Saturday, June 23, 2012

Talk About Presidential Power!

My son and I went yesterday to see the 4:30 p.m. matinee of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter in 3D.  I had read the book of the same title, written by Seth Grahame-Smith, who also wrote the screenplay for the movie.  As a lot of movies made from books don't always follow the book, I was curious to see what differences, if any, there were between Mr. Grahame-Smith's book and his screenplay.  There were a few things that were in one but not the other; however, the movie was fairly close to the book.  I personally liked the movie, and recommend it. 

My son will soon be putting a better review up at, so I highly recommend you visit periodically to see what his views were on the movie.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Procrastation maybe?

On my last posting I mentioned that I was contemplating take some classes on computer graphics.  At the present time I've decided to put off those classes for the time being.  That's not to say I won't be taking any classes; now is just not the time.  There are other things I feel are more important at the present time that I need to spend the money on. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Do I or Do I Not? That is the question...

Do you ever feel like you're between a rock and a hard place on trying to make up your mind about something?  You keep making a list of pros and cons, and the list comes out equal on both sides?  You keep thinking that if you do do it, you wish you hadn't spent the money, but if you don't do it you'll regret it later?

I'm that way about taking some online courses.  I've got a couple of hobbies  I want to get into, but am having a hard time trying to decide how I want to learn all I can about how to do them or if I actually want to do them.  And if I did get into doing this hobbies, can I make any money on them.  I've been told more than once I need to see what I can do with my home office. 

One of the hobbies I've gotten into are making sets (templates) for web sites, and I've sold one.  I'd like to get better at making not only the actual html of the sets, but also the graphics side of of these sets.  The problem is not knowing what graphics classes to take.  I may wind up having to take more than one.  :-)

Learning about computer graphics would also help with another hobby I want to get into - desktop publishing.  I'd mainly like to get into greeting cards, but would also like to dabble in invitations and wedding programs.  When my daughter married in March 2009, I made her invitations and programs, and received several compliments on them.  For several years I made our Christmas cards and all the recipients seemed to enjoy getting a "homemade" card (even if it was printed from the computer).  I recently purchased a Cricut Expression machine which will be used to help dress up the cards, invitations, scrapbook pages, etc. that I plan on trying to make.  

As time goes on, I will keep you posted on my progress.  Wish me luck!