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Savannah Brentnall
I'm a British girl in Los Angeles with two horses, no kids and opinions on everything.
Interests: music, karate, movies, scrapbooking, horses
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Mar 15, 2010
Thanks for the encouragement, Lady Rebecca. Not that I've ever needed much encouragement to open my mouth, but it IS nice to know that someone other than my mum is reading. :)
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Great photo, btw. How nice to see someone staying balanced over her leg instead of throwing herself on her horse's neck in the current hunter fashion.
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Yes, it is. It's the Noble fir, and we love it. Despite being crammed back into its various bags and slung into the garage every year, it always comes back out looking like new. We've never had a problem with lights going out, and everyone who visits the house thinks it's a real tree. They have to actually touch the branches to believe it's not. All that's missing is the pine smell. Guess you can always buy a Glade plug-in for that. :)
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2009 on Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree... at This Life
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Aperture doesn't have the same photo bloat issues as iPhoto. It doesn't actually DUPLICATE photos when you make changes. It makes a new version, which is basically a small internal file containing info on the changes you've made. It looks to you like a copy of the photo and you can export or edit either version, but it doesn't take up twice the disk space. Another advantage over iPhoto: nested keywords. I have a long, involved keyword hierarchy for tagging my photos and scrapbook supplies. Regarding your wishlist, Aperture satisifies every one of your requirements. I think Lightroom does, too, but I don't have direct experience with it. Aperture has all the same editing capabilities as Lightroom without having to go to PS. The only thing it doesn't have is presets, so if you like to buy commercial presets, Lightroom is a better choice for you.
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2009 on Photo Management at Life is in the Details
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Thirteen hours. That's how long we were without power yesterday. Yes, I know it was raining, and in Los Angeles that's the excuse for civilization to fall into total disarray. But seriously, THIRTEEN HOURS? Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2009 at This Life
Just in case you haven't heard enough about the Queen Mary, here's a music video that David Mirkin made from footage he took during the voyage. It's on the James Taylor website in the Aug/Sept newsletter. The song is "Sea... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2009 at This Life
I found this online. It's supposed to allow you to paint over ugly ceramic tile. I've never tried it, but thought it might be something you could inquire about. http://www.refinishingonline.com/ceramic%20tile.htm
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2009 on getting back to it at the little things
How did you find the speed of LinkWithin? I tried it on my blog, but found it REALLY slowed down the page display. Has that been your experience?
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Can you include comments in a future version of this widget? Many of my friends use facebook to comment on my blog posts, and I have to manually cut and paste those comments over to my blog. Can you make it a two-way connect, so that facebok comments appear on the blog as blog comments?
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"He stood there and did what I asked him. If you can have that sort of communication, all the big parades and the big accolades we've had as gendarme can't compare to that because that was when the chips were... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2009 at This Life
Now look what you've done--you've blown his cover! Thanks for nuthin', Phil "Novak" Clevenger.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2009 on Queen Mary: Onboard and At Sea at This Life
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Don't worry, you're safe--only Democrats can catch it. :)
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2009 on Queen Mary: Onboard and At Sea at This Life
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He doesn't like his photo appearing online.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2009 on Queen Mary: Onboard and At Sea at This Life
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I call him "Mr Blobby"
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2009 on Queen Mary: Onboard and At Sea at This Life
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OK, so in the interests of brevity (and your sanity), I'll condense the six-day voyage into one post. One 20-page post. Kidding. When we left New York on Friday, the sea was very calm. In fact, it was hard to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2009 at This Life
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Thanks, Susan. I'm glad you're enjoying reading my ramblings. :)
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I think they broke the mold when they made him.
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2009 on Tiger in a Tree at This Life
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Awww....
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2009 on Tiger in a Tree at This Life
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It's been a while since this blog has featured Tommy, our vicious attack cat. Don't let that relaxed demeanor fool you: underneath that soft, cuddly, squishy exterior lies... ...well, we're not sure what lies there because the exterior is so... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2009 at This Life
We horse riders have chafing issues, too. I swear by Bodyglide (http://www.bodyglide.com/) for clothing friction and Anti Monkey Butt (http://www.antimonkeybutt.com/) for areas where chafing is caused by sweat and skin-to-skin friction.
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Writing another post as we speak. So much to share--it was a truly fabulous trip.
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2009 on Europe Vacation at This Life
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