Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Driving range with Brandon

Went to driving range with my brother Brandon. I discovered why golf is so interesting to old guys. Golf is so very difficult to master. It's nice not being so well informed on an activity, kinda makes you feel young again. When you get a hold of one of those golf balls though and drive it into the stratosphere with the satisfying CLANK of a good driver....god damn that feels good. Not many lessons in life have such a gratifying reward.  My brother's swing is so much more fluid than mine. Gotta work on my swing. Less power, more control.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Fucking Down

Went to see Down on the 29th in Metarie. Really good show with top notch musicians. A les paul guitar through a cranked Marshall half stack will always grab my attention. I've been a big fan of Pepper Keenan from Corrosion for a long time and this is my first time seeing him live, he was awesome. This is my first time seeing Down live and despite father time kicking Phil Anselmo's ass, he still delivers a really solid performance. Phil is just a bad ass front man, period. Glad I decided to go. Just what I needed as a good parting gift from the main land. Thanks Down, you're swell!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fire Sale!

Everything must go! Louisiana, you suck a fat dick! I'm selling my rv. The money I get from that should allow me to survive long enough in Maui till I find a job. I suspect I have cancer. I really hope I'm just being a hypochondriac. My boss got upset with me yesterday because I said "What the hell!" when they pulled our shop fan. She fired back with "that statement should never be directed towards me." When you do cunty shit, a lot worse should be directed at you. I wanted to punch that cunt right in the throat.
This is just a rant. I get so sick of stupid fucking people. Soldier worship, praise god, lowest possible price, flashy, dumb as a bag of hammers, yes sir, may I please have another fucktards.People in Louisiana are ok as long as you allow them to trade their life for a good paying job. Nevermind the air is some of the worst in the country, quality meat and vegetables would be non existent if not for Whole Foods. The capitol of Louisiana, we'll give you alcohol, bars and fishing, just give us your life in a chemical plant. Can't wait to leave this shit hole.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Laura Erato passes May 31st 2014

1969 - 2014

Thank you for spending so much time with me and being so patient with me as a friend. I will miss you so much. You showed me a life of great possibilities. You shared so much wisdom with me. I remember having so much fun with you during Hurricane Katrina when the power was out. Thank you for always being there for me at what so far was the most pivotal time in my life. You made a real difference in me as I'm sure you did in your many students. You will be happy to know that I am fighting the good fight. I am not taking the easy path of a guaranteed paycheck and a life of compromise. Like you, I am fighting for my life in a very real way and I will bravely fight till the end.
Domo arigato Laura Erato!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Dad's camaro

I was going through my file folder box and I found these two pics in my important documents folder. My mom gave me these a few years ago while going through old family photo albums. This car was important to me because one of my first memories of being with my dad was formed in this car. My dad was taking me to daycare that morning and I remember him push starting the car to get it going. I thought that car was so damn cool.

You're still cool as shit to me dad. I love ya.

Monday, June 2, 2014

The end is nigh


The economy will collapse on July 1st 2014 according to this video. A trusted friend sent me this video. I'm sharing it with you (readers of my blog) because you know how fickle people on facebook are.Watch this video in the link above and decide for yourself whether you should start prepping.

I have looked at a lot of material on doomsday prepping. The good news is that all you really need is a decent rifle (more power than a .22 cal), as much ammo as you can get, and shelter. This is assuming you live in a heavily wooded area. If you live in a major metropolitan area, I recommend a tactical 12 ga. shotgun. If you live in the city try to be the first to grab antibiotics and pain killers. Those drugs will be worth their weight in gold in this post apocalyptic situation. Obviously it would be wise to learn how to grow some vegetables and maybe have a couple blankets lying around.

Admittedly, I don't know if the economy will actually collapse on July 1st. In my heart, I believe economic collapse is imminent. I can easily picture it happening this year and I will be shocked if it holds up for another 3 years. If you want a harder date then start studying economics. I believe the bottom line is, you cannot consume more than you produce and expect that situation to play out forever.

Either way, don't expect the people at the top to let you know when the tide is about to roll in. Pay attention. Watch as many videos about survival as you can. Prep for a storm that is inevitable. Make a plan and a backup plan.

I bought a fishing pole, some good knives, a rifle, and my home is on a frame propelled by 6 liter diesel engine. Yes, feel free to call me a crack pot. My parent's generation got to enjoy endless credit and loans during the Regan administration. I say their generation because my parents were actually poor. I grew up in a foster home during the Regan administration.

If it sounds like I am crying woe is me, listen up. If the economy collapses, this is an opportunity to be your very best.
You will quickly learn to be a master manipulator and/or how to barter.
You will finally know what real food is. Hint. It's not corn starch covered in bright orange monosodium glutamate (cheetos).
You will develop a sense of community that only your grandparents were aware of and your parents likely dream of.
You will no longer have a genetic "weight issue."
You will likely be emotionally richer than you are today with possibly more material wealth too.
You will be truly free to express yourself.

