Heat and chocolate don’t really mix well

Tonight after J went to bed I opened up our fancy bag of chocolate popcorn for a fun snack while we watched a couple shows on Netflix. And, I was surprised.

Do you see all the melted chocolate on the bag? That’s supposed to be on the popcorn.

Yep, I ordered it to be shipped to Oklahoma in August, it should have crossed my mind that it may not make it to us in great shape. But, they sold it. What a reminder that the extra shipping charge and packaging that See’s adds for warm weather shipping is totally a good idea.

So, if you’re thinking of ordering something that could melt, you may wanna wait if it’s still summer, learn from my experience 🙂


More memories at Chick-fil-A!

Tonight was the “Back to School Bash” at our Chick-fil-A. That meant a bounce castle, face painter, and 2 cows were there!

Mona Lisa’s Face Painting did a great job, as usual. We’ve seen her before at CFA events and possibly other places and had good experiences with her. She didn’t hesitate when J stepped up and said “I’d like a sparkly unicorn please.” As you can see by the photo, she nailed it.

Yummy gluten-free dinner, fun activities, card for a free sandwich later, and free Wi-Fi for Pokemon hunting. It was a hit all around. Yay for Family Fun Night this week!

Frank Corso: Tips On How To Handle Your Accounting and Taxes

One more subtitling success story!

After a week or 2 of slowly working on subtitles for this video I uploaded them last night. One of the awesome WPTV volunteers did the background magic that makes them appear with the video already. Pretty cool, huh?

I selected this video to work on for a couple of reasons:

  1. It was only 23 minutes long. Creating the subtitles takes watching the video at least 3 times, so once you add in time to start and stop to type what’s being said, I’m looking at investing 4-6 times the length of the video to get it all done.
  2. With Morgan’s current employment we need to know about accounting and taxes. So, hearing about someone else’s experience and learning what worked for them was appealing.

It’s been about 2 years since my first subtitling effort and I’m still enjoying it! I love being able to contribute to the WordPress project. Doing the subtitles lets me keep learning, both about the material being presented in the video as well as using the software to create them, and learning about the workflow of the TV team. And,  using “Press This” to share about my experience has let me learn some about how that tool works. Fun stuff.

I think working on subtitles with the WPTV team is a great way for anyone to be involved.:

  • You get to work at your own speed, there’s not a deadline for finishing.
  • You get to choose which video to do, so you can learn something new, listen to a friend, watch one you wish you could have seen live, or use whatever other criteria you have for choosing.
  • It doesn’t require any special knowledge. If you can type (in the language used by the presenter) you can do it. There are great step-by-step instructions available with screen shots that show you what to do.
  • You’re making something that could really be helpful to someone, whether listening to and hearing the video is difficult for them, or the language in the video is easier for them to read and understand than hear and understand. By creating the subtitles you’re making the material available to a wider audience.
  • When it’s all done you can see your work!

So, if you’ve been looking for a new fun project, I’d like to encourage you to give this a try. It’s been good for me! Let me know how it goes if you jump in 🙂

Building with Lego

We built the cow on the left using a “pattern” from the Lego website. Then J used it as a sample to create a 2nd one. Oh, and then she needed a trailer to move one of them 🙂

I’m enjoying staying in where it’s cool and building with my girl on this hot summer day.