Need a Photographer?

Her name is Beth Beyrer, and she is by far one of the best photographers I’ve seen.  Go check out her website.  No, seriously, go check out her website.  I designed it 🙂  Well, WordPress made it a lot easier, but still 😉  Professional pride and all that.

Beth is someone I went to highschool with that after reconnecting on facebook, and not understanding half of my geeky updates, asked me about website design and other computer questions.  What evolved was a really deep appreciation for her talent as a photographer and a good working relationship.  She asked me to port over her website from Typepad to a hosted WordPress site, and I do have to say that the website we came up with – did turn out a lot better than I hoped it would.

Plus she’s thrown me several leads on other sites to design, so I thought I would return the favor.  And since this gets posted to my Facebook profile(hopefully), maybe I can direct some business to her as well.  You can even follow her on Facebook! –

Two Thirty?

Yeah, that was my weight when we started the company Biggest Loser contest two weeks ago.

230?  Two Hundred and Thirty Pounds?!?!?

Granted, I’m 6’2”, fairly bulked from the lifting and martial arts training I’ve been doing, but holy crap!  I got freakin depressed.  So I stopped drinking soda, stopped eating the bags of chips or the whole sleeves of Girl Scout cookies at one sitting.  I’ve been doing some stretching a light aerobic exercise in addition to regular Kendo on Wednesdays with Aidan.  We’re doing it according to loss percentage of initial weight.

Weigh in – 3/1/2010   – 230lbs
Week 1 –   3/8/2010   – 226.4lbs (down 1.57%) came in 5th
Week 2 -   3/10/2010 – 223.8lbs ( down 1.15%) came in 3rd

So the same person won both weeks, I’m wanting to beat her!  Not sure it’s going to happen this week, but we’ll see 🙂

Goal is to be under 210lbs and stay there.  4 more weeks 🙂

Testing something for work

We’re looking into new ways to post things and my boss had come across Windows Live Writer to post to blogs and newsfeeds.  We have a module on our portal that allows for internal writing, so I’m trying out the interface – still need to install the module at work 🙂

Genealogy help?

So I’ve been working on family trees for a while, mostly collecting names from family and to date I’ve gotten pretty far on a few of them.  Problem is, I want to start getting more information about these people and not necessarily proof, but definite birth and death dates.

Anyone know where/how to get started without having to pay a crapload of money to one of these sites?  I watched the special on Sarah Jessica Parker and it rekindled my interest in my trees.  Looking for any advice.