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Wedding Day!

We had a perfectly wonderful wedding at the River Oaks Theatre here in Houston.  Thank you to everyone that came out and to Tucker and Vanessa for their special roles in the wedding.  My bride,Amber looked like a little movie star as she walked down the isle.  The wedding was perfect and sweet.

Wedding Day at the River Oaks

 

Where have you f@#king been!?

I can’t remember the last time I updated this website. I guess a lot has been going on.

Now where to start? I guess the big news is I’m only 47 days from getting married. I’m very excited. If you’ve met her you know how wonderful Amber is and how happy we are together. I feel very lucky that my life has turned around as it has. She accidentally fell into my life and quickly stole my heart.

Let’s see,I had another birthday. I’m not a fan of birthdays but have been unable to stop them from occurring yearly since I sprung from my mother’s uterus. My only birthday gift this year was a ribbon that said “It’s my birthday –Show me your TIT’s”. A wholly appropriate gift from a fan at the show.

Work is about the same. New boss. Same client. I need a change that challenges me,but like so many other Americans out there I’m happy to have a job right this moment. I’d still like to get back to California,but with the economy as it is,I doubt that’s happening anytime soon.

I haven’t picked a camera up much. Don’t know. I always go through times where I have trouble expressing myself in a meaningful way. I want to paint again but can’t think of what I want to do.

Still doing Rocky,but considering retiring. I don’t want to be the three million year old guy standing up there. I still put a good show on,but I’d like to leave on top of my game.

Summer was pretty hot here in Texas. But not as humid so I actually did pretty well. Except for the transformer blowing a fuse behind the house the air conditioner kept the house at a very comfortable 80 degrees. (Editor’s Note:When it’s 110 outside,80 is pretty comfortable.)

I’m thinking it’s time to reinvent myself. Don’t fall back on what I’ve always fallen back on. Take some risks. I have a woman that loves and supports me. I can do anything I want.

 

Best Show of the Year!

Rocky! God damn that was an awesome show last night.  Best one we’ve had in a long while.  It just felt good.  Great audience.  Cute girl on my arm.  All was good.

 

Lavender

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Went to the big comic convention. While dressing my Muse for the steampunk ball I found this satchel on a hanger. I smiled and was mindful of the little things the ex did ,that to this day remind me of her feminine ways.

 

A Rolling Stone Sunday

Went out to see Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas last night. A fun film save the next to last scene with the poor waitress that turns the film into a downer. 

The drive home I put on some Rolling Stones. Nice mellow music but still rock n roll.

Sunday was nice. I cleaned while listening to the Stones,cleaning has become my habit as cleaning keeps me from spending money on silly things.

Cleaning I realize how often my ex must have battled dust in our home. Seems like just last week I swept up the house and here I am sweeping enough dog hair to make a new dog. The odd thing,I think a lot of that hair still belongs to Nick and Nora who I haven’t seen since last April.

I miss Nick and Nora but I’m glad they’re with their mother.  Nick was an especially fine dog and Nora was a lovable grump.  My very own Gus is a lovable lout who likes to lay on the sofa with me and watch hockey. Despite his short fur he still manages to drag a lot of dirt into the house.

Sunday has become shopping day.  I go to Sam’s Club and buy my food for the week. This week I again BBQ’d four chicken breasts and some beef for meals.  I’ve been enjoying taking my own meals and besides saving money I seem to be losing weight. It doesn’t hurt that I’m cutting out the sodas at lunch.

All and all it has been a good day. I got some things done,played some xbox and talked with some friends. All and all I’m pretty lucky.

I wish I had something more profound to say here. I’m just rambling. I’m getting used to the empty house. I guess its the emptiness in my heart that’s going to take longer to get used to.

Good night my loved ones.

 

Thank you Houston

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I had an excellent day. Thanks to everyone involved.

 

The good life

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The week started a little blue. But life has a way of working its way out. 

Work has been crazy hectic. But the week is passing quickly.  These past few weeks we’ve done a third more work than normal.

I saw some friends this week went to dinner and Tiki Tuesday. Then Indian food last night with a dear enemy.  I even managed to wash Gus.

The Sharks vs Red Wings game is on. So far its been a pretty good battle. Gus don’t care provided he gets petted.

Show this weekend. I am looking forward to it.

 

Clare Visits!

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Nice to see a familiar face from San Francisco.  Hung out with her family.

 

Things that make you grateful

You wouldn’t think it,but a flat tire can make you grateful.

I was driving up the freeway after taking Gus for a check up.  Good news he’s in good shape except for some hook worms.  On the way home,the car began to shake violently.  I had no idea what the hell it was.  When I pull over the back right tire was flat.  Texas has this road side assistance program where if you have a flat,then they will show up with a flat bed tow truck and get you off the freeway.  They’ll even change the tire for you. I didn’t even have time to think about getting out of the car and change the tire myself before a police officer had arrived and informed me he had called the tow truck.  A few minutes later the car was loaded up and they dropped Hope,Gus and I off at the local tire store.

This was all free of charge except for the cost of the new tires.

But after I paid I got in the car and drove around the back of the tire store to get Hope and Gus.  There they sat on Gus’new cushion for his crate.  I really have no clue what this relationship is,but I can tell you at that moment seeing the two of them waiting for me was the nicest thing in the world.

It’s nice not to be alone.

 

The saga of Gus

December 28th I took the day off work and spent the day doing errands with the girlfriend. As we were heading home she asked if we could visit the local SPCA so she could see the puppies.

Once we get there I really don’t want to go in because the homeless puppies make me sad. I was upset that it was the day I had been abandoned. Hope looked at me and smiled but I adopted you!

We wander the isles. A carcophony of barks from giant half breed canine sins against god filled the room.  I don’t see anything that moves my heart.

We passed a cage and like a tiny Hannibal Lecter sat a quiet dirty little schnauser. We eyed each other.

I read his paperwork. Seems he was abandoned by his family December 27th. I was abandoned December 28th one year ago.  So I understood his fear and confusion,we’re kindred spirits.

I looked down again and his little nub tail wagged. I put my hand under the cage and he came forward to sniff it.

I was done.

Hope got him for my Christmas,Kwanza,Hanukkah present and he’s quickly become part of our family here.

I’m grateful to Hope for inviting me to take a risk. It’s nice to have a dog again.