January 30th, 2007

Self greenhair

From the weekend.

Me and my photos

Me at the gallery, with my photos. I was greatly amused at how the glare from the lights make it seem like the slug is rising up towards a flaming ball.

The photos @ flickr: The Slug, The Seagull, and The Kitten

I don't know if I should be surprised or not that the one that was sold was the slug. That people with esoteric tastes visit amateur art exhibits is pretty much a given.

This has given me a bit more motivation towards taking more photos and going through the ones I have. I have several frames lying around unused. It's not terribly expensive to get prints of digital photos. I just need to stop procrastinating.
Real men drink TEA

Woke up exhausted again.


Downloaded and installed The GIMP for Windows, because I need a decent image editor. Although I much prefer PhotoShop, I'd rather not resort to piracy to get what I want, and I don't expect to be rich enough to buy it anytime in the next several years. Irfanview serves my needs for resizing images and removing red eyes.. MSPaint doesn't quite cover the rest.

Homecooked dinner today. Perhaps not the most healthful, but tasty and very cheap.

Was too tired to go to work, again. Didn't play too much SMAC:SMAC. Watched one story of Naruto filler (4 or 5 episodes). Did a load of laundry. Both the kitchen and my room are tidier now than they were this morning. Took out the recyclable trash.

No big things accomplished, but all the small things add up to a general feeling of accomplishment.

I checked my bank account today.. ouch. Maybe I should wait another two weeks to do my online retail therapy of February. I should get paid again tomorrow, but I still need to take it a bit easy on spending for a while.

Another Mental Health Day tomorrow. I plan to mainly stay at home and watch TV, maybe do another load of laundry, and of course spend a good deal of time in #asr. If I feel less lethargic than I usually do, I'll clean the kitchen floor, or bake cupcakes, or maybe both. It's not my responsibility to clean anything other than my own room and the upstairs bathroom (since I'm the only one using it), but if I leave it to Harriet it won't get done anytime soon, and it'll be done half-assedly because she has no attention to detail whatsoever.

I haven't done any knitting since Saturday, when I finished a hat. I kind of miss it. I should make something that someone will actually use.. maybe a hat for Marc's little sectoid - but I'd need to get some cotton, silk or otherwise non-itching yarn, which is an expense I can't really afford right now. So I'll make something else out of the wool yarn I have - probably another hat, because it's fun and easy to knit in the round on circular needles.

I've never made something with silk yarn, because it's pricy, but I'd love to try. But what I really want is this. Dude. Yarn made out of bamboo. Can it get any shinier than that? There are also T-shirts made out of bamboo available, something I plan to try sometime.