Wednesday, December 26, 2007

New Jorb...

Just got done with my first day at the new jobby job, so far so good. Though there are things I will miss about working in construction, I think there are more things I will like about tech support (particularly the lack of working in the rain).

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Well I know that Im the only lonley loser that checks this blog anymore but This is Just a friendly Merry Christmas message to The Mire.

Friday, November 02, 2007

I am teh awesoming...

Made myself a pipe, fer umm tobacco of course. All the tools I used are in the pic. I already tested it, and it works quite well!
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Friday, August 17, 2007

It is past time...

...that i make a return to the Mire. Alot of crazy shit has been going down in my life this past couple of days and Soon I will need a place to vent before I burst

Void, canceled, simply annulled.
Endlessly aching, unconsoled.
Life without you, cause without reason.
Touch without sense, time without season.
I face life now facing a cancerous sore,
A sordid parasite that eats at my core.
All that makes me whole, all I hold deep within,
Leaving me lifeless, or at least not livin'.

A shallow face, anguished and marred.
An empty space, scaled and scarred.
Sweetly abiding to a cynical charade.
Secretly hiding 'hind a fictitious facade.
Still, lost within this heart of glass,
This fragile and yet unfeeling mass.
Lies the remains of a love that glowed,
The gift to you I once bestowed.

But honor and pride now bereaved-
By your love for me so misconceived,
Ripped from my inner depths, impeding-
Mind and body and spirit, bleeding;
Now's crushed to sand from thy ruthless hand,
A cold stare I just can't understand.
I feel that somehow, somehow I'm dying,
At least my soul and all that's underlying.

A simple void, is that what I've become?
The hollowed sphere on a pendulum.
Swinging back and forth, emotion to emotion,
Never once stopping, nor slowing the motion.
No reason, no answer, no justification.
The creation of a sterile imagination.
Just passing through time as time passes me.
Merely a nothing- nothing, merely, left to be.
Sightless and soundless, unseen and unheard.
Mindless and boundless, obscure and absurd.
All empathy lying ungraced, unemployed,
I live my life dying, unembraced, a void.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Busy Little Bees!

Working in Utah, I used this title because the Utah State symbol is a beehive... Damn those productive Mormons!!!

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Wednesday, August 08, 2007


I'm home for a week, it's nice to be back in Portland, I forgot how much I love this place.

So glad to see Steph and Lilly too!


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Murray Retirement...

Clean slab, ready for framers...

After two days of framing...

After two days of framing...

Taken while hanging on to the forklift from 65' up.... Yes according to OSHA illegal, but god damn, its fun... I can't wait till the crane gets lit up (then I'll be 100+ feet up)

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Checking in from Utah!

Well even though everybody else fails at updating The Mire, I'm checking in from my new home for 3 months, Salt Lake City Utah!

Assistant Foreman Jacob (soon to be Foreman Jacob!)

At the Salt Lake City Jazz Fest

Hiking in the mountains above SLC

My dads dog Hack, I found that hat outside my jobsite, and just had to put it on him. :D

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Saturday, May 05, 2007

Socks Should Be Predominantly White

Now thats a short-bus I would ride!
Do you have white socks sir?
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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Framer Russians?

I was thinking about that post way back when that Jon did talking about Roof Russians, and got to wondering if Jon would consider my boss a Framer Russian since he is a framer, and he's Russian.

It's cool to listen to him talk, he sounds like Boris the Blade.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I Hate Being Sick...

It sucks, especially when you JUST started a new job, and have to call in sick after only working there for 4 days. Kinda makes you look like a flake.

But at least I knew I was getting sick yesterday so I told my boss I might have to call in tomorrow. He was pretty cool about it.

Oh and THIS is who I'm working for now, they make some fatty (phatty?) howsezzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Now time for more off-brand Nyquil.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Watch Out...

Someday soon she'll be driving, and you know what happens when redheads drive!
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Monday, April 09, 2007

Bishhhhh! It's a cat!

Cory and Noahs cat, dave you remember Cory yeah? Anyway just showing off my photography skillzzzzzzzz. They compliment my bowstaff skillz.
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Friday, April 06, 2007


Looks like fun eh?
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Propaganda of the day: Boy on skunk cannabis butchered a grandmother

Boy on skunk cannabis butchered a grandmother
3rd April 2007 -

A teenager who was crazed by high-strength cannabis butchered a grandmother after 'voices in his head' told him to stab a woman.

Ezekiel Maxwell, a paranoid schizophrenic, launched the horrific attack after years of smoking super-strength 'skunk weed'.

