Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Jake Mathews--Man of leisure

Taking it easy? What's that?

I wonder if someone has written a "How to relax for dummies"? I think I need to read it. Here I am on vacation, and what do I do? Do I sleep in? No-- I get up, grab my camera, and head out to get some pictures of the sunrise on the water. Sounds like tourist-like behavior, but don't let me fool you, I need the photos for a job when I get back. So actually, I was working, but I was enjoying myself.

In case you are wondering, I am a freelance 3d animator and motion graphics guru. I do graphics for commercials and corporate videos. It's a fun and challenging job and it takes up most of my time. I tell people that things have not changed so much for me since I was five-- I still color; only the crayons have gotten to be a whole lot more expensive.

I've made a promise to myself that I will only check my email 3 times a day. Once in the morning, midday, and just before dinner. I'm thinking if I can do this for a few days I might take it down to checking it twice a day... I would aim for once a day, but deep down I know that's never going to happen. What can I say? It's a sickness.

I would write about the beer fest-- which is why I am writing this blog after all-- but it doesn't start until tomorrow. I did walk around where everything is being set up and this looks like it could actually be pretty cool. Stages were being set up for bands and there is going to be a "Miss Barmaid" beauty pageant. I and my camera will definitely be in attendance.

Oh! My luggage showed up around lunch time. I was so happy to get my stuff, I over-tipped the delivery guy. I never know what people you should tip, or how much. I mean the airport lost my luggage, should I not tipped the guy even though he was not directly involved?

And one more thing: Arthur swears he doesn’t, but he snores. This is not normal snoring either, this is snoring that might show up on the ricter scale. I hope that fact makes it into Maxim.

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