Archives for November 2011

November 25, 2011 - Comments Off on Great Food and Good Company

Great Food and Good Company

Thanksgiving was with the in-laws this year and a pretty good one to boot. There was great food thanks to everyone, and the company wasn't bad at all.

As you can see in the photos above I am grateful for my family. My lovely pregnant wife has complained little for nine months despite the parasite sucking her life and energy away. We've known each other now for 10 years and she's still my number one friend. I have the cutest and best kids too. They are so good and fun to have around. I can only hope this next one will be as awesome as they are.

Yesterday also was Susan's 37 week of pregnancy, and I guess that means we got like 3 weeks left. Crazy. I don't know how to really prepare. Ready or not I guess.

November 22, 2011 - Comments Off on For Christmas

For Christmas

Dear Santa,

For Christmas this year I want a sweet little GoPro camera. And can you give it to me before the 15TH so I can get some shots of the birth of our new son?

November 21, 2011 - Comments Off on Emigre HTML Website Template

Emigre HTML Website Template

Not quite a week ago I uploaded a new template file to ThemeForest and I have to admit it's a ton of stress and excitement. A lot of work and time goes into the design and code of these template files, and it's always a gamble whether you'll make back any money or not.

But it's good to hear positive feedback and to get a 5 star rating. And to get so many purchases in less than a week. It's a good sign that the wordpress version will garner even more sales and hopefully pay for this new baby we're going to be having.

Check it: Emigre HTML Portfolio Website

November 14, 2011 - Comments Off on Illustrator and Photographer

Illustrator and Photographer

If there were two things I wish I could do really well it would be photography and then illustration, but unfortunately I don't do either very well. And today after viewing some of the new work of Sanjay Patel I wish even more so that I could illustrate. It looks like Sanjay is putting on a show at the SF Asian Art Museum, along with doing some of the signage and graphics for another show also at the museum.

Deities, Demons and Dudes with ‘Staches will be on view at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum from November 11, 2011 through April 22, 2012. For more information, visit

Now I'm also wishing I lived in San Francisco so I could pop in to the museum. Maybe we'll need to go on a long weekend with the baby before the end of April.

November 12, 2011 - Comments Off on Let’s go.

Let’s go.

Going to New York this fall really lit the fire for wanting to travel more and see some more of the world. It was such a fantastic city and we had such a great time (even with blisters on every toe). Then the other night we watched Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris and the first three plus minutes sold me on going to Paris next.

Of course we will see. With a new baby on the way, and struggling to beef up my stock web-design portfolio (which pays for everything fun) it may be another year or more before we make it across the pond. I've never been to Europe but gosh I'd sure like to go, and the fact that Delta has a non-stop flight from SLC to Paris seems to rub it in my face.