Sunday, September 16, 2012

Home Again

Back again. I had a crazy week beginning with Monday, as they canceled my flight in Sacramento and then I had to scramble to get another, so I eventually ended up with a flight out of Oakland getting me into Dallas at midnight! What a crazy Monday! The rest of the week was not too bad and there was no drama with my return flight on Thursday except that my car was in Oakland and we flew back into Sacramento. So the GM from Modesto gave me a ride home from the airport and the Hubs took me to Oakland to get my car Friday afternoon.  I am now tired but I get to stay home for the next couple of weeks. At least home every night. That will be better.
I got to go tour the Dallas Cowboy's Football Stadium this time. OMG!! That place is amazing and if you ever get the chance, please check it out. We got to go into locker rooms for the players and the cheerleaders. And they let us walk out on the field. So cool! Of course they did not tell us we were going anywhere special so I did not take my camera, which sux, but oh well. I am not much of a football fan but maybe I am a stadium fan. It was a very awesome experience.
I have been very busy with work, but I actually did something for myself. I wrote a How to Drive Safe zine.
This is one sheet of 8.5 X 11 copy paper cut and folded into an 8 page, 4 inch booklet/zine. I made it to prove to myself I could. So the top pic is how it looks ready to be read and here it is unfolded for copying:

I just typed up each page with an 8 point font and kept it in the size I wanted. So then I printed and cut out each little page to fit between the folds and stuck them down with removeable adhesive, and then took it to Office Max and got them copied. Very fun and cool. After it is cut and folded correctly it becomes the little zine in the top pic. There is no printing on the other side. I have always wanted to create one, but didn't know what to put in one. So since teaching folks how to drive correctly is my career, I figured I knew more about that than anything else. So, if you are intersted in writing one for yourself,  you can Google 8 page zine to see how one is created. There are tons of You Tube Videos on the subject. And everyone is a master at a number of subjects that others would like to know about and this is a great way to get people to read your writing on the cheap. Oh and if you are interested in wanting this one, let me know, and I will send you one.

I have an art friend that lives in Modesto and she gave me a brand new Kodak Printer today that she won at a scrapbook expo and never used. So we hooked it up today and it prints the pictures like negatives. Freeky, but great for journal fodder. Anyway I am hoping to talk to Kodak Customer Service tomorrow to get it to print correctly. It is very nice and wireless.

I actually went to Michael's yesterday for the first time since May. I found a $25.00 gift card in my console that I had forgot about and used it. I got a mini label maker for the Smashbooks. $11.00, not bad. I love those punched labels for journaling.

And the big news this week is I have pre ordered the new IPhone 5!! Ta Da! It should be here next Friday. My HTC Thunderbolt is so hard to keep charged now and with the broken screen, it is bugging me to death. So by this time next week I will be a complete Apple Junkie sans Mac Book. That will not be happening any time soon.

So that is the new this week. have fun and stay safe.


Cheryl said...

Glad you're home safe and sound. Send me a copy of your zine, okay? I'm so proud of you for doing it. Pass out a copy to all your drivers. Hey, print out a bunch of stuff before you fix your new printer and send me some.

Kelly Kilmer said...

Happy to hear you'll be home for a bit! Sounds like you had some fun seeing the stadium!! :)
I would LOVE a copy of your zine! Lmk what I need to send you!!! Thanks! :)