Monday, March 15, 2010

Day 90

For as long as I can remember, Dot has been trying to catch squirrels. She's only caught one during the past six years. I remember she was really proud of that squirrel and tried to bring the limp, dead thing inside with her. Being the rational human, I promptly took it away, put it in a bag and threw it in the garbage can behind the house. I feel a lot like Dot sometimes. I keep trying to do things that have a slim chance of success to begin with. On the rare occasion I do succeed, there will inevitably be a friend or customer standing in the wings, full of suggestions on how my creation can be "improved." Nobody will ever let me keep my squirrrel.

Today, I was putting the finishing touches on a poster that I thought came out exceptionally well. I was really pleased. As the proof was printing out on the Epson 4000, I checked my e-mail and what do you know...there was a message from my customer with a suggested headline for this poster. Was this headline the same as the one I saw on the large piece of paper coming out of the printer. Nope. Not a chance.

A friend told me recently that he thought the blog was too negative. Negative? Give me a break. This is a simple tale of a boy and his dogs. Sugar and spice and Dalmatians are nice. I think my message is full of hope, but who knows? Maybe my friends are right. They think I've become so negative that I'm not even aware of it anymore. Is the glass half empty or half full?  You'll have to decide that for yourselves.

Dalmatian of the Day

    Watch of the Day

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