Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Another one bites the dust.

Another year goes down in the history books. I have been thinking about this year a lot and I figure this was probably one of the more interesting years of my life. Not good, not bad, just interesting. It started off with my wife of seven, almost eight, years wanting a divorce. That started out ok but soon took a turn for the worse. I got over it but am still awaiting said divorce. I then got a girlfriend, a hot little number who up until then was just a friend from school. We never hung out or even talked much but I gave it a shot and am very happy I did.

I moved to Albuquerque for a few months with my Brother and his family and worked on two films. I moved back to R/C, went to school and became the V.P. of the Theatre Arts Club. My Grandfather passed away. I went to Washington for the funeral and saw family and friends I hadn't seen in years.

My other Brother went back to Iraq for his 2nd tour, this time armed with a camera. My computer died. I went to the Albuquerque Ballon Fiesta ( I actually went back and fourth to Alb. probably ten times) Thats all that pops up at the moment but I'm sure there are many more smaller stories and adventures. I wonder what 2009 has in store for me. Hope you all have a wonderful, safe and happy new year.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

I should not of come here...

I never want to leave! Yesterday I drove over to the school I attended here as a child. It looks a lot different and a lot smaller than I remember. I then decided to go over to where my old house was and decided to stop by and old family friends house. Before I even got the nerve up to go to the door Carol came out to see who pulled in her driveway. I looked at her and said "Hi. It's Chad Terry." and she said, "Well yea, I'm looking right at you." hahaha. She was in her kitchen baking and cleaning and doing about a million things, just like old times. I said hello to some of her younger children who didn't remember me but were welcoming all the same, They got my Xbox gamer tag and now we will be playing Call of Duty together all the time.

Her older sons finaly came over and we got all caught up. One of them is going to school in Utah to become a lawyer and the other is a cop close to where my sister lives and I am going to go on a ride along with him tomorrow. it is so fun to see people I haven't seen in years and pick up as if no time has passed at all.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I awoke this morning to rain which quickly turned to snow which inadvertently will become slush due to the already wet ground. The weather looks like it should hold this way for quite sometime. I am going to be heading up to my old house today which is a few hundred or so feet higher in elevation than where I currently am. The snow should be sticking there I assume. I am also headed to a Christmas party for my sisters work. I am going to pick something up from Wal-Mart so i may participate in the gift exchange, that should be fun.

Yesterday I went to the natural history museum with my Sister, her Husband, two of my Nieces and one of my Nephews. We had a lot of fun, I took pictures but they are very similar to pictures I have taken there in the past just with different people so thats cool.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


I went out last night to a place called The Launchpad. Its a cool little place down on Central that has all sorts of bands play. I saw on there web site that a band called Of God And Science were playing. I have heard of them before through the Giranimals and so I decided to check them out. I had a blast. I love going to this little place and seeing local bands do their thing, sometimes you get good stuff and sometimes you get crap. Well yesterday was a good day. All the bands that played were awesome. If you are ever in Albuquerque check out the Launchpad.

Today I went to my Brother-in-laws graduation. He got an associates degree in buisness or something or other, I never remember crap like that, but I am very proud and happy for him.

Tomorrow I have no idea what I'm going to do. everyone will be going to church so I'll need something to do. Maybe I'll go to the old record stores I used to go to. Any suggestions?

Friday, December 19, 2008

Off in a flash.

So I am now in Albuquerque. I am using my Sisters computer because mine is still a ginourmas paper weight. I drove through all night like I usually do, got here, had some breakfast, watched a movie and then fell asleep. I awoke to the sounds of Full House and thought "Well, I need to get out of this room." I guess I could have changed the channel because no one was watching it but I didn't feel like it. No plans today but I'm sure I will have plenty to write about on this trip.

