Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Ah, I wasn't going to post anything today, to give you time to digest yesterday's monster, but eh.
Today in painting the professor had ambled over to discuss what I was working on at the time. We were both standing there looking at it and talking about it, all nice and happy-like because it was one of my more successful efforts. After he had asked why I had done certain things and I had answered to his satisfaction (all the while chewing on the back end of my paintbrush, which is an awful, awful habit that I just can't seem to nix), he suddenly looked around and asked, in the middle of my explanation of how I was putting in hints of a particular shade of red all over the place to tie it all together, "What do you do?"
"Um," I said. "Er? 'Scuse me?" The urge to add 'sir' to the end of everything you say to this professor is almost overwhelming at times, what with his imposing 'I used to play pro football and I can still kick your wimpy white art student ass if you cheek me, young'un' air and all. I usually manage to catch myself in time.
"What's your art? What do you want to do, what's your concentration?"
Oh. "Scientific illustration." I throw in the little half-shrug I've learned to use whenever I say this. It sort of preempts the inevitable eyebrow-raise.
"No," he said, very emphatically, looking back down at my painting. Huh? He looked back up at me and I sheepishly nodded.
"No you aren't. You're an abstract painter."
"Er, well, actually, scientific illustration [sir]."
He stared at me for a second with an almost marvelling expression on his face. "No. You're an abstract painter and you don't even know it." We both looked back down at the painting. "You're an abstract painter and you don't even know it."
The way he was saying it was like, you can paint like this and you'd waste your time doing scientific illustration? Which is kind of funny, because most people are like, you could do graphic or industrial design and you'd waste your time doing scientific illustration? Apparently the moral of the story is that I can't win with the practical artists and I can't win with the fine artists, no one likes scientific illustration or understands why anyone would ever want to do it longterm. Oh well.
It's also a bit freaky how I've now been told by my painting professor that I should be a painter, and how I've been told by my fibers professor that 'it would be great if you ended up going into fibers'. What the hell, people?
In the news:
Apparently Schilling is amped up for Opening Day and feels pretty good about the odds of his being able to pitch, since it's going to be El Unit-o and all.
The Freep runs its annual heartwarming photo gallery of people who shot their first deer this hunting season.
Pedro showed up early for spring training. Wait. What? Did I read that right? Pedro... showing up at spring training... early? What strange times we live in.
For whatever it's worth, Pudge denies the steroid use. I really don't want to read or buy Canseco's little tell-all, so does someone else want to read it and tell me what it says?
I don't usually (ever) post these things, but I'll admit that this one made me smile.
| You scored as Theo Epstein. Wait a minute, you're not a Red Sox player... you're Theo Epstein! Extremely smart and successful, you work the magic from behind the scenes. You take a lot of risks, but it always works out. You're not too bad on the eyes either!!|
Which Red Sox Player Are You?
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80% Theo? Followed by 'Tek? I don't know what that says, but like I said, it makes me smile.
We'll finish that off with this recent Theo quote:
"We don't compete with the Patriots. We just try to learn from them."
9 days to pitchers and catchers. Here's hoping that they do learn from them.