Saturday, July 02, 2005

I'm Friggin' Awesome: DVD making, Moving, Denny's, The Fourth, and Moxie!

So I know that I promised that I would post more, but I am actually somewhat suprised that I haven't updated much, do to my lack of work and Tanner being on vacation for the last week.

Oh well.

Anyway, I am pretty sure that I am going to leave this rut of no work very soon. I am FINALLY signed on with Bonney Staffing, and they gave me a position within two days, unlike Adecco, who seems to not have any jobs at the moment. Which totally blows, because Bonney doesn't pay as well.

Oh well.

I've also been doing ALOT on the computer, including making a DVD of almost all my editing during the past year (I left out a few that I didn't like.) So it should make a good demo to show to folk, however, I should still edit a reel. The DVD is friggin cool, and I can't believe how easy it was to do. I used Ulead DVD Workshop 2, and once you understand their interface (which is so "user-friendly" that for an advanced user it is neccisary to think down a bit to operate it.) But it is a suprisingly powerful little tool, which allows you to do a myriad of things and edit thousands of parameters. You can even use photoshop and your own photos to creat totally sweet and unique menus. In other words, I've loved using it.

Additionally, I have finished editing the movie for Sarah's clients, "Daniel Radcliff's In Trouble", which to put it mildly, is bad. But it's bad in a pretty fun way. Sarah came over and helped me make sense of the some-what confusing script and footage. I think it came out well. I made a DVD for it already!

Then I proceded to use my Sony Camcorder to convert my VHS copies of "What!?!?", "Rapture and Debacle in Less Than Twenty Minutes" and "Sure Thing" into digital files. They look terrible, because the source was analog VHS, but oh well, at least I have them. (To explain, What!?!? is a movie I made in 9th grade for community access TV, Rature and Debacle is a rock opera a friend and I wrote for a 10th grade talent show, and Sure Thing is a skit that I preformed in that same show.)

What else? Oh yes, Sarah and joined Pam at Grandma's camper to help her pack up all her stuff. Which also meant that I had to take all kinds of stuff off of grandma's hands, but I was happy to oblige, as much of it was food, but I also snagged a toaster, canvas camp chair, and a small video/DVD shelf. It was fun, and then we were treated to lunch at Mac's Grill in Auburn. They are pretty good, but BEWARE! We were VERY DISSAPOINTED to find that we could no longer order jalepeno poppers individualy--they only came in a sampler appetizer--and would you believe it, they only give you ONE!!! Even though the menu says "poppers" (plural) we were told that only one was included. That's RETARDED.

Needless to say, it took my opinion of Mac's down a notch, though they still have awesome burgers and steaks.

Ted came over and Me, Ted and Tanner all went to Denny's, but since I had already eaten pretty recently, I only had the "Sasseville Special" (Bowl of whipped cream and oreo crumbles for 0.99 cents.) That was fun, and I really liked our waitress, she was nice, and she was very comfortable with us, and even guessed that Tanner put his food away in his hollow leg!

Then we returned home and played two all-cup tours on MarioKart for gamecube, then Ted left for War Of Worlds, (whice Tanner and I are going to see when Nancy visits).

For the Fourth, I am not sure what I'm going to do, but I'll obviously watch the fireworks. I'll probably go and watch some of the entertainment in the park.

And finally, I am thinking about asking the Moxie people if they would pay to have my vehicle painted Moxie Orange with the logo and everything... the Moxie festival is next week in Lisbon Falls. We'll see. Sarah wants to see if I can get into the Parade... I don't think so.

Well, it's midnight, and I need to be up in eight hours to get ready for church, so I guess I'll post more later. Hope you enjoyed it! There should be more to come soon!


J-Pizzle said...

Sounds like a good time - I'm going to have to check that DVD program out sometime...

I particularry enjoyed this passage from the post:
and would you believe it, they only give you ONE!!! Even though the menu says "poppers" (plural) we were told that only one was included. That's RETARDED. - Mostly because it seems Exactly like something I would complain about. I am also pleased that "Retarded" has worked its way into your vocabulary - I can't remember if started that recently or not - but either way, I'd like to think that I helped in someway in expanding your lexicon.

John said...

My dad tells me that myriad means 1,000. Very good Ezra