Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Holiday Shoot

I had a photo shoot at a local spot here in Woodstock. It was fun and I enjoyed myself in 34 degrees. I could see the people I worked with were cold and perhaps they even lost their patience but they were troopers every one of them. I went to the shoot with some ideas in mind but I first let the client do what he wanted to do. At the end I had the photos on the laptop and I was showing the client his group shots.

That might have been a mistake. But I learned from it. I will have to be more careful about showing off work before it is done. The problem is I get excited about what I do and I love working with art. It’s exciting to me because there is so much more that can be done with art than could be done 20 years ago. I remember what I was doing with a computer 20 years ago. It was an Apple IIc. I can remember putting the floppy disks in the drive and thinking, “computers are so damn cool!”

Here’s a shot that might bring back memories for all you peoples out there not reading this blog = ]

Back to the photography. I’m happy to report that I was able to edit everything and have it back to the customer in 2 days. It was on a customized/printed disk with matching sleeve for the CD case. I had a lot of fun photoshopping one of the employees and a corporate icon together. It gave me flash backs of working with Disney! This week I might meet back up with the customer to take photos at a high school at a basketball game. Round and round I go.

Maybe if I’m motivated I will post some of them on my FLICKR site sometime this week…

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Please Remain Calm

If you believe in UFOs and you live in Norway, your greatest moment just happened. As you walked out the front door of your igloo and looked up into the sky before mounting your snow-mobile you would have noticed something different. Just slightly different.

Considering the ship was cloaked, Oslo the Norwegian fisherman, was only able to see the tractor beam/ray/light (or “what-have-you”). Instead of boarding the S.S. Sminskster that morning, Oslo immediately went back inside his house to call his friends Oggle, Fuggfort and Dergle. And panic would soon follow.

This is pure nonsense at it’s best. No one is going to believe the BS our government is putting out. “A failed Soviet missle?” Are you serious? Come on! I’m not just going to just sit back while Dergle and Oslo get probed by the very same “beings” that are responsible for Mad Cow Disease.*

We, as Americans, need to be ready. We need to regroup and focus on what is important. We need to keep a level head and be responsible here.

We need to stockpile weapons.

Usually I would go out and buy an assault riffle or an automatic shotgun during these situations. However, I don’t believe it will help us if these “beings” decide to use a death ray or proton torpedos. Nah, I think I’ll be purchasing a hellfire missle with a guidance system and a whole bunch of concrete mix for my new bunker. If I had the money, which I don’t, I would also invest in a helicopter. I don’t know how to fly one nor do I think I really need one, but it sure would be cool.

Bragging rights in the neighborhood: I would just park it in my driveway. No more comments from the H.O.A. They would poop [censored for your protection] themselves something fierce if they knew who they were messing with. I’m imagining myself now talking to a reporter:


“Yeah, I knew this was going to go down. I have a hard time believing a government that allows cable television the right to air shows like “American Idol” and “Little House on the Prairie.” My wife is with her folks up in the hills. She’ll be safe during the war. How does my hair look?”


“Sir, I can’t use that statement because of our sponsors. Did you see the space ship before launching your AGM-114? And where did you learn how to operate this equipment?”


“Damn your sponsors ma’m. We’re at war with aliens that want to hide stuff in our orifices and all you can think about is Clay Aiken?” WTF? Anyways, the missle ain’t hard to fire, I’ve practiced a few on Cuba.”

“What’s with the helicopter?”

“Sexy, ain’t it?”

*This comment needs support. I'm trying to hint at cows being abducted by aliens. If this does not make sense [title of blog] please watch old episodes of South Park until you get the humor. That is all.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Battle of the Birds

Wow, what a game. I just came from a game I won’t forget for a long time. It is easily the most interesting game I’ve ever attended. Not for the game factor but for everything that revolves around the actual NFL game itself. I don’t get to see many games but my dad and I have attended quite a few over the years. Each time we test security with hidden food. My dad got French fries into the Georgia Dome this time.

