Wednesday, December 16, 2009
For those of you who have not heard, recently i enlisted in the US Army. Now you may say, "no. highly unlikely." But it's true. To our left is a picture of me as a man's man because i am now the Man's man. If you were wondering, yes, i was over the weight requirements. But with hard work i've brought myself down about 8 pounds and counting. so if you'd like to challenge me then bring it.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Here's a face we all know and love. One day last week, jessica went out and left me all alone. after watching tv for a while and eating all i could find that was easy to make i decided to play with my photo shop. the plan was, at first to give brian burgess a mustache. thinking better of it, though i doubted he'd ever see it, i decided that my father in law brent was a better choice. It didnt stop at a mustache obviously. i couldnt resist. so now the world has evil brent. Enjoy.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Here is a picture of me with my freshly cut mustache. Why do you have a mustache you ask as if i were already weird enough. Well its for something called Movember. During the month of November, go to us.movember.com and register to grow a mustache to support the research to cure prostate cancer. Now i highly doubt i'll raise any money but i needed a good reason to try my mustache out. I've really wanted one for quite some time. Here are some people who I've idolized for sometime.
1. Tom Selleck, of course. If i could My mustache would look like this. Unfortunately it doesnt. :(
2. Jesse Hughes from the Eagles of Death Metal. I think my mustache is looking more like this. Not only is this band a personal favorite of Clive and mine but his mustache is as well.
3. Last but not least, Pedro. Because i wish i could say i grew my mustache in a couple of days.
Anyway, enjoy this blog because i'm not sure when i will get to another one.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
When i was a young boy scout camp was a big thing for me. every day at dinner time during that week in hahobas the staff would sing songs as we walked through the line to get our food. On song i particularly enjoyed was Mountain Dew. For the longest time i thought it was a song made up specifically for camp. I was very wrong. Here is Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan Performing it on the Johnny Cash Show.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Today, while I was slinging lattes at yuppies, a girl maybe the age of
18 came in. She was small and white and wore a pair of trendy black
framed glasses and a not so trendy legend of zelda shirt. While taking
one of my many breaks, as im prone to do on account of my salary, I
watched her sitting at a table alone talking on the phone. She ordered
nothing. She reached for a pot which held chalk in it and started to
draw on the table which happened to be made out of a thick sturdy
chalkboard. I sipped my chocolate milk and tried to see what she would
scrawl on my tables that I would have to clean later. Finally an anime
lad holding a tennis racket appeared before her in many different
colors. A coffee house work of art. She left with out a word leaving me
to eavesdrop on other peoples conversations, none of which were
interesting.a few hours later she returned. This time she ordered an
orange juice. She dissapeared again and the next time I saw her she
emerged from the shelves with a stack of manga and seated herself at
another different chalkboard table. She laughed to herself as she read
them and sipped her orange juice. We have a policy where you gotta buy
the books before drinking a drink around them but my boss said nothing
so I said nothing. She left after about an hour. Or so I thought. After
she finished her oj and manga, she proceeded to draw on the next
chalkboard table. Apparently axel and roxus are bffs according to the
table. She walked out the front door and I followed casually behind her.
She had moved to an out door chalkboard and filled that one with her
white-girl-who-wants-so-bad-to-be-asian anime drawings. She did this
four more times. I just sighed everytime. Finally she left and I refused
to wash it off.
There is no moral to this. Simply an odd story.
Monday, July 6, 2009
that is a picture of the unknown to me.
its funny how a place that was home not two months ago seems foreign when youre out of your element.
im not used to being alone. today was the first day on travis' journey to find employment.
i will use my time alone to chronicle this adventure and one day sell the movie rights.
i am indeed lonely despite the company of my brothers and my dearest friends.
i miss my wife and my boys.
today, i simply got settled. caught up with old friends and started a bad habit again.
i had a coke and i felt terrible after and had to have a huge glass of water because i can no longer handle my caffeine.
anyway i will leave you now.
i only have these words by elton john:
i miss the earth so much
i miss my wife
its lonely out in space
until next time, this is your dear friend, Travis, saying keep it fresh.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Previously today i reviewed wilco's newest album. but i am pleased to say that i have found an album that tops it. I still love wilco but Dan Auerbach of the black keys released an album back in february that has me begging for more. his indie folk rock satiates my taste for great music on more than one level.
just have a sample.
heres a live version of the first song. its not the best quality but you get the picture.
This band has been on the edge of mainstream and experimental, ready to tip to either side at any given moment.
Key tracks are: Bull Black Nova, You and I, and Deeper Down.
Bull Black Nova is written from the point of view of a man who has just killed his girlfriend. Morbid, yes. But the instrumentals are phenomenal and his vocals are flawed perfectly.
