My Own Little World

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Last weekend was one big plie of steaming horse shit. On Saturday night I got into a car accident and completely totaled my beloved car "Scarlett".

I was on a local highway and was cut-off, when I jammed on my brakes I lost control of the car. I ended up skidding across the road and the back end of my car hit a fire hydrent which in turn completely destroyed the entire back of it... lets put it this way, the entire trunk was inside of itself and the car looked as if it had no back end AT ALL.

Now I am upset as a mother fucker, I LOVED that car and now its simply gone. I did not get a chance to take any pictures of the wreckage but I promise that if the insurance adjuster gives me one last look at it before they total it I will post up pictures.

Anyway I figured that I put at least one last picture of "Scarlett" in all of her former glory. She was once a mighty automobile and now she has been reduced to the wrecking ball.

Goodnight fair Scarlett, you will truly be missed !!

Scarlett: Dec 2005- Dec 2006

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Ch Ch Changes

So not too long ago I was offered a new job at another diamond lab and after accepting it I was holding off on giving my two-week notice at my current job for about a week now. Well I am here to say that the time has finally come and today for some reason or other I picked as my day to do it.

For a while now I felt like I was going stale at my current job and believe me, I am not going to say anything negative at all about them but I just did not belong there anymore. I have had many wonderful experiences there and made many great friends, all whom I will miss very much but unfortunately I can't just stay at that job for them... I needed to find my own new happiness.

I am a bit nervous about this new opportunity, for almost six years all I knew was grading diamonds and now in this new lab I wont even be doing that. I have a variety of new jobs at my new place and although nervous I am looking forward to the challenge of learning these new tasks. Lets face it I think the reason I was going stale in the first place was because I needed a variety of things to do to keep be going and now I have the chance to shake that monkey called monotiny off of my back.

To all of my soon to be ex co-workers, you will definately be missed but remember that I can easily find a way to make time for you guys... lets face it I am still going to work in the same building with all of you so there is a good enough chance that we will still see each other almost everyday (just now I won't be able to sit next to ya during the work day).

Oh well, time to turn and face the strange...

Monday, November 06, 2006

Borat Sings !!

Congratulations to the EXTREMELY funny Sacha Baron Cohen for having the number one movie this week, Borat!: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.

For starters I want to point out that I do not endorse (nor does Baron Cohen) any of the views in this song, it is merely pointing out the prejuduces in this country in a satirical way to unsuspecting real victims of his joke. AND YES THE PEOPLE ARE VERY REAL IN THE CROWD AND ARE NOT ACTORS, they have no idea that Borat is just a character and that they are being duped... very scary thought.

Personally I find him to be one of the funniest guys that I have ever seen and I truly loved "Da Ali G" show where this character of Borat was made popular. Needless to say I am very excited about this flick and I am equally glad to see that it is doing well.

Just remember this humor may be extreme but in no way am I anti-semetic.... even though I can't say that about the people singing along with the song.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Trimming The Fat

The truth is an amazing thing, no matter how hard you try to bury it somehow it always finds a way to come to light. Try as hard as you want to and in the end all the effort of hiding it will always go to waste, the truth is undeniable.

For a while now I have bitten my tongue about something that I have known for quite some time but out of faith I have never said a thing about it... I just pretended not to know and acted as if I were clueless but now my patience is gone and I am tired of pretending to live in the dark wondering.

The time has come for me come clean... I know and I honestly don't give a damn. My life is way too short to waste on stupid things or stupid people. For the first time in a while I am legitimately happy, there are a bunch of new things on my horizon and I totally am feeling good about them all.

I say these things now because I am not going to ruin all that I have ahead of me so I figured that the best thing for me to do is a bit of spring cleaning in my life, why wait for the winter to be over when I can just do it now and be happy.

Also speculate all you want but my gripes here are not the obvious, I will not directly say it here out of good taste, but it is not at all what or who you think it is so before I get inundated with phone calls, DON'T BOTHER. Lets face it, we all have something to hide, ALL OF US, but I stress again it is not what is seems.

As part of my "cleansing" I want to just say that I am fine and do not need to make a further issue of things. I have moved on and now look foward to a exciting future but now I am simply limiting those who I really wanna share it with.

Life is way too short and I need to start making the most of it, so now I simply move on.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Queensryche and a Cowgirl

This past weekend I went to see one of my most favorite bands on the planet, Queensryche. They were in town preforming their heavy metal "opera" Operation: Mindcrime 1 and 2 in their entirety and seizing the opportunity ram and I went to see the show on Friday AND Saturday night.

I have to say that it was the BEST CONCERT EXPERIENCE. The band played each night for about 3 hours... FLAWLESSLY I might add. The show was filled with theatrics including actors on stage to help protay the story as it was being played by QR.

One thing I have to say was that as a QR fan (and a person obsessed with Mindcrime in particular) I have waited literally 18 years to see this particular show... no joke. The band did not let me down and both nights kicked major ass. Lead singer Geoff Tate sounded absolutely unreal and it blew my mind that after 23 + years of doing this he still sounds as powerful as ever (not to mention the fact that he was running around acting with props during the show). Believe me when I tell you, this show was like no other and I LOVED EVERY SECOOND OF IT.

After the first show I was walking in Times Square with ram and my buddy Tyo and I ran into a naked Cowgirl so to make the night complete I figured that I had to take a picture with her so here it is, enjoy, I sure did....

Monday, September 11, 2006

Five Years Later

Today I was listening to a real time radio rebroadcast of the 9/11/01 Howard Stern Show and it got me thinking about all of the events of 5 years ago and quite frankly it got me angry all over again. To be fair anger is not my only emotion, there is sadness as well present and a sense of never forgetting where I was at the time everything happened.

I work in Manhattan where it happened and like any other day I was sitting down at my desk grading diamonds and listening to the Stern Show when all of a sudden they announced on the show what was going on and EVERYONE in my lab was shocked. I ran outside of my office and stood in the middle of an eerily empty intersection at 5th Avenue and 47th Street and I watched as two of the worlds greatest buildings were engulfed in flames. For those of you not familiar with New York geography my location is about 4 miles away from the Trade Center and is relatively close to the center of Manhattan while the Trade Center was located at the southern tip of the city. Due the awesome size of the buildings my co-workers and I had a very clear view of what was happening and the scramble was to contact friends and family was on.

After the bulidings fell I grabbed my belongings and took off with a friend. We walked to meet a few other people we knew in the city (ram2600 was one person we met up with) and all of us headed north to distance ourselves from the danger. After it became apparent that we had no other option, we decided to try and find a way home. During our aimless walk we ran into a soldier of some sorts (with machine gun at the ready) who told us that if we can find our way back downtown they would let is take the Staten Island Ferry to get out of the city.

The Ferry is very close to the Trade Center and that meant we had to walk through the mushroom cloud of smoke that completely covered lower Manhattan.... I will NEVER forget that smell. The papers and debris floating by in the air looked like something out of a post apocalyptic nightmare and if is was not for the stench and the smoke it just did not seem real.

It took us around a total of 8 hours but we got home and I had never been happier in my life to be there. Unfortunately there were thousands of others that never did make it home that day and this post is not about me-it is to remember them and the others truly effected by the events that day. It was a bitter pill for the world to swallow and my heart goes out to anyone and everyone effected by that day, along with the rest of the world I will never forget where I was or what I was doing five years ago today.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Of All The Ways ...

It actually is upsetting the way the world lost its favorite Crocodile Hunter...

Here's to You Steve, you lived a good life and taught us never to fuck with Stingrays.


Shameless Plug

I have decided to join the dark side of nerd-dom and open up a "MySpace" account (actually it is an old account that I had never used before). Anyway lets face the facts, I am so damn amazing that I needed to expand my ever popular web presence... you know that you all can't get enough of me anyway bitches.

So please enjoy it and love the fact that you now can all get just a bit more of me ;)