Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Anyway, last week the episode ended with a great clip that those of us who are new to design and to working in design software can really relate to.
Go here and scroll to 19:22, which is the last little white dot on the timeline (it might make you watch a commercial first, sorry) to get to the final clip of the episode.
Poor Pam, I really felt for her, but maybe this means she'll head off to design school, and eventually get a much better job--just like we're all going to do one day! Wishful thinking...
Friday, May 9, 2008
Apparently, I collect perfume bottles. I didn't realize it until this show-and-tell assignment. Sometimes I buy perfume just because of how the bottles look and never use the perfume. And the ones I do use, I hold on to and line them up on my dresser. So, guess that makes me a collector.
I am having troubling finding Sicily perfume, so having that bottle is kind of sentimental to me. There's nothing left of the fragrance, so all I have left is the scent of the bottle. Maybe that makes me creepy, I don't know.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
I like this blogger's take on the subject, particularly the part about your "leave behind." This is again from The Copywriter Underground.
The pitch is finished. The prospect’s eyes are bright and shiny. They’re licking their lips over the program. They want it. Bad.
Yet they can’t make the final decision. But their boss can. Can you really rely on them to repeat your pitch from memory?My preference is to leave behind a single sheet of paper summarizing your pitch.
Read the rest of this blog entry.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
The reviewers are hilarious. They bash the crappy films quite nicely, but they also have a lot of knowledge about film making and give very insightful critiques and well-written reviews of good movies, like Brokeback Mountain, The Bourne Ultimatum, and Juno.
Plus now they have book reviews and daily news updates. I also like their Guide to What's Good for You, which describes their favorite group of films in a particular genre or completely made up category, like the movies that feel most like real life, the best third date flicks, or the 10 worst blockbusters of all time.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
It features reviews and info on fashion and makeup, but it also has some of the most randomly awesome products, particularly related to food. Check it out:
I'll post some other blogs during the week. By the way, it was once my dream to become a full-time blogger. Maybe it's time to revisit that dream. I also want to write a screenplay. My dreams really are varied, aren't they?
Friday, May 2, 2008
Your unique point of view. Your writing style. Your own individual, personal stories and the way they shape your message.
There’s just one problem with all of that. It’s terrifying.
It sounds great and idealistic to just be completely yourself online, to strip naked on your blog and hope people will love you. In practice, it’s not just scary, it’s a good way to give yourself a ferocious case of writer’s block. Not to mention making life easier for the occasional wacko or stalker.