December 31, 2009

Top 9 of 09

The last day of 2009! I can't believe the whole year has come and gone.

This time of year makes everyone reflect back on the past year. So in that spirit I bring you;

Jim's Top 9 things that happened in 2009:

9. No dates! That's right, you read that correctly. I did not go on any date in 2009. Pathetic I know... I was very focused on my career at the beginning of the year. I was asked out by a few guys but something always came up and I asked guys out, but again, "something came up". Let's hope things are different for me in 2010!!!

8. Tarot Cards: This year I started on a new spiritual journey when I got my new Tarot Cards and accompanying explanation book. The few readings I have done for myself and others have been amazing. In 2010 I will write about each reading in a journal.

7. New tattoo: Although very recent, it was a significant event that I got my third tattoo. I have been thinking of getting a 3rd ever since I got the second one in 2008 (yes, they are addicting). I think this is my last one.

6. 365 days of blogging: I have posted a blog entry for 365 days in 2009! Whew! I have met many new people that I hope will be friends for many many years to come. It's been fun to let the world have a peek into my life (and my shower) over this last year!

5. Marrying my friends: When I became a minister of Universal Life Church I never thought I would actually perform a marriage ceremony. I was honored to be asked by my close friends Troy and Sunshyne to perform their marriage on June 20, 2009. I was way more nervous about it than they were.

4. Passing my Series 7 and 63 licensing for work: In January 2009 I was told that my job as I knew it was being eliminated but another job was available. The new job required that I become licensed to sell investments. After a failed attempt in March I finally passed in the beginning of May!! YAY, I get to keep working!

3. Sky diving adventure: I have always wanted to do this! So when a friend asked me (on a Friday night) if I wanted to go (Saturday morning) I jumped at the chance! And it lived up to what I thought it would be and even more!! I can't wait to go again! It was AMAZING!!

2. My legal name change: I already was known to most people as Jim... so why change it legally? That's a question I've been asked a lot when people find out that I did this. Well, I went by James in school and I have completely changed since then. I have never liked being called James since and yet all corporate employee records and everything had that name. So I changed it! It's been an adventure getting driver's license, social security cards, passports, mortgage, vehicle title, etc. all changed.

1. Mormon No More!
For quite a while I have not been associated with the Mormon church. And I have also not been calling myself Christian. I'm on a course in life to find out and learn as much as I can about other religions of the world and I don't really believe the way back to God is only through Jesus. Then when the Mormons wasted spent millions of dollars on getting Prop 8 passed in California that was it for me. I knew I had to break all ties to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I sent the letter to the church headquarters in January and I had the letter back from them by March. I had heard stories from Mormon leaders that when a person has their name removed from the church that "the spirit" leaves them and they feel dark and depressed. This was not the case for me, in fact a burden had been lifted from my shoulders.

There you go... 2009, a year in review.

Bring on 2010! I am ready for what this new year has in store.

December 30, 2009

Random Question Wednesday

How do you react when someone crowds in front of you while waiting in line?

This doesn't happen to me very much. It's been a while since I've had to wait in line for anything. It's annoying for someone to cut in line in front of you, but it's not something that I get really angry about.

Most people realize this is rude behavior and don't do it. Except for maybe waiting in line to see a new movie and then a whole family will leave one person waiting while the rest of them are doing something else. This is annoying because three or more people will suddenly be in front of you! And they don't think this is rude behavior at all.

Honestly, I may give them my meanest dirtiest stare but I won't say anything... in the grand scheme of life this is not worth the effort of getting upset over.

What do y'all think?

December 29, 2009

Don't interrupt....

Rude! I will cut you... LOL!

I swear to God I walked into this sketch last night in my neighborhood!

The area of Dallas I live in called Oak Cliff, has a "reputation" as being a little rough. I am constantly joking with my co-workers about living in "da hood" so I was almost ready to start looking around for the hidden camera when I stopped for dinner on the way home from the gym. But no... the lady behind the counter looked like she could be a cousin to Bon Qui Qui. I kept my mouth shut and kept my order simple!

I know this sketch has been out there for a while, but it's one of the things from 2009 that makes me laugh!

December 28, 2009

Blue Moon

A lunar month takes 29.53 days. This is the amount of time it takes for the Moon to complete a cycle through all the phases, from new moon to full moon and then back to new moon again. This is very close to the length of a month in the Western calendar, which usually have 30 or 31 days. Every month usually has one of each of the phases. So a typical month will have a new moon, first quarter, full moon and last quarter moon. But every now and then, a month will have two of the same phases. When a month has two full moons, the second one is called a "blue moon".

