Oh the happiness is so ringing in. I can't tell you enough how excited I am about all this. My culinary career is flowing extremely well and my entertainment career is managing to come back into light, among other things. Thank you so much for the support and I am very much looking forward in dreaming with all of you. With every smile there is a dreamer and this dreamer is all smiles!!!!
My writings will further in time, but for now enjoy it all!!!
Love and happiness,
Christopher L. Antie
Written on June 1, 2011.
For every life they are given time. Time to progress, time to fail,
time to choose, time to live, and time to die. In every second of time
we beat forward or beat backwards. In our memories of going back, we
can see and we can feel but we can't touch. Our time is precious and
our time is limited. Though with all the seconds given to us we'll
never know or decide when our time is up.
In every individual time the clock ticks softer, to louder, to softer,
then to louder again. Some say we control the sound we hear but in
some cases we can not. In each individual time our clock moves
differently and at a different beat. In every beat of time that I
write this passage it stops and starts again.
The clock ticks to the beat of its own drum, I attempt to control it
but it will be ignored. In a world of decision, choice, and image my
time is set back. Time doesn't care about my disease of MS. Time
doesn't care for my lack of decision, my intermediate change in
emotions, my near fact of being blind, or my illusion of finding a
cure. Time doesn't help me get through the daily pain of self
exclusion, it doesn't help me from not running into the future of
being confined to not running my own soul again.
Time does force me to see and feel the pain, but I can't touch it to
help it. Time does remind me of my constant pain I live with. I walked
with the hours of the clock, and suffered by its ticking. In every
life they are given time. Time to decide what is right from them and
some time to decide what is right for others. In time you took away my
child, your time gave me the lack of happiness because of a book that
you think directs our time. Your time told a man for who he was could
not raise his own son, for your time you took his son away and never
gave him back. In time he was lost to me and in your time you gave him
back to me, but in this time I could speak to him I could only say
good bye as I stood in front of the stone that holds his name.
In my time I couldn't grieve and haven't, the negative side of my time
is the bundles of aggression inside. Forgiving me is the time of
sympathy I am not looking for, as in time I will heal. This time that
you know does your time make it different to look at mine? Knowing my
time as a person you may not know is it different then knowing it's a
person you do know.
In every life they are given time. Time to decide and time to
understand. In time it will heal, be appreciated, and understood but
will not make much of a difference. With your time, it will tick to
the next minute until the time ticks the end.
Christopher L. Antie (featured credits on IMDB.com) here and starting something that is challenging but yet fun and creative. Over the past few years I have thrived, succeeded, and dedicated myself into many endeavors. Recently I was approached to host a new kind of talk show. The show is called "Creations with Christopher L. Antie" and will be featured on a major television network in winter 2011 (yes this is for real). Without spoiling the entire news of it (I will share more of the show as we go on), some of it consists of me going to college and learning full out Culinary Classes of which sets me into receiving an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts.
I've had a passion for food, and can cook, but I don't think I have ever had the interest of getting a degree or becoming a professional, let alone presenting my talent and learning on national television. With the help of Le Cordon Bleu I'm going to become a professional chef from the best accredited school around, get trained from the styles of Paris like one of their very own the late Julia Childs.
Once I received the offer of the show and accepted I was immediately enrolled into the Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando. With the help of the school and of course the promotions, backing, and attention from the school I am going to be in training with the program for a little over two years. During the process late this year I will begin taping the pilot episode and showing off my learned knowledge alongside some other things that will be announced as we go.
I am hoping that with this blog I can gather fans that would be interested in learning the process of starting up a new show and my challenges of juggling the start of the new show, school, my personal life, and all other things I decide to do. I will announce as I go and disclose things that might excite or motivate you into pursuing the same endeavor or a future goal.
On day one's blog you received my first set of announcements and how my first day of school went. Everyday will be something new and a newer idea or clue that opens the door to the design, taping, and release of the show and the show and my own events. I really hope you keep up with me and motivate me, it really helps. Invite your friends to do the same, the more the merrier. Okay so enjoy and may all your dreams come true!
DAY ONE 7/7/2010
I started my first official class at 5pm, it was called Food Safety and Sanitation. The goal is to learn the do's and don't of serving, preparing, and cooking food at home or in a professional atmosphere. After printing out the over 200 page PowerPoint presentations, I have to say I am overwhelmed with what is excepted of me in this. The class isn't to large about 15 people or so and the teacher (not going to mention names) is pretty cool. Didn't get into many hard core learning as of yet, other then learning that more people get sick in Florida restaurants then any other state because of the states reputation of being the number one tourists destination in the world and the hardest way possible to control it all. Don't worry you can safely eat in Florida, it just mean food is a very popular source in the state and hard to control or oversee at times (kind of like transportation in Los Angeles).
