Friday, February 16, 2007

Frustration Station


Have you ever tried to use Adobe Premier Elements? I suspect that my 'puter hasn't got the horsepower to keep up with things. The timeline says my slideshow is going on track with the music, but the vid isn't in synch. Well, sometimes it is.
MuNKi "rendered" an earlier version for me (no, I have no idea what he did with the digital fat, nor do I want to) and everything was copasetic, so I'm pressing on with glory. HOO rah! (That's for my squidly readers. Of which there are none AFAIK. Oh well. Maybe it will trickle into Mr. Logo's ears.)

Today was co-op day, so we are fruity and vegetably once more. And my shea butter lotion stuff came in, so maybe my hands will stop sloughing off. I'm down to about 85% of my original hands. OK, maybe not quite that bad, but winter is hard on the appendages.

Short post, because I'm going to finish this vid if it kills me. I want to burn a DVD of it for my mom. And I think my sis will like it, too. (Think she'll trade me for the new Getaway Drivers' album?) Plus, I'll probably inflict it on you guys so that I can figure out how to YouTube stuff. Aren't you excited now? It's Joe's fault. He called me a mogul and it went to my head. So far it's proving to be a bumpy ride. ;) (please put the gun down now)


Diesel said...

Ew. Hand-sloughing is icky.

Good luck with the video.

cindra said...

Good I couldn't fall in love with you any more...then you had to become a damned mogul??? I am over the moon for you now, baby. Bring out the lanyards...and tweezers.

So...have we determined the precise approach to encur the wrath of Egan and proceed with the naughtytudes?

Thanks for thinking of me today, sweetie. Less the too long wait going in and Gawpo and Hubby becoming enthralled with each other's comanpy and forgetting to change my gauze...leaving me in a drug induced sleep with a pool of blood in my was all good.

Gawpo said...

Cindra thinks the blood pooled in her mouth. Negative. Let's just say that her poop will be a bit "gothic" tomorrow. Okay, really though, we do feel bad for not reading the instructions. The nurse said something about changing out the gauze every 20-30 minutes. But we thought she was joking. Well, she didn't say anything when Tom and I looked at each other and laughed at her joke. So we figgered she was kidding. Otherwise, she would've said something like, "No, really guys. I'm not joking. I'm serious." But she didn't. Or, as they say in the Dakotas, "She dint."

Slade said...

I am always so jealous when you post about co-op day!!!

good luck with the vid!

somewhere joe said...

My dear mogulette, I never said it would be easy. I use Premier Elements and it's big brother Premier - yes you need POWER as Tim Allen always says arh arh arh. And after that, some MORE power. arh arh arh. But stay with it - it'll start clicking pretty soon and you'll be plying your own red carpet twixt your house and YouTube. We're on the edge of our seats.

Candace said...

Diesel - very, very icky. Thank you for the well-wishes. I think I've survived the process. We'll see what happens when it's rendered. :-P

Cindra - better yet, tweezers ON lanyards. Yee haw! I'm still perfecting the wrath incursion method, but the tweezers could come in handy. Ooooh, still got some of those drugs? And your Sharpies? }:->

I can't believe the men let you fall into such a state of disrepair.

Gawpo - I think we all know what you were doing to Cindra when you were supposed to be nursing her. How many lanyards has she found today? Goth poo? Ack! O_O

Slade - I do love the co-op. :) Thanks! I think it's coming along well. Yay!!

Joe - I sat hunched in front of the computer for FAR too long. Especially considering how short the end product will be, LOL! But there's a learning curve for everything, and hopefully this has taught me a thing or two for making the Bio vid. We have Premiere's big bro downstairs, and maybe I should have used that, because I understand that in that version you can lock stuff in place when you have it where you want it. Once I figured out how to use the markers, that was a help. Although I can't seem to remove a marker once it's there unless I want to remove them all. Then again, I'm not one for instruction books, so maybe there's a way. I seem to do better just muddling through.

Red Carpet, here I come. ^_^

ARM said...

Can't wait for the vid!

The winter is killing my hands, too. I've had to actually use lotion this year (I hate lotion) and have had to be really creative in trying not to get it on my palms.

Gawpo said...

Arm said lotion and palms. Heh-heh-heh. Heh-heh-heh. Gawpo will return after this important message.

Mr. Fabulous said...

You are a mogul? That is so cool. I was just thinking the other day that I don't know enough moguls.

We need to totally hang out.

Anonymous said...

I have always considered you to be more fruity than vegetably, C. ;)

Trundling Grunt said...

How you getting on with the truckload of grains you had delivered? Have you resorted to using it for traction in icy weather yet?

Candace said...

Amanda - I *think* I've finished it. I'm trying to burn it to DVD but it's not working. I'll try becoming familiar with the joys of YouTube next. :)

Ha, I hate it on my palms, too. So I've been gouging a bit out of the pot with the top of one fingernail, wiping it onto the back of my hand, and then rubbing the backs of my hands together. Lame, but better than having greasy palms. :-P So far the Shea stuff seems to be helping.

Gawpo - You never miss a trick. Are you an avid student of palmistry? ^_^

Mr. Fab - It would seem that I am. If I keep saying it, people will start to buy it. We should definitely hang out. That way neither of us will ever get ANY wiritng done. ^_^

Barnes - Spot on, Mate. ^_^ And maybe a little nutty, too.

That reminds me of a (gramatically incorrect) sign my dad said was hanging in the office of the mental institution where he worked: "This place is like a bowl of cereal; what's not fruits and nuts is flakes." ^_^ What food do you resemble, dear Barnes? Or maybe you are a beverage. Brandy?

TG - Egads, I still have lots in spite ofhaving fostered out a couple of large batches to friends. ^_^ Not gritting the path with it yet, but that's not a bad idea. . . I do find that eating it gives me great energy for class, so that's fortuitous. :)

Gawpo said...

I prefer to call myself a palm artist.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could go to one of these co-ops of which you speak so highly. We just get over-ripe fruit from down south these days.

I'm down to about 85% of my original hands.

My hands are operating close to 100%, but my feet are an entirely different story. I might be walking on stumps by April :)

Candace said...

Gawpo - oooh, how swanky. Or at least wanky. ;)

Kitkat - You might have one there. I found out about this one by word-of-mouth. It's not a biz, just a group of people who have grouped up for buying power.

Ack, your poor feet. :-P Between the two of us, we can make a functional human being. ;)