The game wasn’t supposed to be won by the Falcons in the first place. The Eagles had a better team and Atlanta has a lot of second string players on the field. That’s not the interesting part. What amazed me was the venders selling Atlanta Falcon Michael Vick jerseys outside of the stadium. That was strange considering he now plays for Philadelphia. He was booed when he took the field and there was also cheering. But as the Eagles continued to pound the Falcons, the fans started to the leave. They cried before they left but they left all the same.

It was rough. Now that I’m a Falcon fan, I have a hard time seeing my team being lambasted like that. But it is even worse with the politics of Vick and the fans loosing heart. I felt like a passenger on the Titanic. All in all I enjoyed the game and I’m really glad I could take my dad.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Commader in Briefs

Well I don’t know where to start with President Obama’s speech. I will say with confidence that I have mixed emotions. I’m not totally sold on Afghanistan. What will we accomplish there? What will be the end results if we do restore their country? What will be the ultimate cost? Who will Tiger Woods sleep with next?

I’m sorry. That was rude.

I would like to apologize to my family for that last joke. It was a transgression. The media is to blame for my behavior but I have let down my fans. I am so truly sorry and I apologize not only to my wife but also my son and the neighbor’s cat for my childish and selfish acts of stupidity.

I bet he feels like a big dumb chubby kid, caught with his hand in the cookie jar.

I saw 2012 over the Thanksgiving break whilst avoiding traffic horrors. The typical main character tried to avoid being killed by disasters caused by the end of the world. This movie relies on heavy special effects. I, however, rely on chocolate.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Aliens and Tigers and Traffic! OH MY!

I’d like to pat myself on the back for the unoriginal title real quick.

Ok, I feel better now. I wasn’t able to watch the end of V. Unfortunately there was too much housework and not enough hired help to get it done.*
So I endured and waited till last night to watch it on Hulu. What a great series. You won’t agree with me if you’re not into syfy. That’s ok, you’re entitled to your opinion here at Nonsense. We (I) allow that in this blog.
I won’t summarize in case you would like to watch it on Hulu as well, or by some other means of the internet/OnDemand/network or what-have-you.

Whilst we sat down to be thankful for over-throwing the Indians at our in-laws this year something happened. Something big and huge and amazing happened. Actually it’s none of our business what happened but we (all of us) want to know regardless. Tiger Woods was found unconscious next to his vehicle, a broken fire hydrant and a banged up tree. That’s all we’re gonna find out now folks cause he’s keeping a tight lid on the situation. For all I know there could have been a drunken giraffe involved in this story but we won’t find out until the story is sold to a major network. Long live capitalism!

Traffic. Apparently I was wrong about Death visiting shoppers on Black Friday. Nope, instead this year he was cruzing around in his hummer blasting Lady Gaga tunes sporting a pair of shades and causing people to drive like idiots. 3 hour traffic delay going out of Atlanta and coming back. My wife and I even came back a day early and still got nailed. Not by Death. Just the traffic. That made our trip to beautiful** Bainbridge 8 hours instead of 4.

*There are 4 servants in our mansion.
**Bainbridge is not actually beautiful.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Oh! The Humanity!!

It’s that time of the season again. Fear is about, lurking the streets with beady red eyes. His breath is putrid and feeds on hate. He only knows sorrow and requires you to pay for your transgressions.

And he’s pushing a shopping cart.

Keep this in mind when driving in the early morning with your children or elderly. On your way to K-Mart, Target and Wal-Mart. People die on Black Friday. That’s why it’s called “Black” Friday and not “Happy Happy Christmas” Friday or “Fluffy Bunny Kisses” Friday . . . I could go on all day but you get the point.

Why don’t they prohibit the stupidity? Why? Well, because for one: “There is no such thing as bad publicity.” It’s true, if you’re trying to market something or get headlines, people have to die for your cause. It’s sick and sad and destructive as well as a shame. A shame that our country puts up with it.

But hell, who am I to interfere with a free market?

Instead of just complaining [see all of my previous posts] here is a solution: It’s simple open the store before the crowds arrive [even if it means all night] and then have the price cuts / discounts announced over the intercoms. Or why not a black weekend? Spread it out so not as many mindless zombies show up at the same time. You could even do something totally predictable like, oh, lets say: invite the police.

