Showing posts from August, 2007

Weekend Reflections...

It was HOT in Dallas!!!

It was nice to see Brent again, although we didn't see him for long what with practice and all that.

Why do people insist on fighting you when you have a job to do?

Thanks to all the nice people who understand how difficult things can be at times.

Did I mention that it was HOT in Dallas??

No sunburn! YAY! :-)

My wife is way hot....hotter than Dallas! ;-) lol

Sometimes I really miss my cats...

Speaking My Mind

I've been told throughout my life to shut up and "not make waves." I've been told that my ideas are stupid and worthless. I've been told that all I ever do is speak negatively...

I am capable of speech and communication. I am able to get across complex ideas in a simple way that almost anyone can understand. If you want to listen/read, please do. If you don't, then don't. The only one I'm "making trouble" for is myself, and most times I'm not making trouble. If I am, it's not on purpose.

I have great ideas, but I also know when things aren't working, and I'll be the first to speak up if I feel that way. I'm not shy about it. I'll offer criticisms and constructive ideas to go along with them. If you only want to pay attention to the negative, whose fault is that? not mine.

I've never told anyone else to silence themselves if they feel something is wrong. I would never tell anyone their ideas are "stupi…

Minnesota Monsoon

It was really wet and cold in Minnesota. That is all for now.

Texas Independent 2008 Cast Auditions

Texas Independent (TXI) is a new Independent winter guard from Dallas, TX, that will be debuting during the 2008 competitive season. The ensemble is open to ages 14 - 22. However, Texas Independent does not recruit any student from any high school program that has an active scholastic winterguard established.

Plans are well under way for the 2008 season where TXI plans on participating in the North Texas Color Guard Association (NTCA) as well as participating in WGI regional events as well as WGI finals in Dayton, Ohio.

Location: Date: Time:

TBA Sunday, September 23, 2007, 10am to 6pm

Please wear dance attire - preferably black. Flags will be provided but those wishing to audition for a weapon spot will need to bring their own equipment. TXI Audition Fee - $40 - non refundable

In order to audition you must have both a completed audition form and your audition fee at registration.

For more information and to join our mailing list, please visit our website at http://txindepende…

Take my cold, please!

I have a really yucky head-cold right now. Judy thinks it might be allergies, but I'm not so sure

symptoms: Sore Throat, post-nasal drip, itchy nose. Feel congested. coughing (from post-nasal drip). Tired. Feel slightly dehydrated. Eyes warm and itchy feeling.

Sounds like a cold to me! Today I couldn't eat breakfast I was so blah. for lunch I had a cup of soup (mushroom bisque, I think) and a crappy slice of pizza. I took an Advil cold and Sinus and a Benedryl. Right now I just want to lie down and fall asleep, but it's only 2:30 and I work until 6:30. i could probably take off early, but I'm leaving for Minneapolis and taking all day Friday off, so I'm already down on hours for the week! It's would be impossible for me to make up the 4 hours with only 1 more work day to go this week.

So i looked up my symptoms, and it seems more allergy related than cold related. Guess I'll have to get a strongre allergy medicine than Claratin. Unless my insurance…

Research and Minnesota

I'm doing a lot of research for a new project at work. Research, research, research. I love doing it, but it does get boring sometimes.

"You love research? Why?" Well, I enjoy learning things. Getting all sorts of different perspectives on things and understanding why things happen the way they do or why certain ideas are more powerful than others. I also enjoy questioning what the information says and finding other sources that either back it up or dispute it. Then I enjoy taking all the information and making up my own mind based on the evidence presented. Yummy synthesis!

We're off to Minnesota this weekend for competitions in St. Paul and St. Peter. I'm coming down with a head cold (or possibly overly active allergies!) and that's going to make flying a bitch. But, I love Minnesota in the summer-- it's so pretty! Yes, I said Pretty.

At least Judy will be there this year, although no Cherie to make fun of people with :-( We'll have to take…

Weekend Review

Boring weekend, for the most part.

For those in the know. I am a member of a drum and bugle corps from Dallas, TX. This corps is called FRONTIER and is an all-age corps including members as young as 13 and as old at mid 60's. I'm a member of the colorguard--or visual ensemble--and this past weekend we finally finished writing our show. It took a long time, but its actually nice to be done. The last two seasons the shows were not completed until championships weekend and then performed poorly at championships. This year we have 3 weeks to try and clean the show as much as possible.

Well, technically we only have 2 weeks before finals, but that's better than an hour or two!

The only thing that really sucked about this past weekend is that Judy (wife) had to stay home because she was teaching 2 summer classes and had to stay to give their finals on Saturday! Oh well, the life of a PhD candidate, I suppose... her blog is here if you want to look at it.

That's about the e…


I'm not going to do a typical intro-- where I live, etc., etc.

Instead I'm going to post some things that say a bit about me. Kind of haphazard, but oh well.

My new tattoo

Rare river dolphin 'now extinct'
They were most likely hunted to death. Click the link to find out more.

The most horrible of crimes against humanity: Genocide. Save Darfur

My favorite kinds of music: Gothic, Industrial, Punk, and Classical

Comedy... HA HA HA HA!! Stop... I can't .... breathe... hahahaha!! HAA!!

A few of my worse habits :(


food--- especially this place!

Good enough for now.

Blog #1 Joining the Masses

So I've finally caved in and started my own online blog. I have a blog on myspace and xanga, and facebook.... I don't write in them much. I guess there's just some stuff I want to say that I don't necessarily want my friends and family to read. Or maybe I just think they won't care. Or maybe I just don't want to write on those sites.... who knows.

The past few days I've been hearing about how a new blog is started every half second. That's a lot of blogs. Hopefully mine will be of interest to me (if to no one else) and make the time to set this up worth it.

Thankfully it was easy to do. Not like in the old days of the interweb! Man, that was tough. I don't even need to remember any html or learn XML or java for this!

My next blog will be a bit of introduction and what not...

Now playing: Ministry - Stigmata (Live 1990)
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