Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Longest Story[west texas]eleven

Out in the West Texas town of El Paso
I fell in love with a Mexican girl.
Night-time would find me in Rosa's cantina;
Music would play and Felina would whirl.

Blacker than night were the eyes of Felina,
Wicked and evil while casting a spell.
My love was deep for this Mexican maiden;
I was in love but in vain, I could tell.

One night a wild young cowboy came in,
Wild as the West Texas wind.
Dashing and daring,
A drink he was sharing
With wicked Felina,
The girl that I loved.

So in anger I

Challenged his right for the love of this maiden.
Down went his hand for the gun that he wore.
My challenge was answered in less than a heart-beat;
The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor.

Just for a moment I stood there in silence,
Shocked by the FOUL EVIL deed I had done.
Many thoughts raced through my mind as I stood there;
I had but one chance and that was to run.

Out through the back door of Rosa's I ran,
Out where the horses were tied.
I caught a good one.
It looked like it could run.
Up on its back
And away I did ride,

Just as fast as I

Could from the West Texas town of El Paso
Out to the bad-lands of New Mexico.

Back in El Paso my life would be worthless.
Everything's gone in life; nothing is left.
It's been so long since I've seen the young maiden
My love is stronger than my fear of death.

I saddled up and away I did go,
Riding alone in the dark.
Maybe tomorrow
A bullet may find me.
Tonight nothing's worse than this
Pain in my heart.

And at last here I

Am on the hill overlooking El Paso;
I can see Rosa's cantina below.
My love is strong and it pushes me onward.
Down off the hill to Felina I go.

Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys;
Off to my left ride a dozen or more.
Shouting and shooting I can't let them catch me.
I have to make it to Rosa's back door.

Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel
A deep burning pain in my side.
Though I am trying
To stay in the saddle,
I'm getting weary,
Unable to ride.

But my love for

Felina is strong and I rise where I've fallen,
Though I am weary I can't stop to rest.
I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle.
I feel the bullet go deep in my chest.

From out of nowhere Felina has found me,
Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side.
Cradled by two loving arms that I'll die for,
One little kiss and Felina, good-bye.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Expiedient exaggeration;[A six foot obsession]

i recently finished building a new home for my two bearded dragons, here's the low down.

They both seem very happy in there new space, should be plenty of room for them to spend there lives, or at least until i cant wait to build another one, any reptile or critter lovers reading? need a new set up for half the cost of commercial enclosures, you know how to reach me.

Friday, June 3, 2011

In thE jungle! NYC Pop-Ups

"Designer Daisy Lew created this great series pop-up books inspired by New York City icons, including the Big Apple, the Chrysler Building, a cab, and the Statue of Liberty. Each pop-up, if viewed from the top, represents the icon, and a view from the side represents a cityscape."

Friday, May 27, 2011

That aint a surfin movie*, Architecture or street art?

On my way home from work today i took a bit of notice at some of the more modernized homes and thought about the architecture that went into them, i often think about what i would choose to build given the chance, i try and stay out of the box when i think about it, then i came across this guy who did just that!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

-[Bridges and Balloons]-

Now here's someone taking advantage of there time. This really amazed me thought you guys would enjoy it.

Special thanks to
Chuck Sutherland

Old Socks;Basement Files

            Today while working i found some inspiration from my cousin who i don't see often enough but still hold very close. I appreciate his words and his wisdom and this is my thanking him for reminding me how short life is and that every moment needs to be accounted for and enjoyed to its best ability, our lives are what we make them i plan to do great things with mine and the people i have in my life. i hope that over this next year my cousin and i can grow closer again and make more memories together. A Chance to be kids again. Much love Mike.

this is only the start...

My Bucket List

1.Go on a Cruise to anywhere (Alaska is at the top of the list)
2.Go sky diving by myself at least once.
3. Fly a plane.
4. Open an art gallery, even a small one.
5.Land in Spain with only a backpack.
6.Survive the running of the bulls.
7.Make my way through Europe, the right way.
8.Have a Spanish girl steal my shoes.
9. Own a business, or partnership.
10.Sell a painting for $1000 or more.
11.Play music with a favorite musician.
12. Water ski in New Hampshire.
13.Read and own over 100 books.
14.Invent something useful.
15.Complete a wall mural, legal or not.
16.Finish an MS walk, run, or bike marathon.
17.Visit Graceland and Hall of fame.
18.Buy a house.
19.Drive a 1959 Cadillac.
20.Play a show for 1000 people.
21.Finish at least one full arm sleeve.
22.Organize an event for charity.
23.Learn to tattoo well.
24.Learn to speak at least one other language.
25.Buy a dog and name him Jefferson.
26.Own another pair of hand stitched Italian jeans.
27.Drive across the country again.
28.Take a walk through central park during Autumn.
29.Spend a week at Disney World and Epcot Center.
30.Hear my band on the radio.
31.Drink with an Eskimo.
32.Naked sledding in Alaska.
33.Cook a pig in the ground.
34.A keg in one evening between 5 good friends.
35.See the northern lights with Mike.
36.Take Mariah to the Children's museum.
37.Give someone the shirt off my back.
38.Quit smoking.
39.Cook a meal for 50 people.
40. See Chicago and phantom on Broadway.
41.Ride a hot air balloon.
42.Time square New years.
43.Learn to play the Chello.
44. Create a new style of Art or music.
45. Be better at the piano.
46. Make amends with my brother in law.
47. Go snow boarding.
48. Build an entire dining set out of one tree.
49.Write something that moves people. to see my Children a success.

There's a start . i found this entire thing very calming and relaxing, definitely in a good mind set now.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

How Not to be...

"Among other things, you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior.  You're by no means alone on that score, you'll be excited and stimulated to know.  Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now.  Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles.  You'll learn from them - if you want to.  Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you.  It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement.  And it isn't education.  It's history.  It's poetry."  ~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 24, spoken by the character Mr. Antolini