Blue moons are rare, and that's where the phrase comes from, "once in a blue moon". How rare? They always happen once every 2-3 years (2.72 years, to be exact).

So when is the next Blue Moon? December 31, 2009!

The name of the first Full Moon after Yule is sometimes known as the "Wolf Moon" or "Old Moon."

This should make this night very special, not only a full moon on New Year's Eve but the Eve of a new decade!

What would you do that is "once in a blue moon"?

December 27, 2009

Info on the new ink

If you remember back I had narrowed my next tattoo choices down to three things. Since a tattoo is permanent and I knew I had to love it for the rest of my life I did take my time on the decision.

I decided on the Rampant Lion. I finally found the picture I liked and decided to go with the link to my heritage and the symbol of courage. The symbolic meaning of lions in England is a common emblem of English sovereigns because of these lion-like traits:

* leadership
* strength
* royalty
* courage
* honor

The Rampant Lion is also featured on the Scottish Royal Banner and my family lineage does take me back to Malcolm III, King of Scotland from 1058 to 1093.

I'm going back in about a week for a 'touch up', I like how the artist did the shading and love the detail he put into it, but I missed one little detail when I was there. His paw that extends in front of him needs shading under to make it more distinguishable, right now it kind of looks like a stump. You can see what I mean by looking at the original picture below:

I'll post another pic after the touch up.

December 26, 2009

Happy Kwanzaa and Happy Boxing Day!

Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration held in the United States honoring universal African heritage and culture, marked by participants lighting a kinara (candle holder). It is observed from December 26 to January 1 each year, primarily in the United States.

Kwanzaa consists of seven days of celebration, featuring activities such as candle-lighting and libations, and culminating in a feast and gift giving.

Kwanzaa celebrates what its founder called the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of the following principles, as follows:
* Unity: To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
* Self-Determination: To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.
* Collective Work and Responsibility: To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems, and to solve them together.
* Cooperative Economics: To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.
* Purpose: To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
* Creativity: To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
* Faith: To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

I also celebrate Boxing Day since I lived in a British Commonwealth country, New Zealand. The name derives from the tradition of giving seasonal gifts, on the day after Christmas, to less wealthy people and social inferiors, which was later extended to various workpeople such as labourers and servants.

The traditional recorded celebration of Boxing Day has long included giving money and other gifts to charitable institutions, the needy and people in service positions.

December 25, 2009

A little prezzie for my readers...

Have a happy day everyone!

Here is a pic of the new tattoo!

White Christmas!

Many people in Dallas had a Christmas miracle this morning. There has not been a white Christmas in Dallas since 1926! It started snowing yesterday around noon and it left us with between 1 - 3 inches of snow. And black ice on the roads!

The sun is out this morning and so it will probably not last very long.

To all my friends who celebrate this day as a secular holiday of gift giving, parties and family time or if you are Christian and celebrate the birth of Jesus... may you all find peace and joy in the day!

December 24, 2009

Note to self

Hey Jim;
Here are three things you need to note for future reference:

Don't plan a "quick trip" to Wal-Mart on the evening of December 23rd ever again!

Don't rub it in to your friends that live 'up north' about the really nice weather we're having in Dallas. It was a beautiful evening here last night with the temperatures in the sixties, (the high during the day got near 70 degrees)! I'm sorry to all my friends living in the northern states, I'm really trying not to rub it in... but this is one reason I love Texas.

Expect weird looks when you tell co-workers that you don't celebrate Christmas, that you're Pagan and that you celebrates Yule. Expect these same people, less than two minutes later, to wish you a Merry Christmas as they're leaving for an extended weekend.

**UPDATE** At 12:30PM on 12/24/09... it's SNOWING in Dallas!

December 23, 2009

Random Question Wednesday

What was your favorite meal as a child?

I was not a picky eater as a child. I think it would be easier to say what foods I hated; liver and onions! YUCK! Everything else was good for me! I do have a favorite that does come to mind:

Most Sunday mornings mom would put a pot roast in the crock pot with some cubed potatoes and carrots. After we got home from the 3 hour church services the house smelled wonderful! I loved me some Sunday pot roast. Especially when it was slow cooked like this! Yum!

