Monday, June 28, 2010

A week of the "Gump"

1) 06.20.2010. Drove 13.5 hours to get home. Had a blow out about 20 miles west of Ruston, Louisiana. Had the tire replaced at the most sad looking Walmart I've ever been to.

2) 06.21.2010. Drove Rooth around. Went through the attic to see what needs to go and what needs to stay. Ate at Ruby Tuesdays. Freezing cold. Had asian dumplings and hamburger shooters with pimento cheese. Both were great dishes. Jim came over for a drink then went up to his house and met the family, minus "mini Jim", who was exhausted and hungry so went to sleep before we got there.

3) 06.22.2010. Found someone to clean attic out. Went to Michael's and Hobby Lobby with Rooth.

4) 06.23.2010. Supervised attic cleanup. The people we hired knocked the attic and garage out in less than 3 hours. The rest of the day was filled with slack and trying to finish Mel's little video for the reception after the wedding. Had dinner at Applebee's. Later, went to Hooters to have a few drinks with Jim.

5) 06.24.2010. Picked Jo up at airport. Hung out with Rooth and Penny a little bit.

6) 06.25.2010. Went to rehearsal dinner at the Montgomery Brewhouse later that day. Prior to the Montgomery Brewhouse I went to the Hank Williams Museum. Pretty interesting stuff. It was cool to see some of the clothes that were made for him and see some of the old instruments that he and some of his bandmates played. It was more interesting to talk to the fella' that runs the place. Picked up the book "Still In Love with You" written by his step-daughter Lycrecia Williams.

7) 06.26.2010. Went to Mel's wedding. Very nice wedding right by Rooth's house. Dark clouds rolled in and within 10 minutes of the ceremony's beginning the bottom fell out. Thunder and lightning could be seen through the sanctuary's windows. Power finally went out. Priest didn't miss a step. Reception was nice and pretty laid back. Got to see a few people that I haven't seen in awhile and a few that I have never met. Rooth wasn't feeling too well so I picked us up a little dinner from Ruby Tuesdays. This time two orders of the asian dumplings. Later in the night we met up with Mel and Davis at the Brewhouse again for drinks.

8) 06.27.2010. Came home, with no delays in travel, and picked up animals. The rest of the evening was taken up by slackness...

Monday, June 21, 2010

Current art/poetry book

06.21.2010; Just a little late


First, yesterday, I got a call from L.T. at the FWISD art office about an art teacher resigning from the high school near our house, Eastern Hills High School. After a few minutes of calling everyone I knew to get my resume and stuff to the principal I got an interview set up for Friday. Had the interview at 1:45pm and knew by the end of day that I got the job.Later that night, had an amazing night of beer, dairy queen, beer, performances by Doggebi and ClearSpot, with a nice performance by HIO at 1919 Hemphill, then more beer with friends at HIO's favorite hangout, Ye Olde Bull and Bush Pub in Fort Worth.


Didn't do much except watch TCU put the beatdown on FSU at the college world series then picked Ken up and headed out to the Phoenix Project in Dallas for another performance. Ate dinner at Vietnam, then had some beer in the parking lot of the P.P......We went on first so I could come home to get some rest before leaving town for Montgomery. So we missed everyone else's.


A 10 hour trip only took me 13.5 hours. Left a little late but the drive was fine until I got about 5 miles east of Shreveport, Louisiana and I had a flat tire. 98%, 105% with the heat index, and 110% on the blacktop of I-20 where I had the pleasure of unloading the trunk and having to change out the tire. Nearest place to get a new tire, 22 miles further down the road in Rustin, Louisana, the most depressing Walmart I've been in. I thought they were going out of business when I first walked in from the tire and lube department.
After that the drive was long, but nice. I hate the long drive but I like driving through cities like Yazoo City, Uniontown, etc... Unfortunately, I was so ready to be out of the car I didn't take the time to stop and take photographs as I passed through these towns.


Relaxing day in "the Gump". Woke up early and enjoyed some coffee. Worked on some artwork/poetry, worked on a new instrument a little bit
and thought about cleaning the attic out; that was quickly dismissed upon climbing the stairs and realizing how hot it was/is. Rooth decided to hire someone to come out and clean the attic while I supervise what is being thrown away and kept. Another reason I won't live in a neighborhood with a homeowners association, they will not let her place a dumpster out front so we can clean the attic. What happens when someone wants to do a large remodel. I guess that won't happen. Watched Federer almost lose in the first round of Wimbledon. Currently watching some college world series baseball.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

06.16.2010 mind map

Sunday, June 13, 2010


around the corner
a cool breeze greets us
the man stares forward

Friday, June 11, 2010


Yesterday was great.

1) Ran/walked yesterday morning. Ran some "fast" laps around the school park and ran some reps up and down the stairs near the elementary school.

2) Started a couple new little art pieces which includes a video;

3) Made some progress in "Dragon Age" on PS3.

4) Bison burgers at the Stash Daubers. Discussed upcoming HIO shows, paper mache techniques, and listened to Jimmy Stewart sing some classic tunes.

5) Came home and slept like a baby...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


aromatic coffee
mixed with the clean air
today rain may fall

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

06.01.2010; Henry Brant