Strange Encounter

Last night, around 11:30pm, I was on the way home from picking Kim and my niece up from the Daughtry concert. We stopped at a Burger King to get something to drink and eat for the two of them. While in the drive-thru I was approached by an older woman who asked if we could… Continue reading Strange Encounter

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Hiatus

I’m addicted to social media. I know it’s sounds stupid, but I have an unhealthy obsession with it. I compulsively check Twitter to see what news people are posting, what links are popular. I’m addicted to information. I crave interaction. And it’s not healthy. I – ashamedly – play games like Social City on Facebook.… Continue reading Hiatus

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Leap

Last month I made the leap back to using a Mac. Since July 09, I’ve worked solely as a freelancer and my trusty Dell laptop has served me remarkably well, but the time came for me to upgrade to something more capable. Budget-wise I was aiming to spend as little as possible. That left me… Continue reading Leap

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Broken

Dear Twitter: Twitter Trends are broken. Yes, they can give invaluable insight on the pulse of Twitter as a whole, but they’ve long been irrelevant to me and I don’t feel like I’m alone.. The system is easily gamed. Random hashtags like #SheProbablyAHoe spread like syphillis but why? I know what you’re thinking: just ignore… Continue reading Broken

Worthwhile

So far, over 300 people have committed to participating in Project 52. It’s pretty safe to say that it’s exceeded everyone’s expectations. If ever there was a reason to write, Project 52’s quickly become one of them. If even a fraction of the participants stick with it, content on the web should see a marked… Continue reading Worthwhile

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Project 52

Thanks to Anton’s suggestion of Project 52 – based on a tweet by Chris Wallace – I’m publicly committing to write more in 2010. Beginning the first week of January, I’ll post at least one new (substantial) article. Asides and portfolio entries won’t count. Why am I doing this? I want to become a better… Continue reading Project 52

Me and Gary V.

One of the highlights of my first SXSW was meeting Gary Vaynerchuk and thumb wrestling him at the Hilton. This was taken after his panel later that day. Gary’s an amazing guy and I am absolutely a fan of his for life. Photo taken by Jason Beaird

My first job

I started working the summer after my 10th grade year. I was 15 years old. I didn’t really want to work, but my parents insisted I get a job. My mom found out about a contractor that maintained the grounds of the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown, VA and got me an interview. They… Continue reading My first job

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