Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Looking Back at '08

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I can't believe how quickly 2008 has gone by. This year has been a tough one for me both financially & emotionally. I'm really glad to see it go, yet I'm cautiously optimistic as to what 2009 has in store for me.

In 2008, I reconnected with a long lost friend, hurt a very close friend (by telling him the painful truth), met a few bloggers face-to-face, saw one of my favorite bands in concert (Yazoo), vacationed in London & Paris, and recently acted so foolish that I may have ended the best thing I have.

I want to go far away and forget my worries for awhile, but the real world just won't allow that. I have too many responsibilities. I'm considering taking a break from blogging for a week or 2, just to get my head cleared a bit. I'll keep you all posted.

On that unhappy note...

To all of my Friends: I wish you all Happiness, Love, and Prosperity in the New Year...May it be a good one for all of us!
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Time Out

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Time Out from the World...

Leaving it All...
Just for a Day...




Time Out From The World by Goldfrapp
(set to a Final Fantasy game)...I think.
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Monday, December 29, 2008

Holiday Wrap Up

I had a really nice Christmas holiday, spent with my family & friends. The gifts were pretty minimal this year, and I have to admit that I was a little saddened that my tree wasn't drowning in a sea of wrapped presents (as it usually is). It took the wisdom of a child to remind that the Xmas isn't about gifts, but it's about family & food...and that's the point where I said "you're right" and then inhaled a Christmas cookie. Oh, how I ate, and ate, and ate all week long.

My family celebrates Crimbo on the 24th, so I was able to drive up north to spend the 25th with Paul (yay!). Per another family tradition, we had Chinese food for dinner on Christmas night....then I got to unwrap Paul's package...Mmm, the gift that keeps on giving.....wheee!

The rest of the weekend was spent shopping for after-Christmas sales, returning gifts, redeeming gift cards, unwrapping Paul's package many times more, and plenty more eating! [burp!]....I managed to buy more Xmas decorations and now my house is even more Christmas-y than before the 25th.

I hope everyone had a holly jolly merry jingley Christmas!

P.S....I am a little disappointed in the Workplace Gift Fairy. All I wanted from that b*tch was the new keyboard I requested 3 weeks ago, but she didn't come through. The letter "F" doesn't work properly (you need to bang on it a few times) so lately, writing emails is a bit of a chore...and y'all know how import that letter is! So to that, I say: " _uck You Gift _airy ! "

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas !

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Merry Christmas to all of my friends & readers!



Tuesday, December 23, 2008

All About MeMe


Shirley tagged me to complete this 6 pack meme...it's about time he throws me some damn attention!

Here's how you play:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.


- - Six Random Things About Me - -

1. Almost every single bath towel in my home is from a hotel that I've visited. I'm not ashamed of that at all. I look at it like this: If the maid wasn't sneaky enough to go through my luggage every morning, then it's the hotel's fault for hiring such lousy spies...and c'mon, all of those clean towels just laying around in the bathroom...how could I resist?

2. I've never "done" any type of illegal drug. As a child, I witnessed way too many of my family members (basically uncles) making fools of themselves/getting arrested, for being high on some type of illegal substance or another. I guess I should thank them actually for being such drug deterrents.

3. I faked having the big "O" once (yes, with another man). Hey, I was much younger, way drunk, and just wanted to sleep off the drinks. I was so proud of my acting skills, that is, until I was busted a few days later when the guy called to ask me out on another date, and when I accepted he said, "ok, but this time I want you to c*m for real".

4. When I was a child (6 or 7?), my mother sneakily made cow's tongue for dinner. I loved it. She told me it was beef. Then my b*tch sister went into the garbage and pulled out the packaging that the tongue came in and said "yes it is, but look at what kind of beef it is"....then my Dad added that "my secondary tongue should start to grow in a couple of hours"...he also let me know that the taste buds at the back of my tongue were evidence that the tongue was already starting to grow. I balled like a baby, called my grandma who told me the truth and then told my parents off for being so cruel.

5. I knew I was gay, since I was in kindergarten. I don't think I knew the word "gay" or what that meant, but I did know that I liked boys and I especially liked wrestling with my friend Chad, in my backyard.

6. The first porno I ever watched was at a lesbian's house, while baby-sitting their 2 children. The femme lesbian was divorced and had kids from that marriage. The porno was a straight one and was kinda creepy. The guys all wore cheap devil masks and the women were "angels". I was a late bloomer, and up until then had never seen another man's penis. I remember being so impressed by how well endowed all the men were and wondered if that was how big my hairless wang would get in a couple of years....sadly, the answer to that question was "no".

So there you go...don't you all feel even closer to me now? I'm going to break the rules and not tag anyone else (I'm in a lazy mood). Feel free to complete this meme if you want.

