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Thursday, October 27, 2005


We have a cat

Monday, October 24, 2005


Some people make me sick.

A few weeks ago I stopped into a Popeye's Chicken in Bloomington, IL for lunch. I arrived a bit before the lunch crowd, so the only people in the building were myself, a black man and his two daughters, and a big, fat white man.

We all had our food and were enjoying our meals... at different tables. Then the white guy finished his meal and got up with the tray. Before walking to the trash, he stopped, "That's some good food, ain't it?" he yelled across the dining room to the African American patrons, "If they served watermelon with this, it'd be just like back down on the plantation, wouldn't it?"

Thankfully, the idiot left after that and let the decent humans in the establishment enjoy the remainder of our meals.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Intro to City of Heroes

For almost a year now I've been an avid player of the MMORPG City of Heroes. It's a great game that allows players to create their own superhero and then go adventuring in "Paragon City."

From time to time I will be publishing a few screenshots from the game, as well as introducing a few of my heroes. Above is one of my guys in a team. I don't remember the names of the other three, but mine is the guy in red and black. His name is Firebird. He's a former fire-breather in a circus who turned to adventuring when he stopped a robbery of the circus payroll.

If you're a player, Firebird is on the Guardian server. Look for him.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

My life so far...

Well, for my first post, I thought I'd introduce myself and explain a little bit about me.

My real name is Heath, I live in central Illinois, so when entertainment moguls ask, "will it play in Peoria?" they're talking about ME! Yay! By the way, for any entertainment moguls that might be reading this, the answer is, "NO!"

I was originally born (not hatched as the rumors claim) in a little town in middle Tennessee named Manchester. You may recognize it as the now home of the Bonnaroo Music Festival. I've never been, even though my parents now live directly across the interstate from the festival site. Manchester, for those not aware of it, is located almost directly between Nashville and Chattanooga.

I attended a year of college in Cookeville at Tennessee Tech University before transferring to Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. I finished my degree (in Television Production) at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Following that, I lived in Nashville for a few years, where I became friends with fellow blogger Mike Beziat.

I moved back home to Manchester for a job at Sverdrup which only lasted 2 years before I was laid off. During my unemployed period I met my now wife while on a job-hunt trip to central Illinois. I got a job offer from that trip, took the job, moved, fell madly in love, got married and had a kid.

So, there you go, a quick and dirty look at my life so far. Boring, no?

Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Just trying this out. More to come.