June 11, 2008

Miscellany

So, my ballooning photos have been stymied by the realization that BOTH the film developing labs in my neighborhood have closed in the past year. Is this due to the rise of digital cameras? Argh. I'd like to be a luddite and stick with my "real" camera for as long as I can...but if that means bowing to the subpar service of RiteAid or CVS, I might change my mind. The times I've used CVS they've lost rolls of film, overexposed, or corrupted the surface of the negative.

In cheerier news, Arthur Delaney--whose work I mentioned a few posts back--just won an award for his profiles of homeless people living in the DC area. Congrats Art!

Am I the only one who walks to work each morning, passes coffeeshops after coffeeshop, looks in at the people on their laptops, reading the paper, drafting on notepads, and thinks...who ARE you people? What would I have to do in order to spend my days doing that? Surely they're not ALL students. Or Guggenheim fellows.

6 comments:

Maggie May Ethridge said...

I'm one of those people right now; if you look hard enough, you'll see the black walking cast swollen round my right foot like a boil.

so break your foot! that's the answer to time off work, time to write.

personally my 'how do people do that' is attending full time school as a working adult. i'm 33 and eeking out a degree as best i can with kids, job, working on my book, etc.

Greg said...

I would probably wonder myself if I had time....

stacebro said...

You can send them to a developer via snail mail. Search your local area for photography processing labs that aren't part of drug store chains...

Charles said...

I totally wonder that too. On my days off, I always get curious about what other people's jobs are, since I seem corralled into my office every day.

Art said...

Sandra, thanks for the shoutout!

Sandra said...

Hmmm...I'd rather not break my foot. But I do have to say, I may just be missing the rhythms of school/teaching life. Even during my MFA I was working full time and didn't get to really enjoy the (theoretical) downtime on a morning before classes.