Friday, February 25, 2011

I'm Moving On, I hope it only gets better.

Heynow. I'M MOVING! Who wants to help?!.......I can hear the crickets already. Well, I'm moving way closer to work. So close that it's less than a block away. Plus there's a coffee shop below me, it'll be a good hang out place. Since I'm over a cafe, wouldn't I get free WiFi? SWEET! I hope that's the case. That's one more bill I won't have to pay! I hope they keep it on all day and night. I made up a list of things for me to do. Pay rent and deposit, get new address, ask about who does electric/gas/water/cable television/garbage pickup, cancel electric/water/internet/directv, change license and plate, ask if pets are allowed (I'd like to get one once I settle in), etc. I'm thinking that I'm going to be moving everything in on Sunday, or at least the heavy stuff. Well, the computer guy is here and I need to stop. I'll talk to you later.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kick Ass

Heynow. It's Thursday and I'm going to have a busy day. A painter is here to paint or something in my boss' office and here's to my left talking on the phone then complaining when he hangs up the phone. I need to get my audio recorder and record every single time he complains then make a cartoon video. Anyway I might not have a lot to say today so here's what I have to do today. Today is the bidder meeting for a Health Dept. in TN. We get a lot of calls with questions and everyone who isn't a general contractor gets a list of the plan holders. So it'll be a phone/fax kinda day. At 1:30PM I have an orthodontist appointment and tell them about my wire situation I had. Then after work, I'm going to go look at that apartment over a coffee shop. I'm actually doing this blog so that it looks like I'm working on something rather than looking at a drawing and not really changing anything on it because it's basically done for right now.
     Lately, I've been away from the online dating sites that I've signed up on months/years ago and on one of them I got a message from a girl that's really cute and we've been talking to each other for about three of four days. I don't know where I was going with that but yeah, that just happened. Oh yeah, I have another idea for a painting. It's:
Bruce Lee
I might change the suit he's wearing into a yellow color with black stripe like in the movie "Enter the Dragon".

I might do one of his student, almighty:
Chuck Norris

Red, the color of your blood because Chuck Norris has never seen his own blood. Okay, I guess that's all right now. I'll make sure to post another blog about the apartment and the orthodontist today. My life is boring, later peeps.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

It's Boba Fett!

     Heynow. I'm at work yet again. This morning I've got a bit of work but I had an idea for another stencil like painting. I found a good picture and photoshopped it. 

Boba Fett
"Star Wars" Trilogy

     I tried to find the best colors to fit the character and the colors from his costume. I do have an extra 12" x 12" canvas but I don't know what to put on it. Jimi Hendrix, Boba Fett, or Kurt Cobain. Since I just made up this Boba Fett, I'm leaning on this one since it has a good color theory and look.
    Well, I asked mom to call that place in Middlesboro and she called me back today and said she left a message. She also asked a few co-workers and said there's a few places around that are open but cost way too much. Hopefully we'll get some good news and in the meantime I'm going to check out if there's any apartments available over a few stores on Cumberland Avenue. There might be something there but I need to see who owns the places. Well that's it for now, enjoy the Boba Fett stencil. My life is exciting, later peeps.

UPDATE (As of 6:14PM): I called that place on Cumberland Avenue and it is less than a block away from work! I get to have a look around the place and it is right above a coffee shop called "Shades of Brown". I've always wanted to go there but I like to have someone with me and since I don't take too many breaks I haven't been there with anyone or by myself. I really, really hope I get it. I'm supposed to meet with the lady Thursday to look it over. I stopped by her office, which is across the road, after work and signed an application. It kinda sounds like I'm the only one applied at the moment but someone might be looking at it tomorrow. I don't know, I'm just making up stories in my head again to make me nervous. Anyway, that's my update. Everyone send me your good vibes and prayers on Thursday. It's going to be busy with work (Bid Meeting at a Health Center, Orthodontist at around 1:00PM, and then Apartment Meeting at 5:00PM) so hopefully everything will work out. My life is boring, later peepers. 

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bicycling and Drums!

