IRT: It’s Not the Same Without Lisa

Did you get watching Ice Road Truckers the past few seasons? I did. I put the show on one night while channel flipping. I thought it would be ok, better than anything else I flipped past. (I don’t want crime shows).

I became a fan of Ice Road Truckers for three people on the show that season: Alex Debogorski,  Ray Veilleux, the main one was Lisa Kelly. There she was, a girl pretty enough to be on TV – not the kind of girl you would expect to be driving a truck, a big, real truck. I liked her just for that. As I began watching the show regularly I would be glued to the screen when Lisa was on. Most of the time I could listen in the background. But, when Lisa was on, I had to watch. How would she handle that flapping. loose strap? How would she deal with the big tippy load? How was she working with all those guys and coming out on top, respected by most of them?

I was proud of a woman I’ve never met. I watched the spin-off shows, Deadliest Roads because Lisa was there. I even sent her a note on Twitter one night when I was particularly proud of how well she handled those dark, deep tunnels – in spite of having the load she was carrying wind up headless at the very end. (Not even from the tunnels but a bridge they had to go over to get into town).

Anyway, Lisa isn’t on the latest season of Ice Road Truckers. Disappointing. I won’t say I won’t watch the show, but… it just won’t be all that interesting without Lisa to cheer on her adventures.

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WELCOME TO MY ASCII ART COLLECTION
All pieces of ASCII art on this site (except those in the contributed section) were created by me.

The Latest:
12/24/04 I apologize to all of my (nonexistant) faithful viewers for the lack of activity on this page. I no longer have much interest in ASCII art. Currently, it is the web design that fascinates me. Therefore, I now spend my time making new pages rather than making new art or other updates for this one. I never got very good, but the art on here is fine and does the job of making people more aware of this interesting art form. I suppose that this is me relinquishing my duties as an ASCII artist. Instead of leaving this page out to dry like some, I felt I needed to give a few parting words. After looking through the artwork here, please continue to my WEB DESIGN page to see the other pages that I have made. ENJOY!

WHAT IS ASCII ART
ASCII (pronounced askee by some) is an acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. It consists of only the following characters:
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1234567890!@#$%^&*()-=_+[]{}|;:'",.<>/?`~ and the space character. This means no underlines, no bolds, and no accented characters, only those characters. ASCII text is usually composed and viewed with the Windows program Notepad. ASCII text is most commonly saved as a .txt file. ASCII art is art that consists of only these characters in a fixed-width font. A fixed-width font is one where every character has the same width. The most commonly used font for ASCII art is Courier New.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE A PIECE OF MY ART
You may, but I ask that you do the following: 1) Do not alter the art or alter/remove the signature (you should remove the notes after it, however)
2) Include a link back to here, ie:
www.oocities.com/gameguy43
3) Email me at parker_gamemaster@hotmail.com (parker_gamemaster@hotmail.com) and give me the URL or other means of accessing the location of my piece (i.e. aim SN if it is used in your aim profile) simply so I can assure that it is unaltered and still beautiful :)

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE A PIECE OF ART
Be sure that it only contains the characters described in the WHAT IS ASCII section and was composed in the font Courier New. The best way is to save your piece of art as a .txt file and attach it to the email, as this will keep the formatting from being changed. If you cannot do this, just send it in the body of the email. No matter what way u submit, BE SURE YOU INCLUDE A SIGNATURE!

A LITTLE HISTORY
It began with a few one-line images of smiley faces in aim conversations. I learned about courier new and fixed-width fonts when writing a faq for GameFaqs.com. Though the faq was never published, I came out with my first piece of ASCII art:
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I started doing other people's names so they could put it in their AIM profile. Sometime in march 2004 I changed my website which had been about electronic gaming into a collection of my ASCII art works. The old website layout can be found here (an earlier version of this layout can be found here. At the time I thought it was the most unique thing in the world; I even boasted on the front page that it was the only site made entirely of text. I have since learned that I am not alone in my interest in this unique art form. If you are interested in seeing some other people's work after u browse mine, you can start with the links at the bottom of this page.

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Please note that to view this website as it was meant to be viewed, you may have to enlarge your browser window until you can see all of the above message without scrolling. Note also that the advertisements on this site can be minimized then closed by hitting the small button on the top right of them.

This is the only site on the internet (that I know of) that is made entirely of text.  Look for yourself at the source code.  I try to keep things simple on this site.  The actual prupose of this site is to provide you with interesting little goodies made entirely of text.  I like to call this:

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So feel free to use anything from this site on your website or AIM profile or whatever, AS LONG AS YOU INCLUDE A LINK BACK TO HERE. I would appreciate it if you told me about it also. You can navigate the site via the links at the bottom of each page (I would have a sidebar, but I told you already that I wanted this site to be simple, made of only text with little formatting)

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The following are drafts of my self-portrait, the last one being the final version

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Only One Thing Wrong with Her

In an email from my Mom:

She can deal with stress and carry heavy burdens. She smiles when she feels like screaming, and she sings when she feels like crying. She cries when she’s happy and laughs when she’s afraid. Her love is unconditional. There’s only one thing wrong with her. She forgets what she’s worth! Pass this to every beautiful woman you know. Remind her that she’s unique. I love you girl :). In twenty-five minutes something will make you super happy, but you have to tell ten crazy girlfriends you love them, including me. L-o-v-e-y-o-u. Today is ‘love u day’ send to everyone u love.

I’ve read a few versions of this over the years. I always like it.