August 22nd, 2007

Eeyore with book

The latest school stuff

OK. So I'm registered now for two of the six classes I need to graduate.

I have Graphic Design Problems 1 on Tuesdays from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
I have Painting 1 on Tuesday & Thursday from 5:30 PM to 7:45 PM. (I'd originally had this class signed up for at 9:00 AM to 11:15 AM on Mon & Wed. New time sucks but is better than nothing.)

The other class I need that I haven't been able to get into yet is Print Production 2. It is on Wednesdays from 1:00 PM to 4:40 PM.

Since I'm now registered for 6 credits instead of 3 I can get my financial aid, so I will be going to school this semester. I just don't know if I'll be able to get that one class I need. We'll just have to wait & see next week.

Now my decisions for if I don't get into that class are to take just the two classes I need, or to also take an elective that's not required, but would be both useful and interesting.

The two electives I'm looking at are:
Digital Photography I on Fridays from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
Description: This course is an introduction to the digital capture process and digital workflow. The main emphasis will be on RGB color theory, digital measurement, digital input through digital cameras, flatbed and film scanners, and the output of digital image files. You must provide your own digital camera, minimum of 4 mega pixels, digital SLR preferred.

Painter on Thursdays from 1:00 PM to 4:40 PM
Description: In this course, you will learn the effect of rendering digitally in natural media, image editing and animation. You will generate original art and manipulate images with concern for print reproducibility and digital display, using the Painter software and a graphics tablet.

I'm leaning towards the Painter class because I really don't know that software at all yet, and also then I would just have classes on Tuesday & Thursday. There are enough openings in the class that I wouldn't have a problem waiting to find out about PP2 before deciding. .
Falling is bad

Random things from life

My Fed-Ex package was waiting for me when I got home. Opened it up, and pulled out... iLife! Looked at Brian's original email w/the shipping info & sure enough he accidentally ordered the wrong one. After how much Fed-Ex annoyed me I just had to laugh.

Was going to go to the Apple store to see if it could be exchanged there and hellbob asked how much iLife goes for. Told him that it is the same as iWork, $79. Well, he thought iLife/GarageBand was way more expensive than that, $200 at least. So he's decided that if it's only $79 he's gonna buy a legal copy. So now instead of trying to exchange the one I got I'll just pick up iWork at the Apple store.

We watched the pilot episode of Sci-Fi's Flash Gordon. Ouch. Painfully bad. "imex. What's an imex?" hellbob compared Flash Gordon to a Sci-Fi Saturday feature, but without the heart & soul that makes them fun...

The Space Shuttle Endeavour landed safely this afternoon! The came home early to avoid the hurricanes an storms, and the damaged tile didn't cause any problems. Yay!

Found out on the ride up to the cabin that my technomonkey_m ♥ Me First & the Gimme Gimmes! You go boy!

Contemplating setting my Twitter account to protected. Not because I don't want people to be able to read my tweets, but because the random adds by people who add hundreds and thousands of twitterers annoy me, and those are always right after I make a post which would have shown up on the public timeline. I like the idea of real people finding me and adding me though. I dunno. I think they would also stop showing up on the RSS feed, but I think the only non-twitter person reading that is genevra.

Applied for several jobs during my emo day at home yesterday. Don't know why I never thought of it sooner, but instead of searching for the key word "photoshop" I searched for just "photo." There were a couple jobs at local custom labs that I applied for. There is one that I am really hoping calls me back because I am uber-qualified and the pay is in the range I need and since it is part time with the possiblility of full time I should hopefully be able to work it around the school schedule. Not even going to say the name though because I don't want to jinx it. I wanted that Memorial Blood Centers job that I didn't get too badly and don't want to deal w/that again. *edit* The one I was really hoping would call me back emailed me and wants me to call "at my earliest convenience." to talk about the position! Yay!

Because I was having such a bad day yesterday when hellbob stopped to pick up my drugs for me he also got me chocolate. Unfortunately Byerly's didn't have Vosges anymore. :(

My mood is definitely much improved today.

I have become oddly addicted to "Scott Baio is 45 and Single." No, I can't explain it, I just am.

A cool new way to see independent films that don't come to your town:
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Here in the Cities, when I put my zip code in the IFC site says that Comcast Cable has this but DirecTV doesn't. If you have Comcast and are a fan of independent film, you should look into this.

And while I'm pimping friends' stuff, y'all should go watch This Day In Alternate History if you're not already. There have been 41 episodes already. They're all about 5 minutes long or so, and they are a total riot. They are hosted by MightyMur, aka sailormur and HoboZero, aka cryptonaut. Find them HERE.

Also, are you listening to Escape Pod yet? Top notch sci-fi stories read by talented people. This is sfeley's baby, and he's a very good daddy! The latest episode, #119 Aliens Want Our Women, was read by the supah-sexay Leann from the TitS podcast. Go listen now.

So anyway, there's a bunch of the random stuff floating in my brain today. Yes, I was having a VERY bad day yesterday. But I am much better today. Better living through chemistry, yo.

*note* although this post has the goat-fucking tag, it does not contain any actual goat fucking. The tag still just amuses me and I wanted to use it!