Monday, November 30, 2009

It's finished! Or is it?

Day 30 of the Blog a Day. Really? The last day? I almost made it the entire month dropping a blog every day. I missed this Saturday, and had plenty of time to get it in, just forgot. What a month November was. It just breezed by. Now I know why we tend to slow down at the end of the year. It's like everyone wants to just savor the time we have just a little bit longer. When I was a kid the Holidays meant time off from school and seeing family. Nowadays it pretty much means the same thing. Which is funny because for 8 years in radio I considered the Holidays, at least some part of it, as a time that I would have to work. In fact as a weekend DJ on Channel 933 it meant that was one of my few chances to really shine. Always sucked at some point though because late December I would get sick and have to do radio shows for 4 hours with a barely functioning voice. There was some days in my radio days that I would only talk for the 4 hours I was on the radio and then not talk again for almost 24 hours to conserve my pipes. Ah those were the days. To think I am still shocked that I was voted "Most Talkative" in high school.

And I think I may keep this blog a day going, see how far I can make it into December.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

I'm a winner, NOT!

Day 29 of the Blog a Day. So this is my second blog today, since I missed yesterday. Well that was not all I missed yesterday. I also thought an assignment was due today in my E-Commerce class and it was due yesterday. Epic Fail for me. Chargers won, USC beat UCLA, and celebrated the roommates birthday with some cool people tonight around a bonfire. So the weekend has win written all over it.

Almost made it

Day 28 of the blog a day comes a day late. I almost made it the entire month blogging something every day. Between homework and goofing off on Saturday I completely forgot. So Day 28 comes on Day 29. Dammit. On that note, everyone should watch a documentary called Who Killed The Electric Car? Just watched it again on Planet Green. You need to know what money from Big Oil companies has caused in our Country.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Christmas Shopping

Day 27 of the blog a day. Wow, it's really almost been a full month straight of a blog every single day. Not only that, it's almost been a full month since Halloween, and a full year since New Years. Yeah Christmas is only 30 something days away. And I know that I was lamenting Black Friday and all the shopping that goes with it, but I actually got some shopping for Christmas done today. It was online, because for half the day I felt like crap, but I still got my mom a gift that I know she will love. Only got about 6 more people I need to get something for, and then everything else is just filler. Not that everything else does not matter to me, but it's like stocking stuffer type stuff that is really easy. I have an idea for my Step-Dad, and I already know what I am getting my roommate Cindy. In fact I am shopping on Amazon after I post this. BTW, shopping on Amazon is free shipping because I purchased an Amazon Prime membership earlier this year. Saves me on all of my shipping costs, items arrive within 2-3 days instead of 4-5, and it completely paid for itself 3 purchases after. It's better then going to the mall. No traffic, no spending money on gas and food, no looking for parking, no waiting in lines. Of course, no atmosphere, Christmas lights, and other festivities either, but you take what you get.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

What are you Thankful for?

Day 26 of the Blog a Day. What are you thankful for? I mean that's the whole point of Thanksgiving right? We give thanks. I am thankful to all the friends and family I am lucky enough to have. I really do have some of the best people anyone could ask for in their lives. I regret that my entire family cannot be together all the time, but I am transient in nature and truly believe that family is what you make of it. Whomever you are with, make them family. Or, love the one's your with. Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Friday, Wednesday, Monday, Weekend?

Day 25 of the Blog a Day. When did a major shopping day turn into a major shopping week? Black Friday is no longer known as the day after Thanksgiving or the busiest shopping day of the year. The economy is bad, people are out of work and the recession has been strong. There is hope on the horizon, they say the recession is over. That means that according to experts people will not be holding onto their money as much this year because they expect to be keeping their jobs or finding new ones soon. But greed is setting in. Stores know that people are looking for deals and even though Black Friday is popular, it's also a mad house. People have died outside of Walmarts waiting for the doors to open or by being trampled when they do. And with E-Commerce being more popular then ever, why go to the brick and mortar stores, when you can roll out of bed and check your email to make a purchase. So now you see deals for Late Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, early Friday morning, early Saturday, and even Cyber Monday for all of you internet shoppers. Of course if your like me you have been broke for the last couple of years and Black Friday don't mean shit when your trying to make rent a week later.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Good people, just disillusioned

