Recent Life, in Pictures

April 29, 2009

We attended my Auntie Jen’s wedding. The title of this post is a bit of a lie, as I have no pictures for this event. Dad has the camera’s memory card and is not at home, you see. Let me assure you that, despite lack of photographic evidence, my baby Kael looked exceedingly handsome in his sweater vest.

We went to playoff game number two between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Houston Rockets. We had floor seats and they were really sweet. People seated on the floor can get a whole pint of ice cream hand-delivered to them for $4.50! My sister and I split a mint chocolate chip. Portland won after a hard-fought game and it was really great to watch. They’re playing game 5 tonight – best of luck to Portland! (Pictured: Me and my sister being our sexy selves.)

SO MUCH HAWTNESS

Baby Kael is getting very big. He’ll be 10 weeks old on Thursday. He’s been grumpy since getting his shots last week, but he still smiles and coos and does cute baby things. (Pictured: Baby Kael.)

He's ready to NOM NOM NOM

Speaking of Baby Kael, he is an extremely expensive little boy. Since I’m working fairly irregularly at Wilsonville Honda, and being a guide at ChaCha pays around $3 an hour, I’m busily looking for new sources of income. I’m in the process of creating my website, which will be linked here when complete for all to enjoy. Hurrah.

I’m going to end with a ridiculous video I put together for my sister. Her assignment was to create a commercial for a book. She chose The Luxe, by Anna Godbersen. I wrote out a whole script that we filmed, but we ended up using only four scenes, so yay for superfluous work… Also, I voiced over everything because we realized after we were done filming everything that the mics really didn’t work that well.

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Outright Sexiness.

April 12, 2009

So I turned in my DS Lite and got a pretty new black Nintendo DSi. Then I put a skin on it which I ordered from the internet. The result: Outright sexiness. I also dyed my hair black, though that was unrelated to the purchasing of the DSi. Here is a picture of all three: the DSi, the skin, and my awesome hair:

SO SEXY

The picture was taken with one of the DSi’s two cameras. It has a camera on the outside and another on the inside below the top screen. The camera quality is relatively decent, comparable to the iPhone. Also like the iPhone, the DSi has a web browser. It’s slow and requires an unlocked wireless network, but it is a browser, and it’s convenient to use thanks to the touchscreen. The DSi also has a sound recorder and editor and downloadable content. It’s thinner and has a larger screen than its predecessor. My only complaints when compared to the Nintendo DS Lite are the power and volume buttons. The power button is somewhat inconveniently placed, and I prefer the wheel sound control rather than buttons. Overall, though, a nice upgrade and I feel sort of awesome for owning it.

Unrelated: I’ve been noticing a lot of this lately, so I’m going to say something. APOSTROPHES DO NOT GO ON PLURAL NOUNS.

That will be all.

-Caitlin

ChaCha!

April 7, 2009

I now have a job at ChaCha and it’s pretty fun. ChaCha is a free service which lets people with mobile devices (or lazy people with computers) find answers to just about anything from anywhere with cellphone coverage. Text any question at all to 242242 and let people like yours truly look it up for you and text back a reply. You get free answers, we get money per question, and everybody is happy. c:

ChaCha is really convenient because I can log in as much or as little as I want, any time I want. I’m not forced to answer any question I don’t want to. The only thing is that I make about $3-4 an hour, working quickly (on average, I figure I get about 12 cents a question – it varies by the category of that question.) So not exactly Baby’s-medical-bills money, but nice supplemental income for a regular job. It’s also highly entertaining and I know all sorts of strange trivia now.

Question of the day: “How do you say ‘you are a fat hippo’ in Spanish?”

Answer: “You are a fat hippo” in Spanish is: “Tú eres un hipopótamo gordo.” Gracias por utilizar ChaCha! (Thank you for using ChaCha!)

In other news, I had some really bizarre dreams last night during the scant hours I actually managed to sleep and I am exhausted and going to bed now.

I get a haircut tomorrow!

-Caitlin