Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Moved to a New Location

No longer using this blog

If anyone should stumble accross this blog and wonder why it does not get updated, please make your way to my new web address:

Right now I am focusing on c25k training for the zombie infested 5k obstacle course and have plans to attend Comicon here in Austin Texas towards the end of October.

Hope to see you on my new site!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

It's been awhile

Wow, so I have not posted a life update in awhile. Not too many read least not to my knowledge, but one day it might be cool to come back and read these myself. I am sure in doing this I will mike Kristen happy :)

Well let's see a lot has happened since Christmas, I will fill you in on some of the things. The company I work for has received more funding so we are good until August. I tell you, I can't wait until I don't have to worry about whether or not I have a job. On a good note though my work has gotten some attention and I have received good feedback from the CEO and several investors. This feels good and makes all the hard work and long hours I sometimes have to put in worthwhile.

Kristen and I went to see The Watchmen last night. We were supposed to go see it with a group of family and friends on Saturday, but I was talked into going sooner. It was an interesting flick. I would not recommend letting kids see it unless you are okay with them seeing everything in the rated R spectrum. But I like how it tells the story of heroes as it probably would be in real life. There is no real line between good and evil.

I have had some dental work done over the last month... I tell you now if you ever have a teenager who wants to get their tongue pierced tell em you know some who did that and ended up needing over $18,000 in dental work done because of it.. Ouch!

Kristen is 23 weeks this week, the clock is counting down. I feel like we have a lot of work to accomplish in the short time remaining. We start birthing classes March 29th. Everything so far is going well, Kristen still has some sleep issues, but other than that is in great health.

I have been trying to get back into running, but it is tough to keep myself motivated. I don't really know anyone that likes to run as well.

Anyway I think that's enough for now, I don't want to bore anyone too much :)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

This weekend we finally got around to decorating our tree. At the same time I wondered what I could do for my animated Christmas card. I thought it would be fun if the tree would decorate itself. 185 photos later our tree now decorates its self :)least on screen. This may take some time to load depending on your connection speed, so if it seems to be slow go get a nice cup of hot chocolate, don't worry it won't play until you get back :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Past

Wanted to share some old flash Christmas cards/animations I did awhile ago. I wanted to create one this year but it has been quite busy so maybe next year unless I can get some free time this coming week before Xmas.

This is one I created in 2006 after I recently got Flash 8

After you click open move the mouse across the window

to stop this one, click replay

This one I did in 2005, this was also the 1st Christmas Kristen and I shared together. I did this on a school edition of Flash MX 2004

To get it to stop either refresh the screen or leave the blog. At the time I did not think to input a way to kill the sound.

I wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Changing of the Season

Another year has zipped by, one could almost miss the daily wonders life presents us every day. I believe time is a state of mind. Most of us either dwell in the past or race towards the future. Missing what they did not have or waiting for that next paycheck. I can say I am guilty of both, though I do not dwell so much as I reach out for what's next in life. Whether I am wanting the weekend to hurry up or yearning for my next goal. I am trying to slow down and take more in. I came to this state of mind due to some news I received earlier this fall. I just had to look back and think about all the stuff that has happened in my life. So many great changes, wonderful experiences and people who have shaped my life. I can't count out the bad experiences, because without them I would not have learned to make the decisions that led me up to this point. So I thank everyone for being who you are and being a part of my life.

Well, now for the exciting news: Kristen and I found out late October that we will be parents! Some of you already know, but now that we are nearing the end of the 1st trimester we are more secure in the joy that we will soon be parents. So there it is, I'm going to be a dad! This to me is the greatest thing that can happen to me.

Creating a new life, to teach it all I have learned, to show it all the wonders that are possible as well as to learn what this child has to teach me. For this I am learning to cherish every moment and slow down and live in the present. Yes, there are uncertainties and new challenges that will come with the responsibility of having a baby, but I welcome it all with open arms.

Kristen and I had our 1st prenatal visit on Dec 10th. The image to the top left is a sonogram of our baby at approximately 10 1/2 weeks. The due date could possibly be around the 5th of July. So far it appears healthy and so is Kristen, aside from some very frequent morning sickness and sleep loss. Rumor has it it will pass around the 14th week so she is ready for that. Kind of hard to cherish the present when you are not feeling well. It was an amazing sight to see the baby so small and growing within Kristen's womb. The experience was equaled by how Kristen's face glowed as it became more real to her. This is one smile I will never forget :) If I were not so captivated by the moment myself I would have snapped a pic on my phone to immortalize that smile.

Kristen has decided to have the baby at the Austin Area Birthing Center instead of the traditional hospital environment. Don't get me wrong, hospitals have their pluses, but I am happy with Kristen's decision and think it will be a great and natural experience. I am doing my best to make sure she has everything she needs; hopefully I am being successful, no complaints yet. At least none that I have picked up on anyway :) Keep an eye out if your interested and I will keep you posted on the changes here. Thanks for reading!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Sick n' tired of being sick n' tired

I have been sick for over a week, even now I still some what blech... I have not been sick in years, usually I will feel the beginning of bring sic but it fades with the day... But this is frustrating, makes me wonder what I am doing wrong that my body would allow itself to become ill.. I thought I have been doing things right. I have been eating better than I have in the past, taking vitamins and working out. Well I haven't worked out for the past week, it takes all I can just to get out of bed.

This is my first real day back at work and my first time out of the house since Thursday night.
I still feel like crap, but I have so much work to do it isn't funny.

Goes to show no matter how immune you think you are something out there will break your defenses.

Well here is another Dream one of three that I had last night:

It was discovered that demons thrived just as humans do here in a dimension parallel to our own. The barrier between the two worlds was thin enough the demons were able to influence ours, I was apart of an elite group called Angel, we found a away to strengthen the barrier between the two dimensions. We found that people in our universe with dark minds and capable of doing bad things, possessed a gate way to the demon world with in their souls. Each year during the equinox we gathered those souls to a central location and cast a ward to close the gateway. I was there to cast the ward I remember seeing into the minds of these people and seeing the demon presence, I felt it fad upon the completion of the ritual. The people were then returned to their homes.

It was short but I thought it interesting enough to post

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Odd Days Odd Daze

Today is just plain blah.. I feel like I am capable of passing out at anytime..Sooo sleepy...Zzzz
Wha? huh? oh yeah I am writing a blog.
I felt I slept okay last night a few bumps woke me but never the less I felt I slept okay...

I did have a weird dream...
I dreamed I was in some weird land I was passing this kingdom and saw a wanted sign for a giant that help a princess captured. I almost didn't go to her rescue, but the hero complex I have or something forced my hand, I almost couldn't defeat the giant, but a luck blow as he charged me incapacitated him.

Next thing I knew I was back in the kingdom mentioned earlier escorting the princess to her father. Next thing I knew he was saying I had to marry her.. What?!

It is law here he replied. Now this princess wasn't your run of the mill fairytale type, she was quite obese and not very attractive. Plus I had someone I loved back home. Images passed through my dream of saying good bye, passing by my true love and calling out to her but she could not hear me. The images were dark with a blue grey tint.

After the images passed I found myself staying in a nice house wed to the "princess" and her mother staying with us. Time passed and next thing I knew the house was falling a part eventually the house looked like a shack that was disguised to look like a nice house. I remember feeling lost and wondering what was going on.

Next scene I was in a twin sized bed and the princess was in a twin bed next to me, she handed me a bag with the words "Happily Ever After Pills" We both took one and laid down to sleep as we did a glass dome closed over each of us. I then woke up in real life.. Weird right?

Anyway I guess I had better get back to work