Day 24 of the Blog a Day. You know this next video shows that with a little popularity, some fear mongering, and the backing of people living in fear (with no reason I might add) just about anyone could run for President in this Country. I nominate Paris Hilton. That would be hot. And Paris has just about the same credentials as Sarah Palin. Seriously. Not one of these people could name a policy that Sarah has (she has none BTW) and they all just spout off GOP talking points of rhetoric and fear mongering. Your good people dammit! Have an opinion of your own. Believe in God, but not everything your crazy Church tells you to.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Reason's Why I am Single

Day 23 of the Blog a Day brings me to a recurring joke I have with Facebook and Twitter statuses. It started earlier this year as me feeling a little like crap about being single. It morphed into an ongoing joke/satire/commentary on relationships and those that are not in one. So when people see me make a post that reads "....Reason #blank Why I am Single" I am either making a comment on something I have actually said, something that goes on in relationships all the time, or something I heard on a television show somewhere. So I shed the tear of a clown, but also smile and enjoy some of the witty things I come up with. And the numbering? That comes from the movie Wedding Crashers. Anytime the guys needed to prove a point they would quote rules from Wedding Crashing. I stole that idea and applied it to my reasons for being single. So the numbers are really made up, but I try not to use the same numbers twice. Even the numbering goes into the comedy of it. Enjoy.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

T-Day Success!

Day 22 of the Blog a Day, and I can report that the Thanksgiving before Thanksgiving party was a success. It was really an odd mix of friends this year. Not in a bad way. My roommates Matt and Cindy had their friends, who I have come to know over the years. And my roommate Christin had her friends who I have come to know the last few months. Only a few of my actual friends showed up, but everyone had something going on. The turkey turned out phenomenal. Everyone brought something to share, and everyone WAY over ate. We even ended up watching Star Trek at the end of the evening. All in all a great success and a lot of fun. Can't wait for next year, mark your calendars. Oh and of course the ACTUAL Thanksgiving is this Thursday. Sweet.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thanksgiving before Thanksgiving

Day 21 of the Blog a Day leads me to party ideas. By no means do I claim this to be an original idea, I must have heard of it somewhere, but a few years ago my desire for more great T-Day food and the need to throw a good party converged into The Annual Thanksgiving Before Thanksgiving party. Let me give you some backstory.

When I was kid growing up, my Mom was a single parent and all of our family lived in Los Angeles and San Bernadino. So every year at the Holidays my Mom and I would drive through Southern California. She later married my step dad and we introduced his family tradition of driving to his Dad's house in La Jolla for Thanksgiving. But by the time my Mom and Dad decided to stop driving for Thanksgiving I was old enough to decide for myself that I wanted to drive to my Cousin's or my Aunt's house in LA. But growing up I never spent time at home with my friends. Thus the Thanksgiving Before Thanksgiving party was born. It allowed me to have a party with friends the Sunday before Thanksgiving Thursday. Something local in town, where everyone young and old could come and eat great food and maybe get drunk. Plus I had a Turkey Deep Fryer I wanted to try out, and you can't cook a big Turkey for 3 people. Well it's been two years since the last party, which was a 3 year tradition before that. The party is back, and this year I am baking a Turkey for the first time. Tonight I am creating my own recipe for Cranberry Relish that I hope turns out. Tomorrow morning the roommates and I are getting breakfast together and then the bird goes in the oven. Chargers vs. Broncos at 1:15pm and people start arriving around 4. Should be fun. Cheers to traditions!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Movies suck, or do they?

