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9th June, 2016. 6:38 pm. Just a few things

Ok. I need a new job. It's not that I don't like working for my current employer, but I can't really live on what they pay. I interviewed for another travel industry job today. I should be posting for more banking jobs too.

You should read:

The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

Dancing in the Baron's Shadow

I am missing Gogol Bordello tonight because I can't afford the ticket. Like I said, I need a job that pays a living wage, not a starvation wage.

That's all for now.

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4th June, 2016. 8:18 pm. I'm Still Alive 2016

Well, it's been a few years again. I'm not sure who is still on here, but say hello if you are. I need to stay in touch with people.

Ok. I am working for a hotel chain.

I am still doing photography. I still write about music a bit. I've recently traveled to New Orleans for Jazz Fest. I saw Dr John in Jacksonville. I took a road trip to Okeechobee because I'd never been there.

Current mood: dorky.

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17th October, 2013. 2:56 am. I'm still Alive

I'm not sure who is still here. I've been gone for two years and just came back to see if things were still here. They are.

I'm still alive. I'm still in Tampa.

I'm looking for work again. Yay economy.

I'm doing more art shows. I had a Pussy Riot themed photo shown at the Art for Social Change show as part of ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan last month.

I'm far more active on Facebook these days.

I hope everyone is doing well.

Current mood: awake.

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4th September, 2011. 11:38 pm. Fear

One of the first things I can remember seeing on TV was footage of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse on a show called You Asked For It. This is one of those scattered memories from before we moved into Grand Rapids, so I was less than 4 years old. I think this is why I've always has some degree of fear related to big bridges. It didn't help that when I moved to Tampa, it was at least a weekly occurance that there would be multi hour long back ups on the Howard Frankenstein Bridge. It was a two lane bridge with no breakdown lanes. Also in Tampa was the Sunshine Skyway. When I moved here, remaining span of the old Skyway was all that was up. The new Skyway was under construction and the other span had a gaping hole in it from where a tanker hit the bridge.

So, I'm afraid of big bridges.

I think I'll drive over the Sunshine Skyway tomorrow. I've been across as a passenger, but I've never driven the span.

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3rd September, 2011. 10:39 am. Hello. I'm still alive

Hello to anyone reading this.

I've been away from LJ for a very long time. I'm not even sure who is around anymore.

I have been busy with work and photography. I helped put on an art show at Fetishcon this year. I went to Europe and did the running of the bulls in Pamplona. I opened a web store on fine art america for my prints.

Yeah, I'm still alive.

And you?

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2nd January, 2011. 10:32 pm. Stuff I bought this weekend.

The Haul

Ok… I’ve seen teenage girls doing this on YouTube, so why not a 50 year old guy? You might say it’s embarrassing, childish or just plain silly. You may be right. I do like silly though. So with that said, here’s the stuff I bought this weekend (most of it at the Vinyl Fever going out of business sale, but some from the Borders bargin bin).

CD’s

REM – Murmur
REM – Reckoning
SUN RA ARKESTRA (under the direction of Marshal Allen) - Live at the Paradox
Sam Prekop – Who’s your new professor
The Dead Weather – Horehound
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
Iggy Pop - New Values
The Bird and the Bee - the Hall and Oats album
The Method Actors – This is Still It
M.I.A – Arular
The Gravesiders
Peter Gabriel – Live
The Vaselines – Enter the Vaselines

Other Stuff:

Only Anarchists are Pretty t-shirt
Three muny figurines
Steampunk Calendar
God is Not Great
Signal to Noise magazine

Current mood: amused.

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1st January, 2011. 2:54 am. Happy New Year

I hope everyone has a fantastic 2011.

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25th December, 2010. 3:35 am. A Wish

I wishing that love and happiness fill the world, or at least enough comes to chase away some of the pain and misery so many are consumed by. On Christmas eve... now morining, I reflect that there are many things I could be sad about. There is no point in dwelling on them now. I look toward the dawn without expectation, but with hope. I want to be loved and love in return. I want just enough to keep going.

Merry Christmas to everyone. May the new year be spectacular.

Current mood: geeky.

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12th October, 2010. 12:27 am. Anxiety Dreams

I've been having anxiety dreams lately.

Last night, I had a dream that I was on a family trip. I was concerned about something and both my Mom and Dad told me off. My brother snubbed me and my sister (I don't have a sister) told me to go kill myself. In the dream, I left the family and hopped on a train by myself. It was a pretty disturbing dream. I'm not sure what it's trying to tell me.

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8th October, 2010. 12:17 pm. Spirit Day

Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day
 


It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.


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