I promised several friends that I would post pictures of Montana, and I figured I’d start with the best. Yep, this is a bear all up in my grill. After I finished taking this picture, I punched him in the junk and told him to behave… or maybe he was already dead and stuffed away at the Helena Natural History Museum. You’ll never know the truth, so why should I worry about it?
I’ve been in Montana for about a week now, and things are starting to look up already. I’ve got some job prospects and even had an interview already. Since I put in hundreds of applications and resumes in Kansas City and only got one interview, Montana is already winning. Besides, how often do you get to see some things this damn pretty in Kansas City? Well, all the time, actually, if you know where to look. Still, this is me taking a picture from up on top of the Fire Tower hill, where, yes, there is a tower that someone used to stand in and watch for fires. The Wild West sure was whacky back then. It’s pretty awesome up here because you can see just about the entire city, and I like being above everyone else in the world. It reminds me of when I lived on the 17th story of the Sunvilla Tower, which is the second tallest building in Springfield, MO. You can see everything below you and just know that you’re a GOD COMPARED TO THOSE ANT LIKE PEASANTS!
The view is actually pretty amazing, and I plan to head out there some night and take pictures of the city all lit up. From where I’m actually staying, way out on the north edge of town, you can only get pretty pictures of the moon.
Speaking of the moon, it’s frickin’ huge out here. I complain during the day that I am too close to the Sun, but at night I love that I am also too close to the moon. I’d say that the moon is three times bigger here than it is in Missouri. There is a reason they call this place “Big Sky Country.”
Of course, you guys know how I feel about nature.
So, what am I going to do when I’m cruising around a state that is basically just mountains and bears and places that there is still snow in late May?
Well, fortunately for me, Helena is actually the Hipster-Mecca that all the Hipsters Think that Seattle is!
They have this part of town they call the “Walking Mall” because “Strip Mall” isn’t pretentious enough.
It’s basically a few blocks of old buildings filled with vintage clothing shops and artisan craft shops.
And, if nothing else works out, I could always become a sapphire miner.
My brother and I were pretty good at that.
Mostly, I wanted to just share some pictures, but I also wanted to let everyone know that I am starting to feel like I’m making progress and moving forward in my life again. Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is get a change of scenery. Remember, problems are nearly as big as they seem at the moment, and you are never too old to start over again.
I’ll get back into the swing of actually writing the blog again soon, maybe with more awesome sky pictures.
Oh, and one more thing. My dad wouldn’t forgive me if I didn’t make sure you guys saw a picture of Helena’s Sleeping Giant.