Normally my wife gets up at 4AM to make me coffee and prepare a lunch. This morning I let her sleep in; gave her a little mini vacation so to speak. Of course I had to wake her up to let her know I was giving her a vacation. I simply can’t see the point of being so damn generous if it is not recognized. See what I mean? I’m a great husband.
On the way to work this morning I heard one of those ads. You know, where in the last 10 seconds of the ad they turn on the very fast forward and sounding like Alvin the chipmunk, play 5 minutes of disclaimers. What group of moron legislators felt this would benefit anyone? I have no idea what the hell they are saying. If you could capture the 10 seconds and slow it down it would probably sound like this, ” Y o u a r e d u m b e r t h a n 4 0 w a t e r b u f f a l o. W e a r e g o i n g t o s k i n y o u a l i v e. S e n d y o u r m o n e y d i r e c t l y t o S h i f t y S a l e s, 1 0 1 S K I N O N E A V E N U E, C H I C K E N C R O T C H, I A.”
I mean, come on! Can you imagine these people being saved? “What’s that fellow saying, Earl?” “I dunno, Lester. But that 1% mortgage with no down, it doesn’t matter we just got out of prison and have no income, a bankruptcy, a bank robbery, and they throw in a year’s supply of Viaga, sure sounds good to me.” “Yeah, me too. Lucky we heard this and not those stupid wives of ours, they would think there was something fishy about it.”
A few years ago I downloaded some images of drawings from the net. They were so elegant I wanted them for occasional study. Every once in awhile, including last night, I look at them again. They are so simple looking and so expressive with so few lines; every time I’m sure I can draw like that. I looked for a model reference to draw. At home we don’t keep too many live nudes so I must use an artist’s reference book or as I tried last night the adult channels. We have DVR so I can stop the image to draw. The adult channels are pretty much an artistic waste. They just do not get into elegant positions ever. One good thing about those channels, however, is that they make you truly appreciate real acting. Adult films and acting are antonyms.
I can’t draw like that man. How can something that looks so simple be so difficult? His drawings have the look of quick sketch where the model poses for 2 minutes. I take 20 minutes and still can’t get it. I give up for now. Here is an old drawing from a live (keep Lisa off my case) model. In a few months I will forget I can’t draw like that man and try again.