Misadventures in Photoshop: In Which I Have Decided to Learn Photoshop

Normally Mondays on my blog are devoted to book covers, but, as you can see, I'm switching it up a bit this week. I recently decided that I want to learn Photoshop for real. I've always just played around with photo editing software, but I had never used legit Photoshop, and I had never actually sat down and tried to truly learn and understand it. But a few weeks ago I finally made this decision...
 

The Weekly Update: 3/27/16

I'm back to being computer-less since I no longer have the computer I was using temporarily :-/ But I'm crossing my fingers that I'll get mine back soon and that it will actually be fixed. (And don't worry, posts are already scheduled for this week!) As for my Kindle, it has now decided it's not going to open 90% of the books I have from Amazon because they're DRM protected. Even though I own...
 

The Weekly Update: 3/20/16

This has really not been my week. As you probably already know from last week, my computer broke. I have something else to kinda use in the meantime (though I've been having such bad luck I wouldn't be surprised if that breaks too), but it's still difficult at the moment. My kindle also broke! It got overheated for no apparent reason, but it finally came back on like 12 hours later. It keeps...
 

The Weekly Update: 3/13/16

Ugh, I have bad news, guys: my computer broke. It acted up one night and just kept turning on and off by itself, but then it worked fine again the next day. I ran some scans and updates, but they found nothing. I turned my computer off at the end of the day, and that was when it decided to break for real. I didn't lose much (just a couple book reviews which is disheartening but not dire), but...
 

The Weekly Update: 3/6/16

It's March! Seriously though, I am going to be glad when the cold is gone. Of course it will just be replaced by rain, but what can you do. So remember how I complained last Sunday about the lawn mower in the mornings? Well this past week, either the person below or next to me (I was half asleep, I just know it was someone very nearby) decided 9 in the morning would be the perfect time to drill...
 

The Weekly Update: 2/28/16

I need to gripe about something, but first I have to explain something else. So gather round everyone, it's storytime! When I was in college I had this really great world civilizations professor. He was nice, he was passionate about his subject, and he genuinely wanted his students to succeed. It was one of the few classes I never read the textbook for because he gave us all the information we...
 

The Weekly Update: 2/21/16

Since I have no legitimate real life news or updates this week, instead I'm gonna tell you all about a weird dream I had. It wasn't weird in the conventional sense (well, I mean, it was, but my dreams are pretty much always weird, so that makes it normal), it was weird in that I experienced the dream from two different perspectives. I was with this small group of people, and we were escaping or...
 

The Weekly Update: 2/14/16

So... I suppose I'm obligated to say Happy Valentine's Day? Happy Single's Awareness Day? Happy Sunday? I can't say I'm celebrating---in fact, I can't say I've ever really done much for Valentine's Day, even times when I haven't been single---but I do always love the overabundance of the color red at this time of year :-P I finally made it to that doctor's appointment that was rescheduled. I...
 

The Weekly Update: 2/7/16

So, this has been a... week. On the downside, I had a doctor's appointment that got canceled the morning of, and rescheduling is causing me a bit of an issue. But on the upside, my bent window is finally fixed! But on the downside, the man did literally the same exact thing I tried, except it randomly worked for him which made me look like an idiot. But on the upside, I got a compliment at the...
 

The Weekly Update: 1/31/16

Wow, I have definitely gotten off to a great bookish/bloggy start this year! I finally started taking my blog more seriously and getting the hang of things this past month, and I'm happy about that. Normally I just talk about the week, but with this post falling exactly on January 31st, I couldn't resist doing a bit of an update about the whole month :-) So what are all these good things you ask?...