Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Another year older

Birthday Self Portrait
Yesterday was my 55th birthday. I took the day off to recuperate from a weekend spent digi scrapping. One of my sisters took me to lunch and I'm going to lunch with my other sister on Friday. This was the first birthday that I found depressing for some unknown reason. I kept myself busy by draining the hot tub, cleaning it out and refilling it. When my hubby woke up he took me to dinner at Romano's Macaroni Grill. This is what I had to eat (and drink):
Create your own pasta: Penne with arriabetta sauce, the same thing I order almost every time to eat there.

A glass of the house chianti.
Their bread!!!!!!!!

Message to my good friend Sherry, thank you so much for the phone call this morning wishing me a happy birthday. You have no idea how much it meant to me. Thank you. When should we do lunch?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Free Textured Cardstock Styles for PS and PSE

The Scrappin Cop has some great stuff on her blog. She has a style that is okay for commercial use for PS/PSE to make your elements look like textured cardstock. Check it out here.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

What I have been up to

Besides talking and drinking wine, I have been busy scrapping. Got four more vacation pages done:

Two more Colorado Vacation pages done

Scrapping weekend update

Finished two very simple pages from our Colorado vacation...

I've revised Cool Luke a bit this morning...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Chick Nest Update #1

I'm at The Chick's Nest for a scrapping weekend. I've finally (after 6 hours of work) finished my first layout. Here it is....

Friday, October 02, 2009

A Note to My Young Self

41 years of advice to my younger self, for the Type+Writer class I'm taking at JessicaSprague.com. Pictures from 1968.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

DMRegister (DMRegister) on Twitter

Dic Youngs, far right, pictured with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

DMRegister (DMRegister) on Twitter: "Iowa radio personality Dic Youngs has died, according to friends of the family. Details ASAP at DesMoinesRegister.com"

You've had to have lived under a rock if you grew up or spent any time in Central Iowa and not know who the old Youngster was. I grew up listening to him on KIOA. We lost a great one today.

Ray Dennis http://www.desmoinesbroadcasting.com/dicyoungs/dicyoungsprofile.html has said this about Dic: "He was inducted into the Iowa Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and he is well enough known and respected by his peers that he may someday be inducted into the National Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame."

Dic Joined KSO Radio when he was only 16 years old, after winning a KSO amateur DJ contest. Dic was an instant star at 1460 KSO and he and Hal Moore rocked the teens of Des Moines from the "KSO Fish bowl" Studio in a window at 19th and Ingersoll. KSO Music Survey Sheet. Dic left KSO and worked briefly in at a Florida radio station, returning to Des Moines radio at 940 KIOA in February 1966. Dic didn't totally give up sports as he played for the KIOA High Hoopers Basketball team for 13 years and helped them raise nearly One Million Dollars.

There are some great audio clips, including an aircheck from 1966.

Photos from Des Moines Register and Ray Dennis.