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Jan. 12th, 2016 | 12:49 pm

- squirrel issue seems to be getting in hand - have trapped multiple squirrels, have not heard any activity in the ceiling - none of the ceilings - so hopefully this will be taken care of properly and for good once we get the holes sealed up
- Uisce is eating her pill-food! yay! and her little personality is coming back, and she is interested in playing Paperball and String and Run For Treats, and she is happy being petted and most of all, comes to see karl on the bed and me on the couch with inquiring chirps. i think we have it figured out - half a pill a day, powdered into her food and mixed up really well. she is eating it, and she has the increased appetite we were warned about but is runnning a lot of it out. she even jumped into the soxbox in the closet all by herself. happy kitty.
- my arthritis flared up over the last week or so causing slight swelling and tenderness in my hands and elbows and feet, along with tiredness. no real diagnosis ever - becuase i don;t think i have enough of the markings to show up on tests - but i have learned to take it east, and take an anti-inflammatory when it aches. otherwise, i just go on with my day. and i seriously love the ability to sleep through the entire night (unless cats and suirrels are bothering me)
- i am having conflicting feelings toward my mother right now. she is telling me in not-so-veiled language about how my niece is sleeping in every day and is very quiet and never wants to talk about anything, and how she has to do everything because dad 'won't'. on the one hand i am thinking to myself "you reap what you sow" but on the other hand i am feeling protective of her and her feelings and want to rush in and tell her that my niece is being disrespectful and how awful of her to not want to spend every waking minute with you talking to you, and how awful my father won't do these things, blah blah blah. and i am watching that part of my brain wanting to rush in and save the day and make everyone happy again (make my mother happy again at the expense of others) and i am fascinated and a bit squicked out by it. she is reaping what she sows, and my niece wasn;t raised to be afraid of other peoples' feelings, nor was she raised to feel that she has to put herself second or third to other people. it is so alien to watch this kid not bend over backwards to keep the mother happy. fascinating. and so i am staying out of it as far as possible.
---- i hate to see peoples' feelings being hurt. if i have hurt someone by something i have done/not done, i will go out of my way to avoid them out of shame. if someone else has hurt someone, i want to blaze in and wrap them in cotton wool and protect them. because i know i want to do this, i generally do Absolutely Nothing and avoid the situation/person at all costs. becuase that is super healthy. i am avoiding talking to my mother right now because it feels like i am supposed to fix this, and i can't and don;t want to. not my fight. but that feels really uncomfortable. so i am trying to coexist with discomfort.
---- the other thing is that i really feel for her. it sucks when you don;t feel appreciated, when you don;t feel like anyone wants to spend time with you . that hurts, bad. and i just want to make her feel better because i hate the way that feels. and i also know just how hard it is just to BE Her, you know? how hard it must be inside her head just to exist. and it must be very frustrating and frightening to see your partnet of 50 year unable to remember things and do anything, and there must be a lot of resentment towards him not doing what he has always done, not doing everything, and now she has to be responsible for everything . all of this must make the insides of her brain very frightened and sad and hurt. and i feel for that. i really do. but there is also a shadenfreude feeling toward all of it, as well. that you reap what you sow. but that feels awful inside, so mostly what i feel is sadness for her, empathy for how difficult everything is for her, and how she has to carry everything herself. but not enough to carry it for her. i still find her rather repugnant and unpleasant enough that i don;t want to help her. much. it's a weird feeling.

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om nom nom nom

Aug. 25th, 2009 | 09:06 am

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For my OS friends:

May. 20th, 2009 | 11:39 am

here is the larger size for those who were interested in seeing it. :)

DNC 2008 040
DNC - aftermath of "mass arrest" - Denver, CO August 25, 2008

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May. 8th, 2009 | 04:49 pm


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Princess Brides

Mar. 26th, 2009 | 11:36 am

by Bryan Harrison on Open.Salon.com

"There's a club a few blocks from my home here on Seattle's Capitol Hill. This being Capitol Hill, it's a mostly queer club, but this being Seattle, everybody's welcome. My partner Michael, the tattooed skinhead chef, sometimes goes there on Thursdays (which are his Fridays) for “Rock Lobster.” He dances and blows off steam accumulated during consecutive 10-hour days spent cooking. I think the retro music reminds him of his time as a teenage DJ in the 80's. Once in a great while I go along. The retro music reminds me of really fun dead people.

"The crowd, however, is not much like my good old days of being bad. Most notably, there are a lot of straight women. I'm used to straight women in gay dance bars, but these aren't some guy's office chums, tired of their usual hangout. They aren't someone's friends who like to dance someplace where nobody harasses them no matter how hard they shake it. They aren't college girls on the cutting edge of cool. These are insular packs of straight girls, and they behave like they're on a school field trip to the zoo.

