framed 10 pictures last night for sawyer's. shawn and i will be showing drawings there for the month of july. looky
633 4th st. Santa Rosa, CA
ill post pics once we get set up too.
after work met with jon @ his new shop to talk about hanging art/selling prints. then went over to shawn's shop and looked at the space and talked plans. saw pete's new bike, but not pete. shawn and i got a pizza, then i split, picked up a sody and went to the theater to see spiderman 2. ern got us tix early on in the day (go ern!). a really good movie.
home>work> pre-qual for mortgage>home>drawing night>bed
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home> work postponed>overslept>work back one> worked> fosters freeze with ern> parents came over with gift for ern> layed about in our undies like little kids cause it was too hot (after parents left)> show @ michele's the new trust, polar bears, the rum diary and ashtray. josh of the new trust threw a beer bottle into the crowd which was pretty dicky. drew with shawn a bit before the lights were turned too low. bike riding was pleasant tonight. i'll upload tomorrowycrit?: 0
details from the phoenix the other night and a random pocketpc doodle. pocket artist 2.7 uNF uNF
gave ern her bday present early last night. i got her a pfaff sewing machine. she likes it, woo! i didnt think she wouldnt like it, i had to enlist my mom and the old lady @ the sewing store for help though.
i want to play half-life 2 and doom3 when they come out. i'd like to play farcry and battlefield 1941 (and rtcw:et at decent settings) but i want to get an xbox. so right now i'm trying to decide between upgrading my computer for $300 (512mb more ram, new cpu, ati radeon 9600xt 128mb) or getting an xbox + a bunch of games ($300). i already have a ps2 and cube with games i ignore, but i use my laptop for nigh everything and pretty much ignore the computer. bleh. it's a decision of which do i want less.
passport came in the mail today, it's all high tech like licenses are. went to a home buying seminar, things arent as bleak as they seem. got some interesting info out of it. things like, stop tryign to save fora down payment, because the amount you need for a downpayment increases quicker than you can realistically save. i have an appt next week to see how much i can borrow for a house and what my credit and fico scores are.
tonight for drawing night, we are going to draw/paint up a wall @ the phoenix theatre. i printed off some stickers, for sticking. i used the folder/binder containing the info about my 401k to keep the stickers safe. in an act of rebellion, though, i will not wear a tie or bring my briefcase tonight. that will show them. ok, well i'll bring my briefcase, not the tie, but i INSIST on keeping hte sock garters. here are the stickers #1 and #2crit?: 0
slept in late. we usually wake up around 7 or 8. stayed in bed till noon. did errands, picked up things for fathers day. made a coke float. got a good window fan for the house, the ventilation isnt always the greatest in the rooms without ceiling fans. dinner @ folks house. we got dad a briefcase/satchel thing for his promotion/fathers daycrit?: 0
woke up early for computer fixink @ 10a. went to computer fixink, but the needed work wasnt communicated well, so i left. once they get the hardware tehy thought they had, i go back and actually do something. home. ern's dad went back to oregon. ern and i went to bbq @ landlord's house in forestville. our house is his old house. we have nice landscaping and features and whatnot. our yard is his first attempt, his yard is his second. so freaking neat. it was like being on an island in the tropics somewhere. all kinda of neat things. his atrium is nicer than ours, firepit, nicer. they made us feel real welcome too, they didnt seem to be forcing it at all. landlord's wife went to hug me a couple of times but i'm kinda weird about touching people. after that bbq we went to liz's bday bbq @ derek and liz's house. we only planned to stay for a little tiny bit, but stayed for a lot longer. the plan was to stay for an hour, then go home and take a nap, then go out for drinks with ern's cousins. so we get home and i put in xmen2 as i hadnt seen it. ern goes for her nap, but it turns into just going to bed, so we didnt end up going back out. the movie was good though.
forgot to mention, someone wants to use a drawing for an album cover, but they actually seem serious about it.
home> coffee (mocha, no whip)> work> donut (plaine, olde fashionde) bagel (plain w/ 1/3rd less fat cream cheese)> modifed three accounting reports.
