Friday, November 30, 2007


Sam At The Hair Cutting Place. He said, "Ah! Isn't that nice."

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Woman Walking Down Hilliard Street. She said, "Don't try to sell me anything." She took the flower and said, "Give me a cigarette honey." She read the date and thanked me. I rode away and a man a few yards down asked if I was giving away five dollars a day. I said, "No, a flower a day." He thought $5 would be pretty nice. His friend said, "Look what I have!" and pulled a small bottle of Seagram's Gin out of a bag. I was confused and I said, "What's that?" He said, "Liquor! I have twelve of them! Three dollars each." I told him I did not have any money. He said, "Well, go to the tilly and get some money and come back. I'll be here." I was tempted, but I didn't.

I thought it was interesting that he told me to go to the "tilly". When I was a kid, one of the first ATM's was called Tilly. My mother used to say, "I need to bang Tilly" when she needed some money. I wonder if he was calling the ATM "Tilly", if he was referring to the bank in general or to something else.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Bartender Dude At The Flatiron. He said, "Oh. Sweet!" Then he said, "I'll keep it here at the bar." We clapped.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Waitress Woman At Azio. She thanked me and said, "Aren't you nice." She noted that the date was on the back and said, "My son will like this." I asked her why and she said, "He likes it when people are real."

Monday, November 26, 2007


Mary Lin Mom. Her daughter and Karl were both late for school. She asked about my holiday. My Thanksgiving was great! I gave her the flower and she said, "Thanks. That's sweet." I asked about her Thanksgiving. She went to Ohio to visit family. Ohio had snow flurries!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007


Man Sitting On The Gas Pump At The BP. He asked, "What's this?" His voice was incredibly hoarse. He then said, "Thank you."

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Woman Sitting In The Sun At Apres Diem. I told her she was going to get hot sitting in the sun. She said she did not care. I gave her the flower, she laughed and said, "Thanks."

Friday, November 23, 2007


Man Walking His Baby With His Wife. She said, "Ooo! Thanks!" He said, "Thanks. It's really nice."

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Woman Leaving Huddle House. She wished me Happy Thanksgiving. I gave her the flower and she said, "I appreciate it."

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Server Woman At The Standard. She said, "Thank you so much." Paige said I should explain the project more. I am not so sure about that. I do tell the recipients that I give one away a day. Anything more than that seems to be asking for a bigger reaction.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Man On Smoke Break At The Best 4 Less. He just looked at it. As I drove away he was holding it behind his back.

Monday, November 19, 2007


Man Drinking A Beer Outside Pacific Rim. He said, "Ah. Thank you."

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Bartender Woman At The Standard. She said, "Hey! Thank you!" She said something else too, but I forget what it was.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


Woman Returning From Emptying Trash At Hass. She laughed and said, "Thank you"

Friday, November 16, 2007


Tim. He said, "Where's my frickin flower" so I gave him today's. He said, "Sweet man. Awesome." He tried placing it on the wall of his cube, but just laid it on his desk and said, "That's cool." Then he said, "Sorry I had to ask for my flower."

Later he said, "My day's complete now that I have that flower. My life is complete"

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Man Riding His Bike To Work. He said, "This wind is brutal." It was. I gave him the flower and he said, "Wow!" Then he asked, "May I asked what it is for?" I explained and he said, "cool".

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Homeless Man Who Asked Bill For A Cigarette. He said, "Cool. All right." Bill said, "Today's your lucky day. You get a flower and a cigarette." The man said, "Thank you."

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Woman Standing On The Corner Near Georgia State. She looked at it and said a very little, "Aw."

Monday, November 12, 2007


Security Guard Woman At Bottom Of Escalator By The Museum Of Design. She just laughed and walked back toward her desk.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Greeter Woman At Kroger. She said, "All right" and thanked me.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Man Standing At The Corner Of 7th Street And Peachtree. He thanked me twice and said, "November 10th. It's marked! That's pretty cool." He thanked me again and said that is was cool again. He thanked me again before I crossed Peachtree.

Friday, November 9, 2007


Teacher Woman At Soulshine. She asked, "What is this?" Thor helped me explain. She thanked me and said, "It is precious." When we left she thanked me again for the flower.

This flower is the first of a batch of flowers made from left over canvas.

Thursday, November 8, 2007


Leigh-Anne. She asked what the date was as we were walking to get coffee. Since the flowers have the date on the back, I pulled out the flower to check. She said that today's flower was prettier than the one I had given her. On the way back from coffee she said, "I really want that flower." She asked if there was a rule against having duplicates, I said, "No" and I gave it to her. She said, "Yaaaay!" and "It is really pretty!".

People really liked the black flowers. This was the last black flower.

Leigh-Anne emailed me: "So, I looked at the original flower you gave me and it is dated May 30th…so it was 5 months ago…but even better you gave it to me on my second day with the company…smooth!"

Ha. I am smooth.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Doug Kane. He used to work where I work, and I saw him while he was visiting. He said, "Cool. I appreciate it."

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


31 Year Old Worker Man At Army Surplus Store. Very slowly and while reading the back of the flower he said, "W W J D." I laughed. He then said, "Oh splendid. I know some very splendid people I could give this to."

Monday, November 5, 2007


Counter Man At Utrecht. I handed it to him, but then hesitated and said, "Did I already give you one of these?" He said that he did not know but they have one in the store. I gave it to him and he thanked me. I packed my stuff up and he thanked me again.

Sunday, November 4, 2007


Man Taking Photos Of Insects. He looked at it over the top of his glasses, laughed and thanked me. He said that he was very lucky. Later he showed us a butterfly. I thanked him and he said, "You give me a flower, and I'll give you a butterfly.

Saturday, November 3, 2007


Boyd. He raised his eyebrows, opened his mouth, and seemed to want to speak silently for a moment. He then said, "Thanks." He looked at Karl and said, "Very good. Very good."

Friday, November 2, 2007


Rowan. He is in love with his iPhone and he wanted an "iFlower". I rebelled against this idea, but he is a friend and he really wanted it so I wrote "iFlower" on the back along with the date. He said, "Oh, it is different.", pointing at the flower and tracing the stem with his finger, "It is a little curvy." He got up from his desk and said, "I have to show Nancy." He said something about how Nancy had a regular, boring flower, but he had an iFlower.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Nancy. Yesterday she and Rowan fussed at me for not giving one to them. When I gave the flower to Nancy she said, "You did not have to give me one because I asked." She thanked me and asked why I gave them out. She said, "Aww. We forced you to do it. Isn't that sad."