Archive for July, 2014

Brent’s 2014 Meal Plan

Packing Clean Foods

Packing Clean Foods

Brent’s 2014 Meal Plan

Meal 1:

  • 6 oz lean beef (sirloin, 93/7 beef, or venison)
  • 4 oz steamed hashbrowns/
  • 2/3 cup of green vegetables.

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The Most Important Project

The Beast for The Beast

The Beast for The Beast

Saturday I went for a quick chat with my trainer, Boyd who helped me loose an bunch of body fat 2 or 3 years back. Unfortunately, he’s now based in Salisbury, but since I’ve parted ways with Gold’s Gym, it’s probably for the best. There are some challenges to getting myself back into some sort of fitness. As of now holding a guitar or writing a new script or creating some fantastical Poser render all take a back seat to adhering to my new regime, whenever we nail down exactly what that is. I know that it will involve a lot of work on a Life Fitness Treadmill I’m currently in the process of purchasing. It’s currently being refurbished for me. Those aren’t cheap, but I think just biting the bullet and getting a commercial model is the way to go for me. I’ve worn one home model treadmill completely out already. (more…)

Crossbones – A Show Worth Watching

Malkovich plays a intellectual Black Beard!

Malkovich plays a intellectual Black Beard!

What can I say? I love this show. The teaser did absolutely nothing for me but I gave it a chance anyway and I’m certainly glad that I did. I mean, seriously what’s not to love about pirates?

 

 

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Working For Da Man

Morning Commute

Morning Commute

I was in the building quite early today, an hour away from home. I find that with our new bull pen seating concept, it’s good to get a little focus work time in before the rest of the troops arrive. All in all, this idea of putting us all at what is essentially one giant desk is a mixed back. It’s definitely more social which is great and instead of chatting someone on IM with a question, I just take my head phones off and ask them across the table. It’s when the separate meetings start happening at the same time that the efficiency kind of falls apart. Say 1 person at both ends of our table are on one call and the 3 other people are each on entirely different calls. It’s happened already and that’s loud. Still, I have team of great people who are all excellent to be around. I’m really just so glad to be here the minor inconveniences don’t matter all that much. (more…)

The Dog Days of Summer Are Here

In Bloom

In Bloom

Summer in Carolina is HOT to say the very least. Thankfully, we’ve had some rainy weather that past week or so which has brought the temp down quite a bit. At work they’ve moved us into this joint team area they call “The Bull Pen.” It’s basically an entire window row opened up with one long table of two sides stuck in the middle. Upsides are: We all have a nice window view of the plaza in front of the Atrium on S. Tryon street, There’s a much better social vibe being able to talk directly to team mates instead of IM-ing someone a few rows over. Downsides are: hearing someone talk on their phone line then hearing them on the phone line of the joint meeting super delayed, some of us, myself included talk kind of loudly when we are on phone meetings and this can really hurt concentration when you’re into something complicated, and it gets hot being on the sunny side in the mornings. They notoriously keep this building too hot. Fortunately, this team has a liberal work at home policy and I try to maximize that by taking advantage on the days I have the more complicated work or a heap of it. Speaking of which, we are all so busy these days. (more…)

The Strain – A Show you SHOULD Be Watching

Fan Boy time

Fan Boy time

It’s a great time to be a fan.

The Strain, by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan is a thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

A Boeing 767 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Ephraim “Eph” Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold. (more…)

New D.A.W. In The House

Reason 7

Reason 7

Well, it took some convincing from one of my long time musical collaborators, but this evening I dropped the coin on purchasing a new Digital Audio Workstation suite. I spent 3 hours writing and demoing a new song with Neil Mabry on Saturday at is home studio dubbed cleverly, “Depression Chamber Studio.(more…)

Happy 4th of July

Improvised Guard Outfit from "Son of The Terror"

Improvised Guard Outfit from “Son of The Terror”

It’s been an interesting few weeks.Sometimes sticking up for what you believe in means either loosing a friend or breaking ties temporarily or even permanently. (more…)