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11/04/2004: "Royal with Cheese"
A couple days ago I got an email from some woman at a website called art-exchange.com saying that she loved my work and wants to help me sell it to interior designers. I just deleted it because I get lots of spam like that. Then last night the same woman called my house and left a message on my machine about it too, left me her 800 number to contact her etc. I don't think I'll call her but have any of you been getting approached by or know anything about art-exchange.com?
Anyway, lnight I went through my TIVO and deleted all the news shows I have set to record regularly. Before the election I felt I had to watch constant news coverage to be a well informed voter. Well, I did my part and now I'm washing my hands of the whole mess. No more news. After I deleted the news programs (which makes up 50% of what I watch) I did some drawing, not related to my show or anything, just some interesting faces from an incredibly sexist show called "She's a Lady" which I'll *never* watch again. They turned out pretty cool.
Today was my first morning without CNN and aside from a few moments of weakness I did OK. I watched "Pulp Fiction" with my morning coffee instead. I'm going to try burying my head in the sand for awhile and see if I feel better or worse.
I had a conversation with a friend years ago that stuck with me. He had just broken up with his long time girlfriend and was pretty heart broken. He said he had to regulate what he watched and listened to because his memories of her were like little mine fields planted in random love songs, movies, etc. at every turn. I'm tending to my broken heart with the same resolve now.