Monthly Archives: April 2008

Everybody’s on T.V.

So MTV has a new reality show, The Paper.

It happens to take place at my daughters school, Cypress Bay High.
It basically focuses on the kids who work to publish the school newspaper, and is a nice little look into the lives of todays high-schoolers.
I’ve watched 3 episodes so far, and from what I have seen high school life in 2008 consists of three main things:
1. Texting.
2. Gossiping about each other behind each other’s backs.
3. Texting.

The Paper airs Mondays, 10:30 PM EST

Go Lightning!

Better photos through technology!

One of the biggest challenges of running a mostly-virtual custom jewelry business is photographing the actual jewelry.

I’ll be the first to admit that we’re MUCH better at making jewelry than taking pictures of it. It’s usually pretty hit-or-miss, with some photos coming out fairly decent and others not so much.

A few weeks ago I got an email from someone named Julia halfway around the world (Belarus I believe) pointing out that some of our images kind of stank (my words, not hers).
She offered to optimize some for us and if we liked them she could continue to work on our images for a small per-image fee.

Well, Julia’s pretty darn good-so if in the next few weeks you notice some of our jewelry looking a little better online…you’ll know who to thank.

Thanks Julia!

Two-finger follow-up

See how I listen?

In one of my first posts I mentioned that I had received some requests for a tasteful(!) ladies name ring to be worn on two fingers, like the one Lauren Conrad has been seen sporting lately:

Lauren Conrad two finger ring

At the time I was still unsure if I wanted to take the plunge or not, but after receiving more positive response to the blog posting I decided to go for it.

two finger name ringTwo-Finger Name Ring

The ring has been a big hit since going live on the site, so thanks to everyone who wrote in.

Keep those ideas coming…I’m listening!

Campus Fashion

Just got back from a week of touring Florida’s colleges for daughter number two.

Drove all the way up to Tallahassee then back down through Gainesville and Orlando (FSU, UF & UCF respectively) and came to two conclusions:

1. There are a ton of smart, motivated kids attending college right now which bodes well for the future.

2. All of them wear flip flops.
Both guys AND girls.
All of the time.

photo by anaivette64

Sex and the City…again.

photo by stan

OK, so by now if you’re a fan you know it’s coming May 30th.

You can see the official trailer here:

Sex and the City
Official Trailer

Is it just me, or does it seem kind of…meh?

Now, I know I’m not the target audience and was only a casual viewer of the show-but Sex and the City (the television show) has been very good to me so I’m going to withhold judgement on the movie until it’s actually out and I hear some reviews from the real fans.

As for the new Star Trek movie…I’m psyched!