Well, before I get to what I actually did today I’d like to take a second to mention Nagle’s new project and my participation in it since he’s given me the green light to do so. After a sucessful clothing line launch it appears that Offbrand will be expending into the Offbrand Freelance Collective, or the O.B.I. Syndicate (which is a far cooler title). It’s function would be as a “think tank of design” or online portfolios persay, where clients could come and see the groups strengths in illustration, graphic design, broadcast, web, photo, etc and they ask us to do some work for them. I feel very honored to be a part of something like this and I’ve already told Nagle this. I’m sure you’ll hear more about this from him later at some point but I just thought I’d bring it up since I’m excited about it. It really has some potential.

Now, besides that good news there was also a pretty good day to be had around here. I had worked late last night and as such, was able to leave early today. I came home, took a nap, and relaxed for a bit until Lauren came home. We then headed out for some food and to the mall where I found an 18” Beaker Muppet which is now sitting proudly on my desk. It completely kicks ass. I own a friggin Beaker. Hells yeah.

After that we stopped at the grocery store for a few quick things where I made an interesting discovery. You know how Pepsi is giving away iTunes downloads under the caps? Well, you can SEE if you’ve won or not without opening the bottle. Simply tip it away from and look up under the cap. Since the winning codes are so long, they fill up nearly the whole cap area, making it very visable. You can really read it obviously, but if you can see a bunch of letters, you’ve won. If you can’t see anything or can read the word “again” as in “please play again”, grab another bottle. Seriously. It’s that obvious and really easy to see since the code is so large. Give it a try. I’m 2 for 2.

Lastly, I’ve started putting together what I consider to be a pretty kick-ass mix CD. Normally I wouldn’t even bother mentioning something like this but I think it’s worth while. Opinions are welcome, let me know what you think:

I fought the law (cover)- Green Day
Bottles to the Ground – NOFX
Sugar in your Gas Tank – Less than Jake
Party @ my House – MXPX
Breakup Song – Bouncing Souls
The Anthem – Good Charlotte
It’s the end of the world – Suicide Machines
Fingers Crossed – Millencolin
Whats my age again – Blink 182
I’m the one – Descendents
All Messed Up – Sum 41
Heaven is a halfpipe OR Rooftops – Mest
In This Diary – Ataris
Stupid Kid – Alkaline Trio
I’d do Anything – Simple Plan
Prisoner of Society – Living End

That’s all I’ve got so far. I’m also considering some Dropkick Murphys, Get Up Kids and Catch 22. Suggestions?

So, a muppet, free music, good news and a few good songs. What a great day.

Matt out