Instigator at a young age

Instigator at a young age
What? I don't cause trouble!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The blog that isn't

I signed on planning on blogging about how life is not always happy and positive and that people are not always what you think they are and some times you DO have bad days, no matter how positive you try to be. However, after thinking about how our lives are no longer private anymore and how if you DO give an example of how a person you thought was your friend disappointed you or talk about a bad day you had at a party or at work; you might possibly offend someone one and they might possibly make it their sole purpose in life to destroy yours because you used an experience with them or a common place that they were at; I decided just to keep my mouth shut and bottle up all these frustrating feelings inside. I am sure that is not the healthy thing to do and talking to someone would be a much better option, but I do not think I need to go so far as to hire a Counselor and I do not wish to talk to anyone who actually knows the other persons or places. Does anyone truly get it that sometimes people need to talk to an actual human being with feelings about something that they need a totally objective viewpoint from. This is only possible if that person is not involved with the situation at hand. They need not to know the place involved or the people involved. Blogging would be a great way to find an objective viewpoint. The problem is you also find the non objective viewpoints as well. (and heaven forbid that someone else's feeling besides mine get hurt!) 
Sometimes I get tired of always looking for the sliver lining and want to vent and rage! I ask; is that so wrong? It used to be people would understand when someone was just getting something off their chest and that is was a healthy think to do, but not anymore. I feel that people are always watching; waiting to stab you in the back. There are exceptions. (of course) There are a small few that I trust 100%. Those people I DO talk to, but as great as they are; sometimes they cannot give the objective opinions that I need.
I keep debating if I really want to keep this blog.
It seems to cause more trouble then help, even when I read other people's blog they are MUCH more controversial and potentially hurtful than mine have ever been.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My comic book Characters

I found an old notebook the other day. Inside I found a treasure trove of ideas. One such idea was that of getting off my lazy bum and making a comic book. I vaguely remember coming up with these ideas with my supervisor at a previous job; That being said, I cannot take all the credit for such creativity (or at least that is what the notes on the side margins say)
I thought I'd share. Enjoy.

Greater Graphic City (Challenged by evil, but protected by the forces of good)

Staple Boy - Armed with his evil staple, this is the only way he knows how to attach copy.

Baggie Boy - Suffocates poor artwork after cutting them down to nothing

The Duh Man - This evil league of salesmen leave instructions that Mr. Obvious takes for granted.

Sticky Sales - Sticky loves tape. Tape over logos, everything. He can never use too much of the sticky stuff.

The Handwriting Horror - The most evil of all! He tortures with bad penmanship.

Never Ending - Never ends with corrections and add ons.

Chaos Card - Chaos ignores all attempts to make a piece original.

Technology Impairment Man - He THINKS he know how to send files in the proper format

The 72 dpi Team - This Team of Villains refuse to send artwork above 72 dpi and then complain when it does not print well

Newsprint Man - Loves to use artwork and pictures previously printed on newsprint. He always wants them to look magazine quality

The Scan Me Men - This team of superheroes can scan and clean up Anything. (and we Do mean EVERYTHING!)

Miracle Worker - Somehow she always makes it work. She can't explain it, but the job gets done on time.

The Captain - With a constant headache, he always come through for his team

The Negotiator  - Has the power to satisfy the forces of evil for a short period of time. (usually 48 hours)

Mac Mechanic - This brave soul has the power to be immune to the evil affect of the Macintosh.

On the Fence:
Wonder Boy - Unsure if he is in league with evil; this misunderstood kid tries to find his place by fixing the technology for the forces of good

Donut Dan - Dan supplies Donuts to the headquarters of the Greater Graphic City. We are unsure if this is a good thing (To provide a yummy treat for our heroes) or a bad thing (To make our heroes gain too much weight so that they are out of shape to fight crime)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I just read my JDRF newsletter. (JDRF meaning Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for all of you not in the know) The annual walk for this year is Pirate themed. I am thinking HOW FUN!!! So, as most of you know, I like to design stuff. It is my career after all. So I thought I would float out some design ideas. (Since I only have like one friend who actually admits to reading this horrible writing thing that I do, even though it might get me in trouble with people)
So I am thinking of something simpler. (Well, kinda) The JDRF shoes HAVE to be incorporated on the shirt. So I was thinking using them as a flag pole. The flag would have a BG meter (Reading "HI"? Not typically a good sign, but I want to use that instead of the skull or [boring] a smiley face) and for the crossbones a syringe and a Insulin Pen. (One of the three ways Insulin is taken) I have also considered using an insulin pump instead of the meter as the "Skull." So? What do you think? Any ideas. The walk is in October this year. Feel free to bounce some ideas off me. (just as long as they are soft and will not damage my already brain damaged head anymore than it already is)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

an idea

I read an article in my alumni newsletter about using twitter to get a new job. Here is a problem I have. I like actually being Social on social networking sites. So how can you be social AND professional on these sites? The article also suggested to try to separate your personal and professional lives. I agree, however, if you have a blog, facebook or twitter page to use for both personal and professional it would almost mandate that you have two accounts of each right?
To put a long rant short. I am considering making a new facebook, etc page and link it to an old email account that I NEVER use anymore for my professional pages. That should work right?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Does it even matter? Does anyone care? Probably not. Why do I insist on keeping this thing? I am getting paranoid. Everything I say online can be used against me somehow. Is everyone out to get me? Why is it in our society you cannot tell a joke without a big long disclaimer at the end saying that it is a joke and that you are sorry if you offended anyone in any way, shape or form? I am confused. I guess I am just too old to be sharing my ideas. This is the end. My only friend, the end.....