November 30, 2009

Dr. Seuss Books for Adults...

Dr. Suess books for the older kids




Just in case you weren't feeling too old today

The people who are starting college this fall w ere born in 1992.

They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.


Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

The CD was introduced two years before they were born.

They have always had an answering machine.

They have always had cable..

Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.

Popcorn has always been microwave
d .

They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.

They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.

They never heard: 'Where's the Beef?',
'I'd walk a mile for a Camel ' or
'de plane Boss, de plane'.


McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.

They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.

Pass this on to the other old fogies on your list.

Notice the larger type?


T
hat's for those of us who have trouble reading.

P.S.
Save the earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.
Live, Love and Laugh, Life is too short!!

November 29, 2009

People and their kids

People are my favorite animals!

I love to just watch people sometimes. The weird things they do, the way they raise more weird kids.

There is a chain of stores in Dallas area, maybe they are elsewhere too, where little girls could go play dress up. I don't remember the store name, but I called it "Prosti-tots". Seriously, they put a lot of makeup on these little girls and dressed them like sluts! For ages 4 - 10!! Kind of like this picture from Fail Blog:

These are the same people who will sit their kids at in the bar while they drink and wait for a table at a restaurant! Or maybe that is only in Plano, TX. LOL

November 28, 2009

My doppelgängers

The word "doppelgänger" has come to refer to any double or look-alike of a person.

I've been told I look like the newest James Bond, Daniel Craig.


I've heard once from someone I looked like Gerard Butler.


Then there was the Facebook Celebrity Look-Alike thingie:
My cool celebrity look-alike collage from MyHeritage.com. Click the image below to get one for yourself.
See, Gerard Butler is in this list!

I guess that if I were far away and if you were drunk and squinting with just one eye open, I could pass for any of these men.

In that case, this could also be my doppelgänger;


Or even this:

LOL!!

Who is your doppelgänger?

November 27, 2009

Sarcastic Meme


1. What was the last thing you put in your mouth? Food... duh!

2. Where was your profile picture taken? The 1st grade! Only there can you rock the cowboy shirt with fringe!

3. Can you play Guitar Hero?
Can a dog lick his balls? Duh!

4. Name someone who made you laugh today.
Myself! I am funny looking...

5. How late did you stay up last night and why?
Late enough to get stupid drunk! heehee

6. If you could move somewhere else where would you and why?
Over there, I can't sit in one place all day now can I?

7. Ever been kissed under fireworks?
I prefer to make my own while kissing, thank you very much!

8. Which of your friends lives closest to you?
Does my hand count? It does Carrie Prejean type things to me!

9. Do you believe exes can be friends? With benefits?
Hell no! You dumped their sorry ass for a reason!!

10. Do you like Dr. Pepper?
Not unless I need a month's worth of sugar all at once! Yuck!

11. When was the last time you cried really hard?
I never cry when I'm really hard! {wink wink}

12. Who took your profile picture?
Duh, some random dude taking gradeschool kids pictures.

13. Who was the last person you took a picture of? My friend Troy when he was drunk and fell down! It was awesome!!

14. Was yesterday better than today? Why?
Duh, Thanksgiving was yesterday!!

15. Can you live a day without TV?
Hell yea, unless I just want to sit and have no brain function!

16. Are you upset about anything now? Yeah - too many goddamn questions!!

17. Do you think relationships are ever really worth it?
Define "it"!

18. Are you a bad influence?
It depends, do you want to be bad? Then I can help....

19. Night out or night in? Duh, it's night whether I'm in or out!

20. What items could you not go without during the day? Air and water, DUH!

21. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital?
I can't remember, all my friends are healthy!

