Saturday, April 23, 2011

Day 494

This is why I never seem to get caught up on things. When I got home from the grocery store today, I noticed that I didn't have everything I bought. I wish I had noticed this while I was still at the store, because it would have saved me a lot of time. All the items were on my register receipt. They just weren't in the refrigerator or on the shelf when I got everything put away. I've done this before. I'm done shopping. I load everything in the car and I accidentally leave a few things in the buggy as I drive away. If I'd just left a box of crackers in the buggy, I would have chalked it up to bad luck. This time, I left the expensive things and brought all the cheap stuff home. I drive back to the store and of course nothing was in the buggy where I left it. I wasn't even sure it was the same buggy. I go into the store and ask customer service if anyone had found my missing items in the parking lot. Of course not. The lady said they had found a box of Prilosec and a case of bottled water today. I'm just about to give up and leave when I see what looks like my items sitting in a corner on the floor. "What about those things," I inquire. We check the items and they match the items on my receipt. Mission accomplished and an afternoon wasted, all at the same time.

I also took a few little movies up at the Dalmatian Rescue kennels. I need to test the equipment that I'm planning to use at the trade show in May. The little Q3HD camera was fantastic. The movie clips were sharp and clear and the color was good. Now I need to see how long it takes to edit, add titles, music and encode the video properly for YouTube. I need to come up with a compromise that keeps the video quality good and the finished file size small. Probably the only way to do this is to keep the interviews very short. We'll see.

Another storm is rolling in as I write this. Dot is huddled under my desk on a blanket. I wish there were a way to help her overcome her storm phobia. Her paw is healing nicely, but as long as her fear of storms persists, she could easily injure herself all over again.

Dalmatian of the Day

Watch of the Day