Saturday, December 1, 2012

i bought some straw from a local landscape supply yard

in an attempt to strike up some conversation with the ol' boy who was helping me,
i asked him what he thought would happen if my dog decided to eat some of the straw.
he looked around, i assume to see if anyone was listening
and with a slight grin he said,
"he'll prolly just poop it out"...



Tuesday, November 27, 2012

it's 11:59

but you probably didn't need me to tell you that
but alas
i am awake
as a result of poor decisions...
well,
i'm awake as a result of too much sugar
too much sugar
too close to my bedtime,
that's right...



i'll likely be awake for a few more hours?
and you have likely,
already clicked away from here?...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

i got home from work early today.

i fell asleep on the couch with both of my dogs.
all three of us were farting.
hours later:
i am awake,
showered,
and somewhat alert.
i'm waiting for my wife to get home.



i'm not going to tell her about my day...

Monday, August 27, 2012

i came home from work today

and i wanted to go outside
but i ate some cake
took a shit
and then fell asleep on the couch for 2 hours...


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

i wanted to stab someone in the heart

with a pencil today.
i pictured myself gripping it,
firmly.

my hand,
clenched around it:
it would have been a downward stabbing motion,
like administering an adrenaline shot to a junky...

but pencils are made with graphite lead now,
and stabbing someone with graphite is dumb.

who would do that?

i have too much class to stab someone with a bullshit pencil.



Monday, August 13, 2012

every time i sign in to this blog

the blogger dashboard reminds/threatens me that;
soon, the old interface will be replaced by the new blogger interface...
i hate the new blogger thing.
i've tried it several times, and it's awful.
i keep telling myself that when the old is replaced with the new,
that's when i'll pull the plug on this thing...

i've been on blogger since 2004.
this is my third blog.
i deleted the first one, and merged the second one, with the one you're reading now...

i'll be the first to admit that the old blogger needs to be updated, but this new thing that they've come up with... it's crap.
pure unadulterated crap!

whatevs
there's only a few people
who read this shit anyway...




Tuesday, July 24, 2012

i can't seem to get my whites, white.



i also can't seem to wake up in the morning without feeling like i could slam my vehicle right in to the first fucking tree that comes in to view... of course it would have to be a big tree, one big enough to...you know?

it just so happen i live in an old, established neighborhood, with lots of big ass elm trees, and oaks, and ash...

if the plural of oak is oaks, then what's the plural of ash? ashes? ashes to ashes mothfucker?

ashy larry!

whatever.

Monday, July 9, 2012

sitting here

at 2:25 pm
typing
designed in part by me
by circumstance
i realize right now
that i am victim of myself
of misfortune
i am victim of poor choices
poverty
religion
i am a victim of man
my parents
short sightedness
i am a victim of drugs
and alcohol
and excess
i am a victim of my own insecurities
and fears
they are many
they are most relevant at 2:25 pm
when i am home alone
with the monsters
typing away on this keyboard
i am a victim of insanity
unspeakable pain
and suffering
as well as the slow torment
of self will
and strong feelings

Friday, July 6, 2012

this was an awesome church

but it smelled like cat piss and hobo shit. mixed with the 90 degree heat...well, it was quite terrible.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

this place was pretty cool



shooting inside of abandoned theaters is tough because it's always pretty dark.
if there does happen to be a light source, it's usually overpowering in one area, and makes for a difficult exposure.
this place was all of that!

it was cool to finally make it over here, since there's talk of demolition...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

i can't seem to stay committed to this blog,

and i'm not quite ready to sign out...
i know what you're saying, "get it over with already for fucks sake!"
but it's not that easy.



i've put a lot of myself out there
and it's hard to walk away from that...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

when i was eleven years old

the guy down the street chopped up his car
with an ax.
the police came
the fire department,
and EMS
even the news was there.

the man with the ax,
the ax man if you will,
locked himself inside of his house
and refused to come outside-
hours went by...

the ax man shot himself.

slowly;
the police left
the fire department
the news
the EMS
the neighbors went back inside...

the next day
a tow truck came
and towed away the chopped up car
as time went on
people stopped talking about it
it was simply forgotten
by everyone
including me...

until tonight.

sitting here
typing this
i can picture the car; with
the windshield smashed
ax marks
fluid leaking
the neighbors running
sirens
the ax man screaming...

i don't remember what kind kind of car it was
except that it was blue
i don't remember what his name was either
except that it wasn't the ax man, that
much
i am sure...

