Beauregard in the catnip

by CynthiaYockey on November 8, 2009

Beauregard in the catnip, Aug. 11, 2009.

Beauregard in the catnip, Aug. 11, 2009.

I am practicing compressing photos in iPhoto for publication on the Web. I took photos and promised to publish them here when I attended the July 4 Tea Party in Bel Air (Maryland), the Sen. Benjamin Cardin “healthcare reform” town hall in Towson, the healthcare reform protest at Congressman Frank Kratovil’s office in Bel Air, the 9/12 Tea Party March on Washington and the 10/11 gay and lesbian March for Equality in D.C.

However, I don’t have photo editing software on my PC and had to get everything moved over to my father’s iMac and figure out iPhoto because compressing the photos one at a time on Picnik was excruciatingly tedious and time-consuming. It turns out to be a breeze in iPhoto, as you would expect from Apple.

(I am a Mac bigot from Nov. 1984 and my first computer was the 512K “Fat” Macintosh, but I was dragged into the PC world in 1997, kicking and screaming, when I became a Realtor. I quit real estate in 2004, but I haven’t really used a Macintosh since Mac OS 9, so I have a lot to master on Dad’s new computer. It is a pleasure to have the option of both the PC and the Mac — I suppose it is the one area of my life where I don’t think it’s better to, ahem, pick a team.)

Oh, and yes, now that I know how to compress photos for Web publication quickly, I probably will post the photos from the events above, plus some stuff I wanted to write about my garden, my favorite local farm produce stand, escaping getting blown up by the Black Panthers by 10 minutes in 1970 (for real) and more. Oooh, oooh! and just you wait until I figure out iMovie and how to add subtitles to the Hitler Downfall YouTube clip! Big fun is coming!

God I love blogging!

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