     Heynow. Ah, I'm at work again. This weekend was okay. Friday night I hung out with my brother and his friends in Pineville. The next day I went to Heidrick to see my parents. I did my laundry, we all went to dinner at Cracker Barrel in Corbin and while I was there, I sold that 007 James Bond painting and she said that I might have some more customers coming my way, including a screenwriter that might use a painting for a poster for the movie. So that's cool. She said he was a big deal but I'm thinking that it's just a person she works with that has a script in the process of getting picked up to become a movie. Not a huge Hollywood production, just a short independent film which is still cool depending on the content. I don't know, this is just what I'm thinking is going to happen. She said some LA film writer that I kinda recognized but she could be lying. Anyway, it'll be cool if it's real.
     Well, I'm in the "friend zone" with that girl I sent flowers to. I don't know, I was probably too forceful by asking her out to dinner Thursday. I'll either keep being friends with her (hanging out, going to events with other friends, etc.) and then ask her out when she's ready or just not really talk to her anymore. I don't know. I'm not really asking for help, I'm just wanting to figure things out for the better. Do I just focus on her because I really like her or do I keep being friends with her and try to see other people (because that's tough for me because I don't get out that much because I have high anxiety and I feel weird about things). I'm really thinking about moving again and being closer to the office. Hopefully I can find a place in Middlesboro that's not far away. I have this somewhat strange fantasy that if I lived closer to work, I would ride a bicycle to work. It would be great exercise, not spending any gas money, I would have a book bag to carry my lunch and other stuff. There's a guy mom knows that has a place open and it right above the guys garage. It's real close and it might be a good place. Since it's over a garage, I won't have any dick head neighbors and I might be able to bring my drums. The house is about 25 to 30 feet away from the garage. That would be cool. Bicycle to work, come home to play drums and be noisy when I want to be. That sounds great to me right now. I really miss playing drums, I'm so out of it I need to practice somewhere. The drum set is at my parents house but they have a bunch of stuff in my old room because they're redoing the computer room flooring and painting the walls. They have all the office stuff in my old room. Oh well, what to do but to move on.
     I'm back from lunch now and I've got a bit of work to do. But in the meantime, I've brought my camera in and has set up a handful of peanuts for the squirrels so I can film them. I don't know why but the camera stops at 30 minutes when I have half a battery and 74 minutes left of memory. I need to try and fix it so that it will stay on until the battery is empty. I'm not sure if I have any footage yet. I tried two days last week with none of the nuts being moved. At the moment, I do hear birds and crowing outside crowing. I was thinking of using the footage of the squirrels to make a video and put music to it. The camera just stopped recording and it looks like some of the peanuts are gone. I'd say a bird got'em because the shells are gone as well. If it was a squirrel, the shells would be around the other nuts. Anyway, that's what I'm doing besides working and doing this. I guess that's it. My life is exciting, later peeps.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Massacre!

     Heynow. It's been awhile since I've done a work blog entry because my original work computer had a few bad power supplies. It's still working now but I'm using the other computer until I get the new one from our tech guy, who works at the college. Since then I've moved all the stuff from that computer onto this one. I've got my music and all that other stuff I have. Anyway, today is Valentine's Day. Last week I ordered a set a flowers to be delivered to a friends office. I remembered where she worked and looked up the address. I picked the flowers:
     In the card I put: "Roses are red, violets are blue, some poems rhyme, but this one doesn't. Call me sometime and we'll have dinner. That is, if you can figure out who sent this." Well this morning she posted a picture on Facebook saying "Someone is gonna have to fess up because I seriously haven't the slightest clue who these are from...?":
     (Darn you ProFlowers, they're supposed to be prettier than that. Oh well, maybe it'll bloom) She tweeted it too and still had no idea who did it until I texted her. She was very happy and I wanted to do something expectingly for her. I'll probably call her this weekend and we might have dinner. While texting a little back and forth, I kept looking at the door like I was Jim from The Office looking at a camera and smiling. I don't know, no one was going to walk through the door, I just looked at it.
     Last night my teeth were hurting really really bad. (Squeamish please read past) I figured out that it was a wire going into my gums and making them bleed. I tried to pull the wire away from my gums and with a few failed attempts, something actually worked. Then as the night began, my lip was swelling up. This morning it was still swollen. As today continues, the swelling has shrunk. I thought about calling my orthodontist and seeing if any of them could help me fix the wire and help with my swollen lip but since they are only in Middlesboro on Tuesdays and Thursdays I might have to wait until Tuesday. Since the swelling has gone down, I'll just wait until my next check up on the 24th. Nothing serious really. Of course "The Fixer" fixes everything!
     I don't know what exactly is going on with the "C. and S." thing. I hope they solved their differences. I think I'll text "C." later to see what all is going on, plus make a few jokes to make him feel good. I thought about making a video playing "Tree By The River" by Iron & Wine with a tutorial in the beginning telling you how to play it. I might do that tonight. I just looked and noticed that there are a few videos covering that song. I'll probably still make the video with the chords and lyrics on the screen. 
     Today seems to be going a little slow. It's Valentines day and all the lovely people have their loved ones. Ah crap! I forgot to get mom something! I'll call her later today after I get home and when she's at home. I'll probably tell her about the flowers thing too. This morning the Foo Fighters came out with a "new music" video with Lemmy from Motorhead. Foo Fighters - White Limo I follow them on Twitter (I'm on Twitter too! and they posted pictures of the limo and everybody else. It was cool but I didn't really know they were going to make a music video. It looks like it was shot with an old 1980's camera and effects. It reminds me of what I did with my old camera when videoing short films ("Cardboard Monster", "Cardboard Monster: Returns", and film of everybody going down my hill while laying on they're backs on skateboards) good times. Sadly, I couldn't convert film onto digital and upload it. It would have been cool. Besides I think I taped over most of it. I sold my camera but kept the tapes in case I find something to convert them to digital. Wow this is a long post. I guess I'll go now. I think I've updated you enough. My life is exciting, later. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Technical Tuesday Malfunction (Caution: Rant)

