Saturday, December 29, 2007

My First Layout

Okay, here it is. It took an inordinate amount of time and is embarassingly simplistic, but here it is:

Go Photoshop. Go me.

Friday, December 21, 2007


I’m feeling particularly Christmas-y today. There was a small storm last night that dusted everything with a pleasant layer of snow. Today is the last day of work before the holiday. All of the Christmas shopping is done. We leave for Idaho tomorrow morning. Hooray!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Yet Another Electronic Gadget

Matt and I each got a BlackBerry Curve this weekend. I can see why they are called "crackberries." It was a struggle to accomplish anything after acquiring it. Isn’t it supposed to increase efficiency . . . blah blah blah?

Matt got the titanium. Mine is red and is pictured below:

This should make the holidays with all of the crazy relatives a little more doable. :o)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hobby Update

Since my last hobby post, I have read the owner’s manual for my digital camera and most of Photography for Dummies. I even made a little cheat sheet with icons and definitions on it, so I will remember everything I read when I actually go to take pictures later. I haven’t tried most of the features on my camera, but I at least know what it can do. I have also discovered that I need a new digital camera—one with a better lens and zoom. Ah, well. Won’t it be ever so much more impressive when I take fabulous pictures with a lesser camera?

Ironically, I haven’t taken any real pictures since I figured out what my camera can do. I even pack the camera around on a fairly regular basis, but pulling it out is apparently out of my comfort zone. I’ll have to work on that.

In connection with my as yet theoretical hobby of photography, I have recently become interested in photo editing software. I have a suspicion that I’ll be receiving Abode PhotoShop Elements this Christmas. I am excited to learn about that. I will supposedly need to take a class and read three books to understand the software and I’m pretty sure that using the software on my computer will make me oh so aware that I need a new computer, but I’ll have a second chance to make all of my pictures flawless.

I suddenly understand why hobbies are expensive.