Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Another stint in hospital :(

I had another stint in hospital over the weekend, my awesome infected wound decided to play up again and i got mad pains in my tummy! Was back in hospital for 3 days, was kinda worried id be stuck in there for xmas :( but everything kinda cleared up and im back at home, with new painkillers and new anti biotics!
(i thought the instuctions for my new antibiotics were funny, read the last line)

*so.. what. im gonna go orange and explode if i have too much sunlight? hehehe :)*

They took out my icky staples from my tummy (all 29 of them) but some parts didnt heal, so ive got like a golfball sized hole in my tummy, which gets packed with absorbant stuff everyday. it creeps me out everytime i see this huge hole in my tummy. I feel like playing Operation (the board game) everytime i gotta remove my own dressing haha :) I dont think ill post pics though. its too ewwwwwwwwwww!

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

aaarrrgghh! poopy appendix!

Hey All!

Sorry for the lack of updates / being absent from the webs *not intentional, not, like, trying to avoid you all or anything! cept for u in the third row. ur breath smells -_-*

I got back into New Zealand from the States last Saturday (6th Dec) and took my time unpacking and stuff (room = bombsite). Whilst in America i developed a small pain, kinda like a stitch but it only hurt when i moved rapidly (funnily, i first felt this pain at Disneyland. hoho) I didnt think too much of it so I put off seeing the Doctor till the following Monday i got back (8th Dec). He said it was a slightly inflammed Appendix. After a ultrascan, i soon found myself in the A & E department at hospital, as they decided to take out my appendix just as a precaution.

So the operation was planned to be 1 hour, with about 3 days recovery time. When the surgeons cut me open, they had found the appendix had already burst, was all oozy and a crap load of puss. My wee appendix had also perferated along the joins of my small bowels too, so they ended up taking some of my small bowel out along with my bung appendix.

all and all, a 1 hour operation with low risk turned into a 4 hour operation, which i was very lucky to swing my way. I was lucky it hadn't gone Septic, was lucky puss and crap seemed to not spread too much. I ended up being in the hospital for over a week! (not fun!)

my feets in hospital. hehe stockings!

So now im home, with 5 different painkillers to keep me going, hunched like a old man (as my stomach muscles had been cut vertically. hmmm), a narly wound, 25 staples and 4 exit sites for my puss to come out (they snipped off 4 staples at each corner, and everyday use metal prongs to stuff asorbant paper into my wound to absorb puss and crap.. kinda one of those things where u know u should be looking away but you're always staring at them doing the dressing going "AHHH AHHH AHHH".


Christmas party's are going to be fun. haha.
My painkillers are wearing off, off to grab more. till next time :)

Tuesday, 2 December 2008


I had my first Thanksgiving dinner last Thursday in San Fransisco. It was pretty awesome. apart from the fact that i got Food Poisoning from the Turkey (which apparently was uncooked...) (that and the copious amount of red wine didn't help, haha!)
Thanksgiving Food poisoning on Thursday in San Fransisco + 8 hour car ride back to LA whilst still very food poisony the next day= not a very happy Richard..

heres a few (by few i mean 5 cos im lazy) snaps. ill post more later :)

The Cow Killing fields. On the way to San Fransisco from LA we past a huge area where thousands and thousands of cows were.. well. just waiting for the slaughter house. It was kinda sad, and very very very smelly :(

On a happier note, i found my Yellow brother from another mother! He just farted, it wasn't nice. so i wrinkled my face in disgust.

Magic Mountain Awesomeness. *heart* rollercoasters

My awesome Star wars x Marc Ecko Shirt i got for a good price (I LOVE YOU SALES PEW PEW). I thought it was awesome. :) mmm. Cyan and Magenta drippy gooooddnes

Ill upload more photos later :)
Yay Disneyland tomorrow :)

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Friday, 21 November 2008

mmmm ash..

Crazy huh? I took this outside my great Uncles house in OC, near the forest fires that ravaged south CA over the weekend. You could feel the heat, it was really hot and dry! and it was raining Ash for two days!

On a brighter note, i've been shopping lots (poor wallet, and poor exchange rate, $1 nzd = .53 us cents *cries*) and hanging out with family lots :)

some Shopping loot!

