Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Under construction

I thought of something else to do over the break: re-design my blog. Maybe I’ll even narrow the theme of the content a little more, too. I want to post more regularly (New Year's resolution), so maybe this is the first step.
Picture from http://goo.gl/5ztnE
I just finished the branding assignment for Ad class and I plan on applying some of the things I put together for that over here. If you had told me in September that I'd have three InDesign projects on the go, I would have curled up into a little ball and wept.

I don’t want to jinx anything, but… I really like InDesign. It turns out that pressing the wrong key doesn’t make the computer explode. Once I had that figured out, I started to have some fun with it. I have a lot to learn, but I’ve found the best way to figure out the program is by messing up (which I’ve done a lot).

So, keep your eyes open for some changes. However, I reserve the right to do nothing over the holidays except eat cookies, watch movies, etc. (see previous post).

Not likely, though.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The countdown's on...

The end is in sight –just over one week until our first term at RRC is done. All that stands between me and Christmas break is about three dozen assignments and tests. Maybe not that many, but it sure feels like it.
I’m working on a top-ten list of things to do over the winter break.
1)      Read a book. Any book.
-         I’m hoping to sit down with Lynn Coady’s The Antagonist and The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

2)     See a movie. Any movie. Top picks are:

-         Beginners (dir. Mike Mills)

-         Midnight in Paris (dir. Woody Allen)

-         Melancholia (dir. Lars von Trier)

-         Synecdoche, New York (dir. Charlie Kaufman)

-         The Tree of Life (dir. Terrence Mallick)

-         Being Elmo (dir. Constance Marks)

-         Take Shelter (dir. Jeff Nichols)

-         Like Crazy (dir. Drake Doremus) 

3)     Eat good food. It’d be great to head to Stella’s at least once.

4)     Go to the Festival of Trees and Lights downtown.

5)     Spend some time at McNally Robinson.

6)     Get in touch with friends and family I haven’t seen since CreComm orientation.

7)     Goon a steady diet of Christmas cookies.

8)    Go to the Canad Inns Winter Wonderland.

9)     Go skating at The Forks.

10)  Recharge for term 2.

But first thing’s first—survive until the end of next week…