Sacha Baumann is an artist and designer living and working in Los Angeles.

Happiness supreme dub

Ready? Here's a 'Stop pouting and just ask for it' story from when Sacha (yeah, that's me talking about myself in the third person) was a kid living in the big city alone in an unsavory neighborhood:

I asked my landlord if I could pay less rent. It was my very first apartment on my own and I was struggling a bit scrapping together the rent every month and I just thought, 'Why not ask and see what he says. I'm a good person. I'm not trying to cheat him. I'm just struggling.' So I called him up with my heart beating in my throat, all nervous. It was only the third time I had spoken with him: the first was when I filled out the application and the second was when I got the keys. When he answered the phone I meekly asked if he would consider renting the little place to me for a hundred dollars less a month. He said 'Well...Okay.' No questions, no conditions, no explanation needed. He just said, 'Well... Okay.' He didn't care to speak to me about it in any detail, it was done.

The fox in the snow

You can get with disc or you can get with dat