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Drunk Driving has taken TOO MANY LIVES

This was an old post of mine from a few years back when i was going through some trouble, important to note I still no longer drink and drive.

For people that know me. its no secret I”m an alcoholic. I’m sober as of now and would like to share some thoughts.

I had my first class of impaired driving tonight. It was nothing that I expected. It was very heavy. It really made me think. They showed us fucked up videos and told us and shared really fucked up stories. Ive thought about this before, but tonight i shared my thoughts in a group and it was really one of the first times i have said these things out loud. And it really just hit me.
I’m incredibly lucky or blessed. what ever you wanna call it.

But there have been countless times that i could have killed many people on many different occasions, all due to drunk driving. Its something I’m not proud of and never wanted to do, but when you are as big of an alcoholic as i am and drunk all the time, chances are your gonna drive drunk. And I did almost every night. I’m ashamed of it, and I don’t believe alcoholism is a disease, but just a strong addiction, I’m trying to stay better and hopefully i will for everyone’s sake.

When I was 16 I flipped my dads Lincoln into a house and caused 70,000 dollars worth of damage. It was past midnight, but I think had it been earlier when people were awake and not safety sleeping in their beds, they could have been up and around right where i hit. It was a family with three kids, what if one of the kids was getting a late night snack at that instant. I wouldn’t be able to live with my self. I think about this a lot. I cant express how thankful I am that no one was hurt that night.

A few years later I almost hit a person in the middle of the road because I was yet again drunk. They jumped out of the way literally just in time, like milliseconds.

Other situations have happened but it would take too long to literally list all of them, so i will list the most current and move on.

Earlier this year I was dealing with a lot, in the wrong way. I was drunk among other things, and i fell asleep at a red light, I was there in my car with my foot on the break for twenty mins, some how my foot didn’t slip off while there was cross traffic or anything else like that, I could have killed myself or someone else or caused a major accident.

I think about this and how i could live with myself if i had hurt anyone in all these instances, and the only answer i can come up with is, I couldnt. Knowing myself, I know if i ever accidentally ended another humans time on this earth because I WAS DRUNK, I would no doubt kill myself.

I think about this, and it makes me think of my sister, how she lost her life due to an accident not involving alcohol. I think how I could i possibly still be that careless after something like that happened. Well ive always delt with my pain with alcohol. And when i lost her i hit the bottle harder than before, i didn’t care about anything. That is how i could be so careless. But now that i am sober and thinking clearly i realize how dumb i was. I think about the man involved with my sisters crash and how he must feel. I feel for him, I hold no resentment or blame towards him, I feel terrible for him. And alcohol wasn’t involved, i already feel so mad that a stupid car accident that doesn’t make sense that probably could have been avoided ended her life. Then i think about how i would feel if alcohol was involved. and think about people that have lost someone they loved to that situation. A loved one gone, cause someone like me was fuckin stupid, got drunk and drove. something that could have been totally avoided. it breaks my heart.

I think alot about it.

My point is this, I know alot of people, including close friends that drive drunk. I beg you to to please stop. I stopped and never will again. Call an ueber. a ueber ride from fort wayne to albion where i live is 60$ so anywhere in town would no doubt be 20 dollars or less. trust me, even if you do that every night, it will still be far less a price then to pay lawyer fees court fees probation fees ignition starter fees and the hassle and stress that comes along with it all. and god forbid, it would be much less than the ultimate price you could pay, your life, or anothers.

Ive changed and so can you, thinking about all this really gets me down, but i try to stay positive and take one day at a time. No ones perfect. But we can aim to be.

Im not saying be sober.. lol i love to drink to celebrate have fun enjoy myself and to kill the pain.. to each their own if it works it works i aint knocking nobodys way of life im just sayin dont drive

I broke my foot right before I was going to start exercising, dang it.

It is no secret, that I added more than a few pounds to the old whiskey gut over the winter. Now that it has been getting nicer out, I was going to make it a point to get back into skateboarding, maybe start exercising and working out. I’ve been putting the ladder off for some time now. I am not sure if that was on purpose or not, perhaps I let the whole whiskey gut joke go on too long? These are the questions I am now left with.

