Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Nikita and I are both still trying to acclimate to the Denver altitude.  Nikita still seems to be living on East Coast time and wakes me at ridiculous hours in the morning to go outside.  I am a bit more lethargic than normal (unfortunately Kita doesn't seem to have this particular problem), and I can't handle alcohol here that well yet (this was proven Friday night, but I am not going to re-embarrass myself by telling that story).  Also, I am ALWAYS thirsty....does anyone know if altitude causes this?  All I know is I drink about a gallon of water a day now, and that is not normal for me.

I am currently in the midst of searching for a job.  I had a few interviews late last week, and have another set up for tomorrow.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.  I had totally forgotten how stressful being unemployed and job hunting is.  Now, about this job search and in particular an interview I had Friday morning.  I went in, and talked to two different HR people with the company...both of the ladies I spoke to were very nice and I got along very well with them.  I did not leave feeling confident about the interview though.  Why you ask? Because they both mentioned the fact that I may not be "challenged" enough at the position.  I have two problems with this, the first being that it was a temporary (four month) position and honestly having a non-challenging job for a few months seemed kind of like a vacation to me (and I would have income while looking for my perfect dream job).  My second problem arose when HR lady #2 called me and informed me that they had chosen another candidate because I am "overqualified".  Umm really?  I wanted to tell her that I felt that I was overqualified to sit on the couch watching Oprah all day too.  Ok, not really Oprah I really can't stand her....but you know what I mean.  So anyway, the search continues.

Markus and I have many projects that we have been discussing.  I can't wait to get started on them!  One is a video blog uh vlog (?), another is a tshirt site, and last but certainly not least home-brewing beer.  Our major problems are coming from the video blog....we both seem to be idea people not onscreen talent.  Maybe we need start the brewing project first so we can have some liquid courage to enable us to be in front of the camera.  The tshirt site we already have, that was a project we started back in 2006 (or maybe 2007, I have no concept of time).  That project got pushed to the back burner when I moved back to TX because it just didn't seem to work with us being 1,000 miles apart.  We have a tendency to feed off of each other's humor and get our best ideas just hanging out being goofy.  Anyway, once we get everything going I'll give you all the details.

Here's Ducky & Munky at Denver Pride 2011:

*ducky hugs*

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lost Motiviation Found

I haven't blogged in a really long time, I mean a REALLY long time.  Lots has happened in my life since the last time I posted anything.  Some of you (if there is indeed anyone who still pops over here) are facebook friends of mine so you have a general idea about what's going on in my world.  Lately though I've been kind of neglecting facebook too.  Here's a rundown:

-  Conditions at my brother's company in GA were less than ideal.  The company is struggling and I rarely got paid on time, and I never got paid what I was supposed to get paid.  I'm all for helping the family out, but I have bills to pay.  As of right now I am owed a little over $10,000 in back pay.  Also, my brother lives beyond his means and has a newly remodeled kitchen, nice vehicles, is building a new shop/playhouse in his backyard, was hard to not feel unimportant and unappreciated.

-  I originally moved from TX to GA to help out my brother with said company and with my nephews.  I can't tell you all enough how much I enjoyed getting to know the munchkins!  Those are two of the most adorable, amazing little guys.  That being said, my brother had a tendency to not EVER want to, as he said, "babysit" I sort of became built in babysitter.  I have problems with this.  Ok, parents out there, is it really considered babysitting if they are YOUR children?  I love my little brother dearly but after living in GA for awhile I came to the conclusion that he is a selfish ass.

-  I got a new puppy!  She is the cutest, sweetest, smartest, best dog EVER.  She was originally my sister in law's mom's dog, but she couldn't keep I adopted her.  Without further ado, here is Nikita the Wonder Dog:

Isn't she gorgeous!  Look at those blue eyes!  Gah, love love love her!!!!!

-  Back in June I got really fed up with my life in general and decided I really needed a vacation.  My dear friend Markus (aka Munky) in Denver, convinced me that a trip to CO would be ideal.  I agreed.  I flew out to Denver and spent a week hanging out with some old friends (I lived in Denver from 2005-2008), and had an absolute blast!  Munky began devising a plan to move me back to was difficult not to consider it.

-  Upon my arrival back in GA my brother asked me if I was moving to CO....he is very perceptive about some things.  I was honest with him and told him I was considering it.  On July 12th I got into a very heated argument with my cousin/co-worker.  I was told that I was going to Hell for being gay.  I was told that I was sick.  I was told that straight white men are oppressed by women, gays, and minorities.  That evening I decided that I did not belong in a small town in GA.  I called Munky and we began planning my move.

-  On the morning of July 18th Nikita and I started a roughly 1,500 mile journey from GA to CO.  We arrived in Denver on July 19th at around 2:00 pm....yeah, we were balls to the wall on our trip.  We are both happier here.  Nikita is loving the cooler weather, and she has a new playmate (Munky's dog, Morgan).  I am thrilled to be in a more open-minded city, around old friends, and to be on a new adventure.  Now I must find a job!

 I am going to try (again) to actually maintain my blog on a regular basis.  Munky and I also have a plan for video blog in the works.  He is a graduate from the Art Institute and has a film we feel we should put that to some use.  More on that later.

I hope everyone is well, I have missed this corner of my world!

*ducky hugs*