Wednesday, December 01, 2004

The ride stops here.

No, nothing is wrong, dont hit reload to try to bring up the broken images.

I didnt expect the ride to last so long, so this isnt unexpected.

After 7 years of free service, my hosting server has been shut down.

So, for awhile, there'll be no pictures.

No worries, I didnt lose anything as ive got everything backed up, Im looking around for another host, pictures and a few other things Im working on (literally).

In any case, I'd been thinking of doing things differently as well as putting into place some personal and commercial stuff, and this is further impetus to put it into action.


Heh, and no fred - im not gonna blame this on Mercury retrogade. :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Baby Steps

from the current Sam and Fuzzy:

"Im not afraid of falling, Im afraid of landing."

Today's horrorscope

The only thing that is holding you back is self-doubt. For some strange reason, you seem to believe you do not have the talent to be a success. On the contrary, you have more talent in your little finger than most people have in their entire bodies, but until you get your head straight, you might as well not have any at all.

This past week, Ive been browsing through all kinds of photographic resources. Checking out professional photography information. Window shopping for cameras.

I feel like the train ride is about to start, and its time to start packing.

Yes, I want this bad. And honestly, i want it all right now.

i have to remember, tho..

misterB: baby steps
JPennant: yes


I started another baby step today. For the cause baby, for the cause.

Normally, when I do something new, my internals go all squishy, but this time - no.

Naturally, I started analyzing this non-nervousness.

- I've been through worse, having to start from step one doesnt bother me.
- Ive done this before and I know what I have to do.
- This isnt my only option, so the fear of failure isnt as daunting. Again, going back to a starting point doesnt bother me.

Good. Lets get this party started.
I have a friend who has sung on (as well as off) Broadway. Stupendous talent and dedication.

However, she is a black actress in a tough and competitive business. Keeping her dreams going while trying to survive is amazing to me.

kimmie: Hey, I need to go. Got to vocalize before rehearsal tonight.
kimmie: Singing with the Oratorio Society here in the Roc.
JPennant: wow
JPennant: awesome :-)
kimmie: It's not that deep, believe me.
JPennant: feh, yes it is :-)
kimmie: But it's closer to the genre of the music I'm working toward singing. That and the fact that they've got me singing soprano...
kimmie: I've spent most of my life singing alto or mezzo, much lower repertoire, not as much work.
kimmie: This as you see, I've got to be well warmed up for it.
JPennant: love your dedication
JPennant: you are a true artist
kimmie: Aight, enough chit chat. Take care. Glad to hear you're doing well.
JPennant: ok luv
kimmie: catch ya later.
JPennant: (((hug))
kimmie: ditto

The thing i think distinguishes true artists from the dilletantes is their bulldog commitment to keeping their work going.

That's tall.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

What I want for Christmas

Im sighing
and drooling over this:

Fuji S2 Pro system for sale or trade - $2000 (cole valley / ashbury hts)
Reply to:
Date: 2004-11-23, 11:08AM PST

I am looking to find a new home for a Fuji S2 Pro that I am under using. Seems like it wants to be with someone who will use it to its potential.

In addition, I have three lenses: 60mm micro f-2.8 (not D), 24-120mm f-3.5-5.6D and 70-300mm f-4-5.6D all AF Nikkor, haze and polarizer filters, sb-28 flash with sb-17 cord and off camera slave, 40gb Tripper hard disk compact flash card storage, 2 compact flash cards each 512mb and a Lowe Pro camera bag.

The camera is about a year old and has a three year extension to the warranty. Everything is in like new condition. I would like to sell the system complete. Purchase price would be $2,000.

Thats about 6 grand worth of gear all told. *sigh*

I could *really* make use of that.

That'd be a great christmas gift. :)


Virgos arent normally one for gifts. This makes it seem that we dont care..

It is known that Virgo are trifling. And so, once it comes to giving gifts, everyone wants to give Virgo some insignificant thing. This is quite wrong.
Virgo is not small-minded, Virgo is practical.

Normally, Im one for gifts i can actually use, specially these past few years.

However, this year, think I'll treat myself to a few things ive long denied myself.

Not a big deal, just something i'll enjoy.

My list:

- Spiderman/Spiderman2 DVD box set

(Hey, Ive liked Spiderman since I was a tyke..)

- The Alladin DVD

(Partly for Robin William's work, partly because this was my niece and I's favorite video to watch together.)

Other things i want, but I can delay the gratification:

Id go for season's 1 - 4 of the Soprano's - but holy hell, have you SEEN how much they want for that???

BBC America has said that "Chef! - the complete collection" will be out on DVD. *sigh*
In BBC speak, 'soon' rarely means 'anytime soon' , so not in time for this christmas. Or likely the next.

in the meantime, i'll amuse myself with quotes from the show:

"Will someone rearrange this plate so that someone in the later stages of malnutrition will take a passing interest in it."

" Let me explain the order of things: There's the aristocracy, the upper class, middle class, working class, dumb animals, waiters, creeping things, head lice, people who eat packet soup, and then you. "

" Those amateur biologists among you would find many things of great interest on the floor here. I could certainly be walking on the cure for cancer, smallpox and the common cold...however you'll never find out because I'll kill you all if someone doesn't CLEAN THIS FRIGGING FLOOR!"

Also, the complete Black Adder set.

Heh "Oi 'ave a Cunning Plan." and other quotes that make me giggle:

"A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn. "

Blackadder: Baldrick, I would like to say how much I will miss your honest, friendly companionship.
Baldrick: Thank you, Mr B.
Blackadder: But, as we both know, it would be an utter lie. I will therefore confine myself to saying simply, 'Sod off and if I ever meet you again, it will be twenty billion years too soon.'

Heehee. *wipes eyes*

ok, now. Where was I....