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Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Surprisingly Busy for the Bush Economy

Golly, I've had more business in the past few weeks than ever before! I'm designing Web sites like a maniac, and I've had two people call me already today about doing wedding photos! I hope I get a photo shoot or two to look forward to over the summer -- I like doing Web design, but I really need to get away from the computer and go outside every now and then...

Things keep up like this and I may be able to get away from the print shop and actually work for myself! It's getting harder and harder to keep up the freelancing and the day job both, as well as the charities. (By the way, if anyone needs a Web site or a pretty photo or anything, see www.hippieboydesign.com -- I'll be glad to help!)

I may also be getting back into music again in a limited capacity. I certainly don't have time to be in a "real" band again, but maybe a jam session or two mightn't hurt...

Darwinism at Work

You know, over the past few years I think I've accidentally bred a species of dandelions that know how to duck when they see a lawn mower.

In an odd twist...

...a homeless guy bought me an ice cream cone yesterday. I guess I looked hungry. (Well, he's not really homeless any more, but he was for a long time.) The ice cream truck in our neighborhood is, I kid you not, a 1980s conversion van with the words "ice cream" spray-painted on a piece of cardboard in the window and a pair of 20-year-old fuzzy dice hanging from the mirror. The two 20-something kids who drive it (I think of them as Cheech and Chong) must have found a tape of the traditional "ice cream truck jingle" or something 'cause I don't think they have a loudspeaker or anything -- they just play the song on their tape player really loud and leave the windows open.


Blogger Leonesse said...

1980's conversion van!? It isn't true unless we see a pic! I gotta see this.

If I didn't know better, I would swear you were around the corner from me.

8:50 PM  
Blogger The Guv'ner said...

Haha awesome! Any ice cream van is a good thing I'm thinking. Now when I think of the tune the ice cream vans of my youth played, I break out in hives because let's face it - it's scary clown music. Like you'd hear on a carousel right before a clown bursts out from behind the next horse and stabs you in the heart with a pitchfork.

Congrats on all the work!!! You deserve to break free of THE MAN!

2:27 PM  
Blogger J. Hi said...


3:46 PM  
Blogger pistols at dawn said...

Conversion vans are total shaggin' wagons. Go for it.

5:01 PM  
Blogger katrocket said...

Hey, I'm so glad to hear that your home business is booming! Here's hoping it leads you to full-time self employment soon.

I really love your ghetto ice cream dudes. And Leo is right - can you get a photo for us?? This I gotta see!

6:28 AM  
Blogger Dale said...

As long as the van doesn't say "Uncle Frosty's Quick Lick" I'll have some ice cream too.

Good luck with all your business pursuits, you've got many talents!

6:39 AM  
Blogger SkylersDad said...

Pistols is incorrect. They aren't shaggin' wagons, they are stabbin' cabins. It's important to note the difference...

11:09 AM  
Blogger Falwless said...

Oh my god. I laughed at the dandelions thing and just laughed harder at the conversion van ice cream truck thing.

Your life could be a sitcom.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Ed Lubben said...

I havent been to your blog in a while but now I am glad that I did! I cant think of anyone that has not dealt with that specific strain of Dandelion. Made me chuckle...
The Ice Cream Dudes are even better! Beware of the Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream. It just makes you hungry for more!


3:56 PM  

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