Category Archives: Life
can’t we all have the things we want.
so close yet so far away.
cliche, but true.
nonetheless, I digress.
Welcome to the latest installment of WORDONPLAYS.
Thanks for your time.
I try to make it worthwhile for
those read and look.
wanna start off with an old photo.
just good times in Tahoe.
Drive Slow Homie.
You neva know homie.
ahhhhh damn that was a great weekend.
The next bunch are from back over break. So a friend of my moms is from Florida, that lady’s best friends daughter has a friend that wanted to look at transfering to colleges in LA, so obviously they gave me a call to show them around.
We went to more place in LA in 3 days that I have done in years.
Magnolia in Hollywood, Red White and Bluezz, Lucky Baldwins, USC, some little theater, In-N-Out, Mijares, The Getty, The Fahey-Klein Gallery, sitting next to Seth Green at a small cafe, a tour of celebrity homes, Santa Monica beach, Pek’s house, The Ice House, and Margarita Jones.
here are some frames.
It was great to take the ladies to the gallery, because I had never even been there before. Thanks j.
Alana took this next one, a nice self portrait.
The rest are just random times over break.
M4 Carbine. SWAT issue. Call of Duty has never been the same.
scope, grip, light and laser. pwnage.
and there you go.
Have a nice day,
till next time.
Well its great to be back in Chico.
The next couple of posts will be from last semester,
as well as late summer
and over the holiday break.
I just got some film back from the lab,
to which I am pleased with greatly.
getting film back never gets old.
its like little mini Christmas’,
seeing frames for the first time in months, maybe years is a special moment.
Well, here they are,
this is morgan. he likes tequila.
he loves the Packers and the Farve.
he is nice man.
hers is the one and only dylan, more of him to come much later.
The next few are from early in the Fall 07 Semester.
I took a trip down the Feather river just outside of Chico with Nick Osti and friends.
It was a great day.
This is only Part I, the pre-party.
The myth, the man, the laugh, the rhymes, the Frosti.
The next is a little party sequence.
More to come from that day soon, but not in this post.
I will end this on a rediculous display from Orange County.
These are real speed bumps.
over 7 feet long and 15 inches high.
I took this one from the curb level.
oh, and this last photo.
Gotta run. more to come.
Gonna drop one on ya.
just a little bit.
just ta see if you like it. . .
a few tips first. 😉 pun intended.
wake up earlier, its rewarding.
listen to CRS, Justice, Air, Cinematic Orchestra, Portugal The Man, and Rogue Wave and Jose Gonzales.
drink more. who was I kidding?
Watch Weeds, The Office, Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The L Word, and of course, Entourage.
Keep up on current events, balances you and keeps you from being a zombie to one aspect of your life.
Screw it, watch anything HBO has to offer. Especially in the next five years.
Go to Vegas at least once a year.
explore the outdoors around you,
investing in a DVR or TIVO is like diversifying your life portfolio.
ride a bike or walk if you can. LA is the exception.
Never give homeless people money.
Give them food,
gift certificates to someplace they can get food,
or give them your attention.
Not all problems can be solved with money.
but what do I know.
here are some frames ya little rascals.
Missing DC a bit. or at least the friends I made there. Be back at the end of Oct.
Miles Lavin everybody.
Playing softball in front of the capitol was amazing.
played with a former Congressman, Rep. Istook.
. . .
real mature Rondell. . .
Now for some VT deep cuts.
That place changed me for the better.
Now some hometownchicoshots.
“I get by with a little help from my friends” – Ringo Starr.
This is also waaaaaaay past due.
There is a theme here folks.
These are some deep cuts from early this year.
A backpacking trip
into the wilderness
of Humboldt County.
My group was dope,
our food was amazing
and we went a distance of something
around 19 mile in two days
with full packs.
I had a great time.
We walked through swampy marshes
where the water was up to my waist.
Saw some elk, went through a redwood rainforest that made wish I had some color slide film. Seriously, every damn thing in that forest was green. Loved every minute of it.
After the trip the four of us went to get some food at Round Table. We had been sitting in the car for about a half hour when we pulled up to get some grub.
All of our muscles were so sore from being abused on the trail that it took us 5 minutes to get into the restaurant from the car. A majority of that time for me was spent just getiing out of that car, my frickin legs felt like they were locked place.
There we are limping like old people going to Country Kitchen for the early bird specials, and we just all kind of looked at each other and laughed. Because at that point, we were tired, hungry, and sleep deprived, so we just laughed.
So it was great, I’m glad I went.
Although waking up and being wet from the morning dew blew.
but I digress.
here are some personal favs,
near Whiskeytown USA.
heartland of California.
big ups to Hillary, Jake and Travis.
till next time.
I’ll start with my NY trip.Loved shooting that city out.
I hadn’t been there since childhood,
so it was a much different experience.
The amount of people that are around you
walking next to you,
on the subway,
at the park,
at Starbucks or whatever. . . it seems you can’t have a private moment in public.
But then there were times, especially at Central Park,
where I found my own space to lie down and relax on a summer’s day.
satisfaction, finding peace in a complex, crowded, and crazy city.
the crowd makes rooftops so necessary.
park and rooftops are the places in the city where you can really get away.
inside you have radio, TV, the indispensable internet, and god knows what else.
but in the park and up on the roof,
you either have yourself and your thoughts
or the company of others, just taking it in.
for those are the moments in life when people can truly be themselves.
no competition, no baggage, no self interest,
just friends enjoying each others presence for what it is.
I really treasure those times;
most of the time I get completely engrossed in self matters that I neglect reflection.
Its the simple times that bring me back, center and refocus me, remind me of who I am.
New York, for me, was a breath of fresh air from the hectic life I had in DC.
Not that I wasn’t happy in DC, it just can be a bit overwhelming sometimes,
and the trip to NY helped me stay focused at Heritage, just needed a little breather.
I apologize for not updating as often as I should, DC is coming.
Here are the rest of my frames from the NYC.
They are all pretty much from one day, Jazz in the Park on Sunday, and also a Punk concert in the same park.
Thanks goes out to people who view/read this.
Live Your Life.