First things first: SOMEONE INVENTED THE APPLE OF ALL APPLES. (The apple in the photo is my OWN apple and has just been eaten.) A couple weeks ago - I thought I was buying Gala apples (my OLD favourite) and I accidentally came home with a HoneyCrisp Apple. It revolutionized my mouth. I am not joking. I now walk through the grocery store and look away from Macintosh and Granny Smith in disgust. I would have thought apples were an open and shut case by now - but, these have changed my mind. I was eating one in an elevator a week ago and a very old, very blind man exclaimed - THAT IS THE MOST DELICOUS APPLE I HAVE EVER SMELLED - which started a group discussion and agreement between the 4th and 1st floors.
I said I worked a bit... I had a photoshoot with really nice people and after their shoot - I just blazed away until my photo editing was all done. I know when I'm waiting for photos - I can't wait! So, I didn't want them to wait either. You can see their photos here.
I am working on a nice little psuedo-secret project that I will launch on November 20, 2007. Don't worry - I'll keep you up to snuff.
My inner 'mama bear' came out in response some specific usage of my own design work... it was being dissembled and used without my signature which is SO NOT COOL. (Please don't ever do something like that to an artist or designer.) It was also being publicly displayed which was even MORE uncool because I felt it was encouraging people to dissemble my or other artists work and that's just not okay with me. I operate above-board and I only want to associate with people that operate above-board, too. SO, while Dan hummed and hawed about how to not come off looking like a DIVA (which wasn't what it was about) - I hit the situation head on with a very strong and honest and straightforward attitude. Thankfully, the magazine understood, apologized and appreciated my position and will reformulate their article. The confrontation (which really scares me) went better than I could have anticipated... and MOST IMPORTANTLY OF ALL - I surprised myself by STANDING UP FOR ME where I might normally have let it pass to avoid the ugliness. I might not have been looking out for real bear cubs... but, my work is that close to my heart, too. Triple Arm Pump to Me.
Today: I've got a doctor's appointment RIGHT AWAY - so I'm on the run already! Errands and a few things to accomplish before the day gets away on me. MY DEADLINE of November 14th for work things being off my plate is rapidly approaching so this week is going to be nothing but SUPER high gear and a SUPER fast GO!
Same to you! GO!
(And NO, I do not work for the HoneyCrisp Apple Corporation - I just really, really appreciate a good apple!)