I was going to get on here and write something profane like things about my life and thoughts recently, life, work, love, lack of life, work and love, and maybe i’ll write a book or something and how last night i was feeling down and i get on last.fm and play my recommended tracks and it picks whitney houston and soulified stevie wonder and i just stop it and laugh. Tomorrow night I’ll go out to a local hang out i’ve been frequenting. hmm which reminds me i need to charge my camera tonight and dump the flash drive to prepare. But my camera’s been screwing up recently and the top buttons are wearing out or something. I found the new camera i want, but its like 350 and not available until april i think. and so i’m transferring the pictures now but i actually have no idea what pics these are. will see in a minute when they’re done. i have 2 more cards to check too. and by the time you read this i’ll have finished transferring the pics and this whole section will already be obsolete. but you wont even get to see the pics yet because i need to import them in to my ‘process’ and tag, label rename and upload them which won’t happen tonight because it’s so late it’s after 12:30am and i’m so tired i’m not even going to write anything.
2007 Began anew in the single world for me where just over a month earlier was the end of a relationship (although unbeknownst to me, for her it had ended way before that and she already started a new one). I had decided my New Years superstition was that my next picture would be of me with my future mate, and by day 2 I completely abandoned that idea and settled for this first picture of 2007. I passed the time with friends out to eat, friends at hockey games, and taking pictures of odd things such as this airplane on a trailer. Jan 16 I met a great girl Diedre who we both decided would be perfect for each other if she didn’t live 1500 miles away. The first snow was on January 18th, , Just before Mark turned 30 . Mike, Sue and Katherine came to visit for the weekend while Tim and Kelly kept me entertained at work . Alan and I won “Runner Up” in the theme park review video contest for 2006 to which we probably will not enter again. My dad had his birthday on Feb 1 and we started to play a bit of magic again. I risked my life climbing into an old attic only to discover a hidden ceiling with some old relics attached for the main purpose to give the cute girl in the office my flickr address so she could check out my other pictures. The circus came to town and puppies infiltrated my household. We attended a barely exciting monster truck show and my office exploded in a sea of flying termites. Work wasn’t only at work, it was after work too and Jonathan had his first magical experience . I became a rock band photographer and we continued to hone our magic skills. Had a good lunch with Roxanne, then immediately left for Charlotte for Carowinds with the whootah crew. Work isn’t work with friends again and by this time another failure was under way . To which I went out and drowned my sorrow and penned this poem. After a long dry spell, we played D&D again then Easter at Grandmas. Gadita discovers porn and this little piggy went home. Ruby Tuesdays violates fire code every day then we head out for a fantastic adventure in Washington DC. On the way home I hit a deer, causing $3500 worth of damage to my car. Took about 2 weeks or so then got my car back good as new. Went to Kings Dominion had lunch with mom and grandma and was yet again questioned if I still loved the ex or not for Mother’s Day. My first ‘date’ of the year was a ‘non date’ (to which I certainly treated it as such) with Lindsey to the Pink Floyd Symphony special edition concert to which I failed to convince her to join me at the ever awesome Animazement. A trip to the zoo in Asheville with all the buds, and then another hit and run accident with a deer. Robin attempts to imitate Merkley to which he found (on his own mind you) and responds a good job! More puppies arrive while a bird leaves . The 80’s are resurrected and Lindsey joins us for a night out at Crowleys. Gadita finds my box of old mementos and 4th of July at Kings Dominion wasn’t as crowded as we thought it would be while the Franklinton fireworks was even better. Virginia Beach was beachy as cooking out is to summer. I discover my great great great grandfather fought in the revolutionary war. By this time, I met Theresa and we met at Chili’s for the first time on friday night, to which I didn’t get a picture of as I figured I had no chance with such a pretty girl anyway. When I got home I had a message from a new person Kim to which we decided to go out Saturday night who although she tried to convince me that she wasn’t interested in money wanted our first date to be the 42nd street oyster bar and was disappointed that I wasn’t a big shot at some huge corporation. Later, decided that me and Kim did have a good time however, so about a week later we tried again to where I realized that she is too city slicker for me. A free movie in the park almost prompted me to invite her, yet a week after the movie Theresa invited me and John to the same park for a night with Warrant, her sister and friends to which proved to be an unbelievable disaster despite this pic. That is the look of fear in mine eyes. A few days later Steve became a dad and we decide to try Carowinds one more time. Dan played at The Cave Then we had the first family reunion in like 100 years. Kure beach was great (again) . And a chance encounter proves eventful . Halloween was time for pumpkins to which mine are still on my front porch rotting. Then followed up with the crazy fun time that is Nekocon . I come home to a purple Murray and Tim points out our local chemtrails . Thanksgiving was at moms lake house and I break out and buy a new tv . I pen my first ‘comic’ , at least the first one that I’ve claimed. The best piece of ass I get all year was at the texas roadhouse and Mercy’s still going strong . Gadita faithfully helps me wrap Christmas presents culminating to this collection on Christmas Eve . Christmas was spent traveling to family . Alan and berb made a gingerbread house and we discover a new game Carcassonne. New Years Eve party at my place wrapped up the year with this being the last picture of 2007 and this being the first picture of 2008 .
