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The Nissan Rogue

Nissan RogueThe Nissan Rogue.   I don't think my dad would agree with me, but I believe we are a Nissan family.   I have owned or driven many different Nissan models over the time of being licensed to drive.   No other car manufacturer "does it" like Nissan, in my opinion.   They run forever, they are simple to repair, they look bad ass, and they have the best sounding engines (next to BMW, see below. ).   I like many other car companies, but Nissan has to be my favorite.   After owning a 300 ZX ( I beat myself up for selling that car now...) I knew that Nissan was my favorite.   It was so much fun driving that car, I just wish they didn't make the interior maroon.. yuck.   Now we have a 2001 Sentra for Ciriana and Izzy, but if we decide to have another child soon, we will need a car with a larger back seat.   Izzy's baby seat is HUGE, and there is no way we can fit two of them.

The only bad thing is that it has no Hybrid option (yet?).   We really want a hybrid for our next car with gas prices going up like they are.   The other option is a Ford Escape Hybrid or a Nissan Altima Hybrid, which the latter currently not being sold in North Carolina.   The Ford Escape doesn't get as good mileage as Hybrid sedans (obviously), but I would trade my truck in for that.   If we get a sedan, we will trade in Ciri's car, which should be about half way paid off by then, if not more.

One last point: the Rogue not only looks cool, but it's also named after my class of choice in World of Warcraft.   It's a win-win, man.   Now, if only they could make it into a hybrid.

BMW X5 Engine Sound:

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It’sa me, Mario!

He shall go on my new shelf.
Mario Mario

Just in case you were wondering, my birthday is coming up. I know it's hard to figure out what you want to get me, but fear not: I have created my wishlist. One item on my wishlist is my good buddy, Mario Mario. Check him out here.   Keep a look out on more additions to my wishlist.   I will have a comprehensive list for all of you three people that read this thing.   So, don't stress out, I'll make it easy for you.

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Color Theory for Web Design and more.

In the beginning, a few years back, when I first started designing web sites, I designed sites on what I thought looked good. After they were built, I realized that they looked like crap. They layout, the color, the content, and the usability. As I progressed, I learned more and more even though I didn't completely know or understand the theories and practices behind web design. Now, as my designs' quality increase, I feel like in order to really fine tune everything, I need to know and understand every aspect of every theory involving design.

Desinger Color Manual
Designer's Color Manual

My first query into the theories is about color theory. This is one of my favorite and toughest subjects. Every child learns colors in school and they learn what color is what; green is for the grass, blue is the sky and ocean, orange is the sun etc.. But what they don't learn is the theory behind all these visible colors, like red, green, and blue are the primary colors of light. Even though we were all taught it was red, blue and yellow. I could go on forever about it and not make any sense... so rather then seem like an illiterate fool, I am just going to talk about this book: Designer's Color Manual.

It's pretty... with all the colors and pictures. Seriously, it is really well laid out, images and diagrams to explain the different concepts and ideas. There is a lot of information that a self taught designer should know and for me, it will help with designing our landscape too... silly reason to enjoy a book, but I am beginning to enjoy landscape design too now. I was afraid of putting together a mish-mash of colors in our yard, so now I am learning about color theory and soon I will be able to design a better web page and maybe even a landscape, since color is what we all recognize before text, right?

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