The 17-year-old claimed 'gangster voices' from the ultra-violent computer game Grand Theft Auto had set him on a mission to stab a black woman.

He is the second teenage cannabis addict in a month to be found guilty of killing others after smoking the substance. Thomas Palmer, 18, was jailed for life for murdering his two friends with a hunting knife near their homes in Wokingham, Berkshire.

Maxwell prowled the streets with a kitchen knife until he came across Carmelita Tulloch as she walked to her job at a photocopying firm.

He stabbed her seven times, leaving her to die in a pool of blood as he fled home to his family. The case highlights the dangers of the highly potent 'skunk'.

The number of under-18s treated for smoking the drug has doubled to nearly 10,000 in a year and medical experts said the link between it and mental health problems is now impossible to ignore.

Maxwell attacked 51-year-old Mrs Tulloch on September 5 last year after a night smoking skunk and playing Grand Theft Auto.

He believed he was one of the principal characters called Carl Johnson, who carries a knife in the Playstation game, Croydon Crown Court was told.

Judge Warwick McKinnon said it was "a vile and quite senseless killing of an entirely innocent woman".

Simon Denison, prosecuting, told the court: "Maxwell had been planning to stab a woman for seven days, it had to be a black Afro-Caribbean woman. He didn't know why he had done it, he just had to do it."

"He described the voices as taking over his thoughts and his body. They made him do things like cut his hair so he looked more like a gangster.

"Maxwell said in the months before the killing he was playing Grand Theft Auto to the exclusion of anything else.

"He had smoked cannabis the night before, he took a knife from the kitchen and went out to stab someone. After he stabbed Mrs Tulloch he ran home and told his mother what he had done.

"The psychiatric assessment is that he is a great risk to others and will be for many years."

Maxwell lived 500 yards away from Mrs Tulloch on the same housing estate in Kennington, South London. He attacked her within five minutes walk of her home.

The youngster started smoking cannabis and skunk as well as taking cocaine at 14. He had previously been given cautions for possessing cannabis and has two convictions for mugging and assault.

Maxwell said he started hearing voices after smoking the drug and was referred to a psychiatric team by his GP in June last year.

He was prescribed anti-psychotic drugs and his case was reviewed four times. It was due to be considered again the day after he attacked Mrs Tulloch.

Instead, Maxwell went to a police station with his uncle and solicitor and handed himself in. He told officers: "I am given medication for my head and eyes, I don't know why I have been told to take this medication. I have not taken it for two weeks.

"On September 4 I played Grand Theft Auto until late. When I got up I felt a bit unhappy and aggressive. "I went out of the house at about 10am."

"I have a knife with me. I didn't know why I had a knife, I saw a woman, I stabbed her with the knife, I stabbed her three times, there was a lot of blood. After I stabbed the woman I ran home."

Maxwell has since been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Yesterday he was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act after pleading guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Paul Jenkins, chief executive of mental health charity Rethink, said: 'While there can be several triggers for mental illness, we know that if used by people under 18, cannabis doubles the risk of psychosis.

Professor John Henry, a clinical toxicologist, said: "People are beginning to realise that cannabis is not the puff and relax substance that people used to use."

Studies show there is an increased instance of schizophrenia in cannabis users, in some people as much as a ten-Marjorie Wallace, Chief Executive of mental health charity SANE, said: "This has all the hallmarks of similar stories where a paranoid schizophrenic has not taken medication but has used cannabis.

"Cannabis, especially skunk, can act as a trigger to psychotic relapse in which someone may lose touch with reality and become a serious risk to himself and others.

"We expect the inquiry into this case will reveal the same faultlines underlying many of the 55 homicides involving mental illness each year."

Mrs Tulloch, a receptionist, was married to Prince, 42, and had two adult daughters, Claudia and Andrea, from a previous marriage and a threeyearold granddaughter called Tianna.

Her sister Carol Smith said: "Someone has to take responsibility, how can he commit a crime like that and no one is responsible?

"There need to be regular check-ups for people like him."

Ok, so the kid smokes some bud while playing GTA, then goes to sleep. The NEXT day wakes up, hears some voices and goes out to kill someone.

How can this possibly be blamed on bud? He's a schizophrenic! This article is nothing but blatant anti-drug propaganda, pure and simple.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Portland2Oroville2Santa Cruz2Sacramento2Oroville2Portland=1686miles

Had a great time down in California, though I am glad to be home now. Went and saw my Santa Cruz peeps, they all seem to be doing good. Had some mushies with Stuff and Jess in Sacramento, that was awesome!

Parking in the fire lane at a Wolf Creek gas station, oooh I'm a rebel!

