Sunday, November 7, 2010

Knock Knock. Who's there? Banana

Knock, knock. Who's there? Banana
Knock, knock. Who's there? Banana
Knock, knock. Who's there? Orange
Orange Who?
Orange you glad I didn't say banana?

Important things I have to tell you: 

1. Kaishon had a big surprise a few weeks ago.
My Mom and sister and Juan helped me work all day on it.
We started the moment he left for school.
It was one of the most wonderful days.
He was just a little bit happy. 
Can you tell?
I keep meaning to post about it! 
MUST do that this week.

2.If I start getting more serious about pictures,
I need a new computer.
So, I need to know,
do you think I need a Mac.
Whoever you are : )
If you use a regular computer and you think it is just perfect for pictures, tell me. 
One of my big holdups with Mac is that you can't use
Windows Live Writer to write blog posts.
I can't really begin to fathom that-
this brings me to #

3. Windows Live Writer keeps telling me I have errors.
Over and over again every day.
It is enough to make me not want to blog
And you know that is INSANE!

and last but not least:
4. Orange is Kaishon's favorite colour.
He has orange shirts and pants,
shorts and coats,
hats and gloves
and flip flops.
His glasses are orange.
I think he is the coolest kid on the planet.
I adore my little lover of all things orange.
I don't know if I have ever told you before,
but I thought I should today!

Thank you so much for coming and reading this blog.
Thank you for your kindness and encouragement.
Every day {every single day} you are a blessing.
May your week be filled with joy.
Love, Becky who is going thru Windows Live Writer Withdrawl
(although, truth be told...blogger isn't that crazy right now...maybe I could come back to this)

It's Orange Week at I Heart Faces!


Bec said...

I use an HP Laptop and have Photoshop 4 on it and it does just fine. Plus, if you wait until right before the new models come out, you can get the old model for a really good price. My laptop cost me a grand total of $450! It really didn't have anything different from the new ones except the keyboard and some random software I'd never use anyway. Good luck!

Hilary said...

I love my Mac, and it does me well with photos. There are a number of Mac apps out there which would mimic LiveWriter. I've never used any of them though. I type what I want to say in a text document, upload my photos to Photobucket and then into Blogger. I paste the text where I want it and I'm done.

Looking forward to hearing about his big surprise.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Blogger has improved a lot.

Love that capture of Kaish!

Jabacue said...

Hi Becky,
I think your pics are fine. But I really don't know enough about a Mac to comment on it. I love your pics and writing.
What WAS that big surprise?!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

P.S. We got the Dell Studio XPS last year and it so-totally-rocks with its quad-core processor. You gotta have that if you're using a ton of media.

SarahinSC said...

I don't know anything about Macs. Hmmmmm. You've got us on a cliff about what the big surprise was. I'm staying tuned to find out!

Ashley Sisk said...

Great photo - I'm on a Dell laptop and it works just fine. I also use Blogger and I'm pretty satisfied. I'm going to be upgrading my computer soon and I'll still be on a PC. I just can't rationalize the expense of a Mac. Not right now.

Mari said...

I love orange too. That Kaishon is a smart kid!
I have an HP and I really like it. I tried Windows live writer and for some reason I can't get it to work, so I have just stuck with blogger.

Caseybumpinalong said...

LOVE my mac, I think it's worth every penny. But praying mine doesn't break because I couldn't afford another one! :) But I've had mine for a few years and never had any problems with it. I don't have any problems posting directly through blogger, either. Good luck with your decision (get a mac!)

Brian Miller said...

orange is a cool color...for artsy stuff i like Mac...mine died so i am on a PC now, but Mac is the way to go...and nice tease on the surprise....waiting.... said...

Oh what a great photo!! Can't wait to hear what the surprise was. Can't help you w/ the Mac vs. pc question. Wish I knew more about that stuff.

Muthering Heights said...

Kaishon = adorable, as usual.

