Thursday, February 28, 2008


Sometimes I come across random stuff on my hardrive that is just good for a giggle. I don't remember where this came from and it is rude and more than a little lewd. But hey, it's retro so that means it's harmless, right?

Saturday, February 23, 2008

welcome to my life

My friend just sent this to me, I guess it is from some design blog she reads. This is basically what goes on at my office all day long.

me: the logo you sent me is unusable because the fonts weren't outlined, and i don't have the fonts. can you ask your client to re-send the same file with outlined fonts?

account executive: can't you just download the font from the logo?

me: .... (long pause).... on second thought, just give me the client's number and i'll speak to them myself.

project manager: (carrying a cd into my office) i need you to make some changes to the files on this disc so i can send it to the client

me: i'm kinda slammed right now, how involved is this change? what is it, a logo or something?

project manager: it's an adobe

me: .... (long pause).... uh... just leave the disc on my desk, i'll take a look at it"

Friday, February 22, 2008

just plain cute

My sister (aka nazi blogger) has been bugging me for an update so here goes. I hate to be one of those girls who goes on and on about herself, but since the subject of this blog is partially my love life I guess I should talk about my love interest! After 40 (seriously) or so first dates for me since May, I think I finally found a winner. He is my age, which is not the norm for me, but I like it. He is quite athletic, which I also like. So athletic in fact, that our second date was running stadium stairs at the high school. I was terrified to agree to this. I mean, there are just so many unknown factors when working out with a new guy. Sweating and spandex are not generally things I like to introduce into a relationship so early, but it worked for us. He is a tv producer and does a ton of freelance work, so we kind of get each other when it comes to being slightly work obsessed. He made me a card for Valentines Day, adorable. I could go on, but hopefully, there will be lots of time for that in the future. Guess you could say that he's just plain cute and I'm a smitten kitten. It's been a good month!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

my love hate relationship with freelance

LOVE: the money ($45 per hour!!), meeting new people, feeling busy, rounding out my portfolio (what? you mean there are other things to design than silverware, propane torches and scrunchies?)

HATE: working at night and during the weekend, my inability to say no, meeting annoying new people.

I just picked up a new freelance gig doing branding and packaging for some new eco-friendly cleaning products. This is an ideal job since I fancy myself a novice environmentalist and feel the need to contribute something good to society. We have a kickoff meeting this week so I'll have more to share then. Happy Saturday, y'all!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

funny valentine

Thursday will mark date #8 with a (the?) new guy in my life. Coincidentally it is Valentine's Day. Now we all know there is no better way to spook a guy than to overreact to everyone's favorite, fake, commercialized holiday, so I decided a cute card designed by me would be just the thing. He is a former bike racer, which cracks me up, so that is the theme of the card. Tee hee, I think it's fun.

Friday, February 1, 2008

new haircut

I have been going shorter and shorter and shorter lately. Today I went reaaaal short.