     Heynow. It's been a while since I have updated my exciting life. Let's see if I can remember them all now. Okay my upstairs neighbor, who annoyed everyone in the complex with his loud music and kids, left Monday. On that Monday, I was in Barbourville getting my taxes done. I'll be getting about $1,100 back so I'm excited to get that soon. After that I went to my parents house and mom fixed up some chicken and dumplings. They were of course good and I still have leftovers in the refrigerator. Anyway on Monday the neighbors left and they also took the satellite dish that my TV was connected to (Which your not supposed to do, my neighbor was a douche bag). So Tuesday comes and when I get home from work my TV doesn't work. I called DirecTV and the nice lady said that I needed to call my apartment office to see what has happened to my dish. I called them and they said that the dish installer took off the dish from the roof. Well at that time, the solution was to call a dish installer and have my own dish which would cost $50 to do so. Once my landlord heard that I needed to get a dish, she called them up and yelled at them. I was there for about half of the discussion and laughed that my landlord couldn't hang up the phone with the supervisor. Well, I noticed that there's still a dish above me and was wondering if the maintenance guy could hook up my cable to the dish. He did and now I have TV.
     Yesterday was a technical malfunction kinda day. At work my work computer crapped out on me again. Apparently it was the power supply AGAIN! Somethings wrong with it and its about time for a new work computer. For now, I'm on the other computer that's just about never on. It works but the internet only works for Firefox. So strange but today I was trying to fix it and I think I messed it up so even Firefox doesn't even work. It's hard to get all the IP addresses right with the or 3). Hopefully I'll fix it tomorrow.
     I fixed my iPod a few minutes ago. Yesterday I thought about connecting it to iTunes to update my music and it had to reset it somehow. So okay, this'll take a while. The restore kept freezing and I had to unplugged and replug with the same events. Today I had the idea of restarting my computer and then tried it, boom! it worked and now I have my iPod now. So let's review Technical Tuesday's Malfunction: when to work with the computer not turning on (power supply with a new computer coming my way), then went home to see the TV is out then fixed it in about 2 hours, and then iPod messing up (Fixed today).
     Oh just about forgot the other mess up, a relationship mess up. A friends girlfriend, S., called last night and was asking me questions about a ring that my friend, C., had. I kept it at my apartment here for a while and he picked it up when my TV was just fixed. I gave it to him and we both were happy. I couldn't tell her because I promised I wouldn't tell her. Actually I don't know how she got my number, darn you Facebook (I fixed my privacy settings). Anyway, she was asking and I lied (withheld the truth) to her. As it turns out, she "broke up" with him (for reasons only known between the three) and he had the ring for V day. I called C. and told him about the call from S. He was bummed so I tried to fix the situation. I opened a can of snakes there. I called back S. and told her that he had a ring and I held on to it for him. Now she doesn't believe me or C. She texted me today when getting off work and was still confused on what to believe. I basically told her that C. and S. need to talk to each other and settle it then said something like "if you want him, get him because he wants you". She said, it's not that simple, which it's not but I tried to stay out of it and that didn't help until my last message which was "I don't know, ask him. I'm no in this situation anymore". She replied "Me too, bye". Well, I called C. and told him about the texts and was sorry he got me into this. It's okay, I just hope I'm completely out of that problem.
     Ugh, it's only 9:48PM and after typing all this out, I want to go to bed. I'll stay up a little. I was thinking about sending someone a few flowers to say "Hey, let's go out for real". I don't know her address and I don't know what exactly to get her. I'll try and figure it out. I hope she really likes it and want to continue our good relationship of being friends and turning it into something more personal (If that makes any sense). Well, I'm getting tired and I feel better because this is my ranting place. I should have a nickname called "The Fixer" or at least be a super hero. I fix what others mess up because I'm trying to be a good person. Until next time true believers, my life is exciting. Later

Friday, February 4, 2011

PAPER JAM! and a Painting.

