Retirement Sucks!

Image courtesy of kevinroose.com

Wow. Can you believe it’s been a year. Do you know how long it takes to dust off a year’s worth of cobwebs from this blog? OMG :)

So, a sequence of what has happened in the past year:

  • The breakup
  • Basketball
  • Photography
  • I reopened my blog because I love attention and writing is my catharsis :)
  • Artist Unveiled

The Breakup

Yes, that Mrs that I always blog about is no longer a part of my life. Sad to say, I was the one that messed up. I can hear you ladies scoffing and thinking in unison “men!”. We’ve been together for a while and a lot of things remind me of her daily. She was more than my partner, she was my muse. We remain close to this day.

Basketball

So my company decided to start a basketball club and enter a league. They had some strict prerequisites:

  1. Tall
  2. Ability to identify a basketball
  3. Ball handling mastery — bouncing the ball once and catching it
  4. Ability to shoot or throw the ball at the backboard.

With those prerequisites, most of the five feet giants in the office signed up. Suffice it to say, we didn’t win a single game! But, we did come really close in the last game of the season; loosing by three points (21:24) :)

Photography

Photography is fun. I enjoy it immensely, but the economy is a bit harsh now and business is slowing down. I did a wedding the other day and it was a blast. After receiving the photos, the bride said she felt like remarrying. #patonshoulder Oh, you can check out my photography website too: Genas Studios

Blogging

I’ve missed blogging. Sharing my thoughts with like-minded cerebral friends from around the world and having meaningful conversations. I have a question for you guys though – Do you read all the posts from the blogs you subscribe to?? What’s your strategy??

Talent Unveiled

I found this extremely talented writer/poet. Her name is Roxanne. I told her I’m a writer (because everyone knows that if you own a blog, you are a writer…right? Like duh! ;)) and she shared some of her work with me, and so did I — my blog address, and I managed to convince her into letting me share one of her poems with you guys. This piece is entitled ‘Your Love Won’t Leave Me Alone’:

Each day that goes by is a gift bestowed upon me.
But even though I don’t see you, hearing you gives me joy abundantly.
My heart jumps in euphoria
Cuz against you, there is no phobia

I trust you with my heart
I trust you with my mind
I trust you with my whole being
A love like this never will end it seem and no one can intervene

True love waits
True love is patient
Love is kind, love is pure
Love is never insecure
All this we have proven
Many more to prove as time goes by
And believe me it’ll just fly by

No matter where I go, who I’m with
My thoughts of you just out shines it.
My pulse increases….
My heart beats faster….
My legs quiver…
And my eyes water
Just because your love follows me everywhere I go
It just won’t leave me alone.

In the nights when I feel sad
A few tears fall
Then I hug my pillow tightly
Then I picture you holding me
And immediately I fall asleep
I’ve gone off into a sweet bliss
Where there’s only you and I

I awaken, and it’s you on my mind
I promise your love just won’t leave me alone
But I don’t mind
Cuz it’s what brings me through my tough days.

More and better days are coming
We’ll be together for sure

Then I’ll really know why your love hasn’t left me alone!

~ © Roxi 2011

Roxanne

Roxanne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And that just about wraps it up for this post! Oh, one more thing #scandalROCKS

Thanks for stopping by.

Namaste!!

Accountability

“If a man does not make new acquaintance as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair.”
– Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) British lexiographer.

 

I was reading an article about accountability on Freshly Pressed (yes, that same Freshly Pressed that still eludes me :() this morning, and it struck me. I should be more accountable.

I have … give me a minute while I go check … ah yes, 81 followers friends (wait, is that right? Damn. That’s more than I expected). That’s 81 people who think that I have something worth reading. 81 people who expect a new post often (not everyday), but not once a month either :). 81 people who wish to be on the path to enlightenment (no, I’m joking, but I had to throw that one in :D)

So, it’s been decided. I will post something every Tuesday and Thursday. I’ve marked my digital calendar. To all my friends (I don’t fancy the term followers), I thank you for putting up with what appears to be a dormant blog!

Thank YOU! YOU get me out of bed in the mornings … well technically it’s that damn alarm … but after a cold shower, YOU are the ones that bring me … oh darn. I think I’m messing up what I thought would be a great speech.