What are some of your favorites?

December 22, 2009

Does that make me crazy?

There is a radio station in Dallas that does this 'bit' of playing the song by Gnarles Barkley, Does That Make Me Crazy. People call in and tell something weird about themselves and ask the question; "Does that make me crazy"?

So I thought I'd steal use this for a post.

OK, here are a few weird things about me:
  • I can't get just one hand wet. If one gets wet I have to get both. There is no way, no how that I can wash just one hand and dry it off... both have to be washed. Does that make me crazy?

  • I have allergies to all weeds, trees and grasses yet I love to be outside and love to go camping. Does that make me crazy?

  • I really am a shy person, yet I've posted videos of me dancing in the shower! Does that make me crazy?

Now it's your turn, what is something that you do that makes you wonder; "does that make me crazy?"

December 21, 2009

Merry Yule!

Most contemporary Pagans & Wiccans follow a sacred Circle of Life philosophy, and this is often called the Wheel of the Year. This is the expression used by Pagans and Wiccans designating the changing seasons of the year. It also symbolizes and reaffirms the Ancients belief in the birth, death, and rebirth cycle.

In it's basic design, the Wheel of the Year has eight spokes designating the eight Sabbats that are generally celebrated in Earth-Centered religions. Essentially dividing the year into eight important, and repeating cycles.

Today is Yule, the Winter Solstice

Most of the symbols that are normally thought of as 'Christmas' things are actual Pagan customs of the season: decorated trees, caroling, presents, Yule logs, and mistletoe.

In fact, if truth be known, the holiday of Christmas has always been more Pagan than Christian, with its associations of Nordic divination, Celtic fertility rites, and Roman Mithraism. That is why John Calvin and other leaders of the Reformation abhorred it, why the Puritans refused to acknowledge it, much less celebrate it (to them, no day of the year could be more holy than the Sabbath), and why it was even made illegal in Boston!

Ultimately, of course, the holiday is rooted deeply in the cycle of the year. It is the winter solstice that is being celebrated, seedtime of the year, the longest night and shortest day. It is the birthday of the new Sun. On this darkest of nights, the Goddess becomes the Great Mother and once again gives birth. And it makes perfect poetic sense that on the longest night of the winter, “the dark night of our souls”, there springs the new spark of hope, the Sacred Fire, the Light of the World.

Long before the world had heard of Jesus, Pagans had been observing the season by bringing in the Yule log, wishing on it, and lighting it from the remains of last year’s log. Riddles were posed and answered, magic and rituals were practiced, wild boars were sacrificed and consumed along with large quantities of liquor, corn dollies were carried from house to house while caroling, fertility rites were practiced, and divinations were cast for the coming spring. Many of these Pagan customs, in an appropriately watered-down form, have entered the mainstream of Christian celebration, though most celebrants do not realize (or do not mention it, if they do) their origins.

Along with the evergreen, the holly and the ivy and the mistletoe were important plants of the season, all symbolizing fertility and everlasting life. Mistletoe was especially venerated by the Celtic Druids, who cut it with a golden sickle on the sixth night of the moon, and believed it to be an aphrodisiac. But aphrodisiacs must have been the smallest part of the Yuletide menu in ancient times, as contemporary reports indicate that the tables fairly creaked under the strain of every type of good food. And drink! The most popular of which was the “wassail cup”.

Basically, I celebrate Yule the same way you will celebrate Christmas on Friday!

Merry Yule and Blessed Be!

December 20, 2009

Twas the night before Yule...

This was written by a friend of mine and I think it's fantastic! Kudos Mike!!

A Nordic Yule

'Twas the night before Yuletide in the Horde's hall
Not a person was stirring, not even a thrall.
The wineskins were hung on the mantle with care
In hope that great Odin soon would be there.

The clansmen were snoring, passed out on the floor.
And I made to join them. I couldn't drink more.
I found a place quickly, my furs for a bed.
The mead I had drunk had gone to my head.

Then came a noise from way out in back.
So loud that I swore, we were under attack!
I leapt from my furs, my sword clutched in hand,
And went to the window to survey the land.

I looked into the night and muttered a curse,
Could it be Grendel or something much worse?
Then what to my eyes should the full moon reveal,
But an old fashioned sleigh drawn by a creature unreal.

