Adventures with Dr. Lady Cutie Troublemaker

Life is in flux BIG TIME these days. I want to keep in touch with all of my peeps. The Internet is this beautiful thing. I can move to a brand new city and still stay in easy, near-daily contact with the people I love. When I feel connected to the people in my life that matter, I am unstoppable!

Use to determine your Hopscotch Schedule

By Abby at 9:54 pm on Friday, August 3, 2012

The Hopscotch Music Festival lineup is completely overwhelming, but there are some ways to make your decisions a little easier. Here’s one I came across the other day. Go to the Hopscotch page and click on “Your Recommended Lineup.” You’ll also see “Full recommended lineup and artist info” down below. Now I’m gonna be that guy that listens to every single damn band to make my decisions, but you aren’t me. You aren’t crazy. This is a much easier way to go if you’re overwhelmed and want an easier way to get started on your choices.

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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes: Soundcheck to Gig

By Abby at 10:25 am on Saturday, July 17, 2010

This is not a brilliant blog post. I just wanted a little corner of the web to post all three videos in order. I got a chance to see soundcheck, since the lead singer of the band, Alex (not “Edward,” oddly) is my friend Holden’s cousin. I posted the videos to TwitVid, but they landed online some time in the middle of the night, and they landed out of order! The point is how fun it was to get a chance to see them do this song earlier in the evening and then again in the space for a full house. There were better things about both performances. I do apologize for the spastic filming in the first video. I was dancing around a little too much – all over the floor, which was ALL MINE! Bwahahaha!!!

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Celebration is In Order

By Abby at 10:26 pm on Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Click the picture to see the big version.

After a VERY long month, the decorating/furnishing of my office is complete. The entire checklist has been checked. The last few things were the plants, the bottom-up blinds, the wood-specific office chair wheels, and last but of COURSE not least, the therapist chair (which arrived Sunday).

I used to always use Autostitch for panos, but they don’t make it for Mac. Instead, I used Calico. This was my first time using it, and so I just have the trial version. I cloned out some (but not all) of the little ads all over the picture. After I stitched all 18 pictures together, I used Transform/Warp in Photoshop to fill out the gaps in the corners. Lots of artifacts of the process all over the place… and of course the office looks WAY bigger than it actually is. But you get the idea. This is where I work. It’s mine. I don’t work for anyone anymore but myself.

It’s what I’ve wanted for years, and now I have it, and it seems like it’s going to work! Thanks so much to all of you who helped me this month. I could never have done it without you. (You know who you are, and I’ll thank you all personally again and again… I’ve got your back whenever you next need it.)

Soon, I will have an Open House, and I hope my friends stop in to say hello! Maybe August First Friday. I still have lots of businessy stuff to do, and I’d like to celebrate one more time when all that junk is done.

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Sho Nuff Imparts Some Wisdom

By Abby at 1:30 pm on Monday, June 29, 2009

Running into Sho Nuff is always entertaining. I was at The Borough on Friday having dinner with my friends John, Hugh, and Ian (and later Emily) when he showed up. He was on fire that night! (John, I can’t believe you didn’t mention him!! :P)

Learning about love from Sho Nuff:

Sho Nuff in Summer Attire

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Jake’s Brilliant Idea

By Abby at 11:33 am on Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I had a really busy day on Monday with six hours of appointments, so I didn’t really get a chance to properly check the internet. I logged on long enough to see that Jake wanted to go shoot pictures in the 7:15-8 area. I was racing around and he managed to let me know to bring a my tripod, my G9, and some extra camera batteries. I arrived at his place with no idea of the plan. I will explain in pictures:

And here’s the result!

Later, I saw he’d shared this article in Google Reader.

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