Today we just briefly went over the course of the class and what we are progressing towards. The goal is for me to receive my state certification for food and safety by this coming August. I can do it!!
My next class was Foundation I with 30 students and two top chefs, the key start to cooking. I received my over $1200 knife and kitchen set for my schooling career and afterwards, and I am set to not having a clue of what all this S..t is; but I will learn. I am promoted to learn the many of knifes to use and how to cut and cook things from scratch. I was told today I am going to learn how to make Mayo, sauces, bread, and other things from scratch. No recipes and no all ready prepared items, I am to learn how to create my own recipes and food items. 30 hours of lectures and 20 hours of cooking in this class.
The biggest thing is making sure I am dressed for the part. I am required to dress a certain way everyday, and If I even miss one item I RECEIVE a day's 0 in performance. Completely not good, so I am busy hemming pants to fit properly and learning to tie a tie for the very first time. I'm getting it but double checking it as I go. I new picture will post tomorrow, after I see how I have done. I get graded on performance everyday and it starts tomorrow, we shall see.
We learned cooking from the history of it and our terms are in French, so learning French and cooking at the same time is a task in itself. We got some hints on some of the terms, which makes it kind of easy; but still not going to be easy. Tomorrow we learn the cutting process and the official start of both of the classes.
The excitement starts tomorrow but the conversations of the beginning I guess started tonight. I will post tomorrow, but for now I must go do home work; I have over 60pages to read before bed.
Peace and love!
Christopher L. Antie
So I woke up tired, stayed up until 3am doing homework and had no time to eat today. Gosh it's been 12 years since I went to school last, and boy how I hated doing the homework. Well I woke up had a meeting about a women's project I am doing and then off to school.
Today I learned the correct way to read and reset a food thermometer, woohoo. I also learned the states that require kitchens to have a "Glove Law" and those that don't. Imagine the ones that don't and the sick things some chefs do when they don't practice safety and sanitation, really sad; it would make you sick. I learned the proper temperature for storing and cooking food, plus the proper way to wash yours hands.
Check this out, it should take you 20 seconds to wash your hands. You lather your hands for 15 seconds with liquid soap and then rinse under hot water (100 F) and dry under a powerful air dryer or with a paper towel. Use a paper towel to open doors and turn off facets. All this to properly get your hands completely clean. Did you know that you need to wash your hands before the use of hand sanitizer and to much sanitizer could make your body immune to it, interesting. If your cooking wash yours hands and everything throughly after every use, before use, and during the switching of cooking items/food or time lapse of cooking items/food (don't let things sit for to long in open air, without cleaning before reuse), it helps keep your food healthy and clean.
Lastly I learned the methods of a knife, I learned how to cut carrots and potatoes into 1/2 inch, 1 inch, and 2 inch squares. Also learned the cut makes the food performance look grand and makes the food all equally cook. If the potatoes aren't cut the similar to same way then you could face trouble in over cooking or not cooking enough. I'm hoping to get a picture of the cutting tomorrow, along with the uniform requirements.
I have graded "A" on all tests, including performance, so far and so I think I am doing pretty darn good. Till tomorrow, night kids!7/9/2010Sorry guys a little late posting this but I was so tired on Friday and had a stressful weekend that I am now calm enough to do it.
Friday went pretty well, learned all about ecoli and other harmful diseases that can be transferred into food, along with their dangers. Did a hand-washing test, under a black light, and learned that dirt lives deep in your finger nails. Which seems to be the hardest part of keeping your hands clean. Never realized how important cleaning is and how if you don't keep things clean, how you have more of chance of becoming increasingly sick.
Washing your dishes in the sink is a good thing, but when you place dishes in the dish water make sure the water has no dirt or food in it and is always sparkling clean. If not drain and create new dish water, as if you don't germs don't get cleaned away and basically your not properly cleaning your dishes. Air dry or use a paper-towel on drying dishes, as germs can remain on a towel and transfer to your clean dishes. Keep animals out of your kitchen, keeps from spreading germs into your food. Clean your hands and tools after every use and before use.
Those are just a few things to know, and trust me if you research on food safety and sanitation you will learn wonders and respect what goes inside your body; which could keep you healthy for a very long time.