Anyhow, the day before I was going to start I had an unfortunate accident. The day before, my sober ass mind you, not drunk, completely sober, falls down the stairs and breaks my toes. Fucked them up real good. So was it a sign that I should maybe just keep on keeping on the way I have been? These are the questions I am now left with.

I decided to use this time as a sort of cheat period before I had even gotten started. Now I have an excuse to sit around and be lazy, stuff my face, drink some whiskey, and play video games. So no doubt, no matter how long this last, I’m sure to increase the whiskey gut a few inches out.

This downtime has given me some time to re-focus on some things around here, changes coming, new things coming, you know all that jazz.

Stay safe in this scary time, and don’t run down the stairs otherwise you’ll be fat like me. Thats the real lesson here.

Is Gordon Ramsay a Bad Dad?

Okay now I know you clicked on this article so you could comment down below how I’m a piece of shit and how great Gordon Ramsey is, BUT HEAR ME OUT!

I love Gordan Ramsey first of all, I’m probably one of his biggest fans, so lets get that out of the way.

But wholy shit can we talk about how many shows this guy has? He has to have at least 20 shows right? Like its insane, and its hard to imagine, when you think about it, that he has that much free time on his hands after doing his shows as well as all the other stuff he does.

This guy has a show called Gordon behind bars, where he goes and hangs out with inmates. I think this man really likes his time away from his family! He has a show called Gordon’s Great Escape!

Also, have you ever noticed he never talks about his family or home life ever! Seems sort of suspicious if you ask me.

Also, you think he cooks at home? Or you think he just orders Papa Johns for the family? After cooking for 20 shows you think the last thing he would want to do is cook for the family he so seemingly hates.

Of course, I have never met the man, I don’t know his schedule, perhaps he shoots all these shows in the first week of the month then spends the next 3 weeks with his family, unlikely, but who knows.

Even if he is a bad dad, who cares, you know? The man makes a great scallop. I’ll let his bad parenting skills pass for now.

And if means a family growing up without a dad so I can get my daily dose of Gordon yelling at people, so be it.

If you couldn’t tell I was joking but shit, now my jokes got me thinking??? hmmm… what do you think? Do you think Gordon is a good dad, or do you think its none of our fucking business! Leave your answer in the comments and tune in next week to see what you won!

-Evan

P.S Enjoy Some of my favorite Moments from the chef in this compilation I made

The Next Eminem?

So, I always love discovering new artists. It kinda sucks if your an up coming white rapper cuz if your good your always gonna be labeled as the next Eminem lol. But anyway, so earlier this year I discovered NF, a white christian rapper who doesn’t cuss, doesn’t do drugs, and raps about real life issues such as mental health. The fact that he doesn’t cuss is just impressive because I know I as well as many other rappers use curse words to fill out bars sometimes. His music is super relatable to just about anyone as we all have health with these mental health issues at one time or another.

He’s got many flows in his arsenal, he can rap fast, slow, he can sing rap(is what I call it, still rap but kinda singing), the guy is super talented, and as I said before super impressive with his rhymes, not just because he doesn’t cuss but the technicality is all there, if anyone should be labeled the next Eminem it should be this kid, I guess just the clean version tho? He kind of has a dark demented twist vibe about him which reminds me of slim.

So luckily for me shortly after I discover him he’s on tour visiting my hometown, which is surprising cuz no one ever comes here to perform, a fact that is quickly changing tho thanks to the Clyde theatre and Sweetwater. Anyway, I got tickets got to see him live which was pretty dope.

I will say though, the sound kinda sounded a bit off, I’m not sure what it was, but there was something up, but only for a few songs, most of his songs sounded amazing and everything was on point. There was a bunch of platforms that raised about 12-20 feet in the air which was pretty cool. All in all, solid performance, put on a dope show, I would recommend fans of hip hop to try and catch a show of his.

Back to Nashville for Some Family Time

Nashville is always a cool place to visit. Awesome bars on roofs, beautiful ladies, and a pretty chill vibe. But to be honest we didn’t even make it into downtown Nashville this time. We meant to go but the day we tried it started raining, so we went to see a movie instead. Ended up seeing Toy Story 4, and I ended up almost crying at the end, but don’t worry no spoilers here, I would recommend anyone going to see it, its a well done movie, the animation is superb.

