After years of standing my ground and NOT joining the Twitter craze. I’ve finally caved. Over the past few years I’ve grown a distaste for social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, etc. I just don’t seem to care about being accessible online as much anymore… aside from my own li’l corner of the internet right here. As time marches on, social networking sites seem more of an annoyance to me than anything – not to mention there always seems to be a ‘new’ and ‘better’ networking site coming down the pipe. In the past six months… countless designers, developers, and creatives have all been telling me about gigs they’ve landed via Twitter. Until now, it hasn’t really hit home for me. With the economy sucking so hard in Atlanta, and my need to pick up more freelance work – it looks like Twitter it is. I figure if it gets my work in front of one more prospective client, than it is worth it. I don’t plan on going crazy with updates about the most minute details of my life. I want to keep things pretty profesh in that aspect.If you’re interested in seeing screenshots of stuff I’m working on… by all means – follow me on Twitter
I almost got the e46 impounded this evening while I was following the break-in procedure for the new differential in the empty parking lot across the street from my neighborhood. I guess a black car driving around (NOT DRIFTING) in a figure eight for 30 minutes just seemed down-right illegal to several concerned citizens, who called me in to the police. Thankfully, the officer let me off with a severe warning, and allowed me to go park the car back in my garage… where it stays 99% of the time (the other 1% being when it goes on the trailer to be taken to the track).I was pretty upset that people felt like I was doing something wrong, and called the police about it. I mean… in the grand scheme of things, that car was on it’s best behavior compared to what it is normally doing. Ol’ girl is capable far worse things that would probably give those ‘concerned citizens’ seizures and heart-attacks. Driving between 5-10mph in a figure eight hardly fits the bill to be worthy of concern.
Greg and I went to see another one of my favorite bands: Municipal Waste. Just like Early Man, the last time they came through Atlanta I was working late and couldn’t catch them. They played an awesome set for a rowdy crowd that included people hanging upside-down from the rafters (and falling straight to the floor onto their heads), and dudes with boogie-boards stage diving and literally ‘crowd surfing’. If that isn’t awesome, I don’t know what is!