Archive for September, 2010

Summer 2010 R.I.P.

Posted on Monday, September 27th, 2010 at 8:30 am

With temps in the upper 50’s (°F) this morning, summer has finally died here in central Texas.  Sigh.  Life on the dark side…..  Time to go get the long johns out of storage.  Sleeves are a minimum necessity.  I am envisioning a fire in the fireplace soon (not for the heat, though).


Still on sabbatical from 3D.  Just not inspired at this point.  Probably just best to wait for the dust to settle from my departure from the online 3D world.


Yesterday’s chain saw work peeled off a large deep blister on my left index finger that has been largely keeping me off guitar as well, especially bar chords.  It’s sensitive to the touch like new skin, but not painful.  So it’s time to pick up the guitar again.  At least I’ll be doing something creative.  I’ll need it Wednesday for Music School in Bryan, so it was a timely peel.


Posted on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 at 4:26 pm

It’s autumnal equinox at 10:09 PM CDT (local).  Switching over to the dark side.


Maybe I’ll get some rendering done as indoor time increases.


Happy equinox!

Rearranging the room

Posted on Saturday, September 11th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Shifted furniture in the room today.  The computer desk came away from the window, which makes for a very strong backlit glare on sunny afternoons.  Now the desk is against the wall with the window over my left shoulder.  It makes for considerably less eyestrain when working afternoons.


Above the desk now is a print of Claude Monet’s Purple Poppies.  I can swing the chair around and use the futon as an ottoman, a definite plus, as the office chair is quite comfortable.


Only one item, a short filing cabinet was removed from the room, but it gives considerably more space and flexibility this way.  And the cats all seem to approve.


In other areas, I have been getting deep into Weebl’s Flash cartoons.  Prawnboy has captured my brain and won’t let go.  I even had to avoid shrimp dishes at Morellia’s last night.  I was afraid I’d hear them talking in Prawnboy’s voice as I ate them.

Miles, checks, cookies, and notes

Posted on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Haven’t rendered in a while.  One of those phases where other things have priorities.


Been to Houston and Austin and a few other places in the last week.  Seen some good music being performed in the journeys.  The Louvers, Toni Price, Warren Hood tonight, and others along the way.  Haven’t played any to speak of, but that’s okay.  My guitar pads are starting to show it by forming caps that will surely peel the next time I play.


Depositing a check on the run in tonight, so I can pay bills.  Wish it were larger, so I could get my car inspected.  Windshield, tune up, maybe front tires, brake shoes.  It’s not going to be exactly cheap.