December 31st, 2007
Katy became a full-time mom
Caelyn started walking and talking
I became an uncle two more times
I lost 15 lbs. due to better eating and exercise
I crossed some important milestones in my career
December 19th, 2007
I'll admit it. I'm not very good at this blogging thing. If you're reading this right now, then I feel a little sorry for you for keeping up with this blog. The truth is, I don't make much time for writing in my schedule. I would say that I don't have the time, but then I know I'll get slapped in the face with the old saying about how you can always make time for what's important.
A couple of years ago, my wife was working full-time and I was figuring out how to make money designing websites. I was just getting started, so there wasn't exactly a stack of work on my desk to greet me every morning. Instead, I typically woke up and did some casual reading and study, coffee cup in hand. I would listen to sermons or talk radio. For a while there, I could be found listening to talk radio nearly 8 hours a day. That was a whole lot of people yapping in my ear all day and that can't ...More »
July 20th, 2007
My freelance website got a much needed face lift this week. Mark your RSS readers if you want to hear about my thoughts on design and stuff. I'm not sure what this means for Brewing Thoughts, but I'm in no hurry to shut things down here. More »
May 23rd, 2007
So the season is over and we must wait once again until January for Jack to get back in action. Until then, we have a few months do think about whether or not this show is on its way out, so to speak.
Let's face it: this season was disappointing. In fact, for me it was really disappointing. However I can't really get mad at the producers of the show. After all, there's only so much you can do with the show's format and premise. Generally speaking, every major form of terrorism has been explored on the show:
(Season 1) - Assasination/kidnapping
(Season 2) - Nuclear bomb
(Season 3) - Biological virus
(Season 4) - Nuclear meltdown/nuclear warheads
(Season 5) - Nerve gas/assasination/world war
(Season 6) - Nuclear bombs/world war
Also, the real-time format is restricting. Only major threat plots like the ones listed above are worthy of an "every-minute-counts" treatment. Even so, the show stretched reality several times in order to make the show work.
Another problem: nearly everyone Jack cares about has died. The only ones left are Chloe and Audrey. And ...More »
May 15th, 2007
Summer's coming up, which means I want to sit back and relax a bit more with some good books and TV shows and movies. Since all my favorite shows are about to wrap up for the season (24, LOST, The Office), I'm gonna need something to help fill up my evenings. Luckily, I've been busy loading up my AppleTV with content for just this occasion. A few selections I'm looking forward to:
Arrested Development, Seasons 1-3
I've been a huge fan of this show since Season 2 and I was sad to see it cancelled. It's some of the most brilliant humor I've ever seen and I'm looking forward to seeing the whole series over the summer. One of the best shows ever.
Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seasons 1-5
I've seen only a few episodes of this and I'm obviously interested in it because Larry David was the brain behind Seinfeld. The humor is very dark, which I love, but it doesn't neccessarily leave you laughing out loud. The subject matter and language is also very R-rated often, so sometimes ...More »