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Wednesday, November 29th

Thanksgiving Dinner

11.29.06 @ 11:29 AM CST

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Click to see it big. Sorry I messed up taking the picture, so it's not a smooth image.

Fun with Layer Masks

11.29.06 @ 10:55 AM CST
listening to: Loveline, duh
feeling: Sleepy. I AM SLEEPY, DAMNIT!

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So, I used one photo to be the Alpha channel mask on another, and put an orange background behind it. Then I darkened the parts of the mask that I needed to show through on the original. BADASS!

Summer to Winter

11.29.06 @ 10:06 AM CST

It is 76 degrees today. Tomorrow the high is 36. NO JOKE. Needless to say the town is going nuts preparing for this wintery mix we may get tomorrow. My flowers that think it's summer right now are in for a rude awakening. I cut alot of them last night and made huge flower arrangements with them. It will be a more graceful death than freezing.

Saturday, November 25th

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood...

11.25.06 @ 11:37 PM CST
listening to: Bring It On!
feeling: Positive

So, I spent some time in Easton, MD today. Long ago, in a galaxy far far away, I interviewed for a job in Easton. It was one of the finalists in the "Jon & Jocelyn are Moving Here" competition...back before we moved to Texas.

Well, it was odd to spend some time there today. Let's just say this: It would have been a simpler life. It would have probably been a happy one, because Jocelyn and I would have been together, but I wouldn't trade the one I have for it.

Really, our life in Texas is extraordinarily happy and only mildly complicated. What we have there is good.

Thursday, November 16th


11.16.06 @ 03:34 PM CST
listening to: Don and Mike
feeling: Fine. Sleepy.

Okay, so the Croneys had me take a picture of the team for business cards. This is the one we decided to use. I think it's pretty good...

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...but not as good as this one.

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Thank you Keith. Everyone else, I call that face "Zorro Face." It's not quite Blue Steel, but it is sassy. ;-)

Tuesday, November 14th

Jon's Christmas List Entry...

11.14.06 @ 09:37 PM CST
listening to: House. Hugh Laurie is dreamy. ;-)
feeling: Fine.

Okay, so Nancy asked me for a Christmas list. As if it wasn't enough that she's taking us to Cozumel for a week. ANYWAY. This is my Christmas list entry. If you don't want to look at it, don't. Click the "MORE" link to get to the actual list.

Thursday, November 9th

Another Christmas Present Idea...

11.09.06 @ 09:21 PM CST
listening to: Greys Anatomy
feeling: Hung Over. Duh.

Follow the bouncing link. It would save me a lot of money in the long run if I could do target practice without paint.

Wednesday, November 8th

Funny design quote(s)...

11.08.06 @ 05:22 PM CST

The term "client"? I hate it. If I go to see the doctor, technically, I'm his client. I'm paying him afterall. But that doesn't mean I'm in charge. Not if I know what is good for me. —Peter Phillips

Old, but I know YOU haven't seen it.

11.08.06 @ 03:10 PM CST

Mom, Dad, Greg, Nicole, Kevin, whomever. This is a video of Ollie Lang, arguably the best paintballer in the world right now, playing with his old team, Dynasty. Watch it and know that this is what I aspire to. Also know that, although I am 100 lbs overweight and I shoot a "noob" gun that most kids at these fields make fun of, I pull this shit off at least once per day of play.

Damn! If I wasn't so fat I'd be SO good at this. Anyway. I watch video like this and it gets me all fired up, and since someone put it on YouTube, I thought I'd share. Mailserver Appears to be Down...

11.08.06 @ 12:41 PM CST
listening to: Loveline...
feeling: Fine. I guess.

For the first time that I can remember, the mailserver appears to be down. Oddly, the webserver does not. Yikes.

Monday, November 6th

Let the Christmas Suggestions Begin!

11.06.06 @ 11:22 PM CST
listening to: CSI
feeling: Tired

Yes, I am a silly, silly man, and I want to record what it looks like when I play paintball down the barrell of my gun. This one is kind of low on the totem pole, when compared to other things I want to do to my marker (like a new body kit from Shocktech, and a new Virtue Board)...but it'd still be fun to watch the footage and analyze what I did wrong and what I did right in my day of play. smile

Okay, maybe I DO want this thing a little more than I want to admit. wink

Friday, November 3rd

New Self Promo Poster

11.03.06 @ 05:15 PM CST
listening to: Don and Mike
feeling: Fine. It's Friday. Yeah.

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Shooting in the Dark

11.03.06 @ 12:26 PM CST
feeling: Fine.

I commented out the video on this page until I can replace it with something that doesn't break my damn site. I'll get back to you about it on Monday. Sorry.

Okay, so it's a little dark, but I thought maybe you'd all like to (expecially Dad) see how consistent my paintball marker is now that I have my new regulator on there. I was getting ±1 FPS over the chronograph on Sunday, and I've only put a case and a half of paint through it.

Once it's done loading, click on the image and hit the space bar if it doesn't play automatically. (I don't know why the embedding thing isn't working right.)