I Miss My Boys

My dear friend Karen aka @ok2baprincess always refers to her “boys” as the important guys in her life, her closest male friends.

Being a gay male, you’d think that I have a lot of really close gay friends, like you see on television.  Well, TV lies.  I do have a few great gay friends but really… in Columbia, besides my amazing incredible beautiful wonderful boyfriend… I only have two or three super close gay friends.

I won’t name them… you know who you are.

So, when I say “my boys” I mean the guys in Columbia that for any particular amount of time were of the most importance to me.  In particular we’ve got Chase and Corey ( @clettenberg and @coreyschmidt respectively).  They are of the awesome band, Scouts (check them out at http://scoutsmusic.com or on their MySpace).

The band recently moved outta town, off to Kansas City Missouri, you know, where all the big bands really make it… Well… hopefully that’ll be the case for them.

Ever since, my life has been a little empty.  I miss the late night bad decisions they helped me make, the trips to the tattoo parlors where I drunkenly asked for full sleeves and various body piercings.  There’s the incredibly open conversations about sex, relationships and emotions that I don’t think I could have with any other friend.  I miss Chase’s insults on my clothing, taste in music, taste in television, taste in movies, taste in… well my taste period.  I miss the apparent battle between Chase and Corey for who could wear the gayest outfit, the tightest jeans, the deepest v-necks.

I miss their concerts, taking their pictures, shooting the shit with the band and just generally experiencing all the good, and bad, that we all went through together.  Breakups, new relationships, shit jobs, shit classes, you get the point.

I miss the random trips to St. Louis to hang with Chase’s insane(ly awesome) cousin and the completely EPIC beer pong tournaments at Corey’s apartment.

Bottom line, I miss my boys. And Chase coming into town the other day, seeing a movie with him and Karen at RagTag Cinema just brought back all those positive memories.

Soon I’ll be moving to California, well in about a year.  There I will be reunited with all of my old wonderful friends.  Meanwhile, I have a few of those really special friends in Columbia; as time passes and external forces push us away, again I will look fondly at the times we had together.

So here’s a cheers to my best brotastic friends, even if they abandoned me here in the great abyss that is Mid Missouri.

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Philadelphia

Who knew I’d have so much fun in Philadelphia, much less miss it or the new people I met there as much as I am right now.  Tonight I am just aching to create pictures, go out with my camera and capture the world and process it into something beautiful.

I just love this picture I took while in Philadelphia, and to think I almost forgot about the entire panorama of pictures I took.

This trip Ryan and I took through the northeast was so much fun.  In fact, it was the most fun I’ve had in ages, and perhaps the most fun I’ve ever had on a vacation.  I’m a very lucky person to have Ryan in my life.  He planned out 90% of this trip and managed to keep me sane with all the travel arrangements that would normally have made me completely batty.

Here’s a map of our travels!

It looks like our next major trip will be this summer, back to San Francisco for pride. Can’t wait!  Traveling with Ryan is just about the most fun you can have.  Plus I’ll get to take pictures… though I am really aching to travel to Europe… I’ve never taken pictures there. Visited? Yes.

Anyways, time to get off the computer for a bit. Keep up to date with me on twitter, http://twitter.com/justex07

Catch you later friends!

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Valentines!

Wow, I’m really late with this buuuut.

Ryan and I celebrated Valentines, as we do every year (ahem, well the one year before) with a trip to Kansas City.  Dinner at Eden’s Alley… Stay at the Crown Plaza.

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We went out for drinks afterwards at this really cool, huge, bar.  I wish I could remember the name, it had a babillion different beers on tap…. I think it’s called McFadden’s.

Anyways, it was a great time and too bad that we had to go back to Columbia.  But not before he brought me out to lunch at an awesome Indian restaurant.

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Sun Sets on Texas

Oh, sad face! It’s time for me to go back to Columbia, MO.

I had a wonderful time here in Texas. I got to see lots of family, I got to open some fun gifts and I got to take some pictures!

Wait, what?! You haven’t seen some of the new stuff? Shameful! Here’s one, just as a teaser…

You can, of course and as usual, see more at JustinMooreScott.com which has about half of the new pictures up.  Maybe tomorrow I’ll get the rest online, including the one posted above.  I’ve just been too busy!

Alright friends. Time for me to get some sleep.  I have a plane to catch and actually have to wake up in four hours to get ready so I can catch it!  Love to you all, please visit the photoblog and leave comments.  I love to read your comments.

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$10 Prints!!!

So, in an effort to raise money for my new Nikon D700 with kit lens (or the 24-70 f2.8 if I raise enough $$$) I’ll be selling my prints at a HUGE discount.

Instead of the normal $55-75/print, I’ll be selling them for as low as $10!

This was inspired by a couple of amazing twitter friends, @hanadarko and @winterheart who both donated to the cause when just in jest I requested donations.

So, now I’m only $780 $745 away from the new camera.  I had already saved up the vast majority of the money and only had $800 to go.

I’ll be upgrading from my loyal Nikon D80 which has done well by me.  Unfortunately, it took quite a tumble a month ago and hasn’t been the same since.  The Nikon D700 will allow me to expand my photography by leaps and bounds.  I’m very excited about this new camera and can’t say enough how thankful I am for those who have donated already.

I was asking for $4 donations originally as just a joke but you guys took me seriously.  I’ll take anything!  And anything at or over $10 will get you a print!

Thanks again!

Choose a print from JustinMooreScott.com or PiczarPhoto.com.  I haven’t QUITE finished moving things over from  PiczarPhoto.com but the newest stuff is on JustinMooreScott.com.

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Keith Olbermann Takes on Prop 8

This is why I’ve fallen in love with Countdown with Keith Olbermann and The Rachel Maddow Show.

Keith had his special comment tonight.  Beautiful, refreshing and honest.  You can tell he was fighting away some serious emotions.  Loving him more and more each episode of his fabulous cable news program.

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And Rachel Maddow, just recently started watching her and wow, what a great program.  All of MSNBC leans pretty left, but at least they are honest about it.  They would never claim to be… fair and balanced.  No wonder they are the top two cable news programs!

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Obama’s Acceptance Speech

Just as I thought speeches could not get any more emotionally driven, Barack Obama accepts the presidency before an ocean of supporters in Chicago.  It was as though we were waiting for the ball to drop on New Years Eve in Times Square.

Oh to be there, to experience that kind of positive energy and love.  The celebratory spirit, the first time in our history that an African American was elected President-elect of the United States of America.

His speech was more of a compilation of earlier speeches, taking the best bits and creating something that captured the moment, a moment that will forever live in history and will be something I tell my kids about.  It was one of those moments where you remember where you were, what you were doing and who was with you.  It’s one of those moments you never can forget.  It’s one of those moments you live your life for, that you dream to come true.

Tonight it did!  Barack Obama is our new president and with his guidance and the support of an incredible amount of the popular vote, I think we truly can turn things around for America.

Here is his speech.

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