Catching up!

Hello! My apologies for the lack of posts and content lately. I’ve recently been hit by one of many life’s curveballs…. right in the gut, or so it seems. It has taken it’s toll on me emotionally and physically over the past few weeks. Since then, life itself really hasn’t been easy lately, and I’ve found it difficult to find the motivation to continue to pursue all of the great things I had in front of me. After feeling so down and beaten up, I realized that I couldn’t continue to feel defeated from things that were out of my control. I must use my passion to give me drive when I feel stranded in the darkness. With that I am moving forward with my personal passion and drive! 


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Thank You For Your Support Spoopy Friends

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Words cannot express how grateful I am for all the beautiful people who have connected with me recently and overall. I cannot thank you all enough for supporting me and everything that I do. I didn’t expect things going this far with my site, writing, artwork, and everything else I’ve been intending to do. 

So, I have officially hit 100 followers on WordPress and 1, 000+ via Twitter, Tumblr, and Google+. Everyday I continue to grow, change, and thrive with every accomplishment I make. Thank you all so much for your support everyone and making all of this possible. 

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10 Weirdest Comments I’ve Heard While Working

93199d71abe900e034703bf11e4dfbef                     I have learned that it doesn’t matter where you are in the world… there are some really, really strange people out there… and they are EVERYWHERE! Out of all of the places I have been, work has been the nesting ground of weird things to take place. The strange things that people say and do always puts a smile on my face no matter how good or bad of a day I’m having. Its these things that is part of makes my job worthwhile. So without further ado, here are some of the weirdest things I have heard people say at work. (I have absolutely no words to explain any of the things that have been said except for these comments really made me laugh)

  1. “Have you seen that guy, Elmo? I’m going to catch the red fucker.”
  2. “Hey, I think now would be a really good time to learn how to speak Russian.”
  3. “I hate going to the dentist, hate it. I’d rather walk through the streets naked than go to the dentist and get teeth pulled.” 
  4. “I’m Batman!”
  5. “Hey, you want to know something? Mashed potatoes, they’ve been eating it so fucking wrong!”
  6. “I don’t know, you sound like you have a Caribbean-Irish accent to me.”
  7. “I’m leaving!”
  8. “You know what I think what Termites should do? They should become CPR certified because hell it’s a matter of time before one of them chokes on a splinter from all of that wood they’re eating.”
  9. “Hey, the lunatic is out there… he walks amongst the grass…”
  10. “I’m really concerned about midfield”

I really, really hope that these made you laugh and smile as much as they did (and still do) for me. Consider it to be a bit of an uplifter in case if your week has started out a bit rocky. I hope everyone has a lovely evening.

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Dream Journal: The Pyramid Temple Ritual

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I’m already starting to notice a sequence of synchronicities within my dreams that are slowly but surely beginning to connect the dots. Despite how strange these dreams can be, every aspect of them holds a much deeper meaning. A deeper meaning that perhaps I’m only able to access through my subconscious mind.

The beginning of the dream was once again a bit fuzzy, hard to say exactly what was going on until I was in my hometown, near the airport which is surrounded by a lagoon, grassland, and a beach off in the distance. A character from work which I have mentioned as Ty in one of my previous dream journal entries appeared once again with the same demeanor as my last dream, which startled me quite a bit. It was dark around the lagoon, a heavy oceanic bed of clouds covered the incoming night sky. Ty looked extremely worried; asking if I was ok, where I was going, what I was doing, why I was doing it, trying to get to the bottom of what was going on with me. He was so frantic, I couldn’t understand. There were armed military men walking around him doing their own business which did not relate to either or of us. I could recall seeing colorful sparkling orbs of light following Ty and myself. I could also see my mom and Zuzu barely from the corner of my eye, but I don’t think they were following a specific role in my dream at that time until very much later. Now, I didn’t try to brush him off, but I did try to assure him that I was ok.