I bet it’ll work. I bet it will save some persons life from being trampled by a flock of idiots. I won’t be recognized or thanked but someone will get credit for this. The big naughty company will still make millions, no one will be hurt and Rudolph won’t have to turn around because someone fell asleep in the sled.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Alright. It's here. Everyone calm down.

Windows dropped 7 in our laps a few weeks ago. A lot of people [nerds, like myself] that I talk to lately have told me they were already running Windows 7 beta on their computer. Thanks for trying to one-up me. Turns out I have a wife and I look good, so in the end, I win.

But I got mine in the mail. It didn't come in a fancy box (much like the MS office box) and it didn't make any cool noises when I took it out of the manila envelope from the mail box. So I put it on my new computer. Yippie! It fixed the sorting problem that I gripped about in my other post. And now I have my calculator back. Weird, but I'll look on the bright side. Ignorance is bliss.

Features include the "Shake-your-window" which makes all the other window [of the same kind] disappear! Ohhhhh, Ahhhhh. I'm not sure what purpose this serves. There was a way to collapse other windows before this feature. Am I being too pessimistic? This feature is part of the Aero space age looking design. The translucent windows and task bar is also "Aero."

Ok, and now for the real juice!! ~ Introducing "Windows Media Center!" TA - DA.

Not so fast. It was in Vista. It still has problems. The DVR-live TV-Cable whatever thingy doesn't work. Well it might but I haven't figured it out. It's been like 2 days now and I've had no success with the TV tuner I bought and I even split the Cable cord (y-split box). It was running better when the tuner was plugged into the antenna!

I'm bummed out about that. I was really looking forward to it and Microshiv stabbed me in the ass again. NO! I'm not going to jump on the Mac-hump-fest and worship Steve Jobs. No chance in that.

Windows 7 shouldn't be thrown away and shart on right now. It is what we've come to expect from Windows. That's all. There aren't any fireworks like they said there would be and I'm not sold on it. But I'm not overly pissed just cause the TV tuner doesn't work.

Just grumpy.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

To Listen or Not to Listen

I've all but given up on my radio. There's just too many commercials. It's gotten to the point where I count the minutes through the commercial and make a pie chart in my head about percentages of actual music/talk time. I love pie charts because I love pie. Apple pie is the best hands down.

I usually burn stuff to CDs or listen to my MP3 player now but I have to keep up on new music. I bring up this point because it's important to know if you're listening to crap or not. And by crap, I am referring to Owl City. Wow, if you haven't heard this piece of emo junk then you're in for a treat. Put on your favorite unicorn tee shirt and spend an hour fixing your hair before putting on those extra tight jeans guys!

Make sure you listen to this song in the closet.

I heard this on a radio station in Atlanta that claims it is alternative. THIS SONG DOES NOT FALL UNDER THE LABEL "ALTERNATIVE" This is a new type of brain washing, aimed at subliminally turning me into a homo. Be careful if you hear this song because rabbits are attracted to it and may try to hump your leg.

You won't hear this crap on 96 the Project. Thank you Project for staying hetro and helping me with my homophobia.

Beware the purple ponies!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Waka waka waka

Fozzie Bear was great wasn't he? His act is act is an inspiration to bears everywhere.

I think something needs to be said about common courtesy. I'm not sure if it has to do with the area I live in or maybe the teachers skip over this topic for their own twisted reasons but I have discovered a schism in our society.

This is something that happened a while back. A co-worker, who will remain nameless, was smart enough to open my bathroom stall door. Now I don't know why he did it but I hope he felt like an idiot. Why do I hope that? Well because he's an idiot besides the fact. Regardless of the fact, the indiviual has to knock! Especially in this situation.

Yes, yes, you can look under the damn door if you want but knock if you don't. What's so hard about that? Is it a tradition that our people have sworn to forget? Or are you one of them "educated" peoples? I don't just walk into rooms without knocking so why should it be so hard in the men's room? I give up.

Oh! I'm looking forward to a remake of a cheesey 80's mini series on TV tomorrow. V!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Vista Revisited

Well some of you may have noticed that I've been complaining a lot lately. It's not my fault. I'm typing this with a gun aimed at my head. He told me to.

