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Alright, fine. (but lacking photos) [Jul. 11th, 2008|02:18 am]
[Current Location |London]
[Current Mood |excitedexcited]

SO! I'm alive, just about. Everything this side the atlantic has been going very well. I've just been working a lot, doing different projects and things. Let's see, a quick recap, before the future events...

I've finished my second year in uni at the top of my class, got a first which is equivalent to like an A+. Hopefully soon I'll be able to post some more recent photos, but I've just been lazy. On a sadder note, I fell on my bag one day and cracked my laptop screen, so I'm currently chained to a massive CRT monitor. It happen literally about a week after I payed £130 to get the power supply fixed, bad fucking luck I tell you. But I'm a survivor, so on to happier stories... I also planned the graduation ball for my uni... It was like doing my body party but with a bigger budget. It was a carnivale theme, so we had a champagne and cotton candy reception, a massive room with fabric draped from the ceilings like a tent with jugglers and acrobatic performers, as well as carnival games and a fortune teller. It went really well, I kick ass, basically.

And now, tomorrow, I leave for Münster, Germany. I was chosen out of my class along with 4 other students to be in an exhibition/residency at Kloster Benlage (it's all in german) It's a gallery/project space that has full traditional print studios and what not, it's in an old monastery and we're going for 10 days for the opening of the show and taking part in workshops through out the week making new works. We get to stay in the farmhouse that has been converted into dorms and they're taking us on day trips to amsterdam and berlin possibly. I'm super excited as I've only paid £40 for it so far. But it's also an amazing opportunity and i get to show beside my tutors and technicians, as well as a school from Poland who are in the joint exhibition with us. And on the last weekend I'm there I'll be in Amsterdam visiting San and Her boyfriend Chris, which I can't wait to watch a girl stick a banana in her fanny with. (I really like bananas, I really hope this doesn't change that) Along with doing the work for the show, the catalogue design feel onto my lap, so I've got 1,500 catalogues being printed with all my mistakes in them. whoops. But I'll bring some home for you guys...

Oh yeah... did I mention? I'M COMING HOME!!!!!!!!! I'll be attending my favorite unicorns wedding and living it up big with you orlando folk. I'm fucking excited as a dolphin being set free in the ocean after 70 years in captivity. Wait, I don't think that analogy works very well. I suspect a 70 year old dolphin would be scared shitless of that. Yeah, no, that's not how I feel. But I should be in orlando on the 24/25th, so whose picking me up?

Ok, now for the cheeky request, which would/will be laughed off but seriously. I'm scrapping every penny (pence, actually) together to make it over there and my mom is flat broke and can't help me at all. If any of you, my lovely dearest friends who I hold on the same level as my mom and computer, could spare any of your us dollars in aid of my survival and safe travel (i don't what I'll be forced to do if I get stranded... I don't wanna suck dick) would you maybe kinda please wanna out of the kindness of your hearts, pay pal some to me? I hate to ask, but I know how close we all are and I'd do the same for you in a heartbeat (and will) and I know i don't even need to say that... but you gotta, right? I'd love you all forever, anything will help but under $10 dollars and your just a fucking cheap skate ;) (ugh, feel so dirty doing this) My paypal email is 'me @ iamnick.com' (no spaces). Donate to the 'get nick to shirlee's wedding even though he's coming anyways but can't really afford it!' fund today.

But regardless, I can't wait to get home and go out for a crappy night at iBar or backbooth and see the comic shop and eat a pom pom sandwhich and pei wei and hug everyone and wrestle brandon and see mike's penis and tickle cappy's beard and laugh at how redneck sandy is and poke grumpy clint and call shirlee a unicorn and play scrable with mel and sean and milan and make bad jokes with chad and put beer labels in eleanor's bathtub and listen to spill whine and have matt not answer his phone and make mikey buy me wendy's and make adam think i'm more of dick and have coffee with p and feel bad and apologize to anyone i forgot to mention in this and see my mom and goto the beach and stay up late with alex and and and and and....!!!

