New Lighter

I know, it’s a bit silly because I don’t smoke, but I love the simplicity in design of zippo lighters. My dad gave me a zippo once and I recently found it. I didn’t want to lose it so I thought I would get another and zippo has a customization feature on their website.

“I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.”

Brother’s Voyage

My sister visited from Texas. It’s the first time she’s come up from to visit me in Oklahoma since I have come back in 2009. She finally brought my painting she made me years ago, 2006 I think? It was very popular in her studio so I know it was hard for her to part with. It’s a great painting.


Yesterday, I heard the orchestral piece Boléro by Ravel. While whistling it in my head later in the day, it evolved into Billy Joel’s Uptown Girl.

About 3:30am last night, I woke up and had to look online because I wanted to know if the Impressionist music period was the same time and influenced by the impressionist art period and tied together in anyway. Turns out, they were. Thanks Wikipedia.

I watched Squidbillies on TV to fall back asleep.

I know, right?

I really don’t know clouds at all

Back in 2005, my father passed away. It was a difficult time for me, more complicated so as my father and I had not been that close towards the end. I was living in Manhattan at the time and had to catch a last min flight back to Oklahoma to make arrangements for the funeral other things.

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Go Thunder!

Taking Nate to a see the OKC Thunder vs. LA Lakers game tonight. While taking my jacket off I asked the kid to hold my beer a second as he continued to text on like kids do. Looked so casual about it I thought it funny to get a pic of him looking like he’s enjoying his beer. 🙂

A Simple Plan

So this happened.

My sister had been wanting to get a tattoo for years. She decided that while I was visiting her for the weekend, we would get one together. Then it evolved into getting the same design. I was very hesitant but I told her a design I had been kicking around for years and she loved it.

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Family Day @ Devon

Today was Family day at work, just before the official ceremony tomorrow of opening the building to the public. We got to tour around the building and I got to show Nate where I work and my office. We went up to look around the resturaunt at the top of the building as well, it’s called Vast.
It was a pretty great day.

Just Breathe

I have asthma. Have had it all my life. Something I had to hide when I joined both branches of service.

A few years ago I had a bad bronchial infection and the Dr. put me on Advair disks and they worked great and I breathed a lot better. If I ordered these one disk at a time it was $78. If I ordered online, three at a time, it was $40 for all three. Bargain, right?

Last year I went off all Asthma meds when I started cycling. The idea was make my own adrenaline and replace the fake adrenaline and it worked. It wasn’t always easy to not use the meds but it worked and I was living without the meds for six months. That is, until I went to Seattle, stayed in a crappy hotel and got another chest infection and the Dr put me back on Advair. Except now, they cost $170 for three. As of this month, they are now over $200 for a three month supply.

Just canceled the next order due. It’s not the money, it’s the principle. I’ll find a way to live healthy without the meds if you are going to charge more and more for medicine that allows me to simply fucking breathe.