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birdographer's Journal
birdographer's Journal
May 22, 2024

The defendant, Popeye

Tiedrich says it's not photoshopped, FWIW. How creepy does that look?

May 8, 2024

Anyone watch "Unfrosted" on Netflix?

The Jerry Seinfeld movie. I watched it this afternoon and enjoyed it--so many familiar faces in there! My absolute favorite part, though, was when Jon Hamm was channeling Don Draper to present an advertising plan, and John Slattery was sitting in the room as well. Perfect!

April 15, 2024

Great. Trump's lawyers will have jurors' names

How long will those take to be delivered to the cult? Obviously they are under orders to not copy or share those, but...these are folks who are choosing to defend Donald. How much integrity could they possibly have?

April 14, 2024

What book are you reading now?

And do you recommend it?

March 24, 2024

Secret Service oath

Doesn't Donnie have secret service agents protecting him? The secret service agents' oath, as I found it, is

“I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

So...how are they defending our constitution against all enemies while defending Donnie from harm? He has threatened our constitution numerous times. Maybe it's just me, but that is puzzling. Do they take some secret MAGA oath that overrides it?

March 17, 2024

Book is done; new speed bump

The book is done, many edits after readings by me and helpful friends. I'm happy with it. I am on the fence about publishing, but that's moot for right now. When I started it, as a hobby, I just started writing. I put in page numbers and chapter numbers and so on. No title page, no dedication page. I would like to add those. It is in .docx format. I have 3 different word processing programs. I cannot seem to add a title page and dedication page without them being pages 1 and 2. In the old Word, which I used a lot a long time ago, this was simple--insert page numbers, and start here with page 1. Not these. I also need a header on book pages with my name on the left pages, book title on right.

I put a post in Next Door for some local person to help with word processing. By now I am sure that is buried and will not get a response. I discovered "Upwork" online, where you can hire people to do such things for a reasonable cost. Registered, logged in later, and then when they wanted to "verify" me, my login no longer was valid. Huh? Yeah, sorry, buh bye.

So I am stuck unless I can find someone to do this bit of formatting for me. Anyone know of a reliable online place to find an editor for something as simple and basic as this? Or where else to look?

ETA: I have watched many YouTube tutorials for the different programs I have. Clearly the programs have updated and of course changed since the videos were made. I do not get the screens that they do. So I need a different path to get there, and I have no idea how.

ETA: It's not the program. I'm sure it is doable in all of these. But apparently not by me. I need to find someone who can do this. Perfectly happy to pay a freelancer, but Upwork is the only online place I can find such a person, and that did not work out.

February 16, 2024

Need help with car info

Me again. I've tried to Google this so as to not bother you guys, but my lack of knowledge is too total for that to work. I get an answer and... I don't know if it will work since I don't know if it's a minor enough part....

Ok, nutshell: I need something annoying but not vital to go wrong with MC's car so that she has to take it to a repair place (so it is removed from the premises). Something like it stalls at stop lights, is leaking oil, anything like that. It's drivable but needs to be fixed. It is an old (2014-ish) Honda Civic. I need something that would require the shop in this small town to order a part, meaning they would have it for four days or so. Any thoughts on a basic, but not always available, car part for some kind of minor issue? TIA

February 1, 2024

Where would you hide it?

I am writing a fiction book. A character, now dead, was a reporter. He was solving a cold case in another state and did not put the info on the computer because he did not want it there. He has it in a somewhat-thin file folder. I need it to be hidden in his desk so someone looking for it might miss it. It will be labeled something non-descriptive, but it will contain the info.

Where can he put it? Do desks still have blotters now to hide things under? Is it easy to create a false bottom to a drawer? His replacement reporter at the desk has to find it, so it has to be findable, but not obvious. Any thoughts on where he can put a folder? TIA

December 11, 2023

Just having my dinner...

..watching a little TV...

October 30, 2023

I can relate to this....

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Really glad to be in my 70's--the future is going to be rough for the folks who are young now.
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