Josh Brage

Upset Saturday
September 27, 2008, 5:37 pm
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USC lost on Thursday. Florida blew it today. Wisconsin let the Wolverines come back. The Sooners are playing right now. Later, Georgia and Alabama, both ranked in the top ten. By the end of the day, 4 of the top 10 teams in the nation will have lost, potentially 5. But all of that aside, I am just pleased that Colorado got their rears handed to them by Florida State. That pleases me.

Let’s see how my boys do this evening against the Hokies . . .


Creative Chaos: Catalyst Site, Outreach Group Logos
September 25, 2008, 12:07 pm
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I haven’t been a part of Creative Chaos for a while. Nonetheless, I have been a busy little bumblebee. I am learning so much. I think that I want to start a freelance business pretty soon doing this, but I want to learn how to start my own business.

Here is the Catalyst Web site. The design work is mine, the theme is from Smashingmagazine, a ton of custom code work was done by Mark. I really like it. I think it works well as for a youth ministry site. I fully believe in WordPress as THE engine that youth ministries should use. So straightforward.

Here is a whole schlew of logos/looks that I created for our Outreach Groups. I am really only happy with about 1 or 2 of them (I am not telling you which ones,) but overall I like all of them. I am trying to learn different things. I still don’t know any Illustrator, but I am learning. I am working hard to get away from the basic skills that get me by and get into some more intermediate skills. Also, I am trying very very hard to use fewer and fewer brushes in my stuff. Anyway, I hope you like some of it.


It’s the End of the Rockies Season . . .
September 22, 2008, 10:35 pm
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Thank you to Bad Altitude for putting my synopsis of the Rockies season (and my relationship with them) into great words. I was going to write up my year end post, but he already did a better job.

As another ignominious Rockies season screeches to a halt, it’s hard not for me to feel miserable — more so than usual. Not only did Colorado completely waste 2008, including a career year from Aaron Cook and another┬átick towards the free agency clock on Matt Holliday, I wasted it too. I barely made it to any games and I mostly only caught the last few innings of games on TV when I had enough energy to do so. Rockies management put little to no effort into this season, so I didn’t give much back.

Colorado never even sniffed contention in a division that’s even worse than it was last year. That’s pretty embarrassing. I was embarrassed to be a Rockies fan this spring, as they rolled out of spring training with a rotation mostly unfit to be pitching in the big leagues and made no effort to correct this oversight at the trade deadline. The attitude around Coors Field’s office block seemed to be, “We have their money already,” with regard to the fans, and the product on the field reflected it. How depressing.

Anyway, in a week or so I can put aside being a Rockies fan until the end of the playoffs and just enjoy being a baseball fan again.

Palin in Golden
September 15, 2008, 12:21 pm
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Here are some pics. Response to come. .


Energized? – Yeah, You Could Say That
September 15, 2008, 5:20 am
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I am fired up for McCain and the GOP this year! We need to win this election. Period. It is historically critical. When John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate, I went from wanting to vote for him to wanting to fight for him. We have 8 weeks to go in this extremely close election.

This morning, I woke up at 5am and I am off to see Gov. Palin speak at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. There will be a line. I will need some coffee. Updates will come after. But I wanted to put this up here as an example of my energy and hope in this party and the candidates that it has chosen. Good morning!

An Entire Day to Watch Football on My Couch
September 14, 2008, 1:38 pm
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I am a very, very happy man right now. Go flaming horses!

Best Guys = Best Guys’ Night Ever
September 13, 2008, 9:58 am
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What a freaking awesome night! We had a great time hosting re:Zound, with Catalyst Band opening. They rocked! It is such a unique thing that we have going on EVERY week at Catalyst, it blows my mind!

Then we hosted a guys’ night at my place. Judifree[dotcom] was hosting a girls’ night. Her’s was probably a touch different than ours’. However, we partied pretty hard. It had all the makings of a great guys’ night: N64, a no pants rule, a trip to the ER, spilled soda, chips, lots of pizza with lots of jalepenos, Soul Caliber on GameCube, more pizza, plenty of Red Bull, a poker tourney (which I won thank you very much!) JMick was on a roll, Marvin Gaye ‘Let’s Get It On’ on the record player, I mean come on, what else do you want!

I stumbled to my bed exhausted at about 4:15, after watching Mark, Zach and Bryan dominate some Soul Caliber. When I came back down this morning about 9, Zach and Mark had not moved. At all. Bryan had fallen asleep. What a great night! We will for certain be having another one very very soon!

Catalyst has a fantastic group of up and coming young men who fully intend to change the world. I am priviledged to be associated with them, even leading them! Skinney, ZachAttack, Tyler, Jovanana, NateDogg, Justynia, Marlinia, Barge, JMick, Evan, Los, and the always revolutionary Mark Thomas.

“These who have turned the world upside down have come here also.”