Tuesday, November 30, 2010


     Heynow. I'm here at work and It has rained all day. In some places, I've heard that school has left early because of flooding. At work we have a creek next to the office and it is overflowing than usual. But the office is set up 6' over and the creek is still in the creek. I wish I could go home early because of flooding and snow. That's probably the number feeling I'd like to get back from the school years. That feeling of "YES! I get to go home early and watch TV or play in the snow or whatever". At work, (depending who you work for) most of the time, you still gotta be there. If it was really bad and dangerous, my boss would say something, a pretty much last minute thing before things get out of hand kinda leave. I guess it would be time to leave if the water has gone up to my truck, like an inch on my tires and rain was not going to stop. I'm still here though. Okay some time has passed and it's now 3:30PM. I took a break to see the creek and it's about 6 inches away to be overflowed. There's a lot of brush, tree branches, and garbage being sucking in under a bridge and it's overflowing in that way. If it keeps raining, the water will be at my truck and on the roads in no time. I just looked at the radar map on the internet and it looks like it'll be staying around for today / tonight. Actually tonight "Rain to Snow", that's not good for road conditions. The weather thingy also said that it won't rain tomorrow, it'll be sunny. That's good. Okay off of weather now.
     Last night I finished the IronMan painting. I did the yellow on day and the red last night. The red part was the most time consuming. About three and a half hours of painting. Here's the end result:
     Sorry, it's not for sale. It's for me. It might be my favorite right now. It has a lot of small details and the way I painted it brings it out with the close up different shades of the red. I hope that made sense. It's a boring day at the office. The morning had the same light of day like now so sometimes its hard to tell time from memory. It's 4:17PM, about the time the boss leaves. Yesterday he stayed until 4:50PM. Very unusual for him. If it's 4:20 he's more than likely already out the door. He finally left at 4:46PM and he has a doctor appointment in Knoxville so my new plan tomorrow morning is to sleep late :). I don't think he'll have a lot of calls tomorrow anyway. Okay, I'm headed home and hopefully the roads there are not too flooded. My life is exciting, later.

Monday, November 29, 2010

8-Bit / MIDI file Ringtones!

     Heynow. Okay...that last post was weird. I promise I'm sober now and at work. I remember typing somethings down but not finishing it. I'll have to look back on that. I remember at the time, I was like "Wow, that would sound good in a song." Maybe I was right, maybe I was wrong. I'll look at it when I get home. I actually don't drink that much, by myself anyway. It was a boring night so I thought I'd have a drink and watch a movie on my computer. So I did and it turned out to be an okay night. *Sigh* Where did the weekend go? It's Monday now and it's 4:15PM, about the time my boss leaves for the day. I have had work to do and I've done it. While procrastinating I found these 8-Bit (MIDI) files on YouTube and I thought about cutting some up and making ringtones: Here Comes The Sun [8-Bit]Hello, Goodbye [8-Bit]Star Wars Theme [8-Bit]Rocky Theme [8-Bit].
     Here Comes The Sun sounds awesome, Hello Goodbye sounds like a Super Mario Bros. underwater kinda music, Star Wars is EPIC, and Rocky sounds like you're fighting the boss on NES Punch Out. Frickin' awesome! I downloaded them using a special website ;) When I get home, I'll chop'em up and make them shorter so I can use them as ringtones. There are quite a few that I have a tested and some are not that great chopped up into less than 20 seconds. I wish I could have whole songs play when I get a call, then again I have an old phone, about two years old. I actually take care of my phones, because I can't afford the insurance, lol. It's about quitting time. So I guess that's it for today. My life is exciting, later.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I've been drinking, here's the result.

