The Adventures and Misadventures of a Neer Do Well Artist Living in Baltimore.

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I am a visual artist and writer living in Baltimore. I don't have any artist friends. Frankly, artists scare me, there so darn flaky. The above picture is either of me or proof that I'm a pretty decent artist. My goal is to be a self sufficient artist, whereas I wouldn't have to do something else in the day in order to eke out an existence. I also like to attend various cultural events around town. I go to plays, the symphony, etc. Also, I have Asperger's Syndrome. I found this out recently and it has explained a heck of a lot as to why I am as I am.

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Friday, August 06, 2004

burntcar, originally uploaded by willisgirl.

The above picture is of a car I encountered in my father’s neighborhood a couple of months ago. It accurately depicts how I’ve been feeling the last few days.

Today, was one of my worst MTA nightmares realized. This mornings light rail train kept breaking down and stopping. The situation was so bad that we had to switch trains at the North Avenue stop. To further exasperate things there was a wheelchair bound woman on the train. This meant that the light rail driver would have to help her off and onto the new train. I hate when that happens. It means only one thing, I’m going to be excrutiatingly late this morning! As it turns out I was fifteen minutes late. I HATE THIS!!

I also hate going to the Hunt Valley Walmart in the afternoon. I have to go there this afternoon because the batteries to my trusty Alphasmart are finally running down. In case you don’t know the Alphasmart is the device that I carry around with me daily. I write this blog as well as other things with it. I like it because it’s light weight and operates on 3 AA batteries that can be purchased anywhere.

Anyway, the reason why I’m not too crazy about going there is because the woman that works at the Customer Service Counter is always slow as molasses. The reason why I have to go to the Customer Service Counter every time I go there is simple. Walmart, has a policy where all back packs have to be checked at the counter. I always carry a backpack because I have to have a place to put my Alphasmart and digital camera in. Hey, I’ll be damned if I’m going to walk around with them in my hands.

Anyway, back to my gripe. I don’t understand why she is always the ONLY ONE working at that counter in the afternoon. Don’t they have other people capable of working there along with her?

Interesting bit of trivia: I get on the light rail train with her every morning. The celebrity she most resembles is Barbra Barrie.

Trivia about me: Today I’m wearing black pants, a white t shirt, and black Payless shoes.

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