Archive | May, 2010

Las Vegas

21 May

Tomorrow I am Going to Las Vegas Nevada for the first time.  I am not going there alone.  The following are my company, anxious as I am to get shit housed:

Me, James Taylor Jardine.  Beard Aficionado/Wizard in Training.  (Bird not included.)

Adam Tyler Beretta, Son of Scorpion the Cigar King.

Field of Expertise:  Card Shark

Only Weakness:  Drinking Pee

The Future Lanters; AKA A-King and Sheriff Lanter.

Special Powers:  Everything They Touch Turns To Cool.  Also, Luke is bad ass at pyrotechnics and Andrea can sew anything.

And Last But Not Least:

Weson “Fingers” Finney

Origins:  Fuck You.

Wish us luck …

Elgin Burning.

17 May

Here are some more photos from our Bonfire in Elgin.  Chip Tompkins got some really radical snaps.


Congratulations Melissa!

17 May

Melissa Merle Dunham is a college graduate,  Cutest Bad Ass I know!


Pictured Above:  Melissa and Werewolf.

Beard Update 5.11.2010

11 May

Here’s a decent beard update.  Unfortunately you have to wait 2 minutes and twenty seconds but I am wearing my Halloween costume from 2 years ago.

via and filmed on location at Tony’s 33rd Bday!

Things To Buy Me On Or Before May 9th.

7 May

2 More Days of being 26, what an incredible age.  It was the most emotionally complex year of my life.  I lost 2 very important people this year, both of them best friends.  One of them died and the other one dumped me.  Strangely enough I feel a bit more complete in both of their absences.  Losing Chelsea was tough because i couldn’t control the fluctuation of the pain and it seemed to only get worse until the the first day it didn’t hurt.  I missed her at that point, I still miss her but Dolly Parton taught me “A broken heart can’t kill you, but it will make you want to die.”  Being bitter about love lost does no one any good anyways.  If you love someone, truly love them, then you will love them for the rest of your life.  I’m proud of the individual that I have become because of it and I currently have a relationship with a young woman that is incredible in every way.

Losing my father was difficult in a different way.  My Dad’s Alzheimer’s had been hurting us for the past 9 years and when he died so did the suffering and confusion.  In the end it took his life at the age of 69.  From his death another “Individual” emerged from myself, the presence of my father.  If I can be half the man he was and love life half as much as he did then I win.  Hearing stories of my dad’s own triumph’s and tragedies from friends and family across the country helped me stand up out of the sorrow of my dad’s death and start walking forward just like he would have done himself.  He’s half of the reason I’m here and I owe him my life a million times over.  I’ve also gained a new family.  Same people but we love each other on a completely new level now.  We’re closer than ever before.  One of my goal’s as a 27 year old is to be more like my dad.  He’s a total bad ass.

In both of these instances I was immediately surrounded by the love of my wonderful friends.  I am very lucky to have the friends that I do.  So thank you everyone.  Now back to my presents:

Donation to The Alzheimer’s Association

Tribute/Memorial to Ian Taylor Jardine.

I’ve been asking for a hammock for the past 4 damn years … will no one buy me a hammock???

Things To Buy Me On Or Before May 9th.

4 May

The Card To My Heart!

Blue Snowball USB Microphone

Things To Buy Me On Or Before May 9th.

3 May

May 9th is mother’s day, so I want you all to break the bank on yo’ mama’s.  Then your buddy James would appreciate being showered with neat things on account of it being his birthday and all …

Here are some birthday suggestions:

Crazy Heart DVD

Chaco Hiking Sandals

Tickets to Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic.  (Side Note, Happy 77th Birthday Willie!!!!)

Clean Plate Club.

3 May