I realize that the journal has been filled with a lot of "behind the scenes" stuff -- health insurance, IMatch, ITPC, and other stuff that no one really cares about -- but that's what I've been up to lately.
Status: Health Insurance back in place (four months of phone calls and paperwork and getting the run-around). This might not be that interesting -- but without insurance -- no way I would be doing this photography full-time: couldn't afford it.
Web Generation: IMatch for managing the text data for the files (very cool). I've begun to import data from the "for sale" section into the b&w stock photography section. More to go. After that, I am going to pull the backstories from the journal and put them into the tiff which are what are used to generate the jpgs you see on the site.
Orders: Behind with one order (sorry). Today it goes out.
Politics: It's interesting to juxtapose images from the pre-war rallies with what is coming out today (at least to me).
Books: I just discovered Nero Wolfe books (yippee). Another whole set of good detective stories to go through.
Photography: I asked Johnny, the guy that I buy coffee for every morning if I could take a couple of pictures of him. Much to my surprise, he said: I was hoping you would ask me that someday. I love it. Love it.
And he broke out with a broad grin. Then he said: Two more months, right?
He has managed to get me on a schedule where I promise to buy him a CD for every holiday. Easter is next. That means that for two months, every time he sees me its going to be: You didn't forget did you? Rod Stewart -- Volume I. Volume I, Dave.
Super: The guy who was the super's helper disappeared. A sign was put on the front door saying, if you see so-and-so, do not let him into the building and call management at once.
So, there's a big mystery about what he might have done. No one seems to know.
Party Pictures: They loved them. I thought they were mediocre, but there were enough good shots so that the happy couple were -- well, happy.
Music: Haven't heard anything from the producer who said he could get the songs to Petty.
Society: I learned from a friend that the newest thing for single women is to give themselves an engagement ring and wear it on the right hand. I don't know if my friend was making this up or not, but I'll keep my eyes open.
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