Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Status, what is it?

In my show I talk about status, but don't really delve into it.
Here's a video with some varying opinions.
Leave me comment to let me know your thoughts about it.



Big Miigz!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Photo Editing

This past month has been a busy one, full of six different events that were happening one after another.  With so many things needing to be done, volunteers came forward to help get things done. Having a social media plan and job descriptions came in very handy, to explain to our new helpers what needed to be done.
What I also found helpful to have was a list of online photo editors that people could use if they didn't have the Adobe Creative Suite.  I'm big on free programs, even though there are limitations, I find a way to make it work.  The exception is the mobile apps I use.  There is a fee for these two, which I didn't pay for.  I found this wonderful site that offers links to great apps for free or a discount.

Desktop
Gimp is a downloadable program.  I use it for resizing, cropping, photo-montages and converting between different image formats.

Online
Picmonkey is an online photo editor and graphic design powerhouse.  It allows you to edit, design, touch-up or create a collage.  You can whiten teeth or remove a blemish for free, but to remove a wrinkle it's gonna cost you (upgrade to the Royale package for additional fonts and options)

Create graphic images with Canva.  All social media graphic sizes are ready for you, so you no longer have to search for what size the Facebook header is.  Upload your own images, or use the limited free gallery.

Mobile
Layapp for Android and iOS.  Collage maker and photo editor.

Layered App for iOS.  Add animated text, stickers, music and more to your pictures and videos.

Now with all this power at your fingertips, there is no excuse to not include a photo with every post you make.


Thursday, June 4, 2015

WWC #34 - Those who wander...

Finding prompts and motivation from HitRecord

Lost. Something men never admit they are and women are always asking directions for.
Where am I? That is my question. It is an easy question since I don't really know where I want to be.
Lost. I wish I knew where I was going?
When you're young, life is your oyster and your dreams are as high as the stars.
When did I lose my way?  I thought I knew where I was going. I thought I knew what I wanted to be.
I am now wandering. A shadow of my former self.
Lost. Who have I become?
I look in the mirror and think I know who that person is looking back at me.
I don't see the differences I should.  Maybe I do. I just don't want to say it out loud.
Once you utter the words, that makes it real.  Fault is found. Blame is placed.
and then you stop.
You stop striving for more.
You stop seeing the good.
You stop wanting to fight the good fight.
You stop needing.
You stop caring.
You just stop.
This journey that is your life is stalled.
You've run out of gas and you are lost.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Homemade Grenadine

I never really thought about what Grenadine was made with.  Pomegranates?  Yup.  So let's give this a try and stock the bar. 

1. Start with a bottle of pomegranate juice. Make sure it's 100% juice.  

2. Bring 4 cups of pomegranate juice to a boil.

3. Lower heat and simmer until it reduces in half, about 15 minutes.  

4. Add 2 cups of sugar and let it dissolve.

5. Time to cool it down.  Let it chill.

The color will be a lighter than Rose's, don't worry, yours is much better!

Stay Thirsty my Friend.