(see what i did there)

Alright, well I've gotta finish packing for tomorrow and I plan on spending my one day back in london (and the other ones in germany) finding you all gifts and tings, but i'll probably just buy them when I get to america cause it's cheaper. but hey. So, I'll stop being lazy and resize the artwork for the prints I'm showing in germany and leave you with them... (they look much better printed) No, I'm not they look like shit. Wait here's an install picture of my last piece at uni...

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(no subject) [Jan. 17th, 2008|03:43 am]
[Current Mood |tiredtired]

I sing as the bird sings
That on the bough alights;
The song that from me springs
Is pay that well requites
I sing because — I am a singer. But I use you for it because I — need ears

– Max Stirner
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Back over the sea... [Jan. 1st, 2008|02:52 am]
[Current Location |Henry Tate Mews]
[Current Mood |sicksick]

I'm back london side. It's weird to be back. I'm the first one back in my house and everything is just stale and has just been sitting there for a month. That combined with some nice jet lag and this head cold I picked up somewhere between the airport and home along with my lack of cell phone and company as made for a nice spectrum of emotions over the past 24 hours.

I had a great time seeing everyone back home as well as the trip from new york to orlando was a blast too. I miss knowing something so well that you don't have to think at all. Being in Florida is like that. Being with the best friends I know I'll always be with. Being home has made me realize that no, I don't know what or where I'll be after I finish school. But I do know that if opurtunity is there I will make sure to live with certain people in my life. Saying that I'm hoping to pop out to california in the next 4 months or so, see what it's like on the west coast.

The holidays were low key. My family didn't really do christmas and I spent what little of new years eve I had, before the flight, getting to know someone i've known for years. It was a nice last day of the year and of my trip as well.

And even though this trip is making me have to readjust to life over here, I'm glad I took and I love everyone that I got to see while I was down and I can't wait for the future. The one that is fast approaching us everyday. Things are gonna be amazing in a few years, I can tell you that.

Now to nurse this cold.

Miss you all already,

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Watch out america... [Nov. 8th, 2007|02:27 pm]
[Current Mood |excitedexcited]

I'm coming!
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(no subject) [Oct. 14th, 2007|01:19 pm]
life points...
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Horoscopes and Good Fortunes [Oct. 7th, 2007|06:43 pm]
[Current Mood |contentcontent]

My housemate has these chinese fortune stick things. Where you make a wish as you shake a cup full of them, eventually with far too much effort a stick will fly out (in my case, many sticks), you then match the number on the stick to this book of fortunes and advice. They're everything you'd wish the hunched over chinese man on the street would stop you and reciet, but usually when read by a non oriental, they just sound like a kids poem.

Anyway, These sticks always have the goul to tell me how well I'm bound to do well in my career and also how doomed my love life is/will be. Everytime. 'Your love wish will not come true, but your career wish will.' I didn't make fucking wish about the sucess of my career! Which brings me to my point. Why do so many people care so much about working and money. It makes me sick that horoscope have been made to include a 'career' section. Horoscopes, bullshit as they maybe, should be reserved for hopeful subjects, such as love. Why is such a fleety, bubble headed 'science' even allowed to be applied to such mechanical things such as business and work.

The reason this peeves me? Well, all I'd like right now is for my love wishes to come true. Sure I maybe sucessful at my work... but that is because I did it. I had the ideas, I made the effort, I bled and I sweat to produce my sucess and the stars can't aid me in that. But in my a silly faced hopeless romantics world, love is supposed the be the one that the stars can lay a twinkling map for.

So fuck you, you dumb little pieces of bamboo with printed numbers on them, fuck you and the mass production line you came off of!
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I caught whatever spill has... [Sep. 5th, 2007|01:24 am]
Spill's dismall realtionship with technology has rubbed off onto me apparently.

