August 9, 2008

another test for large pictures.






I have been so busy with shoots and editing, that I didn't get to blog as much as I wanted to last week. I've been trying to figure out how to get my images larger with out throwing off the screen alignment. On my Mac screen....I can get the pictures lookin' so sweet, but then I go to a standard screen on a regular computer and half of the images are cut off.....so I went back to the drawing board and I think I've figured it out...but the images are pixelating a little, so I've got some more work to do. 

Did you hear about Bernie Mac? That is so crazy. He was only 50! I just pulled up my yahoo account and saw that he died of complications stemming from pneumonia. 50 is young. This is sort of a random memory, but I SPECIFICALLY remember watching Different Strokes and Mr. Drummond was going to the hospital because of Heart Problems, and the Dude...Looked OLD. Sooo in my 7 year old head, I decided that when people were 50 they were definitely OLD. Now that my parents are over 50 and every year I'm inching past 30...50 most definitely is young. 






Last week Friday, Breaking Dawn was released to the masses. Part of our Girls Night Out (I had to use my exchange card to get a GNO on a Friday night...Nick likes to thing that Friday nights belong to "Nick") , encompassed braving the throngs of obsessed Twilight fans...(like how I say that, as if I wasn't one of the campers in line, with a seat and a Big Gulp...magazine, first aid kit, year supply..what have you) to get our books. I would have went all alone if it had come down to it.  I would have went all alone, in the freezing cold, pouring rain, with out food and water..IF it came down to it. But, I am blessed to have Sisters and Sister In Laws (with one exception, and I asked her not to kill my buzz), that were more than happy to join me on my crusade.
We started at Barns and Noble where we actually, honestly, truly had to get wrist bands.  We ended up at the Midvale WA-MART. Which in my opinion is THE most Ghetto..Ghettoest...more gettoish Wal-mart of all Wal-mart's in our area. The line was forming before we got there, and streched out the front down the length of the building. I almost laughed when I looked up to see the "L" in WAL-MART light burnt out. At 12 midnight, the herding began. So with all the waiting and anticipating and being in the Ghettoest WA-Mart in the valley, we only had one incident. A Lady had made it through the lines and once she grabbed her book tried to leave the line to shop. A Manegerly type women, politely informed her that she needed to check out with the book first. The lady walked about 10 feet and CHUCKED the book back into the woman's face. Most of you know..but incase you didn't...these books are over 600 pages thick....I think she ran away after because she knew there was a good possibility that she might get charged with "ASSAULT WITH A BLUNT OBJECT"  Anyway, that was our adventure.  
I loved the book.  I made "arrangements" with Nick, to assure a few hours of solid reading.  We did take the kids to the movies mid-day...I tried not to be too salty about that, because it was for the kids.  I did end up reading through the movie, with the light from my cell phone.  Later that same night Nick wanted to go to the MUMMY III...and this time I wasn't allowed to bring my book.   I don't know if the MUMMY III is "the worst movie ever made", or if it was just backlash from not being able to finish my book...but it sure felt like the MUMMY III was "the worst move EVER made".  Needless to say, I finished the book, and it was GREAT!  I didn't even have any post book depression, like I normally get!  
There is so much Hype surrounding these books, that I'm sure those of you who haven't read them, refuse to by now, if for no other reason but "principal", I don't blame you...really I understand.  I, myself held out for a long time.  BUT...if you ever want to read a really great story.  DO IT!  (then call me k) 

11 comments:

Verlynn said...

Lol @ the lines, and reading by the light of your cell phone, at least now I can finally answer my husbands question when book in hand, cell phone in the other, "who does that?!"

It is a great read!

Crystal said...

I can't believe that lady threw the book. So ugly.
I'm avoiding the Twilight series because I know I'll get sucked in. Though I DO plan to watch the movie.
ps: On my standard monitor (I think it's standard) the images are showing up great.

kanaboke said...

call me FOB, but I had to read the headline you had in Bold letters again to understand it..then I realized, waaaaiiit a minute, isn't Assult spelled Assault? I am a bit fobish after all so I might be absolutely wrong :-). Anyhoo, it was absolutely entertaining to read this blog!! My favorite part?...Your reading of the Breaking Dawn with by the light of a cell phone! Hilarious!

Naomi Masina said...

FOB or not...thanks for the heads up...FOR REAL..if the spell check don't get it....I'M DONE FOR. Thanks for lookin out for a girl!

dave&savani said...

lol you are so funny and my husband thought i was a little crazy. he rolls his eyes every time i start up another conversation about Twilight or make a reference to it...but you really cant help it when other people feel the same excitement you do. i tried to read the last book really slow so that it would last longer but that was a little impossible. we can still look forward to the movie, right? =).

Naomi Masina said...

Savani...I thought about reading it slow to make it last as long as possible ...but that would have extended the the "below par parenting" I was dishing out. Okay..so this is the secret that I didn't even blog...because as much as everyone gets a kick out of me reading by the light of my phone..I find that hardly out of line..he he..BUT GET THIS.. (this is actually embarrasing to me). My phone battery died, so I went and sat next to the little blue lights that light up the floor so you don't fall down the stairs...yeah the ones right in the front of the whole theater..on the floor...DIE FOR IT GIRL. I was so into it...if you paid me to tell you one thing about SPACE MONKEYS... I would not make any money!

Hali said...

That is TOO funny! Omi, I think my mom sent you pictures of Chris and I reading as we were making breakfast!! lol. Needless to say Breakfast took FOREVER to make and the boys were getting grouchy!! We didn't wanna stop reading!!

Niki O2afi said...

That is too funny Omi! I hate to admit this but this ghetto "WA-MART" is the one that's closest to my home. But I have to agree with you it has gotten ghetto over the past couple of years (believe it or not it used to be a nice "WAL-MART") LOL You make this series of book sound so interesting! Thank you for motivating me into getting back into reading wonderful books (that's if I can find time in between taking care of the kids!) I love you & your beautiful photography!

Naomi Masina said...

Niki...What am I going to do with all of those amazing deserts you made? I ate myself sick yesterday and what did I do as soon as I woke up this morning??...I ATE more for breakfast...and I have another stomach ache... So basically I am living off of your cookies, 2nd day in a row! I'm so glad you guys came over. I was so nice to have everyone in our home. Haven and Ryder are still asking for your kids. BTW...I knew you'd be a SUPERIOR wife, just like me....! Even if our husbands and kids don't notice, "WE" superior wives, know one when we see one! LOVE YOU!

Valasi Satini said...

Hey Omi! I totally understand about the twilight series! I am a die hard fan! I'm so sad its over though. Now I need to find another book to read. any suggestions??

Naomi Masina said...

Hey Las...I have heard the The Host was really good. I just don't like Alien stories...BUT I am going to read it because before Twilight I didn't like vampire/ werwolf stories. I'm going to start in a couple of days, and I'll let you know if it's worth it! My sister said it was better than Twilight...I can't really believe that at this point....but I'd really be happy for another good read.