Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
So with this in mind, I am staying home over the long weekend (4 days) to recuperate and also minimize others from getting exposed to the rhinovirus, something that others may not necessarily consider. My thinking is that when we are considerate of others, others may be considerate of us. Its a tall order but we can think of an improvement in this regard. Here's to hope! With that, I'm off to bed soon. - V.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I cooked up some beef vegetable soup for supper, slow-cooked and hearty! It was Earl Grey tea and Christmas cookies as a treat while waiting. There's some for work tomorrow and more for the next couple of days. I was getting tired of sandwiches and had to make a change!
So, if the likes of hot soup doesn't warm you on a cool, rainy evening, then perhaps getting together with a hot friend for some fun might help warm you up. Check out Tassos' post entitled "Good Friends" for more photos from the series. If that doesn't get you heated, then we'll have to try something else! Have a great night!!! - V.
Friday, December 18, 2009
My incense burner is out of its box where it had been packed for over a year or more. All it needs is some incense. Sandalwood is my favourite!!! - V.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
That leaves get the business cards early in January. I plan to purchase my first studio lights this as early as this weekend in time for the January start of the business. This blog and the other one will continue just the main focus will be on the new business and its companion website! There's more happening but I'll have more news later. Meantime, we're fast moving toward Christmas but the holiday season won't put a damper on my work. More later! - V.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I found this post from Davey Wavey over at Break the Illusion interesting and his explanation even more so. Check out the video and then go over to his blog to comment. Meantime, that makes me think about the relationship I have with Brad. He’s younger and certainly good-looking and I’m older but certainly young looking than most my age. I wouldn’t call myself rich in monetary terms but I am as far as life experience and my general outlook in life and how I treat and react with others. Is this a Sugar Daddy relationship with me as the Sugar Daddy? Perhaps. I see a lot of potential in others that perhaps they don’t see in themselves. My focus is Brad as far as relationships are concerned. So what does he see in me? We’ll have to have Brad post his thoughts in order to understand our relationship from his perspective. For that, we’ll just have to be patient! But Brad did indicate to me recently that he was going to post again. Give us all space and time! With patience, wisdom and understanding, the unimagined is possible and we may be pleasantly delighted in the outcome!!! Yes, I’m an eternal optimist. Well, its far better than the reverse!- V.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Jay, I value all my friend's contributions to life and help them where I can. In return, we help each other through life's rough spots. We can never have too many friends. I look forward to reading more about your life, your interests and your joi de vivre! Will others follow your blog? My posting your link is certainly a start and may be destined to expand you circle of friends. Allow others to be part of your life, so collectively we become greater for it. I welcome you as my friend. May our friendship grow and prosper!!! - V.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Brad's email address, which has been activated, will be included once he is ready to begin his part. We both look forward to this new challenge with great excitement. We're looking forward to hearing from you!
Thanks!!! - V.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The roof was redone in a light brown shade of asphalt shingles but that wasn't the cause of the shock. Nor was it the fact that the shed had been moved. I had planned on doing that anyway and move it into the backyard if I had stayed but that wasn't it either. The new owners had a cast-iron planter at either side of the carport (at the front) but that wasn't it either. Well, what was a shock was that there was only trees and a lawn to be seen for the most part. Most of the flowerbeds with the flowering shrubs and roses were gone. The one bed that remained had been replanted.
The new owners have the right to do with their property what they will but from a point of stewardship of the land, the eco-system, it didn't make much sense to me. There was a lot of life on that property, like wild rabbits, bees and butterflies of all sorts. I can't say that the bees and butterflies are there anymore since there's nothing for them to sustain themselves on. There's lots of grass, so the rabbits may still be there. The same would hold for the birds since the trees are still there as well.
The lawn looks like a mono-culture affair, so the likelihood of chemicals (herbicides and pesticides) being used is high which is not a wise choice for the environment in my opinion. As a race we are paying the price now and will later with greater effects in the future if how we treat out environment isn't turned around. I spent years gardening using organic methods and rarely resorted to the use of chemicals to solve a problem, or a perceived issue. Aside from using organic methods, my view was to keep the eco-system strong and diversified.
All that aside, the front yard looks boring and uninteresting. No curbside appeal there either. But such is life. We live, we make mistakes or triumphs and learn from the results there of, or that's the hope. There's no sense in worrying about it since nothing will change the outcome. Such is life, so let's move on! - V.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
My friend Scott Herman sent me the link to this YouTube music video. Its introduced by Scott himself, who plays a part in the video. Prospect Hill is an up and coming band in the Boston, Massachusetts area of the United States. Enjoy the video, and thanks for sending the link, Scott!!! – V.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
I began some blogging on MySpace in 2006 but this expanded in a great way when I set up my own blog on Blogger back in February 2007. That was Haliaeetus where I began to present some of my photography along with commentary to help people know what they were looking at. Then in early 2008 I began another blog (Saltwater Blood Meets Spirit Mountain) featuring my life and that of my partner Brad. Brad has posted a few times but I am looking forward to his posts blossoming. He has his own contributions to make in his own time and in his own way. We'll just have to be patient but he did indicate to me that he plans to post soon. They're coming!!!
There's a long, steady movement forward. Each step is important and followed by more action equally as important. The next step is purchasing a domain name, setting up a new website and presenting more of my photographic efforts there. This will include my interest in land and seascapes along with the flora and fauna encountered but the plan is to venture out into taking photos of models, male models in particular. Some of the latter will presented on this blog but most of the best will be seen on the new, yet to be established website.
In all this, Brad is my partner in many ways, including my business partner. We both love traveling, and I certainly know he does, so this gives us both an opportunity for fun and excitement plus we can enjoy making money at something that really is much like work to either one of us. I'm sure he's excited as I am to get this started.
Meantime, there's studio lighting to purchase as well as other equipment. I plan to buy some basic lighting equipment in January and then add more equipment as the funds become available.
The business name has been chosen plus the emails have been established and activated. Both of us have our own email addresses where guys interested in getting into modeling can contact us but we don't plan to limit ourselves to modeling alone. We look forward to building their portfolios and helping to advance their careers as we advance our own. The start date may be as early as January 2010 but that depends on circumstances. Meantime, when the name of the company, along with the contact information, appears in the right sidebar, you'll know that it's all up and running.
As far as social networks are concerned, I continue to post on both MySpace and Facebook. I do have a Twitter account but have yet to use it. Circumstances may bring about a change here. More news on all this to come! - V.
I’ve been rather busy lately and haven’t viewed any of Davey Wavey’s Talky Blogs for some time though I do receive emails to notify me of new posts. Well, I just viewed this one and I found it part serious and part humorous but you be the judge of that. Anyway, the main point Davey makes is that sexual content is flagged but all sorts of violent acts are readily available to children. What’s wrong with this picture? Defies logic does it? View the video for more and then read the comments on his website.
Just to digress before closing, Davey’s physique is hot! He’s looking better all the time (love those pecs!). And as someone commented, we get to see his feet. Great stuff Davey!!! - V.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
This is a short video clip about a book called “Tomorrow May Be Too Late” by author Thomas Marino about his coming to terms with his sexuality. Check out the video and read further about the book by accessing his website. Now that I’ve said that, I should order the book myself, read the book and follow along as his life unfolds. - V.