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, December 13, 2006

Wow! What a difference a day makes! Two people, Angela and Debbie, offered to drive me over to the restaurant! In the end Debbie drove me over. The restaurant was pratically up the street from the light rail station. In total not including me there were 10 people in attendance Richard, Linda, Angela, Lisa, Arvada, Vanessa, Bonnie, Debbie, Michelle, and Tyra.

Overall, the dinner was outstanding. I had a shrimp and crab alfredo along with a Caesar salad. My drink of choice was diet Coke. I have to say that the servings the restaraunt had were huge. I could hardly finish my plate. In the end I finished it and I was thoroughly stuffed! It is a good thing that I skipped lunch this afternoon.

The only time I felt uncomfortable was when the pre dinner discussion turned to the recent tragic events involving the mistreatment of babies. My breaking point was when they started talking about a news story about someone who had put a baby in a microwave. I had to get out of there before I started crying. The imagery that was passing through my head was so horrifying that I had to leave. I told them I had to use the ladies room as I quickly exited the restaurant. While in the ladies room I cried and tried to calm myself down as I did some yoga asanas. I have no idea how long I was in there. All I know is that by the time I went back into the restauraunt my dinner had arrived.

One interesting thing I learned was that one of my coworkers really loves his dog. He even has a picture of his pooch on his cell phone. Somehow I never had him pegged as an old softie when it comes to his dog.

I am not sure if there will be another Birthday Club next year. If there is I hope that we will be able to hold another end of year dinner. Despite at one point being driven nearly to tears I had a great time.

Today, I have on a grey fair isle knit sweater, a white turtleneck, stone washed jeans, and New Balance 653 shoes.



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