Jan 28, 2010

|| tattoo : part 3 ||

so i'm getting a third tattoo...

for historical sake, i have aramaic script on my left wrist that says, "play music" or "to play music" depending on where you look it up.
-the idea comes from my name/passions. depending on which parent you ask, i was either named after elvis (aaron) presley, or moses' lil brother in the bible. the aramaic is symbolic of the bible times, with play music showing my passion and the other side of my name's origin.

on my right forearm, i have a piece based on a work of art by roy lichtenstein. it is called americana and looks similar to the american flag.
-the idea for this one came from a good friend, and former roommate. rl was his favorite artist when we lived together so a few of his pieces hung around the apartment. my former roommate was going through some things that i couldnt pretend to understand. he stayed strong to his faith, and perfectly in line with what he felt was right and wrong. he is a symbol of strength and determination...and godliness...

and now, for the new one. it looks like its going to be a celtic cross. like the circle badge looking one. and most likely on the inside of my left upper arm. its pretty simple to imagine the thought process behind it, but i find that as i have grown up, i find myself deciding how i feel about god, and where/how i want him in my life.

its gonna hurt, see you on the other side...

Jan 18, 2010

|| hair ||

shaved my head this weekend.

if you dont already know, i am the kind of guy who grows his hair out for a year or so, and then just shaves it all off...this has been going on for about 8 years now.

this time, as i transition through some things in my life...i have changed some of my daily routines, some focus, so habits, and some dreams. through this transition, i was forced to let go of some things that were very dear to me, and i struggled with it.

i know it sounds silly, but i feel like my hair was the last thing that reminded me of pre-transition times. well, the only major thing, and the only changeable thing....

so its gone, and surprisingly i feel like some weight has been lifted. i feel like i can close the last chapter and start on a new one. the new one is going to be great, and this haircut is just the beginning.

hopefully you will begin to change your expectations of me, as i have changed expectations for myself. you will see me, and think of me differently.

people talk about living and learning...well, i have learned something new. it hurt. bad. but i, like everyone else, am only stronger in the end. i am a better person having been through the last year and a half of my life. i felt things that i previsouly thought were impossible, and i have experienced things that i'll never forget.

this is the new chapter...

r&r

Jan 7, 2010

|| here we go again ||

it feels like january 2006 all over again...

nobody thinks texas is going to win. all the experts think that alabama is just going to run over texas, just like they thought usc was going to beat up on texas.

and just like 2006, texas' defense is being overlooked, again! you would think these guys would have figured out by now...this is the best and baddest longhorn defense ever. i'll be shocked if ingram breaks 100...i'll be shocked if he gets 75. (the only way he gets close to either, is 1 huge run, and a bunch of small ones.)

i'm not dumb, i dont think texas is going to run up and down the field either, but everybody is just handing the crystal ball over to bama before it even starts.

i can't wait. i hope bama gets the ball first, and someone blows up the returner...just set the tone from the start. they are gonna be bringing it all game...and so are we.

texas 35 - bama 27

Jan 6, 2010

|| norah jones ||

i have thought about this for a while, and i think it is time...

will you marry me?

seriously, i'll play drums for free AND track your upcoming records...
our babies will be hot...
you can sing them to sleep...
i'll even do the dishes...

that's my offer...

Jan 5, 2010

|| tcu v bsu ||

boring....zzzzz.......

i know this will rub at least one reader the wrong way...but man, that game was a bore. i thought it was just me not being in the mood at first, but then i noticed that everyone else was saying it too...

the guy on espn was right when he said that bsu and tcu lost out on their chance to throw the bcs out of whack. bsu still has a chance to mess things up next year(strong non-conf sched), but i do believe the system is rigged enough to keep bsu out, as long as 2 other teams are undefeated.

unrealated point, tcu, keep those uniforms and get a white jersey, so you have home and away. you might replace oregon in the world of best college football uniforms. probably not, but you would be a close second.

good try kids, leave the undefeated chapionship stuff to the pros.

r&r

Jan 4, 2010

|| it's complicated ||

best movie i have seen in a long time...
part of it, is that i think alec baldwin is hilarious...
part of it, is that i think jim from the office is hilarious...

but mostly, i saw what i might be in 20 years. not the affair and 3 kids thing. but the personality and ridiculousness of alec baldwin's character. freaking riot.

but...

consider this one of my resolutions.
i won't be that guy.

some people who were/are important in my life have been changed by affairs. including yours truly. and although this movie does a good job of painting that situation in some positive light...we all know how detrimental it can be to a family, or even 1 individual...

my family, and my wife, will never feel THAT pain from my end. ever.

"home sweet home...."

still a hilarious movie.

r&r