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Mon Nov 30 08:16:45 CST 2015 My Own Choice of Words
I have my own choice of words for people who abandon their animals
without any attempt at arrangement for adoption or shelter. I have
my on verbal poison for those who dump them in our neighborhood,
as if we're the city animal dumping ground.
Sat Nov 28 19:42:01 CST 2015 Fraudluent Charges Horror Stories
Keep an eye on your bank and credit card transactions. The fraudulent
charges horror stories are starting to pop up like mushrooms.
Tue Nov 24 18:25:23 CST 2015 Suspicious ADT "Repair Person"
Homeowners using ADT security systems, please be on the alert for
an alleged ADT "repair person" that called upon a homeowner in
the Oaks Subdivision of Port Allen. When telephoned, the company
replied they had not sent anyone out there and would not do so
unless the homeowner requested it.
Sun Nov 22 23:01:03 CST 2015 Why I Voted Early
No lines, no crowds, and you're in and out quick. If something
like bad weather or the job gets in the way on that day, there's
still another chance to cast your vote.
Tue Nov 17 09:03:32 CST 2015 Straight Folk
Straight folk who keep using the noun "fag" in my presence will be
regarded as a tourist and treated accordingly.
Tue Nov 10 10:24:43 CST 2015 So ... How was my Monday?
It started with this batty Tiger Trails bus operator carrying us
down the wrong way in a construction zone nearly colliding with
another vehicle, then she turns into the wrong way on North St.
Mon Nov 9 20:10:34 CST 2015 The Old Student Union
I miss the old student union when it wasn't some mini-mall
food-court. I miss the bowling alley, good coffee in heavy china
mugs, and the old bookstore with all kinds of neat stuff you
wouldn't find anywhere else. The barber shop is gone, too
Sat Oct 31 16:19:06 CDT 2015 "Fall Back"
Don't forget to "fall back" your non-networked time devices one
hour before you turn in for the night then help yourself to an
extra hour of sleep.
Wed Oct 28 21:43:01 CDT 2015 Mountain of Patience
Being condescended to is a sore point with me. I made my own way
in life and there were times when I figuratively - and literally
- pulled myself out of a situation by my own boot-straps my own
sweat and my own - rare as they may be - my own smarts. I can be
a sweet human being and a loyal friend. I can be a mountain of
patience but when I've had enough, that's it. I want absolutely
nothing to do with someone who repeatedly condescends to me.
Tue Oct 27 15:05:42 CDT 2015 Grow a Pair
When you finally grow a pair and start standing up for yourself,
then you're suddenly a total asshole in the of eyes of those who
condescended to you.
Mon Oct 26 09:39:29 CDT 2015
One of those times I should be grateful I live where I do. Highest
ground in the city. Spanish Town Historic District.
Mon Oct 19 23:48:49 CDT 2015 Whisker in the Eye
Nothing like trimming the ole beard and a whisker flies into an
Mon Oct 12 09:29:30 CDT 2015 Monday Mornings
Nothing like waking up to the sound of exploding transformers and
wondering if you're going to have to get ready for work in the
Sun Oct 11 11:31:18 CDT 2015 Haircut Selfies
I just realized that about the only time I take a "selfie" is when
I get a haircut so I can show the barber how I want it to look
the next time. :-)
Fri Oct 9 09:13:12 CDT 2015 Washer and Dryer
An increase in rent with the promise of a washer and dryer in my
apartment. Happy Friday.
Thu Oct 8 08:21:05 CDT 2015 Anguish of Abandonment
I'd rather keep to myself than risk the anguish of abandonment.
Wed Oct 7 15:37:32 CDT 2015 Do for Myself
I will do for myself before I will risk the injury of a broken
Thu Oct 1 15:06:30 CDT 2015 #pinkwashing
When I refer to #pinkwashing, it's to those companies who
surreptitiously use the pink ribbon and breast cancer awareness
month to boost their sales and profits while donating very little
to help fund breast cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment.
That is the original meaning of the term hash-tagged above.
Mon Sep 28 08:27:54 CDT 2015 Two-thousand-dollar MacBook
First year freshman gets a two-thousand-dollar MacBook for college.
Two months into the semester, it's stolen. A few days later, first
year freshman gets another two-thousand-dollar MacBook.
Tue Sep 8 14:07:30 UTC 2015 Perpetually Snippy Co-workers
Perpetually snippy co-workers that zero in on your every mistake,
then make a building-wide production out of it.
Sun Sep 6 12:39:20 CDT 2015 Proud Parent Moment
I remember someone mentioning he'd gone to the Eastbay Costco
with his toddler a few weeks after this day year before last.
"Daddy, why Christmas? It isn't even Halloween yet."
Wed Aug 26 10:43:02 CDT 2015 Womens' Equality Day
On this day in 1920, women achieved the right to vote in the US.
Fri Aug 21 12:05:59 CDT 2015 Ashley Madison incident.
What people should be taking from this is that anything a person
posts on "the Internet" should be considered as either public or
can be made public at a moment's notice. Nothing is private.
Fri Jul 10 09:10:31 CDT 2015 25 years a conservationist
I've always been ashamed that I didn't embrace conservation until
I was twenty-nine years old because I might have made something
more of a difference had I done so ten years earlier.
These days, we are witness to a series of events that are almost
too complex to try to explain to an American public that is
thoroughly brainwashed by advertising and consumer culture.
Sat Jun 27 13:03:13 CDT 2015 #LoveWins
The best advocates aren't always the law-makers, judges, or heads
of state. Most of the time they are the everyday people you
encounter who like you just the way you are.
Wed Jun 24 09:36:52 CDT 2015 Practice speech.
If you should see or overhear me talking to myself, I'm practicing
what to say in public.
Tue Jun 23 09:13:21 CDT 2015 Just be yourselves.
It is universally inappropriate to assume or co-opt an ethnicity
or socioeconomic class that isn't yours and to an underprivileged
class or a minority, it's also very insulting. Please don't.
Mon Jun 22 14:29:09 CDT 2015 Comb-over Punks
The best way to deal with a comb-over punk like Trump is not to
give them any attention in the first place.
Sat Jun 20 18:38:28 CDT 2015 Spanish Town Historic District
I remember when gas was less than a dollar a gallon and there were
fewer cars in this neighborhood.
Mon Jun 8 16:08:38 CDT 2015 little old man cake
When I'm in swimsuit shape for next summer, I'll be wearing one
of those classic 1920's tank suits men wore that cover the chest.
I want to be THE cutest little old man cake at the pool or on the
Mon Jun 1 09:39:01 CDT 2015 Dietetic Poetics
I can now more easily move around, having taken off just those few