Lastly I got a "B" on my dicing (see above picture), as it has to be almost perfect but I did practice over the weekend and I think I got it right. Okay so I got a test tomorrow so off to studying. Night!
yes I am getting sick, not really, just a minor cold coming in the middle of summer. Nothing really exciting to talk about other than discovering the names of diseases and viruses that causes sickness within people and from what they eat.
I took the test, wasn't so bad but was hard and is to be expected for the first official test. Don't know what i got as of yet but the class average was 85%, not good.
Learned cutting again and did very well, I might add. Also learned how to make recipes and how too design menus. More on that coming soon. Okay going to bed, till tomorrow please spread the word guys and leave me some comments I would greatly appreciate it.
I promise this will get more exciting as I go!
Gearing up for the show, we'll start looking for creative family and homemaking ideas next week with the opening of our new show website. More details later..... In the works is the taste testing tour going to Louisiana, Washington state, and south of Florida during the holidays. This Christmas I will be producing weekend holiday events for the city of Cocoa beach Florida and in Anaheim California. Of course all the details coming soon and via my website at christopherlantie.com.
So these past few days I took a test in my Safety and Sanitation class got a 76 which on their grid is a"C", not the greatest but what can you ask for the first time test. I did study, thought I knew it, but I guess I didn't know her program or maybe the fact that scan tron tests freak me out and I haven't had to take one in more the eleven years.
Learned about bacteria's and virus's from and in foods, nasty stuff and extremely hard to learn. Test on that tomorrow, and yes I know I am going to fail it miserably. Hey I'm trying. Homework, attendance, and other assignments I've been getting an "A" in all, so that is a good thing.
In Foundations class I learned how to make tiny football shaped objects out of potatoes and continued to learned the cutting process. I am getting better, but still a little lost at it; takes time. Learned about Menu's and recipes took my first test in the class today. I think I did well, knew a lot of the answers, and so I will see tomorrow. The chefs cooked a dish called (which I personally didn't care for) Spaghetti alla puttanesca. Consists of Spaghetti, Olives, tomatoes, anchovies, capers, chili peppers, garlic, and tuna.
OTHERS liked it but I sure didn't and that seemed to be my day. I am working on a new recipe of my own and should announce it this week, I am going to publish it on the show and in the creations magazine this fall. Till tomorrow, see you guys!
7/15-7/16/2010So this is going to be quick, my tests, well I bombed one of them and got a "C" on the other. I really need to get into gear of things. So I spent the weekend with friends to relax and got plenty of study time in. I actually got an "A" on the cutting on Friday, good thing.
Did another new recipe over the weekend, but I will not post it until it is ready which will be soon. New show information comes this week as well as other great announcements, stay tuned. All for now but next week will be a better week.
Have a great week!7/19-7/26/2010Why hello peeps!
I have been busy, stressed, and just plain tired; so this is my reason for not updating this recently. Well I take my state certification test this coming Friday so I am busy gearing up for that. I received a 100% one of my recent reports and even though I'm getting only C's on these freaking tests I am managing to maintain a B in the overall class. For some reason tests are just not my thing, so please pray that I pass the test on Friday. Doing Health inspections in the next couple of days, fun.
I met with the president of the school, cool guy, we had a situation and we all resolved it; complete disrespect on their end and I caught them on it and they thanked me for it (I guess it is the political and activism side of me kicking in). All a good thing.
In the other class, I now know how to make Hollandaise, Mayo, stock, vinaigrette, tomato sauce, mashed potatoes, and potato salad all homemade and by hand (no recipes or pre-made stuff). Doing well on my knife cuts, I will know for sure if I pass that test tomorrow or not, and again maintaining a B in the class.
So far I have personally made a dinner dessert that I call Sugar Calm, a vanilla cream pastry with whip cream. I have made some type of Texas meal with glazed steak and succotash. I made a meat and vegetable salad served on garlic bread. Finally I have made homemade spaghetti served on garlic bread. All with pictures coming soon, as soon as I can get the picture making formula right first.
The new show is coming, and the delayed website along with a new announcement of a magazine all coming soon. More stuff is sure to be announced this week as soon as I can find the time to write it all down. Till then peace out and speak soon.
Christopher L. Antie
P.s. Sorry about the grammar, spelling, or structuring I do this in a hurry.7/27-8/4/2010Hey gang,
So I really haven't been in the mood. Just been really tired and not feeling like I learned much in the past few days. However I've been asked to introduce a new drink that will soon be on the market and I have created some unique recipes that will be featured in the coming weeks.
