RANDOM ACTS OF BLOGGING
1) I want to join a something-of-the-month club, but I don't know what kind. I know that sounds a bit silly, but I like getting packages in the mail! Deep down, I'm 12, I can't help it. I have a couple of problems about choosing which kind: a) Most of these are expensive, so if I'm going to do this I want to get something I can use or that I can enjoy. b) I don't need a new jar of jelly every month. c) Cut flowers die quickly and I pretty much have a black thumb when it comes to living plants. d) I'm afraid if I get fruit, most of it will go bad before I got a chance to eat it. So there you go. Anyone got any suggestions?
2) I'm turning into the Graphic Design McGyver at work. I am asked to make a lot of different things,and usually I don't really think much about what it is, I just do it. Yesterday, it dawned on me that the people around here must put a lot of faith into my artistic abilities, because a lot of the time I'm asked to do something, I don't really get directions. Sometimes I don't even get source materials, and I'm expected to recreate something I don't know about, and that I've usually never seen before! Yesterday, for instance, my boss came in holding what looked like a postage stamp in one hand and a photograph that had been blasted with a shotgun in the other. Archives and Exhibits are moving a lot of our large stuff from the main museum over to the Davidson Center, and behind the LEM (the big, shiny, spider-looking-thing that was used to land on the moon) apparently had some kind of schematic or diagram attached to it. Whatever it is, it was really old, and it had gotten ripped so they need it replaced. The postage size piece he had was a random piece of the image, and so I had to puzzle piece it back together. The diagram doesn't have a name on it, or tell where it came from, or even what it is, but they want it recreated! So they brought it to me. I think I have enough of it to almost completely draw a new one, except for where the hole is, and I may just have to wing it. I'm sure whatever NASA guy who originally drew the thing would be so proud. :)
3) So, I'm not sure what's going to happen with the bridge to the Enterprise. Too many people are dragging their feet lately to get anything nailed down. My idea is to have the platform built where the captain and navigators sit mocked up, but if we don't hurry up and get some stuff planned, construction isn't going to have time to make it. :( I just really want it to be awesome, and I'm thwarted at every turn! Curses!