The Buddy-Girl blog is our place to talk graphic design, express our opinions, thoughts, new creations, Buddy-Girl Greetings upcoming events, design tips and any personal or random thoughts that we might have. We would love any and all feedback and comments anybody might have for us and I hope you enjoy reading our blog.
We are located in - Kitsap County, 98312

I will try to update my blog as often as I can. Fair warning, I love to write, but I'm a horrible typer and my grammar skills are even worst (worse). So my apologies way in advance, Sorry! Which is actually a very common trait in most graphic designers and artists.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Totally Random: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is Coming on Blu-Ray!

The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Theatrical Editions) [Blu-ray]How exciting! As all my friends and family know, I’m a huge Lord of the Rings fan (yeah, that’s right I’m a geek and pride of it). Annually I actually hold what I call National Lord of the Rings Day, which usually falls on the third Saturday in December. Why that day? Because when they originally released the 4 disc of each film it was usually on the third Tuesday of December and I would always watch them back to back on that Saturday). But, I didn’t do it this pass December (2009). Why you ask (okay, I know you aren't actually asking, but it's more fun this way, I'm trying to be clever here) because when I started to plan it, I learned the very exciting news that the Trilogy will be release on Blu-Ray on April 6th 2010. As some of you might also know, I’m not much for watching things over and over again, I tend to remember movies, books, and such really well so I like to space at least 6 months to a year between viewings and December to April is less than that. So I decide to move National Lord of Rings Day (if you haven’t figure it out, I totally made that up), 13 hours or so, of back to back Lord of Rings (I heart Peter Jackson) to the weekend of April 10th, I’m so, excited!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

About Helena: Current Events in My Life

In the words of Timberland with the help of the late great Aaliyah, “It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you, left you, without a dope beat to step to” I’m sorry all, it’s been a crazy year and I just haven’t been myself, but I’m hoping to change that, I’m hoping to make amends and catch you all up on what’s been going on with me.
Let’s take it back to May 2009, I was officially laid off from my job at Agent Support, and I started doing the Buddy-Girl Greetings full-time (I even extended the name Buddy-Girl Greetings and Design Services) and it’s been freakin’ hard with all the stuff I have to do, plus, pay all my bills. And on top of that I’m freakin’ lonely and tired of being in my apartment (working from home all day everyday sucks). Anyways, it’s gotten a lot harder to get everything I need get done either because I was too busy or I just didn’t feel like it.
Figuring out how to pay for all the things I usually have to do for the business is the hardest (I miss having a part-time job), I almost didn’t have a Kitsap Calendar for 2009-2010, I almost didn’t do the North Kitsap Holiday Festival and I didn’t make as nearly as much money I did the year before with any of my shows. But the good news is that my design and printing services has pulled in a lot of money, plus I have my teaching at OC. Still it’s all been a shock to my system and I’m still just trying to figure out what I need to do in this recession to make the most money.
Now, it’s winter and you guys know how I get during the winter time, I get in my winter funk and can’t get out of it until like spring. I’m trying to get out of it quicker, but man it’s kicking my butt. Luckily, it’s looks like there might be a break in the fog, as me actually writing a new posting for my blog has to be good sign, right.
I know I’m not going into great detail on everything that has happen in the last almost year, but that’s lot and I’m really just trying to get something down for you and posted. So, I’m going to break it down for you the fastest and simplest I can.
May 2009 – Got laid off
June 2009 – Started Buddy-Girl Greetings and Design Services full time and went on unemployment
July and Aug 2009 – Summer Camp teaching for Olympic College
Sept 2009 – Blackberry Festival (went really bad and I’m not just talking about the weather and I could only afford to print 20 Kitsap Calendars)
Oct 2009 – Nothing much happened mostly in my apartment all day (boring)
Nov 2009 – Holiday Festival and Bazaar (Went okay but not as good as the year before). Met a boy that I really liked but it didn’t work out; saw “New Moon” (will blog all about that later), my friends gave me an early birthday present an all day trip to Seattle and to see The Nutcracker Ballet (so, much fun). My niece Louvenia was born on the 10th (she’s really adorable). I did Thanksgiving at my place for the first time ever. My sister-in-law Crystal passed away and my niece Deja moved to Washington all-the--way from Jacksonville, FL (she’s  7)
Dec 2009 – I started to get depressed, Christmas came and went I spent time with Deja.
Jan 2010 – The New Years came had a great New Year’s Eve got a little more depressed, started to plan my 30th Birthday Party, got into the CVG art show, started to feel a little better, my baby brother Alex turned 17 (still a little shock with that one, I use to change his diapers)
Feb 2010 – Did the Wedding Expo (may have found new niche for BGG), had my 30th birthday it was a lot of fun, decided that I would get back to my roots and start water coloring and get back to blogging and all my other writing.
So yeah, that’s basically everything, again I’m sorry for not being around and I’m going to try my best to get back to what I love doing, I’m hoping it will help me be more productive.
What do you have to look forward to from me, well I’m going to actually write those posting on “Dyslexia”, “Computer Shortcuts 101”, plus look for “Twilight: New Moon”, “TV Show’s I’m Loving Right Now”, “Care Bears and Why I Adore Them”, “Other Stuff I Collect” and of course current events and ongoings with BGG and me, plus, whatever totally random stuff I can think of.
Bye for now, laters…
Oh, if you’re trying to guess where the begining quote comes from,  it’s from “Try Again” by Aaliyah featuring Timberland on the “Romeo Must Die” Soundtrack.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Thank You and I'm Sorry...

Thank you to everyone who has ever read my blog and especially to those of you that have left me feedback and comments on my posting. I'm just sorry I've been too lazy, too wrapped up in other parts of my life and not blogging like I should, I really miss doing it, I've just been lazy and out of sorts for the last almost year. But I'm here to let you know that I just officially, wrote my first real posting in like 9 months (which is like forever in real time or Helena time which ever you want to call it). I just need to tweak and go over grammar stuff, not that I'm any good at that stuff, but just that I want to at least try to make it not suck so much grammatically. Anyways, I'm writing this quick posting just because I hadn't logged into blogger in so long that when I did I had all these actually comments to my postings (okay there were like only 3 comments and the rest was spam) still considering I think in 3 years I've only ever had like 3 comments, that getting 3 in the last month is a lot to me and I just wanted to say, it really feels awesome to see that people actually read my blog and it makes me really, really want to get back to blogging again. So look for my next, first real posting in like forever sometime later this week. Laters and thank you, Helena
A Special Request...

Please let me know, when you find spelling or other grammar errors on my blog, so I may fix them right away. Thanks. Helena
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