The Traveler’s Notebook: My New Addiction

I may have found my new addiction. It has all the red flags of a paycheck drain, gorgeous leather (oh how I love the smell of leather), amazing beautiful colored paper, little inserts that are nothing but blank canvases begging to be drawn and written upon, every kind of gizmo and gadget you could ever need to customize it for even the most advanced organizer (hem[...]

Trying the Blogsy App

 If your like most of the people in my area you probably use Charter Communications as your internet provider. As such you have been experiencing my pain of the internet being completely out today and having no idea when it will be back on. It makes it really tough to work on today's blog post for my August Blogging challenge. I tried the Wordpress app but I&[...]

Strength Training

The Sound of Achy Muscles

On my quest to get into shape before my trip to L.A. I decided to work on my fitness and do a little strength training. I was pretty proud of myself... I was working, I was getting my body moving... then I tried to walk today. You never quite realize what a total wimp you are until you over do it. 20 minutes of work and days of pain. I think I will take the ni[...]

Adobe Max 2014

Getting Ready for Los Angeles

I have the opportunity in October to go to the Adobe Max conference in Los Angeles.  I will be staying for a whole 5 days and I am completely stoked. As a designer there are not many companies that are held with higher regard then Adobe. They are the makers of some of the greatest design/art software programs on the market. I will get to network with 5000 othe[...]


My Dietbet Review

Dietbet is a cool way of losing weight and having a little fun in the way of placing a little friendly wager between you and your friends. The goal is to meet a preset percentage of weight you have to lose and if you do and others on the team do not then you get their share of the pot. We started our Dietbet on September 17th by @Inelegant_Life and we had 2[...]


It’s A Lifestyle Change

So I am doing the Dietbet and so far so good. I am down 6 lbs from the initial weigh-in. There are some hardcore woman competing with me so I am still only in 4th place!?! I haven't been good on my exercise, so this week that is going to be my new challenge. Start waking up early again and get in that morning workout. I am also challenging myself to not drink coff[...]


Trying Out Dietbet… 28 Day To Go!

One of my awesome Twitter friends @Inelegant_Life invited me to take part in a cool new way to lose weight called Dietbet. Dietbet lets you and others make a bet that you can lose a specified amount of weight in 1 month. For our Dietbet we have 28 days to lose 4% of our body weight. Everyone who makes this goal gets to split the pot, if you are the only one than you[...]


Watching the Sun Rise

I have not been a good wanna-be-athelete the last few weeks... not even a little bit. I have had every intention of going out walking each morning but with the weather and staying up way too late and every other reason I can come up with, it has not happened... Today though my alarm went off at 5:45 and instead of pushing snooze 20 times, I pulled myself out of[...]