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mindless rants of a 20-something guy…

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On tongue piercings:

I got my tongue pierced last Sunday.  It was an… “Interesting,” experience to say the least.  I am convinced that the shock of the pain sent me into a fever-induced hallucination that night.  Despite news of a virus going around that was being said to cause fever, chills, and nausea… I still contend that it was the pain of the piercing that made me feel feverish and had me out of commission for the next day as well – I’m much better now.  I’m better because I took the piercing out.  Imagine that, the striking image of masculinity that I am (hahaha), and I couldn’t even hack it for a week.  The pain had subsided by Thursday but I decided that I love food too much.  So much so, that I was not about to wait two weeks to get used to having something on my tongue as a barrier between my taste buds and the copious amounts of delicious flavors that I come by on a daily basis.  Horrible side note: Sunday through Tuesday all I ate were soups. My inner-fat kid had decided, the tongue ring was not welcome.  So today, Friday, I went to lunch with a co-worker and had a delicious cheeseburger.  As I went about the rest of my day, I decided that as an early dinner before coming to work, I would have Hooters – boneless chicken wing platter with medium sauce.  Needless to say, I’m enjoying the bareness of my tongue.

On my music obsession for the week:

After I got my tongue pierced on Sunday, I went to the greatest place on earth, Wal-Mart (O_o).  I was there to buy my food for the next few days… soups.  I somehow wandered to the electronic department as I tend to do quite often, and found myself browsing through the $5 CD bin.  I didn’t intend on buying anything from there because I never do.  I always just browse while my mind goes on thinking about other random things.  Shakira’s Laundry Service album caught my eye this time though, and I decided to buy it.  Why?  I have no idea.  So for the past week I’ve had tracks 7, 8, 9 and 10 on repeat in my car.  I think I even fantasized about singing one of them with a slower, jazzier feel for American Idol, should I ever audition.  Not that I would ever audition or would even sound great, but just for the sake of fantasy and having the song sound a bit different.  Who knows maybe they’d at least show my audition on TV.  I think I’m over that short lived musical obsession though.  I’m reverting back to my angry-girl music.  Evanescence, We Are The Fallen, Flyleaf… those are just a few of my favorite angry-girl bands.  Currently, though, my music is set to shuffle so I’m on Chris Young’s “Tomorrow” (country (which I also really enjoy)).  My taste in music is all over the place.

On this post’s title:

A “20-something” guy is writing this post.  I don’t care that people say that I’m still young but even as a child, I always felt that after 25 adulthood was inevitable.  I think it’s because after 25 you stop getting perks until your 60’s or whenever it is you get a senior citizen discount and/or retirement.  At 18 you’re considered an adult.  At 21 you can legally drink alcoholic beverages.  Even at 25 you get a perk, the most important one, I think; you get a discount on car insurance.  After all that however, it seems to me, it’s just you and life.  I’m not 26 yet though.  I will be 26 on the 26th of May of this year.  I’m looking forward to it.  I’ve been told I already look older than 25 though, so eh, no biggie on the looks part, at least till I get to the age most people think I am (average estimated age-28) – I think it’s the facial hair.  Anyway, back to me being a kid and my thoughts on post-25 years, I promised myself that unless it was truly important, I would just say, “I’m in my twenties” after 25.  That aside, a big shout out to a friend who’s actually celebrating his 26th birthday tomorrow January 18th.  He’s outta town though so I don’t have the opportunity to buy him birthday shots.  Maybe when he comes back.

Well those are my rants for today… a few pictures from my iPhone follow. (from my iPhone because I haven’t edited anything else recently and these are still pretty enough to upload anyway)




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January 17, 2014 at 7:04 pm

you say potato, i say vodka…

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favorites from my recent shoot with my peeps



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“somebody that could come and make it right…”

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I’ve painted three times throughout the duration of my stay up here in Colorado.  For some reason I hadn’t thought to share them through WordPress… I guess I figured most everyone would see them on Facebook.  How funny… I didn’t eve tweet them.  Actually, I may have tweeted one… not sure.  Here they are though… all three, for your viewing pleasure.








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My friend Ruby and I decided to dress up and look for a wedding to crash as a “photographer and writer” covering the wedding.  In a small town, how many venues could there possibly be?  Plus we got tipped off that there would be a wedding in the area that weekend.  I know, it sounds wrong and unethical or something, but in a small town, what else is there to do?

Anyway, our evening didn’t turn out as we planned.  Our third stop ended up being our last.  We visited a historic hotel and decided we would have our very own photo shoot there.  Afterwards we were hungry and went to have Chinese.   No wedding was ever found by the “photographer and writer.”  Anywho, here are some shots…




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history for sale…

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Just like the Blue October Album.  This is completely different though…


una simple historia es lo que vendo
en las calles olvidadas de un tiempo
en el cual yo te quise

a simple history is what i sell
in the forgotten streets of a time
when i wanted you


our history for sale

bold move…

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I have valuable life lessons to share…

For example, before I came to Colorado, my then killer Alfredo sauce consisted of me going to the store and buying the most interesting jar of Alfredo sauce I could find so that all I had to do was just add it to my pasta.  It was the least amount of work possible.  Now, I can make an amazing Alfredo sauce from scratch.

It’s one of the many things I’ve learned up here in Colorado.  I’ll give you more examples, ‘don’t bring soda, bring wine to a dinner party’ or ‘just because it’s a small turtle, don’t think you can easily commit to caring for it long term’ (yes, that is something to be discussed with my therapist) or ‘yes, there is, in fact, surfing in the Colorado mountains!’  They’re  just small life lessons one gets to know while living outside one’s comfort zone.

As comfortable as I had been, living with my two really cool roomies, I decided to make another move.  Don’t get me wrong, I love their place.  It’s situated just so that the golf course is their back yard… *smirk* (pretentious much??? not really.  it’s a mini golf course).  Anyway, with the help of some friends I came across a huge, old, historic house.  I will be renting a room here.  It’s got it’s own entrance, it’s own character, and now, it’s very own ME!  I’m excited.  I will now be living near the heart of this little town. . . which is about five minutes from where I live now, but still.  It’s about two blocks from downtown Glenwood Springs.

I guess we’ll see what new life lessons I learn in that new little place…

I’ll have more valuable life lessons to share…

‘Always have a spare key’

‘Always carry a snack’

‘Don’t be afraid to use condiments’




i wanna paint…

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I’ve been wanting to paint recently.  However, since my current living situation is not private and I’d hate to make a mess at Josh and Karen’s (the couple I’m staying with) place, I’ve been holding back.  I suppose I can wait till I either move out or I find an old tarp or old blanket that I can use as a “spill spot” in case I get a little too ambitious with my painting.  Anyway, since I’ve not been able to paint, and I have finally finished all my wedding editing (about time!!!), I decided to go out into one of the surrounding towns to get some shots of the surrounding beauties.  Check ’em out…

(reminder: you can see these and more in my gallery