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I’ve been imagining owning my own guillotine-style paper cutter for the past two days. I find the idea incredibly comforting… not exactly sure why. I just wanna cut paper!!

My livejournal paid account expires in a day. And I never got around to making new userpics. I sux0r. I realized that the problem with being the person who takes all the pictures means I’m never in any of them. I actually looked for some recent photos of myself and couldn’t find any. I guess that means I should do some self-portraits or something. Meh.

We have to meet Adam’s dad for lunch today up by the airport, which should be fun. Unfortunately I’m very tired of running around everywhere before and after work… feel like I haven’t slept right in a while. And naturally this is the weekend, which means after running around today it’s double day tomorrow then matinee Sunday. By Sunday night I won’t feel like leaving my couch. That’s the thing about Sundays… it’s technically considered one of my nights off (Sunday night and Monday night being the only two) but by the time I get there I don’t actually want to do anything but go home and sleep. I admit it, I’m old and boring these days. Then again, I was never all that exciting… it’s not like I go out any less than I used to – I never much went out in the first place.

I want spring so I can go biking again.

I want to be free to get out of the city (and I don’t mean to suburbia… I want to get OUT of the city, not out into the sprawl.)

I want to know how to work in my own colour darkroom, because dropping off pictures to be enlarged into prints is a frustrating and stupid process of trial and error. I’d rather be dealing with the trials and errors directly… not this ‘oh, that part’s wrong, you need to change this’ crap. And subsequently, I want my own black & white darkroom.

Oh well. have to go now. Meeting at noon, probably takes two hours to get there. Yadda yadda yadda.

17 Comments

  • spadoink

    February 20, 2004 at 7:00 am

    re: wanting your own paper cutter. you’re weird.

    re: wanting your own dark room. me too. however, maybe your issues stem from the place you take your stuff for blow ups? i’ve been going to the professional place across from my apt for a few years and i’ve never once had a problem with a print made.

    • youenjoymyself

      February 20, 2004 at 7:36 am

      since when is wanting your own paper cutter weird? YOU’RE weird!

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      February 20, 2004 at 8:44 pm

      I took the stuff to a pro place… maybe not the pro place of choice. I just randomly picked one, because the one I was recommended is no longer open.

      Mmmmm paper cutter….

      • spadoink

        February 20, 2004 at 8:46 pm

        see. weird.

        do you take a copy of the print with you when you want cropping done? i do that and we usually mark it off on the print.

        • Jenny Lee Silver

          February 20, 2004 at 8:47 pm

          The cropping’s great… that’s not the problem. They got the colours wrong.

          • spadoink

            February 20, 2004 at 8:52 pm

            ahh. never, ever, go back to that place.

          • Jenny Lee Silver

            February 20, 2004 at 8:55 pm

            I’m going back long enough to make them at least attempt to fix things. At the very least.

          • spadoink

            February 20, 2004 at 8:56 pm

            well that’s reasonable.
            they also always make me look at them all before i take them home when i do them.

            not that it’s much of an issue, i live across the street.

          • Jenny Lee Silver

            February 20, 2004 at 8:57 pm

            Heh. I was picking them up between shifts on a Wednesday, and was nearly late getting back to the theatre for work, so I was super-rushed and didn’t look at them beforehand. My own fault on that one, I just didn’t want to be late for work, and the place is 3 blocks from my work (which is why I picked it in the first place.)

          • spadoink

            February 20, 2004 at 9:01 pm

            live’n’learn

  • jerronimo

    February 20, 2004 at 7:51 am

    I’ve got an old enlarger if you want it.

    and by “enlarger” i do not mean “porn”

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      February 20, 2004 at 8:47 pm

      I’d be happy to take it off your hands. Now come visit! 😉

  • youenjoymyself

    February 20, 2004 at 11:05 am

    btw….

    oh ya, Hi Jen – been a while.
    Guess what?! I’m getting married! Yup, November 13th 2004…

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      February 20, 2004 at 8:48 pm

      Re: btw….

      Sweet! Marriage is pretty cool.

      Yah, it’s been a while. I hope things are good with you 🙂 Still in Parkdale?

      • youenjoymyself

        February 21, 2004 at 9:05 am

        Re: btw….

        Things are good – I’m doing db design/programming for my brother-in-law’s trucking company – pallet control and dispatch systems plus gps tracking for trucks.

        And you better believe I’m still in parkdale – on Liberty street near Atlantic.

        • Jenny Lee Silver

          February 21, 2004 at 9:02 pm

          Re: btw….

          Cool… I’m back in the beaches. I just keep coming back here. 😉

          Nice spot, that’s really close to the Liberty cafe near the old workplace, right?

  • laquira

    February 20, 2004 at 1:13 pm

    ppphhhffffttt…

    sleep is for lusers 😀