Apparently I was supposed to go to this ancient temple up on the mountains as some kind of tribute, or some sort of surprise ceremony. Ty continued to follow me, which I was ok with because I knew trying to get him to leave was out of the question. I went off to the right of where the road to the airport would normally lead, but that is not what it appeared to be for me. It was an old stone moss covered path that was lined with thick layers of dark brick on the sides. Bits and pieces appeared to be broken off from the wear and tear of time. Some of the layers stood up as archways and entrances in and out of small buildings over the path as others remained broken off. The left side of the path was so dense and thick with snow white fog, you couldn’t even tell what was on the other side. Besides Ty hanging around me, I could see other critters running and flying past me. I could even see very young children running around me up towards the path which widened into stairs. The arches ended and the path widened into a mountain side filled with rainforest lush and ruins lost in time. I was welcomed by one of my bosses, which I’ll call CJ. Now, CJ and a few other folks welcomed me so graciously, one of those folks being an ancient rumbling voice within the trees. CJ, the younger ones, and the little critters ran me into what appeared to be a pyramid like temple that matched the stone of the path. When I go inside though… it looked like the inside of an empty abandoned wooden church. I tried to stop CJ and the little ones, but they were too busy leaving gifts and offerings in and around the temple. I was told to take a couple things and put them down the windows. I couldn’t really see Ty, but I sure as hell knew he was there.

Things outside started to look really strange from the inside of the temple. The stone, landscape, and time cycle changed within minutes. It was so creepy and bizarre to see rainforest, day, night, desert, suburb, rainforest, day, whatever within a few moments. Even within the temple it seemed strange. The people around me were so focused on making some god-like entity pleased. Suddenly, a pair of glowing eyes and triangle teeth came from the corner of the room. It looked like a mix between a cat and a snake. The little ones ran off, but I myself, CJ, and lastly Ty were able to stop it and kill it. It was such a wild goose chase which ended up with me back outside in the suburbs with police cars sitting outside. Again, they weren’t even focused on me. Ty was there, with the same concerned expression, but he seemed to be a bit more relieved to see that I was in one piece. Ty started to direct me to go home to my parents and heal up until I can go back home. All of a sudden CJ, a few cops and dogs ran off towards something, it was too hard to tell what it was. However, they entered the freeway and I chased after them.

Shortly thereafter I blanked out and woke up in my old bedroom before it was renovated into the office-guest bedroom it is now. The room was just like how it was when I was 16-17 years old. Everything pink. I remember lying down in bed with a laceration to my arm and I felt so tired and dizzy. My parents were right there, trying to keep me from jumping out of bed. They gently explained that I got hurt and got knocked out by whatever CJ was chasing. What was also really bizarre about this was that none of the furniture that was put in my room was put in the right way and it felt empty.

Next thing I know, I had a tarantula crawling around me, my bed, the walls, and the shelves. My mom was there for a bit and acted completely oblivious to what was going on. Eventually my mom and dad all of a sudden started to run around the house and they were constantly working on something. After being scared out of my wits, I picked up the spider to see that it was a frog. All of a sudden all of these animals started to surround me and Zuzu. I stand by the sliding glass door that led to the backyard and all of the animals ran straight through to a teeny tiny hole in the fence. I could recall many flashes of light, Ty and CJ getting me back home somewhere along the line then waking up.

There is definitely something of importance connecting to these two dreams and my waking life. I am making sure to pay attention to whatever signs are out there for me to interpret.

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Dream Journal: Vulnerabilities and Tattoos

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I had quite an interesting dream last night. Majority of the details in this dream were all directed to some aspect of my day to day life in my state of consciousness. Now, when deep down in the waters of my subconscious seems to reflect those same day to day aspects, but at such a deeper level.

The beginning of my dream is a tad bit fuzzy. The colors seemed off, but what I could make out was seeing a few of my co-workers in fuzzy black, white, and ROYGBIV spectrum fuzz. I could recall getting hurt at work and then one of my co-workers (we’ll call him Ty) managed to get me out of there and brought me to his house. I could not quite remember how I got hurt, but I remember so many people and things flying past me, it was so disorienting.

