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Gary Fritz’ Laws

I try to follow a few rules in my life.  They will now be referred to as Gary Fritz’ Laws. He instilled these beliefs in me. Now that it has been about a yeah and a half since his passing I am relying more and more on these laws to get me through daily life. Since he used to be a phone call away when I needed him and ALWAYS got me though the bullshit, when the bullshit happens now, the phone can never be used.

Law #1:

Family First! – Above all else, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Law #2:

Trust No One! – Rather simple really. The law applies to people you don’t know well, but can serve you well with anyone.

Law #3:

Never Prey On Those That Are Defenseless Or Can’t Fight Back For Themselves! – His words to me were, “You do anything and everything in your power to put a stop to it.” (See Also, You want some mercy? Show some first.”)

Law #4:

There Will Always Be Someone Bigger, Faster, Stronger, etc. – Be humble, and if need be, fight dirty.  Be prepared to be fought dirty with, prepare to be humbled.

Law #5:

Emotional Content – Focusing your emotions in everything you do. Keep your emotions in check, and never letting them control you gives you greater control of your situation and the people around you. You will also expend less energy in reaching your goals. “It’s like a finger pointing a way to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.” – Yeah, Dad borrowed from Bruce Lee.

I can’t really think of anymore at this moment. I am sure there will be more to come.  It’s good to “write” them down.  Makes it easier to remember for later.

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Shake Off The Dust…Arise

I keep typing in this box. Deleting what I had put down and typing something different and deleting that.

I don’t have much to say.

Things have sort of leveled off emotionally and mentally for me. I didn’t really have time to grieve, so I figured it would be best not to.  It’s not how Dad would have wanted it anyway.

So, I fill my days with Caitlyn, music, movies, games, comics and reading about all of those things.

I am listening to the Valleys of Neptune album from the Hendrix vault. If you haven’t heard it, I strongly recommend doing so. Some tracks you have heard, some you have not, as well as different recordings of some of his others. The cut of Red House is 8 minutes of amazing.

Bought a, new to us anyway, car on Monday.  A 1996 Mercedes Benz E320. For 14 years old it is in excellent condition, and I feel we got it for a song.  I will be posting pictures of it when the weather clears and I can get it clean. We bought it on a VERY rainy day, and it hasn’t cleared up since.

Caitlyn is now 4. Active. Stubborn. Intelligent. and Amazing. It has been quite fun to be home with her almost every day.  She has quite an imagination, and entertains herself quite well. We won’t get into the fact that she has to be one of the most strong willed children I have encountered. EVER.

I think this is it for right now.

Hi There.

Thought I would stop by, and scare away all the feral animals that may be hiding in my blog.  It’s been a while since I have been here. Truth of the matter is, I haven’t had much to say.  I am just spending my time immersing myself in video games, or movies and music.  Everyday is still a challenge to get out of bed in order to do nothing at all.  There are so many things I want to do, I just can’t seem to find the drive or determination to see any of them through.  Some days are less hazy than others, but the bulk of my time is spent trying to stay awake, or trying to drive the sadness away.

We go on our trip to the beach in 10 days.  I can’t call it a vacation, because I am on vacation every week.  When you only work 3 days a week, you are on vacation all the time.

I am going to try to use the beach trip to heal. I plan on sitting on the beach and doing nothing but stare and for a large portion of it, just listen to the water.

I say that I am not going to neglect this blog, and that I will post to it regularly, but with nothing to say I find it hard to sit here and type.

So, I am going to go.  Maybe someday I will get back to posting here more often.

-James

Quiet…

I am sitting in the living room, no TV, no Music. It’s really quiet.  Caitlyn is trying her hardest to play quietly. Maru is asleep and Freddy is wandering around.  This is how things go here during the week.  As quietly as possible.

Time Spent Away

Well. Spent this past weekend in PA. Partied. Drank. Helped out so that my family could be better set up in the computer world. Saw my mothers new placenof living. Spent time with family. Slept in the least comfortable bed on the planet.

Not much else to say. Might have more later. Later.

-James

It Has Begun…

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After a lapse of a few months, the planning stages of getting JM Design Studios off the ground are in full swing.  What you see above is the company logo.  I also started on the basic layout of the site today, and I hope to thrash/hobble out the coding of it so that we can get it to the web.  Not that we have hosting or anything.  Oh well, at least our “look” has been established.  I thought you would all enjoy a look into what was going down, other than text stating that it was going down. Yeah.

I’m off to do battle with some supreme acid reflux. I love Papa John’s but it damn near kills me every time!

-James

Stuff…

I’m coming to you live from my iPod Touch.

Another visit from the Easter Bunny has come and gone leaving Caitlyn some toys and books in it’s wake. We had the first annual Easter Pizza made by my sister. It was fantastic. We then sat around in our glut and played Peggle on the Xbox. Sam is the Peggle Rain Man. It’s nuts watching him play.

I’m still getting used to the ropes at the Geek Squad. The amount of procedure to learn/remember is daunting when you are only there 3 days a week. I’m sure I will get the hang of it soon. The guys I work with make the job easy and the learning a piece of cake.

We are coming up on Caitlyns 3rd birthday. Man. Time flies.

I have been spending my free time playing Guitar Hero World Tour and Guitar Hero Metallca as well as Call of Duty on the Xbox.

Soon my time will be taken up with things involving the start of a business. Along with two of my Geek Squad co-workers I’m starting a multimedia company focusing on web design. Should be fun to try to take a bite of the golden apple and be my own boss. Details on this as they progress.

I’m going to sign off now. I think it’s time for a shower. Who knows…

-James