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Story 1:
Today as I was driving to work, the sun was still low enough to give me glare, and I drove very slow. Then this woman runs across the middle of the street in front of me, it was fine since I was really slow but I didn't even see her until she was right in front of me. Then 2 minutes later, I saw a car make a right into a bicycle, and the biker and bicycle both went down. It all happened so quickly. The car immediately stop and the guy ran out of his car towards the biker. I stopped to witness but there was another witness, and the biker looked fine though he had cuts.

Story 2:
With all the daily tracking of money (I've about $18 left in my $200), I stopped with the daily calorie tracking and weighing myself. It was too much tracking. Usually I compulsively weigh myself, and after some time of not doing that, I felt like I must have gained 8 lbs or something. I finally weighed myself today and it's been where it's mostly been before October. So yay for maintenance. It's nice to know that if I don't count calories everyday I don't immediately balloon. Since I didn't know where I was calorie wise, I would just think: "Well, I had dessert for lunch, so I should prob have a small dinner. " Instead of: "I'm at 1200 calories for the day and I have 700 more."

Story 3:
I sold my first print ever. Huzzah! Not a bride, a friend of the family it looks like.
The customer pays 16.45 for an 8x10 print ($10 for the print, rest is USPS priority mail)
Zenfolio takes the order and fulfills it through Mpix, provides customer service. And I get... $7.05 of profit. Before taxes. So after taxes I get.. $4!
Man, there's a lot of middlemen profiting from my work. I can see why other photographers charge far more for 8x10s.
Here's the proofing site I went with. They're pretty awesome so far.


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Oct. 28th, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
Sucks for the cyclist, morning cycling especially riding into the sun can be the worst for everyone.

Congrats on the budget! I like the saying - eat breakfast as a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a peasant.

I have also heard avoid carbs at dinner, which my wife gets tired of hearing, but she surprised me the other night squash spaghetti dinner (google it) and you can make whatever you want in the mix; pretty good.

Oct. 28th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
once me and my mother were driving home

i was behind the wheel

so i'm doing 80kph in a 60 and we're approaching a streetlight

so i see this girl walking with her head down across the intersection

i veer and stomp

i come to a stop 3 feet in front of her

she looks up and there's nothing in her face

i juss look back at her
Oct. 29th, 2010 06:38 am (UTC)
Wow, thanks for Story 1, that reminds me to go clean my windshield.

Regarding stories 2 and 3: yay! Awesome news.
Oct. 29th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
That bike accident was like 3 blocks from your apartment.
Oct. 29th, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC)

I wonder how much the budget tracking being related to food helped not need the food tracking. Less to spend on food = less calories to buy = less calories to eat?

Yay! Which print?
Oct. 29th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah I'm sure the less going out probably helps too!

The print I sold was a boring one of the mom dad and bride. Generally though, prints that sell tend to be the more traditional, posed, boring ones :)
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