My new kicks and my new shirt *heh*

my awesome new ZooYork hoodie :) *cough* yeah i have a thing for doodles hehehehe


Thought i'd share this too (not mine of course.. i wish!) Went to my uncles new place, and in his garage there was..

A pimpin' Mustang. how jealous am I! 2W drive, reverses and has a working radio, which belongs too...

my little cousin Linda. HOW CUTE IS SHE. the little rascal ;)

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Saturday, 15 November 2008

got bees?

omg lol.

Thanks to Garth for linking me :D

Friday, 14 November 2008


Jetlag's a bitch.

Thursday, 13 November 2008


*dusts off the cobwebs from his blog*

Sorry for not looking after you my wee blog :D I've been laz.. I mean busy! yeah! thats right! busy! *cough*

Anyways, i'm frantically packing/procrastinating as i'm flying out to the States later this evening :) I've brought some stuff to upload and blog about from the past few months of work ive been creating (kinda ironic that im going to be bringing my files across to the other side of the world just to blog about them from there when i could of just blogged from NZ if i had not been so laz.. Busy *cough*

Anyways :D so yay! time to go procrastinate more then stress when i have to leave! woop woop :)

Friday, 31 October 2008

Kraftbomb '08 Recap!

I wish i had taken more photos! ahh well.
The past Sunday i went down to Kraftbomb ,which i had a small stall :) It was very wet and miserable when we got there but the weather cleared up :)
On with the pics!

my cutout displays i did :) man it was a bitch cutting them out *did not think that one through..*
(oh yeah. COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE hehe)

Some of my stuff i had for sale :) (only 5 Chick Magnet shirts left!)

Meeeee (with coffee lol

My table buddy next door was Polly in a box. She had these awesome plush toys with the raddest names lol. I forgot to take a front shot so heres one from the side.. sorta.. yay Polly!

Brought a cupcake from City the NZ cupcake queen (she was nice enough to save me one) and boy was it yummmy! *drools*

Umm.. had a mishap and ate my finger by accident :P:P

My GF's favourite stand, Violet and May (i think!) They did these rad collars :) i purchased my gf one cos it was rad!



I was very sleepy after (probably the coffee and sugar wore off. and the many late nights) but alas, i had a rad time and met lotsa ppl :) I really wish i wandered around more and took more photos (Geek freeks (awesome)had awesome stuffs!, so did Miss Cutee, Becky and Frank (you guys are awesome) and Benita's stuff (doh! dont remember what you called your table haha.).
I wont be at next months Kraftbomb (Nov 30th. Mark your diaries ppl!) as i'll be in the states :( but if things go well, my gf will be looking after my stall for me :)


Thursday, 30 October 2008

DS cover!

Had some offcuts at work so i decided to try design a DS cover!

The size fits fine (was a bit fiddly to cut! esp. the speaker holes hehe)

But the stuff i printed it on wasn't so good (gotta find some other kind of material).

but yaaay!
(thanks Teese for the pics and being my guinea pig!:) )

Lets Play DS!

A wee drawing for my good friend Teese :) yay DS!

I'm more of a PSP owner (cos i lack the funds for both :P) but they look like they're having fun! aye? aye? cept Pothead. he's sleeping. and Horned Squishem. hes playing paddleball.


Saturday, 25 October 2008

Toycyte x Toy2r Halloween toy giveaway!

A new contest which has started on a Toycyte for a whole lotta Qee! Click the image above or here to read more about it. (sooo much Qee! i'd love to doodle on those blanks!!!)

How cool would it be to win such a fantastic prize :) we all know how hard it is to buy qee in NZ :( (or toys in general for that matter!)

New Podgypanda Logo

I kinda needed a new logo, so after a few days trying to find the perfect typeface, i decided to just draw my own (why i didnt think of it earlier is a mystery!)

so here it is :D tada! all shiny and stuff!

right. now to stop procrastinating and do some work.. *cries*

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

October Kraftbomb!

hey all :)
I'm gonna be at this months Kraftbomb! yay! I'll have half a table so pop by and say hello :) i'll have the remaining chick magnet tee's, badges, some prints and other bits and bobs!


Friday, 17 October 2008

Go go Luke Chueh!

