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Been a long time [26 Feb 2015|10:12am]
anyone else getting fed up with FB lately? I'm starting to. It's helped me reconnect with friends from high school, friends I left in Arizona, and even friends I had in the Marines. But the ads, the whining, bitterness, etc is getting a bit to much. Now it hasn't turned into the toxic cesspool of over pretentiousness and douchbaggery that MySpace became, but I do need a break. And I miss LJ's community and freedom. Please tell me they haven't enabled "Candy Crush" on here.
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LJ??? [14 Apr 2011|08:01pm]
Wow... it does still exist.... Guess I've just been too damn busy with MySpace and Facebook.... Oh well... in case anyone is still reading this... I'll try to post a little more often.
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Ice Ice Baby!!!!! [08 Jul 2007|05:11pm]
Ok... photo's from last nights Smoochknob & Vanilla Ice show are up!!!!!

It was a great night... Ninjas, Smoochknob, and Vanilla Ice.....

Smoochgirls backstage being their naughty selves, poor Gothique getting clocked by Scarah on stage, very rowdy crowd, the lovely InkSlingingGoddess poking holes in people, Vanilla Ice Rocking/Raping the house, lots of hot girls getting on stage and doucing themselves and everyone else in water... a fun time was had by all......

take a look at my gallery, and don't be afraid to leave a comment or two.

Ice Ice baby!!!
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Razorotika.org is finally Live!!!!!!!!! [04 Jul 2007|03:06pm]
Finally.... I'm done.

Razorotika.org is complete. All member area's are fully functional. Personal blogs & galleries are up and running, the site gallery is up and running, all area's for "Featured artists" & "Photographers" are up. Over the next few weeks. I'll be adding alot of content... Stories/How-To's/History/Photo sets, etc.

I'm hoping that this community will grow and be alot of fun/entertaining/informative for all it's members, and unlike myspace/livejournal, we will not be allowing any spammers, webcam whores, ringtones, stalkers, kids, etc...

If you're interested in joining... just hit reply and send me 4 things.
(Make sure you select "Private" when you reply to this so everyone can't see the login/password you created)

Your Name:
Your Email Address:

Website Address is: http://www.razorotika.org

Our Myspace account is: http://www.myspace.com/razorotika_pdx

If you know anyone that would be interested in joining, let me know... I'm going to be pretty liberal about allowing new members, but I absolutely will not let anyone under 18, jerks, perverts, spammers join.

After you log in for the first time .. go to the FAQ's, Look around, edit your profile, upload some photo's in your personal gallery, go to the site main gallery and add photo's of your piercings, tattoo's, etc. Go to the forums... start posting stuff.. there's alot of topics to choose from.

Enjoy yourself... and eachother.

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231 years ago today [10 Nov 2006|03:27pm]
The United States Marine Corps was formed at the "Tun Tavern" in Philidelphia, PA....

Today is the "US Marines" birthday.... meaning that ever Marine past and present concider today their birthday.... If you know anyone (other than me) who is or was a US Marine.... just say "Happy Birthday Marine" to them... they will understand it... and they will thankyou. It is a very old Tradition to wish all Marines "Happy Birthday" on November 10th each year..... One that I have never let lapse.
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For the love of God .... NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [12 Oct 2006|01:34pm]
I don't know how to tell you... my friends...... I have fallen.

I thought I was impervious to the horrors of Oregon... the hippies and their tree-hugging ways..... Me... the great meat-eating, gun-totin, Bush voting, hippie bashing republican..... But after almost 7 years of living here... they finally got to me......

I .... I.... I don't even know where to start....

Today I went to the Intel cafe for lunch... my usual lunch consists of a good salad loaded up with fresh veggies, cheese, bacon bits, and ranch dressing, and soup.... they have 2 types of soups to pick from ... Meat and Vegitarian... Today... the choice was "Chicken & Pork Gumbo" and "Vegitarian Tofu"..... I am so ashamed to admit this..... today.... I chose.....

*Bows head*

Vegitarian Tofu......

and I liked it.

PS: Please don't stop liking me for this.... I'll do better... I promise.
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I need a small Japanese girl... NOW!!!!! [30 Jun 2006|10:51pm]
Long post ... but worth the read....

Our hero Ex_Marine (That's me)... is broken......