Good luck to ya. Hope you are doing well. Feel free to email me and call me a crack pot.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

San Jose trip

I had the opportunity to visit my biological dad at the end of April. Just after booking the flight I got really nervous. I thought "I've been a real judgmental dick-face of a son over my young adult years. Typical angry young man adult stuff but still. This could be a very awkward visit. Of course my dad was pretty nervous also. My dad got to meet my brother from my adopted family which meant the world to me. It was also my first time meeting my dad's wife Ellen in person.
We had drinks, herb and a great time. My brother and I got to talk to my dad on a very deep level,  it was open, honest and wonderful. I don't think it could have gone any better. Enjoy the video and pics.

Arrival at my dad's house in San Jose.

I'm the king of this gun tunnel.

My dad and I.

Had to take a pic here because I'm pretty sure a scene from The Hulk was filmed here.

If you look closely, you can see The Rock in the background.

Now I can say I've been there.

Cool car at the beach.

Beach in San Fran.

We ran into Harrison Ford in the asian market.

Ellen likes Mackerel. 

bathroom in the plane. I had a hard time getting my phone out of my pocket for this.

Friday, May 9, 2014

So long IT.

So my life has taken a sudden and exciting turn. I found a job restoring old muscle cars. Its a blast. I never considered it a valid opportunity because I thought there was no money in it. I've cut down my cost of living so much that I was able to get my foot into this field. I have the opportunity to pick up a little Geo Metro that I can use as a mobile paint station and I will learn how to do body work also. It's a strange feeling leaving behind your formal education to pursue a different field but I could have saved much of this trouble by paying closer attention to the real business men that I have had in my life. There is a real comfort in finding my niche. I really thought I was doomed to a life of cubicles and pharmaceuticals to cope with the florescent reality.

Austin is changing me into the person I have wanted to be but I don't think Louisiana could afford for me to become. I'm more scared than I have ever been and more excited and happy than ever also.

I have to run to work now but here is a 68 GT 350 that I am currently working on. As always, I love you and hope you are having a great morning. I'll post more pics soon and really try and update this dealio more often.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Roof rack

This is a fuckin power play takin' right from the Hoover handbook. If
you need something that doesn't exist, don't be afraid to experiment
and make it!
I'm carrying a heavy 12' ext ladder for work. I could either try to
sell my car and get a truck or buy a motor home, ditch renting and
make my crv work as a work truck.
This extended roof rack is solid as all get out. The black bars on top
were 100 dollars total and assembled like a treat. The extension bar
on back was 99 bucks at Home Depot. I included the diagram I drew out
so you can copy it.
I will save at least 300 bucks a month on rent now and have my own
little place that I can do whatever I want in. Rent is for suckers.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

My first book signing.

It's no secret that I am a big fan of the whole Paleo movement. I recently received a book called Practical Paleo. It's a great book that has informed me on some mechanisms that I have overlooked in my 2 years of Paleo research. If you are interested in easily dropping weight, kicking Auto Immune disorders in the ass, or being strong as all hell then I strongly suggest picking up this Practical Paleo book. It's a bit more accessible than Robb Wolf's book The Paleo Solution.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The last of Mandeville, for me.

I was clearing some space on my phone and decided to string all these clips together. Videos start from when I first got my iphone 4s to now. That's basically the second half of Joaney's life so far. Joaney just turned 4 last October (2013).
I've decided to stay here in Austin until I completely exhaust my funds. I think things will break my way as long as I keep putting in work. Wish me luck. In the meantime, enjoy this video I threw together very quickly.

This video is a bit long cause I was lazy on the editing so feel free to skip over a lot!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

South then North then South

Not sure if I'm gonna make it out here. I've had a blast here in Austin but I may have underestimated the competition. I have a few interviews left. My roommate wants to get me a job with city of Austin.
We'll see. In the meantime, enjoy these pics from last week. My friend Rico with the curly hair was celebrating his birthday.

Monday, January 20, 2014

So Far, So good.

I love Austin so far. So much has happened in the last month and a half  that it feels like I have been here for 6 months.  I don't have much time to go into details but I'll try and give you the cliff notes with pics. I'm working a temp. job that pays a small fraction of what I used to make but I love the job while I'm waiting on my next IT job to come through.

My room mate's friend. I didn't know her mouth could get that big. This is around the corner from the place I'm crashing. Bar is Called Rumi's

This pic doesn't accurately convey the size of Matt's dogs. The white pit (Rebel) has a head the size of a fucking bowling ball.

My next door neighbor making a grocery run for the bbq with me. Cool fucking dude.

The morning after the polar vortex. It was brutal cold. Got to 12 degrees here. We're in the middle of a drought here.

I was hanging out downtown the other night and thought the capital looked nice.

I was riding to Iguana's restaurant the other day and realized I have never seen a damn. This is holding back the tsunami like waters of lake travis.

Don't let it's receding waters fool you. That lake is dynamite.

My room mate Matt and his little boxer Tyka. I've never seen a dog with more energy. This nugget of turd has absolutely convinced me that I do not want a boxer, ever!

I want to tell you more but I have to get up early tomorrow for work. I love you, ya sexy bitch.