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Sun Aug 6, 2006, 3:03 PM


a rant of sorts:    

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im in a rut.  the constant stress that is put on me from some people in this community is finally taking its toll on me.  several months later, i still have problems moving on without someone bringing up the past.   i cant even communicate with certain people anymore.  and im being punished for something that i had no part in. after months and months of this nonstop bullshit, i just want to scream.  i signed up on  deviantart over a year ago, in order to further the my interests and progress in photography.  im at a place right now that i didnt think i would be at when i first picked up that little point and shoot 2 years ago.  in this time, i have recieved so much support from the community, and i really do appreciate it.  but now because of these recent developments, i question even staying here.   and because of these recent events, its also dampened my passion for photography.  hopefully ill be able to shoot again soon.   



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Psalm 28:7 "The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him."

  • Listening to: Everclear - Wonderful
  • Reading: The Bible

Models wanted!

Fri Jul 21, 2006, 8:10 PM


I'm going to be working more with people, and exploring emotions.  I will be needing models, both male and female, that live close to me (Kenmore, WA) who are willing to pose for me.  Please note me if your interested!  

Only requirement is that the model is 18 or over.  



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Psalm 28:7 "The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him."

  • Listening to: Psychedelic Trance
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: 24 Season 4

Back on the Mainland

Wed Jul 5, 2006, 4:00 PM


well the trip was quite eventful, left on sunday morning around 2am, did a night shoot once i got to Anacortes.  i slept on the ferry on the way to orcas.  finally arrived at our destination round 7ish.  i chilled with friends, toured the sites, and had alot of fun.  weather was great the whole time.  on the 4th of july, we went down to see the fireworks (couldnt bring our own due to the fact that there was a burn ban in effect and it was heavily enforced), but the show was cancelled just prior to starting due to the high winds we recieved.  anyways, took some photos, met some photographers, and other people along the island.  was a good trip.  good to get away from all the nonsense that i have to deal with at home.  



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Psalm 28:7 "The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him."

  • Listening to: Psychedelic Trance
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: 24 Season 4

Vacation of Sorts

Sat Jul 1, 2006, 2:09 PM


I'm off to Orcas Island for the weekend, time to party hard.  I'll see you all on the 5th.  Have a good 4th!  

I also picked up a hoya r25a filter to play with when i shoot black and white.  i dont know if im going to take my camera up to orcas, so i dont know when ill be able to post stuff using this filter.  



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Psalm 28:7 "The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him."

  • Listening to: Psychedelic Trance
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: 24 Season 5

Purpose

Wed May 31, 2006, 10:16 PM


Why are you here?  Not only on DA, but why were you placed here on earth?  Do you even know?
I know why I've been put here;  but do you?  And if you do, what is your purpose here?   



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Psalm 28:7 "The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him."

  • Listening to: Psychedelic Trance
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: 24 Season 5

Pointless Entry...

Tue May 23, 2006, 5:51 PM


Do you have:
(X) your own cell phone
(X) a tv in your bedroom
(X) an ipod
(X) a photo printer
( ) your own phone line
( ) TiVo or a generic digital video recorder
(X) high-speed internet access (aka not dialup)
(X) a surround sound system in bedroom
( ) dvd player in bedroom
( ) at least a hundred DVDs
(X) a childfree bathroom
( ) your own in-house office
( ) a pool
( ) a guest house
( ) a game room
( ) a queen-size bed or larger
( ) a stocked bar
(X) a working dishwasher
( ) an icemaker
(X) a working washing machine and dryer
( ) more than 20 pairs of shoes
(X) at least ten things from a designer store
(X) expensive sunglasses
(X) framed authentic art
( ) Egyptian cotton sheets or towels
(X) a multi-speed bike
( ) a gym membership
( ) large exercise equipment at home
( ) your own set of golf clubs
( ) a pool table
( ) a tennis court
(X) local access to a lake, large pond, or the sea
(X) your own pair of skis [i got skis and snowboards]
( ) enough camping gear for a weekend trip in an isolated area
( ) a boat
( ) a jet ski
( ) a neighborhood committee membership
( ) a beach house or a vacation house/cabin
( ) wealthy family members
(X) two or more family cars
(X) a walk-in closet or pantry
(X) a yard
( ) a hammock
( ) a personal trainer
( ) good credit [no credit, pay in cash / debit]
( ) expensive jewelry
( ) a designer bag that required being on a waiting list to get
(X) at least $100 cash in your possession right now
( ) more than two credit cards bearing your name
( ) a stock portfolio
(X) a passport
( ) a horse
(X) a trust fund
( ) private medical insurance
( ) a college degree, but no student loans

