Coffee in the Chicago skyline mug, "We Got The Beat" by the Go-Go's on iTunes. I got the beat alright, I finally got my iTunes libraries synced between the desktop and the laptop and I cleaned off over 10 gigs of space on the laptop as a result. I should just move all my music off the laptop and carry my iPod with me everywhere (plugging it into the laptop in the morning while I post). The problem for me is that I just hate to have things dangling off my laptop--be they external drives, iPods, whatever. I want a bigger hard drive. THAT would make me happy. Now I have room to install the Adobe C3 Studio software for the latest Dreamweaver, Flash, PhotoShop, Illustrator, etc. Of course it still remains to be seen whether I need all those applications now that I am going to a kinder, gentler content-management based web site.
Now for glass. It's a big week in the studio this week as I gear up for the BMAC with its concomitant annual advertising requirements (postcard design, ugh), and get all the current orders finished up and shipped out. Oh yes, and copies of the book! My publisher sent me some complimentary copies of the book that I had earmarked to send my family at Christmas. Have I mailed them? Of course not! Since I haven't written my Christmas cards yet, it's not too surprising I haven't mailed off the books either. Today, today (at least for book mailing). (Maybe I'll send Valentine cards this year instead of Christmas cards.)
Also today is a conference call (via Skype) with Christian the website guru. The current plan is to have at least the rudiments of the new Siyeh Studio content management system up before the BMAC... Four weeks from today I leave for the BMAC. So much to do, so little time. Off to dress and brush the fur off the teeth in prep for the day.