Well, I’m just chillin’, waiting for both FedEx and UPS to show up. I’ve got my light meter, some film, and a history book that are supposed to be here today.
In other randomness, the cable modem is still not working for Jason and Pete. I feel kind of bad, but I can’t do anything about it. As for my connection, it’s slowly getting better. I’m still getting 300ms ping times to things like Yahoo and CNN but it’s certainly better than the 1000ms+ times I was getting just yesterday. Hopefully they’ll have everything straitened out soon. Luckily we’re on the Abercorn OTN. Two blocks over starts the Willmington OTN and they haven’t even gotten it up and working yet. Sucks to be them.
I had an interesting afternoon yesterday. I made it home, to the store and back to class in time. I even had all my objects painted and ready to go, which is more than I can say for half the class. So, I got to Studio a few minutes early, starting grabbing equipment and set up my set by the time the rest of the class arrived. Stupid me. The teacher saw my set up and gathered everyone around for a nice little “this is how you do it” demo. Which is good because it confirmed that I knew what I was doing, but was bad because now everyone knows that I know what to do and has desided to ask me questions every two seconds. You’d be surprised as to how many people don’t know how to put a 650 on a CK stand (putting a large light on a pole for you non-photo people). It’s really simple. I’m sure any of you could figure it out. There’s a hole in the bottom of the light, and a connection piece at the top of the stand. It doesn’t take a genius to guess that perhaps the connector goes in the hole.
So, that went well. I got my shot and all is well. Afterwards I drove Lauren out to the island for her MOPS meeting. I stuck around the island because it wasn’t worth the time and trouble to drive back home, then back to the island. So, I sat in my car and listened to the radio. At one point I was nearly floored when I heard ” iio – Rapture (radio edit) ” come on. I had the radio on SCAN and it stopped at a random rap station, but for some reason, once in a blue moon, they play a “dance” track. I really hate that term. “Dance” sounds like it should be one some collection of C&C Music Factory tracks from the 80’s. It’s Techno damnit. Or even “electronic music”, that’s fine. Or you can get into the sub catagories like Trance, D&B, Jungle, etc. But not “dance”. Anything but that. Yes, people do dance to it, but use the proper name please. Don’t use some term that American marketing idiots were kicking around 20 years ago, it’s insulting.
Anyway. I’m still waiting for my packages. I guess it’s time to have some lunch. Hot Pocket here I come. Later.