I don’t wanna hear it….

January 26, 2005

Raven & I @ NQTYD & No Name Slob’s


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Sometimes being a perfectionist isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

OK, so I have literally spent weeks trying to finish some stupid new years meme. It’s included in the extended text of this entry… but it’s not finished! Nor will it be! I am moving on!

Speaking of, I have gotten to Wizard and Glass, so at least one of my quasi-resolutions is on track! I’m also pretty damn pumped about my new cellphone! As you probably noticed on the right-hand side of this here browser window is my flickr badge. I’ll try to keep it interesting.

Other than that not much is happening but it is again Winter Carnival time so please lemme know what you think of the following clues!

Today's Clue -- January 26, 2005
The siren calls, the giant falls
'Tween field generals the poet sings
That down beyond the once blue pond
Is treasure fit for kings
Clue #3 -- January 25
Be safe and we pledge, neither cliff nor water's edge
Figures in your hunting pursuit
What's that you hear? Please, have no fear
It was there before we moved in
Clue #2 -- January 24
Snow we have missed much, this not very white Christmas
But the ice has come to stay
The water's quite frozen at this park we have chosen
Along its paths you may while time away
Clue #1 -- January 23
The old curmudgeon was in high dudgeon
When a critter ran off with the loot
But this year to be credible, we've made it inedible
And stuck it in a park

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To Boldly Go…

February 24, 2003






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Yeah, yeah…I know…with a title like that, the geek flag is raised mighty high…

I feel a little like explaining some of my intentions here with iam.jackswastedlife.org…I guess I have looked around this great internet of ours, I have seen many, many blogs. I will not even hazard to guess how many are out there, and yet, there are a very precious few that I can actually read on a regular basis. So, I almost wonder why I’ve even bothered to put myself out here. I guess the reason that I’ve come up with, is that I want to stretch myself as an artist. And presently, the artist in me is not quite sure exactly what his art is.

I obviously like web design, I have dabbled in poetry and fiction, and I am returning/re-examining my role as a photographer. And the big thing for me going forward is that I not settle. I was tempted over the last week to enter in something just to DO something. But really, I think there is already plenty of stuff to look at on the internet that gets updated every day….some things even more often….and I really think that it’s the content that matters.

So! In my growing need to push myself to come up with literature, pictures, and other various cyber-goodies, I have tried something new. The picture above, has been “tweaked” via Photoshop. This is the first pic I have doctored, and I am still getting my feet wet in that area. There is a “purist” in me, who feels that even thought I use a digital camera, that this kind of altering is not “fair”. It seems like it almost makes the medium too easy. But, I am trying to look beyond that and just view the final piece as art, and just be honest about where it came from.

BTW, you didn’t think I somehow missed the whole WeeMee phenomenon did you?

Behold, Mini-Me:




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Breathless Anticipation

January 23, 2003








Looking down one side of Minneapolis City Hall

As you may know, I am something of a perfectionist. To be more precise, a perpetually failing perfectionist. i.e. My house is a mess, but my CDs & DVDs are all in alphabetical order on the shelf. If I can’t do something and have it all work out perfectly, I have trouble doing it at all.

So, as far as web design is concerned…I’m a real hands on, no fancy WYSIWYG editor, gimme Wordpad and I’m set kinda web designer. I actually enjoy this extended aggrevation…and I have been tinkering quite a bit here lately. Now, I think this is a good thing, but it has slowed down my intended update schedule. And, I don’t know how soon that will improve. I have a lot of things still kicking around inside my brain.

BTW, what do you think of my new layout? I’m not sure how plentiful the links are going to be (I suppose that would also depend on how often I update…) but I promise to keep you a’clickin’…..







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Monday the 13th!!!

January 13, 2003








Minneapolis City Hall

I’ll bet there were much less publicized killings at some remote summer camp on Monday the 13th too…but, you know, same-old-same-old….

So! Notice anything different? Yes! I did get a hair cut! Does it look ok? I was a little concerned about the length…..

Part of me now wants to see if I can fill an entire entry without finishing a single thought….Oh, allright. Take off your shoes and set a spell. Just let it all sink in. This revamp has been in the works for like a week now! I’m working a contract for the city of Minneapolis as a HelpDesk Representative, and I just can’t tell you how much fun I’m having. Because if I did, I’d have to kill you. However, that is part of the reason this update has been taking me so long! I can’t load ANY software on my computer at work. So I can’t do any image editing….ARGH!

Well, that’s not important right now. Please note the links on the right hand side of the page. Not all of these will be here for each entry, and there are some you haven’t seen yet. Right now I filled up as much as I could. I would like to point out that the Literature link will have my own works in them. At least, that is the plan. I also hope to have some kind of picture to go with each entry. The inspiration for this addition to my ramblings is a.lifeuncommon.org. I intend to infuse things here with more of my artistic endaeavors, partly to keep myself active, and partly to justify making complete strangers listen to my incessant babbling.







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