     Heynow. It's a bit of a late post but I'm all alone and I've been drinking. Listen to a Jimi Hendrix record. About six drinks or so but who's counting besides me. It's only 10:44PM. I feel like laying down on this hardwood floor and falling asleep while listening to this record. I think I might now. Drunk typing doesn't work. I'm editing my every word. I guest it'll be short because of the spelling mishaps. Today was lazy and so am I. No painting, nothing but a bit of cleaning and bills to be paid. The scars on my fingers says it all for today. Nothing but loneliness and sorrow. I guess I'm in another body today. Yet it is similar to my own. As I was laying down on the soft hardwood, my breathing was matched by the light on the ceiling. Making waves on my breathing patterns. After I noticed that, I started to laugh. The scars are still on my hands. I guess I'm not making any sense. That's it for tonight I guess. Maybe I'll lay down on the ground some more or I'll goto bed. Sometimes it's nice to find yourself out of your comfort zone. Hopefully when I look on this again, I'll make a song. Who knows, maybe I'll just make some more gibberish. Thanks spell check. My quivering fingers don't know the words that I want to express. I'm a mad scientist to that doesn't know any formulas. Just numbers that equal into musical notes that make noise. It's up to you if it makes a melody. It's up to you if it has meaning in your life. It's up to you if you like it and you want it to enter your mind again and again. The milky way express is lost and it might be found again the next night. Rollerskating into the next atmosphere. No one reads this so it'll be just you and me. That's the way it goes. The crackling of the record reminds me of the fire from the night before with twigs and bark. Talking to myself while screaming out loud. No one hears me. No one must really care. If they did, they would be with me laying on the hardwood floor laughing with all their insanity that was left in them. As I write this down, the sounds of guitar flow through my ears and out the window. Highway Chile must be my favorite, but it's the strangest. With my glasses on, they fall from my face and onto the ground. I take them off to no hurt them but to heel them. They are far from my shoes and they are close to my head. A highway hitchhiker may catch a ride but never finds a way home. The way he's going, he may never know or care. Sometimes I have that same feeling. I write short sentences to make things simple. I may never see this again and I might never even care. My ass hurts from this chair, it is as old as my elders that have passed along. I wish I could see them again, but maybe I'll see them again, if I'm good enough for this world. My head hits the back of the chair, then my eyes are in the back of my head, listening to this music with no care. Hopping that the record never ends. I'll have to change it soon. What will come next is my next decision. A new revolution or an old revolution that didn't work out. Another beer is what I'll have, thank you kind sir. I could walk through this place with my eyes closed. I have and it has worked. I've lost my mind yet another time. I don't know where I've left it. If I had it, I'd know where it was. Someone please save me, I don't care who it is, just help me through these times of hardness. Maybe I don't need you, it'll make me stronger, more in tune with myself. Make me more human than animal. Humans are animals but we learned fire and that is all we need to build and destroy. Continuing with the old gag, but renewing the life's through others. They don't know the difference but we know it's all the same. When I'm sad, no one comes to me. I said it's all right, everything. I started a revolution in my place. It's only me and I know the plan for this nation. Only make peace and not war. Only make wars with yourself so no one wins and no one loses. Waves of emotions like smiling and nodding. Still my guitar sits in it's rightful place. I sent a letter to a friend with hopeful wishes with no return address. Maybe he'll get the message of my loneliness and sorrow for myself. My knees are higher than my mind so I must be going on down that crooked road. When I look back the road is straight and narrow. Only to find that the road has been uphill and not a hard walk to walk. Shouting from that hill and no one to return the message. No one to hear my message of love and understanding. We only get blood and war. All I want is love and understanding. No more fighting for the wrongs, only the rights. The sea of joy is near and the sea of sorrow has gone to pass. Sailing away to the great beyond of wonderfulness. My fingers has seen the working dirt and now the cleanliness of resting. Is it just a fight between wrong and right? Lets just pray for the right to win the fight. Because we all know what is right and what is an illusion. My life is exciting, later for now.

Role Playing (Not in that way)

     Heynow! It's Friday night, and I'm at home doing nothing. Sometimes it's nice to do nothing. Currently listening to Abbey Road by the Beatles (My favorite album of ALL time) on vinyl. I got the green posters and I posted them up on the long bare wall on the right when you enter my apartment. No one has really seen it yet but I'm guessing someone will soon. I'm not really expecting anything but a visit would be nice. It's a 3 x 4 posters (or 84" x 88"), with about 6" left on the bottom of the wall. I haven't filmed anything yet. I haven't had any good ideas. What's some good ideas? Leave a comment if you have an idea. I have made a joke if someone says something like "Why do you have a green screen?" I'll reply "I do the local weather". I thought that was a funny smart joke. Maybe I'll do a bit that has a weatherman kinda thing. I have done some painting tonight. I have done one color (yellow) of the Iron Man painting. I'll probably do the other color (red) tomorrow. Maybe I'll start on the John Lennon one tomorrow too. I'm thinking that one and adding in green instead of white because green is John's favorite color. I thought that would be cool to do that. Black and Green color. I'm still not finished with the candle wax sculpture. I might be close to finishing it though.
     Thanksgiving day, I went to my parent house for Thanksgiving lunch at around 1PM. I got there at noon and my brother Casey was late so I talked to Mom and Dad for a while. Then we had lunch and ,of course, it was delicious. I got a lot of leftovers which is good because I haven't been grocery shopping and I don't have that much food in the fridge. I'll probably go shopping tomorrow too. Turkey, ham, sweet potato casserole, corn, rolls, gravy, fruit salad, broccoli casserole (not for me thanks), dressing, pecan pie, pumpkin role, and butterfinger cake. My mom fixes too much but in this case it's good for me.
     I've had song ideas floating in my head all day today. I've written some down and some are not returning to my mind. I wish I had a piano in here. The landlady, Ruthie, has a piano in the office. I haven't seen anyone play it or anything. One day, I'll ask her if I can play around with it and maybe write a song. Probably the next time I pay rent. Ah...it's 11:28PM but it feels like 1:28AM. The day light situation is quite weird, getting dark at 5:15PM. Sometimes I'm not tired when I goto bed. Last night, I went to bed at 1:00AM not really feeling sleeping but knowing to go to bed. I fell asleep though. It's hard sometimes to go to sleep when your mind is flowing with ideas and conversations that you plan out that eventually never happen.
     I find myself stepping into other peoples shoes without wanting to. I don't like that sometimes. I've had the feeling of being paralyzed, been injured in different ways (no eyes, no ears, etc.), and have my mental state altered (example: My mother died when I was 14. My parents divorced when I was 5, things like that, that aren't true but I erase my memory and make new ones). Feeling the pain of no one caring about you when someone does and you don't know it. Having my mind altered in that way makes me feel sorry for those who has lost someone they love or has gone through that experience. In a weird way, it feels like I have gone through what they have but in a few seconds, a quick burst of emotions. Usually sadness, grief, sorrow, and then acceptance. But in a way, it has made me see both sides of the story and see what they are coming from and seeing the positives of both sides. I thought about it and I think I do it because my life is not exciting enough. It's true. I just sit in my apartment and do nothing. Painting, computer, video gaming, video editing, picture editing, and all the other activities. I just need to get the courage to go out and talk to someone new or at least someone old as often as possible. I like meeting new people but then the anxiety kicks in and I retreat. I don't really like taking pills but I'm thinking about somehow getting some anti-depressant / anti-anxiety medicine. It might intensify my good personally (hopefully). I would rather hurt myself than someone else. In a perfect world, the medicine will help me and I wouldn't be dependent on it. Now I have gone into a feeling of being an addict. I've been in those shoes before. I've been an addict of somethings. Mostly smoking but I overcame that. Please don't think I'm crazy, this is how I experience things sometimes. I may not like it but it somehow makes me see things in a different light. I guess that's all for tonight. I've exposed myself too much, that's not like me. Coming from a man that doesn't show emotion to anyone. My life is exciting, later.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Green Screen Magic Shirt!

     hEYNOW. Damn you work caps lock! Anyway, I'm at work and I have work to do but I am, yes you guessed it, procrastinating. I do want to get it done today so I don't have anything to worry about when on holiday. + (Every time I use this symbol, that means I went back to work and now I have something random to say. 
     + I think my boss thinks I'm a pervert, because I was watching a video and he caught me watching an innocent video. I tried to quickly switch it back to work related stuff but he still caught a video window. He asked "What was that a swivel dance?" (Meaning belly dance, i think) "No, a friend emailed this video of him going around his college campus" (which was true). When he went out, it made me realize how many times he has said something like that to me, being the only male in the work environment most of the time. One other time was when I was applying to a college and I was taking a break and sitting on the couch drawing a tree from outside. When he came in from lunch he looked at me and said something like "What are you drawing, a naked woman?" "No, it's that tree outside". The girl co-workers chuckled and he made me fell like a perv.
     + Woohoo, the last work day this week. Thank you for Pilgrims and Native Americans for eating together on one day in November and then making it a holiday America. I got paid today too! I usually get paid on Thursday but today I got the check in my pocket; at lunch I'm going to cash it. Then I'll have moola!
     + I finally edited that "Magic Shirt!" green screen video. CLICK HERE--->Magic Shirt!. It's short, simple but it took me a while to figure out how to edit and do green screen with two different programs but I know how to do it now! I just need to get a bunch more green posters and make a really good green screen on that wall you saw in the video. Right now I'm calculating how many pieces of green posters I need...3 x 5 posters equal 15 pieces and each piece costs 99 cents which comes to a total of $14.85. Then 6% sales tax which gives me a grand total of $15.74. Thanks math! I might get three more...
     + wOOHOO! Work caps again...my boss is leaving early today! But I'm not going to leave so early. I'm going to try and finish my drawings and then go home, hopefully earlier that regular. + Crap. He gave me something else to do but I'm not going that far today. That's a whole different monster, what he's talking about. It's a section view and I hate section views. Sooo many details and notes to make and repeat, repeat, repeat. Oh well, it's almost lunch time. I ordered me a pizza from Pizza Hut. It's actually been a while since I've eaten pizza. Maybe over three weeks. I'll take leftovers back home. + Okay, I'm back from lunch. I ate about half of my pizza and I'll probably have the other half for supper tonight. Back to work for awhile. + Dang, the computer is slow sometimes. I try to fill something in and it has to wrap around the other parts to fill in the space and it just takes a long time. I should have posted the time when I use the (+). So you can see the procrastination and then the work time. If I can get this "hatch" (filler) stuff done, I can get out of here, but the thing is slow! This hatch is taking forever. So dumb. Stupid thing. I could probably draw in the filler and it would be faster.
     + Yes! Finished with work. It's 2:50PM. I'll watch about two videos on YouTube, then I'll go home. I might go and get green posters :). My life is exciting, later.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Paintings, Music, Work