Dreamt A Little Dream

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I received the above pic in an email from a workplace friend this morning. Cute, no?

The ironic thing is that I had a dream last night involving a cow. In the dream, I was in my bed (alone....sigh) and I woke up just before the alarm went off. [I hate it when that happens in real life.] Anyhoo, I started to drift back to sleep, when a cow pushed his head through my bedroom window. I pretended to be asleep, hoping he'd look around, disapprove of my bedroom stylings and leave. But no, instead, he started to lick my hair and make purring sounds like a cat does.

Then my Dad burst into my bedroom, (looking like he did when he was my age, which sorta weirded me out) yelling in Spanish, with a garden hose in his hand. He yelled over at his shoulder "Now Pendeja, turn it on now! "

So, the cow gets a face full of water and leaves my window. It's at this point that I wake up...and realize that I've wet myself, kidding, ONLY KIDDING!

Still trying to figure this dream out.
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Monday, December 22, 2008

O Tannenbaum

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As per my usual procrastinator style, I FINALLY bought our Christmas tree over the weekend. It's very fresh and was still a little wet in the middle.

Here are a few pics of the tree:

Bare Naked Tree !

All Dressed Up!

This pic above & the one below get bigger when you click on them, the others don't. What's going on Blogger?!

Merry Christmas, Murr Chrimuh, and Happy Crimbo to all my Friends (real, imaginary, and/or of the blogosphere persuasion) !!

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Decisions, Decisions

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Pomegranate NS08


My new BFF Kyle, (back off cb!) tipped me off to a new phone, that has me seriously questioning my wanting of a G1 phone.

Check out this bad boy at this website, and be prepared to be blown away by all of the cool things that it can do. You'll thank me later !

I....WANT...A...POMEGRANATE...MARTINI...PHONE !
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious

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During my morning commute to work, I was listening to NPR on the radio. I like listening to this station because it makes me feel well informed and kinda smart. Except for today. So many of the segments had reporters using really big words that made my head hurt. Then I became angry.

I was listening to this Smarty Pants commentator going on about how if you are a rich bastard have not been affected financially by the current recession, then you're not doing the U.S. economy any good by pinching pennies...instead, you should be out shopping right now. The Scrooge in me has a tough time swallowing (don't go there) this, but I see his point...kind of.

Anyhoo, he used a phrase ["the ethos of austerity it produces can trap us in the doldrums"] that made me roll my eyes, flip off my radio, and literally YOL (Yell Out Loud): "Who actually talks like that?!". Apparently, not me. I do know what each of those words means, but I'd never be able to string together a phrase like that, without first consulting someone from 1888.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a dictionary to read.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

RuPaul Obama

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RuPaul poses as both first Lady Michelle & President-Elect Barack Obama...aww, the power of PhotoShop!
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Party Party


This past weekend was so much fun, that I just didn't want it to end.

On Saturday, I threw a birthday party for my oldest daughter, Lauren, who just turned 18. [So, how old does that make me?] It was a very relaxed, casual affair, with my folks, my 2 brothers, some friends, and Paul stopping by.
Before the party started, I took my 2 girls and Lauren's BFF to a really cute spa/nail salon for a mini spa day. That gave me time to decorate the house, pick up the cake & the food, and to throw myself together.

Saturday was the first time that Paul had met my family, and I was slightly worried that my family would scare Paul away. They can be a little crazy at times, but in the good, fun, kind of way. Funny thing is that my family & Paul clicked just fine. Paul even got a hug from mama when they left, and she isn't the hugging type. I have to say that I am a little disappointed in both Paul & my Mom. They were supposed to have a "Battle of the Bowels" fart-off, but they were both out of ammunition. Party Poopers!

After the family left, the rest of us went to Naples (area in Long Beach that has homes I will never be able to afford, with canals running through their front yards) to watch the boat parade. We got there too late for the parade, so instead of oohing and awwing at yachts decked out in Xmas lights, we walked the canals and gawked at the gorgeous houses. It seemed like every house was throwing a party. We could have easily walked into any house, grabbed some food & drink, and sashayed on out without anyone questioning us. But I'm chicken shit, so we didn't. I took my camera to snap some pics, but snapping did not happen. Ironic, no?



Oh, for Lauren's birthday present, I bought her a G1 Phone.
I....WANT.....ONE....!!! It does so many cool things. My favorite thing is that it can scan anything that has a bar code on it and tell you what it is, how much it costs locally, and where you can buy it from. So flippin cool!