The point is, I APPRECIATE YOU ALL :)

Namaste (The light within me salutes the light within you) <–picked that up from Yoga :D

 

Blog Awards & Nominations

OK, so I received these awards from Harry over at Dribbling Pensioner (that old geezer<– I meant that in a good way :)) on March 21, 2012. I’ve been a bit preoccupied with a school project so I haven’t fulfilled by awardee duties. Come to think of it, I haven’t been fulfilling my blogging duties either :roll: (After this post, I’m going into the naughty corner)

I don’t know what the rules are for the HUG AWARD, but I guess I’ll just pass it on to someone who needs a digital hug today :)

The Sunshine Award

Sunlight represents a ray of hope, so again because I don’t know the official rules for this award, I’ll just pass it on to some of my blog friends. Always have hope despite the struggles that you may be having at any given time in your life :)

Ten Commandments Rules:

  1. Describe yourself in seven words.
    1. Sarcastic, Funny (at least I think so), Charming, Laid back, Tolerant (at times), Smart ;), Outgoing
  2. What keeps you up at night?
    1. Mosquitoes :(
  3. Whom would you like to be?
    1. A self-actualized me :)
  4. What are you wearing now?
    1. Slacks and a burgundy dress shirt with a blood-red and burgundy striped tie :)
  5. What scares you?
    1. An empty refrigerator :(
  6. What are the best and worst things about blogging?
    1. Best –> The community. Worst –>Keeping up with ALL the blogs I’ve subscribed to :(
  7. What was the last website you looked at?
    1. Yamyah 
  8. Slankets, yes or no?
    1. After googling the term, my answer would be –> In another life :)
  9. Tell us something about the person who tagged you.
    1. Harry is just pure awesomeness. He’s a retired guy that has a lot of time on his hands and thoughts in his mind. His posts a varied and entertaining. He has won a myriad awards and was nominated for Dark Globes’ Blogger of the Year … and he WON!!! :D

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Today, Yamyah, over by Crystal Moons gave me the Beautiful Blogger Award.

I must say I’m a little verklempt (you heard me Liz. I’ve OWND the word :)) It feels rewarding getting an award. Feels like I’m doing something … right. (sob sob, sniff sniff) You guys must be tired of hearing my speeches, so I’ll save you the trouble this time around.

Beautiful Blogger Award

Beautiful Blogger Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog back
    1. MERCI BEAUCOUP!! Done. :D
  2. Share the love by passing the award to 6 bloggers
    1. See below (I may have gone overboard).
  3. Keep writing, keep smiling, keep inspiring and keep being beautiful!
    1. :D heehee

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OKAY … (cracks neck and fingers) let’s get this ball rolling.

The Sunshine Award

The Hug Award:

Change of plans. This is gonna take too long. I’m giving the Sunshine & Hug Award to EVERYONE that has subscribed to my blog. That ought to cover it :)

And the nominations are: (drum roll please)

Ten Commandments: (I thought it fitting to nominate TEN people :))

  1. Harry
  2. El Guapo
  3. Lizzie
  4. Fashion Life
  5. Linda
  6. Humor World
  7. TrJensen
  8. Nuggets and Pearls
  9. GuyLaine
  10. LafemmeRoar

Beautiful Blogger Award

Beautiful Blogger:

  1. Harry
  2. El Guapo
  3. Lizzie
  4. Fashion Life
  5. Linda
  6. Humor World
  7. TrJensen
  8. Nuggets and Pearls
  9. GuyLaine
  10. Harnew
  11. Pete
  12. Jason
  13. kDaddy23
  14. LafemmeRoar

Now, as promised, I going to the naughty corner for a TIME-OUT.

Happy blogging!

à bientôt! (see you soon)

 

I need more hours in the day

The Passage of Time

Image by ToniVC via Flickr

There is not enough hours in the day to do all that is required to do – sleep, blog, eat, work, bathe (that’s optional :)).

Hours roll by in minutes when I’m blogging – reading posts and commenting. Sometimes I have to give blogging a break just so I can get enough rest for work. Speaking of work, sometimes I’m blogging there as well. Shhh.

When you’re doing something that you love, time and other things seem menial. The human body needs eight hours sleep  minimum to rejuvenate completely. Of the eight, I spend about six on the computer which leaves two or more for rest :) (no wonder I feel so drained).

We should be able to purchase hours, similar to the movie In Time. I think that would solve my dilemma. Or would it? Maybe when I have more time I would take on more activities. The more money you have the more your expenses rise :( Sighs … I don’t know what to do! – Time Management??

