"It felt strange for this to be my death, it didn’t feel right. My own frustration was that my
death didn’t fit, it was the wrong size, too small, and I refused to wear it."

 - Christopher T. Shields - "The Year of Living Dangerously"

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"Well I was born an original sinner.  I was born from original sin.
And if I had a dollar bill for all the things I've done
There'd be a mountain of money piled up to my chin.
"

 - Eurythmics - "Missionary Man"

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"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves." 

- Henry David Thoreau 

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(CIRCA 1969 to PRESENT DAY)




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"All men's gains are the fruit of venturing."
  - Herodotus

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        Early Life - Pre-Driver's License ( >1984)



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"Mamma's gonna worry
I've been a bad, bad boy

No use sayin' sorry
it's something that I enjoy"


- Ozzy Osbourne - "Flying High Again"
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        Junior High and High School - 1984 to 1987

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"We were riding high like flames against the sky
Innocent and wild, we were playin' with fire
Too hot to touch, you can't call it love
But it's close enough to be playin' with fire"


- Lita Ford - "Playing With Fire"
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   Hinds Junior College and Jones County Junior College - 1987 to 1990


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"I could see a dark side scratchin' at your soul
The risk is sweet as the sin"

-Lita Ford - "Playing with fire"

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        The University of Southern Mississippi - 1990 to 1992


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"Drive it on up and let's cruise a while
Leave your troubles far behind
You can hedge your bet on a clean Corvette
To get you there right on time
Now if you're ready to dive into overdrive
Baby, the green lights are on
It's like you're running your brain on some high octane
Every time she reaches fully blown"

- Don Felder - "Heavy Metal (Take A Ride)"

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        1992 - Graduation from College and The End of All Good Things

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"I got a black magic woman
Got me so blind I can't see
That she's a black magic woman
She's tryin' to make a devil out of me."

- Santana - "Black Magic Woman"

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        1993 Post College to Present



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"Dead is dead and it ain't no different than walking around if you ain't living. 
Living in fear is just  another way of dying before your time
" 

- The Drive By Truckers

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             OTHER STUFF 

 

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"Just another lonely broken hero picking up the pieces of my mind
Running out of faith and hope and reason, I'm running out of time"

- Ozzy Osbourne - "Running out of time"

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        THIRD GEN F-BODY RELATED STORIES - (circa 1990 to present) -



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"Some people will tell you that slow is good-and it may be, on some days...but I'm here to tell you that fast is better. 
I've always believed this, in spite of the trouble it's caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better
than being squeezed out of a tube.  That is why God made fast motorcycles ...
"    

- Hunter S. Thompson 

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        1999 Pontiac Supercharged Grand Prix GTP - (1999 to 2004)



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"In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream
At night we ride through the mansions of glory in suicide machines "

- Bruce Springstein - "Born to Run"
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        Fast Tunes - Just a few songs that I rewrote.  Lyrics posted here.
 


"The previous owner supercharged her.  Is that going to be a problem?" - Blakenship

"Only if the guy pulling up next to me is driving a Porsche ... and then it's going to be his problem." - Me



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"Stories told, two old friends of battle scars and lonely bars and nights the rain wouldn't end.  
Here's to withered eyes wearing gypsy smiles and the day He listens.  
Here's to lovely ladies and a million miles and the night she whispers

Ride the wind, never coming back until I touch the midnight sun"

- Poison - "Ride the Wind"
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