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02/24/2004: "The day in review"

music: Music: Linkin Park Ė Lying From You, Cranberries Ė Zombie, Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger, Phantom of the Opera - Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
mood: Generally good

Using: Mozilla Lightningdragon

Iím up to about 92% better now; I still have a lingering cough, but physically Iím fine otherwise. I had fun at tennis, although I arrived a little late, then talked to the woman from Poland to help her with her English, something I do maybe twice a month. Next came math (gradients!) and then I spent the next four hours in the darkroom. I now have enough pictures, I think, to turn in tomorrow. Itís just a matter of selection and touch-up at this point. Dust is still my nemesis, but I have developed some fairly good anti-dusting techniques that seem to be working. First I take a brush and quite violently chip away any deposited dust from the negative, then I brush away the finer dust, then I spay the thing with canned air all the way back to the enlarger. It works about 75% of the time. The other 25% of the time, I scream. And then repeat the process.

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day. I have school, which will consist of just a Math and turning in my assignment (I donít know if I need to stick around), then work, and then right after work Iím headed off to see Lord of the Rings at the Cinerama. After that three-and-a-half hour marathon, I will return home, then sleep, then go to tennis where hopefully I will have figured out who, besides Michael Change, served underhand in a major tournament.

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