Day 20 of the Blog a day brings me to movies. As I type this thousands of females are lined up for Twilight New Moon, the sequel to Twilight. I could care less. I'm fully on board with the Harry Potter books and movies, and have even started reading Percy and the Olympians, but I refuse to read Twilight or see the movies....although the wolves in the new one look badass...NO! I won't. On top of that 2012 is a terrible looking movie. Sandra Bullock is in another movie, this one about Football, but The Blindside is actually based on a true story and the real life guy just got drafted in the NFL this year. So you know that it's a "happy" ending. And look at the movies coming down the pipe the next few weeks. Brothers (no), Fantastic Mr. Fox (pass), Ninja Assassin (uh, maybe), Armored (lol), Old Dogs (uh uh), The Princess and the Frog (what am i, 9?), or even Up in the Air (maybe). Where are all the fun movies? Where are the end of the year Harry Potters or Lord of the Rings? And where are all the buzz trailers for movies to get me interested for next year? Where is the new Iron Man trailer? Am I going to have to wait for the Super Bowl to start getting excited for movies again? I hope not.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

And now the news...with YOU!

Day 19 of the Blog a Day. Today brings me to an interesting trend, where normal people (that's you and I) are becoming more reliable sources of news, then the actual news. Or that we are becoming the news itself. Have you watched CNN lately? Or some shows on ESPN? They actively follow their Twitter accounts and Twitter followers for up to the minute opinions about the latest news stories. Or what about the rise of websites like Perez Hilton? Normal people with an opinion and free time on their hands, surfing the web, packaging information for you and then delivering it. Kind of like "The News" does. Except have you watched the commercials for the news? I especially hate seeing Carlos Ceccheto or Barbara Lee-Edwards pop up in commercials during my shows like CSI Las Vegas and The Mentalist. Nothing against them personally, its just that the local CBS commercial is the last commercial in each set before returning to the program and the news they promote is always "scary" or intimidating. Local news sucks. And it's even worse seeing commercials on Fox or NBC promoting the You Local bullshit they are trying to pass off. As if me uploading videos to their website of crash scenes or victims or anything like that is healthy behavior. The whole thing sickens me, while at the same time I don't even watch these shows. Ugh. The future of news is us, and we have a lot of responsibility to live up to. "This just in, I blew my nose while watching Modern Family!"

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Day 18 of the Blog a Day leads me back to my discussions on facial hair. It's my current obsession. I cannot for the life of me grow long hair, the longer my hair gets the more it drives me nuts. I seem to be in the same place with growing a beard. Facial hair on men is not a social disgrace, in fact it can look quite distinguished. So why do I feel like shaving my beard every single morning instead of letting it continue to grow out? Because it itches. It's in this weird place between beard and half beard. Not the best blog topic I know, but I'm obsessing people, deal with it.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Out of Work? Network!

Day 17 of the Blog a Day brings me to job hunting. I have talked about job hunting on this blog before, and typically my outlook is grim. I have been "looking" for that next step in my career for the last 2 1/2 years and along the way I have been expanding my network of contacts in the San Diego market as well as elsewhere. While I have not found that next plateau in my career, I know for sure I am still taking each step of the stairs one and sometimes two at a time and moving forward.

Now in job searching these days, many job search newsletters and advice columns will have you believe that the key to a new job is to network. Now while I believe that to be 50% true, I will also say that it depends on your network. You see I work mostly in the entertainment and event planning fields. Well over the last year I could name off roughly 20-30 people who have not only been laid off, but who are also STILL looking for work like I am. So what do you do if your network is either out of work, or fearing that this Holiday season they will see more layoffs? I think you expand your network even further. Make phone calls to people that you don't normally, reach out to old friends, and reconnect with others. I don't think that networking is the only answer because I think there has to be jobs out there, but the more people that you reach out to, the more people who are helping YOU find a job. If not actively, then at least they may call you when they hear of something. Try it. It's like a great social experiment. And if you hear the phone ringing or have a new email, it might just be from me. ;)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Allergies Suck

