Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I'm pretty sure...

...that my brain is already on summer break. Well, the three weeks that I will get before and after the summer sessions.

The biggest thing I'm worried about, really, is my short story revision. I think it's because I don't have it in me to think and be creative at this point in the semester.

I've got one more project due for Commercial Photo, and I'm hoping it won't take too much time because it involves working in Photoshop and distorting images and stuff that I normally don't want to deal with.

Let's see, I'm almost done with my personal website for Web Site Design. (AHEM...) I just have to find my notes from Web-based Software to refresh my memory (or, more appropriately, relearn) how to make a slideshow in Flash CS4. I opened up an exercise we'd done in the class, and it absolutely did NOT come flooding back to me. At all. So, this could prove to be a problem.

Hmmm...what else...one more exam in Org Theory and then The Final. I'll find out tonight how I did on last week's exam (crossing fingers) and get the study guides for Exam 5 and The Final. And tonight's the last night of lecture. Not that I'm complaining, but I do enjoy Dr. Baack's lectures. They're very information-rich, and we're writing ALL class period long. No lie. I have to stop sometimes and shake out the cramp in my wrist. But he keeps it very entertaining with his stories from his younger days that relate completely to the point he is making at the moment.

Well, I guess I know how I'll be spending the rest of the week and Sunday. If I were wise, I would have my nose in the "books" all weekend, but Artsfest is occurring this weekend in Springfield, and I want to go. That's all. Just 'cuz.

I also have to write a short-short story for Creative Writing about a wedding cake that somehow ends up in the middle of the road. Should be interesting. I need to come up with something really wacky for this one. It doesn't have to be that long. Max of four pages. I'll probably fall somewhere between two and three.

Yeah, I believe that's it. OH, I have to come up with ten questions from a reading assignment for Commercial Photo for tomorrow. Yeah, so that's what I'll be doing after class tonight before watching the DVR'd The Biggest Loser.

Well, yeah, if you've made it this far, ku-friggin-dos. That would be COMPLETELY boring to anyone but me. So, here's some compensation...

Not the best shot, but it was hysterical. This was
in the parking lot of the WalMart up in Independence, MO.

A pretty sunset somewhere around here

Lavallette, NJ *sigh*

Some, um, pretty flowers

A park near Cherryvale, KS

The Broadway Bridge in North KC

Downtown Anderson, MO

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Commercial Break Photos

Well, I finally remembered that Family Guy is on, and since it's on a commercial break, I thought I would share some photos from an impromptu photo shoot with my good (and very photogenic) friend, Jenn.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Another Friday!

Wow, it's Friday already! My weeks are so nutty that it's hard to believe another one has passed. However, you won't hear any complaints from me!

So, what's everyone up to this weekend? Anything fun? Well, mine will be half and half. Tonight, I'm headed to Springfield to catch an acoustic show by Sleeping at Last, and then Jenn and I will be some hanging out with good friends that we haven't seen in a while.

Then, Sunday is reserved for studying, and then a break for dinner with Mom. And then, probably a few more hours of studying will resume after that.

Just so you get an idea of what these next two weeks will be like for me, picture a giant, overweight cat squishing itself into a shoebox. That, right there, my friends, is what my immediate future is going to be like.

I've got three projects for Commercial Photography, a website to design from scratch, a couple of killer exams in Org Theory, and some writing and revisions for Creative Writing. It wouldn't be so bad if I could focus on just those projects and get them done. The challenge is finding time to get to the computer lab and the printing lab while working everyday from 8:00-4:30, and then night classes on Mondays and Tuesdays.

I mean, it's all fun stuff (other than the Org Theory...no offense to Org Theory people), but there's just literally not enough time to get this all finished, well, and keep my sanity. Ah well. OK, this is turning into another whiney post. Shoosh, Kris...

Here are some photos to reimburse you for your time spent reading that...

The Butterfly House in Chesterfield, MO

Goodbye Tomorrow

Deas Vail

Sounding the Silence

Kerrington Cooper

Sanctus Real

Eureka Springs at Night

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday Evening Whinings

You know, crafting a 12-hour class schedule around a full-time job is pretty difficult in itself. Add into that mix the fact that there are no night classes that I can take, and you've got yourself one hell of a headache.

So, I finally decided on a decent schedule, and I come to find that the Digital File Prep class I was going to take in the fall is now listed as a Writing to Learn. Oh, hell no! I paid my dues back in freshman and sophomore "years." I put quotation marks around 'years' because I was a freshman and sophomore for far longer than the normal person would normally desire. Like I said, working around a full-time job is not pretty.

Alright, time for some happiness. And, what could possibly be happier than a huge bowl of Cheerios with a ton of ripe, delicious strawberries? Nope, nothing.

On that note, let me see if there are any random photos I can share this evening before I grab my laundry out of the dryer, put the other load in, and fold the dry load...

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Oh, for the love of tonsils!

...or not. I'm going to whine and say that the left side of my tonsils and my left ear are KILLING ME!!

OK, so for enduring that, I'll share a few extremely random and very unrelated pieces.

(this one was in the Morning Sun back in May 2005)

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Scheduled Post

Well, we are working on a team project at the moment. We are creating a website for a local florist, and I have volunteered to take the photos. I just finished uploading them to the class folder, and I'm probably going to make another trip to the florist to shoot some more arrangements that may be missing.

That's about it. I'm ready to get out of this room, aka sauna.

Until next time...