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,500 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 42 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Thank you guys. You all made this possible !!!

The Community Meme

Today we ripped off a blogger named Tom Baker from the blog Morning Erection. (Tom points out that you shouldn’t read much into his blog’s name. It’s a great blog.) This is an original meme and it’s very first time posted. Tom asked us to rip it off and of course we are grateful! Take the time to comment on other player’s posts. It’s a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Community Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. As a blogger, what do you draw inspirations from for your posts?

~ I draw inspiration from everyday idiots. For example, someone idiot see’s a sign CAUTION: Men at work, then that idiot ignores the sign and gets fucked up. I’m instantly inspired!

2. If you could swap blogs with another blogger for a post, who would you switch with and why?

~ I’ve known this dude for twenty-odd years now. He’s fun, cool and uber smart. What’s the name of his blog again … Love Thought something. I can’t seem to remember. Bummer!

3. If your blog had a theme song, what would it be? Why?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPuXvpkOLmM

~ My blog is crazy like the music video and my posts are ramblings on whatever is on my mind. I try to be as objective as I can, but most times sometimes I get a tad emotional :)

4. What is your writing process for a post?

~ It’s a simple one. Circle the blogosphere for blogs I can rip off. 

5. Your blog requires a cute, new, mascot – what would it be?

~ This guy:

… because he totally rocks!!

6. Do you feel you express your “true self” on your blog?

~ Ha Ha Ha…..of course!!

7. What is your biggest online pet-peeve?

~ Doing questionnaires like these 

8. If you could live in a fictional universe, where would you live? Why?

~ A woman’s mind man! Because some weird, magical shit happens there!! Things that are unfathomable by anyone except other women!

9. You’re having a bad day, you’re upset, you’re angry, or you’re sad – what is your go-to comfort?

~ I find GREAT solace in throwing darts (or something with a saw) at pictures of my ex :)

10. What is your favorite inspirational quote?

11. If they were to make a movie based on your life, who would play you, your leading lady/man, your best friend, and your rival?

~ Who on earth could play me better than ME? My leading lady would be Jennifer Aniston. Best friend Will Smith and my rival would be Shemar Moore

12. Do you think the world is going to end in 2012?

~ I thought it was going to end in 2000.

13. If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?

~ The length of my schlong. I realise that 3.6in is not sufficient to have a mind blowing orgasm when I’m masturbating :(

14. What is your favorite season and why?

~ Christmas Of Course! Because I get to give gifts like these to bastards friends.

15. You’ve been bitten by a vampire. Would you fight it with all your undead being or would you embrace it for all it is worth?

~ I’m not sure. Every time I watch Vampire Diaries I keep biting my girlfriend on her neck. Probably it would be best if you direct this question to her.

16. Have you personally met any of your blogger friends?

~ I met CJ some months aback. Lafemme and I frequently meet at our favourite digital bush and I don’t need to meet Lizzie, because she’s a click away.

17. What does your favorite pair of underwear look like?

… What?! I did say it’s my favourite!!

18. Have you ever drank something right from the container in the refrigerator knowing other people will have to drink out of the same container later?

~ Yes

19. What is your favorite word and explain why?

~ Verklempt! I learned it the other day from Lizzie, and because it’s one of those words that looks made up :)

20. 2011 is soon coming to a close, is there anything you’d like to do different on your blog in the year 2012?

~ MAYBE I’ll post less risque material … NOT!!

Mooowaaahhhhaaahaaa

Why Blog?

Blogging use to be my release (not sexual), but stress, but it is so much more now. It gives me a sense of purpose in this 7billion population world that we occupy, however small it may be. Whether it be, humor, inspirational, drama or educational.

I am especially interested in the people that I’m exposed to through blogging that I would have otherwise not have met. Some blogs take me to other parts of the world (e.g. London). Others have me laughing my ass off on the floor. Some offer a different but insightful perspective on a particular topic. Others have some really deep shit :)

There are some really interesting people in this world and I think that’s the main reason why there are so many bloggers around. It’s all about the community and potential friends!

I recently met this crazy ass bipolar chick. Before I thought bipolar people were ones to be avoided because they are unpredictable! We’ve shared several comments and I’ve come to realize that she’s as normal as you and I :) That’s the thing about blogging – It enlightens :)

Why do you blog?