Last week was nuts. I finally got the resized book proof in the mail and it looked AWFUL. It printed really light and there were printer lines on every page as if the machine they used was running out of toner, not only that but the cover had white spots all over the background. It was a hot mess. I wrote to the printer with sample pictures asking them what went wrong. It took about four days before I got a response from them that wasn't just a form letter, but this response wasn't necessarily helpful either. Basically it just said they were replacing the book. Yay? So I had to wait three more days for the book to show up in the mail, and while it looks a lot better than the previous one I still found some issues that I needed to fix. I made all the necessary changes and submitted my files for review, I will have to wait for yet another proof to come in the mail but hopefully it will be the last one and I can finally order books. I'll have to keep my fingers crossed that I don't end up getting a batch of those shit-tastic liney printer mishaps. This whole process has been super frustrating and is taking way longer than I anticipated.
In better news I got my prints back from Minuteman, and while I am always dealing with file mixups with them (usually my fault), they came out nice. I accidentally ordered 8.5"x11" prints instead of 8"x10" which was listed on my Kickstarter... I hope you guys wont be disappointed that the prints are a little bigger. The crossover print that Barry made for me and Jake wasn't a standard print size so I resized it to a 5"x7" mini print. They are little and cute but I hope not disappointingly little, haha. 5"x7" sounded so much larger in my mind!
I had my annual physical last week. I seem to still be fat! My blood pressure is still elevated; despite gymming it up for the past 8 months. So I had to resign to starting medication. It's a diuretic so I was hoping I would pee out like a hundred pounds of water weight but that didn't happen. I had my blood sugar tested and it came back slightly elevated so I guess I'm on the pre-diabetes train, woo woo! All aboard! I guess my days of slathering everything I eat in whoopie pie frosting are over. I started Metformin again, a different kind this time so I hopefully wont be in the bathroom all the time again. It took several days of feeling shitty to adjust to it though. I was wicked tired and dizzy a lot of the time. I didn't get much done. I haven't been to the gym in two weeks. :/
My friend (and gym partner) Ashley brought her cat Felix to the vet last week because he wasn't really eating or drinking and seemed to be having a hard time getting around. He had renal disease like Pepito, so she was concerned that he was in a kidney crisis. But it was worse. Felix had horrible untreatable cancer. Ashley's only option was to keep him comfortable until it was time to euthanize him. I went over to visit with her and Felix on Friday. By the end of the day, he was gone. So sad. I feel so sorry for Ashley. I remember how devastated I was to lose Sadie to cancer last year. Hell, I still can't bring myself to look at the pictures I commissioned my friend Rachel to take of Sadie before she died. Felix went from normal, great, Ashley's favorite cat to gone in a matter of two days. I lost Sadie just as abruptly. It's horrible. I hope they are in a better place and I will be able to know them again someday. Understandably, Ash hasn't wanted to go to the gym. I lack the motivation to go myself. I hope we'll get back into the groove soon.
My dad went up to Connecticut to visit and my sister got in a fight with him so he left a day early. So both of them are upset now and not talking. That's always a good time! So I think last week was just full of bad juju, what do you guys think? Was your week just as shitty? I should have some art for you all tomorrow.