24 January, 2006
Things have been going pretty plainly for a while. I am enjoying the photo stuff. but there isn’t else much going on. i mean. i am climbing, and filling the time with stuff. but there isn’t much to it. i always told myself that simpler is better. i think it is that pre-spring itch. i don’t actively want a gf, but i guess i am looking but totally not at the same time. we will see if i end up complicating myself anytime soon.
finished up a package for tim, but going to hold onto it until he returns from Buffalo. also, i want to start writing letters. typing on joe’s underwood was one of the more enjoyable exercises i have done recently. i bought that elements of style book, and i should really re-up my writing. PREPARE TO BE AMAZED, BLOG. (uh, can we not call it a blog please?)
30 December, 2005
yah so, got some of my lomo-shot film developed. a disspointing number of them were fogged out. wtf.
also, i got a bessa R that you can see below. shot a couple of rolls already, just a matter of time till those hit the scene.
7 December, 2005
ok. now this is the camera i want. a couple hundo cheaper (though it would be purchased with a 35mm lens first, then i would save up for a 50mm like the jupiter 8 and/or a 15mm superwide.
18 November, 2005
this is a camera i want to get. $600. yeesh. i want to spend too much money.
15 November, 2005
good enough weekend.
came outside this morning and found my sideview mirror had been spraypainted black. along with a line across the bottom of my window and down to my door handle.
went to work. got out and spent about an hour in the parking lot of the cubs food rubbing my car with acetone. i think i got most of it off. (hard to tell in the dark) at least the glass is super clean (razorblade, the dirt came off with the spray paint!)
got a call from teddy. fresh back from some film shoot in rockford. we went down to see jarhead. i didn’t like it. you can’t tell a story whose point is that their story has no finishing finishing move. i mean, they did. and as a result i didn’t like it. the movie basically amounts to a whole lot of rubbing one out but you can’t concentrate, thus you just stuck just rubbin and no one leaves happy.
now i am going to bed.
i really want a camera. but i have to wait. always wait.
oh! and people are coming climbing on wednesday! awesome!
ok bed for reals.
7 November, 2005
Everything is great!
been moving around some. breathing too. makin noises, sometimes i am in midair and not touching the ground. i’ve also slept on the ground though. So i guess you can say i have all of my bases covered.
now for the detailed review:
saturday knicko and i joined the hidden peaks climbing gym. it is a nice little buried room of climbing down in chicago. everyone there is basically the nicest ever, employees and other climbers. we hit it up for about 2 or 3 hours. while i didn’t wake up with claw hands as i predicted, i am a great kind of sore and looking forward to tuesday, (also pumped because peter will be coming with.) afterwards, we headed up to niles to the REI shop which is basically my version of a candy store. Quick list of items that i want: Headlamp, leatherman micro tool, climbing shoes, super sleeping bag, tents, snow shoes, climbing harness, cliff bars, nalgene bottle, compass. i managed to leave with only buying a carrot cake cliff bar and 50 ft of orange nylon cord. yeah, thats me.
today has been pretty nice. on my way to the jewel i saw some nice looking girl in the cafe who looked at me through two different windows. while shopping i decided that i would talk to her on my way home because she had those kind of eyes that just reach out and smack you. you know the ones. well literally 10 minutes after i first saw her through the window she was gone. just like that. gone. so i walked home dejected and cooked dinner. then i went through a bunch of old photos and uploaded them all to flickr. now i need to go through them and fill out all the descriptions ish.
just spoke to d kieley and he is doing good.
oh, and i got my savings account all set up and i dropped $250 in there. $200 for the cam, $25 for the T-amp and $25 for a flickr pro account which i think i want. i’ll be able to tell more when i get my camera. i also need a new pair of glasses, but i don’t know if i wll include that in the experiment or not. ok goodnight.
1 November, 2005
so ignore it in the sidebar. wth, i better find out how to change that soon, but i just don’t have the time while at work.
anyway i wanted to write to get a good idea down on paper. most people who know me know that i have got problems when it comes to impulse buying really cool things. also i have trouble saving money. normal things, but i need to take care of them none-the-less. (knick knows how this goes i am sure.) my wonderfully exciting idea is this. when the fancy flight of consumerism takes me i will make two actions. the first is to wait. that is easy enough to deem a good idea. the next is where this gets revolutionary. i take the amount that this product is, (currently it is a $200 camera.) and i place an equal amount into my savings account. that gives me the go ahead to purchase the item when i could next afford it. basically it makes anything i want to buy twice as costly to me. but obviously half of that isn’t going anyware other than my savings. this will help me put products into perspective. $200 cam vs $400 cam. plus i can build my savings.
so, this afternoon i will transfer $200 of my disposable income to my savings account (yet to be created) and from there i will not beable to immediately afford this camera. when my next paycheck comes around i will be able to, and i will buy it. and i will be happy. and all will be right in the world.
(also, i want to buy the $30 T-Amp the entre hi-fi world has been raving about, so i will deposit $230 TO MY FUTURE AND MY FUTURE”S FUTURE.)
sorry no links here. i don’t want to temp myself anymore than i already have, so i will do no such search.
WORK. PUT MY NOSE TO IT (GRINDSTONE).
31 October, 2005
found this site after a real quick and dirty search. next quest for info will involve the serial I/O and how to hack/rev-eng that ish. back to work.