Monday, December 29, 2008

New Year's Resolutions (inspired by restaurant widow)

Ok so this is my first stab at making New Year’s resolutions.
The year is starting off with a change so why not continue the momentum.

Have a garage sale – sell all the old stuff that I will replace with new WEDDING stuff

Take more (better) pictures – I love to take pictures and want to get back to it. I also need to be better at printing them out and sharing them with people.

Write more – Writing is something I enjoy. I’ve always had this thought in the back of my mind that one day I would write a book of my own misadventures (there are sooo many). Usually, I get intimidated at the daunting task, where to start and where to find the time (see next resolution). Plus, I’m sure you’ve noticed, my grammar is lacking!

Make time for the good things in life. I spend too many hours of my day at work or fretting over it. My life is going to pass me by if I’m not careful.

Be a good wife – Note to FiancĂ©, this does NOT mean I will be a domestic goddess—you know me better than that. This means I want to be supportive of you, let you know how much I love you, TRY to be patient, and communicate clearly.

Spend time fixing up the house – My to-do list includes, staining the deck, repainting, and in general fixing all the broken shit.

Ok so all of these things seem daunting now but maybe putting them in writing will help them come to fruition.

Monday, December 8, 2008


OK so I told myself from the beginning that I wasn’t going to blog about my job. I didn’t want there to be a chance I said something I shouldn’t, bitched too much about someone, or ruined my chances of ever becoming a SERIOUS professional. Please keep your laughter to a minimum.

One of the things I’ve seen in my job, is the power of retouching photographs. While I do not posses this talent, I have seen the wonders it does to pictures. So much so that when we had bio pictures taken today – I requested they use the one from last year that Mo retouched (thanks Mo!). But no – we have the power but are not allowed to use it for good – boo.

This week for example, we were working on releasing a file with a picture of a woman in athletic wear. In retouching, her boobs were enhanced by a good two cup sizes. She was hot before but after that, she looked plastic – Maybe the look they go for in LA.
Luckily, someone came to their senses and deflated them slightly.

Now when I see pictures of myself I’m not mad at how I look (not totally), just mad I don’t have the retouching skills of some of my peers!