To do things, or not do things, that is the question…

Why do something, when you can do nothing?

I have hit a brick wall.

Not so much a brick wall when it comes to coming up with ideas for things, it is more of a not wanting to work on them. I’m at the point where, all I want to do after the baby goes to bed is sit on the couch and look at the internets, or play Team Fortress or Kerbal Space Program. While none of these are inherently bad, there are other things I could and want to be doing:

  • I’ve got a several rolls of film to develop
  • Pictures I want to shoot
  • Posts I want to write
  • Plants I want to plant
  • Practice my Tenor Sax
  • Clean my office
  • Work in the dark room
  • Work on the sewing machine
  • Practice archery

I could spend the rest of this post about things that I could and want to be doing, but just feel so drained that none of that sounds appealing. I even said tonight that I wanted to develop some 120 film that I shot, and here I am, plopped on the couch.

I need to come up with an action plan to knock out some of this stuff… how do you all keep yourself moving forward with your own projects? Do you use treats? Cookies? Let me know what you guys do? I guess one forward step is that I took the time to actually write a post? I guess I can cross that off the things to do list huh?


Next Pass and Film hoarding…

Just a quick update, the camera has made its next pass to Ron! A good friend of mine and amazing photographer from work. I didn’t have a camera with me to record the pass but, he has it.

Anyways, just a short post tonight just to make sure that I keep up at it.

To be honest, I think I may have a slight film hoarding problem.

My “Film Empire” Notice the Arm and Hammer keeps it fresh.

Generally, I find really good deals on old stocks of film that has been sitting around for a while in interesting places especially in gas stations. Most gas stations would stock a few rolls of film since it doesn’t take up much space and it doesn’t need constant tending. You just put it on the shelf and voila someone comes in desperately needing a roll of film there it is! The gas station has saved the day. Well most of them are getting rid of their old rolls of film and generally you can find good deals on slightly outdated film and it is still perfectly usable It is a good way to pick up large bunches of film cheap. Other good places to pick them up is ebay of course, thrift stores and even Walmart occasionally.

Now that you have picked up a bulk of film, where are you going to get all of your new found film developed? Well, if I don’t need prints done, Target is the place to go! The photo lab at Target for next day developing will process C-41 for .99 cents a roll. The only downside is that they cut it in strips of 4 which makes scanning a bit of a pain but for .99 I can’t complain.

I love it, it is like a treasure hunt! You never know what you are going to get especially when you can pick up cameras or other random things for cheap!

So… any good finds lately? Cameras, film, records, or other random things?