Do you:
(X) shop for non-needed items for yourself (like clothes, jewelry, electronics)
( ) do your regular grocery shopping at high-end or specialty stores
( ) pay someone else to clean your house, do dishes, or launder your clothes
(X) go on weekend mini-vacations
( ) send dinners back with every flaw
( ) wear perfume or cologne (not body spray)
( ) regularly get your hair styled or nails done in a salon
( ) have a job but don't need the money OR
( ) stay at home with little financial sacrifice
( ) pay someone else to cook your meals
( ) pay someone else to watch your children or walk your dogs
( ) regularly pay someone else to drive you
( ) expect a gift after you fight with your partner

Are you:
(X) an only child (Doesn't mean spoiled)
( ) married/partnered to a weathly person
( ) baffled/surprised when you don't get your way

Have you:
( ) been on a cruise
(X) traveled out of the country
(X) met a celebrity
( ) been to the carribean
( ) been to europe
( ) been to hawaii
( ) been to new york
( ) eaten at the space needle in seattle
( ) been to mall of america
( ) been on the eiffel tower in paris
( ) been on the statue of liberty in new york
( ) moved more than three times because you wanted to
( ) dined with local political figures
(X) been to both the Atlantic coast and the Pacific coast (in any country)

Did you:
( ) go to another country for your honeymoon
( ) hire a professional photographer for your wedding or party
(X) take riding or swimming lessons as a child
(X) attend private school
( ) have a Sweet 16 birthday party thrown for you


My Score: 29

40 or Above = spoiled

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stolen from shadowklaw's journal :)



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Psalm 28:7 "The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him."

  • Listening to: Psychedelic Trance
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: 24 Season 5

Opening Day

Sat May 6, 2006, 8:01 PM


After a party at Baffler's house last night, DJ-Mech and I went to DJ-Mech's house where we didn't really accomplish much.  We left for Opening Day at 5:15am.  What is Opening Day, you might ask?  Opening Day is a big get together hosted by the Seattle Yacht Club which includes several yacht clubs from around Washington and British Columbia.  I met several people, include a few high ranking individuals in the armed forces.  Im going to try to save as many photos as i can, the shoot didnt go as i planned.



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Psalm 28:7 "The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him."

  • Listening to: Psychedelic Trance
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: 24 Season 5

My First Exhibition

Wed Apr 19, 2006, 6:21 PM


Well, I've been sitting on this for a few days, but its finally time to announce it.  I've had several of my works featured at my church's coffee shop.  I've been following the response I've been getting from the people who have seen my works, and they all seem to enjoy it.  Its funny to see them arguing about what my "Frozen Spirals" photo is actually about.  I really do feel blessed to get the chance to have my work exhibited and to get my name out there as well.  Some of the photos in this feature I will enter in the state and county fairs around here when the season comes.  Hopefully this won't be the last time I'm featured somewhere.  :)

Thumbnails of each of the photos submitted:

Little Things by MushroomMagic In Hiding by MushroomMagic A New Beginning by MushroomMagic Frozen Spirals by MushroomMagic Impermanence by MushroomMagic Droplets by MushroomMagic Autumn by MushroomMagic

This ID was featured as part of my bio: www.deviantart.com/view/291587…

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I would still like to thank everyone for the support they have given me.  Thank you.  




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Psalm 28:7 "The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him."
  • Listening to: Psychedelic Trance
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: 24 Season 5

The big 2-0

Tue Apr 18, 2006, 12:05 AM


hehe well today i turn 20.  yea not much more to say, here........yet.  gonna party on friday, since i have so much crap piled up for me tommorrow.  but yea.  365 days till 21.  



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Psalm 28:7 "The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him."
  • Listening to: Psychedelic Trance
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: 24 Season 2 and 5

Ahh Good Times...