And to further the tradition I'd like to gripe about Vista some more. Vista is like that kid in school that everyone loved to pick on because that kid smelled like a 5 day old fart dipped in vinegar. And when this kid was informed that he smelled as such he would try to kick you. So all the other children decided to mutually hate this kid.

Either it's me, my wife (which I doubt) or the ghost that lives in my office that has decided to delete the calculator tool on my computer. It can only be us three because it could never be Vista. Noooo, not our friendly bag-o-fart friend Vista.

Another little thing (actually not little because it has a huge impact on how I work) that Fista doesn't do is arrange my files by file type. I have a huge amount of different files in folders that are arranged according to program or project and now I have to sift through all the files in that folder to find what I'm looking for instead of narrowing it down to types. Great!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Me and My Big Mouth

This just in! Jon Gosselin was just seen eating a sandwich! Amazing!!

The plot thickens. 2 days after I announce my disapproval of President Obama’s decision to send more Soldiers and Marines to the Middle East, a foreign national [or government official?] resigns his post in Afghanistan. 2 days after that, the UN building there gets hit by the Taliban. I have a friend over in Kabul and he wasn’t too far from where the attack went down.

It’s all a little too much in one week for me. So now I will turn to a more important topic:

Jon Gosselin is dating a lesbian!

Michael Jackson’s dead corpse raises from the grave to produce a movie! Wooo hoo! I can’t wait to waste 10 bucks on a pedophiling dancer with no nose! Where do I wait for tickets?!? I’m so anxious! Seriously though, who the hell in their right mind . . . oh nevermind. Give him an Oscar next year so we can see more has-beens dance around on stage in his honor. Great. Good. Nice.

UPDATE! Jon just stormed off in the middle of his lesbian date!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

When Would You Like to Schedule Your Next Torture?

It’s kinda strange that I post my disapproval on Sunday and then read an article like this on Tuesday:|main|dl2|link3|

Looks like Matthew read my post. Didn’t think anyone was actually reading this.

I went to the Dentists’ office on Monday. Boooooo! I have nothing against Dentists them selves or the people that work with them. I think they’re all stand up people. In fact I make it a point to be extra nice to these people. Why? Well because they must get a lot of flack through out the day. Also, if I’m really nice, maybe the person thrusting an ice pick into my face might be a little gentle.

No such luck.

I really honestly think this guy was pissed about some mortgage check or something and decided he wanted to carve his initials into my mouth.

Just sayin.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

This Post is for the Birds

The Falcons gave up today whilst playing the Cowboys. I've had days when I give up too. Sometimes, when running up and down the field in tights I get upset about how much money I'm making. I think to myself, "Maybe my 6 figure paycheck isn't enough."

Ok, I'm done crying about the Falcons. I'll be there in December to watch them take out the Eagles.

I heard a little rumor about the White Houses position towards Fox News. Personally I like to get my news from a real straight shooter: Steven Colbert. I'm not sure about all the "facts" Fox presents. It usually sounds like opinions and guesses, but the same can be said by a lot of network news stations these days.

Would it be great if Obama shut these idiots up? I'm not so sure. I wouldn't aprove of that even though it would give some sort of pleasure. It would give me a sick feeling in my stomach. The same feeling I got from reading 1984. How does our government have any say in what a media company does? I don't watch the damn channel so it wouldn't directly effect me.

But what about the the masses that actually believe Fox is "fair and balanced?" Well they'll throw another tea baggin party or something. And since I'm on the rant against what Obama is up to I'd like to add a "WTF" award to him. C'mon man, I voted for you because I wanted our troops out in 9 months. That's what you said. I didn't buy it bacause you're a politician and that's just the way it goes. But I guess I got my hopes up.

So we reduce our presence in Iraq and divide our strength there by sending more Marines and Soldiers to Afghanistan. 17 thousand. Thanks for letting me down Mr. President.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Early Morning

What a day. It started at 5:30 am with my son who was upset about something. I took a shower and got online. When 6:30 rolled around I took off to Firestone. First in line!! 25 minute oil change.

Got back home to take a nap and then it was photo shoot time with Ryan and Robin. Ryan did great and I have some really good shots of him. Then he pee'd on the overthrow that we just bought at the fabric store. Grrrrrrr! But the photos are something else.