While in Nashville I really wanted to check out the zoo, little fun fact about me, I LOVE ZOOS. Anyway, I’m glad I made that suggestion because we ended up running into Yelawolf! Like how crazy is that, we ended up talking to him a little bit then parted ways but the funny thing is we ended up going the same direction on the same path so we were pretty much walking around the Zoo with Yelawolf, pretty surreal. That was for sure the highlight of the Zoo because other than that it kinda sucked. They were putting away all the animals, which I guess was out fault for showing up late but still, the layout of this zoo sucked as well, I’m not sure who designed it, but they need fired lol.

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Other than that, we didn’t do much else but drink beer and go swimming in the pool, the pool was well needed. I got some pretty cool shots with the new 360 camera and my water proof case. I’m really glad I bought that camera, cant wait to see what else I can capture on it. We went out to eat a few times, can not remember the places names, but all of them were really good, I was satisfied.

We watched Knock Knock, starring Keanu Reeves, and as much as I love the guy, shit did that movie suck, but it was so bad that it was entertaining and funny. I got more than a few laughs from it.

All in all we had some good times with the family, if you haven’t been to Nashville, you’re missing out.

Rick Grimes Trilogy Poster Art | Plot Intro for First Film

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I made this movie poster for the upcoming rick grimes movie. Even though I think they ruined the show by going so far off the source material, I am really interested on where there going to take rick’s story, And I think they totally have a chance at redemption if they do it right.

I’m not even going to guess because I have no idea what they’re gonna do, but I feel like Rick Grimes is going to be the savior for all of humanity, doods gonna be the king of the new world or some shit.

If where ever rick is being taken to, ends up being allies, he will probably become the leader since no one is more badass than Rick, and I’m sure some how he will reunite with his group/family by the end of these 3 movies. Who knows whats gonna happen? There’s so many possibilities at this point. I hope its something epic.

Imagine this:

Rick’s helicopter lands on a navy carrier thats floating off the east coast as he fades out. Jadis steps out as a figure thats not yet revealed to the audience says to her “welcome back.”

The unknown figure looks down at rick. “it cant be” he mumbles to himself.

Ricks vision is blurred, he looks up to see a figure in a lab coat, he then fades out again, this time slipping into a coma.

The unknown figure instructs some others to bring Rick to the infirmary.

(6 years pass, or a few years to make it easier to line up with the shows time skip)

Rick starts to wake up in bed, his vision unblurs to see Jadis sitting next to his bed, he then notices a man in a lab coat facing the other way, he finally manages to mumble out, “Jadis, where are we?”

Before Jadis can answer, Dr. Edwin Jenner turns around and says “France.”

BOOOOOOOOMMMMMM!!! thats the intro for the first movie
(if you remember from season 1 Jenner is the Dr in the CDC, he mentions the French were the last ones working on a cure…of course they would have to explain how he survived the blast but im sure walking dead could figure that out lol)

Where ever hes going its safe to assume it will be pretty far away, other wise I feel like the Rick Grimes we know would just go right back home, his journey his gonna have to be some odyssey type shit to keep him away for years.

What do you think is gonna happen?

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Hello! Is it me your looking for!? | I stay busy, if you haven’t noticed

Hello Hello! Its been a long time since I’ve published content on my own site. I have been terribly busy with some client projects as well as some other personal projects that I can’t wait to share, very soon.

I have steadily been making some changes on the https://www.wizardmmd.com site, so go over there and check the updates out! And as always if you need some magic graphics, you know where to go! We have been landing a lot of really fun projects. Designing shirts, logos, websites…. It feels good to do what you love for a living.

I’ve been working a lot on some new pillar content that I will be rolling out within the next few months, super valuable and I hope it helps people, so we’ll see how that goes, still got a few things to nail down. Trying to get better at posting everyday on my Facebook Page, so if you could go hit that with a follow, I appreciate all the support more than anyone of you will ever know!

