Friday. It's the end of the week. I got off work 1:30 am saturday morning to be able to walk over to the bus stop 15 minutes away from work to take it over to Dufferin and Eglinton where there's a 24 hour subway sandwich place. I figured I'd grab a sandwich and then take a taxi home. Buses were running slow and there was a slight drizzle of rain.
With my camera bag, the subway sandwich bag, the drink and my iPad I entered the cab. Leaving the cab I left my iPad on the seat while making change for the driver. I realized this after I got home and wanted to watch the free episode of the Big Bang Theory. Crap. Also I thought I might have plopped it somewhere, it took me a while to figure out where I dropped my keys, but the email I wrote to some of the R.I.P.D. guys didn't get sent which it would have done once the iPad entered the Wi-Fi zone of the house.
I'm too tired to really be stressed out about this. I've changed my email passwords and other than that there's really nothing on my iPad that hasn't been backed up some where. Maybe my contacts?
Yes, it sucks. But it's not the first time I've lost something. I'm glad it's not my camera. Sure it was not cheap, all those US dollars, plus all the books and apps I bought for the thing. I'll wait to see if anyone attempts to return it over the weekend. My name is on the log in screen. With any luck the person finding it will be able to track me down.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
If moving wasn't making my life hectic enough, about a week and a half ago I got called in to work on a television show to prep it. The show was a lot more work than anyone there really suspected and as a result I've been working full time since.
This is not a bad thing. While normally having work doesn't bother me this is just another thing to make finding and moving apartments that much more difficult. If I am to stay on this job I only have a few weekends left to find an apartment and move. Granted, I have moved in shorter times previously, but for some reason this has been causing a lot of undue stress.
Today was my first day off in eight days. I went to Hamilton to do a food photo shoot for a friend's restaurant. "Jack and Lois", a small sit down place featuring some great sandwiches and exotic coffee. It's the first time leaving Toronto since getting back from Boston. I figured I could even visit some Hamilton friends while I was there. I needed a break.
There's something relaxing about taking photos in the midst of all this other stuff going on. Also getting fed amazing sandwiches wasn't so bad either.
Jack and Lois, 301 James street north, Hamilton, Ontario.
A cross section of one of the many selections of large sandwiches.
Sean the head chef and food guy at Jack and Lois
Pile o sandwiches!
Thursday, March 01, 2012
The Lego Fire Station and Shopping Mall (the grand emporium)
Upon returning from Boston, I applied for a new passport, driver's license, finally got around to changing my mailing address and contact info with the bank, the union and my friends. Went through the refrigerator dumping the questionable food and replaced the whole freezer and fridge with new food. Started writing up some concepts for my pirate animation and as a way to relax while uploading the final data to Universal and Image Engine I purchased and built the Lego fire station and shopping mall. It took four days to build these Lego models at a leisurely pace. I figured I'd use them as a backdrop in the pirate animation. Over the course of February I also managed to unpack everything from Boston, get my computer back up and running and put the boxes that the Boston stuff was packed in into recycling.
With a few bucks in my pocket and a vacation in the horizon, it all seemed to be going quite well. I was looking forward to a relaxing month or two off to be creative and productive. Maybe I'd travel for a bit.
The day my passport was ready for pick up all that changed. It was the same day my landlord gave me notice to move out. That was two days ago. I'm now in packing mode again.