Monday, October 31, 2005


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

YOU DESERVE IT!!!

I just got great news from my ex-girlfriend Jessica! She has just been offered an incredible new job!! I am so happy for her!! She deserves this more than anyone I know!!!!!!!!!! ;-) I love you Sunshine and congrads!!!!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Fuck Bunny says: Life is a party and you should dance!

And dance we did! Fuck Bunny and his cheerleader from FUCK University had a great time! Last nights celebration was easily one of my favorite Halloweens! Upon going to Red Light and finding an old cheerleader shirt, with "BEST" on the front, Julie and I developed our idea....we would be from FUCK U!, I would be the mascot...aka: FUCK BUNNY! and she the cheerleader! Creating her costume was half the fun yesterday. Then we danced till 2:30 am at The Baltic Room up on Capitol Hill. A great place I had never been to before, however I will be going back! Thank you Juile for a great time!

And now the photos......enjoy......























Saturday, October 29, 2005

Halloween Excitement!

As most of you know, Halloween for me is one of the best holidays ever invented! How many other holidays can you dress up and act like a kid? Well, you can try to do that on Thanksgiving...but usually its frowned upon to wear a costume while scarfing down turkey! Maybe I should dress up as a turkey and see if it bothers everyone!! That could be fun! Needless to say Halloween is not till Monday, but living in Seattle, there is never a lack of events to attend. My friend Julie, who needs a much deserved break from writing her thesis, and I are going to celebrate tonight! Fuck Bunny is making his Seattle debut! ;-) Look for photos tomorrow! Off to go costume shopping for Julie. Maybe a quick stop over at Top Pot. Yea, yummm.

See ya.........................................................

Friday, October 28, 2005

I feel very lucky

I was reflecting on my life today. I had heard from a couple of friends of mine, both I have not heard from in awhile. It is so nice to have these types of connections. One of them was a friend of mine from the east coast. I became friends with her daughter when I lived in NYC and they welcomed me into their family. I was very fortunate, it is as if I had two families. I still think of them often and remember all the amazingly fun times we had together. Memories like that are what make you realize how lucky you are too be alive. The other friend was someone I met on a trip and we instantly connected! She can make me laugh like no one else. I mean my entire body hurts from laughing so hard! I am so damn lucky. I grew up this very sad(looking happy on the outside) kid who didnt have many friends and was so worried I would walk thru my life alone and not have a soul around to have fun with. Not the case, somehow I have been blessed with so many amazing friends. They are there when I need them. They make me laugh, cry with joy and provide me with many hours of pure enjoyment. I can never ever thank them enough for enriching my life.
All I wanted to say. I love all of you. Many more memories to follow I am sure.

More Rosa!

Some Links on interest about Rosa Parks

Rosa to lie in honor in U.S Capitol

&

The Bus

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Rosa Parks

Here is a great link about Rosa Parks

Good Cause....check it out.

Check out this website:

nickelsforkatrina

A great idea!


Thank god for the citizens of this great country or else we would be completely fucked, it seems the U.S. Gov't has forgotten who elected them and who lives in the 50 states.

Yes, I am on my liberal bender for the week. I hate the officials we have in office at the moment, they are systematically eating away our country. I think we currently have the stupidest President in office.

2008 can not come quick enough.

But will the democrats get their own heads out of their collective asses in order to get re -elected? We need someone better to chose from then John "I am really a republican" Kerry this time around. Will we ever get a cure for cancer or AIDS?? Probably not, why you ask..because of instead of funding education and encouraging young people to go out and better themselves and get an education, the republicans are cutting student loans and then imposing more fees on those of us who have loans already....what the fuck!

HELLO>>>>WHAT ABOUT ENRON?
Did Bushwacked forget about that scandal, that has cost this country millions of dollars...oh, what am I thinking...those boys are friends of Cheney...the real puppet master in the white house. So lets get money from the struggling masses! Instead of educating the masses and encouraging young people we will instead encourage them to become human carnage in the Iraq war. The death toll of the war has hit 2,000 this week. Fucking sick! Maybe one of those 2,000 souls, that are now gone forever from the earth, held in thier brain the cure for cancer or AIDS, we will never know, because they have given thier lives for what??? NO one can tell us what this war is for!

Ok...I am done...stepping off the soapbox for the moment.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Why the Republicans are fucking Nazis!!

Read this article and I think you will agree:

Our tax $$ at work

<<<<----FUCKHEAD

Thank you & Goodbye Rosa Parks...we will miss you!


On Monday the world lost a true champion of equal rights. Rosa Parks died at the age of 92. Here is an article about her: Rosa Parks

Thank you Rosa - Your one simple act of defiance changed history and showed us all that one person can make a difference in the world. We will miss you.

