Sep '06 - Dec '09
Well I survived this year, actually I lived this year. After looking back at photos and past blogs I’ve written in various forums, it has been an eventful year. Thesis has been a rollercoaster of a ride. I managed to reclaim the information from the Nor’easter and the rest I just had to take the hit. I’m approaching my final semester here at Hampton and I have mixed feelings about leaving. Maybe if we were in better economic times I would be in a better state of mind. I told a professor how I got this great job lined up after graduation, buttering him up for the punch line.
Prof: “So where is this great place you speak of?”
Me: “KFC, biscuit baker, $7.50 an hour plus benefits after 4 years of employment.”
I found it really funny, he didn’t. I received this lecture about how you just have to work hard and move to better regions. I nodded my head, thinking to myself that is what I have Archinect for. They tell me all the great places where people are getting laid-off. I love this forum; it gives a great overview of the profession and academia regardless of what state the profession is in.
I leave you with imagery from my year’s activities and a quote that I read from a someone’s sketch book five years ago: Don’t complain, 50% of people don’t care and the other 50% are glad it’s not them. Happy New Year Archinect!
People need more than a career to just survive.
More images of the Squatters can be seen here.
I presented the research I did at the local Pecha Kucha.
I designed a hybrid pinup and model stand system for Hampton's accreditation visit. We built it as team. Its called the lumberjack jack.
More images of project Nitro can be seen here.
I went to Madrid, Toledo, and Segovia, Spain to find some family roots.
More images of my trip to Spain can be seen here.
I left studio for a week and half to go to Puerto Rico to find this abondoned jewel, Mosquito Pier. Its a mile out into the carribean sea.
More images of my trip to Puerto Rico can be seen here.
My house got robbed....along with my camera and all of my back files on the hard disk. No images for that. Just a lot of ranting for a couple of days.
Bought a new camera and headed to Boston.
More images can be seen here.
I got laid off and decided to try some creative marketing. I got great feedback but "we can't afford to take someone right now," kept coming up. So I kept digging and found some work.
I started the year and damn near shed a proposal
Have a Happy New Year. I'm going to get some booze and hope for a year of High hopes.