I suffer from chronic back issues due to a old war wound (Unlike that pussy John Kerry.. mine actually happened)... Usually what will happen is I'll stand up, turn around, or sometimes just standing still... I'll hear a pop in my back... then experience shooting pain in my lower back all the way up my spine... and then I'll be functional, just leaning over to left (Because i'm physically unable to stand up straight) and I'll move slow for a up to a couple weeks.. then that pop will happen again and everything will go back into place.... but not this time.

Tuesday I'm sitting at my desk, getting ready to go home, when I get out of my chair, I hear that pop, and I grab the table in my cubicle for support... after a few seconds.. the lean kicks in and I'm hurting... ok.. no biggie... I'm use to this... I go home, play some games, etc.. go to bed, and come back into work... still hurting and leaning but functional... around 10:30am on wednesday... that pop happens again as I'm getting out of my chair, only much louder and I feel a unbearable surge of throbing pain coming frm my pelvis all the way to the base of my skull and I absolutely freeze and can't breathe. after about a minute of trying to catch my breath... I try to walk to the bathroom to go pee... about 1/2 down I get another surge of pain and I freeze.. I place my hand on someone cubile wall to keep from falling over... a couple guys down the hall see that I'm in serious distress and run to my aid... they ask if I'm ok and can they do anything. I ask one of them to put their arm under my left shoulder and lift up a bit. This small task takes a ton of pressure off my spine and allows me to breath again. He then helps me back to my cubicle... about 1/2 there he decides to grab a roller chair and push me the rest of the way (Which is a great idea).. in the seconds it takes him to grab the chair I get another surge of pain... someone else grabs me to keep me from falling.... BTW: When this happens I loose all feeling and control of my legs... meaning if I don't grab something, or someone doesn't grab me.. I will hit the ground as fast as gravity can take me. They finally get me to my desk, and I get hit with another spasm... now when most people get back pain.. the close their eyes and grit their teeth. The guys who helped me to my desk were really concerned, because I arched backwards, my mouth opened as if I was trying to scream, my eyes wide open and I started shaking as the pain hits me.. They looked very concerned and informed me that my skin had just turned completly white and I was still tremoring should they call a ambulance.. I thanked them for their help and called my boss to explain the situation and he gets someone there to replace me. My replacement and another employee generously help me to my truck... once i'm in.. I'm good.... have full support on my back and can drive with no issues... I got home around 11:30am... I look around for a neighbor to yell and have them come help me get to the front door... everyone's at work... fuck!!!! as soon as I get both feet outside my truck and try to stand I get hit with anotehr surge of pain.. and I immediately drop to the ground. After again catching my breath... I close the door, and crawl on my hands and knees to the front door and get myself inside. I then hit the floor (Face down) and pass out for 3 hours. When i wake up I realize that I am unable to either get up or even get to my hands and knees to crawl. Ever see one of the Living dead movies where a 1/2 rotted corpse crawls out of the grave and pulls itself across the ground using only it's arms... that was me for 2 days... completly unable to get up in any fashion.... I had to zombie belly crawl to the bathroom... unable to even get on the toilet to pee like a girl... I had to lie there on the bathroom floor on my stomache infront of the toilet... I got a bottle of mouthwash that was almost empty... dumped it in the toilet and on my side.. refilled it then dumped it in the toilet... flushed.. then zombie bellycrawled back to the livingroom. Thank God I had my laptop... otherwise I'd be in pain and bored. Also I thank God that I have good freinds that took care of me. Thankyou Trinia, Gina, Pam, Jim & Deann. They all came over at different times, brought me food, soda, water, and anything else I needed... Pam and Gina hooked me up with Jack Daniels and some painkillers that I won't mention here. The combination of the two helped me to sleep and manage the pain. One of my friends even came over that night and massaged the knots in my back for 3 hours... I so owe her..

Around 3am this morning I was finally able to get onto my hands and knees and finally stand.. I'm much better now... I can stand and take baby steps.. which will let me get to the bathroom and not use the mouthwash bottle... and to the truck so I can go to the store to get soda and such.... I'm still gimped... but partially functional... So my 4th of July 4 day weekend is off to a SUCKY start!!!!!

So if any of you know a little Japanese woman who can come over and walk on my back for me.. I would grately appreciate it!!!!