     Heynow. I'm at work this time. My boss is to my left checking my work. Whatever changes that has to be made, he marks it with a red pen. I'm typing to make myself look busy. I texted my mom, to see what the plans were for Thanksgiving. It's lunch at 12:00pm. Sean's not coming, he's having his own Thanksgiving at his house in Frankfort. Mom said that we're invited though. So I don't know if I can even goto both. It'll be a three hour drive from Frankfort to Tazewell for me, which will suck, unless I spend the night, which probably won't happen. I will probably take Friday off. Mom doesn't have that day off and I'm guessing that Dad doesn't either. Oh well, today had been not so productive at work. I've been mainly watching Seinfeld bloopers on YouTube. Yeah, there have been changes in the drawings and I have typed out specifications but that was easy stuff. I like my job, if something needs to be done, it is in about fifteen minutes and then I'm done for the day. I then have to wait on my boss or someone else to approve it. An unexperienced drafter would take longer to do what I do. I know the program, I know how it works, I can simplify it. Thank goodness I've been experienced in this from high school. My boss got up to goto the bathroom. He's been doing that a lot lately. I got my three paintings done yesterday (well, I painted two yesterday and one earlier) but these three are going to Allison McDaniel for her nephew for Christmas. Here they are:

Guns N Roses - Slash

AC/DC - Angus Young

Led Zeppelin - Angel Logo
     Thank you so much Allison, I had fun painting all of these. Speaking of art, I am still working on that candle wax sculpture. I like adding wax on it over and over. It just looks awesome. I'll try to post a picture when I think I'm done with it. With those paintings out of the way, all is left is my personal paintings that I'm going to hang up in my apartment. I can procrastinate on those since there's no pressure and deadline. 
     Crap, I think I have a lot of changes to make on those set of drawings. My boss has been there for quite a while and he has written down a few things. Hopefully it's not too much. Wow, I feel sleepy now. Crap! I was right. I've got a lot of work now. A lot of details that doesn't need to be explained but since everyone doesn't know how to read a map, I have to repeat, repeat, repeat.
     Anyway, before I was hit with work stuff, I was going to recommend an album to you. First off, I don't like country music but I have been a fan of this guys work for a few years, his name is Darrell Scott. His album this year "A Crooked Road" is a great album. To let you hear some of his stuff click below.
     If you can get any album of his, I highly recommend it. I may have told this story but I crashed his family reunion a few years ago and I got to meet him for a few minutes. His whole family can play an instrument and it's awesome to see live. He played a few songs more than twice and each time, he played it a different way. He is very gifted, and I wish I could play guitar / song write like him. Alrighty then, I guess I'll do some work now since it's 3:32PM and I leave at 5. My life is exciting, later.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday's Mouth Massacre

     Heynow. I'm at work, it's Monday, and my head hurts. I have my rubber bands in my mouth and that usually hurts and today is no exception. I think my head is hurting because of the teeth thing. I feel dizzy too. I had my morning tea and now I have a bottle of water on my left side. Today for lunch I made a PB&J and two bags of baked chips. I probably need to go shopping for some more lunch making supplies. I have a low amount of bread and chips which is the major part in my brown bag lunchfeast. I don't know but when I typed in "feast" I remembered that Snickers commercial were there's a king, a viking, a pilgrim, a fire breather and a roman are in a small car yelling "FEAST!" when eating a snickers bar. Dave and I would do that sometimes if we had something good to eat.
     I do have a little bit of work to do but I have to wait on my boss to give me stuff to type out for the Specifications on a Health Center in Tennessee. The squirrels are out this year. I need to get my camera and just film the squirrels out the window because out of this window the squirrels jump from tree to tree, branch to branch and it just looks cool. The branches are really flimsy so the squirrels get momentum to jump and they're so small and funny. Cuteness factor in video, check! Okay, I got done with that batch of specs., more to come I'm assuming. Meanwhile my boss make changes to the specs. I'm either watching videos or listening to iTunes or checking Facebook. I guess I have a plan to do tonight. Paint a picture, but maybe laundry first. I don't have that much; three loads at the most. It's Thanksgiving week so this work week is short. I guess I'm going to my parents house for Thanksgiving and hopefully I'll get to see everyone. I haven't seen Sean, Kristin, and Kailyn in a long time. Plus I guarantee that I'll have something to take home for leftovers. It'll be a nice Thanksgiving. I'm looking on eBay for vinyl records. The Beatles Revolver (stereo) record is about $30 including shipping. Not too bad I guess. Sweet, I can get a Sgt. Pepper's (stereo) record for $11 including shipping, but after looking into it there's a bunch of scratches. For a good record, the average price is about $30, which isn't bad at all. Actually I think I might get another Abbey Road record and frame my dad's record and put it up somewhere in my apartment. I need to get a frame anyway for the "Cloud Tree" painting. My friend Chris will probably buy that one too. He said he was interested in it. Maybe I'll goto the dollar store and find a 16" x 20" and a 12" x 12". Apparently a brand new Abbey Road record is produced in the United Kingdom and no were else. I'll look more deeply later. I still have the mentality that I'm broke. I fell like I'm repeating a lot of things on here. Vinyl records, mouth hurting, blah blah blah. Hey, some people like it. I don't know who reads this but thanks for reading. Thanks for putting up with me rambling about nothing / the same kind of things / meaningless things. I'm trying to talk more in real life and this actually helps my speech and vocabulary. Okay, enough of that for today. My life is exciting, later. FEAST!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Another Boring Uneventful Day

