Friday, November 28, 2008


It's 2 am on Thanksgiving night. Jamming to some Prince music. I am experiencing extreme drowsiness from the long day and all the turkey hormones inducing food coma. But I could not let myself fall asleep before I made a less pathetic attempt at selective color in PS. So here is another picture of some lovely flowers.

And now I can sleep soundly. Good night.

BTW, I started reading Twilight tonight. It's not so bad, but I have high expectations considering all the things I have heard about this book from everyone. I am still on page 3, so the verdict is still out on what I think about Twilight.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Groundhog Day

On this Thanksgiving eve, I am thankful for so many things. I am thankful that I am healthy, I have a roof over my head, food in my belly and that I still have a job. As appreciative as I am to have a job, I must say that having the job I have is very draining. It's so repetitive and mundane. On the plus side, I have ample time to blog and surf the internet at work. One good thing that has come out of that is that I have become very good at the Facebook game Geo Challenge. I can identify 30-50 countries' flags. Hooray for useless trivia knowledge!

As this is a long weekend, I am trying to make the most out of it. No, not by searching for the best Black Friday deals, but by practicing my PS skills.
I know it still needs work, but I'm glad that I am putting PS to use.

Attempt 2 of the picture that I was working on last week.

Selective Coloring on Easter Moon Flowers.

(And thanks to my PLP and to Anatole for continuing to help me in learning PS when even "Photoshop for Dummies" has failed me.)
P.S. I am also thankful that the seemingly never ending work days are over for this week.


Friday, November 21, 2008

Last time, I swear

Okay, last time I talk about getting the James Jean Fable's Cover book, because the package came to the Vortex of Suck (aka the job) today! And I only ordered it on Amazon on Tuesday night. Since I saved some money on shipping and by buying through Amazon, I couldn't help but slip in Twilight by Stephanie Meyers in the shopping cart too. I have to see what the hype is all about.

So last night was my "stop being a lazy douchebag and try to do something" night.
And I did try to do something. I photoshopped while watching VH1's 100 greatest songs from the 90's. If y'all didn't know. I love the 90's. Here's the top 10.
Note top song #3! I knew they were pretty damn good! #1 was pretty awesome too, but no where near as cute.

100 Greatest Songs Of The '90s
01. Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
02. U2 "One"
03. Backstreet Boys "I Want It That Way"
04. Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You"
05. Madonna "Vogue"
06. Sir Mix-A-Lot "Baby Got Back"
07. Britney Spears "...Baby One More Time"
08. TLC"Waterfalls"
09. R.E.M. "Losing My Religion"
10. Sinéad O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U"

My PLP (platonic life partner) was kind enough to encourage me to do some PS and to do a selective color (or color on B&W) picture on one of my many many many flower photos.

Here's what I got:
Original v. My version

Like I told her, I don't know how, but it looks cross-processed to me.

And here are her examples for me.

0, 10, 50, 100 feathering.

Not sure I can do that yet, seeing as I only know PS actions that change an entire photo.
I'm going to do an attempt 2, so we'll see.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Nothing Special

Just to update you all once again on the James Jean Book.
As predicted, the signed Fables Covers book is waaaay sold out on James Jean's website. But that's okay because I went and I bought it on with FREE Super Saver Shipping! That's right. I cheapo-ed out, but I got the book and I will track James Jean down until I get his personalized signature and a picture with him and my infamous cheese grin.
So that is something to look out for on my blog in January.
In the meantime, things have been going slowly in other aspects of life. I haven't been working on any projects, but I did go to a kick-ass show on Saturday, November 15th. The Giraffes, Prime Motivator Record Release Party at the Mercury Lounge. If you didn't hear about it, read all about it on Anatole's Blog.
I have to say that the show was a nice break from all the financial panic happening all around us.

I leave you with random pictures from the weekend.

(Yes, That's Adrien Grenier from Entourage behind Sohail. He was checking out The Giraffes.)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Two in One Day!

I know, I must be on a roll. Two posts in one day.

FYI. I decided NOT to buy the Fables Book...yet.
I thought I would try to get the book at Amazon or at Midtown and save one way or another.
Yes, that $8.75 S&H is a lot in a time of recession.
Then I will bring it to his show on January 10th in NYC and stalk him until he signs my book, "To Oi. With Love, James Jean." LMAO.

Okay, enough nonsense.
I actually wanted to post this link to Keith Olbermann on Prop 8.

Many religious people may think that homosexuality is a "choice". I may be super liberal in saying this, but each individual should have the right to choose what is best for them. So even if homosexuality is a "choice", shouldn't people still have a right to be happy living life the way that they choose?


I want this! But do I need it?
No, But it's signed!
Ugh! And shipping is $8.75!
I'm sure the signed copies won't last very long too.
People just love this guy.

So what should I do?!?!?

Friday, November 7, 2008

Picture Extravaganza

I know all of you guys have been on pins and needles waiting for me to upload photos! Cause everyone loves pictures! Not to sound too hokey, but pictures are worth a thousand words. And the blurry/not so good pictures might say 100 words or so.

Everyone hanging out around St. Mark's on Halloween Night.

Cutest Dog in Costume.
Best costume. Look at this guy completely nailing the role of disgruntled clown.
APW Gallery Halloween submissions.

No words needed to explain this...

Obama -Biden Win!
Celebrating with pans, flags and cigarettes on the streets of St. Mark's and 1st Avenue.
Somebody pimping his Obama goodies in Union Square.
An ecstatic fan in Union Square.
This crazy guy climbed on top of this light post in Union Square and knocked one of the bulbs down. Almost knocked another one down in the process of his flag waving. If you're wondering, of course he got arrested.
A hero's welcome for the bearer of good news. Anatole with the "President Obama" headline at 1:00 AM, 11/5/08.

(If you enjoyed the photos of Halloween, you can check more out on my Flickr. If you enjoyed the Obama celebration pictures, check more out on Anatole's Flickr.)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Blue Never Looked So Good

Quick note because I am tired from PARTYING in the STREETS until 2:30AM. As you all know, We did it! Yes, we did! Si se puede!

Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America.
It was a nice feeling, because I did my part and as tempting as it was, I did NOT go out and get free stuff for voting. (Just because I was stuck at work, otherwise I would have been all over that stuff.)

So Congratulations, President Obama!

More pictures from the crazy celebrations that happened in the Lower East Side and in Union Square as soon as it is uploaded.

Quote of the Day: "We're in the White House!" - Middle Eastern/Muslim Deli Man screaming from his Deli on 8th Street and Avenue A at 2:00 AM (True Story.)