Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Server Woman At The Starbucks At Kroger. She thanked me,looked at the flower, paused a moment and thanked me again.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Dr Polizos. He said, "Thank you. Very nice." He placed it on a shelf between his desk and his assistance's desk.

Monday, October 29, 2007


Sarita (sp?). I asked her about her scraped up car and guessed correctly that she did it in a parking garage. She asked who my son was. She knows Karl and said that her daughter was in the same kindergarten class as he. I gave her the flower and she thanked me very much.

Sunday, October 28, 2007


Park Worker Man. He read the date and said that it was his birthday. He corrected himself saying, "I just had a birthday, so this is..."; he made a fist and shook it suggesting this was a sweet bonus to his already excellent birthday experience.

Saturday, October 27, 2007


Man Waiting At The Salvation Army. I was going to give it to one of the workers, but I could not get his attention. I mentioned this to Man Waiting and he laughed. I told him he got the flower and I handed it to him. He thanked me.

Friday, October 26, 2007


Woman Sitting Outside The Imperial Hotel. She asked, "What's this for?" I told her. She said, "ohhhh. Thank you."

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Frank The Book Seller. He said, "Thank you sir!". Kathleen was there, and she said, "That's it, you won't have anything to put on your blog." Of course I do! Frank! Frank The Book Seller is on the blog!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Woman Eating Alone At Fellini's. At first she seemed a little confused. I told her about the project and she asked why. I told her to get over social anxiety. She said, "Really? That's the greatest thing I've ever heard." We talked for a moment. She really liked the project. When I left, Karl and Thor ran inside and talked to her. I did not hear what they said, but they talked for two or three minutes. I asked Karl what they talked about, but he said he did not remember.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Jack At The Hair Cutting Place. At first he was skeptical. He said, "What's this? and "Why?". That made me nervous, but I explained a bit and he thanked me. He liked that I said that "Today was his day." He shook my hand and said, "Thank you very much".

Monday, October 22, 2007


Kiyon At Trader Joes. He said, "Thanks. That's hot"

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Dee Dee. She is a Wal Mart cashier and I went through her line two days in a row. She remember me from yesterday. I gave her the flower and she said, "All right." She started to read the date on the back, said, "Oct", then said, "Why, thank you" and winked.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


Vicki's Friend. I can not remember her name! Shoot! She said something really great and then she said, "Is it the only one you gave away today?" I forgot what she initially said and I asked her to repeat it. She said, "I gave you a hug" and she hugged me. Well, that was not what she first said, but that's ok.

Friday, October 19, 2007


Man On Couch In Octane. He said, "Wow!" and looked at it. Later, as he was leaving, he and the woman he was with thanked me, told me how much they liked the flower and said it was a major topic of conversation for their group. They really seemed to like the flower a lot. It was cool.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Dawn. She was quiet. She thanked me and smiled.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Table Cleaning Man. He woke me up from my nap. He said, "Yeah" and kind of grunted. He then said "All right"

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Downtown Ambassador Woman. She thanked me and said, "I will treasure it."

Monday, October 15, 2007


Woman Who Seemed To Have Trouble Walking. She got on the escalator and I chased her up it. She just laughed.

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Cashier Woman At Apple Stand In Ellijay. She thanked me. The other woman behind the counter asked if I made it. Cashier Woman said, "That is awesome"

Saturday, October 13, 2007


Cashier Woman At Starbucks In Kennesaw. She said, "Ya! Cool! Thanks!"

Friday, October 12, 2007


Libby. She is a correspondent for Say-Sport. She asked for one but she lives in New York so I am mailing it to her.

Update: Libby emailed: That makes my entire day! Painted flowers are much better than real ones. Less transitory.

You are awesome! Thank you so much!!!


I got a hug!

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Cleaning Woman At Starbucks In The Marriott. She said, "Thank you very much". She smiled and said, "Thank you."

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Charlie's Friend Taking Him To Pick Up Trucklett. She asked, "What is this?". Charlie explained and she said, "Thank you very much."

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Booth Man In Garage. He nodded vigorously and said something in a low voice. Something like, "Ok, all right."

Monday, October 8, 2007


Chef Man On Break Outside The Marriott. I tried to give it to Asian Woman Sitting Outside The Marriott, but she would not take it. I do not think she spoke English well and she would only shake her head and say, "I do not know!". I rolled down to Chef Man and told him that he got today's flower. He said, "No problem".

Sunday, October 7, 2007


Cashier Woman At Zesto's. She thanked me, turned around, held the flower to her chest and showed her co-workers. They chided her saying, "Ah, how sweet" and "You are so special". She looked at the back and said, "It has today's date."

Saturday, October 6, 2007


Frankfurt Germany. Taxi Driver Man From Afghanistan. He pretended to smell the flower and thanked me.

Friday, October 5, 2007


Frankfurt Germany. Coffee Woman In Internet Cafe. She thanked me in German and said a lot of stuff. I explained the best I could that I give one away a day. I finally broke down and explained what I was doing in English. She said, "It´s beautiful. Thank you."

See? If you do not interupt them eating, Germans love to speak to strangers!

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Frankfurt Germany. Woman Standing And Eating On The Große Bockenheimer Straße. She said nothing and initially did not look at me. I started to walk away, but I could not believe another person would not look at me, so I turned around to check. She had looked up by now and she smiled. Perhaps Germans do not like to be approached while eating.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Nürnberg Germany. Woman Eating Ice Cream. She said nothing. She did not even look at me.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


Heilbronn Germany. Woman On Train. She has a son who teaches English. She said in her best English, "Thank you. Thank you. Ist gut!" She put the flower in her book. She spoke with us for a very long time.

Monday, October 1, 2007


Bretten Germany. Waiter Woman At Altes Rathaus. She said, "Oh! Danke!"