After much weeping and gnashing of teeth, Augie's birth announcements made it safely out into the world this week. I used Gimp (freeware photoshop-ish thing) and uploaded the images to Over Night Prints in postcard form. I was an idiot and chose ground shipping, so I had to wait a bit. In the end they sent us nearly double what we ordered, so as a bonus Sam is now using them as currency around the house.
Making them look how I wanted them to look felt like typing a letter with my tongue. I feel similarly about html, css, and all of the other imaginary web/design formating. Like Blair, I hate not knowing this stuff. Unlike Blair, I probably won't be learning it out of books. Can anyone? Recommendations? As much as I'd like to fool myself into thinking so, it is not an intuitive endeavor. I need to take a class (or ten). BUT, they are gone and out, and I'm feeling glad and a little better-luck-next-time with the parts that I couldn't make work.
I slept most of the morning away-- normally this kind of behavior would leave me feeling guilty and rushed. But not today!! I feel so much better. The sun is out, we're going to take a walk to the grocery store where I'm told they're having a crazy good sale on my favourite chocolate bars-- Dagoba, Endangered Species, and Green and Black's (to name a few). Maybe I can get to see our friend Megan's tile work in her bathroom today, too. She also did her kitchen back splash last year. And if you dig around in her flickr, you might be able to find her partner in his high school wrestling uniform. I would offer a prize to the first person who finds it, but seeing it is probably prize enough.