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    All you, Turkey eating, Wishing you could build a tiny engine, Sending ebooks thru the mail, Video gaming, Fathering the next Chuck Norris, Bowing to the inevitable robot takeover, Graphic Designers!!

    Have a great weekend!!!

    Originally posted by The Artist View Post
    So apparently Quark doesn't work on our now iMacs (ha! like I'm sad about that, dreaded software). So I told a marketing specialist that I couldn't open the Quark file and that I'd send it to someone who's on a G5 and they'd make a PDF for her.

    She replies: Oh okay, if you can ask them to save it as an Illustrator file that would be great.

    Yes... because there is a magical save button that converts it to any file format... What's this? an .MP3? Sure... I'll just save it in Photoshop as a .JPG and the magical save button will convert the music into images!

    Originally posted by Nobert View Post
    Every day, thousands of innocent decorative elements are slaughtered in the name of functional design. Studies show that the total global levels of festive comfort are down 47% from what they were in 1950. Congress has so far refused to make the little frills that add to the peripheral enjoyment sensors a protetced environmental element. You can help. Write your local representative and tell them to support the movement to preserve the human urge to decorate for no particular reason.
    Originally posted by Broacher View Post
    JUST-DRIVIN-BY: [pulling to curb and rolling down window] Um, uh... hi! Say listen, I'm a bit of an amateur at this ladies, but I was wondering if you could offer me some advice?

    LADY1: Hey sugar, you look for something to sweeten that advice?

    JDB: Huh? No, um see, to be honest -- I was just hoping you could give me some tips on how to make things, well... a little more 'exciting' for me and my girlfriend.

    LADY2: Ooh... good things 'come' in threes. But it's gonna cost you extra, son. Where's your lady friend now?

    JDB: No. See, I just want a few pointers on how to do this on my own. I mean, I've got this... [SFX: 'Zzzzzzip']

    LADY1: Well! I might be able to put together somethin' for you hon, and throw in a few pointers on the side. Cash or credit?

    JDB: No, you don't understand. Just tell me how to do this, 'like a pro'. I mean, it can't be that hard, can it?

    LADY1 and LADY2 exchange glances.

    LADY2: Hard or not. You wanna learn from the pros, you gotta pay the teacher.
    Originally posted by BJMRGTIVR6 View Post
    two eggs and a bacon landing strip?
    Originally posted by Typically View Post
    hahaha even Canada hates Nickleback
    Originally posted by garricks View Post
    That reminds me, DO NOT open any email that has a link to a Nickelback video. I'm told it is actually a link to a Nickelback video.
    Originally posted by Kool View Post
    Just go to her cube and while leering maniacally gather up the clippings and place them in a small leather bag. Ask to see her hairbrush while you're in there
    Originally posted by Bladez View Post should write a book!

    How to Deal With Non-common Every Day Occurrences.
    and weird people out enough to make them stop
    Originally posted by eugenetyson View Post
    I like the way you said "feels like ninja", you couldn't possibly say "looks like ninja" because nobody has ever seen a ninja
    Originally posted by Lithonate View Post
    When one of my friends was a kid he had a pet tarantula. He was going to take it to show and tell and decided to put a dress on it for some unknown reason. He had gotten the dress on it when it took off out of his hand and fell to it's death. To this day I think it killed itself out of embarrassment
    Originally posted by The Artist View Post
    We only allow cool people access to the bacon button... Are you cool enough Owlett?

    Are you maaaaaan enough! Big and baaaaaad enough!

    Wait... Katie....

    Are you womaaaaaan enou-nah that doesn't work. Bacon's over that way >>>>

    Don't mind me, it's been a long day.

    We're not all crazy here.
    Originally posted by Typically View Post
    yup, got a whole pound of it! i need to split my order and do half a pound of one thing and half of something else. i've had enough salami for awhile.
    Originally posted by Iggee002 View Post

    I think Broacher had a great suggestion...maybe it just needs a good BJ
    Originally posted by Broacher View Post
    Seriously, it's hard to think of a situation where that isn't a great first step.

    For servicing, that is. For servicing problems related to overheating, I mean!

    For... overheated computers. Let me make that clear.


    Originally posted by uncle carbunkle
    it missed us - we had a severe thunderstorm warning and it's still tornado season - but it skirted right by...weeee....oh, but i was on my bicycle and the WIND nearly blew me off. seriously - got hit by flying boxes and tonnes of sand.

    ever see the mime trying to run in the wind? = me on my bicyclette. thank goodness i have thighs that could crack coconuts.
    Originally posted by Mynock
    Welcome to the forum, don't forget to wipe your feet when you come in. I think freelancer should be called something cooler, and not having "free" in the title like maybe:

    Design Mercenary
    Design Ronin (masterless samari)

    I'm sure someone else will come up with some better ones :P
    Originally posted by keith1
    Should I market myself to print shops or ad agencies or go directly to some business or all three? Should I direct mail them, call them, knock on their doors, invite myself over for dinner? Put an ad in the personals section of the paper? Spam the entire www? Post flyers on telephone polls? Shout from a moving car through a megaphone? Write my web address on money? Spray paint my graffiti tag on freeway overpasses? I'd like to hear some good techniques from some experienced freelancers here.
    Originally posted by Neballer
    If I were you, I'd go with inviting yourself over to potential clinets house's for dinner. Just remember to bring a jello mold with your business card floating in the middle of it.

  • #2
    Merry December everyone. Have a great weekend.

    "May your hats fly as high as your dreams"Michael Scott


    • #3
      Ugh, don't remind me. It never feels like Christmas here in Florida.
      Everything is designed, few things are designed well. -Brian Reed


      • #4
        Man this week flew by fast. Maybe because I spent most of my days here

        Happy Friday ya'll!! Enjoy the weekend!
        Less marketing douchebaggery, MORE TANKS!


        • #5
          Originally posted by The Artist View Post
          Enjoy the weekend!
          I'll enjoy your weekend.

          "May your hats fly as high as your dreams"Michael Scott


          • #6
            Whoooo! Friday!! About time! this week has sucked!

            Great line up there Kool! I love it. And when you write that book...I expect a signed first edition

            Today, I'm outta here early. Boss man is off to Mexico for the next 2 months this weekend, so today we're doing our "christmas party" by which he means, we get to leave at 11:45, go for lunch, have some drinks (on his dime) and take off at 3. He was even kind enough to tell us "You're not expected to return to work after the lunch." How kind of him eh? He must be Santa

            Not much for big plans this weekend. Some christmas shopping tomorrow, but that's really about it. Otherwise, lots of relaxing and taking it easy. This may be the last weekend we get to do that for the remainder of the month.

            Have a great weekend everyone! Stay safe out there, and remember, before doing anything crazy, ask yourself..."Will I get a good story out of this?"
            Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.
            | Karl Marx |

            A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.
            | Guy Fawkes |

            | flickr |


            • #7
              I am so glad it's Friday, yet dreading that Friday isn't over yet. My husband has been working his *ss off on a project for a charity auction. The timeline was so tight he shouldn't have agreed to do it, but he did. He's building a dog-themed motorcycle for a local dog rescue winter gala event - tonight. As of last night he was still waiting for the motor before they could do final assembly. The shelter had said they were going to keep the project quiet and make it a surprise auction, but we found out yesterday that they've already sent out press releases, with my husband's name all over them. Now he's freaking out about it not getting finished and him being blamed for all of it, when it is a huge group project depending on a lot of volunteers and donations (many of which flaked out).

              If the bike gets done, I have a 'cocktail attire requested' event to attend this evening. If it doesn't get done, I'll have a depressed husband to comfort. I don't know which is worse...

              So I'm looking forward to 24 hours from now.
              Shop smart. Shop S-Mart.


              • #8
                Holy Crap! Where did Twenty-Eleven go!?


                Happy Friday all!
                This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
                "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."


                • #9
                  Originally posted by eugenetyson View Post
                  I'll enjoy your weekend.
                  I do not understand...
                  Less marketing douchebaggery, MORE TANKS!


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by KitchWitch View Post
                    If the bike gets done, I have a 'cocktail attire requested' event to attend this evening.
                    This I can't wait to see. I may just pull a barcalounger up to your driveway and watch.

                    This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
                    "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by The Artist View Post
                      I do not understand...
                      I'm confiscating your weekend.

                      "May your hats fly as high as your dreams"Michael Scott


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by garricks View Post
                        This I can't wait to see. I may just pull a barcalounger up to your driveway and watch.

                        Excellent! If there's a fire, I can beat it out with my petticoats.

                        I like this one -
                        Shop smart. Shop S-Mart.


                        • #13
                          ohhh pretty vintage dresses. Love those.

                          I'm dying tired today and I"ve been dragging all week long and a 4 hour photo shoot yesterday just about killed me. (our make-up artist was late by over an hour, the shoot was supposed to take 90 minutes, she wasn't even done making up our second of three models by the time the shoot should have ended). Ugh.

                          I can't wait to just do nothing. Sit in my chair, sleep, read, stitch, make bracelets or poke Bladez.
                          Oh... and get pesky xmas presents done and dealt with.
                          I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not. ~ Kurt Cobain


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Audentia View Post
                            ... or poke Bladez.
                            Shouldn't that be the other way around? ... unless you two are into that whole role reversal thing, then pretend I never said anything...

                            Taking the little one to get a picture with Santa, shopping and an extended family get together.

                            Is it just me or does the whole photo op with Santa thing seem a little weird... I mean, in reality you're getting a photo of your kid sitting on the knee of a bearded stranger dressed in a red velvet/pomeranian fur suit.
                            Last edited by kemingMatters; 12-02-2011, 11:52 AM.
                            Design is not decoration.


                            • #15
                              December-busy starts tomorrow. TWO plays put on by daughter's college theatre program (she's studying technical theatre production) tomorrow: Rent, followed in the evening by 'Love's Labour Lost'. A whole day of theatre! Looking forward to seeing both my daughter, and the shows.

                              Then Sunday my first chorus Christmas sing-out at the local senior's centre, followed by working on completing the big benefit concert's program for printing Monday, and for performance on Tuesday night!

                              And... it just gets nutsier from there. Lots of singing this year... have to write show script... poster.... a nice break from corporate poo-polishing though.






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