I passed the ServSafe so I am now certified to be a manager in a restaurant. I got a final grade of a "B" in that class and in the other class I hold a "B" as well. Currently I hold a 3.0 in college which is good.
Other then that not a thing going to surface. I will update you on some stuff as soon as I can.
It has been a while since I've blogged, extremely sorry. It's been busy, stressful, and just a bit of time getting used to all this stuff. I mean the school is nice, at times, and filled with over imaged to immaturity talks to acts. Some people like to view my stuff, including this blog, as a joke or feel I'm just not what I seem.
Well I look past it and simply remember what I've done, even got, to what they simply don't have. I guess talking bad about someone behind their back is the way they feel the need to go, all I do is smile and nod. I am all smiles with their desperate attempts, and laughing in the long run; enjoy the ride!!!
Anyways, I've posted on my main page and will continue to be posting on that page and this page pictures of some dishes I have been cooking up. I am gearing up for the filming of the pilot and publishing of my own recipes. So far I have worked the Florida food and Lodging convention, couldn't get pictures though, and help prepare to present 4800 dishes for the event. Wow! Total chaos but got it done in three hours with the help of a team, I will say it was worth the experience. Coming up I will be working for th EPCOT Food and Wine Festival in the coming months, of which I will be blogging about that with some pictures possibly.
Finished my first 6 weeks and concluding my next 6 weeks this week, all with an over 3.0 GPA. Learning some stuff and enhancing my development of cooking and presentation but still lots to go. I think the problem is the over crowded class, the young one's disrespect to others, and the grading chef's desire for more salt (which he is a smoker and smokers to ruin their taste buds so its hard to get a consistency from a nonsmoker to a smokers likes and desires). I start academic classes soon and not looking forward to it, but hey comes with the degree.
Okay peace out for now and check out my website at http://www.christopherlantie.com.
Sorry again for the delay, been busy. Well I finished the Food and Lodging show in September. It was great, helped Universal Studios in setup and worked with top chef's for the overall convention at the Orange County Convention Center. In addition I presented and served over 4000 plates within a three hour period. No pictures but it was an experience like no other.
Food and Wine was stressful but good in many ways, pictures are on my website at Christopherlantie.com. I served in Brazil, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, and Argentina. For over a month I contributed to the 8million dollar profited event, gained a top grill chef honor, and help served well over a million guests from around the globe. Fun but glad its over, lots of unnecessary stress and long hours.
The holidays are in and I am busy doing my "Spirit of Taste" presentations. I delivery great food and wine to guests with a presentation for the holidays (as a hired personal chef). As the New Year roles in I am gearing up for many great projects, going after a Pastry and Baking degree, and making sure I win for 2011.
For now Happy Holidays, and a safe and wishful ring in for 2011.
The day we learned, Micheal Jackson died at age 50.
Fifty years ago we were the world where he took his first breathe.
We were the world that gave him a young success.
We were the world that progressed his success to the growth of an icon.
We named him the king of pop.
We were a world that he dearly loved.
We were the ones that he always came back too.
And we were the world that gave him the worst of his life journeys.
Despite the greatest of times he gave of us light, made us cry, made us feel important, and made us groove, we were the world that tore it apart.
We were the world that judged, made a judgment based off of opposition and not on a truthful determination.
We were the world that continued to let our judgment over rule a truth or an appreciation of what we all received from him.
And in our world is where today he took his last breathe.
Finally, No matter whether you progressed the day with grievance or gratitude you couldn’t help but stop for one moment to remember the times you heard the music that progressed your own life.
Whether you delivered your memories good or bad you couldn’t help but stop and ask if you could have made it easier for him to live in our hearts.
Today the world came together for one voice and for one man.
We are a world that should look back and learn, learn from the harsh reality he lived.
We were the world that started a legacy and we are the world that should continue it.
He has made a wish, a wish for all to come together as one big worldwide family.
Beside our beliefs, we should all take the worlds hand and say no more to a life of judgment, selfishness, and tragedy.
On a time as we are to change with a new era, we shall remember our change starts with us and with each of us comes the direction of a new beginning.
May his light shine over our earth and direct us into the direction of a new beginning he worked his entire life to accomplish.
May his memory stay in our hearts forever and forever over again, when he wrote it and sung it, it really was the message that should’ve directed us into a better life; because we are the world.
