Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Is Katherine Heigl, Irish?

Does it matter? She's my next girlfriend. Anyone have her number?

HOORAH Navy! HOOAH Marines!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

20110509. Yep.

HOORAH Navy! HOOAH Marines!


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Who Would Have Known? US Navy, Marines, Corpus, Cayleigh, Fun, Food, and Good Friends

Who would have known? Have you seen Sucker Punch? If not, check it out NOW. If so, keep reading (either way).

I wanted to apologize in advance for stopping P365 so abruptly. I'd like to pick up where I left off, but a LOT has happened since then-- some of which I will share and some of which I won't. So:

  • I've moved to Corpus, Granite Shoals, and then back to Corpus Christi, Texas with the two most beautiful women I know, one of which is an ex-Marine (there is no such thing as an ex-Marine), and one of which is the best baby sister (baby at 21) a guy could ask for.

  • I completed the twelve steps of Narcotics Anonymous (NA)-- then relapsed and I'm on step 2 again. GOTTA LOVE the free key chains.

  • I've become very close to my Navy recruiter and I'm joining as a Navy Corpsman with hopes of going greenside.

  • I've finally gotten my dog tags (SEE ABOVE.)

I'm not a blogger, a photographer, a Navy SEAL, an EMT, a respiratory therapist, or a scholar. I am a gentleman, a blogger, a fun-loving guy, and full of energy (thanks Monster).

I'm a father, a brother, sometimes a mother, a dog, a devil doc, and most of all, an American citizen. Maybe I speak five languages, maybe I don't. I know a little about nothing and a lot about everything. And WHY is there a show about sex change on TV? Anyways.

I love cold beer, hot coffee, salty air, wild women, and redheads (you know who you are). And I want to go out, but hey, who does that on a Sunday night?

Oh. Did I mention I love beer?


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Pink (012/365)

"The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart." --Nikolai Lenin

TIME: 8:52 PM
PLACE: My bedroom
SUBJECT: Pink (Breast Cancer Awareness)

Some days, I have a hard time taking a good 365 pic. Then sometimes, you snap a picture, and it turns out just right (especially with a little help from PhotoShop).

My daughter was coloring and she asked me what I was thinking about. I explained to her that I needed to take a picture.

"Of what, daddy?"

"Oh, anything. Got an idea?"

She perked up from her coloring book and said, "Crayons!!!"

Well, it worked... and since I've lost a few friends to breast cancer in the past and recently found out that a good acquaintance from Twitter has been diagnosed, I decided this was appropriate.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Ambo (011/365)

TIME: 5:15 PM
PLACE: "Ambulance Bay" at my EMS Program
SUBJECT: Back of a truck

Yep, that's right. After years of debating and a few ride-outs, I decided to undertake EMT school. This was part of tour.

The program actually has an ambulance bay with a working ambulance that we get to practice in. I'm geeked!


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Use Some Restraint (010/365)

"Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.”
--Tennessee Williams

TIME: 10:48 PM
PLACE: Supply room at work
SUBJECT: Restraints

I just find this picture funny following a memo we received from Central Supply saying they have realized they are stocking an excess of items on each of the hospital units and that they will only stock us with what we need for a week at a time, then come to restock.

Well, following their memo, see the little green boxes? Those are all restraints. That's 14 pairs of restraints for one week. Apparently, our unit census is full of patients who have no idea where they are at or what they're doing there.


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Coffee (009/365)

"Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation."

TIME: 11:53pm
PLACE: Breakroom

Those of you who work in healthcare know how important coffee is most days, especially if you have ever worked the night shift. This is the first thing I do every day after I clock in...head to the breakroom and make a fresh pot of coffee.


Friday, January 8, 2010

Saving a Life (008/365)

"Look up, Frank. Full moon. The blood's gonna run tonight. I can feel it. Our mission: to save lives. "
-- Tom Sizemore as Tom Wolls in Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

TIME: 11:32 PM
PLACE: The hospital
SUBJECT: Lifepak

Sorry I'm late in posting this one, but I promise it was taken yesterday (1/8/09). There is no greater adrenaline rush than arriving on shift and having to use one of these on an arrested patient. Thank GOD he made it and is doing just fine now.

That is all.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Drinks (007/365)

"I only drink to make other people seem interesting." -- George Jean Nathan

TIME: 6:01 PM
PLACE: Random restaurant

Good food, good friends, good times. What more can you ask for?


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Quiet Place (006/365)

"For fast-acting relief, try slowing down."
--Lily Tomlin

TIME: 11:02 AM
PLACE: Cameron Park
SUBJECT: Brazos River

If there's anything I've learned lately, it's to take things slow. Not only friendships and relationships, but life in general sometimes. When things become too much, it's best to find a quiet place where you can relax.

This is mine.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Uniform (005/365)

uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally adopted it covers up all differences of class and country.

--Sir Robert Baden-Powell

TIME: 11:57pm
PLACE: Bedroom
Subject: Uniform

Not too exciting today. This is my new uniform for EMT school. I spent the entire day running around town looking for it, and finally found what I needed.


Monday, January 4, 2010

New Beginning (004/365)

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
-- Lao Tzu

TIME: 5:38pm
PLACE: MCC EMS Education Center
SUBJECT: New beginning

Every journey has its beginning-- today was mine. I've always had a love and a passion for EMS since I was young, and have never taken the step to becoming an EMT-- until today.

That's right, folks. I'm registered. Classes start Monday. Wish me luck!


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Keyboard (003/365)

"It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony."
--Benjamin Britten

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TIME: 11:01 PM
PLACE: My bedroom
Subject: Keyboard

Today was a pretty relaxed day. I did a lot of hanging around, and happened to get very pre-occupied with the "House" marathon on USA. But at the end of the day, I started to play my keyboard, which is very important to me.

Music is so soothing, so refreshing. And playing relaxes me and takes my mind to its happy place.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Calendars (002/365)

"Time is a great story teller."
-Irish Proverb

TIME: 5:02 PM
PLACE: The Local Supermarket
SUBJECT: Calendars on display

Today's picture is simple, but has somewhat of a deeper meaning to me. It's amazing how fast time flies. Sometimes, when you're living in the present, it seems like tomorrow will never come. But then you see 2010 calendars in the grocery store and all of the sudden you realize that you've made it through another year-- another 365 days have passed before your eyes.

Time is precious. Enjoy every minute of it-- that's my plan in 2010.

Pink Floyd - Time


Friday, January 1, 2010

Pond (001/365)

Innumerable as the stars of night,
Or stars of morning, dewdrops which the sun
Impearls on every leaf and every flower.

-John Milton

TIME: 4:39 PM
PLACE: TimberCrest Park (Bellmead, TX)
SUBJECT: Daughter in front of pond

The New Year often rings in new traditions, but often it is those simple traditions which already exist that mean the most: The look on your daugther's face as she is running across the park. The way she smiles when she is totally at peace and with nature. How something that costs nothing at all, like a trip to the local park with a duck pond, can mean so much.

Remember: The Simple Things...at the beginning of 2010. Many big changes are to occur, but do not change that which already works. And always, always take time to enjoy the less hectic side of life.

This photograph was taken with my AT&T BlackBerry Bold, and edited using PhotoShop CS2. To many, the look on my daughter's face may not say much, but to me, a smile is worth a thousand words, and as a father, nothing can bright your day more than the smile on your little one's face.

A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.
-- Author Unknown

Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle


Thursday, January 1, 1970






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About Project 365

The idea behind P365 is simple enough. One picture, every day, for 365 days. Think of it as a means to look back on an entire year of your life. Not only are you able to capture your fondest memories, but you are able to share them with the world.

(More on Project 365 from Photojojo).

Why I'm Doing It

I have a few reasons:

First, I have a love for photography. I've always wanted to become a better photographer, and there is no better way than practice. Due to other obligations, my interest in photography has been pushed aside the past few years. This is just the push I need to become better at something I enjoy.

Second, I think it is an interesting way to chronicle a year of my life. To be able to record not only the extraordinary events, but also the things that sometimes fall between the cracks in this hectic life: a new haircut, a scraped knee, or the smaller victories made as the year progresses.

Third, I enjoy a challenge. 365 pictures in 365 days seems simple enough, but I know at some point anyone that undertakes this project will become tired of taking pictures. Some days I'll post more than one picture, but from what I can understand, the idea is to post ONE picture every day. In order to capture just the right shot, I'll have to carry my camera everywhere and sort through a number of pictures in order to post the best one. Challenges are always worth the end result.


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