Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Fishin' for Compliments

Check it out! The University of Baltimore features one of my graphic design projects on its Print Design Showcase page. Too Cool! This was my Independent Study project for the fictional University of Baltimore Barbarians football team. It was a lot of fun to work on. They haven't put a new project on this site for a really long time, so it's a special accomplishment.

Barbarians Project



Monday, August 22, 2005

Back from the edge

Back from vacation. Had a great time at Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland, played "too much" golf, ate "too many" of Mrs. Dave's awesome chocolate chip cookies, took "too few" pictures because I forgot to bring my danged camera, stayed in a place that was awesome (you know it's pretty good if the 3 year-old gets to sleep in a queen-sized bed), watched the little man "drive" our boat (he was actually steering with a little guidance now and then) and came home "too early." Well, actually, it was OK that we were coming home, I just didn't feel like driving.

Our schedule was a little odd compared to most of our vacations, we went up to the lake on Monday afternoon and came back late Friday morning, so we really only spent 3 solid days there, even though the vacation was a week.

I only wish I could have relaxed more. I left a lot of stuff up in the air and/or in the care of other people when I left. With a new boss that I want to continue to impress, I guess I just anticipated the worst-case scenarios and my stomach and jaw let me know every once in a while that I was worried about it. Turns out I needn't have been, but what can I do? It was just unusual because with one exception, I have a great ability to forget about work while I'm on vacation. Golf helped, but I played so poorly it was embarassing.

But anyway, I'm still meaning to post the photos of the miniature trains we rode on a while ago and some others. Got to get scannin' again. (Curse me and my "film" camera and "forgetful nature" as I skip right over the checkbox for Photos to CD).

So that's me, how the hell are you doin'?


Monday, August 08, 2005

March of the Penguins

What a great movie. I'm a sucker for almost any wild animal documentary. But it was beautifully shot and told. Morgan Freeman does an excellent job in the narration. It was just a fascinating story. How about that Leopard Seal, though? Wow! I never realized there were seals that big, much less that aggressive. Grabbed that 'guin like it was a chew toy.

We took the little ones to see it. 3 and almost a half is probably a little too young for this kind of movie, but they enjoyed what they did see. As long as I kept the popcorn coming, my nephew was happy!

But, if you haven't seen it yet, take a chance and go see it. It's only about 80 minutes long, so it won't take up too much of your time, and I think you'll be happily surprised.


Friday, August 05, 2005

Whoa! I've been there! posted a link to this blog, and I was just shocked that they had a photo of the Mall in town where I grew up. I posted a long comment on there, so I won't repeat it all here. It just caught me off guard. Lots of memories flooding back. Amazing what your brain can do with a little prodding. Who'd have thought I would see this link and it happen to have a photo of that dinky ol' little mall (now bigger)? I must say, I don't recall this mall ever being this well lit! This section always seemed kinda dark. Not in a bad way, but just definitely not as bright as this photo suggests.

Oops, forgot the link...

The Fabulous Horseheads Mall (Now the Arnot Mall)

Hopefully, since it's loaded onto blogger, he won't mind that I'm putting the photo here. But, see if your old haunt is on his site!


Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Buy 99, get 1 free, What a deal!

So, a month-and-a-half ago I got my free ipod (yay!) and I've been slowly converting my CDs to digital files to put on it. Along the way, I picked up a couple of free tunes from Apple at the How Conference and won 6 from Colgate Max Fresh (game is over now, sorry). So, with no big contests going on to win more, at least that I'm aware of (and I'm not buying Slurpees just for free tunes!), I broke down and bought a $15 prepaid iTunes card at Target. But I started thinking, almost all of the songs on iTunes are 99¢, so when I have purchased 15 tunes, I'll have 15¢ left over and what do you do with that?? Maybe I'm just not the audiophile others are, but it may take a bit for me to get to 99 purchased songs. But I'd better do it within 2 years or I lose it.

So, I'm sure this has occurred to someone at Apple, why can't you buy a $14.85 iTunes card? Ok, there are album considerations, but be quiet with your "common sense".