No Hanger Queens

This image depicts my ideas of how a fine automobile should be owned. I have always hated  the idea of an amazing car that only sits in a garage somewhere, never driven as they were meant to be. In fact, I have always promised myself, that I would never, ever own a hanger queen no matter how nice my car may eventually be. For this post, I went ahead and looked up exactly what hangar queen meant, and I guess it isn’t exactly what I use it for, but I still like my use of the term. Continue reading “No Hanger Queens”

Health Issues Increase Burnout

I have been suffering from pretty hard core burnout across all aspects of my life lately. It has really been building for at least a couple of months. There have been some changes in my life both at home and at work that have added new stresses, not all bad (if that makes any sense), to my day to day world that are probably somewhat contributing. Work has certainly gotten busier, but in many really good ways, and the team I work with now is fantastic. Home life was crazier for a while with my wife working, but now that she is back to a full course load and a full time mom, that part of life is settling down.  Continue reading “Health Issues Increase Burnout”

Thinking About Ink

This photo is of a tattoo shop in Orlando, Florida that I really have no connection too other than grabbing this shot as I was doing a photowalk near downtown a couple of years ago. At that time, I wasn’t necessarily thinking about getting a tattoo then, although, the thought had crossed my mind several years earlier.  In fact, I had somewhat seriously said that I would get a tattoo on my right arm at the age of 30, and then one on my left at the age of 60.  Continue reading “Thinking About Ink”

Mountains Over Beaches

Welcome to another installment of my “about me” series. Today I want to talk about something in regards to location and my preferences. As you may or may not know, I live in Central Florida, about 30 minutes away from Walt Disney World in one direction and about 40 minutes or so from a beach in another. For some, this location would be jolly good, making for great day trips. And, that person would be right. That’s why I am a big Disney fan, but if I had my druthers, I would live closer to the mountains than I do the beach. Continue reading “Mountains Over Beaches”

Reverse Waterfalls

Okay guys and gals. The next week or two my schedule to get caught up with work and Presstronic Studios stuffs, will be jockeying to steal some the time I have allocated to my blogging schedule. So I am admitting up front that while my posts will obviously be daily, the written content may be a bit thinner side during this period.

I figure this is a great time to start posting some of my favorite photos I have either taken, or found on the web. This image was taken at Epcot a few years ago as I was heading to the World Showcase. It took me a couple of tries, and I had to stabilize my camera on a barrier, but I finally got the shot I was looking for. Continue reading “Reverse Waterfalls”

Get A Blogging Gameplan

Blue Print

You can’t just blog willy-nilly.  I mean you can, but boy are you making life harder for yourself.  I am currently committed to do at least 1 post a day for all of 2015.  And to be honest, I really don’t have an end date. I needed a goal so unless I have grown to hate blogging, I don’t suspect my last post to be on the last day of 2015

Whenever you have a few minutes free, you should brainstorm your post ideas. It doesn’t have to be super organized. In fact, I like the freedom of a brainstorm session without any bounds to generate post ideas. Nothing has to be coherent at this point, and don’t try to think of themes or series at first. If you do get an idea for a theme or series don’t stress about adding too much detail right away. Continue reading “Get A Blogging Gameplan”

Listen To Your Body

Sleeping Puppy

I don’t know about you, but when I get home from work, I am usually pretty exhausted. I am somewhat physically tired, but the exhaustion is more from a mental standpoint. Sometimes it is so bad, I don’t even want to have to think about what we are having for dinner.  Most nights aren’t too bad. I can get by with about 30-60 minutes of letting my brain relax by just playing a couple of rounds of Call of Duty or Forza 5. After which, I am usually raring to go again and can start working on side projects or log into work to get more stuff done. There are other times though, when my body has had enough. Continue reading “Listen To Your Body”

Writing Habit

Writing

I can’t say that I have ever dreamed about being a writer. I didn’t grow up thinking I wanted to be a Robert Frost or Edgar Allen Poe, although I enjoyed some of their work. I didn’t even think about becoming a sports writer, nor did I even think about blogging. Of course, the latter didn’t even exist when I was growing up. Despite me excelling in language arts (This doesn’t make a great writer as my work here proves) throughout school, it never occurred to me that I would ever want to regularly put pad to paper for anything other than my shoddy drawings. Continue reading “Writing Habit”

Lather, Rinse, Repeat

As is the norm, I am burning the candle at both ends. In fact, I have been doing this for most of my life. Sometimes I am up for it, and then inevitably after a while aflame, I start to burn-out.  I am in the middle of a burn-out phase, which is never fun. These phases often can last just a few days, or they can last for weeks, and while I think I know how to avoid or minimize this burn-out, it is certainly something that is easier said, than done.  It is also a bit poetic to me that with age I have learned these anti-burn-out secrets, but find I lack the zeal and energy sometimes to actually take the best action to avoid it. Well, in all honesty, at the ripe youthful age of 37, my current fitness level, which is poor, may have more to do with it. Continue reading “Lather, Rinse, Repeat”

Wanting To Love Google Glass

Google Glass

It has been about year since I purchased my Google Glass, and I thought maybe I would provide a bit of an update.  I recall when Google Glass was announced I was very keen to try it out.  I mean, what self respecting geek hasn’t wanted to have a computer on their face.  My main problem was, the price they were selling it for.  It was a very steep price indeed and one I took a very long time to work up to shelling out.  Other issues I had, also had to do, with the technology itself.  While I did have an Android phone as a development phone, it wasn’t my daily driver, and I wasn’t sure Android itself was something I wanted to jump in to. Continue reading “Wanting To Love Google Glass”