Showing posts from May, 2014

Trying Another Editing Program

For a while, I've worked with Microsoft Movie Maker, a free program I downloaded. It's a very basic program. But I don't think it's the most user friendly. However, it's a free program, so what do I expect?

I wanted to do a little more than what Movie Maker is capable of. So I stopped by Best Buy to see if there were any specials. The store hardly carries software anymore, but found out that Sony Movie Studio was on sale for $39.99. So I bought it. I just uploaded my video, which you can see here:

I just had a one minute clip and added some text at the end, so it's still a basic video. But I'm going to experiment with clips to see what I can do. The thing with buying software these days is that they don't include instruction manuals. That is, PAPER instruction manuals. You can click on the help thing on the toolbar, but it will probably take you online so you can ask your question in the …

"Her" Looks Like pow chick a bow wow

This looks like an interesting movie, but I can't help but think this guy looks like a porn star from the 1970s.

Her Lips Weren't Sealed

At the Dollar Tree a couple weeks ago, I came across Belinda Carlisle's memoir, Lips Unsealed. As a fan of the Go-Gos, I had to get it. I had no idea Carlisle has major problems with addiction. I remember "Our Lips Are Sealed" and how catchy it was.

I always thought Carlisle was beautiful--she seemed the perfect California blonde. It's a bit shocking to read about how wasted she was a good part of the time, and how fat she felt. If she was a bit chubby, I thought it looked good on her.

But it's a good read, and I'm almost done.

Wrong Tacos

Taco Bell LimaRoad was off their game tonight. They got my order wrong twice.


I haven't been to a movie in months, literally, so when a friend invited me to see Neighbors, I accepted.

I saw the premise on a preview, I think, when I went to see Catching Fire. Yes, it's been THAT long since I saw a movie. Anyway, the premise looked funny. Fraternity, led by Zac Efron, moves into a house next door to an "old married couple," who are probably maybe 35, tops. Anyway, the usual hijinks ensue, with a hilarious fight scene between Zac and Seth Rogen, which is as funny and as gross as it gets.

Zac is certainly eye candy; I would not be surprised if he is the next celebrity to come out as gay. No man can look that perfect and be straight.

Without giving away the entire plot, the noise and incidents escalate, with Seth and his wife and a buddy scheming to get even with the frat boys. What's nice is that the movie, with all of its stupid/funny/gross situations, there are a few nuggets of truth--frats and sororities really don't mean much after co…

Carroll Fine Arts Night Photos!

Here are some photos from Carroll's Fine Arts Night. There was some really interesting funny art. There were also spoken word pieces, singing and music as well. I really do think the night should be longer than just a two hour event. I was able to meet the young ladies who came to Lowe's looking for display ideas and paint. 

This was a nice set up, and some nice pieces. The display was three panels painted and hinged together, with a board across the top to keep everything stable, as well as identify the artist.

Taylor made a cast of her own body in packing tape, and made a dress form. Displayed on this is a dress she made, and yes, she can wear it.
Some nice graphic design work.

Noah got these pallets from church for basically nothing. He nailed some panels on the backs of the pallets to give them height. He then nailed some supports on the bottom so the panels wouldn't fall over. He said to buy the pallets, they would cost about $9 each. He then mounted his photos on so…

Carroll High School Fine Arts Night

Is May 7 at Carroll.

Carroll High School Fine Arts Night

Don't forget Carroll Fine Arts night this coming Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.