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Feb. 3rd, 2012

04:21 pm - My tweets

  • Thu, 19:18: MP3 player on random = jarring transitions that hurt my brain: "Screw the Okampa" Voltaire, "Happiness in Slavery" NIN, "Winter" Tori Amos.

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Nov. 22nd, 2011

11:47 pm - A video!

Wow, I haven't posted on here in ages now.... I swear I still read it pretty frequently, though. I'm not sure who else is still on here but I'm looking for some technical critiques of a video I made.

There is a CXS song, Exile, that totally makes me think of the movie Dogma every time I hear it, so I decided I needed to make a music video.

So I attempted to learn how to edit a video. I'm using windows movie maker which I've been told is horrible by folks who do this sort of thing, but it was already on my computer, so that's what I used.

This is what I ended up with: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLdyLc_wv2o

There are several problems that I'm already aware of, but I was done fiddling with it and it was good enough for my purposes, so I figured I'd get a few opinions before fiddling some more.

Feedback? (Feel free to be nit picky)

I'm trying to learn how to do this a bit better as I have one more video to put together - also a CXS song, but this one we actually filmed, so I'll be starting with raw footage rather than a finished bit of work.

Enjoy!

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Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Exile, cxs

Sep. 21st, 2011

09:24 pm - When it rains, it pours....

I haven't posted in here in ages. I used to have my twitter cross post, but that stopped working a while ago and I never found a replacement. I still read the folks who still post here, though. I'm not sure if I should bother moving to DW like most other people have as I don't really write much.

Anyway, on to this post.

Today was way more eventful than necessary.

First, I have been on a project at work for a while now and we had to do a bunch of last minute tasks, testing and tweaking, before shipping some things out to be further tested by an outside entity. I stayed at work late today to help. By itself this is no big deal as that happens once in a while, so I don't mind.

Second, sometime early in the afternoon or maybe it was late morning, I don't remember now, my pant split. Not a little, but like a giant gaping hole rip. It was in the back, so I put a sweater around my waist to cover it up at least mostly. The extra long day did not help and it got worse as the day wore on into evening.

Third, I received a phone call that one of my cats died today. For those who know my cats, it was Patches. She was pretty old for a cat. I'd guess about 17 or so. I was so busy all day that I didn't even have time to think about it until driving home. Most of my thoughts were along the lines of:

"She was old and had a good life. She birthed 28 kittens in her lifetime" (4 litters of 7 - not all survived past a few days, but more than half did)

"She had been sick for a while, losing weight, even though she was eating, until she was rail thin, so it was her time."

"She was still happy and chasing the other cats just a couple days ago."

"We had been giving her extra table scraps lately to make sure she was eating enough and she was always finished up her share."

"She didn't seem to be in pain, she wasn't unsteady, not like one of our other elderly cats, she just had a few sensitive areas on her back."

Then an image popped into my head that somehow made me smile and break down and cry at the same time. I saw an image of my friend's mother (the cat's original owner who died several years ago) with Patches on her lap. I imagined that they were in heaven somewhere together. This is an odd thought for me, as I'm not sure if I believe in heaven, at least not the whole pearly gates thing, but it just felt right somehow. It comforted me and made me smile to think that they were together again, but I've been crying on and off since I first had that thought (and I'm crying as I write this).

Apr. 20th, 2011

03:01 am - From Twitter 04-19-2011



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Apr. 3rd, 2011

03:01 am - From Twitter 04-02-2011


  • 14:07:23: Actually managed to snag to FF tix. I thought for sure, I'd miss it this year as I totally missed the first round of sales.

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Apr. 2nd, 2011

03:02 am - From Twitter 04-01-2011


  • 17:44:37: Grabbing dinner with some friends tonight. Should be good a good time. Let's hope I don't get lost....

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Mar. 21st, 2011

03:01 am - From Twitter 03-20-2011


  • 21:34:18: Busy helping friends move and paint this weekend. Finally doing laundry now. Maybe I'll relax with a book.....

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Mar. 15th, 2011

Mar. 8th, 2011

02:01 am - From Twitter 03-07-2011


  • 23:42:13: We're planning a cookout/pool party/Party Lite event July 17. I'm sending Facebook invites shortly. Let me know if interested and not on FB.

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