Monday, January 30, 2006

Leu Gardens Orlando













Sunday, January 29, 2006

Pics from amelia island

http://www.jplt.com/~bear/AmeliaIslandJan19-2006/AmeliaIsland.html

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Climbing the tree

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I've been doing quite a bit of genealogy research over the past few days. I had done some back in 2004 with the help of a cousin, but I found a lot of stuff over the past 3 days or so.

You can see what I have so far here:
http://www.gencircles.com/users/cjr71244/1/pedigree/7

I only have my mom's parents listed and her moms branch listed because that is the part I'm researching right now, I have the information for the other main branches I just haven't combined it all yet. I will once I've found all I can done with this main branch.

I've always known that I had roots from both sides of my family in france and the french side of switzerland but now I know I have a lot of english roots on my moms side, assuming my research is correct.

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One thing I read about is my ancestor came with William the Conqueror from France to England:

"The Richmond family begins with Roaldus Musard de Richmond who accompanied Wm the Conqueror from France to England in 1066. There followed fifteen generations of the Richmond's family who live in Wiltshire, England.

Roaldus Musard de Richmond- Born between 980 and 1075. Believed to have died between 1016 and 1148. Roaldus Musard de Richmond was one of the most powerful leaders who accompanied Wm the Conqueror into England(Thackeray's Genealogy, Plantagent-Harrison gives Fulco de Richmond as thegrandfather, and Robert as the father of Roaldus "Le Ennase")."


The Gencircles site has helped me Immensely I wouldn't have found most of this info without it, the exporting of gedcom files is what helps the most and the search method.

If anyone else is interested in doing this type of research on their own tree, I suggest you gather any information you have about your parents grandparents etc, including birthdates, marriage dates, locations etc. and then start looking around the gencircles site, then once you start to have more information then you can handle on a sheet of paper, get a program like GenPro and input the data.

Also here is a interesting link about how many great grandparents we all have http://www.american-pictures.com/genealogy/we.are.all.cousins.htm

Monday, January 23, 2006

Celluloid

Saw a few movies this weekend

Underworld: Evolution 4.5/5 I think I may be the only one of my group who really really liked it a lot. There were a lot of heads and jaws ripped off I really enjoyed that.

Suburbia 5/5 I saw this once before in about 1992 I liked it then, but somehow now I liked it a lot more. Really cool, kind of a snapshot of a time and a scene you don't see much anymore, at least not around here. Maybe it was just my mood that I watched it in.

The Yes Men 3.5/5 A few very funny parts, I liked this, it's different and makes you think but also makes you feel hopeless. Incredibly funny proposal of recycling food.

Wedding Crashers 4/5 Had me laughing quite a bit, watched it in the same mood as suburbia so I guess that is why I liked it so much, it was quite funny.

Off

My stomache felt off since saturday afternoon. I was at the scottish games, and one of these 3 things that caused it: I ate a tasty hot dog from one of the vendors, I drank about 6 good beers or I was dehydrated. My stomache still feels off but it's better just not fully. I don't take any types of medicines or other stuff like that, I prefer natural remedies, like green tea. If you have any suggestions I welcome them, just not drugs or pills or pepto.

It's kind of a quesy feeling like I might throw up.


Friday, January 20, 2006

breaking into a car with scissors

If you want to hear a really cool song, go here: http://www.myspace.com/scissorsisters
it's the second one down on the right, take your mama, especially the chorus that is my favorite part.

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I like one thing about my neighborhood, I left my doors in my van unlocked all last night on accident, with a bunch of cds in there and my radio and other stuff, noone touched it. It may have to do with that a state trooper lives right across the street from me.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

See-Saw

I saw Saw I on monday, I saw Saw II on tuesday. I love waiting for the sequel to come out before I see the original I did that with Kill bill also.

Saw I (4/5) I really enjoyed.

Saw II(3.5/5) I liked but I disliked the ending a little, there were too many characters that you didn't get to know anything hardly about them. Also I was duped into seeing a movie with Marky Marks brother, I wish someone would just wipe them from the face, the both of them. I had no idea he was in it and if I knew I probably wouldn't have watched it.

There were some scenes in both that disturbed the people around me but I was just laughing.

I really liked the villain, also and it was good to see shawnee smith who I just saw in Who's Harry Crumb a few weeks ago.



Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Sh!T

Day started out like shit literally, forgot my lunch, ran out of milk for my cereal, got to work and was told to go to a offsite meeting that started exactly when they told me about it with no prior notice.

