Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Shooter McGavin

Hey, if I saw myself in clothes like that, I'd have to kick my own ass.
– Happy Gilmore 

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so friday was my 29th birthday. and i feel like i've been celebrating for 2 weeks...oh wait, i have been.

i would like to give you every last detail but it's to much. i would however like to thank all my friends and family who have helped celebrate!!! thanks for all the cards, gifts and drinks!!!!

on my actual birthday i decided to go golfing. i'm not good. i cheat when i golf. i can't help it. if i don't like my first drive i'll keep dropping balls until i get something worth playing. my biggest no-no: if i'm to close to a tree i'll throw it on the fairway. usually no more than 5 feet...unless i'm really in the woods.

anyways, me, jon, ajp, my dad and new friend Bodoni (actually Biondi) went to Little Met to play a round of golf.

not gonna lie. i was kinda disappointed. it was almost too much of a beginner course for me. i think i only threw my ball 3 times! so i'm either getting better or its to easy. they didn't have any working golf carts, however the hand cart came in handy and you're not allowed to bring adult beverages on the course. actually, maybe playing sober is why i did so well...hmmmm

on the plus side of Little Met, i did get to see a mama deer, two fawns, ground hog and a hawk.

i've only been on two other courses Sleepy Hollow and Brandywine. Sleepy Hollow was my first course ever and it was for a client. But i think my heart belongs to Brandywine. i love the front 9. the last hole is especially awesome. it over looks a pond and the club house. i've lost a ton of balls trying my hardest to land on the green. the last time i was there my brother almost hit a lexus in the parking lot and i just happened to hit the 1" thick electrical wire that drapes over the pond...go figure.

so now i have have the golf bug. i bought a set of clubs and bag at unique thrift for a total of $25. My 7 wood is originally like $150!!!

since i didn't plan a super long vacation this year i'm totally up for a round. i'm willing to try another course or just go to Brandywine.

don't worry. derby update is coming soon!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

the Y

Every Accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
– anonymous

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Hello long lost readers.
i feel like i'm having these conversations with you more and more often.
but fear not. i think i'm finally going to be on a blogging schedule.

i love structure in my life.

most of you know that i'm a graphic designer. not to long ago i was promoted to Associate Art Director at Adcom Communications. Awesome, right!?!

well with that came a ton of responsibility...i'm a tough cookie and i welcomed the challenge. over the past few months i've been working on a super sweet project.
 
 

they have recently launched their new brand, website and facebook page. and i've had the honor of working on posters, ads, direct mails and numerous other pieces to the brand. including an awesome 4.5 day photo shoot right here in downtown Cleveland. (if you check out the website, you might see someone you know...ME!)

we decided to do 2 sessions, one in May and one in June. we worked closely with Keith Berr Productions. His studio is so awesome. Keith and Linda were completely organized. they fed us and made sure we had everything we needed.

we hired a lot of local talent and used some friends, family and co-workers that were willing to help out for a great cause.

The Y has kept me on my toes for quite some time and the future looks just as bright. i can't even to begin to state how thrilled i am to be working with some super sweet co-workers, clients and photographers. Hopefully as soon as we have final approval on some things i can show you more!

till then check out the new brand video that Uppercut has been busy working on!!

video


a BIG special thanks to all the people that made the photo shoots turn out awesome!
designer note: siegel+gale created the new brand

check back soon to hear about my adventures in The Burning River Roller Girls Roller Derby and Fresh Meat August!

oh, and if you didn't know...tomorrow is my birthday!
29 baby!