Last night I ate two slices of pizza at Grant Central Pizza in East Atlanta Village and I actually thought it tasted good.
I’ve received my print and am quite pleased with it. However, I don’t know if I’ve printed it correctly? I had it mounted on matt-board, should I have? Did I print it large enough? Should I invest in a matt for a photo I have no intention of keeping? So many uncertainties.
I will be attending the event (at least for a little while because I am also going to see Jason Isbell at The EARL later that evening) to see how my work stands up to others’ and to learn what I did wrong and right with my printing decisions. I’m so nervous about this. It’s the first time I’ve ever attempted to “sell” one of my photos.
Cookies: They’re What’s For Breakfast
Sure, I knew buying cookies at Costco yesterday was a bad idea. But they looked so damn good!
Yesterday I tagged along with a coworker (who is a Costco member) for lunch where we each picked up whole, cooked chickens and I added a box of cookies. While I’ve not gone an eating binge I can already tell that I will not be keeping these cookies nearby for very long. I know just how horrible they are for my waistline, so I think it’s high time I share the wealth with my coworkers.
Investing In Myself
It is often said that in “troubled economic times” the best thing one can do is invest in themselves, where “investing” in this case relates as much to knowledge as it does to money. I am proud to say that I am doing just that.
The other day I checked out continuing education at Southern Poly Tech in an effort to percolate my brain’s juices. Unfortunately it appears that their program is centered around Java which, while being a fine programming language, is currently not the one on which I want to invest the majority of my time.
Alternatively I’ve decided to take the ground-up approach of reading books, reading websites, and struggling by writing code in order to learn both Ruby on Rails as well as iPhone development. Anyone need a coding apprentice? 🙂
One Night Of Freedom
I’m going ca-razy tonight! Yeah. Boy…. I’m only going to work until 7pm and then I’ll be joining a group for dinner and drinks at Six Feet Under. I know! Crazy! Here’s to another productive eleven-hour workday (not including lunch, of course).
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay
Current Music – don’t know, waiting for the stupid settop box to reboot
Website Of The Day – Due to common sense and other financial obligations I’m holding of on a Kindle 2 purchase. Until then I’ll rely on LexCycle’s “Stanza” application for ebook reading on my MacBook/iPhone.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing (hmmm, I guess my “100 Days of Exercise” is completely shot)
Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 11 (11)
Vegetarian Days – 1, Carnivorous Days – 9
Marta Rides – 0
– Complete all necessary work on my bed room
– Lose no fewer than one pound
– Run no fewer than 30 miles
– Completely read Softbox Lighting Techniques for Professional Photographers, and Conceptual Blockbusting: A Guide to Better Ideas
– Reduce my weight to 190 pounds (today’s weight was 199.5 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
– Earn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalapeño Beach SmugMug account I opened the other day.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C (iPhone development) and Ruby on Rails (Black Sheep web page concept)
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem