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wonderbink: The outline of a star surrounded by tiny (illegible) writing (tminick)
Thursday, October 27th, 2016 05:06 pm
One of my New Year's resolutions for this year was posting on LJ
approximately once a month. So much for that idea. But I've decided to try
working on posts a little bit at a time so I can fit it into my busy schedule.

I'm working two and a half jobs right now. One is my part time gig at the Big Green Grocery Store. Not much to say about that. The other gig is writing blog posts for a personal injury firm. It pays well for a few hours worth of work, and the research can hit the sweet spot of my methodical mind. The half gig is scoring essay questions for a standardized testing company, but the work is too intermittent to call it a full job.

I'm still working on my Ten Thousand Flowers. I've upped my output to two flowers a day, so I'll be done in around ten years instead of twenty. The first flower of the day still goes up on various social media--Twitter, Google Plus and Instagram. I've just added Tumblr to the mix, so those of you with Tumblrs hit me up with your username so I can add you to my dashboard and have something to read besides the stuff they force-feed me. Some hipster already swiped wonderbink (seriously?) so I'm 10Kflowers over there.

Today I took pleasure in water with lime juice.

Today I learned the precise meaning of 'rarified.'
wonderbink: The outline of a star surrounded by tiny (illegible) writing (Default)
Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 02:07 pm
(Don't freak out, folks, I'm just quoting David Bowie in the subject line.)

So. Yeah. I lost my job because of Reasons (which will not be discussed in public) but I figured there might be folks outside of my tight circle of Certain LiveJournal Friends who might want to know what I've been up to.

I've been using my freed up time to poke at various projects that were left languishing. I spent a chunk of time updating, tinkering with, breaking and eventually fixing Wonderbink.com. I've been drawing more flowers for my Ten Thousand Flowers Project and easing my way back into working on my current novel-in-progress. I've even gotten back into Second Life again (but I have a whole other LJ for that.)

I've been granted the grace of time to figure out where I truly want to go from here. I have enough cash in the bank to keep me going for a bit, so I'm spared the pressure that others might feel in the same situation.

I bought some new pens to write in my diary with. I should put them to use.

Today I took pleasure in cool rainy weather.

Today I learned that the CVS around the corner doesn't sell unlined index cards.
wonderbink: The outline of a star surrounded by tiny (illegible) writing (Wish5)
Monday, June 13th, 2011 04:11 pm
I've decided to draw ten thousand flowers and give them away to people.

If you want one, deets are here. (If you live in the ATL, just let me know and I can give you one the next time I see you.)

The farther you can spread the word the better, since I don't exactly have ten thousand people reading my blogs.

Why am I doing this? Well, as I say here, I have a couple of reasons:

One is because it sounds like a pretty nifty thing to do. Another is because I’ve felt so pinched and deprived that I really wanted a simple way to give the world something from a place of generosity, that fits with who I am and how I function. I’m too painfully shy for most volunteer work, I’m too broke to donate much in the way of money, but this is a way I can try to make ten thousand people just a little bit happier and hopefully make myself feel a little bit happier as well.

I'm not sure how long I'll be doing this before I hit ten thousand. Could be years. I'm okay with that. I just like the idea of having something that depends on my continued existence, since I seem to have drifted away from most other ties to the world.

We'll see what happens. Most of the updates about it will happen on the Wonderbink blog, but I might mention it here now and again as well.

Today I took pleasure in making more flowers.

Today I learned how to change my URLs in Wordpress to something more comprehensible.