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"Angel Eyes"

Angel Eyes by kriek

You're looking at her,
With angels eyes, innocence.
Ignoring her cries.
This song and video puts me in such a artistic mood

>>>> Phantogram - When I'm Small <<<<

The lyrics are quite dark for such a rock/pop song, but still puts me in a good place artistically.
  • Listening to: Phantogram - When I'm Small
I just bought a Canon Rebel T3i / EOS 600D with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM and Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

This camera might renew my passion for art as well
  • Listening to: Phantogram - When I'm Small
  • Reading: The Iron Druid Chronicles
Haven't done any art in a long time...
My take on the education
Currently: 3rd Quarter CDD
Campus: Richardson, TX

Like any educational establishment you're going to get out what you put in.  It would be easy to say the education standards aren't up to par at many schools but I believe ITT Tech's track record speaks for itself.  Continuing student enrollment, over 70 campuses nationwide, and they've been doing this for over 20 years.  For my money I believe ITT Tech is giving me the education I want in the field I want.  What I do with that education is up to me once I get it.  Sit on my rear and complain about the education I received from them - I think not.  Apply myself to job interviews and my current job position with the education I have received - Yes.
  • Listening to: Temple of the Dog ии Say Hello to Heaven
  • Playing: Eve Online
  • Drinking: Killians
I've been at work for several months now. I'm pretty comfortable doing the job most of the time, but the stress level has not significantly abated and I don't think it's going to. The store is quite high-volume - we can get as many as 100 customers an hour - and there's the usual mix of personalities and staff drama to cope with. It can get hectic but it's really not all that bad.
  • Listening to: Creeper Lagoon ии So Little To Give
I had a wonderful birthday yesterday. My mom took me out to see the Passion of The Christ movie and then to Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant afterwards, my favorite! I purchased a(nother) vintage jean jacket from The Gap. At home I relaxed with a special mix CD from Sara, thanks love! I even heard through the grapevine that someone was trying to wrestle up some Shelby bullet mirrors for my Mustang, narf!
If you ever get mauled by bears, I hope they stay away from your face, because I think you're cute.


From Her
24 case of Bawls Guarana (thinkgeek)
I Love My Geek t-shirt (thinkgeek)
Code Monkey t-shirt (thinkgeek)
RTFM coffee mug (thinkgeek)
Radiohead » Lost Treasures 1993-1997 (good lovin')
Radiohead » Radiohead Rarities 1992-1995 (juice)
Kiss Me and Love you conversation hearts candy.
Handmade stitchwork stating I love you.

To Her
12 long-stemmed roses in a glass vase
Radiohead Hail to the Thief poster
It is currently a cool, refreshing 71 degrees outside - damn near autumnal. Almost feel as if though I should be doing something more physical - perhaps running, rather than simultaneously watching television and browsing the internet. A rather grievous omission, but I am still addicted to the Food Network. In fact this lazy bum is watching it right now via his peripherals. Now in my defense, food is well food and we all have to eat it, so why not watch it being prepared right? *awkward pause* Okay, at the expense of seeming like a guy who spends far too much time watching cooking shows, I will promptly place this post to rest.
Radiohead » Hail to the Thief
Thom Yorke's musical persona seems like a moth drawn to the porch light of what Cat Power's Chan Marshall calls the psychological horror of being the lead singer. His fey voice fluttering with the buzzing inconstancy of quickly-beaten wings, Yorke liltingly lets loose with wracked-man wailings across almost the entire set. There's not a no-brainer rock song here, and the record is essentially chorus-free -- good stuff.
"Well I must have been good I must have been right
To see you standing holding, holding me tight
With your arms around me i know that you are there
You're never in the distance I always know you're near

Nothing i can do, nothing i can say
Can make you love me more, your love remains the same
You gave it all for me, you gladly took my place
To rid myself of all, all my guilt and shame

I must have stood strong, i must have stood tight
To yield the thoughts around me, the battle in my mind
And knowing you surround me, your wings coat my despair
Whatever my condition, the cross it shows you care"

