reply to post by ItDepends
Good suggestions, I am actually a digital artist when I have the time, and time I got plenty these days. I am pretty damn good with photoshop, lately
I have been into learning blender. It helps I am OK at cinema 4d and pretty good at carrara, so 3d is not new to me. Not sure I will ever make a
living off it, but having some extra money coming in selling stuff at like renderosity would be great.
I have also gotten back into fitness and martial arts, two of my long lost loves. Pretty soon going to quit this retarded smoking habit, that will
help a lot I think. I am currently building an ice rink in the backyard, the stage I am at now is packing the snow down by walking on plywood. Would
be nice to have a fullsheet, but all I got left is scraps, will take a few days
Ever since the mcsame vs nobama election, I have been a part of the liberty movement. I was a part of the tea party, when only RT was covering our
rallies. When I go to liberty rallies, see huge crowds, see the dismal crowds of the establishment phonies, I thought, hey we got this. Either the
primaries are rigged, or most mainstream supporters are too damn lazy to go to events. It's a toss up between the two. It sure tasted bitter after
being elated, and thinking we are going to do it, then seeing the BS numbers the next day.
Once you see the chess board, and notice you are an expendable pawn on it, it is not easy to just sit there and live in the bubble I used to live in.
I am not sure yet, wether it is a gift or a curse that I saw the bars on my cage.
On one hand, it is frustrating as all hell. On the other hand, I have learned a lot about how wrong I was before. Like before the construction bubble
popped, I used to think poor people were just lazy idiots. Then when I became one of the poor people, after busting my ass for a long time, working my
way to the top of the chain, only to have the floor fall out from beneath me..... Well it woke me up I guess.
Going literally from making 800-3000 a week, to nothing in a few months, doing all the "right things", I was 50% partner in a business, "owned"
50% of a house that was about 3/4 paid for in NY, and still losing it all. A house was touted as the only safe investment for the last 20 years, we
were almost out of it with a boatload of money when it all went to hell. Pops, my partner, his half was going to be his retirement money. My half was
going to be used to go become a child shrink and start my own practice. 250,000 each, but that went down the drain. We had what we thought was plenty
saved up for the rainy days, but rainy days turned into rainy weeks, then riany months, we couldn't handle the taxes at the end.
I fared much better than pops, we bought a house up here in canada, which we own outright now. Starting over is not as hard for me, I am only 30 years
old. pops is turning 52, and now he needs to start from scratch building up retirement. Not easy when you are doing hard manual labor. As much as it
sucks to have my dreams dashed away, it pisses me off a lot more that pops dreams of retirement got snatched away.