Saturday, September 8, 2007

Food Stuff Consumption And Miscellany

Friday, September 7, 2007

lg coffee (light/sweet)
2 pretzels (one with mustard)
2 mugs of water
10-12 (coffee) hard candies
2 bags of bbq potato chips (net wt. 1 oz. per bag)
bag of potato chips (net wt. 1 oz.)
1 pkg of vanilla creme "minee" sandwich cookies (6 per pkg)
total net wt. 1.2 oz.
med cup of coffee (light)
sm amount of juice from juice box
can of soda (12 fl. oz.)
2 clusters of red seedless grapes
container of spicy Thai chili seasoned tuna medley (net wt. 5 oz.)
3/4 pack of cigarettes

Artistic Temperament

The artist at his/her best - wild, passionate, rebellious, and humane - is often too large and truthful a creature for society's taste. The artist at his/her most outlandish - profane, eccentric, even a little mad - is at least as disquieting a figure. In neither case can he/she walk the streets with impunity: his/her grandeur and his/her strangenes make him/her a target. His/Her task is to become a successful eccentric, a strange but wise duck able to venture out of solitary confinement and mingle among society.

"Perhaps other cities are ready to celebrate the artist and will allow you to get away with more of an artistic temperament, but not a place like Pittsburgh." - Marie Nugent-Head

"All Passions exaggerate: it is because they exaggerate that they are passions." - Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

"The artistic temperament is a disease which afflicts amateurs." - G.K. Chesterton

"Art is nature as seen through a temperament." - Jean-Baptise-Camille Corot

I will acquire ways of being in the world that serve my purposes. Not everyone need know that I am perfectly willing to tango naked down Main Street or stick my tongue out at the mayor. I will remain a real eccentric, but at the same time I will grow wise in the ways of the world.

excerpted from Affirmations For Artists by Eric Maisel
Published 1996 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
New York

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