Monday, September 01, 2014

Saying goodbye to the flea

Sunday was my final day at the flea market... I'm leaving lots of friends behind me.

First of all... cotton candy factory, take note...this is what a farewell cake looks like.  Just sayin'. 

And I had some special visitors to my party. 
2 weeks ago a kitten was found abandoned at the 
Flea market.  It was barely 7 days old.  He was taken in by one of our vendors who had experience rescuing strays, and he's doing well... at three week Old, they brought him back to say farewell to me.  

Everybody met Renfro Rocky.

He has Van 
Coloration, which means he's white with a colored tail. 

And of course, Toby, the spoiled rotten Chiweenie dog will be missed too.

Hoping everyone out there will have a wonderful labor day.  I'll be spending my day getting ready to get on a bus.  

Friday, August 29, 2014

Saying goodbye to my youth...

I've been getting ready leave Texas and head out to New Orleans. 

Today... deciding what clothes in the closet are making the move with me. 

The entire process was excruciatingly painful.  Clothes,  it turns out, are very important to me.  There's not a real reason for it.  I'm exceedingly grateful that I'm one of those people that annoy everyone else.  I can wear just about anything.   I'm essentially a walking clothes hanger.  So it's not like I have to hold on to these because it's hard to find anything that fits.

But there are clothes I love.  And I take very good care of them,  so they're are shirts here that are 20 years old.   I've managed to force myself though... the International Male shirts,  which looked so damned good on me, with their generous sleaves and dropped shoulders, narrow collars and cuffs,  are gonna of to find a new home.  A Miami Vice jacket has bid me a fond farewell and gently folded its turquoise self into a box, taking its place besides a half dozen rayon shirts sporting Chinese characters which I never knew the meaning of.

I am lost... bereft. .. abandoned...

I need vodka.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Here I am...

I know, I know, I said I was gonna check in on Sundays.  Monday is gonna have to do this week...  I've had to take it easy today.  I came about one inch from having heat stroke on Sunday.  

Its been hot this summer.  And everybody always goes, "but it's a dry heat..."  like that's supposed to make it better.  

I'll admit that 80% humidity is almost unbearable... but when you breath in 10 to 15% humidity, and exhale 30 to 35% humidity, just breathing dehydrates you.

Now, people who live on more arid parts of the country know this, but until recently, this part of Texas wasn't necessarily the more arid part of the state.  

Maybe it's global warming, but it's been extremely hot and dry this year and we aren't necessarily prepared for it.  

What out boils down to is that I pushed myself a little too hard on Sunday, and its challenging to drink enough liquid coming in... i really have a hard time drinking a gallon of water before noon, but as far as i can tell, that's what it's gonna take...

I'm also looking at keeping aspirin on me at all time, NOT Tylenol, not Ibuprofen,  old fashioned aspirin.  Turns out it makes you absorb water quicker.  

But, Since I had a big case of wore the hell out today... i crocheted.  Skulls for shoes...

And a couple of hanging bottles...
And I've about OD'd on TV.

The last day at the cotton candy company was ok... id spent two weeks hinting that i liked chocolate cake and come lunch... NOTHING.   

That's just hateful.  

Anyway... afternoon break showed up, and lo and behold... little debbie snack cakes.   

Better than nothing.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Some of you may have noticed that I haven't been posting as much lately... in the midst of getting ready to move and I just haven't had five minutes to tap a keyboard. 

It's starting to dawn on me how big a change I'm making.  Its huge.  And long overdue.  And a bit scary, but in a good way...

I'm booked into Saint Vincent's again, and finding a permanent home is a priority when I get there.  Also, getting in contact with casting directors, and day labor services, and applying for permanent jobs... basically what I'm saying is that I'm gonna be way to busy... so I don't know how much I'll be on blogger.  Or Facebook. 

Not abandoning you.  Just occupied.  I'll try to make a point of checking every Sunday tho...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tatted skull

Actually not to thrilled with this experiment... I'm not even gonna post the pattern.  But it's a first try, who gets a new pattern on a first try, right? and I'm gonna another. 

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Holding pattern...

Here's the thing... I've decided to make my move( to New Orleans.  But I'm still making cotton candy at the factory as a couple of extra paychecks will certainly come in handy...  (by the way... I got my 90 day raise after I'd been there for six months,  50 cents an hour.  I feel like pinching someone's head.)  The thing is... after you've decided that you're quitting a job eventually anyway, you suddenly become very intolerant of idiocy from the employers.  I haven't flipped my lid yet... but I'm verging close...

Yesterday, I came very very close.  I showed up too find out that two coworkers had left for Mexico over the weekend, and another had gotten arrested and was sitting I'm jail.  The one who was arrested, a young lady, was sitting in a cell on traffic warrants, and her boyfriend and father of her child, wasn't bailing her out. 

Now I was raised old school... a man doesn't let the mother of his child sit in jail.  Any man that does is quite frankly,  not a man.  But I  managed to bite my tongue and get through the day and even ramped up production to try to catch up on orders... of course going that quick you sacrifice accuracy on the scales... so boss decided that he was gonna have a fuss with me about the bags averaging 2/10 of an ounce heavy, and myself and two other of the employees decided we could just shove a bag over his head and take bets on how long it took him to pass out...  but, we didn't. 

So,  I'm in holding mode.  Boss don't know I'm leaving yet... And he may not know till I pick up that last paycheck... face it, you go around being a jackass and some of us don't feel obliged to treat you like anything but a jackass...

Friday, July 25, 2014

this may not work for me...

The last move i made was a random ,messy affair and I've determined that this one will be more organized.

Famous last words, right?

Doing my best to cut back on stuff,  liquidate,  etc etc etc

But, I'm a flea market guy... i live on STUFF.

So...going through clothes as they come out of the dryer... it's my favorite hang around the house doing nothing shirt.   It's been washed a gazillion times, its all broke in and comfy... but can i really justify moving it across state lines?  I mean.. its my fave... that coffee stain down the front just gives CHARACTER,  right?
Ok.  Its gotta go.

And yeah... i know i have a good dozen pair of black dress pants, and i only really wear two of them.... but these are the ones I wear to funerals.  Even tho the other black ones are just as nice , these are the funeral pants.   You gotta have funeral pants, right?

And no, i havent worn that uber cool jacket since i quit the night club business... and yeah... its old enough to be retro now... and lets face it... I could probably sta k books on those shoulder pads, but that's my club jacket, dammit... and you may be starting to see why moving doesn't really go that well for me...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I just found out that Justin Bieber has a cologne out that smells like cotton candy.

So, at the end of my work day... i smell like a 13 year old female Justin bieber fan.


Monday, July 21, 2014


So... it pretty definite.  I'll be moving to New Orleans at the end of August. I don't have a job lined up yet or even a place to live.  Right now I am focusing on getting all my money and resources together in one spot. When I get there I will sign up with the day labor folks and wash dishes, do warehouse work, etc until I can find something I like better. I'll probably rent a room, as rent is pretty cheap  & I will also be signing up with movie extra casting. I'm doing that because I found out that Louisiana, in particularly New Orleans, is filming in excess of 100 film projects a year. Therefore an experienced extra should be able to get some work.

I'm really impressed that American Horror Story will be filming in New Orleans this year even though this series of the show is actually set in Florida. Trust me. I will be on that set.  If I have to take out every working extra of my physical type to make that happen, so be it.  They're also currently filming NCIS New Orleans, which would be cool too.  Of course, a lot of these projects are just scenes rather than complete movies, but who cares? 

And that's the plan.