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The Day After the Day

Today is the day after the day.  Lots of nice tributes coming out from all around the world.

Take this Steve Jobs tribute logo created by Jonathan Mak, a 19-year old in Hong Kong for example, I think it’s a great homage and would make an even better tattoo.

Original Source: http://jmak.tumblr.com/post/9377189056

A Steve Jobs narrated version of The Crazy Ones has also been going around the net today – it’s hauntingly beautiful and always inspiring.

Finally, this post by Gruber, is quite possibly one of the most poignant tributes that I’ve read.  It paints beautiful picture of peace.

Edit: As usual, Bono has some great and poetic words.

Thank you, Steve

History has shown that I’m not the greatest at this blogging thing.  I don’t know why.  I have plenty to say, and yes, some people actually care about it.

Today changes that.  Today the world lost a great visionary. A man that always challenged the status quo, and thought outside of the box. He was crazy enough to change the world – not just once, but many times over. The world is a different place because he lived. He’s on my short list of heroes and always will be.  He loved what he did, and the world is a better place because of that.

To quote Steve himself:

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.

Thank you, Steve.

Happy New Year! 2010 Redux.

So I’m an idiot.  This may not come as news I know…  At the beginning of the year I relaunched this site and blog and somewhere between then and now I managed to hose the entire thing.  I’ve started setting things back up again and thankfully found this post in the Google cache so I’m reposting it.  Hopefully I won’t hose it again, and if I do, I’ll have plenty of backups to restore everything back to normal.  So without further adieu, here’s the post redux…

I figured that since I’ve neglected my domain name for far too long (several years now actually) it’s about time that I dust it off and clear out the cobwebs for the new year. After all, it doesn’t make much sense paying for a domain and hosting when most of the time it goes unused. Not to mention that there are several other Andrew Money’s in the world that might be able to make better use of the space.

To start the year off right, I’ve started the obligatory list of resolutions and things that I would like to do this year. As I revamp the site, I might move the list over into a nifty permeant list somewhere where I can track progress, edit and link to items as I complete them, etc. for now it’s here. So without further adieu my list of resolutions for 2010 (in no particular order):

  1. Revamp this site (as well as my other domains).
  2. Fully rehab my knee – at least to the point that I can walk at least 2.5 miles.
  3. Submit six new iPhone apps to the app store (for myself or other companies).
  4. Reconnect with friends and family more via Facebook.
  5. Tweet more (average at least 2x a day).
  6. Blog more (average at least 4 posts a week).
  7. Read more (average at least a book a month).
  8. Weigh less.
  9. Convert my spare bedroom into my office/man cave.
  10. Put my shop to work and build something out of wood (possibly to go with #9).
  11. Organize, organize, organize.
  12. Downsize, downsize, downsize.
  13. Donate what I can to Goodwill.
  14. Sell what I don’t need via eBay.
  15. Finish installing the other half of my irrigation system in the spring – the first half saved me a ton of water and the plants loved it.
  16. Recycle more.
  17. Convert any of my old VHS’s to DVD (home movies, camp movies, etc.).
  18. Scan my old camp and Philmont photos.
  19. Prune and update all of my contacts.
  20. Love more

Here’s to a great 2010 – enjoy the ride!

Resolutions continued… err explained.

So the new year is here and in full swing, I guess that I should apologize for my short resolutions post or maybe not – just before the Christmas holiday, I managed to catch whatever is going around this year which manifested into pneumonia needless to say it took me out of commission for Christmas and the week following. It’s been a long fourteen days but I think that I’m finally better – so since I really didn’t properly welcome the new year in now’s the time…

As always, I have a lot on my plate, but this year I seem to have a multitude of projects that either need to get started or need to get finished – some of them as you can see are tangible projects, like my stamp collection and woodworking projects, others aren’t so tangible like bitch and weigh less (I guess in a sense weight is tangible but you get the point). Anyhow, I suppose that i should elaborate a bit, I’ll start with the first two and work my way down the list.
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Resolutions for this year

Resolutions for this year, in no particular order:

  • Finish the built in shelves in the foyer.
  • Finish my parent’s custom cherry tv stand.
  • Complete volume II and III of my stamp collection.
  • Read more.
  • Bitch less.
  • Write more.
  • Weigh less.
  • Blog more.
  • Stay a little more organized.
  • Start the small business…

Last year was good, this year will be great – more to come.

Storms. Inner storms, outer storms…

Last night was a stormy one lots of rain, lightening and a few brownouts. Luckily my inner storms have subsided, with thanks to viewers like you, and the help of my studio. The smell of oil paint and the rhythm of brush strokes always brings me inner peace. I’m not sure why – anyone who has ever opened a tube of oil paint knows that the smell isn’t exactly the same smell as grandmas’ cookies, (unless of course your grandmother was a terrible cook).

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