Brief Update

  • Jun. 29th, 2007 at 12:30 AM

Last night, with the help of nppyinzer and spellbinding, I applied for a blogging position at I really hope it’s something that comes to fruition. I want to be writing for a purpose again. I’m in the learning phase of building a scrapbooking business. I found a couple more services for adoption profile creation – which brings it up to about 6 services, ranging in price from $100-$500. 
Today was just a blah day. My knee really hurt, and I’m out of my ketamine cream, so I couldn’t really fix it. I tried to nap, but my father came over and watered and wanted to chat. I was hoping to go see spellbinding, but the timing didn’t work out right. So I took Jack to the reservoir (or the lagoon, or “goo” for short). I really didn’t want to be there, but I couldn’t handle being in the house and in pain and feeling like a bad mother. So I watched him play in the sand and he kept getting in and out of the water, wanting to be picked up, put down, sit down, stand up, run away, touch the rope, kick kick, NO!. 
I really need some adult companionship.
Tonight I went through LinkedIn, updated my profile and added contacts. I also found a job posting for Netflix – they need a technical writer. For the most part, I could totally do well at that job. I don’t have the video editing skills they want. But they want someone compassionate, who can distill very technical information for a non-technical audience, someone who’s a team-player, but also a leader and competitive. The job description was very me. I hope I get an interview. It would be lovely to feel like movement is happening on this career/job area of my life.

In other news, my pictures are still pink, so if anyone has any idea of how to fix them, I’d be so grateful. Thanks to jayspec, I know the camera is broken. I’m hoping the pictures can be salvaged though.

  • Current Mood: tired tired


  • career,
  • jack,
  • job,
  • motherhood,
  • swimming,
  • work


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )

Jun. 29th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC)This is just a quick edit while I had a few minutes at work. Someone with mad Photoshop skills could probably do better:

Jun. 30th, 2007 12:51 am (UTC)WOW! That’s so much better than what I could do. Could you write down how you did it, so that I might be able to copy it. This looks great to me!

Jul. 2nd, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC)Here’s what I did. Sorry it’s taken a bit to get back to you.

I opened the image in Photoshop CS3, and went to Image -> Adjustments -> Replace Color. I then used the eyedropper tool to select the pinkness (which isn’t hard, because it’s completely unlike every other shade in the photo). I increased the fuzziness until most of the objectionable shade of pink was selected. Then I decreased the hue and saturation and increased the lightness until it was more or less white.

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