Saturday, December 01, 2007


clipboard, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Vallejo Ferry

Vallejo Ferry, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Friday, November 30, 2007

San Jose

San Jose, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

"To succeed, you MUST have passion."
I tend to look to things I find relevant for inspiration and direction.

Recently, I've become fascinated by Gordon Ramsay, the Chef and Businessman. When I started watching his TV shows, I wasnt fascinated by his earthy language or all the restaurants he has. In each and every instance, he insisted on high standards - and never wavered. In his world, excellence is basic.

"Discipline yourself. Become hard on yourself."
That is what caught my attention.

The more I watch him, the more I see and he is giving me insights Ive been looking for these past few years on the hows of success.

It might be food and restaurants, but food is basic and business is basic. And, oh yeah - the restaurant business is one of the toughest, most competitive and ruthless businesses there is. Not a bad example to look for inspiration.

" Running your own business is scary. It’s not like going to work for a boss every day: you are the boss and you have to maintain standards. That’s an amazing challenge not once a week or once a month but each and every day that business is open."

Since the year 2000, Ive wanted to leave IT work far behind, as it has become a Golden Noose.
So, Id like to take my passions and make a good living with it - combine Passion with Business - and Im getting the insights Ive been looking for in Ramsay.

“Play on your strengths, and improve your weaknesses.”

Heh, interestingly - today's horrorscope sez:

It is time to tackle the problems that have been plaguing you. Exploration without purpose will leave you lost in the woods. Be willing to learn from someone who can do a task better than you can.
There ya go.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Playing by the water

Playing by the water, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Another Life

I kept looking around for my friend and found her before they hanged her from a tree. I didnt go look but I saw fuzzy pictures of her swinging from the noose on the camera she left behind.

She had killed someone a few years back, she was convicted and the punishment was by hanging, no appeal.

I was trying to find her funeral when I realised something...

She didnt exist. Never did. She had existed as a person in my dream for months now.

What the fuck.

In my waking state, I had no idea. In my dream state, this person was absolutely real. It was only half-asleep this morning did I review and came to the realisation I had been dreaming this double life for months now.

I knew I had been dreaming so intensely for the past year or so that in the transition between dream and reality was indistinguishable. But not to this extent. Even now, in the light of day - I could not give the details of my dreams, but whats troubling is that these dreams have been a continuous narrative of sorts.

So, no - I know no one named Emily who was hanged from a tree.


Feels like Ive been delusional.

Bartender @ Thee Parkside

Bartender @ Thee Parkside, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Waiting on the train

Waiting on the train, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Monday, November 26, 2007

@ the Skating Rink

@ the Skating Rink, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

More expensive than a gallon of gas


Tats, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Christmas lights in black and white

The food court

The food court, originally uploaded by dyslexc3.