Not only did I spend the weekend in Amsterdam -where I spent the night in a hostel for the first time in my life- but I even head out there this morning and just came back now. Over the weekend, I bought a pair of half-checkered Vans from a really cool store, and although when I initially tried them on they felt like my size. After coming back to Rotterdam and wearing them, I noticed my foot wiggled back and forth in there as I walked, giving me a rather nasty itch on my ankle. So today, I went back to exchange them for a smaller size. Stupid? I don't think soooooo, y'know why? Because not only did I stumble into a bookstore filled with heavenly art & design books from which I picked up Color Index and Structural Package Designs, but while walking through Dam Square, I saw Darth Vader!!
Darth fucking Vader, standing there in the middle of the square waving to the many Earthlings.
I couldn't take my eyes off him, and had the hugest smile my face has ever mustered the entire time. He even waved at me. Though I think he might've gotten a bit upset with me for not leaving him some spare change in the little can set in front of him.
I also got me a penetratingly eternally soothing original Thai massage, which I very much deserve, thank you very much, because tomorrow I turn my little sketches into big drawings and paintings using materials I've never used before. A penetratingly eternally soothing original Thai massage is the least I should be getting, dammit.
Over the weekend I stumbled upon a toy store filled with every geekoid's heart desire of awesome action figures. After spending over half an hour in there and walking out with a Savage Dragon, an X-Brawn, some ugly Star Wars alien, and the Pitt's right leg... I see... less than a block away... a COMIC BOOK STORE!!!
A REAL... SPECIALTY.... COMIC BOOK STORE!!!!
It's a good thing Jonathan came to save the day at about the right time, the only damage being me walking out with Transmetropolitan: Lust for Life and Kabuki: Circle of Blood.
Oh Lord, keep me away from Amsterdam, for I am very dangerous there.
It is time to paint.