Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Life... ah, life.

Hi there everybody!
I had a couple of (rare) moments to myself so I thought that I would log on really quickly and post something here. November is winding down and December is coming up like a freight train (freight sleigh?) Where did the time go? 2007? What?

In a nutshell, 2007 has been challenging, definitely, but also wonderful. 2007 has brought Antonio Manuel into our lives, it has brought my acceptance and first semester of law school, and it has brought the launch of my first audionovel.

This past month I've had to make a lot of tough decisions, but that's what life is about, right? I could whine about it (no time... blah, blah, blah... waaa) but, thanks to my wife, I've decided to "put on a happy face", count my blessings, and just prioritize... and it actually works... go figure.

So, as I write this, my podcast novel is on hiatus for the time being. It was a tough decision to make, but it was definitely worth it when I took an inventory of my time and commitments.

I start final exams this week, and that will surely be an adventure in and of itself. After finals, I'll jump back behind the microphone and record more episodes of Murder by Design.

Well, I hope that this Christmas season brings you many graces. And, hey, send some my way, too! Thanks!

Friday, September 14, 2007

"Murder by Design" Launches Today!

Murder by Design is my debut novel that I am releasing today as a podcast. It is a thriller/mystery about a rookie engineer that uncovers an assasination plot and then becomes the target of the assasin. The story takes Nick (the protagonist) from Miami to Kiev and he only has his wits and resourcefulness to get him through. It’s like MacGyver meets the Bourne Identity. Music has always played an integral part in my creative process, so you can be sure that the action is accented with lots of great tracks from some incredible musicians. I hope everyone enjoys listening to the story as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

the goo goo dolls

private concert in denver! rock on!

Friday, August 31, 2007

BlogDay 2007

Blog Day 2007

So as I was trolling through my daily ritual of blog surfing and Twitter reading, I came across a mention that today is BlogDay 2007.

From their website:

What is BlogDay?
BlogDay was created with the belief that bloggers should have one day dedicated to getting to know other bloggers from other countries and areas of interest. On that day Bloggers will recommend other blogs to their blog visitors. With the goal in mind, on this day every blogger will post a recommendation of 5 new blogs. This way, all blog readers will find themselves leaping around and discovering new, previously unknown blogs.

So, what are 5 blogs that I recommend? Here you go:

  • CC Chapman
    C.C. Chapman is a very creative guy who is well-entrenched in the new media culture. He is passionate, well connected, and well written. His blog gives me a daily "pulse" of new media and is a fantastic springboard off onto about 5,000 other things!
  • Chris Brogan
    Chris Brogan is master of the "networked community". Thanks to his influence I have started using (and believing) the phrase "I'm here to help". Read his blog... you'll be better off for it. Trust me.
  • BegoWorld
    "A Cup of Coffee and a Random Thought"
    The ruminations of a mom over a cup of coffee in the morning. Thoughts on motherhood, husbands, work, and all the wonderful and perplexing moments in a woman's life. Just plain good bloggy-stuff.
  • LifeHacker
    Life+Hacks= Better life! I can't really explain this... just check it out!
  • Engadget
    Everything gadget.... everything geek... you've gotta check this out daily!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Status please!

Well, it has been a little while since I posted here, there, or anywhere... although I have been Tweeting regularly.

Short Version
Life is GOOD!

Longer Version
-I finished "Murder by Design" and you can order it from Lulu.com.
-You can also listen to the FREE audiobook version of it by subscribing at http://www.robsuarez.com.
-The kids are growing more and more each day... the baby is already (almost) 6 months old!
-I start Law School on Sunday... I've already had homework (a lot of reading) for a couple of weeks now. It is going to be a big strain on our time, but I am really looking forward to the experience.
-Work is busier than ever... especially since the project I am leading up is getting ready to go into mass production and we are all getting ready for our big trade show in September.

I am busy. I am creating. I am learning. Life is good.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Help me spend money!!!

So... I received a $25 gift card for iTunes as a Father's Day gift.
What do you recommend to buy from the iTunes store?
Leave a comment and spend money vicariously through me!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wah... wah.. Cry baby!

