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Jimmies, Shimmies and a Couple of Other Things
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Hey everybody. How goes it? Yeah? That's good. I'm pretty good too. They've been keeping me really busy at work. I've been working on our annual calendar, and it's not only tedious, but it's boring too. It involves a little layout (which is not my favorite thing) but, what it mostly entails is image manipulation. You see, though we hire professional photographers to shoot our trucks, there is usually work that needs to be done to make the picture what we want. Sometimes, the photographer will touch it up themselves, but the results are usually... well, not great. For the majority of shots, all that's really needed is a little clean up. Removing parking stripes or debris, power lines or other vehicles, all of that is pretty easy. Sometimes, however, it's not so simple. For example, the picture that I am currently not working on (because I'm writing this) needs quite a bit of work done to it. The biggest problem with it is that it's not wide enough. this means that I have to make it wider, which involves actually creating and expanding elements that aren't there. Some of it isn't that bad, it's just bushes and trees and stuff, but I have to extend this old building, and that's kind of a pain in the ass. It should come out okay. After all, I am pretty awesome. Maybe I'll post some before and after pics when I'm done, so you can think I'm as awesome as I do. Anyway, I didn't come here to talk about work that's staring me right in the face but I'm not doing it even though I have a tight deadline and really can't afford to waste any time not working on it, I'm here to talk about something very important... faceless pumpkins.

We had a very nice weekend. We ("we' being... you know, us) went with the Agena family to the Audubon Zoo on Saturday. The weather was absolutely beautiful, and the girls had a good time. Then,. Sunday night, we went to Shelley's aunt Shelly's house for dinner. Dinner was delicious and the entertainment couldn't be beat. Imagine, if you will, slightly tipsy Jimmy singing karaoke. Oh yes my friends, I am quite a singer. Why I'd say my singing prowess could only be outdone, by my incredible ability as an actor. For sure. Me be good actor. How do I know you may ask? Because I say so, I'd likely respond. But don't take my word for it. Just check out my newest video. Yeah, this weekend I finished the invitation to my annual pumpkin carving party (with a week to spare. well, not really "to spare", as the actually party is this weekend, but, whatever (or EVS for any of you aussies out there) it's done.). This one involves Joe, who is only a slightly worse actor than myself. Check it out in my videos, I think you'll enjoy it (all seven and a half minutes of it.). Also, while you're there, check out another video I posted of Gator shimmying. You may remember I mentioned the shimmying in my last post (maybe you don't. Did you even read my last post? Come on bro, get it together). Well, due to the overwhelming requests I got for video of it, I forced my daughter to shimmy on camera, and it's just about the cutest thing I've ever seen. (A word to my myspace fans who may be reading this: For some reason, the shimmy video has not finished processing yet. I don't know why because I posted it last night. Fret not though bros, just click here and you will be sent to my real site where you can watch all of my videos. You can also watch my Flash animations, if you haven't already. You can also bookmark my site, so you can check it regularly. You can also erect a shrine to me if you want. YAY for you and all you can do! And YAY for me, for using the word "erect". Now, a note to those reading this on my real site, if you click the preceding link, it will open this exact page in a new window, which you don't need to do, because you are already here. Unless you want to. Like, if you just can't get enough of me. I mean, how could I possibly fault you for that?) I think you'll enjoy both videos, but if you only enjoy one of them, it'll probably be the shimmy.

What else before I go. Oh, right. something interesting happened to me a week or so ago regarding my myspace page. When I set it up, it prompted me to set a name for the url. I chose "kingapathy" which is the name of a song I wrote many, many years ago, and is also my hotmail address, so I thought it'd be easy to remember. Here's what happened: I got an email from some dude in Massachusetts or something who inquired about procuring my name from me because he's in this band that's called (Guess...go on, guess) King Apathy. (Did you get it? Of course you did. You're so smart. And, may I just say that you have an amazing ability to deduce the obvious. Also, you look kinda hot in those pants.) Anyway peeps, what do I do? Do I be the nice guy this dude is probably hoping that I am, or, do I act as the asshole you all know that I am? I'm so confused. I'll leave it up to you (though I know none of you could give a shit, and even if you do you won't tell me what you think I should do anyway. Jaded? Yeah, maybe a little.) Well, that's it for now. Check out those videos, and, for like the hundredth time, don't be afraid to tell me how awesome I am. I truly never get tired of hearing it... that is... I assume I wouldn't get tire of hearing it. Go ahead... try me.

Until next time: Who could it be knocking at my door? (knock knock knock) Go away, don't come round here no more. Can't you see that it's late at night. I'm very tired, and I'm not feeling right. All I wish is to be alone. Stay away, don't you invade my home. Best off if you stay outside. Don't come in, I'll only run and hide.