Sunday, December 30, 2007

This is only the beginning.

Christmas was only the beginning to a month long Celebration Season!

12-25 Christmas
12-27 Abby was born
12-31 New Years Party
1-5 Estate Warming Party
1-6 They break ground on the Shrimp House
1-19 Ocean Springs Mardi Gras
1-22 My Birthday
1-25 to 1-27 My Birthday Shack Up


Here are two quick book reviews of things i have read this week. I am not giving a synopsis of the books, you can get those on amazon. I would recommend both though. Highly.
On Chesil Beach, by Ian McEwan, proved to be a good choice. It was a beautifully written novel. Every paragraph was poetic, descriptive, and needed. It had the possibility to be a very typical book, but the way it was written created a special tension, that kept you with Edward and Florence, the characters in the book. That tension made this book was painful at times.

Look Me in the Eye, by John Elder Robinson was a great impulse buy for me! I am glad i did it. I guess the cover got me, or maybe it was my long standing, and unfulfilled curiosity about Aspergers and Autism, but when i started reading it, i was pleasantly surprised. I have also always been fascinated with how people work or think or make things, especially in the creative/design world, and this was a wonderful window into a new mind. He also has these hilarious stories of growing up.

It seems that memoirs are really getting to be popular these days. This one i would suggest.

Future books: I am still working on Miranda July's No One Belongs Here More than You. I started out of the gate real fast on that one, but i have slowed down. Maybe i will finish it this break. I have also started Atonement, by Ian McEwan. I want to see that movie but i cannot find a theater. Oh well. My brother gave me the book, Devil in the White City, which i have wanted to read for a while, and i want to read Running With Scissors, by John Elder Robinson's brother, Augustus Borroughs. I have actually wanted to read it for a long time, and i have been holding out on watching the movie so i could read the book first. So that is my future reading list. Maybe i can accomplish the book a month thing again.

Christmas at my uncle's house

Every year, my mom and i drive up to Lineville to see my uncle Jerry and his Family.
This is my Cousin's little girl Allie. She is super cute.

And you cannot go up to lineville without learning a new card game. THis is the board for the new one we learned. I dont remember what it was called, but this is the board, and i am going to reproduce it, and play it.

Baby Fun Time!

This past week has been a lot of fun. I have relaxed, and that has been real good.

First and most important, i got a little niece, Abby!
That is my big brother Johnny, the new Daddy! Abby is about 20 minutes old right there. She came out kickin. It was really funny. I guess she got tired of not being able to move her legs around, because for the 30 minutes i watched her, she was kicking her legs around. She weighed 7lbs 60z, and was 19.3" long. YEAH ABBY!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A good start to christmas, not over yet!

Wow, today has been a fun christmas.
A nice breakfast of eggs and grits with my mom.
opening my stocking
going to spend a little time with my dad,, and some more of the family.
saw my super prego sister in law(she is making a baby day after tomorrow) YEAH LITTLE ABBY
I went into nerf battle with my nephew.
cooked some more with my mom
had a dinner of steak, potato leek soup, corn on the cobb, and spinach salad.
watched a lot of dog whisperer
played with deloris...

Not over yet!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007


So the past few days have been a pretty amazing spread of time. Friday night Anne, Alan, Jody and Ben came into sweets. There was an arm wrasslin tournament, and a coaster war. It was probably the most fun i have had in a long time.

Yesterday, i woke up and continued to pack up my house. Dan pulled into town, and ate some la bakery, and walked through the Frank Gehry museum, and got yelled at when we walked around the Rosetti house. Dan went to mobile, I went home to pack more.

I ended up on face book for a while, which was no good. I canceled my face book. It was weird how much of a knot it was giving me in my stomach that quickly. ahhh... a relief it is gone. (i am sorry vincent!)

I got some more packed, and then Anne and Alan called, after getting some fresh ink done, and we went to mellow mushroom, and then to a movie. We watched Charlie Wilson's War. I would highly recommend it.

Well... today i have to actually do it. I have to pack all of my stuff, and get it to its storage area, and GO HOME! I cant wait to get home, i am not looking forward to the next 16 hours though. Packing is one of my least favorite jobs...Driving on that part of 65 is another one.

Oh well, they are playing christmas tunes on NPR, that will keep me company for a while.
have a good day!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Ahhh, i almost had a relapse

A friend of mine told me that i should be on face book, because it was cool. I decided to sign back up. I did, then i started adding friends, and started joining groups, and it started consuming my time... and eh. i decided that it was not a good idea
i deleted my account again.
i feel better.

Friday, December 21, 2007

I want a porch

I feel like the last several years, I have not really been thinking about what I want in life. I have been ignoring it, and listening to what others want or tell me I should want. It is kind of a depressing statement to make, that which I just said, but I think that it is really easy to do, especially with the perfect lives depicted for us, everywhere, in magazines, and tv, and movies. Over the past few months, I have been thinking a lot about this. I guess I have a friend who has forced me to think a lot about what I want in life. Unfortunately, I have never been able to answer him straightly, because I haven’t really known, I have just kind of guessed at the answers, only to be kind of upset with my self afterwards, because the answers that I gave were not right. I was not lying, I just did not know. I don’t know if he has heard any of what I have written below before, except for the part about having a porch. So, to my friend, and to everyone who reads my blog:

I thought I would tell you what I want in life.

I want a porch or a balcony, or a courtyard, some kind of outdoor space. I want a big kitchen. I want a library. I want kids and animals: dogs, cats, chickens, donkeys. I want to be married one day. I want a studio, I want to work. I want to have enough time in my life to bake, and cook. I want to be cozy. I want to have room enough to entertain my friends. I want to have Sundays to do nothing specific, and enjoy the people I love. I want to help people. I don’t want to make buildings that are ridiculous. I want a vegetable garden. I want a big dining table, and I want to have family dinners as often as possible where any of my friends can attend. I want to go on my morning runs. I want a big bed with nice sheets. I want a good sounding stereo. I want to be healthy. I want to have old mixing bowls, and nice pots, and pans, and knives. I want to be surrounded by art.

I want to cook for my friends, and make furniture, and art, and houses.

I want a partner in crime!

I want someone to go on adventures with. To sit around and be quiet with. I want someone to be busy with. I want someone to share joys and pains, excitement and frustration. I want someone to love. I want someone to bake for and to cook with. I want someone to smile at in the morning. I want someone to call. I want some one to hug. And someone to hold my hand. I want some one to learn with. I want someone to dream with. I want someone to kiss. I want someone to travel with. I want someone to touch my skin. I want someone to undress me. I want someone to kiss every inch of me. I want someone to rub my head while we lay on the couch together. I want someone to make a family with. I want someone to trust with all of my heart. I want someone I can tell anything to. I want someone to make me laugh, and who I can make smile.

I guess I picture this life some where rural, but I don’t think it has to be. This is based off of what I know now. I am certain most of my wants will stay the same, and that some will change, and I will add new ones to this as life goes on.

I have always dreamed of buying up a down town. Since I can remember. I have always dreamed of these big giant schemes. Not a big place but a small town’s down town, slowly, and using it to sell things, and bring life back into the cities, and spread the love of art, music, food, and community. I have wanted to encourage a certain love of education. I want to have an art gallery, and a restaurant, and a print shop, and a wood shop, a place for rock and roll shows and an architecture office but only to do little projects and competitions. I want to employ teenagers, and people who wouldn’t normally have jobs in these types of places. I want to make a place for elderly, who are usually home bound to be able to get out of the house, and socialize, and have purpose. I want to have an after school program that encourages a healthy life. I want to make a beautiful place. I want to help people, locally. I want to see community flourish where it has disintegrated.

And maybe one day it will happen. that is just one of my dreams.

What do you want?

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Off to the big city

Well, i have made it through security and i am waiting in the terminal at the Gulfport Airport. My mom surprised me a few days ago with this trip to New York City, and i am about to fly out. I am not looking forward to the next 8 hours, i am not a fan of the aeroplane. But, i like going places, so i bite the bullet.

AND I AM GOING TO NEW YORK! I am going to see tall buildings, and going shopping, going eating.... i dunno.