Month: January 2010
Today’s CSED is inspired by three things:
- My love of Star Wars
- A fortune cookie saying that I found particularly interesting, and that I have taped to my monitor, so I can have it as a constant reminder.
- A conversation I had last night with a friend on Facebook regarding Star Wars and its prequels.
As I thought about what I wanted to do for today’s piece, these three things bubbled up to the surface, so I decided on a wallpaper approach. Hope you enjoy.
I know, I know. It’s the 29th. But by the end of yesterday it was (a) already past midnight when I would have started something (thereby making it today, not yesterday) and frankly I just didn’t have the energy to put anything together. So I decided to double up and put together Thursday’s and Friday’s out today– ideally in the morning. So far I’m doing ok.
I was originally going to do a yin/yang inspired 2-fer, but I realized that today was Friday. And it’s trash pickup day. And I’ve been having some issues the last couple of weeks with a pesky crow that lives around here. He (or she– I’m no ornithologist) has decided that I must have some tasty trash because, for the last two weeks my trash bags have been “hacked” into, forcing me to both have to re-bag some of the contents (yay me!– not) and keep the lid on the bins when I place it curbside.
My avian run-ins inspired me to create this icon.
Maybe I’ll print it on a label and stick it on my trash cans– how do you like me now, crow?!
Your comments and opinions on this, and every other piece, are always welcome.
links for 2010-01-29
Today’s #daily365 is a bit late, but that’s just because I started it really late (I’ve always felt it’s my civic duty to listen to the State of the Union). I set out with a vague idea of what I wanted to do, but while watching an old NCIS episode on cable (which is, BTW, one of my favorite shows) I was inspired by “the rules” (if you’re a fan of the show, then you know their importance) and decided to run with that. Oh, and in the same way Gibbs’ “rules” have been presented, I also chose to lay them out out of order.
links for 2010-01-27
I have a friend. He’s a home brewer. He’s also from Michigan, and now lives in Jersey. I decided I’d try my hand at a beer label (never really done a beverage label before). Here’s the first go-around:
I have a rough idea for another, different, look for the label. I might give that a go later on. As always, your thoughts and comments are welcome.
links for 2010-01-26
Another day where, no matter how much I racked my brain, nothing wanted to crystallize itself. Sure, I could have lied about it and used one of the random pieces I have done that are floating in my HD and be done with it. But, in the end I’d be cheating myself of the long-term benefits of the challenge.
So, when I resolved not to warm up and serve leftovers and instead cook something every night, even if it was bologna on hand*, this came together.
I think it sums up where my mind is at the moment…
*For the record, “bologna on hand” was an expression I heard Scott Ian (from Anthrax) use to describe how broke the band members were when they started out. The visual has stuck with me for years.