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Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree which stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do even if it is a long way from here.
Hold on to life even when it is easier letting go.
Hold on to my hand even when I have gone away from you.
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Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003 - 12:23 a.m.

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51% Roiling Clouds and 49% Bitchiness

Here is a quote gleaned from SquirrelX's wondrous bounty which rather fits my emo entry of yesterday: What do you think??

"Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches.
You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone.
And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique
who does not conform with nonconformity."
__Eric Hoffer

Well, today I am inspired by Perceptionss to put up my own roiling clouds photos. I was on my way somewhere (ended up being by taxi instead of the planned bicycle!!) and looked up to see this incredible seething cloud display, all backlit. You can see the depth and intensity of these behemoths turning over and over... they were moving incredibly swiftly. The fouth picture shows the trailing edge of these clouds... suddenly the front smoothed over into a dull fuzzy formless grey blanket, bleeding rain onto the city for hours. These are dated 5 June 2002.
Roiling Clouds, Copyright 2003 Wench77

Strangely enough many people here in Diaryland seem to think I am sweet, and quite nice. Very strange. I do think that the adage "she doesn't have a mean bone in her body" does not apply to me... I perhaps think I have a mean skeleton hung with sweet flesh. yes. "51% Nice, 49% Bitch, Don't Push It!" is what is written inside my agenda book. Ask people who have screwed me around, or just been unfortunate enough to annoy me or not live up to my expectations. There is a reason why I cried in the bathroom when ob told me I was meaner than her Mme... it scared the shit out of me to be found out!!! ack! Anyways, I will continue to obfuscate the 49% by continuing to leave sweet and supportive notes in Diaryland (dairyland... moooooo!). Though beware of arguing copyright with me!! :)

Here is my horoscope for Friday, December 12:

Don't get mad -- get excited. A threat or insult suddenly strikes your ears as a healthy challenge. Shake off your lethargy as the adrenaline kicks in. There's nothing wrong with Leo that a call to action won't cure.

Well I agree with that horoscope. Adrenaline and a call to action would cure my lethargy. I did manage to get a drawing done today in under an hour, when I realized it was 1 hour to Fedex cutoff time, and I hadn't done one of the spot illos in color for the back of the Eavesdrop Boy book! hehe! I whipped up one of cannelloni, which plays a big role in the book (well at least a celebrity cameo). I hope they like it, cuz it wasn't "approved"!

Today just as I was about to go to the Cafe Toast Thé to draw my comics, Motorcycle Boy dropped by, so he came with and had a coffee and chatted. it was nice to see him. I think it is only the second time we have hung out since I broke up with ob in August. At least he DID pop by... lately I was just thinking of him as one of those people who come into your life as an intensive friend, and then just as suddenly vanish, leaving only good memories (though we did have a bit of a rough spot... or rather i did, when yet again, I wanted to do him, and he was "waiting on" a girl he was crushed out over. She went out with him for a few months then decided she was still in love with her ex or somesuch.) Motorcycle Boy is not like me. He just goes "byebye" and decorates his house and goes on with life. He is not a hanger-on type of sentimental person, though he is supportive and nice.

So I DID get the last two pages of my comic done. Amazingly it ended up being 15 pages... it wouldve been 14 pages and one panel, but one has to fill a page, not end up in the end of nowhere, so I added a longer ending before the final joke. I am pretty happy with it. I will see if I get around to posting on that keenspace or whatever it is that I mentioned yesterday. I was just wondering about printing it up as a book. I had been expecting to have enough cash to foot it myself. Now I'm wondering if I could do what I did in the olden totally broke days: sell advance copies. I tell ya, that way more people would come to the launch, if they could get the copy they'd already shelled out for. I did that in 1986. I wrote and drew an agenda book entirely by myself, took advance orders, with a $5 down payment which I used to pay the photocopying on fine linen paper. Then I had a friend handbind them hardcover, and I rushed around for three days picking up the other $15 per book when I delivered them. I made a whole $400, and the bookbinder got $400. It seems like total peanuts now for something I worked on basically from June through Dec, but it sure made a difference in my life then!! It was like a months worth of wages at the coffeeshop. And not that many people I knew self-published a handdrawn and lettered hardbound handmade agenda book at 24. I only made 100 copies I think. I have one or two left. I totally sold out, which was great. Oh, enterprise. But I should think on doing that again.

Well, now I have an idea for my Christmas card (season's greetings card) this year, and while the mood is actually on me, I shall go to make it right right now. If you're lucky, I will finish the drawing and post it tonight. yeah. so, bye, seeyalater!! And thanks to everyone who has been leaving comments... I am totally thrilled with my new comments feature! yay!!

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previous meanderings - future past

Goodbye Michael. May your next life be kinder to you. - Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009
Taking Care of Your Cows - Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009
Saint Joseph robs the cradle and eats spaghetti - Sunday, Jun. 14, 2009
sticky notes and broken irises - Friday, Jun. 12, 2009
The FOODCOMMANDER - Monday, Jun. 08, 2009


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