     Heynow. Last night was pretty fun even though I didn't know a lot of people there, at first. As I drove home (remember it's an hour drive), I got a text from a friend asking if her ex-boyfriend at the party brought a girl, which he didn't. But it was the way she asked and the way I felt giving her an answer (that didn't matter). I'll quote her message "Because you are my best friend and I love you, I will ask u a question that u will keep a secret. Was [ex-boyfriend's name] with a girl at that party?" I simply replied "No". "Swear?" "I swear". I felt completely used and empty. I felt like she was just talking nice to me to get that information, which was weird. That relationship ended badly and she is still jealous about something. I dunno, I'm fine with giving her that information now, which was meaningless to me. Plus I don't think either one knows I have a blog.
     Today was a boring day. I first woke up at 8:39am. I fell back asleep and woke up again at 2:32pm. Got up watched some football, made some lunch, and then on the computer watching YouTube videos. Now you're up to date. I'm listening to John Lennon: Legend on vinyl again, because I didn't finish it yesterday. There's just something about vinyl records that sound good. I was thinking about buying a wooden pipe (because they look cool) on ebay (unused, of course) because I found out that I have a bad oral fixation (No, get your head out of the gutter). Actually I have a toothpick in my month now. Since I gave up cigarettes, the fixation has increased. I didn't get a wooden pipe, mainly because I need to save up my money. Not that I'm broke but I somehow think I'm broke. It's good to have that mentality sometimes. I might paint a picture tonight, I'm not sure if I wanna do that or watch T.V. or play a video game online. Actually I was planning on doing laundry at around 4:30pm but got caught up on watching videos and being lazy. So I guess tomorrow will be laundry day. I've thought about going to the apartments rec. room and bringing my guitar and playing / writing a song. What to write about, I don't know. Probably not about spinning clothes, unless I somehow use it as a analogy. I've thought about bringing a canvas and my paint supplies and paint while I do my laundry. The last time I did laundry there, I found that no one actually stays there. They turn on the machine that then leave. So I got up the courage to do that and worked out well. I was nervous to leave my clothes there in case someone came and stole my clothes. But they have camera and security so that made me feel better leaving my clothes there. I guess I'll do that from now on. So exciting! Sorry if my laundry story was boring.
     My neck is feeling better now that I bought that massager. It wasn't that it hurt really bad, it was just annoying. I'll make me some tea now (want some?), my life is exciting. Later

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Candle Wax Sculpture, Records

     Heynow. Today has been kinda been productive. I got one painting done out of three (or five counting mine). That's actually about it. I am doing some stuff with that sculpture with the pieces of wood and candle wax. I think I might be done. It's a slow process but it's fun. I'll make sure I'll post a picture here and maybe Facebook. I've already have a name for it, "Asian Autumn". The pieces of wood formed makes me think of Chinese and Japanese style architecture and the candle wax reminds me of the leaves changing and the color they change into, plus the candle wax smells like pumpkin pie. Also, I have a plastic cup that I filled in all the other candle wax colors and I think I'll put that piece on top of the sculpture, when I remove the cup. To make them form together, I'll just put the piece on top then pour wax on the sides to make them stick. Hopefully, it'll work out great.
     I'm at home, listening to some records. First was "Blue Moon of Kentucky" by Bill Monroe on a 78, then it was Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits 1 on a 33 1/3, now it's John Lennon: Legend on a 33 1/3. So great. It's a good idea to play vinyl records when blogging. Try it out if you have the materials. It's quite invigorating. I need to get some more vinyl records. I've been meaning to buy Revolver but has not had a chance or money at the time. I'll ask for it for Christmas or something. In Utero would be good too. I did make a list of what all vinyl records I should get. I might still have it, let me look.........I guess I don't have it on this computer. I'm pretty sure I have it on my work computer, but here's what I can remember: Foo Fighters - The Colour & The Shape (might still get it), Nirvana - In Utero (probably get it), The Beatles - Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (probably get both of those), if Darrell has a vinyl record of any kind that would be awesome, George Harrison - Brainwashed (maybe), and Johnny Cash - Live from San Quentin (maybe). 
     Okay, I might be going to a party tonight so I need to get ready. My life is exciting, later.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Early Friday!