When I got back out to my car I noticed I stepped in dog shit, probably at my house and it was all over the step for my van. Thankfully didn't seem to be on my actual carpet but it was all over my shoe. After my meeting I checked my other shoe and realized I also had shit smeared all over the bottom of that shoe too!

what a morning. I still haven't been able to get it all off because I wear hiking boots that have a lot of crevices in the bottom and no matter how much I stomp and scrape on curbs and grass there is always some left.

The rest of the day looked up a bit but the scars and smell from that morning will linger...

Monday, January 16, 2006

Are you pissed?

At the place where I spend my weekdays there is a person. That person must get bored in their 6x6 square so they come up to my area and talk and talk about sports, children, blood, sickness. Basically they are a smalltalker, and it drives me insane. Thank your sweet lord for headphones, when I hear him start I just blast em.

Now you Rant here about something that annoys, bothers or just gets you pissed off. Go ahead! It's healthy to let it out...

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Ketchup

I just met up with my friend Rob from HIgh school, I haven't seen him probably since 93 or so, so it was pretty cool catching up. Hearing about who he still talks to and who I still talk to and what everyone is up to etc.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Standard Bags

I got to drive stick a few times over the past few days, it's a lot of fun, I haven't done that in quite a while. I was trying to remember the exact method for shifting without the clutch.

I'm shopping for a big travel backpack one for going to europe and hopefully the same one I can use for hiking in the woods. I'm going to a store tonight that has a lot of good ones.

One I am considering is this: http://www.rei.com/product/47995506.htm

another I really like is http://www.toughtraveler.com/lug/travel.asp The tri zip

Friday, January 06, 2006

Swedish Ketchup

Yesterday I watched a DVD my old roomates sent me from sweden, it was mostly of them wakeboarding but there were a few scenes with me in them, one where they made a egg and ketchup sandwich they would make all the time but they put a fake piece of shit on the plate and I yelled out the swedish word for dog shit?, bice korp, Hilarious.

Another scene I made up a song on guitar about leif bork losing his finger in the arctic, there was another thing they filmed that wasn't on there that I wanted, it was me doing an ad for busch beer in the can, I'll have to have them post that online somewhere.

the scottish games are on the 21st mark it on your calendar. http://www.flascot.com/faq.htm

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Paranoid

I am paranoid, about a lot of things, mostly right now about relationships, my job, my health and my future.
When someone tells me something important or significant I can't believe them unless I see it myself. My mom is extremely paranoid and I'm sure I get this from her. A lot of times I can fight it and ignore it and then I am able to live somewhat happily. Other times paranoia really fucks my day up and messes with my relationships. I'm even paranoid about relationships with people I know only from online. When I say relationship it's an all encompassing word to cover friends, acquaintances, people I love, mostly everybody I interact with.

these lyrics by the kinks really seem to suit me today:

Paranoia, the destroyer.
Paranoia, the destroyer.

Well I fell asleep, then I woke feelin’ kinda’ queer
Lola looked at me and said, ooh you look so weird.
She said, man, there’s really something wrong with you.
One day you’re gonna’ self-destruct.
You’re up, you’re down, I can’t work you out
You get a good thing goin’ then you blow yourself out.

Silly boy ya’ self-destroyer. silly boy ya’ self-destroyer

Silly boy you got so much to live for
So much to aim for, so much to try for
You blowing it all with paranoia
You’re so insecure you self-destroyer

(and it goes like this, here it goes)
Paranoia, the destroyer
(here it goes again)
Paranoia, the destroyer

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Bonfire

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My friend Loaned me the AC/DC DVD Family Jewels, it's a 2 disc DVD.

The first disc is all songs with Bon Scott the original Singer of AC/DC, the second is with the "new" singer Brian Johnson. I watched all of the first disc, it was fabulous, I loved it, Bon Scott had such great stage presence, he would wear outfits that were outrageous at the time and was just a generally cool and bad ass dude. Songs that I had heard many times were exciting again watching him on stage.

The second disc I only made it a few songs through, Brian Johnson is a good singer but it just doesn't have the same energy, I also don't care for his voice as much. Don't get me wrong many of the second era songs are great but it just doesn't give me the same excitement as the old stuff. Bon Scott and even the band back then just had an amazing Raw Energy.

Learn more about the history of the band here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACDC

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Huge Hughes



Watched the Howard Hughes movie last night, it was really good, I really admire his drive and interests, he had a lot of determination, I'm going to read more about him.

I washed my van yesterday it was very satisfying.

Today I'm going to start eating Weight Watchers Meals for lunch and dinner and my normal cereal for breakfast, we'll see how that goes, I don't really have any way to judge if it helps me lose weight.