Opps, another long gap between journal entries! A bit silly really, considering I keep a diary most days and can fill up a whole page, but I guess that's personal stuff which i wouldn't put online. Actually that's one thing I would care to rant about - personal blogs, diaries, Facebook updates (John has just woken up, John is having breakfast, John is on the loo, John is having a bad day at work ... etc etc). No one cares about having any privacy anymore, everyone wants everyone to know everything about them. Ok, so i might be contradicting myself my writing my personal thoughts each month on dA (and yes i am on FB!), but i do intend, at some point, to get round to writing about actual subjects Morphing, Skydiving and Photography rather than just having a moan.
So, yes, the Grand Prix. First one in May, second one was the weekend before last. The May one, at Langar DZ (UK) was a heck of a lot of fun and we learnt loads. They had some top class coaches from one of the UK's most successful teams going round giving everyone advice. We also did some of our best jumps. Ok... so we screwed up a couple of jumps and came last, but what the heck, cos it was a lot of fun!
The second (Netheravon DZ) was good fun too, and we did a bit better here by coming 6th out of 8. Which is great for us because we were up against some much more experienced teams (who really should have been competing in the more advanced category, some of us thought, hehehe!) and besides we had no intention of getting a medal, we just wanted to have a laugh.
Anyway, the next competition isn't until August, so we have a few months to try and improve. Unfortuntely, just a few days after the recent GP, one of our team mates had to resign. We've since found a replacement, and are looking forward to jumping together soon.
I have finally secured a permenant position at work. Hurruh! I have been temping since October, moving about the place, and I have at last been offered a perm role in Administration.
Morphing... Sorry about the lack of updates! Since I spend all day on the computer at my desk, it's not very tempting to get straight onto the computer when I get home to make some morphs. Also a lot of my weekends are taking up with jumping... So I will try and update when I can, but it's certainly not like I used to I'm afraid.
I may well be able to update with some non-morphing devs soon though. My dad has a new toy, a digital SLR and I've been having a go with it. I'm getting used to how it works, as all i've used before is a simple compact camera, but I'm very excited about it and want to see what it can do.
Talking about facebook and people's private lives - I've just had the most bizarre "status update" from a facebook-friend on my "feed". It was from a female and obviously aimed at an ex lover. It read something along the lines of
[i]"dear xxx....it's not working out, it's not you it's me...hope we can be friends and so you know it was the best sex I ever had."[/i]
Honestly - who would write this for ALL TO SEE????
We don't CARE! And poor Xxx probably does not want his private life spelled out all over Facebook!
I just want to scream at people; Please keep it private!!Friends Skydivers Clubs