     Heynow. It's Friday, and hopefully my boss will leave really early today. I've actually got things to do at home. Like paint and play Goldeneye Wii. I think it's the "Black Ops" for the wii. Apparently Black Ops is the shit (meaning awesome) for Xbox 360. If I get either brother for Christmas Secret Santa I think I'll try and get that game if they don't have it already. I think it's okay, they don't read this *silently weeps* LMAO. But I do need to paint three canvases today, well not all of them today but as soon as possible so I can finish with painting for a while. After those three I still have two to paint. One Iron Man painting and making another John Lennon for myself. That first one just came out so good. I was thinking about doing one for George with the White album photo close up. I might do that one later for myself. When I first started painting, I moved to an apartment that doesn't allow you to paint the walls, so instead I paint pictures to hang on the walls. Then someone wanted to buy a couple and the light bulb lit up. "Hey, I can make some money out of this." So far I've had four customers. Okay enough of the painting stuff.
     Hmm...As you might know now, I'm at work. I actually have some work to do but still I procrastinate to write in my personal journal for all the world to see (if they type in the right letters in the address box). You know what? That's a bit creepy. I'm writing in a "diary" that anyone can see. That's weird, but then again I'm weird. At the same time, why do people on social networking website complain about anything. It's stupid. Are you looking for a "pick me up"? Pick yourself up. I can understand complaining to vent or your actually upset with something but come on! Every time one or more friends post something, it's usually "Oh! I'm sick AGAIN" then they do something like this "Dear cold, I hate you! sincerely, me" which is dumb too. Really? Your sending a letter to your cold through facebook? I just don't think that shows a sign of intelligence. I know, I can be dumb but usually it's for comedy purposes. I do find it ironic that I'm complaining about other people complaining but it's all they say! They have nothing positive to say. It's sad really. I don't a lot around me. The only thing is a good job and a great family. Friends are not calling me or hanging out , I haven't made friends in Tazewell because I live around meth heads, no girlfriend. But I've got activities to do. Okay enough of that stuff.
     I got some good news with some sneaking around the office. Actually I was going to the bathroom and I ever heard that my boss will be leaving at lunch, maybe. If that fax will come in on time. We've got about three projects going on at once. It's times like these that I wish I had someone help me out. Just do the simple stuff and let me do the harder tasks (TWSS). Someone to take calls, copy some files, and pick out files to give to the boss when he asks for them, oh well. My neck is still hurting from yesterday. I'm pretty sure I slept on it weird. I tried to slept on it the other way to make it somehow better, it kinda worked. I'm going to try to learn "I Will" by the Beatles on guitar today. I picked up the tab a few minutes ago. It's a good song to sing to a girlfriend or girl in general that you like. Dang, still no fax yet. You've got about T-45 minutes to send that fax or my boss might stay all day. It's great having a job that lets you go early on Fridays, when ever you want. Even the boss says sometimes "If there's not a lot going on, skip at early." "Yes!" is what I say inside my mind. Everybody now are talking about the new Harry Potter movie. Me? I am one of those people who has never read a book or seen a movie, because IT'S WITCHCRAFT! No I'm kidding but it's true...o_O. I dunno, I like reading but I wasn't into it. Wrong place wrong time I guess. Plus I try not to go into trends that much and if I do it'll be something I'll like for life. My life is exciting, later.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Downright Unimpaired"

     Heynow. I'm at work at the moment and I have kinda finished my work so if the boss comes around, I can just pull it up and work on it. Meaning this not an argent type of work today. I wrote a song using the ukulele and harmonica yesterday. It's a song about the "sipping tea and rainy day" song I was thinking about writing. So I did and it's about a boy meeting a girl for tea on a gloomy day but the boy likes the weather. They go on a walk, then it turns to dark while in the forest. They then have sex in the forest. A good day if I don't say so myself. It might be a perfect day in my book. Like I said before, it's a happy song and I thought of happy things. I'm still not sure what to name the song. As of right now, it's called "Perfect Day". I need to come up with a random yet summary name for the song. Hopefully a single word title. I'm still searching for that certain word. More than likely, I'll stop and search the title now and post it here............"Downright" sounds good to me. "Unimpaired" sounds good too. Ah! I've got it! "Downright Unimpaired" I know I was going for a single word but that sounds like an awesome song title. I need to read the Thesaurus more to find good words to replace simple words. I think I'll buy one the next time I goto Wal-Mart or something. I need to goto Big Lots today to buy three more 12"x12" canvases to paint and sell. I've got until Christmas to finish them. I've got the three pictures sketched out, I just need to transfer them onto the canvas and then paint.
     Anyway, when I record the song, I'll video myself recording it, like I did last time. This time I'll have ukulele, vocals, harmonica, and maybe guitar backup. Maybe bass guitar too. I might have vocals and harmonica on one track. I dunno, it might be a while since I do that. I have another video idea that I have videoed already. I have a green shirt with my name on it and I thought I could do a green screen thing with my shirt. When ever I snap my fingers, the shirt would change colors or pattern. I need to look up colors and patterns now to put in its place. I remember that I need to look up two different patterns of plaid and a tie dye pattern. Other than that it's just random plain colors. I've never done green screen effects so it'll be a learning experience. My life is exciting, later.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sipping Tea & Listening to Otis Redding and The Beatles

