wed 06 jan 2010 03:01:14 witte de withstraat
i went out just after six on tuesday evening. first i checked the stationery shop near the corner of admiraal de ruijter, cuz i wanted to charge up my transport card and they have one of those machines. but i missed them by 15 minutes, they closed at six. also tram 7 had a stroomstoring on our corner, so i decided to walk. when i got as far as the corner of marnixstraat i phoned marina to see where she was at and if she wanted to go eat with me. it turned out she was cat sitting at elandsgracht. so i met her there and we walked to leidseplein. we went to the news store there and i found they had the necessary machine for loading up my card. i put some extra on this time cuz i hate running low. then we walked to the oliebollenkraam in the square in front of the temporary ice skating rink, cuz she needed something sweet. then we went to bombay and both ordered chicken vindaloo. then we went for two drinks at the cave, which was empty, we were like the first people there. then home.
tonight i woke up around two, having dreamed that i heard the door buzzer ring. unless it really did ring, which would be mysterious at that hour. i tried to restart my computer, it didn't want to come up. kept trying different things. what finally worked -- and i'm not sure if this is the right way -- was to unplug all the cables, remove the battery for a while, put it back in, then press command-shift-option P R while restarting. then i got my system back. whew, thank god i said. because i'd had trouble remembering, i wrote those instrux on a piece of white tape and stuck it to the underside of the laptop.
i'm trying to figure out what to do about work. there are some things to do, some of which i know how to do. the release of ptm2 is delayed, cuz one person out of four reviewing it said she'd wanted something else entirely from the mood of the spots. the other three thought they were just right, but somehow this one lady had become the boss of the project. so now i have to hack them into something different, and i'm not sure how. they are also having some senior management changes there. there is one other project i need to finish for them, which we started in november.
also i turned down a project tonight. somebody wanted me to make a movie promoting a center for plastic surgery. i think that would be going too far even for a slut like me.