Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Today, I had to leave work early because I felt like crap! It must have been something I ate last night, because I didn't have any energy, and I really felt like....crap! I really hope it subsides, because I have work to do, and I need all the money I can get. My rent just went up!!! Ugh...not only do I fell like S&%T, but my monthly living expenses just increased! Man, I swear, sometimes...most of the time, it's like, for every step forward, there are two-steps back!

Monday, March 26, 2007


I have not received the camera that I ordered yet (Fuji S6000fd), but I still wanted to showcase another photo I took a while ago. This is one of my "Artsy" type photos. I really like it. I like the color and the shadow that I got from the tree. Well...at least it looks "Artsy" to me ;-).

Anyway, there was no Photoshopping on this photo. It's just what the camera (and my eye) sees. As soon as I get my Photoshop "Elements" CD-Rom, I'll repost this picture, processed, so you can see the difference.

Once I get my new camera, I will refocus my attention on my picture website "THE CAMER-ATEUR PROJECT" (www.picsbyahmed.fotopic.net) in which I will showcase the same photos that you see here, but without post-processing. Everything here will be Photoshopped, and everything at "THE CAMER-ATEUR PROJECT" will not...get it ;-)

Also, all of the pictures you see here will be on my "FLICKR" site too. That is where you'll get ALL of my photos....the Good, the Bad, and the....well, you get the picture ;-)


I am officially converting Aimless-Thought into a photo/story blog...meaning, I will be taking a little break from just writing and sharing my feelings. I am going to refocus my attention and energy on one of my other hobbies/passions...photography. But this time, every picture that I take will be of great quality with a story (long or short) to tell.

They say that every picture is worth 1000 words, so I will show you 1000 of my visions, and share my words to boot!

Stay tuned, because the stories will come daily, as I see them.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


I have to ask.....why, when our fellow African-American (Black) brothers and sisters make a success, or what appears to be a success of our lives, we turn our backs on our other "brothers and sisters"?

What I mean is this. I am an up-and-coming entrepreneur who hasn't fully landed on a solid foundation of what I am attempting to do (beyond gaining my own financial freedom), but my struggle continues. Whenever I see a fellow brother who has the appearance of, or has made a success of his/her lives, I am ALWAYS quick to say hello, or at least give a reassuring/I'm proud of you "what's up", or head-knod, but what I get back in return for my cordial attitude is....nothing! Why is that?

Why is it that when our brothers/sisters "make it", they all of a sudden become too good for us "regular-folk"? I've been looked at as if I'm a groupie, or "all on their jocks" as if I'm looking for a hand-out or something. For those of you who really know me, you all know that I am intelligent, focused and very professionally business-minded, and the last thing that I look like is a thug or something. So when I give that look of pride to a fellow brother/sister that is currently where I am trying to get, it hurts to not get a positive response, if any response at all.

This is similar to my "Crabs in a Barrel" blog that I did a while ago stating that us as black people can't stand to see one of our own become a success, or get ahead without dragging the rest of us along for the FREE ride, but the difference is, I don't want the FREE-Ride. I want the information! Just teach me, or tell me what you know, or what you did to become a success so I can earn my own. Taking hand-outs is not my thing, and for all who know me, you know that to be 100% true! I work day and night to get what I have, and if someone could show me a quicker, more efficient way, I'll do that, but don't be afraid to let me know what you know....unless you're afraid that I'll surpass you in your own profession ;-)

I just find it a little troubling to see how our own treat each other. We should be focused on our success as a whole, instead of leaving others you consider beneath you behind.


Friday, March 16, 2007


The year is 1907, one hundred years ago.....but the speaker knew what he was talking about.


Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

Theodore Roosevelt 1907

Every American citizen needs to read this!

Monday, March 12, 2007


Kodak Z-650 6.1 MP-10x Zoom digital camera, 1.4x Telephoto Lens, 2-Kodak Rechargeable batteries and rapid charger, Kodak High Performance 512MB SD-Memory Card, and Carrying Bag all for sale! Only 8-months old, never dropped, scratched or damaged! Very well taken care of. Paid $500+, only asking $275 o.b.o.

I'll accept PayPal payments or cash. You can leave a comment, or contact me via email at nethedd@yahoo.com for shipping and PayPal information.

Thanks, and spread the word ;-)

You can see lots of sample photos taken with this camera at www.picsbyahmed.fotopic.net. My favorites are of the Drift Show at Irwindale Speedway!

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Friday, March 09, 2007


Here's another one of my Unique Custom T-Shirts for that SEXY SASSY lady out there that know's she's just Too Cute For You!! Click HERE to place your orders, and to see some of my other Unique Creations....JUST FOR THE LADIES!!!

NOTE: There are other colors available, but I kinda like the Pink one! I think it's sexy!

Monday, March 05, 2007


Here is the first edition of my Unique Clothing Creations! The "Power" T-Shirt! Express yourself, and your committment to changing the negative connotation associated with the "N-Word"! Normally priced at $25.99, it's a STEAL at $19.99! Black history and pride doesn't have to end in February. Express your pride and dismay with the notorious "N-Word"!

Place your order, and/or see more of my Unique Creations HERE!
Also available in Natural, and Light Blue colors.