Tuesday, June 7, 2016

No, Not Mañana

It's Tuesday.  Tuesday is the regular day I post on my blog.  Actually, this post makes it two Tuesdays in a row, so I would say that makes it regular.

I've been having a lot of fun with our YouTube podcast, called "Sundays With Lynda & Ross".  In case you missed the latest episode, you can find episode 8 here.
Ross and I do not take this podcast or ourselves seriously.  No, not at all.

For me, although the filming is enjoyable and I get a kick out of watching us on "TV",  I find the  process of editing and enhancing the video to be a creative endeavor.  I discovered a good amount of free downloadable background music available on YouTube.  Another toy for me to play with.  

Temporarily my iMac is set up in my dining room.  I call it the studio.
It takes me hours to process the film and it doesn't always go smoothly.
For instance yesterday, I started working on the raw footage at around 3:00 in the afternoon.  We usually record for over an hour and I've been steadily trying to get the finished video down to under 20 minutes.   So most of what we record winds up, as they say, on the cutting room floor.

Anyway, yesterday evening at about 8:30,  after 5-1/2 hours of working on the video, I was ready to begin the export from iMovie to a file on my hard drive.  I clicked on the export button and got an error message.  A vague error message at that.   I was very upset and extremely frustrated.

Ross heard my "oh, no!"   He told me to close up shop.  "Work on it tomorrow," he said.

But I couldn't let it go.  Why?  Because that's the way I am.  I can be a bit obsessive, especially when there is a puzzle to solve.

I won't go into the gory details, but suffice it say, I didn't give up until I fixed it.  That was at 1:30 a.m.

As I said to Ross this morning, I wouldn't have been able to sleep if I hadn't gotten it to work.

By the way, this latest video is under 10 minutes, <patting myself on the back>.


  1. That is how I am when it comes to computer problems. I just can't let it go until I solve it. I love you and Ross's videos.

  2. I admire your persistence :) I would have given up after a bit and "slept on it" and hoped for a solution in the morning :)


    1. Yes, persistence, I like that. Sounds better than obsessive :)

  3. I know what you mean. But I've been teaching myself to let things sit and go back to them later. Glad you were successful.

    1. I’ll have to try that letting things sit stuff. It’s probably a good thing.

  4. Persistence pays. I really admire you for taking on this adventure. I'm still trying to figure out Twitter!!!

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