Monday, April 20, 2015

I'm unintentionally promoting things I am not stoked on.

TOOK THE DAMN NRA AND RON PAUL ADS OFF MY SITE!!! Annoying as all hell. I've received not one penny from Adsense and they are posting up those types of ads on my site. Wtf? I sent a comment to google. Yes, I damn well did!  #passiveagressive

Friday, January 2, 2015

My mom.

My mom
She worked at a lot if different places and I went with her to work a lot. I've been behind the scenes and spent hours wandering around and checking out places like:  bowling alleys and bars, casinos and their day cares, gemco and jc penny's. I've stood by her and wandered while she sold flower combs at the swap meets and downtown Cincinnati. While she made jewelry for people in the living room. Took the bus to the jeweler. Took a bus to the mall. Walked to church from the mall then back to catch the bus home. She usually had sees candy in her purse. As if she could sense I was bored or irritated she would pull out that white rolled up bag and sure enough there'd be a slightly melted, smudged a bit to the bag California brittle for me.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Old post that I never finished. Here it is...unfinished. RANT

Here it is:  2013!! hip hip hooray!!
My favorite recent president has been inaugurated again and I have completely changed my job location after 12 years at the same store.  I feel really blessed and lucky to even have a job and a family and a place to live.  The worst part about the new year is that I don't see a lot of financial benefits coming our way anytime soon and things are getting pretty fucking tight.  I hope to get a little tax return but as my kids get older and my wife gets a little more involved in her schooling, we are running out of funds.  It's God damn stressful.
     How the hell did my parents pull this shit off?

On another note, let's talk a little politics.  My favorite blogging subject.  Guns, guns and more mother fucking 2nd amendment rights guns!!  How fucking stupid can people be crying about how Obama is taking away their guns?  I did not, at any point, hear him say he was going to take away guns from gun owners.  I'm all for having a gun if you know how to use it.  Go hunting, protect your family with a fire arm locked up for safety, go to the shooting range and have fun.  You don't need an Ak-47 to do that right?  How about these gun show people that are accidently firing their gun off in a room full of people?  Whatever, accidents happen, but if your a crazy person (crazier than most), I'm hoping you don't have a gun.  My oldest brother, living in Kentucky, is a hunter.  I love him, I'm proud of him, when he tells me he shot a ten point buck, i'm proud of him.  He eats the meat, he hunts.  Good for him.  He knows how to use a gun safely.  That's what guns are used for today.  Hunting.  Not killing, unless your in a war.  That is all, that's my voice about it.  Just hunt shit your planning on eating or fight for the country, don't kill civilians or regular old people.  Call me naive but that's what I think.  I'm not shooting rabbits and deer and shit but if ya'll are, go for it.  Whatever, that's your thing and I'm not telling you not to.  You do not need a gun that has hollow bullets or an AK-47, you just don't.

Well, how about our president stating that gay people should have rights?  That's pretty fucking cool no?  If you've read any of my blog posts, you already know that I'm not a crazy gay rights person.  I believe in human rights and just allowing people to be themselves, but we need a little help sometimes.  Most gay women can pull shit off, it's the men of the gay community that I think sometimes struggle a little more.  Women, in my opinion, are much, much stronger than men.  Ok, before all of you cry about this, you have to think back...way back, to the old days when women weren't allowed shit.  Yeah, thank you.  We have had to take care of your asses for a lot longer than you ever had to take care of us.  And now, you know what? Your dumb asses make a lot more than us so it's about time after 2 million trillion whatever years, you stepped it the fuck up and take care of women.  Whoa... ok.  Sorry, I got a little crazy.  Well, it's time I just threw this thing out.

Update on me.

Ok. I'm going to give this a try. I'm using my iPad mini and I'm not as familiar with the keyboard as I should be. In fact I'm tempted to use the voice feature because #1:  that's rad and how cool that we have such technology & #2:  it's so much easier than trying to type on this tiny little keyboard. (I'm from the typewriter era).  Yes, we had computers by the time I went to college but not in high school. Only rich kids had computers.  The voice feature has it's downfalls though.  Mainly you sound like your talking to yourself.  Enunciating every word is equally embarrassing as talking to yourself.  Too many errors if you don't enunciate.  Another thing I have to do is use "large" font. I'm old and my friggin eyes suck. Almost ready for bifocals. Awesome. 
     So what's been happening since my last post?  I left my job of 24 years. Yep. That was a crazy thing to do. Enough was enough. Happy for the change.  Stressful trying to pay the rent but luckily I had some retirement to cash out. That was so smart of me. No, it wasn't but shit, the kids have gotta eat.  I've been off work for 8 
months and it's boring but I'm really getting used to chillin out all day in my sweats and slippers.  Sexy.  I drink coffee during the day,   beer at night and smoke like a chimney.  Just like a writer.  Actually in between I obsessively check Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and play candy crush.  If only I could get paid for that.  Dammit! 
   I do justify my lazy ass with the fact that I maintained a VERY stressful job for a long time.  I do have a bitchin resume and I've got a few interviews going on.  I do want to get back to work. I need to start rebuilding that 401K.  
     Other than that, I'm still blissfully in love with my partner of 14 years and we are semi-successfully raising our two teenage kids.  I'm still good looking and happy with my life.  Still coaching soccer with a great last season of all stars.  My son scored the championship goal in our last tournament of the season (the only goal of the final game) with a header off of a corner kick and that was BADASS!!  I have become a coach instructor and in addition to coaching the U16/19 boys, I will be the master coach for the U5 
players.  75 four and five year olds shouldn't be tough at all.  Actually with boys and girls it's close to 200 players.  Let's see hoe this goes. 
     I have a job!!!  I'll start training for Red Robin burgers in August.  I've gone on 5 interviews and this place is where I should be. Great food first of all and the people are very nice. It's a good vibe and a good fit. I'll start as a manager in training and be an assistant for 6-9 months but they are paying me what I made as a general manager for McDonald's so that's fine. 26 years with the same company makes it very difficult to start all over but it's what needed to be done. There was no where else to go with McD's. I was miserable my last 5 years or so. It's a lot harder than people think and when company politics get in the way, it's even harder. I did and do still love McD's though. They made me the manager I am today and I'm grateful.  This place is very people centered and they treat their employees very good. My talents will be appreciated and that's really what it's all about:  respect. 
     I know this was a boring post but I had to put a few words down and start posting from this gadget. So I'll get my shit together and throw out a political rant next time.  Hopefully it won't be another 
year before that comes. 
    So until next time...