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Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Four Jobs That I've Had
- Gas Station Attendant
- Customer Service Associate
- Trade Show Coordinator
- Hello Dolly! (I'm gay. What do you expect?)
- Any Harry Potter Movie
- The Notebook
- Auntie Mame (The Rosalind Russell version. Is there any other?)
- Pitman, NJ
- Hinella, NJ
- Oaklyn, NJ
- Santa Ana, CA
- Arrested Development
- Antiques Roadshow
- Everybody Loves Raymond
- Sex and the City
- Ocean City, NJ
- Wildwood, NJ
- Ocean Grove, NJ
- Las Vegas, NV
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Nabisco World
- @!&*CENSORED*&!@ - Mr. Smiley likes to keep his personal world separate from the blogging world, and I'm sure you all appreciate that.
- Brad Pitt's Lap (if that doesn't count as a place, it should)
- Disney World
- Southern California
- In bed snuggling with my two crazy dalmatians
Lidian at Kitchen Retro - Because I love all things retro and kitschy and this gal actually has enough energy to keep two blogs running! And not just any old two blogs, two super cool blogs!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next two to five sentences.
6. Tag five people to do the same.
Ok so here is page 56 starting with the fifth sentence:
I'd be really interested if anyone out there can figure out what book this is from. Anyway, if you think you know or even if you don't, post a comment. And now to
4. The Dude from People In the Sun - This guy actually worked in a bookstore when he lived in England and he blogs about his mother. Well, he finally blogged about his mother after she discovered his blog and her absence from it. Bet he did her proud and even posted a pic of them together.
5. The Country Wife over at Country Life with Country Wife - She thinks I'm hot! Let me say that again, "She thinks I'm hot!' What ever you do, Country Wife, don't look at that recent picture of me at Cork Restaurant. You'll see I've gained a little weight. And even better than thinking I'm hot, she has a widget on her blog that says, I Love My Lesbian Daughter. Actually, the word "love" is represented by a rainbow heart. Country Wife, you rock!
Lastly, it's 10:10 pm on 11/23/08 and my daughter is turning 29 tomorrow. I cannot believe it. I still feel like I'm 16 so how can I have a daughter who is going to be 29? I put some of her gifts in a gift bag that had "THIRTY" written across both sides in big letters. I then wrote across the "thirty" in black marker, "NOT YET." I hope she sees the humor in that.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
You don't know me but you did a wonderful thing for my mother the other night. To give you a little background, my mom is 71 years old. My stepfather is 91. He wears a catheter all the time and needs a wheel chair to get around. In order to keep him lively, my mother occasionally takes him out to the mall or dinner at Charlie Brown's Steak House, their favorite restaurant.
About three nights ago after dining at the restaurant, my mother was struggling to get my stepfather into the car. It was cold and windy and he does not move as well as he used to. You saw this and (without asking) came to her assistance. You helped her finish getting him in the car and then folded the heavy wheel chair and put it in the trunk. My mother told you that you didn't have to help and you said that it was too cold for her to be doing that and you were glad to help. You have no idea the impact your kindness had on my mother.
She called me up to tell me the story and she was crying. No, not just crying but sobbing. She couldn't believe that this tiny little girl who did not know her would go out of her way to help her. My mother has been struggling to take care of Al (my stepdad) since he became debilitated about a year ago. This man was the "
It's a big job and she does most of it by herself. I think the stress of all that work and the fact that his side of the family barely helps or shows interest, has taken it's toll on mother. It all came to the surface and exploded when you came to her aid. And don't get me wrong, you did a wonderful thing and I think my mother just needed to cry about it and get it out of her system. She's feeling better now and she will always have a little special place in her heart for you and so do I. If more people were like you, this world would definitely be a much better place.
Thank you so very much from the son of the woman you helped in the parking lot of Charlie Brown's Steak House. May all your kindnesses be returned ten-fold.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
If you don't know who Corky or Christopher are, than shame on you! Christopher Guest is one of the masterminds behind This Is
But enough about YOU. This blog is about ME. ME ME ME ME and as I said before, I am not Corky St. Claire. Even when I was young, I was not Corky. When I was in my 20's, I was a bonafide twink. (If you don't know what a twink is, ask Nanny Goats in Panties as I've already explained it to her and I ain't gonna do it again) I was a Duran Duran lovin', parachute pants wearing, Madonna wannabe 80's gay boi.!
Actually, I can't thank Calamity enough for all her suggestions. I enjoy blogging and don't plan to stop anytime soon. I will seriously take every suggestion to heart and work on making this a better blog. If you're a blogger, I seriously suggest you request a review of your blog. There's a pretty big waiting list so do it now before you forget! And as a reminder, I am NOT Corky St. Claire, and even if I was, so what? (Can you see my tongue sticking out?)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
|Little Girls Will Do Anything for a Stuff Animal|
|If you can get past the whole 4 years old thing, she's perfect as a robbery partner.|
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Now that I've gotten you all worked up, you must vist my friend Erin's blog, Laughs and Rants from my Inner Child. Apparently,
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Why not? Everyone and everything is going green so why not green zip bags for your sandwiches? It's a pretty clever idea. Simply put your finished sandwich in the bag, zip it closed, and put it in your lunch carrier. In fact, it's just what you would normally do EXCEPT it now looks like a nasty, moldy sandwich that's been sitting around for a week or two. Only you know it isn't.
