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Brodius Parkus
11 August 2010 @ 09:18 pm
Bitten by a Black Widow spider yesterday afternoon. The worst part was probably my freaking out. So far the worst symptom I've had is some VERY annoying joint pain, but nothing major. Had some lightheadedness (is that even a word?) yesterday and headaches most of this morning. I think more than anything it bugs me that I didn't notice her before she bit me. But I had a scarf on my head since I was working and sweating and she must have crawled from the top of my head to my neck. I just have no clue where I picked her up. Hrrrmmmm.
Brodius Parkus
02 February 2010 @ 10:05 am
It'll happen, I promise! Just gimme time!
Brodius Parkus
28 January 2010 @ 08:53 pm
Switched the style up. Just need to post some art and see how it takes to it.
Brodius Parkus
28 January 2010 @ 08:09 pm
I just don't post much. Never have really, but even less now. Maybe I should find a better format and all that so that I feel more comfortable with it? I could post my art schtuff here as well I suppose.
Current Location: waiting
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
Brodius Parkus
18 January 2010 @ 04:09 pm
I need those of you with background in the visual arts to give me project ideas. I need two portfolios: one for graphic design and the other for....well, I don't know what to call the other except to say that it will be more comprehensive and show my skill as an artist in general.

I feel that I can do a lot, but I have always had a problem putting my shit together to actually show someone what I am capable of.

Anyway, any and all help is appreciated!
Brodius Parkus
09 January 2010 @ 10:04 pm
If you had asked me before 2:30am this morning what the worst thing I've ever dealt with in my life was, I would probably have said my divorce. That was hard. That, as I said, was before 2:30am.

My baby is okay. She is fine and healthy. But this morning at 2:30am she had a febrile seizure. Holding her in my arms and running around the house trying to figure out to help her is something I hope I never have to do again in this lifetime or any other. When she first started convulsing she had this look on her face that said, "Daddy what's going wrong here with my body?" I figured I had to cool her down so I ran her downstairs to run a bath. While the water was running she stopped convulsing but was laying in my arms in such a way that I feared that she may have come to her end, and I am surprised I didn't seriously lose my mind at that point. Her jaw was locked. I had vague background noise in my head about people swallowing their tongues. I was able to make myself try to check but I could barely get my fingers in her mouth.

Eventually I had to enlist the help of my parents (read as my mother). We got her to the emergency room at Redlands Community and things basically got better from there. Her temperature was almost 104 (103.7?) She started crying and hollering, and my heart was able to beat again. I figured crying evinced some sort of muscle control. According to some paperwork they gave me, febrile seizures don't normally cause any adverse side effects. That eased my mind as well.

I am glad she's okay. She's still runnning a fever here and there and it scares the crap out of me. The meds seem to help and I am extra-vigilant about monitoring her temperature.

While I am anxious, I am relieved, glad that she's here and she's okay.
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Brodius Parkus
04 January 2010 @ 10:39 pm
I am having a hard time. This is all relative. Thank goodness for people that love me. Thank you. They're only words, but they help me more than just about anything else.
Brodius Parkus
13 December 2009 @ 08:14 pm
I would very much like to put my fist through a wall right now. That would be most satisfying.
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
Brodius Parkus
05 December 2009 @ 03:51 pm
Katura and Brandy should be friends here on LJ. I believe the two of you could have some quite interesting and insightful conversations. I'd do the linking and all that, but I am ignorant of the proper tags, etc. But, Pasajera and Muddypath, y'all need to listen to me and add each other as friends! LISTEN!
Current Mood: productiveRAWR!
Brodius Parkus
23 November 2009 @ 12:22 pm
General cleaning, reorganize bedroom, job applications, help Pops with table, pick up Cristal (11:30pm)

Pay Phone, more job applications, repair breakages in curb (find mortar)

Bake Bread in the AM, help Mama with whatever

Hopefully good food. All I remember from the last time the L.A. family had Turkey Day is that there was some really....sub par (as compared to most previous occasions) food that made me think, "What the hell is going on here?" My aunts can cook, and it's just damned weird for there to be food on the table that isn't absolutely wonderful:D

Even more job applications, doll pattern? I would love it if I could get my mother to help me with this. While I do believe it is within my power to do what I have in mind, I really, truly prefer to have someone show me the ropes. She is more than experienced enough with the threads to help me out here:D More bread? Probably.

Our "true" Thanksgiving. We don't need to do this anymore, but we've continued the tradition of having a second dinner after Thursday. When my dad was a fireman he almost always had to work on the actual day so we would go to the family gathering out in L.A. on Thursday and have another dinner the following Friday or Saturday. We all love our mother's cooking so much that I think we would just have kicking and screaming tantrums if she ever stopped doing the Second Dinner. I know one thing though- one or all of us better learn how to make this shit because she old enough that she's pretty much tired of doing it.

Sunday: back to work....bleh.
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