Thursday, March 30, 2006

God Bless Apple!

Thank God my laptop is back. I would like to take this oppurtunity to thank the apple co. They were so generous they added 8 more GB to my hardrive and upgraded my operating system free of charge. God Bless Apple!I think their trying to make things better. So, far they're doing a good job. I'm glad it came back so soon because I have a video photo album I have to turn in tomorrow to ACU's HR department. Other than apple stuff I've been enjoying my week. Last night Trey wanted to stay home and watch Lost and I'm not a big fan so I went to the gym. I took my comm law book and huge neon yellow highlighter with me. Yes, I'm that girl at the gym that you see doing her homework. I thought it would be a waste of time taking my reading with me, but I really got a lot done, even more so if I would've stayed home. So, tonight I'm returning to the gym to get my studying on. This weekend will be sort of busy...I have a wedding to tape with Amanda. Yeah, these people contacted me last week and said hey we need a videographer. Crazy. Everyone always forgets about the videographer, but that's alright.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

It's over

Yesterday was D-day. Yes, our documentary was due! Let me tell you anything that could've gone wrong with exporting did. So, it was 4:30 pm and we're trying to have a completed project so we can post mark it. Well, Express Mail closes at 4:30. We then resorted to our back up deadline which ended up being when fed ex closed which was 6:30 pm. You would think that would help. It did help, but at 6:10 the guys were still trying to export the movie so Liz and I drove over to fed ex without them, thinking it would save us time. The guys finally arrived at 6:21 with a finished project! I was so happy! The documentary is something I'm really proud of and I hope it competes well. It was a great experience, but I'm so glad it's over.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Drugs and a K9

So, a few friends and I are competing in this documentary film challenge. we're competing with 74 teams in 9 different countries. They gave us the topic Wednesday and we have until Monday to mail off the completed project. Our team agreed to do the documentary about seeing eye dogs. Late last night we contacted a police officer who had a K9 and he agreed to meet us at a gas station to stage a scence for our movie. You're probably wondering what does a seeing eye dog have to do with a K9 dog, but I assure you it goes with our storyline. So, we meet the officer at the gas station. We wanted the dog to search the car for drugs. Before we started shooting the officer told me to keep my distance because the dog will bite me if he feels threaten. Luckily the dog didn't bite me and the K9 didn't find drugs in Chris' car....obviously. It was really cool video taping the search. I felt like I was documenting an episode of cops. Today will be a full day. I work till noon, I'm meeting up to interview our main subject around 12:30, afterwards start capturing the footage, begin to edit, and finally meet Jessica this evening to record the voice over.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

No Hell Was Raised, But Corporate Employment Looks Promising

I called apple and talked with a rep. The rep referred me to technical support and somehow I ended up talking with customer relations. No, there was no screaming or crying, but let me tell you I gave the customer relations guy a piece of my mind. I told the guy, "apple needs to resolve this issue once and for all!" He agreed and said, "we'll repair the computer free of charge." He then asked me if I was satisfied with the offer. I thought about it and said no I'm not satisfied because it'll just be a matter of time before something else goes wrong. Oh, well! I told him I would take the offer if that was all they could do for me. Tomorrow I will send off my laptop to TN. Did you know how much it would've cost me to pay for the repair? Up to $350 dollars. When they told me that I told them they were crazy and there was no way they were gonna get my money. Who do they think I am? So that all happened yesterday, but as they say today is a new day. This has really been a great day for me! I found out I'll be teaching a video class this summer for high school students. Another great thing happened. I don't like to blab my mouth about a lot of stuff so I'll say as little as possible because I feel like if I say too much I'll jinx the whole thing.........Here it goes...I'm pretty sure I have a full time job after I graduate! Sigh, I said it! Okay no more details until it actually happens. I probably won't even start until July. But I'm so excited I can barely contain myself!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006


No big suprise, my laptop is freaking out again. My 3-year warranty has expired, therefore it will cost an arm and a leg to have it repaired. I really need my arms if I plan on shooting footage this weekend, so I'm not cutting anything off of my body. I consulted several people and they believe I have a lemon computer because I've honestly sent it in to be repaired at least 5-6 times. I'm so gonna raise hell when i call apple! I apologize in advance to the lucky apple rep who has to deal with me on the phone. It's nothing personal.

Monday, March 20, 2006


I'm back home. Wahsington was great, the convention was super, and spring break was too short. The highlight of the trip was traveling to DC. I don't really feel like going into detail , but know it was worth the time and expense. This week I'm gonna be busy. A few friends of mine are entering this IDC documentary competition. We'll find out Wednesday what the topic is and start pre-production that night. Our entry has to be mailed by Monday so we have to work fast. My role in the production is director of photography and co-editor. I can't wait to get my hands on a camera!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Street Legal

I'm officially legal! I went down to the DPS to take the written and driving exam to legally drive my scooter. I read the 50 page book and spent over an hour at the DPS. Trey and I have spent the weekend riding all over town on the vino. We went to a few open houses just because, and we were disgusted and amazed at some of the houses we saw. We came back at the end of the day and decided we are very fortuned to have found such a great house for the right price. Other than scooter news, it's safe to say that spring break is here. I will be flying out of DFW Wednesday on my way to Washington DC. So if you don't hear from me for a while that is why. I'll be attending the National Broadcasting Society National Convention. Hope everyone has a safe and fun Spring Break.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Before and After

What a massive Dog! I took Bruiser to the vet yesterday and he weighs 84 pounds. He's slowly creeping up to my weight. Everyone at the vet's office was saying oh, my goodness Bruiser I remember when you were a little puppy and your ears were all floppy. When Bruiser and I went in the office to meet the vet a whole crowd joined us to watch and swooned over him. Bruiser is one sexy dog.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Screaming Under Bridges

This Picture is for all my LA friends. Yesterday, Trey and I cruised the Abilene streets in our scooter. We had a blast! I was wearing this funky helment with a bright neon green and orange reflective vest. I'm sure when Trey looked at me he thought wow, I've been married to this crazy looking girl for 2 years. Poor guy...No it was truly fun. We went to get snow combs and we rode under bridges screaming and honking the horn. What a great way to spend an anniversary.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Two Years Ago on This Day...

Trey and I got married. He woke me up this morning at 6:30 to tell me happy anniversay. That sucker always beats me at everything. We don't have anything planned for today (or at least that I know of), but last year we went camping so I think this weekend we might do the same thing. I want to go San Angelo over spring break becasue I hear they have a great bike trail. Yeah, spring break is right around the corner and the second half of it I'll be in Washington DC. Oh, I can't wait.

FYI: Last night I was sitting on the edge of my seat as I waited to hear who got best picture. I started screaming when they said Crash. I'm so happy Crash won and was seriously disappointed Robert Altman didn't get best director. Oh well, everyone knows best picture is what really counts.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Sleeping in a Van and Dreaming of the Moon

Trey usually works normal hours, but last night his boss wanted him to do some work out at Eastland late last night. I mean late... I didn't feel like staying home by myself, (partly because our house is kind of creepy late at night because it's so old)so I went with him on the one hour drive. By the time we arrived at Eastland I was so tired. Trey worked and I slept in his work van. There are only two seats in the van, so I curled up in a ball and slept for a few hours. When I woke up my neck was all sore. Ouch!But the drive was so worth it. Trey and talked about stupid stuff like traveling to the moon. Trey said he has no desire to go to the moon. I on the other hand would like to go.