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Dundee Stu


1 September 2004

First day of the ninth month, and this is how I feel... Four birthdays to negotiate, a potentially difficult trip to Portugal on the horizon, a fairly substantial drop in family income at the end of the month, and still no sign of a not inconsequential wad of cash that I was due in July. Still, it's not all bad. A government run cultural agency in Macao has engaged me as their official translator, to translate their news articles from Portuguese into English and vice versa. They asked me to visit their website to determine how much work is involved - unfortunately, the website is in Chinese, and all I saw were several rows of question marks - so, come to think of it, that was pretty rubbish. My trip to Portugal looks like being a bit of a disaster. I will be there from 14-30 September, and my collaborator, academic supervisor and ally will be in Washington from 14-30 September - so that's pretty rubbish too. Look on the bright side, we might meet at either Lisbon airport or Heathrow! I have to submit an article for Friday, so it has to be researched tomorrow morning, and written in the afternoon - that's pretty rubbish too. If all that wasn't bad enough, I made the mistake of getting involved in a "discussion" with Don Northup: his attitude could fill several of these sacks! And just to top it all, the photo is both subject and object: rubbish! Better tomorrow (I hope).

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Adalberto Tiburzi09-Sep-2004 12:16
The "image" of Don filling those sacks with his attitude is outstanding.
Guest 05-Sep-2004 23:18
Aha yes, You too have been bitten by the Don Northup DUNG BEETLE.
Who hasn't? wow, it stings a bit but STINKS much WORSE!
Yes, he is vile. Hey these rubbishbags look to be dressed for a hot night on the town:)
Cool image, man. good luck with all the question marks and deadlines and...
Good luck!Good Luck all around :) ~~~~~~~Cheers!
Guest 03-Sep-2004 23:07
Lol @ Northup & sacks! At least your photos aren't rubbish. Wonderful narrative too Stewart; you didn't mention the prospect of Henrik netting a hat trick at Parkhead, not that I want to add to your woes.
Zak02-Sep-2004 13:02
things can only get better :-)
Dominic Kite02-Sep-2004 09:16
Well open a nice bottle of red, stroke the cat and put on some good music. It'll all seem better soon!
Argishti Khachik02-Sep-2004 09:12
Wish you lots of luck and strength Stu.
Very nice shot btw.
northstar3702-Sep-2004 08:03
Never mind. Try and enjoy your trip.
jypsee02-Sep-2004 05:52
I wonder what the heck it is about nitwits like Northup?? My guess is that he is just plain a control freak...totally unable to entertain any point of view that isn't just like his...hmmmm. Could be his political party affiliation and the fact that his hero has a black or white, good or evil ideology. But, I digress. Go have a beer, put your feet up, and chill, always sucks and it always changes.
Jude Marion02-Sep-2004 05:00
Well .. at least the photo isn't rubbish! I like it ... great street scene.
Robin Reid02-Sep-2004 02:49
Cheer up Stewart. And best wishes.
petesie02-Sep-2004 02:35
Gosh, Stewart, I wish I could brighten your day...tommorow will be better. Remember that wonderful family of yours!
Larry Ahern02-Sep-2004 01:45
Yes at least stay away from the Northup dude ... at least that's a little less rubbish:)
Gary Blanchette02-Sep-2004 00:22
The way I look at it Stewart, mood swings quite often bring out the best in a photographer.
laine8201-Sep-2004 23:38
Ah Stewart, sorry to hear things are so gloomy right now, but you know if you look closely at those bags of rubbish you can see their silver lining, & really the street you live in is paved with gold. Cheers, Laine.
Guest 01-Sep-2004 23:04
Ah, Stu. Sorry about your setbacks, but you are still in a good space. Listen, don't give Northup the time of day--not worth it. You are a good man and a man of many talents. Fortiter, frater, fortiter! Or as they say in opera, "couragio!"
Herb 01-Sep-2004 22:32
Talking about rubbish, stay away from Don.
Cheer up,things always improve.
jude01-Sep-2004 22:23
Cool street composition .. i like the feel of night to it (does that sound dumb because it IS night?)..
Four b-days in Sept? um.. mine too.. don't forget mine.. LOL