Thu Apr 6, 2006, 10:55 AM


So yesterday, i was finishing up with the cinema club at cascadia college, and we were transporting all the equipment to one of the bottom levels of the parking garage.  so the 7 of us piled into the elevator, and start heading down.  all of a sudden, the brakes are engaged and we stop.  we were trapped.  so of course, we call the emergency phone.  we get a hold of someone from the elevator company and they said they'll send someone out asap.  we never got an answer for how soon was asap.  needless to say, we all thought this whole thing was quite hilarious, and each one of us got on our cell phones and just started calling random people to tell em about our situation.  afterwards, we all started to bond.  it was a very laid back environment, though i wish i had camera on me.  after a while we finally get a notice from the campus security (we tried contacting the office, but it was closed, AT 5 PM!!!), they informed us that they just realized what happened.  great.  only took them 45 min.  i applauded them on the their "quick" response time.  
A little while longer, we were informed by one of the people there, that shes starting to get claustrophobic.  not a good situation for her to be in.  especially since we kept going up and down, and there was much banging outside.  a little after an hour we were all free, went out for icecream to kill off the stress, and just chilled and watched jackie chan movies and office space.  good times.  i had fun.  



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Psalm 28:7 "The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him."
  • Listening to: Psychedelic Trance
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: 24 Season 2 and 5

Back

Sat Mar 25, 2006, 11:08 PM


Back for about a day....  

Vacation almost over, almost time to go back to work and clas...  :(

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  • Listening to: Dance of the Psilocybin
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: 24 Season 2 and 5

A breather

Tue Mar 21, 2006, 8:42 PM


Going to Orcas Island for the next 3 days, cya fri!

Need the time off.  Get my thoughts together about recent events.  

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Psalm 28:7 "The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him."
  • Listening to: Dance of the Psilocybin
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: 24 Season 2 and 5

Spring Break

Thu Mar 16, 2006, 11:00 PM


Tis that time of year again where we all go out and party for days on end!  New photo projects are in the mix, such as some potential studio work, and more portraits.  hope everyones living it up!  Special shoutout to my challio cuz i want her to get better before sakuracon that is next week if im not mistaken.  :hug: :heart:  really excited that now i have some time away to work on photos.  took the week off from work as well.  

*EDIT*

I fired up my computer not too long ago to find all my Firefox favs, settings and plugins corrupted, as well as my iTunes library corrupted.  so now i have the fun task of rebuilding both of those and sorting through thousands of duplicate files, this is kinda a priority since i cant live without my music.  

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  • Listening to: Dance of the Psilocybin
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: 24 Season 2 and 5

New Series: City Life

Tue Mar 7, 2006, 11:36 AM


I will be releasing a new series, entitled City Life.  Basically this will cover what you would normally see in the big city.  Just oridinary people, doing oridinary things.  I liked shooting this series, because it gave me a chance of catching things in a perspective that not many people will pay attention to.  I hope you'll enjoy it.  


Keepers of the Peace by MushroomMagic :thumb30105123: :thumb30179088: Sidewalk Beethoven by MushroomMagic


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:iconda-wa::iconrepublicans::iconshroomery::iconmountainriders::iconartistsofwa::iconmacrophoto::iconthe-abandoned-album::iconrockseattle:

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Psalm 28:7 "The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him."
  • Listening to: Dance of the Psilocybin
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: 24 Season 2 and 5

Wow

Wed Mar 1, 2006, 7:27 PM


wow, i woke up at 5:50 this morning with 100M in my message box, and a congrats for 1000 views on a certain work.  then i start to wake up and realize it was my little snail shell.  then it hit me.  then i had to go to work :P

I want to give a special thank you to all my watchers, the big man upstairs for giving me the talent i have, and anyone who ever gave me a comment, i really appreciate the support.  special thanks to silivrenwolf for stickin by me and really gettin my work off the ground and out there.  wouldnt be here w/o you!  

Getting this DD is great, and im already lookin at ways to surpass this photo.  

Thank you everyone for the support!