Yes, you need a mac!!! ;)

Dot O said...

I have an HP Pavilion and love it. I have both Elements 5 and CS4 on it. The Mac is soooooo expensive. While it'd be cool to learn Mac, I think I'll stick with this. At least, if it needs replacing, it's not going to cost an arm and a leg.

Love ya Becky!

Kim said...


Never used to like orange until I started my company and now I love it! If I were you, I'd get a MAC - it WILL be my next computer. In my experience, there are just too many things that seem to go wrong with PC's and MACs are the best for photos, graphics, video. I'm sure you will be able to use something comparable for your blogging. Although I've had PCs for a long time I do know that I've wasted money - MACs out rank PCs in my humble opinion. Finally, I consider it a blessing to have found your blog - makes me smile every single time!

Modesty is Pretty said...

Hey Becky! I think orange is the best color ever and your son has great taste for color! ;D
I've always heard good things about Macs so I vote Mac. =D

Brooke said...

he'd fit in well here in big orange country!! :)

i'm not a picture (nor a computer) girl, so sorry i can't be of much assistance with that.

Ky said...

Did I miss something? What was the surprise? I REALLY need to know cos I'm REALLY curious.

I've told you before and I'll tell you again, and probably again and again, but that child of yours is just gorgeous! He is so very photogenic with a plethora of facial expressions. I love to look at photos of him.

Thanks for sharing Kaishon with the world Becky.x

Tracy P. said...

Can't wait to hear and see what got that response out of Kaishon! He's so expressive and fun. :-)

I truly do LOVE my Mac! The thing I use all the time is iPhoto, their photo organizer. It has a simple but powerful editing tool that I use almost exclusively. Love it! And it is very easy to then take your photos and put them into movies and slideshows with music. Very fun! They recently came out with a new system upgrade, so this would actually be a good time to buy one and get the latest and greatest. :-)

And, Safari is getting along very well with blogger--I have heard people report a lot of problems, but I have never experienced them. Posting photos is slightly laborious though, I will admit. Good luck with your deciding!! You will have gorgeous photos and a heart-filled blog no matter what you choose.

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

I love my Mac and Iphoto!! What was the surprise... can't wait to hear!! Kash has tears in his eyes he is so excited. Did you paint his room orange? hmmm...

Marilyn said...

No computer expert here even with an ancient minor in computer science. Well, I want to know what the surprise was. From the look on his face it was something orange and great. Cute post. Take care.

Gigi said...

I'm not a photographer so I can't give advice from that standpoint. But, I love, love, love my Toshiba pc!

I can't wait to hear about Kaishon's surprise! I love that picture.

TechnoBabe said...

I have an iMac and really like it. I use Blogger to blog and it has worked great for me. What photos I take are so easy on the Mac. I like the sound of you getting serious about your photography whatever you use.

Mental P Mama said...

I love my Mac. And I'll never go back. Your pictures are so amazing...anything you use will be just wonderful;)

Lolli said...

I can't live without my Mac. I try using my Windows laptop and I go crazy. Seriously.

Orange is my daughter's favorite color, too, but she didn't make the cut for the Orange Week photo. LOL

M said...

Always love your entries. This one brings a smile to my face!!

Jamie said...

I love this picture. You can just see that happiness and excitement in his eyes. It made me teary. <3

I want a Mac really bad, so I probably can't help you in that department.

Sarah Halstead said...

Great photo! Can't wait to hear the surprise. Right now I have a dell laptop. I would love a Mac, but I will deal with what I have right now.

Marvett Smith said...

Becky, I love this image. What a great face! Congrats on your pictures. You do a wonderful job! You definitely need a Mac! :)

Dianne said...

I've only used a Mac a few times so I guess I'm not a good judge, I personally didn't like it

Kaishon has the most wonderful face on the planet!!