Anyway, I was brought to Ty’s house which was a beach style home not too far from the ocean and creek which was very similar to the one in my hometown. A few other co-workers made sure I got to some place safe, whatever the reason was I’m not entirely sure what I was being protected from. I remember being carried over into the guest bedroom of Ty’s home. His whole home had gentle white walls, different shades of blue and green furniture and tapestry, and light cherry oak colored cabinets and random thatch here and there. The light midday sunlight soaked through the windows and walls of this west coast abode. I was helped onto the bed and I saw that almost all of my clothing had been slashed in different places. In areas I thought I was bleeding or cut, there were vividly colorful tattoos there instead. There were really only a few areas on my body that were scratched or cut. I felt so unnerved and scared to have Ty try to examine me for cuts and bruises. I felt so vulnerable despite the fact that Ty and his partner were really kind to me while I was there. Ty was very nurturing, making sure I was alright and that I’d heal up quickly. I was allowed to stay for the night because of how bad my injuries were. I really couldn’t get up and moved and had a few casts on my limbs.

While I was there, Ty, his partner, and a few other friends came in to see how I was doing and just to hang out. Again I felt so unnerved and tense, but I did my best just to calm down and relax. I even felt my inner guidance ease me to fall asleep within my dream. Eventually I popped up fully awake in the dream freaking out about where I was, what time it was, and if I had to work. I undid a lot of whatever bandages were on me, from what I could tell was that some of them were taken off while I was asleep. Ty runs in to see what I was up to and I told him I had to go to work. He insisted that I stay put, relax, and not worry about it. I still managed to get up and move around with the best of my abilities. I was partially irritated because for some reason my wings (like I have wings, haha) were gone. Ty begged for me to stay put and to let him take care of everything. I had absolutely no freaking clue on why he was so frantic and almost in tears. When I mentioned the wings, he immediately took some cardboard scraps and started to form them into wings. I told him to stop and ran out of the room to the front yard.

As I was outside, I was urged to go back inside the house to relax and rest. Ty’s partner and a few other co-workers were outside in front of the garage and were wondering what I was doing. I kept bringing up that I couldn’t just not show up to work fearing I could get fire, no longer have an income, lose my home, etc. I was constantly being reassured that everything would be fine and that I could stay for as long as I wanted or needed to. I insisted against it and somehow angelic wings formed from my back, ripping more of my clothing, and I headed towards a dirt trail through the grass. Somehow I figured out very quickly that I was going to wrong way to work. I tried to call in to let the folks at work know that I was going to be a little late, despite the fact that I was already 22+ minutes late. Trying to get a hold of somebody was like pulling teeth, it was so frustrating. Nothing that anybody said made sense. Ty and the others were still urging me to go inside, but I still ran off insisting that I was ok, even though I felt pain in my body as I flew and ran. Other parts of the dream seemed to be phasing in and out of going to my old elementary school and finding people from work urging me to go back home, then I wake up from all of this dream craziness.

Lesson number one, watch what you eat- it could lead to weird dreams. Lesson number two, as weird as dreams can be, some of the motifs can unravel what is really going on in life. Lesson number three, learn to chillax when needed.

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Dream Journal: The WTF Work Dream

I’m going to be quite honest and say that I get these kinds of dreams if I am under a lot of stress, or if my mind is full of racing thoughts and emotions. So, I can AT LEAST say that I’ve kind of got an idea of why I had this dream.

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As I drifted off the sleep, I woke up looking at my phone and saw it was 7:10 am. “What? NO! I overslept!” I exclaimed. I thrashed into my old roommate’s room and asked her what time it was. She was standing next to her dark oak dresser, fully dressed in work attire, putting down her brush and her clock read 7:10 am. “What’s wrong”, she asked me with intent. Her room was lit in such an odd fashion. What used to be the sliding glass door was nothing but a wall of light with the rest of her room being dimly lit. “I overslept and I am going to be late for work! Is that even the right time?” I said nervously as I rushed back into my room somehow in work attire without much an effort to get dressed. The clock had a completely different time on it. I ran back and forth and saw the clock on my phone and my room constantly changing time from 7:10, 7:45, 6:10, and then lastly 8:10. ‘SHIT!’ I yelled to myself as I literally ran in circles to get my things together.

