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16 January 2005 @ 06:32 pm

This picture is of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church which is the Victorian Village here in Columbus, Ohio.
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16 January 2005 @ 05:53 pm

This picture is of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church which is here in Columbus off of Roxbury Road.
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16 January 2005 @ 02:52 pm
It snowed last night while I was working at Axis ( columbusnightlife.com ). So when we all came piling out of the club last night we were graced with yet another blanket of snow. There was no ice this time around so I was welcome to the beautiful display of nature. The photo below was taken on the bush outside of my town home. I am going out to take more photos this afternoon.



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13 January 2005 @ 12:27 pm
I am aggrivated, frustrated, and for some reason I am in positive spirits. My checking account is overdrawn, but I have my health, friends and family! I know that I can dig myself out of the hole. For one thing, the hole is not that deep and I see much prosperity when I get out of it! My roommate has a job interview tomorrow so I am hopeful that this works out so that I at least have help with half of my rent and utilities again! **looks hopeful**

There are several things I need to start doing to accomplish my goals. Here are some of them:

1.) Stay in contact with friends and family. This is the 20th Century and it is really not that difficult to send a short e-mail out to friends just to see how they are or find out the new things going on in their lives. ...and for that matter is not difficult to write a nice letter or card to mail out. It only cost 37 cents and the reward is huge. This has always been my ultimate goal - I am determined to stay connected with the people in my life.

2.) Expand QueerMagnet.com. I am already doing just that, but I will continue to add new content. More profiles, features on nightlife spots, and lots of interviews will be on the agenda. I really enjoy doing this and it is allowing me to shine a spotlight on some fabulous people as well as make some great friends.

3.) Find a cause and support it. I support various organizations throughout a year by donating, doing walks, or promoting their activities. This year I want to find a cause and champion it.

4.) Write letters to our politicians. It may not seem that it really matters, but our voice combined with the voices of others really can make an impact on the decisions that are made in Washington or even in your local community offices.

5.) Go to the gym. Start tanning. ...and use lots of lots of lotion. I have a gym membership that I pay for. Guess I should start using it. Besides I want to continue looking good! **smiles**

6.) Game Nights. Tuesday nights are 50 cent movie night and I want to start a game night to share with friends. These afterall are the times of lives and we should be enjoying them by creating laughter and memories.

7.) Photography. I want to have my camera with me at all times and a supply of batteries in case I go too crazy. There is a guy who is my inspiration on LiveJournal called ruralrob who captures the most amazing digital captures. You name it and he has probably taken a picture of it (Scenic Views, Buildings, People, Etc.) I want to capture the world and my community through photos. I also think I like this so much because it is a way to preserve our history!

Well I have enjoyed writing these, but I have been interupted multiple times and now it is time to go. I will perhaps write some more later, unless however I am actually doing some of the projects mentioned above instead of just making goals to accomplish them. **grins**

ciao

Nick
 
 
10 January 2005 @ 10:01 pm


Champion footballer Zinedine Zidane was chosen as the most popular Frenchman in a newspaper survey, despite his decision last year to leave the national side.(AFP/File)
 
 
 
10 January 2005 @ 09:59 pm


Broadway and television actress Bea Arthur performs during 'A Celebration of Cy Coleman' at the Majestic theatre in New York, Monday, Jan. 10, 2005. Coleman, composer of Broadway musicals ('Sweet Charity,' 'City of Angels') and pop songs ('The Best Is Yet to Come'). died Nov. 18,2004. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
 
 
03 January 2005 @ 09:01 pm
...first of all Happy New Year!!!

I had a wonderful holiday with friends and family these past couple of weeks. I spent Christmas at my moms house. As most of you all know, she lives out in the country, and with the snow and ice storm that swept in I was truly in the midst of a winter wonderland. My roomate was borrowing my car and dropped me off at my moms. When I arrived I discovered she had no electric, no phone, no vehicle, and we were pretty much stranded for a while. We have an old dug well, so to retrieve water we had to tie a rope to a pitcher and drop it 15 feet down into the well to get any water. The wood stove was fired up though and the house was warm. It was like living as a pioneer. A very memorable Christmas. I got to see all 5 of my brothers and sisters and that was very special too. I love my family dearly!



