I put up the pictures all by myself. See them at big game books.
Here is what 300+ tinysides look like. Tinysides #5 is well into production now, so the first set should be released sometime this weekend. Huzzah! 6-10 are also on their way, with the majority of the covers designed, the text approved by the authors and several covers printed out, and #9 is even totally done. Rock. I carved a mysterious linoleum block for the cover of #11 earlier this week.
Getting unsolicited submissions is really interesting. Some really great stuff, some stuff that just doesn't interest me, some stuff that makes me want to take a rubber hose to the author, and lots and lots of stuff that is just way too big. When I said six pages, I meant six little pages, y'all! Like I said earlier, clarifying statements are in order.
I got my tomato perfume yesterday. I'm not sure I smell like a tomato, and I'm sure I don't smell as much like one as I would if I simply went outside and handled my tomato plants for even thirty seconds. That's a smell that stays with you all day.
I dreamt that one of the partners and I were playing soccer, mano e mano. Everyone bet on him because he has longer legs, but I elbowed him in the gut and the ref didn't see it, so I won. Now I'm thinking like a lawyer.
Confidential to the fat man on the subway: I completely understand your desire to be physically absent from your own existence.
Observed: exhaustion is probably as good an altered mental state as any, poetry-writing-wise.
And so to work.
And I've had thirty-five diet cokes! Bring me interns! I'm gonna chain 'em together with paper clips and make em recite the Bill of Rights -- in Swahili!
But I am pleased to report that yesterday is over! Whoo! It kind of sucked. At least until I got home and ordered tomato-scented perfume from Etsy and watched Peewee's Playhouse. That was cool.
Tonight is going to be an all-nighter at work. I'm bringing some books to bind during the down-time. Tomorrow I will be a zombie. Oo-oo!
Now back to my insanely over-scheduled life.