Monday, August 25, 2008
I haven't been writing a lot latley, like I said was going to happen. That sucks, I actually love to write, especialy when I know how to spell something correctly without looking it up and when I stumble upon some hidden person inside me that actually writes well (see past blogs) At any rate life has been... going for me. I say "going for me" because it's not going horrable, or going super, it's just going. One thing I have found is that I am way to involved with myspace apps and have decided to add no more. I almost decided to delete the ones I had but didn't due to the height I have reached in them. I find it a complete waste of my time and yet can not pull myself away from it. It's a sickness. In other news Christain and I saw Pineapple Express today. First thing is first, would I recomend this? (weed) Yes but wait for DVD. It just seemed that there were (weed) things put into it for one joke to work but then they never went back to (weed) finish how it would play out and they recycled (weed) somethings a bit too much. I also believe that the previews are misrepresnting (weed) the story line a bit. I don't know, maybe I'm just an asshole, you let me know if you see it. I really don't know what else to say about it other than I found it amusing and I enjoyed it but could have enjoyed it just as much or better (on weed) at home. Oh, and Rosie Perez is in it. God bless her. She still trys.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I am now in R/C full time.I have been here what seems like a week already but I beleive it has been closer to 2 or 3 days. My insomnea has already grabbed ahold of me, I have not been to bed before 5 a.m. since I have been here. This place is strange. On the lighter side of things I got to see and hang out with my kids. There were a few bumbs on the way to see them but then it worked out. I was so happy to see them and they were happy to see me. I gave them their gifts I had been collecting for them and they seemed to enjoy them. They were not big toys or anything like that so I think they might have been dissapointed a little but they did seem as though they were just happy that I gave them things. I love my children so much and it pains that I can not see them every day. If you have ever met my kids you would know how incredibly awsome they are as people and how proud i am to be able to say I am their father.
Monday, August 18, 2008
I awoke this morning at seven to find a thick fog covering the town, I thought to myself "Self, This could put a damper on my plans." Christian and I went ahead and packed up our stuff anyway. I couldn't fit a few boxes of books in the car but my brother said he would pack them when he comes out this way, very cool. After the car was all packed I took a shower while Christian took a little nap. When I was all clean and shiny we said our good bye's to my brother (more like "see you soon's") and got into the car, the fog had lifted and we had a nice overcast drive out of town, we even spotted a couple of hot air balloons on our way out which made me really happy. We made a few stops along the way, one of which I picked up some petrified wood for my kids and on another fossillized sharks teeth and yet another some postcards. It's not much but its going into the monkey heads I have mentioned before and so they will have a lot of little things to go through and learn about. Through out the drive we went into and out of light to heavy rain and when we stopped in Flagstaff, the lightning was so close the thunder was defening, but we played in the sunflowers and took pictures anyway. The drive was great together although I did find myself drifting back to thoughts of not wanting to be on the 40 going west. I had had a great time where I was with my brother and my sister and there respective families. I even got a new friend. There were things I didn't do as well because I figured I had time, like hang out with old friends or even contact others. I guess that just shows me how much time I have, I waste, and will never get back... Anyway, so we roll into Barstow to pick up Christians car as I'm thinking of all that stuff but also I'm building up Ridgecrest and California telling myself it won't be that bad if I keep an open mind and keep it positive. She gets in the car and the battery is dead. California, strike one. I actually thought it was kinda funny and thought to myself "Self, it's good shes not here alone like she was supposed to be." So I was ready to leave the car and continue on to deal with it the next day when I remembered... I'm a AAA member. I pulled my card out of my wallet and for the first time since becoming a member 4 years ago, I called for assistance. It took the guy five minutes to get there and we were all set. There was some accumilated bird poop on the windshield so we stopped at a corner gas station for the squiggie and when we pulled up we didn't see it. I went inside to ask about it, figuring maybe they had a theft problem with it in the past so they kept them behind the counter. The conversation went like this, "Excuse me, do you have those squiggies to clean windshields?" I ask. "No." Is the quick response, I wait for more, like a sorry or something and get nothing so I say "Uh, ok well um, do you maybe have some windex or something I could borrow real quick?" "Yea, what's on the shelf." She says sacasticly, seeming proud of her "quick witted" reply. STRIKE TWO CALIFORNIA! I was so pissed I actually left with out saying a word and it put me in a pretty bad mood the rest of the way home. I know strike three is just around the corner. Needless to say I am in R/C safe and (mostly) sound. I hope this makes sense as it is very late at the time of writting.