Sunday was spent relaxing and decorating the house for Crimbo. Pictures to follow soon.
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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Skin Tight

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I have the exact same shirt as the model is wearing in the pic above, but it just doesn't look as good on me...le sigh.
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Friday, December 12, 2008

A Day Without Shampoo

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I'm pleased as punch (who came up with that lame expression, and why am I still using it here if I think it's lame....I digress) that I did my part this past Wednesday for the national Day Without A Gay protest. No, I didn't call in Gay to work, but I made the difficult decision not to blog...and ironically, I did the same thing the following day.

This morning I attended a really informative 2-hour meeting from a client that my company is trying to seduce into doing some business with us. There were about 50 employees attending this meeting, and I noticed a trend with some of the attendees. There were about 10 people that had oily, greasy, dirty, and/or flaky hair. I know it's casual Friday today, but damn, not so casual that you neglect your hygiene.

When it came time for the Q&A portion of the meeting, some of these pigs thought it would be cute to stand up to ask a question, you know, so that everyone else could notice just how dirty their hair actually was. I was floored. You'd think that the last thing they'd want to do is to draw any more attention to themselves with a head full of oil. Apparently not. One lady, who stands out in my mind, looked like she started to curl her dirty hair, but the curling iron must've burst into flames and she just said "aww, screw it, that ONE large unbrushed curl looks kinda cute"....no it doesn't.

Ten out of 50 people is 20 percent. How embarrassing. I can already imagine what the client's conversation will be about, on the drive to the airport: "What was up with all of the people in the audience that didn't shower today?".

On a brighter note, my hair was looking (and still is) all kinds of F-I-E-R-C-E...and clean too!

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Big Pimpin'

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Back in October, my Boo lost interest in the wonderful world of blogging and ended up deleting his blog. Today, I'm happy to announce that the bitch is back. Please stop on by his little piece of the blogosphere (click here) and show the stud some love...but not too much, he's mine bitches!

Welcome back Babe!
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Monday, December 8, 2008

I'm a Bed Breaker, Baby!

What? It's Monday already? Meh!

Well, as far as weekends go, mine was fan-tast-dick ! The highlight was going to a Christmas dinner party that Paul's workplace threw for all of their employees. It was held at a Marriott Hotel. The food was damn tasty, the drink tickets were generous, and the raffle prizes were mouth watering (we didn't win a thing though).

After dinner, we drove around for a little bit, looking at some of the mansions in the area that were already decked out for Christmas. Then it was back to Paul's place, where we got our groove on and broke his bed.

No, I'm just kidding, we actually broke the bed before we went to the dinner.....wheeee!

On Sunday, I tried to get the house decorated for Christmas (as I'd been planning to the entire week before), but only managed to put a wreath on the front door. I took one look at the garage and got the sudden urge to light it all on fire and start from scratch, but I'm cheap so that didn't happen. I'll probably start today when I get home from work. Maybe I can bring a glittery candle or two into the house. Decorating is hard y'all.

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Boy George Facing Jail Time

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A jury found Boy George guilty of falsely imprisoning male escort Audun Carlsen.

Via Dailymail.co.uk :

Boy George faces jail next month for falsely imprisoning a rent boy at his flat. The openly gay 80s singer was told in court today that custody was 'the most likely option' after a jury convicted him of handcuffing Norwegian male escort Audun Carlsen to a wall at his flat in Shoreditch. The 46-year-old singer, whose real name is George O'Dowd, also beat Carlsen, 29, with a metal chain as he tried to escape from his flat in east London after a kinky photographic session, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

Mr Carlsen fled in just his underpants as dawn broke and he alerted police. O'Dowd handcuffed Carlsen to a wall while, he claimed, he investigated whether he had tampered with his home computer on April 28 of last year.

He accused Mr Carlsen of taking photos of himself from his laptop, taken by O'Dowd when the pair met three months earlier. O'Dowd denied to police that he punched or assaulted Mr Carlsen or swung a chain at him as the escort fled the flat, and suggested the bruises Mr Carlsen sustained could have been due to the fact that he was HIV positive.

Read the full article here


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Just Dance; For Free @ Ikea


Lady GaGa will be performing a concert in San Diego for free this Sunday (12/07/08 @ 1:00 pm)...she's chosen an interesting venue to perform in...the IKEA parking lot...that should be interesting!


To get into the "concert venue" to watch her perform, Lady is asking that you bring a new, unwrapped toy. Wish I could make this show, but I can't! Grrr!!


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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Lit Tree

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Last night, the lighting of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center (in NYC...duh!) took place...wishing I was there to witness this beauty...maybe next year.


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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I Dream of Gnocchi !

So today is Day 3 of my "no carbs" diet. It's really not that bad, since I'm basically just eating loads of meats & eggs....but I am noticing that the 2 things I'm missing the most (breads & pasta) are all around me...especially at the place where I'm at my weakest, the workplace. I walked into the office today to be greeted by a coworker with a basket full of fresh pumpkin bread....Oh Devil, how you tempt me!!