She gets loopy after driving for 5 or more hours

RyGizzle, doin' what he does best!

Ryan, Chuck, and Steph checkin' out West Cliff in Santa Cruz

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Flickr Streams

Had to remove the Flickr Streams as they were screwing up the page, hopefully I'll have 'em back up soon

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Viacom VS Google on teh Daily Show


I woulda linked to the Youtube version, but it's been pulled already lol.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Mr. Strategerys Newest Release

Hehe! New song, check it out on myspace ( ). The song thats titled "Trippin' Balls Ever Since" . Let me know what you think, it's not finished, I still have to clean it up a bit, tweak it here and there, but at least you get the idea...

Friday, March 16, 2007

Bike Build-up!

So I've started building the bike that my sister gave me, it's gonna take a loooong time to finish it. I started a blog at (Mountain Bike Review) to document the build-up, here's a link>>>

I've been reading about the frame Chelsey gave me. Seems that it is a bombproof frame, which is good, as I tend to be HARD on my bikes.

Monday, March 12, 2007

PAY: Zero and 02/100*****

Lol, this is awesome...

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Update to Dave's Weather Pixie

Just updated Daves weather pixie to show Houston TX, the closest I could find for FT Bend County was Hobby Airport, which I know is on the SE side of Houston, but close enough I think...
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Friday, March 09, 2007

You Have Two Choices, One of 'em is Gonna cost you $1000...

Lol, I just found some old postings from a Subaru forum I used to frequent... The following is from October 2002, about 6 months after I bought my car...

Here's the link to the original thread>>

My handle is Keisatsu...

BAIC Car Meets are DANGEROUSHey All,Good to see everyone this evening. It seems that our meets are becoming more dangerous (at least to me) ... every time we meet.
My first meet, I was pulled over on the way to the In-N-Out in Milpitas ... exhibition of speed, but no ticket. Whew!
2nd Meet, we go for a little car ride up Page Mill Road and we lose an I-clubber (the one right in front of me).
3rd Meet (tonight), after everyone broke for the evening, Jacob (and his 2 friends) and I decide to go for a little AWD fun @ the Shoreline Amphitheater Parking Lot (all gravel). As we cruise into the parking a lot, I pull over and start monkeying with my setup (I wasn't going to do much in the lot - had too much crap in the back seat ... that turned out to be a good thing). Jacob does about 3 BEAUTIFUL, sliding donuts ... and then I see 4 shadows move towards us. BLING-BLING ... RED and BLUE lights ... oh ****. This is not going to be good. This parking lot is connected to the firehouse ... but has recently become the place to be ... "for sliding cars in the gravel". All of the cops were parked at the far end of the lot ... in the shadows. They were waiting for some poor suckers like us.
Well that started grabbing all of our IDs.
(cop) "Uh son. Do you know those guys in the other car?"(steve) "Uh kinda. I just met them at a car club get together"(cop) "Well go back and sit in your car."
(steve, muttering under his breath) "You ain't got nothing on me. I was just parked in a parking lot"
(5 minutes pass and they bring out the sniffer dogs to bring some "cheer" to Jacob's car)
(cop) "All right, you can go now"
So of course, my car doesn't start up ... during my car optimization (before the cops go there), I unplugged the unichip and now the car won't start. I fuddle around to get it plugged back, before they come over and ask me about my car (and its mods). Now its started and my recently installed headlights (w/ HIDS) won't turn on. And guess how quickly i'll get pulled over for no headlights. I stop the car, pull the e-brake, start the car, turn on the lights (which now light up) and then let off the e-brake ... rolling slowly away.
I felt bad ... leaving Jacob (and friends) to the dogs. I hope things worked out and they were simply trying to scare him. But as I was rolling away ... I heard the cops say "Son, you only have 2 options ... and one of them will cost you $1000". Ouch ...
Jacob - Are you okay?
So after this whole fiasco ... I'll probably still see y'all next week (same bat-time, same bat-place).
too much drama
What kind of shadows were they in???!!!
Oh, and ive been to two events where something bad happened to one of our cars... and one of them was mine
i got in an accident on the way to the SF photo shoot.
wha? i hope everything is ok
the SF photo shoot was ages ago
Ah yes, it feels good to have paid my tax dollars at a time like this. The scourge of society that goes to empty parking lots for donut related fun will be several hundred dollars lighter tonight.
Police resources (was it 4 cops or 4 cars?) used to their best effect, waiting for hours in the dark to catch those evil gravel messer-uppers.
Meanwhile people are being murdered and raped on a daily basis, cars broken into, property stolen, and unless you have video evidence that you collected yourself, the chances of anyone being brought to justice for it are ZIP.
Hooray for cops.
Don't get me wrong. I love cops ... I play on a flag football team with a bunch of cops. But they are cool ...
Anyways ... there were 4 cars and between 6-7 cops. If you come in by the fire station and look towards Shoreline Park (and doggie park), they were hiding to the left side shadows ... all the way in the back. Come to think of it, there was also a truck in the street parked to block all the traffic. So I guess the total count was 5 cars and 7-8 "law enforcement officers". That's a lot of tax payer bling-bling.
You're right, I should ammend my statement.
Hooray for cops bosses.
Wow, that sucks! I'm sorry to hear that. Unfortunately, it seems that:1) Cops are EVERYWHERE right now.. Especially in Mtn View and Redwood City!2) Everyone is at least taking responsibility for their own actions.3) We all need to be a bit more carefull..
Any news from Jacob?
(I am Jacob)
Heh, what a night...
When he was telling me "you have 2 options, one of them will cost you $1000" he was about to tell me I could either pay a bunch of fines, ooooooorrrr, i could help them train with their dog, let him tackle me, so they get me outta the car and start telling me how to run, what to do when the dog tackles me and then their like "we werent really gonna have the dog tackle you"
Man did they have me going!
Oh yeah, the reason they were in the parking lot is they were training thier dogs!!!
No tickets for me fortunatly!
I love police officers now! 8 pullovers since I got my WRX and no tickets!!!
boy you are a LUCKY guy!!! Good for you bro!!
That was a great story! All this drama from two perspectives culminate into this great ending!

