Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Bestselling Children's Books

The top 3 bestselling children's books are::

3.  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

2.  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

1.  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

I know what special edition book set I want this Christmas!!

Love Lady A.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Why Freelance?

You know, you don't have to stay at a job that is not right for you.  I don't have to do what you don't want to do.  You don't have to work weekends if you choose not to.  You can spend more time with family and go on vacations and attend dinners and make plans with friends.

Have control of your life and your schedule.

-Love yourself

     -Peace and mind

Rams' ten principles of "good design"

  • Is innovative
     - The possibilities for innovation are not, by any means, exhausted. Technological development is always offering new opportunities for innovative design. But innovative design always develops in tandem with innovative technology, and can never be an end in itself.
  • Makes a product useful - A product is bought to be used. It has to satisfy certain criteria, not only functional, but also psychological and aesthetic. Good design emphasizes the usefulness of a product whilst disregarding anything that could possibly detract from it.
  • Is aesthetic - The aesthetic quality of a product is integral to its usefulness because products are used every day and have an effect on people and their well-being. Only well-executed objects can be beautiful.
  • Makes a product understandable - It clarifies the product’s structure. Better still, it can make the product clearly express its function by making use of the user's intuition. At best, it is self-explanatory.
  • Is unobtrusive - Products fulfilling a purpose are like tools. They are neither decorative objects nor works of art. Their design should therefore be both neutral and restrained, to leave room for the user's self-expression.
  • Is honest - It does not make a product more innovative, powerful or valuable than it really is. It does not attempt to manipulate the consumer with promises that cannot be kept.
  • Is long-lasting - It avoids being fashionable and therefore never appears antiquated. Unlike fashionable design, it lasts many years – even in today's throwaway society.
  • Is thorough down to the last detail - Nothing must be arbitrary or left to chance. Care and accuracy in the design process show respect towards the consumer.
  • Is environmentally friendly - Design makes an important contribution to the preservation of the environment. It conserves resources and minimizes physical and visual pollution throughout the lifecycle of the product.
  • Is as little design as possible - Less, but better – because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials. Back to purity, back to simplicity.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy Birthday! Grandma!


      So blessed.  Saturday afternoon was hectic.  Spent all morning cleaning the house and thinking about calling the plumber when I got a text from dad.  "Cake and Ice Cream at your Uncle's for Granny".  I thought cool, I might get a meal out of this.  So anyway, I get into the car and realize I had forgotten how to get to my  Uncle's house.  Rush back and call mom and ask for directions who just passed the phone to my dad.  Any way, I made it there safe and sound and ate fried chicken and garden salad.  Later that afternoon we ate homemade cake and ice cream!!  Yay!!  What a nice weekend meal!  Phew!





Friday, September 21, 2012

Space Beyond over my Job!!

My coworker mentioned that the space shuttle passed by but I didn't know anything about it.  Apparently it did because now my job's newsletter has pictures.  Enjoy!!

Very awesome indeed.  Let's look to the future guys.  It's really time to let go and let be.  Get rid of baggage and get ready for the NOW and the future.  I hope you guys are getting a kick out of this as I am.  Definitely.





                    AND ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012