Sunday, November 21, 2010

Windows 7????

Hey all!

I think it's finally time for a big change. Yes, I'm upgrading my computer to windows 7. I've been living in win xp land for so long, now things are becoming a problem. :{ I was doing some research on some video editing software and found that the really good stuff doesn't work on 32bit old computers. I need to upgrade to 64bit to get all the bonuses I really like. Not to mention the animation programs are starting to bog down my system. I've tried to fight it for so long, but I think it's time. That is currently what is keeping me away from my animations... that and work, the holiday's, crashing hard drives (right after I uninstall my fav programs - only to learn I lost the original installers I had! They were on those external hdds. booo!) and just general life. I've been working on a couple projects and am still thinking about that animation table. With the holiday's just around the corner, there hasn't been much time for shopping. And of course now with upgrading to windows 7, the table gets further behind. I think I'm going to have to pick up a new graphics card and some more ram. :( It's called being broke for the holidays!! lol.

I don't think I've really talked about it here much, but in the past 2 years Tim and I have been making a corporate animated Christmas card for work. It usually eats up my Nov and Dec. This year, since the company got bought out, we don't get the joys to make the card. Sad, yes, but also a good thing. (Corporate Animated Christmas Cards should NEVER exist. Art people and business people just don't mix.)

Don't worry though, the creative loss isn't going to be felt too much. Currently, Tim, Molly, Justin and I are planning 4 Movie marathons for the winter season!! Awesome, right??!!! The first one coming up is "The Disney you never knew." This is going to include all the banned war cartoons, old black and white shorts (yay Alice!) and the lesser known movies (Black Hole, Dragonslayer and a few others) The awesome news about this means *trumpets sound* we get to bake more 3D cakes!! This time around Tim is going to help me out. This Disney marathon, I'm thinking my favorite "Chernabog." Remember the big scary demon from the original Fantasia film?? yeah, him.


I'm thinking, since it's so close to Christmas, of giving him a santa hat. lol. I'll be sure to post pictures here and on my facebook page to show the making of this guy. It's going to be epic!

And in non animation related news, I got a new car this month. Yeah an unexpected thing, but a very welcomed thing. ;} See, I was driving a car sold to me by my parents. It was a Sebring Chrysler Convertible... very awesome car, in it's prime. Mine was over 10 years old. The car was costing me more money to own it, then it would to sell it. Don't get me wrong, come summer time I will miss it, but for now I think I'm completely happy. I won't miss the leaky roof, the smelly trunk, not being able to leave anything in the trunk for fear of it drowning, the broken visor, having to get out of the car and walk around to let out the passenger, the broken air conditioning, the heat that only worked on high, the one speed wipers that didn't really work, the engine that sounded like a rubber band motor, the leaky new tires, the soon doomed power steering, the paint peeling trunk, the heavy trunk that keeps closing on top of you and the list goes on and on. Funny, but not so funny. The drive-in crew will have to deal with the fact that the convertible is now gone. Instead now I have a pretty dark blue Hyundai Sonata SE 2011. Very pretty and much more like me.

As for the rest of my life, I just found out I could delete followers from twitter. That makes me very happy in an evil sort of way. It allows me to put a close on a chapter of my life that was starting to become one 500 page run-on sentence. So, I'm in a really great mood. I think for the rest of today, I'm going to work on part of my Brothers Christmas gift. The only info I can post here about it - it's made from Clay, and after Christmas, I can share some pictures of it!
Hugs to all and Happy Holidays!!!
Katie