The Lake Walk/Dad Visit Post

Before I start with this post I want to let it be known that I’m using a microphone to type this versus my keyboard. So far so good, with the occasional wrong word here and there. (I cant seem to say keyboard without typing “ Mickey-board”).

This weekend Dad came down from Atlanta (where he’s on a business trip) to visit me, so we can get the new computer working properly. Previously the computer would not recognize the hard drive as a hard drive but instead would recognize disks as the C-drive, making it very hard to install software and get the thing working properly. Now, barring the use of dual screen’s the computer is working as it should, (unfortunately without Photoshop because we left the disk in Virginia). As a computer, this new one is pretty kickass; running on a dual Pentium core, 2 SLI graphics cards, and more memory than I know what to do with. This computer, (which I’m going to call the Black Pearl) is a graduation gift from my parents. With it, I plan on making a really advanced portfolio of 3D. work for my application to UCF. No more crashing whenever I have to run Maya! (*NARF*)

On Saturday I went to Kissimmee for a charity walk benefiting Alzheimer’s disease. Dawn from work, organized a team to raise money in memory of her grandfather and I was more than willing to help out (I also have had family members who have suffered/are suffering from the disease). The walk consisted of a brief jaunt around a local lake which was really quite pretty. I will post pictures when I have Photoshop on the computer (until now you’ll just have to go with the fact that I thought it was nice). After the walk there was a raffle and Dawn won an all-expenses-paid cruise out to open-water on a casino liner, for her and 10 friends. I assume I’ll be invited when she goes, which will be loads of fun. Not being a big gambler, I don’t know how well I’ll fit in on a boat full of slot-jockeys, but it’ll be an experience nonetheless.

In other news Michael’s had a 40% off sale (with coupon) today and I picked up a new canvas for my third piece. In an attempt to challenge myself, while at the same time saving as much money as possible with my little coupon, I bought a massive canvas that is at least four times the size of my previous ones. I don’t know what exactly I plan on painting on it or even what color or where it’s gonna go at this point, but I’m sure it’ll be a fun project. I may have bitten off more than I can chew with this one.

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