I guess I could make a big long blog post about getting engaged and everything like that, but everyone who would be interested in that stuff already knows we're engaged, they know how it was done, and they've seen the ring. I can't wait to get on with the rest of my life with the woman I love and a life that gets better every single day. We're tying the knot on July 18th in Vegas, which makes this a thankfully short engagement. The less time we spend planning the wedding, the more time we have for our lives after the wedding which will obviously be better than the days before it.
Man, I've been kickin' butt and takin' names when it comes to my new(ish) freelancing career. My March has so far been completely insane and, while I do finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and work letting up, it is also a scary proposition to be out of work again. But I'm still chugging along, keeping up with the work and keeping my clients happy, although at the same time missing precious hours of sleep and... ya know, a personal life.
Well, this weekend I decided to start tackling this huge pile of unused hard drives that have been sitting on my shelf for way too long. I was able to take these old hard drives from my college days and recover a lot of the files. It's interesting to see these old papers I wrote, old chat transcripts I had with my friends, and especially the emails I sent almost 10 years ago now. Just for fun, here's a chunk of an email I sent exactly 10 years ago.
For those of you who don't know, I'm a fan of old Loveline/Adam Carolla. As a geek, I'm also a fan of Leo Laporte, and was even interviewed by him back when I was internet-famous for that summer. I assumed these worlds would never collide, but thanks to the magic of the internet, they have.
Adam had his morning radio show canceled and rolled that right into a podcast. His podcast shot to the top of every podcast list in the universe, prompting him to appear on Leo Laporte's podcast since he is a pioneer in the industry.
Well, my little plan to restore my love of illustration has definitely helped. I bought a Cintiq and am still adjusting to it, but in the meantime I'm drawing for an hour or 2 per night and posting the results to whoever will let me, including the blog Sugar Frosted Goodness and my new favorite forum, The Drawing Board. I have a lot of work to do to improve my skills again and ultimately fulfill my goal of making money with my illustration, somehow, by the end of the year.