"These women tend to be in their twenties and of the hard-as-nails Tanya Harding variety for which Seattle's benighted suburbs are justly famed. They clearly regard the whole place as a show being put on for their benefit, and their sole goal is to upstage it. I'm no stranger to dissipation, but they consume quantities of alcohol that would put me not merely under the table but onto a hospital gurney. They carry shoulder bags and drinks on to the dance floor, liberally slamming and sloshing everyone in their vicinity. They get progressively more belligerent as the night goes on, screaming, shoving, and groping like shitfaced soccer fans. They're louder than the music, which is saying a lot. Presumably because of the rate at which they buy drinks, the management won't eighty-six them for anything short of vomiting and passing out, which can take them hours to achieve. Worse, they sometimes bring their sullen, Levi Johnston style boyfriends, who retreat to the alley outside to do crystal meth and call drag queens “faggot” as though they've discovered something novel.

"These girls think Kate Perry has given them the right to tongue kiss random lesbians. They think it's cool to grope queer men, since they've heard we're free with each other and unlikely to rape their semiconscious bodies in a bathroom stall. One night, one of them decides it's fine to stagger up to Michael and me and breath rancid Sterno fumes into our faces."

for the rest of the article, go here:

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Art Show this Friday!!!! March 20!!!!

Mar. 18th, 2009 | 11:12 am

Friday, March 20, 2009 - 7 pm

Phoenix Gallery (in the basement of Three Kings), located at 60 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209

Artwork by Jesse Peper, Kelly Bearden, Denise An, Douglas Seaton, & Jesse Frazier

live music upstairs by Get 3 Coffins Ready, Hexen, & Vibes on Velvet

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< Between Darkness and Daylight > (upcoming art show)

Mar. 10th, 2009 | 11:07 am

Friday, March 20, 2009 - 7 pm

Phoenix Gallery (in the basement of Three Kings), located at 60 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209

Artwork by Jesse Peper, Kelly Bearden, Denise An, Douglas Seaton, & Jesse Frazier

live music upstairs by Get 3 Coffins Ready, Hexen, & Vibes on Velvet

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Karl is in a lot of Art Shows this weekend (and you're not)

Mar. 4th, 2009 | 09:38 am

Starting on First Friday (March 6th), karlchristian will have a piece in the comic art show down at The Fu Collective and Gallery, 810 W 8th Ave (a half a block east of Santa Fe.) This show is an exhibit of local Denver cartoonists and comic artists. Included with the exhibit are the comics that the pieces are included in. So, copies of the Byron GN will also be on sale. For the obsessive, he will be exhibiting the two page spread in Chapter 4. This show is running through March and April. There is a good chance that new pieces will be on display in March.

Unfortunately, karlchristian will not be attending the First Friday gallery opening since he will be in San Jose, CA for another gallery opening.

The Barflies, Boozers, Bastards show (first exhibited at the Modern Drunkard Convention last summer) is opening at SLG Publishing's Bou-Tiki Gallery (577 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA) on March 6th.

From the San Jose First Friday website:

Barflies, Boozers and Bastards! a brand new show with a presentation of Karl Christian Krumpholz's Famous Drunkards portraits. A contributing editor to Modern Drunkard magazine, Krumpholz show presents close to 50 different looks to famous, and infamous, boozers ranging from The Chairman of the Board to Amy Winehouse.

Live music presented by Vinnie and the C-List will feature a specially themed set.

I believe he will be exhibiting about 40-60 pieces, all of which are on sale, and will be in attendance at the Bou-Tiki Gallery opening.

ALSO, he will be a part of SLG Publishing's Center of Comic Book Study for the day. SLG is hosting a day of panels, art, and hijinx. karlchristian will be speaking (along with Serena Valentino and Landry Walker) about comics, writing, methods, what they see in clouds, etc. He will also be doing a live drawing class for most of the day. You can register and get more details on the show from the SLG Publishing website here: http://www.slgcomic.com/Creators-Studio-III--March-7th-2009_df_356.html .

So, those of you who will be in the SF/SJ are this weekend, and those of you who live in San Jose (hint hint, sandi!) stop in and see That Boy, look at his nifty and awesome art, tell him how good you think he is, and buy him a lot of drinks. or one. he isn't picky.


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they like me! they really LIKE me!

Feb. 10th, 2009 | 12:43 pm

so, i have this photoblog over at the Open Salon community (you can find me at http://open.salon.com/user_blog.php?uid=5171), and i try to post at least one photo per day (sometimes more, sometimes none). i have gotten some good responses from the community over the last few months, which only encourages me to post more.

today, though, i got two surprises - 1) i got recommended for the daily-feed that someone does on their journal to point out posts that might be missed in the shuffle (you can see that post here http://open.salon.com/content.php?cid=105087 - and make sure to check out the other recommendations - some great writing over there), and then a comment that compared the feeling of my images to some of a great modern photographer.

and this on top of an "editor's pick" for my firday post.

i feel like weeping sometimes when i get such a response. tears of happiness that i really am finding a way to say something with my photos.

so, anyway, i had to share.

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sometimes, all they give you is a bed....

Feb. 4th, 2009 | 10:51 am

empty cell - Eastern State - Philadelphia, PA - January 23, 2009

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