November 3rd, 2003


Kick me while I'm down....

It has not been a stellar couple of days.

Constant freezing rain has turned the streets in the hills very treacherous. I came in to the bazaar on Sunday, white-knuckled at best, but it kept a lot of people home. Buying-type people, I mean. There were even empty tables at the bazaar, which is excedingly rare at this one. Made my booth fee back times 2, but since I don't have a 50% profit margin, I have to hope that some of those business cards will garner some business. Definitely /not/ worth the hassles I went through on Saturday.

My ad at Epilogue looks like ass.

I followed the template I was sent, but I'm thinking they didn't send me the correct dimensions, because there's this gawdawful ugly space between the two segments of the ad. Yuck. I mean, truly yuck.

I've written a polite 'please advise; I'll send a new ad, but please, it looks horrid!' letter to them.

Wrenched my back slipping on the ice this morning.

Would be very easy to think everything is out to get me right now, but I won't. Too much to do.

Things are definitely looking up.

43 shirts? Hmm... I dunno... that might be too many. I'm trying to decide which shirts to offer, and worry about dumping too many choices on my customers. Then again, usually the client falls in love with the design and wants it on everything, doesn't just go searching for a product. Usually. I'll offer all of 'em; I don't have to make 'em unless they sell. Hmm... that doesn't include work I haven't posted that I /know/ I'll offer as shirts. Oh well. Maybe t-shirts'll be a big EMG money-maker. I'd like to make money. *nodsnods*

Day is definitely improving. :)

I got a $1/hr raise, and if I want, DA will spring for a graduate degree in art. How cool is that??! Got the 'don't you want to be salaried...' speech. Turned it down again. Got the 'you are a valued employee who can do anything and we're lucky to have you' spiel, and a glowing, positively glowing letter of review. Woo hoo!

I suppose I oughta go do some work, eh?

Darned email box is big again. :(

Sunday's accomplishment

After I got back from the bazaar, Jake told me to take it easy, propped me up on the couch with the cat on my stomach and turned on Stargate. I watched my sci fi dose, and after dinner, worked on mermaids!

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