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July 7th, 2005

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03:08 am - Welcome to the future
As I just remarked to fredcritter, isn't it cool to be living in the future? I was just reading the BBC news web site's Science and Nature section (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/default.stm) and was gobsmacked by the following stories in short order:
  • Coverage of Deep Impact, including photos from within 30km of the surface of a comet!
  • The latest in the development of Iter, the nuclear fusion project starting development in France.
  • The recent discover from Cassini-Huygens that Saturn's rings have an atmosphere and that it's largely made of oxygen.
  • The test flight of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered airplane.
I tell ya, when I start to think the news is all depressing, it's things like this that remind me there are a lot of smart people out there working to make our world a better place.

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Date:July 7th, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC)
What a weird world this is, Peter. Just yesterday I came across a recipe for curried cauliflower made in a pressure cooker that you gave me on something like my last day working at Merrill. You'd brought it for some kind of pot luck deal, and I thought it was good, so you copied the recipe. And just yesterday I realized that I still hadn't purchased a pressure cooker. And today I find you on this fine forum.

So... how's things?
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Date:July 7th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
Well, hey, Emy. Things are generally good over here. I remember giving you that recipe; you don't absolutely need a pressure cooker for it, that's just the cookbook I got it from. Did a brief scan of your journal and it looks like you are in state of flux, hope things are otherwise going well. What are you up to these days?
Date:July 7th, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm in the process of moving to Canada... Vancouver, actually. I'm going to film school for animation starting in August, so things are up in the air with my whole life! It's been fun, though, because I just am kind of up for whatever these days.
If you check out my website it'll give you an idea of a FEW things, although Vancouver Film School had to take my original sketches (70 pieces of artwork!!!) because of the time crunch, so I don't have anything much up there as far as my work goes. Plus my scanner is too old to work with my OS and there are no patches out there that I can find. Pfft. I plan to buy a scanner, and then when I move to Canada and am reunited with my work I'll be able to actually put it on my site.
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Date:July 7th, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
Ah-ha! I gleaned the "moving away" part, but not where or why. The Pacific Northwest is one of my favorite places in the country. I have relatives in Olympia, WA and tons of friends in Seattle. Vancouver rocks! You'll have a ball there, I'm sure. Best of luck in your studies. What's your goal? You looking to get work in films?
Date:July 7th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)
I'd like to get into storyboarding! At least, that's what I'm looking at right now... Who knows what will happen at the end of my one-year study. If I could somehow BE Seth MacFarlane I so totally would... but I would work for him and his empire in a second. So with storyboarding I'd be pretty open to working in film or TV.

Matt Anderson's so mad at me now. "I've spent YEARS looking for a storyboard artist and now that I find out you ARE one you're moving away!" D'oh!

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