Developer, Bowler, Media Guru

The World

Thoughts and writings in regards to my day. This is an open topic of free expression.

A Bit Of Design, A Bit Of Passion

As a developer, I do admit that my design skills are not the best.  While this may be my biggest limitation, I still am able to think outside of the box and design something that is both "poppy" and useful.  Currently, I am working towards building a number of unique web design concepts that will hopefully be used in later projects.  It's important to practice and hone your skills, regardless of what it may be.  During the day I program sophisticated applications.  By night I enjoy designing and creating unique websites designs.

Back to Bowling

Since graduating, I've been able to pick up hobbies and activities that I dropped during my college years.  One of my most fond memories growing up was bowling.  Since I was four years old I would go bowling at least once a week to practice.  This eventually culminated into me playing at the varsity level throughout high school.  Thereafter, I joined a number of adult leagues in order to continue working on my passion.  Once school cranked it up to eleven, I had to put the breaks on in order to focus on larger priorities.  Well, the breaks are off and I'm back!

GeneratorX - Live at Bolingbrook Pathways

GeneratorX is a local band based out of Bolingbrook, Illinois.  I have had the pleasure of receiving lessons from Guy Shelley, who is one of two guitarists in the band.  Over the past five or so years, I have developed a bond with Guy, as well as the band.  I enjoy going out and watching them perform.  And let it be known that I have also performed with them a time or two.  The band consists of Dan Droogan (vocals, guitar), Guy Shelley (vocals, guitar, bass, keys), Donna Shelley (vocals, bass, sax, flute), Robin Knapik (drums) and, Joanna Ottley (vocals).  On August 13, the band performed for the 2015 Bolingbrook Pathways Parade on the Performing Arts Stage.  I had the pleasure of watching the band perform from the audience perspective as well as back stage.  The gig went extremely well, covering a large number of chart topping hits, as well as a number of originals.  Inside secret: The stage that they performed on originally belonged to Disturbed.