Archive for December 2012

The Year In Pictures

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Where I’ve been…

It’s been awhile since I wrote. I would be lying if I said there wasn’t a bit of laziness involved, but the truth is, life happened and I was riding the bumps in the road, when it struck me that I had not been blogging (oh but paper journal how many stories you hold)

It sounds hooky, but I feel like the past few months, I have been trying to get more comfortable with my place in the world. I always knew where I stood, but now, I have the direction I know I should stay in. That direction is really writing fiction and playing music. I tried to paint, and draw, thought about making models or doing something interesting, but the only thing that I seem to be slightly good at is writing a tune or telling a story, life is too short to waste chasing things I have no aptitude for (visual art) So with that in mind, here we are, back to square one.

A lot has happened though since I last wrote, here are some highlights:

– After 12 years of loyal service and 2 demotions this past year, I finally left my job in a call center. I do not wish it on anyone, customer service is an oxymoron, and the only thing I got out of it was a dislike for offices and plenty of story ideas for messed up people.

– I got a new job. I love it. I work with my hands and I get to build some of the most awesome machines in the earth moving industry. I help make machines that make the world a bigger and better place. My work is a direct reflection of me, there are no politics in this tier of workers, and for the first time in 12 years, I am proud of my job.

– I proposed to Brea my girlfriend. We’ve been together for a few years. I’m happy. We are both not complacent with life and strive to make everything better in our life. Art, music, writing, our life is a mash up of projects and productiveness. I’m happy to have her in my life. I can’t wait until she’s my bride.

– The Stout City Luchadore EP was picked up by Sinkhole Texas Inc. records and we have already sold out of our stock. The podcast is going strong and just had it’s 100th episode. Everything is good…

Now I need to start writing.

Still Alive…

Hope everyone is having a good holiday…