Zhadi's Den

Random essays on wine, writing, moving to San Francisco, surfing, cats (exotic and otherwise) and zombies...depending on my mood.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Keeping up with the Joneses...

I refer, of course, to the prolific output of bloggers like Mr. Fabulous and Malnurtured Snay, who don't just post ONE post a day, but sometimes multiple postings. I've made a late New Year's (New Solstice's?) resolution to put up one post a day, even if it's a shortie, so even though I'm tired, grouchy and in the middle of re-reading GONE WITH THE WIND for the umpteenth time, here I am. Posting.

One of my favorite quotes from GWTW:

'She lay in the silvery shadows with courage rising and made the plans that a sixteen-year-old makes when life has been so pleasant that defeat is an impossibility and a pretty dress and a clear complexion are weapons to vanquish fate.'

Well, I didn't always have a clear complexion, but there's something about the perceived invulnerablity of youth, the years before cellulite makes its ugly appearance (or at least it's easier to get rid of...and did you know that it used to be a survival trait? Stupid survival...), when our hair is thick, our bodies and face firm and unwrinkled, and years ahead of us before old age dares to make an appearance. The world is our oyster and if something doesn't work out one week, we mourn it extravagantly (see previous post re: Drama Queen) and then start making plans for something new. Tomorrow is another day, y'know.

I'm really jonesin' to figure out the whole photo scanning thing. So far I've managed to scan the pictures, but they translate as little squares in the middle of an 8" by 10" space. I really want to put some pictures of me and Maureen in our 'Southern Belle' days, when we thought that the two of us together made the perfect modern day Scarlett O'Hara. Her figure and facial structure, my hair color and eyes. Both of us with enough youthful arrogance (if he doesn't like us, he MUST be gay!) and confidence to be really irritating to friends and family.

But we were awfully cute.

Fiddle Dee Dee!


  • At 12:20 AM, Blogger Other Lisa said…

    Technical Q - what are you using to scan them and what program are you importing them into?

    Forgive the syntax.

  • At 9:51 AM, Blogger zhadi said…

    Using a printer/scanner/copier at work (you can send things to your desktop, and I'm importing them as a jpeg. It has something do with needing to isolate the size of the picture as opposed to the whole 8X10 space...

  • At 11:04 AM, Blogger Other Lisa said…

    Ah. When you scan it, what you need to do is set up the frame then. That's usually pretty easy to do. But I think you can crop it down to size using iPhoto.

  • At 2:30 PM, Blogger Mr. Fabulous said…

    Like sands through the hourglass...such are the days of our lives :)

  • At 12:04 PM, Blogger Malnurtured Snay said…

    i suffer from diahrea of the finger tips.


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