Wandering, working, sleeping. And not in that order.
Well, this is going to be a wandering post. A half asleep post. With Jay here in Bangkok, we are working long hours and my brain just wants to keep working. Two am finds us still up. Sometimes. Last night I attempted to crash at midnight but it just wasn’t to be. I finally dropped off on the sofa around one am, but … sigh … Jay, needing a drink of water and trying to be quiet, tripped over the cat’s bowl then slammed into the cupboard with a TWACK!! And then there I was. Awake.
So, what do YOU do when you’re working on a rush project and your creative brain won’t stop whirling? Ah. Yes. I’m desperate. Totally. Desperate and shagged out. And I still have so much yet to do.
I did try to keep to my no computer after lights out rule. But, last night was tough so I used the excuse of googling for tips on insomnia. I didn’t find anything new. Not really. Just the usual with a little weirdness.
Yes, I did try all my usuals – the History channel, bananas and milk (soya these days). Nadda. Then, around four am, I finally gave up and turned to throat-shuddering Whiskey chased down with ALL OF JAY’S CHOCOLATE PEANUT M&Ms. Finally. Something that worked. M&Ms. And being Jay’s, even better.
But, I did find something of interest for you. Checking the sitemeter stats at DWB, I found HOWie Rob Hernandez’s blog – Artwerk. He sputtered to a halt last November, but maybe if we give him a nudge he’ll start going again? Artwerk is certainly a blog worth continuing. For sure.
In his post A closer look at some of the best Automobile Logos Rob showcases BMW, Toyota, Mercedes, Maserati, Mitsubishi, Porsche, SAAB, Lotus, Lamborghini, Ford, FIAT, Ferrari and Jaguar. I like.
As a passionate (but former) antique car collector, I’ll add the Sunbeam Alpine (my parents worked pit), the Austin-Healy (I had a Sprite during high school, then a Bug-eyed Sprite after I graduated, then stripped down and rebuilt a 3000 in Houston), the MGA Twin Cam (a sturdy car, one saw me through college, then another helped me to work) and the E Type Jag (I was honoured to have the traditional yellow).
Austin Healy 3000
Getting older, I tired of spending weekends covered in grease (and seeing mechanics on the roadside more than I liked), so switched to depending on a beautiful blue Nissan 300ZX. Still in love with old cars, I stored the Austin Healy 3000 and MGA in the garage, taking them out for a spin only to keep their liquids free and easy. The Austin Healy 3000 was a trip around the block. Souped up by a former owner (took a special blend to keep it revved), it could beat the 300ZX off the mark more times than not. Yes, just like in logo design, younger and newer is not always better.
Nissan 300ZX and MGA Twin Cam (and oil stains)
These days? Well, I now depend on the sky train and underground. And flagging down taxis and tuk tuks. Oh, and my own two feet.
I miss my cars. Yes. I do. But I couldn’t imagine the stress of caring for all that tidy paint in a city filled with swaying elephants, frantic motorcycle taxis and staggering tourists. No. I can’t.
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