Saturday, November 03, 2007
JPennant: Convince me to get a job
mcclint: chicks dig it when you got bank :-)
JPennant: Hee hee hee
JPennant: good one. :-)
mcclint: and you can't go out and buy your penis extens... err I mean big, bad camera without a job
JPennant: Anything else? :-)
mcclint: you'll get bored out of your skull without something to occupy your time
JPennant: I like to slack
mcclint: who doesn't? :-)
JPennant: and can do that for weeks at a time
mcclint: hmmmm well have you figured out your new goals in life? (the stuff that came up since your mom died)
JPennant: I have, but I rarely feel urgency unless there is something that spurs me to action.
mcclint: hehe (in my best Jamaican accent)
mcclint: "Get up and get a job, ya lazy boy!"
JPennant: didnt work with my fahver, that doesnt work now. :-)
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
This Must be the Place (Naive Melody) - Talking Heads
Been unconsciously humming this and whistling Peggy Lee's "He's a Tramp" all day.
Two tunes that calm me down.
He actually remembered me and called me by name while I was shooting the Eritrean protestors @ City Hall (there is always something going on at SF City Hall), and was glad for the images I took of him.
I had taken his picture before. I couldnt get him to relax for this one. :)
Ive bumped into other people (including the SF fire Chief) who were grateful I got pictures of them.
Their gratitude reminds me as to why photography is a worthwhile pursuit.
JPennant: Man, I have been so "safe" from relationships for so long, that it feels like a big step to look to get into one
glinessa: take your time
JPennant: thats the logical path
glinessa: doesn't always work that way i know
JPennant: usually, I take the attitude of "this too shall pass"
JPennant: because it will
JPennant: this one, I would rather it didnt
glinessa: take your time...no expectations until warranted
glinessa: enjoy it and see where it goes
JPennant: believe it or not, thats not the issue
JPennant: I am rarely soft for anyone
glinessa: i know :-)
JPennant: for unfortunately, that means soft heart, soft head. :-)
glinessa: you'll be ok
Sunday, October 28, 2007
"To me, that's my day, is work on some stuff and then do a set. That's what feels like a normal day for me. Everything else, I feel that I'm being pressed into service. 'We need you to . . . cast this movie. We need you to write this scene. We need you to help us edit this line.'
I don't really wanna do any of these things.
But then I just offer my services, but these are not my fields. I know it, I've learned it. I've learned it from the sitcom and from stand-up, I have acquired these skills, but they all feel like sidelines to me, they all feel like detours."
That's how I feel about fixing computers and photography. I want to do ONLY those things. Everything else about those fields, Ive learned the skills - but they feel like detours.