I was comparing notes with Della from IBFS-its 107F where she is with thunder and flash floods-O I have decided we are on the Misery Loves Company world tour and we are out of T shirts in Tulsa.
It has to break eventually-It cant still be summer in January or we will all know we are about to crash into the sun and there will be pandemonium.
Do you still listen to the radio? Have you noticed what a huge flock of miserable radio announcers full of doom and gloom there are-and it doesn't matter whether right or left-they just all have a huge crock of buggy peanut butter and sand coated suckers-doom is our only possible way out....
I broke down a remailed the free images for September so some of you who are NEW to the mailing list may or may not have gotten them-I assure you I am not sending them out again -they are ensconced in my shoppe FOR SALE.
I never thought about selling the freebies after-I think it was Aletha who suggested I run them for a week or so and then put them up for sale.
Three Chimney Cottage is the first image I did this with-and it has been one of my best and steadiest sellers.
Since I was already in a black and dismal humour I decided to compare my mailing list with people who had bought an image in the last two years-that was a venture into disappointment-sort of an "I LOVE YOUR WORK-=so long as its free!"
One of the people who missed her newsletter this month emailed me and asked if I would rush the free images to her since she didn't get them-she also took time to apologize for not buying any images from me but she can't afford it since she has to buy Cricut stuff and images from another artist who she likes better.
That made my day.
Another told me that if I was going to HAVE a newsletter and give things away its my DUTY- (MY DUTY mind you) to see that everyone is treated equally and all get the free stuff in a timely manner.
It goes on but I will spare you some of the more annoying missives-Dealing with the public is something I have done pretty much all of my life-I should be immune by now-but since I am still pretty much human...
I get some of the nicest messages from people-so I apologize if one of you nice folks got into my cross hairs while I was dealing with rampant greed on another front.
I believe still that people-as a general group-are pretty swell.
I still try my best to be kind and generous like my Mother taught me to be (although she was so passive aggressive that she could say No and there was never a negative word in the sentence).
HEAT and age-and lack of snacks and puddings.
Here I am the grumpy old curmudgeon I said I would never become-I was actually fairly grumpy and curmudgeon like in my youth although I had a much better sense of humour and my ability to seem to have patience was much better honed.
People actually made pilgrimages to visit my temple of eternal patience and understanding-trust me when I say it was all an illusion created so I wouldn't be shunned by humankind in general...do you love "WHO will play me in the MOVIE"?
Simon Pegg---anyone who knows me knows I have a huge fondness for Simon Pegg=noted ginger, English actor-plays SCOTTY in the new Star Treks and the assistant in Mission Impossible-he has a whole string of his own films Sean of the Dead. Hot Fuzz, PAUL and the latest END OF THE WORLD (about an epic pub crawl spiced with robot zombies with blue blood-led by, Why Not! Pierce Brosnan..
SO I will select Simon Pegg to play me in any and all feature films or lengthy series on the BBC, _especially if they revive AB FAB and decide to write in my character--SP is a must.
I know I should hold out for one of the Hollywood demi-gods byt Keanu is looking old and used, Pitt has luggage under his eyes and Travolta-well, do I need to saying ANYTHING but Travolta? One of a sad trio including Nick Cage of men who were once attractive and now have hair of a colour that doesn't exist in nature...well actually it does exist if you consider BLACK HOLE a colour.
So that's it then-Simon Pegg plays me in the films, I am in a snit because of Heat, Humidty, lack of salt and sugar and the possibility that Simon Pegg won't be available hence they will cast some random actor whats that new one who has a brother who plays THOR-very tall, very handsome, very dim.
While I was in a mood to abuse people I called my cable company and demanded (and got) 50% off my premium channels for a year. That's whats called harnessing the Krakken---take that negative energy and use it as a force to save money and get more mediocre films delivered to my set in sparkleing Hi def colour and sound.
I made a dreadful mistake at another point last year when It was too watm and signed my life away for a new cable company who offered the world but deliver the standard drap one gets from Cable companies-they just do it slightly cheaper-I am locked in to a 2 year contract but they seem willing to make it possible for me to pay the bill by reducing rates here and there when I complain.