I went to the gym last night, just for shits-n-giggles, and I actually did giggle when I walked through the men's locker room. There was an elderly gentleman posing in the mirror, wearing only a pair of red speedos....oh yeah, and under the speedos, he was DEFINITELY wearing a diaper. There was no way that his old ass was that lumpy. At first I felt bad for the old fart, but then I thought, nah, he should know better than to wear speedos over a diaper.

I thought about this man on my drive home and I started to get a little jealous. I'd love to be able to wear a diaper and just shit myself whenever nature called...what a relief that must be. No more panicking while out in public, desperately looking for a clean restroom.

Suddenly, the future got just a little brighter!

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Holiday Weekend Recap


I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving holiday...I did!

I drove up to my parent's house Thursday morning, and it took me 3 hours to drive the 85 miles to their house....the traffic was unreal! Of course, I managed to eat way too much, despite my plan to "eat like an European"...the American in me took over at the dinner table. After dinner, we went to the local casino to fight off the effects of sleepy turkey-ness....a few hours later, I walked out with $50 more in my pockets...wheeeeeeee !!!

Birthday boy caught off guard...Chris, it's a cute pic so I'm not removing it b*tch!

I was able to spend a couple of days this weekend with my man Paul, his boys (one of which is almost as tall as me...grrr!), and some friends. Saturday night our group of six amigos drove down to Studio City to celebrate Chris' birthday and to get our drink/dance on. I suggested we check out Club Fuel before heading on over to Oil Can Harry's, since neither of us had ever been there before, and it was within walking distance...what a mistake that was.


Drunk Betches!

The promoters at Club Fuel just seemed waaaay too desperate to satisfy their customers...I lost count of how many times we were asked if we were "having a good time". I'm guessing it was a new promoter working the club that night, because I must've heard from 3 different managers/employees on our way in that there were "FIVE go-go boys tonight"...and "boys" was right. I think I was either as tall, if not taller than each of the go-go boys that were there...and I'm a towering 5'8".


As our group was settling in on the sofas, trying to warm up & get comfortable, the managers started to send us different go-go boys that would each suggest (in VERY broken English) that we should all go dance. I ab-so-fuc-king hate it when someone comes up to me at a club and asks why I'm not dancing...and then tells me to go dance. My ass will hit the floor when I'm good & tipsy, f*ck you very much! After a drink or 2, we decided to cut our losses & we left for Oil Can Harry's just down the street., where we disco danced the night away.

Paul & his lucky BF

After a fun 4-day weekend, it was seriously hard to get motivated for the new work week !

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I Don't Think You Know What I Feel

This past Sunday, the diva of all divas, Annie Lennox was given the Award of Merit during the 2008 American Music Awards.

I missed the show, but caught her performance on the Internets. She sang my all time favorite song, Why?

It was a good performance, but nothing compares to the way she sang the hell out of that song at Arista's 25th Anniversary Celebration a few years back....here's the video of her singing that song (the way I like it):


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

'Tis The Season

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I can't believe that Christmas is only a month away. It seems like only yesterday I was pulling out the Halloween decorations. They just started to decorate around the workplace and I have to say, that the designer has got to be a flaming queen some real style. Each tree is just bursting with decorations, so much so, that you can hardly see the tree's branches.

I'm excited about Christmas. It really is my favorite time of the year. Some coworkers were grumbling about how they're not looking forward to it and how expensive it all is. I find that mind set sad. That's not what Christmas is to me. It's all about the food for me. Well, that of course, as well as the many sights & sounds of the holidays, getting together with family & friends, and did I mention all of the food? My family have all decided that this year, we're not getting anyone gifts except for the children...and that's just fine with me. I may break that rule a little bit and make gift baskets for everyone.

I'll probably pull out some of the Xmas decorations on Sunday, and start to spread some Holiday cheer at mi casa. Season's Greetings, Betches!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Shoulda Stayed in Bed

I think that the universe has a way of sending us signals that something bad is about to happen....animals are definitely in tune with this signaling. I received a couple signals from Mother Earth early today that I should've just kept my cold arse in my cold bed...but I chose not to listen.

While making breakfast, I cut my left middle finger with a knife this morning. This really upset me, because now I wont be able to do a Double Eagle flip off as I'm dealing with L.A. traffic...I mean, it'd just look too lame trying to pull that off with a giant bandage on my finger.

I slammed the shower door on my right hand, whilst getting in the shower...I thought that I might have broken a finger at first....the pain was seriously bad.

Someone at work had made mini breakfast burritos (regular sized burritos cut in half). I greedily accepted one (my second breakfast), and within a couple of minutes, got salsa in my right eye. It burned like a b*tch!!

