Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I might be insane......

I know it's been FOREVER since I updated the site and this is a weird ass picture to kick things off....but, it amuses me. First things first: I quit smoking thanks to Chantix. One of the assumed/warned side effects of Chantix is vivid dreams. When the doctor told me this, I explained to him that I normally have crazy dreams anyways so, hopefully, Chantix may normalize them (such as 'speed' calms a hyper child...see Ritalin...) For a few nights, I did actually sleep better and have somewhat normal dreams (or at least what I'd consider normal). Months later, I quit taking the Chantix and am still NOT smoking (thank you, Chantix, I did not think it was possible......) but at times, my dreams remain vivid. SUCH AS LAST NIGHT. During the course of my sleep last night, I dreamt (is that a word?) that I was involved in an 'Insult contest' with Oates (of Hall and Oates fame). There were rules to this contest as well, as one had to present the other with a phony 'certificate' and follow it up with an insult to compliment the 'certificate'. I don't recall the initial joust but I remember nailing him with this one: as I handed him a folded piece of paper, I said "Here's a gift from the 'Puss'n'Wuss'...it's for a facial and a moustache trim'....." He gave me this super smug 'fuck you' smile and replied "Oh yeah..? That's because you smoke sooo much pot!" John Oates is not known for his zingers, obviously. And, for the record, I have NOT SMOKED WEED in years. So fuck you, Oates. I woke up just at this time....trying my damnedest not to laugh out loud...hell.. it was around 3 am. I can not recall the last time a dream woke me up laughing.....I've woke up freaked out and all but not laughing. And damn, like he didn't smoke pot, too....he's probably at the 'Puss'n'Wuss' right now getting his 'stache trimmed....your welcome, Oates!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Old comic strips....

Years ago, I used to make small press comics (from around 1995-1998..). A small press comic is a self made, self produced, self published comic. You make NO MONEY doing this shit. Anyways, I got he attention of this guy in Louisiana, who did the same but wanted to put together a group comic...importing talent from across the USA and he'd publish it and send it out to any and all interested. This is what I sent him.......it's fucking weird.....
Click on images to enlarge Yeah, it don't make a lot of sense. Basically, there's this stupid kid who plays with pots and shit and while playing with them, he gets one stuck on his head. The end. It was met with mixed reviews. Some thought I was bashing retarded people...maybe...not really bashing. There is a back story here but I don't feel like telling it now. There is more to the Scotty McPottie saga...go to may facebook stooge page and see.....

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sunsets in Wilmington (from the backyard...)

Where we live in Wilmington, we are located just behind the state port, which is directly on the river (Brunswick..Cape Fear...whichever one hosts the Battleship..). One of the nice things about this area is that there is a lack of 'backyard neighbors' (unless you consider trains and a port neighbors..) and you get a great view of the sunsets during the year. Below are some pictures I've taken of three different sunsets over the past month or so... You can click on the images to enlarge them....

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Renovations

A few before pictures
The kitchen was covered in old tongue and groove panels with a bizarre islandish bar thing sticking out in the middle of the room. First thing was to rip it out and open up the wall into the living room......
Underneath the paneling was original plaster which had to be cut out. I saved what plaster I could but certain walls had to be completely torn out, as below.. Had to hang new sheetrock on the ceiling as well as most of the walls..... Ran new lights (5 cans,1 ceiling fan, and a bar light), built two pantries on a wall where there formally was 2 old non-working wondows, moved back door and replaced it with a new one, moved window and replaced it with a bigger, new one, made a permanent built in cat door.....
Crown molding then came next....
Then the cabinets arrived....
Then the install of the cabinets (thanks Bob!)
Then the paint goes up.....
...oh yeah, and hung a microwave...
Then the floors went in...
This is about all the photos I have now but there's a lot more to see. The counter tops have been in- stalled and the floor, for the most part, is finished. I'll post more when time permits but for now, here's a fairly dramatic before and after comparison...