Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sue is back!

Sue has returned and I feel good. She was real happy with the west coast people and the work they did out there.

I got some work done on the websites. Finished the marketplace, started adding some special lists of characters, backgrounds etc. Got the new stories about starting characters went up. And I'm experimenting with some other new ideas on the pages. The new card lists in the market have a new layout. I think it looks better. Added some con links etc. on the page. New pages to the Mark's Mysteries webpages.

I've got the general layout for the next 12 Mark's Mysteries podcasts done. Now I can get serious about completeing the season. I need to get back to the Grandilar Podcasts. I'm wondering if the new stories would make good Grandilar Podcasts. Good info in them for beginners.

Well, I'm going to stop this and talk to Sue. She has Jury duty Thursday and Friday. That should be interesting...

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Pizza Crust

My first attempt at a whole wheat pizza crust turned out OK. I made too much dough for the pan size and the breading kinda overwhelmed the toppings. I like a thinner crust pizza.

I think if I cut the size of the crust mix in almost half it should work good. I want to be able to get this down so I can make Sue a good pizza when she gets back.

I ate almost half the pizza. Trouble and Mocha seemed to think it was good. They got to split the other half and they kept coming back for more..... 

In fact, I think I'll go make one now. Bye for now....

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Well, Sue is away....

Sue is snugged down in San Jose California. She is prepping and enjoying a bit of time down there. Me, I'm both enjoying my time alone and missing her at the same time.

I have a lot to catch up on, but I think I'll start with working on making a good home-made pizza crust.  I have gotten reasonably good at bread, so it is time to move onward.

The pets, Mocha, Trouble and Mac are looking at me like I'm a criminal for having sent Sue away. They don't seem to completely understand. It looks to them like the Alpha has punished Sue. I'm afraid I have a different idea of ways to do that. ummm, well, thats a different subject.

For now I'd better get to work.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Interesting Times

I'm getting some work done on the DS market web pages. I want to get the new market caught up before the new Dragon Storm cards appear. I'll have to catch up on the card pics latter. The old one thing at a time plan is on my mind.

Wednesday I'll be spending caring for my mother. She's in need of some help with her dialysis doctors, and I'm driving. She's doing pretty good with the home dialysis and she is getting around almost too good. She keeps deciding she doesn't need her walker or cane. Then she falls. Fortunatley she seems to bounce, even though she is 84. I think if she actually got hurt she would stop doing that.... Maybe, she has the family stubborn streak.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Always More than I think

And here we have a pic of the Mac Cat. Sue calls her Techno Kitty. I really should try to get a shot of her "helping" Sue do artwork on the computer.

I have gotten the Valentines Gift items up in the Cafepress shop. It seemed so simple. Just make the images cafepress ready, upload them, make a greeting for inside the card. Then do a new front page for Sue's web page advertising them. But wait, the Morning Wizard needs an internal page made for it, and it needs a category page. 

Of course I now realize I should be doing a Cafepress Newsletter for that market. Sue will need copies of the web sized images, and Oh yea, I should let the DS people know, just in case some have Valentines to buy for. Need to get the pics up in our staorage for access by Live Journal.....

So much for a "simple" bit of work.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

A couple of days of work

I have been working on getting the DS web page into better shape the last couple of days. I made a couple of new index pages making finding our blogs, websites and the DS information easier to locate. As for the marketplace I split each card type into seperate pages. The long list with anchors was just too long. On the uncompleted pages I put a link to the old pages. The slow down is getting the pics of the cards made so they can be called up as you shop.
In the back of my mind I am working on a new set of Jason (Mark's Mysteries) OTR fantasy  podcasts. So far I'm liking what I'm getting.
I also got some notes put together for the additional Clanborn cards I want to do. I'll get those up on the board in a bit. I've also taken a look at the comments on the proposed cards and sorted many into the "rejects" pile. Others I have sent to Sue for artwork and on to being cards.
I thought I'd get something different up for a pic. This is Mocha. She is my assistant and does a lot of the DS work. Unfortunatley she seems to miss  a lot of deadlines. But she is a good girl, even if she never gets her work done. I'm waiting for her to scan in the Universal card pics right now.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Keeping up

I am going to update the Dragon Storm website soon. I'll be spending today working on reorganizing it.

I've tried some things with it over the past couple of months that are not working as well as I would like. You can probably guess why... Ah well, live and learn.

I'm getting a post up here because I will be adding this blog to our blog list on the website. Here is where I'll post the "drudge" notes about my life and what I'm doing for the person who wants to know.

In the meantime, here is a pic of our 16.5 year old dog. He is liking the warmer weather this winter. He gets cold feet easily.