I'll recount then reconnoiter..

Ok dude. I have all these pictures from Cali/Mexico that I'm trying to put online but where? Suggestions?
I'm all about instant gratification. Preferably something that doesn't take signing my soul away for a month to the Gods of Spam.

But let me tell you a bit about my vacashion. Yes, I purposely slurred that "shon" because that's probably what was going on while I was there.

Word of the day: Tequila.

Never been much of a Tequila drinker. Was first introduced to it only in my early twenties. Yet I made a commitment to the HeretoforeUnkownLiquor to tuck it away for the duration of my vacashion.

Here's a little example of how it went down. I'm honest because I only wish for the young and impressionable to learn from my mistakes

Morning: Margaritas and Mexican Coffees for breakfast.
Elevensies: Tequila y Fresca.
Noon: Tequila Anonymous atop Ziggurat. Bring your own plastic cup.
Break for nap.
Late afternoon: Pacifico with a twist of Tequila.
Evening: Shots with Salt & Lime.

Although I can honestly say I was never "beyond capacity" as I like spacing out my tasty beverages, I was definitely "buttered and lightly toasted" a couple, few times.
But hey, isn't that what one does on vacashion on Mehico?

Highlights were:
Shoot..so many people to name.
Andrew and Liz
Jason and Clara
(Congratulations all around. Beautiful wedding, some of my favorite people. I'm so glad you actually exist Clara..ask Jason)
Jer and Angie. Thanks for the sleep over, the naked pillow fights, the awesome company.

(to be continued) Yea. Don't even think you could slip by under the radar. I got your number (and possibly your neighbor). Meet me by the docks. Alone.

As proof, some pictures.

As I was saying. Those docks. 2am. Bring some Tequila.

A better son/daughter

..And sometimes when you're on
You're really fucking on
And your friends they sing along
And they love you

But the lows are so extreme

That the good seems fucking cheap
And it teases you for weeks in its absence

But you'll fight and you'll make it through

You'll fake it if you have to
And you'll show up for work with a smile

And you'll be better

You'll be smarter
More grown up and a better daughter or son

And a real good friend

And you'll be awake
You'll be alert
You'll be positive though it hurts

And you'll laugh and embrace all of your friends

And you'll be a real good listener

You'll be honest
You'll be brave
You'll be handsome and you'll be beautiful
You'll be happy

Your ship may be coming in
You're weak but not giving in
To the cries and the wails of the valley below
Your ship may be coming in
You're weak but not giving in
And you'll fight it you'll go out fighting all of them

--Rilo Kiley (The Execution of All Things)



I've been sleeping too little.
Drinking too much
Having envious thoughts towards my neighbor.
Taken the Lord's name in vain.
Been a hypocrite.
Faked it.
Been reckless.
Dropped my standards.
Been rebellious.
Lived short of my potential.
Having impure thoughts towards my neighbor.
Let pride get in the way of my interactions with others (this one hurts)
Pushed my way.
Loved too little.
Spoken badly about my neighbor.

This list could go on, sirs. I am the smallest of God's creatures.
Someone recently gave me an awesome compliment and then asked how I stayed humble; I almost had to laugh. I have more than enough badness in me to keep me feeling about this high for a lifetime and realizing how much I need to be forgiven for.

I can't thank you enough for seeing the good in me, those of you who do. I'm so lucky. Oh well, tomorrows another day.

And neighbor, I'm truly sorry.


Hang me out to dry.

I was of the good intention to say something before I left to California but time and duties constrainethed me.
I took a bleep-load of pictures on the trip but I'm too lazy to put them online tonight (you'll just have to be patient, nervous drunk-faced victims -- muaha,hahah,hahah) but this being the first night I have back in the comforts of my own domicilico, I'm planning a hot shower, a 5 minute teeth brushing/vigorous earcleaning, intense cuddling with the Small Fry, maybe even taking in a movie.

As you can no doubt grasp, all else will have to wait till morning.

Offsides, here are pictures of the hapless little guy as we dressed him like a pea for Haloween and forced him to grin for: "memories, son, smile! this is for posterity!" Such a sport.

Spartico got this splendiferous new camera for... his artistic "tendencies". Hahahah. He's good at any rate, check out the first picture to ever be shot. No pun intended.
Note to self: Watch back.