Monday, July 27, 2009

I Know - I Just Don't Care

This blog has no meaning or significance to anyone that's not me(this post, not the blog as a whole). Today I made a discovery and I am not sure why I hadn't thought of this before. I decided last night before I went to bed to set the coffee pot up for this morning. So out of my shower I could turn it on and when I was dressed I could just fill up my travel mug and have coffee as I leave the house. Great idea. And now I slap myself on the forehead and say duh! Why had I not done or thought of this before? Am I that dumb? This will save me money on coffee. This is great!


Thursday, July 23, 2009


So Carley complained that I haven't blogged in a while and I mention I was going to blog last night but things change and my frame of mind isn't in the same place to blog about what I was going to the other night.

I've moved out of being angry and bitter and into reform. Mostly of myself. I had some ideas of things I wanted to see happening this summer. Just putting some of my creative nature to use and just not wasting so much time. I had ideas of writing al lot more poetry/music/blogs. I was going to take pictures and fast and various things.

Of course not all of those things were going to happen at once. I'm not a waterfall of creativity. But I was all about flexing some creative muscles and expanding my skills and ideas. Alas it's almost August and I've done nothing. I've worked on some music and written a handful of poems and interesting blogs. I took a bunch of pictures at my parents house one day. I haven't fasted.

Not that any one of these things (with the exception of fasting) is a spiritual principle but each in a way affects my perspective and spiritual life and if I'm not being creative consistently and outputting something then my life feels empty.

So I hope to have August be a month that gets me into a creative routine.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Life Happens, This Blog sometimes doesn't

Spent this afternoon hanging out with a friend and thus have less time then I want to post something useful. Tomorrow I will devote time to blog about something that's on my mind.

Monday, July 13, 2009


"Oh, but mother, I've got vices like any other man
Vices that you're not used to
Vices that'll make you think less of me"

So I've been thinking about vices lately. Not like today well running, just more on and off for a month or so. And not really anything in particular just a general thought about having vices. Smoking, drinking, eating, exercise, shopping, etc..

And I don't really have anything much to say. Some vices are more frowned upon then others. I think sometimes we have vices we're not even aware of. I know I have vices. Some are weird quirks but they're vices none-the-less. And I hate how we look down on people because of things we deem as problems with their lives. We look down on smokers, on alcoholics , drug users. But things like shopping, or fashion, or extreme exercise we mostly ignore. And I think because certain things don't pertain to health, or law, or morality we don't look upon them as vices but these are still things that hold us down and keep us from being our best.

I have habits and thought processes that I'm trying to deal with and move past to become a better person. I think vices keep us focused on ourselves, rendering it hard to love those around us.

"Oh, but Jesus, I've got vices like any other man
Vices that you're so used to
Vices that won't make you think less of me"

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Is This Goodbye

Is anyone else a little baffled that it's July already? It's kind of just here. Like we're in the midst of summer and I'd yet to take notice. Ah well.

My brain will go to weird places and weird thoughts at weird times. Thus this post. I had a thought when I was on the treadmill.

I was thinking about all the cool black and white photos at my parents and grand parents house. All the cool old photos of my family framed around the house. These are what exist on walls and on coffee tables in grandparents and parent's houses across the country. Pictures of grandfathers working on there cars, of grandparents at the beach together, old wedding photos, etc...

And this was my thought... Will my grandkids have those photos around their house one day? Will I? Don't get me wrong, I love my digital camera. Being able to delete a crappy picture without having to waste film is awesome. But what about that framed picture capturing a memory of yesteryear?

Maybe I'm the minority. Social networking is great. Being able to see pictures and read about what's happening in my friends lives is great. Being able to to stay in contact with people is amazing. I know without facebook there are good friends whom I would never ever talk to. People move, life moves on. With facebook and twitter I can stay in contact with people and see what's happening with them. It's great.

And I know that people print their pictures and frame them (I know I do with mine). But the idea that one day there will be houses without walls of pictures of their family, past and current. That the volumes of albums containing embarrassing picture after embarrassing picture will be no more makes me a little sad.

Yes I love old polaroids and old black and white pictures and so this might be coming from my super biased opinion but it's my blog.