Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Heading to Portland

Happy Halloween

In the spirit of halloween here's some really cheesy ghost jokes. : )

God those were cheesy weren't they? : )
Well if your wanting to read some great scary stories; Here is a great link to the Google Book Search. You can read the classic stories for free. : )

Sunday, October 29, 2006

New Wallpaper

Here is a new wallpaper I made for mom. It's a pic someone took of Wales at Night. :)

Portland in 3 Days

Only 3 more days until I go out to Portland. Can't wait. : )

Saturday, October 28, 2006

The Prestige

This seriously was one of the most riveting movies I have seen this year. It kpt me more gripped than The Departed. Amazing acting, amazing directing, amazing Cinematography, amazing story. I would be surprised if this movie doesn't come up for some awards this year. If you haven't seen it, you need to. : )

Time change

Remember to roll your clocks back an hour for Daylight savings Time. : )

Friday, October 27, 2006

Google Groups

I was able to contact a Blogger Employee through Google Groups today. They are hopefully going to try and troubleshoot the problem I have been having with posting to my blog. I think it actually started when I changed to Blogger Beta. It has been having a few bugs with other peoples blogs as well. This will get fixed. I'm just hoping it gets fixed before I go on my trips. I like to blog photos of where I am in the trip. : )

Mobile Blogger

Having trouble with mobile blogger at the moment. For some reason it has stopped recognizing that I'm sending MMS or SMS messages to it. : ( I already emailed blobber about it and have been looking around in Google Groups to see if anybody else is having the issue. Looks like there are so now I just have to wait until they fix it. I was hoping to be able to post pic blog on the road again. Might be doing it through email for awhile before until they fix it. : (

Thursday, October 26, 2006

New Orleans

Looks like I get to head to New Orleans and Baton Rouge on the 13th of November now. I will be out there until Thursday the 16th. Should be fun. Might be able to get out to see some of the places that were damaged when Katrina hit. Never been to Louisiana before. : ) I'm excited. Might get to meet the president of the company as well. : ) Posted by Picasa

Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic just updated their website with information about the new airline. Basically for $200,000 you can take a flight into space. I plan on booking my flight in about 5 years. : ) Seriously, it really has been a quiet dream of mine to go space. Been too afraid of the thought of it until recently. But now. I want to do it more than anything. I watched this show on the discovery channel about spaceshipone. It was a commercial spaceship design by an old kit plane engineer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceShipOne) to win the X prize (a contest that encouraged privatized space flight). Ever since I watched that show I've wanted to do it. Imagine the view on life you would have after an event like that. : )Posted by Picasa

First Colorado Snow Storm

these are from Denver on my ride into work. : )

This is from the springs at mom's place. She should have the rest posted to her blog soon : )

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Funny how I've managed to get everybody into using a blog. Seeing as last year about this time I thought they were the dumbest thing in the world. I'm addicted to it now. Oh well. Not a bad addiction to have. Keeps me in touch with my creative outlets. : ) Mom has finally been using hers. I updated her blog last weekend to be a little more to her liking. You can find her blog here:

Fiona has been keeping hers up to date as well. Just not as fast as I would like her to. : P You can find hers here:

