Archive for May 20, 2009

A major movie study has been occupying the first floor of our corporate building for about a year now.

Intially, they were like moles.. only coming out in the cover of night. Never interacting with anyone else in the building .. never using our cafeteria.. that kind of stuff.

A few months ago, though, that all changed and we began to see more and more people wearing jeans and sneakers instead of business suits. They were like the “artsy” crowd in high school .. they started hanging out in the courtyard.. using the bathrooms.. eating in the cafeteria..

Come to find out that there were 3 movies in production :: I know what they are but I’m not allowed to tell :: which provided the opportunity to meet and/or eat in the same room with recognizable movie stars and A list directors :: sorry, but I’m not allowed to tell :: But the best part is all the “characters” walking around the building now. There were ethnic girls in traditional wear jingling as they walked down the long corrider … there were a group of double jointed guys doing all kinds of flips and jumps and spins in the courtyard.. there were two, tiny bald asian girls eating pizza one day.

I don’t usually get “star struck”. On the ocassion when I did meet someone of note, I generally give a disinterested “Hey“. I don’t know why I don’t get as impressed as some of them think that I should :; and they do :: I just don’t. Some appreciate not being made a fuss over.. especially if they’re trying to fly under the radar. And there are some who will pull a temper tantrum regardless of HOW your react.

The closest I ever got to being REALLY giddy is when I met Shooter Jennings, son of Waylon Jennings.

He had come out with a song “4th of July” that just hooked me from the get go.

He was the opening.. opening act for Toby Keith and I happened to score 3rd row center seat tickets.

After his set, he did a meet and greet in the venue’s lobby and since he wasn’t that known yet, there wasn’t a huge line. So me and my girl T-Vet were next to get our photos signed and the woman in front of us wanted him to record an outgoing message on his cell phone. While he was doing that, T-Vet and I were commenting on his skull jewlery :: T-Vet has a thing for skulls :: and without realizing it, the woman ahead had moved forward and he turned to us and got into the conversation about his jewlry.

I didn’t get cotton mouth or the bah-bah-bah’s but I was definately getting goose bumps. We asked him if he would take a picture with us and he was like “sure”.. so I rapid fired a few of him and T-Vet :: which were litterally crotch shot pic. She didn’t care :; and then she took one of us.

He was a lot um.. “tinier” then I thought he was going to be. Almost.. ALMOST dare I say petite?

He stood next to me.. and when he put his hand on the small of my back I swear I felt it right up my spine.

T-Vet’s trying to figure out how the camera works and I was getting these little shivers and was a little antsy because other people were still waiting in line.

So without thinking :: really, when do I anyway! :: I yell out to her

T! TAKE THE DAMN PICTURE BEFORE I CREAM MY DAMN PANTS

The look on her face was priceless.. HE busted out laughing and then pulled me as close as those skinny little arms could and licked the side of my face.

We were hysterical and he laughingly told me I made his night. I just stood there with this goofy silly grin and kind of raised my arms like “… um… yea.. i so don’t know what just happened.”

It was a good night.

If I can find that picture, I definately will. This was during the time when I was still married to the Mindless Minion so it’s probably packed in one of the boxes that my mom has stored at her house.

But that was a really good memory. I’m glad I thought of it!!

Shut Up!! I’m singing this song :: out loud :: while memories of a pink leather clad ass pinball in my brain.

NOTE: If you don’t know.. please don’t ask! I’m embarrassed enough!

… this is going to be a pretty busy weekend. But if the days drag they way they have been, it probably won’t get here until next month!!

There’s alot going on.

My cousin DeeDee is having a joint birthday party for her step kids on Saturday.

And the sneak that she is ordered all kinds of catering from the shop ensuring that I would be there.

I planned on taking Spazz because there will be other kids there… but mainly because if he whines / bitches / complains EVEN ONCE.. then we’re leaving.

Heh. My out.

But watch.. he’ll have the time of his life and won’t want to leave. That when I teach him how to play “Catch The Cinder Block” in the lake across from her house!!

Kidding! A little!

So it ws just going to me be and Spaz but DeeDee asked me to bring her mother :: who doesn’t live THAT far from me :: and this morning she asked me to invite MY mother.

All this means is that I need to take the car to the car wash and to take out the blankets, end table, and two lamps that been sitting in the back of the wagon since she gave them two me about a month ago. Actually, the lamps have been in there longer but they’re small.

Then Sunday, my uncle :: who lives near me :: is having his annual Memorial Day BBQ so me, Chief and Spaz are going to do a drive by visit .. grab some grub and be on our way. Since Sunday is our “off” day I really don’t want to spend it hanging with the fam. I’d rather hang at home and catch up on stuff.

Chief was debating on whether or not he would open the shop on Monday.. thinking that maybe he would open late and close around 2pm but the local VFW Hall is having an open house and THEY ordered all kinds of catering for Monday so it looks like we’re working.

That isn’t really a “bad” thing.. the back of the store is all enclosed and has alot of grass we can throw some stuff on the grill out there.. kick back and play Call Of Duty all day..

Personally, I’m looking foward to staying up late and sleeping in!!

This is the Tom Hanks movie that had a certain group of knickers in a twist recently. It’s based on the Dan Brown book of the same name.

NOTE: You may have heard of Dan Brown. He wrote this little book called The DaVinci Code. The success of it, brought renewed interest in Angels and Demons.

