Saturday, June 24, 2006
You're ready to progress, but could still be unsure just where you're going, with whom, etc. This kind of openness is both wonderful (anything can happen!) and dangerous (anything can happen!).
Heh. Too true.
Today is the last shift, then i go do what Ive been waiting nigh on 20 years to do.
My message to folk in their 20's: Dont let fear stop you from what you know what you want to do. Oh yeah, and finding yourself? Look - you are who you are. Stop worrying about it.
Anyway, ive been kinda fuzzy on what to do next, even if i had all the funds in the world. All I really want to do now is take pictures and go walkabout for a bit.
Anything could happen tho. :)
Friday, June 23, 2006
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
You need to knuckle down and get stuck in to a creative project that up until now you may not have been taking as seriously as it deserves. The Sun in Cancer over the next few weeks will give you the staying power and the eye for detail that you sometimes lack, so get to it. If you don't take this opportunity you will always regret it.
Ahh, but which one?
The Sun's change of signs today will put the emphasis on friendships and group activities and even if you are the kind of Virgo who tends to be shy and retiring you must make an effort to be more open and outgoing, both in your personal affairs and in your social life. There are people out there who are aching to meet you. Don't disappoint them.
That's tough for me, but Im starting to see there are benefits to this....
I am also waiting for this month to end. Kinda dragging by.
The physical changes you seek may be coming at a frustratingly slow pace, but they are coming. To speed things up, all that's required of you is self-discipline and positive thinking. Cast your mind ahead a few months and visualize things as you want them to be (and want them to look). Your full commitment to a tough task will be required, but a strong dedication on your part will benefit your reputation and your attitude. A big confidence boost is coming.
The Sun's change of signs today also marks the start of a new period for you and you should be aiming to make it the best one ever. Forget about the failures of the past because they have no bearing on the successes of the future - and there will be plenty of them. Decide what it is you most want to accomplish and don't stop until it is done.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
"Take the laptop off your knees!! Stop Googling yourself!!"
- Craig Feerguson, The Late Show
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Ed, fellow ex-AOL'er, cubicle mate of me and Clint.. and a REALLY good guy.
Because of his sweet nature and humilty, people tend to under-rate Ed. Heh, for years - he would thank me profusely for helping him become an excellent tech. Nah, i might have taught him the basics, but his dogged detemination and willingness to learn where others wouldve given up got him where he is.
Think he is a VP of Technology at Bank of America now. :)
This man gave me my first professional photgraphy job
He was a foreman at a construction site in Berkeley. I was taking pictures of them placing an air-conditioning unit on a 10 story building. He saw me, ran over and gave me his card saying his company would pay for that photograph.
They paid me $500. For one photograph.
In many ways, the woman called Fred changed my life.
She was the inspiration for my first web site (I stole the organization.. err, was inspired by the organization of her web site in 97), which made me start writing daily on the web, which in turn established the core of my readership in the Bay Area, where I got to know people here, which inspired my desire to travel across the country, she put me up for a few months at her place when i arrived in the Bay Area without any identification papers, and was my PO Box when it took over a year to get my identification papers back.
Yup, i can say honestly that I wouldnt be where I am now if it werent for Fred.
A former musician. Son of drums legend James Levi, drummer for the group Toto and the jazz icons The Headhunters. (I had the privilege of meeting him.)
I met a lot of world class musicians in Berkeley. Actually, i met a lot of world class artists during my time in Berkeley.
In any case, Levi once lived the life of the world-class artist, touring all over the world. But what makes him important to me, was his down-to-earth perspective, borne out of the fact of his addiction and life being homeless. Went through a lot. He is doing fine now. Really good guy.
He also gave me advice that I take to this day:
Anything that doesnt apply to my goals is a distraction.