Monthly Archives: March 2015

Cookie Monster

Growing up, I was never really a fan of Sesame Street. As I got older, I fell back in love with Sesame Street and everything it was meant to be. From Elmo to the Cookie Monster, even the Count, the characters and the puppeteers who make them come to life is unbelievable. This past week, a new viral video came across the Internet, as Cookie Monster is now a life coach.

While rather this is a serious subject of the problems we deal with in life, Cookie Monster offers the simplest, and calmest suggestions. I laughed when the woman said she lost her job. Cookie Monster replied with where did it go. Or even how the guy was eating a cookie, and was coughing since the cookie was dry. Cookie Monster replied with you need some milk to make it moist.

Come to think of it, there is sort of a life lesson here. When we are sad, or we want to talk to someone about something, usually it is over cookies and milk. It makes everyone feel better. Cookie Monster reminds us that any problem is solvable, especially with cookies. While browsing this video, the next suggested video had John Oliver of HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Oliver was explaining how to enjoy cookies in the United Kingdom (UK). Oliver even suggested having some tea with your cookies. In Cookie Monster fashion, he presented Oliver with the letter “t”.

So after getting carried away, and watching a few of these videos, it shows the problems we deal with in life are solvable. We should find humor and reason with the challenges we are faced with on a daily basis. Take a few steps back, and have a cookie! Maybe eat it in private like Cookie Monster would to give yourself a much needed laugh.

Finally, I would like to share the video Cookie Monster did with Martha Stewart.

Photoshop 1.0 is pretty much useless to Photoshop experts

While this was an enjoyable video to watch, it definitely brought back a lot of memories too. The first thing I have to say is how expensive Photoshop was. I think it cost around $1,000.00 at first! Now you can subscribe to the creative cloud for about $30.00 a month and get pretty much all of the programs.

Photoshop and I never got along. I ‘ve tried a few times to sit down and learn it, and never really fully grasped it. Even at its beginning stages. It was quite comical seeing the designers struggle with the original version, and really shows what a powerhouse of a program it has become.

We first learned about Photoshop in the magazine world and that is how they made Cindy Crawford so beautiful. The same goes with Christine Brinkley and others. Today no photo goes to print without a visit to Photoshop.

Don’t go on a job interview for graphic design and say you don’t know photoshop. Security will be showing you the door very quick. I do recall at the time Corel Draw. If that doesn’t ring a bell, they created WordPerfect. Still confused. Oh boy, we need to sit and talk. Corel Draw at one point in the early nineties did have a dominance. It was only a matter of time before Photoshop became the only way to edit, create, and design pictures and photos alike.

Cheers Adobe and Photoshop to another 25 years! I can’t wait to see what will come that we don’t already know.

NHL and the Good Hearted Players

The NHL and the players have been showing their good side lately. More and more I am impressed with the great sportsmanship and class they have been showing. The first video is a video of an NHL player taking a selfie with a fan behind the glass. At first the player didn’t realize it, and after doing so, posed for the fan, and offered him some great memories for years to come.

This second video, is a little more of a tear jerker. This young girl Cammy is unable to speak. But vocally she can speak. She is a huge fan of the Chicago Blackhawks (Go Wayne’s World) and Duncan Keith helped her accomplish her wish of skating with an NHL player and scoring a goal.

It seems like the players want to go unnoticed when they did these random acts of kindness. Which makes it unique and special. The broadcasters are always looking for that special something, and from time to time they capture it. The few seconds one fan spends with an athlete is hours to them. The athletes are smart enough to realize that the fans appreciate it, and do what they can.