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Rambling on a Rainy Monday after Pennsic

Well, I am back from Pennsic and back at work. And as you can imagine, after a week of leave, it's been rather crazy.

But I'm back and that's what counts.

Pennsic was loads of fun, as usual, although I wish that it had cooled off at night. It is no fun having a firepit ready to rock and roll (or at least roast some yummy marshmallows), and the evening being too hot and humid to be anywhere near a fire.

Oh, well.

Other than that, the fighting was good, and the shopping surprisingly plentiful, although I am still kicking myself because I thought that the Arts and Sciences Exhibit would be on Tuesday. Alas, as I later found out, it was on Monday and I had missed it. So no pictures. Pity. From other folks pics, I can tell that it was a lot of fun.

And speaking of pictures, I did not take as many as I have taken in previous years. However, I will be posting them as soon as I can navigate the ACDSee Beta photo editing program for Mac. Probably this weekend.

You see, the good news is that I got my iMac back at the beginning of the summer. It is a beautiful machine, fast and sleek. The bad news is that I was used to all Windows programs, and there is a learning curve. And no, please don't get me started with the iPhoto program. It doesn't do what my old ACDSee Pro does. But there is an ACDSee Pro Beta for the Mac, and I am still futzing around with it.

I have also downloaded the demo version of Adobe Photoshop Elements for Mac, but I dislike this version just as much as I dislike the Windows one. So there.

Anywhoo, I spent the entire weekend beating mounds and mounds of Pennsic stinky laundry into submission. I think that there were new forms of life lurking in there. Or maybe the entire mess had developed sentience inside those hampers and was trying to take over the world.

But I took care of the menace, and now my laundry is sheepishly looking back at me from my closet and my drawers.

Take that stinky laundry!

And that's it for now.

Work is calling me back, and later on tonight, I shall plop down on my couch to watch a marathon of "Ru Paul's Drag U," much to my long suffering husband's despair.

Then again, Top Chef is tonight, so maybe Ru Paul will have to wait.

Belfebe out.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 18th, 2010 06:38 pm (UTC)
You poor darling. It's not Monday anymore... ;)
Aug. 19th, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
I know, but I have a buch of Ru Paul DVR'd shows that I haven't had a chance to watch. It's my Monday highlight, lol. ;-)
Aug. 18th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
If the product you're demo-ing doesn't work, what is it you don't like about Photoshop Elements? I might be able to suggest other Mac software for you.
Aug. 19th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
I don't like the interface. Didn't like it with Windows, and Mac is no better. I find it kind of clunky. Sadly, ACDSee is still in Beta mode, so it's not as smooth yet as the Windows version, although it's showing promise.

I think I'll download the demo for Aperture and see how it goes. I have also heard good things about Pixelmator, but I think I'll download demos before I plunk the money in any given program. I've purchased progs in the past without testing then and regretted it.

Any other suggestions?
Aug. 19th, 2010 10:57 am (UTC)
Glad you've conquered your laundry! Hope to see you soon. I'm planning on coming up to Allasondrea's for the Lochmere event in Sept. Will you be going?
Aug. 19th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)

Sadly, I will be working that weekend, but I do hope to see you at some other event, hopefully in the not so distant future. We miss you!
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