In memory of a legend and music icon, Michael Jackson.
Written By: Chris Antie
Making a Difference!
Okay my friends very seldom do I sit down and actually write my physically minded opinions about life and its journeys. For the past few weeks I have been observing the world happenings and let me tell you this, I have had more questions arise in my head that in reality will simply become unanswered.
So let me start; all of us or maybe some of us are proud to be an American in this great country, but after the recent years I have begun to wonder that if we traveled to another country would we admit that we are a proud American? Good question! As my political debaters would be quick to say, YES! The rest of us would wonder, like I have, about what to say to that sort of question. Well my friends this is why I have asked myself this question many of times and yet to have found the true answer.
For years before the "George W." era we have had a reason to say that America meant free, freedom of speech, the right to life as a person of many backgrounds, and the place where imagination can grow past the level of achievement. Well since those years have come and gone it seems to be placed in the back of our heads screaming for a return. Truly our country shouldn't be determined on or based on how much fame or even fortune you have, but for the simple factor of being the person that our founding fathers wanted us to be. We have gone from the country that the world wanted to visit and be a part of to the country that bullies the rest of the world for no proven reason what so ever.
So why is that? Or do we even care? Okay let's start with 9/11; our country's most feared and extensive tragedy of all times. But yet our leaders have still been unable to solve the cause of it, whom did it, or how it can be prevented in the near future. Now keep in mind our country's problems have extended far beyond 9/11 but being that it was the top record of tragedies in this country it becomes the start of our country's missing eagle. In 1999 when Columbine was struck with tragedy, why didn't we start making a difference when we had a chance?
Well the world thought it would never happen again, folks sorry to say it did but it is still continuing. Being I am not a parent, I have to ask parents do you feel safe allowing your kids to go to school? According to some of the most recent studies, well over half of the country doesn't; and I don't blame them. Why would I send my child to school when I know that my own president looks past the protection of myself and even my family; when sometimes you're bound to think that our "George W." wants tragedy to strike so he can get up on stage like a dancing monkey to speak of a fake concern the White House has for such tragedies. He is simply looking for a daily cookie from this country; well Mr. President this man is not givin' you a cookie but a bag full of dog shit! A real man will stand up and give sympathy to people in need with resolution and action of future prevention.
When the election came in 2000, we should have known what was coming our way in the next four years after our lovely "George W." sat in his governor's mansion in Texas all ready claiming the president seat before the final polls were even in. That should have proven to all of us that this man was nothing more then a selfish pig wanting attention and sadly enough he got it.
So as an American, if you voted for the "George W."; as I didn't I have to ask you, are you proud of that vote? If you are can you show me with documented proof why this president is worth the hard earned hundreds of dollars that I spend in taxes each year paying his salary?
Okay so he gets voted into office and then 9/11 approaches, well you know what happened. During the weeks of this tragedy our lovely attention grabbing president Mr. "George W." asks for the country to show its support by flying flags. Now before you jump to conclusion I am by all means not against the flag or even flying it, but when it was suggested along with suggesting going to Walt Disney World didn't you have to feel some what of a concern? I mean when the first tower was truck, "George W." was sitting, when the second tower was struck "George W." was sitting again, then low and behold he made a meaningless speech and then what happened he jumped into a plane to let our fellow Americans fend for themselves. A feared nation that left many Americans wondering what to do next and how to proceed on with life; scared to trust our friends and neighbors locally and internationally something that made most American's stand in fear within their own homes.
Needless to say this president has proven to be the worst president of all times. Many loses of innocent lives, multiple tragedies, a split nation, two uncalled for wars, economic crashes, multiple amounts of scandals, and need I go on. Till this day Mr. "George W." can't give us an honest answer for either event. So why did we vote him into office again? Well I again didn't vote for him but I guess this nation has given us a fact that many of Americans, not me, will believe anything without a proven fact.
So for you "George W." fans, were you at the least bit appalled when he joked about Iraq having weapons of mass-destruction and providing proof that his approach into Iraq was simply a lie? And knowing that we know these facts, it gets debated everyday about why we are still in Iraq? I support our troops 100% but I don't support this war, I fear for people's lives fighting in this war and not fighting in this war; because this war is simply unjustified. When this war started our government has yet to have provided facts of success and reason, and still have continued to fail on the war of terror by not finding the real man behind the mask. Sometimes I feel that these videos from Afghanistan are indeed made by the U.S. Government just for the sake of American's not discovering the lie behind this war.