     Heynow. I actually took off work today. I'm a little sick and I needed some extra sleep. I'm having trouble sleeping lately. I've been eating toast and drinking tea today to make myself feel better and it's working. I think I'll fix me some tea now.....as I make some tea listen to "My Lovers Prayer" by Otis Redding because I'm listening to that song on vinyl, which is my dads record I borrowed.
     Okay, I'm back. I haven't really listened to my records in a while. So I might just do that whenever I'm at my apartment blogging here. The actual record now is "The Best of Otis Redding" 1972, disc 2, side 4, track "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay". It's been a very low key kinda day. Gloomy, damp, and uneventful. Now that I have changed records to Rubber Soul, I recently learned that the version I have (the U.S.) is different than the U.K. The U.K. version is the one everyone knows. The U.S. version has a few songs from the album Help! and some songs taken off the U.K. version. I think, at the time, the songs were controversial so the U.S. was nervous to put them on the record. "Drive My Car", "Nowhere Man", "What Goes On", and "If I Needed Someone" are missing and "I've Just Seen A Face" and "It's Only Love" in there place. Weird. I know some of this because last month Rolling Stone magazine came out with a Beatles Top 100 Songs list with how they wrote the songs in the magazine. It's very interesting and I'm going from 100 to 1. I'm at 10 right now. Plus from reading how they write songs, it's opening my mind on how to write songs better. After reading some of the stories made me feel like "That song is about nothing so I guess I can make up a song about something and it'll turn out good." Plus I can write about just about anything. You forget what all you can write about and turn it into poetry or a song. I don't have to talk about me, because I think I'm boring. I can talk about other people I know that might have problems in their life and in a way, I'm healing for them because I want them to feel okay. I had an idea to write a song with a ukulele and a harmonica in it. Like a mini Bob Dylan, lol. Maybe I'll write a song about sipping tea and having a day like this but being happy. I need to write happy songs. It's easy to write sad songs. I'm thinking about getting some bongos because I need some sort of percussion in my recordings. I can't exactly use drums at my apartment. I wonder if that fabric and foam store near my apartment sells acoustical foam? I might go someday. I have a lot of anxiety and I think I might need to be medicated (There's a song). I need to write down song ideas and then sit down and actual write them. So far, I've written down just two but I need to carry around this piece of paper to remind myself to write song ideas when they enter my brain. Now I'm listen to The Beatles White Album, a masterpiece.
     It's only 5:54PM and it's really dark outside. That sucks. I wish, on sunny days, I would just sit outside and play guitar. Now that I know how to play "Mother Natures Son", it would seem perfect. I just picture myself in the middle of a field of high grass, sitting Indian style playing this song all alone. I guess I can still play outside right now even though it's still raining and dark. Just turn on my outside light and sit on my floor mat under the 2 foot overhang outside my door.
     Oh yeah, I have been doing some art type stuff. I have these braces from the canvases I've bought and I made a structure using super glue and I pour melted candle wax over it. I dunno. I just wanted to pour melted wax over something. I think I might get a clear glass vase and pour all the candle wax and make different colored layers, then melt the glass vase and all the colors together. It'll happen someday. Sometimes I feel like I'm doing all these activities out of sexual frustration. I have no lover and I have no friend to talk to. I think I'll end my blogs with this phrase in sarcasm and at times of realism, "my life is exciting". Later

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Paintings, Homeowner, Goldeneye Review, Orthodontist

Heynow. It's been a few days since I have blogged. So here we go. I've been painting more. Here's a few:

"Cloud Tree"
For Sale! but I have an offer.
This one is an original painting.

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Four Heads)
For Sale!

