Monday, December 8, 2008

What to write?

Well, it has been some time since I've posted, but not because of lack of subject matter. I just can't seem to find a time when both kids are asleep and I have nothing better to do. And now that the planets have aligned and my children are asleep, there aren't many dishes in the sink, and I am somehow able to restrain myself from knitting, I can't decide what to write about. Let's see, there's how much I love Picasa (I've always wanted to hyperlink text!), a thumbsucking little boy, Christmas baking, a little boy who is almost 16 pounds at 2 months, a little girl who says "Dude" (still need to get the video for that one), Mathias' blessing, sleeping, long overdue pesto recipes and the list goes on and on.

Perhaps I should just go through the list I just wrote in the order I wrote it? I'll start with Picasa. (If you see something there that you would like to hear about sooner, please let me know and I will do my best.)

A few weeks ago, I went to open Picasa to do some more organizing, or perhaps to indulge one certain narcissist toddler, and was informed that there was an update available. Ok, sure. I always takes updates, even if they do mess up my computer sometimes. But this was no ordinary update. This was the introduction of Picasa 3.

Now, you must keep in mind that I'm a geek. When something new comes along, like a cell phone, camera, or computer program, I start exploring. I love discovering how things work and how to do what I want/need to do. This time was no different. I sucessfully managed to ignore children and Hubby while I checked out all the new buttons. Of course, many of the things that thrill me about the new version were probably there in the old, but I just didn't notice them. Here are some of the things that thrill me:

Albums. I had no idea that I could organize photos and videos into albums. No more scrolling through everything to find a video for my narcissist toddler!

Collages. My desktop will never be the same.

Uploading. Photos are automatically organized into albums and then it tells you how many photos are online. Then I can just press a button and any new photos I add to the album will be added to my web album as well!

Well, I could go on and on, but I won't. There is still more to discover and I do want to get some knitting done before a hungry little boy decides that 16 pounds just isn't enough.


Delirious said...

What are you feeding that kid, straight cream? ;)

Tiffany said...

Picasa is great for blogging too, did you know that? Super easy and you can edit, crop, red eye reduce, post slide shows, etc. all right there before you blog them! I love it!! (and yes i have the updated 3 version, too! ;)

Liz Johnson said...

NICE!!! And I love how chunky Mathias is. That just makes my day. :)

Bridget said...

I LOVE the new Picasa. I was all excited about it, too.

Have you checked out Gmail's themes?

Jen said...

I saw a picture of your cute family on Cailean's blog and had to check out what you've been up to. I can't believe how long it's been since we left Seattle - long enough for you to have an absolutely adorable little boy! Glad to see things are good for you!

Fromagette said...

I'm using Cherry Blossom for my theme. What's yours?