these texts are an archive of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area from march 2007 - march 2015. it stands as a record of close to a decade of my life, charting the struggles i faced as an artist, daughter, and lover. messy and chaotic at times, eloquent and poetic at others, these texts are an index i am proud of. it was here in this electric box that i learned how to be honest about my experiences and the person i needed to become. it was here that i first learned the truism that words make the world and how to trust such a beautiful, rife, hard fact.

thank you for meeting me here in such tall grass.

my artist website is here.

Nov 22, 2010

snot nose

i am on the floor.

i have been floored by a very nasty bug.

a very nasty bug bit me and has not let me go.


i guess all the excitement of late paired with winter rolling in gave me the ol' one two punch. i have been in bed for two days straight. i feel a lot better this morning than i did yesterday but even now, looking at the computer, my eyes and brain are wobbly. no good. i have a ton of work to do. sickness is never something that is ever timed very well. no one ever gets sick during the boring periods of life when nothing is scheduled and no one counting on them to be a magical (and responsible) person. so it goes. i will battle through. but today is a girl-on-the-couch day. i will not budge. i can at least get some crocheting done while i zone out in front of the TV. sick days are the only days when TV actually sounds rather nice to me. i will answer the call to be lazy and unaccountable to anything or anyone today, because tomorrow is an entirely different story. i took a job (part-time) in a clothing store and it begins tomorrow. hahaha! look at THAT luck! getting sick right in time to gain an actual Boss in my life. geez. wish me well and a speedy recovery, friends! in addition to joining the ranks of retail employees this holiday season, there is the december show at Slingshot i am working on and a new commission i just accepted. i am a busy girl. these sniffles must cease so i can get back to my fast, fearless, no nonsense pace.


Elisabeth said...

Awful illness. Get better soon, Angela.

It's cruel when our bodies let us down. We rely on them to coax our minds.

Radish King said...

Sorry girl. I'm just getting over it. love, r

angela simione said...

elisabeth, yes. exceedingly cruel. i need to remain strong and fast through to the end of the year. maybe a few days off will do me some good in reclaiming those attributes.

i am feeling a bit better today after so much time in bed and so much vitamin c shovelled in to my system. i think i am over the worst of it, for sure. fingers crossed.

angela simione said...

rebecca- i'm sorry you've got it too, dear friend. ugg. it's a horrible one. here's to hoping we are both on the up-swing. (((BIG HUG)))

Marta Sanchez said...

So sorry, have your partner roast some shitake mushrooms in sesame oil and shred up some spinach, boil in a broth (vege or chix) with garlic when you start to feel better you can add some cheese crumbles. I don't know if it is the shitakes, garlic or spinach but it all seems to work. Get better soon we need you ok I need you and your blog. P.s. love my doll.

angela simione said...

marta, thank you! i will definitely put in an order with the chef on duty. ha! it sounds delicious!

thank you, sweet woman. i will be back in the saddle soon. i promise. :)

i'm so glad the doll made it to you safe and sound. <3

Marta Sanchez said...

Sorry you are still feeling crummy. I hope the chef comes through for you. Loving the next print, will have to wait til Jan/Feb though for it. Shucks!

Looking forward to having my own collection!

angela simione said...

yep, it just keeps dragging on and on. i feel a bit better... hopefully i'll be myself again by the end of the week. :/

i'm so glad you like the other wood block too! YAY!!! :D

Marta Sanchez said...

Do you think I should do a black mat and pink frame or visa versa?

Marylinn Kelly said...

Angela, I hope by now you are feeling better...not having to call in sick on your first day with a Boss. There is much here I need to catch up with, all your news, all your work. Wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving, blessings on all your projects. xo

angela simione said...

marta, i hadn't even thought of the pink. that could be pretty cool! i tend to go for the standard white mat/black frame myself. but i'm sure that isn't a surprise. ;)

angela simione said...

marylinn! always good to see you round my way! happy thanksgiving to you too! and i didn't call off on my first day. i muscled through it and put on a great show. :) i'm feeling a little better but, whatever this is, it just doesn't want to let go.