22. What does the last text message in your inbox say?
"You're drunk texting me again, WTF? LOL"

23. How do you feel about your life right now? Fuckin fantastic!

24. Do you hate anyone? They know who they are!

25. If we were to look in your Facebook inbox, what would we find? A message from a friend! Duh!

26. Say you were given a drug test right now, would you pass? I haven't even studied, WTF? I hate pop-quizzes!

27. Has anyone ever called you perfect before?
When someone tells me "Oh God Jim!" I tell them to not be so formal, just call me Jim!

28. What song is stuck in your head? Diana Ross' "Do You Know Where You're Going To?" I'm usually just wandering around lost... LOL

29. Someone knocks on your window at 2 a.m., whom do you want it to be? Someone I want to die! Cuz I'm calling the Police!!

30. Do you want to have grandkids before you’re 50?
Hell No! Don't even want kids!

31. Tell us about your Saturday night.
The usual, drinking and dancing! Sometimes alone sometimes with friends.

32. Do you think too much or too little?
I think just enough to get by.

33. Do you smile a lot?
Yes, it makes people wonder what I'm up to!

November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is my favorite holiday of the whole year! Hope y'all are having a great day and enjoying life as much as I am.

Here are some things I'm thankful for:
-my friends and family
-my home
-my health
-employment
-a few great co-workers
-freedom
-a good sense of humor
-food
-that all of my 5 senses are working
-a good head on my shoulders
-a good sense of God and religion
-tact (sometimes)
-knowing when to listen
-books
-music
-art
-flowers and natural beauty
-life
-wisdom that comes with age
-my new blogger buddies!

November 25, 2009

Random Question Wednesday

Complete the sentence: The thing that frustrates me the most is ___________, because__________.

People who stand on an escalator! Because they are lazy and lose the meaning of the word escalate! This machine that take people from one floor to the other is not called a "lazy people mover" it was invented to escalate the stair climber to the next floor!

This is annoying to me because Americans are so overweight! And yet they don't see anything wrong with just standing there, blocking my way! The key to exercise and losing weight is moving! I look for every opportunity to walk more; I don't drive around a parking lot waiting for a spot close to the door, I park farther out and walk a few more steps into the store. I also use the stairs whenever possible over an elevator or escalator.

You would be surprised to hear how many people at work comment to me that they don't have time to workout every day. But they can tell you about every show that was on TV the night before!

OK, I'm getting off my soap-box. What frustrates y'all?

November 24, 2009

Dancing With The Stars and Jim

Many many years ago, in a land far far away in a whole other Mormon life I used to ballroom dance!

While attending BYU in 1982 I saw an ad for auditions for the ballroom dance team. I love to dance so I thought I'd go see what it was about. I tried out and made the team! I realized I'd better enroll in some dance classes then. I can't find any pictures of me performing, I wish I could.

So I love to watch each season of Dancing With The Stars. This season my favorite, from the very first week is Kelly Osbourne. LOVE HER! I'm so happy she made it to the finals! Here is her first dance:


The gay-dar is working on almost all the dance professionals on the show and I decided to google Kelly's partner Louis Van Amstel and sure enough, gay! All the male ballroom dancers at BYU were! Anyway... here is a talk show they were on where he introduces his boyfriend. Humph! A little twink! Oh well... Here is the clip from the show:


You know I'll be in front of the TV tonight hoping Kelly beats the dancebelt off of the homophobe Donny F'in Osmond!

November 23, 2009

Mom and Dad's Anniversary

Today would have been their 54th Anniversary!

There were married the day before Thanksgiving in 1955 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They always told us they weren't married in the Mormon temple because none of their families could have been there, so they waited a year before they went to the temple.

This always seemed kind of weird growing up, but I never questioned it. Many years later when all us kids were adults mom finally told the big family secret! They had sex before they were married and therefore couldn't go to the temple for a year! This was a big deal to them in small town Utah and in 1955. I don't think any less of them because they did, it makes them more human and more real people! I love them even more knowing they had weaknesses.

Some of my siblings had a hard time hearing this. I guess they still have a hard time with our parents being human. I learned the hard lesson more than twenty years ago that the root of all my problems wasn't my parents! They did the best the could and they loved each other and all their children.

