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i’ve been at home for 2 days with a migraine. yes, bedridden for 2 days. i’m just now starting to feel human again. however, my downstairs neighbor obviously doesn’t know this, because he is using the loudest, most obnoxious vacuum cleaner known to man. it has a high-pitched whine that just drives me bat-shit crazy. i’ve resorted to ear plugs. i thought he was done when the noise stopped for about 5 minutes. oh, no. clearly he was only taking a cigarette break. people like him make the baby jesus cry.
(this is the same neighbor that uses a litre of lighter fluid on his BBQ briquettes, because heaven forbid he not be able to light his BBQ. instead, he’s trying to kill me with carcinogens – because that lovely smell drifts straight up and into my house. did i mention he BBQs almost every day? lovely.)
yes, i am working furiously on my last ten projects for class. i’ll keep posting them here as i finish. it’s hard work – takes me forever because i’m still learning. but damn, it is FUN.
all photos in this sequence were taken by me.
here’s a CD cover:
and following are the front and back of 4 panel booklet insert:
they may look horribly gauche to a photoshop expert. but the point of these assignments is to learn the features – go crazy with the layers! and masks! and filters! and text effects! whee!
my class is almost over, but i had so much fun. i’m glad i went ahead and took it. it’s an online class, for college credit. if anyone wants details, let me know. totally worth it. and it’s through the community college so it’s very affordable.
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i met so many wonderful women at blogher. my favorites list has exploded, although i haven’t cleaned up my actual blog roll on the site yet. i need to do that. i keep saying i’ll do things after i get homework done (2 projects down, 8 to go!), but i need a break. so i’m making my list.
i don’t think i can think up something clever to say about each and every person, but if i mention you, i met you and i LOVED it. you ladies were fantastically friendly, caring, and kind enough to tolerate me. oh, and you laughed when i was trying to be funny (especially you, you, you, you, and you) and didn’t once roll your eyes at my desperate attempts at funny, because i am only funny in person, dammit! (oh, how i wish i could it on paper – have i said that enough? my mom thinking it’s funny doesn’t count. she HAS to tell me that.)
anyway, on to the links. if you haven’t been reading these women, you should be. because, my gawd these women are fabulous. and if you don’t, i will know (because i will quiz you on it later) and i will come to your house and FORCE YOU TO TAKE A LOOK AT THEIR SITES. DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME, MISTER/ MISTRESS?!
carmen – mom to the screaming masses
cathy – mayberry mom
danielle – foodmomiac
dawn – baleful regards & truewife confessions
donna – socal mom
erika – lassa (my new best friend. she doesn’t know it yet. )
heather champ – flickr maven & hchamp.com
jen – oncemore
julie – mothergoosemouse
karianna – karianna spectrum & kari’s couch
kathryn – daring young mom
kelly – mocha momma
kris – mama likey
krisco – crib ceiling
leaky chotus cheeky lotus
mrs. kennedy – fussy
nancy – mom ma’am me
sarah – goonsquad
stacy – jurgen nation
tracey – sweetney.com
other people i met, whose cards i didn’t get (but many of them you already know, so who really needs a card):
amy – amalah
beth – crazy us (i think beth’s site is offline right now. i hope you are doing okay, beth!)
chris – notes from the trenches
jenn – mommy needs coffee (i have to link that fabulous pic of us in the jacuzzi. hysterical. wait – i just went over there & it’s on her latest entry!)
jess – drowning in kids
julie – a little pregnant
melissa (i remember melissa so well because she tried to slice my hand off with her ultra-sharp thumbnail.) (kidding, melissa! it didn’t hurt, really. the bloodflow stopped a few hours later. no damage to worry about. heh.)
vi – green straw
produced in photoshop from one of my original photos. i’m taking a photoshop class and this was one of our assignments: create a composition that conceptually represents the content or meaning from your fav movie, book, or song text in any way you feel works for you. i had so much fun making it. this class rawks.
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well, i just turned off the “captcha” feature and LO AND BEHOLD comments are working again.
i guess i’m going to have to figure out why that quit working. in the meantime, show me the love, ladies!!!!!!! *grin*
better late than never? thanks for all of you that e-mailed, letting me know that you’re trying to comment. and thanks to skits for looking for me. maybe together we can figure out why captcha is broken.
Why do I get the feeling people are mad at me and I don’t know why? I don’t talk about people, diss them, make fun of them, gossip about them. I don’t – people who are my friends are just that – my friends. They get my loyalty.
But I’m not feeling that loyalty in return right now. Being ignored. No return calls or e-mails. I would rather you tell me to my face, even if it hurts my feelings. How can I fix things if you don’t tell me? Don’t want it fixed? Fine. Tell me you don’t want to hang out. I might be hurt, but I’ll manage.
Yeah, I’m feeling left out right now. And that really brings down the fun and joy from BlogHer. Because I am still grateful for the new women I met there. I hope to get to know many of them better. And I still have the cards for the link-fest of love. Coming soon. Really.
Last update: it was captcha. I’ve removed it for now. COMMENTS SHOULD BE WORKING NOW – GIVE IT A TRY IF YOU’D LIKE.
Apparently my comments are broken if you’re not logged in.
I think my comments are broken in IE. I only use Firefox & I never noticed. No one told me. Could be why I haven’t been getting comments. Doh!
The template is broken somehow. I am not a template/ css person, but I’ll try to figure out what’s going on. It works in Safari, too! E-mail becky @ the domain if you need to get in touch with me.
(aha, it’s if you’re not logged in. I didn’t do that on purpose, so I’ll have to figure it out. If you are logged in, though, no problem! Gah, why didn’t I know this?)
I hate HATE trying to figure this stuff out. I have no idea what I’m doing. This is supposed to be simple. I refuse to go back to Blogger because it doesn’t give me enough control. But this? Too much. Anyone out there familiar with this stuff? Heeeeelllllllpppppppppp! < /tantrum > *pant* *pant*
Update: still can’t figure it out. No idea what to do at this point. Try a new template maybe?