March 27, 2023

✍️ Jot this down!


There's something nice about putting down our phones and doing things with old fashioned paper and writing implements. In fact, one of the most popular practices with artists is writing "morning pages," which means grabbing a notebook and pen or pencil in the morning and just writing for a set amount of time or pages. It's not about writing anything good or writing anything for someone else to see, it's just about getting out thoughts and creativity in a stream of consciousness way. It's believed to help creative people access our creativity better.
owl on a wrter's hand gif
If you're suffering from writer's block, consider enlisting an owl to help. Are owls helpful writing companions? Only one way to find out!  
Want a few March 27th famous birthdays and historical facts to kick the week off? Here are a few:
• Born on this day: singer-songwriter Mariah Carey (1969), singer/Black Eyed Pea Fergie (1975), and actor Nathan Fillion (1971)
 Billie Holiday played in front of a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall on this day in 1948, just 11 days after being released from prison on a narcotics charge
 Ella Fitzgerald recorded "It's Only a Paper Moon" on this day in 1945
 Viagra was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration on this day in 1998 (it's been annoying us all with terrible commercials ever since)
Alright! Scroll on down to learn a bit about fellow Boredwalk fan Jay! If you're feeling even moderately outgoing and would like to be featured in an upcoming Monday email (and are a customer with some Boredwalk tees, tanks, hoodies, towels, bags, or books to show off), just reply to this and let us know and we'll send you some fun questions!
We'll be back here in your inbox on Wednesday with some more random holidays to observe, historical tidbits to acknowledge, and fun links to entertaining content! Until next time...
Peace, love, and scribbling,
Jay looking clairvoyant in his Spoiler Alert: None Of This Will End Well shirt!

1. What's your actual day job and what's your dream day job?
My actual day job is a documents clerk for the State. My dream day job is the same job but with better pay.
2. What's your biggest pet peeve?
When I'm talking to someone (in person or on the phone) and someone else comes up and starts talking to me at the same time. Like, do you not
know the concept of waiting your turn? FFS.
3. What's a book you think the Boredwalk community should read?
Tender Is The Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica
4. If you could have any super power what would it be and why?
Teleporting, so that I can travel at will.
5. You can curse your nemesis with a minor annoyance for eternity; what do you choose?
A perpetual canker sore.
6. What experience do you most want to cross off your bucket list?
Traveling to Ireland & Scotland.
7. What is something you wish you could go back in time and say to your younger self?
Be mindful of your boundaries and communicate them. It's hard at first, but it will get easier, and you'll be better off.
8. Where can the rest of the Boredwalk community find you? 
On Facebook @belcanto78
On Instagram @belcanto78
On Twitter @belcanto78