Crazy things have been happening at the bank lately. We had two power outages recently. One was related to the ice storm that we had. We all had to go up the street to work at other location for our bank. The other power outage resulted because of a wide load headed to Ohio State University struck power lines in its route on High Street. The power lines fell to the street struck some cars and set three of them on fire. Talk about exciting! No one was hurt in that incident. One of the victims of the car fire was actually in her Yoga class at the time. Looks like she might want to go back again! Then today........ a car ran into our bank. Yep a car ran straight into the bank. It was elderly customer who got a bit excited and was apparently in a hurry. There were a ton of people inside and everyone thought a bomb went off. There were shouts and gasps echoing throughout our small banking center. Fun. Fun. Fun. The lady in the car was okay and of course very apologetic. I wonder what tomorrow will bring.

...well my new year was spent at Axis. We had a very nice crowd especiall after midnight and the club was open til 4:00 a.m. That part kinda stank for those of us who had to work and especially clean up the place. PIGS, is all I can say! Someone took the liberty of busting one of our porcelain toilets. What idiots, lets go see someone trash your house and see what you say! Another funny recollection of the evening was the "wall of shame" as Mark our cop described it. He said all of the drunks were out there in various form and fashion on the wall to right before you enter the club. Some puking, some passed out in a ball, some in sprawled out over a parking barrier, ....i think you get the picture! Yeah, I am sure it was very cute!

Well thats it for now kids! I am working on three websites! Ugghhhhhhh........ Wish me luck!
 
 
30 August 2004 @ 11:20 pm
Since I haven't posted the winner of Miss Ohio America in here yet, I should do that! There results are as follows:

Winner - Erika Evans
1st Alt - Joey Wynters
2nd Alt - Samantha Rollins
3rd Alt - Aliyah Moore



In other pageant news, Anisa Love grabbed Miss North East Ohio USofA @ Large this past weekend. On Sunday night, Nini Richards won Miss Akron USofA @ Large! I will be traveling to Cleveland the weekend of September 18th, 19th and 20th to cover Miss Ohio USofA @ Large. Should be exciting!

Other Stuff! I expanded my website to a national level, creating a index page for all 50 states including Washington D.C. This is proving to be an exciting project, but also an overwhelming one! I don't even think I know what I got myself into with this one! **sighs** ;)

Jason is in Atlanta this week visiting friends and catching up with his roots! He took my car, so I am bumming rides to and from work all week! This is very exciting! :) If it is not raining tomorrow, I am walking home tomorrow. It's a hike but I like to do it every once in a while.
 
 
20 August 2004 @ 10:34 am
Well this weekend I will be in Akron for QueerMagnet.com covering the Miss Gay Ohio America pageant. The super friendly Tiffany Taylor will be giving up her crown to a new winner. The top three on almost everyone's list are Erika Evans, Joey Wynters, and Samantha Rollins. They are all former 1st alternates to the sytem. We of course could be surprised by someone from the rest of the group! You just never know! Regardless, I would like to wish all the contestants good luck this weekend!

Several updates have been made to QueerMagnet.com ( http://www.queermagnet.com ). If you haven't been to the site recently, take a look around! If you would like to see something represented on the site, be sure to let me know! I am always seeking new and fresh content and I want to make this a site that everyone will enjoy!

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!
 
 
15 August 2004 @ 01:44 pm
She's a "real girl" drag queen, fabulous stand up comic, super DJ, and the best darn door girl around. It's Nae Nae Garrison of the west side Garrison's. You go Miss Jennie Keplar! I am so proud of all your accomplishments. I can't wait to see what you do next!



Nae Nae Garrison, as I am beginning to call the entertainer in her, recently starred as Zombina in the musical play, Zombies from Beyond, put on by Alan Saunders and Center Stage Players. Jennie also is the very popular door girl at Axis. You better have those i.d.'s out and I am not playing! **smiles** Popular shows put on by Nina West, Virginia West, and numerous pageants depend on lights from heaven which are provided by the spot light talents of Jennie. She is also a resident dj in the PUMPS cabaret at Axis night club on select nights!