Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Bone-crunching coldness

Firstly I'd like to apologise for my smarmy remark in my last post where I said that I was feeling smugly benevolent toward a man who was clearly escaping the cold in the library and who had fallen asleep. It's actually not funny, even the fact that I was sleeping too, and inappropriate for me to say something like that. Part of the reason I liked the free museums in London, after all was...free heat and AC when you were roaming around the city.



This is the sketch I included on the cover of my Madison app to give it "character." Note the cup of tea and book.

2 comments:

Laura said...

Nice drawing! I wish I drew more. The last thing I attemped was a sketch of Padfoot. : )

Victor Antonio from San Antonio said...

Okay, everyone. I wouldn't trust a damn thing said by nickilovesdrama. He/she totally blew his/her encounter with me WAY out of proportion.
From the Monday, November 05, 2007 The Happy Place entry, starting on the second paragraph Nicki describes me totally wrong. He just makes stuff up. Lies, lies, lies.
First off, I'm not white and that's quite obvious. Don't call me white. In fact, I am usually mistaken for a Middle Eastern person. In reality I am Puertorican, German, Panamanian and Italian.
I'm not even a hippie. Hippie's are lazy, and I do not own ANY Hare Krishna robes. I'm not religious at all. Religion is division. There's only one love. Nicki just pulled that one out of his/her ass.
I DID NOT tell Nicki, "You can't be ignorant your whole life." That's total bullshit. When Nicki walked by and I offered my FREE site and was IGNORED by Nicki, I simply said, "Damn, have you always been that ignorant?" Actually, I simply yelled it to be sure he/she heard me as he/she was walking away pretending like I don't exist.
Or maybe I told him, "All you have to say is no. You don't have to be so ignorant." It was one of the two.
If Nicki would have told me, "No, thank you," when I offed my site I would not have called him ignorant. At least he would've been acknowledging me and giving me the proper respect I deserve as a human being. I would've said, "Thanks anyway. That's why I ask." But no. Nicki CHOSE to be ignorant and ignored me. So I obviously gave him something to think about. Which is all I am trying to do.
Last time I checked IGNORE was the root word of IGNORANCE, right? Ignorance meaning the act of ignoring. Correct me if I'm wrong.
The only reason it angered Nicki was because the truth hurts. Nobody wants to hear the truth, buy I am going to scream it at the top of my lungs.
Don't feel bad, Nicki. Sadly, you are not the only ignorant person in Chicago.
If Nicki does not think pot will solve the world's evils, that just goes to show how much Nicki knows.
Oooh, yeah, show me all that knowledge you are about to absorb, Nicki. Do you believe everything you read, Nicki? That reminds me of a quote:

"The most permanent lessons in morals are those which come, not of booky teaching, but of experience."
- Mark Twain

Duh, do you really think that's how you learn the truth, nicki? Are you in college, by any chance? Because you should never trust the government to educate you. If it doesn't make money they won't tell you the truth. That's a good little slave-in-training.
Anyway, everybody check out my FREE site that Nicki was too ignorant to accept: havethisbook.com
I am a self-employed long-distance walker/journalist. For the last six years I have been creating a documentary on generosity and ignorance.
Read it now or when you have the time, or else just be ignorant like Nicki and wait to hear about it when the rest of the world does.
I have yet to update the journal on my site to include my time in Chicago. Be on the lookout for it, so you can cross-reference with Nicki's lies.
Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is death. When will we ever learn?

- Victor Antonio

p.s. Be sure and sign my guestbook and tell me what you think. Also, read my guestbook. It's the crowning-jewel of my site. I have had a marvelous reaction so far, enjoy.