June 23rd, 2007


Heartbreaker Ellen...

I am such a social moron!

See, I'm really shy. I have no neighbors close enough to visit with regularly. I haven't worked a 'day job' in 2 1/2 years, and the most regular social interaction I usually get is at the supermarket*. And even then, I use U-Scan so I don't have to talk to checkers. It's not that I don't like people, in fact quite the opposite - I really like people! I have even been making a concentrated effort to ask for directions and not run away from conversations - maybe even start them.

It backfired! Unsuspecting victim at the geek store thought I was flirting with him and asked me out. Doh!

I think the combination of friendly and shy screams: 'I'm interested!' when it isn't supposed to. This is an awesome tactic while trying to sell geeks fantasy art - and has on two occasions garnered me love poetry from strangers, plus one limited-time stalker - but it doesn't help that whole 'trying not to be a hermit' angle I'm going for.

I do wear a ring, I do! Maybe it's not flashy enough.

I suggested to Jake that maybe I need to be more bitchy. He vetoed that plan.

*Aside from scheduled weekly gaming and TV events with people who are already used to my oddities.


All computer hassles have been utterly worth it. 1.5 Gigs of RAM does make a difference and InDesign... wow... I've got a quarter of Ursula's calendar done, and this is a powerful program. I will never go back to the gawdawful old method, that's for sure! I wish-wish-wish I'd had this to make the anthology in.

Some friendly art reminders: End of the month is the deadline for Legends of the Sea calendar, kids coloring book, and EMG-Zine 'cats' theme! That's just a week left!