The Communications guy in our group called in sick, so I've been asked to take on his responsibilities today (and possibly the rest of the week)....normally it's not a problem, but the month end report (basically a newsletter of current events) is due in 2 days and I have to scramble to throw it together.

Needless to say, quitting time can't come any sooner.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Don't Put Me Off; Cuz I'm on Fire !

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Ever since Tuesday morning, I've been running fevers & dealing with an achy body. I ache all over....even my hair hurts. I'm pretty sure that this the beginning of a flu coming on, but usually I only have to deal with aches/fevers for a day, so I'm starting to get a little concerned. I was in training sessions all day Tuesday & Wednesday, which made dealing with the pain a real challenge. I called in sick yesterday and I stayed in bed all morning until 2:00 pm....I think that really helped.

I've been doing all the right things like drinking loads of water, eating soups/light meals, and really resting a lot. What's odd about the fevers is that only my face & neck heat up, the rest of my body is freezing at times. Strange, no?

So I felt ok enough this morning to make it in to work. I have a team project that needs to be finalized today, and I really don't want to be the one that holds it up. The aches are subsiding & the hot flashes are minimal too.

The thing that bothers me the most about being a sicky is that I had to use an actual sick day this week....I save those days for playing hooky from work, when I'm actually healthy and have somewhere to go or someone to do.

Time to get back to work, and by work I mean reading the 400+ blog posts that my reader tells me I've missed from my fave blogs.....busy busy!

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Prop 8 National Protest Day: LBC

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Saturday morning found me at Long Beach City Hall, to join the rest of the country (as well as some international folks) protesting the passing of Prop 8. I was really (pleasantly) surprised at the number of people that showed up, despite all of the falling ash from the California wildfires & warm Santa Ana winds that were blowing all of that nasty ash.

My only complaint about the event is that the area where the rally was staged, was in an enclosed courtyard that was invisible to anyone passing by...other than that, it was a pretty good (peaceful) protest.

These are truly amazing & historic times that we're living in. Here are a couple of pics and a video of Long Beach's rally:





Friday, November 14, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fight The H8

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This Saturday, I'll be at City Hall, joining all the other "2nd class citizens" in every major city in America, for a National Proposition 8 rally.

Join the Impact on Saturday 11-15-08...to get info on the participating cities in your state, click on over to the website:

http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/

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Champagne...Champagne for Everyone !

Since my man & I took some much needed vacation time (Mon - Wed), I took a little blogging vay-cay as well....and what a nice little vacation it was too. We spent a lot of time licking each other running errands, furniture/appliance moving, working on the "honey-do" list, and just hanging out, laughing & loving our time together. We even managed to sneak in some time for Disneyland !

You know, we were literally by each other's side, for nearly 72 hours, and after all that time together, neither of us had any urges to kill or maim the other....that's a first for me and a very good sign for our relationship.

On a completely unrelated note, I recently discovered (and introduced Paul to) Little Britain USA...(catch old episodes on HBO or check out YouTube).

It's the funniest damn show I've seen in a long time. Paul has even started to mimic one of my favorite characters on the show, Bubbles Devere. I think I'm going to try to convince him to dress up as Bubbles, next Halloween.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yes, We Did !

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Congratulations Mr. President...

I am both thrilled & relieved that my fellow Americans made the right choice....I'm not too proud to admit that as I sat in front of the TV last night, listening to Obama's speech, I got a little teary eyed at times...what an amazing speech!

As for Proposition 8, well it looks like it's going to pass and right now, I'm feeling a bit stunned, and I 'm having difficulty really believing / comprehending that my home state is filled with that many people, who feel that their fellow gay citizens should be considered 2nd class citizens... and that we should be denied the same rights that are afforded to heteros.

I have one wish for everyone who voted Yes on 8...and that wish is that each of them has at least one gay child. Maybe then the realization of how hurtful/discriminating their "yes vote" is will come crashing down on them.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day!

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As anxious as I am feeling about today's election results, I still have faith in the American people to do the right thing & to make the right decision(s).

That's all I'm going to say...now listen to Deee-Lite and if you haven't done so already:

VOTE, BABY VOTE!




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Monday, November 3, 2008

A Message from Sarah Failin

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If you haven't done so already, get your butt to your local polling booth tomorrow to make a change...




Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween !!!

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Hope everyone has a fun & safe Halloween this year....especially those of you trading treats for tricks!

On my drive in to work this morning, I was following a jeep with the following license plate : CU OCT31

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Satisfaction

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I'm a man...a man with needs & desires. I've been purposely denying myself a simple need for the last couple of days, and I can no longer continue to do so. I thought I could go for at least a week, but apparently I'm a weak man. Yeah, you've heard me say it before, but I thought that "this time it's going to be different...this time I'm going to be strong"....yadda, yadda.

