Tuesday, February 27, 2007

NO WAY, I just mean NO WAY

Ok, some of you are horse fans, or fanatics.
So, someone on a web site I check out posted this.....


There are some more horses on the side of the same page. I haven't watched any of those yet..

What is it you ask????

This is the COOLEST thing I have ever seen. Ok, I have done dressage, it is cool and I found it fun. But If I had known that other countries were this cool, I would have demanded to travel to see it. Speaking of which, if you find out they are doing Freestyle in Toronto at any of the competitions, I want to be there.

Can you believe that our television is soooo lame that they don't air it. Ok, probably somewhere on cable or Satillite now I could find it, but WOW.
I hope to see this 9 year old mare out there dancing for a long time.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Music and Lyrics

Ah yes, I said I would do a movie rating....

Naarah, Rob, Tom and I went to see Music and Lyrics and we totally give it 4 thumbs up. Naarah and I laughed out loud quite a few times, and Tom claims that he smiled the ENTIRE movie.
Now if that isn't a great review I don't know what is. If you lived in the 80's at all, OR are addicted to any of the VH-1 I love the 80's shows, you will LOVE this movie.

Videos we rented -
Beer Fest - Tom wanted to see what it was about. And- it was sort of funny. It had some good parts, but it was filled with sophomoric humor (duh) and had a really dumb plot twist. Did I say dumb plot twist, oh yeah - someone's twin brother appearing. Yeah, really dumb. The end was really funny with Willy Nelson making an appearence. Don't spend money on this, catch it on cable if they ever let it get that far.

Thank you for Smoking - I really wanted to see this movie. Basically because the premise was pretty good. AND, I wanted to see someone with all the right answers about Tobacco. You always wondered how they got so far for so long. The guy was great - I don't know who wrote it, but they did an incredible job. Just a reminder - the story takes place BEFORE Big tobacco has to settle and start paying the states for Health problems...

Hope you have a great week...

Where is your family from....?

I just learned something new today.....

As most of you know, I am adopted, and am very grateful for that. But, as we all know, you want to know where your ancestors are from. (Or someone is always asking that very question.)
Today I learned something new. Due to the fact that I have High Cholestral - it is very likely that my ancestors are from somewhere in Northern Europe.

Do you want to know why?? Well, our bodies need Vitamin D. There isn't enough sun in the Winter to collect enough, so our body uses the cholestral to covert and I guess I just need a lot more of it.... Ok, so where are my vitamins....

Monday, February 19, 2007

So, what have you been doing???

Ok, I have been trying to work on some DVD's for the last 2 months.

I got the original footage in December. The person and I agreed it would take a while and they were willing to wait for life to settle in January.

Ok, so January comes and I load all the footage for one person. (There is footage of three different people and I'm making seperate DVD's for each one.)

I edit and get it all done and think - WOW this is great. New version of my software and everything is totally cool. THEN I think - hey I should stick this in the DVD player before I mail it. AAAAAAHHHHHHHH
Ok, it looks GREAT - but there is no AUDIO.

So I try to reburn the DVD's like 5 times to get audio on them. I just kept making lovely coasters for the furniture. AHHHH. I finally get on the internet and go to the posts for the software I use.
GEE, it seems I'm not the only one with this problem.

I figure, go back and use the old version of the software and just get through this stuff. Ok, try to reload stuff, and unload stuff from the machine. Ummm, didn't work right.
So, I decide to reinstall the whole machine. If you know anything about computers - a FIREWIRE input is not how you connect to the internet, someone needed to Tell WINDOWS XP professional this. I finally find the driver for the motherboard internet connection (after 3 hours of screaming and crying.) and get it up and running again. (This was Friday um 2 weeks ago?)

Ok, so I RELOAD the footage, cause the stuff I loaded before does not work with the old version.
I chug through the musical stuff and really feel like I'm getting stuff done. Two DVD's down and mailed. Now time for the gymnastics stuff.
Ok, FOUND way more footage this time and need to get it in there. Tell the people, this may take a little longer.
Last THURSDAY - yeah the 15th. I get all the footage loaded, and edited so that it looks decent and before I went to bed I told the machine - be nice and render all this so I can make DVD's tomorrow morning.

HA - the computer hates me. I tried 3 or 4 times to get it to render. It would just HANG UP in the middle. Just decide - opps not gonna finish.

I think about crying on Saturday. Sunday I go the desperate route. I start chopping big time and tell the machine to make little AVI files that I will peice together to make the final over an hour DVD with all the cool menus.

By Sunday night at 11:30 pm, I finally had all the AVI files of what was left of the footage. Some of it I just could not use.
This morning I asked the computer politely to use the OTHER harddrive and make me a DVD.
I got home from work to find - LOW AND BEHOLD a finished Render of the DVD with Menu's.

5:30pm - threw in a DVD and burned a final copy. 6:30pm - checked it on the DVD player attatched to the TV. Picture and SOUND....

7:30 pm - 2 more copies of the DVD spit out of the machine - now I have to print the labels on the DVD. (I now have a printer JUST for this job.)

So, to recap. The studio 10 software does not make the audio available for a regular DVD player to play it.
The computer thinks that a firewire plug is used for internet connections.
My second hard drive is probably failing and putting more footage on it is a bad idea.
And I have TWO more people worth of VIDEO to load, edit and burn DVD's for.......

And what have you been up to lately..?.....

(Tomorrow I may review Music and Lyrics.)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Sorry Forgot - Tammy on News

Hi, Well I added to my 15 mintues of Fame this week.
So, I have what about 10 minutes left.... This was about 5 seconds of it.

(Yes, I have had a least one friend call and say - I think I saw you on the news.)

I was on Channel 7 evening news (11 o'clock) on Monday night.

I forgot to warn people because a - I did not know what time. b- I figured it would suck. c- been busy editing... Don't ask...

Here is where you can see me on TV. Ok it is the internet version. Uses Windows Media player to run. Won't run on this machine. I will try to run it on the others in the house....

Tammy ON the News...

Let me know if it does not work. Or if I am FASCINATING....

I have burned it from the TiVo on to DVD if we must share it that way...

Thursday, February 01, 2007

How normal am I??? HA HA HA

You Are 45% Normal
While some of your behavior is quite normal...Other things you do are downright strange. You've got a little of your freak going on. But you mostly keep your weirdness to yourself.