It has been a while since my last update, but here is my 2012 Halloween costume. There were a ton of nerdy costumes out that night, it was awesome to see!
I used a piece of wire and some card stock and a crummy wig I found on amazon.
It has been a busy month, but here is a quick update. I have been doing some photo work for this organization called Laura’s House. They specialize in helping those involved in domestic violence. They used one of my photos I took for them in a Valentine’s Day card that was sent out to people who donated to their not-for-profit organization as a thank you.
If you know anyone involved in any sort of domestic abuse, please refer them to Laura’s House. Men, women, children, and the elderly can be caught up in domestic abuse. Laura’s House is there to help.
Also for my school work, we were encouraged to explore printing our series of work. I took my “out of focus” series, and turned it into a photo book called Subfocus. I used Blurb.com to create my book. You can preview the whole thing here http://www.blurb.com/books/2781810
A couple of weeks ago, I found myself bored while cleaning my garage. I wanted to build something. It had been too long since I built something new. I remembered seeing Igor Chak’s infamous space invader couch online, and I thought I would see what it would take to build such a thing. I had stacks of wood just lying around, and started to just slap some wood together to get a rough idea. I wasn’t seriously trying to build anything, but as time progressed I felt like the ideas were coming together on how to build the thing. Without any plans or any clear idea on how to build it, I somehow managed to build a decent looking couch on a whim. Design credit of the couch goes to the amazing Igor Chak.
So… FedEx decided to deny my claim, stating that there was insufficient packaging. To which I submit the following video.
Heh, that almost looks like my coffee table in clip #2 in front of that truck. I would need a giant Pelican case to prevent the kind of abuse Fedex does. They rolled my package end over end on its side up my driveway.
I got the letter saying they denied my claim but it contained no tracking number for my table. Now I am wondering when I will get my smashed table back. I called them 3 times to find out when I can get my package back, and all 3 times they “cannot supply the information requested” so they redirect me to a person who can. Except they are always not in the office and I have to leave a voicemail. When will I get my smashed table back so I can possibly salvage some things?
Looks like Conan is getting in on things too…
Called yet again and got forwarded to my claims representative, just to be forwarded to their voice mail. I called again to ask if there was anyone else I could talk to instead. I had asked where my package is, and they began to state that it was delivered quite a while ago, and stated an address that was clearly not mine. I interrupted to say “Whoa, umm, that is not my address.” to which they replied I’m sorry but I cannot help you, you will need to speak to your representative. Ugh…
*UPDATE* So… I have yet to hear word from FedEx on the status of my claim. I decided to call 1800-GO-FedEx and check up on my claim status. I supplied the representative with my claim number that was supplied to me. It turned up zero results in their system. They asked for the initial tracking number, to which I supplied, which also resulted in zilch. They do not have any of this on record? They asked for my name so they can do a search, buy the only thing to turn up was the first claim when the customer received the table with minor damages. I was transferred over to the guy who initially handled the first claim but he was not available so I left a message. What next?
Do not trust FedEx with your deliveries. I had shipped out a NES coffee table to someone who bought one, and upon receiving it, they ignored the “This side up” stickers and delivered it on it’s side. They also had stacked a large and very heavy box on top of it, tweaking the table inside. There were minor damages, some splitting and chipped paint. I had him ship the damaged table back to me and I got to work making him a new one.
Yesterday after class, my friend Luis and I went out to take some pictures around town. I ended up getting a call from a friend who has been trying to set up a photo shoot with me. So Luis and I decided to set up my strobes and get some shots done.