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Journal Entry: Fri Sep 11, 2009, 1:46 PM
Um...

What ever happened to the new "DA" logo?

  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Dream Theater, what else?
  • Eating: Cashews
  • Drinking: Water

I know... nothing new lately...

Tue Dec 16, 2008, 1:14 PM
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: TSO
  • Eating: Cheerios
But how about the new user pages, huh?

I like em.  I like that each section is easily editable without having to navigate away from the page.  If you're not a DA beta tester, be one.  And check out the beta of the new user pages.

Later Deevs.

Been a while...

Tue Jul 3, 2007, 9:41 PM
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Systematic Chaos | Dream Theater
But I'm still here!

Well, I don't really have much new to say, I just got tired of seeing my sons birth announcement as my most recent journal entry.  He's nearly 5 months old now, and he's amazing.  His brother is so awesome with him too.  He's starting to eat baby food now, and learning to sit up on his own a little....

Anyway, I bought CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 last week, so maybe, just maybe I'll have some new artwork up here someday.  I've been busy as heck with wedding invites, and programs, and stuff for church.  But I'm hitting a slow spot now, so just maybe.  :)

By the way, saw Transformers today.  Wow, what a flick!

Later Deevs.

New Arrival

Wed Feb 14, 2007, 8:57 AM
  • Mood: Joy
Welcome Hayden Patrick

Well, my second son was born on Sunday, February 11th, at 10:25 pm.  He weighed 7 lbs, 5 oz and is 20 inches long.  His name is Hayden Patrick, and him and mother (and brother and father) are doing pretty well.  Just a little tired.

Anyway, just thought some of you might like to know!

Later Deevs.

Taking a break

Thu Aug 17, 2006, 8:44 PM
Just don't have it in me...

Well, I've tried and I've tried... and I just can't get out of this funk.  So, I'm taking a break from this GUI customization thing.  I'll still be here, part of the community, customizing my GUI, watching all you guys, and downloading your stuff, but I'm just not going to try to create anything of my own for a while.  I've rediscovered my love for playing the guitar, and to be perfectly honest, whenever I sit down to start designing, I think, "I'd really rather be playing my guitar right now."  So it's starting to feel like work to me, and I don't want that.  I'm just not going to do it for a while.  Don't know how long.  I guess until I feel like doing it again is the best I can estimate.  So for the few of you who look forward to my new works, I'm sorry.  It just ain't there for me right now.  I'm going to start writing more music, because it's in my blood to create one way or another, and that just seems to be the avenue at this time.

Later Deevs.
  • Mood: Uneasy
  • Listening to: Dream Theater > Octavarium
  • Reading: Godless by Ann Coulter
  • Watching: Doris and Balls

In a Wicked Funk...

Wed Jul 19, 2006, 1:06 PM
Not that I'm not trying...

Well, I've hit the biggest creative wall of my entire digital art life lately... I just can't seem to create anything that doesn't suck, therefore warrant uploading.  For those of you wondering where the heck my stuff is, it's not that I'm not trying, I just can't get anything out of me.  I've recently purchased a new guitar, and I've been writing music lately, so perhaps that's sucking all the creativity out of me.  Dunno.  But Millameter's new wall has inspired me, and I've started a new wall, so maybe it won't totally suck, and I'll upload it.

Later Deevs.
  • Mood:
  • Listening to: 10,000 Fists > Disturbed
  • Reading: yeah, whatever...
  • Watching: Pirates of the Caribbean... FREAKIN AWESOME!!

Check it...

Mon Jul 10, 2006, 8:28 AM
My little brother-in-laws photos...

Hey, just want to head everyone towards a site where my wife's little brother, who is a newly aspiring photographer, is displaying some of his shots.  They are really good, and I'm very proud of the work he's doing, since I think I've done alot to help him... :)  Anyway, check em out, and leave him some encouraging words...

www.flickr.com/photos/craigrob…

Later Deevs.
  • Mood: Llama
  • Listening to: Alterbridge
  • Reading: hmmm.... halfway through about 3 books
  • Watching: Pirates of the Caribbean... FREAKIN AWESOME!!

Devious Journal Entry

Wed Jun 28, 2006, 12:10 PM
Big news here!

Well, for those of you who consider me more than just another aritist, and I presume to have a few "friends" here... you'll be glad to hear that my wife and I are now expecting our second child!  Yeah!  Now if she'll just spit out a girl this time, so I can complete my Luke/Leia 2 pack... I'll be happy.  Oh yeah, I'm a huge Star Wars nut too for those who don't know.  My son's name is Luke, and I'm trying my best to convince my wife to let me name a daughter Leia.. presuming we have a girl.  Anywho... that's all I got.  Peace.

