Friday, October 10, 2008

Long john's on fire?

Now that I have your attention...

I wish I was able post these updates as they happened, but my blogger's lag (cousin to jet lag) hasn't completely worn off yet.

First, I want to share with you the project I completed today for class. I was told to get a photo, make it black and white if it wasn't already, and then hand color it (using Photoshop). The photo to the left is the original photo, and to the right is my masterpiece!

So when I got to class on Wednesday, my school apparently had been on fire for about five hours. Not the whole school, just a couple buildings on the other side of campus. It was on the news, and so I find it note worthy.

I'd also like to note that in the same way that I missed seeing the fire and had to hear about it once inside, I was totally oblivious to the fact that Jami was driving behind me all the way to school one day. In my defense, I did notice the car and knew it was the same one that Jami drove, it just didn't hit me that it could have been Jami because she was following so close it actually made me nervous. I guess you'd follow close too if you were trying to get someone's ATTENTION! :)

Next update, it's officially Winter in Katydid Land. Yup, the long john's are out and were used more than a couple times this week. The heat dish also emerged.

Do you know that I think postcards are just peachy? Especially ones from people you wouldn't really expect to get one from. I got one of those this week, it was pleasant.

Also! I got some new shelves put up to hold my books and then some. I was very tired of my books being under my bed, forgotten. I call this photo: More Bars in More Places

This evening, I heeded Amber's announcement and checked out the new Target before opening day. Very cool. I like all the pretty rows fully stocked. The only bump in the experience was when mom and I grabbed some grub at the food hall (as I call it) and the poor girl behind the counter was left with no backup and appeared to be working her very first day on the job (though this may not be true). She was doing just fine, but the line continued to grow rapidly out of nowhere and she finally got some help. It still took about 15 minutes to get four pieces of chicken tenders. But they were good!

And lastly, tonight, I found another birthday buddy. Yup, Mr. Barack Obama. Goodie.


  1. I was not following TOO close... I tried to pass you and then you sped up. Goober! Great job on the picture of your dad. I like the one you did better than the original. Way to go! Maybe some day when I can afford to pay you what you are worth, I will hire you to do something cool like that. Love ya!
    ps. It was fun shopping at IKEA with you. And thanks for introducing me to the Container Store! Amazing day!

  2. The title of your shelves picture made me laugh. Too bad you aren't in the network anymore...

    And I tried the new Target too (on Thursday). It was soooo nice! I hated taking anything off the shelves because I messed up how neat and organized it was.

  3. Yeah, on that food thing...they do need some work. When we went we were the only ones in line and it still took her awhile. Then they forgot to cook the only cooked item we had. We will hope they get that down. Sorry about your bad food experience, but glad you got to check it out before the grand opening!

    I like your picture better too.