Interesting day. Well I got word today about how to proceed on “the project”. Looks like we have come to an understanding about how we want to proceed. Thank god. More on this later.
I spent the morning working on the Final Cut Pro problem. Looks like we found that when Apple re-wrote FCP for version 3.0 they changed some settings and it wasn’t as apparent to find as it was in FCP 1.2.5. Steven Liu and I worked on the problem and we got the system up and running again. We successfully captured and logged video footage. We then moved to working on the Photoshop problems. I upgraded them to version 6.0 and asked the to see if they were still experiencing problems. I’ll check in with them tomorrow. In the meantime I have asked Dan to take over. They will need to develop a process that includes backup and archiving of their project files.
We had an interesting lunch today. We had two guests from our usual crowd. Today Kitaya Wongchida and Aurora Inguanzo joined us for lunch. What a fun pair they are. We had lunch at Ragin’ Cajun. Ahhh….. jambalaya and gumbo. I had the red beans and rice with gumbolaya. What a fun lunch we had. Aurora cracks me up. I learned ASL today – Aurora Sign Language. We all noticed how much Aurora uses her hands when she speaks. I wish I had a camera to capture all of her hand gestures. And then there was Kitaya… such wit and intelligence!!! I hope I get to have lunch with them again…I truly had a good time getting to know both of them. Another first (well maybe second) was that Robert joined us for lunch. But I have a feeling it was because of our new guests that he agreed to go!
After lunch, I started to work on the methodology for “the project”. I got a few ticket calls in the meantime. Just before the end of the day, I sent out an email to those I have gotten to know at Mattel that I was leaving. I sent out the email using the Press Release that I wrote last week. The gang wants to throw me a going-away party. We’re going to have it at the Purple Orchid Tiki Room in downtown El Segundo. It’s set for Thursday, August 8 at 5:30
I TA’d the last class of 4 of the Effortless Gourmet series. Carol was at the helm and I would be working with a guy named Daryelle. This was a very interesting set of people. The class went well , but it wasn’t what I expected. This was my first time TAing this series. Tonite we made a pasta salad, roasted chicken and a lemon cheesecake.
After class I headed straight home. I came home to find an empty house. Looks like Mario has been out for awhile. I watched the news, some Graham Norton then Changing Rooms. Well..its time for me to hit the sack….it’s gonna be a long day tomorrow.