Interesting story: After years of my friend Will who I knew from AMEX in New York City, telling me I should come visit, I decided to take him up on it and book a trip and see other friends there as well. One of them being another long time friend Vilma who I knew in NYC and another photographer friend whom I never met but had been in touch with for years who said if was available, I should come down and visit in Key West on the trip. What could go wrong?
First (real) snowfall in the new house since I moved in 9 months ago.
You have no idea what you are doing when you have a child. You learn and you grow and after you get the basic needs and care down you start to wonder what kind of person do you want to teach them to be, which in-turn shapes and defines the person you are. You take lessons from your own childhood and you correct or you amplify. You make mistakes, how you deal with those mistakes is more important than trying to be perfect.
2014, has been one of the best and worst years. I’ve lost too much family this year; I lost my mom. Life was so busy with work that I didn’t really have time to properly grieve and when I got the time, it hit pretty hard. I’m still very sad that she’s gone and at the same time I’m thankful that she knew what she meant to me, to all of us.
Earth’s future has been riddled by disasters, famines, and droughts. There is only one way to ensure mankind’s survival: Interstellar travel. A newly discovered wormhole in the far reaches of our solar system allows a team of astronauts to go where no man has gone before, a planet that may have the right environment to sustain human life.
Robin Wright plays a fictional version of herself, an aging actress with a reputation for being fickle and unreliable, so much so that nobody is willing to offer her roles. Her son, Aaron, suffers from Usher syndrome that is slowly destroying his sight and hearing. With the help of Dr. Barker (Paul Giamatti), Robin is barely able to stave off the worst effects of her son’s decline. Robin agrees to sell the film rights to her digital image to Miramount Studios (a portmanteau of Miramax and Paramount) in exchange for a hefty sum of money and the promise to never act again. After her body is digitally scanned, the studio will be able to make films starring her, using only computer-generated characters.
The Gadsden flag was a slogan and symbol popularized during the American Revolution in a war against the British over the excessive taxation and control over the American colonies. Over the years it has remained a symbol against taxes and government control over the people.
In Oklahoma, and probably several other states as well, For an added $18.00 to the regular cost of your car tag; the tax of that vehicle by the state government, you can display that defiant slogan on your car. A lesson in Irony.
Saturday night, on May 10th at around 8pm, my sister Beth and I lost our mother Eleanor. She had been fighting cancer for the second time, this time it was too aggressive for her to overcome. I will miss her greatly and deeply saddened not to have had more time to say goodbye, but I am thankful her fight is over. I am thankful she knew she was loved. Rest in peace mom. I love you.
I really like this one, but I think the seller is wanting a bit more for it than it’s worth. Will see how the negotiation goes. I really like the location as well and it has convinced me to go with a home a few years older vs. new construction. I’ve been very picky about homes but this one I have liked most everything about it.
Update: I put an offer down and it was accepted. Pending everything going well, I will be in this house by the end of May.
Update: I am now a home owner! (June 13, 2014)
In the beginning, it was: Eat grains, protein and drink milk. They even made a pyramid chart to teach us this as kids. Since then, your grains are making you fat (I feel guilty buying bread now, even whole grain bread), the meat is too much and not grass fed and you are okay with slaughtering cows now? Also, your milk has too many hormones in it.
After three months of waiting, several setbacks on the arrival date and a few trips to Dallas to finalize the sale, The Park Place Mercedes dealership in Dallas made good on delivery by shipping my car to me free of charge to Oklahoma City. So there we have it, my first new car in over a decade after going most of a decade without using a car. I must say, I really love how the car feels too. More photos to come.