I gave in to my desire this afternoon....and I did it at work...with people watching even. That's right, I committed a sin, a GAY sin no less: .... I bought a NON-Diet bottle of Pepsi.

In my defense, I was actually planning on buying a Diet Pepsi, since I was so tired of my new "only drink water at work & only drink wine, tequila, whiskey, rum, & vodka at home" rule.

Oh my Lawdy....it's been soooo long since I've had regular Pepsi....and I have to say it is dammmn tasty! I'm starting to get concerned, because I keep looking over at the bottle on my desk....and smiling at it.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Stop the Hate...No on 8 !!

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Over the last couple of weeks, I've been noticing (in the L.A. area) an increase in the number of bumper stickers & lawn signs in support of Prop 8. It really saddens me to see the number of people who are willing to publicly announce that:

- They are proud to display/declare their homophobia.
- They were brought up in a home where ignorance and close mindedness were taught.
- They are continuing this sick cycle in their own homes & with their own children.
- They truly don't understand how wrong the idea is to take away someone's fundamental rights, based on their sexual orientation.
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Their "battle cry" really turns my stomach:

"Restoring Marriage & Protecting Children"

The first part of that is misleading...the institution of "marriage" has not collapsed...hetero couples can still get married... how have any of the same-sex marriages that have already happened affected anyone negatively?

What supporters of Prop 8 really mean is restoring the definition of what marriage used to be in California ...well, what's next: "Restoring Segregation"? Discrimination is discrimination....and protecting children from what? from the truth? from the fact that , YES, there are gay people in this world that do fall in love and wish to marry each other? Are we all living in Iran?

I am simply embarrassed by those who support Prop 8...We live in a country that is considered to be a world power...yet we still have a large population of primitive thinking individuals who believe that there is nothing wrong with discrimination.

Vote No on Prop 8 !
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Year 1

A year ago today, I came face-to-face with my future (Ooooh, that sounds dirty!).

I remember the day clearly. I was so nervous/anxious/excited/horned-up about Paul's arrival. I knew we'd get along & have a blast, but the real question was how soon would we jump in the sack would there be any weirdness, or bad habits that would surface dooming the relationship, or would we still feel the same spark/attraction that we did, whenever we spoke on the phone...but all of those doubts be damned, cuz the only thing that we felt was the love....and it was real, magical, and it was GAY !

A year later, and it's still all of those things...only more so!

Happy Anniversary Babe !!..... Damn, I love my man !!

P.S. The traditional gift for the first anniversary is "paper"... and by paper, we're talking about Cash Money... we're waiting.

The Power of Gay Repels You

This past Saturday, I attended a "Vote NO on Prop 8" rally, with my Boo and some friends....I was really surprised at the amount of people that showed up to the rally...I was fearing that it'd be only 7 of us standing on the corner, holding up home made signs...I was so wrong. The organizers did a great job of organizing, and I think they chose a great spot.

From what I observed: [people giving the thumbs up/thumbs down, honks of support, shouts of support/ignorance, and to even one guy (whom I presume was straight) hanging his entire body out of the passenger side of the car, enthusiastically shouting support] it appears that Bakersfield is about 50/50 on the issue.

There was only one small act of violence at the rally, and that involved me getting an egg thrown at by a sexually frustrated, inbred, redneck hag. Fear not, for my powers of deflection are strong & my reflexes are sharp...I was able to use the sign to block the egg from hitting me, as well as protecting my designer label ensemble (Old Navy's designer, right?).

If you look at the pic of my sign below, you can just make out the eggshell bits on the "NO".


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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Feeling The Song

Can't get this song out of my head...but that's ok, cuz it's pretty appropriate for where my head's at:

We Don't Have To Look Back Now by Puddle of Mudd......(not the band's official video, but set to one of my favorite video games, Kingdom Hearts).


Swatch

This morning, I was doing some "window shopping" online, and I ran across a link to the Swatch Watch website. I thought that the company had gone under a few years ago...can you tell that I don't hit the malls much?

Here are a few everyday watches that caught my eye:







Feel free to buy me any or all of the above, as an early Christmas present !
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

With Age Comes Wisdom...

What a crock of shit....whoever came up with that nonsense ought to be shat on....and if he/she is already dead, then the corpse should be exhumed and then shat on.

If that adage were true, then why is it that the older I get, the stupider I get....and is stupider even a word? I wouldn't know, too dumb obviously!

I just need to learn to keep my big mouth shut & my feelings contained deep, down inside...where they belong!

'SPLANATION: Just venting here...I said a few things to someone that I wished I would've saved for a later time, like when I understood their point of view a little better (so cryptic, no?)...just a simple misunderstanding...all is well...thanks for listening to the runt rant!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Uninvited. Unwanted. Unwelcome.

