I'm somewhat back to using a #bulletjournal at work. The daily plan bar (hat tip to Mike Rohde) is a handy tool for work.
My personal life is pretty separate from my work life, so I generally don't need a lot of detailed planning or tracking to my life outside the office. My personal journal is about recording experiences and thoughts.
On the other hand, work needs optimization and granular tracking. I need detailed layouts.
Article on Quaker pronouns: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/16/opinion/sunday/pronouns-quakers.html
At one point at my (Quakerish) college, I (a Quaker) referred to one of the deans by her first name. She was livid and demanded to be referred to by her title. She was a black queer woman and I a white queer man, so there were other dynamics at play, but I nonetheless found it ironic.
Hello everyone. I'm still rather jet lagged, so I got to work about 0630, made an espresso, and have been getting work done. It feels very nice indeed to be up before most people and working in blessed peace and quiet.
You don't realize how loud your open office plan really is until you're in a few hours before most :P
I'm on some semi-audiophile adventures right now. I just got a Fiio A3 amp and Grado SR80e headphones. I've been listening to both the Grados and my Tin Audio T2 IEMs with the amp, and it's a very nice experience.
Next up: upgrading my turntable so I can listen to my LPs without fear of scratching them. Currently I'm only listening to streaming music. High bit-rate, but still.
surgery, medical story, travel
So, 16 days ago I woke up with a sharp, intense pain in my lower right abdomen in the wee hours. Less than 24 hours later, I was in surgery to have my appendix removed.
5 days after that, I was on a plane to Japan, and today I'm returning home.
I'm left with 3 scars but am otherwise fine. I've had a traveling buddy to lift all the stuff I can't right now. But suffice to say it has been quite a trip.
venting, work, relationships, mental health
Today is really really hard. I think I've been more depressed than I realized and it's catching up to me. Not enough rest, too much work, inadequate nutrition/exercise, a breakup, and just fucking brain chemistry.
I don't need anything. Please don't reply unless you just want to say you've been there too. I'm taking care of myself with a lifetime of coping skills. But I sure do wish I didn't have to right now.
I shot my second round of 4x5 this weekend! Did 4 portraits of @lengau and his ladyfriend while they visited me. Tonight I'm hoping to pop the sheets in my B's reel and develop my first 4x5, which will be the *reel* challenge XD
This is my first time traveling internationally purely for fun since 2012, and my first time traveling with film cameras other than some short work trips.
Any recommendations? Japan-specific or otherwise? All input welcome. #filmphotography
I think I settled on my travel kit for Japan:
* Nishika N9000 (because I rented it)
* Nikon F3 w/ 50mm and 24mm Nikkor lenses
* A buttload of film, mostly Fuji, some JCH Streetpan, a few rolls of Kodak, mostly color
I'm going to treat myself to a Blackrapid shoulder strap for the F3 for maximum portability. Both cameras will travel wrapped in padding in my waterproof rucksack.
Artist, Internet person, occasional grad student. Photography, painting, conceptual art, sculpture, ballet. Sometimes computers.
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