February 5th, 2007


Something creative collage

So last week I barely worked on my business plan. I just kind of hit a mental wall. My business coach requested that I make a collage to inspire me for the bookstore. So that's my task for the day.

In the old days (i.e., junior high) when I made a collage, the teacher would bring in stacks of old magazines for us to peruse and cut out. Also, most of my collages were nature type of things. And there's lots of nature photos out there.

My magazines are 90% computer related, with a smattering of science and the odd issue of Atlantic Monthly. Not much to use for a book store collage.

But wait! These days there's the internet! What I'm basically doing is browsing the internet for photos on certain topics, looking for things that I like. Shelving. Author readings. Stock rooms. That sort of thing. Unfortunately 95% of the photos out there are of the stacks. And I don't really need those.

I could put these all together using photoshop or some program like that. But I don't want to take the time to search for and learn one. Even just enough to slap some photos into a collage.

So I'm going to dump everything to CD, take it to Kinko's and print them out in color. Then buy a posterboard or something like that and put it together the old fashioned way.

Sadly, this is the most creative artsy-craftsy thing I've done in years.


Yes, I want Valentines. I love the idea of the holiday.

No, I do not want anonymous Valentines messages sent via Valentinr. Way to do me no good whatsoever.

Taking a break

I've looked at 160 pages of photos tagged bookstore on Flickr and have found 2 for inclusion in the collage.

I'm going to take a break and get some food and coffee at Louisa's on Eastlake. I'll probably read there for a while too.
Roger Lodge


I got stuff running through my head. This is not normal for me. Normally, I don't even need to quiet the noise. When I was younger, I had head noise. Oh boy did I have head noise. Now, I only get it for special occasions. I got it tonight.
Axe Murderer

Now this is bizarre: astronaut arrested

Astronaut Charged With Kidnap Attempt

Lisa Nowak thought another astronaut, Colleen Shipman, was having an affair with a third astronaut, William Oefelein, because Shipman was flying from Houston to Orlando where Oefelein lives. Nowak was in love with him herself, despite the fact that she's married. So Nowak drove non-stop from Houston to beat the flight, without even stopping to urinate. In Orlando, she tried to waylay Shipman in the Orlando Airport parking lot. I don't quite get what she was attempting to do there, as it involves a wig, a trench coat, an air cartridge BB gun and pepper spray. Just weird and bizarre.

You think that, although astronauts are not saints, that they would be a higher class of crazy. Apparently not.