Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Cake Is A Lie

 I made this cake for my brother for his birthday. As the title implies, the cake is a lie, it's made out of Styrofoam for the cake, polymer clay for the whip cream, and wood for the cherries. Oh and Spray paint for the Styrofoam and wood.
Mom went to Fred Meyers and bought me a cake box to put the cake into. It was just a plain white cake box and mom said I should stamp Happy Birthday onto it but I had a better idea, why not take the logo from the game I got the cake idea from and put it on there. Which turned out to be quite some work cause we don't have a working printer here and couldn't go to moms to print it out for fear of my brother seeing what I was printing. I ended up holding a piece of paper to the computer screen and tracing the design. Then cut it out and traced it onto the box in pencil then went over it with sharpies. It took me an hour to put it onto the box and color it in. I added on the the little saying on the flap. He really seamed to enjoy it and said I did a great job making it. He doesn't know where he is going to put it yet since it is quite a bit bigger then the usual stuff I make him. 

Here is the back story to this cake. It is a replica cake of one in a video game called Portal 2. You go through this entire video game going through test chambers and at one point they tell you there is going to be cake, but the cake is a lie, there is no cake, or is there? Once you beat the game the screen fades out and then said cake is shown for a brief minute. Both my brother and I like this video game, so I knew he would get a kick out of having his own version of the cake.

Now I have 4 months to figure out what the heck to make him for his Christmas gift.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

One week later

I finally went to the dentist to have him look at my tooth. They took x-rays of my mouth and he was hoping that they caught the problem in enough time to save the tooth, he based this off of the x-ray which was deceiving. He looked at the tooth and first started out saying we could save it, then after poking at it for a few minutes decided nope, we were better off pulling it and how I felt about getting it pulled. I told him I knew he was going to have to pull it and how I told mom that but mom was all no he can fix it. HA! mom should know by now not to second guess me cause I'm always right. (like knowing which way to go in Hawaii to find places) So the dentist starts numbing up my mouth and that took like 5-7 shots to numb it to his liking. He even cracked a joke saying "let me know when your left foot is numb".  Now comes the fun part, yanking out my tooth with out having to break it into pieces to do so. It was happy where it was and DID NOT want to come out. He was hoping it was going to be an easy tooth extraction cause as he says jokingly "I'm a lazy guy, but your tooth is stubborn"  so he pushes and pulls and wiggles the tooth and my jaw and finally the tooth pops free, you could actually hear the tooth pop free.  Gauze gets put in my mouth and I look over at the dentist and say "Of course my tooth was stubborn, cause I'm stubborn" which gets a chuckle out of him, and he sends me on my way.

Now what I didn't tell you was this appointment was set for 8am and that I was going to have to walk home from it because both Richard and mom had to work today. Mom dropped me off at 7:11 and I went in and sat down and read till they were ready for me. Thankfully I only live 1.2 miles away from my dentist so it wasn't a bad walk and it is a beautiful day today. It only took me 39 minutes to get home, so not bad there. I was thinking/hoping that the appointment would be just a look and see and come back on another day to do anything. But I also know better and have been going to the same John Denver look alike dentist all my life and knew that he would just fix it today.

By the way I'm  freaking starving!!!!!! I can't eat regular food till tomorrow and even then gotta be a little careful and stupid me didn't think about getting anything soft food wise before today. So here I sit listing to my stomach growl, drinking water and waiting for the phone to ring to tell me mom is on her way home so she can get me some ice cream or frozen yogurt and pudding and maybe some popsicles as well.

 On a side note, Richard doesn't work for Sports Authority anymore, no he wasn't fired he left that job a little over 2 months ago and started working at Browns Electric.  A close friend of ours pursued him to come work for him in the warehouse of one of the stores. Richard now works at the main warehouse for Brown's Electric. He loves his job, I love his job and the pay, cause it's FULL TIME! I just realized I hadn't updated you guys on here about his job. My bad. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me

As the title says Happy Birthday to me, YUP I am officially 29 years old today. Whats this mean? well for roughly 3 months I am a year older then Richard.  It also brought up a conversation I had with my dad when I was prob I wanna say 8 cause we were coming home from a night church service and we were talking about the year 2000 and if I thought the world was going to end then or not. I thought it would and said that I was going to be old by the year 2000. Never mind that 16 turning 17 isn't old at all but to a little kid of 8 that's hundreds of years away. So to past me I will say, hey its 2012 and you are now 29 so there!

Along the lines of younger me saying 16 is old I have come to realize as I have gotten older and am approaching 30 (cause it's only a year away now) that 30 and 40 really aren't all that old. Amazing how when you are younger you think its so old and as you get closer to that age you realize wait it really isn't all that old at all. I also find it amusing how people have such a hard time turning 30 and they freak out. I'm going to embrace my 30's it's just a number it doesn't mean squat, big deal I will be 30 nothing special about that, it's not like turning 16, 18 or 21. Those are milestones in your life you are able to drive, then you are an adult and then the thing you wait for you're legal to drink and then drinking for at least me loses its appeal cause you can drink when ever you like. 30 is just well 30 nothing special happens when you turn 30 congrats you have made it to middle age. You can now check the box 30-40 years old. So I guess you could say I don't see the big deal, and why people freak out so badly when they hit the magical age of 30. I mean what is there to look forward to, graying hair (which I already have), your body making noises it never used to make when you crawl into or out of bed, loss of hearing (which again I already have) and forgetting stuff. So I'm not going to freak out this whole next year of my life cause I will be thirty in exactly a year. I'm going to enjoy life. Besides if the Mayans were right and the world ends later this year I wont make it to my 30th birthday anyways.