Then we go into issues that simply aren't issues but distractions, like Gay rights and gay marriages. Does it really bother you that somebody else might be happy and that they simply aren't harming you at all? And let me ask you this, why is it wrong for two people in love to marry? Is it because that most people can't find love or have a hard time with love so it is wrong for someone else to? And for my religious people, let me ask you this if the bible says it is wrong then is our president wrong too for what he has done and is doing?
In accordance to the bible we worship one god and if there is only one god, then why is he siding with our "George W."? Think about it, the bible lists that we shall not commit a crime, hurt one another, or lie; our "George W." has done all of that. He goes to church every Sunday and asks for forgiveness and gets it, but yet while he is in church and everyday beyond that the same sin is still being committed. So why does god allow "George W." to continue; I mean does he like the fact that thousands of lives have been lost because of his crime and that lives are steal being lost because of his crime? As a religious person do you like the fact that "George W." is using you as a way to get away with this crime? And do you like the fact that he is using you to create a negative description of our god and you as his supporter? "George W." and the leaders of religious groups keep going back to the bible for referencing, so I have to ask if the bible is the route for answers and laws is the United States constitution considered a sin? I am mean it does go against the bible in several ways and was written after the bible and is what runs the country, so is it wrong?
If the constitution changes to meet daily life then why can't the bible be written to meet daily life? It was written before many people were even thought or before life was so big, being that god himself didn't write it so why can't some else again write it? But yet if god is real then why are we going through so much, why can't we find his existence; we found Dinosaurs they apparently came before him so why is all this a fact? Do you support the same god that supports "George W." a person who goes against what god has taught us of his existence and even his return?
The belief in this matter is up to you, but for me I become curious to know the truth. Then we go into gay issues again, again why do we care? Are you afraid of some one hitting on you or even just being different? "George W." is a negative president everything that comes from his mouth is negative; "Terrorist", "Cowards", "Freedom haters", "Democratic", and need I go on. So let's define the word different shall we.
According to the dictionary it means not identical, separate or distinct; so in simple terms it means not like the rest of us. Well "George W." loves to us this word as it states exactly what his meaning is backing, not like the rest of the world. Ladies and Gentlemen if you look at yourself in the mirror you will notice that you do not look like the person you talk to, the person standing next to you, or even the people you approach everyday. So being that said doesn't that make us all different, not matter if we are from all types of backgrounds? So what is all the debating about then?
Another thought, below I have placed a recorded voicemail message left from actor Alec Baldwin to his 11 year old daughter Ireland. Click here to listen to these horrible words of abuse to a child. First of all I don't care what you are going through in life; a child is neither an excuss nor a victim in your daily problems. As a parent you deal with yourself in a manner that doesn't harm the lives of your family or the people around you, your pressure is your problem and you deal with it yourself; don't blame people for your mistakes or actions. When you hear of things like this happening and you see a consist array of parents not being the parents they should be; then why is it assumingly bad for a gay couple to adopt a child and raise it. There has been no record or proven fact of a gay couple raising a child, and the couple causing harm or forcing the child's future life decisions. There have, however, been proven facts and records of straight couples doing exactly that. But because they are straight we as Americans feel it is right for an unstable couple to raise a child, neglect the child, abuse the child, and choose the child's future fate. I don't care if you are straight or gay, if you are wanting to raise a child then you should have every right to and be given the simple fact that if you harm the child you must pay consequences. Why do we discriminate against this type of stuff? You know it is wrong to judge for being different so why do you do it? Again you are supporting the "George W." and remember he is using our god to back him up. I have yet to have met a gay couple that doesn't care for their kids or even forces them to be gay; but I do read about straight couples doing that.
Think of this, why are we worrying about such situations that aren't a bother? Why can't we focus on our security, safety, and the actions of our politicians? Why is it harder to call the credit card company to talk about your account and money, but so easy to purchase a gun? Stop all this non-sense people and start making a difference!
You don't need leaders to tell you how to live your life, you have that choice. "George (worthless) W." is using your weaknesses against you to get what he wants. He doesn't care about you or your family; if he did then the nation would have changed along time ago. Let's make a difference, speak your mind to your leaders and demand them to listen to you. Team with your fellow American's whom believe in the same values that you do and speak on behave of yourself. Furthermore if a situation or subject doesn't pertain to you then don't get involved, and importantly if you're not knowledgeable in the subject then stay out of it or get knowledgeable the right way. Being different is not suppose to be wrong, in my opinion different shouldn't be labeled as different but labeled as style. Style is the creative sense of something and no matter if you're gay, white, African American, Hispanic, Asian, or whatever you have your own style in life so be that style. Don't stand out, don't have someone else represent your style, you represent it, and let the world know that you are as equally important as the next person.