Day 16 of the Blog a Day and what had shaped up to be a productive day has drifted into a miserable evening dealing with allergies. I was going to write something more substantive today but I have spent the last three hours miserably sneezing while doing homework. So I'm over it. Willing to try anything to stop this itchy runny nose. I took allergy meds, a spoonful of local honey with a touch of hot sauce, and even sticking tissue up my nose. If you have something that will stop this, I'm listening.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Living with Image

Day 15 of the Blog a Day. Every felt like you had to live up to an expectation you didn't even know that people have? First off I would just like to say, that I have some truly great friends, and seeing and hanging out with people you have not seen in a long time really reminds you how cool you really are. See I ALWAYS think my friends are cool, and wish I could spend more time with them. So when I spend time with them and the love overflows back? Makes me feel special.

On to the topic at hand though. Went to two parties last night and ran into two instances of battling my personal identity. Since High School I have always been that guy that has some nickname or another, and for the most part I sometimes don't hear my own name (Jeff) when someone calls it from across the room. For the last 9 years I have been known as Farley. It was weird to get used to at first, but you start hearing it enough it sticks with you. To the point where you don't even flinch when you tell someone's parents that your name is Farley. The great part about a nickname though is that you can almost be someone else while being yourself. Sure Farley and Jeff are the same person, but Farley was more of who I was in the moment for many years, while Jeff was the guy I thought did not have much to offer the world. It's almost like when someone wears a mask or drinks to be social. I would literally become this gregarious, over the top, drinking, being lewd, loud, obnoxious, and fun "character" who would do ANYTHING. Like working a night club the night before Christmas and just tearing the place down with antics and fun, and then on Christmas being the youngest in the family and only boy. Like Superman and Clark Kent.

Well with me having less and less exposure in Radio the last few years I have been struggling with my personal identity. When I would work at a new job and meet someone new, was I Jeff or was I Farley? There the same person in my mind, but how professional is it to be called Farley? You know what I mean? So the first party I was at last night was for my good friend Tiffany and there was a bunch of young kids there that I have never met. I went to introduce myself as Jeff to one cute girl and someone else walks up and says "Jeff? Your fucking Farley!" She replied "Oh my God. Your Farley? I've heard about you. (coyly) Hi." While that reaction is awesome, my reaction is "What the fuck have you heard?!" What do I have to live up to or live down? The second instance was at Noel's birthday at Dave & Busters. I was meeting a girls boyfriend that I have never met, and went to introduce myself as Jeff. If at first you don't succeed....Well the gal says "Jeff? Your Farley." To which my new best friend the boyfriend replies, "Oh shit?! Your the guy who was in that menage a three or whatever! Your a legend!" Menage a trois not with standing, I have to wonder if this guy was messing with me or is there really a story out there about me in a threesome. I mean there is a story out there like that, but not with this particular group of friends. Basically my point is that as I am transitioning my life from Radio into whatever it is I may be doing next in my life, I find myself constantly battling the perceptions of who I am and who I want to be. As to the menage a trois story? What happens in Vegas when I am close to blacked out drunk, stays in Vegas.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Working High

Day 14 of the Blog a Day. First off I just want to say that today has been a sad day in the Arnold Ave House. Matt and Cindy had to put there cat Tea Pot to sleep because she was really old and her kidneys were failing her. I give them both a tremendous amount of credit because they are taking it really well. The good news is that they found out Miss Pot Pot was probably 15 years old and not the 8 or 9 they thought she was. They found her as a alley cat almost 7 years ago. So she lived a good life.

On to the title of the blog. Many people have been fighting to legalize marijuana the last few years, and fighting an uphill battle with 60 years of drug reform in the US rife with lies and half truths. Friday saw the opening of first US Marijuana Cafe. I know what your thinking, don't they have dispensaries in a lot of states now, including California were they are popping up everywhere? Yes, but those are not Cafes. Cafes allow MJ users to smoke or consume their medicine on the premises of the shop. Where as dispensaries do not. Pot Cafes are very popular in Amsterdam and this is the first one to open in the US. The cafe is called The Cannabis Cafe and it is now open for business in Portland. It's a big deal because they are testing the Obama Administrations will to prosecute federally cannabis cafes in America. Seems like more steam is brewing to make pot legal then it is for gays to marry. Sounds like fun, and road trip sounds a lot better then cross Atlantic flight. :p

Friday, November 13, 2009

Facts about Friday the 13th

Day 13 of the Blog a Day, and it falls on Friday the 13th! Chchchch Chachacha. Shout out to my buddy Jason's old band with that title and the Friday the 13th movies theme song. It's Friday the 13th, and I feel like no one noticed. It seems like a spooky day right after Halloween is just not remembered. Everyone is over the spookiness of the season and on to the Holidays. But here are some facts about this good and bad luck day you may not even know.

In the Gregorian calendar, this day occurs at least once, but at most three times a year. Any month's 13th day will fall on a Friday if the month starts on a Sunday. In 2009 this applies to the months of February, March, and November. The next year to have three Friday the 13th dates will be 2012. The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia, a word derived from the concatenation of the Greek words Paraskeví (Παρασκευή) (meaning Friday), and dekatreís (meaning thirteen), attached to phobía (meaning fear). The term triskaidekaphobia derives from the Greek words "tris", meaning 'three', "kai", meaning 'and', and "deka", meaning 'ten'. the whole word means three and ten. According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day. Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed. -Wikipedia

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Inappropriate King Live

Day 12 of the Blog a Day. Whomever is giving Carrie Prejean career advice, please stop. You are destroying this tragically naive and fragile person. But you really are doing a great service to the American people in trotting out this train wreck for interview after interview. I really wish some of these "so called" Liberal Media types would hammer this girl with some hard questions since she is using this "book tour" to toss fast balls at everyone in the Liberal Media that she does not like. I mean it is so transparent that she has become a talking head for the extreme right wing of the Republican party. Sticking up for Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin. Really? Have you heard some of the hate and vitriol that comes out of their mouths? This women that you give examples of say some truly hateful and spiteful things. And now this abortion of an interview on Larry King Live. You did not stand up for your political or religious beliefs in this or any other interview, because you have yet to state what those are. On a simple question she completely shuts down. Sad, pathetic, and HIGHLY entertaining.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day

Day 11 of the Blog a Day. Today we celebrate and honor those that have chosen to serve our great Country and to those that gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives so that the rest of us can enjoy our freedoms. Thank you. I give thanks to my childhood friend Justin O'Donahoe and his family. Justin lost his life serving in the Army in Afghanistan, and his brother Kyle serves in the Navy as a pilot. I give thanks to my dad who passed away a few years ago, he spent many years working in the Navy on submarines. And those sub guys will tell you, it's no picnic. And thank you to everyone serving in the armed services.

On another note, today is the three year wedding anniversary of my friends and former roommates Jen and Noel Jordan. These two crazy kids asked if I would marry them, and sure enough when faced with the monumental responsibility of the occasion and the pure love these two shared for each other, I could not help but start crying towards the end of the ceremony that I was conducting. You know all those public speaking nightmares you have ever had? You know the one where you appear naked in front of everyone and cannot remember the words you need to say? I got you beat, son!

And today is also my Grandfathers birthday. He would have been 98 today. Or at least that's what I remember my mom telling me this morning. And I always thought my Grandfather fought in WWII. Turns out he did not. My mom tells me that he ended up being stationed here at home during the war. Consider my bubble popped.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sci-Fi Reality Control

Day 10 of the Blog a Day. This is a fantasy or something I have thought of. Stop me if you have heard of this. In the future, not to far off, we will have nanobites. Little computer controlled machines that can injected into our bloodstreams to search out genetic defects, cure illness, fix bones, etc. Little machines that can do so much to help us. But what if this technology falls into nefarious hands. What if we start injecting people with nano machines to control how they act. Pedophiles in jail, give them an injection and control their thoughts and urges for life. But why stop with criminals? What if you could inject EVERYONE without them knowing it? You could then control anything you wanted. Now imagine there was a deadly virus out there that is sweeping the nation and you need to be inoculated from the disease. Like say the Swine flu. What if someone created a disease like H1N1 to unleash on the population only to supply the "cure". But in this cure is nanobites. And all of a sudden we have not only handed over control of our bodies to a Government agency, but we begged them for it. It's Sci-Fi for now, but I never thought a movie like "Enemy of the State" until the Bush Administration and the abuse of the Patriot Act. It's paranoia I know, but it's something to think about. Heck you may even see the movie in a year or so in Hollywood.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Kicking Myself

Day 9 Blog a Day. I had real plans for today. I wanted to go see my mom and her new puppy, run to the bank, get some errands done, and get some homework done. Well I was up late last night, see Day 8 blog, and woke up late today with the WORST headache and it has only gotten worse as the day has gone on. I got my homework done, posting some dvd's on Amazon, and otherwise feel like I did not really get much done. But I did. So I am kicking myself, but should just relax and consider this a "sick day."

Late Day Eight

Day 8 of the Blog a Day and I am already missing one day. Well technically it is still Sunday night, but I spent so much freaking time playing Dragon Age Origins today that completely forgot to blog. That means on Monday I will have to drop a blog in the morning just so I remember. But the game is a lot of fun. Sports update from the weekend, the Trojans and the Chargers won so I am happy. :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Almost Forgot!?

Day 7 of the Blog a Day and I almost forgot to blog at all! I have been wrapped up in playing Dragon Age Origins for the Xbox 360 all day, and when I was done with that I was watching Matt play or doing homework. The game is a lot of fun, but the graphics look like a game from 10 years ago, only it was taken out back shoved in a burlap sack and beaten with grass reeds for 10 hours. I finally got stuck in the Circle of Mages Tower and it was time to let Matt give it a whirl. There's always tomorrow, but tomorrow it football Sunday and Monday I have things to get done. Whatever shall I do?!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Flying Solo

Carrie Prejean sex tape forced ex-Miss California's lawsuit settlement. You remember Carrie Prejean right? Miss California who when asked by openly gay judge Perez Hilton how she felt about same sex marriage, her answer ignited controversy and had Republican politicians flocking to her aid and championing her story. Thus giving her a platform to share her views on marriage and pass judgment on others, simply because she did not know to keep her mouth shut. She is young and quite frankly just not used to this type of scrutiny on the national scale. Well in the news today is that while in court over a million dollar lawsuit with Miss Universe Pageant, Pageant lawyers produced a video tape of Ms. Prejean committing a solo sex act. Oh the scandal. Again those in glass houses should not throw stones. There is nothing wrong with her having a very intimate affair with herself, but why video tape it? And how did the lawyers get a hold of it? And who was doing the video taping? And it's not like you have not been seen in nude photos as well. I just wish that it was January 1st, 2009 and Carrie Prejean is sitting in Vista, CA deciding her future and she would make the conscious decision not to care about what happens in other people's bedrooms. (ie Gay Marriage) Because then I would not have to know your name Prejean. At least until you married/dated an NFL/NBA superstar and made a sex tape for the internet.

It's the end of the world...not really.

Day 6 of the Blog a Day. Have you seen the trailers for the new disaster movie 2012? This movie looks terrible. And this coming from the guy who saw Mortal Kombat and ID4 in theaters multiple times and loved it! John Cusack stars in this movie which is really just a sick vision the director keeps having with destroying the world. This movie is from the same guy that brought The Day After Tomorrow and other great(ahem lame) end of the world movies. And does anyone really believe that the Mayans predicted the end of the world? They could not even predict the Spanish Conquistadors and Spanish churches subjugating their lands during the colonial period. What makes anyone think the world is really going to end in 2012? Oh wait, this might be a hint.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I'm a Freedom Loving American too

