welfare bum

Successfully missing the point since 1977.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

almost next year, i want to take a picture

so i've got some ideas that revolve around the fact that i haven't done as much photography this year as i had intended to do. i love doing the photo developing at home, but it is quite time consuming and has certain temperature requirements (my makeshift film developing room is too cold right now).

so i'm gonna put out a call to everyone who has leftover rolls of film. at one point before the whole digital photography thing took over, people used to take pictures with real film in film-requiring cameras. some people are bound to still have some of this film sitting around in a box or a drawer somewhere - so this is directed to you.

if you have film sitting around at home that you've been meaning to use, but haven't bothered because you've got a digital camera and/or the cost of getting the film processed is less than awesome to you, let me know because i'd love to get my hands on it. the older, the better. i want to do some experimentation and sometimes the crappy old film gets the best results.

i prefer that the film be older than 6 months old (unless you really just want to get rid of it) - i'm kind of looking for stuff that's aged a bit.

if you're in the GTA, i may be able to come get it from you. if you're not in the Toronto area, drop me a line and maybe i'll work out some shipping details. hopefully i'll get a few responses, and i'll post the results of the old-film photography here.

keep in mind too that if you have friends or relatives that don't read this, you can pass the info along to them as well, just drop a comment here with how i can contact you for the film.

happy new year 'n shit eh!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I'm off for the holidays eh! Leave a funny and/or rude comment eh?


"On the moon, the weekend has advanced beyond your wildest dreams.
Weekends now take up the entire week, and jobs have been phased out

Thursday, December 11, 2008

the road is tough

it's such a pain in the ass when the city in which you live has decided that in order to save money, they must wait until absolutely necessary to send out the snow plows. it took me 20 minutes to drive one block today, but strangely the same amount of time to turn around and go to work on a different road.

at my company, nobody can leave voicemails it seems. it's so bizarre. one of our corporate standards is that we're supposed to change our voicemail message every day (several times in a day if you've got meetings), but rather than leave a message for someone, people in this place just call around to other people and ask if the missing person is in the office.

heck, if you call in to the office main line, the receptionist is supposed to page out to someone who doesn't answer their extension right away and then ask the caller if they don't mind being put through to their voicemail.

i guess the idea is that it helps gain us customer service points, but i think it's almost getting a bit ridiculous. there's no reason i should get a phone call from someone asking if my supervisor is in the office when they can just leave him a bloody voicemail.

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Ritz and Peanut Butter - not as awesome as you'd think

i have a fondness for both Ritz Crackers and Peanut Butter, but must sadly admit that they do not go together as well as i'd hoped.

i'd have to say that for the best cracker/peanut butter combo, you're looking at either premium plus salted tops or tastey triscuit crackers. my theory about ritz crackers is they are best eaten either on their own, or with cheese.

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