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I often get the feeling that people think me and my wife are just hanging out and or they still can’t believe were married when were out and about. Maybe because looks alone were total opposites. I really don’t care what people think and we can’t go no where without getting looks, but I do really fucking hate it when people stare, and by stare I mean look more than 3 seconds. That’s normally countered by me with the “WTF are you looking at you fuck, mind your own fucking business” stare right back at them.
Anyway it is what it is, I mean most people’s first stereo type impression of me is I’m some pissed off looking country redneck (I’m half white half Filipino, the only Filipino redneck I know of), just how I talk and the way I dress, and well my wife is black. Then again I didn’t realize that the way I dress or how I talked had any bearing or the type of women I like or who I fell in love with. Being my wife is Natural, I often as black women how long they have been Natural, mostly the first response is a short state of shock because I’m the last person most think would ask or even know about that. Normally I get what do you know about being natural, I follow with the same answer I always give “oh I know just a little bit about it” (mind you it’s in a southern accent) But I guess what got me thinking about it was when I was driving earlier to the Virginia War Memorial I seen 2 VCU students walking while I was at a red light, white guy and a black girl walking together, talking, smiling and what not. Guess that just reminded me of me and my wife.
But that’s just a tad bit about my experiences with folks while out and about, and a bit on my views on just the type of women I like. It is what it is, and I am who I am, and I ain’t scared to say I like black women and y’all are some beautiful women.
The VA declared June PTSD Awareness Month. So if you know someone who you think might be living with PTSD help them get the help they need, don’t assume that it will just “be ok” with time.
So I’m at Country Style Doughnuts the other day, and there is some chic taking photo’s of the outside of the store and then on the inside as me and my wife are ordering. Said she was doing a story, wondering if she posts on tumblr.
When I first got my Canon 60D I had bought it because I wanted to start filming with a DSLR. I did find that there is a lot of testing the camera out as I didn’t know much about DSLR settings and how everything is a factor. This is just clips put together into a video during the summer in 2011 all shot in the Richmond area.
FF to 2013 I am more than behind in video and photography as I spent all of 2012 deployed. But things happen and you just always have never quit and give up on what you want and things you love about life. I expect this year for me will be a very nice year, a year of change, reflection, and new outlook on life all of which should translate into a unique style of photo and video as time goes on.
Morning sunrise at FOB Hadrian in Afghanistan.
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Glock 21sf in the middle of cycling.
In 2 hours and 10 minutes I start the final month plus a few days in Jan of my time here in Afghanistan. Then I get to start heading home.
Range time. Because shooting is a perishable skill and it’s not something you want to be fucking around with if and when you need it.
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I left and it was winter back home in Richmond. When I return it will be the same time of year of the same month just a year later, winter. Winter does bother me, the cold doesn’t either other than making my joints ache. I think it’s a good thing that I return during this time of year, when things are slower, and life isn’t trying to race by in a flash. I had a taste of home not long about for 2 weeks out of the entire year, and it’s going to be different. I can see myself just anywhere once I’m home as things just fly around me at breakneck speed. I just observe and think about things I need to do and living life. I see life in a totally different way now, and life is something that is taken for granted greatly by pretty much everyone. But I have at least realized it’s not that complex, it’s actually pretty simple, just being happy and making it while being happy, and doing what you love to do not doing something because you think you don’t have a choice in the matter, because there is a choice always is unless you just lock that door on yourself and leave no option.
My followers may have at one time wondered why I dropped off the face of Tumblr, and I stopped posting Richmond VA photo’s and all that happy stuff many months ago.
I think the photo answers that question.