November 8th, 2010


Sunday? Zuma and Work. And More Zuma. (smile)

You know what? It was COLD today! (brr) This was more like a true autumn day...

Marilyn fixed the clocks downstairs, and I did the two in our office, the clocks in the kitchen and the two in the living room. (The one on the wall in the office is a bitch to do, but it's done!)

We slept in today (yes!!!), and then played Zuma, watched TV and basically goofed off for the morning and early afternoon.

Then we went to the office and worked for a few hours -- a good thing. The cleaning people were there, which is annoying and distracting, but they don't stick around for long. (And they do a pretty crappy job, actually! The guy barely vacuumed ANY of the upstairs area -- !!! -- and I saw him mixing the recycling in with the GARBAGE. WTF???)

After we finished up at the office (wow, it was REALLY COLD in Marilyn's office!!!), we stopped briefly at Freddies to pick up some quick groceries (milk, bread, crackers, butter), then got fast food and came home to eat. After eating, we played more Zuma and did some stuff online. And then saw some TV (as I related earlier). At the moment we've got "Batman" on (the old TV series from when we were kids). Marilyn's playing Zuma beside me while I type this...

When we got home, Henry was eating from his dish in the kitchen with his rope WRAPPED AROUND HIM!!! I've never seen that before, so I have to wonder how he managed to do it (???). That must have been one wild rope-a-dope session (Henry's version of sex, for those who don't know)...

Well, I made a pot of coffee and we're going to eat the last two donuts and have a cup! And then I'll join Marilyn playing Zuma, I think.

We have errands to get done tomorrow...

go me!

Making Icons? Yeah, a Few!

I love to make icons (userpics) -- which is no surprise to anyone who knows me at all. (smile) I used to make them all the time, but doing other graphics (for work) doesn't give me much time for this hobby anymore... (sigh) But I just tried a new icon effect, and I want to share the two icons I made...

Here they are!

Charlie glow icon

Marilyn glow icon

The photo of me wasn't a really good one, but the hair was being whipped around in the wind, which really lends itself to this effect. It's a sort of dreamy-glow thing, with interesting coloration (as you can see in both icons).

Anyway, these were fun to make. I need to decide if I'm adding text or what -- in fact, if I'm using them (or Marilyn is).

I like to keep my hand in icon making. After all, doing this is part of what made me effective in doing my professional graphics, so it's more than just the hobby aspect and the fun! It has a practical side, as well...

Work at the office tomorrow, with more than one meeting, a bunch of IT and some website stuff, too. Busy, busy!

Marilyn's current fanfic is FASCINATING. It's for a contest, so I can't say more at this point. There's nothing to link, anyway. But I'll share more about it later on. The amount of RESEARCH she does for these is incredible. Most people don't do this much research for term papers, I kid you not! I love how dedicated she is to finding out historical facts and staying as close to reality as possible (even when writing in the Twilight world). I can't wait to read the final product. So far she shared a very basic verbal outline...

Sister Sue is still sick. She says she's better, but she sounded AWFUL when I spoke with her today. She had a good time at her cribbage tournament, in spite of an upset with one of her friends. I hope she's much better before Wednesday, because we're supposed to be going to Costco. (I won't do that if she's still bad, though. She needs to REST -- and I need to avoid exposure to any additional germs.)

Well, if I stop now, maybe I can make a few more icons!