Once again: To Trinia, Pam, Gina, Jim & Deann... Thankyou sooooooo much for taking care of me.
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Hajji Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [23 Jun 2006|12:53pm]
Recently a US Marine was sacrificed on the altar of policitcal correctness... He wrote and sung a song called "Hajji Girl" about a encounter with a Iraqi woman that he instantly fell in love with, although he couldn't understand what she was saying, he followed her to her house (She led him there, he was not stalking her) and when they went inside the house, her dad and brother broke out their AK47's and started shooting at him (IE: They're not civilians.. they were insurgents aka terrorists).. The Marine in the song grabs the girl and hides behind her (A tactic that terrorists use) the dad kills his own daughter in a attempt to murder him, he dodges the rest of the terrorists bullets, returns gunfire and kills all the insurgents in the house... that is how the song goes.. and it's pretty funny...

Now... the whiney ass ACLU and Islamic defamation leauge decried this as a song glorifying the brutal slaughter of innocent civilians... they pushed and the Military roasted this guys ass.... Fortunetly, he didn't get busted in rank, loose money, or get jail time... but they made him apologize to everyone who thought they were offended...

Funny.... Insurgents post video's of them beheading Americans, Koreans, other Iraqi's... slowly, graphically, and very brutally... and it's ok... but when a evil American writes a funny song about him defending himself against a insurgent attack that he wins... he's the bad guy....


here's the video... you tell me if you find it offensive.....

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Ordering Pizza in 2010 ..... [14 Jun 2006|02:19pm]
Granted... I think the ACLU should take a flying leap off the edge of the grand canyon... bunch of liberal pussies... but.. .this is pretty funny...

Turn the volume up.. and I promise that NOTHING will pop out and scream at you...

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I'm a little pissed off right now [18 May 2006|02:11pm]
I didn't wanna mention anything too early because I was worried that what happened would happen... or that t wouldn't happen at al.....

About 6 weeks ago I got a email from the photo editor of GQ magizine.... They were doing a story on a local Portland Club called Dante's.... Dante's is a very unusal club... It's a small club that does have headlining acts, overpriced drinks, and jerkoff doormen, but they also host Suicidegirls shows, and other forms of debauchery... a fun little place actually... I shoot alot of shows for bands, and I have shot shows at Dante's many times. I shot "Storm and the Balls" when they opened up for LA Guns a while back, and those photo's are on Dante's website www.danteslive.com.

The photo editor in question wanted to use one of my photo's of Storm (Who is very hot) in June's issue of GQ. I said go ahead, I even re-edit it and sent them the hi-rez version of the photo they wanted. She told me that it was going to be about 1/4 page photo. All I asked was that they give me credit for the photo.... something like "Photo by Tim Ward" or "Photo by TimWard Photography".... nothing big, and not at all too much to ask for. This is a HUGE feather in my hat.... even though it's a small photo, it's still published in a national magizine.... That's serious bragging rights... I even emailed Storm and told her about... now she's all excited........

Does it happen? Kinda......

I've been waiting patiently for the new issue to come out... the guy at the grocery store told me that the new issue would be out today.... so at lunch... I hurried to FredMeyers... found the new issue... one at a time... I started flipping through the pages looking for my photo... and finally on page 66 .........

A thumbnail..... smaller than a stamp.... with a number 5 under it.... I look for what's caption for number 5..... "Indie Chick Rocks Dantes"


All these weeks of waiting in anticipation... etc........ for what????
A freaking thumbnail with no creditline under it....

Yeah... I'm a little pissed...

Here's the original photo....

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Still sore.... [08 May 2006|01:27pm]
Saturday was my first wedding of the season..... It was held at a former FreeMason Lodge in Forrest Grove, Or... the place was pretty creepy... and was turned into a Tavern/Eatery/Hotel.... Nice grounds, and cool building, but was a lodge for Masons... lookout windows along the top of each side of the building (Why did they feel the need for this????).... I had to run up and down 3 flights of steps multiple times through out the 8+ hours I was shooting the wedding... on my feet almost the whole time... needless to say, Sunday morning I was quite stiff..... I'm better today, but my lower back, and calves are still very stiff and very sore.

