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New Things at Newport

Canadian, Photographer, Conservationist, Pacifist, Socialist, Proud Single Father of One Cat. ____________________________________________________________________ Electronic mail can be sent to: alan.w.harris@gmail.com    

MEET THE BLOGGER (sorry folks, but I’m never going to be interviewed for real, so let me have my pretend time)

Tagged by: thecrimsonarcher

Name: Alan
Age: 27 (old)
Gender: I have a pee-pee

Selfie: 

I’m haggard 

Favorites

Food:  Peanut butter, apples, potatoes, chicken, sushi, salmon, Miso soup

Drink: Water, coffee, tea, beer

Book: Anything by Kurt Vonnegut, anything by Philip K. Dick, anything by Ray Bradbury

Favorite Author:  Kurt Vonnegut, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury

Song: Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin

Movies: Darjeeling Limited, It’s a Wonderful Life, Stroszek, Anchorman, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, I Heart Huckabees, Synecdoche, New York

TV Show: Weeds, Workaholics, Parks and Rec, Community, The Daily Show, Colbert Report, All in the Family, Golden Girls, Game off Thrones, Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Powerpuff Girls (yes really)

Bands: Led Zeppelin, St. Vincent, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Explosions in the Sky, Mother Mother, Jack White and anything he’s ever done, Queens of the Stone Age, Streetlight Manifesto, The Who, The Guess Who, The Band

Solo Artist: John Coltrane, Johnny Cash, Beck, Bob Dylan

Place: Anywhere with a patch of grass and a good shade tree is fine by me

School Subject: Sociology, political science, woodshop

Sport: Hockey, golf, baseball

Male Actors: PhilipSeymour Hoffman, Bill Murray, Tom Hanks, Daniel Day Lewis

Female Actors: Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Marion Cotillard, Cate Blanchett

Life

Best Friend: A bumblebee I accidentally sat on when I was 6
Siblings: 3
Dream Job: Delicious candy taster, or Prime Minister, or an old house restorer.

Political Ideology: Socialist
Religion: There is a higher power but who the hell knows anything about it? Not me. Also, aliens are real. And so are ghost. And so is reincarnation. And probably telepathy.  
Tattoos:  On my chest: me riding a unicorn through flames and skulls, I’m holding a sick ass sword and my shirt is blowing open showcasing my ripped abs, and my long, voluminous hair is flapping in the wind. I would also like to get a couple Kurt Vonnegut tattoos, one or two Simpsons tattoos, and a Canadian flag (because it’s the law here to have one of those).
Piercings:  None
Languages: English and that’s it because I’m an idiot.

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Reason Behind URL: It’s my name and I’m unoriginal.

Reason Behind Icon: It’s me.

# of Posts: 2,258

Why You Joined: I gotta vomit my bullshit somewhere, and also post pictures I’ve taken in a desperate attempt to gain acceptance from others.
First URL: The one I have
# of Blogs: One.

Anonymous asked: so your saying you wouldn't want to be back with your ex?

No, I would absolutely want to be back with her. If she happens to decide to want to be back with me, to me that would be like winning the lottery. But I do not believe that is going to happen, as the odds of winning the lottery are likely better than the odds of her wanting me back.

I’m just happy it’s over for her, because it’s clear I shit, and she was unhappy. And in a way I’m happy because I don’t think I would have had the chance to really reflect on all the ways I was being shit. Now if we were to get back together I’d be absolutely devoted and committed to never, ever, ever, ever, ever taking her for granted again.

We’re Gonna Groove #3, 2013

We’re Gonna Groove #3, 2013

It’s good that it’s over

I’m beginning to realize that it’s good the relationship ended.

I was a shitty boyfriend. She had to ask for massages, she had to ask for me to read to her, she had to force me to go out. I could overreact and I’d say pretty terrible things, or do terrible things. She had to beg me to take things seriously (doing taxes and things like that). When we first started together I had a backbone, I didn’t have patience for assholes or unfairness or injustice, and as time went on I became spineless. I was difficult to be with, allowing my fears and anxieties to dictate how I lived, instead of my wishes and wants and needs. Despite her begging me to reconsider moving, despite her occasionally breaking into tears over me leaving, telling me she wouldn’t be able to handle it, I still moved. I don’t think I took her out on dates or came up with ideas of things to do on my own. I didn’t spoil her on her birthdays. I didn’t plan trips for us. She was always willing to do anything to make me happy, and I don’t think I can say I did the same for her. Simply put, I was a shitty boyfriend.

I was a drain on her. She’s a fun sort, adventurous, confident, self-assured, social. I became none of the above, and thinking over the last little while of our relationship it’s clear that she wasn’t happy anymore.

I know depression and anxiety have a major hand in this, but I’d be an ignorant asshole to think it’s the only factor. I could have and should have done way more. 

So although I want her back terribly, although I’d walk to Sudbury to be with her, although I still love her as much as I always have, for her it’s best that it’s over. It’s no wonder she fell out of love, and will never feel the same. 

Bring It On Home #12, 2012

Bring It On Home #12, 2012

Walter’s Walk #9, 2013

Walter’s Walk #9, 2013

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.

—Henry David Thoreau (via moralanarchism)

(via anti-propaganda)

Out On The Tiles #34, 2010

Out On The Tiles #34, 2010

Anonymous asked: What is your favorite Led Zeppelin song kind sir?

All of them, especially:

No Quarter
Achilles Last Stand
The Immigrant Song
Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
Bring It On Home
When The Levee Breaks
In My Time Of Dyin’
In The Evening
Hot Dog
Baby Come On Home
Bonzo’s Montreux 

But especially all of them.

Thank You #1, 2013
Unfortunately this wonderful friend - this wise, friendly, compassionate friend - is no longer on this planet. If all dogs go to Heaven, Hiccup has certainly been made a Saint. 
I’m grateful to have known and loved him.

Thank You #1, 2013

Unfortunately this wonderful friend - this wise, friendly, compassionate friend - is no longer on this planet. If all dogs go to Heaven, Hiccup has certainly been made a Saint. 

I’m grateful to have known and loved him.

Apologies to Vivian Maier (Self Portrait #9), 2014

Apologies to Vivian Maier (Self Portrait #9), 2014

Wearing and Tearing #7, 2012

Wearing and Tearing #7, 2012

Over the Hills and Far Away #2, 2013

Over the Hills and Far Away #2, 2013

Anonymous asked: so you smoke weed?

No.