Saw this on my way to work yesterday :) Love Luke's work. One of my first pop artists i followed :D! I had totally forgotten he had done a cover for the new Fall Out Boy album haha. Dilemma, do i buy the album just for the artwork?

Here's my only print i have of his. I heart it so much ^_^

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Mitre 10 Sandpit ad

Sorry about the double Youtube postage, but this ad HAS to be shared!
It's currently being aired on NZ tv. and its effin' awesome.

lolol "mate! you're dreaming!"
"aussies.. no suprises there"

so cute

How.. Literal!

lol. Take on me:Literal Video Version. Awesome.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

The Wait Continues..

Come on MPH! I wanna know who won! (or if I won, hehe!)


Thursday, 9 October 2008

Chocolate Log at Monster Art Rally, Gallery 1988 San Fransisco!

BIIIGG Congrats to Onno and Sylvia aka Chocolate Log Industries, for being apart of the Monster Art Rally plush show! (at a really well known Gallery too!) They've flown out from NZ to SF too , and probably soaking up all the fame no doubt (haha!)

If you follow my wee blog, and happen to be in the area, do drop by and look out for the Chocolate Log Duo and mock their Kiwi Accent.
*wanna chip?*

Congrats again Onno and Sylvia :) You're Heaps Beached! :D

'United Nations of Cupco' Exhibition date confirmed!

Wee! Remember this wee guy?
Cupco's united nations of cupco exhibition is gonna be at:
December 6 - 22nd 2008
Damien Minton Gallery
61-63 Great Buckingham St
Redfern, Sydney, Australia


Monday, 6 October 2008

Mr Cupcake turns 1! *wip*

heres a doodle i started cos.. well. i dunno. i just started doodling and all this crap came out lol.

My fav. bits? its a toss up between the dude running his dog (which funnily enough the owner looks similar to his dog :D) and the chef's hailing the happy giant cupcake who's just turned 1! or is number 1. i dunno. i've yet to decide :P
Oh, the dude wheatpasting is kinda rad.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

KraftBomb recap 28th Sept 2008

Last Sunday my GF and I headed out to our first Kraftbomb show in Grey Lynn, Auckland. On the way we had a huge hunger pang for Cheesecake (as you do, haha!) so first stop. Cheesecake Shop!

We brought a Cookies and Cream Cheesecake and some White Chocolate Mudcake.

me. *nomnomnomnom*

my luffly GF. *nomnomnom* hehe

After our sweet toof's had been satisfied, off to Kraftbomb! Unfortunately i only took a photo of the banner outside :P i was too in awe of the rad things they had inside. You can click here to view photos from the Kraftbomb blog :)

Kraftbomb Banner

Some goodies i purchased, a cookie badge by miss cutee (HOW ADORABLE. go wee cookie go!) and a Geek Freek's magnet plush. cute :)!

They plan to have Kraftbomb on the last Sunday of each month, and apparently Octobers gonna be bigger! I've emailed the organisers hoping for a spot this month, *crosses fingers*

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Evil Tea Break

Even evil needs a break from time to time :P

I think he's suppose to be a demon prince. i dunno.. my blue pencil and I dont get along to well as of late :P

Friday, 3 October 2008

Internet Back + Stickers and crap!

*does a happy dance*

My net has uncapped today :) so happy. was so painful when it was reduced to dialup speed.. But wait! there's more! got a letter today from telecom, our capping has gone from 10gig's to 20gig's! for free! hurray!

K. on to the important stuff i suppose lol.
In the midst of much work experience goodness, one does have days when theres not much work.. what better way to pass the time then cut out a bajillion stickers?
those in the middle are hand drawn ones on some offcuts :P

Close up of some stickers i drew on some offcuts.
my fav is the "WHY YOU SO BIG" one. hehehehe. love those glasses!

Stickers and a magnet or 2 with hand drawn header tags.

i had too much time on my hands :P

k. back to my warm bed and Patapon!
till we meet again!


Monday, 29 September 2008

"I doodle for Melissa" Munny

Here's a Munny i doodled a few months back :) it was a suprise birthday gift so i had to be hush hush!

it's my second custom ever, so im still learning! i got recommended some gloss type stuff from japan, so i used that, works a treat!

The heart on his tummy is GID, and it glows so bright O_O!

hope you guys like :D