I had a little minor freak out session last night about my life and how my contract is just postponing my immenent failure of my dream of switching careers and that I should give it all up and not leave my day job. Once I was done freaking out about that, I decided come hell […]
Remeber that science experiment you did in elementary where you had to insulate an egg somehow so that it could withstand being dropped from the roof of the science building? Well, what they don’t tell you is that it’s actually preparing you for that time in your life when you have to package something valuable […]
I went on some sort of domestic rampage today. I bought a new dish rack, sheets, pillow cases, light bulbs, aluminum foil, a new dining room table, a new pillow, and ltos of groceries and wine from Tradeer Joe’s. I was unstoppable. I would have bought a dresser if it had fit in our car […]
I grew up with Johnny Carson. I was born in 1970 and as a child, I’d sneak into the living room to watch Johnny. I had to talk my parents into letting me stay up late. I personally connected to Johnny because he was very shy. He had to face overwhelming stage fright every night […]
I had so many weird dreams last night. One after the other. In the last one, I was reading my weblog in the future. I was a successful software developer. I seemed happy and seemed to have lots of friends but there didn’t appear to be any art in my life. I was reading about […]
I was a very good girl today. I was really cranky and didn’t want to do some things that I need to do but aren’t very fun. I enjoyed some napping time with Tom which made the icky stuff seem a lot better. I finished a simplified version of Carol’s site so I can teach […]
Spammers who take advantage of people posting on Craigslist make me soooo mad. I just responded to a spammer with this email: I specifically checked a box on my ad that it is NOT OK to contact me about other offers. This means YOU!!! You aren’t going to make any friends by responding to ads […]
I’ve got some great music on my iPod Today. I’ve just got it on shuffle. “Alanna radio” is what I like to call it. I’ve been listening to lots of Long Winters, M. Ward, Neutral Milk Hotel, Decemberists, Lambchop, Jon Vanderslice, Jayhawks, and some old jazz organ with Brother Jack Mc Duff. It’s so nice […]
There was a call for artists for a show that might be promising. It’s sponsored by Cartoon Network and Adult swim. It could be perfect for me. I don’t have enough encaustic paintings. It makes me want to paint more of them, quick-like. Maybe Sunday I can get some work done. Yesterday’s painting class was […]
Um, I can’t stop posting to my new weblog. It’s just too exciting. I feel like I have access to the outside world again from my little, issolated desk. And I can’t stop. I’m totally out of control. When I’m not posting to my weblog, I’m thinking about features to add to it. You know […]
I started my painting class yesterday with Glenn Moriwaki at SF City College. I’m so excited. I think it’s going to be a really great class. We are going to end up with 10 paintings this semester. That is a whole lot of paintings. It’s going to be hard work but I’m sure I will […]
After just three hours of work yesterday, I went outside and found someone had backed into my scooter, badly denting the engine cover. I make sure I park in spaces that leave plenty of room for other cars to get in and out. There was no reason for them to hit my scooter. They didn’t […]
I have a pretty good view from my window at work. I’m starting to recognize the same people every day. There is a girl who walks her little daschund in the late afternoon. They are my favorite regulars. The dogs ears flop around when he runs. In the mornings there are three large carts of […]
I work on Embarcadero and Folsom. Usually I scoot home down Howard to 9th to Fell. On the way home tonight I was day dreaming. I turned down 6th instead of 9th. I ended up taking Harrison to 6th to Turk to Stanyan. It was so fast and there were so few cars. I hit […]
I’ve been struggling with displaytag and I just found this very useful mail archive: Displaytag-devel. There aren’t a whole lot of resources out there so every little bit helps.
Note to self: Look at this later. Maybe I can set a spam cannon up so I can send art spam from a better emaill address. How to send an HTML e-mail from a PHP script and if I get too lazy, case I could just pay to use: http://www.mailchimp.com
I sold another painting! This little guy will be on his way to Lacey Washington this week. It’s my first painting sale in 2005! Thanks Carolyn!
This week is the beginning of the spring semester. I have several canvases primed and ready. I wonder what the semester has in store for me.
I thought it might be time for me to switch over to the world of database driven weblogs. I’ve been doing stuff strictly old school and it might be time for a change. I’m afraid to give up my old ways. But I will be brave.