Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
"I enjoy every single minute of my life."
For me, this is the most important thing to remember. When you’re enjoying what you do, you’re more likely to do it well and to be successful. Enjoying every situation is an art, a skill, and can be developed. Maybe it comes naturally to some people, but for most of us, it takes a little practice. But believe me, it will make an enormous difference to the quality of your life.
I find this to be so very true. Even when faced with very challenging issues I do my best to find some humor or joy in the moment.
Another great quote from Branson is "But the majority of things that one could get stressed about, they're not worth getting stressed about." This is also true for me, I tend to not worry as much as I once did. There really isn't much of anything good that comes from it. I find being in the moment and dealing with issues and tasks head on to be the most effective way of going about my day.
More insightful quotes at the link above.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Friday, November 05, 2010
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Only electronic musicians can get away with spending so much money on a video for such a non single. Arty, Visually Engaging, Vague. All the usual qualities.
Curious to hear the rest of the new album, "Senior", supposedly on a more introverted ambient tip.
Monday, October 25, 2010
I post this today because even after multiple restores I still have syncing issues with multiple mail accounts that that seem to just ignore the fact that I deleted a mail message. 10 times. The same message. I wanted to put my head through a wall.
Essentially I'll delete a message move on to the next then when I go to jump to another message, BAM! There's all the mail I just deleted.
Makes mail on your phone really (un) useful.
Chris posted that after upgrading to 4.1 his issues went away, but mine persist. Especially on my MobileMe account. Which kinda bugs me. A LOT!
Hope some of you find this link useful and entertaining.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
"Do you have a few dollars I can have? I'm stranded with out my wallet, I live in Boca and I need gas!"
This isn't the first time I've heard this con.
Me: "Oh man, that sucks. Where's your car?"
Girl: "Oh, um... It's down the street?"
Me: "Do you need help getting it to the gas station?"
Girl: "No, I just need a few dollars to get home."
Me: "OK, but how are you going to get gas in the car if it's down the street? Do you have a gas can?"
Girl: "Um, No... I just need a few dollars and I'll take care of the rest."
She's getting irritated now, I'm a poor mark and she's already looking for other guys at the gas station to sell her story to.
Me: "Yeah, that's what I thought. Well, I don't have any cash, but I could use my card to spot you $5.00 to get home"
Girl: "Oh forget it!"
As she storms off.
Me: "That sounds like a great idea!" said with a great big smile.
I've got no problem helping out someone who truly needs it, but when you smell a con it usually is just that, a con.
While I was pumping gas she was pretending to call her mom to amp up the story for the next guy to over hear. Then a cop pulled up, she suddenly didn't need any spare change and just went walking.
On to the next gas station...
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Well, I'm not sure if they just had an off episode or if the show is always this lame but I was bored out of my mind. Half exhausted, half in awe of my 10 day old son in my arms, I was in the mood for a good laugh. I didn't get a single one. But since I was comfortable and Kristen and I were kinda talking through the show anyway we left the TV on for the next show, 'Better With You' at least I think that's what it was called.
Reaching the point of irritation with how lame the 2nd sitcom was, I made my exit and head to Target to grab a few groceries. When I returned, Kristen had made her way to TLC and 'Sister Wives'. Intriguing from what I can tell, but I don't know if I'll make it through an entire episode.
After putting the groceries away and finally settling in on the couch comes Kat and 'LA Ink'. The faux reality of this show just kills me.
I'm about 5 minutes into it and I'm ready to just throw a hammer at the TV.
As you may of noticed by now I don't really enjoy much TV. I mostly use my TV for the Roku and primarily to listen to MOG or Pandora and watch the occasional movie of Netflix or Amazon.
I watch so little TV that it's hard for me to believe that 1) people watch this crap and 2.) these shows were green lighted.
Many people signed off on creating multiple episodes of turd and millions tune in.
Blows my mind.
Mental Note: stop watching TV in real time it's slowly sucking out your soul.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sent from my iPhone
Ember Brighton Thomas Shockley
Born at our home at 8:05 AM on 10/10/10 weighing in at 8 pounds 0 ounces and 20.5" in length.
We're exhausted and going to sleep now.
Birth Story from Dad's point of view coming in the next few days.
Saturday, October 09, 2010
This woman is a welcomed sight after a long day. I often see her doing her funky dance while walking her dog in the early evenings on my way home from the office. She always makes me laugh and leaves me a with a big o'l goofy smile. Perfect way to end a work day.
Friday, October 08, 2010
Everyone knows that Thom Yorke is passionate about climate change, that he purchased the entire Warp Records catalog after OK Computer, that he was born with his left eye fixed shut. But did you know that he can’t read musical notation? Did you know that he said he’d “start skanking dancehall style” if Radiohead were to split up? Did you know that today marks his 42nd birthday? If not, this list of 42 things you didn’t know about today’s birthday boy might very well shift your paradigm.
Not sure where all the facts come from, but they're interesting none the less.
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
We did a Maternity Photo shoot with Liz Lauren back in August and the Photo's just came in today! We're quite pleased!
Video Slide Show To Come...
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Friday, October 01, 2010
So with the recent suicides of young LGBT kids, I think it's fitting to post this. Not just for young gay kids but for all kids. Middle School Sucks. Period. High School for many sucks just as much if not even more. The one thing I can say, Is yes, it gets better.
When ever you have just the worst day ever, watch this video and remember, It will get better and you should stick around to see how much better it can get.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
So I was going to write about Dax Riggs this week, but <a href="http://www.bemorewithless.com/2010/10-ways-to-simplify-your-music/">after reading this article</a> I was inspired to 1st clean up my iTunes library a little bit, you know just for about an hour or so. Well 3 hours later I had reached Art of Noise and I was exhausted; fatigued from rating, renaming, categorizing & deleting files. Dax was gonna have to wait.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Nestled in the mix of Banjo laden covers and bland country ballads is this gem, a brooding cover of Low's "Monkey". It's just brilliant. The take would of fit perfectly on the Cure's Pornography or Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me. It's dark, menacing, spooky and oozes that tribal gypsy vibe that Robert Plant does so well.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Upon further inspection of the shipping box it was pretty easy to see how it was damaged. At some point in the process someone was even nice enough to cover the hole in the box with packing tape to avoid potential water damage. That was nice.
Long story short, New crib is on order and old one is going back. Certainly not the most horrible thing in the world, but a total buzz kill.