Do something proud, stand up for the belief inside you, and go for the ideas and dreams deep inside you. It doesn't take me or your parents to show you the way, it takes you! Believe in yourself and take action; all of the worth in life is right inside you. Believe in what you want to believe in and ask for the facts as you deem the need for them, don't hound someone for not believing in something that you do, it doesn't make them wrong. If they are truly not harming the world or illegally making actions in our country, then they aren't technically in the wrong. Let's make America what it is free of drama and the country of freedom. Your government took away your privacy and in fact your privacy isn't even a law in the U.S. constitution; so let's win it back and make the American People known!
We are a community of people and no matter what we all have Style, in life you need to accept everyone else's styles and remember by accepting their style's you don't have to agree with it you are just accepting it. Accepting it makes this world a better place and a place of community, if the good shows all their rights then the negative, crimes, bad, and even people like the "George W." would be out numbered and that my friends shows the true difference. Support your human rights and be a part of the success of comman man growth of triumph, happiness, and the ability to say I AM WHO I AM. It is all up to you and can only be made by you, so make the right choices in life and guide others into a better life. So in my closing what have you done today to make you feel proud?
In every drop of rain!
In every drop of rain there's a silence, a calming, and a meaning.
In the silence the rain falls swiftly in and out of the wind current, through the clouds, as it passes you by, and to the ground where it sounds out its hard hit.
In the calming, as it falls it never shows, never tells, and never imagines where it will fall next or what will happen after the fall.
In the meaning the rain falls with impression, the impression of what is currently being felt or how it is to be perceived.
With every drop of rain I am in the silence, I hide my thoughts, my emotions, my feelings, and present an okay ability of thought that continues to let you my reader pass me by. I can't be thought of or imagined, I can't be helped or held, and I can't be seen as okay; as with the rain my emotions are only heard inside of myself.
With every drop of rain I am the calming that breathes for the longing of a better day. As the world turns on me, takes from me, judges me, and takes me into my darkness I am in the calm of dealing with it, accepting it, and thinking it is my destiny.
With every drop of rain it holds a meaning, a meaning that maybe I will be okay or even fine; but will I ever really know? In my meaning I am really just expressing my thoughts of being left out, lost in life, or even the thought of being forgotten. In my heart I have given, I have cared, I have gone the extra mile, I have changed who I was, and I have opened up but the sadness is my storm that is consistently raining inside. I am still all of what I mentioned but my sun hasn't shined upon me in years. I have been taken advantage of, left out in the cold, and given nothing but an added chapter to the novel that I live.
With every drop of rain, the silence is me not talking about my deepest thoughts, the calming is me just dealing with it, and the meaning is my tears falling in front of you.
New Year’s Eve in thought.
Wow, it is hard to believe that another year has gone by. It seems like yesterday that I was sitting at home watching 2007 come to an end, and yet I remember back when 1999 was coming to an end.
In this evening I think back of what 2008 had brought me, some good I remembered but a whole lot of bad I definitely recall. Another year, amazing, how I am getting through it? I have had some memorable times, some depressing times, and some times I'd rather forget; but here I am tonight sitting and pondering how the bridge of life stood up and brought me to another chapter in my book of life.
I write my own book, every chapter is another story and/or another journey of my very own life. The catch is this book still continues to be written and hopefully has several more years of writing left in it.
Remember the last time you actually sat down and really thought about your years of life? Kind of scary isn't it? But yet no matter how long or far or how harsh or great it was we still made it to this very night and will make it to another year in the books. However young you are or however old you are, you still can remember back the days of history. The day 9-11 struck. The day Princess Diana left our world. The day we chose a different side to American politics. The day space shuttle Challenger and Columbia left us wondering. The days when television kept us interested after school and on Friday nights, then don't forget the days when television left us crying at the last episode. The day we saw our first snow day or the day we felt our first major hurricane or even Earthquake. The day we stood up and said this is the day I say I do or the day we all took life by its hand and said we can succeed.
As we struggle, we stand. As we hurt, we stood together. As we falter, we all helped us threw it. As we live, we all remember each other. We are our memories, and together we will all never be forgotten. Tonight we gather to say good-bye, but not to each other but to a year in review. Another chapter in our own books and in the history books.