     Heynow. It's a really boring day at work. My boss had a meeting this morning and then went to lunch right after. I'm doing specifications today and I need him to confirm somethings before I continue. (Minutes fly by) Alrighty, he came in and made changes.(After making the changes, I goto the copier) AHHHH! Stupid copier keeps jamming! I hate you! (At this time, I have quit copying for the day). Here's what went down. I make my copies: Set A of Z x25 - done. Set B of Z  x25 - done. Set C of Z x25 - (I multi-task as the papers are printing. At one time, I goto the bathroom) When I come out of the bathroom the copier has stopped. Set C had 9 total pages and had to make 25 copies so time doesn't make sense to be finished. There was a jam. I take all the jammed papers out and start again. They jam again. I continually to unjam and start, making small changes to make sure it runs through but nothing was working. After about ten tries, I found another collection of clogs. Unclogging that made it work for about 4 copies then jammed again. I located a gear that wasn't moving so I tried to get to it and make sure that it would move again. At that time, my boss finally came over to see what was going on outside his office door (I could see him the whole time, trying to fix it). He just stood over me while I worked. Of course his solution to everything is "Throw it in the creek and see what happens". I really hate when he says that about ANYTHING that breaks. The copier, the computer, the plotter, the printer, the coffee machine, the phone, or the internet (I don't know how that would work if you tried). Anyway as I was typing in that last sentence, my boss walked up and left for the day, HALLELUJAH! It's only 3:25PM but today it has been slow and frustrating.
     Let's end on a good note. I have a friend on the internet screen name: Katers17. We talk on twitter a little and she makes vlogs on YouTube. I've watched her for about a year and have chatted to her when I joined twitter this year. I thought I would do something nice for her on her birthday and paint her a picture. I couldn't mail it in time for her birthday but she put it in her vlog. Here's the link: I also made her a few CD's, stickers, and gave her a pair of work out gloves. In the bag I had a note that said "Someone call the vet because these pythons are sick" *flex muscles*. Here's a screen shot of her and my painting.
     I'm glad she really likes it. In the video my "part" starts at 2:15 when she notices a bug on my package (TWSS, weird) and then shows the painting and then does the vet / python joke. Anyway, I'm glad she likes it, that made my morning. Well, I'm going to go home now and relax a bit. My life is exciting, later.

P.S.: I made a video yesterday and didn't have time to upload it so I'll upload it when I get home.
I'm home now and the video is LIVE! Here's the link:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Heynow. I haven't really painted in awhile and I need to paint one today, the James Bond one I posted a while ago. But I've edited photos for a few days, I might paint a few more for myself but if you want one, send me a message or leave me a comment. Here are a few ideas I have:
Kurt Cobain - Nirvana

Bob Dylan 

Dave Grohl - Foo Fighters

Jimi Hendrix 

John Lennon - The Beatles

Kurt Cobain - Nirvana Unplugged

     A few images I saw on the internet but I still edit them to add my touch to them. When I paint them I'll use a different color scheme besides Black and White. I'll try and look up the persons favorite color and I'll add the color to it. I've noticed my stats on here and there's a lot of people looking on here, mainly because of the edited pictures I have. The Abbey Road, Darth Vader, Dwight Schrute, and Led Zeppelin Angel are the top looked up on Google Images from my blog. So I'm giving you what you want. Enjoy. My life is exciting, later.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Changing Apartments?

     Heynow. Well, Well, Well. I'm at work again. Last night, I paid my rent and I talked to my landlord about changing into a one bedroom from a two bedroom so my rent would be lower. She said she didn't have any available but her son has property around the City Hall of Tazewell and the rent is $475 including water and electric for a one bedroom. That sounds like a good deal but I wanna have an apartment in Middlesboro, now that I really think about it. There might be a place here that I can use, if the offer is still on the table. Basically living over a garage away from the owner. I hope that place is nice and spacier than it looks so I can bring my drums set. From what I remember, that garage was about 20-25 feet way from their house which was the closest thing to the garage. Anyway, I might be moving again soon. Speaking about moving out, my evicted drug convicted neighbors are moving out and they have until the weekend to completely be gone. Woohoo! One down, one to go (my heavy footed neighbors above me with children). I wonder if either places has their own washer and dryer at the place.
     Anyway, I am pretty busy here at work. I've been in and out, poppin' and lockin' it down. From one project to the next and distributing sets of plans to bidders. Tomorrow should be worse because it's getting published in the newspaper tomorrow and we'll probably need to get the rest of the specs. and drawings bound and ready to give out. We've got four sets of plans left. One guy said he would come and get one but still hasn't done so. Actually he said he would come in on either last Thursday or yesterday. I had to stay late Thursday (no show) which made me mad because I had to stay late and yesterday, still didn't show up. Well, it's 4:12PM now and I'm leaving so I can finally ship my package (TWSS). My life is exciting, later peeps.