Friday, June 27, 2008


I will signing my lease to the apartment on July 7th and will move in that week as well! Once I get everything moved in and settle I will be sending out a postcard with my new address, telephone and all that good stuff out to everyone. If anyone is throwing away any old house stuff or has anything that they don't want anymore let me know I might be interested in it!

And yes I know I haven't been keeping this blog up but I have been traveling every weekend this month to Arlington trying to get all this stuff worked out and get school stuff lined out! I received a letter yesterday in the mail and I have been accepted into the Honors College Program at UTA!!!!!!!

Also, I will be leaving Friday evening for Colorado and will be back July 6th. I wont be around my cell phone but will check my email in the middle of the week if anyone needs to get a hold of me!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

End of Summer Portrait Special

I am offering End of Summer Specials on Seniors, Families and Children! Book your appointment now before you get tied up with back to school, kids moving off to college, etc.! Email me and I will send you all the information on the special. To book an appointment just give me a call 903-738-8593 or email me! I am booking appointments in the evening hours so that the sun is almost down and it is much cooler!
Appointments will be done on-location. There is an additional $25 fee for travel outside of Longview area. The locations are of your choice! Some of my suggestions are: your own backyard, city parks, gardens outside of Maud Cobb Convention Center, Kilgore Synergy Park, Downtown Longview or Kilgore, Tyler's Children Park or Tyler Rose Garden Center.
If you have any questions feel free to email me or call me. Booking is limited so call to ensure you spot!

Friday, June 13, 2008


Morning! This is a work that I hear often at work, typically the end of my shift. I am been working the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift at Longview Regional Medical Center for a while now and have watched as people arrive and depart the working lives. I have been spending a lot of time sitting at the front desk which has huge automatic glass door and huge windows that over look the parking and helicopter pad so that I can see when people arrive and leave for work.
Now I am a person of schedule and being on time is a HUGE issue for me. I think as long as I have been working, five years, I have been late maybe 3 times and going to school I was hardly ever late to class. I think that is one of the best things band taught me during high school "early is on time and on time is late." Typically about 4:45 a.m. every morning the hospital begins to slowly "wake up" with life again.
There is a woman that comes in between 4:45 a.m. and 4:50 a.m. and has a seat in the closest chair to the Emergency Room door. "Morning" is all that I have every heard her say. But she sits there waiting until 4:53 a.m. so that she can go clock in, which the time clock is in the adjacent hallway so I have view of it as well.
The next person that comes in is the Nuclear Medicine guy that delivers medical supplies. He pulls up under the ER drop off area and parks his car. He steps out of his car which is a Sliver Saturn Ion and walks toward the trunk where he gathers the supplies for the days. He then walks into the door and turns the corner "morning" with a wave of his hand.
Next is the newspaper delivery woman, sometimes a guy, that comes racing through the parking lots and pulls into the ER covered area like she is Jeff Gordon, drops off the papers and speeds off out of the parking lot.
At 6 a.m. typically follows the charge nurses that walk through the parking lot and headed to the time clock to begin their 12 hours of work. The sun is beginning to rise and the day begins for the "normal" employees Between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. life really picks up. You have the early people, the on time people and the late people. Very seldom have I seen an early person be late this reason is because when they are running late, they still are on time because they are always early!
Typically between 6:30 a.m. and & a.m. I make my final trip down the hallway to use the little boys room where I am greeted with "morning" up and down the hallway.
Ten till 7 a.m. rolls around and I am waiting anxiously for my relief to show up for work. We have the one "early bird" that is always here before it is time for her to clock in and then we have the ones that don't like to clock in till right at 7 a.m. and then you have the ones that like to show up late. These "late" people tend to really aggravate me. There are several reasons for this: First-it is 7 a.m. and I am ready to go home; Secondly it is a respect issue with me. Yes I understand that there are times that you will be late but day after day? I think some people need to learn what I had to learn while in band:
"Early is on time and on time is late!" - Sherri Morgan - Director of The Roaring Band From Bobcat Land

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Fire at the Governor's Mansion

So I was doing my nightly reading of the news at work when I came across the photo gallery in the Longview News Journal of the Governor's Mansion fire that happened on Sunday morning about 1:45 a.m. Up until this point I had NO idea of this happening. You should go online to either the Longview News Journal or The Austin American Statesman at and look at the photographs. At this point they think that the fire was intentional, but they say the investigation is still underway. 25 years ago almost the same thing happened at the Capitol. The fire took over eight and a half hours to be put out. The mansion was unoccupied by the governor Rick Perry and family due to the renovations being done to the mansion. They are still waiting to figure out if the structure of the building is okay to just renovate it or will they have to destroy the mansion. I am hoping they will just renovate the 125 year old mansion, which is the fourth oldest governors mansion in the US.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Fine Art Work

Yes, I know I haven't posted in a while, but I haven't been able to get my computer working again. But here are some images that I did this past couple of months that I had backed up on CD's. These are from my fine art work that I do from time to time to change things up. All these are for sale, so if you are interested in purchasing any of them let me know. They are available from an 8x10 to 13x19. Enjoy.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Welcome Home

Sunday morning, the Patriot Guard Riders and family members welcomed home Second Class Petty Officer Damian Feliciano. Officer Feliciano has been serving for 1 year in a high risk area in Cuba. He will be home for a one month leave and will then be deployed to Bahrian. His Wife and three children were so excited when he walked through the gate on Sunday. Several members of the PGR (Patriot Guard Riders) and family members were there to support his duties in the Armed Forces.

I know that I haven't posted in a few days but I have been having computer problems so I am in the process of finding me a new computer. I am probably going to get me the 24" iMac. So as soon as I work out all of my glitches I would be posting every day. I am still waiting on my camera to come in. Also, next weekend in Alleyfest in Downtown Longview. I should be out there all weekend long.