Before I left R/C I gave someone my old '56 Ford pickup. We picked it up off of my ex's Mom's property. It's a project I was supposed to have done for my 16th birthday and seeing as its been ten years and nothing has happened with it, I gave it to someone whom restores cars so I feel good about where it is going. There was another car out there I think that was left for me, a 1966 Ambassador I think, but I couldn't get another trailer lined up before I left for Alb. I hope it's still there when I get back. If it is I will be extreamly happy. This car requires much less work and is very special to me.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

If you have not been told already, I'm an asshole.

I'm not here to talk shit and I will do my best not to in the future, but I promise nothing. That being said my ex-wife, or more apropreatly my, "I wish you were my ex" wife has crossed a line. I have been trying my best to move forward in this matter and have been metting a brick wall. I just want it said clearly and plainly, if she has painted me in a bad light or talked trash in the past it's more than likely only a half truth, her side of the story. After some recent events I have decided to stop being nice. She has acused me of "bulling" her and now I have decided to own up to the moniker. What I am saying is, now if she says something bad about me, its more than likely true from this point on.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

We got the stuff man.

Today Christian, Brittney and I went to Wal-Mart and Mervyns to get our "Teen" some gifts. We did it on behalf of the Theatre Arts Club, they all voted to take out of our account $100 to buy gifts with. Our Teen is 13 years old and is spending her holiday season at a womens shelter. We bought her an awsome CD player and threw in some headphones so she dosent bother anyone else. We also got her some shirts, haircare items and a winter set of matching gloves, scarf and hat. We spent a lttle more than $100 but we just took it out of our own pocket, why not huh. These are the things I ran for V.P of the Theatre Arts Club for. More good deeds to come soon.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Final show.

This afternoon will be the final performance of "Picninc" at Cerro Coso. Show starts at two so be there!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Homeward bound.

Well my computer in now an ex-computer. It crashed the other night and I can not get it to turn on at all anymore. It had a good run and I should be able to get the info off the hard drive. This is my last night in the town of my birth. I have much to say but am leaving soon to get to the hotel by the airport for my early flight. My Grandfathers funeral was nice and I held up well, on the outside at least. I never have done well with these kinds of things but amazingly I didn't come unglued.

The speaches were beautiful as was the entire service. Many people know me as an over abundent picture taker but I took no pictures, save one... from the grave site looking out towards Mt. Rainer. My Grandfather took many many slides of the mountain and it was a clear enough day to see it. The rest I will save for my memory alone.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Old friends new friends.

I guess I should really call this "Friends from long ago" as to not imply that, A) My friends are old and 2) well I can't think of two at this point, my mind seems to have gone blank... Anyway, that being said I went out with a long time friend of mine last night and her boyfriend. I have known Nikki for... well for a long long time. My Father worked with her Mother up here in Washington and we were born in the same hospital. Not quite sure we met at that age but whatever. The first time I remember meeting her was in good old Ridgecrest when I moved there in the 5th grade. She a birthday party I was invited to and when my Dad walked me to the door her Mom answered and they both were suprised to see eachother in the same town, let alone tiny little R/C.

So anyways, we went out and had a great time. We only had time for one beer because she had to work in the morning but still it was good to see her and finally meet Tony. He seems pretty cool. He seems like a quiet guy but still like I said we only hung out long enough for a beer. We are all going to try and get together tonight because she doesn't work in the morning, he does but he owns his buissness so he can go in when he feels like it. It's great being up here amoung friends and family I just wish the circumstances were diffrent.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Part 2

Before we went to Sea World I was informed that my Grandfather had passed away. This saddens me greatly. I have not seen him in a few years but that in no way means I loved him any less. He lived in Washington for many years and that made it a little harder to visit him while I was in other states. I spent the first 5 or so years of my life in Washington as well and spent many days at his ocean front home with my Grandmother and him.
I am currently in Washington awaiting the funeral. I have had to miss this final week of play practice and I am sorry for that but I think, as do others, I have made the right choice. I will be back in R/C for the performances so the show will go on. I will write about the trip we did at Sea World soon but for now I will be visiting with family I have not seen for a few years now.