My last one today, I promise

Readers, if you haven’t watched any of the videos I posted, you must at least watch this one. If you have watched them and are rolling your eyes at another one, trust me when I tell you that you won’t regret the time you spend on this one.

Another song from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, who I’m seeing tomorrow. I love it. Favorite video ever. Maybe.

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Another video

I don’t really like the song, but this video is definitely worth a look. You might want to make sure you can listen to the song when you watch. It won’t have the same effect if you don’t.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

I will be rocking out to this band tomorrow night, and I’m more than ecstatic about it (if that’s possible).

**Note: if you’ve heard this band before and don’t like them, I’d urge you to watch this video anyway. Just because it’s cool.**

New England, you rock my socks

Whoo!

Oh, and Republican Sen. Robert Letourneau, you can kiss my ass. I can’t believe you said this:

“Let’s just call it what it really is, no sugarcoating. This creates same-sex marriage. There is no right to marriage in either the New Hampshire Constitution or the federal Constitution.”

“We don’t let blind people drive or felons vote, all for good and obvious reasons.”

I want to call this man a myriad of bad names, but I don’t want my mom to stop reading my blog (if she hasn’t already).

This is me, making a movie

You may remember that I’m taking a class called i312 – Information in Cyberspace. Here’s the website I created for it. I’ve even got pictures hidden away (follow Module 5 link).

Well, I am now trying to finish up my final project for this class. The final module was a “Choose Your Own Adventure” module (yeah, they called it that). We could choose from four different modules, each one having different purposes and assignments. I chose the Preservation Reformatting module, because damnit, I wanted to know how to make a DVD.

I ended up using my family’s sole Home Videos VHS tape (we taped other things, but this is the original, the best). Spending lots of hours in the Information Technology (IT) lab, where I am right now, by the way, I imported the VHS tape into iMovie. That ended up taking close to three hours, and the really unfortunate thing is that I can’t use all of it for the assignment. Oh well.

I came back the next night (yesterday) to edit and burn. That sounds much easier than it ended up being. I won’t bore you with a lot of details, but I will say that I now know how to add transitions and chapters to a DVD project. Whoo!

After that was done, I created the project in iDVD. Once there, I was able to customize my menus, adding still pictures from the movie onto each menu. (It’s a bit of a tear jerker) When ready, I burned the DVD; after it was done, I printed a label on it.

Here’s where the story gets a little sad. Another girl was printeing her label as well, and since the DVD label printer hates students, it ended up printing her label on my DVD. UGH. This was around 9:55 last night, and the lab closes at 10. They printed the correct label on a new DVD, and I decided to come back today and re-burn it.

It actually turned out to be a good thing that that happened, because my DVD had a few problems. I fixed them this morning, and now it SHOULD be as good as gold. We’ll see. It’s burning as I write. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

ADDITION: There’s something about watching yourself as a 2 1/2 year old that makes you want to do more with your life. More than answering phones and making copies. Maybe I should watch this video every month to remind me of that.

Best service ever

The other night Kim and I went to Trudy’s for dinner. She really wanted a chicken caesar salad (it’s pretty darn good there), and even offered to pay for me if I’d go along. And who’s gonna turn down a free meal? Anyone? No, didn’t think so.

The service was good enough to warrant an average tip, but near the end of the meal it kicked some ass. I had gotten full rather quickly and was done with my salad a good bit of time before Kim was, so while she finished her meal I finished off my Coke. (I know, I know, Coke is bad for you. But theirs is soooooo good.) And when I say finished, I mean finished. Not a drop left. I had ordered a water as well, which quickly disappeared after the Coke. I was thirsty, what can I say?

Now, this next bit happened so quickly that I may not correctly remember who asked me when, but I can safely say that in the span of a minute and thirty seconds, I was offered more to drink three times. By three different people. First, our waitress came by and asked if I needed any more Coke. I politely declined. Then, about twenty seconds later, a host came by to ask the same thing. Again, I politely declined. I then decided to combine my two glasses into one, and proceeded to use my straws to play with the ice. About 30 seconds later, another waiter came by and asked rather strangely, “Do you need another drink or anything?” I couldn’t help but laugh a little bit.

Honestly, if Trudy’s gave us that much attention on every visit, I’d spend a LOT more money there. It was a beautiful minute and a half.

Two Thumbs Up Trudy’s Monday afternoon staff. Two Thumbs Up.

I’ve rediscovered happiness

And it’s toast with grape jelly.