And a huge burly driver so fierce and forbodin',
I knew in a moment it was Allfather Odin.
He yelled at the creature with a snarl on his lips,
And after each word, gave a crack of his whip.

"Obey me now, Sleipner, for I am your master,
An eight-legged horse ought to run faster!?"
I ran from the window, so quick and so able
And sought a safe haven under the table.

I heard the sleigh stop and Odin get out
And as he drew nearer, gave a great shout.
He kicked the door open, which then hung askew
And I shook when I saw him, what else could I do?

He was dressed in his armor, so regal and fine
But I caught a strong odor of cheap women and wine.
His bundle of weapons he dropped where he stood,
All bright gleaming steel and dark polished wood.

His face was like granite with a long flowing beard
His one eye glowing like an ember, or so it appeared.
I watched him quite closely alone with my fear
As he surveyed the hall with a glare and a sneer.

He cursed and he muttered and seemed to grow madder
And I fought to keep some control of my bladder.
He lifted his foot and pulled a nail from beneath
Then seemed to grow calmer. I sighed with relief.

He then went to work, his task to assail
And filled all the wineskins with mead and stout ale.
Then using his finger to scratch at his crotch
He strode from the hall as I silently watched.

He mounted his sleigh and his whip gave a crack
As Sleipner jumped forward, he laughed and leaned back.
He said as he rode, "Fight hard and die well.
And when that day comes, in Valhalla you'll dwell!"

© 2002 Michael G. Tucker

December 19, 2009

My holiday decorations

I think I've mentioned before that I don't celebrate Christmas... but that's a long story for another post. But I do celebrate Yule, the Winter Solstice and I'll write more about that on Monday.

So... I don't decorate very much, in fact here is the extent of my doings:

The evergreens at my front door.

The evergreens in my home.

And of course there is 'Abe'

Here he is looking very menacing!

December 18, 2009

In a hurry....

...for what?

My last speeding ticket in early April convinced me to slow down. I had to take a defensive driving course or pay a huge fine that I really couldn't afford. Since then I have noticed how crazy people can be on the road! OMG!

I can see examples of road rage every day. Just last evening as someone was making a left turn through a dark yellow red light at a busy intersection another driver waiting to turn left (when they had the turn arrow) had the audacity to honk at them! The guy running the red light got an attitude and stopped directly in front of the honking guy, and in the middle of the intersection, blocking everyone!

Also, when did it become OK to make a right turn and immediately cross into the far left lane? Is it impossible to turn right and stay in the right hand lane? Judging by the way people drive it is impossible! It's the same when making a left turn, no one stays in the far left lane like they are supposed to!

And tailgating! I had a friend tell me that when someone is ready to hook on to your back bumper, it's fun to wash your windshield, really well! The spray always makes them turn on their wipers too. I did this 3 times to people trying to ride my ass on the way home from work last night.

It's crazy out there... I tell ya!

Does it really make a difference if you get to your destination 3 seconds before I do? What's up with that?

December 17, 2009


Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden.

As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only one check left.

My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

The Coke is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter
catches my eye--they need water.

I put the Coke on the counter and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the remote,
but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:

the car isn't washed

the bills aren't paid

there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter

the flowers don't have enough water,

there is still only 1 check in my check book,

I can't find the remote,

I can't find my glasses,

and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all damn day, and I'm really tired.

I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it,
but first I'll check my e-mail....

December 16, 2009

Random Question Wednesday

In what way are you like your mother? How do you feel about it?

I know I got my mom's sense of humor! She loved to laugh and make people laugh with jokes, funny stories or wearing something funny. My sense of humor is a little more weird than moms but I like that I'm like her in this way.

Another way I'm like my mother is that I inherited her worrying. She would wake up during the night, just like I do, and worry about her family and friends. I have made myself learn to just live in the moment and let things just happen as they will.

How are you like your mother?

December 15, 2009

Taking things for granted

I know I'm very susceptible to sinus and upper respiratory infections so when I started to feel a little congested last week I knew I should have slowed down and taken it easy... but I didn't. I stayed up too late a few evenings and didn't get enough rest. So I am suffering today. I stayed home from work yesterday and will again today, hopefully the antibiotics the Dr. gave will will start to work soon and I can get back to life and work.

Our health is one thing we seem to take for granted, isn't it? We don't appreciate it until we are sick.

I'm heading back to bed....

