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Ah, precious freedom.

Well, the transition is complete. My little business I spent 4 long, hard years has been sold off to capable hands, and I'm back where I started in a regular 9-5 job.  There's parts of the freelance lifestyle I certainly miss. I miss sleeping in,...

There goes that one.

 So, here we are, end of January and I've only done 1 blog entry. So, that resolution hasn't been super awesome. But I still gotta try.  I'm working out a lot harder in the new year. Four times per week with a personal trainer, and my days off I...

New Years Resolution

 Well, it's been well over a year since my last blog entry, and while I'm sure no one will read other blog entries, or this one, I'm still gonna type it up. This year has been a big one, and 2012 promises to be even bigger and better. 2011 brought...

Exhaustion

I've tried to keep this blog away from delving too far into the life of a freelancer and keep it a little more general into just 'real' life, but I guess that gets more difficult once I realize that freelancing has occupied virtually my entire life for...

The big Three One.

 Well, life goes on, I get a year older. Yesterday I hit the big 31, which is sort of a wasted birthday if you ask me. I guess as the years wear on and there's fewer and fewer monumental birthdays, the ones between them lose their appeal. The wife was...

Two in a Row

 Two days, and two blog posts. Amazing. With a blog thats updated a little more frequently, it offers the amazing opportunity to ramble on and on about completely unimportant minutia of my day. Right now, my main focus is trying to enjoy coffee. I've...

Blog Neglect

 I hate neglecting this blog, but work has definitely taken a front-seat to my entire life. The work-life balance in my freelance career was always nearly impossible for me to get a good grip on, but I've been making some good strides in that arena...

Top Unsolved LOST Mysteries

 With the finale of Lost aired, I am comfortable posting my list of LOST mysteries that were never properly resolved. Without further ado. * **Walt**. He was so, SO important in the first few seasons, only to be one of the first people to leave the...

Hating of Spam, part II

Almost 3 years ago, I posted [a long dumb rant about how much I hated spam][1]. My, how things have changed, and yet stayed eerily the same. This week, I had my Gmail account hijacked in an attempt to email all my people in my address book with some sort...

Late to the netbook party

 I know I'm late to the netbook party here. I've wanted them, sure, but I never figured they were worth the money and fell short on too many tasks. Well, I was right about that, but with our upcoming European vacation, I found a gap it could fill:...

Any 80 hours

 Someone much, much smarter than me once said "When you're self-employed you can make your own schedule. Any 80 hours per week you choose." That seems about right, really. My frantic work schedule has left us in a fantastic place financially, even...

Vacation, Part 2

Yeah, I know, I haven't updated in a while, as per usual. And the worst part about infrequent updates, especially having to do with things like vacations, is that I almost instantly forget stuff that we do so I can't type about anything as accurately as I...

More dogs in the snow

  There's not many things in this world cuter than my dogs playing in the snow if you ask me. So here's more video of Winnie and Lizzie in the field near our house having a grand-old time. And, yes, unfortunately that will be the entire purpose of...

Vacation, Part 1

  ## A Rocky Start Our little vacation got off to a rocky start unfortunately. I had a client meeting on Monday and mentioned leaving early the next day for Texas. My clients were horrified and suggested I leave right away due to a bad snow storm...

Winnie in the Snow

I just don't want to ruin my streak of YouTube videos in my posts, so I present a really worthless video of Winnie running around a snowy field. Amazing, right?  Life barrels on and on, things are going splendidly. I had to fire my first and only...

Jack's Birthday Day

Instead of buying Jack a bunch of toys he'd use once and never again, Hillary and I took a different approach to his 8th birthday gift. We promised him a day full of whatever he wanted including a fancy dinner at Red Lobster and roller skating at the...

New Years Eve 2009

New Year's Eve 2009

I know I have done a pretty poor job of keeping up with my resolution to type in this here blog more often. But I'll remedy that with this post which has a video AND a photo gallery! New Year's Eve this year was spent watching the Dualing Pianos show with...

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