I always think of my parents during this time of year. We weren't close for a long time, from the mid 1980's when I came out to them till about 1992. The family gathered for the first time in about 15 years in 1995 for their 40th anniversary. They were so happy to have their whole family around them again.

Happy Anniversary mom and dad. I love and miss you!

November 22, 2009

New version of a holiday favorite

Last year a co-worker brought in a Pumpkin Pie Cake she made and I had to have the recipe!! OMG! It's great! And easy to make. I've made it a few times and will make it again this year too. Thought I'd share the recipe:


Filling:
1 15 oz can pure pumpkin puree

1 12 oz can evaporated milk

1 & 1/2 cups of sugar

4 eggs

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

Mix all ingredients list above together until smooth


1 box of yellow cake mix

1 stick of real butter


Sprinkle 1/4 of the cake mix in the bottom of a 9" x 13" cake pan

Pour the filling on top

Pour the remaining cake mix on the top of that

Melt the butter then drizzle it over the top


Bake at 350 degrees for 50 - 55 minutes (the top will be brown and a toothpick comes out mostly clean)


Serve with Cool Whip or vanilla ice cream


I found the picture and the recipe on the Secrets of a Southern Kitchen blog. It suggests you add crushed nuts to the top of it, but I don't. I also add some cake mix at the bottom of the pan before you pour in the pumpkin mix, I think it gives it a 'crust' feel.


Try it... and let me know if you like it.

November 21, 2009

November 20, 2009

The Perfect Life

I own the movie A Home At The End Of The World. I like it, it's very unglamorous, gritty and very true to what life is. I watched it with Valdemort years ago and he didn't like it. It wasn't life tied up in the neat little package that some of us want. But life is like that, it never turns out how we really would like it to! It's just the life we have. And sometimes the families that we end up with are not the ones we're born into.

That has a lot of meaning for me since I'm not close with a lot of my family. I'm very close to my nieces, nephews and even my nephew's girlfriend, but not my siblings. I also live several thousands of miles away I don't get to see them or be with the ones I do like as much as we all would like. So I have made new friends that are like family to me. And I'm OK with that... it may not be what I had planned for my life, but its the life I've got.

Other people may feel a loss not being close to their biological families during the upcoming holiday season, I am a little bit... but not really. I'm OK with my life just the way it is.

This is a scene from the movie, it's great! Colin Farrell kissing a guy!

November 19, 2009

Ancient and New Stuff

I have finally received my own Tarot Cards... maybe I will do a monthly reading like Dr. Spo does. They are of a Pagan and Druid theme.
Let me take a random card....

The Hermit:The Hermit is the Ancient of Days, the Wise Old Man... the Druid Sage who invites us to take a journey - an Inner Quest.
The Significance of the Hermit
At a certain stage in our lives, and in our spiritual journey it becomes important to withdraw from the distractions of the outer world to focus on the inner quest.

Well, that's fitting!!
(I swear to God that was the random card!)


I got the new/replacement coin pouch, like the one I lost at this last weekend! It's made of leather and hangs from my belt. I get dollar coins and pay for most everything with "a gold piece". It's hard to describe what it is... so here are some pictures:



I also got a new phone, the popular iPhone! Now I want suggestions for applications! What are some good ones? Any and all suggestions will be appreciated!

November 18, 2009

Random Question Wednesday

Describe your favorite way to spend an evening.

G Rated version! I'll let your dirty minds go there on their own! LOL!

So I'm going to say; spending time with friends. A nice dinner and an evening of conversation or a board game!

I would have said a date, but I haven't had one of those in a long time! I am a romantic so a nice way to spend a cool fall or cold winter's evening would be cuddled up with someone by the fire. There would be nice wine and sensual music in the background as we talk about all kinds of things. Of course there would be lots of touching, caressing and all that mushy stuff! {wink wink}


What is your perfect evening?

