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Isaac Madsen
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I'm confused. Is this an indie horror film? Looks interesting though.
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+Isaac Madsen Yeah dude and thank you, Watch this also http://youtu.be/gaPI63fJEhY
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I'm getting a strange glitch with the #weather and my #location. It keeps saying I'm in Belfast, and there is no such city in Washington State, or anywhere near any location I've been recently. Perhaps it means Bellingham or Burlington?
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Who else saw the #BloodMoon this morning?

Taken with my Canon Rebel T1i in Burlington, WA.
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Ohhh maravillosas fotografias!. Gracias
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Beautiful pictures hunny!
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Deception Pass, WA

Taken with my Canon Rebel T1i.

Anyone know what kind of flower this is?
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Windows 10 Technical Preview
I decided to install Windows 10 Technical Preview on my Dell Inspiron 3135 because it was overloaded with software and needed a refresher. Instead of doing a hard reset, I wanted to give Windows 10 a chance to prove itself before release. Overall, the exper...
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This is my first creative writing blog post. I hope you enjoy the story, or what I've written so far. This isn't actually being published anywhere but my blog (though that still makes it a published work, so don't try to steal it). This is merely a sample of the work that I do and what the sort of thing I hope to get published in the future. Please enjoy this Halloween-inspired adventure.
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This morning, I read an article about divorce, and while it's pretty depressing, I can understand where the author is coming from. I just don't understand why anyone would let their lives fall apart in such a way! Don't blame your failings on society or technology. Learn from them and become stronger.

I think the real problem is when people start saying they "have to" be together instead of "choose to" or "get to." Sure, I've been married only 2 years now, but I can hardly express how much I love the life that +Maria Madsen​ and I chose to share with one another. I think we've grown even closer over these couple of years.

Sure, social media can be crippling to a marriage if you let it, but if you keep it in its place, it can become something positive. It's the way I keep in touch with my family, who are spread across several continents. I don't post for strangers. I post for the people who mean something in my life, whether or not they like anything I have to say. If any relationship you have mirrors anything that THAT article presented, YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG.

How do I keep my marriage alive? I take my wife out every weekend. For the past 6 months, we've been living with her parents because we didn't have our own home when I got out of the army. It forced us to learn how to live in a tiny space, with no privacy, no way to be as romantic as a young couple should be. But we found ways to get through it. Could we have rented? Yes, but we would be stuck with a landlord, and experience has taught me that rentals are a nightmare.

How do we find time for each other? My wife works during the day and I work late into the night. Weekends are all that we really have together, so we take that time to be together, often in remote places with no cell reception. Sometimes we've been lucky enough to spend some of that time in a hotel. We've made it work, and kept the spark alive through some very difficult challenges.

Some of you might wonder, where did we meet?

Facebook.

A couple of years ago, this cute little Mexican girl posted a picture of Seattle. I saw it in my feed because we had a mutual friend. I had no idea who she was, but the picture spoke to me during a time that I wasn't sure what I wanted out of life. I commented on it, saying how much I missed my home, meaning Washington. A month or two went by, and we both had forgotten about it, but something drew us to start talking, and that's where it all began. We started spending our time together through Facebook, then text messages, then phone calls, and finally in person. By the time we actually met face-to-face, we already knew we wanted to be married, and though it's far from what families expected, we decided that waiting for a traditional wedding wasn't in the books for us. Someday we may get to celebrate with the traditional cake and photos and a family gathering, but today, we're together.

Our wedding was as simple as it gets. No photoshoot. No family to share the moment. Just a couple who really want to be together exchanging vows before a justice of the peace, with a couple strangers as witnesses. Not even a courthouse. No, our wedding was at a prison complex because Fayetteville, NC is just that morbid. We didn't even take a selfie together because we were so caught up in a whirlwind of emotion and excitement for our future. Besides that, we had to leave our cell phones with the guards before entering.

So, do we worry about whether we'll be married 10, 20, 50 years from now? I'm sure it crosses our minds as it does any couple, but we just try to live our lives, in the moment, wherever life takes us, together.

At last, we're finally buying our own home. Who needs a $300,000 home? We knew exactly what we wanted, and we finally found it! A home on our own lot, five minutes from the coast, for way under $100,000. What's more important is that we finally will have our own place, our privacy, and still have a few dollars to explore the world over our weekends and what little time I get off from work.

We don't have children, and aren't expecting any at the moment. Will that happen in the future? Only God knows, and we'll face that cute little bundle of hurdles if and when He decides it is right. In the meantime, we have each other, and we intend to keep it that way.

We CAN handle marriage, but only if we choose to, and so can you.
Marriages today just don't work. The million dollar question? Why not?
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Who else saw the #BloodMoon  this morning?
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Deception Pass, Washington, USA

Taken with my /Canon Rebel T1i/
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Has a great night in #Seattle with +Maria Madsen​, Jesus Serrano, and Ricky Beltran. #HappyNewYear
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These are awesome! Happy New Year!
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Work
Occupation
Communications Technician
Skills
Cable, radio, and satellite installation
Employment
  • United States Army
    25Q, 2010 - 2014
  • McDonald's
    Crew member, 2009 - 2010
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Gender
Male
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Tagline
Husband, Son, Brother, Veteran, Technician, Writer
Introduction
I'm working on a novel and seeking a post-military career in the Pacific NW.
Bragging rights
Survived 4 years in the US Army
Education
  • University of Idaho
    Broadcasting & Digital Media, 2009 - 2010
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho
    Information Systems, 2005 - 2006
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The view from here is great. I would consider coming up here again, but I'd forget the hike to the oyster dome. For all the effort you put in, you might as well just stop here.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Technically off limits, which was a bit disappointing, but when we got up to the oyster dome, we could see people messing around down there anyhow.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Gorgeous views, very chilly in the winter, so bring a coat, but otherwise a nice place to visit. The day fee was a bit excessive, but no more than a fast food meal.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
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The view was nice. The hike is not for beginners though. When we got to the top, there were a bunch of druggies smoking weed and meth. Lots of dogs off leashes too. I would consider other hikes in the area before going back here.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Clean, but loud. Neighbors were irritating. Kept slamming their doors. Walls are paper thin and I could hear them arguing. I'll spend my money elsewhere next time. I was greeted by someone's old food tray sitting in front of our door, so at first i though the room might be occupied. The A/C was set at a decent 65, but i turned it up to 69 and it was loud for awhile. Popcorn ceilings are outdated. The rooms are decently stylish, but some of the furnishings need replaced. No weird smells, even though the bathroom ceiling was soaked after a shower. The bed was comfortable, but I cant say much for sleep as I had a bad cold. The rest of the hotel seemed decent, though the carpets in the hall needed cleaning. Definitely a step down from the Embassy Suites in Charlotte, NC. Your dollars might go further by visiting a coastal inn on the San Juan Islands, but if you're stopping through on business, this may be ok. I can't speak for the food quality as I ate elsewhere on this trip. The interior courtyard is probably the best thing about this hotel.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
I worked here several years ago, and to this day I often think about this as one of the best jobs I ever had. Elden Lott takes very good care of his customers and employees. If you're looking for a place to repair any kind of upholstery, this is the place to go. Don't take it from me though. Pay them a visit. You won't be disappointed.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago