June 6, 2008
Today started at 10:30 a.m.
I woke up to discover that it was raining and cloudy. In my apartment my floor is covered with projects. I worked on a few while listening to the college radio station for a little bit and then called Robin to take me out for my morning coffee. I brought a comic page with me to one of our favorite shops St. Mark’s so I could work a bit while I woke up. The music was good there and a guy came up and talked to me about my t-shirt which was a Daniel Johnston ( a crazy singer from the 90s) shirt. We drove to a bookstore on Broadway so I could talk the owner into selling Blammo and he worked up a consignment for it.
After all of that we went to the grocery store and bought some waffles and syrup. Then Robin dropped me off at home and she went to her newspaper meeting. I ate waffles and syrup. I did some finishing touches to a sketchbook that I drew for the Art Director of a gallery in Lakewood that I really want to be a part of then I e-mailed my editor at Westword and asked him if there were any concerts I could go review for Westword.com and he e-mailed back “Absolutely” so I sent him a list of the concerts I was interested in attending.
I walked outside in the rain to a used and new bookstore near my house and traded my last two copies of Blammo to the owner in exchange for a Charles Bukowski book. I then headed to a little restaurant thinking I could apply for a part time job. When I got in there the place was crowded and I chickened out. I slunk down and snuck out. I walked back home. I worked on some more stuff on my floor and then Robin called me and told me she was home so I grabbed the Sketchbook that I did for the Art Director and we headed down to Lakewood to the gallery which was having a lecture on counterfeit money. I knew the Art Director would be there today and so I knew I could give this book of drawings to him face to face. Sure enough he was there. His name is Adam Lerner by the way. So I sat there and listened to the lecture and when there was a break in it I walked up to him and handed him this book. It was titled A Book Of Artworks for Adam Lerner. He was very surprised and looked through it happily while I stood there with a red face stuttering every so often. I included with this book a CD of myself singing in acapella 5 songs like Mmbop and Hero and Thriller. A lady came up while he was looking at it and told me they have been archiving all of the packages I’ve been sending. I was sending them packages every week with a bunch of drawings on scrap paper with a page that I’d write “You Wouldn’t throw away my Art would you??” But I wasn’t sure if they were even getting them.
After all of this Robin and I drove back into Denver and I came home and I am now writing this. It’s 10:59 p.m. and I guess I’ll surrender now and go to bed.