Random Thoughts on a Saturday Night

We had a good day today: went shopping in Macclesfield, bought expensive makeup and inexpensive clothing, had a gorgeous goat cheese/tomato/spinach tart thing but withstood the siren song of the banana toffee sticky pudding, bought Phil’s mother a necklace for her birthday and found a great used book store. I am all set tonight, with a pile of new books, as Phil is playing online (just got two beta-tester PS2 games). We are sedentary and quiet tonight.

Winter is coming. I know this because it’s now too chilly for me to shave, as bathrooms here don’t have electrical outlets and you can’t plug heaters in to warm them for us always-cold, nesh people. When you, ah, shave everything you need it warm, otherwise you are left with very itchy razorburn in sensitive places.

I’m dying to take up photography again (despite the fact that I found new homes for all of my equipment before I left). I want to start looking around for an inexpensive studio to rent; perhaps I can share a lease on an existing place, and not have to buy lights and backdrops, etc. I’ll need models…feel like coming for a visit and modeling for me? *hint, hint*

Next weekend, weather permitting, I want to go back to the falconry place and do another half-day, hunting with Harris Hawks. That was one of the most profound days of my life, and I want to go back to feed the addiction. Someday, perhaps, I’ll have my own…but I would have to have a different lifestyle than I do now. It takes a LOT of committment, no days off, no staying inside on evil days, and you have to have access to the right type of countryside for your type of hawk.

Knobscratch is the new word for the day.

10 thoughts on “Random Thoughts on a Saturday Night”

  1. You could always try a greenhouse heater in the bathroom, thats what I did in my old house, they really do put out enough heat to warm a small room.You can get gas or oil powered so no fiddly electrics to worry about.

  2. I’ll have to try that – thanks! Personally, I was all for drilling through the wall so we could run an electric extension in there. I HATE being cold.

  3. wandringsoul

    In direct contravention of building regs, I’m toying with a small hole in the wall between bathroom and hall way and a 30 mA tripswitch to provide you with an outlet in the bathroom – but ONLY inside the small cupboard thingy – therefore preventing you from spilling water on any kind of outlet…

    For those readers in the US – UK power outlets are 240V on potential of 13 amps – more than enough to make your hair stand on end!

  4. Always interesting to find another journal from someone in the alternative UK scene, now that I’ve moved out here from NYC. Any way of being added?

  5. You never got back to me on this: “Speaking of your paintings… do you have anything left for sale? I noticed that the text on your art site mentioned works for sale, but no links to buy? I would so love to own more of your work. You don’t know how many compliments I get on the blue chest you left for me, and I’m having the painting you left Josh with the wolfhound matted and framed.”

    So, I’m asking again…

  6. lol…what, nobody WRITES anymore? Just kidding – I’m worse, probably. :P

    I have no original stuff left, but I plan to open a Cafepress store so I can sell posters and framed prints (depending on what their quality is like).

    I also have a LOT of ideas for new work. You know…you could send me a hi-rez pic of you to work on. What do you think? :)

  7. Yes, I did – thank you. You do some gorgeous work; I am VERY impressed. Going back now to look at more. :)

  8. Thank you for the comment, been traveling all around the world, and its keep me from posting work, but hopefully you should see more in the future.

    I can’t take all the credit the models I worked with were just great, all to often I’ve come across people who are hard to work with, but for the ones I’ve clicked with, we often do multiple shoots.

  9. May have some time in London to meet up with some new people and possibly do a couple shoots in between working times for Skin Two Expo and Rubberball from Sat till nighttime monday. Let me Know if you or anyone you know is interested.

    Contact info and more details in my journal.

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