November 17, 2009

Sad Panda weekend

There are no pictures from the weekend to post. It makes me a sad panda to think about it.

I usually keep my phone, camera and wallet in a leather pouch that hangs from my belt. It was a warm day with the temperatures in the mid 80s! So I took off some layers from under the monk's robes and decided to leave my wallet behind. Thank God I did that!

It was a great day! We were celebrating a dear friend's birthday and we all had an enjoyable day wandering from pub to pub. On the drunken stumble out to the campgrounds where the perfect weather would guarantee fun around the bonfire later (several people bring out the bongos and it is rumored that people dance topless around the bonfire.) We lost my friend Troy so I left him several messages to meet us there. We did find him, but I realized my pouch was gone! Dropped somewhere between the front gate and his trailer. I stripped out of the monk's robes and into some clothes, grabbed the flashlight and went looking. No luck! My camera and phone gone!

Well, what can you do? I went back and got another beer and went to join my friends at the bonfire. I think there are some pictures of me out there somewhere putting on Liz's belly-dancer scarf with jinglies stuff on it, taking my shirt off and shaking my stuff around the fire! It was fun.... LOL.

Sunday was a more subdued day but a perfect day to wear the kilt. No pouch with a camera and phone was turned into the lost and found so I had a struggle not to beat myself up over losing it. It seemed to be a long drive home.

Monday was spent ordering a new phone and finding a new camera. It was a good weekend but I was still a sad panda.

November 16, 2009

One Year of Blogging

Thank you to everyone who has stopped by my little corner of the world wide web!

It's been a great year!
I have learned a lot about myself.
I have made some new friends! I have seen some go.
Your comments have made me think and have helped me make decisions.
Your comments have made me laugh and made me happy!

Thank you again for sharing in this small part of my life's journey.



This song came up on my iPod the other night and it made me laugh.
I came up with the following; sing along if you want....

Sitting here, writing my heart out, thinking
Waiting for some inspiration to fall

Read about a thousand blogs here lately
About to hit my head on the wall.


Looking for some Jim's Stuff baby this evening?
You read some Jim's Stuff baby tonight

You want some Jim's Stuff baby this evening,

You gotta have some Jim's Stuff

You gotta read Jim's blog tonight.


I read Jim's Stuff

I want some Jim's Stuff


Jim's looking for a lover who needs another
He don't want another night on his own

He wants to share his love with a warm blooded lover

He wants to bring a wild man back home


I won't torture y'all with any more! LOL

November 15, 2009

Fun Stuff

If you liked my Labor Day Bearforce1 Dance and the Weekend Happy Dance go over to BrettCajun's site and vote for me in the Jiggy Dance Whoreoff!

While you're reading this and voting... I am at the Ren Fest again. It's the Scottish Highland weekend! And also some friends from Louisiana are coming in, they are a group called the Drunk Monks.
I'll tell y'all of the adventures when I return!


Hope you're having a great weekend!

November 14, 2009

Jim's Stuff around the house

Art edition

Painting by my father.


Painting by my grandfather.
See the face in the top iris?


I love art that makes you smile!


A friend


I love this picture!
The one on my wall is 20" x 30"


Carousel horse


My dusty bookends

November 13, 2009

Everyone dances

A dancing bird is something I have never seen before... but it's so cute!!

OMG! He has good rhythm!!

November 12, 2009

12 on the 12th

Since I was off from work yesterday I finally got to go take some pictures to participate in this 12 pictures on the 12th post that I've seen on other blogs.

On the patio


Perfectly proportioned


Shower time


If you're sitting in one of these chairs at the Belmont Hotel, the next picture is your view.


View of Dallas from the Belmont Hotel


Purple grass at the Belmont


Driving


Reunion hotel and tower


The old City Hall now a museum


Skyline at night


Waiting at a stop light... oh oh, I need petrol!

Finally can relax with some sweet elixir!