She should arrive tomorrow. It's only money...assuming she is everything I think she is, the Martin will head to eBay in short order.
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An odd dream that is somewhat of a follow-on to some previous ones. Something about a bag of blue pills, intrigue in the pharmaceutical lab, and me worrying that I'm going to be implicated with/by some man and woman in some illegal/dangerous scheme. There was more to it than that but I can't remember...just woke up with a start and felt quite disturbed. Enough that I thought about bagging my track day.
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A location shoot today, but unlike my previous proper work shoots, I had no crew. Well, Bob was there to lend his eye, but it was all me, baby. With a brand new camera that I don't really know how to use. Luckily, the auto mode on the Canon XH A1 (high def...although I shot SD for a variety of reasons) is really good, although I had to run it in shutter priority mode so I could get rid of scan lines (shooting indoors with tons of computer monitors). The footage looked really good in the camera, and I think we blocked out some good shots.
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Well, I was going to pass on running Buttonwillow next weekend. I have never run the track (which is incentive *to* to the event), but budget and time constraints seemed to tip the scales towards just hanging out for the weekend and getting stuff done. That is until I happen to post on Pelican on the track forum. Next thing I know good guy and fast racer Jim asks if I want to be co-driver for the Buttonwillow 100. I had actually thought about doing this a few weeks back and asked fellow racer Matt if he was interested in doing the orange group "fubar" relay. But he couldn't, and the budget/time thing came into play.
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Two songs popped up on the walk to Peets this am. First was "September." I got a little sad at first blush, for a variety of reasons. Then I noted that they sing about the 21st of September. I wondered for a minute if there was some deeper meaning, not really knowing what day today was (it's been an insane week). I checked my calendar and viola...that would be today. Hmm, a crack in the melancholy. Then came "Counting Blue Cars." I almost skipped it but for some reason let it play. Then had to play it a few more times. By the third time I was back at the elevators and going up. Going up.
Must of been mid afternoon
I could tell by how far the child's shadow stretched out and
He walked with a purpose
In his sneakers, down the street
He had, many questions
Like children often do
Tell me all your thoughts on God?
Tell me am I very far?
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Another track weekend, although this one was different. Well, they're all different. I wasn't going to go as my budget has been hammered as of late, and work has been crushing my energy levels. But when Jim asked if I was interested in co-driving his 310 hp, 2000 lb V1 class car...well, how can I turn that down?
the fast ride of the day
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A few shots from Saturday's adventure. Flying solo in the 911 through the rain drops, 4:30am call heading north, sunset heading back. Taken on my iPhone.
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A long day of talking, listening, and pitching. It's hard to raise something up. Plenty of ideas, but finding the money...yes, that is the trick. At least I took a break to shoot some stills (as opposed to the interviews). Utah is beautiful, but a bit odd for a native SoCal Buddhist boy...
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