Friday, December 27, 2013

So ummmm..xmas huh

Shamelessly lifted off of AHTBM :

In stark observance of what the holiday season has become I present the exhibit to the left. From now on let it be known that it's no longer better to give than to receive but what you get. My guess is that these little turds where shit heels the entire year and got not quite what they wanted. Hey here is a little fucking tip. Want something specific? Go out and goddamn earn it.

This is another reason why I am not a sheeple and will not ever have a book face account. Big brother is watching and someone somewhere is keeping score.

So let's try not to think about folks who lost someone tragically, starving or living on the streets during the holidays...oh no...let's whine and cry over consumerism.  

Hope everyone is well and you all have a happy new year. Thanks for reading.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Continuing the holiday theme

For those of you out there who don't know. I have taken a NOLS WUMP (wilderness upgrade for the medical professional) class and recerted a few times. This is a great class for those of us who are outdoorsy inclined and are medical professionals. I cannot say how much fun and learning goes on in this class, once I wrap up nursing school I plan on retaking the class AGAIN. Anyways enjoy the goofy outdoorsy types and their nod to the holiday jingle. Guarnteed to bring a smile to yer face!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Timely and true.

I TRY to post this every year:

From the now defunct calamities of nature strip.

Thanks for reading have a great holiday season!

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Keating

I went and did a rare thing last night. I actually went to a show by myself. It's an odd thing for me to go to a show now-a-days even more rare for me to go by myself. I've always viewed this activity as a more social thing to do with friends, not a solo venture. But it was to go see the wonderful cellist Zoe Keating. She has turned into a personal fave of mine since moving here to Atlanta, her obvious technical savvy and talent in string instrument is obvious. Simply put her music calms me, I listen to it when I run and during stressful times over the semester.

It was a small venue but a classy kind of place. I never know what to expect out of venues anymore in Atlanta. Easy parking easy to get in and hell they even had good beers at the not so busy bar. Amazing. So I went and had an easy listening time. I was kind of taken aback by the easy going nature and willingness of Keating to engage the audience. I did not expect anything less the way she presents herself on her website is very down to earth. I guess outside of orchestras I've never been to a strings show before and did not know what to expect.

I stayed through the entire set and only left when she said she was going to come down and talk with the audience. Which was an awesome idea, but it intimidates me especially when it's an artist I like. I'm the same way with Rollins shows. He's one of my faves but man I will never be able to screw up enough courage to talk to the guy. When I met Fugazi in PHX years ago it was a great experience but I felt I was way in over my head. What do you say to the folks who inspire you? All I can summon up is ""

Anyways I bailed and headed over to EAV (east atlanta village) to see some old work friends who now live in California but came back out for a visit. I admit that I have a certain disdain for EAV, I've had a couple of bad experiences there and it's marred my perception of the place. It boils down to poor service, I want a drink or food, I have money where is the problem? Oddly enough going to EAV late in the evening on a sunday is a perfect time, especially when you're sitting with 4-6 other people. Ahhh that gets the wait staff attention. I tip appropriately for the let's say very hipster service.

All in all it was a good night. I got to see an artist I really like, and got to visit with some old work friends.

Thanks for reading.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

A xmas gift request & ZK!

 In case you were doing some last minute shopping and wanted to know what I wanted for the holidays, you can find it here .

Tonight I FINALLY get to see Zoe Keating prob one of my fave muscians over the last few years. I won't slap a video up here cause I have posted a couple of vids lately. BUT, do your self a favor and look her up. 

Thanks for reading.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Dreading downtime

 Twas the night before finals....ahhh shit...I'm not falling into that trap...

I'm not going to write about how I'm going to be taking my last final of the semester tomorrow and that really I'm sick of the material and worrying about it. I've studied since Friday for the damn thing so now I'm just taking a step back from the work. 

I'm glad the semester is over.

But with the end of the semester brings a whole other set of probs. Which I would rather avoid but I have to deal with. I just want to wrap up all my schooling, do my job and ride my bike and not necessarily in that order. Although at times it sucks there is a simplicity to life when school is happening. People and downtime makes it all sorts of complicated and weird. 

I feel like little if anything will be simple this winter break. I totally hate being this negative but well right now outside of wrapping up school and starting Nursing School in January I have little going on.
I sat down thinking I had a lot of things to put down but well it just seems not to be coming out that way. 

I guess lately I was looking for a sign that hey maybe I'm doing something worth a rat fuck, that maybe reaching out to folks is worth while. It's not. I just get shit on for the effort. I get that feeling more and more in life especially around the breaks. That no one wants me around and little that I do matters. I'm constantly amazed at work how I'm marginalized that "You matter" but no one listens or answers simple questions. I thought that maybe my status would change a little with my acceptance into Nursing School. It hasn't. School wants to just suck money outta me and family well my older sis means well and does her absolute best but I get the picture that she scratches her head a lot over me. Mom...well she's a whole other negative depressing entry later on down the line if at all. The only friends that talk to me live hundreds and even thousands of miles away.

I just wanna lie in the floor and be drunk for a couple of days but I got no where for that shit. So as usual with these breaks I just gotta suck it up and put on a happy face and not be mad or upset. So I'll turn inward and maybe use this to make myself better for my own sake. Times like these makes me miss my old home. Things will get better, I'm positive of that. How I don't know.

Well I gotta get to the pillows and maybe my mind won't race so much tonight. Thanks for reading.


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Silly season 2013

Well friends and dear readers Christmas, I mean Xmas oops I mean the Silly Season is upon us once again. This is when we see America gone wild during the 6 weeks that marks the typical American holiday season. I'm no longer angry with the holiday season, it has evolved to a deep sigh and an indifference. Mostly for me it means wrapping up school for the year and working more shifts before the next semester starts.

It means that I'll have free free time and well it seems like I do not do too well with free time. With that in mind as I mentioned before I picked up extra shifts at work. I'll also be doing my 6th or 7th EMT refresher, honestly I don't know I have lost count. I'm also going to dust off the Voodoo and do a little bit of easy mountain biking. Nothing too strenuous or fancy at least I HOPE to be able to get on a bike in December.

I also have to prep for the next semester in school. I have a chronic problem with putting too much on my plate when I see I'm going to have a stretch of free time on the calender. It'll all get ironed out over the month I suppose. Well I just wanted to drop a quick entry before I got started on studying for my last final of the semester. Have a safe and awesome holiday season everyone!

Thanks for reading.