Summer of 100 Photos, Day 56: Something that makes you happy

IMG_20160605_121853577_HDRThese are the guts of Project Spoofy.

Building things, working with my brain and my hands, figuring out practical puzzles, production, making things work–these are the things that make me happy. Ever since I was a little kid, I liked to build things–from castles of wooden blocks to towering marble runs of paper and scotch tape. When I discovered computers, I became a budding programmer and built my own worlds and simple games with which to explore them.¬† In middle and into high school, I grew with the early web, building intricate websites on Angelfire and Geocities, then I moved into multimedia and producing shorts, films, and audio productions, and even the occasional pirate radio broadcast!

Flash forward, and here I am still building websites, still tinkering with computers, still working on videos and audio productions. I just happen to have better equipment at my disposal!

Summer of 100 Photos, Day 57: Your favorite holiday

20151005222000-4e8444e0Yes, it’s a clich√©, but Christmas really is my favorite time of year. Despite the extra obligatory travel that I’ve experienced in a broken family, the Christmas season is usually the one time that everyone comes together (whether physically or via technology). I have so many silly “Christmas” traditions that I observe, too–like the 25 Days of Christmas Specials (I had that idea before ABC Family did), Merry Angstmas, Festivus, gluhwein, beignets–that it makes the whole season more of a month-long festival!