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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Long time working

Today I had an 'incident.' I was at this door, sort of tired, and this nice looking dude, with an "artist" wife, does not even call her to the door, he says instead (after telling me his wife is "also" an artist) that he's not interested because he and his wife have been working on their dinner a "long time." I just had to laugh. As I walked away, the guy yelled after me: "you don't have to be patronizing." I was almost going to say: "look up that word in the dictionary," but I thought better of it. From my biased perspective, him telling me he "appreciated" my work (though he hadn't looked at it) and not at least letting his wife know I was at the door was about as patronizing as it gets, and also denied his wife the ability to personally blow me off or enjoy my existence. My thoughts: the dude is a shmoe, and he'll eventually break his wife's heart with his lousy decisions. ;-)

Amazing Lightning

Today, walking near 3rd st. in Longmont, I saw the most amazing lightning. several super lightning bolts. Pretty spectacular.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Unusual Rain keeps me from working

In colorado, it usually only rains for an hour or so, and it's light. The last day or so has been a heavy rain, and my stuff will be destroyed. I have to wait it out. I don't have the right materials for a rainstorm today.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Priorities

Often, folks come to the door and say, "no thx, we're eating." I wonder how many will someday say to themselves "gosh, I should have not eaten for two minutes to see what the artist in my neighborhood was doing." As if I'm some sort of corporate floozy, and their dinner is soooo important. Well, sure, it's their dinner, but how many times, in their lives, will an artist approach them at their door. Maybe never again. Dinner, on the other hand, will be there every night.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Longmont is full of nice folks

What a nice little town. Most everyone is friendly, all living in unique little houses.

Life is a movie


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Neighborhoods are strangely similar sometimes

I've discovered that different neighborhoods have different auras. sometimes these auras are based on the side of the street, but usually they tend also to encompass courts and circles as well. For example, say a street has several inset courts that have 8-10 houses each. In one court, everyone will be dour, unhappy, mean-spirited and dismissive, while just one court over, everyone is smiling, joyous, giving and embracing! I have literally gone through one court, gotten totally dissed, and insulted, while at the next court, every doorway gave me five to 10 dollars and I walked away from those houses with 60 bucks after 15 minutes of walking and talking.

Today I was in a trophy wife neighborhood: literally every house was inhabited by a 20-30 something couple with three cars, they all looked like they had stepped out of GQ and Vogue magazine, and yet...they were all embittered. It was funny. They probably didn't even know it! The gals all had dour looks and almost all of them used the specific phrase "I'm not interested." If you read my blog, you know I hear many "repeat" phrases depending on the neighborhood, and I'm actually happiest with this response, so, all day long, I was sort of happy hearing "I'm not interested." At least these folks are up front when they don't want stuff! However, SOoo many people were "uninterested" in this neighborhood that I could not help suspecting that that was a phrase that was used a little TOO often in those houses. ;-) Most neighborhoods are mixes of "super beautiful" people and everybody else, but it's sort of funny dealing with gaggles of them, unhappy in their lives and marriages, frittering away their hours in plastic houses and pretending to be happy, all the while missing out on life's real gems, too busy to meet strangers, too important to have time to serve Elijah some wine. Meanwhile, their less attractive and poorer townsfolk are by percentage (from my perspective) MUCH happier, as are their neighborhoods, and people come to the door with a SMILE for strangers, not fear, dismissiveness or derision. Honestly, it is rare in MOST neighborhoods for parents with kids to not at least LOOK at my work, that of a roving cartoonist! In this neighborhood, THEY COULDN'T BE BOTHERED. LOL. And they think they are living! They are the walking dead!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

2000 hits!

My webpage hit the magic 2000 hits today! I've been getting about 30-40 hits a day for a while. Feel free to share my website with others and increase my hits!

The Security State


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Best blow off in a while

"This isn't going to work out for us."