     I still haven't looked at that house in Middlesboro yet. I don't know but I keep procrastinating about it. I've had plans in my head if I lived there. One: Getting a bicycle and riding to work. Having my book bag with my lunch packed, extra jacket and hat. It's good exercise and I might get to meet new people. Hopefully the neighborhood is good. I might check it out if I get off of work early. Usually after work, I'm so tired and a little burnt out so I just good home.
     Goldeneye 007 for the Wii is awesome! I haven't finished it yet but I'm planning on playing after work. Today is my video gaming day; no paintings tonight and no laundry to do yet.
     I went to the orthodontist yesterday to do some tightening and the day after is always awful. My teeth are hurting. Plus I have to wear two rubber bands on each side so it's extra tight. I usually just have one on each side. I'm going to try to wear them as much as I can. I went pretty far last month. I think I kept it going for about three and a half weeks. It sucks.
     Work has been busy so that's why I haven't been posting. I guess I'll get back to work now. Later

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Voting, T.M., My Plans, Music Videos, Actual Work

     Heynow. It's election day and I'm not registered in Tennessee. I guess I could goto Barbourville and vote but I don't know who's running anymore. I guess I'm an independent now since when I first registered I became a Republican and now my views are more Democratic. I guess George W. Bush turned me off to Republicans and what their views on things. I don't want to get too political, even though I don't think anyone will read this. Just vote for what you think is right and right for the country. I don't really know who's running in Tennessee. I usually do a lot of research when I vote for someone, not just go by negative commercial attacks.
     I've been learning to meditate for a while now. I haven't done it in a few days so I will hopefully do it today. I've never really had a mentor about transcendental meditation (or T.M.), I've been trying to self teach it. Which I think is better because when someone is teaching me something I want to know, I kinda space out anyway. If something is so important to me, I should research it myself and learn it on my own.
     I have a few things to do lately: meditate, paintings (I have one painting idea called: Cloud Tree), today Laundry, and play a new video (I got yesterday and that's what I did all day yesterday). The video game is Goldeneye 007 for Wii. It actually comes out today but I pre-ordered and it came in the mail yesterday. So far, it's really awesome. Okay heres the plan: go home after work, meditate for half an hour or so, then do laundry, probably eat dinner, then start and finish Cloud Tree (because it's very simple). Then if there's enough time (probably not), I'll play one level of the game. Then again it all depends on when I get off of work. It could be 3:45 or it could be 5 o'clock.
     I'm thinking about making another video with the four head square thing and playing a song. It'll be either "Two Of Us" by the Beatles or "I Live For You" by George Harrison. I'm trying to think of other songs that I know on multiple instruments. Maybe a song with the ukulele! "Tonight, You Belong To Me" is a good one on ukulele from the movie "The Jerk" with Steve Martin. Recording something like that can be frustrating because you have to play the whole thing without messing up. 1.)You've got audio recording you and 2.) you have video recording you, so it's a good thing it's not on cassettes anymore. That would be very wasteful. "Here Comes The Sun" by the Beatles would be really, really hard (TWSS) to record. I might try it soon. I'm still thinking of songs to play "Everlong" by the Foo Fighters, maybe "Hey Jude" because I recently learned how to play piano to that song. "Imagine", "Eleanor Rigby" might be good too. I don't know a lot of songs on piano but I know the chords. "Heart Of Gold", "Old Man", "Only Love Can Break Your Heart", "The Needle & The Damage Done", "Comes A Time", "Harvest Moon" all by Neil Young. Mainly songs that have acoustic guitar, electric guitar (not too loud, I don't want to piss off my neighbors), bass guitar, keyboard / piano, harmonica (in G and Am), and ukulele.
     Just finished lunch and now have a lot of work to do. My boss came in a we've got a new project to do. A new addition on a county health center in Tennessee. I need to scan, transfer, and analyze the old plans and add in the addition from paper to computer. That's all for now, back to actual work. Later

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Weekend Review, Video Editing, Homeowner?, More Paintings

     Heynow. I'm at work yet again. My weekend was not that great. I tried to see who all had parties and no one had any. And if someone did, it was private or something. So I ended up not going to anything. My other friend didn't have a party to goto either so I asked him to either come over or I come to his house and hangout. But he got caught up in something and couldn't do anything. So Saturday I didn't do anything, other than edit this video :) Eric Smith & The Grasshoppers - Listen To What I'm Saying
     I had fun filming, recording, and editing it. I have a new video editing software and I'm testing it out. I can tell you right now that it's better than Windows Movie Maker. I need to figure out how to do green screen on the new software too, if it can. I need to get some more green posters to do the green screen and I need to find the best kind of lights to light the screen properly. That might take awhile because I need to save up my money. I have "low funds" about now. I need to remind myself to write a check today for my rent. I realized that I'm in the "Rent Is Too Damn High" category now.
     My mom called me last Thursday saying that there's a house for sale in Middlesboro and that I might be interested in it. She said that the rent would be lower if I owned it. Of course, it's a fixer-upper. She said, that everybody would help me out fixing it up. I haven't checked out the neighborhood yet so hopefully it's an okay neighborhood. I might check it out today after work. I kinda remember where the location is. I have painted a few things lately. Here are the results:

The Three Stooges 
for my Dad.

The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night (Four Head Shot)
Sold to ??? (It's a secret)

The Beatles - HELP! (Album Cover)
For Sale!

The Blues Brothers
Sold to Connie Cowan Carroll

Bob Dylan Poster (Updated with more colors)
Sold to Chris Abner
     I guess that's all I'll post today. Until next time, later.