hahaha, what a story this got to be lol....
I dunno, if I was in that situation, I would totally be like tripping since when do officers bargin with someone and let them off 1000 bucks worth of fines by letting their dog kick their ass?? LOL
but cool man, this is a happy ending I guess? I've been avoiding tickets the hard way, obiding by the law...
LOL!!! Hahahah the cop was messin with you bad. I could just imagine the grin on his face when you were taking dives pretending you were being tackled by the dogs. LOL!!
Hey Jacob,Good to hear from ya ... 8 pullovers and no tickets. You must be the luckiest person on Earth. Hey ... if you're not doing anything, I think we should go to Vegas and use some of the "voodoo magic" on the casinos.
hmmm, im not too good at cards, ill stand next to you as you play, maybe my luck is transferable...
I think I'm not gonna be trying my luck for a while.... I am so lucky cops are nice to me...
hey guys.....sorry to interrupt....I havn't fished reading the story of what happened, but I know of this great place to practice's at the Shoreline Amphitheater Parking Lot.Tons of gravel and NO COPS!!!!!!
We could meet on Sat. night....who's down?

J/K ......glad you guys didn't get busted. Cops can be jerks sometimes...and as you saw they "could" be safe-freddie
This goes right along with what I've said for years now................not all cops are a$$es. If you're respectful and honest, you have done all you can do to maximize your chances of getting out of there unharmed!! Now, who was it that was arguing this with me in that other thread Too bad the cops didn't ask you for a test slide!!!
Mike S.
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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

El Yay!!!

Check out what my sister gave me (she actually gave it to me a while ago). Note the original Nintendo in the background (theres a Playstation back there somewhere too!). Joy for me!

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Mas Cowbell

Yes, that is exactly what this blog needs, and I am going to give it more cowbell if it kills me damnit!

That is all... For now.
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Friday, March 02, 2007


Hrm, finally got my DSL up... That took 6 months too long. Anywho, just chillin' at home working on The Bump (see above pic), finally replaced the window seal so now no more leaky windows!
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Here We Go

Well now Im of to see the scary man in the Scrubs so that once again he can poke me and put me in pain. I have My Pre-of appointment at 3:00. Im starting to get a bit freaked out. The reality of the situation is starting to set in now. I might have Cancer. Fuck Me Running! But hey its not for sure yet. So Off I go to get poke and proded and then Iget to set a date for them to cut me....yah....I cant wait....right....

Sunday, January 14, 2007

A Sad Day

Today is a sad day for me....i just noticed that "The Mire" is dieing. I myself have not posted for some time now due to the fact that I have bee really busy, but with the recent turn in my life Im finding nothing but time in the future. I went to the E.R. the other day and Was told that I need to have a Biopsy on my lower Lymph nodes to see if I have Cancer. So Im kinda fucked in that respect.....but back to the point of this post. The thought of "The Mire" going under makes me sad and Im going to make it my personal goal to keep the old bitch breathing. I hope that the rest of you regain internet status and start posting again, but until that happens its all me!!!!!!