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http://www.iscaliforniaonfire.com/

The sky is all red, the sun is all red, and my tonsils are really pissed off.
I was in the middle of fighting off a cold, but now I think I may have lost!
but this makes me happy.
And then here are some beautiful photos of the fire: link

Other than that, we officially close on the house on the 11th, but possibly sooner. There is no bathtub here, but there is one there, so that makes waiting for it much harder! I don't know who would build anything without a bathtub. That's the only thing I won't miss about this place though-- well, that and the pot dispensary across the street that used to be the best mexican restaurant ever (grrrrr). There are in fact 800 dispensaries in LA because our city council is that incompetent that they left a (huge, gaping) loophole that allowed basically everyone and their duck to open one. For comparison, San Francisco has 30. Now our city council is busy closing them down and getting sued.

This month is going to be busy! In addition to the move, there's the Queen Mary Art Deco Fest, the LA County Fair, Oktoberfest (i think), Tar Fest, and the Avocado Festival. And that's after I narrowed it down.
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I found a condo I want! Next time I go I will take some pictures. It has really high ceilings, 2 fireplaces, a huge balcony, and is 2 stories. It is in Westchester, near the beach in Marina Del Rey.

My little cottage-apartment will be missed though, and the drive-through coffee shop on the way to work, and the teeny next-door Russian grocery store and the Vietnamese tofu factory restaurant that we just discovered down the street. (So good I'll have to drive up to the valley for it constantly.)
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I started a brand new etsy store! I have been wanting to sell art prints for a long time and I finally got around to it. I hope some of you will check it out (and tell people.. hehe ;) There's only a couple prints in there now, but I'll be adding more stuff pretty often throughout this and next week.

In other news I had an interview yesterday, I think it went well! Wish me luck!
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I have been neglecting this journal, and I think I forgot to even mention that I was going to Japan and China! It was so fun and I got to see my sister and explore and we were right next to mt. fuji but the clouds never went away so we couldn't see it.

Here are pictures!
http://www.alexisrawlins.com/JapanChina08/

I'm sorry there's 130!! I narrowed it down from 900, but still. I also had fun trying to get lots of texture photos that I can use for other stuff.
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Yesterday I got a blog up for my website... alexisrawlins.com/blog! I've been having fun with it so far and putting random stuff on it. But it has to mostly stay professional, so my real-life updates will stay here.

Speaking of real life updates, Japan in one month!! We went to the travel clinic to get shots, and I didn't need any!! That was really awesome. Brandon got a tetanus shot, though.

Yesterday, Boba picked up a paper soda cup with his teeth somehow, then he jumped off the desk with it still in his mouth. Then he walked around with it. I was impressed. It was mostly empty, though. Zephyr is the one usually responsible for picking up random household objects, and carrying them around like prey. But usually he chooses something cat-like, like a pen.

I've been working on a bunch of stuff, 2 websites my dad wants, plus more indesign formatting for Novatel (ooh pays so well too), fixing up my website more, and tutoring illustrator, and brandon's website.
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UP feature spread 4
recent thingy.
it was an idea i wanted to do for a class, but never got a chance to. that class ended, but i find i am still trying to do homework for it.
i'm starting a logo class, and it is soooo hard.
My internship is almost done, so i must start the job hunting!

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some notes on living in la

On Friday it was 109 degrees in Van Nuys where I live
Gas has reached about 4.70/gal, it costs me $75 to fill my tank.
Need more trips to the beach.
All of california is pleased with itself for finally unbanning gay marriage. :) Interviews with/pictures of sulu are everywhere!
We went to the del mar fair and saw a giant steer (the white mountain!) and a giant horse (hercules!).
A baby cow licked brandon's pant knee.