Song of the day: Ring of Fire – Social Distortion

I’m in a bit of a sticky wicket. I can’t sleep, I’m supposed to be getting up at six for a test, and I just don’t see it happening. Since I haven’t heard back from Marion County yet as to whether or not I’ll be working in their corrections facility (and if I get that job, I’ll be working as a reserve deputy sheriff as well), I thought it would be prudent to seek out other opportunities should I not get that job. Well, I’ve already had to turn down another reserve deputy position that I was offered, and tomorrow (today really) I’m slated to take a test for another department.

Seeing as it’s now two hours until I need to get up, the test is at least five hours (physical fitness and written, plus all of the downtime that such governmental operations of this type demand), and afterwards I’ll be spending the rest of the weekend completing the demolition of my kitchen, I just don’t see this venture as a viable option.

This sucks, because for the second time in two weeks, I’ll have had to give up a future opportunity in hopes of getting this stupid job that for some reason seems to be taking forever for people to get it together and review the information that they’ve had since last Monday to tell me whether or not I’ve got the moral fiber and am of a state of mind conducive to working as a law enforcement official.

Whew. That was a mouthful.

But on the up-side, Eric, my friend of almost twenty years and a kick-ass artist to boot, has finally gotten himself a website. I would be remiss if I didn’t hype it a little. I’d also feel a bit guilty, considering I’m on his links page, and I don’t have a links page to reciprocate. So check him out at Lucid Studios.

I made him promise me that if he ever decides to sell my favorite piece, newborn, that he has to sell it to me. I have no idea how I’ll afford it, but I will.

He also has a link to an artist we were recently talking about while bashing a local abstract art show. I’ve never really been one for abstract. It just doesn’t do it for me. Rick Hobbs, however, has something in his stuff that I like. I’ll amend that slightly… I like his older stuff. His newer work seems to be getting a little boring.

There was another abstract artist I saw recently at a winery art opening that I really liked (as well as a photographer whose work I really enjoyed), but I can’t remember his name. Oh well. He’s got a wine label design under his name, and sells his stuff for well over $1600 for an 8×10, so I don’t think he needs me to hype him too much.

I’m actually on a new track in my art. Well, not entirely true. I’m on an old track, but I’m motivated again with a new idea. Hopefully it will prove to continue to be fruitful. You’ll just have to wait a while to see it, as I want to present it as a series, rather than just a couple of images. For now you’ll have to settle for flowers.

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