Wednesday, January 28, 2009

yeah, this post ,makes me want to kick my own butt!

One of the personality traits you will come to recognize in me , if you get to know me, is cheapness( if that can truly be considered ,a personality trait).

Don't get me wrong I pick up plenty of checks and treat plenty of people; but I am really cheap when it comes to spending a lot of money at once on myself.

Which is why it took moving to Las Vegas, not far from one of the worlds greatest inventions , the outlet mall , ( on Las Vegas blvd. and warmsprings) to turn me into a sneaker freak!

Well, not really, but it is the first time in my life, that I have owned more than 2 pairs of shoes at once!

I think Las Vegas can be blamed for this change for several reasons.

1). My comicbook purchases have been cut in half by a string of awful Hobie shops out here; that either stock nothing of interest and seem incapable of filling specialty orders.

2). Now with an excess of money ( that I a lot myself for wasteful spending) I find the Van store located in the outlet mall.
And this store really knows how to push my buttons often offering by one get one half off or buy one discounted sneaker and get one free!

Looking back at myself in high school; I am now reminded, how I often referred to guys ,who spent more than a few bucks here and there on clothes as , "Someone in need of a butt kicking!" Ridiculous!

But don't worry I really haven't changed that much...I only take 5 minutes to style my hair! Ridiculous!

"You can do what you want, but don't step on my blue suede shoes"

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Life , it ain't easy

Well, hope everyone had a great Holiday Season. A lot has happened, just as some close friends were welcoming a new life into the world an old and precious one, departed.
My grandma June, left behind some great kids and some okay grand kids and a lot of memories, for those that loved her.
She was quiet and kind and a bit of a champion worrier; and I often wished I could say or do something to help her overcome her worries. I have always thought with age, worries should lessen.
I know one things for sure just like money, you can't take them with you(worries)when you pass.
Like my Mom, Grandma June, had a lot to do with my interest in art(obsession really).
She encouraged my Uncle Dave and Aunt Sandy to open their first Art Store (Art Store & More); and helped them run the books.
And She was constantly giving Matt and I art supplies for Birthdays and Christmas.
I remember looking forward to birthdays more then ,than I do now as a result (now it's mostly socks).

I Love you Grandma, and I will miss you.
Say hello to the Big Kid(Grandpa), for me.

(Some art for those who don't like to read , the sentimental.)