In the past month my laptop has died and I've only made it worse trying to fix it. But still need to get my hands on an osX disc... but SOME people couldn't give a shit to help me out. (this is pointed at everyone I've asked including the bitch in the digital media studio at uni)

and now my buddy list has been deleted. SO yeah, if we ever spoke on aim, could you comment here and leave your screen name. Much apprieciated.

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ok... listen up. [Sep. 5th, 2007|01:04 am]
[Current Mood |bouncybouncy]


You cna get a round trip flight for 600 bucks (that includes tax and shit). That is fucking cheaper than anything ever ever will be. If you can afford it... but before the 12th of the september and come in ocotober! that gives you time to get passports and all that shit. I would love to see you guys and for some reason the deal won't work backwards. COME PLEASE SOMEONE!

I've been over here for 11 months and 12 days. and I'm not gonna be able to go home till december (a full year since last time). SOMEONE has gotta come visit me. (other than ann who is visiting mein the near future cause she is a better friend than any of you lot.)

COME ON! Be crazy live a little.
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I think I have a problem... [Jul. 15th, 2007|11:59 am]
[Current Mood |goodgood]
[Current Music |The Clock - Thom Yorke]

So... after I was discharged from the hospital about a week ago, I was having to goto the walk-in centre daily to get it redressed. This was pretty standard for the first two days, then I went in on the third day. The nurse cleaned the hole in my foot out (oh yeah, i have a pinky sized hole in the bottom of my foot after the surgery.) and then she packed it with this ribbon gauze that helps the would heal. She put a extra big bandage on it this time and said "If it doesn't bleed through, you don't need to come in till saturday... take a day off." I was happy to here this as getting to the walk in centre is a slightly annoying task to do daily. I thanked the nurse and head out side to wait for my ride. I found a discarded wheel chair to sit in and I sat down. I raised my foot to rest it on my knee and out of the hole in the side of my shoe pours a massive amount of blood down my leg. Shocked I looked down and noticed the puddle of blood the had formed around my foot and i stumbled and frantically asked a guy to get a nurse. They told me to come back so I started to crutch my way back through the waiting room spurting blood with every step. Long story short... I bleed about 2 or 3 pints out of blood from an arterial bleed from the bottom of my foot. I completely covered the walk-in centre with blood. The walk-in centre is the place you go when you have a funny rash or cough. They never see trauma amount of blood in there and didn't know how to deal with me at all. I like to keep people in their toes, ya know.

But yea, so they found a bed that they could rush me over to the emergency room on... they put me on oxygen and an drip... they even tried to cut my shirt off of me, but I was too awake to let that happen and I took it off myself. I was hooked up to all the fancy machines. It was weird. After a while they told me i was good to go, thinking my artery had clotted itself and all... so I started to leave and sure enough I started spurting again... So I got stuck back into the hospital and then they annoyingly kept me in there for 3 more days. Mainly cause that hospital fucking sucks. I've never seen the same doctor twice... so they never know what's going on with me and i just keep getting pushed back and it just annoyed me. So as protest this time around, i refused to wash myself lol. Just so I was extra smelly for the nurses.

Anyways, I'm out now. Hopefully my foot will finally heal now. I swear ever since the car accident that almost killed me, I've just had the worst medical luck ever. I've stabbed myself in the thigh with a scalpel, stepped on the glass, got that infected and had surgery on it and now I've had an arterial bleed from it and lost a fuck load of blood. I've been kept out of work for over a month now. And cause of some homefront drama, we have to move out of this house by the end of the month. So, I'll be couch surfing for the next two months... I've just gotta hold on and it'll all start going right soon. Hopefully.

Thanks everyone who sent me messages while I was in hospital. And screw the rest of you.

Love you guys,

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hospital [Jul. 5th, 2007|11:15 pm]
[Current Mood |boredbored]

yep, im stuck in the hospital... my foot got infected and they have to do an operation to surgically clean it. tis is the first time ive ever slept over in a hospital or ever had surgery. kind of un nerving. you can message hrough myspace cause its the only site this shitty bedside thing can goto. or if you want you can cal me @ 07040 36 9328.
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