Wed May 4 09:08:22 CDT 2016 Nerdist Podcast: Funcomfortable "Goth barbecue. Where the meat is always dark and the chicken cuts itself." - Chris Hardwick Available online. http://nerdist.com/nerdist-podcast-funcomfortable/ Tue Apr 26 15:04:54 CDT 2016 Contemplating My Retirement Contemplating my retirement somewhere there is good public transit and I will never overhear an ethnic, homophobic, or misogynist slur. Sat Apr 23 12:35:59 CDT 2016 Signature S.T.F.U. My signature S.T.F.U. is "Kindly, if you will." articulated with elegance and eloquence. Thu Apr 21 22:18:46 CDT 2016 Commonwealth Cosmetics "Commonwealth" is cosmetic language for "We're an empire and we're going to take your resources from you." Mon Apr 11 10:36:45 CDT 2016 Foghorn Leghorn Calling Answered the phone at the help desk and I could JUST SWEAR it was Foghorn Leghorn calling. Wed Apr 6 21:17:40 CDT 2016 Motor Vehicle Morons A young friend was riding her bicycle in a designated bike lane when she was struck by a motorist in a blue sedan that left the scene. :-( Except for bruises and scratches, she's OK and a report has been filed. Ya'll be careful and watch out for these motor vehicle morons. Tue Apr 5 09:14:34 CDT 2016 Post-Wedding Back-to-Work Three amazing days. Gorgeous weather, annual leave from work, and fabulous people. Tue Mar 29 07:02:12 CDT 2016 Pre-dawn Diurnal with Sister Moon Sister Moon watches over me as I exit the stairs to make my way through the blueness of the twilight. Decrepit bus, decrepit city, I do not mind as I walk this pre-dawn diurnal, a walking yoga that stills the mind as the body moves one step at a time. Mon Mar 21 08:52:46 CDT 2016 Nice People Here This isn't always the best place to live and work but there are nice people here and we always manage to find each other. Sat Feb 20 12:04:30 CST 2016 Next Door Neighbors "Honey, lets go to Lucy's. That place on the corner is sketch." Tue Feb 16 00:12:46 CST 2016 Alien (1978) Of all the "cuts" I've seen of this film, none are as terrifying as the original theatrical release. Fri Jan 29 20:51:43 CST 2016 Longest "parade" on this night are the cars going east on Spanish Town Road. Fri Jan 29 08:58:51 CST 2016 RIP, HRM, King George III On this day in 1820 King George III died. Dubliners were told to paint their doors black to mourn his passing and the naughty Irish painted their doors anything BUT black. Tue Jan 26 13:06:06 CST 2016 The Risk Isn't Worth Taking Even if you don't believe that karma will bite your ass nine ways from Sunday, the risk isn't worth taking. Don't Screw People Over Sun Jan 24 00:38:53 CST 2016 Sad Posse Clown If you are jealous and hateful of someone because they like their job and they're good at it, you are one sad posse clown who needs to get a life. Fri Jan 22 20:01:50 CST 2016 Bayou Country Superfest, 2016 So that local friends may plan their activities accordingly, the Bayou Country Superfest will be May 27 - 29, 2016. Tickets went on sale today. Mon Jan 11 08:17:16 CST 2016 David Bowie (1947-2016) An oddity is a precious thing. Mon Jan 4 23:13:24 CST 2016 Mississippi River at Baton Rouge The river is now at flood stage. Let's all go stand atop a parking garage and watch the idiots walk on the levee and let their kids play on the booms. Fri Jan 1 23:09:37 CST 2016 Resolution No. 1 Stop hating myself. Thu Dec 31 15:50:07 CST 2015 NYE 2015 Plans Put on a kilt (for Hogamany), pour a glass of wine, and listen to R.E.M. Mon Dec 28 18:24:20 CST 2015 Sense of Atmosphere One of the attibutes of "Star Wars: 'A New Hope' and 'The Empire Strikes Back'" that endears me to them is an unmistakable sense of atmosphere. Everything after that always seems to fall flat. Mon Dec 21 11:48:27 CST 2015 An Odd One I had it in mind that I'd be an "odd one" for not wanting to own or operate an automobile. Lo and behold, it seems that quite a lot of "millennials" don't want to, either. Sun Dec 20 12:25:36 CST 2015 Recommended Movies on Netflix Short Term 12 Blue Ruin People, Places, Things The Hurt Your Sister's Sister Snowpiercer Side Effects Frank Elite Squad: The Enemy Within The One I Love Mon Dec 14 11:46:19 CST 2015 Nerdist | Silversun Pickups Silversun Pickups chat with Chris and Kyle about life on the road, meeting their heroes and life back in L.A. They also talk about their newest album Better Nature, and they play three songs for the podcast! Wed Dec 9 09:03:33 CST 2015 John Lennon at Shea Stadium I remember footage of an interview with the Beatles at Shea Stadium all those years ago and a teenaged John Lennon commenting, "We'll be lucky if we last two weeks." Fri Dec 4 20:50:20 CST 2015 Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood is one of those programs the government cannot afford NOT to fund. It is not a "welfare program" and may very well have saved the government no telling how many times over the cost of funding it. 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 eye. 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 dark. 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 promise. 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 beach. Mon Jun 1 09:39:01 CDT 2015 Dietetic Poetics I can now more easily move around, having taken off just those few pounds.
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