Today is the Santa Claus parade in these here parts. Being I have a horse involved in this, we're loading her up shortly. During this parade, I will proudly trundle along, shovel in hand, behind said horse...well, proud-ish. I'm also guessing that the part of Santa will not be played by Tim Allen...and, next to Die Hard, that first "The Santa Clause" film is the only one I watch every year. Now, if the fact that I'm Pagan and involved with the Christmas parade bothers you...in the immortal words of George Carlin...you're just going to have to figure that shit out on your own. There is, once again, just a dusting of snow out here. For those not knowing what dusting means in this context...if the sun decides to poke out...or if Mother Earth [Read more...]
Just spent that last two hours engulfed in a wave of Monty Python nostalgia... To paraphrase John Cleese...what kind of fucking crap was that? They truly were the best...watched their pseudo 30th anniversary special which was filmed in 1998...meaning Monty Python is now 42...HOLY SHIT! Not only is that old, but it is ironic as well...of course, for those that don't know, Douglas Adams was one of the Python writers... Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government! Well...back to my blog on comedy that I posted earlier this morning which, I might add, it seems no one read...there is no one like the Pythons anymore.
I have been doing some transcribing lately of interviews to assist with deaf literacy. As I have stated here before, I am losing my hearing...and that runs in my family. I do have one deaf cousin but that was doctor's error back in the early 1960s when she was born. Suffice to say, I know a bit about the surface area of this subject. As a kid, due to said cousin, we used to get together on a Sunday after church and have sign language lessons...about thirty of us in the family. For my brother and I, typically, it was more playtime, but we learned a bit...what can I say? I was like eight or nine at the time. Most of these interviews I am transcribing are discussing with employers about what would make it easier to hire and work with [Read more...]
Good morning Ladies and Bruces... Funny...I type that and the dog bolts from my room like I'm a vet with a really big needle...oh well...guess my feet will be cold for a few minutes. Day one of vacation was a disappointment. Went to the pub which was too busy...the TV screens were too small (almost Freudian slip as I initially typed 'TV screws')...and there was no bar maid to flirt with. I like the bar dude there, but I just don't swing that way. So, onto day two which...after that disappointment, I decided to brighten my mood this morning by watching a few Youtube excerpts from Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl...my Facebook Bruces will shortly be subjected to a few of those vids...gods save you all. Could use more sheep dip, [Read more...]
I guess world news has shut down today...if you believe our border mates to the south. Say what you will about the Yanks...they know how to celebrate. I could do without the turkey...just not my favourite...but sub in a steak and I'm there. Food, drink, and football...who could ask for anything more? I'm currently sitting at the pub and going to watch the beginning of the Dallas-New Orleans football game. Three other clients in the place...unfortunately, I'm the only one who isn't known. A bit annoying when they talk across the room at each other over me. However a fourth guy just came in...Frenchie...who I actually do know. I'm not sure it is a good thing, but guess I'm now a regular at this place. So will have a few drinks and a [Read more...]
Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light... - The Police This song is a funny one. Is the guy being selfish, kind, or both... It doesn't even drive towards the question of 'why'. Why is she putting on the red light?...does she need the money?...does she enjoy it? I recall my first 'red light' district. Was rather a shock when I first discovered it in Winterthur, Switzerland...just outside of Zurich. It was the second time I was there for work. The first time I had been, we had been staying somewhere else, so I hadn't noticed. We were walking back from dinner one evening, it was dusk, and there was what appeared to be an apartment building across the street from our hotel. There were a few orange-ish street lights around, [Read more...]
This blog was started with a title...first fucking mistake. Second...I've two beers in and just opened a bottle of wine...there will be booze...I'm on vacation O_o If all goes as planned, this blog entry could be the longest I've ever created...no, not in word length...just that I plan on it still being on the screen when I'm ready to take all of you to bed with me. "There were ten in the bed and the little one said MOVE OVER! MOVER OVER!" Kinky as that sounds...I suspect this bottle of wine may have me asleep and, though any goddess might be able to take advantage of me...please do...I won't be of much use by the time it is done. Mark: One Hour What can I say? 16:00 EST...I slipped off, perhaps, an hour early from work and am [Read more...]
I'm very rarely serious. This is a problem. I need help. I mean, seriously...well, that's enough of that. I broke a sweat after three seconds of attempting serious thought...key term is attempting as I didn't succeed. There are certain advantages to this. Generally, even though they are getting to the age where they try to hide it, I can make my kids laugh at the littlest things. Realistically, after this, all else is just gravy as there is nothing like hearing your child giggle at something you did. As a flirting technique, humour is second to none. Once the goddess is smiling, it is not likely she'll say 'no'. It is, however, my burden to keep this super power in check as much as I applaud the raising of the skirt...I remember The [Read more...]