August 8th, 2004


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You've been to the build-your-own-ice-cream-sundae places, where you get to pick and choose ingredients.

So here's a twist:
Build me the perfect woman

What do you use for ingredients?

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I moved the computer over to the work table to do the CAD drawings yesterday, and I think I'm gonna leave it here. It takes me away from the TV, which has been sucking an inordinate amount of my time. And since I got a real office chair, it's actually relatively comfy.

Watched the Firefly pilot last night, with the commentary by Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion. It was typical Whedon commentary, which included a few gems of information, mostly about the camera work. It was kind of funny when he pointed out a couple of lighting rigs that were in the shots that were so funky they just looked like the equipment on the ship.
It was interesting to read between the lines and realize just how much the ship design was created to get good shots.
There were also some cinematography moments that reminded me that I have quite a way to go in the cinematography department yet. Some lovely bits on lens choices designed to get a particular flare effect that I had no clue about. Of course, I suppose that has a lot to to with the fact that I don't very often get chances to shoot with a variety of lenses like that. Most of the budgets that I deal with are considerably less than the rental price of these lens sets for a single day.
And I marveled at the number of reshoots that they did. And all but one of them were because of story or character influences.
And I definitely have a thing for Morena Baccarin. :)

Today is starting out pretty low-key. I don't think it's going to pick up much.

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Hard to say what I'm feeling right now.

Went down to the pool for a while, read a book, met a couple of people from the apartments. A couple of very attractive women, both with kids. I ended up reading and napping.
ve tried to sit down and do some work today, but my attention span is measured in seconds, and nothing is working. I can't even work up the attention to watch TV.
I cleaned today-- not provincially thorough, but enough to get by quite well. The kitchen is pretty clean, and I have the trash all bagged up and ready to go out in the morning.

I ate like a pig today. Not really good for me, but I was hungry. Wondering if I need more vitamins or something.

Now I'm feeling sleeeepy. And it's still early. I tried taking a shower to wake up, but not worth a damn. I could just go to bed, but if I do that, I know I'll wake up at 4:33 in the morning again.

I have horror themes running throug my head. Dessicated cadavers. I think when I go back up this week, I'll pack some skeletons & skulls to play with when I get back.

I made a sculpting turntable with parts from Home Depot. It's about a foot square, with a lazy susan bearing on the bottom, and I'll be adding a post in the middle that fits a 1" PVC sleeve for an armature base. That will allow me to turn the thing around without having to slide it all over the place.

I think I might get another table. I have enough kraftwerk to take up at least one more, and probably two.