broken pieces of me…

books… books… BOOKS!!!

Sorry… small post this morning because I should already be working.

I just wanted to thank a friend for inviting me as her guest to the pre-opening bash for Indigo here in SJ. Thanks a LOT Jules! I had a great time!

You see; I drool over books the way that most people think women drool over shoes and handbags. I adore them! If you’ve ever seen Disney’s Beauty & the Beast and felt a kinship to Belle because of her love for books and the written word, then you understand how I feel. When Beast gave her his library… oh… I would likely melt into a puddle if anyone ever gave me a library like that.

Can you tell I enjoy Disney movies too? ;)

In any event, last night’s celebration in Indigo was wonderful! They had a live musician (who was also selling CD’s there, but I have no idea who he was), though he was quite loud and it made it rather hard to think or to hear Jules/be heard by Jules. The staff was friendly and helpful, when we couldn’t find the areas we wanted to get to ourselves, and most were carrying trays of veggies or hors d’oeuvres or little mini-samples of Starbucks sweet cold drinks. I really think that Chris will LOVE the Vanilla Bean something-er-other (can you tell I don’t buy Starbucks religiously?) that I got to sample. They also had two women doing caricatures and, as we were just about to leave, one of the ladies asked Jules if she wanted to have hers done. So she did, then, because we had time, I got mine done while Jules paid for the books. I’ve never had that done and it made me really want to get back into drawing.

So, with our purchases, we left for the night. I bought a book on the how-to’s of model release forms for my fella because he’s been pouring over that and trying to get as much help from the sites he visits regularly, a Complete Grimms Fairy Tales and Fantasy Characters: How to Draw Fantastic Beings and Incredible Creatures books for myself. I went in thinking I would trying and find a good how-to-draw Manga book, and I think this how-to-draw book will help out. Wish me good luck!

Anyway, I have to get a cheque prepared and then get cracking on that crazy Flash project. I have the code and everything else figured out… now it’s just putting points on the maps and adjusting the code for the specific points. Sounds like a cinch right? However, the largest map (which I am doing first to try and see how long it takes) has 74 points. Each of those points has 5 lines of code that needs to be adjusted (mind you, it’s only 2 numbers at most per line, but still)… so it’s a bit of work. Especially when the points don’t line up with the stats they’ve given me. *sigh* … so please… wish me a bit of good luck with that too.

And, if you’re especially good today, perhaps I will be able to get some photos up tonight. :)

Keep smilin’!

2 Responses to “books… books… BOOKS!!!”
Jennie Says:

August 19th, 2008 at 10:55 pm edit

I have a 1900’s leather bond A. Tennyson poetry book I’ll have to bring the next time I’m home…I love books too… it doesn’t have a copyright, but mentions his poems 1830-1860’s and their is a 1909 inscription from a relative

…and some day when I own a home I want my own libray complete with movable ladder

admin Says:

August 20th, 2008 at 9:51 pm edit

Oh well that’s almost a given… a ladder or two on rails. Oh yes!

And yes please bring the book. I love old books (and photographs), though I don’t have any of my own yet But I’d love to see yours!

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