I'm shooting another event tomorrow night.
I like shooting these events. It is fun to shoot something organic with a purpose.
I hosted a movie night at my house last night. Set up the white backdrop on the back deck, laptop & projector, a cooler of beer, steak kabobs on the grill.... she made jalapeno poppers - there was so much food.
Everyone had fun as we watched Airplane! and Identity Theft.
The last of everyone left at about 12:30AM.
I woke up to my my house being a mess and my bed room being strewn with ropes... it was a great end to the evening.
There is so much positive energy and positive spirit in my life when she is with me.
Today was an incredible.
Flying kites and throwing boomerangs in the park. Laying on the hammock, enjoying the breeze of an approaching storm and listening to the thunder roll in the distance. Making an amazing lunch together and sharing a grape nehi.
It amazes me how we do so much to cherish the time we get to spend together - our lives so infrequently mesh, when we get a day where we can spend hours, we fill those hours with so much fun and love.
Lightning in a bottle.
Vicarious will never be a word I use if we keep this together....
Whenever I complete a repair like this, I always feel a little bit like Miracle Max and his wife in the Princess Bride.
W: Do you think it will work?
M: It would take a miracle.
Plastic sucks to fix. Sorry, once you snap the screen hinge right out of the chassis, there isn't much you can do with that.
....yes, it's 11:30PM and I'm off to the store to buy superglue.
I think that's the whole point. The company wants you to race to the store and buy a new computer and hopes you'll buy another one of their pieces of garbage.
This one is actually a decent laptop, just owned by a teenage girl with an... awkward streak.
Broken hinge, shattered LCD grid.... the grid is cheap and easy enough to replace, but with that hinge being broken it's only a matter of time before she torques it and shatters it again.
She's off to college on Saturday and says she can't afford a new laptop right now....
Doing what I can for them, as always. I'll make it work.
It was time.
The old one I started traveling with in 2007. It doesn't owe me anything.
The new one is fast. Or, much more so compared to my 6 year old one. But, the old one still works fine. I think I might buy a new drive for it and see how Ubuntu runs on it...
I just got a new one as well..
Wow, you got some serious mileage out of that old laptop. You must have really hooked it up.
I only buy Thinkpads.
And my old one still works fine, it's just a bit slow and needs to be rebooted often.
I bet if I just refreshed the Windows install on it (XP, of course) I could probably get another few years out of it.
But, you know... the one I got is an off-lease used Thinkpad. Bells & whistles, Windows 7. But I see it as a stop-gap until I can get the graphics workstation laptop I want...
Questions from clients:
I have a song I want to burn to a CD. How do I do that?
For this project you will need one (1) burnable CD.
Step 1: Insert the CD into the optical drive.
Step 2: Agree to launch the CD authoring software that automatically asks you if you want it to start when you insert a blank CD
Step 3: Select your song and click "OK"
Step 4: Remove the CD when it says it is complete.
Step 5: Rinse.
Step 6: Repeat.
Making sauce for the first time in ages.
Summer has been too busy to cook. But tonight I want to just stay in and get some things done.
I think this calls for a scotch.
Make it a double!
Odds are against this working.
"Never tell me the odds."
-- Han Solo
The main problem with tequila smoothies is, when you pour in the smoothie, all of the tequila comes to the top.
I might as well just do shots, then drink a smoothie....
That's a brilliant fucking idea-er.....
Would mixing the Tequila with finely crushed ice first help?
Shots is the ONLY way to drink tequila. That's what it's for.
If you want to swish around for us then drink something else.
P.S. Sarcasm aside, I sincerely hope you catch the reference I am making. Hi-5 man.
This is not ok.
So much craziness this week.
I love it!
But I miss her... we got together for a little while tonight. It is nice to steal away a few minutes. Plans for the weekend though... we'll see how it goes.
I've been here before.
We signed a new vendor in my division, and their executive team came into town for training and sales launch this week.
They took my management team out to dinner tonight to kick things off.
We went to a high-end steakhouse downtown. By 8PM we still hadn't even ordered dinner, and the nine of us had killed 5 bottles of wine, many cocktails, and about ten appetizers.
When we finally ordered dinner they ordered so much... then espresso and desserts at 10PM....
I'm so tired, and full. All of the food was amazing.
I seriously shudder to think of what the bill came to....
And tomorrow night... they're treating my whole team to happy hour and already started planning the shots they'll be buying.
I should just see if I can take a cab to work tomorrow...
This morning wasn't quite what I expected...
....it was better.
So much better.
I'm too excited to sleep.
But I need some sleep for tomorrow.
But, dammit, tomorrow is too exciting to sleep!
Now tomorrow is today, I'm still not asleep.
I need sleep.
But it's too exciting!