trong showers have fallen on and off all day as a terribly strong storm from the south passed through the area. There hasn't been much mayhem here, but in Mississippi and Georgia, dozens were killed last night by tornados.
Jessika has been trying to encourage me to look for a place to live once the lease on this house expires at the end of May. She acts like my mother sometimes, really she does. I know I should look, but the end of May still seems a long way away, and I have more immediate concerns just now.
n the evening we got a call from Cecelia the Brazilian Girl. She was in town and trying to track down Monster Boy at work. I suppose Cecelia was assuming (for whatever reason) that we're no longer good enough friends for it to be appropriate for her to visit us. That's poppycock, and besides, we didn't have Monster Boy's work number anyway. So either Jessika or Deya suggested she come over to our place instead. When Cecelia and her sister Leticia finally arrived, they had Jesse and Morgan Anarchy with them. They were, for the most part, stoned on marijuana, but they wanted to contine with modified mental states by drinking beer.
After making appreciative noises about my recent paintings, the visitors pooled their nickels and dimes and left with Jessika to get beer, catching a UVA bus on JPA for their transportation. I'd been so busy talking on the phone (first to my Dad - excited about a newly-awarded $5000 grant from Patagonia, then with Nathan VanHooser, sympathetic about my recent job interview) that I'd been unable to participate in the planning of this beer run.
n other things today, I completed (or nearly completed) a strange little painting of an alien fungus living within an engraved piece of marble, beyond which a human face can be seen in a tiny little bit of revealed background. I'm going to call the painting Consumptive Appreciation. It was the first time I ever tried to paint engraved rock surfaces, and I liked the results so much that you may well see more of that sort of thing in the future.
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