Monday, May 14, 2012

my mother called me the other day

to let me know that her TV was goin' out.
black lines, she said...
horizontal
black lines
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________

the TV,
was on it's way out.
i told her that i had an extra television in my basement,
and that she was welcome to it.
she was going to measure the opening of her cabinet, so that we could determine if the new TV would fit;
my mother called me back today
it took her several minutes to find her notes
her glasses
her measurements,
she read them to me...

the TV in my basement doesn't fit.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

hello

is it me you're looking for?...

i have accomplished nothing during my brief absence here, except that i have accumulated even more photographs... and a new camera...
whatevs!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

they demolished the highland park police station last week.

several people covered it, and then some...
i was gonna post an old pic of the exterior but i don't like any of them.
so, here's a different building that has been demolished.
cass tech.
a classroom.
yup...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

february is not looking so good

in terms of posting.
maybe i'll surprise myself?



i do have high hopes for shooting in the coming months though. there's definitely not as much out there as there used to be, but there's still a few places. we just have to work a little harder,
that's all.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

i woke up at 12:30 AM the other night

i bought a shirt on amazon
from my phone
in bed

i forgot about it

there was a box on my back porch today
it was my shirt

it fits pretty nicely...



so i have that going for me.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

sometimes

when i'm walking around my house
i think about when i'm going to die
where will it be
when
will it be?
in the garage
the kitchen
will i die trying to get down the stairs
trying to shovel the side walk
where will my wife find me
cold
dead
lifeless
i'm not afraid of death
or dying
i'm more concerned with suffering
with pain
with my wife growing old and no one there to help her
to love her
i'm not afraid of death
i'm more concerned with cancer
the slow kind
the painful kind
i think about my future dogs
running out of food
in their bowls
while they sit next to my lifeless body
protecting
waiting
waiting for the neighbors to ring the bell
for the police to beat down the door
i think about this when i'm putting towels in the linen closet
that would be as good a place as any
for the big one to hit me
i'm not afraid of death
i'm more concerned with my wife
trying to wake me
i'm concerned with growing too old
too slow
for too long
i think about running out of money
out of love
patience
i think about all the people around me dying
outliving them
maybe i'll die while changing the filter on my furnace
a
that's as good a place as any?



here i am again

sitting in the same chair
7:something PM

fuck.

the grand army of the republic.



whatever.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

well i was wrong

today was not wet, as i predicted yesterday.

it's tuesday
january 24th
7:43 PM
cold
dark
and windy.
it wasn't wet
so at least we have that going for us...

Monday, January 23, 2012

it's monday

january 23rd
7:33 PM
cold
dark
wet
and the same thing is waiting for us tomorrow...

in an attempt to not be completely forgotten
i'm making a post.
albeit, only a handful of loyal readers
and a few 9th place assholes will ever actually read this, but i'm doing it anyway.
so here's a photo that i edited awhile back but never posted,
yup...



whatever.

Monday, January 16, 2012

it's january in detroit

cold
dark
and shitty
yeah.
anyway,
here's a new post for my many readers to enjoy.
the lobby of the michigan bell building.
we were really surprised to see how drab the interior was.
we were also surprised to see the lights on.
so,
enjoy my new post
because i don't see too many more coming down the pipeline.
i'm bored
depressed
and tired.
i'm also irrelevant.
because i'm not on facebook.



fuck you, and your facebook page!

Monday, January 9, 2012

once again

i am completely bored
with all of this
the internet
this blog
the posting...

(i deleted a bunch of stupid shit that i can't believe i ever posted)

so
i guess this is one more day
one more day closer
to the truth
closer
to the end
to a new beginning



the end is the beginning is the end...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

if detroit keeps knocking shit down

i can practice how to properly compose a photograph of a building that has been partially demolished.



complete buildings are much easier...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

here's another old photo from the madison lenox hotel

a chair with carpeting on the seat
how retro...?



years a go
i knew a guy
we'll call him bill
bill was an odd man
he and i weren't exactly friends
we just happened to know each other for a short time.
anyway
bill got drunk one night
and went to a massage parlor
30 minutes later, he left angrily
because the girl refused to give him a happy ending
the night went on
bill continued to drink...
after the massage parlor closed
bill went back
bill broke in
bill stole- their televison
bill
took a shit on their rug.

now,
we're not talking about the HD flat screens of today that can be lifted with a finger.
no!
we're talking about the big ass floor model zeniths of the 80's...
and
this wasn't just any rug
this was the rug in the main lobby area,
the kind that really ties a room together!

so...
think about that

because i do...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012

it's hard to imagine that i'll have to do this 224 more times, to eclipse 2011... i suppose i will have to concentrate on the quality, instead of the quantity, because i highly doubt that i have 200+ posts in me?...
but, in an attempt to stay positive

i'll try!
i have the content,
it's a question of...?