- Chris B. Smigielski


*EDIT*
so finally, after the huge message frenzy, i get this:   Deviant =MushroomMagic has  700 new messages  ( 12D, 549M, 120C, 17J, 2P )  | Logout

To all the people who commented on my works, i will go through and reply to every single one.  just might take a while since its so much  :P

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My Closest Friends:
:iconflick25::iconatmic::iconmikeklacy::iconbaffler::iconaurora-marille::iconeptin::iconsilivrenwolf::icondj-mech:
Clubs:
:iconda-wa::iconrepublicans::iconshroomery::iconmountainriders::iconartistsofwa::iconmacrophoto::iconthe-abandoned-album::iconrockseattle:

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<img src="i10.photobucket.com/albums/a12…"" alt="*" title="The Abondoned Album" />


Psalm 28:7 "The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him."
  • Listening to: Dance of the Psilocybin
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: 24 Season 2 and 5

New Stuff From Canon

Wed Feb 22, 2006, 10:25 PM


April's gonna be a busy month for Canon.

There is a new body coming out, the 30D  consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/cont…

Also there are 2 new lenses coming out:
The EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/cont…
and the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/cont…

I know very little about 30D, but from what I read off of canon, it sounds like its a replacement for the 20D, which if thats true, is good, because ive been meaning to upgrade in a year to the 20D, as for the lenses, the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM looks pretty much like the standard kit lense right now, except that its 17-55mm, instead of the 15-55mm, and also has the IS and USM features.

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My Closest Friends:
:iconflick25::iconatmic::iconmikeklacy::iconbaffler::iconaurora-marille::iconeptin::iconsilivrenwolf::icondj-mech:
Clubs:
:iconda-wa::iconrepublicans::iconshroomery::iconmountainriders::iconartistsofwa::iconmacrophoto::iconthe-abandoned-album::iconrockseattle:

<img src="ic1.deviantart.com/fs7/i/2005/…"" alt="*" title="*" /><img src="www.gp-digital.de/photographer…"" alt="*" title="Talk to me!" />nifty deviantart related extensions/themes etc<img src="fs8.deviantart.com/i/2005/272/…"" alt="*" title="*" />
<img src="i10.photobucket.com/albums/a12…"" alt="*" title="The Abondoned Album" />


Psalm 28:7 "The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him."
  • Listening to: Dance of the Psilocybin
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: 24 Season 2 and 5

Upcoming Projects

Sun Feb 19, 2006, 9:05 PM


Im having a few setbacks due to the fact that my camera isnt performing to its fullest potential.  The sensor on my camera is dirty and in need of professional cleaning.  I will try to take it in and get an estimate on how much it costs, I'm fearing the highest price.  Due to this setback, I havent been able to upload the photos I want to without considerable photoshop work.  With that said, I have some new photos that will be put up in due time.  

Now onto business.

As you are well aware, most of my photos consist of nature and outdoor scenes.  I will continue refining my techniques in this field, but I am also going to try different areas as well.  First off, I will try to continue my study in infrared photography.  I am going blind in this area, I have never done this before, so it will be a long and hard trial and error method of learning.  However I have to tweak some settings on my camera and I am still a little hesitant on doing that.  We shall see what happens.  

The next project I will be setting my sights on will consist of more studio work.  I have always liked studio work, however I lack even basic lighting tools and knowledge.  This I will try to conquer in the coming months, using all resources at my disposal and improvising when needed.  This will be a fun and challenging project for me.  The studio work I have in mind as of right now are some macros.  Also I plan on studying water in various forms along with ink.  Its going to be incredibly hard to do, but I am up for the challenge.  

Lastly, I am planning on doing indoor portraits soon, as soon as i can find some willing models on a college budget (basically free :P), this will be fun as it will also be a study on the effects of light on the skin.  

Hope everyone is having a good year so far.

Till next time,
- Chris

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My Closest Friends:
:iconflick25::iconatmic::iconmikeklacy::iconbaffler::iconaurora-marille::iconeptin::iconsilivrenwolf:
Clubs:
:iconda-wa::iconrepublicans::iconshroomery::iconmountainriders::iconartistsofwa::iconmacrophoto::iconthe-abandoned-album::iconrockseattle:

<img src="ic1.deviantart.com/fs7/i/2005/…"" alt="*" title="*" /><img src="www.gp-digital.de/photographer…"" alt="*" title="Talk to me!" />nifty deviantart related extensions/themes etc<img src="fs8.deviantart.com/i/2005/272/…"" alt="*" title="*" />
<img src="i10.photobucket.com/albums/a12…"" alt="*" title="The Abondoned Album" />


Psalm 28:7 "The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him."
  • Listening to: Dance of the Psilocybin
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: 24 Season 2 and 5

Carpe Diem

Sat Feb 11, 2006, 2:09 PM


I wander in a land where stars shine brightly on horizons that enchant the eye.
What do you see?

