February 20, 2015


Hi you guys. Welcome to my blog where I talk about my past. It's a blog where I think about things when I was on my back.

The cool thing about living in Australia was I got to go to some amazing locations. I think I talked about this before but some of the islands off of Australia were amazing. Like the Whit Sunday Islands. Rottenest Island off of Perth. Lizard Island off of Queensland. Norfolk Island. It's call Norfolk but I called it No Fuck Island, because there's no fucking way I'd go back there again. Sorry you guys, but it's kind of true. Sorry anybody out there who's associated with tourism to this island. Anyway, the point is, I went to some great locations you would not normally go to.

You know, I used to drink right, a little bit. So, one time I was working with this English fashion magazine. We got done working and the editor wanted to have a drink so she made up her favorite drink and gave one to me. It was red bull and vodka. I'd never had that before. Well, I had about 4 of them. What happens to a person when they drink 4 red bulls and vodka? They go to karaoke. Yeah, that's right, one time I went to a karaoke bar where I had more red bulls and vodka. Next thing you know, I'm on stage slaughtering a song. My singing is terrible. Anyway, there was one particular group of people that didn't approve of my singing. They were a bunch of Asian men wearing suits. They were all paying attention to one guy in particular. They took their karaoke very seriously. The vibes coming from them were so intense I stopped mid-song and sat down. I was having a good time up until then. I think they wanted to kick my ass. So the moral of the story is: don't drink too many red bulls and vodka and go to a karaoke bar. Oh yeah, I'm pretty sure those guys in their suits were mafia.

You know, I lived there in Australia for about 12 years. I really miss it. It was a great place to start photography. I don't know how the kids do it nowadays, you know, starting out. It's gotta be tough. I remember, I used to shoot like 2 editorial dories a week. It was a great place to start out. One thing I really regret is I had a chance to buy a small house on a peninsula overlooking the ocean. My wife and I almost did it. We almost bought it but we didn't.  It would have been a great place to go back to. Anyway, I'm done reminiscing. These are all things I thought about while I was in the hospital with my traumatic brain injury.  It's freezing here right now. I'm thinking of some more warm stories to tell you next week.

This is B. Nice signing off, from Ice Station Zebra. Have a good week. Love, B. Nice

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