Words of Jeremy Camp
Two of the most futile phrases in the English language are "what if" and "if only." We waste so much time and energy thinking about what we might have done and what might have been if only we had acted or reacted differently. All of us make mistakes. To go back and wonder about our past prevents us from living fully today. New Year's always presents the opportunity to make a fresh start, but what we don't realize is that each day is also a fresh chance; a new beginning.
Bring back Farscape! The Save Farscape effort exists to help organize and promote a grass-roots movement to reverse the decision to cancel the award-winning Farscape series. Save Farscape has started the Farscape: Beyond Hope Fund to continue the campaign to renew Farscape. The fund will be used to cover marketing, advertising and other costs to publicize the campaign and bring Farscape to the attention of the viewing public. They have banded together via the internet to sponsor letter writing campaigns, contact show sponsors, and coordinate rallies worldwide. Donations can be as modest as $1.00 and can be sent through PayPal on the site. Save Farscape produced a television commercial that will air the week of November 24th on cable networks in 24 major cities across America including: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Hartford, Houston, Lexington, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa and Washington, D.C. This revolutionary concept promises to reach millions of households across the US.
Chivalry is far from being a dead art, and women still love it. Men are often thought of as insensitive and careless in relationships, never giving attention to minor details. The problem is that we don't realize that sometimes, taking time for the little things can help in big ways. Many men don't put forth the effort to do meaningful little acts of compassion. As mundane as it may seem, holding hands means a lot to women. Open her car door and offer your hand to her, place her chair at the restaurant and offer your jacket if she's cold. Whatever you do, she'll appreciate it greatly and return the favor tenfold.
How can anyone ever be bored with life? We have such an ever-changing world around us. When you think about it, stagnation is in reality an impossible feat. Nature is constantly changing the world and its inhabitants. Take a walk in the morning and look around you as you do so. Make a note of things. Take that same walk the next morning, or even the same day, and see how many things have changed. Take the walk at a different time of day and look at the patterns that Nature has painted with Her palate of light and colors. Listen to the sounds, smell the aromas, see the canvas of light and shadows. It would be impossible to go through a day without any change. The trick is to notice the changes and participate in creating the positive changes that we need to be a vibrant and creative individual. While we may not be able to change our circumstances, we can change the way we observe them and our reactions to them.Stop and look around you for the changes that are taking place every second of every day. Find the positive changes in your own life or create them if they are not there.
True to form, I neglected to post the less-than-monotonous details of my weekend exploits. I've been trying to keep up with my decision to remain Vegan (vee-gun). And before we go any further, let me just establish right now that I am more of an  Ovo-Lacto Vegan since I really love eggs and most milk products. While In dietary terms Vegan refers to the practice of dispensing with "all" animal produce - including meat, fish, poultry, eggs, animal milks, honey, and their derivatives. Oh well. It's been challenging as well and fun.
I broke down and cried the day that the World Trade Center was attacked. I just couldn't get the image out of my mind of that 767 making that sharp turn into the second building of the Trade Center and exploding. I thought to myself that the people on the left side of that plane for that split second had to see where they were going. What about the people in the building? Thousands of people scrambling to get out--with only 18 minutes since the first plane struck the twin tower. Imagine the terror of being trapped inside the building on the upper floors.

"In time perhaps, we will mark the memory of September 11 in stone and metal, something we can show childer as yet unborn to helpe them understand what happened on this minute and on this day. But for those of use who lived through these events, the only marker we'll ever need is the tick of a clock at the 46th minute of the eighth hour of the 11th day"

President George W. Bush
I've been getting such major headaches this past few weeks. Not sure quite why yet, but I imagine it has something to do with my contacts irritating my eyes. It never really happened before except when there was dust in the air and my eyes are very sensitive.

The fear I carry in my heart
The things that change and turn around me
What is it that I become?
What is it that it's all undone?
I long to be close to You
So close I disappear into You
Doesn't matter what I try and do
You show me what is real and true
The digital camera market got more crowded Wednesday, as PC peripherals maker Logitech revealed its first standalone camera.

Digital camera makers have been in a race lately to shrink their wares. Fuji is touting its Axia SlimShot as the world's thinnest digital camera, measuring less than a quarter of an inch thick. Casio last month announced the credit card-size EX-M1, weighing less than 3 ounces.

The Fremont, Calif.-based company is one of the leading manufacturers of Webcams, digital cameras that connect directly to PCs and, in some cases, can be undocked to function as low-resolution digital cameras.

The company is expanding its camera business with the Pocket Digital camera, a thin credit card-size model with a resolution of 1.3 megapixels and a sleek brushed-aluminum chassis. The camera will go on sale next month for $129.

The camera has 16MB of built-in memory, enough to store 52 images, but no removable storage support. Overal nice camera to start out with.

Late last week, Google launched a new tool for Web developers called Web APIs (application programming interfaces). Simply put, the service lets developers automatically query 2 billion documents from its database on a limited basis. Then they can publish results as they choose, as long as it's for noncommercial purposes.

Google is quietly testing a new service that lets Web developers perform automated searches of its vast Internet database and publish the results on their own sites.

The service, launched Thursday, is called Google Web APIs, for application programming interfaces. The tools let noncommercial software developers "query more than 2 billion Web documents directly from their own computer programs," according to Google's Web site. For now, the service is free.

After registering with Google and downloading an instruction kit, developers are allowed to conduct up to 1,000 automated queries a day--a practice that is forbidden on the site otherwise. Google used the SOAP and WSDL standards to create the APIs. SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) lets businesses connect their computing systems over the Internet; WSDL (Web Services Description Language) aims to improve messaging-interoperability technology."

Google's API test service uses WSDL (Web Services Description Language) and SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) standards, so developers can link their applications regardless of the language--such as Java or languages supported by Microsoft's Visual Studio .Net tools--used to program them. But since the service launched five days ago, several people in the software development community have adapted code so that APIs can be developed in alternate programming languages, including Perl and Ruby.

To be sure, the experiment could turn out to be just so much hype. It is less than a week old, so it has yet to deliver anything astounding. Early creations of the APIs are cropping up as a "Google box," a display of search results that takes the pulse of any desired term 1,000 times a day. Google is promoting the APIs as a means to create an online game or use its spell-checking technology.

I like google, don't you?