Just for once in my life, I’d like to not have to buy a new computer in a hurry

With 36 hours to go before my next flight to Tennessee, the Macbook dies. That means that a) I get to buy a new hard drive for my Macbook just to have access to my files (music including my vinyl album rips, scans – the paper originals for many of which I have recently thrown …

Groceries for October 10: pre-travel week

This week’s groceries bill: €5.66. I only bought half a loaf of bread, a litre of milk, some bananas and a kilogram of tangerines. It’s gonna be an unusual sort of week though. I’m leaving for the United States (staying in Amsterdam overnight) on Friday, and the odds are I’ll be doing stuff in preparation …

Groceries and tenthousandaire status

Before I forget: Grocery expenses on Saturday totaled €23 – more than in the past month but I decided to relax the standards a little. Which is just as well because I found out on Sunday that I’d lost 4 pounds in a week. The good news there is that I’m now back at the …

Art from 1999: Display design, self-portraits and… Ezra Pound?

The images below are all from a single sketchbook from 1999, and are all that remains of that sketchbook. First, two self-portraits for a solo magazine called IK (me) that I put out in the late 1990s. It consisted mostly of autobiographical stories, some of which made it online. That year, I was also considering …

Art from 1998: White House in Orbit sketches

I’ve gone through my sketchbooks over the past week to pick what all I was going to keep and what was going to get thrown out. Pickings from the year 1998 have been slim: unless I find another sketchbook from that year that I haven’t torn up yet, the images below are all that I …

What I’ve been doing for my goals lately

Decluttering, decluttering, decluttering! I have thrown out my old term papers, and spent several hours going through 15 years’ worth of old utility bills and other documents relating to living in the apartment I’ve lived in for the past 14 years. That was depressing stuff, seeing the years blend into one another as represented by …

Art from 1996 – Krakatoa, trolls and proto-White House in Orbit

I’m cleaning out my bookshelves full of old sketches, and I’m planning to be quite brutal. I’ve already thrown out two whole sketchbooks, pausing only to tear out the sketches below so I could scan and post them. The paper versions of these sketches will also be thrown out, but I do want to share …