Tuesday, June 21, 2005

i'm cursed!

I'm cursed! I'm not sure why, but no one can ever seem to keep an appointment with me. In my current line of work I don't really have meetings with people or appointments all that often; but seriously either they show up three hours late, or they don't show up at all. WTF!!??! Is it this town? Is it me? I mean, we all have cell phones, right? Why don't you just call and reschedule, cancel, tell me to go to hell, whatever, just don't hang me out to dry. How rude!
In other news, I'm on a marketing crusade. I've decided its finally time to get my head out of the dirt and really market my art. And you know what? It ain't that easy. No one calls you back, people stand you up, email strings just seem to evaporate, and i'd much rather be riding my bike! But, persistance is king...I guess.

Hey...wanna buy a painting?

Thursday, June 16, 2005

If you blog it, it will come

There is a difference between being stagnant and unhappy with your lot in life (we've all been there), and being perfectly happy, content, and comfortable, yet not feeling challenged. I believe right now I'm falling into the second half of that equation. I've covered all the major milestones that my early and mid-twenties has had to offer. I'm for once, really happy. I know that sounds kind of sad, like the last twenty years have been just leading to this point, in an unhappy manner at that. I'm really not seeking intangible things like I may have in my late teen early twenties...that brooding, bad poetry phase, as it were. So, with all that misery out of the way, what now? I'm obviously not climbing the corporate later. (I'd like to piss on all those sad f*@ks, especially the beemer drivers ). A job is but a job. I'm ready for more. But the scary fact is, no one hands you your life on a platter. At least not us normal bloaks. At the risk of sounding cliche, you must create your own destiny. I figured if I put this in writing, it might spawn some type of motivation on my part, holding myself accountable, god knows no one else is going to do it. Goals people! We've got to have goals!! Good luck out there to anyone that may be in the same boat. If you're struggling to do it for yourself, work for yourself, create a legacy for yourself, leave your mark, your signature, and become a true individual...mad props! keep it up. And if you're trying to make junior partner before you thirty, you're a sucker.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

I'm Baaaaack!!

holy S#%T!!! I finally had to give up trying to fix the damn thing and just "re-boot" the damn thing! Unfortunately, I lost all my sidebar content. which is a total bummer, but alas, let us stress the importance of impermanence in life and move on. I think I'll try to recreate some of what is missing, at least the links and a few things I thought are pretty important to mention. But more or less, its so fresh and so clean clean. I can't say that i'm not disappointed that i've lost so much time to this thing, but like I said, there's an imporatant lesson to be learned here...computers are not to be trusted and 38th Street LIVES ON!

Monday, June 06, 2005

summer, summer, summertime!

Yeah, back when Will Smith was cool, I think he pretty much summed it up in that song.
Ladies and Gentlemen, summer has descended on 38th Street like Fred Flintstone down the back of a brontasaurus. And for those who don't know, Pittsburgh generally has two seasons; Hot & Sticky and Cold & Grey. And despite the oppressive humidity that rocked Steel Town this weekend, the 38th Street Crew was out and about. Whether it was playing in the garden, runnin' errands on the bicycle, busting out some good ol' fashion ditch digging at Castle Brownskull, or havin' dinner outside with friends...this weekend was action packed! And speaking of dinner with friends, I'd like to shamelessly promote my favorite restaurant for a moment. If you haven't been here yet, do you yourself a favor; grab a bottle of your favorite wine (actually, you better make it two) call your best friends (the more the merrier) and set aside about three hours to relax and eat the most beautiful thai/filipiniano food, served by the most gracious wait staff, and learn what it's like to be treated like royalty for a few hours. Sweet Basil/La Filipiniana is by far the best kept secret in Pittsburgh.
So...hope everyone had as great a weekend as I did. It sure beat staying up til 3am decorating tiny cakes (not that wasn't rewarding). Bring it on Summertime, I'm ready and willing!!!