Friday, March 30, 2007

Should John Paul be made a saint

Because the late John Paul 2nd was a popular leader of the Catholic church, there are those that want to honor him by giving him the title of "saint". One of the criteria for becoming a saint says that you must have performed at least one miracle in your life. I think what this really means is that you must have had enough persuasion at least once in your life to get'God' to perform a miracle. According to a story I saw in the news tonight a catholic nun has come forward who says that John Paul gave her a blessing, and that very night she was cured of (some kind of incurable nueral desease) . If indeed John Paul carried off this miracle I think you have to wonder why he didn't perform lots of miracles. Why only the one?

Thursday, March 29, 2007

First Istockphoto Cheque

I requested my first cheque from It's going to be a whopping $600 US. I'm getting pretty excited for it. They say that it will take about 10 days for it to get here.

My next goal is to make enough money to request another cheque before the previous one arrives.

Payment is available via paypal, but I don't have an account and it doesn't seem entirely clear how you get your money from them once someone has put money in your paypal account. You would think they would put that in their FAQ.


Sunday, March 25, 2007

Vote For Me

I submitted a photo so JPG Magazine. Three main topics for photos are chosen. They publish all user submitted photos, and they let the world vote on which photo to publish. If your photo gets published, you get $100 and a subscription to the magazine.

This is one of my entries.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Baaaa RAM Ewe

So I've upgraded both my laptop and old desktop with more RAM. I thought that it would make a difference for both computers, but I never knew how much.

My boss at the studio gave me one of his old RAM chips to put in my laptop and I immediately noticed the difference, especially when I use photoshop to convert raw files into jpgs. Even for the rest of my daily use, it seems like the whole thing is running more smoothly.

For my desktop, I took a RAM chip from my parent's old computer that is having power supply issues. Well, it made a world of difference! I should have done it a long time ago. I don't have to wait nearly as long for anything anymore.

Don't skimp on RAM, it makes a huge difference.


Saturday, March 17, 2007

Life Marches On

I've been in kind of a daze lately, not really in the mood to post about much of anything lately.

I went to Calgary with Jeff a few days ago, and we took part in a study about bloggers and blogging at the U of C. I was one of the most interesting conversations I have had in a long time. I wish I had been recording it. We discussed this history of our internet use and a lot about why we blog. It was a very enjoyable trip with Jeff.


Monday, March 12, 2007

Since 1994

I’m in love with Tracie. I always have been. Since I saw her at the bowling alley and decided to go after her, I knew that I want her affection.

I can talk to her and she can talk to me. We have the most wonderful conversations. I love taking long trips with her in the car because they give us an opportunity to talk about life, dreams and goals. One of my favorite memories of her is our trip to Vancouver, sitting in the car driving along talking. We love to analyze things together and figuring things out, discussing movies, books, how birth order affects people’s personalities and things like that.

She is beautiful. Seeing her is great, I can remember having picture days with her and then looking at the photos everyday and carrying them around on my mission.

We have lots of common interests. We like similar things. If I see something I like I want to tell her about it and talk about it with her.

We want to do nice things for each other. I want her to be happy. Sometimes I think about what I can do as a surprise nice thing for her.

She works hard. She is very smart. She is very talented. Those are three attributes that I think are amazing. They are things that attract me to her like crazy. Work ethic, intelligence and talent are the most important things about anybody and she has them all.

Tracie supports my desire to be a photographer and wants me to succeed. She likes taking photos with me and is even learning how to be a photographer herself.

Daylight Savings = Heart Heart Unicorn Rainbow

I LOVE daylight savings time. I'm saving electricity right now! The lights are all off, and I can still see everything. It is like summer has started already.

I wish we could just have daylight savings all the time. Having a little more sun after work is the greatest thing ever.


Happy Birthday Jeff

It is my brother's birthday today. You'd think I'd choose a photo of him by himself, but I don't want him to get all full of himself.

His birthday is March 12th but I've sort of always wished he had come eight days sooner. That way if he was bugging me I could say, "March forth", to get rid of him. In a mix between "happy birthday and get lost kid ya bug me."

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Istock in Action

One of my istock photos was found out in the big wide world today. Jeff's friend Louise, from Brisbane, received this publication on her desk.

Louise told Jeff that she recognised Tracie from our photos on flickr.

This is the first time I've encountered on of my istock photos in print, and the second one I've found. The other one was on a website that emailed me to let me know.

I'm selling heaps of photos on istock and things just keep getting better and better.


Sunday, March 04, 2007

Babel Sucked

I hate to use the term turd parade to describe a movie and then I rented Babel and changed my mind. I could have spent the time doing the dishes or slamming my hand in the door.

I should have known it was a crappy movie from the trailer. Everytime the trailer came on tv I wanted to see the movie less than the time before. If when you see advertising for a movie and it makes you want to avoid the movie, do it.

Avoid Babel at all costs.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

My Brothers Game

My brother made a new flash game to test how well you know the provinces in Canada. Try it and link to it right away.