Thursday, February 7, 2013

The OCD in me

Did you notice that I'm still tooling around with my header?  Why?  Because I'm slightly OCD, apparently.  This is what I do instead of sleep.  And when I try to sleep, it's what's on my mind.  Basically, it was a problem and I'm a problem solving kinda nut.  When I couldn't get the banner to stretch across the entire blog, I set out to make it work.  I also was only half-hearted on the last attempt and I love an excuse to play with PicMonkey. 

What's PicMonkey, you say?  Rabbit hole, dear readers, rabbit hole.

PicMonkey is Photoshop for the poor and impatient.  Want to add text to a photo or put your head on someone else's body but don't want to go about "learning" how to do it with an expensive program like Photoshop?  PicMonkey is your friend.  Another good one is Fotoflexor.

I also received virtual help with layout from The Capital Carley, who has a tutorial that is to-the-point and easy to follow.  I found the free fonts at Kevin & Amanda who, by the way, will convert your own handwriting into fonts . . . for free!  No shizzle.  If you feel so inclined, you can leave a Pay Pal donation.  I'm totally doing this because one of my secret dreams is to design silly cards for friends and family.

In other news, this happened this morning:

Peace at last (or at least no biting in the face)

So, things are looking up in ADD-ville.

Now I'm going to take myself off-line to focus on the rest of my life because guess what, I haven't opened that Organize Now! book since January 1 and it sits on top of my clutter mocking me.

Must you mock me so blatantly?

Please give me feedback on the header.  Not just praise.  I'm tough.  I can take criticism.  As Jemaine Clement says,


photo credit: http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/567400/Conchords-comedian-shows-sci-fi-side-video

18 comments:

  1. Love the new header. When I was reading this, I was totally thinking of your OCD in terms of Harry Potter. Mostly because that's how I think of mine. Whenever I feel OCD, I think of it like the Marauder's Map and tell myself, "I solemnly swear I am up to no good." And then, when the sun rises and I have not slept because of all the f*cking awesome OCD, I say to myself, "Mischief Managed." And then I feel a little stupid for talking to myself, but not really.

    I also think I'm dislexic, because I mis-typed all of the i-before-e-except-after-c words in this comment and had to use the little red lined autocorrect. I know how to spell. My typing brain, however, doesn't.

    I may also be, as you might have noticed, on my third cup of coffee. Bev always says she can tell when I'm caffeinated because she says I "read fast." I'm typing this very fast, indeed.

    Thanks for the blog tips and tutorials. Love them all. Going to stalk your pinterest boards some more. xx

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    1. I'm always impressed with how much Harry Potter and LoTR you have memorized. My brain doesn't work like that, but I will now rationalize all of my OCD with you in mind.

      Maybe I'll go finish some Pinterest projects that I started in August. My daughter's birthday is in a week. She'll be surprised that I finally finished her lanterns! (Btw, I totally pimped up a dresser and am psyched with how it turned out. Will have to share.)

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  2. Also, AshleyRose wants me to do my Vlog of me performing either Business Time or the Rap Battle of the Rhymenocerous and the HipHop-opotamus. I'm glad you like Flight of the Concords. This makes me even more convinced that we need to be besties.

    I really think I need to go lie down.

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    1. Oh. My. God.
      Can I be the Rhymenocerous to your HipHop-opotamus? If you can do Modern Major General, you won't trip over the lines like I would (and I've always wanted to sing "ain't no party like my Nana's tea party. Hey. Ho.").

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    2. This need to happen, possibly this weekend. Because you are so the Rhymenocerous. Your lyrics are bottomless.

      Whilst my rhymes are so potent that in this small segment I made all of the ladies in the area pregnant. Yea, sometimes my lyrics are sexist, but you lovely bitches and hoes should know I'm trying to correct this.

      I know ever. single. word.

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    3. I also love . . .
      "She's so hot, she's making me sexist. Bitch."

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    4. Did you (fun fact) know that Bret MacKenzie and Stephen Colbert were both elves in "The Hobbit"?

      (I'm the mother flippin'.)

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  3. I love everything about you! Header is great, too.

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    1. The feeling is mutual my dear friend.

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  4. I love everything about you. Header is great, too

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  5. Love, love, love the header, Amy. Particularly the font and the water ring :) Although, if you could tie in some sort of piratical weapon or taxidermied rodent dressed as a muskateer, I'd be blown away. This is just...meh.(You said "be constructive"!)

    And thanks for the "how to" tutorial--very helpful!

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    1. Did you see the squirrel unzipping his skin to reveal the Superman costume beneath? Unfortunately that one sold out.

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  6. Love, love, love the header, Amy. Particularly the font and the water ring :) Although, if you could tie in some sort of piratical weapon or taxidermied rodent dressed as a muskateer, I'd be blown away. This is just...meh.(You said "be constructive"!)

    And thanks for the "how to" tutorial--very helpful!

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  7. Okay, I've tried 3 times now to leave a comment and the internet hates me and technology hates me #%&@! So I'll make it quick before it strikes again. Love the header. Maybe add a piratical weapon? Or taxidermied rodent wearing a boa? No? Fine. Just being constructive.

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  8. The heading is fantastic-- I like the coffee ring because it makes me feel at home.

    I'm impressed you own some kind of book--any kind of book-- with the word, "Organization" on it. I'm kind of in awe actually.

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    1. Julie, you are the only person to recognize that the stain is a coffee ring and not a watermark. For this Kate will bake you a pie.

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