I’ve been hard at work on my personal Portfolio and moving all of my “techie” updates to the Portfolio blog. If you’re interested in my Facebook, site design, or WordPress updates, be sure to subscribe to the Portfolio site since that’s where any new techie news related updates will be.
I’ve also got a new pet project working on a genealogy site for my family. Here’s a little sneak preview of it: TrekToTexas.com. It’s been quite successful so far. The first week it was up, I was already contacted by the local historical societies interested in learning more about it, and another recent contact was from someone who has photos he thinks might belong to my family. I’ll be meeting with him tomorrow to look through them and I can’t wait to see if they’re pictures of my own ancestors. (No need to hit the panic button – we’re meeting in a public antique mall.)
There are some other updates I’ll be working on in the coming weeks/months here too, so stay tuned – we’re not off the air yet. I guess you could say I’m “niching out.”
But don’t worry. The blog remains the same. I’ll still be posting my Wishcraft updates here, as well as the business plans, and any random thoughts I might come up with. So, where to next?
Back to the studio in a few weeks. Here’s my latest project:
It’s my second piece of stained glass I’ve made and I’m totally hooked. I can’t wait to make more!
Deciding on the direction of YellowRoseDesigns.net and YellowRoseGallery.com. The Gallery site is blank since the switch to a new host. Do I merge the two sites or make it a real “Gallery”? I’m going to give Etsy a try for some of my jewelry. I’ve been looking into doing some craft shows, but I must admit getting a little discouraged that I wasn’t accepted into the first two that I applied for. Jewelry is the toughest category, after all, but these were smaller, lesser-known shows.
And as it turns out, since I made the decision to move away from web design and more towards arts, crafts and digital designs, more people are interested in my web programming and WordPress skills. It seems to have renewed my own enthusiasm for web design. That’s been my “day job” for the past 9 years. I thought I was burned out (and a little discouraged there too. corporate contracts have been getting fewer and farther between), but coding for WordPress and Facebook have opened up a whole new niche for me, so the excitement is building again.
So, there I am, in a nutshell. Oh, and somewhere in there, “getting a life.” I hear they’re all the rage.
Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
I am sitting here in shock after seeing your In Memoriam piece. To not include Director/Producer Kim Manners, who lost his battle to cancer in January of this year breaks my heart. I understand not everyone can be included but this man has worked with some of the top television shows, including The X-Files, Supernatural and even Charlie’s Angels. To leave him out in this way is an absolute disgrace. I am saddened to see that a big name like Michael Jackson, who was a Musician and not even in the television industry was included when someone who has given so much to Prime Time Television was excluded.
Clearly you were going for cheers with your Memorial not remembrances. Since you seem to not remember Kim Manners, allow me to refresh your memory. Here is a small run-down of the accomplishments of this extremely talented man, who is missed not only by casts and crews of shows on which he worked, but by fans as well. Having never met him myself, I can tell you that fans across the world mourned his passing as though we had lost a dear and close friend ourselves. This is how deeply he touched our lives.
- Supernatural (executive producer) (60 episodes, 2006-2009) (co-executive
producer) (18 episodes, 2005-2006)The X Files: Revelations (2008) (V) (producer)
- The X Files (producer) (97 episodes, 1995-1999) (co-executive producer)
(40 episodes, 2000-2002) (supervising producer) (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
- The X-Files: The Unopened File (1996) (V) (producer)
- Supernatural (16 episodes, 2005-2008)
- The X Files: Revelations (2008)
- Over There (1 episode, 2005)
- Empire (2005) TV mini-series
- Alaska (2003) (TV)
- The X Files (52 episodes, 1995-2002)
- Harsh Realm (1 episode, 2000)
- Fortune Hunter (1 episode)
- M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994) TV series (unknown episodes)
- Greyhounds (1994) (TV)
- The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
- The Hat Squad (1 episode, 1993)
- The Commish (1991) TV series (unknown episodes)
- K-9000 (1991) (TV)
- Disney Presents The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage (1991) TV series (unknown
- Broken Badges (1 episode, 1990)
- Booker (1 episode, 1990)
- Baywatch (2 episodes, 1989)
- 21 Jump Street (10 episodes, 1987-1989)
- Paradise (1 episode, 1988)
- Mission: Impossible (2 episodes, 1988)
- Star Trek: The Next Generation (1 episode, 1988)
- J.J. Starbuck (1987) TV series (unknown episodes)
- Wiseguy (1987) TV series (unknown episodes)
- Stingray (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
- Hunter (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
- Sledge Hammer! (1 episode, 1986)
- Simon & Simon (5 episodes, 1984-1986)
- Street Hawk (1985) TV series (unknown episodes)
- Finder of Lost Loves (1984) TV series (unknown episodes)
- Automan (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
- Riptide (1984) TV series (unknown episodes)
- Hardcastle and McCormick (1983) TV series (unknown episodes)
- Matt Houston (1982) TV series (unknown episodes)
- Charlie’s Angels (8 episodes, 1979-1981)
- Scared Silly (1982) (TV) (production manager)
- Charlie’s Angels (production manager) (42 episodes, 1978-1981)
- The Pride of Jesse Hallam (1981) (TV) (production manager)
- Second Unit Director or Assistant Director:
- Hart to Hart (assistant director) (1 episode, 1981)
- The Pride of Jesse Hallam (1981) (TV) (second unit director)
- Charlie’s Angels (assistant director) (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
- Locusts (1974) (TV) (second assistant director)
- Valdez Is Coming (1971) (second assistant director)
- The Headmaster
- Halls of Anger
- E! Online
- TV Guide
- Buddy TV
- The Vancouver Sun
- Monsters And Critics
- CW Source Remembering Kim Manners on Youtube
It isn’t like you couldn’t have known about this sad event. Is it possible that your show snubbed him because of the last show he worked on? Was your desire to keep one of the better dramas out of your little circle that strong? Fans of Supernatural have watched you time and time again overlook the actors, directors and writers of this show, and for what? Fear that it might win one of your little awards? With a steady three-million viewers in what is clearly the toughest time slot on a network that doesn’t bother with providing much in the way of production or advertising budget, Supernatural has proven itself to be a grade above most of the shows out there. It’s one thing to overlook the show time and again. But this oversight for someone who has given so much to your own industry is a disgrace.
Shame, emmys. For shame.
Twitterers and Supernatural Fans! Please RT this: RT @YellowRoseKat Remembering Kim Manners http://ow.ly/2bpTMK @Primetimeemmys #RememberKimManners #emmys #epicfail
And don’t forget to e-mail them!
Online it’s worse, I know. When you can’t hear tone or inflection. See body language. Even an eyeroll smiley isn’t always as effective (though fun). And does a yawning smiley mean “I’m bored.” or “I’m tired.” ?????
I’ve learned lots of new phrases over the past year. Troll. Wank. Snark. I admit I still don’t “get” text-speak and probably never will. I took both shorthand and speedwriting. The point is to make words shorter and flow faster. If it uses the same number of characters (or more???), what’s the damn point? (it’s a rhetorical question. try and answer it and I may get ‘snarky’ on you)
transcribed and edited: sometime later
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I guess most people know by now that I have a redhead’s temper (some of you know better than others).
Contrary to what it may seem, it’s rarely aimed at a particular person, but generally at an attitude, action or just plain stupidity. Guess it’s no secret that I don’t tolerate ignorance well.
Feel free to read, ignore, respond or rant away yourselves. Disagree if you like, but don’t expect to turn anything here into a debate. This is just my place to blow off steam.