Friday, July 31, 2009

Well then.

I spent this last week in Las Vegas to celebrate my Dads 60th birthday. I had a pretty good time. The party itself was a surprise party and it was a complete success. I was originally only going to stay the weekend at the Stratosphere but due to a family member who could not make the trip, I took their spot at the Polo Towers for the week. Christian, The kids and I all stayed at the Stratosphere for the weekend with my brother Shay and his family.

I ended up going to the airport to pick up my other brother Ian. No one knew if he was going to make it out or not, not even him until about twenty four hours before his flight. He stayed his day or so and I eventually took him back to the airport to go home.

The rest of the week was very relaxing. I drove Christian back to RC so she could go to work and thirty minutes later I was back on the road to Las Vegas. The kids and I spent a lot of time in the pool and looking at the strip on our balconies. I read The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy. We watched T.V. Went out to Chuck E. Cheese's... and that's about it.

I came home to RC and now Christian and I are no longer together. We started talking about things and its just not gonna work out. We are still friends and (as far as I know) there are no hard feelings. I know this is all over the place but I'm a little out of storts but a lot has been going on and I have been away and unable to write about it all so it gets a little jumbled.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The rise and fall of video games.

I enjoy video games as much as the next guy but some days, I've had too much. I play games to relax and I use it as an outlet but I do not let them take over my life. Mostly, I play Call of Duty Modern Warfare for the time being. Adding the ability to play live with other human beings is in itself nothing short of amazing but the fact that people take this shit so seriously is beyond belief. I can take criticism, in fact I will be the first to point out I'm not a "great" player, after all I'm just there to have fun. So when you start coming at me talking about how "stupid" I am for not shooting someone who is right in front of me, causing you to get shot, you can go fuck yourself.

First off the ability to use hand eye coordination has little to do with intelligence, its a motor skill we all develop and it gradually gets better as it is applied. Second, How can someone else be stupid, or responsible, for your dumbass getting shot? Pay attention dip shit. And lastly, A game such as Call of Duty is a team game. If all you do is bitch and moan about how other people have failed you, there is nothing anyone can do about it. Maybe you should figure out it is you who sucks at the game and try talking and listening to your team members.

I am a Child of the NES era and I believe to this day it is, and always will be, the best game console out there. I spent much of my youth playing many games on that system. Most hours spent playing the best game of all time, The Legend of Zelda. One player, two button choices and no Internet or headset required. So raise a glass to Zelda for me and if you wanna call me an idiot, stupid or a dumbass do it because I use spell check for the simplest of words and not because you have no idea how to relax and play a video game.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Marley and Me.

I watched Marley and Me for the first time the other day and I absolutely loved it. It was a little depressing to me in a way though... it might have something to do with me being a 27 year old divorcee who's an out of work actor living with his mother and only seeing his children when its "his time"... or maybe I'm just an asshole. Either way the movie was still great.

It got me thinking a lot about happiness and how it seems to be eluding me. The choices I've made in my life have been a mixture of turmoil, complacency and bliss but they have been (for the most part) my choices. I'm not thinking of the choices I've made in a sense of "What could I have changed in the past?" but much more in the sense of "What can I curently change to make my life better?" Keeping in mind if my life is better, so are the lives of my Children.

I'm not saying I'm unhappy, I'm just saying things could be much better and I need to do a lot of work to get there. It will be a rough road to travel but the rewards will be well worth it. Luckily I have the love and support of my family and friends who love me and whom I love very much.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Camping trip.

The camping trip was great! We got up to Fairview campground on the Kern river and unloaded all our gear. The first thing the kids wanted to do was fish...and fish we did. We fished right there at our campsite the first day and fished up and down the river the next day. We even fished at a private little lake where I used to work. All that fishing and we caught nothing but we had fun just fishing and playing in the river. My brother cooked pretty much all the meals which was cool.

I kept telling the kids to keep their shoes on while fishing which didn't really work out. I was afraid they might catch a hook in their foot but they couldn't wear their shoes in the water so it was kinda a catch 22. It all worked out OK until we were fishing under a bridge. Jeremiah caught a hook in the foot, that poor kid and Sharp objects with his feet. Good news was, he had his shoes on like I had asked. So as I was pulling out the hook, and unraveling the fishing line from his leg, I got the hook stuck in my finger. Luckily it didn't go in too deep and my brother was there to pull it out for me. All in all, we had a great time.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Audition anyone?

I got an audition for something filming in Albuquerque, problem is auditions are this Wednsday. Not to worry, the amazing Chad is on the job. I sent in my headshot and resume and the guy who is casting sent me an email asking if I could do a video audition. I asked him if I would have a copy of the script or what he wanted, I then got an email with a phone number to call to hammer out details. I called and i will be getting the "sides" emailed to me. Sweet! He is filming not only this but a few and will use this audition for the future projects as well. I hope it works out.

The kids and I are getting ready for our camping trip. By doing so I have gone back into the dungeon we have as a storage unit to find all our camping gear only to find...we have none. Its been so long since we have gone I have no idea where any of it is, or where it went. I have two theorys. My brother will be in town tomorrow and we will get the food shopping done, look for a new tent and pick up whatever little gadgets we need. I have the fishing poles, sleeping bags, bow and arrows and other odds and ends ready. This will be an epic camping trip.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


I can't remember when the last time it was that I took a picture. I love taking them but have taken a hiatus of sorts. It might have to do with being so busy looking for acting work and spending copiuos amounts of my time in a car, it also could be the fact that I havent seen my kids in two weeks. I get them tonight and have a camping trip planned this coming week. Should have a lot of pictures to post then and many good stories to share.We enjoy getting out together and spending time doing all the things I remember doing when I was their age. We also enjoy just lounging around the house doing our own things; watching tv, playing video games, computers, board games, all sorts of stuff.Hopefully I get to taking and sharing more pictures, and write better, more acurately and more often.