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

I work on an HP with windows 7, and it works just fine for photos. I was considering getting a mac for a bit, but seriously, i just dont have the time or energy right now to dedicate to learning something new :)
post soon about Kaishon's surprise!

Maddy said...

Well, you certainly don't "need" a MAC, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE mine!! Whatever you decide to get, I'm sure you'll be thrilled to get a new computer! I have the Macook, but I'm eyeing the mama jamma Mac Desktop! That's the next thing I'm getting whenever I actually have space for a desktop computer :)

Can't wait to hear what you had up your sleeve for Kaishon! Maybe I can borrow your idea. My little brother could use a good cheering up :o/

Skeller said...

can't wait to hear the story. his expression is precious...

Busy Bee Suz said...

Maybe you need and update on your live writer?
I know nothing about Mac. Who is he??? :)
Love that boy.
Can't wait to see what his surprise is/was!

Piper said...

I love Mac but it is certainly a prettier penny! Was the surprise an updated room???

Tara said...

I LOVE funny!! Makes me smile.

Marti said...

my hubby is a photographer and he got a mac about a year ago and he is inlove with it!!!! he also recommends lightroom for editing purposes.

Laura said...

Hi Becky! I first came over here because I saw your comment on Jasmine's post about you starting 'The Shack'. What do you think of it? I have it sitting on my floor from my Mother In Law. It's on my to do list of books to read. My 15 year old brother in law read it and wasn't too impressed, but I'm thinking maybe he wasn't really old enough to Get it?

Then I saw your question about the Mac vs PC and I thought I'd share my 2 cents. I just bought a Mac after being a PC user my whole life. I'm still totally getting used to it. I do like the Mac but I don't think it changed my photography. There's nothing I am doing with the Mac that I couldn't do with the PC. I use lightroom just as I did before, and my photos look the same. Well, they look better on the Mac because I have a 20.5 inch desktop on the mac vs a 15 inch laptop screen on the pc. If you have the finances, you'll be happy with the mac, once you learn to use it. But, I don't think that it revolutionizes photography. It's just a means of displaying the digitally. It's how you take the photos that makes the photography.

My 2 cents. :) I was going to stick with the hp but then I was having trouble with color calibration sticking with PC. I probably caved to all the peer pressure to get a Mac too, if I'm realistic haha!

Love the photos of your little man. Keep writing!


Love Letters To China said...

I have to be honest.... we converted to a Mac over a year ago. And I LOVE IT! I don't think I would ever switch back now. There's nothing I don't like about it.

I agree with your son... I love the color orange too. And I love your photo of that sweet boy of yours! Can't wait to hear all about the surprise.

Hope you have a fabulous week!


Danielle said...

I have a Dell. But I think my next computer will be a MAC! I don't have a problem with the computer so much as the Dell customer service, but that's another story for another day:-) I love your picture!! His expression is priceless!! Great capture!

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

Oh my, that is a precious look on Kaishon's face. Can't wait to hear how it got there!
I love my mac, but pc's are nice, too. Macs are very user friendly and (usually) bug free, but I think it's a preference thing. Personally, once I bought my first Mac I was hooked. Not sure about the blogging tools, I use google blogger but my blog is pretty basic.
P.S. I love how much you love Kaishon! It is shines through your blog and is quite lovely! Have a great day!

(Florida) Girl said...

Orange was Sinatra's favorite color. Your little guy might be on to something.

It might be fun for him to see some photos of Sinatra's house. Lots of Orange.

Christina said...

My daughter's favorite color is orange, too. I'm sorry, I think I said that before. I told her that the challenge was "orange" this week and she said,"Awesome!"
:) Great picture...he has the best expressions!

Erika B said...

What an expressive face! Great capture!

Erika B

Tiaras said...

totally laughing here- my 4 year old tells that joke to me at least 4 times a day!!!

Catherine said...

Love my MAC. Love my MAC. LOVE MY MAC! You should join that club!! Blogger is okay.

Love the pic of Kaish!

