Monday, February 19, 2007

Relief Worker

I've been saved. Saved I tell you. By my wonderful GuTTer MuNKi. He has done some sort of Wizardry (don't worry, cleanup was minimal and no one saw the naked-dancing-around-the-bonfire part AFAIK) and has resurrected my project and yea (Biblical "yea") even burned the sucker onto a DVD. Hallelujah, Jaffar!!!

And so Adobe may live to die another day.

I see that Sluggie takes after her mother because last night the kids watched "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" at a friend's house and then she wrote a hate letter to the screenwriter because he killed off the ant. She hasn't mailed it. It was really just a cathartic exercise (much like my blogging) but she is rather eloquent in her spewing of vitriol, I must say. Mama is so proud. ^_^ This could be a genetic thing. MuNKi's grandfather used to pen letters to congressfolk back in the day. His letters always began the same way: "You Dirty Carp!" Needless to say, Grandpa M LOATHED
carp.

Even though MuNKi was able to breathe life into my monster ("it is aliiiiiiiiiive!") I think it's too big to YouTube. Bummer. MuNKi says he can help me with a youTube version though. Someone deserves a gigantic reward. ^_^


Even though I have fallen down on the presentation front, I do have something fabulous for you anyway. Check this out. That's my uncle. (No, not the woman on the home page, silly! The photographer!) Yes, artistic greatness flows through my veins. Hopefully it hasn't all flowed out through the many cuts and scrapes that I've sustained over the years. I'm doing my best to tap into it. And Joe has been extremely kind in helping me to ensure that I am not at home to Mr. Cock-up. Thank you, Joe!!

"I'll catch you on the flipside. . ." ^_^

21 comments:

egan said...

I hope you're rewarding MuNKi for all his hard work. Yep, a pun is intended. Can't you break the video up into many segments and then post it? I like your uncle.

ARM said...

Wow, your uncle's work is amazing! I, of course, went right to the Italy photos. I'll check the others out as well.

Glad MuNKi fixed your stuff...wait. Oh. :)

ARM said...

Ooh! Your uncle had a sweet mustache in the 70's! He kinda looks like Burt Reynolds.

logo™ said...

aaaaah,
a Candacian post of randomness, how I love it, how I long for it.
Mmmmmm
Taste the ADD goodness, oh, look, a chicken!

Candace said...

Hard work made even harder. :) Nope, I can't. This is the slideshow, not the bio vid. It's a bunch of slides set in time to a song. I like my uncle, too. ^_^

Amanda - Aren't those awesome? I'm always so amazed by what he captures. Isn't that agreat pic of him? :)

Logo - ^_^ The chickens are bountiful -- oh, there goes another!!

Gawpo said...

I'm with Arm. Uncle Avedon is good. Is that the same chick who was sweeping the steps of the private jet?

Ha! I went to post this and I see you have just replied. Blogger wouldn't take my first attempt. Trying again...

Candace said...

Gawpo - no, the slideshow was a collection of pics by other peeps, so the minesweeper (yoursweeper) must be a different chick.

egan said...

Facial tissue Tall One?

Candace said...

No need. Why let a good thing go to waste, I say. }:->

Gawpo said...

Oh.

Hey, by the way, I think your uncle would sell a lot more of his pictures if he took that obnoxious circle with the big "C" in it. Yeah, it's sort of distracting. Just a little advice.

Gawpo said...

Out. Took it out. Yeah, that's what I meant. Out.

egan said...

Yes, do you recycle your tears?

Candace said...

Gawpo - ^_^

Oh, and I read it as "out." Pretty soon we Bloggers will be so proficient at commenting that we'll be able to do it with only a few letters. lke ths nly bttr

Egan - I don't believe in wasting tears either. In this day of water conservation I wear a stillsuit to conserve and recycle all precious output. A bit whiffy, but oh well.

Barnes said...

A beautiful photograph by your uncle C. And one of the most expected muNKi photo-links there. I was expecting, as usual, a hairy and semi-naked beast, or Darth Vader. ;)

ARM said...

You may be on to something - we need to simplify commenting on blogs. There's the standard text/chat stuff we can do, but that's just not enough. Take out vowels or making up words (tenses, whatev) will be the way to comment in the future.

Candace said...

Barnes - which one? The threatening the computer with a gun one? ^_^ Yes, Vader does figure in heavily to the MuNKi lineup, doesn't he? ^_^

Amanda - A few times now Egan and this guy called "Winters" ;) would re-reply to fix a mistake that I had somehow read right past. (I've done the same thing) I think we could totally streamline the language.

Gawpo said...

th nly thng tht cn hpn wld imprv r entr xprnc.

That took WAY too long.

Cindra said...

But Candace, dahling, you can generally save your files in a smaller quicktime format and post it...can I help? Lemme know...I got all the damned software on my mac.

i lv u

somewhere joe said...

Will the dancing-naked-around-the-bonfire scene be available on YouTube soon?

Wow@Shigley. Deep resonance here.

Candace said...

Gawpo - sometimes a shortcut isn't. Or as Eeyore said, "We can't all, and some of us don't. That's all there is to it." ^_^

Cindra - I had it in Quicktime (which gave it extremely crappy sound) and it was still too big. I know it's possible, and not a matter of being too long, because the same song I used is in multiple YouTube vids with video accompaniment, but those may be paid accounts (they can upload larger files.) Not sure. MuNKi is going to help me mash it and squash it. i lv u 2 and i lv u2 heh

Joe - I don't believe that we will be airing that segment. ^_^ But you never know.

Glad you liked that. Everything looks so amazing through his eyes/lens. :) Hmmm, perhaps the lens is the photographer's 3rd eye. :)

somewhere joe said...

Oh, wow. I just flashed on Every Breath You Take.