As you all know I am a man of many hats, and I love to personally experience a variety of different niches, activities, professions, communities, hobbies, etc.. One thing I have always loved since I was a wee lil child is video games, and I figured since I play so much of them I should stream it. So boom my Twitch Channel is now live and it is one more social channel I aim to grow, though this is more of a side project just for fun, I have already met incredible people in the gaming and streaming industry and gained valuable connections and have also acquired design business from streamers looking for graphics, its a prime example on how you can hustle through all social media channels no matter what your doing. Not only can people donate to my channel, which no one has yet, but I’m still sort of making money while playing video games. So go follow my Twitch Channel and support me there as well! The people that support me on all of the like 1000 social pages I have you guys are the real G’s!!! I will also do real life streaming from there and my youtube channel!

Speaking of which, I upgraded my equipment and setup for my streaming! Check it out! 4 screens but I need more! Lol

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Im trying to mess around more with photography and videography, Its been such shitty weather everyday though, I guess I just need to get an umbrella and shoot some rainy shots lol. I want to start to challenge myself to capture at least 1 incredible picture a day. I think that could be fun and keep me focused. Im thinking of a videography challenge, perhaps take a random clip every day and at the end of the month edit them all into a short video of some sort, hmmm. Perhaps.

And as always I am always working on adding more content to this site, my home base. Im still working out exactly how I want to structure things, but for now I think it works. Im working on updating ERE and uploading my portfolio to this site as I have got rid of embds.com. I will go more into depth on the updates of this site within the next Captains Log.

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I have been racking up quite a bit of debt on some new fancy equipment and re-investing any other money into business, so it looks like I will remain at home base for the rest of the year, other than perhaps a few quick trips to indy, Nashville, and Florida, but we’ll see what happens.

As it goes for my personal instagram account where I share my art, I was just about to upload 3 awesome pieces I was working on, but would you believe it my PS crashed and I lost them, funny thing is, is that PS recovered some of the files… just not them. 😦 So thats a bummer, but I guess its back to the drawing board, hopefully I can upload some new stuff in the next few days. Go follow me for my awesome art!

We are still working hard on Artist Connect, its a very important project, please go check it out and lend your support, and tell your artist friends about them!

Other than that, I can’t tell you anything else, I got some projects and new art that I can’t wait to share, but I can’t just yet.. but the time will come.

Thanks for reading, thanks for the support, comment your links and ill support back!

-Evan

Electric Daisy Carnival 2018 | Motor Speedway | Las Vegas, NV


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You know I had to go back to Las Vegas. What better reason than Electric Daisy Carnival? None. I decided soon after I got home from Life is Beautiful that I was going back for North America’s biggest dance festival.

I have been wanting to go to EDC for a very long time but each year it just hasn’t worked out. This year with my flexible work hours it worked out quite well 🙂 ! I had to bring Lindsey along with me, so that was a good time.

We decided to stay at the Stratosphere because I saw it the first time in Vegas, and I really wanted to do the sky jump, we’ll get to that later. Anyway, the stratosphere was a super nice hotel, the casino was nice and the bars were top notch, lol. Everyone else arriving that day was for EDC, we ended waiting in line for like an hour just to check in.

Once we got to our room we unloaded all our crap and started planning out what exactly we were going to do. We got there Thursday and the festival didn’t start until the Friday so we had a night to relax and check out the sights/food Vegas had to Offer.

We walked up and down the strip, checking out some really cool shops, ended up buying fucking clothes, smh. We checked out the bars, ran into a dam robot making drinks! Lol it was crazy, and that robot made a dam good drink, I tell you what! We checked out the hotels and casinos as well but we didn’t gamble really, we didn’t want to lose all our money the first night.

We did stumble upon, Johnny Rockets, inside The Flamingo, and wholy shit am I glad we did. That place is bomb, and I’m not gonna lie, we both love In-N-Out Burger but we both think we may like Johnny Rocket’s More! If you can believe it!? It was that good, I’m not gonna try to even come up with the words again, it was hard enough the first time when I left them this Awesome Review!

We went to The Hard Rock Cafe Casino/Venue, totally saw DJ Khalid on our way in and it was super crazy, only because no one else really noticed him. I’ve seen famous artists before and its crazy but for some reason its even crazier when your the only one that notices them, he was low key af, I would have talked to him but he was on the phone, perhaps thats why no one else was bothering him lol. I bet he does that to move thru a crowd, he skirted off in a mini van with like 8 doods, weird as shit and super crazy that I had to make a video of it. Lindsey didn’t even notice him, but the funny thing is was she was trying to take a picture of the sign above the doorway and totally snapped a pic of him by accident, everything but him is blurry in the picture lmao!

