Friday, October 31, 2008

Pumpkins and such

A new post about Some random fall things, because I am sick of the post about Pat aging. Aren't you guys? (And by "guys", I am speaking to my glorious readers. All 2 maybe 3 of you, Thanks.)

And on to the meat of the new post. Anatole suggested I do a great post exposing dirty dog orgies and fetishes at the 18th Annual Tompkins Square Park Dog Costume Contest. I'm not that great of a writer. So don't expect that from me. But I am posting some of the photos from last Sunday.

Here are two photos I took of Little Red Riding Hood and Granny. Even though I griped about my DC photos being too dark and orangey, I tried the shade technique again. The first photo on 'P' setting and 'direct sunlight' made the whites too bright in some areas. The 'P' setting and 'shade' gave me a nicer, easier on the eyes look, but a bit too dark for my taste. Still trying to work a middle ground out. I've been watching You Suck At Photoshop ('cause I do suck at PS), but I am still resistant to learning it.

And since tonight is HALLOWEEN, there should be more photos of the festivities as soon as I kick my butt into gear to post another blog update. I will be taking pictures tonight.
So just bask in the beauty of the photos I have taken so far.

And this is just a cute picture of my dog, Peko and his new haircut.

P.S. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Merry candy grubbing.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Aging Ain't so Bad, Right?

Right, Pat?

LOL. 'Cause you are having a BIRTHDAY this weekend.
So Happy 21st Birthday, Pat!

Hope it's a good one.
Don't break a hip partying this weekend.
I'll see you tonight.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

And in Other Uneventful News...

My eyes are blurry.
Today is another day in which a large number of brain cells could potentially die...

Over the weekend I went to D.C. to see Buckethead and be that annoying tourist taking pictures of really stupid things.
I was reading Ken Rockwell's Photography Blog last week and I remembered that he suggested taking pictures in "Shade" mode even in direct sunlight to get a nice warm and inviting (slightly orange look instead of blueish) look. I think it backfired on me and I got a bunch of dark-orangey photos. Maybe I didn't follow the instructions right. Seems like the powers that be are forcing me to use Photoshop. How dreadful! I'm such a moron when it comes to PS.

So this is what I have so far:

(Some were just too dark because I didn't put the flash on. But flash would have just created super glare. Any suggestions and tips either on photography, photoshop or just random rants are welcome.)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Planning my Escape

Today was an especially uneventful day.
So the thought occurred to me to write down how I can escape being a cube monkey...
But the recession we're in makes is scary to think about finding another job.

Well, here goes anyway...
1. STOP making excuses.
2. Give the resume a make over.
3. Look for jobs that I won't fall asleep doing. (Cause seriously, I've fallen asleep, many times at my current job.)
4. Just jump. Do it. Apply.
5. Don't cry about failing if you didn't even try.

Am I missing anything?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Cleaning House

I've been doing some Fall cleaning.
One good thing is that I'm taking out the garbage (or as much as I can bear to part with) and making room for an actual work space in my room.
While cleaning, I found an old phone with some photos that bring back memories.

Anatole after one of Pat's shows. He's still wearing his Doodlechimp sticker. What a great friend he is. ;)

Go visit Pat's site for some great artwork.
(BTW, newly posted on the site is a process video on a piece for the APW vinyl art show. Created by Anatole. Check out his work.

Pat's "Jawbreaker" skateboard deck listed at a showing at Think Cafe.

So check out their cool work.