November 20, 2008

i forgot...

I meant to ask: Since I know most of you (Okay, three out of the grand total of four people who read this) like to read blogs a lot too, do you have any recommendations on those reader thingies? I'm severely undereducated on the whole feed concept, but I need to find a way to see if new blogs have been posted without checking a gazillion pages every day.

hey gang,

Yes, it has been a while since I posted a "real" blog, so I figured it was time. I've got the day off today, so I figured there's no time like the present, right? You'd think that with the amount of time I spend on the computer every day, I would manage to post a blog more often, but that is sadly not the case.

Part of the problem, admittedly, is my online addictions. No, not those addictions, you perves! I meant my addiction to all these blogs and forums. By the time I read all the news and comics in the am, it's time for work. Then I come home and do a cursory glance of the news and move on to checking all the blogs and forums that I frequent. And that list is growing. So by the time I'm done with all that, I've spent quite a bit of time on the computer already. Cody is not a big fan of me spending my entire evening on the computer, and while I tend to remind him (sometimes pointedly) that he spends just as much time watching TV or playing PS2, I am trying to keep his preferences in mind and not sit here all night.

Then there's that whole awkward, "What do you write when you're not sure how much of your bat-shit crazy brain you're willing to expose?" conversation that I have with myself on a regular basis. This morning it's not so bad, as I've got my "I've got the day off so I can have a second cup of coffee" jittery good mood thing going for me right now. Most days are not so upbeat though. That's not to say most days are bad days. I just tend not to sit down and write a blog about my everyday mundane life. I usually write, as those who remember the since-deleted previous posts, when I'm impassioned or upset.

Due to the aforementioned bat-shit craziness though, I chucked all those posts and vowed to get my shit together and not let anyone see all that again. Which sucks, because that's who I am 24/7, and I need to get over that at some point.

So since today is a "free" day, I've decided to throw caution to the wind and be all "Online Jake" today. I woke up at 3am, took care of some back-logged email (I'm so bad about that-it took me about a month to finally write Bethany back, but I did it!), did a little online research project, and even "tweeted".


In the spirit of my highly-caffeinated state of openness, I'm leaving my browser open today, with an open tab on the relevant sites, and I'm going to try to stay updated and keep up with y'all for a change.

In the meantime, I've got to get this damn house clean so I can start pulling Christmas decorations out of the attic already!!! Yeah, I'm about three weeks late on that. There are circumstances that kept me from doing it though. I refuse to decorate until I clean the house and re-establish the no smoking in the house policy, which was put on hold because Cody broke his foot and has been on medical leave since the week that I planned to implement it. I have other reasons as well, but I'm not sure I'm into sharing them on here yet, if ever. I did go out on a limb and reveal a bit of my hurt and fears to someone (Holla Beth!), cause she lives to far away to bitch slap me. It kinda felt good to get it out, even if it doesn't change anything. I don't have much freedom to vent since I implemented the "feelings ban" here on the blog.

At any rate, I need to get my rear in gear and get this house clean... anyone want to go out in the cold and get my mp3 player out of my truck so I can dance around the house while I clean?

November 16, 2008

she's on "our team"

I'm so glad she's speaking up. Not only is she hilarious, she's also extremely intelligent and able to give a good verbal lashing!!!

November 13, 2008

going out on a limb... referring to myself as a "blogger" considering how infrequent my post have been lately. However, I'd like to say that this is one gay white blogger who isn't going to rant about how black people took away gay rights.

I will say this: Gay people are in the process of making it harder on themselves right now.

There is a nationwide protest scheduled for Saturday. I'm okay with that.

What I'm not okay with is some of the behavior and vitriol in the gay community since Nov. 4.

Check this out.

There was also an occasion of people ripping a cross out of a female counter-protester's hands and stomping on it.


Do you think this is helping "our" cause?

It's not.

The kind of crap that's been going on across the nation, especially in California, has the potential to do WAY more harm than good.

Shut your mouth, stay away from your keyboard, take a deep breath, and try again.

Hate will get you nowhere.

November 9, 2008

required reading for the class

Thought-provoking for those with ears willing to hear.

Edit: Try this if the first doesn't work for you.

November 5, 2008

to cynics and supporters alike

Can we move on now?

Yes, we elected a new president yesterday. Some of you are happy about that. Some of you are not happy about that.

Take a day to celebrate or mourn, whichever you prefer.

Starting tomorrow though, change needs to start with you.

The Obama will not be sworn in until January folks. We've got real problems right now.

Don't sit back and wait for your "hero" to change everything overnight.

Don't sit back and grumble with your arms crossed and say "prove me wrong".

Do it your damn self.