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.