The 4th of July Fill A Bag for $5 was a success! Got 26 articles of clothing in one plastic shopping bag, and it still closed. All those years of packing Army bags, camping rucksacks, even backpacks full of clothes has now become a competitive skill set! Olga said her record is 36. See you … Continue reading The Thrift Master
[Writing prompt courtesy of textsfromlastnight.com; time = 15 minutes] The number of times I've puked in the Walgreens bathroom is becoming way too much for my pride. Whatever's left of it anyways. That girl ripped my balls off with volition, sprinkled with determination. My fault, really. The drinking is, well, a problem. The intersection of … Continue reading ‘The number of times I’ve puked in the Walgreens bathroom is becoming way too much for my pride.’
We, Gina and I, had it in our heads we'd spend the afternoon at the Tampa IKEA. But that just didn't happen. Why? We couldn't stop talking about the thrift store. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK8mJJJvaes It started so innocently. I needed to get new shoes on the Cool Whip. She needed to see if a certain top was … Continue reading My Day Under $5
You should feel this breeze coming in from the lake through my balcony door. Magnificent. Magical. Mesmerizing. Memphisto...no wait. Wrong M. It fills my studio with a crisp, cool air, good for the lungs, the sinuses, good to give me goose bumps so I can stay energized. Yup, Blitzkrieg still on, with a NaNoWriMo session … Continue reading Reinvention and Reciprocity
Hello, I am an artist. No, wait! Stay! Seriously, I'm cool. I'm an artist, and my arty name is Von Simeon. Because that's what artists do; they give their creative persona a catchy name. Besides the naming convention, I also have arty tendencies to do arty things with other artfolk. We cruise events like we … Continue reading WE BE ARTY! (WARNING: Gratuitous Shower Scene)
Fall 1997 semester at Southwest Texas State University started with moving boxes to my new dorm, Retama Hall. My steps slowed upon the sound bursting from my neighbor's room. Was ist das? Deep bass grooves mixed with grinding electric guitar and harmonic vocals? I noticed a sticker on her door, a graffiti drawing of the … Continue reading What’s Your Theme Song?