Ramiro (my significant other) took a picture of me working… It’s a nice little peek into my office/work life.
Second picture is a close-up of my “Inspiration Wall.” Top picture is of Waldo Lydecker from the movie Laura. I wrote an article about him a few years ago: http://littlezotz.com/2011/09/waldo-lydecker-a-modern-freelancer/ I was quite taken with the fact that he was a freelance writer who earned 50 cents a word (in 1944!) and decided that I wanted to be as successful as he was…but without the whole murder thing. ‘Cause, you know, murder’s bad.
Pic underneath is of my hero, Scrooge McDuck. The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck is amazing and changed my life. (Fun Fact: I have read every duck-related comic by Carl Barks and Don Rosa. I feel uncomfortable talking about things I’m a “fan” of, but there ya go).
When I was a kid I thought your 20s were supposed to be fun, not filled with perpetual anxiety about financial stability and constantly feeling like an unaccomplished piece of shit.
That’s because it was fun for baby boomers and they basically gave us this impression it would always be like that, but then they ruined the economy.
(Source: curseofthefanartlords, via magenmagenmagen)
This is what the print version of Ramiro’s birthday card/zine looks like.
Love the hot pink (“magenta”) cover! And the inside is gorgeous. Everything was printed out at super high-quality. So everyone’s contributions look just lovely. :)
I’m still blown away by how many people came forward and said “I want to be a part of this.” Thanks, Everyone!
So, apparently all you assholes got together in secret to make me a zine birthday card. You thoughtful bastards.
Highlights from the inside, there’s also many others.
Thank you all so very much! I am very touched.
Pictured: Verasaur, Sandpaperdaisy, B-dangerous, Puremystery, Liquiddragon, Saraheroman, Pencilmarked, Reireikun, Bakapikananoda, Ting,
Not pictured: Littlezotz, Magen Cubed, Melissa, d00li, Agnes, Vincent, Robert Parigi and others, I’m sorry, I know too many cool people.
Ramiro’s friends and fans got together to show him their love on his birthday. :)
My significant other is a very lucky man.
Dream of Selling Jam or Produce at a Farmers Market? Here’s Your Guide!
Farmers markets have a way of cropping up (pun intended) when the weather’s nice. Seasonal crops can be found on tables both indoors and outdoors, depending on your region. They look, and taste, delicious.
But have you ever wondered just how much these farmers are earning from their booths? Or if you could do what they do? Could you earn money at a farmers market selling something other than produce?
Those were questions we wanted answered as well. So without further ado, here are three unique ways small business owners can earn money from farmers markets
I had a lot of fun writing this article for The Penny Hoarder. :)
I actually got to go to a farmers market and speak with some of the people there. It was very interesting and I had a hard time keeping with my word count constraints (each of these people could have been a separate article!).
Go check it out!
Photo credit: Me! I got to go on location for this one. :D
If anyone wants to listen along with my summer playlist:
- The Gardener - Marilyn Manson
- 99 Luftballoons - Nena
- So It Goes - Nick Lowe
- Any Which Way - Scissor Sisters
- Mr. Brightside - The Killers
- King of Sabotage - Ferras
- Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
- Watching the Detectives - Elvis Costello
- Sweet Jane - The Velvet Underground
- Someday Never Comes - CCR
- Keep on Dancing - The Gentrys
Not by best/favorite playlist ever, but it’s doing the job.
Most of the songs are a bit of a bummer, but I put a happy song at the end. Either as a “hang in there” ("keep on dancing!") message and/or to add just a touch of optimism for the remainder of the summer months. :)