Tuesday, November 19, 2002

To my Watercolor section I added Leslie Sitting, Rachel Standing, and Molly. I've added a hyperlink to the Molly picture itself, so if you click on it you get a larger version. I removed Heather Sitting.

Sunday, November 17, 2002

Last night I went with Shannon to see one of my favorite live bands, The Young Dubliners, play at the Belly Up Tavern. Incredible show. Amazing musicianship. During the show, everyone was jigging -- jumping up and down in place. Between being packed together and the jumping, it's quite possible that I unknowingly got someone pregnant.

Thursday, November 14, 2002

Added Untitled (A. portrait in ink) and Toulouse to my Pencil, Charcoal and Ink section. Added Untitled (Reclining and Looking Away) to my Watercolor section.

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Yesterday I mailed three poems (Air Hole, Where We Are, and Two Beds) to Tin House.

Tuesday, November 05, 2002

Added a picture of Notre Dame to my Paris picture section and pictures of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to the general Europe section.
Went to the post office in Pacific Beach this morning, after eating a great breakfast at the Eggery and before enjoying a hot tea at Cafe 976 (my favorite place to write), and mailed my short story, Naive Ants, to the Alaska Quarterly Review. While sipping on my Earl Gray tea and working on another short story at Cafe 976, I talked with two girls for a while, Melissa and Nikki. Nikki is auditioning for American Idol in Los Angeles in two weeks. I may be able to say, "I knew her when...." Our conversation started when Nikki asked if anyone's ever told me I looked like someone famous....

Friday, November 01, 2002

Returned from a month long backpack trip through Europe. Absorbed an enormous amount of inspiration that I look forward to putting to good use. An incredible experience.

Went to the post office today and picked up my large stack of mail awaiting me. Among the letters, I received a rejection notice from Zoetrope for my short story, Naive Ants. I anticipated this, as my 580 word story didn't fit with the long, character driven stories (~15 pages) they publish. I figured it was worth a shot though. When you get a rejection notice, they shove a small form into your SASE, and send it back. I received the rejection form, but at the bottom was a handwritten note saying, "I enjoyed reading your story. Thank you!" This event is a rarity, and made me feel really good.