somewhat of a relic

transfer type

We used to make things with this transfer type.
It started with a sketch.
A plan.
Then casting a baseline with mechanical pencil and metal cork-backed ruler.
Laying each letter down, one by one.

Talk about arduous.

In other news, we’re using the last hour of the workday this week to super-clean the studio.
That’s how we turned up this Letraset.

Current music: Ray LaMontagne “Lesson Learned”

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the day went unplanned

as days sometimes go

I put some miles on the ol’ Rabbit, and today I woke up to a flat.

Before fussing with the jack and spare, I texted neighbor / almost-a-relative Amy
to see if she’d pop over with can of Fix-a-Flat.

She obliged and now I owe her big time.

Spent a good chunk of the afternoon sitting around a service bay while my trusty hatchback got a deluxe spa treatment and new rubber all around.

Then my laptop went broke again.

I figure after all is said and done, I’ve had more than enough bad mojo to satisfy the needs of an email chain letter my sister forwarded to me this week.

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little pink house

the things I pass when taking a different route to work

I was on the road earlier than usual that morning, which was nice because the sun was out.

I drove the long way to the studio, looping through two McDonalds only to press onward because the drive-thru lines were too long.

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snow on the fence

our ugly chain link fence

I started shoveling the driveway after lunch, determining that I would not take another day working from home. Which is odd because I’ve been particularly productive this week.

A quarter inch of ice between two thick layers of snow.

I lasted all of seven minutes before I justified hanging up the shovel.

Eventually it will melt.

I should have kept at it for the cardio workout, but no.

I went back to the warm inside, hopping from rug to rug until I could get my wet boots off.

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Trubyte Bioform Shades

I have no idea, but I thought these were too neat to disregard.

In other news, the days are packed, absolutely packed with stuff, be it meetings or work or eating. Not enough chill time, not enough sleep, but lots logs on the fire.

Current music: T.I. “Whatever You Like”

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No shoes with wheels

Shirts were optional

No, I don't just wander around and shop every day.
I was trying to get some supplies for the studio and I thought I could simply get them at the local Hobby Lobby.

I was wrong.

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a curio of cups

Sunshine Café, Yellow Springs

Random thoughts I did not utter, peep or tweet:

Too lazy to plug in memory card, hence the week-old fuzzy mobile phone photo above.
We didn’t actually eat at this joint with the coffee cup collection because (insert long story).

As I get older, the desire to keep hitting refresh on a web page during a product launch decreases considerably.

All technological lust I have at the moment is currently reserved for a video camera with manual focus.

Breeders and National in Cincy on Thursday. I’ll be there. (Also of interest: Beastie Boys and Sheryl Crow up in Dayton on the 30th)

I either need a beard trim or some way to work my look into a costume.

Current music: XTC “Books Are Burning”

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I is for Insomnia

lens distortion adds tension to this old checkerboard for kids

Maybe it was those fresh baked cookies at midnight, but I’m up and I should be back in bed. (insert shaking fist at 5am)

If it was later or earlier, I’d sneak out to my car and get my camera for a real image from the day (which was somewhat fittingly enough, a snapshot of a digital clock).

This piece above is from that day when we toured around Dayton. Aside: Had a few requests for info on that dream desk, I wonder if it found a good home.

Now that I’ve filled in a gap in the journal, maybe I can go back to sleep.

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Left: Taking a picture of myself on security camera [ +zoom ]
Right: The beginning of swimsuit season [ +zoom ]

Dan and I ventured out yesterday for breakfast, and wandered around looking for houses, again. It’s getting really old but we hope to be settled in time to put an election sign in our very own yard.

We also stopped by Target because that’s what you do when you get a paycheck in these parts. Everybody was out clogging the shopping centers. Maybe it’s the thrill of March and the end of glum winter.

I tried to buy some jeans, but you cannot be fat AND tall at Target. You must be one or the other, or shop online.

I did however, get a fountain drink. It was called Tava, a Pepsi product that touts itself as a zero calorie sparkling beverage. I had the Mediterranean Fiesta variety.

Website description: Black cherry hosts a festival of flavor, while the tang of tangerine and lime are the life of a spirited shindig. Tava Mediterranean Fiesta is a unique sparkling blend that leaves you with surprised taste buds and a thirst for the unknown.

Someone needs to fire their copywriter.

It tasted like diet cherry sparkling water with a splash of Mr. Pibb.

How boring, all of this.

Bring on spring.

Current music: Lyrics Born “Hott 2 Deff”

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