Monday, September 21, 2009

Happy 2 Years Blog!

This weekend as I was thinking about this blog and what my next steps are going to be, I realized that I have been officially blogging for 2 years now! That is crazy. I never expected my little technology experiment in 2007 to advance this far in fact that I started another blog at the beginning of this year and have been blogging for my company over at Signature WoodCrafters' blog. I have found that keeping up this little experiment is difficult and not without it's's really hard to figure out what to write and put out there in the public sphere. But I like how it stretches me, I like how it allows me to dabble in html coding, and I like having my own little corner of the world wide web to personalize and pontificate.

But that all being said, and having made it to two years, I may be going on a little hiatus for a while. I have an absolutely crazy fall coming up that is jam-packed with lots of awesome stuff that I am really, really excited about, but it may end up keeping me away from my little corner of the world for a while. We'll just have to see. I feel as if I need to focus my creative energies in other areas right now but maybe the two can coexist. Again, I'll just have to see what each day brings!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


There are a lot of things that are going through my head these days, but am having a hard time sifting through the ideas and thoughts and figuring out what to say in this little corner of my world. So until I can sift through all of them, just a few thoughts and one video...

1 - Though I felt a little bad for Taylor Swift's "moment" being interrupted, I thought Kayne interrupting her was kind of funny because of how unexpected it was (and how typical of the VMAs...I mean seriously people, it's the V-M-A'S!! Not the Grammys!)

2 - Though I couldn't be there live at Jay-Z's Madison Square Garden 9-11 concert, thank you Fuse for televising it so that I could revel in the mastery of Jay-Z's flow and rhyme!

3 - And speaking of Jay-Z, his and Alicia Keys' performance at the VMAs was A-Ma-Zing. I wish I was as cool as Alicia Keys...(check out the video for the performance if you didn't see it...)

And then after you watch that awesome performance, this video from Jake and Amir cracks me up every time.

So, with my apologies that is all I have for now...stay tuned and I promise that I will have some new thoughts soon!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

This One's for you Bek!

When I was in college, one of my favorite things to do was find awesomely, fantastic, useless stuff at K-Mart for my roommates. It was a mecca for me and I did find some pretty awesome stuff there. One of my favorite finds was a musical called "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" starring none other than David Hasselhoff. I got this gem for my roommate Rebekah because of her love for musical theater. We ended up watching it and it was actually fantastic! The Hoff had a good voice and the musical was great. But the shining moment was at the end, when all the performers were taking their final bow, The Hoff ended his bow with a high kick off to stage right. Quite possibly one of the funniest moments of my life and something that I have sought to emulate throughout my own life - high-kicking my way through it all.

Well, when I discovered this gem of a performance on the web, I had to post it, for old time's sake. Here's The Hoff at it again, and this time leaves us with yet again, another notable exit. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Russia, the Mideast, and a Hijacked Ship

Was Russia's 'Hijacked' Ship Carrying Missiles to the Mideast?

The article above from Time Magazine is kind of unbelievable. This is international politics and wars between intelligence agencies to the extreme. Do the Russians really believe that the world is going to accept their "official" version of events? There are too many questions that don't make sense in order to accept that and the only explanations that make any kind of sense of the series of events that surround the hijacking of the Arctic Sea are the stuff that James Bond movies are made out of.

But this is real life. Real terrorists. Real states. Real lies. Real lives.

And the sad part are the poor sailors and hijackers who are caught in the middle of this. The worst thing in the world to me would be to be in a Russian prison. Forget any kind of semblance of human rights!