Saturday, July 24, 2010

Artist For Hire...

Okay, so recently I have working on Re-designing websites. Project #1 was the troop website, and honestly, now, after hours of work, weeks of obsessing, it was done. In Retrospect, I should have kept it the way it was. HOWEVER, I re-designed my father's website, and it is THE BEST DESIGN I HAVE MADE MYSELF. Before, it was an unappealing array of greens and yellows. I'll give you the sneak-peak here, because no one is ever reading this. Well, Here Goes Nothing:

Ok, So It will be available soon on the website at the top of the "before" Picture( So, that explains the title of this post. If you want me to re-design your site, e-mail me at one of the many links to the left and right. Well, I guess that is it for now... (sorry, I've been busy.... ERIE, CAMP, and more are coming... Promise)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Visits, Rants, and Behind-The-Scenes

Honestly, there isn't much put into writing a blog like this. Sign up, pick an address, and rant all you want. Anyone can do this, but not anyone can get an audience. Since late 2009, I have been tracking all of my visits across the world (See spinning globe on the right). Please click to see where people are from, and who has visited us.

In the world that we live in today, there are many ways to communicate... E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, The US Postal Service, and my new favorite... the telephone! Within the past week, I have been able to talk to my good friends Greg, Clay, and Lindsey (See my Catchup Article). I enjoy catching up with friends, and occasionally inviting them over (Clay and GREG!!!!)


Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Stalker, and Erie.

Panorama of the Sheraton and Bicentennial tower...
Those within my inner circle (and Facebook Friends!) already know that I had the opportunity to visit Erie, Pennsylvania. It was wonderful: Waldameer, The Beach, and the realization that Pittsburgh's News stations are TEN TIMES BETTER THAT ERIE'S (Shout out to Aunt Marie who works at KDKA). Anyway, I had a great time in Erie. See a picture above ^
That Second Part That I put into the Title
I put very little thought into the posts here. Most of the time, I'd write the title, body, and then realize that it is all crap, and deserves no more than to be deleted. This second part is just that.
 Natalie Thomas: Previously noted in the "Spring Queen" portion of the Catchup Article, decided that it would be funny to play a trick on me about this blog. It involved a fake blog and e-mail address, and of course, yours truly. Check it out for yourself...
Alexander Popichak

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Fourth of July and Some More Ranting...

Ok, so Carnegie just has to be crazy and have their fireworks on either the 3rd or 5th of July. NEVER the fourth, that would be normal... and we don't want that! Anyway, I will be putting together various snippings of that and the Scott Township fireworks into a video.

However, I need ideas for the soundtrack. If you would be so kind as to give an idea in the comment link below, and send an e-mail to me with your bank account number, and social security number. Ok, that was a joke, but if you feel like giving me money, go right ahead...

Ok, so I guess that is it. Feel free to comment, say hi on Facebook, or shoot me an e-mail. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Take a Look...

Site Stats (Click For a Larger Pic)

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Making Of The JSVH...

I don't normally post twice in one day, but today is an exception. In the following post, I will detail two things, ok, detail two, say one more.

First off, There is a video Floating around YouTube featuring two 'Hetalia' Characters. It is to the tune of Spongebob (The most annoying cartoon on TV)'s F.U.N. Song. If you click on the link, you can see the funny part, as if it was made to go with this video vs. the Spongebob video.

Second, I wanted to detail about the making of the JSVH. Alternatively, it could be called "A Day In The Life Of A Video Producer."
  • A Few Weeks Before Premier: Get in contact with Jeff and Clay, see when we can get together and meet about the upcoming show. Also, update FB Page/Blog.
  • A Few Days Before Premier: Jeff finally gets back to me and we choose a date.
  • The Week Of The Premier: Film EVERYTHING: Bloopers, Real Content, Video Games, etc. (You Never Know What You Will Need)
  • Two Days Before Premier: Edit like crazy, download music, and post continuously on Facebook. Also, update the blog.
  • Hours Before Premier: Convert Video, and Upload to YouTube.
  • Day After YouTube Premier: Upload to Dailymotion and Reap the Benefits.
Well, that is what I do with my SPARE time. Did I mention that I have to keep three blogs up-to-date and I am in the process of re-doing another one?

I once was asked why I never update my own website ( I will be honest with you, and my family can vouch for this, I am on my computer for hours at a time. 90% of the time, I am doing something worthwhile, other times I am watching pointless videos like Hetalia and Trololo. One of my new favorite quotes is one by film director James Cameron.
"Are you excessively obsessive? If there is such a thing," Safer asked.

"Obsessively obsessive? Excessively obsessive? Clinically? Never been diagnosed. I'm sure it's a, I think it's in the job description for directors in general," Cameron said.
 Well, I guess that is it for now...

Back to the Drawing Board OR My Current Medical State

When I edit a website, I normally do it from top to bottom. Due to the fact that some pages are endless, I never finish. If something does not work, I take it to the dry-erase board in my bedroom and re-sketch the thing, top to bottom. You can see it in full by clicking on the image to the right of this text. This, of course is a proposed idea for the Troop site, and it didn't win. Anyway, I'll spend hours on my laptop just to fix something as simple as a calendar. Then, I'll abandon the idea, wasting six hours of work. In the end, well, you can see it right here.

Now comes that part that my mom has been dreading all day, the part where I tell you about my Friday Morning. Well, My bizarre doctor decided that they needed to test my blood. However, before I start that, I will go back about two months ago, when my other doctor decided to cut off part of my toenail. That was a fun experience that included getting jabbed twice with a needle to my entire right leg.

Fast-forward to the week of finals, when my dermatologist decides to burn off part of my hand, to remove a wart that isn't gone.

Zip by to today. My doctor, as previously stated, decided that I needed to be tested in my blood for exciting things like cholesterol and anemia. Anyway, we go to the first place at around 10 in the morning. And we wait, and wait for close to twenty minutes. Then, we go in and find out that the wonderful people at our health insurance decided to limit them to a select 2,000 or so doctors-none of them are mine.

Next place it was the same story, whacky insurance, and a doctor under a certain plan. By then it was somewhere close to 10:45. Oh, and did I mention that in order to get these tests done, I couldn't have breakfast.

Finally, we found a place that would take us, and the only catch was waiting until 11:30 to get THREE VIALS OF BLOOD. Thank you Mr. Greedy Insurance Executive.

The Moral to the rant: Find a doctor that will be accepted at a place nearby, not someplace bizarre under the Parkway East.