The beginning of a busy month is already at hand. This Friday and Sat i’ll be over at Surf Expo, mostly for the free Monster Drinks and kicking with Troy White. Then at the end of the month, I’ll be in San Diego for ASR & AGENDA. Then a few days later driving over to Vegas for SIA. Some great parties are already lined up for Dragon & Spyder (i believe…make sure i’m on the list Hyp!!!).

So with that said, if you are going to be at any of these, hit me up. Drop me a email or text (321.578.2146).
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As far as work, Troy & I just wrapped up some really nice pieces for Burton Snowboards, Etnies, & Dragon. My site is getting close to launching, still need to tweak out a few more portfolio pieces… If you want a sneak peak and give me some advice.. check it out here.

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Okay. Yes, I am still for John Edwards. However, after viewing some recent youtube debates and interviews, i feel he is also a great choice. This year I am being loyal to my politcal heart and I’m caught between both Edwards and Ron Paul. As of right now, doesn’t seem Edwards is in as bad of shape as Ron Paul, so this is my offering to those dedicated Ron Paul fans. Please use and abuse. Just give me credit if you decide to post this on another site

Ron Paul T-shirt Pdf

Go and give your support for this man. I fully agree with what he has to offer and in recent events how he wasn’t even invited to recent debates, yet wins the debate polls afterwards is unheard of. His message of revolutionizing the state of America is refreshing. Again, I respect John Edwards as well, but have nothing but the upmost respect for Ron Paul.

***Yes, you will see me get a little into this politcal stuff. There is so much going on and I feel this is important and I don’t want a Bush/Clinton dynasty in the white house.

Zeitgeist

January 9, 2008

Dave from Track6 turned me on this

http://zeitgeistmovie.com/

all i have to say is…wow.
the first 6 minutes or so is boring… and i played it while i worked because its a lot more audio than visual… But wow!

Hydro74 Facelift

January 8, 2008

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FINALLY. I think i now have a design for my site that i really really enjoy. It’s always a struggle to find the correct method for any approach, and mostly because it is hard to personally design for myself… I’m the worst boss ever!

Anyway. I’m working though the site right now, i have few sections roughed up, and hopefully by the end of the week, it will be done and ready to go live.. So yeah, New work, New site, & and a New vibe coming soon to a intra-net near you 😉

John Edwards ’08

January 7, 2008

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Well, it is that time of year when we need to start making some serious choices on who will be the best possible solution to lead our nation in November. Everything starts now with Iowa choosing Obama and Hucklebee as their first choices. Each person running has their good and bad side and with the ill fated choices that the Bush administration did in it’s last 8 years, only a few of the Republican canadates seem like good choices, while others seem like they will just add to the horrid legacy of Bush. Granted, I don’t want to slam Bush for his choices, because I can’t fully agree that all the choices made since he has been president are soley his. Both Republicans and Democrats have their fair share of the blaim for all the events that went forward. However it is time, at least for me to be involved and choose who I feel would be a good leader. As of right now, I am strongly pulling for John Edwards, with Obama coming in a close second. I do admire Ron Paul and believe it or not, I feel Hucklebee is a strong choice as well. Not because of his religious beliefs because I could care less on ones faith choices, but like he said in a interview (and i’m paraphrasing), ‘it doesn’t matter what one’s beliefs are, it’s just that they hold true to those beliefs’, i.e. christian, catholic (same damn thing honestly), mormon, athiest, etc. He also has a successful legacy of sorts where he use to govern and I respect that.

John Edwards and his views really speak to me. I feel his bold stance on how the middle class is vanishing and that government is ran by corporations has a effect on life in general. Health Care, Global Warming, this war in Iraq and now hints of something with Iran are important and I do appreciate his stance. So I give him my support. I think Obama is a close second because he does offer a sense of hope, however his politcal life isn’t as long lived. As far as Hillary… After seeing SICKO, which is a movie by Michael Moore, the one thing that caught my attention, and i also looked online was the fact that she did push for socialized health care reform, but due to pressures of the lobbiest, she backed away and didn’t fight to keep pushing it. Will she be the same as a president.. Will she back down with things get too tense? With that said, i have limited faith that she will be able to be a strong president.

The Republicans have a few decent canadates, however i will admit, my loyality is with the Democrats this time. Normally i like to view myself as a independent, willing to consider each side, but i can’t this time around. As much as i admire Hucklebee & Ron Paul for their stances, i can’t allow myself to be involved in the Republican Party.

You may or may not disagree with me, but at least I’m getting involved and making a choice. The only thing I ask is that this season as we watch the chess match of politcal crap go down, don’t allow yourself to be effected by negitive ads, or tricks the media plays. Both parties always tries to find dirt on the other side, and the media eats it up. Make a choice now as far as who you support and read about it & research it a bit. Be bold and let this year be the year that we choose someone because we truely believe in them, rather than someone we should believe in because the popluar majory says we should.

Essey over –

Now as far as this new year. A lot of design stuff planned. I should be fully going here shortly and will be posting some exciting things.
Sincerely
Joshua