Later Deevs.
  • Mood: Llama
  • Listening to: Duality > Ra
  • Reading: hmmm.... halfway through about 3 books
  • Watching: Just saw "Clicked"... sucked

Nuthin...

Thu May 11, 2006, 12:07 PM
32 pounds lost now...

Anyway, I'm updating this mostly just because I was sick of seeing the same journal on my front page.  But I've lost 32 pounds total now since January 15.  Almost half way to my goal of losing 70 by September.  Also wanted to mention, I was glancing through my gallery the other day, and I noticed that my work, both in style and catergory, has change pretty drastically lately.  I used to make lots of mechanical orby wallpapers, and now it's mostly minimal walls, cursors and rainy's.  Many of you who watch me probably do so because of my older style, and I'm just here to say, I plan on revisiting that style.  I'm going to start making more walls like I used to.  I kind got sidetracked with other things, and desserted many of my fans.  Sorry for that, and you'll see some new "old" stuff in the future.  Also, while you're surfing DA, be sure to check out my brothers page.  He's Deviant mmbretweir.  He's got some sweet stuff.  Comic style combat chicks, some aircraft, and other stuff.

Later Deevs.
  • Mood: Llama
  • Listening to: Save Me > Shinedown
  • Reading: State of Fear
  • Watching: Aeon Flux

Not that any of you care...

Sat Mar 4, 2006, 3:47 PM
But I've lost 19 lbs!

Well... it's not quite 2 months ago I started my diet.  I've lost 19 pounds, and would eat anything at this point.  I'm so freaking hungry.  I'm not gonna quit, though.  Wanna lose 60 pounds by August 31st.  I'm well on my way it seems.  So maybe I'll shoot for 10 more.  That would be a good accomplishment.  I'm not doing any of those fancy shmancy LA diets or whatever.  I'm doing the only way that really works.  The old fashioned way.  Eat healthier, and eat in moderation.  No more junk food like Oreo's and Coke.  And no more 16 ounce stakes for dinner... but 8 ounces is ok.  It's working well.  3 healthy meals a day, and minimal snacking.... and lots of water.  Anyway, that's that.  I'm going to go find a dead mouse to eat or something. :)

Later Deevs.
  • Mood: Llama

Avatar and Website button

Wed Feb 1, 2006, 4:02 PM
If those dang buttons don't change...

I updated my website button and avatar to match my new ID... and neither will change.  AHHH!!  They better change soon, I can't deal with inconsistancy....

Later Deevs.
  • Mood: Remorse

New year

Sat Jan 21, 2006, 7:20 AM
New Year, new things....

Hi all.  Just a quick note.  It's a new year, and my life is completely different from last year.  The passing of my mother has affected me in every part of my life.  I'm going to do things much different from now on.  My artwork, hopefully will stay the same.  

I'm also on a diet.  Gonna lose 60 lbs by the end of summer.  I hope.

Anyway, I have my computer back, and I'm going to get back into some art work soon.  Sorry it's been so long since I've done anything worth a crap.

Later Deevs.
  • Mood:

The Holiday Season

Thu Dec 8, 2005, 11:17 AM
Remember what it's all about...

Hey all.  Just thought I should post here about things going on in my life right now.  As we all know, Christmas is right around the corner.  And though it should be a time of joy and fun, it's very hard to feel that for me right now.  The holidays have taken a back seat to the health of my mother.  It's pretty likely that she will not live to see this Christmas, as she has an inoperable brain tumor, and was given only a few weeks.  I've never experienced the death of a family member, so I'm scared about what the near future holds.  But that's not what this post is about.  This post is about realizing what we have, and not taking it for granted.  I have 3 brothers and a sister all who live in different parts of the country, and we don't stay in touch all that much.  See them  maybe 1 or 2 times a year, and talk to them a few times a month.  Don't get me wrong, we are a close family, but this experience has brought us closer than ever.  I just can't stress how important family really is, and it's too bad I have to go through this to realize it.  So, please, everyone... this holiday season, just remember what's important in this world.  Tell everyone you love that you love them, and don't let days between talking turn to months.... you'll regret it later.  By the way, deviant mmbretweir is one of my brothers, so he's going through this too.  Go tell him Merry Christmas, and give him some well wishes this Christmas season... God knows we both need it.