Day 5 of the Blog a Day leads me to another political commentary. For months now there has been a Health Care Debate all over the political sphere and in the news. It's not new though, we have been fighting over Public Health Insurance for over 40 years in this Country. In August things got really crazy with the Tea Party Movement (read extreme right wing political wing nuts with an agenda) staging what amounted to riots in many town hall meetings of Senators across the US. Here we are months later and mouthpiece for irrational hate and garbage spewers everywhere Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn) has now staged in your face protests in Washington today to force Senators to face their constituents and here from their mouth that they do not want a public option. Bachmann believes that to want a Public Option it is un-American and one step closer to Socialism. Newsflash Mrs. Bachmann, 77% of Americans WANT the public option (The Minnesota Independent Aug/09 Article). Not that you will hear me or listen to me. You live in Minnesota and I live in California. But you say that you are calling on Freedom loving Americans to stand up for what they believe in. Well I'm a Freedom loving American and I think you are a crazy nut job. I'm not even sure decent Republicans can claim you as one of their own anymore, because you are so OUT THERE.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Let it go H8ters

Day 4 of the blog a day leads me to commenting on the blow to Gay Marriage rights struck again last night in Maine. Those in favor of marriage between a man and woman won again, and further showed the inequality that exists here in America. It's time people. It's time to get over the "ick" factor you may have with gay people getting married. First of all this Country was established based on religious freedoms. So whatever your crazy book (written by man by the way) tells you about marriage, does not hold sway over all Americans. And what do YOU care about who marries who? You can marry whomever you want. And by the way your book also says that you marry for life, but we allow you to get divorced as many times as you want too. Bottom line is, it's NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS who marries who. So there should not be a vote where you get to decide the fate of others freedoms. Our Country was built to be stronger then that. Get over your "ick" factor.

Before you go off spouting rhetoric about Gay teachers teaching your kids about same sex relationships in school, look up your facts. The parents had all signed consent of that lesson. And if your a Christian or a Catholic why are you listening to nut job parents in Utah who are of different religion to you?

But Church Organizations could lose their Tax Exemptions!? Oh no. You mean this is really all about money then? You mean the church is not really trying to protect anything in the bible, just their own special interests in how they pay taxes and thus create revenue?

As usual in a Country the nation is divided with passionate folks on either side. Their will be harsh things side across the aisle, but hopefully in 20 years we can look back on this time and as the time it was darkest before the light.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Blockbuster Tuesday

Day 3 of the daily blog for the month of November. Not much to add today, I have been stranded without my car. Poor thing. I really am done with it, but without a full time job and steady paycheck, a new car is just not in the cards. After getting my car fixed last month, my starter went out on me. So I could drive somewhere, but once there I had to sit around for up to an hour for my engine to cool off and the cellunoid in the starter to "something" and it would let me drive again. You can see how that could be annoying. Cindy had to come pick me up from paying the rent yesterday because the car would not start. Frustrating. Car is fixed again but today I have been without a car and Cinderella is in school all day.

What this has allowed me to do is see just how much cool stuff came out today. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra on DVD, G.I. Joe Resolute on DVD, and Dragon Age Origins for the XBOX 360. Wish I had the money to buy all those things. Wait. I am selling a ton of DVD's and games on So maybe I will get that money. Ah capitalism.

Oh and V starts on ABC tonight. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Monday, November 2, 2009

All About Baking

Day 2 of the Blog A Day experiment is on and I could not think of a better reason to be doing this then to highlight a friends new Venture. My good friend Molly is starting a food blog with recipes and stories, all from the point of view of someone with multiple food allergies. So if you like your cookies Gluten Free, or are just a foodie like me, please check out her Blog "The Particular Kitchen" @ Really proud of you Molly, and cannot wait to buy the cookbook someday!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

It's a start

Okay so today starts a blog a day for the Month of November. And seeing how this goes I may go all the way through New Years. I had stuff to say this morning, but I am a long ways away from the morning shower (IE the place that most of my thinking gets done) and I don't really have anything fun to blog about. Really disappointed in USC's performance yesterday and hoping the Chargers will pull out the win against the Chokland Faders right now.