In fact they are so good that Robin put them under lock and key and might end up being Christmas gifts. I burned out a bulb during the shoot so I had to go out and get one. I got the wrong bulb. Apparently I need to go get a real bulb from a camera shop or online or something. The crap in the store is only tungsten.

My mother in law arrived and we went for a drive through the country and I got some more good shots. Interesting sunset turned up and I have that also. Then as soon as we got home I cooked sirloin filet with flavored rice and broccoli. I also threw in bearnaise sauce for the veggies and the steak. It was great and I enjoyed wine with it!!

Ryan did not want to go to sleep tonight. It's hard to sleep when you are as cute as he is.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Tim Tebow is a Cyborg.

I don't have actual proof or evidence to back this claim. I don't think I need it though because it's obvious. It's either that or he is from another planet where extraterrestrials dressed in blue and orange launch brown oval shaped missles from their arm-guns.

Or maybe he's a cyborg from another planet.

He makes Clint Eastwood look like a 12 year old girl with a bladder problem. He's more powerful then one of those red neck super trucks with a hemi engine. I bet when he gets off the field he goes striaght to the gym and starts throwing 30 pound weights around while juggeling chainsaws and rabid chipmunks. When Tim digests food it turns right into gold before he poops it out. He doesn't pay taxes because there are too many fans that want to pay it for him.

One time, someone was messing around and pulled his finger just to see what would happen. 43 people in a Yugoslavian hospital were cured of all their ailments. He's nothing but amazing wrapped up in testosterone and horsepower.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Soylent Green is PEOPLE!!!!

Sorry for the strange headline. I just love that line. Sometimes I scream it in my head over and over.

Ok. So I do have some thing mean and nasty to say. But I will write nice stuff all around it to try to avert you from reality. First I would like to give another congratulations to Kayson's Bar and Grille for another excellent dinner. I had a cheese steak, which I know: it's not cuisine, and it tasted perfect. I got to watch "good" tv for once [foreshadowing] and helped my son bust some moves to the music.


Another positive tip I'd like to shoot out there is McCormick's Grill Mates seasoning is awesome. If you're a purest and love to mix your own seasonings (Italian dressing doesn't count) then I applaud you. For the rest of us though, I have to mention this product. It turned my chicken in to something I would have ordered at Carrabba's. I actually have a funny story about a mysterious missing chicken from Carrabba's. Ask me about it sometime.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Weed Shart

Nonsense! You could call this a review. But it’s so heinous that it has mutated into nonsense and I’m pretty put out by the whole situation. At the beginning of the summer this year I put down a product which I think is called Weed Guard. I’m not exactly sure but I did buy it at Home Depot.

I removed all the old mulch with a shovel and bought new mulch. After removing the old mulch I layered the Weed Guard perfectly to cover everything in the garden. Everything. I didn’t miss a speck. I nailed all of the layers down with green plastic pegs. Most of those broke. When I was finished and laid down the new mulch I was happy.

The happiness left after a month when grass was growing up from underneath the damn stuff. Weeds were also joining in the fun. Next summer I will have to pull up all of that $#!@ and find another solution. Maybe pine needles will work. A lot of folks here in Georgia are using it and it seems to work. So if it is a review, Weed Guard gets a big zero out of ten. I hope their business fails like my money and time failed.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Flash Links

If there are any Flash designers out there actually reading this nonsense, I wanted to post some links to useful information. And by “designers” I’m referring to Web designers and programmers that use ActionScript or Flash.
He comes first because he wrote the book on ActionScript. He didn’t create it but his manuals and extensive knowledge of the topic is unmatched.
This is a new find and I’m very happy with it so far. Full tutorials and a very nice smooth page design. More geared towards Flash as a whole but goes into depths like PHP & Flash, XML & Flash, etc.
This site used to be good. Now it is over run with about 60% advertising. It works as a forum based tutorial system. Users post their .fla files for downloading and have a sample .swf on their page. However, finding a good tutorial is rare. It bares posting simply because it helped me out a few times and maybe that might help you.
I can not sing this site’s praise enough. It is the ultimate in video tutorials for Flash. But there are other tutorials as well if you need help with Photoshop, Java, Video, etc.
This is Adobe’s posting of Macromedia’s ActionScript Dictionary. Kind of funny they didn’t take down the name. If you have any experience trying to navigate the maze that is you’ll know why this site is lacking.
Good site but you have to dig to find the free tutorials.
Last but not least it’s the w3! It’s helpful to an extent. A lot of other good information though, especially if you need help with CSS, HTML or any of the other things they have on there.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

MUSE and Some Other Band in Atlanta!

