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Riding through Awesomeness Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

I had a pretty good weekend last weekend, and boy did I need it. Work has been making me into a head-achin stress-ball.

Started off Saturday with Andrea’s film class’ screening for their short films. It was exciting to see Andrea’s name up on the big screen again and to see what she and the other folks put together. I’ll have to grab a link to the film once it gets posted online and just link ya up. It’s a “comedy” about a guy who hypnotizes a friend and makes him do all kinds of crazy stuff. Pretty funny. There were also a couple other great films at the screening.

Most notable to me was one called Adaline (Deneice O’Connor) which was a really simple film, but the actors in it just sold it. It is basically about a man’s over-controlling girlfriend and her ridiculing him for wearing a sweater in Texas heat while they are sitting at a bus stop. Simple. Yet awesome.

Another good one was Heartbox (Geoff Yano). Apparently the student came to Kat and said he was going to do a robot movie in her short film class. I think everyone had their doubts, but he definitely pulled it off. Great flick.

And the other standout was Color By Number (Marshall Rimmer). This one has a lot of potential. Another comedy. The narration and the style of the movie was hilarious. It’s about a boy who likes a girl, who likes a boy, who likes airplanes. Great acting, and great funny storytelling.

From there, Andrea and I went to Austin Diner for some breakfast. I got a call from my buddy Steve as we were finishing up, so headed from there to the house to get the bike ready to take out.

I hadn’t ridden since October! The night before, I had to charge the battery because it was dead. Anyway, I got all my stuff ready. I got to wear my new motorcycle boots, that I got for my birthday, for the first time. They rule! Headed out, the bike was running really rough. I was worried for a while that I might not make it down to San Marcos, where I was meeting Steve and his brother. It was sputtering a lot, and I’d be giving it throttle… it would sputter and then it would catch and the bike would surge forward. After I fueled it up, and got on the highway, it was still bad for a while. Finally, it started to run better and better. I made it down to San Marcos about 12 minutes late. Steve and his brother were nowhere to be seen.
I checked my cell and he had texted and said they were running late. Sweet. A quick run to fuel up, and when I came back, the guys were there.
We headed down I-35 and then cruised through Gruene. Then straight into the gorgeous Texas Hill Country. I LOVE LOVE LOVE riding alongside River Road. Such awesome scenery. Nice way to escape it all. The ride was a bit chilly, mainly from the wind. We rode for a couple or so hours and it was cooling off a lot, so Steve, his brother, and I parted ways. I went up north to Austin and they headed back to San Antonio. What a great Saturday.
Then we topped it off with some Tex-Mex at Mesa Rosa.
Ahhh.. I needed that. Now if only I could do that for the next few days too 🙂
Sorry for the unstructured writing this time, I just felt like typing. Actually, I’m doing work stuff right now and this is kinda my way of procrastinating 🙂

Soy limiting begins Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

This entry is more for me than you… but just wanted to put a marker somewhere to note that I started soy limiting yesterday.
I’ll post more about this soon.. for now, that’s all.
Lame entry? yes.. i have a bunch of topics I want to write about and will be setting plans together to make it happen in December without fail.

Mad Skillz Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

You GOTTA watch this.
This guy is absolutely unbelievable. I had no idea that this was even possible.
Incredible talent. Incredible strength.
A must see.

More meaningful blog posts coming very soon (I’ve been lazy)…

My hearing is going! Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Ok, so this was funny enough (at least to me) to share…

So I’m sitting in my cubicle at work, and decide I want to listen to some music.

I pop on my over-the-ear Bose headphones so I can crank up some tunes and I’m listening to Rhapsody just fine. Kickin’ some M.I.A.

Then I remember that I heard that Jay Nash had a new album out today, and I wanted to check out some songs from it. So I paused my Rhapsody, and went over to Firefox to check out the new songs from Jay via Myspace.

I start up the first song, and the volume is extremely low. Thinking this was just some weird effect from Myspace just having a crappy quality capture of the song or something, I turn the volume up some more. Boy, this is REALLY a crappy version of the song… SO quiet. Crank volume up all the way, and now I can barely hear it, but enough to hear the singing ok, and some of the instruments.
I’m sitting here thinking it is done on purpose by the record label or something. Enough to give you a taste of what it will sound like, but not high enough quality that people will just rely on Myspace to listen to it. Oh well, it will do for a sample of the new songs.

So I’m listening for a few songs, 10 minutes or so.. and I’m out of ice and water.
So I grab my glass to head to the kitchen, take off my headphones… and..

HOLY HELL! It’s Jay Nash! Singing! LOUDLY! From my… LAPTOP SPEAKER!

So I’m sitting here with these nice headphones on, that block a lot of outside noise, while the entire office is listening to Jay Nash’s new songs in all their glory.

Quick! Hit the mute button…. doesn’t work… quick! kill Firefox! whew…

I guess it had linked up to my laptop speakers before it knew I had headphones plugged in or something. Anyway.. so I sat there for a sec, feeling foolish. Then went to check the office, and luckily everyone on my side of the office was in some meeting in the conference room for most of the time. Whew.

Anyway, my funny, dorky moment or the day. Enjoy.

P.S. Jay – I think you owe me for something for exposing more people to your new album!

Lykke Li Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

I freakin LOVE this song/video.