Saturday, October 10, 2009

"You can die for our country, but I'll be damned if I'll let you get married in it."

Wow...its been forever.

This feels good though. This feels really good.

I've been thinking about writing a blog everyday for the past month.

I've felt so guilty for not doing it.

But now I am.

Who knows how long it will be until I do another. It could be months or years (although I hope not).

I'm going to start just by ranting. I'm sorry, I know that its not really my style...but FUCK! They're letting gays in the US military. Now I have NOTHING against gays in the military at all. I believe they should have every single right that everyone else has. But this all seems way too synthetic for my liking. They say their doing it for "gay rights" yada yada yada. The president believes in equal right for all yada yada yada. Fuck, if that were true you'd allow them to get married too!! Fucking bullshit. Let them get married before you send them off to war. Fuck they have a hard enough time getting their books into libraries. Let the kids read And Tango Makes Three in ALL libraries and schools and then maybe I wont question your motives. But they don't believe in gay rights, they just don't have enough people to ship off the the middle east. Can you think of a better way to enlarge your armies? And not only that, people wont even be able to pretend their gay to change their mind about being in the army. Not you'll have to lose a leg or go mentally insane, and even then your chances aren't too good. Nobel peace prize - my ass buddy.

Another thing to vent - there is going to be a McDonald's put in the Louvre.

A MCDONALD'S IN THE LOUVRE. I cant even imagine.

Right under the pyramid....

I'm just speechless about this one.

It was bad enough when they put a fry stand in Disneyland.


I have not eaten Mcdonald's in almost a year. And thank god for that. I'd hate to think that I had contributed to such a crime. ITS A CRIME!

Now, I know the government has cut their funds by a lot in recent years, and I know it will ultimately result in good things for the museum - more restorations, larger exhibits, ect...but its a hard one to take.

Is it worth it?

Do I really want to see some dude eating a Fillet-O-Fish while I'm admiring The Ship of Fools. How ironic would that be?

Well that is that.

How tiring is ranting? My god. I'm pooped.

I was just in the car listening to the radio. They had a guy named Art Bell doing a talk show. Loved it. It was a free-for-all. They weren't screening calls and talking about everything from a wheel of fortune wheel on top of the space needle, to suicide and ufo's. But then out of nowhere a guy comes on who had just had his wife give birth to his son. He called in basking about it. Telling the world it was the most beautiful thing he had ever experienced, and it was as if he was watching it at that moment with his very eyes. His voice was glowing. He then got Art on to how beautiful he thought his son's birth was. It was a very genuine radio moment. It's not often you get to hear many that are THAT sincere.
Then the gentleman asked art if he had any advice for a new father. Now art was just stumped. He isn't one of those radio psychologists. He probably hadn't gotten a real question like that in years. He paused for a good 10 seconds. He really didn't know what to say. It was really something to listen to. You could tell he wanted to give the best advice that he possibly could.

Then finally he thought of it.

"Follow your heart" he told man.

I honestly don't think he could have said anything better.

I always love that advice. I don't think we hear it often enough.

I was sad to find out after that this was a recorded show back from 1995. Still, I got home, and sat in my car to listen to him in my drive way for another half hour.

I think thats it for me tonight.
I'm done.
I'll leave you there.
If I write anymore I'll feel too satisfied and never come back on here again.

Peace and love and follow your heart.


Saturday, March 14, 2009

what the tv gods said to me

"i am going to give you this product
i want you to practice using it
it will be your job
for two months
to master this product
until your use with it is flawless
don't do anything else

then i'm going to film you with it
and you're going to make the people of this world
think its amazingly easy to use
flows with your day
and makes life better

...and then they'll buy it from us
pay the big bucks
we'll rob em blind

...thats unless they dont believe us

but if they're stupid enough
to be sitting around atching television
they'll believe anything

see you in two months
you'll get the money then

we are the same people
who choose which movies you watch
and which art galleries tell the tail of the times
and which books the library should keep around

if i were you
I'd fire your agent
while you're still young and full of life"

Monday, December 29, 2008

Year recap

There it goes.
Another year.
So fast. Too fast. Its scares me so much. How does it fly by like that? I could cry.
I will cry.
I have no respect for time, and it kills me.
Why don't I cherish it?
Why would I ever want to pass time?
Why should I ever get impatient?

I dont think I was able to accomplish any of my new years resolutions.
I didn't go to the gym once.
I have even LESS blog posts than last year.
I have the same shitty job I had a year ago.

What do i have to show for this year?

It was a bad year.
It feels like I've said that a lot the past while.
Ever since my grandma died it has felt like a bad year, and each year worse and worse.

I suppose my greatest accomplishment for this year has been the relationships I have built with people.

I feels as though many of my frienships are stonger.

My girlfriend and I are a million times more in love.

My brother has become more than just my brother. He really is a best friend.

