Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Oh boisies. Today has not gone well for me. Nothing majorly big and nasty happened but I've been followed by a small string of minor incidents that have now compounded to form a big ball of poo. Not literally, silly. I spent a LOT of time this weekend working on and improving my past projects so that I can print them this week and have some semblance of a portfolio so I don't look like a complete douche at the review board thing this weekend. I don't know what I did but I'm 99% sure it's "user error" since I get all flustered and hivey when dealing with computer files and I usually find fun and creative ways to improperly save things. First, nothing would open at school and the stuff that I fiddled with enough to open didn't show ANY of the changes I had made. I spent almost the entire time in my first class trying to scrape these stupid files together and it just went from bad to worse and now I have like 6 copies of everything. Totally not a big deal when they're all the same name, right? Needless to say, I had to reschedule my portfolio meeting with Evann and now have to squeeze in trying to fix all this crap while I try to think of candy bar names for class tomorrow. Yay, candy bars. Fun, right? No, it's not fun. Why, you ask? Well, there's one awesome chick and one cripplingly annoying girl in my candy bar group and I'm not sure I have my wits about me enough to refrain from telling the annoying girl where to shove it. This hasn't had to happen yet but I'm familiar with this girl and trust, it WILL happen and I will have no choice. First off, let me say that she is not "special" or "differently-abled" nor does she have a learning disability or anything. She's just naturally bizarre and makes weird noises and when you try to talk to her she's all spastic and babbles in some elf language and she gets really worked up about silly crap. I've had her in several classes and during our critiques, if you try to actually CRITIQUE her work she gets all defensive and blabbers on about how it's not HER fault and GAWD, DON'T BE SO MEAN. Thank god for awesome chick or I would be insane.

God, enough whining already. Hope your day is filled with sunshine and ponies.


Gwen said...

She sounds like that one gal from Project Runway that used spit to measure fabric.

amy & jeff said...

doesn't everyone?

Anonymous said...

Hey Amy and Jeff:

Dan Kriss here. Happy to hear about your adoption plans! Jeanne and I went through the whole shebang a few years ago -- let us know if you need anyone to talk to!

I wrote a blog while we were in Lithuania (two trips) getting Joseph -- go to www.danielkriss.com and click on the adoption link to see the blog.

Also, not sure what graphic design field you are getting into, but I work at Paradowski Creative -- the largest independent design firm in St. Loo (www.paradowski.com). Let me know if I can help in any way (a tour, talk to a CD, etc.).

Take care -- Dan