Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Oct 25 2005

Well. A tiring day, but a good one.

Spent much of the workday on little things, setting up various software environments and helping people with small problems. A good way to spend eight hours, really.

Then I came home and began preparing for the Pumpkin-Carving Party on Friday. I’m preparing food in advance each day, and today I made another batch of caramel popcorn. Thanks to Chris’ recipe (thanks, Chris!) I made it in no time at all, mainly by omitting the baking step. It was just as good as the baked kind I made a few days ago. Thanks, Chris!

Then I worked a bit on character designs for my upcoming online comic. I’ve established hairstyles for all four characters, so now “all” I need to do is draw all of them from the front, the side, and three-quarters perspectives. I want to do that by the end of the month, so I don’t have much time.

Then I helped Saalon troubleshoot his blog. It still doesn’t work, but now I’ve downloaded all his data and will be converting it to plain text so we can create a fresh blog and re-upload the data. We should be able to finish that within the next few days.

All this activity helped pull me out of the funk I’ve been in for the past couple of days. It’s been minor, but persistent, and probably a combination of the steady rain driven here by Hurricane Wilma and a sudden phone call from Bank of America about my Visa card, on which I owe quite a bit of money. I have a handle on it, but it still had me depressed.

Interesting, isn’t it, how I was pulled out of my depression by concrete projects with firm deadlines? Work isn’t such a bad word after all….

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