I haven't been able to get my required 8 hours of sleep for the past 3 nights...and that makes me a grumpy boy in the morning.

Falling asleep starts off pretty normally: my mind begins to unwind, the wine starts to kick in and relaxes the body, and I sloooowly drift away to la-la-night-night land....and then I hear it.

That unmistakable sound coming only inches from my face...I punch the air hoping to silence the demonic creature. That seems to work, but a few minutes later I hear it again. I cower under the the sheets and blankets....I even cover my face, hoping that it'll just give up & go away.

It's the end of October and I still have a f*ckin mosquito trying to suck the life force out of me....what the hell? I thought that these bitches only lived during the summer months. A beefy, handsome, sexy-as-hell man told me that these a-holes only have a life span of 7 days, so I guess I only have 4 more nights to sleep under the covers.

Each morning, I always look for signs of damage, but so far I haven't been bitten. Nice try bitch...now do me a favor & drop dead...literally!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Robert Buckley to Marry Hugh Jackman

Aww, the power of PhotoShop ! Can you imagine the babies that these 2 would have?


Pic courtesy of prettyontheoutside.com ....(duh!)
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Monday, October 13, 2008

East Meets West

On Sunday night, I met up with 2 of my favorite NYC bloggers (whom I also consider friends), Billy and Rey....who were both in L.A. for work reasons. Their arrival could not have come at a better time, since this week was the week I was supposed to be making my annual Fall trip to NYC, but due to financial reasons, I'm not going [painful sigh!].

We met up at East-West Lounge in WeHo and after a couple drinks, walked on over to The Abbey for more drinks and laughs.

Sadly, the night flew by WAY too fast, but it was great getting to see them both.

Below is a pic of us at The Abbey,taken by a 60 year old tranny (seriously, bitch was old...and stupid). On "her" first attempt at taking our pic, "she" had the camera turned around, with the lens facing her...and you can see how her shaky hands caused a funky streak of light to show up in the pic...oh, well!

Thanks for such a fun time guys!!



Me, Billy, & Rey

Friday, October 10, 2008

Depeche Mode Tour the Universe in 2009


Currently D Mode is working on their 12th studio album (Oh, I think I just wet myself) & will tour the world in 2009...April 2009 is the scheduled date that the new album will drop.

Here's the official word from their official website:
The band is currently working on their as yet untitled 12th studio album release. Over the next coming weeks, we will be featuring updates and developments on the progress of the recording sessions, which will include exclusive videos and pictures documenting the making of their anticipated album. News and updates will be made available as they come in, so stay tuned for more great new features on depeche mode dot com!

Tour Of The Universe
The dates for the European leg of Depeche Mode's upcoming tour, "Tour of The Universe 2009," are now available! Tune in to the LiveNation web site to view the Depeche Mode press conference On Demand (for free), recorded in Berlin on October 6th! We are announcing some exciting news for the upcoming year.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Separated at Birth?

On the left we have Todd Oldham, American fashion designer...and on the right we have Mr Rachel Zoe, aka Rodger Berman, who...ummm...well I don't really know what the hell he does, except that he goes about with crazy hair that kinda resembles a man-wig.

I gotta admit...Rodger's 'do is looking pretty good in that pic.


I got hooked into watching The Rachel Zoe Project, and at first I really wanted to hate it, but now I just can't get enough of the characters, or of Rachel's crazy-odd way of speaking. Around my house, we often imitate her and tell each other:

"Shut...up...right... now...you look....bananas...bananas".

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

AbFab Americano


Fox to create an American version of Absolutely Fabulous...read the story here:


My problem with this redo is that the humor of the original show is extremely British...so much so that I'm not sure how this will be translated into "American" humor.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

McWhat ?


I received 2 very similar text messages this morning from 2 very different people.

The first one was from someone who has a farting problem...his text message was basically about the breakfast he just ate & the hopes that he doesn't get sick from it....or to be more accurate, his text went a little something like this:

"I hope I don't get the McShitties."

Then, about an hour later, I got a text message from a coworker who wants to grab breakfast in the cafeteria...I respond with "sure, let's go get us some omelettes".....and he replies with:

"I better not get the McShizzles this time."

Funny, no?

I'm off to lunch now, and I really hope that I don't McCrap my pants on the way back.
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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Checking In

What a bizzay week it's been (work-wise) for me. I started the new job on Monday and I've been in so many meetings and have met so many new people (most of the name's have already escaped me) all week long...and it's only Thursday.

On top of the busy-ness, I'm still fighting a damn cold. By the time I get home, all I wanna do is change out of my work clothes and throw my half dead carcass onto the bed, and dream a little dream....but then the damn gut starts to whine that the chicken noodle soup at lunch (6 hours ago) just wasn't that filling.

