Monthly Archives: May 2011

Testing One Two….Two…..Two…..

So day two…..hmmm…..Could be worse…..for a start I could be the the kind of person who says, could be worse. A short rant about women and then onto something else…. What is it with women (i know that’s a bit Seinfeld) …. but really? Some of the cleverest people i know are women….and quite often some of  the stupidest….and sometimes they are the same person. I know the same applies to many of the men I know, but since most of them ain’t trying to either sleep with me or divorce me, it has less effect on me. Selfish of me I know, or at least that’s what I am told….I surrounded by women who want something from me, I know this because they constantly lie to me about not wanting anything from me, and then getting pissed that they don’t get anything from me…..I have actually become very good at spotting lies and deception….I was always really good at it but never used it in relationships….Silly me….My ex is a very crap liar….but that was ok because I trusted her….She probably thinks our marriage ended because she stopped lying….I suspect it would have ended 2 years after we met, if she hadn’t lied….or she could have been honest and the relationship might still be going, at least it would have had a chance….

Soooooooooooo……. I need to get to work now. If I get something pretty done I may feel better….

Day One……

Right…..Let’s get this party started…..Though I am not keen to admit it, been reading a lot of hippy-dippy stuff lately, and although the amount of grains of salt I have been forced to take some of the ideas with has probably done bad things for my blood pressure….I am embracing the positive….I know what colour my cheese is and so on. So I will see the ‘Life Coach’, read the ‘Way of the peaceful whatever’ and do all the silly stuff it takes to get my head back in the game. No regrets, no apologies (other than a small one for quoting a bonjovi song)…..So it is Art, Books and Success…..

More time working, less time bitching I think….I will probably be a web-log-a-holic for a while to keep myself on track……One update a day is completely inadequate till i can limit myself to one mood swing a day.

Midday……Side tracked slightly by sorting of CD collection…..but any progress is, well progress….Managed to find notes, story board sketches, and other bits and pieces for book….Having them in one place will make stuff a bit easier…Still have to get all the bits I have written on two different computers and ipad into one file….Going to see if I can do at least one hour a night on book….must admit that when the person who was doing the art for the book moved away it was a bit of a handbrake….Hopefully she will be back in a couple of months at the most…and I can get going with the book and other projects at full tilt….I have offered to share a house with her….with any other woman on the planet that might sound like a bad idea….but this is the one person I know who is more like me than anyone I ever dated or married….and oddly that makes us completely romantically incompatible…I like her to much, to be anything but friends with her….and I get the sense that she feels the same way…..the kids like her and she is an amazing artist….so I hope she gets her arse into gear and gets down here…She deserves to be more successful than she is…so she can help me with the art stuff and hopefully I can get her some of the recognition she could have, if she had the marketing ability of less talented, but more profitable artists.

Twilight……Hmmm Trying really hard to maintain the happy… a start on a new picture….Surly selfish people aside I am doing ok….

The ‘Shop’……

So this is how I spent my Sunday, and quiet a few previous ones. Hopefully not that many more. Little bit over the grubby fingered children and haggling and the getting up at five in the morning.
I am giving myself two months to shift the rest of the gear….after that I will just drop the price to a point where it will get snapped up by the dealers.
This will leave me with an empty studio and a trailer all set up and ready to go for a business I want to start….but more of that later.
Time to get the kids to bed…..finish the watercolour I am working on….and watch ‘So I married an axe murderer’ on TV….My favourite Mike Meyers movie….Beat Poetry and an abusive Scottish Father….What’s not to like…..

Was that a flatulent bird?….

Up at sparrows fart….waiting in line at the markets. Got here at six, gates open at seven…..not sure there is any great advantage in arriving early. Gives me a Chance to see the other market regulars in all there glory and helps me know that I really don’t want to be doing this forever.
I am here for the money…..totally broke…..I guess that describes most jobs….but I don’t want to be here or broke. Need to make $300 today to cover my share of the rent….I don’t even want to think about the electricity bill..

So not quite there….. only came home with $200…..and a coffee machine….not to bad…. I like Coffee, and have been known to spend a lot of time at coffee shops, so a coffee machine will actually save me money….and that how things work on Shayn’s ‘Justify That!’ game show…..

The Almost Day One Blog……

OK lets call it T-2 days till Day One……Never good to shake stuff up on a weekend. Spent half the day in bed, and feel all the better for it….Markets in the morning, a nap and then the kids are back…..So let’s call Monday a good day to get the party started.

More news at 11…….and I may even try a bit of mobile blogging from the office (well the tent)….