I went from never having used Logic Pro six months ago to earning my certification today. My best resource was the Peachpit Press book by David Nahmani. I worked through the entire book TWICE. I also used Lynda.com, but I found that watching the videos was not at all helpful for a complete beginner. A little persistence goes a long way.
I read the OT over a few months, then stopped…for four years.
1. Buy a freezer
2. Learn how to shoot
3. Find some people to hunt with
1. Next $150 I have to spare goes to bicycle
1. Capture twenty images that inspire
1. Text Sarah (Make me look like “this”)
2. Visit four shops/shops’ web pages
1. Apply myself more to the Pigs. Think of some ways I can inspire curiosity and help others through my club.
2. Read! Good books! Weekly!
3. Reach out in big and small ways to the rest of the team at work.
Today I am grateful for…
Yes, it’s just a 3GS. But it’s also a ridiculously fast computer in my pocket. And it friggin’ talks to SPACE!
I have 20,000 songs through iTunes Match and millions of songs through Spotify and Pandora. That’s 10 MILLION songs, in my front pocket!
My iPhone takes better pictures than my first digital camera, with unlimited storage in the cloud. I can Photoshop my photos and share them with my friends instantly.
It is a marvel of technology that my ancestors couldn’t even DREAM about. It is the only piece of technology that has transformed my life.
I’m grateful to the brilliant people who created the technology and infrastructure that made my iPhone possible.
She’s beautiful. She loves me like nobody has ever loved me before. We have an incredible bond. I’m madly in love with her. For this, I am grateful.
my dentist visit
I’m grateful for the competent dentist. I didn’t get him yesterday, but today he was there. They gave me a deal (I think). It was only $145 out of pocket. I’m most grateful that I can have surgery with almost zero pain. Thank GOD (or at least hundreds of smart people’s ingenuity) for painless medicine.
1. Finish the Bible
2. Read a dialogue a week for several weeks.
I’ve become too serious about this project. What’s the point if I’m not enjoying it?
Also, Acts through Revelation is only 166 pages! I could easily do that over a weekend
1. Read twenty pages a night for two weeks. Take time and enjoy the process.
I’m getting pretty good at this. The fact that I’m madly in love with her helps.
1. Keep things exciting by finding ways to surprise her
2. Read a few chapters from “Guide to Getting it On,” “The Whole Lesbian Sex Book,” and “The Joy of Sex” for ideas
3. Go to The Velvet Box again for something exciting
1. Brainstorm twenty places with Aston
2. Call Myles and ask him
3. Make a plan to go to three of them in the next few years
1. Read the Coltrane biography again
2. Log twenty hours a week for four weeks
1. Ask Paul for his Zappa (Dropbox?)
Bandages: Hot Hot Heat
1. Ask twenty people for their SONG
2. Keep 5
Today I’m grateful that…
I live in an interesting beautiful neighborhood
I LOVE Fairmount. It’s the next best thing to living in Austin. The houses are all great old homes. People walk and bicycle around. There are fantastic restaurants and bars up the street. I go do yoga at my roommates studio whenever I feel like it. Love, love, love!
I have a healthy, strong body
I did yoga for an hour outside today. I’m grateful that my body is strong and healthy. I’ve never had any major health issues. I don’t have to work very hard to stay fit. I couldn’t really ask for a better body.
Today I am grateful for…
An air-conditioned bus
Apple buys Aston and me a bus pass every month. It would cost a hundred bucks. It beats the hell out of walking!
A free Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
I ran into Jenna. She’s a waitress down here. She bought me a drink.
Resurrecting my gratitude journal
I’m excited to pick up the practice of journaling again.
1. Set alarms for the next five days
2. Send text messages to my trainer every time I practice
3. Commit to it on Facebook
4. Have a sense of humor, but be very serious about it