Of course we had to check out the legendary fountain. I thought it was gonna be lame and overrated but dam was that a badass fountain lol. It shot like 60 feet in the air and it had crazy lights and the lights and fountain were synced with some jamming music, it was pretty tight, I wasn’t expecting all that. I just thought it was a fountain that shot up like 15 feet every so often, that shit was a show in its self lol.

After we checked out the strip and all that good stuff we headed back to our room to get a lil rest before the festival started. We woke up a lil early and moved our chill sesh up to the pool where the tunes were on point, I was pulling soundhound out for literally every song lol. The pool was on the roof and it had really cool chill spots and a pretty sick bar, and you already know the view was stellar. It was crazy how many people were in Vegas for EDC, almost everyone up chilling at the pool was going. Met a lot of cool people.

First Night of EDC

Getting to EDC was a journey all in its self, the traffic was way crazier than I had even imagined, but once we got out our uber and headed to the line, we got in fairly quickly, and the security checkpoint was a breeze, didn’t really check out bags, barely a pat down, so that was nice, made the lines move very quickly. Once we walked up the ramp and got eyesight over the hill, the electric sky was revealed to us, literally one of the craziest-cool looking things I have ever seen, it was like a living organism I cant even describe how much shit was going on.

The lineup was seriously stacked for all three days, which was awesome because I had to buy tickets for this festival before the lineup even dropped, so I was worried, but in the end I was not disappointed.

The first night the people I had to see were; Lauren Lane, JOYRYDE, Mike Will Made-it, Kaskade, Chevvy Chase, Diplo, Borgore, Excision. We saw them all and they all killed it, we saw some other people through the night but I don’t remember the names. Throughout all of this amazing music, we were constantly stumbling upon something new and crazy, it was so fascinating to see how much work they put into this festival. It was so big and awesome that the moment I walked in I got a little sad that it only lasted 3 days, lol. There was a lot of really cool and nice people, like usual, always nice leaving “real life” where you usually have to deal with asswholes, and go hand out with a bunch of awesome like minded people, always a good time!

There was a shit ton of people here, I knew it was North America’s biggest dance festival but I had no idea it was going to be as crazy as it was, and that was only Friday, the least busiest day of the festival. It was crazy, but the crowd was so awesome and their was nothing but good vibes, there was only one show that the crowd was shit, I’ll cover that when we get to the third night, but other than the 1 show, the crowd was really crazy. I’ve been to a lot of festivals, concerts, and shows, but I have never been to a festival (Biggest One in my Country) where you could get literally right up front and have 3-5ft all the way around you to dance, it was amazing, everybody was with it, usually its cramped and you never have room to really dance if you get close, you all just kinda bounce together lol.

We smashed on the food pretty quick, it was like we were trying to taste every option the first night. I will say my all time favorite food truck there was called Burgerfest, I got some BBQ Bacon burger, good this may have been the best burger I have ever eaten, I should really find them online and leave them a good review lol.

After we ate everything in the place we headed back to try and get some rest before the next onslaught of epicness.

Second Night of EDC

We walked around and tried to experience everything we missed the first night, I think you could be there a week before you saw half the shit there. There were some really cool light installations that we were chilling in and we met some cool people that we kicked it with for awhile, I believe they were from Indiana as well, small world. We saw; Moksi, Strange Club, Detlef, Space Jesus, Toneshifterz, Tiga, Kygo, Hardwell, Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Zeds Dead, NGHTMRE, Cheat Codes, and various others throughout the night. Everyone I just listed straight killed it, kygo and tiesto back to back was epic then they did a set together, shit was insane. Kygo is becoming a quick favorite of mine. It was my first time seeing toneshifterz, I thought they were pretty sick. This was my second time seeing cheat codes, there dope as hell. I don’t even remember the ride back to the hotel that night, I passed out the second we got in our uber, good thing too cuz the traffic was ridiculous!

