Archive for August, 2009
Monday, August 31st, 2009
Something went wrong with my stomach, and I spent the day trying to right it. I’m not sure if it was some kind of food poisoning, or what, but I threw what I had available at it, and by the evening, things were somewhat back to normal.
The last time something like this happened to me, it was a huge gas bubble lodged somewhere in my digestive system, and I went to the doctor’s office. This time, I just went ot CVS for some Gas-X. The doctor took six hours of waiting, and like a hundred dollars. CVS cost me $5 and five minutes. And some people say the healthcare system doesn’t need an overhaul?
Sunday, August 30th, 2009
I managed to go to a pretty good party and get a lot of work done on the weekend—fantastic. I was going to go out tonight as well, but had to choose between finally getting a full night’s sleep and going out, and I was so tired the full night’s sleep won.
The photo, by the way, is the folder of paperwork and design mock ups I brought home from work to help me along with the work I brought home for the weekend.
Saturday, August 29th, 2009
I spent part of the day working—extra hours are fine by me. The extra work I’m doing over the weekend alone could pay for a new lens, or perhaps the Zune HD, or several upcoming video games, etc. What I mean is, I’ve already got all the bills and savings covered, and the extra weekend money is going toward a gadget-related treat. For surviving the past year.
Shot this at an alley near Taco Bell, which reminds me: I need to do some kind of grocery shopping now that I can afford it again—enough with the fast-food. I’m going out to some party tonight, so I’ll have some semblance of a normal weekend, I guess. Not bad.
Friday, August 28th, 2009
I’ll be putting some extra work in this weekend. That means, even after a full week of hard work, I won’t be going out tonight. The best I could manage was driving around aimlessly for a while. That’s when I shot this photo.
About the photos: I’ve been terribly uninspired, and lacking a proper lens. Maybe now that I’ve got money coming in again, I’ll be able to get a wide angle lens I can actually use during normal circumstances. Then, I can start shooting proper photos again. Seriously, I can’t even shoot portraits or building shots, or anything useful.
Thursday, August 27th, 2009
Some two weeks into my new 9-to-5 schedule, and my body is still fighting it. A decade of night shifts and going to sleep at 3 in the morning clearly isn’t going to work itself out in two weeks. As it stands now, I’ve got it halfway down: While I’m waking up early, I’m still going to sleep late, and the net effect is that I’m running on some 4 hours of sleep a night right now.
I’m not sure how I can function, but I do. I’m just starting to feel disconnected from everything though. Late nights and early mornings make things less real.
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
This is some rusted out something-or-other behind the parking lot at my workplace. I’ve been passing by this thing every day for two weeks and finally got around to taking a photo of it.
I crunched some numbers and realized that if this job keeps working out, I’m going to start racking up a lot of savings very quickly.
Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
This is the second time I shot this car in the same spot; I’m going to assume someone who works at one of the stores here owns it. Props to him/her. I stopped by Black Bean Deli for lunch today—it’s not the most authentic Cuban place, but there aren’t nearly as many in Orlando as in Miami, so I guess I can’t get picky. Plus, lunch was great.
I’m going to be working 8-5 with a lunch break that I guess will become an hour long now, but I’m not entirely sure. Either way, full-time work is going to make a lot of things a lot easier for me. I’ve already got more than enough for my mortgage payment this month, and it’s not due for another three weeks. I don’t want to jump the gun here, but the lean times might well be at an end.
Perhaps the last third of 2009 will be more about bounty and less about debt. And while the “starving artist” thing might help inspire some people, worrying about bills does nothing to inspire me. So, I look forward to a shit-load more creativity during the coming months.
Monday, August 24th, 2009
Having a dryer stop working in the middle of a load of laundry at nearly midnight when I’ve got to wake up in six hours and that load of laundry includes my work clothes is not the best way to end a night. It’s actually pretty low on the list of ways to end a night.
I’m going to have to wear something else tomorrow, and now I’ve got to cool down before I can get to sleep. I’ve got Netflix streaming locked and loaded, and hopefully I’ll manage a half-decent start tomorrow morning.
Sunday, August 23rd, 2009
Work is great, but I still feel like it’s a drag when the weekend is over. I’m still getting used to this normal schedule, this structure. It feels like I’m not getting anything done outside of work anymore, but it’s not like I got a whole lot done when I had 112 waking hours to use per week.
Still, when I don’t do something useful with the 60 hours a week I have left once I’ve subtracted working and the commute time, it feels like more of a waste of time. Now, things that I’m not getting done, simple things like cleaning out my closet or painting the kitchen cabinets, bother me a little more than they used to.
Sunday, August 23rd, 2009
So far, I’m using this weekend better than the previous one. I went out a few places Friday night, and tonight I went to Winter Park with a friend to visit my roommate at his new job, some fancy wine bar. Definitely not my scene, but we walked around for a while, and I managed to shoot a few not-that-blurry photos.
And the moon was pretty great, as seen above. That was shot earlier in the evening. If I manage to do stuff Sunday night, I’ll have managed to go out every night of the weekend, which sounds good. All this working during the work week, and all.