I went to the U2/MUSE concert last night. Or should I say “MUSE/U2?” Yeah, that’s right, I said it. MUSE was better than U2 last night at the Georgia Dome and there were at least 3 people there at the show that agree with me. Two of those people were British and we talked on the MARTA rail system.

I was so pumped when they played Our Time Is Running Out. My head like spun around at least 7 times I was so excited. Well after 45 minutes they were done. I was upset they didn’t play more and then there was like an hour wait for U2. I’m not saying I was disappointed with U2 or anything, I just don’t think they measure up to MUSE.

Overall I had a blast!

After the show we had to break all of the speeding limits across Northern Atlanta to get to the baby sitters house. My wife can drive like a drunken banshee on fire. That may be a little too descriptive but she made me proud. 60 in a 35 zone? Yeah, you're impressed too.

Let me just go on the record and say that MARTA is dirty. I was farted on like 5 times. Next time we will sit in our car through traffic like God intended. Another thing about MARTA is I can't shake the "This Is Sparta!" techno YouTube clip. I wanted to scream "THIS IS MARTA!!!"

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Bullet the Blue Sky!

Ok, this is big. THIS IS HUGE! My wife found U2 tickets. I don’t know how she did it and I don’t care to inquire who she had to beat up to get them. All I care about is that I’m getting on the MARTA and heading to the G-Dome and I’ll be seeing MUSE in concert!! Woooo hooo! U2 is ok too.

Ok, so in appreciation for my wife I do solemnly swear to take out the trash for the next 5 months. I’ll also cut the grass for the next year. All by myself.

This is totally crazy. My head is going to spin right off. First I land tickets to the Eagles-Falcons game, then I re-connect with Justin and now I might be going to see MUSE and U2 in concert. What a week.

Monday, October 5, 2009

An Old Friend

I haven't seen Justin Powell since 1996. It's been way too long since I've talked to him and I'm really anxious to see him again. Justin is that friend you could always talk to about anything. I recently found him on Facebook. After high school I messed around at Seminole Community College before shipping off to the Marines. After that I lost touch with every one I know except Gloria and my Family.

Justin just got married too. I’m kinda ticked off at myself for not trying to reach him earlier than this. He’s doing well in North Carolina and I think his brother Jeremy lives there too. He’s in a band called Vertigo Jazz Project and I’d like to go see him play. The band is really good and if you’re in Jazz I recommend it.

I’m trying to go see his show on this Saturday but I have to contend with my wife’s plan to go see FAME. Quite a debacle.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I Need Sleep

Too tired to write anything worth reading.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

This Blogs for You!

So today I woke up super early and started working on a brochure. Too bad I put the wrong text in the layout. But the graphics look sharp and I'm happy with it. I would like to put it up but my Website is having issues. I can't log onto the server via FTP and I'm concerned. Grumble!

After messing around with that it was off to the crafts festival. I didn't want to do any girlie shopping, I was just there to show off Ryan in his jeans and brown shoes. We managed to fail at getting his shot with some pumpkins and hay at the craft festival so we drove 2 hours to Amicalola and tried again. Success!

After that I was tired and tired leads to grumpy. So we headed home and Robin was a good wife and bought me a RaceTrac slushy. Their orange cream really tastes like an orange cream popsickle. It's wonderful!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

I'm Sorry, My Pants Must Have Fallen Off

Wow! A bombshell was dropped by David Letterman last night. It’s weird because I love his comedy even though I know he’s a creep. There’s always a rumor about how he yells at people like Martha Stewart off camera. Then there’s the fact he had a girlfriend with a kid and he can’t even marry her.

