Archive for January, 2008

Austin Aztex

Austin AztexIt looks like Austin is going to have a new professional soccer team….again.  With the horrible and disappointing last year with the people running the Austin Lightning, that team pretty much dissolved and disappeared.  I am happy and yet still concerned about the future professional soccer in Austin.  At least now, we’ve got some British blood owning and running the new Austin Aztex team.  The team isn’t put together yet as try outs haven’t even happened yet, so it’s still very early.  Hopefully with owner, Phil Rawlins, and his experience he’ll be able to turn Austin pro soccer upside down and get it shaking.  I really want a home team to root for, though I just realized the team initials is AA.  I’m not really down with that.

I’m published… I guess.

Schmap.com found a few of my Hollywood photos on my Flickr page and asked me if they could submit a few for consideration in their publication.  After a week or two, my pictures are in and credited.  Kind of cool.

http://www.schmap.com/losangeles/sights_hollywood/p=344293/i=344293_1.jpg

http://www.schmap.com/losangeles/sights_hollywood/p=344293/i=344293_2.jpg

If you don’t see them just click on the Hollywood Wax Museum and watch the image slideshow at that top right.

Gearing Up for Getting Down

SXSWWith XBox Live being so flakey right now and new years resolutions to deal with, there wasn’t much game playing this weekend. Operation reorganized room is at about 53% completion. Oil is changed. Registration sticker stuck. Headlight bulb replaced. I got more done this weekend than I thought I would despite the fact that I got my foot stomped and ankle twisted in one of the Hooligans soccer games on Friday. Saw some shows. Went to some friend gatherings. Only had about one or two drinks when I went out. Played Catch Phrase: Music Edition. Seems I might be coming down with a cold right now though.

I’ve added the SXSW Interactive link to the sidebar. SXSW will be here before we know it! I’m already getting excited. Two months away. That’s nothing. If you’re going, look me up and lets hit some panels.

I finally feel motivated to get some things done that I’ve been putting off and that’s a very good thing for me.

Happy New Year

Happy New Years to everyone!  I celebrated a little too early on Sunday and had a bad Monday, but I did recover enough to go out to Red Eye Fly for the Stummies show.  Brady from Heymaker3 played a nice acoustic set to open the night followed by Say Hello To The Angels and New Disaster.  I left a little early to go to a party and didn’t make it to the second party, but it was a fun night.  Seems like it’s a new tradition for me to only have one or two beers on New Years, which is working out well.  No more New Years oopsies (I’ve made more than one mistake on New Years Eves).

Last year I also ommited from having any new years resolutions.  This year I think I may have a few.  The trick is, as it always is, is to keep them going throughout the year.  I need to make a list and put it on the wall or something.  So maybe here I’ll post a few I have so that will help get me started and keep it going.  Yes, most of them are generic and overused, but that’s what America is all about these days, right?

Eat better – No more fast food.  Cook at home.  Small snack type dinners.  Bring food to work.  No more soda (again).  Drink more water (like last year)
Drink a little less alcohol/beer – I’ve been drinking less this year than I have in the past 4 years, but I’ve also had some crazy drinking nights this year.  Let’s not do those nights if we can help it.
Must write new songs – Seeing my friends go on and do their solo projects and new bands encourages me to get it done, but when I’m home, I never can get it together to put something that I think is worthy down or even try at times.  It’s that ‘little hater” that Ill Doctrine blogged about.  This is a big one I really need to get done and I blame a lot of it on not having the balls to reach down at the things I need to get out.  It’s messy down there.
Run more – I need to start running again.  I felt great when I was doing it this summer and in the spring.  Somehow I fell off that one too.  Let’s work on three times a week not including soccer games.

I have some more, but those are the main ones that I’d like to target on.  That little hater that Ill Doctrine talks about loves hanging around lately with just about everything I do.  Maybe once I get my car paid off I can hire a personal assistant to remind me to do things I need to do…one that can kick my ass if I don’t and kick that little haters ass too.

It’s seems too late to do a wrap up of 2007, but in brief, it wasn’t too eventful.  The Bitter Pad was launched has been on hiatus for half the year, Steak and Boobies Night was a great thing, we lost Ink Bar and Guitar Hero nights there, 7 shots of Starry Nights along with lots of beers is not good, becoming less of an asshole as been good for me but not as fun, restoring hope and faith is someone that I had given up on, finally made that trip to LA, broke down and got a dog for the boy and I, and there were a few surprises here and there.

I hope everyone else had a good 2007 and have a better 2008.