In that post I talked about how my usual method of operating would find me going into her restaurant a couple of days later and trying to come off as some great guy who can handle the rejection and still be a great guy about it. I said in that post that I didn't want to do that this time. I went in to her place of employment a couple of WEEKS later, and yeah, it was no big deal, but I didn't try to make a federal case out of what I great guy I was.
I thought about that again today, and why, specifically, I didn't want to do that kind of thing anymore. That is, try to come off as a great guy about rejection. The reason is, because I would then try to get with the girl by asking her out again or whatever, and this could just morph into some vicious cycle of entreaties on my part and rejections on her part. In the endless varieties a ways that I can get obsessive about women, this represents a big one.
I don't really try to come off like a dick about rejection in an effort to change things up, mind you. If it really is not a big deal to have one rejection from someone, then I could, theoretically, just leave it all at that one rejection and move on and not bother this person with any of that anymore.
My new CD, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, came back from Affordable Sound last Saturday. I'm really proud of it. I've been mailing copies out to friends, and driving around town giving copies out to other friends. The music page of this website has multiple links to my bandcamp.com page. People can listen to any of my stuff up to three plays each before they have to buy anything off of bandcamp.com.
I'm having a CD release at my gig on Saturday, Sept. 1st, at 9 PM at Kick Butt Coffee on Airport. I will give away free copies of Sgt. Pepper's, and I will have copies of my other CD's and my comic books for sale for $5 each. I will be the acoustic act before all the rockin' bands, which will include All Monsters Attack and Suckling, do their thing.
Issue number 15 of Richy Vegas Comics came back from the printer late this past July. I've started the finished inks for issue number 16 today. I hope to finish this crucial stage by the end of October. It would be alright if it took a week or two longer than that, though. I hope to have a four month turnaround between this issue and the next issue, so even if production on this one bleeds into November, I think that I can start the pencil illustration on issue number 17 while I'm finishing the final inks, cover, and book layup on issue number 16.
I've got another book of songs that I want to memorize, rehearse, and perform live for my next record. The next record will be titled, I Make Country Music Records, Sir. I will take my time on this one, I hope. I will not start on it any earlier that the beginning of next Summer, and that may come too soon for this project, so I might not start on it until next Fall or later.