07 February 2014

Fragment Friday - Another Cold One

Neither cold nor snow nor deflated ball keeps us from our appointed playtime.

1.  We made it through the latest cold spell. My back porch thermometer said 22 below without the windchill. I think it was -40 with the windchill. So 10 degrees above feels like a heatwave. 

2. I spent more time at work today trying to get a document to scan than a normal human being should. They couldn't send me a nice Word document, oh no. This was a scanned PDF of a rumpled piece of paper. I finally ended up retyping much of it into Word. I'm not pleased to be typing non-fiction and at work to boot...

3.  Proud of myself - I actually am watching tutorials instead of leaping into something and figuring it out as I go, my usual method. So which camp are you in? Dive right in the dark lake or tread cautiously down the path, flashlight in hand, looking for monsters?

4. Sometimes I wish I collected salt and pepper shakers. It's got to take up less space than skeins and skeins of yarn. (But - I need it for weaving, right?)

5.  Are you watching the Winter Olympics? If so, what's your favorite sport to watch? If you could DO one of the sports, which would it be? I would choose Biathlon.


Kathleen Cassen Mickelson said...

I think you have us beat for cold. It did get to -22 earlier in the winter and now we're just hovering in the single digits below zero, But, yeah, we have the windchill. Makes it easy to keep my butt in the chair and mind on the my work.
Tutorials are a good idea. I use them. I used to dive in, though. Not always the best technique!

Constance Brewer said...

I'm trying to get the courage to tackle Scrivener. It has a poetry chapbook template. May just dive in. :)

Kathleen Cassen Mickelson said...

I'd be interested to hear what you think of Scrivener. I just got a new iMac. My laptop finally went over the edge on Friday. I had been arguing with myself about switching to a PC and, in the end, I thought, why? So I'm still a Mac addict. This version has all kinds of fun templates for creating documents. Guess what I'll be doing for the next few weeks?

Constance Brewer said...

So far I like the corkboard feature for the novel and how you can create scenes and rearrange them. Gearing up to use the poetry template and create a chapbook. I'll let you know how it works.
I thought about a Mac but couldn't justify spending that much when a PC does everything I want for half the price. I did get Word 2013 and Photoshop Elements, and everything seems to be going okay.