Sunday, July 4, 2010

Silver Liningness Sunday

Happy Independence Day to my fellow U.S. citizens!

And here we are, July already. The weeks, they are a-speeding by. Let us slow down and take an inventory, shall we?

For starters, I got a lot done off the to-do list. Summer catch up type things like get the kids in to the dentist - they were all overdue. Also got Meego in for a checkup at the doctor's. Lucky for him I was able to find his shot record. So now everyone's caught up, medically anyways.

On that note, I am way way overdue for both dental and physical checkups, but they can both wait....

The training at work that was in last week's Silver Liningness? Welp, completion of that earned me a slick, company provided Wacom Bamboo Tablet and Pen. I've had my eye on these for a while as they are handy for creating digital artwork... not that I create digital artwork for work, but... (can we say, "ulterior motive"?).

I've just started learning how to use the thing for such extracurricular activities, and I have much learning to do, but here's a ferzample of my baby steps on that recent ant illustration:

Oh, and then there's my Giga desk! It's making a nice difference in my work productivity. It's kind of funny. I remember when I worked in the land of cubicles, how I would strive to make my workspace more like home. Now I work a good deal from home, so try to make it more like not home.

This week, Magnum and I watched Chinaman. It's a foreign film. Danish. I liked it, but a word of warning: The ending is so very sad!

The End


terri said...

Cool! You got a reward for completing some company training! I got a reward for completing my recent training too. I got to leave work at noon on the last day of the session. Not quite as cool as your prize, but still nice.

Goes by the name of Anna said...

Hurrah - I got to do 4th July this year too (I didn't get blown up by the Enormous Fireworks Display of Doom put on by the strange man across the road, but I came close)!

I am intrigued by your acquisition - I've been eyeing off such things for a while, but my lack of technological proficiency always makes me reluctant to bite the bullet and buy them...