I forgot to mention something the other day... we finished the bathroom!!
Nothing like spending a couple hours of your Saturday waiting in queue at the Apple Store Genius Bar.
The iPod in Katie's iPhone had gone all kinds of wonky freezing on every song while playing in shuffle mode. We restored it to factory settings, reinstalled, rebooted, re-everything... and nada.
I've been having way too much fun creating little single-cell comic-y sorts of images on my iPhone. Initially, this effect was created solely using an app called Halftone, which I discovered via a friend on Instagram named bminor.
It has since evolved to include the use of the Photoshop Express and iWatermark apps as well.
It only took me nearly a month, but I finally got off my lazy butt and uploaded the photos taken during our San Francisco trip on my D-SLR.
Yeah, I know it's bad to be such a slacker considering I'm such a photo freak. But iPhoneography has made me far too dependent on having a web connection built into my camera. Oh well. Maybe my Sony will grow a 3G chip.
Have you ever taken part in a home renovation project? They can be frustrating and problematic and just plain tough for some people.
Not for Katie. Not one bit.
One of the coolest things about being so into online communities is when you have the opportunity to meet some of these people IRL ("in real life" for those not in the know). And that happened today with some fellow Instagram (IG) users from the Instagrammers Naperville group.
NaBloPoMo and the universe are throwing me a gimme post today! It just so happens that a few days ago marked the 300th of my Insty365 photo postings. So now I get to recap a few of my personal favorites, one from each month that the last 100 shots spanned.
If you'd like to see the whole set, check it out on Flickr.
Okay, I know I said wayyyy back on Wednesday that I had a second announcement that would drop on Thursday. Well, the notifications went out Friday and I just never had time to write it. For that, I apologize. But here it is. Albeit a few days later than intended.
Sorry, no Snippet Wednesday today. Just an announcement of which I'm very excited. Actually, there have been two announcements in as many days of which I'm excited. I'm starting with one today and announcing the other tomorrow after the people most directly involved have had a chance to notify everyone that they need to notify (it'll make sense tomorrow, I promise).
On Friday night, I finally got off my lazy butt and trimmed my beard and hair. Yes, I'm technically still a bald guy, I just don't Bic it all off on a regular basis. In fact, I decided months ago to just use hair clippers to trim down to next to nothing all the way around on my face (including my goatee) so I have a regular five o'clock shadow. Katie likes it, I like it. What more could I want, right?
I would like to say, for the record, that Malcolm McDowell is one straight-up cool mofo. Yeah, you know who he is. He played Alex in A Clockwork Orange and is currently starring in TNT's Franklin & Bash. And there are dozens upon dozens of other starring roles and cameos that he's been involved with as well.
Yesterday was a heckuva loaded day. I got up at 6:30 in the morning to head into Chicago and didn't get home until after 11:30 at night. Why? Allow me to tell you.
Last night, my buddy, Eric, and I went to the Aragon Ballroom to see five of our favorite guys jam on stage. And, lemme tell ya, Wayne, Michael, Steven, Kliph, and Derek – better known as The Flaming Lips – tore it up.
Ever since getting my iPhone, I've become addicted to iPhonography (Get it? iPhone + Photography = iPhonography). The ease of taking a photo, doing some basic editing or filtering and then uploading it all using the one handheld device is just fan-freakin'-tastic.
Happy belated birthday, U.S.A.!
You know you're in for a helluva day when your alarm goes off and you can't figure out where all the noise is coming from nor how to make it stop.
How is it possible that you can do so much over the course of a holiday weekend and yet feel like you've done next to nothing?
Here's a breakdown of the laundry list of things we did over the Memorial Day weekend:
I'm not sure how many stars were forced out of their natural orbit to temporarily align but their efforts are very appreciated.
Check it out!
I got this idea from Kevin Spencer for a 100-day recap of my yearlong photo escapade that I have dubbed Insty365, yanno, because the rule is that all the photos have to be processed through the Instagram iPhone app.
Of course, also like him, I'm a bit late. By my quick calculations (31+28+31+10 = 100) so the 100-day recap really should have occured back on April 10. Not that I'm not always late, so why change that now?
Hey all. Sorry for my MIA status lately, but I do have a mighty fine reason! I was on vacation for about a week and a half and tried my darnedest to avoid online access since it cost boku money on my cruise ship.
Yep, you read that right... cruise ship.
"Corporate Cat Will Rise"??
I found these stickers yesterday along the Riverwalk in downtown Naperville, IL, while walking over to Starbucks for a late-day latte.
Have you all seen the ads for Catholics Come Home? It's an organization set up to try to lure lapsing Catholics back in the fold in an age when anti-Catholic sentiment is at an all-time high due to priest-on-choirboy malfeasance, messed up views on contraception and abortion, and... well, the list goes on, I'm sure.
I feel, however, that the marketing firm behind Catholics Come Home is missing an opportunity today. They should be engaged in a full-on media blitz to not only bring back lapsed Catholics, but those who were never Catholics in the first place. Why? Well because today is Fat Tuesday!
This is it! The time has come to bring the Kapgar Photo Scavenger Hunt to a close. And I've got several prizes to draw names for as a result.
First, the drawing for the winners in Week 3 and Week 4! Actually, upon looking at the comments for both posts and at the Flickr group (unless I missed something), there will be no drawing as Nat was the only person to enter all week. Um, so, yeah, congrats Nat! Looks like you got a lot of music coming your way.