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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Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Today, we got our sometimes usual male bus driver. Needless, to say the bus and light rail were both on time.

It seems that the Republican National Convention has started. I feel reluctant to get a Bush/Cheney sticker to put up in my cubicle. I think I’ll keep my cubicle a liberal version of Fox News’, Fair and Balanced slogan. So thus, my John Kerry sticker, shall remain up with no competition from Bush/Cheney throughout the New York Republican convention. However, if anyone is willing to donate a Bush/Cheney sticker I will put it up in my cubicle.

Recently, at work we learned that the two senior positions in our department will be downgraded to just one. Instead of being called Senior Tech the new position will be entitled Lead Tech.

It should be interesting over the next few weeks watching Mellissa and Richard vie for the position. Of the two Richard has held the position the longest. Mellissa was made a senior a couple of years ago when they split our department. They have long since rejoined us back into one group. Thus they can no longer economically justify two Senior Tech positions for one group.

There are pros and cons to Mellissa and Richard. The only con that Mellissa has is that she has two young children thus she may be out a lot during the year to cover unexpected family emergencies. The only con that Richard has is that he dangerously close to retirement age. The two positives that apply to both of them is that they are reliable and very experienced in the positions they hold. Also did I mention that Richard is African American and Mellissa is white? I would hate to be the one who has to chose between the two.

It should be noted that who ever loses the position will not be booted out of the company. However, their paycheck will be downgraded to that of a lowly run of the mill tech like yours truly.

Today, I’m wearing my favorite v-neck short sleeved purple top. I like it because it’s a stretchy cotton and lycra blend. I’m wearing it with my jeans and new $3 black tennis shoes from Walmart. I think I may go back to Walmart next paycheck and pick more $3 tennis shoes.

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