Friday, August 31, 2007


Stormtrooper at Dragon*Con. He said, "Why, thank you!" Very cool.

Thursday, August 30, 2007


Woman Waiting For Someone To Check In At The Marriott For DragonCon. She asked, "What is this?" After I explained she thanked me.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


The Daughter Of A Mother/Daughter Pair At The Marriott. She said, "Oh" as if to say, "This is odd, I do not know how to react." She warmed up a bit and thanked me.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Donna. I also met her at the Grant Park Shade Festival. I mailed her the moving announcement also.

Monday, August 27, 2007


Katherine W. Linn. I mailed it to her along with the print I made announcing my recent move. Cousin Scott and I met her yesterday at the Grant Park Summer Shade Fest. She told me all about linocut printing. We talked for a long time.

Sunday, August 26, 2007


Counter Woman at Java Lords. She thanked me and said, "What a nice tradition"

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Mark. We were watching Raiders of the Lost Ark at the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival. He said, "Nice. Excellent."

Friday, August 24, 2007


Corey. He already has two and he wanted a third badly. He explained that he takes them up North and he is the only one doing that. He was happy and said that we were dating now. I wonder what his wife thinks about that. He suggested the idea of there being a foundation in the future where painted flowers are given away. I told him about Jamie's party idea. He liked that.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


Cashier Woman At Willy's. She said, "Oh cool! Thanks!"

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Allison In 37917. I am mailing it to her. I love the mail!

Update: 09/05/2007: The letter came back! Her apartment was vacant. I checked and she is in it now so I resent it today.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Counter Man at Joe's Coffee. He thanked me and said something like, "Aahw". He laughed a little.

You know, "Aww" is a common response, but the inflection is aways different. The Vietnamese language uses tones to impart different meanings on words. The English language needs something like that. This guy did a falling tone which seemed to suggest he found it interesting. Many women do a rising tone which suggests that they are touched or they think the action was very sweet. I was talking with a friend and he was telling me about about a shouting match he got into with some Buckhead Boys where they only said, "Fuck you" to each other. They went on for a minute or two and the meaning of "Fuck you" changed as they continued. Now, just think how helpful it would be if we had little special characters that would help noodle out these different meanings if we were to read a transcript of the encounter.

Man One: Fuck You!
Man Two: Fuck You‘!
Man One: Fu†ck You!
Man Two: Fu‡ck You!
Man One: Fu†ck Yo‡u!
Man Two: →Fuck You!
Man One: Fuck ¹ You!
Man Two: ¿Fuck You¿!
Man One: FuÇk You!
Man Two: Fuck YoÚ!
Man One: Fuckè You!
Man Two: Fuckè Yoù!
Man One: Fuckè Yöù!
Man Two: →þFuck Ýöù!
Man One: Meet me down at the pub.
Man Two: I'm buying!

That would be very helpful indeed!

Monday, August 20, 2007


Woman Waiting In The Refund Line At Lowes. She thanked me.

Sunday, August 19, 2007


I lost my flower again!! What is going on? Two days in a row! This time I went home and got another flower. So...

The Cashier Woman at CVS. I think she was a transvestite. She said thanks but she seemed very guarded. She looked at the flower for a very long time.

Saturday, August 18, 2007


I lost my flower!!! I was going to give it to Sarah and Charlie's neighbor Lenore (?) and my pocket held no flower!! I was bummed!

UPDATE! August 30, 2007:I found the flower! It was in Trucklett. I asked Karl if he wanted to give it to Ms Snyder. He said no, but I should. She thanked me and said it was awesome.

Friday, August 17, 2007


Erika. She said, "Thanks man!" and she asked if I had piles of them sitting at home. I explained I made about 60 at a time. She asked if they were all the same color. No, some have a black background and some have a white background. I have not given away any black background ones away yet. She got one with a green background.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Karen From My Spring Ultimate Team. Apparently, her kid goes to the same school my kid goes to. Who knew? She was very happy. I could tell by her reaction that I had already given her one. Oh well, she liked it. She is moving to Salt Lake City. Have a nice new life Karen!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

8/15/07 #1

Kristen. I made a kind of scavenger hunt with clues that she had to follow to find the flower. She emailed me,

"the package has been delivered. the eagle has landed as of about 3pm today. it was a long and arduous journey, but in the end i was victorious.

"it was by far, the most fun i have had in a long time. i told jamie that it should be turned into a sport. lol. thank you for creating the experience for me and of course, thank you for my beautiful flower.


Very fun!

Two flowers were given today! I 'planted' this flower on the 14th. It was dated the 15th and she found it on the 16th. Since it was dated the 15th, that will be the post day.

8/15/07 #2

Cashier Woman at Starbucks. She asked if I painted it today. No. She thanked me.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Woman Waiting In Line With Me At The License Renewal Place. She loved it. She said all kinds of things! "You're awesome." "Thank you hubby to be." She asked the guy behind me if he was jealous that she and I were getting married. She said she liked green because it was the color of life. She sang Happy Birthday to me (today is my birthday!). I mean, she went on and on. It was great. I saw her outside as I was leaving and I said goodbye. She said, "You're fantastic! See you on our wedding day!"

Monday, August 13, 2007


Return Woman at Lowes. She thanked me, said, "Awww!" and held it to held it to her chest.

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Woman going in to Octane. She asked if I was going on a ride. I wasn't. Today is move day. She said, "Aww! Thank you!"

Update 9/17/2007: I saw her again at Sam Flax and we chat for a bit. I thought her name was Zana, but it is not. It is Dayna.

Saturday, August 11, 2007


Counter Man at the Box Store. He said, "OH! Thank you!!" He seemed very happy.

Friday, August 10, 2007


Robin. She said, "Yay! That is awesome!" and she gave me a hug. Today is her last day here at work. August 10th, 2007! Remember that now!

Thursday, August 9, 2007


Jeff. He said, "Wow!" I think he said, "Very nice." Then he said that it needed a Velcro back so he could stick it somewhere.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


Cashier Woman at Publix. She said, "Thank you." I just was dumping today's flower and the woman seemed to sense this. Or I am projecting. Who knows?

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Pilot Woman in the Marriott. She said, "Hey! Thank you! All right!"

Monday, August 6, 2007


Woman Looking To Buy A Fan At Lowes. She laughed, thanked me and said, "That's terrific"

Sunday, August 5, 2007


Woman Behind the Return Counter at Lowes. She thanked me and laughed a little.

Saturday, August 4, 2007


Cashier at Publix. She said, "OK. Thank you."

Friday, August 3, 2007


Cashier at Gibneys. She thanked me. The cashier man next to her said, "Interesting. As long as she does not think it is money..."

Thursday, August 2, 2007


Bank Teller at Bank of America. She was helping me open a new checking and savings account for my house. She thanked me.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


Anna. I bought my house from her today! I gave it to her during the closing. She said, "How wonderful" and asked if I made it. We talked about the project for a little while.