You and I features canadian indie folk singer Feist on the first duet ever on a Wilco album. This song is about a man and a woman trying top keep their relationship together. very good song. Itunes has said that if this song doesnt make your Best of 2009 playlist then you have a heart of stone.
Deeper Down is just a song i like. i really have no interperetation for it.
The whole album is fantastic and you should listen to it even if you dont enjoy this type of music.
If you do happen to like it i would reccomend The Crane Wife album by the Decemberists and Oh, Inverted World by the Shins.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Yesterday we went to dierkes lake with my two youngest brothers and the hopes. Here is a picture of it (zoom for better look). thats right. my family is in town. next saturday is my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary and we will be celebrating with them in idaho falls.
thats all i have to say to now
actualllly, you cant call me on my phone cuz its off. cuz i have no money.
what a terrible post.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
We went to Brent's graduation today and i was really offended that they didn't ask me to sing Dylan's 'Forever Young'.
Pictured: Travis and Sarah sweating it up at brents graduation
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Yanni (pictured above) and Zappa (below)
Heres how travis has been feeling lately.
Daily, i will open a my web browser to blog and nothing comes out. How fitting that when i am most deppressed i feel like writing most, yet i have no inspiration. and anything i write creatively i throw away because i consider it no good. that picture well describes the mood ive been in the past couple weeks. The neon drew her last breath, i am jobless, and brent left me in the middle of nowhere. cant say i blame him. i know this is where we're supposed to be and i should be happy knowing that things will work out for the best but i cant help feeling useless. you would think that having no job would be amazing. not the case. because i cant relax and live the life of luxery while also in a state of poverty. i wish i had more to say but typing has sapped the rest of my will power.
i will now go lie in the road.
take this in the spirit it is intended and not as a cry for help.
Friday, May 1, 2009
today on our quest for arizonas we went to guffys once again after we discovered the atkinsons in bellvue was closed. it was there the white trash cashier, bless his heart, informed us that all the hot food was free because it was soon to be thrown out. we loaded up a paper bag with it and bid the ugly man a good night. on the way home we celebrated our victory with chicken wings and some taquitos. the good thing about wings in the car is throwing the bones out the window. dont tell.
Friday, April 24, 2009
I mean seriously. the producer of the tyson movie was there. why couldnt tyson leave and adam could talk to the other guy. i cant remember his name. but regardless. anything at that point would have been more interesting. it was terrible. if you are going to start listening please dont start with that one. it does not do the show justice.
anyway. we're moving today.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
I'm old fashioned in thinking that a mustache is an incredibly funny and ironic way to say "Im a man. I have chest hair. Lets date."
-Next. Doots. the bane of my existence. that man is the only thing that stands between me, a quiet uninhabited state, and a pair of sweats. if it werent for him i would be living my life happily in the country. This is what i picture him to look like.
A crazed alchoholic. If youre wondering where i found this picture of Doots, i will tell you. i google-imaged "alchoholic cox" and this came up. Doots has a book.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
headline news: farmers report pigs flying - record cold in hell - united states elect black president
Friday, February 27, 2009
also. i dont know if you have seen this video but there is a whole series of them and theyre amazing. its called "will it blend". just watch.
and here is a different video i stumbled across. I really have no idea why i found this video so funny.
tax return came in. Jess and i went to the Toyota dealership because we want to get a van. i hate car dealerships. This is what going to one feels like.
it was terrible. it gives me kind of a panic attack. I'm under the impression that i have mild anxiety and maybe a little bit of depression. i get insurance soon. holla. so I'm going to the doctor so he can confirm that I'm not a hypochondriac. because i give myself terrible diseases. i just read web md and say, "I HAVE THAT!" maybe because i have a few symptoms. for about a week i thought i had anti-social personality disorder. i mean don't get me wrong. I'm plenty anti social. but i don't have that disorder because its a form of sociopathology and i think you have to be a serial killer or something. or in the mob. e.g. Tommy two-guns - notorious sociopath. not really me. i don't take an immense amount of pleasure in murdering someone. maybe a bit of pleasure at maiming someone. or extreme pleasure when thinking of throwing a rock at someone. but not murder. no good. not my style. i much prefer to kick you in the goods and hit you with a stick. anyway. talk about "wholesome entertainment". I'm sure at least once while Ruth is reading this she will utter a "well, i never...". back to the dealership. this guy was trying to force the keys of a dodge durango into my hand. luckily i had to leave before he pressured me into sign anything. we came there looking for a van. I DON'T NEED AN SUV. this stupid vehicle is not for me. i will not be towing anyone. and i don't plan to live anywhere with snow. and it was like gold. do i look like a gold van driving man? no. i want a murdered out mini van. for those who aren't familiar with the term "murdered out" that means to black everything out. chrome, rims, logo, windows, everything. like this:
That's what i would do to my van.
well that oughta do it.
This is a picture of me and my little man, don tomasino.