Monday, February 2, 2009

Yes, I Went There...



Little Bob is star of the week starting tomorrow. She has been looking forward to this ever since the words came out of her teacher's mouth 5 months ago. Every week begins with the question... "mommy, when am I star of the week again?" Well it's finally here and that means she gets to be line leader all week, bring in show and tell, favorite books and or treats to share, AND a poster all about herself.

I try not to be an obnoxious mom...you know, one who's children can do no wrong, are absolutely 100% perfect and there is something wrong with YOU if you don't 100% adore the child, converse only about my child, etc. I really do try to pepper conversations with other interesting facts and questions about other people's lives. The blog has lots of info about Little Bob because she is a huge part of my life but I throw in other little bits of info here and there...don't I?

Tomorrow, I'm embarrassed to say, I'm going to be that obnoxious mother who waltzes in to her child's class with THE most enormous poster ever made about one little kid. I tried to trim stuff out but couldn't help it. I have little categories of info (hello...I'm anal) and already felt like I have left people or things out. I had to go back to the family category because I realized not all in my husband's immediate family were represented and grandma picks little Bob up on Wednesdays. She WILL take notes to see if there are more pictures of my family than hers and I didn't feel like dealing with her this week so I added a few more pics to include everyone. Can you see how this got out of control? *sigh*

I thought about taking it apart a couple of times today but just don't have the time or energy. I'm already having to work a week ahead in school since we'll be on vacation next week. The house is a mess blah, blah, blah. So, whatever...it is what it is. I'll be obnoxious for a day. I just hope I can fit it in the car.




Here's something fun. This is a project that I had to do for my video editing class. The assignment was to make cuts according to music without transitions or fancy editing (it is a beginners class) just straight cuts and try to edit to the music at some point. I was successful for the most part. There are a few minor blips here and there but it's pretty cute. I just slapped in photos quickly without too much thought or editing (of the pictures) since there wasn't a whole lot of time to complete and it wasn't what the assignment was all about. As far as slideshows go, there are much easier programs to use out there than Final Cut Pro but it was a good intro on how to begin to edit. I'll be using video in my next project. I burned a DVD of this movie with iDVD which has a cute little intro and menu that comes with it. This is just a quicktime movie so it will play on any computer and won't have the iDVD stuff. Side-note... one of the young men in class asked afterward how I got the shots of my plane..."Uh... dude, that's not really my plane." Yes, he was serious.

I have some fun flash videos to show soon too. Flash is everywhere now and will be really useful AND fun once I know what I'm doing. Want to see some fun flash movies? Check out this site for some really funny animated, 30-second interpretations of movies. I think Brokeback Mountain and Office Space are my favorites so far. So clever! Me...? Not so much BUT I can currently make a shape warp, ball bounce, and text flash. How cool am I?

5 comments:

Living on the Spit said...

Be as obnoxious as you want to be. You are so deserving and it is your right to be obnoxious.

I loved the video and I would have sent that in as well.

They call it King/Queen of the week here. It started my how Princess complex, I am sure.

Predo said...

Obnoxious? Are you kidding? Look at her, she is a STAR! She is totally gorgeous! I think the funny part is, if it were me, I would invite you down to be the photographer at the photo-shoot. I would then put together a complete four sided spread of her greatness and then call the people from the "Little Miss Contest"........Ah, you have so much more inner strength then I do. Do they have a billboard for rent around the school? Maybe the paper could run her profile shot on the front page? MMMMMM, I need to work on this......

Frita said...

Too funny Predo...I really wanted to put together a multimedia presentation and have it loop all day on a tv brought in especially for little miss. :o)

Maybe when she's in kindergarten.

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

Oh yay, yay, yay! It's LB's BIG DAY!!!! I can't wait to hear all about it! I"ll call you later tonight so she can give me the scoop!

HalfAsstic.com said...

Oh, how awesome are you!? Loved the video! Little Bob seems to approve of the entire trip, lol.
I think you did an excellent job.