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“One may have a blazing hearth in one’s soul and yet no one ever come to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way.”
– Vincent Van Gogh

[mean steam]

Concert Review #10



The blues

Wait…where is my review? Well it’s not posted here (duh). Here’s the deal…after seeing some of my photos on Flickr and the events I was attending, I was asked last year if I would like to start writing for Now Public, a free news source on the web.

Now Public describe their site as “citizen journalism”. So, since I have an interest in the site and a way to spread the word about some of the events I attend, I have decided to start writing. For my first “news story” I decided to cover a concert I went to recently…big shock!

The blues rock the house at Small’s | The News is

Random question #11



Music stores

Why is it that I can’t buy just the album I am looking for when I go to buy a CD? I do the same thing when I’m online, I ended up buying 5 albums…in the past I would buy 10 albums at a time. Yesterday I went into a CD shop for the first time in a long time looking for an older CD. They didn’t have it so I bought 5 other albums instead.

Now I have to go on a hunt for some out of print CD in some small shops I found last year with giant used CD bins. Yeay! Who wants to bet I pick up 10 used CDs for $5 each?

Random question #10




Why is it that I have thought of three things I wanted to write about in the past week and I can’t remember any of them when I am in front of the computer? I had a funny question last night that would have been “perfect” too.

Damn I hate that.

Photo moment #55



“A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.”
– Joseph Addison


Confession Wednesday #35



Poker rocks

Gambling is legal in Michigan. I live in Michigan. It’s also legal in Windsor (Canada), which is about 45 min from my house. I pas two casinos on the way to Windsor. I’ve been to Atlantic City and Las Vegas. I’ve been known to gamble a bit at the casino.

I was also a person that never had an interest in poker, aside from playing twice with my grandparents for a few pennies. When the No-Limit Texas Hold ’em craze started, I wasn’t interested. Then I played a free game with some friends…no cash and I won. I played in a few house games…and won. I played in a few more house games…and won. Over all I ended up with my winnings being greater then my losses. When you gamble, that’s a good thing. I have a few of my own rules when I go to the casino about how much I’ll spend and only spending what I care to lose for “entertainment’s sake”. My first trip to the casino to play poker lasted almost 10 hours. My second trip 14 hours. I left only losing what I had wanted to play with.

Last weekend I thought it would be a good idea to go to the casino and play poker. Needless to say I forgot to contact my financial adviser about the investment I was about to make…I paid dearly. When it was all said and done I ended up being out more then I planed, playing on a table I didn’t want to play on and rushing myself and making terrible plays. I left after an hour and I was not in a good mood.

About an hour later I met up with some friends for a home game, because I needed to play more poker right? I ended up winning and almost winning the second game. 4 hours of poker later I knew what I needed to do…go back to the casino.

So this weekend I’ll be back at the green felt trying to win $8 billion [US] and failing miserably; while enjoying every minute of it.