Monday, September 29, 2008
Daddy, What Happened To Your Blog?
A good question indeed. I had plans yesterday. Big plans. You should be disappointed because it would have been great. You were probably involved. I had a new idea and I was going to call it the Sunday Shout Out. Just look:
Wow, right? Are you feeling a little tingle? Of what might have been? No, not that. Get off your ass for a minute and let the blood flow back into your legs. Better? Good. So Supreme Leader and I took the kids out for a bike ride yesterday. I took the camera and took a bunch of video clips of the monkeys saying cutsie stuff. The plan was to bring it home and feed the video into iMovie and stun you with my brilliance. That was the plan. Sixteen hours later when we finally got home and my knee was literally ON FIRE from riding into a vicious headwind coming in off the Pacific while I was towing a U-haul (child trailer) behind my bike it all fell to pieces. Oh, and when we turned around the wind switched directions and became a vicious outflow on the way back. Did I mention my knee was on fire? Do you know how hard it is to drive with smoke coming off your knee? Totally ruined my riding pants.
Anyway, I might have let my plans get away from me. Time was not on my side. By the time we got home I was exhausted. Once I'd rebounded and the kids were finally in bed I downloaded all my video clips and tried to get them into iMovie. And iMovie turned into a screaming bitch! If you're a PC person, iMovie is a cool Apple program for making your own movies. As long as it recognizes the file you're trying to give it. And therein lay the problem. And me going off the deep end. One of the reasons I love my Mac so much is that, most of the time, you give it something and it just knows what to do. No feeding it drivers for each new thing you want to add or you want it to do. It just does it. Or 99% of the time. So I ran into the 1%, being that it doesn't like the mix of audio & video files that Sony uses. Sony. FUCKING SONY!!! How in the name of all that's holy can you not program for Sony, the giganictest electronics company in the world?!?!?!?! Sure you can get a third party program and convert the video, but I have NO patience for that shit. I'm as patient as my children when it comes to electronics. It should all JUST WORK.
Sorry. I'm better now. So once I figure out all that crap I promise to stun you. It's not looking good at the moment though. Not with two children around during the day and Prime Time gearing up the season premiers. Hell, Life starts tonight. That means I have 3 hours of TV tonight. Woot! Lets make plans for some time around Christmas.
Here, watch this while I sneak away: