Archive for April, 2010

2 fer Friday

Posted in Art of Man with tags , on April 30, 2010 by theerivs

2 pics for today. Sara Underwood a playmate, and now G4 host did a charity Star Wars themed Car Wash. 

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Sibling Rivalry

Posted in General Life with tags on April 29, 2010 by theerivs

Oh I am no angel by any stretch of the imagination, I have this problem…sometimes I seem to be a little uncaring towards others needs, especially emotional.

My brother was going through a rough second divorce, he really loved her. During this he had to get knee surgery, so I had to take him, and provide that emotional support he needed, plus no one else would take his ass. So I got him to the hospital, they were prepping him for surgery. I was sitting in the lobby, I decided to go check out the local bookstore, and get some lunch. Well while I was out galavanting, it seems the doctor was running late, so they asked my brother if there was someone that could go get to keep him company why he waited. My brother said, “Yea, my brother.”  After searching for me, they said I was gone.When my brother got out of surgery, he yelled at me. “Where the fuck were you?” My reply, ” I had lunch, KFC, it was delicious.”  My brother just shook his head, “Your an asshole.”

Other times I was just downright careless. Me and my brother worked at bars, and we had day jobs as well. One day My brother had to go to his day job for a couple hours, and he asked me to watch his kids who were 7, and 6 respectively. He told me if he was running late, the exwife would pick them up at around 2. I said no problemo. So they were sleeping, I was tired, I accidently fell asleep on the couch.

Next thing I know, I woke up it’s middle of the afternoon, I look at the clock. I hear the phone ringing, I go to the phone. “Allo…”  It was my brother, “Hey Chris how you doing?” His tone was odd, something was up, I replied, “Pretty good, Whhhyyy?”  My brother asked back, “How are the kids?”  I had to be honest, “Good question, I don’t see them around, huh?”  My brother retorted, ” THAT’S RIGHT ASSHOLE, THEY GOT LOCKED OUT, AND MY EXWIFE FOUND THEM ON THE STOOP CRYING!!!!”  My only reply, “My bad.”

My Quest for Knowledge

Posted in Art of Man, My demons, Philosophy, Religon on April 28, 2010 by theerivs

Today a couple of friends of mine are going to see a, for lack of a better term, a necromancer, someone who communicates with the dead to garner answers. I wanted to go but couldn’t because of work. Though in my youth I still would have found a way to go. Nowadays things are different. The questions I asked in my youth, perhaps don’t have answers, or worst yet not the answers I seek, or the answers I really want to here.

I hunger for knowledge, like a vampire hungers for blood, this hunger has led me down strange paths, and to odd places of the world.  I have been a devout bible thumper, going to church regularly, to walking graveyards with covens of witches to delve into the unknown.  I have read everything from the Bible, to the Necromicon and everything in between.  For all my knowledge, for all my vast studies of the occult, and metaphysics. I am still in the same place I was before, answerless, and clueless as to what lies beneath in the hereafter.

I believe that our fate is in escapable, always have and in my youth I sought a way to escape it, change it, make my fate better so to speak. Not saying there isn’t a means, but I have not found it yet. Perhaps in my old age I have just resigned myself to whatever fate has instore for me. To that effect there isn’t really nothing this soothsayer can tell me that I really, and truly care about.  I know I’m going to die does it really matter when, I probably will be poor and live paycheck the rest of my life, I am prepared for that, anything else is bonus. The people who have passed I do miss dearly, but I am in no hurry to speak, or hear from them again. Do I care if there is a heaven, or hell. No I don’t care, I have prepared myself for Oblivion. If I knew my fate, could I really change it? I don’t think so.

Bottomline regardless what fate has in store for me, regardless as to what someone else has to say about it, be they necromancer, warlock, or soothsayer. I will face each challenge as it comes, and do the best  I can.

The Power of Words

Posted in General Life, Poetry, River with tags on April 27, 2010 by theerivs

It’s funny how I underestimate the power of words, whether it is the power to help, and uplift someone, or the opposite the power to make someone sad, or hurt someone.

A friend of mine once said “Words have Consequences” She was a wise girl indeed, for I have always known, but never had I had such a great saying about it.

My love of words started off when I was very young, I absorbed everything I could read. I loved stories about wizards, and werewolves. J.R.R Tolkien was one of my early favorites, I think I read the Hobbit so much the book disintergrated. Then as I grew older. My love of the written word grew. I realized the power it had when I took a Poetry class in College, mostly for the chicks, but then came to understand that within this idea of language lays a secret power.

I say ‘Chair’ , a chair is conjured in your brain, I say ‘Red Chair’ a red chair is conjured. To me thats pretty powerful stuff when you think about it. That’s what ancient magicians thought as well. They knew there was a power within words, such as names. They thought if you knew someones full name you could work magics against that person.

To me the greatest joy is when someone says that my words made a positive impact in their life.  It would be a great honor if many years after my death someone looks upon my words, and is still moved by them. That would be the greatest legacy I could leave to this world.

Knowing my luck though, I’ll be remembered for something like, ” Suck my ever loving dick”

Monday Hangover

Posted in Art of Man, General Life with tags on April 26, 2010 by theerivs

Well Friday I was a good boy, stayed in. Did my usual errands for my Mom Friday night because I knew I was going to be gone most of the day Saturday.

Saturday I went to a beer festival in Munster, Indiana. It’s held by 3 Floyd’s brewery. I would link it but I can’t here at work. I went with a couple of real old school friends of mine, Gasser, and Repulsive Man. Their both married, which makes me wonder I got a normal nickname and I’m not damnit. Anywho 3 Floyds make a special brew called Dark Lord only once a year. People were lined up for at least 2 miles to get some.  They went for 15 dollars a bottle which is like a 40oz, I can sell them for 100 bucks next month on Ebay I’m sure.  Dark Lord itself is delicious, hints of chocalate, and caramel in there, so many layers and complexity. Worth every penny if your a beer lover.  It was great, they had home brewers there giving free samples, some other micro brewers there handing out their brews. I started drinking about 1pm, I didn’t finish until 10pm.  It’s nice because I don’t get to see my old friends that much anymore, cause they have kids, and are married. I crashed almost instantly when I got home.  

Sunday met my Uncle at church, and then took him out to breakfast for his birthday. It’s not that I don’t like Church, cause I think the Bible is a wonderful book, that is filled with wisdom. I am firm believer that  Knowledge is always good, it’s how you use it is what matters. It’s just that ALOT of Christians are hypocritical, and just don’t get it.   Then I went out for a few drinks, and hit home about 8pm and crashed again.

Rough this morning though. my boss came out, and helped me install a server, fricking thing weighs a ton. I even broke a sweat. Fricking I’m IT, I should have to break sweats. Pfft.

Photo Friday: Check out her assets!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 23, 2010 by Mike

She's got one helluva portfolio.

And In The Darkness Bind Them.

Posted in Computers, General Life with tags , on April 23, 2010 by theerivs

I have a friend, I call her the Geek Princess. I know alot of Geek Girls, but they are all over the internet, or through twitter. So when I found out this girl liked Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Star Wars, and BSG (Battle Star Galactica). I was in awe, a in the flesh, life geek girl. Well when she invited me over to play Trivial Pursuit Lord of The Rings edition. I was like hell mother fucking yes.

She made dinner, it was pretty good. two friends that can cook- cha-ching… We then got to the business of playing the game. I gotta say I rocked the first game, I dug deep into my vast knowledge of all things Tolkien, and pulled up some answers I didn’t even know I had.

After the win, we played another game. In the midst of the second game, I fricking spilled a glass of wine, and broke a glass. I felt like a huge douchebag. I haven’t done that in a long…long time. In my defense I was really tired I didn’t sleep well the night before. Anywho she kicked my ass the second game, I was totally impressed. She knew the horses names of the Rohirram. I was like whoa. She didn’t know the big statues names though. Argonath Statues is what we we’re looking for.

It’s nice that I have someone to share that aspect of my life with, I usually hide most of my geeky pursuits from my” in the flesh” friends. It’s not that I’m ashamed, I just know they don’t “get” it. That’s ok.  It was also nice to get to know her better, she’s going through a rough patch, I won’t get into it here. Not my place, but I will say this. It’s a shame some guys have such a good thing, but they fail to see it. It saddens me.

So the series is 1-1, and damn it I can’t have that. It’s like kissing your sister. Bottomline I had a good time letting my Geek hang out, and I hope she had a couple laughs, and had a good time as well.

I’m gonna so bring it next time.