New Family Member

We have a new family member. It doesn’t eat or breathe though so don’t get too excited (although we’re dying to get a small dog). I guess I should backtrack and explain a little.

Well, it’s tax season. I had great fun doing our taxes (don’t look at me weird like that) and got them done about a week ago. Also, a photography studio downtown was having a going-out-of-business sale (don’t feel too bad for him–he was retiring actually). Anyway I wandered by the closeout sale and saw an opportunity we couldn’t refuse. A one-year-old used iMac. Before you get too outraged at our spontaneous purchase, let me say that Doug’s laptop hasn’t worked properly since 2005 and the cost of this beaut wasn’t even half of our tax return. Pretty good situation actually.

I’m still trying to get the hang of the operating system… I’ve been a PC person for 10+ years, and it’s weird to make the switch. Hopefully this investment will kick my blog into high gear; we’ve also got photoshop on here and I’m going to try to get more into graphic design (I might even go take some classes at a community college or something).

I promise someday I’ll stop doing “show and tell” posts and actually conquer some real projects that I can show you how I did step by step!


Spam of the Day

Getting comments on my entries makes me feel like this:

[from we heart it]

Sadly, I get about twice as many spam comments than I do real comments (you just don’t see ’em because they get caught in my spam trap). Sometimes they’re funny though, so I go with it. Like this one for example:

I am writing to let you be aware of of the extraordinary discovery our daughter found using your blog. She came to find plenty of things, with the inclusion of what it is like to possess an incredible giving mood to make a number of people without difficulty grasp various impossible things. You truly exceeded my expectations. I appreciate you for rendering such important, safe, edifying and also unique tips on this topic to Gloria.

I mean, I know my blog is amazing, let’s get real here, but I’m not that good! I love how it’s so vague (the word “things” is used twice in the same sentence) and so overly-flattery, just so I’ll click on the website attached (I got rid of it) for online Poker.

In conclusion, I love your input on my posts. Even if it’s constructive criticism, I’ll take it. (Like when Ashley suggested I move my board games out of the room’s focal point. It stuck in my mind and after I rearranged, they weren’t anymore). So I hope to hear from you soon!


I feel like my blog would really be enhanced if my photos were taken by a better camera. I love my 3 year old Olympus FE-340 for it’s size and ease of use, but I’m really craving something more powerful and versatile (that doesn’t bend straight lines when less than 10 feet away from subject).


Anybody have DSLR recommendations for me? I can start saving my pennies!