On Tuesday, I went to my "farewell lunch" with my old work group....the ironic thing was that my NEW work group was at the same restaurant, having a farewell lunch for someone that's about to leave soon....I kept looking over at them during the meal, and really wanted to join them instead. I don't know if I've mentioned this here before, but I really loathe everyone in that group except for 2 people. It was such a phony department with people that loved to gossip more than they worked.

But all of that is behind me now...I absolutely love my new department. The work seems rewarding, the people are all cool (I need to update my wardrobe, cuz these folks really know how to dress.....and most of them are straight!) and do their own work without bugging each other all day...it is VERY quiet here....so much so that I feel bad whenever I cough....or swear out loud.

Well, gotta run...I've got another meeting in 10 minutes....seriously!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Isick

So, I've caught a slight cold...it's not that strong, but it is strong enough to have made me REALLY consider calling in sick today.

It hit me late Friday night, but by Sunday morning, I felt like I was winning the battle.

It's funny...I felt ok when I rolled (literally) out of bed this morning, but after lunch, I'm back to feeling like shite again. I kinda feel like I got punched in the face after staying awake for the last 2 days...and the nasal passages are all irritated.

I'm going to put my butt to bed a little early tonight and take some meds right before...and by "meds", I of course mean tequila...Ole'!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Lady vs Lady

Lady Sovereign - "Love Me Or Hate Me"




Lady Gaga - "Just Dance"



Friday, September 26, 2008

So Gay !


What a masculine hat The Emperor is wearing!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Free Ice Cream - One Night Only !


Tonight, between the hours of 5 to 8 p.m., Cold Stone Creamery will be giving away free 3 oz servings of ice cream at all their locations. It's part of their annual campaign to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

In lieu of payment, Cold Stone is encouraging customers to make a donation to Make-A-Wish.

Dang, I better leave work a little early tonight.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Overheard Convos

I walked into the tail end of 2 separate conversations at the workplace today.

The first one took place as I was paying for breakfast in the cafeteria:

Female employee: "If you give me 6 inches, I'll be one happy lady."

Male employee: "I'll give you at least that much."

This was all said without any trace of sarcasm/irony/humor.... they didn't even notice me standing behind them grinning like a fool.

The second conversation took place near my cubicle and involved 2 female employees, both of which are fairly new mothers (names changed to protect my employment status).

Bad Mommy #1: "Ethan dropped his binky (pacifier) in the toilet bowel this morning, so I rinsed it off with hot water & gave it back to him....you should've seen how Brad (the husband) flipped out."

Bad Mommy #2: "I read somewhere that the water in the toilet bowel is some of the cleanest water around."

Bad Mommy #1: "I know, but Brad's kind of a clean freak."

Oh, that poor child!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

No Sh*t !

On news stands tomorrow morning, the new issue of People magazine:



Kathy Griffin is going to have a lot to say about this "newsflash" !

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Monday, September 22, 2008

The Killing Jar

I can't remember the last time I screamed like a little girl....wait, that's not true...I do remember, since it happened only last Friday.

After dinner (last Friday), I went outside to sit on the front porch...truth be told, I was gaseous and didn't want to stink up the house. As soon as I opened the screen door, something flew into my hair & then quickly flew off of me, into the house and towards the front living room window. That's when I screamed like a little girl.

A GIANT grasshopper was sitting on the window's blinds...taunting me with it's alien face.

I ran into the kitchen to get a glass jar from the cabinet under the sink. I recycle pasta sauce jars for storing coins, disposing used cooking oil (I never pour oil down the sink as it clogs the pipes...I prefer to send it to the landfill), saving spare hardware, and now for catching grasshoppers. I had heard that these insects are so stupid that if you hold a glass jar or plastic bag in front of it, it'll jump right into it.....and that's true, because this little bastard jumped right into my jar.

After capturing it, I set it on the window sill in the kitchen. I had planned on throwing it away in the morning. Weeeellll, I forgot all about it until Sunday morning. Since the jar lid didn't have any air holes punched into it, the poor thing died....so sad.

After looking at all of the damage the grasshopper caused in my garden (he practically ate an entire rose bush) this morning, I really don't feel that bad at all.

Here's a little song for y'all that's very appropriate...The Killing Jar by Siouxsie and the Banshees


Thursday, September 18, 2008

I'm Going to Disneyland !!!

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Well, not anytime soon, but I'll be going next year, on my birthday...The Walt Disney Co said that its (U.S.only) parks will offer free tickets to visitors on their birthdays in 2009....read about it here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Home Office by Nintendo

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I've been wanting to clean up/makeover my little computer/laundry room for awhile now...and whilst searching the 'Nets for ideas, I came across these vinyl wall decals.

They're like Totally Awesome!

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