So it’s, like, just past 9:00 pm and I’m trying to find the IZM checklist. Because I’m sure I’m supposed to be doing something. So far today I worked, read on breaks (Rat Girl by Kristin Hersh), went to the post office and found a HAUL in my po box, came home and read another couple of Hyperbole and a Half posts, watched another episode of Wonderfalls, straightened up my space a bit, then came here. Also, while straightening up, I looked through things I had put in my Rhapsody library (yes, I’m an old lady), and found The Devics. Their Wikipedia page is sparse, as is their Google result thing, so…maybe not the biggest band in the world? But they are exactly what I want to be listening to right now and probably a new favorite. I’m listening to Buxom which is, I guess, their oldest? Anyway…love it.
The fun things I got in the mail today: I, Vampire by Jody Scott (I bought an extra EXTRA copy so that I could give one away because it’s sooooo gooooood, even Neil Gaiman liked her), The DIY Guide to Fighting TBMfingB (finally FINALLY got my butt around to getting this), backups of Julia Eff’s latest zines, badges and Never Finish Grad School from the Awkward Ladies Club, and…I think that might be it. Good mail day.
Anyway…today’s activity is…Make a flyer for your zine to send out with trades and orders. Can I be honest? I kind of really don’t like flyers. I mean, I “like” them, but I just kind of feel like they are a waste of paper. Like, extra packaging. And I tend to order from the same places, so I get the same ones over and over and over again. I’m not trying to get my name out there (right now?) and so I just don’t really see the point of doing this. For me. Yesterday’s activity was to make some envelopes and postcards, but I made a metric ass ton of envelopes a while ago and still haven’t come close to using them all, so feel weird about making more. As for postcards, I’m ambivalent about postcards maybe in a similar (but different) way as I am with flyers. I actually really like postcards. That are professionally done and I can buy somewhere. Not really motivated to make them for anything though. Maybe this feeling will change. I guess what I’m saying is that I’ve made the decision to skip a couple of activities because because because. I’m totally down with tomorrow’s activity though. Writing a letter to a zine maker you don’t know…is the activity. Cool! I like writing letters! I like finding mew zine makers! Yay!