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Third Night of EDC

The third night was, excuse my language, FUCKIN INSANE, I’ve never seen so many people in my life. I thought the first few nights there were a shit ton of people, but the last night was like double that. I wish I would have taken a video of what it was like, we were moving in huge herds, everyone just pushing forward to get to the next show, it was the craziest thing. If someone would have tripped their poor souls would have been trampled. The third night we found out post Malone was gonna be there lol so we were like shit we gotta see him. We were actually seeing Big Wild at the same stage right before hand so it worked out perfect. Big Wild was insane, I Hope I have videos of him straight killing it, he’s insane! Then post was next and the crowd started to shift, we got a good spot but not too close. But it didn’t matter he drew a huge crowd, before we knew it we were packed tight as shit could barely move. And of course you had people just showing up trying to push there way to the front, which is fine if your cool about it but these people were asswholes pushing people and shit trying to fight, not a cool vibe, but still we stayed to see post. But that post malone crowd was definitely the only negative thing about EDC. We saw Borgeous, GRAVEDGR, Big Wild, Rezz, Headhunterz, Post Malone, Zedd, Tchami, Eric Prydz, Black Tiger Sex Machine, 1080p, Martin Garrix, Zomboy, Afrojack and others that night. They all killed it, my favorites were Big Wild and Headhunterz, such insane shows.

All in all, Electric Daisy Carnival was by far the most insane festivals Ive been to, I feel like I didn’t even get to experience it all, I don’t think theres anyway you could in that short amount of time, I might just have to go back.

Plus while EDC’s going on the have something called EDC Week where all the clubs and venues got sick shows and after parties, you could easily spend thousands on tickets alone.

So much to do, for anyone thats never gone, I would highly recommend going! Totally worth the money!

The picture above is a french toast breakfast sandwich and is was dope. go get it. at roxys.

Captain’s Log: 001 |Recent Site Expansions

I have been so busy that I haven’t posted much other than posting about how I’m so busy I don’t have time to post lol. I’m trying to work better on time management but its hard when your doing so much. But I am working on a lot of great content for all my pillars. My content takes me a long time to create from start to finish due to my other responsibilities but content is coming along.

A few days ago I launched The Digital Outreach Program, its a landing page I set up that I can send people to when I see them falling victim to a scam. For now its focused on Facebook Scams because thats what I’m seeing heavily in the groups, but I will always be adding more scams to it.

Last night I launched the landing page for Evan Reviews Everything, a little side project I’ve been working on for fun, I like reviewing and giving recommendations because I love sharing great works of art with people who may otherwise not have seen it. I have a Facebook Page and a YouTube Channel set up as well.

I have another expansion planned for the site but thats down the road, gonna take a little more planning before I roll that project out.

Other than that I have been coding/designing/marketing my ass off for my clients. Check out my Facebook Page, Digital Clinic, for marketing tips, and download my ebook for a good introduction on how I make my money.

Much Love,

Evan.

Life as of Late | Busy, Busy, Busy.

Hello!

I have been busy! I am working on multiple projects at the moment, very excited about all of them, even more excited about being done with them and moving on to the next set.

I am working on some new pages for the site, I am launching my review page here within a few days, as well as updating my about page and my services page. I have been so busy working on other things, I haven’t been able to update this site as much, but I’ve been slowly working on all aspects and am super excited on the results I’m coming up with. Even more excited to share with everyone.

I have a new project that has top priority, titled “Project: Night Owl” super stoked on this opportunity, gonna keep this one under wraps until its complete which could take a few months, no worries I am documenting all the behind the scenes, should make for some awesome content.

I am working on putting together my EDC post, and editing together all of my footage, should make for a nice read.

I have a few Instagram accounts available for sale through my side hustle, CyberWorkz. Also, I am moving CyberWorkz into the Influencer game, I’ve been thinking about this for a while, I know so many people that can be influencers that don’t know anything about it. I have been wanting to take some people with the potential and guide them to influencer status. If you are interested you should DM me, I am working on a dedicated page for CyberWorkz that will be hosted on this page.

I am working on a lot of Graphic and Web Design projects for various clients, this has been taking most of my time, but no worries, everything is moving along.

Cant wait to finish up my current projects, its time, lol.

And Once Again, my ebooks are coming, there gonna be good, I want them to be truly unique and real, so I’m in no hurry!

-Evan *stay tuned