The Three Amigos (short story from work)

Posted on | February 9, 2011 | No Comments

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/*This was a hit from yesterday, so I thought I’d share here as well. */
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Once upon a time in a far distant land, there were 3 extremely wise men. They were a trinity of sorts. There was not one thing these 3 did not do together. They were as One! Most of you know this story from another tale, but I am here to tell you my take, my encounters, my pain with the ‘vicious 3’.

I first met them while working at Whataburger, I was in charge of placing the cheese on the buns and I thought of being ‘cute’ one day and decided to put Asiago cheese on the first Jeremy’s burger. Little did I know that event would change my life forever!!

Shorty after he took the first bite, a grimacing look overtook his features as He spun around and found me. He began his charge towards me just as Cain did to Abel during the second great sadness. He leapt over the Whataburger counter top with intentions of pummeling. Easily over-taking me, he threw me to the ground with neck in hand and that’s when it happened… The Trinity revealed itself to me and what I saw was that of which I had only thought to be ‘legend’…

I’m here to tell you the tails are true, for Hydra exist and the Jeremy’s + Geromy parade around like normal sweet young men. However when disturbed in any way that causes their blood pressure to rise, they reveal themselves for what they truly are, a 3 headed mythological wonder that would rival that of even the Krakan.

They wear red for there blood lust and it is a lust you never want to encounter.

This story could continue, yet we all have deadlines to meet!

Farewell my brothers and sisters, may you never witness the truth that is the trinity of 3 from center B (also known as 2).

–Rich

Yep, I can still Paint!

Posted on | July 2, 2010 | No Comments

This past monday I did something I haven’t done it a very long time. I started and completed a digital painting. This particular painting is abstract and it’s a piece I’ve been wanting to do since 2006 when I first got inspired from a sunset in Branson Missouri.

The last digital painting I completed was in December of 08 (that’s a long time from then til now!). I enjoyed doing this on a number of different levels. The satisfaction alone of know YES, I can still do this was payment enough. Art to me has always been about transferring the God given talents I have into a positive and thought provoking manner. It is a release of emotion that I need. Without it, I would be crazy and I wouldn’t blame my family and loved ones for wanting to lock me away!

I hope to continue the creative endeavor that I’ve rediscovered. I have a few things that I have on paper that I want to translate into works of art. It’s the imaginings from up to 3 years ago. I want to create and keep creating both Traditional and Digital Paintings.

… Reminds me… I also have quite a few photography pieces I want translated to reality as well!

How exciting.

–Rich

friends+coming through=all for you

Posted on | March 11, 2010 | No Comments

Tonight I was surprised… really surprised by 3 people showing up at my door with open arms and concern on there faces. These 3 people were those who some of those whom I held dearest for the past few years. To mention names, they were Dave, Eddie and John, Otherwise known to me as Pantry, Ez E, and DW. (Ms. Kris showed up later on as well, so that brings the total to 4 people).

With these 4 showing up at my doorstep, I feel there is more of a purpose to my life again. I am shown that people do love and care for me. People to worry about me, and people to miss me.

I’ve been wallowing in my sadness for some time now, and I don’t see an easy out for myself still. but with these people showing up for me tonight, I saw that there is a need and a want to go on, and to get better.

I don’t want the ‘old rich’ to be reborn, but in fact, I want a ‘better rich’ to be molded.

I have been unhappy for so long now and I finally have a hope to go forward. Finally there is a little light. I don’t want to come off as sounding ungrateful for the family that I am blessed with, but It (to me) has felt like, I haven’t had anyone to talk to for so long that my sadness has overtaken me. I think my I’ve been so misunderstood (and still am) that I’ve been incapable of taking to anyone about what’s troubling me. although there have been people that have had problems, they have not encountered my problems. Although there are those that can offer advise, there have been non that could offer advise to help fix me.

I have been a lost soul traveling through a mess of my own inferno and I’ve been burning for so long that I’ve lost sight of all that I should and can be. I hope that this visit from these true friends tonight will help me to walk, jog, run onto the rightful path again. I hope I’m able to regain a faith, a hope, a glory of a better tomorrow.

I don’t want to burn anymore. I feel that I’ve been in ‘Dis’ for so long. I want to and need to get out.

These people acted… Eddie, Dave, John,and Kristin, acted tonight in the hopes of regaining me, freeing me from my torment. I am truly and humbly grateful that they showed up for me tonight. It means the world to me, for those that I held and hold so dear to so up… I didn’t ask them to… They just did because they saw the need.

Tonight was one of the best nights of my life because I felt loved. I know I am loved and missed. My family misses me as well and I know this, I just haven’t been able to act on it for what feels like lifetimes.

I’ve always felt like ‘happiness and peace of mind were never meant for me’ (yes these are lyrics to a NIN song from the ‘still’ album)… but, with this being stated and out in the open, Tonight has shown me… that… It is time, It’s time for me to release myself back into the world. It’s time for my creativity to ‘spark’ anew. It’s time to stop wallowing. It’s time for all my pieces and fragments of the little reality I know that reform, to merge anew, to ignite into greatness. I know I can be great. I know I possess a talent that few could even dream off…. Do something Rich… Fucking do something with it. Prove your fucking worth. Prove it.

Greatness is something that is earned by those whom have proved themselves worthy. Do I have what it takes to step up?… To answer, I don’t know, but I’m willing to try to see if I posses this ability.

I’m ready to face my shadow(s)… I’m ready.

–Rich

TUSCAN SPA WEEK

Posted on | February 26, 2010 | No Comments

Tuscan Spa WeekMay 8th can’t come soon enough. Starting this date, I’ll be en-route to Italy for 9 days of MUCH NEEDED rest, relaxation, and beauty all around. From May 8th – 16th I’ll be a visitor of beautiful Italy! This is an overused phrase, but I literally can’t wait.

I’ve never traveled outside of the country by plane, not to mention alone; yet soon, it will happen. I’m both excited and frightened, anxious and nervous. But I’m glad it’s turned out this way.

It’s been an interesting past few months of my life. The high points have been… well they’ve been nonexistent, so this trip is greatly anticipated in the hopes that I’ll gain a new perspective on my life as a whole.

I feel that I’ve taken a lot of things for granted that I have in life. By getting away from them and being alone, in a foreign place, with no-one but myself to rely on, I hope to gain a new perspective, reassess what’s important in life, think about what makes me happy, and most importantly to clear my mind and discover what I don’t miss, what keeps me from developing, and what is no longer need for my life to go on.

This is going to wrap up this first post.

Hello world!

Posted on | February 24, 2010 | 2 Comments

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