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    Adventures in Graphic Design

    Sometimes i wonder if i’m the one crazy?  Every now and then we’ll have a potential client that comes in to discuss a project that they would like our help with.  Usually within 2 minutes of their pitch i can get a good feel if its got potential or if its complete crap.  I’ll usually give them the benefit of the doubt so i’ll let them continue. Ten minutes in and the only thing i can think of is what is the nicest way to say your idea is crap, i don’t think you’ll pay us enough, and get the hell out of my life.  I guess its the difference…

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    Have you done your stretches?

    Only a little more than a week left before my trip to vail.  Everybody has been calling, and im’ing talking about if i’m ready for the trip.  Personally i still need to buy some extra long johns, and maybe a new beanie.  The snow locally hasn’t been that great this season, and i know everyone isn’t going to be as warmed up as they should be.  I hope they have some good t-shirts to add to my two Whistler shirts, and one Brighton shirt.

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    Paying Hollywood

    Last night after working a ton of hours this week, i went out with Ben and Tiff to watch Epic Movie out in Marina Del Rey. I knew it was going to be a bad movie, and it did not disappoint. It was sooooo bad that it was good. There was even a questionnaire afterwards, and literally i had to give a movie an F, and i would not even buy it on DVD. It was absolutely what i needed to turn off my brain for the week. Today Chu gave me a call that she was dropping by because she was up visiting her sister in Thousand Oaks. We…

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    No TV No Beer make Homer go something something …

    Work has been a little out of control lately.  We pumped out the Winter X Games media guide, still working on the Disney Branding site, and have a ton of Schwarzkopf collateral that we’ve got on our plate.  Jonathan left to Aspen today to snowboard, and schmooze the X Games folks for hopefully more work.  Since he’s going to be gone we had to hire a temp to do some production work in his absence.  Work is really starting to pile up, and putting in these twelve hour working days are starting to cramp my style. On a more personal note, i think i may just move into Ben and…

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    Generation Gap

    I think the count is seven marriages/engagements, and five kids.  Roland and I are basically the last ones coming left standing from the old neighborhood.  Roland might be married to his job, but i started my attempts to meet some girls.  Roland and I went to Club Vegas in Newport Beach on Friday night and met some high maintenance Korean chicks (literally they said that when they walked up to us).  The bar/club was pretty cool, lots of people, and decent prices for drinks, but still not completely my scene. Saturday night we went out again this time with Jenn to one of her friend’s birthday parties, but not much…

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    Finally In

    After waiting for a month and a half for Verizon to turn on our office DSL, it took Earthlink to turn our DSL on in less than three business days.  Talk about quality of service, the Earthlink reps didn’t even know it was already turned on.  It feels good finally to back in the office, because working from home is not the best environment for me personally.  Its literally 10:00pm and i’m still in the office and it feels great.  We had a client come over for some work, and Ben dropped by to hang out a bit.  We ate at Tommy’s for lunch, and Subway for dinner.  Its going…

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    Models Wanted

    The other day i was looking at some professional photographer’s pictures, and i really wish i could shoot better pictures.  Saturday i did my best to work on my art direction, and location shooting, and i think i got a couple decent shots.  We traveled up and down the 110 freeway into downtown LA and shot at some really cool places like the LA river and train yard.  Its crazy to think that there are people living out there, because it was freezing like the mountains yesterday. I guess one day i might just have to hire somebody to go out with me so i don’t feel bad about making…

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    The week of blur

    Last night ended a week that i barely even knew.  Reiko of Eenie Meenie took us out with her new band Great Northern to Yabu in West Hollywood.  I had been craving sushi for a long time now, i haven’t had any for at least six months so it was a treat to finally get some.  A little Hamachi, a little sake, and of course a little Kirin made everything so nice.  A little back scratching here, and little work there and the right network of friends can really bring you far in this world.  I think i could have made it as a Doctor, or a Lawyer if i…

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    Mammoth Recap

    I’m adding this trip as one of the better ones to Mammoth. Both days we got to rode with fresh powder, and blue bird skies. I got to test out my new jacket that shane got me, and the new helmet that my mom paid for. Both worked out great, but i think my helmet looks big on my head, I really need to work out my shoulders more. I mostly rode with Shane and Ben in the trees, while the other group basically taught each other on the bunny slopes. As for the other people, David, Ee Ming, Erica, Bryan, Christina, Jay, My, and Timmy were cool people to…

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    The Take Down

    I have personally deteremined that there are four types of snowboarders. The constant newb, you can find them doing the falling leaf ALL the way down the mountain, but often are dressed to the nines with the matching outfit. They are likely too hard headed, or stubborned to take lessons, or take advice from people with the best intentions, and think that they’re being yelled at all the time. The amateur expert, they’ve conquered the black diamonds, have all the latest equipment and often burn down the bunny slopes with total disregard to the newbs, and think they have some sort of reason of being inside the the freestyle park.…

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    Safety First!

    Finally after six months of planning, our Mammoth Mountain trip has arrived.  We’ve actually been talking about this little adventure since the middle of June i think, and even had the cabin booked since September.  Looks like a storm is on its way, and we’re expecting some fresh snow all weekend long.  So as a favor to my family, i went out and got myself a helmet, but honestly my head has been least of my fears when out on the mountains.  I’ve always had a bigger fear of falling off the sides of the mountain, breaking bones, and basically being torn to shreds going through the trees.  Well now…

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    Year in Review 2006

    Best Movie: Little Miss Sunshine I really thought this movie was going to depress the hell out of me, but surprisingly at the end i left the theater with a smile. Runner ups: X3, Jackass 2 Best TV show : Top Chef This is one of those shows that i have no idea why i like it so much. I literally can watch reruns of the show over and over and over again. I guess its the different challenges that make the chefs cook everything from cheetos to foie gras, and the secret desire that i have to be able to cook. Runner ups: Heroes, 5 takes Best Album: Rock…