Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Here and Now

In a nutshell, my life since coming to Portland has done nothing but head uphill. Here and now is exactly where I want to be.

I have a great job. I mean, like, a GREAT job. The pay is over-ample and some of the nicest, sweetest, and most honest folks I know come into my bar on a regular basis and let me get them drunk (taking polaroids of people's naughty bits after you've gotten them toasty might be wrong, but it's oh so much fun). On top of that my bosses are some of the best I've ever had. Though given the string of recovering alcoholics and latin-boy obsessed old men I've worked for at this point any boss who acts even remotely like a functional adult would suffice. Add to that the flimsy dress code (pants are acceptable but really not required or encouraged) and it really is a great day job to have. I'm still tuning the gay porn on seven screens out on the basis that if the folks running this country can choose what they believe exists so can I. Purely in the interests of democratic fairness mind you.

The friends I've found (and in some cases rediscovered) since getting here are exactly the sort of folks I want in my life. Gone is the two-faced constant doubt of the southerners and the endless self-aggrandizment and flakiness of the Californians. Not that my friends aren't still just as human and falable as everyone else. They're just better at picking up the pieces when the inevitable accident does happen. For the people in my life I am constantly thankful.

My to-do list is wonderfully short, though oddly tall:

-I need to find a studio where I can live and still have room to get serious about my art again.

-I'd like to find someone to cuddle with at night and run amok with in the sunlight. But who isn't looking for that these days?

Aside from that, thanks World for being what I hoped you could be. Keep up the good work and I'll do the same.


Blogger Hot Toddy said...

This post was beautiful and brilliant. And not just because you mentioned me.

Speaking of beautiful and brilliant, I would like to commend you in my own special way.

You are beautiful and brilliant as well. For one thing you are smarter than me (am) and plus also B) you have made CC Slaughters' a more funner place to be at.

7:55 AM, March 28, 2006  
Blogger Pony said...

We're glad you're here, too. But how come I got the "most honest" link? I mean, if ever there were a liar it's me.

PS - You still owe me that elusive picture of my drunken naughty bits that you keep talking about.

9:13 AM, March 28, 2006  
Blogger Zeroes said...

Toddy: I blush. In my defense, I'm only as good as the materials I have to work with. You make my job VERY easy.

Pony: You got "most honest" because you're so good at laying it all out on the line. Also, you'll have to bug JR to get those pictures developed. I'm just hoping he can tell one wang from the next.

11:39 AM, March 28, 2006  
Blogger zortnac said...

I fully support the art plans; I like your art. Also my best wishes and luck on the cuddling objective. It's true that everyone is looking for it, but everyone deserves it.

If anything ever comes of the VooDoo U tshirt, I want one.

4:16 PM, March 28, 2006  
Blogger Zeroes said...

The VooDoo U shirt files under the Art category. One of the things I'm wanting to find room for is a screen-printing press.

You'll be in the first wave of mailers for t-shirts when I finally get that under way.

11:55 PM, March 28, 2006  
Anonymous The Professor said...

i'm happy you're here too. especially now that i know pants are optional at CC's.

and what's this about polaroids? bring it!

9:00 AM, March 29, 2006  
Blogger Zeroes said...

You'll have to ask Pony all about those polaroids...

11:04 AM, March 29, 2006  

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