Tuesday, March 03, 2009

A New Month, A New Dawn

Last week was intense and busy and fun and ill and it kicked my ass only a little.

morning: job fair queue
afternoon/early evening: drive around for election photo assignment
late evening: election victory party assignment

morning/early afternoon: train assignment (very cool!)
afternoon: drive to an interview
evening: stay home

morning: field trip (to the Met Egyptian exhibit again) with former colleagues
late afternoon: Adorama to rent lenses (supposed to only be one, but I got greedy and tried out two--the 17-55mm f/2.8 and the 24-70mm f/2.8--both professional-grade and thus very heavy)
evening: Meet second shooter at wedding venue
later evening: rush home by train and drive as fast as possible to Fancy Schmancy Event assignment, featuring governor as keynote speaker

morning: head into the city for kids/art assignment
after assignment: drown in Larry Schiller's 1960s photographs
afternoon: drive to a school for feature pool assignment
evening: decide to stay home to eat and rest up
wee sma's: read entire book (a grown up one, even!)

morning: slept away
afternoon: frantically cram wedding photography (which I've been reading/researching for the past month)
late afternoon: arrive at the wedding venue an extra hour early to scope out settings and shot locations
evening: shoot wedding. all plans, panic and preparation completely for naught, as bride and family take everything over, try to tell me what to do, and give me no time, and the place is freaking dark anyway and even my pro lenses are slow at auto-focusing in the low light.

morning: slept away
afternoon. eat. rest.
late afternoon: return lenses to Adorama.
evening: eat. rest.

PHEW, right?

Today is the new dawn mentioned above. I started a job today. It's practically minimum wage, but it's photography related and hey, it's a job. Not sure how it's going to go, but it's something to start.
(Still thinking about subbing though, I think, just for versatility.)

Also, that metrocard thing that I lost in December suddenly turned up on the floor of my car this morning. Sweet!

Speaking of sweet, there are some roundtrip flights to Europe (looking at Brussels and Frankfurt currently) for FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS total! Unemployment schmunemployment--ignorning that kind of deal is just stupid! Don't be surprised if I buy a ticket that I can't yet afford. And hey, if you are employed for now--GO BUY ONE!


Ms. M said...

Wow! I know you said you were busy but I had no idea. I hope the new job turns out to be fun at least.

Angela said...

Glad you've been productive. Good luck with the new job. At least it's in the field you want, and you don't have to deal with standardized testing and attitudes from kids. :-)

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

$400 to Europe? Go for it! I'm thinking of celebrating my re-employment by going to Australia, even though the recession is getting worse by the moment. Hey, what's life for if you can't have a little fun?

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

I'm beginning to think you've dropped off the face of the earth. (Tell me I'm wrong!)

Or maybe, just maybe, you've found a job and you're so busy that you just don't have time to blog. (Hope so!)

Clix said...

Hate to be a Ms. Frowny, but remember that with the weak dollar, everything in Europe is going to cost more! So GETTING THERE might be affordable, but don't forget to account for the cost of BEING there ;D