They’ll be wearing them on the runways in Milan. You’ll see.

People, I have an important announcement to make…
*drum roll*
The curtains are done.
*triumphant fanfare by kazoo chorus*
We’ll put them up today and I’ll take pics. I’m so excited. I have a nasty habit of losing interest and not completing projects, but I did it! I painted, stripped, sanded, stained AND curtained my office! I’d like to put up some pictures in here, but I have to save my pennies for some frames and prints of my fav pictures out of my photography portfolio. Guess I’ll have to have some bare walls for a little while.

I’m having a technical stumper. Anyone that knows me, knows that when I’m stumped technically, it’s just a matter of time until I figure out a way through, over, or around it. Because Dory don’t play, yo. But I have this digital picture frame and I put pics on an SD Card, but some won’t show up on the frame. In file mode, some are are invalid files. I can’t find the common denominator. They are all 480 x 234 pixels (the dimension of the screen) at 96dpi, all RGB not CMYK, all .jpg not .jpeg. They do have different color profiles; some have Adobe 1998, some are sRGB, and some are Camera specific. But out of all those profiles, some of them work in each profile, so I don’t think that’s it. Also, something weird in the same situation; there’s 290 pics with a total size of about 34mb and the card is 512mb but if I select all the pics and drop it on the card, I get the error that there is not enough memory to copy all the files onto the card. But if I drop the folder of pics onto the card, it will copy onto the card. I’ve tried it both on my Mac (I heart you, Edgrr the Mac) and on PC via Virtual PC that I have installed on Edgrr. I don’t have a “real” PC to troubleshoot on, just Virtual PC. Ideas, anyone?
What with the curtain project taking up a lot of my time (it took hours and hours, not exaggerating!) I think my graphic technical skills are slipping. I need some quality time with my Adobe training DVDs to get back on top of my game.

I’ve had a couple mildly encouraging nudges on the job front. A guy emailed me to see if I’d be interested in a designer position at his screen/embroidery shop in Washington. But it’s at a screening/embroidery shop, which won’t pay me the money I need, and it’s in Washington, which is an too long a drive. But at least I know valid employers are looking at my resume. And it’s September 1st which is the closing date on the position I want the most, so they should start calling people in for interviews after the holiday.
Also, since it’s September 1st, we are officially 60 days behind on our mortgage. So they could start foreclosure proceedings. If I could get paid for the freelance job, that would take care of a payment and a half, which would stop that possibility of foreclosure. But they’ve been dragging their heels since they were supposed to pay me the first week in August. I’m understandably angered by this. I did exactly what I was told to, responding to deadlines with turnaround times that turned on a dime, I went above and beyond to get their job done. The day after I was injured in the motorcycle accident, I worked for them for several hours even though if I had been working at a “real” job, I would’ve called in sick because I was in pain. I think a very strongly worded email to my contact on that job is in order, but I don’t know what else I could do. I am so frustrated with my current financial position. At least I have unemployment benefits, but it’s not even enough to pay my bills. I’m charging things like gas and toilet paper, which makes me absolutely crazy. But I don’t have any other choice. I have to drive and wipe my butt. *snickers* I said “butt.” *snickers more*

I’m considering a blog embargo. Hunky hasn’t been writing and has said more than a few times that I’m a better writer (which is complete hooey) and so perhaps I should declare that I will match his blog entries one for one to get him writing again. Whatcha think?

Kind of in the same vein, I wanted to put a “disclaimer” on here. I don’t want anyone to feel like I’m hiding anything, but what with The Hunk, The Rockstar, and The Dino, I wanted to mention that I avoid using our “real” names on here. Unless you want to believe I could fall in love with a man with first name The and last name Hunk and then also saddled The Offspring with similar unfortunate nom de plumes (plumi?) *snorty laugh* Also, my “real” name isn’t Dory, it’s what all my friends call me though. I have a very unique first name, and my thinking is that if I use my real name, it would be way to easy for Chester Molester to hunt me down and kidnap my boys. Not that he’d keep them, he’d totally bring them back, but they’d be all broken and whatnot, and I’d generally like to avoid that nasty situation. So there you go. That’s the fine print. I hope you’re not too bitter or feel like I’m trying to pull a fast one on ya. I’m just paranoid. All the voices in my head tell me this several times a day, so I must be right. Because it’s unanimous.

As if I didn’t have enough crap to waste my time on, I broke down and got on myspace. My user name there is 42wallabyway. So, like, bite the head off my chicken and wear it as a hat or whatever you kids do to *pathetically whines* beee myyy frieeeend.

OMG, I am such a dork that I just LOLd at myself.

Rip it, roll it, and punch it, dude.

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