This year at Owlcon we only played a few games so we spent most of our time talking about everything under the sun, browsing the bookstore together, and just goofing off. He did learn how to play Magic the Gathering and I'm pretty eager to show him my organizing system for my own cards. I never would have thought that when I bought my first deck back in 1993 that I would one day play the game with my son.
The majority of my time the past few weeks have honestly been spent watching TV with Lana and organizing our box of family photos. The box has been in bad need or organizing and I've been putting off scanning them for years now. It's always been such a task because I always get distracted by the photos. Well, I finally broke down and got it organized - again. I was prompted mostly by a spilled drink. A coke spilled on some of our pictures and it was a real kick in the nuts because I realized a lot of the pictures in that box are irreplaceable. Fortunately, I'm a bit anal retentive and was always a stickler about saving my negatives so most of them we still have to scan. So now I've started scanning them into the computer. It's amazing how many gems we had sitting in that box. I'm slowly cataloging them as I scan them into the computer and tagging them in Abobe Bridge CS3. It's a bit slow but very enjoyable. Most of Marcel's baby pictures have never been scanned much less seen the light of day but every now and then. It's like discovering hidden treasures all over again. Backing up my photos has become a daily process now with my album now reaching into the 14 gigabit range.
Turns out, we were pretty good about taking plenty of pictures of Marcel growing up.
Speaking of Marcel, I gotta get ready to roll out of here to go get him from school. Later!