Archive for February, 2006

danes, drums, diminuendo, designs and other stuff

February 27th, 2006

it’s a random update from moi. w00t

anyways. i haven’t felt like updating my blog lately.. not that i haven’t had anything to say… just that i was too lazy to type it out. so this may be long.

i just got off the phone with elisabeth in danmark. she called me tonight after 10pm. and while that may not sound very odd… just remember that danmark is seven hours ahead of us here in the central time zone. so i was a bit surprised… but it was a pleasant surprise to get a phone call from danmark from the wee hours of their morning. πŸ™‚ i must say… it was so great to hear from her. it is such a tremendous blessing to have friends all over the world. but at the same time.. it’s hard… because i’m the kind of person who likes to be around her friends. distance is a bit of a hurtle for me. but hey.. it gives me an excuse to travel more. (like as if i needed an excuse in the first place. *grin*)

the problem with travel.. is that it costs money. as me and ry were “out on the town” yesterday… we stopped by uncle bob’s music.. and i saw the drum set that i want to buy. yea.. i know.. i have a drum set. i’ve actually had the same drum set for around 14 years. it’s been through a lot. and i wasn’t even the first owner of that set. it’s still holding up well… but i want to upgrade. sometime soon. but the drum set that i want to get.. well.. i’ll have to save up money for a while. and then i was thinking.. right now… in my car (a 2001 pontiac sunfire… named pedro) i can fit my whole drum set without cases… and still have room for myself and one other person. if i get a new set of drums.. i will DEFINITELY be wanting to keep them in cases… and the drum set i was looking at is a 7 piece set (instead of my 5 piece set i have now)… so that’s more drums. and what does that mean? it means that i wouldn’t be able to fit those in my car. so now that means i’ll have to wait till i have enough money to 1) buy a new car AND 2) buy the drums and cases. so this means that my new drum set will have to wait much longer than i want. but hey.. that’s life eh? πŸ™‚ and who knows.. we may be getting more paid gigs with the jazz quartet.. so maybe saving up all that money will be surprisingly easy. probably not. but here’s to high expectations πŸ˜›

speaking of music. i’ve found a renewed love for music. and in particular.. new music. (at least music that is new to me) i have gotten some great recommendations from my posts to my webpage… and i have noticed that my tastes in music have been leaning towards the more “low key” styles lately. i find that i work really well to bands like sigur rós, röyksopp and m83. also in my newly found favs: the sea and cake, pedro the lion, lamb, lemon jelly, one fell swoop, thievery corporation, zero 7 and lots more.

on to my next “d” … designs. i’ve been busy doing design stuff lately. not only at work.. but also for my freelance stuff. i’ve done some design work and photography for the expressions conference…. i’ve done a lot of design work and photography for the band fuller still… i did some more work on the logo for westminster… just to name a few. and i’m in a sharing mood.. so here’s some samples of some of this stuff.

and as for the “other stuff”… i had dinner tonight with my parents and my grandma & grandpa apps. and earlier today i was at my cousin, amanda’s birthday party. i feel old. she’s 18.

any-who.. i’m tired. so this post is herby cut short.
goodnight. πŸ™‚

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it’s all about me…

February 22nd, 2006

my personal dna report

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February 20th, 2006

i want to post something to my blog…

but i don’t know what to write.


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psalm 130

February 19th, 2006

Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord;
Lord, hear my voice!
Let Your ears be attentive
To the voice of my supplications.
If You, Lord, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with You,
That’s why you’re worshiped.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
And in His word I do hope.
My soul waits for the Lord
More than those who watch for the morning-
Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the Lord;
For with the Lord there is mercy,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
From all his iniquities.

Lord… hear me… answer me…. please!

everybody else is doing it…

February 16th, 2006

so here is my johari window. please click the link and select some words that you think describe me. thanks!

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cutest. ever.

February 14th, 2006

so what if the train looks like it’s on drugs. it’s still the cutest thing ever to see left on your computer screen by someone. πŸ™‚

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little people. really little

February 14th, 2006

now THIS is super cool.

