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March 16th, 2006
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LJ answers all my questions... *G*
First of all, anybody eager to see the commercial with Elijah can find it right here, as pointed out by the lovely saranet:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=GWuYsETQYzk

It's even longer than the one I saw! *G*

And zoniduck found the answer to the mysterious "changing of the Friends format" that happened to me - and probably to anybody else who was using the default. The full story is here, along with how to change back!: http://community.livejournal.com/lj_maintenance/112534.html

And, finally, what have I been up to lately? I'll put that under an lj-cut, so as not to put my whole list to sleep... *G*:

Not much! Been writing up lists of things to do, then sleeping away the days... mmmmmmmm. Hey, what can I say? I like to sleep! But I do need to get a bit more productive. Here's what I HAVE done:

- Started a course at the local art center on advanced digital photography, which will help me get more conversant with Adobe Photoshop and studio lighting
- As a result of which, I've bought a new laptop with 2 Gb of RAM, and the new CS2 version of Adobe Photoshop (which, apparently, needs that extra ooomph of RAM to work well)
- And am now shooting in RAW, to see if its benefits outweigh its downsides
- Signed up for a weekend workshop on portraiture with natural and studio lighting (in April)
- Am checking out local parks to find someplace I can indulge my fetish for nature photography and actually find something to photograph
- Started attending meetings of local camera club
- Went to see if young blackfaced lambs were worth photographing (they aren't), and am going to photograph wolves this Saturday at nearby Wolf Park (cross your fingers and hope for dry, cool, lightly overcast weather, and puppies!!!)
- Have continued on Seattle Sutton (diet); have made a few small repairs around the place; have contacted friends I haven't contacted in ages; have kept up (a bit) with folks from work; have sent in a resume requested by a friend up in Chicago
- Have been listening to music and going to concerts, like Common Rotation, Days Awake, and KT Tunstall

What I HAVEN'T done:
- Lost weight since losing the weight I gained back in NY (too much sleeping and cheating, and not enough exercise and eating right!) - MUST change that!
- Called wedding photographers and ask if they need assistants. Also MUST do that!
- Finished my ORC pics, organized them, put up links to albums, and list on TORN (if anybody is still interested)
- Finished with all the other photo folders on my current (old) computer, including the Gaelic Storm photos I promised zanne68
- Organized the house; scraped and repainted the basement (a BIG job); seeded the backyard (bad weather)

Soooo... not doing terribly, but not doing great, either. I need to boost my energy up!

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From:finabair
Date:March 17th, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
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OK, that's really a cute ad.
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From:knitting_hobbit
Date:March 17th, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
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...and THAT's a really cute icon, finabair! :):):)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 17th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)
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*G* He just comes across exactly like he does at Cons... *S*
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From:magickalmolly
Date:March 17th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC)
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*raises hand for ORC pics* More is good. :D

And, I feel silly for not knowing this, but what is it you do for a living?
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 17th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
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Oh! Don't feel silly. You're going to laugh, I know, but... I actually have a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, and have spent the last 17 or so years working in the Pharmaceutical industry. Most of the first 15 years were at a place I liked, although the last few years of it were miserable due to a rather nasty supervisor and the resulting political drama.

Unfortunately, my 2 years at the next company (after the first company was closed down due to a merger and cuts) was not very pleasant, either - a back-stabbing fellow team leader, and some rather heavy-handed management. And, as a result, my self-confidence has had quite a blow as well: do I have what it takes? do I want to "fight" in the corporate world?

So I left this last January, and have given myself a year to: 1) Lose weight, 2) Give photography a try (I've done nature photography as a hobby for many years, but am now learning portrait/wedding photography), and 3) Get my life in order. Fortunately, when the first place I worked at closed, they gave us a substantial severance package, most of which I saved, so there's enough that I don't have to work for a year. What happens after that? That's the question!

Sorry for the long answer. *G*
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From:aeb
Date:March 17th, 2006 05:45 am (UTC)
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And, as a result, my self-confidence has had quite a blow as well:

It is completely unfair how totally job troubles can trash self confidence and self esteem, isn't it? {very wry look}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 17th, 2006 07:33 pm (UTC)
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Yep... it is! *S*
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From:sooo_sleepy
Date:March 17th, 2006 12:32 am (UTC)
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Last night, after it was over, my husband said "Hey wasn't that, um, Elijah Wood?" It was the shorter version, so I missed it completely.

I wish we lived closer to Indy! I would love to be able to take some photography classes. I can't even find a yoga class reasonably close to here!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 17th, 2006 03:58 am (UTC)
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Darn, that's a shame! Yes, I was really pleased to find the courses available - and to find out I hadn't found them too late!

Love the longer version of the ad. "Can we get some popcorn over here?" *L*!
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From:cyloran
Date:March 17th, 2006 01:53 am (UTC)
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Hurray for digital photography and the shiny new career that awaits. Go you!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 17th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC)
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*G* Thanks!
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From:knitting_hobbit
Date:March 17th, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)
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Awwwwwwwwww (LOL) what a cute ad Elijah was in! :):):) Thanks for sharing it!

Sounds like you actually are doing great! Go Ros!! *hugs and moral support*
xx
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 17th, 2006 03:56 am (UTC)
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*G* Thanks!
From:saranet
Date:March 17th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
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I mention it in your last post, but you can now download Elijah's ad here. Thanks to Bunniewabbit and ms_banazira for uploading the ad for us! :D
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 17th, 2006 04:10 am (UTC)
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Thank you!!!!
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From:lilithlotr
Date:March 17th, 2006 05:16 am (UTC)
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dammit, why do all the Youtube download scripts have to stop working TODAY!

and my friends page only changed for skip-20, then changed back. Twice. And now it's fine. Too weird.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 17th, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
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Didn't work???

*checks*

I think it's working now! Try it! It's too adorable. *G*
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From:lilithlotr
Date:March 17th, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I could play it, but not download it. Got it now, thanks to Bunnie
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 17th, 2006 07:44 pm (UTC)
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Ah! Good. *G*
From:ex_kisa_haw
Date:March 17th, 2006 07:51 am (UTC)
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I think you're doing pretty darn well, myself. *hugs*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 17th, 2006 07:32 pm (UTC)
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Aww, thanks - *S*.
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From:freakspawn
Date:March 17th, 2006 03:39 pm (UTC)
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Sounds like you've made all the right moves in the right direction :) especially with your photography!

Keep it up and you'll get to all your goals :D
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 17th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC)
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Thanks.... *S*. So, did you check out the Lij commercial?
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From:freakspawn
Date:March 17th, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC)
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I haven't actually, I should go do that :D
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From:rakshi
Date:March 17th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!! And, Ros.. would you please write me an email? I've managed to lose your email addy.. or it's on another computer. And I have something to send you.

*hugs*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 17th, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC)
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Sure! And, wow... what an incredible icon - whew!
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From:rakshi
Date:March 17th, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, kiddo. I love him as Lynn.. even tho it was a tough thing to watch at times.

*hugs you*
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