Daily Archives: 11/28/2008

Twitter Updates for 2008-11-28

  • enjoyed sleeping last night while the rest of you were out shopping! Not sure what I’ll be doing today, but I presume I won’t be shopping. #
  • the christmas music has started! let the countdown begin (to when we can stop playing it) #
  • I wrote to the one and only Sister Caldwell and got it out in the mail today. Can I go back to sleep now? #
  • Fully caught up on Google Reader. Now it’s really time for a nap! #
  • The worst part of taking all the pictures is loading them into iPhoto. I need a better solution. suggestions? Nikon View? Lightroom? #
  • If I keep getting 10 mbps downloads with fios, I might have to upgrade to 20/20 just to take back everything bad I’ve said. #
  • Trying to decide if I want to go to the temple early today or just for our branch’s baptisms tonight. Anyone want to join me if I go early? #
  • Baptisms for the Dead at the San Diego Temple tonight 5-7. Meet at the Murrieta Stake Center to carpool at 5:30. #
  • Our supposedly canceled baptisms trip went well. 6 bros & 6 sisters plus others. Guess I didn’t go early so I could orchestrate this. #
  • Building cleanup in the morning. I’ll be there at 8, hope to see you there. #

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Working with Pictures

It seems like I didn’t accomplish much today. I worked with my pictures from Maui for a while this afternoon and eventually got so frustrated with iPhoto that I decided to search for an alternative. I’d love to have something free or that I already have, but I’d rather pay for something that is going to work right. I started using a trial of Aperture and while the workflow is different and taking some getting used to, it seems that the process can be done much faster and it doesn’t choke with my 6 mb pictures like iPhoto does. Really I think my computer needs a faster hard drive and more ram, i.e. I should be doing this on a Mac Pro instead of a MacBook Pro. I wonder if it would be economical to upgrade the RAM in my mbp.

I wrote to the one and only Sister Caldwell this morning. I feel like we’re always writing, but not much information is being conveyed. Maybe I need to switch to a larger medium than the note cards. I really want to get back to writing her more inspiring things or talking about things I have learned. I actually had a hard time keeping some of the drama out of this one, but I don’t want to bore or distract her with that useless information.

We went to the temple tonight to do baptisms for the dead. Apparently the trip got canceled as I was getting ready to go. I called the temple and they said they would rather have some of us than none of us, so I told everyone I could that the temple trip was still happening and we went down. We had 6 brothers and 6 sisters which was pretty good for a cancelled trip. We did things in a kind of weird order tonight, but it got done and that’s what matters in my book.

I don’t really have anything exciting to report today. Maybe I should have gotten the mail. Or maybe I should just go to sleep!