Well it now makes sense why he didn’t want to marry her. It’s because he flushed his morals down a toilet and decided to cheat on his girlfriend. Nice. That’s real classy. It’s guys like David, Bill Clinton, Eliot Spitzer and John Edwards who make all men out to be mindless perverts. All these men who have apologized because they can’t keep their pants on could have avoided their situations HAD THEY DONE WHAT THEY VOWED TO DO WHEN THEY GOT MARRIED!

Be faithful.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

All Work and No Play

I didn't have anything on the mind today so I figure I'll talk shop!

My company went public yesterday. Wooo hoo! It's now trading on the market. In preparation for all this I've been slaving away at the site like a crazy man bent on the edge of collapse. Well, it's finished and you can click that link and you can view the site. It's almost identical to the site that was up before. However, it is mostly HTML, CSS and a little bit of Flash.

There was a need for new content on the site, but before we could realize that, I had to come up with 3 new concepts for the site as a whole. I made fully functional navigation systems along with all the pages that would have gone into the site 3 times. It was a lot of work.

I'm a little frustrated that it looks like the old site. Considering I liked the second concept and that my voice didn't bring a lot of clout, I am a little down about the site as a whole. I can say that I was able to salvage the designs that were intended for the company and I can do something with them on the side.

Never throw out a good idea. Just hide it somewhere I guess. I'm researching how to create an RSS feed for the company. They might thank me later, or maybe not.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

All Quite on the Southern Front

The weather has changed for the better in Atlanta and I’m happy to say the Summer is officially gone. I’ve been on two walks with Ryan and the sky can’t be more blue than it is right now. I’m happy to report the grass is greener on my side of the street.

I’m anticipating the new Michael Moore movie coming out in October. His last few documentaries have been amazing. I don’t agree with 100% of his ideas and politics but even with all the spin in this movie, there is truth. And truth is hard to come by these days. With all the junk in the media, news stations adding their opinions and fear tactics from our government, it’s a wonder that we all haven’t checked in.

Michael Moore is great at showing us what we’re not used to seeing. Although I don’t agree with some of his suggestions and disagree with his solutions to our nations problems, I respect what he has done as an artist. And before I'm labeled a pessimist I'd like to add that I did come up with a plan for getting us through the economic free fall. It involves a brick wall, a large shovel, 300 rotten tomatoes and a lot of peoples time. Details to follow . . .

Overall I’m sure the new flick will be better than watching some d-bag talk about Mackenzie Phillips and her horrific plight. Nor do I care to hear the update on Jon and Kate Gosselin. It’s hard to filter though all the mess on cable and find anything worth watching. And for some reason, I still pay for it.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Once Upon a Time at a Rest Stop Far Far Away . . .

I was having a really rough week a few weeks ago. The job was driving me nuts and I was running on empty with no sleep. Robin decided to go to Florida on Friday and that meant driving and trying to stay awake. After a really hard night of driving we got to Leesburg. We had a panhandler ask us for gas money at a rest stop just to make things more interesting. That was scary.

It was very nice to visit with the Holdens even if for only one day. I managed to get a nap in during the afternoon on that Saturday and hang out with my Nephew, William. It's fun to watch him grow up. We played with the frisbee and James cooked some really awesome chicken. Mmmmm! Bar-b-que chicken on a grill! Christy had fun watching Ryan and when Sunday rolled around, it was time to go home.

On the way home things seemed to get better. We stopped at Cracker Barrel but not to eat. Ryan needed a change. So after a new diaper and a bottle it was time to take his picture in a rocking chair. From there we made are way home but had to stop again in South Georgia.

Ahhhhh, South Georgia . . .

At the rest stop we encountered an interesting couple. Unfortunately words can not describe the gentle man so I'm including a picture. His wife had yellow capris and a red polka dot shirt. You may think I'm being a jerk for posting this guy's picture on the 'net but he's the one who went out in public dressed like this....

Monday, September 28, 2009

Ryan Smiled and the Whole World Smiled with Him.

In case you haven't been to my flickr site, go check it out. There's a bunch of pictures that still need to go up but I'm finding less and less time to do it. There are so many things that require a parent's attention that, well, for instance: as I'm typing this, I'm rocking Ryan in a swing. Not easy to do in-between sentences. But it's totally worth it. His smile is now the highlight of my life. Robin caught it on video and it's on the flickr site, but only for friends and family.

