June 15: Today is an interesting anniversary. One
year ago today, Justin came out to CA to visit me... and he never left!
Hehehe, this is his one year anniversary in CA!
Got a cool email from my brother Adam. He sent along the words to a very cool song that I hadn't heard in a long time, but brings me way back to 1988 or there about's. It was high school...
Thanks for the flash back Skinny Daug :)
Got a call from Tom Doucette last night! Talk about a blast from the past. Tom is currently living in Naples, FL after FINALLY getting his skinny ass out of MA. It's going to be another crazy adventure in this lads book. Be interesting to see how it turns out. Anybody see "The Untouchables"? How about "The Godfather".... :)
Well, it's hot out and I'm going for a swim in the pool. Oh yeah, it's 10:00 pm at night :)
Heard from James Canders. He's doing well out in NY, working his ass off at the airport.
Other than that, no too much else going on.
June 11, 2001:
Special thanks to my sister Gini for taking many of these as well as Alex for scanning them in. Credit is also due to Porky for taking some cool shots w/his digital camera.
The above shot, left to right is me, Gini, Alex and Porky on top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris France. It was windy up there :-)
Porky's site has been updated with another new book of poems. Check
June 8, 2001: Kevin Barnes is still having a killer time out on Kwajelain. Check out a few of his latest pictures from his vacation out to the Rock Islands. Can anyone say PARADISE!?! 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 .
The pictures from Europe are coming along nicely! Should have 'em up here by Monday night. Alex is scanning them in for me.
More in a bit....
June 6, 2001: First off, I'd like to once again thank everyone who has written me over the past week. Your kind thoughts and prayers have been much appreciated. It's amazing to see just how many people have been 'keeping tabs on me' via my journal. Pretty cool :)
So, with that said, let me bring you up to speed on some current events.
Well, to start off, Justin and I mutually decided to give our relationship as boyfriends another shot. We're going to continue to build on the wonderful friendship that we have created over the past year and a half and see if we can learn from our past mistakes. So far, it's been a very healthy first week together and I'm hoping it only continues to get better. He has moved into my apartment with me, so once again, we're roommates!
Justin's pretty psyched because this week he became the proud owner of a 1995 Honda Del Sol Si. This is the single overhead cam VTECH model and has 71K miles on it and is in great condition. He is totally psyched, since this is really HIS first car that's totally his. I'll have some pictures up here shortly of him and it.
On the work front, things are going along at warp 3. All I can say right now is that I have a job, there's lots to do, and I'm looking forward to the challenges that Avaya has in store for me. We'll see if their idea of fun and work are in synch with mine :)
I'd like everyone to take a look at this section of my web site. It is a collection of poems and songs by Timothy Ian Watkins aka Porky to his close friends. He is one of my closest friends of whom I love dearly, and he has decided to share some of the inner works of his mind, soul and heart with us. If you like, take a look and venture inside...
And so, the big question... how the hell was your trip to Europe!?!? Well, in a nutshell, it was fucking awesome! I'd had an amazing time traveling with my sister Gini, Alex and Porky. We had so many wonderful adventures together overseas that I'll be sure to remember this trip for the rest of my life. I'd also like to say hello to Mr. Scott Smith and Drew out in VA. You guys are freakin' awesome! Also, a big hello to the whole Australia crew! Hey Sam! Hey Paul! What's up Tiger!?!?! Hehehehe, and hello to our friends up in Northern Canada (what's up Rick!?!?). Hehehehe, yeah, I've got a whole list of folks that I'm going to say hi to plus I've got a lot to tell about the trip. All that will be coming over the next few days as I make the time for it. I've got a few pictures that will be up here tomorrow night and more are on the way.
So, with that said, I bid you an 'until later' for now. More to come shortly.
All the best,