everything and elephants
everything repeats itself our histories our sypathies our poorly chosen compliments your tendency to make me cry my tears, my tears, my tears elephants present themselves and circumflex and recompense and vaguely choose to compliment their hostess and their host and say “I’m here, I’m here, I’m here” *author’s note: what does it mean? I’m not quite sure...
Stuff I'm Doing
I. Computer fruit-basket-turnover — I’ve been having trouble with my main computer locking up (might be video card, might be motherboard), so that has lead to various smaller projects, including: … Linux from a usb stick (tried Ubuntu remix and Peppermint OS — settled on Peppermint OS running under OpenBox window manager) … Very pleased with Google Chrome...
2 paintings and a sketch today →
I posted three items on wessforeman.com today — a bike sketch, a bluebird painting, and a painting in my “captive audience” series. (just click link above)
Hardboiled, by wessf
I never claimed to be a good judge of character. Last night for instance: it ended badly and I don’t know if it was lack of character on his part or lack of instinct on mine. All I could see was the hot barrel of that gun in my face. He said, “I’ll kill you.” And I found those words to be most disarming. I dropped the gun and raised both hands above my head. ...
All That Drops, by wessf
All that drops from rain swollen branches three moments after the downpour lifts and moves over, down along the fence row crowded with telephone poles and sorry weeds and dairy cows staring out at a passing automobile, windshield wipers buzzing back forth wondering if these dark clouds will ever let up again — they will, of course, but it doesn’t seem that way, and we watch the way the water beads...
Found Money, by wessf
Found money lacks initiative but darned if it doesn’t spend just as well and wants not a word of thanks nor compensation. Found money is no school on Friday due to unforeseen events — a snow day or the threat of rain or the ceiling caving in, nobody was injured but don’t come back until it’s fixed — you’re free to spend it as you wish. Found money has no opposite, there is no counterbalance for...
I built a standing desk (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standing_desk ) for my computer yesterday — it doesn’t look pretty, but it’s functional. Here’s a pic: So, there you go. I’ll report back later to let you if it was all worth it.
Thoughts on Google Chrome OS
I received the Google Chrome OS test notebook, designated “Cr-48,” as part of Google’s pilot program a few days before Christmas. I’ve used it as much as I’ve been able to since then, and I’d like to post a few thoughts here on the device if you’ll indulge me a few paragraphs on the matter. Pictured above is one lousy photo I took of the aforementioned...
When I Am Spinning, by wessf
Everything becomes a blur when I am spinning; when I am falling down into a tangled mess of arms and legs and autumn leaves and twigs and things. Reliving childhood’s wonder- ment — content with now, but expecting so much more with every passing precious moment. (I don’t really do any spinning, myself — if it helps, think of this as a hypothetical poem...
Art Markets this Month
Reposted from wessforeman.com: I generally get sick by the end of the year and I’m usually too tired to think about showing artwork in January, but this year I intend to show at two — count ‘em — two art markets this month. Come find me at the following locations (follow the annoying cough-cough-cough sounds to find my booth): The Madisonville Art Market — Saturday,...
First Painting of 2011 →
“Bull Terrier Stare” painting on wessforeman.com