Email me if you'd like to see it and I'll be happy to send you a link.

Nonsense! I've recently bought a Dell Inspiron. I love the machine and the 4 gigs of Ram with 64 bit processing is amazing for graphic editing and multitasking. It runs like a dream. Everything is almost perfect . . . except . . . VISTA!!! Nooooooo..
Ok, that might have been a little over dramatic. My appologies. It's actually not the end of the world and I don't think Vista is as bad as the hype has made it out to be. There are, however, some major problems for people that aren't on the top of the computing game. Most users are probably ultra mega upset with the security features that annoy at every turn. Secondly, I would bet a large sum that the same people are upset with the file/folder setup. There's simply too many options and one can waste hours trying to find stuff. Vista likes to put downloads wherever it wants to. It also has two sets of "Program Files" folders. Microsoft will have to really pull their foot out and get their schtuff straight with Windows 7.

I'm happy about my new computer but I'm waiting on Windows 7 and keeping my fingers crossed.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Resteraunt Review

2 Establishments deserve a pat on the back from me. First I will comment on Roly Poly, a cute little chain resteraunt that serves wraps, salads, grilled wraps and other items. The location I visited was in Woodstock at Town Lake. It's in a newly developed strip of shops off the side of the highway (575).

9 out of 10! I'm usually critical but the food was soooo good I have to look past the size of the shop. It's nice to get away from the fast food and this was far from the normal greasy junk that is served at the usual places. I was served quickly and out of the place in under 15 minutes. Considering it's fresh food and made "to order" that's rather quick. There weren't any other customers due to the flood weather so that might have sped things up. Over all, I was impressed with the taste. Good job to Roly Poly.

Kayson's Grill is a small chain (6 locations) in Northern Atlanta. It is a well kept grill and bar style resteraunt with flat screens everywhere. The music is lively and the first thing a customer notices after arriving is the cake display. Mmmmmm, cake . . .

10 out of 10! It's not easy to get a perfect score. I've been to 3 different Kayson locations multiple times. I've never left the place feeling hungry, poor or upset with the wait. It's amazing that the 3 locations all operate with a good staff, plenty of entertainment and amazing food. Today I had the Luisianna Penne without the scallions. I had the french onion soup to start. Before I could finish my soup I had my food in front of me. That's quick. And if that's not good enough, I was watching the Falcons on big screen in high def. I can't remember the other meals I've tried at Kayson but I do know I've never been unhappy with thier food. This is a definant recomendation and I highly suggest visiting this place while in the North Atlanta area.

On a side note, I've downloaded Blender and it works on my new computer. I'm extremly excited about this program and the posiblilities that might surface from a designers point of view. It's the best alternative to a $3,500 over priced 3-D program.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

As I drive to work . . . on my day off . . .

So I'm at work right now. The last place I want to be and to top that off, the weather is horrible and shooting conditions suck. I don't have a tripod and I'm wondering why I even brought my camera with me. But there is a point to this blog. I think.

Oh, I remember. I wanted to give a shout out to the Doctor who blew me off this week. I would normally brush it off my shoulder but this is the second time I've been unhappy with her practice. Rather than dump on her, I'll just say "good luck with every thing" and now I have to find another respiratory doctor.

No, I don't have a problem with my lungs. I just snore louder than all get out.

A little negative and grumpy today if you haven't already noticed. Maybe the caffeine will lighten up the poopie mood I'm in. More floods are scheduled for today. Time to buy a canoe.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Completely new to blogging so forgive the lack of professionalism...

A Marine that I served with is starting his campaign run for a congress seat from Virgina. I wish him the best. We worked together in Hawaii for the Marine's Support Battalion. We were on "the floor" together from 98 till 2001 when I left Company I to join the Radio Battalion at K-bay. I called David "Peterson" back then but now it's David. I last saw him up in Washington DC in 2004 during St. Patricks day. His wife and him joined me and Salmon for some drinks and the usual shinanigans. Nobody got hurt which was good. However, a trip to see Salmon is not complete with out drunken foolsihness. We ended up getting kicked out of a concert because we were actually cooler than everyone in the bar.

The Strokes and Jet if you were wondering.