The Easter drawing is at last finished. What was meant to be a simple drawing took a very long time. Feather painting always takes me a very long time and this was twice the usual work. I'm very pleased with how nice this turned out. A shoe bill stork stands in for a chicken. This is as close to a living terror bird as we get. We have a radioactive egg you don't want in your Easter basket being held up by the master of terror himself.
Don't know if this has happened to any of you but youtube has changed it's layout again and I hate it. The changes get worse and worse. I hate that when I got to my front page my video autoplays. I even have it turned off so I always have to click it to pause it as fast as possible. I have it set to nothing featured. They got rid of the "my channel" link that was on the left. It's buried under your icon on the right now. For me my channel page is my homepage when I got to youtube. The subscription pages also look terrible. The icons are bigger and look way too close. Chris's hasn't changed. I don't know why mine was chosen for this "honor".
I have some great news. I'm finally slowly getting back on meat. After my surgery I could not eat pork or beef. I've been living off chicken for seven months. If I had any red meat I'd be in horrible pain for almost three days at times. It was scary to think about eating it but I missed it so much too. I have been taking my medicine for it and just in the last few days I've been taking tiny bites from Chris's food and increasing my intake. I was able to eat some bacon the other day and then yesterday I had two big bites of Chris's steaks and so far I am ok. I am very happy about this. I'm so glad that I don't have to live on a half vegetarian diet for the rest of my life. I will try to take this slow but I can't wait to go and have a giant prime rib soon. Chris already wants to take me out on a date to celebrate and get me one. This week is going great for calls too. Because Chris took Monday instead of Wed last week this was a much longer work week. It's been hard but this might be a record paycheck. Good because we need it.
And a week from today I'm looking forward to finally meeting samanthafalco. If all goes well this will be great. Her and I have been friends for four years now. I respect her as a friend since she is a reliable person that has a job, studies and can drive. I can respect that as most teens her age don't have their act together yet. We have been trying to meet up but each time something's gone wrong. So far things seem to be going well this year.
Now going back to that video I posted about being an alpha. I found another great example of how the alpha pulls the whole team. Literally in this case. Migrating geese and cranes fly in V formations. Wing tips give of a spiral from the down draft or down wash. Other birds can get behind this down draft and use it to gain lift and so V formations happen. Well this sucks for the lead bird as he's technically pulling the whole flock along for the ride. Lead bird does eventually get tired but others will come in to replace him so he can rest and take advantage of the artificially produced lift. I first learned about this in ornithology class in college. The diagram in my text book is still the best one I have found. The ones online just don't explain this phenomenon well. I must scan the image some day I have been meaning to do that for years. Birds even time their flaps so when the lead bird flaps you see it ripple down to the back so they stay in that lift stream.
EDIT: Oh I forgot to mention this. I had a very funny dream last night. It was inspired by Doom since I've been doing work with Pyranax again. I dreamt I was in one of the human corridors of the Doom game. There were no living things around. It was an L shaped hallway and it was quiet. I think I have dreamt about this place before because I really felt like I have been here before. In fact I saw something on the ground in a cloth triangle. I went to pick up the small triangle and instantly knew what it was before I opened it. "OH this is the place where the six bucks spawn. There's glitch here I can exploit. I wonder if I can remember how to do it?" I opened the triangle and inside was a five dollar bill and a one dollar bill. I smiled and put it in my pocket. I can get rich just in this one spot! I thought. It had something to do to walking to a service window that was in the wall then walk back where you came from. Reload the game, do it again, walk over to the turn then pick up the money then walk back and do it over and over. I was laughing and so amused by this exploit. I should have realized this was a dream because Doom has no money in it. Plus I was me. It was such an amusing dream. More stuff happened after that but I don't remember it now.