Tuesday, December 29, 2009

...Said, said,
Said I remember when we used to sit
In the government yard in Trenchtown
Oba, ob-serving the hypocrites
As they would mingle with the good people we meet
Good friends we have had, oh good friends we've lost along the way
In this bright future you can't forget your past
So dry your tears I say

No woman, no cry
Oh my Little sister, don't shed no tears
No woman, no cry

Said, said,
said I remember when we used to sit
In the government yard in Trenchtown
And then Georgie would make the fire light
Log wood burnin' through the night
Then we would cook corn meal porridge
Of which I'll share with you

My feet is my only carriage
So I've got to push on through
But while I'm gone...

Everything's gonna be alright
Ev'rything's gonna be alright
Ev'rything's gonna be alright
Ev'rything's gonna be alright
Ev'rything's gonna be alright
Ev'rything's gonna be alright
Ev'rything's gonna be alright
Ev'rything's gonna be alright

No woman, no cry
No, no woman, no woman, no cry
Oh, little sister, don't shed no tears
No woman, no cry

No woman, no woman, no woman, no cry
No woman, no cry
Oh, my little darlin' no shed no tears
No woman, no cry, yeah
any sister no shed no tears, no women no cry

Say, say,
said I remember when we used to sit
In a government yard in Trenchtown
Obba, obba, serving the hypocrites
As the would mingle with the good people we meet
Good friends we have, oh, good friends we've lost
Along the way
In this great future,
You can't forget your past
So dry your tears, I say

No woman no cry, no woman no cry
Little darling, don't shed no tears, no woman no cry

Say, say, said I remember when we used to sit
In the government yard in Trenchtown
And then Georgie would make the fire light
As it was, love would burn on through the night
Then we would cook cornmeal porridge
Of which I'll share with you
My fear is my only courage
So I've got to push on thru
Oh, while I'm gone

Everything 's gonna be alright, everything 's gonna be alright
Everything 's gonna be alright, everything 's gonna be alright
Everything 's gonna be alright, everything 's gonna be alright
Everything 's gonna be alright, everything 's gonna be alright...

Monday, December 28, 2009

Down Is The New Up

Magnolia, Magnolia... let me rest under the shade of your leaves.

I just threw on the latest album from The Black Crowes, Before The Frost/Until The Freeze, and it's really good. I haven't listened to the whole thing yet I don't think, but it's really good stuff...not to mention it's a double album, which is always a good indication of something great [white album, stadium arcadium, melancholy and the infinite sadness, cold roses] just to name a few. It's the lull week between the holiday season and we're all back to work; at least most of us are.

It's really cold out and it's mostly the wind that really makes it bitter. But you know, the weather doesn't have a huge effect on me like it used to. I go from the house, to the car, to the office, and back again. I don't have that daily interaction, cohesion with my fellow city dwellers and environment. I sit in my bubble that is my car and transport myself to and fro... I miss that closeness with strangers around me. I've been thinking about New York a lot lately and especially this time of year last year. I used to walk everywhere, take the subway everywhere, always listening to my iPod on my iPhone and walking down the street with my music creating the soundtrack of my life. Being able to take so many things in - all the buildings, people, hustle and bustle around me. I always felt comfort in it all and being a part of it made me feel better about myself. There was this energy I used to absorb and I would use it to invigorate my life. We had a really great energy between us friends too - right off the Lorimer stop; oh man there were some great times. I look back fondly and look for little pieces now that can give me some of the feelings I got back then in Brooklyn.

This city is definitely different. Most people are in cars. There's less of a public transport vibe and everything is spread and grouped by different neighborhoods. I feel like there is less of a cohesion of the inhabitants that know they are part of something great - that they're all in it together. I feel like people are more into themselves and have less interactiveness between each other. It's missing that energy - that thing you can feel. I wish there was more of a public transportation system that could get you around to all the different areas quickly, safely, cheaply, and conveniently. Like a Subway. But alas, it is the way it is.

On another note I'm going to get a chance to experience the vibes of a new city... Houston. Of the brief time I've spent there previously and what I've heard from others is that it's a very spread out city. Once again I will have my car so we'll see what it's really like. The time has gone by really quickly and my departure is only a few weeks away. I believe my last day here at work will be Friday, January 22 and I will leave on the road trip shortly thereafter. I am hopefully going to be subletting my room while away so I can put all that would be rent money towards my debts. Speaking of debts I'm proud to say (but dissapointed at the same time...) that I am taking all my xmas money, earned money from the bar, and everything and putting it towards my credit card debt instead of a camera. It's the most responsible thing to do and will ultimately get me closer to where I want to be than if I would do something else. It's these times and decisions that make the extra leap in life and it's being smart enough to realize that that is important.

I am going to do my best to save, spend lightly, eat better, and just be better. There are improvements that I would like to make, some changes that I would like to occur in my life, and some I have control over and others I don't. I can only be myself and continue to do my best.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Up Against a Wall

Guess I should have caught your call
But I just had to waste the phone forget it all
Bones are trembling hands are cold
You don't know how it feels you've got me up against the wall

Maybe we could make this work
But now you start to leave before it's getting worse
I don't know what you came here for
It's almost that I wish we hadn't met at all

You slap just like a wake-up call
The bruises on the face don't bother me at all
Bones are trembling hands are cold
It's almost that I wish you had me up against the wall

One of my go to albums that has reached that status over the last year or two is PB&J's Writer's Block.
And in that album the song Up Against The Wall has definitely become one of my favorites on the album. It has such a great sound to it and just builds up really nicely. Most of the lyrics are you know, okay for the most part. But honestly, the lyrics that really catch my ear in this song is the phrase "sometimes I wish we hadn't met at all". Have you ever felt this way? I feel like this is something we've all thought at one point or another but, it's such a bold thing to say.... or think. Do you really mean it? Or are you just temporarily blinded because of a certain situation that you might be in. I'm not really talking about anything specific situation for me right now or anything, I'm talking in generalities. You probably don't really mean it, but you think about it. And then you start thinking about what life or things might be like if you hadn't ever met that person at all. What kind of person would I be? Would I still think the same way or have the same understanding or maturity that I do now that we've gone through everything? I don't know, that's the most interesting part about the whole thing. I don't think you'd ever really want to completely erase something. I guess I am under the understanding that whatever doesn't kill you only makes you stronger... and smarter. It helps to mold your understanding and what you look for in people and what you really want.

