This time it really came out of nowhere. While I was on vacation, my impending big day crept up on me. Yes, next week I will be turning 27. Buy me things.
Archive for September, 2006
Paintball, Hooters, San Fran, and Palm Springs
Just a general update on what’s been going on. I was on a roll there with the blog updates, but it’s been a while since the last one.
Bachelor Parties can be Fun
There was drinking, shooting, girls, and even computer games. Simply put, it was the greatest bachelor party ever.
Ok, it wasn’t as bad as that sounds. The shooting just paintballing, and the girls were scantily-clad waitresses at Hooters. If you haven’t gone and seen the pictures on timches.com from Daniel and Lisa’s Bachelor / Bachelorette party, check it out now. Just like Dave observed with his pictures from Hooters, we’ve gotten a lot of views on this album and the most comments ever on any album ever in the history of timches.
Paintballing was a blast. I think the hours I put into all those WWII first-person shooter computer games paid off. As it did with my brothers and cousins. We were using real-world tactics like suppressing-fire, flanking, and spotting. Of course, we still got our butts kicked by the paintball pros who had guns that had 10 times the firing rate and 100 times the accuracy, but at least we looked cool (see the picture at right).
It hurt when you got hit, but it’s all part of the game and it adds to the fear factor. Even a slight fear of getting pegged by a paintball is a nice motivation to duck and use cover. Dave posted pictures of his battle-scars today. I hit Dave in the head during one round, but I guess it didn’t leave a mark. ‘Guess he has a thick head.
Geeks in San Francisco
I had the chance to attend one day of “The Future of Web Apps” Summit put on by Carson Worshops at the Palace of Fine Arts yesterday. My buddy Daniel drove all the way up from LA for this little pow-wow. It was my first web conference, and I have to say, it’s nice to get together with fellow web designer geeks, network, and learn something new within our trade. It’s kinda like church–you get together and fellowship with people you have something in common with.
There were some well-known (in the web community) speakers there: Kevin Rose, founder of digg.com, Jeff Veen of Google, Steve Olechowski, Mike Davidson, and others. And it was fun to be packed in an auditorium with that many fellow web nerds, in a sea of laptops. I haven’t been in college in 5 years, but I imagine this is what classrooms look like now (back in my day, we used an ancient device called a “pen” to take notes). Also, I just noticed that the web professionals community is sorely lacking in ladies. The line for the men’s room was long.
Fun in the Sun
Allright, at least I got a blog entry out the door before my week-long vacation in Palm Springs for some uncomfortable 100+ degree weather! Be back in a week.
New 24″ iMac
When you buy Apple, you pray that they don’t release a new model for a lower price the next month and make you feel like a dufus. My iMac lasted quite a while, but now there’s a truly gigantic, yet still elegant and slim 24″ incher. Best thing about buying a new Mac: Photobooth and being able to take pictures like these