Things I've learned

You cannot count on anyone except yourself.

(A nod to Carolyn Burnham, from American Beauty)

I mean this in the best way possible! I learned this lesson in high school (no surprise there). I went on a three month exchange, and when I got back, [the people who I truly believed to be] my friends casually remarked, 'Oh, did you go somewhere?'

Even now, in the 'real world,' everyone has their own little life, with their own priorities, and their own obligations. It's not being selfish - it's just reality of being individuals. Ultimately, if someone had to chose between themself or you (to eat, to drink, to live), 11 times out of 10, they'd pick themself. But so would you.

I think what I'm trying to say is that you will live a fuller life if you face certain mortal realities: family members will pass on, friends will come and go (they may even come back), but life keeps on moving. And life will keep moving long after you are gone.

'We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.' (Orson Welles, 1915-1985)


WARNING: This entry contains graphic images from the 14th Street tater crime/breakfast scene. Parental discretion is advised. Those with an appetite for morning grits should probably look away.

EXHIBIT A: The innocent, on their bed of death

EXHIBIT B: The remains, and the blood stains

EXHIBIT C: Seasoned and cooked to perfection

EXHIBIT D (probably the most disturbing of all): Served with turkey sausages and a broccoli omelette.

There are some sick people out there.

Hide your children! They could be next!

The harvest

This is what happens when you put one potato...

In pot of soil...

Over the summer...

More potatoes!

I was so happy, I just about cried.

Looks like I'll be having hashbrowns on the weekend.


Costume renderings for the Grave Gala