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Full Swing [You Got To Go]

October 2, 2011 Leave a comment

I didn’t mean to leave my blog idle for so long. It doesn’t seem as if much time has passed since my last entry that its hard to believe its October already. This semester is different from semesters passed in that my only obligation is school, as opposed to previous semesters where I would have to balance work and school and going out. I’m so close to graduating that I just decided to go all out. My goal this semester is to make all A’s and currently I’m realistically projecting I’ll make at least 3x A’s.

To help myself, I deactivated my Facebook. For the first week I really wanted to check it but now I’m over the withdrawl. I really like not having it. Even though I’m not as connected to everyone, the extra time that I would have spent on there is adding to my productivity.

Part (most?) of the stress from school is coming from my senior design class. Senior design is basically a huge 6 month project that tests all of your skills from previous engineering classes and forces you to become well rounded. I guess you could say I’m enjoying rising up to the challenge. My group’s senior design mechanical engineering project is a joint project with civil engineers. Our team is in charge of designing the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air condition) and plumbing systems for the building. It’s so much more work than it sounds like.

This semester hasn’t been without its highlights though. I saw Tiesto and Porter Robinson on Sept 27th in Tallahassee. The show was awesome. Tiesto dropped some of his (I’m assuming) new unreleased tracks which brought down the house. In related news, I BOUGHT MY TICKETS FOR ULTRA #14 (MARCH, 2012)!! Although expensive, It was the same amount I paid last year for the general admission tickets for three days. Just another incentive to get through this semester!

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Work Hard, Play Hard [Mush, Mush]

July 6, 2011 Leave a comment

It’s been almost a month since I’ve last blogged. Work and working on editing pictures from Eureca’s wedding has had me ridiculously busy.

Happy Independence Day by the way. Work gives me a paid day off which is why I have time to write this. I just recently finished designing the wedding album for Eureca and Ezra on Friday, then this Saturday [7/2/2011] I shot Riza and Jonah’s wedding. It was a beautiful, traditional ceremony. Here are a few pictures:

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Sarasota [Believe]

June 12, 2011 1 comment

I haven’t done a regular update in a while so here goes. I’ll keep it short and sweet. I moved from Tampa to Sarasota about a week ago to be closer to work. My commute time has drop drastically from around an hour and 15 minutes to bout 15 minutes. So it saves me about two hours each day and hundreds in gas. The place here in Sarasota is nice. Props to my friend Kawelo for hooking me up.

Since I’ve moved, nothing else has really changed. All I do really is go to work and then go back to the apartment. I’ll do some exploring later on though. Today I did some cleaning around the place. Here’s a pic of my current set up. The bed by the window on the right is Ervin’s bed. He had to make the same commute from Tampa to Sarasota for work but now just stays with me on the week days to save time and gas.

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“We Are The Survivors” (Friday EDC – long entry) [Feel It In My Bones]

May 31, 2011 2 comments

I’m a bit sad I didn’t take as many pictures as I should have this EDC.

I drove by my self from Tampa to Orlando to meet up Andy, Danni, and Ashley. We spent a little time in the hotel getting ready and discussing who we would see. The “main stage”, aka: Kinetic Field, just seemed like a good place to be all day but I knew I would need a break from that. I wanted to see Metropolis, Porter Robinson, Skrillex, and a few others.

The weather forecast for the day said there was a chance that it would rain late afternoon/early night time. Even from our hotel room we could see rain in the distance but a little rain couldnt deter us from a music festival, so off we went.

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Initially we were waiting on two of Andy’s friends that were going to pick us up from the hotel but we didn’t want to wait any longer so we called for a cab downstairs. While we were waiting, there was another guy, Patrick, who was waiting for two of his friends — he asked if he could split the taxi with us, so all five of us went together to the festival grounds.

Since Patrick was alone, he decided to stick around with our group. We arrived early-ish — about 5:30, and there was no one we really wanted to see in that time slot so we sat down on the Circuit Grounds field to watch DJ Dan. After DJ Dan, Metropolis was supposed to come on at 6:30pm. Metropolis was almost at the top of my list of to-see people but by 6:45 I was getting really discouraged; DJ Dan was still throwin down music and there were no signs of him stopping.

So we head over to watch Dirty South who starts putting on an awesome show as the dark clouds loom ever closer.
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One Week Strong [Beachbreeze]

May 23, 2011 Leave a comment

I’ve officially been “on my own” for a week and its going quite well in my opinion. 🙂

I really like Tampa much more than Jacksonville now. There’s so much more here to do and see. I have yet to really experience the night life but it’ll have to wait because the next two weekends I’m going to be out of town. It already looks promising though with all the clubs and stories I’ve been hearing.

EDC is this coming weekend (27-28) and I can’t wait! Once again I’m left to make hard decisions on the acts I want to see and miss. By the way, WHOS DECISION WAS IT TO HAVE TIESTO AND SKRILLEX PLAY AT THE SAME TIME?? /rant. I was looking forward to seeing both, as it would be my 6th time seeing Tiesto live — if I missed Skrillex, it’d be the 4th time I missed him play because of other people playing at the same time. Ashley said she’d rather go see Skrillex so I guess thats whats going to happen.

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Sunday 5/22/2011

Went to the beach today with company. Very fun times.. except for parking. It took us at least 40 minutes to find parking, maybe because we didn’t feel like paying 15-20$ to park. We eventually found a metered spot for 4$.

The beach at Clearwater is just that — very clear. I love the color of the water. It was perfect beaching weather and the water was nice and cool. Although it was packed we had a great time.

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An Experiment In Self Sufficiency [Future Is Now]

May 15, 2011 Leave a comment

I’ve finally arrived in Tampa with my friend Ervin. The past few days have been a little hectic getting everything ready for me leaving. Well I’m finally here and I’m looking forward to my first day of my internship tomorrow.

This will be an interesting 3 months as this will be the longest time I’ve had to be on my own — with money. I know its relatively late in life for this to be a first but we all have to start somewhere.

I told my mom that she can track my progress through my blog, so if you’re reading this mom and dad, thank you for all of your support. I promise I’ll do my best.

Sunday 5/14/2011

My good friend Crystal B. asked me to take her prom pics. Here are a few of my favorites. You can check out my flickr or the POTW (picture of the week) tab for more pics 🙂


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Counting Down [We Rock]

May 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Countdown #1:

Two days till I leave for my internship in Sarasota. I’ll be there all summer. Farewell Jacksonville. This should be an epic summer indeed.

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