December 6, 2023
Here's my feeling when I realize I missed Krampusnacht last night:
AI art really is amazing. I'm a musician, not an artist. Being able to create custom images/art despite lacking the skill makes something as silly as this post so much easier to craft.
December 1, 2023
Happy December! Hoping the new theme looks good on other screens. I know the snowflakes end prematurely if the page scrolls, but I'm not worried about it. I frankensteined the code from a couple tutorials - whatever.
I went with a nutcracker to represent the season in order to make it applicable to the next month or two rather than being more Christmas specific, which would need replacing by the end of the month. I also absolutely love nutcrackers and have a fun little collection of them, of which I may take pictures and put a page together for display.
November 20, 2023
Added a new mutual to the links page and upon making this update, I'm starting to think about how insane it is that I need to begin working on a Christmas theme. Time is absolutely slipping through my fingers and it's a little scary.
I'm considering a major overhaul to the about page's contents. Possibly give a little more detail about myself. I've always been extremely private about trivial things like my interests, even with those I trust and love. So, I'm hesitant to give out much info - but the older I get, the less I care. Maybe on the next update?
Oh, and one more thing before I sign off: new music is actually completed. Just need to package it and get it uploaded. It may sound ridiculous, but I truly dont' even have time to do that these days. Time for ssllleeeeeeeepp.
November 16, 2023
Found a new/current blog from an old high school friend. I'm in my 30s now and we drifted apart shortly after our early 20s. Never anything negative - just different paths in life and lack of time to hang out. Anyways, it just has me feeling very introspective about how life takes different people in different directions. I have a wife, kids, house, have competed nationally in sport, play in a band, etc. His blog indicates a very different set of circumstances that he is living in. Again, nothing negative. More along the lines of kind of staying stagnant in hobbies and interests.
Destiny is something I think about every now and then. I can't help but wonder if my life is a result of the actions I've taken or merely an uncontrollable force which plays out the way that's necessary for the universe to unfold in its grand performance (I refuse to accept that this unfathomable existence of ours is "completely random" as some think). No doubt, we have free will to make choices. But it's fun to think about the idea of the latter. Scary, as well.
All very amateurish philosophy stuff, haha. Anyways... hope my old friend is doing well. Hope anyone reading this is doing well, also.
November 06, 2023
Added the falling leaves and clean up crew that has appeared on the site the last couple Thanksgivings. Love this addition. I also added the coctail recommendation tool to the projects page.
My band has a gig this Saturday and I'm gearing up for that. New music is in the works, a new idea for a project similar to the cocktail recommendation has been brewing in my head, and plans for a Christmas redesign are all on the table. Busy, but fun.
November 01, 2023
Halloween is over (cue depression), Thanksgiving is coming, the weather is drastically cooler, and the new website is now up. I plan to make some edits and add/update older content over the coming weeks to finish things out. Still trying to decide if I like the way I have things laid out or not.
If you have my site linked to yours and I don't have it reciprocated, please let me know so I can rectify that!!
Age: early 30s
Languages: English (native), Swedish (beginner)
Computer: Lenovo Chromebook Duet
Phone: iPhone 11 Pro
Sport: Rugby 🏴 🇿🇦
Future Perfect is my digital playground. Its primary purpose is as a platform to release my music, but I can't seem to escape my nostalgia for late 90s-early 2000s personal sites. Often referred to as e/n sites (everything/nothing sites), they had a little bit of everything and none of it was important. The internet has certainly changed and any information or media you could want are a simple click away and easier to find than ever before. Regardless, there's a charm to e/n sites and they are a refreshing dissention from the modern web full of hegemony and lackluster creativity.
-- All music I make is created in Garageband on an iPhone.
Tiki Oasis is a microsite meant to be a small resource of links to learn more about various aspects of Tiki culture.
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This is a Cocktail Recommendation tool that will help you pick which kind of cocktail to order or make based on flavor profile and the occasion.
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