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bleh [Aug. 24th, 2002|03:29 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
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i feel yucky today. my throat is sore and my ears ache. i'd better feel good by time i leave or i'll be angry. at whom i'm not sure...

matt is at work. today is the one evening a week i'm scheduled, but i didn't go. i think i'm going to quit working my five hour a week job. while it does look nice on paper to say i am gainfully employed (however part-time), i find myself dreading it so much that it can't possibly be worth it. it really puts a damper on my weekend, and i really do make more money by staying at home and painting!

we are going to visit the apartments we like in florida on tuesday, and i'm excited. i'm really ready to move whenever, if they have any one-bedrooms available pretty much anytime next year i'd be ready to sign up. i'm trying to total up how much i have made in the past year (they ask you that sort of thing when you fill out paperwork for that stuff). if for some reason they don't want to count my self employment as a job, matt probably makes enough. or of course, i can have my dad co-sign for us (he did that for our first apartment when we didn't have any rental history). or i could offer to pay for the whole year's rent up front - ouch (i know a girl who did that because she had bad credit). i probably shouldn't worry. i have great credit and an excellent rental history. this little apartment we're living now is cheap - it's $530/month, but our previous apartment was about $780/month, and we always paid on time, etc. i just don't like having to be "approved" for things. i find it unnerving. when we eventually buy a house i would love to have a shitload of money saved up so i can just buy it outright. or at least put down like 50% for a downpayment.

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From: ariaelf
2002-08-24 09:03 pm (UTC)

Kill the starving artists myth! Kill! =)

Jaz, if you can put %50 on a house or buy it outright, you just go for it! =) I got houses on the brain. Hey, have fun in florida, you haven't left yet? *poke poke* laugh =) Go ahead and quit that job if you're not having any fun. No reason to do it, you're obviously doing just fine if you can pay a yrs worth of rent to a place up front =) And I couldn't be happier for it. Kill that old starving artists myth, kill, kill! =)

*HUGS!*

Ariaelf
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2002-08-24 09:21 pm (UTC)

Re: Kill the starving artists myth! Kill! =)

hehehe
we're leaving on the 27th (since we decided to fly instead of drive we're leaving a bit later).
i certainly couldn't afford to put 50% down on a house yet - but give me a couple of years =)
we've got a plan now - matt's in charge of covering the bills, and i keep all of my earnings in savings. i don't like messing with bills anyway =P
i figure the more that artists dispell that old "starving artist" myth, the less parents will discourage their kids from following a more artistic path, and maybe schools will stop cutting their art departments! i think that there is a much better chance for a kid to eventually become (reasonably) successful as a professional artist than a professional athlete (and you don't see schools cutting their sports programs!). =P again.
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From: ariaelf
2002-08-25 11:37 am (UTC)

Re: Kill the starving artists myth! Kill! =)

Oh I completely agree. They don't cut the sports programs, or the music programs... what are your chanses of being a professional musician? They even have good drama and drill/cheerleading programs. Are they trying to say you have a good chanse of being a professional actor, or *cheerleader?* It's so rediculous. All I ever heard from my parents when I was little is "dont be an artist, you'll wind up starving under some bridge." Isn't that awful? Good thing I'm stubborn ;) =) There are so many different kinds of artists, and a lot of them make great money. Grafic designers, and computer animators make a lot. Archetects are also a type of artist I think and they make a lot. Pretty much any kind of conseptual designer whether for video-games or furniture is a type of artist, and they have good jobs. I always told people that every single thing you see in the world that was made by people was drawn first by an artist, the computer, the desk, the chair, the lamp, the wallpaper, the house, the layout of your city *and* the painting on your wall. Some artists have entire corportate structures built around them - look at Thomas Kinkade, and Lisa Frank and (forgot his name right now..) that guy who draws all the fish and dolphins in bright colors that are all over the school supplies. Lol. Artists are importaint!
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