Sunday, April 25, 2010

Entry 114

I went to Medieval Times to celebrate my friend Kaylei's birthday. It was my first time being there, and it hadn't quite occurred to me that it was more of a kids' place. The food was good, and the company was nice, but the show was kind of bland.

I thought most of the knights were kind of small, but I did think the king did a great job. He was one of the most believable characters in the entire thing.

Entry 113

My renewed driver's license finally came in. It had been mailed to my family's house by mistake, so I had to have them mail it to me.

As for covering it with my thumb, see Entry 104 about not putting pertinent personal information in a public forum such as this. I just covered the majority of the crucial numbers, but you get the idea of what it looks like.

Entry 112

The rainy weather was at it again, so we worked out inside again. It was a double-workout day (about an hour and a half of Insanity) so I got quite exhausted. Afterward, I just laid there for fifteen minutes, staring at the still ceiling fan...

Entry 111

Bipolar Texas weather decided we should have a bright, sunny, warm spring day. So I went with a friend of mine to the dog park. It was quite relaxing.

Entry 110

Went out with a bunch of my fellow UNT Computer Science graduate friends to catch up on the past four months. It seems I'm the only one struggling. I say this, because some of them have jobs they absolutely hate and told me explicitly never to apply for, a couple of them are in grad school or about to go back because the job market sucks, and one of them...well, actually he has a great job and is getting married soon. Congrats, Trey!

Anyway, we went to the new El Fenix in Denton, and talked it over. They were very reassuring that they think I'd be a damn good web designer, and that any firm would be idiotic not to hire me. Then again, they're biased because I helped some of them pass our web design class by knowing how to wireframe and draw up professional documents.

On a side note, the fajitas were pretty good.

Entry 109

It seems as quickly as he got back, Duran came down with something. We didn't have any medicine in the apartment, so I went on a 4:00 a.m. run to Walmart to get him some basics (which may or may not have turned into me getting breakfast).

Poor kid couldn't fall asleep, so I stayed up with him to make sure he was ok. I think it's safe to say he'll be missing a lot of class this week.

Entry 108

Back to the airport to pick up Duran. This time I had help from Derek, but it was ill-spent since several flights came in at the same time. It took us about an hour to get in and out of Love Field...

Entry 107

The rain continued heavily, so -- since it was just Derek and I this time -- we decided to bring our workout indoors. I think it turned out nicely, though it was quite intimidating having Shaun T looking directly at you throughout the workout; much different than a lawn chair and a laptop.

Entry 106

April showers, I suppose.

Entry 105

Taking Duran to the airport today, because he has a dentist appointment back home this weekend.

Incidentally, you gotta love that DFW rush-hour traffic. Just saying.

Entry 104

My license plates for my new car came in today! I took some time to put them on, and wanted to take a picture. However, the careful person in me decided it would be pointless to take the picture and then blur out the actual plates. So instead, I took this shot after the work was done.

The plastic plate frames had to be removed because they're technically illegal in Texas.

Entry 103

I often find it amusing that my brothers and I have similar mannerisms; we stand alike, make the same gestures with our hands, and tend to participate in similar activities. Duran and Derek were having a conversation before we started working out, and I think these pictures capture my point quite well...

Entry 102

Went to go see Paul Slavens again with Jessica. This time, she was doing an article for Pegasus News about them, so we weren't there for very long. Still, it's always nice to hang out with her and get a few laughs in while we're at it.

Slacking off and the flood of posts to come

That pretty much sums it up in a nutshell. I have been neglecting the blog for a bit, but I have been taking my pictures. Today I plan to catch up.

My apologies if the one, two, 13 posts are a bit much!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Entry 101

Laundry day! One of the machines ate my quarters. I went to the corner-store to exchange the loose change I had in my car. Also, some cute girl in our complex was puppy-sitting and the puppy adorably attacked me while I was carrying my laundry...too bad I don't have a pair enough to strike up a conversation while in my laundry clothes.

Oh well, at least my regular clothes are clean.

Entry 100

I would say that making it 100 days is a major staple, and that I should take a special picture to celebrate, but Saturday all I did was workout and play videogames with my brothers. Oh well, here's your picture...

Entry 99

Hard at work again on two websites at once. My workplace isn't as cluttered as it usually is, but it'll get there soon enough. Anyway, back to work...

Entry 98

Spring is in full bloom. The down side? When this tree outside our apartment blossoms, the flowers smell a little like fish. I don't think anyone intended for it to be that way, but it is an unfortunate placement for us.

Entry 97

Big interview today with {algo+rhythm} again in Fort Worth. I love their office, especially since it's in this amazing building in the center of downtown called "The Tower." I hear back in two weeks as to whether or not I will get the position...another two-week waiting period makes me nervous.

Entry 96

Playing catch up on the blog. Tuesday, I got a good shot of my brothers after our workout. We were all tired, but once they realized I was going to take a picture, they decided to pose. Since we can't workout in our apartment, we go to a little, grassy lot by the front office of our apartment complex, and use my laptop on a chair to run the DVD. Not a bad setup.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Entry 95

Along with a long day of work on my websites and shuffling through emails and phone calls left over from Spring Hiatus last week, today my brothers and I started the "Insanity" workout. We had our fitness exam, and I was BEAT afterward. The look on my face is most definitely not scripted (even though the picture is) as I really was that tired. In 59 more days, I hope to be fit as an Italian Stallion!

Entry 94

Happy Easter to all the observers out there. Happy Zombie Jesus Day to all others. My router died (Rest in piece, "S.O.S. Brigade") so we bought a new one. More specifically, Derek bought himself one -- a Netgear RangeMax. It's pretty...

Entry 93

Rent was due, so I went by the front office to drop off my second-to-last rent check for this complex, checked the mail at our box, and then came back. At least it was another gorgeous spring day outside.

Entry 92

My friends Ashleigh and Kyle invited me to hang out at Lou's. I love spending time with them, because they are extremely goofy, we have a lot of overlapping interests to talk about, and they give me hope for finding someone perfect for me...eventually.

The funny things is, I found out that they met for the first time in a bar. We had a good laugh, because it just doesn't happen these days. They have been together for about 13 months now.


My family is a huge advocate of using April Fools for humor. Over the years, we have created some small and some elaborate jokes to play on each other, our friends, and sometimes total strangers. This year, I used my skills in Photoshop to render an image of my new car with a vulgar keying in the hood.

The joke count by the end of the day was well over 30 people. I had some help from close friends to make it seem legitimate, and then came clean later that night.

Jessica and I also went to a local battle of the bands to decide the opening band for EdgeFest 2010 -- an annual show hosted by 102.1 The Edge. The winner was a band called Ishi, and they were phenomenal. All-in-all, a great way to start Epic April!

Entry 90

Derek got a haircut, and then we went grocery shopping. Like I said, it's been an uneventful week. At the very least, it's the first haircut he's had in a while. His hair doesn't grow very fast, and he doesn't like to bother with it.

Entry 89

Jess started a new job at the Apple store in Northpark Mall, so her time is limited. She had Tuesday night off, so her friend Bob and I got to hang out with her. We talked for a bit, then took a walk down to Crooked Crust Pizza, a new restaurant on Fry Street. Not a bad evening.

Entry 88

I'll be labeling these differently, since I'll be posting each day individually.

In this case it was a standard Monday night: Me and whomever I'm with -- my brothers usually -- watching How I Met Your Mother, and some other shows.