As you can see I've been updating mine as well. Trying to get it to look more streamlined. My obsessive nature I guess. Interesting how your motivations regarding art and creativity come out the most when life is at its most difficult. Luckily I have been able to hold onto some of that creativity when life balances out again, but it has been a little disconserting. But life lessons are. They happen when your ready for them, but are we ever truly ready for life lessons. I think thats why they become so profound. They play on our fears and anxieties, but that gives us the chance to grow and have a new understanding in life. I've been learning alot myself this past month. Overcome a lot of hurdles. A lot of challenges in my life have come from the fear I have associated with them. I recently went to a mediatation class the other night (by the way I completely recommend going to one of these). It was empowering to now that I could have that much control over how relaxed my body can be. The point with meditation is to clear your mind to only one thing or nothing and let your body release the stress and anxieties its been holding onto. It takes practice to try and completely clear your mind, (some would say it isn't that hard for me to do ; P) but I was able to clear my mind of most thoughts and actually have a relaxing meditation. I loved it. It gives you a very peaceful feeling and you find that your day isn't quite so hard to bare. Of course you'll get stressed again and have anxieties, but what the mediatation helps you to do is balance those feelings. Think of it like a pendulum. The further the pendulum swings, the farther it will swing back. If you can try to let yourself not get too excited or too sad then you'll find you feel much more balanced. Taking part in that class really opened my mind to new explorations of who I am and what I can accomplish. It really makes me feel even more gracious to have known the people I have through my life. They have been a huge inspiration to me and my growing as an individual. Everybody goes through hard times in life, but its what you learn and do with lessons that really matters. : ) Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Flickr Badge

OK. I know this is really geeky but I had to make one. : )

Anais Nin

"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."

Anais Nin

Cannon Beach

I found this picture of Cannon beach on the NOAA website. Such a peaceful place. It's cold there but it never made me feel cold, if that makes any sense. Just getting to stare out into the ocean and understand how grand the world is was pretty humbling. Feeling the salty air wash over you as your feet slowly settle into the sand. Maybe thats a little too mushy. : P Beautiful.

Take Control

This is pretty cool. This website has webcams in astoria that you can actually take control of and move around. Pretty fun. : ) Pretty geeky too. : )

Monday, October 23, 2006

This Binary Universe

BT's This Binary Universe has some of the most beautiful sounds I have ever heard. Very thought provoking. : )

Oregon Coast

Here is a pic of how it is currently on the Oregon Coast. Cloudy but beautiful. :)

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Alex in the Yard

Playin with alex in the yard. ; )


Can't wait to get there. : )

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Palmer Park

Here are some of the pics Mom and I took when we went out to Palmer Park. The camera she got from Dell isn't actually too bad. : )

Currently in Portland

Another webcam pick of Portland. No clouds this time. : ) See it happens. : )

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Under The Influence of Giants

This band is awesome. If you haven't heard them yet you need to. They got kind of a funky sound like Jamiroqui. Really good music though. They almost sound a little like Jet too but not as hard hitting. : )

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Currently in Portland

This is a photo from a webcam that just updated a couple minutes ago in Portland, OR. Man I'm getting so excited to go out there. From what I've been looking at I do think I could live out there or San Fransisco Eventually. Would be a nice change. Everybody needs to experience different places in thier life. : )

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Colorado Springs Pics

These are some pics mom took at her place. The snow has been pretty thick up and down the eastern slope of colorado. We got quite a bit in Denver. : )

Monday, October 16, 2006

Garden of the gods

Mom and I went out to Garden of the Gods on Sunday to walk Alex. Still a very peaceful place. : )

PORTLAND!!!!! WooooHooooo!!!!

I just booked my flight to come out and see fiona on her birthday. I fly out wednesday the 1st and come back Sunday the 5th. :) Be a good break from everything for me. Plus it helps me to get more and more comfortable with flying. : ) Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 13, 2006

Downtown Kansas City

Some shots of downtown Kansas City. : ) cool looking downtown. Alot of the buildings are very gothic. They the cleanest downtown too. No hobos. Wonder if they killed them all.

Liberty memorial

This is the liberty memorial in KC. Reminds of the washington memorial. : )

Who you gonna call?

The ghostbusters building! They actually shot the exteriors here. : )

Thursday, October 12, 2006

King of KC baby : )

The company accidently booked me a handicapped smoking room, i got bumped to a king. : ) sweet!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Good Quote

I saw this quote on my web clips in my gmail account. Thought it was cool. : )

Hubert H. Humphrey - "Never give in and never give up."

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Fiona Pics

Here is a pic of the astoria column fion asent me. Also are some pics of the docks around her place. God I'll tell yeah. I miss being out there. I love that part of the country. : ) I have two more posts with pics from fi. : ) Posted by Picasa