Here is a quote from her:
"Without vision, the people will perish, and without courage and inspiration, dreams will die - the dream of freedom and peace."

Monday, October 24, 2005

Why not....just for fun!


A little Keith Haring dancing man for some afternoon fun! ENJOY!!

My daily view when commuting to & from work!

I know I am very lucky to live where I do. Everyday as I drive to and from work I am reminded of the amazingly beautiful city I live in. I have been alot of places in my life and not many of them match up to Seattle. I took these random photos on my drive home on Friday night. Sorry for some of the off kilter shots....hey I was driving!! Was a real bitch when I was taking pix, talking on my cell phone, reading the paper...wait who's driving?? .....kidding! Enjoy!!!











Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Out of left field!

Today I was contacted and offered a potential position with a software company! My current employer has been using them for awhile for our printing, fulfillment and mailing software. The company is expanding their market very quickly and are in need of new developers/trainers. He wants to know if I would be interested in a position!

I am still in shock...hahahaa...to be offered a job out of the blue, at a time when I was starting to question my current work situation. This would be a complete departure from anything I have ever done previously. I would work with printing companys and help implement the software, train the employees and then utilize their feedback on the programs functionality and work with the software developers to enhance the system.

WOW! Is this currently my life??

If the job itself was not exciting enough, the other aspect is the travel! Their current base of business is all up and down the west coast as well as the east coast. Once I am on board and brought up to speed, I would be travelling to these areas. I love the idea of getting to work with and meet new people in different parts of the country and get paid for it! I would start out working in Arizona with the current program manager and then return to Seattle, where I would be based out of. Right now I have to wait and see when it will happen. The program manager who contacted me wants it to happen as soon as possible, since his work load is so heavy.

So...just wait and see. A lot to process and think about!

Monday, October 17, 2005

Change is good

I will not be broken
I will not be...

Someone other than who I am
I will fight to make my stand
Cause what is livin' if I can't live free
What is freedom if I can't be me

These lyrics are from the new Bonnie Raitt song "I Will Not Be Broken"

Thought they were very fitting for my mood today. I am sitting at my desk at work, today is the last day I will be here. We are moving out of our beloved Sales office. I came here and found a new career right here at this desk. While in this building, my life dramatically changed. So, it is fitting to be leaving here today, to close the doors, pack up my desk, turn off the phones, the network and soon close the door for good. Why is it fitting, well, because my personal live has seen some major changes and only recently do I feel confidant in the direction it is moving. I have decided some things for myself that I feel very good about and no matter what happens, I know I am moving in the direction I want to. I feel like I, once again, have a direction. This feeling only returns after months of seeming to be circling around, waiting for a landing of some sort. The entire time I was expecting a crash landing to earth, instead it looks like it will not be so rocky.
For the first time in a long time, I feel like I am beginning to live the life I am suppose to live. I have new goals to work toward and I am very excited about them.

Goodbye familiar life, hello to new and exciting adventures!


Best Friends !!

Long Live The Birthday Police!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Surreal Weekend Fun!



Surreal is the only way to really describe the weekend that has now come to a close. Still processing everything that happened over the weekend. Nothing bad took place, but the events of the weekend have given me a lot to think about as well look back on and smile.

Some highlights: Late night dinner, lazy day Saturday, Hotel Max opening, Rosie Thomas concert, spontaneous Saturday night dance party...

Why do some weekends seem to end so quickly?

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Enjoy!

Kelli sent me this...... Helvetica vs. Arial

Fall in Vermont




















I am sharing these photos for others to enjoy. My friend from college, Jessica received these via email from her Mom in Vermont; she in turn shared them with me. Both Jessica and I are from Vermont and were talking about how beautiful it is there in the fall and now that we have been away, it doesn’t even seem real. However, it really is that beautiful there. This time of year with the air turning crisp and the fall colors ablaze, it only magnifies the incredible beauty of the land we come from. ENJOY!!!!!!!





Time to make a change!

Time to set the plan in motion. I have been talking how I would like to run in the Saint Patty's Day Fun Run this coming March. Well, I have never run before...ever! This is the newest challenge to myself. I will run it! To do this, I need to get in shape. So I have re-enrolled in a gym and I have begun working on an eating plan and work out schedule. This winter I am working toward this goal. I would love to lose 25 lbs, but I have decided instead of focusing on the weight, I will focus on better eating habits, committing to working out regularly and getting my body ready to run. Halloween is coming and I need to allow myself to have fun. But that will be the last weekend of excess. On Nov 1st, the new Michael is going to begin! No more smokes, cut back on the beer intake, and better overall eating habits. From Nov 1st to March 17th is 20 weeks, I have time to do it. Stay tuned....!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

" ?? "

I want to welcome
someone new into my life
yet...if I do
what does that mean for
that one
who walked away?

