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Wedding photos [Jul. 13th, 2008|06:03 pm]
Mr. Uppercut
These have got to be the most incredible wedding photos I have ever seen.

Christina, you better have some tissue handy...

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Blind Melon @ Soul Kitchen - Mobile, AL [Apr. 28th, 2008|12:18 am]
Mr. Uppercut
Here's some photos taken from the awesome show Blind Melon put on at the Soul Kitchen in Mobile, Alabama. They played a solid two hours, with material from every album.

See Rogers behind the bubble?

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Book Cover Ideas [Jan. 27th, 2008|05:17 pm]
Mr. Uppercut
I took some photos this afternoon that I may use for the cover of my Katrina Wedding book. It was just an idea I had to get a wedding photo and make it look like it was in the rubble of a house that had been knocked down.

I also had the idea of getting a cheap frame and maybe busting it up a little, then sticking it in the same woodpile. Another idea I had involved going to the beach and maybe partially burying the frame in the sand.

What do you think? I removed all the color except for the photo, just to make it stand out more.
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Heath Ledger is DEAD! [Jan. 22nd, 2008|04:00 pm]
Mr. Uppercut
Holy crap! Heath Ledger was found dead today. First, Brad Renfro, now Heath. He is going to appear in the upcoming Batman movie as The Joker. This sucks!
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First Deer of the 2007 Season [Dec. 24th, 2007|11:16 am]
Mr. Uppercut
The Sunday before Christmas 2007, I woke up at 4 A.M. and got ready to meet my dad at 5 A.M. at his house. We then hit the road, heading over to our property in Liberty, Mississippi, which is just south of McComb. We have been hunting deer over there for the past two decades. It’s about a 2.5 hour drive away, which is why we left so early.

We arrive at the deer camp around 7:30 and started getting ready. My dad was already walking into the woods while I was lacing up my boots and getting geared up for the hunt. It was in the upper 30’s outside, so I needed to add some extra layers of clothing to keep warm. By 7:35, I was walking up the main camp road toward my deer stand. It was to be about a half mile walk and I always go in on foot in case I jumped something along the way.

I walked all of about 250 yards when I started hearing something scratching around on the ground. It sounded almost like somebody was raking pine straw, but I couldn’t see anything. I readied my rifle and slowly walked up the road, taking only a few steps at a time before stopping to look around. I went forward another 100 feet until I reached a small bend in the road where a huge pine tree stood. I could still hear the scratching sound, but saw nothing.

When I took a few more steps forward, which put me just the other side of that big pine tree, I saw a buck looking right at me. He was standing by the side of the road, perfectly still, and looking in my direction. He must’ve heard my boots stepping on the gravel in the road. After I saw his body standing broadside in front of me, I saw his antlers next. He wasn’t a huge buck, but he was definitely a nice size, and bigger than any I’d seen in several years.

Using slow, even movements, I carefully switched the safety on my rifle to fire, then I raised the gun while looking into the scope. A second later, I had the deer in my crosshairs, and I fired. He hit the ground, got back up, then ran about 50 feet before keeling over, dead. When I went to inspect the deer, he had a very symmetrical rack with six tines, thus making him what we call a six-point buck. It would turn out the scratching sound I heard was him making a scrape on the ground to attract does.

Just to reiterate, I woke up at 4 that morning, drove 2.5 hours, and hunted no more than 10 minutes. It was the quickest deer hunt I’d ever been on. I was almost a little disappointed because I now had to wait on my dad, and that could take all morning. Fortunately, he came walking back into camp about an hour later. When I told him that I got a six-point buck, he said, “Mine’s a seven.” He had shot one about an hour after I did.

We spent the rest of the day getting the deer out of the woods, then cleaning and quartering the body. Tomorrow, we begin the process of butchering the meat. We’re going to have a bunch of salami and sausage made up, then use the prime parts like the tenderloin and backstraps for grilling.

I know a lot of people don’t understand deer hunting and think it’s just a bunch of rednecks going in the woods with their big guns to terrorize and kill animals, but it is quite a lot of work. I hunted for 10 minutes and my dad only hunted for an hour, yet we spent several hours working on those deer after we shot them. I guess we could have paid somebody to do that for us, but why waste the money on something you can do yourself? It’s not exactly fun, but at least you know that the meat has been handled properly.

We hunt deer for both economical and health reasons, on top of enjoying the outdoors and getting away from ringing telephones and loud televisions for a little while. Out of those two deer, we’ll end up with over 100 pounds of meat. That’s meat from an animal that was never fed any kind of hormonal treatment or genetically engineered food. Those two deer were about as ‘free range’ as one can get. You just can’t get the same quality from beef bought at a grocery store.

Photo: Me posing with the two deer. Mine is the one on the left.
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HB sucks balls [Nov. 9th, 2007|06:31 pm]
Mr. Uppercut
Anyone thinking about applying for a job at Hancock Bank?


They've been laying off a bunch of people. Many of them have been there for a number of years, too.

You don't want to work there.
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Justice is served [Oct. 10th, 2007|09:26 pm]
Mr. Uppercut
Anybody who regular subsribes to any kind of online community, such as this one, has probably had an encounter with a troll. By troll, I mean the kind of asshole user who causes nothing but trouble and just makes a big ass of themself. Some website have measures to deal with these type people, and tonight I found where one was dealt with. I literally laughed out loud when I saw that things finally worked out.

The moral of the story: Don't pick fights you can't win.
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Windows Vista and the Creative Zen Micro MP3 Player [Aug. 31st, 2007|06:41 pm]
Mr. Uppercut

If you are one of the many owners of a Creative Zen Micro MP3 Player and having problems getting it to work in Windows Vista, I have figured it out for you. The article below will tell you what needs to be upgraded as well as how to upload music to the Zen Micro.

How to Make the Creative Zen Micro Mp3 Player Work in Windows Vista



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(no subject) [Jul. 21st, 2007|03:27 pm]
Mr. Uppercut
How many of you out there do the My Coke Rewards thing, and how many points do you have?

I've got 200 right now, but I know people who have thousands.

(If you drink Coke and don't do the rewards, please send me your codes and I'll love you forever!)
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Rocky [Apr. 21st, 2007|12:25 am]
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Who here is glad that stupid gay Rocky Horror shit has been shut down and finally exposed for what it really is? I'm surprised it has taken this long for the police to take notice of them. It's been around for YEARS...
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