Blog archives

A collection of all the nonsense I've posted to the internet over the past 21 years of my blog life

  • Public Juice - Coming soon. posted - 4 comments

    For previews of the upcoming feature film titled, Public Juice, click the following links. Thug Version - Riverdance VersionThis film has not yet been rated, and we have no idea what it's about yet... read more

  • My sister rules posted - 3 comments

    A few months ago my sister entered the Miss Teen Illinois contest with 2000 other girls. Well, that 2000 was narrowed down to 175 which went to the actual pageant in Chicago. We went and watched, and probably had the loudest cheering section in the whole place (between about 6 of her friends, and my family). Everyone was really nervous but my sister made it to the top 15... and then the top 5... read more

  • Christmas 2002... and my skateboard posted - 4 comments

    I know it's about a week late, but I got my final Christmas presents today. I definitely had a good holiday; got to hang out with friends/family at home and got some cool stuff. Here's a short list of what I got: 2 Gamecube games (Tony Hawk 4 and Mortal Kombat), Gamecube controller, lots of nice clothes, a remote contolled "Whoopie Cushion", and some other stuff... But my girlfriend probably got me the coolest gift, the green Shorty's Chadillac Muskalade Skateboard. On top of that, her parents got me a gift certificate to Scheels Sporting Goods so I could buy wheels n stuff to go along with the board... read more

  • Top 5 Wallpapers posted - 12 comments

    Let's assume that you have a top of the line, color screen cell phone that can hold 5 wallpapers. What would your top 5 wallpapers be? Try not to put broad answers. A bad example might be: cars, buildings, scenery, animals, and people. A good example might be something like: Estella Warren, an Acura Intrgra, a cocker spaniel, Skateboard Logos, and the British Flag... read more

  • Your Desk posted - 27 comments

    Early this summer, a bunch of friends and i had a little conversation on AOL instant messenger to see what kind of things people had on their desks. It was rather amusing, so I'm going to start it again... but on my website this time. If you read this article, list the things that you have on your desk right now. (sometimes this gets kinda funny) read more

  • The Wraith: Shangri-La posted - 16 comments

    Now, many of you know that I've listened to ICP for years (about 7 to be exact). For those of you that don't know what ICP is, this article should mean nothing to you, just skip ahead and read about how cool my pockets are. However, if you know anything about ICP at all, anything... read further. ICP has always been known for being wicked and rapping about things that no artist really talks about... read more

  • My pockets rule. posted - 3 comments

    Yesterday I decided to get 2 new techie toys. The first of which being a Nextel phone (since U.S. Cellular was screwing me around). The second is the new Sony Cli? ?X70V... read more

  • Site Updates posted - 3 comments

    There are a few new things on this site. First of all, I removed the portfolio since it was getting so big. Most of you know about my new site, work.broox.com. All of my portfolio information is now on that site. In addition, I added a couple new pictures to the pictures section, and 1 new picture to the cars section... read more

  • skate with an 8 posted - 5 comments

    Lately I've started to really get into skating... both skateboarding AND inline skating. it's sort of a weird combination since they generally hate each other, but they're really quite similar, and so much fun.Anyway, I've learned 3 tricks on my skateboard. The first trick is a manual, which is just "riding a wheelie" on your skateboard. I'vealso recently learned how to do a pop shove-it, which is a trick where you jump and spin the board around under your feet and land back on it... read more

  • College students posted - 17 comments

    As many of you know, I'm just starting my 4th and final year of college. Which has given me quite a good amount of time to draw some conclusions about the people here.First of all, I had a block off for an internship... so I started school a month later than everyone else. While my fellow classmates were going to class, writing papers, and taking hard exams, I was doing work that I loved, got some great experience, made a lot of money, got class credit, and expanded my resume.Since I've been back at school (nearly 2 weeks), I'm really starting to come to terms with the fact that 95% of college students are made up of sheer B.S. I mean, seriously, look at the social science majors... read more

  • Zach finally got cool posted - 1 comment

    My buddy, Zach Larson, finally got cooler and bought his own domain name. He's also learning some flash stuff, so that's awesome too. Check out his site at zlarson.com. Remember, Zach has only been designing websites for a few months, so you're about to witness a very fast learner. Zach also does all his work in notepad already, BOMB! read more

  • At home for a bit... posted

    If you didn't already know, I'm at home for the month in order to do an internship. Since I'm not at school, and since my parents only have a modem and 1 phone line, you won't see me on the internet too much. However, I did just buy a new computer yesterday, BOMB! and I'll be doing a lot of filming for the DVD I'm making for broox.com. So I'll be really busy... read more

  • Productions posted - 5 comments

    I decided to go with productions.broox.com for my professional website. Check it out and tell me what you see wrong with it, and let me know if it looks ok so far. (i know that it doesnt work with netscape yet). read more

  • what.broox.com posted - 8 comments

    This is getting quite annoying, heh. I keep making my "professional sites" too personal. I originally bought www.broox.com to use as my professional website for freelance projects such as web design... it turned out to be a personal site, and then later became an extreme sports site. Soon after that, I created derek.broox.com which was to be my personal/professional website... read more

  • Today posted - 6 comments

    So, today is my 21st birthday, which is cool, but it also sucks because I'm pretty sick. I've been sick for about a week... so I'm going to the doc today to get checked out. Later, kari is taking me out to eat in Iowa City, then I'll probably have to come home and go to bed since I feel so great....on a cooler note, my car is finished, check it out here. read more

  • Jones Soda posted - 3 comments

    My buddy, Josh Lueck, and I got a great picture this spring. It's of him standing on an old bridge that isn't in service anymore. Anyway, we think the picture may be good enough to make it on a Jones Soda bottle. So, please please please vote on it, and give it a high score! To vote on the picture, go here... read more

  • It's on posted - 2 comments

    Well, after hours of work by my dad and I, the kit is finally on... well most of it. We got the headlights, tail lights, and both bumpers on, but we couldn't get the side skirts. See the sideskirts will look best if we actually mold them into the car instead of just bolt them on, so I'm going to wait until I decide it's time to get the entire car repainted. I also put some new 6x9s in, finally... read more

  • And it all starts... posted - 1 comment

    Today I'm leaving work at 12:30 to go home and put all my new stuff on my car! It's going to be a ton of fun, but it's not going to be anything easy... I have to take my front and rear bumpers off, my sideskirts off, my headlights off, and tail lights off. Then I have to cut, mold, and fit a bunch of stuff in order to get my new kit on. I also have to put on the new headlights and tail lights... read more

  • A good day posted - 7 comments

    So far, so good anyway... I went to check my mail and I had 2 package slips. So I went to the campus mail center and got my 2 packages. The first was from a contest that I surprisingly won at monsterskate.com, which included a new set of grindking trucks (which normally cost $50), Rims bearing gaurds, Rocketbolts hardware, a shirt, and some stickers! Me next package was from a company called Heelys... read more

  • My car has some serious legality issues posted - 3 comments

    I got pulled over again for the blue lights on my hood last night... that brings the tally up to 12. I also got pulled over a couple months ago for not having a front license plate and having my windows tinted too dark. I talked my way out of the license plate one, but he still ticketed me for the windows, and then tried to say I wasn't wearing my seatbelt, which as stupid, cause I always wear it.Sooo, I guess 2 tickets out of 12 stops isn't bad. And one wasn't even a moving violation. read more