Well blog…funny you should ask…I was just about to write a post in my blog…errr…wait a minute…
Hi everyone (feedburner says there’s 8, but I know there’s more!)! Just wanted to kinda fill everyone in on what’s been goin’ down at the HLF lately. First off…business for the months of May and June – off the charts! I really don’t know how all that came to be all of a sudden, but I must be doing something right. I say thanks to my clients for that…so um…thanks clients!
I’ve been working on a lot of random stuff lately, mostly really exercising my skills developing hotel web sites. I’m really starting to love cutting up PSD’s and putting them in to valid XHTML and CSS – thanks to Martin and Chuck for “lurnin’ me” on how to do it the RIGHT way. Basically, I’ve kinda thrown a wrench into the company I’m working with, as their previous developers appear to have coded something right out of 1995…eh. I’ve really been hammering in the concept of clean & valid code to them, and they seem to be coming around, that and I’ve had to recode a lot of existing pages – oh well, job security, right? It works for me, it keeps a constant stream of cash coming in, and I enjoy doing it – all good stuff in my book!
I’ve also been trying to keep up with my daily dose of social media on Twitter, Plurk, Facebook, and *gasp* MySpace. It really is working out for me, because I’ve done absolutely no advertising, just networking, and I’ve secured both personal & business relationships with the folks over at WebMediaRx (ok, so he’s my roommate), GangPlank, DrawBackwards, Synergy, and other random jobs here and there. I’m still trying to work my way through the ranks, but I think I’ve done a pretty good job at putting myself out there and further branding myself & “the little flame“. I try to make it out to all the social events going on (there’s actually a lot more than I thought there were late last year), but it is difficult sometimes, as I have to juggle Dom’s schedule with mine, and he gets to veto daddy going to an event if he wants to!
Other things going on…still single…SHOCKER! LOL Per my “MySpace Status”, I’m “Chronically Single” – meh, it’s probably better that way, as I’m too busy to throw a chick in the middle of my life right now anyway. I also quit smoking as of March 1st this year. Thanks for that goes out to my nieces, my son, Chuck, and everyone else who bugged me enough to say “dude, seriously, you really gotta quit”. Well…I did…I quit…and I have the extra 25lbs to show for it thank you very much!
Which brings me to another point, and another goal…getting back in to the gym on a CONSISTENT basis! I shopped for a few days a few months back for a gym that was super cheap, yet still gave me everything I needed. I chose Bally’s, and I went for about 2 weeks…then ran in to a few personal speed bumps…fell off the wagon I had just hopped on…and here I am…several weeks later…no results. So here we go, just like with the no smoking thing, I’m going to set another goal. My 29th birthday is on June 25th – the day after is when I start back to the gym – full bore – and get back to my pre-wife/pre-kid/pre-divorce weight of 225lbs (hey – I’m 6’4″ – that’s Brad Pitt hawt right there!). By 30, I want to be in shape – REALLY good shape. Hell, I can’t have my buddy Clay pickin’ off all the chicks when we go out all the time! Just because he’s good looking, in shape, and is a plastic surgeon is no match for my computer n3rd, non-smoking, and rather smooth persona…ok…shut it!!!
Ok…back to work…back to the gym…BeauHLF 2.0…coming soon! Good night!