Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The elderly have all the fun

Originally uploaded by Paper Thin.

Its always said you should look to the future because the past has gone and cannot be changed. To a certain extent i agree. If you are so caught up in the past you will ever live life to the full in the present, however i don't think the past should simply be forgotton. We've all had times we'd rather never happened or wish we could forget but the happy times, those are the things we should remember, those times will get us through any hardship that we experience in the future. Its easy to forget what we've accomplished in the past in times of stress.
Things from my past i will never forget include things like; those few days spent sleeping in a car in Brighton, my 21st birthday, walking through wallace arnold taking photos and endless summer days where nothing noteable happened but i was just happy.
The future is a bit scary, mostly because we don't often know whats going to happen. At the moment, my life is completely upside down and yet stable. In the next couple of months i'll have some big decisions and i'm looking forward to having to make them. I wish it didn't sound so corny but i want to tell all my friends (and everyone else) reading this that everything will be ok. To people living a life they never thought they would, as long as you're happy keep doing what you want. To people waiting for something to come along, it'll come just be patient.

As for myself, "I am prepared for amazing things to happen."

Monday, February 26, 2007

Workin' 9 til 5 (one day a week)

Having a job is harder than i'd remembered. First days at anything at always pretty scary and when things don't exactly run smoothly it doesn't help. Have to repeat a visit in the morning and then the next thing is an open exhibition entry day on thursday. I have my submissions at the ready. Fill in any spare time with cycling (when not raining) and i'll survive.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

I put my shoes on and I think about leaving the house

Originally uploaded by Paper Thin.

Things happen when you get out. In the last week i bumped into two friends that i haven't seen in a while. As it goes i don't know a lot of people and i'm not usually the best at organising get togethers, so i relish the rare times when chance occurances happen.
On monday, i went for some job training and start next week, just mondays for now, as a car photographer. I was nervous but strangely confident that nothing could happen that i can't deal with.
Right now i'm occupied with so many little things, of even smaller importance, basically i'm just floating. I get sucked into things on the internet, start day-dreaming of where i want to go in the world and then realise that two hours have passed.
To get out yesterday i went and tested my new built fixed, to make sure it was running smooth. I'd almost forgotton how curious people will act when they see something they don't understand. I'm used to it but it never gets old.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Damn straight

Originally uploaded by Paper Thin.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I missed the snow

Looks like i've been in a different climate for the last week as i arrived home yesterday to reports of the snowfall, its not all bad i did the whole snowman thing last year.
So we're back and trying to get into some kind of routine again. I built my bike up again today, photos of her and from the holiday will be on flickr soon.

Sunday, February 04, 2007


They say good things happen in three's, so i guess i got mine.
-Moved out of the flat, without a hitch
-Got a job
-Off on holiday tomorrow
Some details, did the 'move' in a couple of days with the help of my Dad and a van. It wasn't the amount of stuff to move that was hard but the six flights of stairs you had to go up and down each time. Thursday morning cleaning took place and the whole flat shined like a new pin. It almost made us forget about the problems but not quite. Friday bond check when off quick and easy, all over in five minutes.
So the job. A couple of months ago i applied for a job doing car photography but heard nothing so forgot about it. Last week i get a call out of the blue to have an interview with the area manager. Nailed that, got the job. Basically in entails weekly visits to car dealerships to photograph their new cars. Should pull in enough to make it a good earning part time and as its regular i could get another job to fill in the rest of the week. Training starts on the 19th and i start for real soon after.
Tomorrow Katherine and i are flying to Madeira for a weeks holiday. Chill out, forget about shit, do nothing and come back ready to go again. Its first time i've had a holiday in the sun, instead of a city break, so i've got my swimming short and sun cream at the ready.
Everything else has just been slotting into place. I painted my fixie frame and forks the other day, a sweet dark blue, they're hardening off over the holiday and then being built up straight after. I woke up at three o'clock the other morning and it was beautiful outside, so i've decided one night i'm gonna get up in the middle of the night take my bike into town and ride everywhere while its deserted.