Monday, December 15, 2008

A Jarbo Journal: Final Chapter

Good Evening Friends.

As you may have noticed by the title of this post, I have chosen to close the encyclopedia of knowledge and wonderment known as A Jarbo Journal.

I started posting to this blog in 2003. Before that, I dabbled in the web since 1999. 2009 will mark 10 years of me on the internet, which may be a good or an awesome thing, which is true? I'm not sure.

But seriously this blog holds a special place for me as it holds detailed descriptions of memories and stories long gone. I've read posts that have brought a smile of special moments with friends. Accounts of my depression which make me feel better about where I am now in my life. There's a lot posted here that can bring me down to earth.

This isn't to say that I won't be posting anything in the future, in fact quite the opposite. I am condensing all things Jared into In fact, head on over and check out some new design magic.

As you may recall, I haven't really posted a lot here with what I have been doing, what I'm doing currently, and what I plan on doing. While I could try to post everything, I just don't dedicate the time I should to do that anymore. But if you do want to know just email me at jared(dot)cherup(at)gmail(dot)com. Or call me up.

One of my goals in 2009 is a lot more blogging. So make sure you are subscribed to the

And with that my friends, is the closing of this chapter of me. A Jarbo Journal will stay up as long as I can keep it up.

Thank you for reading, and as always. I loooove cotton.

Awesomely yours,
Jared "Jarbo" Cherup

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Blogger Has Geotagging Now

I am testing it. I am tired.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Day

I'm going to bed now, and waking up early to hit the polls when they open. I feel this is the most important election for my generation. I hope everyone out there does not take this election lightly as your vote does matter, and it will shape the next 4 years to come for our country. I do have a hard time wondering how people haven't decided who they are voting for yet, however, that I will save for another day. I will be sitting by the TV tomorrow night in anticipation.


Monday, November 03, 2008

No More Vember

No More Vember, is actualy what November stands for, in case you didn't know.

For those who came to the Halloween party , we salute you. Thanks for making it an awesome time. Erica should have some photos posted soon.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Me Right Now 10-20-08

All I know right now... is that Jym Ganahl has a Twitter account and he's following me. Best Monday ever.

That is all.

Saturday, September 06, 2008


All 236 photos I've hoarded over the summer have been uploaded to my Flickr account.


Sunday, June 29, 2008

I'm Published!

Okay, no biggie really. I received an email on June 5 asking if this photo could be used in an upcoming issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Well I thought it was spam at first, but it was legit. Anyhow my photo is the most recent issue of Rolling Stone in an article about Jimmy Buffet.
I'm Published I'm Published

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Chicago photos are coming shortly.....

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Farewell Felines

It's the end of May. I do have news albeit bittersweet. We found a home for our cats. They will be living with Erica's Uncle, and will have the freedom of being outdoors. It was ultimately a difficult decision, and as you may know I haven't been happy with them for a while. I left the decision up to Erica a while ago. If she did not want to get rid of them, then we would keep them and deal with whatever happened.

When we got the cats forever ago, in the apartment they were fine. Cat hair was everywhere, and the litter box was always a mess but those were really givens for a cramped environment. We moved to this house in October of last year. And for the first few months, things were just fine really. The cats seemingly adjusted well. But a few months ago they started to test their boundaries in specific Emilio started to test his boundaries. We are always at work , sleeping, or away on the weekend. Emilio probably needed more attention. Anyhow, after numerous vomiting, pooping, and especially peeing coupled with various things scratched, knocked over, or peed on again, we agreed we would be better off without them.

I know that animals will be animals, and I should probably expect these things. I did feel bad punishing them for things they really can't comprehend. The couch is not a scratching post for example, I would not know that unless someone specifically told me. That's exactly why I felt we should not keep them any longer, and I think the home we found for them will be much better for their inquisitive and adventurous natures. And now they can also pee wherever they want. I remember when I could pee wherever I want, those were the days.

I do miss Emilio a bit. I admit, I liked that cat even though he was the one that also angered me the most. I guess a lot like a rebellious teenager. But I do feel a lot better not having that responsibility and anger every time the animal does something an animal would do. Jesus on the other hand, I will not miss. He was everything I hated about cats in terms of personality . Emilio was everything I liked.

So there you have it. I know that some people work these things out instead of just getting rid of them. And to be honest I'm sure there are far worse cats and pets out there in general. But I'm glad to be liberated from them. Probably like parents when they get an empty nest when the kids go off to college.

I'm sorry that you are finding out about this in a blog post, but, the opportunity to find them a home came quick and we acted fast.

I'll post about non pee cat related thoughts hopefully later.

Monday, April 21, 2008