I stopped at Best Buy today after work on my way home with the intentions of checking out some cameras that I've been researching online to get a feel for how they work and if I like them. Well, for example, this experience has definitely swayed me to go to a local camera shop rather than a big box store. Most of the cameras that they had out to play with were either broken, didn't have any batteries, the lenses were all messed up with smudges and too much handling, or they just didn't work at all. There was also virtually no support and help from the staff either. At one point I said to the girl, a lot of these cameras don't really work or are broken. She said, yeah a bunch of them don't work... and I was like, well so what, I'm supposed to just buy one and hope it works out okay?? She said, yeah. Hmm I don't think so! You guys suck and I would never buy a camera from you guys. Get some QC'n and a grip on the products you're selling. Maybe DSLR's aren't really their fortay and they make all of their money off of TV's and computers or something. So I decided to walk around and I noticed a music section where they had guitars to play with. I went into the acoustic room to sit down with one and give it some loving but as is the story of my life, no left-handed instruments. Soooo overall bad experience at Best Buy so I just walked out and went home. Definitely a disappointment when you're hoping to get something accomplished or have some expectations but, you live and learn.

It's Thursday evening and we've almost made it through another work week. It's the 10th of December already and we're fast approaching x-mas and the new year! I can't believe it... it's just one week after the other and continuing to plug away, wear the right hat when you need to, and keep on keeping on. I'm meeting up with a buddy in a little bit at Brewer's Art in the city but right now I'm listening to OK Computer in vinyl and chilling in my room. I have some xmas lights around my big mirror and I strung a section on my head board of my bed too. I have a balsam and cedar candle burning so it smells a little festive for the season. Work has been fine, just focusing on myself and what I'm doing with my job and career. Not letting some of the other distractions that were once a big issue overwhelming my life. I'm starting to get really excited for the next thing and if you haven't looked at the pictures yet of my apartment complex in Houston it looks like it's going to be pretty sick! There's an underground lit up pool, hot tub, and waterfalls and stuff in the middle of the complex with palm trees around it and stuff. I think it should be a pretty kick-ass time and I welcome these new things into my life.

It is 7:20pm and I am meeting him at 8pm downtown. I'm home alone and should probably eat some food before I head out the door. I don't know what we have in the fridge but probably left-overs to be eaten (yah!). I had peking duck for the first time earlier this week and it was pretty slammin'. Well I'm going to go find something to eat real quick and then head downtown.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Life's too short for what if's and plans
So let the day take you by the hand
Get your filofax we'll go and burn them
But I'm too old for 'damn the man'

I make a wish on a star at night
The brightest star that's in the sky
Only to have realized
That it was just a satellite

we have made it to another December and already! It has had its ups and downs but we're all still in this crazy place. I can't believe it's December 8th already.... everything this year has been leading up to this past weekend and I don't it let anyone down. Congratulations to my sister and her new husband on their nuptials!! It was a perfect day and went off without a hitch; I think everyone had a great time. Now we are all looking forward to moving into the future with new family and new fun and excitement. I'm very happy for them.

I seem to be trucking along with what I'm doing... work and everything has definitely gotten better since the last times I've really talked to you. It's not terrible, it's actually alright right now. I am getting prepared for the next adventure to TX at the end of January, which kicks off with a road trip from Maryland to Texas with my dad!! We still need to sit down and come up with the GP and the route but I assure you it will be cool. I got a lot more info about where i'm staying, etc, check it out here for some pics of the apartment complex where I'll be staying. Ummmm... if you want to come visit me I'll be there from February through the end of April so talk to your local Southwest representative and book your cheap flight to Houston ASAP (the sooner you do it the cheaper it is..). I am really looking forward to the change. Moving to a new step and hopefully seeing a change of well, just everything that has been for the last while.

I can't stop thinking about getting back into photographing. Hopefully within the next month I can start morphing this blog into a show and tell kind of thing. Where I can present my art and photography and morph it with thought and input and daily introspection to create something interesting. I haven't felt much interesting in the last while (notice my # of posts over the past few months and then compare it to January of this year.. I think it was like 80-something!!), but I think I'm getting back to it. While at the wedding I was really interested with talking to the photographers about what they were doing, the cameras they had, their input, etc... and they were both super cool. I don't know, I think it'll open up a lot of avenues that I've closed off lately. I just signed up to work NYE this year at the bar bartending. I don't know, I don't think NYE ever really lives up to what you think it should be and I've kind of changed my mindset to make $$ off of everyone else instead of paying a lot to someone else. I worked last year while in NYC at a big party on 23rd street (remember that? I posted some pics that night or the next morning when I get out and the awesome sandwich I made when I got home at like 4:30am that night..).

It's really quiet around here right now. It starts to get dark while I'm still at the office and this is terribly depressing. I look outside (because I have windows around me at my desk...) and all I see is my stupid grin reflecting back at me, I can't even see outside! It's not even 5 o'clock yet! Well at least I have my music around me. Brandon told me about this website called woot.com that sells one thing a day real cheaply. I really like this site.. sometimes it's stupid and something you don't want but sometimes, and just sometimes it's something that you want or would make a good christmas present and then you can snatch it for real cheap!! Like.... I did that this morning. There is also woot wine but they don't deliver to MD... or PA. Luckily I think this xmas will be relatively light on the wallet. Which is good because I'm not mr. money bags yet and as much as I thought I would be at this point when I was younger, i'm not, haha.

I do have to apologize for not really talking on here much these past few months. Whatever posts I did put was mostly because I felt obligated to and didn't really have much thought behind them. I don't know, I'm still trying to figure it all out, as far as well, everything.. but I'm getting back to a better place and mindset to do it all in. So the website of the photographers from the wedding are located here. Check it out and ummm... when they are posted from my sister's wedding I'll post some on here, I'm super excited to check out what they were able to do. I haven't had an oyster shot in a while, I think that I really want one soon. Maybe tonight. Definitely Friday night I will be. I have an opportunity to go to Atlantic City this weekend but I don't think I'm going.. I definitely do not have the money and well, have been running around the past few weekends so, I think I've talked myself out of it. No money, low resources, a need to chill, blah blah. I'm kind of random right now but I'm kind of just letting it all out... I haven't done that in a while either and it used to be good for me.

OK I've been summoned to move crap around before I go so I gotta go.

ttys PEACE.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Haha yes, this is me. I just took this and I guess this is what I would look like in opposite negative color space. I just liked how much I look like an african santa, haha.

Well back to Baltimore and my regular life for a few days. Then it's back to PA for my sister's wedding, which we are all very excited for. I know I am. I had a great time being back home for Thanksgiving and hanging out with the dead heads. There was most definitely a rock hollow reunion that did not live down to expectations. It was like old times again... none of the four players are different and we all are the corresponding puzzle pieces that make up the dead head group. It was really refreshing to see everyone and I had a lot of fun. I think it definitely helped me out a lot and was a necessary experience to have for the moment. Things are okay and there's a lot to look forward to.

I got to go out photographing with Brandon which was awesome. I want a DSLR camera so badly now... hopefully he will send the picures I took with his camera to me and then I will gladly share them on here. I think I took some neat shots of our friends, of him, and some nature as well. We also did a little gig for this coffee shop/bakery owner who wanted our photographic expertise for his shop.

It's been a pretty productive day; I did some organizing in my room, laundry, deposited money, walked to the grocery store and got some stuff to make for dinner tonight (which turned out pretty awesome). I slept in because I ended up working 15.5 hours yesterday at the bar.... start to close. I was exhausted by the time I got home last night. Right now I'm listening to Ryan Adams on vinyl and winding down... burning a balsam and cedar candle, x-mas lights adorning my big mirror and headboard on bed. Realizing it's 9:22pm and have to work in the am.... although it is only for 3 days. I think I might lay down and do some reading before going to sleep. I believe I will continue to listen to some records as I read and go to sleep.

I haven't really spent much time or effort writing on here lately which is a consequence of several different things... but I think it will start to pick up and then definitely when I leave for TX I will use this a lot to talk about what's going on, how things are going, and will be a good communication medium for everything. Kind of like when I was in NY, but this is part deux.

OK time to get ready for bed and rest before going back to work, blah blah.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

This is probably what I'll look like when I'm older. Weathered, aged, and well-bearded.

I must leave for work even though I just got home from work but my 2nd job... but just came on to do a few things. My one credit card that I payed off a few months ago just got a credit increase. Yah for me? Not really, I don't need it. I have enough to worry about, despite what Peter, Bjorn, & John tell me. It's Wednesday, and the weekend is approaching fast. Then it's Thanksgiving which I'm hella looking forward to (dead head reunion, ROCK HOLLOW WHAT) and the speckled hen. Then it's my sister's wedding! Times just rolling and change will be here before I know it.

Anyway I think I'm coming back...
and like what Peter, Bjorn, & John tells me... I am more me than I ever was before.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I think I'm back ya'll.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Alone inside my forest room
And it's storming

I never thought I'd be in bloom
But this is where I start

-Stadium Arcadium

And the question is was I more alive then than right now?
I happily have to disagree
I laugh more often now
I cry more often now
I am more me.

but life has a certain ability of breathing new life into me
so I breathe it in
it tells me here you are and here all you are here
and still can make sense
if you just show up and present an honest face
instead of that grin.

The other day this new friend of mine
said something to me,
'Just because something starts differently
Doesn't mean it's worth less.'
And I soaked it in, how I soaked it in
How I soaked it in
And just asked to prove how right he was
Then you came.

So I'm gonna give, yes I'm gonna give
I'm gonna give you a try
So I'm gonna give, yes I'm gonna give
I'm gonna give you a try

And the question is was I more alive than right now?
I happily have to disagree
I laugh more often now
I cry more often now
I am more me.

-Objects of My Affection

I have been toiling away here at work since 8am. It is now 4:22pm and tis almost the end of the day. I gotta run home, change, and head to my part-time job to work tonight. Then rest, wake up, come to my day job, then run home, change, and head to my part-time job to work tomorrow night. That brings us to resting, wake up, coming to my day job, then heading to New York City! I am super excited to be getting out of MD and everything in this vicinity and escaping to NYC and then Woodstock, NY on Saturday for a Midnight Ramble. We are going to a special show in Levon Helm's Barn that holds 200 people, and the Black Crowes are opening up. Levon owns a farm in Woodstock and that's where we will be spending most of our time on Saturday. This should be a super intimate experience and something I will never forget. Thank you Rich, I need this....

Life has been okay. I've been trying to learn how to move on, get rid of feelings, and get back to being me. Someday's are better than others. Some sets of hours are easier than others. But I am still alive, there are things to look forward to, and if it's not meant to be then it won't, or if it is then maybe it will. I need to learn to get back on my feet and look to the future. There's no way in changing the past and if things can't be realized and it's too late then so be it. I was the one who wasn't ready before, now you aren't. There's something there but influence is taking over and I am being extricated from the situation.
I did not really take a lunch break today so that's why I'm finally taking a break from this data entry sh*t and writing on here. It's been a few weeks and once again, a tough few weeks. Some days are better than others; some days I've got my sh*t together and my head is in the right place and then just like that something can change and I'll be somewhat of a wreck again. It's going to take time but I'm definitely better than I was. It's still becoming difficult to write because I don't really have much promising or exciting things to say. I hate my job, I hate coming to my job, and at the moment there isn't much I'm hanging onto in my normal life either. There are a few people / places that are keeping me going. It is a difficult time period and going into the holiday season will hopefully make it go by quicker and then a little bit of time later I will be in another state, living in a new apartment, working in a new location, with new people, and new job description. Yes, I am excited. Right now it feels so far in the future (february) that all I can think about is getting through these next couple months. Hell all I can think about is getting through these next couple days / weeks / hours. Jealousy is a bitch and you should never let it sneak up on you. It's a difficult pill to swallow and can make you do crazy things.


I picked some quotes in the beginning that are maybe a little more on the up direction, a new beginning, a new me, I am more me. I need to tap back into the me that I am. It's just been a rollercoaster of a last month or so and I'm hanging on for dear life. We are going in the right direction and will take each day at a time.

Thank you guys for reading my thoughts, being there for me, reaching out when needed, and showing me a good time in a time of need.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

That woman she's got eyes that shine
like a pair of stolen pair of polished dimes
she asked to dance, I said it's fine
I'll see you in the morning times

Aw brooklyn brooklyn take me in
are you aware the shape I'm in?

My hands they shake, my head it spins
aw brooklyn, brooklyn take me in....

three words that became hard to say: I and Love and You.

And if I had a clue, I'd know exactly what to do
If I were the wiser of the two
And if I sought all so clear
I'd write it down and bend your ear
If I were the wiser of the two
We could take a walk into the canyons of fifth avenue
Sing and dance just to name a few
all I do
all I do....

And if I saw the sun fall down
I'd pick it up and make a crown
one that was a perfect fit for you....

Hello world. I have not been well. All has not been well in my world. Thus is the reason why I have not talked to you since the beginning of the month. I have not had the effort the words or anything to do anything on here. I didn't even have the effort to power up my laptop. I just didn't even turn it on really. It has been some of the toughest weeks of my life. Emotionally, work-ally, relationship-y, everything-y. Existence has proved futile and enthusiasm has been drained. The escape and understanding of life from music was non-existent. There was nothing that made things well and the thought of food only further supressed my appetite. I did not eat. I could not eat. Several days passed without the embibment of food. Only cigarettes, coffee, and beer passed these lips. It has been an extremely difficult month and I think I am on the upswing. All is still not well in my world but decisions have been made and a path has been chosen. Mindsets of have been created, relationships have been identified and put in their appropriate places, and there is nothing left to do. Some feelings have been left on the table, and I think there is still a lot going on and something there, but only time will tell. All I can say is that I am still alive and will see the sunshine of a new day.

Thank you.

Monday, October 5, 2009

She's got a sword in case
though this is not her lord in case
the one who can't afford to face
her image is restored to grace.

Disappeared. No trace. Musky tears. Suitcase.

The down turn brave little burncub bearcareless turnip snare rampages pitch color pages...
down and out but not in Vegas.
Disembarks and disengages. No loft.

Sweet pink canary cages
plummet pop dewskin fortitude
for the sniffing black noses that snort and allude
to the dangling trinkets that mimic the dirt cough go drink
It's for you.

Blue battered naval town slip kisses delivered by duck muscles
and bottlenosed grifters arrive in time to catch the late show.

It's a beehive barrel race.
A shehive stare and chase wasted feature
who tried and failed to reach her.

Embossed beneath a box in the closet that's lost.

The kind that you find when you mind your own business.

Shiv sister to the quickness before it blisters into the newmorning milk blanket.
Your ilk is funny
to the turnstyle
touch bunny whose bouquet set a course for bloom without decay.

get your broom and
sweep echoes of yesternights fallen freckles...away...

-death of a martian

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Its been a rough one. By that I mean this week. I don't want to complain so I won't. I'll just suffice it as to say it's been kind of a shit week so far and I'm going to be optimistic and say that it can only get better. Several different fronts are very difficult lately and I don't know, sometimes it seems everything can be going wrong, today was one of those days. But I've survived and will sleep tonight to start it again early in the morning tomorrow. Tomorrow, ah yes, my Wednesdays. I will continue working in production and then follow it with a healthy dose of my second job serving customers beverages and food. But like I said I'm not going to complain, it could be a lot worse. I am super excited to have off Friday and NYC will be my saving grace, light at the end of the tunnel, prize, or what have you. We all have to have weeks like this some time or another so it's just my chance to get it out of the way I guess. Like I said before it's a transition period and it takes time, time, time... it's difficult and I don't like it but it's happening, it has to happen, and the time has to come sometime and that time is now, time... time... time...

Lately it's just been that question in my head "what am I doing?" "where am I going and what is laying ahead of me?" The seasons change and so do we, that's a song lyric, what song is it??

I don't really have a lot to say, I'm just hanging on to what I've got at the moment to survive my life at the moment. It's been about a year since I've started this blog and I still don't know what I'm doing. I don't know if it gets read, and I'm not sure if that's a big concern for me. Sometimes it can be difficult, sometimes it's like well am I doing this for me or do I feel like I need to do a post tonight because I haven't done one in a few days and they are wondering why I'm giving them the cold shoulder. Haha I doubt that's it at all. It's still a place for relief, a place for artistic spewing or something, and I guess just a place that I can call my own and do with whatever I please. If you want to read it then I'm glad. If not, then, it's okay too. Right now it's 7:27pm and I'm listening to Rubber Soul remastered on mono, thinking about how I need to eat something, drinking an oktoberfest bier, and well, thinking about how I need to get up mad early tomorrow to continue production. I just threw on my song... well I guess it will forever now be my song because it's emblazened on my arm permanently, and you know it as the name of this place. Tomorrow Never Knows ..... fool. I'm just typing anymore, and I don't think I've had a meaningful post in a while. It's like mostly just a life update kind of a place. Every now and then I have something to say, or at least something I think is important to say. Tonight at work I made a pot of coffee around 5 o'clock to keep us going and continue into the evening with what we were doing. I don't know exactly what went wrong (considering I've made lots and lots of pots of coffee in my lifetime....) but something went wrong and there were coffee grounds and shit in the coffee, it was terrible. AND while I was brewing the coffee it was like leaking all over the counter and I had to sop it up with a paper towel, and in the end, it tasted like shit anyway, so there weren't even any rewards to reap. That was just like the icing on the cake of a shit day when you know things aren't going your way and god just wanted to let you know that the day was shitting on you and you aren't even able to enjoy a nice refreshing cup of coffee because nothing will be going right. Fortunately, things are going right at the moment. I'm at home, I have norwegian wood on and I've got a tasty sam adams oktoberfest in my quip's mug. On that note I'm going to try and russle up some dinner and probably pass out not too long after.

I hope you've enjoyed this intelectual and meaningful post. And I think I'm having trouble spelling at the moment because there's lots of red dotted lines under words that I think are words. So suck it trebek.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sooooo it happened, I did it. I went last night by myself and got it done. They actually went exactly off a quick mock-up I did in Photoshop; they transposed it onto my arm and then the artist just went over it. I'm happy with it, thank god, right? Hahaha. It's been a rainy weekend and I haven't really done a whole lot. Actually to be honest the only thing I really did do this weekend was work my shift at the bar and get a tattoo. I guess that could sound like a lot but it wasnt really. I caught up on sleep and was good and didn't go out to bars and spend a lot of money. Instead I just spent a lot of money on getting ink permanently burnt into my skin.

Today I'm heading to my sister's house to spend some time with fam and watch football games with my future brother-in-law Pete (the other one). Soooo yah yah, next weekend is New York and I am absolutely excited for that. Ecstatic, pumped, I don't know if there's a word to describe it really? I've been really enjoying the remastered mono Beatles albums. It's been a huge Beatles kick lately, not that that's a surprise or anything.

I am enjoying my iced coffee and listening to the beatles, playing around on my macbook, and waking up from my golden slumbers. We are leaving in about a half hour so I'm going to get my shiz together for the rainy road trip.


We were talking
about the space between us all

And the people
who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion

Never glimpse the truth
then it's far too late
when they pass away.

We were talking
about the love we all could share
when we find it

To try our best to hold it there
with our love

With our love
we could save the world
if they only knew.

Try to realize it's all within yourself
No one else can make you change
And to see you're really only very small,
And life flows on within you and without you.

We were talking
about the love that's gone so cold
and the people,

Who gain the world and lose their soul
They don't know
they can't see
are you one of them?

When you've seen beyond yourself
then you may find, peace of mind,

Is waiting there...

And the time will come when you see
we're all one, and life flows on within you and without you.

Friday, September 25, 2009

TGIF on a rainy, cool Friday morning, September 25, 2009. I am filled with all these different feelings / emotions / things that bring me up and bring me down. It's a transition period at the moment which is always difficult and when going through it, you tend to drag your feet, for change is always difficult. In the end you realize it was the right move and glad you did it. it's 9:21am and I am getting ready to leave for a learning seminar and will be back after lunch... will finish up with some things on my mind later .... wish me luck.

..... okay so it's now 12:44am at night, where I started this post this morning. So the seminar went alright, we were kind of thrusted into this very tiny group of people get presented to about a specific product. You know, as if we were like, potential clients of purchasing this expensive equipment. But it went fine, and killed a better part of the morning so that's fine. Enough about work really though, I'm really just kind of in a grind with that place right now, I feel like my relationship with it is not doing so well at the moment. It gets really frustrating. But like I said, enough about work. On another note that I an ecstatic about, Brandon sent me the newly remastered Beatles Mono Box Set last night and I have been enjoying it thoroughly!!! So many of the songs are different and sound so spectacular, I love it. This is the box set:

It's been kind of a lazy night as I unwind from the work week and ease into the weekend. I have work in the morning, had plans to go out for drinks with a couple of buddies but ended up not going. I took a nap tonight and slept for a while. Now I am up listening to The Beatles, watching Mash episodes, and talking to you. I'm a little foggy at the moment and have a lot on my mind so it's difficult right now to get the words out. My intentions were to just get on here and finish up this post because I knew I started it this morning and didn't want you on the edge of your seat waiting for it. Hahaha, rightttttttt.

OK nite.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It is 12:24 on a Wednesday afternoon at the office. I am eating a sandwich alone in my cubical, listening to Ray LaMontagne, and well, that's really about it. I guess that pretty much sums it up. When I finish eating I will be moving furniture around; accommodating new assignments and desk locations. The office is quite somber today for several different reasons... and I don't like it. I'm not even sure what else to say; I have to work tonight right after work so it's kind of just, like, one of those days I guess that everyone speaks of. I look forward to saying goodnight to this day and starting fresh tomorrow with smiles instead of frowns, and laughter instead of yelling, or silence. Tensions have been high in the building lately and it reflects a lot of things going on with the business, and the work. One thing to say is that we're not looking for work, so that's a good thing. Why am I talking about work? I guess because the thing I would really like to be talking about and that is on my mind is something I don't want to talk about on here...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Yes yes, Tuesday afternoon... mid day of mid week. Just got out of a lunch meeting and have a few minutes before another meeting at two. I definitely now know what I'm doing and where I'm going in my position at my company. This is a relief and something to look forward to as well. I don't think necessarily the job description of my new permanent temporary position is all that appealing but I will be actually doing something and contributing back to the company in a positive way and that is the most important thing right now. That and having something I'm definitely doing day in and day out, it keeps you sane and makes the workday go by quicker.

It is September 22nd already, holy snap. Yesterday was the official start of Autumn and I welcomed it with open arms. It was a perfect night out on the roof as I soaked in the cool air and read from my new books. I listened to The Beatles, roasted potatoes from my Dad's garden, and went to sleep early. Things have been pretty good lately; I feel like I've brought my life down to a pretty good point where it's simple and rejuvenating. I spend most of my time at work; either a printer or a bartender. The extra job has created a financial cushion that has been much needed. I can't even begin to tell you how much it has made my life better. And you know what? I've found myself spending less even as I'm making more. Although I've reached points lately where the money has been burning holes in my pockets... looking for places to spend it. Don't worry though, it's not just because I want to spend it but it's things I've wanted for awhile. One of those being a tattoo! It almost happened on Sunday afternoon.... unfortunately, or maybe fortunately I didn't like the sketches the artist was coming up with so I decided to take a second thought and do a bit more research and thinking. Also maybe I need to find another tattoo parlor to make happen what I'm looking for. So... needless to say I haven't been spending so much so things have been good. Relief has been flooding me because I've been able to comfortably pay bills, catch up on some debt, etc. It's been a huge relief. I've been feeling very relieved lately.

I am particularly excited for NYC next next weekend. I haven't been to the city in a while and this time of year has been reminding me of when I moved last year. Oh the excitement! Now we are a year later, a lot has changed, and I'm still alive and well. I am in a much better place - stable, moving forward confidently employed and in good health, happy and content for the moment. The near future holds a big change with regards to job description and lo
cation so that is enough to keep me excited and cure my travel bug and need to try new things and go to new places.

I've been listening to an album that is near and dear to me and I think the season helps to make that happen... and the album is The Zombies - Odyssey and Oracle. Greaaaat album, cool album cover:

On that note I gotta get back to work... blah TTYL.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Good morning,

It is a gorgeous morning here in Baltimore, MD, as it is probably many other places too. I'm up at 8am on a Saturday morning which actually feels pretty nice. I did not have a big night last night so thus is the reason why I am talking to you now. Alright lets be honest, I think I was in bed and asleep before 10pm, haha. Right now I'm out on the porch with an iced coffee, my macbook, and my door open to my room with a vinyl spinning. I have to head to the bar later this morning to work the afternoon. I'm looking forward to it... I'll be able to open the barn-door windows we have in the front of the place and let the nice cool air in and just hang out. It's a good shift because it's pretty relaxed, I run the place by myself, and the money is decent for not really doing all that much. Tonight I have a date with Casey and I believe we're trying out this new restaurant that I heard about called Geckos which is supposedly a pretty legit Mexican place here in the city.

This week has been an alright week, you know the feeling. Another week at work, another week down the drain, with another one exactly the same right behind it. I remember when I first started working full time; you really have to get used to and get over the fact that you are walking into the same building week after week nearly doing the same thing. It's tough to swallow sometimes. After working a job for a while I always start to get that itch to be doing something else somewhere else. I just hit my six month mark and as of late I have been getting that feeling. I've realized it's okay though because in about four months I'm leaving for Texas which will totally turn around my world.

You know what today reminds me of? The cool crisp air with the bright sun takes me back to playing soccer. Oh how long ago and a different life does that feel. It's funny how distant things can feel as time goes on. It's like a past life that I was living. I feel like a totally different person living a different life. But I am the same person - just different, I don't know. I don't think it's bad, nor good, probably more on the good side though. When I was younger I never really had specifically in my mind where I wanted to go and what I would want to be doing so there was really no expectation. I find myself in the same situation now too. At work, my mentor wants me to create goals, a game plan as to how to reach those goals, and then a timeline on when I would like to achieve them. That is a really difficult thing for me to do because I don't know where I want to go or want to be doing, really. I know somewhat but not enough to actually create a plan out of it. I'm one of those people who likes to take things as they go and see what opportunities arise from that. Being spare of the moment and taking things as they come is my motto; creating goals and timelines is the anti-motto. So I don't know man.

I received another one of the books in the mail earlier this week, as you can see, very well. It's actually kind of chilly out here when you sit for a while. I'm wearing shorts, flip-flops, and a long sleeve tshirt that I've been wearing since like high school. Ugh, you know whats funny? Atleast for me: somedays I feel totally confident in what I'm doing and others I take a look at myself and wonder what the hell am I doing? I guess thats the whole point and dilemma of becoming an adult and in your mid-twenties. I feel at the moment I'm quite content, or should be quite content, if I take a step back and look at where I am and my current situation. I think that's always the important thing; to be able to remove yourself from the day-to-day minutia BS and take a look at really where you are, your current situation, and the fact that you really do have a lot. And when I do that I am happy and thankful. In all honesty it could be a lot worse. Actually I learned in my one sociology class that basically the life I am living now is better than 95% of the rest of the people in the world. I have a fridge / cabinets full of food. I live in a safe, nice area. I live in a nice house with amazing amenities. I have a job (two jobs homes), clothes (abundance of clothes if you look at it right, and yet I still make mention the fact that I haven't gone clothes shopping in extended months), a car (that looks and runs very well), and you know everything on Maslow's hierarchy; except for self-realization. So in all I am happy to be me.

On that note I'll get some more coffee and maybe have some breakfasts.

I hope whoever reads this will think about those things I said at the end of this post and put your life in perspective too to realize how well you have it too. Then today should be an amazing day for you too; because it's gorgeous outside and you deserve it.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

photos from deviantart.com

I received a few of the books I ordered! I'm out on the porch trying to decide which one to start first. It is a gorgeous Sunday afternoon in Baltimore, MD. I have the Fleet Foxes spinning on the vinyl, an iced coffee keeping me company, and my m*a*s*h t-shirt on that I discovered while at home last weekend. I am very glad to be alive at this moment in time. It's so comfortable outside right now, I love it. I got to see one of my favorite peoples this weekend while I spent some time in Lancaster and that individual is my old roommate Nick; he's the best. It was so nice to catch up with him and hang out. I can only hope that there will be more times like that in my future.

I think I might do some cooking later but I'm not sure what to make. I like to make some things over the weekend and then I can use them to pack for work during the week. I've continued to be conscious of my eat / drink but swayed a little last night and this afternoon; all in good form though. I'm so excited to sit out here on the deck and enjoy one of my new books. It's the little pleasures in life that get me excited. I just got home from being away so I'm in a happy place because I'm freshly showered, have vinyls spinning on the turntable, my new autumn candle burning in my room, my door wide open to my room to let the day inside, and just the most beautiful day I could ask for. I also have my new books, my macbook, and lots of cash in my pocket / room from bartending this weekend. Life is very good at the moment. I'm sure through the next mornings I will be saying otherwise when it's raining and I'm at work but it's moments like this that make it all worthwhile.

We tried to see Iron & Wine last night at a christian college near Harrisburg last night and we made it there but the show was sold out and the dudes wouldn't let us inside. So we hung out outside the doors and listened to the show from there. He sounded amazing. Basically the experience convinced me that I need to go see him when I actually have tickets and can be inside and see him.

I'm going to start one of my books and enjoy the day.

I hope you enjoy yours as well.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fame is but a fruit tree
So very unsound.
It can never flourish
‘til its stock is in the ground
So men of fame
Can never find a way
‘til time has flown
Far from their dying day

Forgotten while you’re here
Remembered for a while
A much updated ruin
From a much outdated style

Life is but a memory
Happened long ago
Theatre full of sadness
For a long forgotten show
Seems so easy
Just to let it go on by
‘til you stop and wonder
Why you never wondered why

Safe in the womb
Of an everlasting night
You find the darkness can
Give the brightest light
Safe in your place deep in the earth
That’s when they’ll know what you were truly worth
Forgotten while you’re here
Remembered for a while
A much updated ruin
From a much outdated style

Fame is but a fruit tree
So very unsound
It can never flourish
‘til it’s stock is in the ground
So men of fame
Can never find a way
‘til time has flown
Far from their dying day

Fruit tree, fruit tree
No-one knows you but the rain and the air
Don’t you worry
They’ll stand and stare when you’re gone

Fruit tree, fruit tree
Open your eyes to another year
They’ll all know
That you were here when you’re gone

Nick Drake
Fruit Tree

It's September 10th already! I can definitely tell it's starting to fade out of summer and into the autumn months. The nights are coming sooner and the air is becoming more crisp. I can sleep at night with my window open and the central air has been off for a week or two. I'm wearing my new hoodie with shorts and flip-flops out on my deck drinking an iced coffee. It's overcast and kind of chilly. The change of season is welcoming to me because of its inherent ways of changing other aspects of daily life that surrounds it. I've been working some more shifts at the HSC and that's been going really well; I worked last night (but it was pretty slow) and I picked up a shift bartending tomorrow night. I still have my day bartending shift Saturday as well. It's really nice to have some more money coming in... especially since it's all cash pretty much. I think what I'm going to do is create a cash stash drawer and just put all of my money from tips into that and let it pile up. I will try not to touch it as much as possible and just continue my spending/paying bills as I normally would on my regular salary. After a while I will gather it all together and deposit it into my savings and use it to pay off some more debt in a lump sum.

Monday was Labor Day and I headed home for a family gathering. We had a clam bake up at my Grandmother's and it was a really nice day; I hadn't been home in a while so it was comforting and made me feel good. This work week has been just okay due to a state of stagnant job description as I'm in between rotations or duties. It's a little frustrating but allows for flexibility on a daily basis. Other than that things have been pretty good I'd say. The Beatles came out with their entire catalog remastered on box set in digital and mono versions. They're a few hundred dollars so I'm waiting out that purchase for a while. I definitely want to invest in it though, I hear the sound is pretty amazing.

I splurged and ordered some used books off of amazon the other day. I think I ordered like four, none of them have arrived yet though. I've been continuing trying to eat healthier and live better but sometimes it's difficult! Like going straight from my day job to working at the HSC can get tough when you're looking for some quick grub while working the bar. I guess the fact that I'm conscious of it at all is really a step in the right direction. I haven't been really drinking much either, which is good.

To get into the fall spirit I made a batch of split pea soup the other night. Man I haven't made that in a long time (probably since last Winter) and the smell totally brought me back to when I was living in Brooklyn... I used to make that soup all the time for my roommates and I. The weather lately has reminded me of when I moved to NYC last year. I remember hanging out in my room there with the windows open and the sounds of the city wafting in while doing this or that. Now it's the same except a different city. It's funny how things work and as time passes where it takes you. I still miss my NY friends dearly as well as the city and everything crazy wonderful about it. I miss walking down the street with headphones in jumping from subway to subway getting my way up town and downtown to do whatever it is I was doing. Another thing that now that fall is here has changed is my music that I listen to. I mean it hasn't changed all that much but just slightly. Nick Drake didn't find too too much rotation during the summer months but is popping up more and more now. As a throwback to last fall I put a pic from shortly after I moved to NYC last year.

That's all I have for now, getting chilly out on the deck....

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Labor Day!

This morning getting ready to head to my parents house I had my iTunes on random and this song popped up and made me incredibly happy. So my post for the day will be the song I was listening to except the actual video of it.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Load the car and write the note.
Grab your bag and grab your coat.
Tell the ones that need to know.
We are headed north.

One foot in and one foot back.
But it don’t pay to live like that.
So I cut the ties and I jumped the track.
For never to return.

Ahh Brooklyn, Brooklyn take me in.
Are you aware the shape I’m in?
My hands they shake, my head it spins.
Ahh Brooklyn, Brooklyn take me in.

When at first I learned to speak.
I used all my words to fight.
With him and her and you and me.
Ahh, but it's just a waste of time.
Yeah it’s such a waste of time.

That woman she’s got eyes that shine.
Like a pair of stolen polished dimes.
She asked to dance I said it’s fine.
I’ll see you in the morning time.
Ahh Brooklyn, Brooklyn take me in.
Are you aware the shape I’m in?
My hands they shake, my head it spins.
Ahh Brooklyn, Brooklyn take me in.

Three words that became hard to say.
I and Love and You.
What you were than I am today.
Look at the things I do.

Ahh Brooklyn, Brooklyn take me in.
Are you aware the shape I’m in?
My hands they shake, my head it spins.
Ahh Brooklyn, Brooklyn take me in.

Ahh Brooklyn, Brooklyn take me in.
Are you aware the shape I’m in?
My hands they shake, my head it spins.
Ahh Brooklyn, Brooklyn take me in.

Dumbed down and numbed by time and age.
You’re dreams that catch the world the cage.
The highway sets the travelers stage.
All exits look the same.

Three words that became hard to say.
I and Love and You.
I and Love and You.
I and Love and You.

- The Avette Brothers

I have an entire day to myself today. I'm really happy about this fun fact and it is much needed. Yesterday I worked at the HSC and ended up opening and closing... which means I worked a 16 hour shift! That first pic is probably really heard to read but it's my sign in / out slip. So it's proof that I did it. Of course the second pic is me with my money bags. It's so nice out today... I am sitting in my room with my door to the deck wide open and a breeze coming through my room. So that song I put lyrics to up there is a song my dad told me about and I really like it. Not just because he talks about Brooklyn but you know some of the lyrics are pretty poignant to my mindset as well. There are some things that I always try to lead my life by and I always like when other people express these things and they are like me too. Like when he says "One foot in one foot back, it doesn't pay to live life like that. So I jumped the track never to look back". You gotta be sure of yourself - some self confidence or an attitude of just doing something can go a long way. I'd rather go ahead and do something and make a mistake then not do it at all. I hate when people lolly-gag around and can't make decisions. I find myself being the executive decision maker a lot of the time because no one else wants to do it. It can really put you ahead... even if you make a wrong decision, at least you went for it and felt confident about what you were doing. Also I like and feel strongly about the lyrics "When at first I learned to speak I used all my words to fight, with him and her and you and me, ahhh but it's just a waste a time, just a waste of time." So true. Gorgeous song check it out.

I'm going to go enjoy my day. I hope you do the same.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Yesterday I was walking home from getting some food and had a bag with leftovers in it (corn and black bean quesadilla). As I passed through the square there were a couple of homeless guys sitting on benches. I definitely knew they were homeless because of the shopping carts with stuff in it and I instantly thought about giving one of them my leftover food. I figured they would definitely appreciate it more than me and was still probably semi-hot. As I walked by something in me held me back from doing so because I wasn't sure if they were going to be appreciative over my gesture or make a mockery out of me because they don't need my pity or want my "leftovers". So I didn't do it. Should I have? Maybe. I think I would have liked to ........ but I didn't. What do you think? Would you have done it? What are the chances that they would have taken it badly and turned my day from being amazing and brought me down a bunch of notches? Anywayz that photo is from this cool site which has a lot of really nice photographs on it; which further backs up the fact that I want a digital SLR.

I joined twitter today; find me BungoBill. Yeah I know I made the leap and figured I should at least get on it and check it out. I found my main man Ryan Adam's twitter page and became a follower of him (which is sickkk).I also am following Dave Matthews, who seems to tweet quite a bit so that should be interesting. I'm excited for this long weekend which is starting real soon. I think I'm heading to an Orioles game tonight with some buddies from softball (don't know if I can stick to my no meat no alcohol rule tonight...) and it's a perfect day / night for a baseball game, yessssss.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Three New Stuff

Here are some more photos taken from over this past weekend. All of these were taken while dining out at Three at the Park which is a cool bistro close to us and is near Patterson Park. There are some good shots of my sisters together; the three of us don't get to hang out very often so it was really nice.

