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Saturday, July 30, 2005

Watch Fetish 

Tiffany Mark T-57Okay this is going to sound odd, but I have a watch fetish. I basically hate all other accessories besides my watches. It started out when my now wife bought me my first nice watch about 5 years ago. I have always liked nice dark watches. She bought me a nice all black Guess watch. It was my first "classy" watch. After that I bought a few Nixon watches, a Kenneth Cole watch, but nothing compares to the purchase I made a few weeks ago.

I bought a watch from Tiffany's. The Tiffany Mark T-57. It is the first watch I have ever seen that was dark gray. It is stainless with dark gray accents. It is sweet. I actually purchased it from Tiffany's in St. Thomas, so not only did I not have to pay tax, I saved about $700.00. I love this watch. I really surprised myself and my wife when I found the price and decided to still purchase it. I am typically a real "thrifty" person to a certain extent. I don't mind spending money, I just typically don't like to. I made eye contact with the watch and it just called me in. I tried to run but to no success. I do not regret the purchase in any way. To read more about this watch you can read about it from the link below.

The T-57 from Tiffany's

Mr. A to Z 

Alright I know I just freaking posted, but I forgot to mention this. The new Jason Mraz album is nice. I am still pretty new to rock and rock type music. I typically listen to mainly hip-hop, funk, and turntable music (not techno, things like DJ Z-trip or DJ Shadow). I have really been getting into Mraz, Jack Johnson, and G. Love.

Mraz is probably one of my favorites. His live stuff is a lot cooler to me, he ad-libs half his songs when he is live. If you want to download some live concerts go here to do so. One of my favorite live performances of his is located here.

His new album has a good vibe to it. Half mellow half vivrant and refreshing. He seems to be a bit of a strange bird sometimes, but it works, and he is extremely talented. If you haven't heard anything by him I would suggest checking out a few tracks or pick up the album.

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Million Dollar Baby 

I finally saw this movie. Holy shit is all I can say. What a great flick. It was very heart felt and the way they actually shot the movie was sort of dirty or gritty. It gave it a real sweaty boxing type feel to it. I won't talk too much about it because I don't want to spoil it for anyone that has not already seen it.

All I can say is the movie had a real quality to it. Something almost everyone could relate to, so many ups and downs in life and how this less fortunate person always had such a positive outlook on every aspect of life.

I would recommend this movie to anyone, no matter if you like boxing or not. Oh the other thing is that Morgan Freeman sort of narrates the movie just as he did in Shawshank Redemption, he has the perfect voice to do this and it works as well in this movie as it did in Shawshank.

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Thursday, July 28, 2005

A trip to Chicago 

First of all it has been a while since I wrote anything lately. I have been real busy with work and have been writing for PHP Magazine. Anyway like you care about why I haven't written. Let's move on.

I had a great three days in Chicago this week. I went to the home offices of Tribune for producer training. Every year or so Tribune holds training for all of its markets. At the session they go over things that markets should be aware of and try to explain certain things that markets should be doing. By that I mean how for a market to optimize their site for search engines and things of that nature. You can read more about our training from Tribune's own Frank Gruber at his blog here.

I know I typically rant about anything that has been getting on my nerves but I have been reading a book called "The Art of Happiness" and it has made me see the positives in negatives, funny I know. Anyway the training session was great, the food in Chicago was great, and meeting all the people from every market and the great people as Tribune was the best part. It was nice to finally put faces and mannerisms to the voices I chat with everyday.

I really respect the people in Chicago, they were very professional and I know what a pain it must be to have to deal with complaints from so many markets. Keep up the good work and I look forward to working with everyone in the future.

Okay that was a short one, I am going to try to leave a more consistent pattern of blogs, but don't hold your breath. Just kidding.