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The Cat With a Soul :iconpoofygoof:poofygoof 0 0 your busy neighborhood bee :iconpoofygoof:poofygoof 0 1 retired siding :iconpoofygoof:poofygoof 0 9 Hard Working Horse :iconpoofygoof:poofygoof 2 2 Sleeping Kristina :iconpoofygoof:poofygoof 0 1 Wine with houseplant vine :iconpoofygoof:poofygoof 0 1 copper drain chain :iconpoofygoof:poofygoof 0 0 bearded iris :iconpoofygoof:poofygoof 0 1 My Neighbor's Fence :iconpoofygoof:poofygoof 1 1 fall 2005 pdx :iconpoofygoof:poofygoof 1 4 urban rock garden :iconpoofygoof:poofygoof 0 0 dappled gatehouse :iconpoofygoof:poofygoof 0 1 rocker shovel :iconpoofygoof:poofygoof 4 2 fall is coming :iconpoofygoof:poofygoof 2 8 little red british car :iconpoofygoof:poofygoof 1 0 Jemiah's glowing cider :iconpoofygoof:poofygoof 0 0

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so here we are almost six years since my last journal post.

I heard dA got sold... came back wondering if anybody I knew from the early days (hi mccann ) was still around or active.

and I find myself once again sitting at my workstation in the basement, this time with kid #3 on my lap. I took a bunch of hard drives to the local recycler last week.  more iterations, but a lot of the same.

it's been so long since I've shot film, it took me over a year to realize that my local store doesn't even have a developer on-site anymore.  I have a romantic notion of shooting B&W again, developing in my basement, and scanning the negatives, but it's not going to happen unless one of the kids shows an interest.  The patience required for the delay between image capture and view is not something I am expecting them to have.  They do like polaroids, but there are only a finite number of packfilm shots left.

the guy who did the bulk of my C-41 developing noted that he liked running my photos since "most people take photos of their kids or pets."  and now I am one of those people.  :)
  • Listening to: hard drives and a grunting baby
  • Drinking: Gigantic IPA


Aaron J. Grier
United States
Current Residence: portland, OR
Favourite genre of music: raw, minimal
Favourite photographer: adams; weston
Favourite style of art: abstract
Operating System: NetBSD
MP3 player of choice: madplay
Shell of choice: ksh
Wallpaper of choice: xsetroot -default
Skin of choice: none.
Favourite cartoon character: rubik the amazing cube, bender
What a hectic time since my last post.

* my brother got married
* my wife and I found out we were expecting a child
* I got a new job (as a contractor)
* our son, Desmond, was born
* our second cat (Felix) passed away
* I got hired as a full-time employee

Desmond is asleep now, and my wife and a friend are watching Glee from the never-ending netflix / roku font. I'm guessing I have another hour or so until Desmond wakes up and I'm summoned to head to bed.

I'm in my basement going through old hard drives, identifying the dead ones for recycling, reformatting, doing some limited benchmarking, doing some updates, and generally trying to figure out how to move my basement datacentre forward from its current static and dusty state. I realize how much I miss the sounds some of these make, and am setting them aside to make some recordings before they are passed on.

I figured I had to start somewhere.  knock the dust off and clear the kipple.
  • Listening to: Lost Deep House Trax
  • Drinking: Fuller's 1845


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eclipsed-mind Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006   Writer
Thanks for the favourite :)
intao Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006
thanks for the fav :)
eiknop Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006   Photographer
:aww: thanks for the :+fav: on Perpetual View.
futurowoman Featured By Owner May 27, 2006   Photographer
thank you so much for the fave! :) :) :)
Sylderon Featured By Owner May 9, 2006
Thank you kindly for the favoriting of Stairway to Canal Street. I'm glad to know you enjoyed it!
automatte Featured By Owner May 2, 2006  Professional General Artist
Many Thanks for :+fav: :heart:
PaoIsDead Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006   Photographer
thanks for the fave! much appreciated! :D
ixir Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006
himnofeda Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005
thank you so much for the fave!
pjat71 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005
Thanks so much for adding me to your friends list! (I've been really insanely busy lately and haven't thanked people properly as of late.) ~P
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