Love your blog!

Michelle Pixie said...

I love this capture! It is perfection! :)

April said...

Orange is such a bright and cheery color...and Kaishon's face is always smiling...what a PERFECT combination! Sure wish I could tell you 'yay' or 'nay' on the Mac...ours is a Hewlett Packard. Have a wonderful rest of your day with your happy boy!:)

jen@odbt said...

Oh I can't wait to find out the surprise!! Don't keep us waiting too long. That is a great shot of Kaishon!

I'm a mac convert but we also have a pc laptop. I love my mac but since I'm not there yet with photography...I'm not sure what to tell you. I use blogger to write posts, didn't know there were other ways. See I'm learning something new every day :)

Victoria D. said...

Beautiful site! Lovely to see how much you clearly love your child! Almost makes me want to have one of my own...almost. lol

And thanks for stopping by my site. Much appreciated.


Billykidd said...

Kaishon always has the best expressions! He must be so much fun to photograph all the time!

RR Mama said...

OK, love my MAC! Second, the suspense is killing me...What did Kaish get?????

Kelly said...

I love that pic!! I know nothing about Mac vs PC...good luck making a decision!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Oooh, I don't know if I could give up Live Writer. And I don't even blog as regularly as you do, Becky! As for Mac vs PC when it comes to pictures, I've heard that Mac is better. In fact, I've never met anyone who regretted switching to a Mac. I've wondered the same thing myself when it comes time to replace our desktop. I'll be interested to know which product you ultimately choose.

Now that I've got that out of the way... Can I just say that I adore that Kaishon love the color orange. It's Jeff's favorite color, too. And it is such a happy color!

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

At the risk of reiterating what a lot of others have said already, I LOVE my Mac and would never go back to a PC. I almost never have problems with it, it's way faster, and you don't have to worry so much about viruses.

For me, the biggest boon to photo developing was starting to use Lightroom. As for blogging, I've never used LiveWriter so I can't really offer any helpful comments. I just write directly into wordpress (or blogger, when I had a blogger account). Or if I need more "thought space", I write in MS Word and then copy and paste into the post.

Looking forward to hearing the surprise!

Drew said...

Well, you know how much I loved LiveWriter. It really was the only thing keeping me with Windows. I managed to wean myself from LiveWriter and now use Blogo. Not nearly as good, but the Mac is GOOD! AWESOME. WONDERFUL. 99.999% BUG FREE. TO DIE FOR. :)

I don't regret it. I'm not saying it's the computer you must have. I'm just saying it was the right one for me.

Anita Johnson said...

The joke is a blast from the past...the photo to go with it, perfect!

Sojourning Sadlers said...

Becky, you really have a wonderful way with words - and capturing the raw emotion of your subjects! I love all of the expressions Kaishon gives you. He seems to be very comfortable in front of the camera!

Can't wait till you reveal the surprise - and I Love how you all worked on it together for him. He's a lucky guy...

As for the computer discussion - Im a Mac girl since 2004 and I would NEVER go back! LOL
Since the workshop in Bethlehem, I got a acbook Pro, CS5 & Lightroom. The interface with LR, CS5, iphoto & blogger has been extremely uncomplicated!
Oh - & I have nEVER one time had a virus on either one of my Macs... 'nuff said ;-)

Amy Henderson said...

Super cute!!!

Danielle said...

MAC BABY!!! All the way. Once you go MAC, you never go BACK!!! Love the photo!!

Sarah said...

OOOOOOHHHHHHH!!! Get a Mac -- they are so so so so so so fun :) And I love that he has orange glasses. He is such a cool kid!

My Photographic Eye by Irela said...

Becky....this is such a precious photo! I love it. xoxox

Liz said...

We have a Macbook Pro and a Macbook Air. I LOVE Mac! Hate everything about Microsoft! Trust me, you'll get over that software (sorry I don't even know what it is) once you go Mac!