
But my current ‘dossing around on the net, playing facebook games’ is going on long enough and way to uncreative to be unbroken until the release of Fable III.
So I have to find something to distract myself with.
And, even more important, I need to gather the will to not let failure in early attempts make me give up.
Speaking of which, did you know there’s a software that let’s you create plush toys and then transforms them into the shapes you need to cut out of fabric to actually produce it?
Bummer is, it’s for PC and not for Mac. And I don’t think our old laptop would be able to handle it.
Design System for Plush Toys
The biggest drawback being of course that this software demo is about 3 years old and people complaining that it is very glitchy.
A pity really that it never seemed to have taken off. I would even consider buying a full version of the software if it would do what it shows in the video.
So yeah, here I am.
33 years old, navy hair with turquoise stripes that’s about 2 inches long, starting to collect YooHoos and Hard Rock Cafe Pins, working on a design for my second (and probably last) ever tattoo.
I actually only own 2 YooHoos at the moment and wouldn’t really buy any bigger then the 5” ones, but I can see this collection grow over the year.
What got me into the HRC Pins I can’t say either, I just started bidding on a handful of really cool Dragon ones on EBay and now I gotta get some kind of display frame for them before buying more.
I always hoped I would be able to make my blog or webpage my hobby and start creating pages about my cats, collections and other stuff but this hasn’t happened yet.
How on earth can you concentrate on anything when having the internet at your finger tips?
Never ending streams of information, bizarre stories, funny pictures, LOLCats & T-Shirt designs. Maybe I’m just lacking willpower but I just find myself checking things, looking stuff up, confirming facts, investigating things, reading up stories….
And playing pointless point & clicks on Facebook.
A little more worrying obsession of mine at the moment is Internet shopping.
It mainly manifests itself in T-Shirts, hair dyes and the odd EBay knick-knack like hats with cat ears, clothe dyes, and the afore mentioned Hard Rock Cafe Pins.
The worst things are the partially pointless purchases that cause other purchases to follow.
For example, a few weeks ago I bought a black top-hat in Claire’s (think women’s Equestrian Dressage), removed all the heart & diamond shaped studs from it and am now having the irresistible urge to buy a steam punk style goggle to put around the hat, resting on it’s brim.
What’s so bad about this?
I don’t even wear the hat outside the apartment!
I am really hoping this general catch up rant will mark the beginning of some more regular blogging.