Conflicted for me
is the state at the
moment.

Turn
run forward
or...
?


Weds, 9:25 am addition:

I am no longer conflicted. I feel more at peace now with where things are between us. I can move forward and still have her in my life. To you Sunshine, I am always here for you. Follow your heart, and do what you need for you!! I am confident you will find what makes you truely happy.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Read this...very good! Found on Craigslist!

10 reasons why gay marriage should be illegal


Reply to: anon-102351114@craigslist.org
Date: Thu Oct 06 12:53:50 2005


10 Reasons Why Gay Marriage is Wrong


01) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

02) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

03) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

04) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

05) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

06) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

07) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

08) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

09) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.


Re-post this if you believe love makes a marriage.
  • this is in or around Salem, OR
  • no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

Friday, October 07, 2005

Cha-Ching!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can life be better than today??? I dont know if it can!
Work proved to be an interesting chain of events, that should only benefit myself and my career. Then...someone I have been hoping would call me back, did today! I am not telling anymore, dont want to jinx it! We had a very good talk and we will be meeting up next week! We shall see how this progresses!
Only time will tell, but I am going to bed one happy man.
Enough said!!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

The Old Apt.

For some reason, and i dont know why, I woke up missing my old life... This is one of my favorite songs by the Barenaked Ladies and thought the lyrics were fitting for my mood today.

The Old Apartment
Barenaked Ladies















Broke into the old apartment

This is where we used to live

Broken glass, broke and hungry

Broken hearts and broken bones

This is where we used to live



Why did you paint the walls?

Why did you clean the floor?

Why did you plaster over the hole I punched in the door?

This is where we used to live



Why did you keep the mousetrap?

Why did you keep the dishrack?

these things used to be mine

I guess they still are, I want them back



Broke into the old apartment

Forty-two stairs from the street

Crooked landing, crooked landlord

Narrow laneway filled with crooks

This is where we used to live



Why did they pave the lawn?

why did they change the locks?

Why did I have to break it, I only came here to talk

This is where we used to live



How is the neighbour downstairs?

How is her temper this year?

I turned up your TV and stomped on the floor just for fun

I know we don't live here anymore

We bought an old house on the Danforth

She loves me and her body keeps me warm

I'm happy here

But this is where we used to live



Broke into the old apartment

Tore the phone out of the wall

Only memories, fading memories

Blending into dull tableaux



I want them back

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Life is Wonderful!

Is everyone having fun!?
I hope so...life is very good.
Granted I am not sure how I am paying my bills this month, or where I will get the money for them! But you know what at this very moment, it is all not a big deal. WHY?? Because I am alive, I will see the sunrise tomorrow and go to a job I enjoy(not everyday!), I have the best friends in the world and so many other things to be thankful for! I am posting this to share my positive feelings and to have for personal reflection if I am down later on.

Goodnight!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

We Don't Live Here Anymore


This book is written by Andre Dubus. It is three novellas about 2 couples and the relationships & friendships between the 4 of them. Amazingly insightful. Excellent read, one I recommend for anyone who has been in a relationship that has been challenging, yet you know there is always love there.
There is also a movie, released last yr some time.

Lives intersecting....



..."I've been thinking about love, and I want to tell you this, I want to tell you these things in my heart....."

This quote is from the book "We Dont Live Here Anymore" I am currently reading which I have responded to, so much so, I cant put it down and I find myself reading passages over and over. I can relate to these people, they jump off the page at me in living color, as if to say, "learn from our story". To read of their anguish over who it is ok to love and the pain it brings them. How lives intersect and we really dont pay attention til the person we have so deeply become involved with has stepped out, and you are left trying to figure out what happened.

What if we could control what our heart already knows. However if we did, where would we be? A life without love? We cross paths with people and we try to forget the feelings we had for them, to move beyond, to make new connections, lives intersecting with others. But there inside of you, you feel it, the feeling never goes away, you hold it dear. I think of this nightly as my roommate and I sit there, drinking our wine and smoking, discussing old love, rediscovering new love and how to move forward without so much heartache over the past. Is it easy? No, to move forward is not easy, you have to do it to survive. Do you forget, no, your heart doesnt allow you too. Love is such a strong emotion and motivator. Yet, we cant for what ever reason say what is really in our heart for fear. Fear of what exactly? Rejection, hurt...so many things that play out.

Love is a journey, one to learn and grow from. Its all we can do....




Sunday, October 02, 2005

Juggler


Scott sent me this, it was too funny and clever not to share! Enjoy!!

Countdown to Halloween!