Wednesday, December 29, 2010

TRON: Evolution and the Dissenting Opinion

With Christmas having come and gone for another year, it was time to crack into the goodies that Santa left me.  Believe it or not, despite the nature of my work, I actually only got ONE video game for Christmas this year.  That game was TRON: Evolution for the PS3.

Friday, December 10, 2010

And I raaaan ... I ran so far awaaaayyyy.

Yep, of all the things to stick in my head, it's Flock of Seagulls. Of course, it's appropriate when you consider the day yesterday.  For those that miss my quick and (not so) dirty Twitter or Facebook updates, I flew out to Tucson, AZ the on Wednesday for a meeting on Thursday morning.  As far as the trip itself, I was surprised by how much I liked the area.  That's not to say I went in thinking I'd hate it, but it was a lot different than I expected ... and I was pleasantly surprised.  I'll have more on trip wheres, whys, and howfortos of the trip later, but I digress.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Unwinding with an Assassin

I decided to try and decompress a little bit this week with all the craziness that's been going on, so I ended up picking up a copy of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood for the 360.  Y'know, I realize that it's been a while since I bought a game solely for me to have fun with.  No work, no reviews ... just plain ol' pop in the game and unwind.

One down ... more to come?

Well ... I came, I saw, but I didn't quite conquer.

I got the word on Monday that I just missed the mark on the job I flew out for last week.  Did I "blow it" like I thought I did?  Hard to say, but it was a really close race.  And  if you ask any professional athlete, they'll tell you from experience that in a close race, even the slightest mistake can cost you the game.  Here's the thing, though ... we're all human and we all are prone to making mistakes.  The trick is to learn from them and push forward.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Aaannnddd .... we're back

In the last post I mentioned that I was flying out of town for a job interview.  The interview was up and out in Denver, CO and it was a beautiful place to visit.  But as much as I might have wanted to take in the sights, or even try my hand at a little skiing for the first time in my life, I was there with a purpose.  There were people waiting to see me, waiting to grill me over an open fire like a Cornish hen, and waiting to see if I had the "right stuff" to fill the position they needed.  So, how do I think the interview went?

In my mind, I blew it ...

Monday, November 08, 2010

Moving forward ...

In the last post, I told you about the situation with my mom, how it affected me, and an initial bit of advice for those of you that might feel a overwhelmed and out of options.  Well, it's time for me to continue with my update for the past few months ... but keep reading through the rough spots, there's another pearl of wisdom at the end of things.

It's been a long time ...

Hey guys and gals. Yeah, I know I've said time and time again that I'd be posting here more often, and I definitely have meant to. Unfortunately, it's been a hell of a year and with so much stuff going on, the blog kinda took a back seat to life. And believe it or not, at different times over the past eight months, I've actually been at the very point I am now ... staring at the "New Post" screen and trying to figure out the best way to talk to everyone about what's been going on, but never coming up with the "right words" in my mind. Today, though, I'm just writing the words as I see fit. Trust me, there's a lot to catch you up on. And while I don't know how many of you out there still read this, I do want to say this is probably this most heartfelt and (to me) important things I may ever write.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

A hard day's night ...

And I've been working like a dog ...

Yup. It's been one of those days. Very little sleep last night due to a pulled muscle in my shoulder. But on the upside, I've been wide awake with a freight train of thoughts chugging along in my head.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

2010 ... the redeux

Okay folks ... yes, it's me. Yes, I'm posting here again (dusting off cobwebs and everything). I've constantly popped in here and said "I'm back" and "More to come" ... and then disappeared for months at a time again. Honestly, I can sit here and make all sorts of excuses, and all have some validity. Issues, both professional and personal, kept creeping up and chipping away at my time. There's been a lot of chaos, as I try to get a couple of projects of my own going forward while juggling other work, and still balance having some semblance of a "normal" life. Then, thanks to quick and easy use of Twitter (which you can find me on here), I started doing updates there and just let this slide away. Eventually, Stacking the Deck just faded for me. After all, I didn't even know if anyone was still out there paying attention to this.