Today certainly wore me down! I was up “last night” until around 7am doing finishing touches programming a completely AJAX content management system for the film section on paulromein dot ca. I dropped asleep fast, but was woken up abruptly to my dad complaining that the network was going crazy! I was planning to oversleep a little, but I ended up getting up at 11 like I was supposed to. After fidgeting under the stairs with our routers, I found out that our 8 port gigabit switch has malfunctioned and can support only four computers now. If I plug in a fifth, it starts flashing all of the lights! So we’re gonna have to get a new one.
I got down to work with Spencer, and did up about an hours work before I got a phone call from Brittany. She was going downtown for a fairly important casting for her modeling… but she had just locked herself out of her house! And with no keys, she couldn’t use her car either! She was asking me for numbers for lock-smiths, but being that they wouldn’t get there in time for her to be able to make her casting, I insisted that I drive her! So I dropped absolutely everything, and gave quick instruction to Spencer that I needed to get Chloe in for recording, and I took off within the minute.
I picked her up and we made it downtown with thirty minutes until the casting was over. One problem remained: the shoes she was gonna wear were inside her car because she didn’t want to forget them! She had plan flat shoes on, and definately couldn’t go to the casting in them. I have never been so focused on brainstorming where to get a pair of shoes in my life! Shoes have never seemed so important! Bah…
I had to find parking, so I dropped her off and she ran off to find shoes with the plan that we’ll meet outside the building she had to go to just after 2pm. I parked and sauntered on down there… getting hassled by tonnes of bums begging for money along the way! I was there early and waited at an outdoor table at a cafe next-door. No sign of her – either she was in there or wasn’t there yet.
It wasn’t until 2:15 that I finally saw Brittany again – she was barreling down the street with an Aldo bag over her shoulder! It was definitely a precious sight I won’t ever forget! I couldn’t help but laugh because of the extreme contract to I – sitting calmly relaxed drinking coke from a can! When she got to me, we burst out laughing, but she got quickly done up and jumped on inside.
We called a locksmith on the way home… taking a very relaxed pace. I dropped her at home and continued on my way back to work. I returned home four hours after my hasty departure to find Spencer had successfully followed up on the seed I planted to get Chloe in for recording. Not only that, but he had also laid down some amazingly quick instrumental synth’d tracks to accompany her vocals for the song! We’re doing some early recording for a song that we’re gonna be making a music video for over the next two weeks!
After a some meetings with my dad while Spencer and Chloe “worked”, I finally realized just how exahused I was. Spencer took off, and after doing some planning with Chloe, Mark picked her up and they headed downtown for a dinner to celebrate their six month anniversary!
It was far too early to sleep, so I chugged along doing a little work and web design until Jessy came along and easily convinced me to have a Red Bull! Perfect idea because it would give me the energy to actually do stuff until it was late enough to sleep, and then I would crash even harder when it wore off!
It worked like a charm… I feel uber beat.