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The house started to rotate, shift, evaporate, and then mold into a gas station/market on a gray suburban street filled with fog. As our surroundings shifted, my old roommate glanced around her room in confusion. I ran back and forth from my room to her room, through the bathroom with somehow morphed into a milky white tiled hallway into the front section of a gas station. I was panicking about finding my pants and while doing this, my pants were on, disappeared, changed colors, and then reappeared in my hand and was wearing white pants. (For the sake of this dream, the names of the people in this dream will only be represented by uppercase letters). I walked out the glass door which seemed transparent into the street. My old roommate stood by me for a bit and then told me she had to go to work and to have a good day. I got a call on my cell phone, which was no longer a smartphone, but a blue qwerty phone I used to own. One of my bosses H called me and asked where I was. I had explained that I was having trouble with the clocks changing in my home and that I couldn’t find my pants. H calmly said that everything was going to be okay and that he would talk to me about it when I get there. He hung up before I could finish.

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I walk back into the front end of the store, standing in front of the rows of snacks, magazines, and miscellaneous items. Next thing I know, H appears in front of me for a few moments, like as if we were at work and nothing in particular was going on. I was beyond confused. Another one of my bosses, K shows up and H told me that K was going to show me to a new place in the store and what I’d be doing. K told me to follow him, and I did. we walk farther into the store to this market like place that looked a lot like Sizzlers. K explained to me on how I would be stocking and cleaning the rows of food. I walk by a salad bar, much like Sizzlers with the dim lighting and earthy tones and see O and A grabbing some salad. “Hey Alex, how are you doing?” O asked me in a cheery tone as he took the tongs and selected a variety of food to put on his clear platter. “I’m fine, how are you?”.  I came up from behind O to grab some salad. A smiled sweetly at me and O said ,”We are doing great!”. They both walked off and the dream ended. 

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Dream Journal: The Totem Dream

I had a very odd dream last night. There were lots of totem animals involved with this. I recall being at work, but it seemed a bit different than usual. It was still the same area, only the colors were monochrome (gray, silver, faded colors), and it seemed very warehouse-like, and maybe even industrial looking. I had one of my bosses pull me aside and he asked me if I wanted to help him out with something. AND he also had an offer for a job he wanted me to do. I followed him to the right, out of one of the back doors of the building, onto this ranch, and it was beautiful. It was massive!

5e10154646df14279a828933c754a597     I recall following my boss to this enclosed area that had lots of lions in it. It was a circular cave like area with what appeared to be a floor that could be moved. He said he would be on the other side to feed them and that he wanted me to pull a lever when he gives me ‘the signal’. My boss whistled and I pulled down a lever. I watched as all of the lions scurried through a door into this organized feeding area that had slots for all of them to eat off of. Then the platform where the lions sat upon opened up into a clear pool of water, one of those you see at a zoo or at an animal sanctuary. There were two Grizzly bears that appeared out of no where and swam up from the bottom of the pool. One went to a ledge to the left and sat on it, while the other kept jumping up and down to try to get to me.

933373-grizzly-bear      I was uneasy at first, but then the bear was acting playful. He was high-fiving my hands and playing with them. He jumped up higher and got my face wet, then he nibbled my fingers. The other bear had fish flying at her and she waved at me. The bear who jumped at me seemed almost dog like in a sense. My boss then got the bears to go off into a grassy clearing. Not long after we moved onto a fenced area where there were Llamas laying on these sack-like pillows and my boss started to give handfuls of feed to the livestock. He told me to be patient with the llamas. At first, I was testy with them, and they seemed testy with me, but then we warmed up to each other.

Livestock      I recall looking among the Ranch like sanctuary, looking at the mountains, the trees, and the sunset. I absolutely loved it. I fell asleep in a barn-like home and looked amongst the stars as I fell asleep in the canopy. I woke up this morning, and was gliding down to a building that stored different supplies. It was foggy and cold. All of a sudden I heard a yell by a few girls that I did not recognize, and they needed my help with something. I followed them up towards a road (freeway like) and then into the lush, grassy hills where livestock and horses ran by me. I got onto one momentarily and eventually reached the ranch to this house. I overheard my boss talking to me about this Rooster that was a pain in the ass and kept trying to get away, Within the house there were bits of it that looked like a greenhouse with a bird-like cage. I entered this one castle-like room with a wooden edge that led to a window. I had visions of the rooster flying up, then turning into a Loplop, then a man-like creature, then flying out the window, onto a ledge, then flying away. I saw the ocean from the window and could see the beach and cliffs from down below. I saw my sister for a bit, and I was very confused, especially on how I was going to get the rooster back. After that I woke up.

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