Fool your friends -- fool your family -- fool that
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
It was a beautiful fall day with just a slight nip in the air so we decided to sit on the top of the ferry to enjoy the view as we approached NYC. It was so nice and it had me wishing that I had brought my camera, but I still had my cell phone so I sorta had a camera. We took a lot of pictures but I didn't like some of them, especially the ones where I look like I weigh 5,000 pounds.
Anyway, we had a really good day at the show and got to see all the exhibitors Beth needed to see. When we were done, we decided to venture out to find something better for lunch then the nasty food being served by the food vendors at the convention center. Before we made it to any restaurant, we encountered this guy with his Urine Off box.
Think about it. What if they called it Piss Off? The slogan could go something like this: "Don't get Pissed - Get Piss Off and tell those urine stains and smells to piss off!" or maybe this: "No need to tell hotel guests with pets to piss off when you have piss off." Anyway, we thought it was funny.
After we laughed at our stale bathroom humor we discovered this cool little Thai restaurant on Ninth Avenue between 35th and 36th Street called Aura Thai Fusion Cuisine. It's a small place with an even smaller exposed brick bar with seating for about 22 people. Everything is authentic Thai including the servers. Lunch is extremely inexpensive with all dishes being $7.95 or $8.95 and they all come with a free spring roll.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday night I met Scott, Sean, and some of our buddies at Merryfield's to watch the football games and drink cheap pitchers of beer and half priced wings and pizza. Heather was our server. We had a great time but I ate and drank too much, again. I do great during the week but when the weekend comes, I seem to lose the eating battle.
Moving on to better things, how about some contests where you can win some cool stuff? I love winning cool stuff. Hey, I just love winning. Anything. Really. Have a contest for dust bunnies? I'm there. Anywho, Jeannie over at Jeannie's Happy World is holding a contest. She's giving away a copy of her "Lose Weight-Feel Great" cookbook on CD to three lucky people. Considering how badly I
Diana, Cheryl, and Sheila over at 3 Scrap Booking Ladies are holding their Thankful 4 Fall Giveaway where someone is going to win a ton of scrap booking goodies. I sure hope it's me cause I want to make a scrap book for my mom for Christmas. She deserves the best and what these gals offer is definitely the best. I don't get any extra entries for blogging about the contest so I am going for any bonus "brown-nose" entries that might be available. For more details, click on the widget in my sidebar or just click here.
Finally, last night Heather asked me when I was going to get the oil company to come look at our heater. It's probably 35 years old and just recently started to barely blow any heat. Well, I haven't paid the oil bill yet so I told her I wasn't going to ask them to come take a look at it until the bill was paid. And considering it's over $350 and I am two months behind with AT&T, my paycheck on Thursday was not going to cover them both. She handed me $200 and said, "Here's $200. Pay the bill and get them out here. " I told her thanks but she didn't have to give me money. She replied, "Well, I live here too. I can help out." I hadn't asked her for any money yet because she's just started working and I wanted to make sure she had money for the holidays. It warmed my heart to think that she would offer me that money without even having to ask for it. I guess I must have done something right while I was raising her.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Bigots, Homophobes and Bad Hair Dye
Why is that you may ask? Well, Florida, Arizona, and California have banned gay marriages. The backwards, backwoods rednecks of Arkansas have even gone so far as to pass the unmarried couples ban on adoption, something clearly aimed at gay couples. While tens of thousands celebrated in the streets all over the country last night, others watched some of their rights being legislated away from them.Shame on you America! This country was built on freedom and our constitution was written to protect rights, not deny them. Brian over at Gay Dads says it much better than I in his post America Get Over Yourself. I implore you to read it.
In addition, it seems that 70% of blacks who voted in California voted for Proposition 8. Now the win can't be pinpointed directly to this group because people of color only make up 6.2% of California's popluation. But it does speak volumes about what the black community thinks about the gay community. It shows that a group of people who have had their rights trampled upon in the past have no problem with trampling on the rights of others in the present.
And don't give me that it's not the same crap. I have been called vile names, spit on, threatened with a knife, punched in the face, chased by a group of guys, and even had someone try to run me over in his car, ALL BECAUSE I WAS PERCEIVED AS BEING GAY. I have had my daughter come home from a friends house upset because her friend's parent referred to me as a fag. She endured taunts of all kinds from the kids in school. Some things said to her were unbelievably nasty and I have no doubts whatsover that those little monsters were simply repeating what they heard at the dinner table.
Yes, electing Obama is a historic event and it opens the doors for many. But remember this, while some doors were opening, some were being slammed shut. Again and again and again. And I thought this was supposed to be the home of the free. Silly me.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
"The owner's wife asked me who i voted 4. Told her and she was furious and called me a socialist idiot and stormed off."
I was so angry I could have spit. I went to our human resource manager and she said there is no law against calling employees an idiot. And as long as she doesn't fire her or treat her differently because of who she voted for, Heather has no recourse.
Monday, November 3, 2008
This video just cracked me up. It's an edited version of the real interview. It's so wrong but so right!
This next video is the real McCain and Tina Fey as Sarah Palin in an SNL skit. It's hysterically funny and I've gotta give McCain props for doing it. It won't make me vote for him but it sure helped him look a little more human.
Tomorrow night we should have some idea who will be the new President of this great country. With all my heart and soul, I believe the right candidate is Barack Obama. And I know that I'm making sure my vote counts. Are you?