Saturday, January 15, 2005

marathon cold

hey all - just on my way to save lives for the weekend, but I wanted to give you something to do in the meantime.

Very nifty application - make your Windows XP look like a mac OSX. It's gotten great reviews, I just haven't played around with it yet. I guess it's for us 'wannabes' mac people or something...

Also, did you know you could do a very stripped down, no ads, Google search? lookie. Just an FYI.

Ok, hubby is warming up my car (awwww), so it's off I go, -2 degrees out there, and we won't even talk about the wind chill.

Have a good one!

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

tools o' the trade

The meeting went well. Everything went well. EXcept, their graphic designer that would want to update the site is on a mac. ya. I've done oodles of research into the mac/pc collaboration in the web publishing arena, but there is no such thing. Oh yes, I have MacDrive, but that doesn't help in this situation. Only solution is that I buy a mac.

hmm. Now, if someone could come and set up an entire wireless network (let's just pretend I bought a mac) with my pc and peripherals, I'd be happy... and maybe even give it more serious thought, but to think of everything involved is a bit overwhelming to me at the moment (and pricey).

Well, it ain't gonna happen any time soon, so I guess I'll just move on.
... of course, as far as the web site job above, if they would simply relinquish the self-updating thing, hey! problem solved, right?

Anyway. Thunder and lightning in the middle of January, in Wisconsin, raining on top of the existing snow... what the hell pissed Mother Nature off so badly?? And all over the world? very very strange.

in person

bah, don't know why I'm so nervous about this meeting (see below). Social butterfly that I am (!), I don't have a problem with meeting and talking to people, so I don't know why this is any different. Well, I guess I do know... 'cos it's important to me that I get this web site job, and I'm probably making it out to be more of a big deal than it is.

Ideally, I would have liked to get a snappy little black blazer or something to wear over my chartreuse v-neck top, but I didn't have the time to shop. One thing, now that I'm smaller, I don't have to worry about feeling big and awkward -- yes, that used to bother me, mainly because I didn't have anything to wear -- Oh, wait, didn't I just get through saying that I didn't have something to wear? poo, I'm rambling.

My hair. I still can't style it perfectly (is it ever?), but my hand is still messed up and it's difficult to aim the blowdryer in the proper direction. Someone mentioned to me about a stand for the dryer, how it's wonderful 'cos you can use both hands to doodle with the hair... oh well.

The rain. The humidity will screw with my hair anyway, so I don't know why I bother. The straightness that I attempt to put in it will totally curl whichever way it wants to as soon as I walk out the door.

bah. So that's the deal.

Now that I've vented, I wish i could say, "whew! That helped. Now I'm not nervous anymore."

nope. Time for the big guns - gimme some valium or something, would'ja?
Wish me luck!

Monday, January 10, 2005

this n' that

Damn, this cordless mouse and keyboard are a pain in the arse... maybe I should buy a battery charger or something...

Anyway. Saving lives a lot these days. Reminds me of back in the day before I made Ink2Art official, and tried to do it all. So I'm turning down new inquiries, and saving myself for prospects that really appeal to me. In fact, I have a meeting with the owner of a v-e-r-y cool local store on Wednesday to talk about designing their site. It's one of Jennie's favorite shops, and I would love the opportunity to do it! I'm kind of nervous actually. I'll let you know how it goes, k?

Speaking of daughter dearest, she just got home from Vegas after doing the CES thing. Unfortunately, she's not a big Vegas fan (esp. when it snows!), so it was mainly work and no play.

I leave you with a few linkages...
- Theoville - sweetness and cute
- Christina Mazzalupo - I'd buy her work, yes indeed. Appeals to me. As well as the work of Beniti Cornelis.
And finally, hot off of this months issue of Print, I found this wunnerful t-shirt site. Man, I would be hard-pressed to decide which ones to buy... Jean-Michel Basquiat, Etsu Meusy's designs - waaay too many to list. Go check 'em out for yourself. Then buy me one. Surprise me.

I'm hungry. I have a new obsession with ActII "kettle corn" popcorn. Yum. Oh what the hell, I'll live dangerously and have a little (like the whole bag), right?

OH, forgot another one - MacSkinz - cool skins for your ipod etc. but what's different is that a few of my fav artists have done some of the skinz. neato.

'hokay, y'all be good now.