As far as the wedding went... It was very good... the people were nice/polite, I had no bossy/pushy aunt/grandma who thought my job was to follow them around and take photo's of what they thought was important. We ran short on time because as per typical in weddings everyone plans to be there on time, and plans to follow a schedule... and it never ever ever happens. Someone is always late which throws the photo timeplan off because they're not there for the group photo's, lots of socializing, etc. None of this is anyone's fault.. it's a wedding and the social interaction is more important at the time that posing for photo's. It just makes my job harder, and I feel kinda bad afterwards because there's so much more I'd have like to have done... but didn't have the time. Although it's not my fault, I'm a perfectionist when it comes to photography, and I like to give my clients 120%, but due to time restraints... it usually winds up closer to about 80%.

I normally shoot around 1,000 - 1,200 digital photo's during a wedding... I think I got about 800 this time.... I have alot of editing to do over the next few days... oh well... part of the job.
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Kittie Photo's [20 Apr 2006|09:49am]
Ok... I'm done editing all the photo's from Saturday nights show.... Kittie was in town... great freakin show.....


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KITTIE BIZNATCHEZ!!!!!!!!!!!! [16 Apr 2006|02:22am]
I saw Kittie tonight..... great freakin show... alot of young kids though... a few who thought they could successfully push me out of the way to get closer to the stage... maybe it's my age... but I didn't elbow them to the back of crowd.... I might be getting a little soft... I took a ton of photo's which will be online tommorrow or monday... but here's one I got all of the girls to pose with me for..... Really a nice group.. no attitudes and they didn't mind hanging out with use peon's after the show... I had to seriously crouch for this one... the tallest one almost came up to my chin...

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I so want to see Brokeback mountain!!!!! [13 Apr 2006|07:00am]
Part II that is..............................

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From the Dept of Useless information [04 Apr 2006|10:31am]
On Wednesday, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00
in the morning, the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06.

That won't ever happen again.
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The Bunny and the Snake [28 Mar 2006|09:43am]
The Bunny and the Snake

Once upon a time (allegedly) in a nice little forest, there lived an orphaned bunny and an orphaned snake. By a surprising coincidence, both were blind from birth.

One day, the bunny was hopping through the forest, and the snake was slithering through the forest, when the bunny tripped over the snake and fell down. This, of course, knocked the snake about quite a bit.

"Oh, my," said the bunny, "I'm terribly sorry. I didn't mean to hurt you. I've been blind since birth, so, I can't see where I'm going. In fact, since I'm also an orphan, I don't even know what I am."

"It's quite OK," replied the snake. "Actually, my story is much the same as yours. I, too, have been blind since birth, and also never knew my mother. Tell you what, maybe I could slither all over you, and work out what you are, so at least you'll have that going for you."

"Oh, that would be wonderful" replied the bunny. So the snake slithered all over the bunny, and said, "Well, you're covered with soft fur; you have really long ears; your nose twitches; and you have a soft cottony tail. I'd say that you must be a bunny rabbit."

"Oh, thank you! Thank you," cried the bunny, in obvious excitement. The bunny suggested to the snake, "Maybe I could feel you all over with my paw, and help you the same way that you've helped me."

So the bunny felt the snake all over, and remarked, "Well, you're smooth and slippery, and you have a forked tongue, no backbone and no balls. I'd say you must be French".
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Fucking squaters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [14 Mar 2006|08:33pm]
I left my front door open when I got home tonight to let the house air out a bit.... look what I found ontop of my dryer when I went to do laundry a few hours later...

My neighbor's cat Sammy thinks I'm his daddy....... it's ok... he's beautiful, and very affectionate.

Click Here if the picture doesnt' come up.
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The Ultimate Showdown. [09 Feb 2006|02:23pm]
This is some funny shit.

The Ultimate Showdown
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New Photo Project [20 Jan 2006|09:03am]
As most of you know... I'm a photographer as well as a geek... Last weekend I went up to take some family photo's for my younger brother, his wife, and 2 baby girls.... This is something I've seen done before (No I didn't come up with this myself), but never tried to pull off myself... Be gentle with your comments... THis was my first attempt... I'm sure I'll get better at it, and will start marketing this style... lemme know what you think.


My Brothers Family
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I just came in my pants..... [16 Jan 2006|04:40pm]

And yes... this is safe for work....
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