Burning Candles At Both Ends/New Wax and Wick
Boy am I tired! I guess when my buddy Steve, whom I fought fires with for many years told me that after
thirty five years of age, my body would start slowing down and I would be starting to get old, losing
strength, little by little, and my attitude would change a bit too, I would mellow out, get grumpier, and of
course have a few crisis that would put me over the edge, and finish me off. Wow! That is a lot to happen
right after thirty five years of age! Steve then informed me that it would be a slow process, and I would
see the effects more into my forties. Here I am, almost forty three years old and I am starting to feel the
effects of aging, over doing it, and having to supplement with vitamins, vicodins, and coconut water. I
did change my diet and have been trying to exercise, but work takes over. It is hard to say no to all the
talent we come across, especially in this liberal age, and economy. Last week alone I shot, directed, and
paid for over twenty two fetish videos, including several customs. I am feeling the effects not only at
night after a long day of work, but also on the weekends, but I can't seem to slow down. I need the
exercise in my life to make this work, instead of: stress, smoking, drinking, medicating, recharging
battery, total meltdown, then back to bouncy, bubbly, productive Chris. I must continue to produce what
people want to see, save some money in the bank, and keep stacking content for the future. I have
decided to start officially training a person to shadow me, run the camera, edit, hire, and all the rest of
the duties, so every once in a while, even when I feel i don't want to take a break to enjoy what I love in;
cooking, gardening, fishing, and spending time with my kids, before they go on to do great things in this
crazy world. I will never let quality control be an issue, I will always make sure that anything that leaves
the hard drive is a value, and it will always have the Chris b. feel, and don't worry, it won't be anytime
soon...however, Irma did shoot and direct all by herself the other day, I am excited to see what they came
up with for sure, and be a proud teacher!!
Well today is a lovely day! As we go to start working on our house we are going to purchase, it is very
modest and small, but has a huge, lush, green, lot to work with. I am a master at construction, landscape,
and gardening design and labor, so I am licking my chops at this nice, green slate to work with. I will have
to post some before and after pictures for you to see. Thanks for listening!!
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Comment from: Othello
Date: May 6, 2012
Great to see you back here at your column, Chris! It sounds as if you have
truly been living the "burning the candle at both ends" lifestyle...and of
course you can't do that forever. Though I'm hardly one to talk; I am doing it
myself, and at age 54 now still run a nonstop marathon of novel and poetry
writing, website services, caregiving for my handicapped wife, and a full time
day job as a printer. I've always felt that we have just so much time to craft
our legacy of creativity, as well as build friendship, family, love and
community bonds in our lives. So like you, I may be exhausted most of the
time, but don't regret a minute of it.
You have achieved some special things in your life, my friend, and that is
something to be proud of. Balancing that with times of peace, time with your
kids, and mentoring others to follow in the wake of your creative and business
life. I admire you, and applaud your presence in our lives so much.
Comment from: Eyes
Date: May 6, 2012
i can tell u i truly appreciate the work u put in. i know i speak on behalf of all
ur fans out there. thanks.
Comment from: Moon Shiner
Date: May 10, 2012
I can see the fruits of your labor, a never ending stream of quality movies.
I appreciate your dedication to your art, and know how tough it is to leave time
If you think it's bad now, wait until you cross over that 6th decade mark.
Its pretty bad, when the best you can hope for, is that you feel as good as you
Hang in there CB!