Bye, Bye Miss January

This is a long overdue entry. I’ve been extremely busy getting acclimated with my new job. I get up at 6:00am, hit the road by 7:00am, and get to work sometime between 8:00am and 8:15am. I work until 5:00pm (sometimes 6:00pm) and get home around 6:00pm or 7:00pm. The drive is crazy. I have to drive 65 miles each way back and forth to Tampa. I’m very comfortable with the job now, and even when I leave work I’ve got tons of energy. However, by the time I get home that energy is gone and I’m exhausted from the drive. I need to learn how to relax on that somehow. I guess it’ll come in time. So, I usually go to bed around 10:00pm so that really only leaves me with about 3 good hours each night. And, if there’s a Lightning game on, I get home, change into shorts and a tee, and watch the game, then off to bed with me. I’ve been doing that a lot.

However, I’ve found some time to be creative. Suncoast Studios has entered into a photo contest sponsored by Informa, my prior employer. Jeff and I worked for about 20 hours or so planning, shooting, and editing the photos. They were submitted this week and we’ll know if we win in the coming week or so.

I’ve also begun pre-production on a new project which has blossomed into a very promising endeavor. I’m very excited about it. I don’t want to say too much about it right now, but, suffice it to say, it’s going to be huge and could very well be the breakthrough project for Suncoast Studios. Jeff and I are co-creators and will both be equally involved in the production. Keep your eye on the website in the coming weeks for more.

This past Saturday marked the completion of my 33rd year of existence. Luckily, there were no friends visiting my bedsheets. Instead my mom, Glen and Amy all came over for the day and we ate pizza, watched movies (Clerks II, Click) and got really sleepy from all the carbs. We celebrated my birthday and Shauna’s, whose is this coming Monday. She got me Superman Returns and Iron Man on DVD, and I got her a new necklace.

I’ve been getting to a point lately where I really have been inspired to loose weight. I’ve been an off-and-on exerciser for a couple of years, but I’m really getting serious about it finally. I figure I need to loose the pot-belly and get a little healthier. My goal is to loose 50 (!) pounds, which sounds like a lot, but it’s not really. That’ll bring me down to my ideal weight. Those of you who frequent my blog know I really don’t talk about this kind of thing unless I’m decidedly serious on doing it. So there. I’m gonna do it. I have my handy diet and exercise software on my iPaq and am ready to go! Maybe this will counter the 2 months of sitting around eating while I was laid off.

Sick Thought of the Day: Smashing fingertips with the lead pipe, making nails pop off and blood leak.

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