I’m in a REAL band

I'm in a band called "The Hook" Nick Dymond – Guitar / Vocals Ryan French – Bass / Backing Vocals Joe Miller – Drums Ryan and I have been playing together since high school and have finally decided to play out together. He can play anything from guitar to piano but lately he's been really [...]

I got married

Let me see, I could only describe my wedding day as the happiest day of my life. Now, I know it sounds corny or like that’s what I’m “supposed” to call it, but it’s true. It honestly was the happiest day of my life. The good times started with all the friends and family visiting [...]

I’m not moving to TC.

Well, so much has happened since I last wrote the story about my job offer up in Traverse City. That same day after I posted the story, I received an anonymous email through my web site contact form. This email disturbed me greatly because it gave me some serious doubt. The email is as follows... [...]

Truck Driver? Nope, I’m a Graphic Designer

This is a long one... I never wanted to drive a truck. I mean, trucks are cool, and I have always loved Optimus Prime, but as a lifetime career, no way. For the past few years, my plans have been just to drive a truck until it makes sense to try something else. Trista and [...]

Truck Rollover = No Good

As you may or may not know I had an accident. A semi truck accident. On Friday July 20th at 4:15pm. My bachelor party was going to be that very next evening. I had just picked up my last load before 2 weeks of vacation. It was an entire truckload of poster-sized glossy paper. This is [...]

Winter is AWESOME

As you should know by now, I drive a semi-truck to New York every week. I really don't love this but I don't hate it either. I just mostly hope for a uneventful trip. Get there, get an easy load out and get home with little hassle or effort. Well last week was NOT one [...]


For about a year now I have been playing what we have started to call "Nerd Games". The group of people has pretty much consisted regularly of myself, Ryan, Katie, George and sometimes Trista. Recently Andy has joined in since he moved here. Munchkin is the game that started it all. Basically Munchkin is a [...]

Football Injury

I have always liked to play backyard football. We used to have this really awesome Nerf football that was weighted so it would fly extra far yet be soft to catch. I recently started a search for another ball just like that and wasn't able to find something just like it. But I did stumble [...]

2006 SPCYA Retreat

Well another successful retreat occurred last weekend and everyone had a blast. I love these times at camp to hang out and just do nothing important. There was an official Ladder-Golf tournament that my team won (well, we won the final game for the championship but Andy and Ryan will say that we have to [...]

Truckin’ Fairytale

Once upon a time (last month) in a far off land (Pennsylvania), there was a young prince (not actually a prince, or even that young now that I think about it, ok it was me), I was driving along Interstate 80 at about 11:00 pm when all of the sudden out of nowhere I see [...]

Canterbury Castle

We've decided on a place to host our wedding reception. It's called the Canterbury Castle located in Lake Orion, MI. This place is a castle. Yeah, just like the name says. We love everything about it. (I personally have always loved things from the "knights and armor" days. I have been collecting this sort of [...]

First Flash Cartoon

This past weekend I spent 12 hours sitting in my computer room with headphones on, watching my new video tutorials on Macromedia Flash Professional 8. I watched the movies on the laptop and would work along side the lesson on the desktop. Now I have a basic understanding of how it works. Next I have [...]

Clean Cut

I haven't shaved my face completely clean in over over 7 years. (actually I can't even remember when it was) but I did just that last week. I had an interview with Flagstar Bank and I guess that's what you're supposed to do. I think I look like a total weirdo. As far as the [...]

New Year’s 2006

Ryan and Katie's annual New Year's party was a grand time. Mafia was the breakout hit as it was in July. We tried to play Munchkin but there were too many people and it ended up running into the Midnight countdown then then we never went back to it. Andy Pavlik was in town from [...]

Trista’s Ring

Now it's official, Trista has a real engagement ring. We had gone shopping to just a few jewelry stores in the Flint area and hadn't gotten a chance to really dive into true ring hunting before Trista started school and work and a new nonstop on-the-go lifestyle. About a week or so after Trista started [...]