Last night I worked my first shift at the Hudson St. Cafe (HSC - that's what I'm going to call it) and it went really well. It's a very chill place to work and extremely laid back, which is awesomeee. I was serving last night / learning the touch computer system / learning the menu / where things are located / etccc. This Saturday I am bartending 11-6 (my normal shift) but I am doing a good deed and covering the Saturday night shift for someone. So I'll be doing a double and bartending the whole day, which is great. Probably the best way to learn everything, just dive in. It's really really good to get out and work some extra hours, make some side money in cash, be out socializing and interacting with other people, new people, and having fun. I am very happy I got this spot at the cafe.

It's Thursday and fast approaching is a three-day weekend. I am excited to have some days off to do what I will without too many obligations. My sister is out of town which means I have the house to myself... for the most part. I really like having time to myself now and then where I can think and do what I want without any interruption or obligation. Anyways so this weekend is open for possibility other than working a double on Saturday. It feels like a Friday; I wish it was. Today is a good day though and it is so gorgeous outside that when I breathe in and soak in the suns rays I am happy to be alive. The cool crispness that is becoming apparent in the air is rushing inspiration and motivation into my bloodstream at great quantities which has been much needed. The last month or two or maybe even more has shown a repetition of bad habits and a lack of drive, or something. I'm not really quite sure what but it's not until you knew what you were missing that you realize you didn't have it. And I'm very grateful for the weather and change of season right now... I was due.

On the food / eating / drinking front I've been staying good. I haven't had any meat or drank any alcohol since Saturday. Tonight might push me over the edge on the alcohol front though due to peer pressure and social obligation. I don't know - we'll see...

Monday, August 31, 2009

Cool photo of Weezer's setlist from V-Fest yesterday

Mercer's Lyrics of Sentiment

This is way beyond my remote concern
Of being condescending

Before we take this ride and let it slide
Into the cracks where fall and winter collide.
I surrender all my gall in a song of modern love.
Remember you're the one who summoned me above any other kind

As someone sets light to the first fire of autumn
We settle down to cut ourselves apart.
Cough and twitch from the news on your face
And some foreign candle burning in your eyes

Held to the past too aware of the pending
Chill as the dawn breaks and finds us up for sale.
Enter the fog another low road descending
Away from the cold lust, you house and summertime.

This rather simple epitaph can save your hide your falling mind
Fate isn't what we're up against there's no design no flaws to find
There's no design no flaws to find.

But I learned fast how to keep my head up 'cause I
Know I got this side of me that
Wants to grab the yoke from the pilot and just
Fly the whole mess into the sea.

After all these implements and text designed by intellects
So vexed to find evidently there's just so much that hides
And though the saints dub us divine in ancient fading lines
Their sentiment is just as hard to pluck from the vine

I was driving to work the other morning listening to The Shins. I had my windows down, sipping some coffee, and enjoying the cool breeze as I make my way down the highway. It struck me like so many times before that James Mercer writes some amazing lyrics. You can't quite grasp them until you have them in front of you either. I put a mish mosh of some great sets of lyrics from different songs. I don't know about you but as I start to listen to songs and the lyrics, I really start to analyze them and bring meaning out of them and into my life. I think about where they were in mind and heart when they wrote the songs and what it means to me. I really like to think and talk about lyrics and how music can effect you and me. The Shins do this very well.

One of my favorite Shins' songs is The Past and Pending for many different reasons. This song is not like any other Shins' song. It's not, it's just not. It has a different that is both clean and also mucky at the same time. It reminds me of a Fall evening with my windows open and cool air taking over me and that clean crisp autumn smell. The french horn at the end just brings it to another level.

I'll never forget when my roommate Steve gave me this record when I was a sophomore in college. That's where all of these memories stem from. It was Fall semester and he gave me Oh, Inverted World and said here you might like this, but it's kind of emo. O M G I fell absolutely in love with it. I'd never heard anything like it before. It stands as one of my favorite albums of newer bands. Shit of all time. Yeah I said it.

Beautiful Monday

Right now I am enjoying a tasty dinner prepared by yours truly on the deck outside of my room. It is so amazing outside at the moment, I can't even begin to describe how much life it is filling me with right now. It is a feeling that I get around this time of year when the first cool air starts hitting my skin. It fills me with so much joy. As I briefly mentioned last night I am turning a new leaf this week. I am going to really watch what foods I eat and treat my body right. For dinner tonight (that I am enjoying so much right now outside) is some bow-tie pasta with sauteed mushrooms, bell peppers, zuchini, squash, carrots, garlic, and some olive oil. I finished the dish off with chopped scallions, crushed red pepper, and some freshly grated Parmesean Reggiano cheese. Check it out:

I'm drinking water; no alcohol or meat this week. Who knows maybe I'll like it so much I'll keep doing it for a bit. I would also like to start exercising more too. I might go for a bike ride after I finish dinner. Yesterday at the music festival I found the most amazing hoodie (sweatshirt) at an organic cotton clothing stand. They call it the "cadillac" because it's the only one of it's kind, and it's that amazing. It's dark green with a tree on the left front as well as trees on the bottom back of it. It's lined with wool, made out of the softest organic cotton, has thumb holes in the sleeves, and an iPod pocket (there's a pocket with a hole that leads to the inside of the hoodie so you can string your headphones up through the sweatshirt).

Here are some photos from the festival yesterday.

Looking out into the crowd towards the main pavilion stage

The Rave/Dance stage

Crazy guy on the Busker Stage


Alright well my computer or the internet is being stupid and doesn't want to upload anymore pictures right now so I'll just talk. I have some photos from going out to dinner with my sisters and friends Saturday night at a place by the park called Three. It was a nice place but the main chefs were out of town and it seemed to turn the whole place upside down because it took a long time to get the food, there was a limited menu, and the service wasn't great either. On another note I got a part time job bartending/serving at a local pub/cafe a few nights a week. I'm pretty excited and nervous and I start Wednesday night after work. It's been a while so that's why I'm nervous; and it's always awkward starting a new job and everything. It should be fun though you know? It'll be great to be out and meet new people and socialize and stuff. Oh and make some money on the side too because obv my salary isn't enough, haha.

This weekend is Labor Day and that means a three day weekend!! I'll be working Saturday afternoon and then possibly going to Philly? Well it's 8:12pm and I'm going to go inside and clean up the kitchen from dinner.

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