1. 2000 - 2500 Cost code (with summary grid)
2. 4000 - 4099 ""
3. 5000 - 5099 ""
I'm trying to work without my flourescent lights on today, just a lamp. someone suggested it after i expressed envy @ a coworkers broken overhead light. i said well i do have a lamp so they said then turn off your overhead. i said "but people will say i'm all goth" and she said "what do you care, what other people think" so i'm trying the darkened office thing now. so far i have fielded questions regarding my sitting in the dark.
after work, went home. ern's dad wanted to go out to a movie, but ern was nigh asleep from work/painting 2 her aunts. we ate a big dinner then watched "raising arizona" which i hadnt seen
WORK> LUNCH> HOME> DINNER> BED.crit?: 0
today i stared at a wordy box for 8 hrs. i went home and stared at a different wordy box, then i made some mushroom udon with celery. i doodled a bit, but it was crap so i did some math. ern came home and we talked and such till we were wubbing our widdle sweepy fists into ow widdle sweepy eyes. did i mention i wrote some neat procmail code the other day? this code scans incoming mail for attachments, if it is a zip file, and named "foo.zip" it gets delivered. if it is a zip file with any other name than "foo.zip" a message is sent to the sending party informing them of our policy regarding zip files and viruses and such and such. after the message is sent, the message continues on through the bit of code that bins it as a virus (so that i can then scrape it off of the server in an emergency).
Several options. if you remove the "#" the original attachment will be included with the message. i don't recommend this, because it eats your bandwidth and auto-responders are already shitty things to do to people, let alone making the message big with the attachment. the "cat /var/reply.msg" can be any plain text file with the message you want to send back to the sending party. it doesnt have to be in /var/ that's just where i stuck it.
subject=| formail -x "Subject:"
respondto=| formail -r | head -1
| ( echo "$respondto" ;\
echo "Subject: Re: $subject" ;\
cat /var/reply.msg ;\
# cat ;\
) | $SENDMAIL -t
woke up early, ern went to coffee with celeste, i started workign on chores. plowed through and got them all done pretty quick. ern came back home with celeste and celestes' baby. then they headed up to the river. i napped.crit?: 0
ern went running, i met silvaniefor coffeetalk. we both got parking tickets. later on in the day ern and i went to kendra's grad party and hung out with folks for awhile. drew fora while after ern went to bed. nothing worthwhile thoughcrit?: 0
work> home> painting a room @ ern's aunt/uncle. home> bedcrit?: 0
home>there was a table saw all exploded on the side of the freeway so i got out and looked at it. work> worked on stuff. some new code i wrote the other day is being used, and seems to work so i'm happy. had an external user apologize to the program, which i thought was funny. lunch> home> ern went to her marathon training and i was drawing in the studio. ther ewere a lot of sirens. a lot a lot. so i took a looksee down the street and there wa a big accident. 3 cars and a light pole. i didnt hear the accidnet and usually i do at that intersection. pete came over and we talked for a bit, then he went home and ern came home. after she went to bed i went over to adam's shop. some dick parked his big ol truck illegally and sorta blocked me in but i got around him. adam called the tow truck people. i went home! crit?: 0
woke up early, coffee with baby then to work. finished up several kinds of reports (again) shorty lunch, home. went to wed. night market. we went to wed. night market and had mexican with pete. home, watched "casa de los babies" then bed early, still tired from last night.
work> home> drove ern to her TIT buddy run thing. drove over to copperfields and read a maakies book and a my-new-filing-technique-is-unstoppable and get-your-war-on. it was strange to see them on deadtree instead of intarweb. came home and made an awesome salad and some soup. put ern to bed then went out and hung out with chris and adam @ adam's shop. played CS till 11:30 or so. good fun. his shop is pretty neat, 16 fast pcs for lan/internet gaming.crit?: 0
mmm. ern met celeste for coffee i stayed home reading. broke into the beer around 11. reading + sun + beer + studio was great. ern came home and we sat around talkign and laughing in the sun. went to cost plus to look @ parasols, then to bevmo for mobev. saw valerie from elementary school there. such a great day.crit?: 0
lazy day, secret mission with mom in the morning. ern and i went to volvo dealerships then home. met derek @ RP for harry potter 3. it wasnt bad. i definitely liked it better than hp 1 and 2crit?: 0