Sunday, August 14, 2011

Good Sunday... Bad Sunday

1700 hours. Home. 

Welome to "The Art of Life".

This, our first episode (at least in this blog... every day is an episode for me), we find our stoic hero... avoiding doing anything constructive... trying to teach a young dog a new trick that doesn't involve vomiting... and casually pondering a problem that has plagued artists since the dawn of time! 

Soooo tired. Woke up yesterday at around 4 in the afternoon and I haven’t slept since. Been pulling a lot of long hours trying to get as much work done as I can. Why? Well, my boat isn’t going to buy itself! Hehe, more on that another time. Decided to take the day off basically. Kinda didn’t have a choice actually. Lack of sleep has made my brain cottage cheese so trying to get anything done was probably going to end up being counterproductive anyway. So I called up my buddy Jason and we took our dogs to the dog beach in Long Beach. Sam apparently still hasn’t figured out that salt water is not for drinking. So he’d gulp some sea water, then come running back to his water bowl that I brought for him and guzzle lots of fresh water, then repeat the process over and over again. Poor guy, when he got home, he peed for like a good 2 minutes. In so many things, he’s a really smart dog, but in some things… I swear, a pigeon learns faster than he does.  Jason’s dog Leia is like the perfect dog, course she’s about 6 years old and well trained. Sam is still like a drunk monkey on acid. *sigh* puppies…

 Dog Beach. Long Beach California. If you don't like dog's, dont come here.

Water, water everywhere. But nary a drop to drink... but that doesn't mean he isnt going to try though! BAAAARF!!!... again.

Sam seems to have that whole "Fetch" thing down pretty good... Mostly.

And now on to the crappy part of my day. On the way back from the beach, I got a ticket for speeding. I wanted to argue with the female highway patrol officer that I was doing 75 like everyone else on the freeway. Had i been doing the speed limit, my vehicle would soon become an obstruction to traffic. The California vehicle code clearly states that ones motor vehicle must always be operated in as safe a manner as possible. It further states that should a vehicle drive in a manner that causes more then 4 other vehicles to have to slow or alter driving direction, that vehicle could then be considered an obstruction to traffic and the driver susceptible to a ticket. Therefore, traveling at 75mph (the same rate of speed as all other traffic around me) was the safest way to operate my vehicle. It's the same concept as that idea that one must match the speed of traffic on the freeway before merging onto said freeway, otherwise you are a danger to the flow of traffic..... but i didn't. I'm pretty sure my words would have been met with a blank stare and a terse "Sign here" and that would have been the end of it. *sigh* C'est la vie.

Moving right along here... So my current plan is to stay up as long as I can (which from the way my eyelids keep getting heavier and heavier, isn’t going to be much longer) and try to get back on a “normal” schedule… whatever that is.

So, like I’ve said before, I’m liking the whole doing art on the iPad thing. My buddy Ben in Oregon told me that digital art is the way to go these days and suggest that the best way to market that kind of work is by selling limited run giclee prints… sounds great, but I think I need more places to sell them. One of my biggest shortcomings is that I can do the work well, but when it comes to marketing it, I suck like hoover industrial vac! Any suggestions?

All I've had to eat today was a Baguette sandwich from Mr. Baguette Sandwich shop in Rosemead. I think i'm hungry but i'm too tired to tell. Eh, off to bed!


  1. Ugh.. I got a ticket for doing 75 also. Carpool. 2am. Horrible.

    That dog beach rocks though! Haha, the video is hilarious, Sifu.

  2. You've got dogs too right? you shoul come with us! it's awesome! then we get food somewhere near the beach too with the dogs =)