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Today I took Christian to the swap meet at the Albuquerque fair grounds. We walked around for awhile looking at all the items people were selling. Some were pretty cool, like knives, swords...well ok thats pretty much the cool stuff. And some of it was kinda crappy like $5 for a Beatles album that was taped together and the record inside was no where near playable, and underware. It's interesting to see people selling underware, its more interesting to see people buying it. I did find a shirt I wanted though, just a simple yellow shirt with a Zia on it with the words "New Mexico" underneith it. Christian didn't seem interested in buying anything but had fun looking around. We begain to get hungry so we grabbed a quick bite, a corn dog for Christian and a breakfast burrito with green chili for me. We were full but I decided to get indian fry bread for Christian to try for the first time, she basicaly had an orgasim in her mouth when she bit into it, so I think she liked it. After finishing her orgasim on a plate we headed over to the horse track. It was opening day and Christian had never been to a horse race before so we made a little wager, and I mean little, $2. We went outside to watch the race and low and behold...we did not win, but it was fun to try. We stuck around and watched a few races, one of which a Jocky fell from their horse and hit the side rail. I didn't see it first hand as I was taking pictures as I always do but I did see the ambulance pull up and seeing the Jocky not moving. I was a bit away to see if there was actually movement or not but the E.M.T.'s loaded him up quick and rushed him off. Hope he's doing well. It started raining so we decided we would call it a day and head home. It was still preatty early afternoon so we watched a scary movie as per Christians request. The movie was Evil Dead and she freaked out at some of the more scary parts but I was there holding her close :) When the movie was over we decided to go to a used video store called Hastings and get Evil Dead 2 bring it home and watch it again holding on to keep her safe. When that was over we made it a true Evil Dead marathon and watched Army Of Darkness, not so scary but still holding close. We had a great time just relaxing and watching the movies. Now I am mostly packed and ready for our drive out to R/C tomorrow morning. h if I hadn't mentioned it before, we refunded Christians ticket and she and I will be driving back together with a quick stop to pick up her car in barstow.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Yesterday Christian and I did absolutly nothing. We sat around all day and watched T.V. I took some Tylonal P.M. because I wasent feeling well and slept most of the day away. Today however we left the house around 11:30 for lunch. We went to a place called Twin Peaks. I love the old ninty's show of the same name but they are not related I found out. It is like a Hooters only with a more outdoorsy theme. It was fun, the food was good and the girls wore very little, a great combination. After lunch we came back home and watched Thundercats for a while. When 5:30 rolled around we went over to my sisters house for dinner. She made some sort of roast and it tasted fantastic, she is very good in the kitchen. We sat around eating and visiting with her and her family for awhile. I probably wont see them again before I leave on Sunday, which sucks, so I had a wonderful time but it was also a little sad. It was great living so close to her and having our lunch dates, it's been about sixteen years since we have lived in the same town and I enjoyed all the time I was able to spend with her. Tomorrow will be Christian and my last day in Albuquerque, we plan on going to the swap meet at the fair grounds so she can smell the greatest smell on earth, roasting green chili's. It's also opening day for the horse race's and its all in the same area so we might stop by to see that too.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Holly crap did we do a lot today. We started the day off by saying good bye to Karissa and the kids. I then started up the internet and let Christian sleep in for a while. I got some emailing done I need to do and also messed around with my myspace apps, damn I am suck. When Christian finally woke up we watched an episode of Thundercats and had some breakfast, waffles for Christian, cold fajitas for me. By this time my brother had gone to work and Christian and I were alone, spareing you all the details, we decided to get ready for the day and took a shower. Lunch time was rolling around so we decided to go to Red Lobster for lunch. It was great food and we enjoyed a nice meal alone. After lunch we took a short drive around my old neighberhood and then up to the tram. The Albuquerque tram is the longest in the world and takes you to the top of the Sandia Mountain. The ride to the top cost $17.50 for me and $15.00 for Christian because they consider 20 as teenage. On the ride up some people started talking to Christian (I was off in my own little picture taking world) and asked where she was from. When she said Ridgecrest these people actually knew where she was talking about. They didn't have anything bad to say about the place but did mention a creepy little town outside of Ridgecrest but couldn't remember the name but it came back to them when I said "Trona?" Aperantly they were on travel to Death Valley and were very scared as they drove through it. Once at the top we said goodbye to the strangers, took pictures and went on a short walk but turned around to grab a quick drink at the resturant there at the top. Christian