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i have a meme problem

February 14th, 2006

i’ve started filling out quizzes and i can’t stop

picture queen … dot com

February 12th, 2006

so i realized i have never officially blogged about this.. but i bought another webpage. (i know.. i know.. ) but now i have more space to upload pictures. so i uploaded some new ones.. but i also finally got to put up the pictures from ye training!

so go check out


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stop. meme time.

February 12th, 2006

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what did you think?: man… i’m breaking out.. i must be stressed

2. How much cash do you have on you?: uhh.. maybe 47 bucks… and a bunch of credit cards

3. What’s a word that rhymes with “TEST”?: southwest

4. Favorite planet?: well.. i’ll go with the only one i’ve been to.. venus… oh .. wait.

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?:Β where’s my phone? uhh.. kristen

6. What is your favorite ring on your phone? my ringtone is coldplay – clocks… i kinda want to change it… but i have no other really good ones.

7. What shirt are you wearing?Β  two black shirts and jeans.

8. Do you “label” yourself?: hmm… that’s a good question. sometimes an artist. sometimes a nerd. sometimes a musician. sometimes an artistnerdmusician. w00t. i made a new label! i win!

9. Name the brand of your shoes you’re currently wearing now: *checks* sketchers

10. Bright or Dark Room?: dark. both in colors (on the wall) and in lighting. i’m a fan of candles

11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?: theresa‘s a rockstar!

13. What were you doing at midnight last night? working on graphic designy stuff

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?: ooh.. i just deleted a bunch (darn this limited memory on my phone) i’m pretty sure the last one was a message from ry saying he was on his way.

15. Where is your nearest 7-11?: ya know.. i’m not actually sure. i know there are some around milwaukee.. but where…. i’m not sure. i remember becoming more aware of where the 7-11s were after spending time in danmark and seeing a 7-11 on every stinkin corner… hey.. wait. i bet seven eleven has a webpage… (hey.. sure enough) and i bet they have a ‘store locator’.. (yep. that too). ok. so it looks like i lied. i thought there was a 7-11 in milwaukee.. but i was horribly mistaken. the closest one is just on the other side of the illinois border. *stops and thinks for a moment* yea.. now that i think about it… the places that i thought were seven eleven’s are actually open pantry‘s. mybad

16. What’s a saying(s) that you say a lot?: you rock my face off. mornin’. w00t. awesome. sweet. and numerous other overused things.

17.Who told you they loved you last?: uhh.. probably my parents. (can i tell you how hard it is for me to say that phrase to people? well.. it is. but when i say it.. i mean it. and i really should say it more… because i don’t ever want my friends NOT knowing how much i love them. i wouldn’t be able to live with myself if they didn’t.)

18. Last furry thing you touched?: does ry count? his hair could be considered ‘furry’…. right?

19. How Many days of school did you miss this week? uhh.. who wrote this? but i missed no days of school since i don’t go to school. and i didn’t miss a day of work either.

20. How many rolls of film do you need to get developed?: who uses film anymore?! i mean.. seriously.. who wrote this?! and what decade did they write it in? *grin*

21. Favorite age you have been so far?: i don’t have a favorite. i try to live in the moment and enjoy the place i am right now. and my goal is to enjoy the next moment even more than the last…

22. Your worst enemy?: hmm.. i think that position is open. any takers?

23. What is your current desktop picture: which computer? *grin* ok. let me clean off my desktop a bit so you can actually see the picture. ok. so my home computer is this image. it’s a picture i took in danmark when i went back after team. i <3 danmark! oh. and my computer at work has two monitors.. one of them the background image changes every minute.

24. What was the last thing you said to someone?: goodnight

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly, which would you choose?: hmm.. flying would be fun…. then i wouldn’t have to drive to work

26. Do you like someone?: *nods*

27. The last song you listened to?: well.. i’m listening to.. “sleeping pills” by ‘her space holiday’ right now.. but you are more than welcome to see all the songs i am listening to/ have listened to by going to my page

28. Carmen Electra or Pam Anderson?: both would bounce when thrown off a large building… so lets just call it a tie.

29. If a tree falls on a mime in the middle of a forest, will the mime make a noise?: *blank look*