In this year I heard my dad make a gay joke (playing the flute pipe), my granddad say he wish he could smoke a joint, girls of the year (qualification only includes words more than the normal hi how are you, I like you kind of thing, i think these are in order even) included diedre, mylene, tressie, cristy, lindsey, daphne, heather, kerry, theresa, kim, monica, leilani, amanda & amy, <that south korean girl>, jenny, jennifer despite to all of which I’m still just me. I hope i didn’t miss any if I did i’m not trying to exclude. I’m trying to include, only for my personal journal to look at 10 years from now. Some of the ladies were only talks, some were dates, throughout 2007 how many kisses did I get? 1 peck on the cheek. It didn’t stop me from trying though, and from having a great time with friends, Alan, Barb, Eric, John, Jay, Jonathan, Mark, Mike, Robin, Scott, Steve, Sue, Wes who am I missing who helped me add countless photo’s to my portfolio this year. Co workers also included Kelley, Mike, Rob, Tim, and some others. My personal business did xx,xxxx amount of dollars, a bit more than last year. Aha, I’m not giving that out! Mom and Dad are both doing fine, family is good and normal as usual actually. I’m doing good, learned I have a hernia which isn’t critical, otherwise health is good. If you want more detail about my life you should read through the archives where you’ll find tons of crap written by right here. Thanks for being a part of 2007, bad or good.
So at some point I want to make a 2007 year in review post. But whenever I get a few minutes to sit down and write it, I decide I need much more than just a few minutes and I never write anything. Hm, I haven’t actually posted anything since before Christmas. Ok, let’s do a year 2008 in review then.
To bring in the new year I hosted a small party. We played with John’s wii all night to which everyone enjoyed. By the end of the night John was pretty tired though. Had about all my friends there, I even cleaned up the kitchen for it. Which was difficult as I hadn’t seen my kitchen table in years. Before clearing it off I piled it up with a collection of mail and gifts I’ve recieved over the last about 2 years. A while back I decided I had some extra money and I sent $15 to the North Shore Animal League as a donation. Ever since, I have been bombarded with letters from other charities asking for money also. Some send letters, some little gifts such as preprinted address labels and calendars, and some send hand woven dreamcatchers, tshirts, umbrellas and coffee mugs. They have totally blown my $15 donation a long time ago, and hence will not see another dime from me.
Then I cleared off the table, and took a picture as I don’t remember the last time this has happened. I then proceeded to pile stuff on it and get ready for the incoming guests. Everyone pigged out on pizza and snacks. We then proceeded to hook up the games and laugh at each other’s lack of abilities. Afterwards we did some Christmas gift exchanging as it hadn’t been done yet and we some of us proceeded to stay up until 5am 2008. We did watch the apple and acorn drop to its most terrible climax ever as immediately afterwards instead of airing the huge party in NYC or a band line up at some club as normal, they switch over to a 10 year old David Letterman show. Jokes about Monica and Bill are way out of style. Otherwise, had a good time. Afterwards, back to the lonely house.
