Tuesday, October 23, 2007

What Happens When You Get Laid Off

My friend, Michael Soo (Mr. Photographer of the Year 2005), was laid off from Sun recently (those bastards!) So he decided it was time to pursue his passion for photography full time.

Considering he just worked on the Golden State Warrior Cheerleaders 2008 calendar shoot, I am going to go out on a limb and say I think he's made the right choice. ;)

Michael is not one to brag, so I usually do it for him. Over AIM I told him "well, it's better than sitting here in an office working on an IT support playbook."

There was a pause, and then he replied "I wanna be nice to say "nah, it's cool doing playbooks" but i think i'm gonna hold off on that. "

I haven't laughed that hard in awhile ... bastard!

Technology Kicks Ass

Tracking the San Diego County fires via Google Maps.

An excellent use of today's web technologies, especially if you have family in the area.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Monday Pick Me Up

Not much sleep for me last night - I was tag teamed by my daughters. The youngest one was up for a couple of hours, and then right when she finally fell asleep, the older woke up crying from a nightmare.

Oh well. :/

So this Monday morning finds me bleary and a bit dazed, in desperate need of a pick me up. I picked a bad time to give up coffee. ;p But hey, that is what Metallica is for. Especially their song "Whiskey in the Jar."

And if you didn't know (like me) "Whiskey in the Jar" is a famous Irish traditional song about a highwayman, who is betrayed by his wife or lover. Those Irish know how to rock!

"Now some men like a fishin', but some men like the fowlin'
Some men like to hear, to hear the cannonball a-roarin'
But me, I like sleepin', `specially in my Molly's chamber
But here I am in prison, here I am with a ball and chain, yeah
Musha rain dum-a-doo dum-a-da, ha, ya
Whack for my daddy-o
Whack for my daddy-o
There's whiskey in the jar-o
Whiskey in the jar-o
Musha rain dum-a-doo dum-a-da
Musha rain dum-a-doo dum-a-da, hey
Musha rain dum-a-doo dum-a-da
Musha rain dum-a-doo dum-a-da, ya"

Thursday, October 18, 2007

And in the beginning ...

Well, ok, maybe not really the beginning.

The beginning was there.

But now, I am here. For now.