Tuesday, June 3, 2008

I Thought it Was June!

Wacky global warming. It's June 3rd and pissing down rain. Definitely not my experience during the last 17 years living in this city. Ah well. Keeps you guessing.

We've been getting some odd comments about how the RADZ book appears in some PDF readers. There's some sort of funky issue with how Adobe follows their own PDF specs. Has to do with ligatures and all sorts of DTP voodoo I've conveniently forgotten since I worked for Kinko's during college. My associate at Precis Intermedia (who hosts the Deep7 site and handles some of our digital and print-on-demand fulfillment) is working on the issue. It's making me realize how much of the technical side of publishing knowledge I've lost. I'm much better at the creative/design side. I'm happy to invent a world setting, cultures, histories, religions. Happy writing background material and setting flavor text. And I live for designing covers, packaging and marketing materials. But when it comes to the technical side (editing, layout, indexing, and all things print), I feel like I should be riding the short bus.

Mary has sent out the casting call for Crazy For You. I know I won't be involved in the performance side of things this year, but if Kayleigh decides she wants to do chorus (there are no real speaking roles for her age range), I will be the dutiful stage dad once again. And I will do the poster design (but I'm not sure if I want to take on the program this year). Everyone knows how busy I keep, and how many plates I usually have spinning. This is one time I feel I need to step back a bit and take care of my own stuff. Especially if the Duo pitch happens soon and we get funded. If that happens, the only people who will see me for the month of production will be my cast & crew, my kids and Raechelle.

Speaking of which, in rummaging through my desk drawer last night, I ran across the "date-in-a-box" (not to be confused with this) that Doug had given me for Christmas: a Chili's gift card and a Regal Cinemas gift card. So now I have a few extra resources for things to do with Raechelle when we're not going to comedy shows and festival screenings.

'Cause you know we're all about makin' plans.

1 comment:

Lucy Leadskin said...

"Date-in-a-Box" = Fantastic idea! :)