I posted this onto a local community blog that is just now beginning to question ethanol, thought I’d post it here too after all the link finding I did.
Most Americans don’t care about the reduction of corn into our food supply, how the demand for ethanol usage of corn has increased the price of corn due to high demand (making farmers drop other crops such as wheat in favor of more profitable corn), that due to more farmers growing corn there is a reduction in the supply of other crops hence those prices are going up due to short supply, that even if all the corn in the US is used for Ethanol it would only replace 7% of our vehicle oil usage, that federal government aid is encouraging farmers to grow corn for the purpose of ethanol and to create high fructose corn syrup instead of sugar, that the huge increase of corn crops are causing life killing nitrogen based fertilizers to empty into the gulf of mexico, yada yada yada, but when you start screwing with the American’s beer thats when they might start to listen.
(Ok, so I posted the following on my other site whootah.com and thought I’d copy it here. If you haven’t checked out my other site you’re missing some really stupid crap so don’t even bother)
There’s one thing in common with whootah.com website status and what we’re getting all our loyal visitors for Christmas.
If you frequent the forums then you already know where the real action is. If not, you’re missing out so sign up and subscribe to the topics. Recent hits include:
Tis the season for naughty presents and here’s mine for you:
Yeah, so I recycle presents. If you played these at work last year then you’ll know why you shouldn’t play them at work again this year. If you didn’t, feel free to find out.
Anyway, have a good Christmas and holiday season. As always, our new years resolution will be to have more videos. And you can tell how successful that went last year with our only video release of 2007. But only because Jonathan made us all get off our ass so he could get an A in film school. Website work is planned however, and we will be requesting ideas here shortly. If you’re continually bored you could also check out our other methods of content:
The pictures section here simply goes to my own personal collection of pictures at flickr. This is constantly updated, with currently over 17,000 pictures. Lots of goodies there.
You should also check out some of our beloved members at their respective locations –
Alan Martin – downbyavalon.com
bgwfreak777 – southernscream.net
Coaster Dave – flickr
Jonathan Hawkins - jonathanhawkins.net
Phil Hart – radialmonster.com
(Anyone else want to be added to the list?)
so im on my cell phone testing posting to my site. im waiting at texas roadhouse for friends. havent wrote much lately. been enjoying my own little taste of texas recently. its one i hope goes somewhere. i feel like it already has. so how far well see. i hate jinxing myself. it always happens. so i wont talk much about it for now.
Hi so I haven’t written in a while. For a few reasons, I wanted to give a good chance that people I gave my website to at nekocon found their pictures from my previous post while it was on top. That and I’ve been busy/lazy. Here’s some recent pictures I uploaded tonight. I’m missing the single yellow rose. I have no idea why murray was purple.
Finally got the pictures uploaded, 1500 pictures from the entire trip. I had an awesomefied time the whole weekend. Thanks to everyone for a great time, and the wonderful costumes. Hope you enjoy the pictures! My apologies ahead of time to those few that turned out bad. You are free to copy the picture onto your personal blog or profile or whatever, all I ask is you provide a link back to me for credit. I’d love it if you’d comment on the pics if you like them. I don’t know all the characters so comments about who they are would also be helpful. If the pic is you, feel free to comment and leave your blog or other contact info if you’d like so others can find it. Also, if you’d prefer to have your picture removed just let me know the picture and it will magically be gone. I may update this blog post with more info so if you’d like to save this link be sure to use the permalink of this post. My contact info is here.
Other thoughts, as they come along
Thanks to Jennifer Grow at http://kittenkagome.deviantart.com/ for the beautiful artwork Balance!
So it turns out this picture:
Got ranked in the top 500 most Interesting pictures on Flickr on November 5th, 2007. With about 3000 images uploaded to flickr every MINUTE that’s pretty neat. If you’re looking for awesome new pics, check out their Explore feature for some awesome work. So far I’ve been listed twice, here’s the other one: