Posted: 2008-10-01 12:11:00
I'm sitting here at work, tying not to be incredibly bored. Today was one of those days that I have to pretend I'm not a web developer and am instead the office admin. (I don't like these days). I've been creating invoices all day, and next i'm going to fill out stupid paper work for a mail in rebate on a new computer. Fun stuff.
So to bring a little sunshine into this overcast admin day, I grabbed a fun size bag of skittles, opened them up and arranged them like so. The smell of skittles hit me and instantly my brain shot back to wandering the halls of Crystal Lake South High School. My dad used to be a Dean there, and sometimes he would supervise basketball games. I would tag along and wander around as a 6th grader staring into the world of the awesome high schoolers. Apparently, the smell of skittles from the concession stand evokes that memory. Crazy.
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Posted: 2008-09-29 13:27:00
I think summer may really be over. The forcast for the next several days (as far as I can see anyway) is barely gonna break 70, with lows in the 40s. 40s!!!! What is this, Alaska!? I wore a long sleeved shirt for the first time since last winter, and if you know my usual getup of t-shirt and jeans, you know that's strange.
Catch A Tiger played a show at The Bottom Lounge this past Thursday with some pretty cool bands (The Lauretes, The Winter Sounds, and Love In October). There was free Sparks for the bands which wasn't a good thing. It wasn't a bad thing either... but my body hurt on Friday. I don't think the human body is meant to drink 4 of those. Met some cool people though, and overall I think the show went really well.
In related CAT news, I've been working on the website a bit and I think I should be able to finish it by the end of October. Juli designed the site, and I'm working on all the coding. Got some cool things in store like a video blog, as well as a sweet backend I'm working on that will let the band members log in and post blogs and stuff. Should be a good way for me to expand my skill set and make something cool for the band. I'll definitely let you know when it's all up.
I've been looking at apartments lately, trying to find something in a better neighborhood, off busy streets, and closer to the places I frequent. Little Italy is a nice place, but I don't go to UIC so there's no real reason for me to be down here. Plus, I think I could find a place in Wicker Park, Logan Square, or Ukranian Village that's the same price or cheaper and much nicer. Our place is ok, but has some huge draw backs.
I think this week is going to be a good week. I have a healthy amount of work on my plate at Sandstorm, as well as some personal projects to work on in my free time. Going to see a movie tonight, and have dinner planned with my parents on Sunday. All in all, I like the way things are going.
One last thing before I go. As a web developer, I encounter alot of non-tech people. The vast majority of people who use the internet don't actually know anything about the technology they are using. They use what someone taught them to use, be that a friends or family or their job. And 9 times out of 10, that person doesn't know anything either. Check out Dave Schwantes' blog for a better idea of what I'm getting at. And if you're one of those people still using IE6, please think of upgrading, as you'll be doing everyone, especially yourself, a favor.
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Posted: 2008-09-20 19:18:00
The days are getting shorter. It's noticeable now. Sun sets well before 8. Weather having a hard time getting above 70. I can feel it in myself too. Drinking more tea. Hot apple cider. Looking forward to warm mornings in bed. The extra body heat is nice.
I was going to go the Hideout Block Party this weekend, but became highly unmotivated. A combination of not wanting to spend the money and of having band practice Sunday.
I wish I could talk more on this blog about what's been going on, but there are obvious reasons I can't. I want more people to know how in love I am. I want more people to meet her, to get to know her. To see what a perfect match I've found. And I will, in time.
Catch A Tiger is playing the Bottom Lounge this Thursday. Some bigger bands are on the bill, all three of them signed to labels I believe. I feel like this is going to be a good one.
I don't like when she leaves without a kiss. Without telling me she loves me. I know she does, but I still don't like it. I know I could have been more helpful. What's 15 minutes to give her a ride? She deserves to be at the top of my priorities at all times. I'll do my best to make sure she is. After all, she makes me incredibly happy. I should do the same for her.
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Posted: 2008-08-31 08:24:00
I know, I know, it's been way too long since I've written anything of substance in here. No one really cares about the yellow pages, or how much i dislike people who misspell my name (alot, for the record).
So here are some of the things you've been missing out on, if I never talk to you.
On the musical front, there's been some sh*t goin down! I left The Uncontrollable Few. They are great guys (and gal) and I enjoyed playing with them, but our musical paths were not leading us in the same direction and I felt it was better to just cut loose than to try and force change. It is Megg and Charlie's baby anyway, so better for them to find a drummer who can be content just playing their songs.
I joined a new band, Catch A Tiger. It's a six piece band that mashes together dance-rock, indie pop, and carnival waltzes. Pretty fun stuff. We've got our first show coming up this Friday at The Elbo Room, so if you're in the area, cover is $9 and we play at 10:30.
I've also finished up recording an EP of my solo stuff, which I have done under the moniker Dark Bunny (an anagram of my name). You can check out a few songs there, and I think I'm going to figure out how to make a torrent and get that up for people to download if they're interested. I love constructive feedback (or over-the-top praise...) so check it out and let me know what you think!
Nathan moved in around the beginning of July, and it's been pretty cool living with him. Steve now lives next door with our 4th room mate, Dan. We have dubbed our dual appartment complex as Castle Katssen Schlogen (or simply "The Castle"). We've thrown a very successful housewarming party, and it's pretty fun to just hang with everyone.
Yesterday, Steve, Nathan and I went up to the Bristol Renaissance Fair. It certainly was much more grand and fantastical in my memories (and last year it was just really really wet). The turkey leg was lackluster and the falconer was clearly from New York, but it was still a fun adventure.
We also stopped by Mar's Cheese Castle and got some cheese curds (of which I ate way too many) and two loaves of cheddar cheese bread at Amber's instance (of which I have also eaten way too much). The mini-roadtrip aspect of the whole thing was the best part. Windows down, music up, dancing like maniacs on 94. Good times.
I suppose the last big thing I can update is on the love life front. I know it's been a bit shrouded in secrecy and vague little stream-of-consciousness posts on here for a while. But it was all with good reason, and still is. If you haven't met her, you will. She's the most incredible woman I've ever met. She's my best friend, and I'm crazy in love. It's quite the feeling. She's also far away for a few more days, and I miss her. But no need to get all sappy.
Now, I'm gonna go spend the entire day doing laundry, cleaning dishes, vacuuming, and probably playing Tiger Woods 09. I am a PGA champion!
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Posted: 2008-08-24 00:00:00
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Posted: 2008-08-20 14:02:00
No one likes the Yellow Pages anyway. That's why we have the internet.
This site will allow you to opt out of receiving those 5 pound phone books and do your part to help the environment.
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