Who got a day job? Me!!
Yup… when the economy shits the bed, the first thing people stop spending money on is the arts. So who got a financial sucker-punch for christmas this year? Who? Me?… awwww… ya shouldn’t have!
I understand it… because I’m not able to spend money on art (or much of anything else) either. It’s just the way things are right now. When weighing out buying new clothes or arty fun vs paying the bills- I opt for bills as well. And I was REALLY fucking lucky and have super awesome friends who’ve got my back, and I got a little office job that doesn’t care about how I look, I have my own office, flexible hours, and the nicest coworkers & boss ever. And after getting turned down for seasonal positions of stocking shelves at Whole Foods (apparently they don’t believe that I can lift my own weight in coucous), I have never been more thankful for office work.
But with my new job, comes added life pressure. I thought I didn’t have enough hours in the day before.. but now, I’m a little fucked. Here’s my typical day:
- 7:15am: Wake up into the madness of getting ready for work and getting Sully ready for school
- 8:30: Drop Sully off at school
- 9:00 Get to work
- work work work work
- 2:00pm: Leave work
- 2:20: Get home, print orders, start business calls, deal with web stuff
- 3:00: Get Sully from school
- Go to store/post office/whatever errands need to be done
- 4:30: try to package orders while strong-arming Sully to do his homework
- 5:30: Start making dinner while making calls to whatever large corporations/utility companies/financial institutions I’m having troubles with that day
- 6:00: Dinner
- 6:30: Pulling up all the Blacknoise webstore stuff and getting the shipping ready for that (because,yes, I’m still running Brad’s business as well since he’s still in school)
- 7:30: Quality Sully time
- 8:00: Get Sully to bed
- 8:15: Package Brad’s orders so they can go to the post office the next day
- 9:00: Dishes, Laundry, chores, and whatever else needs to be done around the house
- 10:00: Finally sitting down to my own paperwork & website technical stuff that I usually would have done during the day, but now have to do at night because of the day job
- 11/11:30: Try to check on/respond to emails, customer service stuff, tracking lost packages online, banking and bill paying, etc
- 12/12:30am: Try to paint, draw, etc pieces for upcoming shows, or work on x-mas presents for people
- 2/3:00am (usually later): get ready for bed.
Yup. I’m tired. It doesn’t help that it’s the holidays. I loathe christmas… but this year it’s particularly depressing since we have no money for presents for anyone and I have no time to make stuff like I wanted to. But it will be over soon, and that’s one less thing on my never-ending list of “to-do’s”. So if I’m not writing as much on here as I normally was… now you know why.
Aside from that madness…. This past week I had some of my darling friends from NYC in town for gallery openings. It was a much needed jolt of laughter and beautiful faces to keep me going. Saturday night David Stoupakis had an opening at the Corey Helford gallery, Matthew Bone (a LA local) had an opening at the CoproNason gallery, and on Sunday night David Hochbaum & the Goldmine Shithouse crew had a screenprinting party. I got out of the house. I got to dress up and run around with friends. I got to see beautiful art and laugh. I got to play with my friends. I haven’t gotten to do those things in a really long time. And I NEEDED it. Here’s a few pics of these beautiful friends of mine…..
I allowed myself 30 minutes to dork around on the computer and babble on here, and my time is now up…. and now it’s back to The Schedule.
But on a final note, here is Daisy Ding-Dong Stupid Face, about 30 seconds before she knocked our x-mas tree down. Again. For the 15th time. She’s a total dick.
(Ps… I saw the new trailer for “Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince” tonight. Complete awesomeness!)