It's always hard to start out a news post, so here we go!
In case you didn't know, my dad has been in the hospital in a coma since March. He originally went in to get an aneurysm clipped, but he ended up stroking, and then bleeding. Things didn't look so good at the time, and I would have to say that those first few days were the hardest and worst days of my life. I'm not here to complain though ;)
Even though it has been a hectic few months, things are looking really good. My dad hasn't awoken yet, but he's getting so much closer each day. Every so often he will start doing something new; a few of these things would be: giving a thumbs up, stretching, sliding arms, opening his left eye, pulling his head off of the bed and moving his legs. It's so encouraging to see new things.
Before this whole experience, I had no idea that people really did anything while in a coma. This has really been a learning experience.
Staying positive has been a key part in this whole ordeal - family and friends being a direct part of it. I owe so much thanks to them all.
In other news, I have been trying to finish coding the new layout for HarryJarry.com. I probably should have worked on it a lot more when I had the time, but there's no use in thinking about that. The layout is reaching a finish, but the whole "redesign" thing might take a considerable amount of time. The wait will be well worth it though!
The current layout seems so boring when you compare it to the new layout. It's going to be exciting to have the whole site in the new layout. So much prettier! I have to give a thanks to absent for putting the new layout together!
In the past few months I have added a whole bunch of new artists to my music taste. For the most part, they are either folk-punk (Ghost Mice ~ Andrew Jackson Jihad ~ Defiance, Ohio ~ This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb) or '80s/'90s hardcore (Reagan Youth ~ Void ~ SS Decontrol ~ Chokehold). I can definitely say that my collection of music has vastly grown. There is still so much more out there as well!
Let's see what else there is... in terms of video games, I have been playing Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Pokémon Pearl (I had a huge hiatus, and have been getting back into the game :P), Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Gears of War and Call of Duty 4. I plan to start up a new file on Super Mario RPG soon, if I ever get time for that.
Lately I have been thinking a lot about starting some new flash projects. It seems when you have the least amount of time, you have the most amount of ideas for things, as well as the most want to actually work on them. I hope once things settle down, I actually start working on a flash. I neeeeeeeeed to do it!
I didn't think it would be fit to post a news post without having a picture, so I looked through some newer pictures, and found what I should use. It's a picture of a fire that was caused by lightning striking an oil refinery. The fire wasn't put out for quite some time; I can imagine why.