27 October 2012

Pictures are memories

I'm uploading photos from my old PC to flickr and wanted to document a few that caught my eye. I don't feel like I've gone through a metamorphosis, but when I look at pictures from only a few years ago it allows me to remember the ups, downs and changes I've experienced.
(I didn't finish uploading my photos, so I'm posting this entry as is.) 

Old and New Busch Stadiums, 23 November 2005.
I took this picture from an upper floor of the Eagleton building. Cameras aren't allowed inside since it's a federal courthouse, however, at this time I was a regular visitor for my Account Manager position at BCBSMo and I had a good relationship with my contact there. She worked it out with security so I could take photographs the day before Thanksgiving when court would not be in session.

CJ4 in WY 10.03
This picture of my brother is one of my favorites. It's from a trip to visit him at school in Laramie, WY in October 2003. I also went to Denver on this same road trip.

WY16 1.04 (Abe)
A few months later I went to Laramie again and along the way I spotted Abe.
I had no idea that in five years I'd be living in Springfield, IL.

Once my cousin Christine and I got lost in the woods on a hiking trip.

Good lord, Christine's 30th Birthday sure was a lot of fun!

I was riding in the back of my Aunt Laura's van on our way to the City Museum when I snapped this picture.

Two-headed Snake
We saw a two-headed snake that day.

A few months later (September 20005) I saw the ocean for my very first time!

This picture was taken a couple days after my visit to the ocean. I'm with Liz, who was my boss at the time. She was a great influence in my life. I sure do love and miss that woman.

Listening to: Face Candy - Pillow Bite

You have the answers
I wish I had the answers
I know you have the answers
I severely feel like I don't know
I severely feel like I'm so froze
severely feel like I should severely feel
When I can get out of that early clearly eery field
And let your ears just peel
she probably missed the first one
Missed the first one
But still I was the first one
That real person
To see another person as a person
And when other people don't see you as such
I know the feeling is naturally hurting
It's okay
It's okay
You're not alone
You're not alone
The wind doesn't blow that way
Cause from where I stay
The wind blows us away from the rest
And together
So we can put ourselves on display for the world
So we can say this is major
This is secret
This is deep shit
This is not but just a weekend favor
This is real
This is something that'll last much longer
Something that's so much later
Something that's so much stronger
Something that's conquered
The monsters that live inside the circuitry
And why are we so purposely
You hired me to first see
What water was spilled
What daughter had guilt
Because she wasn't loved right
What sunshine never really feels lovely
Where do we take ourselves
Where do we carry ourselves
Embrace ourselves
Before we break our help
Cause the only thing we're looking at is the scraping
Melting trees that are scathing
Bathing in the dissected unprotected corrected scathing
That we're all losing
We're bruising the inside of the teeth biting on the same thing
But I'm here
To rip your jaws open even when they're clinched tight
I'm here
I'm here to shed tears
I'm here to stay up all night
I'm here
And I'll never leave
I'll never leave you
I'll never leave you
I'll never leave you
I'll always believe you
I'll always be-leave you
So put the be in front of it
Put the bumblebee for the birds and the bees
That I guess naturally are running this
Fucking emotional chemical imbalance
That we have
But it's all I have
So I'm fucking glad
And one day I'll be a dad
And we'll walk and the shadows won't seem that deep
The shadows won't come up when we're asleep
The shadows won't weep for me no more
Cause I'm leaving all the fucking graveyards behind
And I'm polishing up my mind
And I'm leaving you
with one thing to know
I'm yours you're mine
And if the world doesn't know that's fine
we decide
(I'll never leave you)

14 October 2012

Triple S Farms

I was lucky to visit Triple S Farms today. It was an eye-opening experience to talk with Stan and learn what it means to raise food (animals, meat, hamburger, bacon, Thanksgiving turkey) and feed them well, treat them well, give these animals a well-cared-for life with plenty of food, water, shelter and as little stress as possible.

It's late, I should be sleeping. But y'all should know (and by y'all, I mean my mom) that today was super awesome.

03 October 2012

Kids these daze

At first I thought she was heckling me but then I realized she just wanted to talk about Halloween....

There I was, minding my own business, meandering in the shoe area at a thrift store when suddenly a girl says to me, "Hey! How old are you?"


"Well, you don't dress like it.
Most grown-ups wouldn't wear those shoes with that skirt."

Then she called me short.

I asked her how old I looked and she first answered six, but quickly changed her answer to twelve. I asked her if this was a good or bad thing and she said it was good to look younger.

Then she asked me what I wanted to be for Halloween. I don't have a costume picked out yet because I'm not doing anything which will require me to dress up. She's dressing up as a ghost, but she doesn't really want to be a ghost. She wasn't mad about it, but her mom picked out her costume and she wanted to decide.

Just when I started wondering how I was going to get out of this conversation, a worker announced that we had exactly five seconds to make a purchase.

02 October 2012

RnR :: Three if by One

------- Playlist :: 2 October 2012 ----------------------
Eggs couldn't make it to the show today and it's always lonely if one of us has to go at it alone. I played the show in blocks of three. It was fun and I couldn't tell if I was doing a good job. It helps when people call in. 
Tina called in to say I was doing a good job and the show was balanced.
Some dude called in and said, "What song's playing now?" It was The Detroit Cobras - I'll Keep Holding On, He hung up and I immediately pulled up the song lyrics and Ctrl+F'd every cuss word on the FCC No-No list.  

1. Oblivians - Blew My Cool
2. Oblivians - Sunday You Need Love
3. Oblivians - Static Party
4. The Strange Boys - Woe is You and Me
5. The Strange Boys - My Life Beats Me
6. The Strange Boys - Be Brave
7. Jay Reatard - Always Wanting More
8. Jay Reatard - Fluorescent Grey
9. Jay Reatard - Hammer I Miss You
10. Rancid - Dope Sick Girl
11. Rancid - Hyena
12. Rancid - The Bottle
13. Black Lips - Gentle Violence
14. Black Lips - Trapped in a Basement
15. Black Lips - Time of the Scab
16. River City Tanlines - Whenever I Rot
17. River City Tanlines - He Said Yeah
18. River City Tanlines - Bummer in the Summer


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