Yeah... I'm a big, fat, whining cry baby. Wanna make something of it?
Here's some of my current "frustrations"
  1. I have a lot of work (better than NO work, get over it)
  2. Everything's a mess (you have too much stuff, donate 80% of it and live a simpler life!)
  3. I'm 20 lbs overweight (stop eating at the drive thru)
  4. I have no time for ___x____ (set your priorities and stop ___y___ )
  5. I'm living paycheck to paycheck (see #2)

Sound familiar? How are you dealing with life? (leave a comment)

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Cheeseburger in Paradise

Come out to Cheeseburger in Paradise

located at the Shops at Sunset Place

on Saturday June 9, 2007 from noon - 3:00pm

to see PodSafe music artist and all around great guy...

Joe Tunon perform LIVE!!! See you there!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

US Healthcare

Apparently the modern healthcare system is based on Darwinism. Either you are better by the time they call you in... or you've been removed from the gene pool. So why is it that they call this place "urgent" care?

Monday, May 21, 2007

Law School - Accepted!

Well, it is official... I have been accepted and will begin Law School on August 12, 2007.

May God have mercy on my soul.... :)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Monday, May 07, 2007

My Submission to JPG Magazine

Speed Drums
Originally uploaded by inkndoodles.
I submitted this photo I took of a drum set at a concert to JPG magazine.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Felicidades Cuqui

Today would have been my grandmother's 105th birthday.

I think a lot about my grandmother. She had lived with us for as long as I could remember, and she was always the bright light that shone in our family and the glue that held us all together. When she passed away, eleven years ago, it was comforting to see that her glue still held tight... even though she was physically gone.

She taught me that a life filled with family, service, and prayer was a truly good life. She also taught me to defend the things that were truly valuable - and nothing was more valuable to her than her family. She was the sweetest, most kind person that you would ever meet... so long as you didn't bring harm to any of her family.

I remember that she would pull me aside and ask me to play something for her on the piano. It didn't matter to her that I played horribly. It didn't matter to her whether I played Ernesto Lecuona or Elton John... she just really relished in hearing the music flow from my finger tips.

She loved my wife like one of her own grandchildren, and I am convinced that she has spoken to my eldest son well after her passing. She’s just like that.

I’m ashamed to admit it… but I’m not one to visit my loved one’s cemetery plots. They’re just… not there… if you get my meaning. Today, however, something stirred inside of me and urged me to make that special effort. As I sat down on the grass and looked down at the plaque on the floor, I prayed a rosary (one of her favorite daily prayers) and just spent some quality time with my grandmother. After all, that was the gift that she loved the best.

¡Feliz cumpleaƱos, Cuqui¡ Siempre te quiero mucho.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Now... we wait.

Well, my part is all done. Application, letters of recommendation, personal statement, and resume... complete and submitted.

Now... we wait.

(I really dislike waiting!)

Friday, April 20, 2007

Happy Birthday Alex!

Bet you didn't know that he was one of the original members of "the Village People"!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Saturday, April 07, 2007

marketing oportunism?

so... who was the intern that came up with this one?

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Brain Drain

So why is it...
that I can be so blessed as to get 23,492 awesomely inspired creative tidbits poping into my head while I'm carrying the baby at 3am, but when I finally get a chance to get to a computer and write them down.... *poof* they're gone forever!

very frustrating

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Verrrrrry Happy!

Verrrrrry Happy!
Originally uploaded by inkndoodles.
I came across this photo on my hard drive. I love the composition, lighting... and most of all, his expression!

I wish...

... I were writing. or podcasting. or drawing.
What do you wish you were doing right now?

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Sunday, March 11, 2007

the good looks run in the family

ahh... the lovely wife!

bacon envy

I wish there was a way to cook the whole slab at once. I hate the waiting... I always eat one batch while nuking the next!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Proud Papa

Proud Papa
Originally uploaded by inkndoodles.
This week at home with my family has been great. Not much sleep... but also, surprisingly, not much stress. I guess it's true "third time's the charm!"

Thursday, February 15, 2007