had her usual Hot Chocolate and I had an Irish Coffee and Green Chili Stew. It was all very nice and warming, the weather at the top of the mountain was slightly windy, a little rain and 65 degrees. After warming ourselves up in the resturant we went back out on the trails and walked one and a half miles to an old outpost that was some sort of shelter for rescue teams searching for lost hikers and skiers. The hike was beautiful and many of the rocks had fossil's of sea life from eons ago when most of what is now New Mexico, was under water. We hiked another mile and a half back to the tram for our ride back down. Once at the bottom we jumped a few streets over to an Ice Skating Rink that I had spent many of my childhood days in. Christian was about as excited as a fat kid eating a cupcake. It was great to see the smile on her face as she clumisly tried to skate on the slick ice. She got the hang of it pretty quick and was skating in circles and even on one foot. Our feet were hurting pretty bad as we had been hiking a few moments earlier and ice skates were new to us. We had enough of the pain about two hours into it and decided, hesitently, to call it a night. We turned in our skates and watched a little bit of the hockey game going on in the rink on the other side of the building. We finnaly decided it was bed time for the both of us. It was another amazing day with my amazing girl in an amazing city. Tomorrow is lounge day.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Today was another early day. I got pretty good sleep but woke up a few times due to the extreme heat of having another body under the sheets next to me. Christian and I woke up, took our showers, got ready and headed out by 9. The first stop we made was to the train station to refund her ticket, I figured if I'm leaving the same day why not just have her ride with me. After that we went down the street to the Natural History Museum. We got tickets to see the Planetarium show as well. The museum is so interesting, the first thing you see as you enter is a huge Tyranosauras Rex "roaring" straight at you. Although natural history includes things like minerals and land movment my favorites have always been the Dinosaurs, and apperantly still are. I took a lot of pictures of these ancient dead beings trying to imagine what it would have been like had they not become ex-beings. How would have humanity gotten along with these preditors around? Would technology have developed the same way? Or would they still be exctinct because of our actions? At any rate its an amazing museum with so many things to do and see, there is even a valcano that you walk through with hot liquid magma running right under your feet! I remember vividly as a child nerviously walking only on the parts with no lava. I wasen't stupid, that glass could break if I steped on it, then where would I be? On fire in a volcano thats where. The show at the plaentarium was amazing. The universe is so unimaginably large, complex, violent and beautiful. I can not wait for the day we travel to the far reaches of it and unlock the secrets she has in store for us. We rounded off the day with a short walk to Old Town for lunch at the Church st. Cafe (thanks celia) The food was great, I had fajitas and Christian had a breakfast meal, I'm still trying to get her to try the native cusine. I have gotten her to try green chili twice, once at the zoo which she didn't like and at the cafe which she did like. After lunch we walked around Old Town for awhile but decided to leave because we were both very tired and need a poop break. We got home at 4:30 and laid down for an hour nap. When we woke up at 6:30 (yea, thats a long hour) we came down and hung out with Karissa and the kids waiting for Gillian, her kids, my sister Reash, her husband Mike and there little girl. They all came over, we talked, had coffee and just hung out enjoying eachothers company. It was another great day and I am pleased I can share it whith Christian. And how are we planning on ending this great day you ask. Yes, another round of Thundercats :)
Monday, August 11, 2008
Christian got in Yesterday around noon and I picked her up at the train station. I showed up early as I always do and noticed a movie set base camp just across the street, there are so many things going on here I am sad to leave. Anyway, after picking her up we went down to Socorro to stay with a friend f mine for the night before taking him to the airport in the morning. We went to sleep pretty early because we had to leave by six in the morning. So we woke up nice and early and came back to Albuquerque this morning with a quick stop at the airport to drop off the friend we had been visiting the night before. We got to my brothers house, took our showers and ate some breakfast. Then we headded off to the zoo. We got there around ten this morning and met up with a friend of Karissas. We had a good time looking at all the animals and playing around with the kids, unfortunatly a couple of them took some tumbles. We ate lunch in the grassy field by a small pond with a swan and sme ducks which was lovely. After lunch we went to the jungle gym so the kids could play in the water and swing around like monkeys. My brother had to work so he and his family said there good byes as did Karissas friend. So me and Christian were finally alone for the first time :) We hung out at the zoo a little while longer and saw every single exibit that was open. We even saw the 250 pound tortise walk! We had walked all day long and on our way out I bought three monkey head lunch boxes for my children, they should get a kick out of that. We stopped at Wal-Mart on the way home to get a new frisbee (I'm addicted now) and found a $.75 one that will never be able to cut me due to its flexable nature. We played around with that for about an hour and then had some dinner. And after dinner? Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thunder Cats Hoooooooo! I finally got to watch some good old cartoons I have been waiting forever to see. We had a wonderful day together and are waking up early again tomorrow and going to the Natural History Museum. I can't wait!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Christian will be here tomorrow around noon and I couldn't be happier. We will visit museums, the zoo, caves, and ride the worlds longest tram. I am so happy that she can spend time with me here before I go back to R/C. We will be able to see eachother whenever we want which will be good but there is so much more to do and see here.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Well I didn't do much of anything today. I woke up and went to my sister's house to feed her dogs and then went straight back to my brother's house because we were going to go to chuckie cheeses for lunch so I needed to shower and all that. We went to chuckie cheeses for awhile, ate some pizza, played some games, got some prizes. We then went home and I did nothing while Karissa packed. After what seemed like an enernity I picked up one of those prizes the kids got...a mini frisbee. I picked it up and tossed it at Karissa and thus began a game of "if you don't catch it, you move to where it landed and throw it from there". Not only is that the name of it, those are also the rules. Well the child who owned the frisbee wanted it back so he got us a regular sized one to play with in trade. So with this being a normal sized frisbee we moved the game outside. We had more room to play in and more obsticals to deal with, the frisbee even went over the fence a few times. This frisbee had been outside for some time it seemed and was sun damaged to the point where it cracked but was still useable...until we broke it in half. We put our heads together and found some tape that held it together pretty well. Now we had been tossing this thing around for at least an hour or so and as Karissa tossed it to me I went to catch it and it bounced off my middle finger and onto the ground. I said an audible "ouch" and shook my finger, Karissa was waiting for me to move and pick it up and toss it to her when I looked down at my finger and saw that the cracked frisbee "idea" was a bad idea indeed, my finger was bleeding from the deep gash I sustained from the sharp edges. I didn't pick up the frisbee and started to go inside to clean it all up and Karissa looks at me and says "Seriously?" as if to say "You fucking pussy, you don't want to play anymore because the frisbee bounced off your finger...Pussy." Then I simply look at her, lift my middle finger and she says "Oh my gosh!" as if to say "I'm sorry I was such a dirty bitch to you just now." and follows me inside to get it washed and bandaged. I had so much fun though, I need to go get a new, non sun-dried, cracked, split in half, taped together frisbee to play with :)
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I woke up today with a mission. As I am going to be in Ridgecrest for the next play I decided to look for the play we are doing so I could read it ahead of time and be prepared for auditions. I decided to drive around to the book stores in town rather than call around so it would get me out of the house and give me something to do. I drove from place to place wich took about 2 hours or so and did not find what I was looking for but I did find a book called "The secret diary of Laura Palmer" by Jennifer Lynch. I had to have it and it only cost $4.50! Jennifer Lynch is the daughter of Twin Peaks co-creator David Lynch so I'm guessing she had a pretty good insight as to what needed to be in the "diary". I am a huge Twin Peaks fan and cant wait to jump right into this book. That was my suprise. After going all around town book searching I started to become hungy and decided to stop at St. Clair winery for some lunch and a flight of wine tasting. I had a tuna and artichoke heart sandwich which was great and decided on the spot to give myself a present. I ordered the conolli for desert. It was a little gift to myself just for fun and it tasted great as well. Tonight after I feed my sisters dogs its back to my brothers house for some more wine and a movie.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
I have had a great time in Albuquerque. That being said, I hate that I (most likely) have to leave. I don't want to leave for many reasons but one of the biggest reasons is my sister. I have had a great time and appreceate everything my brother S and his wife K have done for me but my oldest sister and I have not had the opertunity to spend time with eachother until now. I love all my family members very much but Big E and Reash I have always wanted to be like. I also believe that Big E got a lot of who he is from her and I got it through him. I dont really knw how to explane how and how much I love my sister. She wanted me to watch her house and take care of her dogs while she was (and is) away. I think before she asked me she knew I would say yes. After I actually said yes (and yes she did not make an ASS out of U and ME) she told me how much she was going to pay me. I wasent offended but I was. If I can do something for you I will, I dont expect to be paid unless there is a cost for what I am to do and I dont have the money. If I do have the money then no problem. Anyway, I love my sister and am glad to be house/dog sitting for her. Oh and next to the green chili they have here, I will miss this...