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I love a Tutorial

More than a parade! Although there was that one time at Ventura College when I saw a line of students walking across campus all carrying globes – now that was a parade.Anyways, I am following a bunch of web designers on Twitter, and they are always sharing cool links to articles, graphics, tutorials, etc. Apparently the look of Pressed Lettering (embossing) is all the rage is web design for 2009! Yeah, you heard it here first! Unless you already knew about it. But hey, I like to be trendy – ha! Ok, I like a good tutorial. We all can agree on that yes? So, this one looked cool and lord knows I need to be honing my rudimentary Photoshop skills whenever I can. So, I followed along and made this: Pretty nifty eh? We’ve got the starry space background that it so en vogue right now. Really, if you start to look, you’ll see it everywhere. And then I cut out the Blanchfield Photography letters so that background shows through. If I told you how I did it, I would have to kill you. Or – you would die of boredom as I rambled on about layers, masks, radial…

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its like a Commandment or something…

President Obama didn’t mention anything about not stealing in his speech right?Cause I swiped this pic from Sweetney.com and I’m not sorry. Because it’s too funny to not share. And I’m a small fish in this bloggy sea – more like a little tiny baby krill – so I don’t think she’ll notice. I would have asked, but she’s a bit busy today with the all the happy happy joy joy dancing she’s got going on. So, I’m just gonna spread the Miyagi-love on her behalf…And my favorite Inauguration Tweet of the day from redwhiteandnews: “What would rock is if Carrie Fisher came out and put medals around Obama & Bidens necks while the Star Wars theme played.”Hell yes!

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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Wow. I just finished re-reading The Watchmen last night. Damn. On so many levels. And with that stunning assessment, it is time to catch you up on what I have been reading. After finally finishing The Shock Doctrine last fall, I hunkered down in the fiction section to nurse my wounds and regain my strength.According to my Goodreads* account, I’ve read:I Was Told There’d Be Cake – Blah. Didn’t finish it. Pagan Babies – Good ol’ Elmore Leonard. Started out kinda slow (coulda been the Elavil) but wrapped up nicely at the end!How to Be Good – Nick Hornby being not so good. Jailbird – pulled this old Vonnegut book off my bookshelf. It had been so long since I had last read it that I had forgotten everything, but would remember/recognize it as I went along. So it goes. American Gods – Oh yeah baby, this was good. There should be more Neil Gaiman – such a great story teller. And you can never go wrong with gods right?I must convince the Sain’tly one to send me the rest of the Lucifer series. The Glass Castle: A Memoir – Cynthia lent this book to me and I must say,…

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