Thursday, August 19, 2010

Day 247 - Janet's Birthday

I sent a FedEx package filled with video tape and talent release forms off to National Geographic today. With every batch of footage I send, this project gets one step closer to completion. I still wonder whether I'll ever see this story on television though. I've worked on broadcast projects before and they have a way of changing right up until the very end. I hope the National Geographic folks stay interested in the project. It's actually a good story. It also would be a nice change of pace to see something I've done on a television show, instead of just playing over and over again on a flat screen at some trade show booth.

I went shopping this afternoon for Janet's birthday. A big thank you to whoever invented gift cards. I used to spend hours trying to put together outfits myself and no matter how hard I tried, I would always get something the wrong size. Women's clothes are difficult to buy. A size four in one store is exactly the same as a size six in another store. There is no rhyme or reason to sizes whatsoever. Shoes are even harder to get the right size without actually trying them on. I have a hard enough time getting the size right with my own shoes. At any rate, I now mostly just give gift cards from her favorite stores. A big thank you to whoever invented Sprinkles Cupcakes too. They taste fabulous and they're just the right size. With cupcakes there is no stale leftover birthday cake taking up all the space in the refrigerator for the rest of the week. Janet got home from work so late that I thought we'd have to postpone the little party the dogs and I had planned for another day. Better late than never though. Hey, cupcakes taste good any time of day. I even had a drink. What the hell. I know I can't drink anymore, but I ought to be able to at least have a martini on birthdays and holidays.

I've got another photo shoot tomorrow. I haven't even put away all the video gear I used for the National Geographic interviews the other day and now I've got to load up a completely different set of equipment for a still shoot. Needless to say, the office is a mess. It's good to be busy though. It would be even nicer if all this activity was making me some money.

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  1. "Some Assembly Required" has been included in this weeks Sites To See. I hope you like the image I featured, and I hope this helps to attract many new visitors here.

    P.S.: I hope she had a great birthday!

  2. Thanks FishHawk! I'm happy to be included in this week's "Sites to See." I liked the picture you selected of Joey too. He was always one of my favorite dogs in the rescue program.