Prost!

I love going to Oktoberfest each year now. Addison, a town just down the road from me in Richardson has one of the countries best festivals each year.

This year Becca and I went with some good friends of ours that we haven’t hung out with in months. Aaron and Sarah met us last night to enjoy some good beer, good food (roasted corn on the cob whhhhat?) and good times.

And yes we got photo bombed in our lone group shot. Ha

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Oh Apple

Seriously. Every year they do it to me. A new product that makes me want to go out and give them all my money. For the last few months I have been reading the rumors of the iPhone 5s and 5c and thought “nah, I don’t need an upgrade” but after today’s announcement I am more than torn about it. Between the better hardware inside the 5s than my current 5 and the fingerprint scanner, I feel more inclined to upgrade.

Will I actually do it later this month? Doubtful. Not because of money but just because I don’t want to wait in line, pre-order and all of that jazz. I don’t need a new phone that bad anyways.

So I’ll be left drooling over the new phone when I see friends or co-workers with it but I won’t be joining the fun until the iPhone 6 comes out next year. Or whatever name they give it.

Happy 4 Years

I have to say, I can’t believe time has moved this quickly. Four years ago I said “I do” to my lovely bride Becca. Time has passed so quickly for the two of us but I couldn’t be happier.

One down, one to go

Yesterday I came to the realization, I have officially paid off one of my student loans. It was the smaller of the two loans but there was still a good sense of pride in being able to pay that off in a few short years after graduating from school.

The other loan will be another happy post for another day – hopefully soon too if I can manage it.

 

Kansas City Trip

I meant to post more photos about this but at the end of July I made a day trip to Kansas City for the MLS All-Star Game. It was basically my mini-vacation for the summer. I drove up early in the morning on July 31, stayed in KC that night and drove back the next day.

Both days were long in the drive but it was well worth it in the end to get to see Sporting Park in Kansas City. Not to mention, I got to drive through Oklahoma and Kansas for the first time in my life. Nothing special about the drive in either state but it wasn’t all bad on the seven and a half hour drive.

Beer and Tacos

Nothing better than some good beer and tacos. The Torchy’s Tacos near me finally put Revolver on tap with their Blood & Honey. So good!

Back at it…

Alright. It has been ages since I touched this space. Ages. A year almost. For reasons I really have no way of explaining.

But I’ve updated this little space over the last day. Slapped a new coat of paint on it and tried to rearrange some things to make it look a little more updated.

I’m not planning on blogging like crazy on this space like I once tried. I have too many other projects going to attempt to even do a daily/weekly thought or two on here anyways. Maybe once life settles down a hair – if it ever does – I’ll get more consistent on here about writing about my life and things going on in it.

I have thought about opening up a new blog from time to time to do TV reviews of some of my favorite shows but again that takes time and effort that I just lack at the moment. My main passion still remains in soccer writing. I have two large spaces to do that at the moment, one is still WVHooligan and the other is BigDSoccer. The latter of the two I actually get paid consistently for, which is nice even if it is just a small stipend.

The revamp around this space was to show off some of my work both personally and professionally. A digital portfolio, a record of my stuff online. It is still a work in progress as in the last version of this site I didn’t really finish it all up like I intended to. It is summer so hopefully the longer hours of sun light will allow me to finish up some things.

Final Razr Days

It’s the final week with the Droid Razr. The thin little guy will soon be packed up and back to Verizon. One thing I’ve really been enjoying lately are the Smart Actions on the phone. You can set the phone up to do any number of things like lower the ring tone volume level at night to setting an auto-reply message for when you are busy.

The biggest thing I’ve noticed myself doing a lot of is data usage on the phone and on the Xyboard. I’m typically around wifi but I thought I would experiment for a little bit with using strictly data for a couple days on both devices (more so on the phone).

Obviously the 4G LTE on Verizon is ridiculously fast and amazing. Here in Dallas it is totally reliable and rarely misses a beat. It’s quick and the more you use it the more you want to use it. The downfall of that is you don’t realize how much you are using when you go strictly on data and stay off wifi. I noticed that because I’d use the data on one thing and it was super fast that I’d keep using it on other things like surfing the web, downloading an app or whatever. It’s almost a Catch-22.

Still the experience with the RAZR has been a good one. Once it is gone I’ll just be testing the Xyboard for Verizon. Something I can’t leave home without these days.

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