Uneventfulness rules so far this week. I bet it’s because of the heat and humidity. Neither have been fiendish by themselves, but together they’ve been pretty nasty. That said, I’ve not been out doing any filming. And I’m okay with that, for now. There’s no set project I’m working on, and so I’ll be as leisurely as I can be while the weather’s unfavorable. I do hope we get another good storm, one with a lot of wind, lightning and thunder, through the area and that I’m home when it blows through. Getting that on film would be very nice. They just keep hitting when I’m not home. Eventually, I reckon.
I bought some new hardware today, a spiffy new graphics card. The ASUS has a piddly little factory graphics card in it. The Radeon I purchased, while not super high end, is more than enough to do what I want with video editing and won’t be outclassed/behind the curve for quite a while. It’s definitely an improvement. The whole hardware setup now is going to last a good while. Next on the agenda, something long-term, saving up for Adobe software. That will take a year, easily. Good thing I’m (relatively) patient.
Tomorrow night there’s a “writers community” meeting in the metro. I’ve been invited. They workshop stuff at their meetings. Everyone writes for an hour or so, and then they all gather to share, discuss. I’ll take the laptop. I can start writing two-pagers there. Easy project, no pressure. Just to get acquainted, with the style and the group. I don’t know if I’ll stay with them, or even if they’ll want me around, but it’s getting out and about. Getting out of the rut is the primary mission. So to the metro I go tomorrow. (Oh, that was a good sentence there!)
Edit (7/23/10, 8pm): Doh! I misread the txt I was sent that told me about the writers workshop thingy. It’s not tonight. It’s on Monday night.