December 14, 2009

Song obsession

Sometimes I hear a song and instantly love it! I have to know what it is and who sings it.. then I am on a quest to find and buy it. I did just that at a party on Saturday night. Thank Buddha that I have the Shazam app on my new iPhone.

I know the song has been out for a while, but here is the latest song that I'm obsessed with:

I already bought the CD on iTunes, love it, love it!

December 13, 2009

Holiday fun stuff

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen.... And of course Rudolph.

One of them is gay and has just been outed!!

Who is the gay reindeer and why? It may not be so obvious.

Leave me a comment with who you think it is, and be creative!

The one I think is best could get a present; one that might be for the naughty boys out there (or naughty girls too!)

December 12, 2009

Happy Hanukkah!

To any and all who celebrate this holiday: Happy Hanukkah!

Last year I went to a Hanukkah party at some friend's home and I got to experience some foods and traditions of the holiday.

We played a few games of dreidel, I walked away with a nice cache of chocolate coins. They also made latkes, I loved latkes! Yum!

These traditions are not unfamiliar to me. I lived in Baltimore, MD for about 7 years in the mid 80's and early 90s. Baltimore has the second largest population of Jewish people outside of Brooklyn, NY. I worked in Owing Mills almost the center of the community. I really wished I would've learned more Yiddish, I only picked up a few words, and of course the accent.

Oy vey!!

December 11, 2009

Circle of Friends Award

I want to say a big Thank You to 3 great blogger buddies for giving me this Circle of Friends Award!

Dave at Ultra Dave, Larry at Patently Queer and Sean at Idle Eyes and Dormy.

I'm so glad that I started blogging. I have met some wonderful people though this medium! A few years ago I didn't even know what a blog was! Who knew that I had a creative outlet like this... and that people from all over the world would find it, read my thoughts and become friends? I didn't expect this at all!

So again, Thank You!

Upon receiving this award I am to mention five things I enjoy or like to do, then pass the award on to others.

Gosh... I share so much about myself here that I'm not sure what to write. But here goes:

1. I like a warm summer evening! I am a warm weather person (good thing since I live in Texas!) and I like the hour or so before dark after the sun has gone down. I am most relaxed then and love to spend the evening outdoors; either finishing dinner with friends, a long walk or sitting on a patio enjoying a drink.

2. I like animals! If I didn't have allergies I would have many many pets. I've considered getting a hedgehog, maybe I wouldn't be allergic.

3. I like dancing. If you haven't figured that out yet you haven't been paying attention! LOL. I can lead or follow when two-stepping, but I love to get lost in the music while being lead around the dance floor by some guy who is a strong lead.

4. I like the smell of freshly baked bread! I miss my mom's cooking and walking into the house smelling something wonderful in the oven. Then putting butter on a slice that is still warm.

5. I like to people watch. I can spend hours watching people walk by and wonder what they are thinking or feeling.

Part two: giving the award to five more bloggers that I like. This is difficult since there are so many, but I'll give it a go:

Mark at Zeiteuge Redux. I love Mark and Steven, I really value their friendship. Mark was one of the very first bloggers I ever started reading. I know many people have missed his blog, we need to encourage him to write more.

CB at Mangina Monologues. I like his inappropriate sense of humor and the Little Bastard Comix! CB you make me laugh like no one can! Squeeee!

Michael at Spo-Reflections. A lovable Midwesterner guy plopped down into the Phoenix dessert. I like reading about his work and hobbies; his whit and wisdom.

Al in Al In The Country. I like to read about life in a small New England town. This is so remote from my own life and upbringing that I find it very fascinating.

Brent at A Journey By Myself. Life is a journey and a struggle sometimes and I like following along in his journey. I'm happy for him when he tells us he finally got laid! YAY Brent!

Just click on everyone's name in my Blog List! You won't be disappointed by anyone there! I like each and every one of them.

December 10, 2009

Doing without

Last week I had a fraud charge on my checking account from someone getting a hold of my debit card number. The card was cancelled and a new one ordered. But this left me without a debit card for several days including the weekend! Yikes! I was feeling the pinch because I forget to get cash before I left work on Friday! And I didn't want to be one of those pathetic people writing a check in a grocery store... oh the ridicule and evil stares I would have received from the more advanced people waiting in line behind me!! Oh the shame of it all!

I only had about $20 in my wallet so I had to watch what I spent. And I ended up doing without many things.

It was only the week or so before that I had lost my phone and I felt very lost without immediate contact with the world. All this made me think of a time when I was younger...

When I was growing up my parents really tried to follow the Mormon church teachings on preparedness by having a year supply of food! Mom canned a lot of fruit and vegetables and we bought some food in bulk so when we ran out of something we just went down into the basement instead of to the grocery store. When I was about 8 yrs old or so I remember that several families in the area were asked to test their preparedness by living off their food storage for several weeks. No going to the grocery store for anything! We did OK except for milk! To this day the thought of powered milk makes me nauseated. Yuck!

What would I do in an emergency? What could I live on if I had to? It does make one stop and think!

December 9, 2009

Random Question Wednesday

Tell about a time when you were punished as a child.

I was a little angel, I never got punished!!

Yea right! LOL

I don't remember why I was ever punished, it was probably because I was fighting with middle brother or I was being a smart-ass! (Like I still am, heehee) I got the belt a few times and a few switches from the willow tree out back. Usually I was sent to my room. I didn't mind that so much, I would just read or play with something and be fine with that, in fact it gave me a break from being picked on by the older siblings.

A few years ago I was talking with middle brother, reminiscing about our childhood. He said he remembers being punished a lot! That he was always being spanked or sent to his room or some other horrible (in his mind it was horrible) punishment. I told him; "Duh! Do you not remember what you used to do to me?" LOL

Middle brother was only 16 months older than me and mom often said he didn't get to be the baby long enough. He would steal my bottle or pinch me to make me cry. As we got older he would do the meanest things to me and we both got in trouble when I fought back.

This makes me think of parents now-a-days who don't believe in spanking their kids. I think that if a parent has anger issues they should vow to never spank their kid, it might go way past punishment into a beating that isn't fair to the kid. But I also know some kids that need a good swat on the behind!

Were y'all punished or spanked as a child? Anyone care to share a story?

December 8, 2009

Daily Regime

A few years ago a friend of mine turned me on to a good skin care regime. Before that I never really gave much thought to keeping my skin in good shape. Since then I try to take better care of my face especially. Here is what I use:

I love me some Origins! Face wash, eye cream and youthtopia face cream. The lotion is for knees and elbows, etc. And since I've gotten my tattoos I have learned to keep them moisturized.

But they are on the pricey side. So I thought I'd get every one's opinion; what do y'all use? What are some good products? I need wrinkle cream for the laugh lines; apparently I have been laughing a lot! I also keep looking for those damn crows that have been leaving their feet tracks on me.

I absolutely love the face wash and don't think I'll give that up, plus it's the cheapest item.

I want some good suggestions. What do y'all do to keep looking young and fresh?

December 7, 2009

Monday! Humph!!

Thank God Monday only happen once a week!

December 6, 2009

Sometimes 3.0


...I'm really lazy and my home is a mess!

...I really do care about what people think of me.

...I waste a lot of time doing nothing.

...I get very depressed.

...I want to have a "tell it like is" day.

...I think I swear and curse way too much.

...I know I act too silly when I'm drunk.

...I hold a grudge.

...I dream that I'm having straight sex!

Thank God I don't feel like this all the time!

December 5, 2009

Ads from the past


You have to embiggen this one to fully appreciate it! LOL

Okay everyone, let's all go on the tapeworm diet!

December 4, 2009

Old song, new version

I think I've mentioned this before, but I love to hear old songs re-done. Here is one I just saw on another blog. I really like it.

Happy Friday everyone!

December 3, 2009

Thanksgiving weekend update (a week late)

I can't believe it's been a week since Thanksgiving! And I'm just barely getting my pictures downloaded from my long trip.

It was the closing weekend of the Texas Renaissance Festival in Plantersville, TX (just north of Houston). So while all of you were enjoying time with your families, eating a formal dinner, I was camping with my family/friends (in a trailer of course) doing what we all love!

I'll let the pictures do the talking;

Thursday evening after getting camp set up and a small dinner eaten we shared dessert and drinks in the trailer:

Friday at the faire:

Kind of reminds you of BrettCajun playing with his cock!

Saturday at the faire:

Later that night around the bonfire, the drums started playing and people started dancing...

Sunday at the faire:

Monday morning I headed back home to Dallas a little sad that the faire season is over for the year. My friends all made plans to meet up again at a new faire near Austin in February. Huzzah!

My liver needs recovery time from all the drinking we did! LOL

Good times... good times!