Monkey Think, Monkey Do

Posted: April 11, 2011 in graffiti living


In Japan abandoned blogs are called ishikoro – pebbles. I think you see where I’m going with this.

Nothing Says ‘I Love You’ Like a Typewriting Monkey

Here’s something fun that I made. It’s a ‘do not disturb the typewriting monkey’ sign for your door, to let people know that you’re hard at work on your novel.
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Letter To God – c/o Anne Lamott, re: Japan (RSVP)

So, I wrote a letter to god. Which is perhaps unusual, for an atheist with writer’s block. But, I got the idea from a wonderful article called ‘God’s In-Box‘ by Anne Lamott, who I love, and it turned out to be excellent advice. Here is the letter for your amusement and edification.
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Death Cult for Fallen Angels

I’ve contemplated suicide every day of my life, since the age of eleven. My ability to procrastinate knows no bounds. Eleven is when I first said out loud that I hated myself, that I shouldn’t have been born, and that I wanted to die. But to say that you want to die isn’t really accurate – you want to live, and you want for your life to have meaning; it’s just that you strongly suspect that it’s never going to happen.
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No-One Gives a Shit About Your Blog

No-one gives a shit about your blog. It’s official. There was a meeting. Didn’t you get the memo? Nobody cares what you think. It’s no longer a secret. No-one has to fake an interest in your problems, read your posts, click your affiliate links, look at ‘cute’ pictures of your cats, or listen to what you have to say. Life is short. People are busy. Leave them alone.
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