Feel Like Writing

Posted: September 7, 2010 in Food, Headspace, Video

Today, I feel like writing. Not about anything specific, I’m just in the mood for words.

Simply because you’re near me.


I am struggling with an ongoing debacle between Amazon and Adobe. See, about two and a half years ago I purchased Photoshop CS3 from an Amazon Merchant. I’ve been using it quite happily since then – used the provided serial number to unlock the software, and I’ve been merrily post-processing away. Now, I’m ready to upgrade to CS5 (in part because I have to – the Canon 7D’s RAW files can’t be read by CS3). So I purchased the upgrade (to the tune of under $200, as opposed to over $600 for the full version). Except that the serial number for CS3 is coming up as invalid, which disallows me from installing and activating the upgrade.

I contacted Adobe customer support. They told me that since I didn’t purchase the software directly from them, I’m out of luck, too bad, so sorry. I pushed it with their on-line chat tech, who instructed me to send them a Proof of Purchase. I did so (after a bit of a rigmarole – I couldn’t access the invoice on-line and had to have Amazon – who has been supremely helpful this far – fax me one). Now I am in a holding pattern until Adobe figures out what they want to do next.

Amazon is willing to accept the return of the upgrade, if Adobe won’t unlock it for me. I’d just hate to drop nearly seven bones for software I should be able to upgrade for under two. And so I shall Fight On. Because if they aren’t nice to me, the Internet shall hear about it.

I’m not above using my powers for personal gain. Heh.


I cooked quite a bit this weekend. I made, and posted, this new recipe on World Famous Nosh. You should make it. And you should make this to go with it. I did and I didn’t regret it.

What I do regret is making a batch of these. I’m the only one that eats them, and eating them I am. Have been. Are. Whatever. The point is, one should not consume so very much butter in one weekend. Yarg.


Suffice it to say, I’m re-starting my diet and exercise regime. Tomorrow. Maybe the next day. I’ll get right on it. Swears.


Speaking of exercise, the impending descent of local temperatures into realms not unbearable (read: we’re gonna be in the mid-90’s this week – woo! fall’s right around the corner!) has re-inspired me to research biking and hiking trails. I just want to do more exploring this fall/winter. Get out there, get active, move this sluggish slothful body of mine, and drag Bill along with me. We’ve been hibernating and lolling around the house on the weekends for WEEKS now. The lack of movement has aided in our natural tendency to get all bluesy and depressed. It’s time to break the cycle of despair.

“Where am I?” “The Pit of Despair. Don’t even think (ur-HURM!)… Don’t even think about trying to escape.”

Nobody withstands The Machine.


Sorry. Feeling a bit random at the moment.


I am aware that I owe you guys the final couple of Maine recap entries, as well as an Indy recap. I found myself not particularly feeling like getting going on those at the moment, which in turn causes me to be stymied over writing anything else. When I feel like I have an obligation, I tend to lean towards feeling guilty for not meeting it, and therefore not writing anything; as opposed to just shelving the obligation for a bit, writing what comes to me, and naturally working through the blockage.

It’s an organic process.



Finally, if you’re not following me on Twitter (and WHY NOT, I ask you?), you missed this:

  1. Heather says:

    I don’t follow you on Twitter and I didn’t miss it because, well, you just posted it right there! 😉

  2. crisi-tunity says:

    After a video like that especially, I don’t know why there isn’t dancing in EVERY movie. But I think I’m a little biased.

  3. Jen says:

    Jay and Silent Bob totally made that for me 🙂

  4. Bill says:

    Have Adobe explain why the software has to be purchased from them not a retailer?
    Write to a regional Mgr and fill them in on all the details and how many people are going to here the bad report card if they wish to take that stand.

  5. Is that Vinyl?

    I feel the urge to watch Footloose before the remake is finished.

  6. Taoist Biker says:

    I owe an Indy recap more than you do – just gotta get them damn photos uploaded – which means I have to cull down to about 10% of what we took!

    The Adobe thing makes me wanna GRR especially since Dys just ordered PS Elements or whatever from Amazon this weekend…

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