Later Deevs.
  • Mood:

Football!

Wed Aug 31, 2005, 4:29 PM
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!!???

Can ya smell that?  Yeah, it's the smell of pigskin.  And I'm not talking about the dead pig carcass in my closet. (what the?)  I'm talking about the aproaching football season.  NFL, college, High School... I don't care.  I love it all.  Bring it on!  Went to a HS game with my 2 year old son last Friday, and he loved it.  Chanting "Let's go Hawks!", dancing with the cheerleaders... we stayed for the whole game and he never once got restless.  That's my boy!  Football is an amazing thing.  So who do you like this year?  NFL I'm talking.  I'm a Patriots fan, so it's a great time to be alive!  And I'm not a bandwagon fan, I'm the real thing.  Born in Massachusetts.  I'd loose it if they could 3-peat.  Although, I don't know if I can take the mental stress anymore.  Anyway, football fans... sound off!  Tell me what you think about this year.  Predictions, favorite players... whatever you want, I don't care.  Let's just talk some FOOTBALL!!

Later Deevs.
  • Mood:
  • Listening to: New "Cold" CD

My Gallery

Fri Aug 19, 2005, 7:19 AM
My New Gallery!

Well, for any of you who give a rats ass, I have my own gallery up online now!  Nothing there that's not here, but still... Thanks to my brother Bob, deviant mmbretweir, for sharing his precious webspace with me at his site.  If you decide to visit, check out his work too!  He's very talented!  And check out his deviant page while you're at it.  By the way... TiVo ROCKS!!! :headbang:

Later Deevs.
  • Mood: Llama
  • Listening to: Into the Now - Tesla

TiVo!

Wed Aug 17, 2005, 7:26 PM
I got TiVo!

Well, after 140 bucks to have a phone jack installed in my living room, and 200 bucks for a DVR, I finally will have TiVo in the morning (too tired to deal with wires tonight).  I'm freakin psyched!  I will be TiVo-ing everything.  Big Brother, American Chopper, INXS, Myth Busters, and all other wicked ass cool shows that I always forget to watch because I'm an idiot.  No more will I be in my car at 8:15 punching myself in the head because I forgot to record Big Brother.  Yeah, I'm a TV nut... I love the idiot box...

Later Deevs.
  • Mood:

Wincustomize

Sun Aug 14, 2005, 11:24 AM
The drama at WC...

Well, I've officially kicked myself out of WC.  I tried to do it quietly and peacefully, but they don't let people leave without a fight.  So I left with some fightin words....

www.wincustomize.com/Forums.as…

I ain't goin' back there...

Later Deevs.
  • Mood:
  • Listening to: nothing

WTF?

Thu Aug 11, 2005, 11:51 AM
Case of the vanishing Windows Accessories...

Ok... now I'm worried.  This morning, my calculator was gone, and all my Windows games were gone (Solitaire, Hearts, Minesweep, etc..).

Hm... I'm starting to wonder what the freak is going on here... I don't have a virus... I've scanned my system with 3 different scanners.  And I have a good spyware blocker.  I really gotta get my haunted computer in the shop... or to an exorcist.

Later Deevs.
  • Mood: Desperate
  • Listening to: Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja - Lostprophets

Well, well, well...

Tue Aug 9, 2005, 11:48 AM
Ideas...

Hmm... of course, for weeks I had all these ideas... and now that I have Corel back, they're gone.  Maybe it's the heat.  It's been 90+ here like every freakin day.  I know Bro, it's alot hotter there.  But I'm not the retard living in the desert.  Anyway... I could use some ideas for walls from my friendly deevs... any requests?  Try to stay within my style.  Thanks!  And stay cool.

Later Deevs.
  • Mood: Desperate
  • Listening to: As I Am - Dream Theater

Back in the game...

Sun Aug 7, 2005, 6:38 PM
I'm back baby!

Well, I still haven't got all the little stupid crap fixed about my computer... but I have taken care of my number 1 priority.  Getting Coreldraw going!  I did this by acquiring version 10 to replace version 9 which would not work.  No matter how many times I reinstalled it.  Anyway, I'm back in the wallpaper game, and I've got weeks of ideas stocked up in this noggin... so as long as DeviantART is still around tomorrow... I'll be doing some new works... But first, I gotta make a few things that my wife's been wanting.

MTFBWY!

Later Deevs.
  • Mood:
  • Listening to: Nothing now
  • Watching: Harry Potter is on TV...