Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
When normal people have errands to run, it’s usually just around the corner or a quick drive across town… but as most folks know, I’m not “normal people”. This weekend I’ve got errands to run in
In spite of a certain insistence that I have a very special relationship with the universe (but don’t we all), I tend not to be what most people would consider sincerely superstitious. However, after some mishaps checking in this morning, as I sit at the airline gate waiting for my boarding time, I have to admit to being a little taken back when, just moments ago, I purchased a breakfast sandwich and beverage here in the terminal and they totaled $6.66. Given the uselessness of flight-related anxiety, I’ll choose to write it off as nothing more than a light prank from the powers that be, if even that. (In just a few hours we’ll know for sure anyway.) In the meantime, while I sit here in wait, enjoying both people-watching and my iPod, I would like to humbly implore Dunkin Donuts to consider changing their prices at Bradley International Airport, if only by a penny or two, as to not freak out more impressionable travelers. :)
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Yesterday afternoon, my little brother Brien finally got married to his longtime girlfriend Zandra in a nice Irish Catholic ceremony, complete with fancy reception. Our family and other loved ones joyfully gathered for food, drink, music and kind intentions as we celebrated the start of Brien and Zandra's wonderful new union.
I got to wear a tux, dammit! ;)
Sunday, August 17, 2008
The Man of the Hour - Tower of Power
Exactly how many beers makes a camera smile this cheesy?
The Andy approves of his seat in the limo.
Peter Griffin Syndrome: some women can't resist fat, drunk, loud Irish guys.
Bullseye: When hanging out with a Marine and a ninja, something's gotta rub off
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Being an indie game developer is obviously not an easy gig... but trust me, following that dream with kids around …Wow... that’s a whole new barrel of monkeys, boys and girls. However, we are making solid progress, just the same. During my time here in New York, I have networked a little here and there and we have come up with some cool new ideas in various working and brainstorming sessions. I’ve even already added a number of new games to my company’s website, including our latest one: Alien Hill.
What’s next, you ask? Well... stay tuned. ;)
Saturday, July 12, 2008
For those unfamiliar with this infuriating news tidbit, the NY Times version of the story can be found by clicking here.
Now, why do I find this story infuriating?
Well, here goes...
I don't know, maybe I'm being too harsh. Maybe given what I do, I've become too cynical or skeptical whenever I see a photograph of any kind. However, veterans of the news media do often claim to pride themselves in reporting accurate information, even citing certain degrees of expertise and responsibility to doing so, and such claims often leave little room for excuses.
Over the years, I'm sure I've sent resumes and job applications to several of the news organizations (or their parent companies) who ran with this Iranian graphical joke ...and from the way I've been periodically shlepping from time to time, it's quite obvious I've never worked for any such media organizations. That being said, I'd just like to say I find it extremely interesting that earlier this week, the The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, NBC and numerous others found it quite acceptable to run with work that I would have likely marked with a D back in my college teaching days... well, not the intro-level students
Friday, July 4, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Oh, and don't worry folks, I'll get around to taking some pics soon enough.
...Enough cliches for such a short post? ;)
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Last night, I was hanging out with my buddy who just returned to the states from serving in Iraq. Amidst some of his stranger war stories was the fact that in Iraq, some of the captured/failed suicide bombers in American custody are in fact little people. Now, given all the awesome entertainment that little people have given me in my life (especially Warwick Davis and Verne Troyer) far be it from me to make fun of them on a whim. However, I'm afraid that this is one of those situations where comedic mental imagery strongly overrides my sense of equal opportunity. I mean come on!!! If a combat strategy involves someone reaching a key position and causing a devastating explosion, what are our enemies thinking by recruiting anyone with less than near-average inconspicuousness or mobility?
"OK little guy, go wobble over there and kill yourself for Allah."
More - Than - Ever: WTF?!?
I swear to God, I want to see footage of one of these poor little guys getting captured while trying to work; because by the end of my friend's stories, all I could honestly imagine was the character from the comedy bit below.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I will return... but until then... Aloha.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Gateway to the outside world.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
“I have just woken up from this dream that you call life. This lifetime of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightening across the sky, rushing by like a torrent down a steep mountain, but I am now awake.”
Sixteen centuries after the Buddha said the statement above, in a similar mindset, the poet-philosopher known as Rumi wrote the following,
“Out beyond ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing there exists a field. I will meet you there.”
Please rest peacefully until we see you again.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
If you are a gamer and you watch this vid of a guy playing a couple of custom Super Mario levels, I guarantee you will laugh until you either hurt, cry or both. :P