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My Family:
:iconflick25::iconatmic::iconmikeklacy::iconbaffler::iconaurora-marille::iconeptin::iconsilivrenwolf:
Clubs:
:iconda-wa::iconrepublicans::iconshroomery::iconmountainriders::iconartistsofwa::iconmacrophoto::iconthe-abandoned-album::iconrockseattle:

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<img src="i10.photobucket.com/albums/a12…"" alt="*" title="The Abondoned Album" />


Psalm 28:7 "The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him."
  • Listening to: Dance of the Psilocybin
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: Invader Zim. Family Guy

Tagged Again

Fri Feb 3, 2006, 6:00 PM


I've been tagged by the one and only, :icontdotduffman:
Time to learn more random facts about me!  


1.Grab the book nearest you, turn to page 18, and find line 4:
"...distant place and refused to move.  By the end of the 1820s, state and federal..." (The Cherokee Removal, Second Edition)

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can.
ok, what do i do now?

3.What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Q13 morning news, to check weather and traffic

4.Without looking, guess what time it is:
5:45

5.Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
5:31

6.With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
I have music playing nonstop, the keyboard keys, my halogen light clicks too.

7.When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
i last stepped outside about 3:45, and i was walking from my car to my house

8.Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
my computer monitors

9.What are you wearing?
long sleeved shirt, sweatpants, a sweatshirt

10.Did you dream last night?
who knows?  i dont remember my dreams

11. When did you last laugh?
today while watching this video video.google.com/videoplay?doc…

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
all sorts of crap, ranging from cds, to a tennis racket

13. Seen anything weird lately?
my van is dirtier on the right side then the left

14. What do you think of this quiz?
not bad, it passes the time

15. What is the last film you saw?
war of the worlds, the girl annoyed me

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
new lenses for my new camera :)

17. Tell me something about you that I don't know.
i have a new cell phone, yet i continue to use my old one

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics,
bring back the religion and the moral fibre that we once had

19. Do you like to dance?
of course, havent you seen my jig?

20.George Bush:
awesome leader, few mistakes here and there, but overall hes doing a great job (flame me you liberals)

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
Beatrice

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Lord Gorlock

23.Would you ever consider living abroad?
of course, i would like to live in europe

24. What do you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
wassup, welcome to my place

25. 4 people who must also do this meme in THEIR journal:
i really dont see what culture has to do with this survey

------------------------------------------------------------
and the 2nd one:

1. WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR KITCHEN PLATES?
white, with golden / orange trim around the edges

2. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
"A Different Mirror" by Ronald Takaki

3. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
my mouse?

4. FAVORITE BOARD GAME?
monopoly, chess

5. LEAST FAVORITE SMELLS?
perfume / cologne, fish

6. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF IN THE MORNING?
how can i make the most of it?

7. FAVORITE COLOR(S):
blue and green

8. LEAST FAVORITE COLOR:
cyan

9. HOW MANY RINGS UNTIL YOU ANSWER THE PHONE?
depends on how fast i can reach my phone

10. FUTURE CHILD'S NAME:
Child

11. CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA?
vanilla

12. DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE FAST?
yes, but within limits

13. DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL?
nope

14. DO YOU LIKE THUNDERSTORMS?
i dont like them, i love them, best natural entertainment you can get

15. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
1991 toyota camry dx

16. WHAT IS YOUR SIGN?
..|..

17. DO YOU EAT THE STEMS OF BROCCOLI?
nope

18. IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB WHAT WOULD IT BE?
professional photographer

19. IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY COLOR HAIR WHAT WOULD IT BE?
silvery white

20. IS THE GLASS HALF FULL OR HALF EMPTY?
half full

21. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?
office space, history of the world part 1