It was a very sober year. I spent a lot of time inside my own head. Maybe a little too much time. I think I'm ready to come out and play a bit more.

This coming year I am not going to make any specific resolutions. I dont like the idea of it. Too nitty gritty for my liking. But I will say this -

I want to keep building relationships with people. Everyone. I want to be interested in what other people have to say. I want to encourage others. I want to inspire others. I want others to inspire me. I want to weld friendships to my side.

I want to feel amazing physically. I want every breath I take to be one big real breath.

I dont want to waste a single day.

I want to surround myself with people who care.

I want to make people smile. Not smiles out of pity or smiles from a bad joke. But smiles of being happy to be here.

I want to feel less guilty about my actions and thoughts. I want to just go with it, without analyzing everything.

I want to love everyone for everything they do.

I want to listen to more music.

I was to disover new tastes and smells.

I want to connect with a new area of nature.

I want to learn.

I want to dance more.

Fuck this year is going to be great.
I've decided right now.
Its going to be incredible.
Are you in this with me reader?
Lets do it.
I'm feeling it.
I'm excited.

I'm going to go start a bit early.

Happy New Year!


Sunday, December 28, 2008

teachings of you and me

We can only learn so much in a life,
and there is only so many people
for each of us to learn from,
and for each of us to teach to.

There is only so much time,
so many people,
and so many brain cells.

Some will be learned from him,
some will be learned from her,
it will all be different anyways.

Some things will be left out,
for which we will be blamed for.

Some of us will know too much about one thing,
for which we will be praised for.

And for each thing that is know too much of,
there is someone who knows too little,
For which they are laughed at.

And the person who knows nothing is in his
mothers belly.

And the person most of it,
is in his death bed.

Those who know it all
are already gone,
or beginning to begin.

And I am here
to let you know
just a little bit more.

Just dont blame me for it,
praise me for it,
or laugh at me fore it,

Otherwise you have learned nothing.

-Jordan Patrich

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Internet Issues

There are many terrible things going on in the world today. All sorts of things to stand up for, to protest, to sign up for.

This isn't about any of those really important things, but something I found really funny. I reflection of myself that I needed to point out.

For the past few years I've been on a website called It is a website that keeps track of all the music you listen to, recommends new music, and puts you in contact with people who have the same musical taste as you. I have found so much amazing music through his website, I would definitely say that it is one of my biggest online guilty pleasures.

Now this site has always been a very simple site, not much to look at, but does its job perfectly...totally focussed on the music.

A few days ago they updated it. Made it into more of a myspace/facebook/youtube-ish website. Its slow, ugly, no personality, and basically one big wanna be/copycat. Its really a sad site to see, for a website that used to call itself the music revolution - its has really dumbed itself down.

Since this change I've been posting in forums, joining online groups and petitioning to have this website changed back to the way it was, or at least have the option of it. And I was thinking about it, and found how funny it was that I was protesting such a thing. A website? One group that started not even 2 days ago already has over 3000 members.

It makes me think about the future of online protests and the ultimate look and use of the internet in general. It looks like it is something that is becoming less information based, and more social based. I don't mind either, but its nice to separate the two.

Anyways just something I was thinking about :)


Sunday, June 22, 2008

Childhood Forts

I just came to the realization
that my childhood tree fort
was a very enlightening part
of my self discovery.

When you're young
and you have a fort
You fill it with everything
you think you'll ever need.

Real and pretend.

You know what you need to survive there
the rest of your life.

You cram it with all your hopes and dreams. Cookies and pictures of girls. Ninja turtles and nurf balls. Books and music. Flashlights and stuffed friends.

It was so simple then.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Power up

When the Wicked Witch of the West
ends up selling maxwell coffee to the world
anything is possible.

I'm starting to think that energy drinks
will be like cigarettes in 40 years.
People need them to get through their day.
We need to work so much now just to get by.
They get us hooked with their free samples in their little fancy can cars.
It's scary - the way its just passed out to the people.

We always learn that too much of something always ends up killing us one way or another.

But look at the ingredients.
We're sure to end up giving birth to blue babies one of these days.

I'll stick to v8 thank you very much.
You can trust anything made by a man named Peacock,
don't you think?

Don't get me wrong.
I like my jaggerbomb as much as the next Joe,
But I'm a man who thinks way down the line.
I know the nature of human civilization.
Addicted to energy.
And now energy in drink form.
We are now dependant on it.
Could you imagine what would happen, if these drinks we're taken away?
Drink batteries.
Power the people.

I think when life to the point of getting so tough,
to the point that we need 3 cups of coffee and a redbull to get through the day
its time to ask - where is all this energy going?
what is it ultimately powering?

I dunno. Just a thought I was having the other night.
Just need to get it down.

Maybe it can be an I told you so someday.
I LOVE I told you sos!
Unfortunately I have to wait 40 years for most of mine.