Sunday, February 26, 2006

Stopping By

Haven't posted in quite some time. Lets just leave it at strep, scarlet fever, lice.

I've been working on my website (the one I hope to make money with). Having to learn PHP and HTML took a lot out of me. Everyone reading should go take a look.

Guess that's it.

So there you go. I'll try again tomorrow. See ya.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Easier Week.....So far

So I haven't posted in a few days. We had to go get the aforementioned glasses on Saturday. She does look cute in them, and she can see better, so that's good. Sunday I felt crappy and didn't do much of anything.

Not a whole lot going on today. Work has picked up a tiny bit, that's a good thing. I took on a project I hope I can pull off. A guy came in wanting me to come up with a shirt design, using his race car. You know the shirts, NASCAR type. Lots of color and a drawing of the car. Shouldn't be that big a deal. Except for the part where I'm not a car guy. He brought a photo so I have that to go by. If he just wanted the photo on the shirt, I'd be done. I have to redraw the car, then color and highlight it. We'll see. I'll keep you posted.

So there you go. I'll try again tomorrow. See ya.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Let me introduce myself

So after two downer posts, it occurs to me most everyone reading this has no idea who I am. So here goes.

I live in a very small town in Northwest Tennesse. Been here about 10 years. My lovely wife is originally from here. We moved from Nashville when we decided it was time for kids. I was not crazy about it at first. I grew up in Buffalo, NY, by way of Chesire, CT and Boston, MA. I was still having trouble adjusting to the Volunteer state (even though it had been about 12 years). A small rural town was a major change.

We both worked in the music business. She worked a company that produced Grammy Award winning lullabyes, and I worked for a publishing company, pitching songs and engineering demos. I loved the studio work, but sucked at "the game". It was time for a change.

We came here and I got a job at a company that printed foam can huggies. I had no idea what I was doing, but eventually learned how to do the artwork (art in a very loose sense of the word, they were just huggies after all). We started printing T-shirts and caps, so things got a little more complex. I loved this. Trying to figure out how to set up the art so colors would mix and make others. Now I know this shouldn't have seemed like a big deal, but I was making it all up. I had no idea what I was doing. After about 5 years, the owner decided she wanted more time for her other interests and asked if I wanted to buy the company. So I did.

So here I am, owner of a company and making it all up. After lots of reading, it turns out I was right on track. Its funny as a lot of the other screenprinters in the area call me for advice on how to print something. Or even better, they have me print it for them.

I really love my job, even though at times I am subject to fits of rage and major depressions. I don't think I could ever work for someone again.

So there you go. I'll try again tomorrow. See ya.