I think the joys of life are not learning the negatives sides of life but learning the greatest things that life had and has to offer. We grow from our mistakes and we live off of our growth. So as we lead our lives into another new year let's remember that our destiny is the foundation of which we travel on.
Looking back is not a failure but a progression towards your tomorrow. As we say good-bye to 2008 and welcome 2009, remember we are the only one's that can make a great history or bad history; and no matter how it is developed it will become the end of another chapter in our yearly lives.
May we all prosper to a better tomorrow. All the best my friends. Thank you for being in my book of life and allowing me to be in yours. Until next year have a good night and I plan to see each an every one of you at our next orientation on the book of our lives!
Happy New Years.
Christopher L. Antie
The Definition of me....
I am a dreamer who believes, I believe in the dreams that take me into my own tomorrow. With a little bit of hope, devotion, dedication, determination, and of course personality I can build that hope, devotion, dedication, determination, and personality into an empire of success.
My success doesn't come from the money I make, the awards I win, or the attention I get, it comes from my soul. My soul is the guiding light of every path I travel down; within my paths I seem to see things in a sense of opposition. Deep inside the world of opposition you find that glamour is in the art that I create, the money is in the emotions I develop, and the rest is in the strength I hold.
In the world of opposition I build, I build a project that is never finished, never pushed or rushed, and is never relied on; I am what I build. If you travel within my soul you see the day and you see the night. The night is my darkness that I inherit from the life I live on this earth. The day is the imagination that I create in which helps me believe in a tomorrow that can be different. A day of vacation is like a day of consistent sunshine, a book of stories that have been written or never will be written, and a place were you can be the person that you are without question, without awareness, and without worry.
My team is the strength that builds me, the support that respects who I am and what I can do, of which helps construct and complete every task at hand; without that I am incomplete.
In the break of life, I imagine and when I imagine I remind myself of what I really am.
I am alive, and I am me.
Chris L. Antie
Interesting how one man had an idea that worked!
Well gang I am having an inspirational night. You know I have been thinking allot lately and have been inspired by the thought that I mentioned in the title of this blog. "Interesting how one man had an idea that worked".
And well guys it is true, Walt Disney as you all know created a foundation based on his dreams, desires, and devotion towards accomplishment. Within this foundation he dreamed up a corporation that is known all across the globe and by all ages, to top it off a display of interests from the inter side of our selves to the enthusiasms that draws us towards relieving our childhood as an adult. A true development that, I feel, will never run out, yes the business ethics of the company run out of control but the emotions of relieving history is worth it. Now I have had the pleasure of working for Disney on both sides of the country and I wouldn't say that I will ever go back working for the company but I can say that even though I know the business side of the company I still do feel like a kid again ever time I visit.
Walt dreamed and acted, he gave me the inspiration to try, accomplish, and devote my life to a world that I can think, bring to thought, and some day develop. Taking me into a self created story to a world of imagination, his dream gave me strength! And it started with Walt Disney………….
Remember you're never too old to dream, accomplish, and build what your heart imagines. My dreams are the everyday journeys of my life, I have met some of the most amazing people known to man, experienced a world of wonders, and dreamed imaginative stories that our coming true. Imagine what goes through your mind when the best of unexpected creations are coming to life, my friends this is happening to me. Yes I have had barriers but that is the life I must learn from, not regret or attempt to change. I am me and me being me is the person that you have as a friend, I imagine just like you and with my imagination you as my friends are experiencing the magic of my life that helps devote you to your soon to be coming true dreams.
Recently I have been meeting with my team to build the dreams that Walt Disney once had and the helped guide me to the dreams I hold. But it is not just my dream it is yours too, you see just being here for support, guidance, and fun gives me the ability to strengthen my self during the hard times. We all give each other the strength and if anything great comes out of MySpace it is the near fact of finding ourselves in the friends from the past and present to the new ones we meet. In meeting my friends I have seen their family, their accomplishments, and the real side of the imaginations they relive everyday. Though some of us do dream big, I can only say to all the big dreamers out their that a dream is never to big to small or to complicated; as with Walt it took the time and belief that one day our dream will come true.
In my closing, I want you to remember that as your friend you are my wish that came true, a wish that gives me the ability to be alive and dream big. My dreams are your dreams and together we will all build a better tomorrow to live, dream, build, love, and accomplish. We are who we are because that is what makes all friends!
Chris L. Antie