22. DO YOU TYPE WITH YOUR FINGERS ON THE RIGHT KEYS?
of course, thats how you type, sheesh

23. WHAT'S UNDER YOUR BED?
blankets, nicknacks

24. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NUMBER?
42

25. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Rally, soccer

26. YOUR SINGLE BIGGEST INTENSE PAIN?
hmm, dunno

27. PERSON MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
silivrenwolf

28. PERSON YOU SENT THIS TO WHO IS LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
Baffler

29. KETCHUP OR MUSTARD?
both

31. HAMBURGER OR HOT DOG?
hot dog

32. FAVORITE SEASON?
winter

33. THE BEST PLACE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN?
banff, canada

34. WHAT IS YOUR SCREEN SAVER?
dancing lines, classic!

35. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FAST FOOD PLACE?
dicks drive in

36. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BREED OF DOG?
golden retriever or beagle

37. YOUR NICKNAMES?
smig, smagoo, smiggy, magic mushroom, dj audiophile

38. HAVE YOU EVER KISSED THE OPPOSITE GENDER?
pfft, of course, what kind of question is this?

39. WHAT ANNOYS YOU THE MOST?
the left wing politics of this state, well, pretty much the left all together

40. WHAT'S YOUR CRUSHES NAME?
thats none of your business

41. WHAT'S YOUR BEST FRIEND'S NAME?
i have several: (in no order) clark celeste michael angela adam margaret

42. WHICH CELEBRITY ANNOYS YOU THE MOST?
brittney spears, but most of them bug me.

43. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU DISLIKE THE MOST?
rap, pop / alternative greenday-ish political crap

44. WAS THIS QUIZ FUN?
it was alright, a 6 out of 10

45. IF YOU COULD HAVE ANYTHING FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
cash, since i dont know what i want

46. IF YOU COULD BE ANYTHING IN THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
myself

47. What can you not live without?
music, God

48. If you can be in any show you want what would it be?
arrested development

49. Who's you favorite fictional character?
jack bauer

50. WHAT'S ONE WEIRD FACT ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT?
im a cuddler  :)

51. What is one thing you've done in your life that you don't regret?
i have no regrets in my life, seriously;  everything happened / did not happen for a reason

52. WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE CHILDHOOD MEMORY?
thats personal

~~~~ Now add a question to this quiz, and the 5 people you tag have to answer that question and add one of their own ~~~~

53. WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
onions

54. Who do you most look up to and why?
DJ Mech, hes taught me all i know bout mixing music

55. How did you survive reading and writing all this?
its quite easy, take it one question at a time

56. Why did you complete this quiz....
because i felt like it

57. What do you think your purpose in life is?
to make the world a happier place

alright, with that done, ill tag:
flick25
Aurora-Marille
Eptin
Baffler
silivrenwolf

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My Family:
:iconflick25::iconatmic::iconmikeklacy::iconbaffler::iconaurora-marille::iconeptin::iconsilivrenwolf:
Clubs:
:iconda-wa::iconrepublicans::iconshroomery::iconmountainriders::iconartistsofwa::iconmacrophoto::iconthe-abandoned-album::iconrockseattle:

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<img src="i10.photobucket.com/albums/a12…"" alt="*" title="The Abondoned Album" />
  • Listening to: Dance of the Psilocybin
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: Invader Zim. Family Guy

New Stuff Coming Soon

Sat Jan 21, 2006, 11:58 AM


I havent shot anything new in quite a while because I have been dealing with personal and family problems pretty much on a day to day basis this month.  Most of it is getting worked out as I type this, but it has eaten most my time that I would devote to shooting.  It also hasnt helped that it rained for a month non-stop here.  I will try to get new stuff in by the end of this week.   

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My Family:
:iconflick25::iconatmic::iconmikeklacy::iconbaffler::iconaurora-marille::iconeptin::iconsilivrenwolf:
Clubs:
:iconda-wa::iconrepublicans::iconshroomery::iconmountainriders::iconartistsofwa::iconmacrophoto::iconthe-abandoned-album::iconrockseattle:

<img src="ic1.deviantart.com/fs7/i/2005/…"" alt="*" title="*" /><img src="www.gp-digital.de/photographer…"" alt="*" title="Talk to me!" />nifty deviantart related extensions/themes etc<img src="fs8.deviantart.com/i/2005/272/…"" alt="*" title="*" />
<img src="i10.photobucket.com/albums/a12…"" alt="*" title="The Abondoned Album" />
  • Listening to: Dance of the Psilocybin
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: Invader Zim. Family Guy