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Man, I still can’t believe Myron Cope has passed away today. I remember my dad listening to him during games with the sound off saying “Phil Simms is the worst announcer I have ever heard, put on the radio and lets listen to Cope.” I can safely say at the time, I always thought it was ridiculous because my brother and I would get yelled at for leaving a light on. But for two to three hours on a Sunday, he would have both the T.V. and the old radio, blasting at the same time.

I guess you could say, more or less, that I now understand what he brought to the Steeler’s and how it changed Sunday and made it better for us fans. Nobody wants to listen to the announcers on T.V. if your a Steeler’s fan, because mostly it seems that if every game, they are always against us, and never point out anything good. It’s always so negative. I to this day still turn DVE on because honest to god, I can’t stand Phill Simms and Troy Aikmen, when either of them are announcing, I instinctively turn that radio on.

I guess, you can consider it a game day tradition, that my father instilled in me because he loved hearing Cope and the gang actually represent the Steeler’s and not negative talk for the most part(only when they had boneheaded plays.) A tradition that Myron Cope played a part in. A tradition that made Steeler football games that much better. A tradition that will continue even without the legend himself. Not because I or any other fan wants it to, but because it was his time to watch the football games from the sky. R.I.P. Myron Cope 1929-2008.

Sites for Myron:

Pittsburghers, Steelers Nation Remember Cope

Steelers Announce Death of Myron Cope

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horrible.  Life has its way of biting you in the butt.  When everything is going normal, life has a way of taking you down a peg.  It’s hilarious how it works, but it’s almost like your on the outside looking in.  You don’t realize anything is going to happen until it’s right there smacking you in the face. I’ve been in a funk, and its gotten to the point that I see a lot of realization happening.  That’s about all I  have to say today.

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So Rock For The Heart is tonight….I must admit, I am kinda excited about it. I haven’t heard any of these bands and honestly, I’m not sure if its my cup of tea. Either way, I am highly excited, and skeptical all at the same time. I’m more of the hardcore metal type, I digg Suicide Silence, Through The Eyes of The Dead, Between the Buried and Me, Animosity etc. etc. I just love the rawness of their sounds, and their breakdowns. These bands tonight may not be what I listen to regularly or my cup of tea, but I am sure to enjoy it nonetheless. It’s pretty cool to have a job that you can say hosted a concert for charity and got to hang out and watch everything unfold behind the scenes. Planning for it, and all the behind the scene work has been pretty stressful, so I am highly excited for it to play out.

Other than that, I’ll be heading up to Grove City this weekend to hang out and blow off some steam. Should be a good time, it’s been a couple of years since I have been up there, so I am anxious to see what changed. I guess thats about it for this post, mostly it’s been a crazy hectic week trying to get restaurants to sign up for this dining card, and trying to get a candy guide ready for release next month. Keep it real.

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Salvador Dali has to be my most favorite artist ever.  I can’t help but look at some of his work and truly be amazed at the way he describes images with his mind.  A lot of people I talk to regular haven’t even heard of this guy or who he is, its hard to believe that.  His surrealist artwork has been displayed in a lot of modern shows, such as The Simpsons(“melting homer images”).   I guess when I look at the pieces of art, I think of them as dreams based on reality and how the wandering mind should approach the common hypocrisy of today.  He may have been eccentric beyond all belief, but to me it’s as if him being eccentric then during his period would even consider him being half crazy now.  With all the un-needed violence(not talking about Iraq war.  I support it and our troops 100%) towards others, how our society has been so fixated on the social downfall of Britney and other teen boppers who should honestly have to take a test to procreate.

It’s almost apparent to myself that his artwork now means more to me than it did before.  People just do some pretty messed up shit, thats how it is.  It’s safe to say though that we live this life to live for another.  Most of us work to make memories, there are the select few that work to be remembered.  Thats a pretty radical quote I heard way back in high school.

Basically, for the too long didn’t read version.  I did a little bit of everything in this post, I talked about art, talked about celebrities being a waste of life, and just some pretty nonsensical rambling.  Oh well, below is my most favorite piece of work from Dali.  It describes the agony of Word War 2 quite well I believe.

Dali Work

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I am going to have to say, I am really just putting these here for my benefit. Everyday is a new day to learn something thats going to help you in the long run. For me? These web sites listed below rock for design when I need inspiration. Check em out. Maybe they’ll help you aspiring web artists some day.

www.pixel2life.com
www.deviantart.com

and finally, a website dedicated in helping others with elements and ideas. MickM has to be the leading forum for designers aside from deviant art to strut their stuff. This website has taught me a lot, and some of these 16 year old kids can do things most people can never aspire to.

www.mickm.com

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I apologize for the header….so original, I know. I just think it’s about time to actually start a new blog and relay more about what goes on from day to day life. It’s more than necessary for me to write because not only is it nice to remember things when I come back to read past posts, it’s also nice to relieve stress, and this has always been a great way to do it.

In all honesty I have been writing in online journals for the longest time, starting with live journal and so on and so on. They all do the same job but really don’t hold true to what they are, as most of them were immature ramblings of a kid person that hadn’t learned much about life.

Now that I have a full time job in my career and have graduated college more than two years ago, it’s time to get serious about this stuff, because it’s really awesome to look back on someday.

With all that stuff about being professional aside, I am pretty normal. I’ll write in this blog sense and have spelling errors and misplaced punctuation. That’s just something your going to have to deal with. Please, if you have anything good to say after reading a post, comment on it, I enjoy conversation with anyone regardless of the topic.

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