I probably would have liked the movie better had I not read the book. I love history.. love all the nooks and crannies.. all the little secret things…

NOTE: That’s one of the reason’s why I loved the National Treasure movies and Treasure Hunt. Hell, I just like information. Period.

The book was able to delve into great detail that couldn’t have possibly fit into a movie but still did a good job not accidentally omitting anything pertainent.

In truth, I actually liked THIS movie better then I liked The DaVinci Code movie so I’d recommend shelling out the coin to go see it.

But bring your own popcorn. Stuff good but it’s wicked expensive!!

.. professing themselves wise they became fools

Romans 1:22

It takes all kinds, yknow? The beauty of this world.. of the human race is that there are a million shades of grey.

Very few things are truly black or white and what a painfully boring world it would be it were.

Through this blog, I got to know a beautiful :: inside and out :: woman named Auroracoda. Her voice came at a time that I needed to hear it and subsequently my life became better. We exchanged personal emails, found that we were very similar in an almost spooky way and I enjoyed reading her thoughts as much as she enjoyed reading my musings.

Very articulate, Auroracoda is..

Anyway.. I was actually thinking about her alot lately. There’s things going on in her life that I’m sure can be quite taxing and she had mentioned in one of her posts that her presence on the internet may be sporatic. Unfortunately, my free time has been really non-existant lately so I wasn’t able to email her or even call.

Last night, after harvesting my cabbage in FarmTown, I was able to upload some posts and saw that Aurora had posted.. so I bounced over and read another incredibly insightful post. I entered a comment and scrolled down to find the post that she had written about THIS blog. :: I wanted to lift the picture of the tee-shirt! Ok, I’m Bad. I admit it :: I noticed that there were 6 comments so curiosity getting the best of this cat, I jumped over to read them.

Let me just say this now…

There is nothing that I can’t stand more then a person who is condescending, dismissive and who is under the assumption that they are intellectually superior and THEIR views are the only RIGHT views.

A :: I’m assuming regular:: reader of Auroracoda’s blog commented that they would not read my blog because of my post regarding gay marriage. I think what she actually said was “… someone who writes things like [this post] isn’t really writing a blog I’m interested in reading.

Fair enough. Her’s isn’t one I’m interested in reading either. No Harm.. No Foul.. it’s a big Blog-O-Sphere out there.. not everything is going to float everyone’s boat in a sea of Kool-Aid.

What I found highly insulting is her SECOND comment on the post. Bear with me and allow me to disect. I was SO not in the mindframe to do it last night:

.. she ws just wrong about the causes of homosexuality – and an author who doesn’t bother to research a bit before giving out their uniformed opinion isn’t one I want to read – ’cause how will I know when they’re giving out good information or not?

Honestly, the chick gives me WAY too much credit. This blog is about my thoughts, opinions, views, blah, blah, blah.. I’m not here to educate the masses for Christ’s sake. :: Oh, but wait.. then she’ll say that I’m being irresponsible, huh? :: Whatever << insert smirky eye roll here >>

… her beliefs inform her actions – and I’m still really fracking pissed off about Prop 8. I detest people who believe how thier religion defines marriage should be what is in secular law. Quotes like this: Do I belive in gay marriage? No. I do not. I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. That is how it is explained in the dictionary and that is how it is doctrined (sic) in the Bible. infurate me.

I really did laugh at this one. Chick has ALOT of anger doesn’t she? Wow.

Okay..

So let’s clarify a few things here. My beliefs do not dictate my actions :: although I do my best NOT to break any of the Commandments and that I do my best to love the sinner but hate the sin. So shoot me ::. Am I standing with a bunch of protestors? Nope. Am I in your face about it? Nope. The problem I find here is that this chick is lumping me with other.. more vocal.. more deomonstrative opposers of gay marriage.

And please don’t assume that I live my life singing, “… cuz the Bible tells me so”. I may be guilty of thinking faster then I can type but :: and please don’t take this as an apology :: I was only pointing out how marriage is defined in both the Dictionary and the Bible.

While there ARE people who wish that their religious views were secular law.. I’m not one of them.

MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THIS…

Just because I do not .. personally .. believe in Gay Marriage I did NOT say that they shouldn’t be able to.

In fact.. I didn’t even say that they should be able to adopt or foster or surrogate.

So really.. what is it that is SO infuriating? What is actually touching her raw nerve because it is obviously deeper seated. She may have read the post but I think you pre-judged it from the start when you realized that my views did not meet hers.

… her overall argument – particularly in the last half – was just poor. As a philosophy TA, I wouldn’t give a freshman in Philosophy 101 a passing mark with such an argument.

Do you see what I’m saying? Girlfriend :: in the most ghetto sense of the word :: just has issues.

She is referring to a conversation I had with one of my gay friends. Did you pick up that word? C-O-N-V-E-R-S-A-T-I-O-N?¬† I wasn’t trying to “argue” my point.. I was trying to understand his since I am NOT :: the last time I checked :: a homosexual man who has experienced what he has.

What is even more scary is that fact that she’s a Philosophy TA because for all the condemnation she doled out, me thinks she may be forgetting what philosophy is:

phi.los.o.phy

  • Love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means and moral self-discipline.
  • Investigation of the nature, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or values, based on logical reasoning rather than empirical methods.
  • A system of thought based on or involving such inquiry
  • The critical analysis of fundamental assumptions or beliefs.
  • The disciplines presented in university curriculums of science and the liberal arts, except medicine, law, and theology.
  • The discipline comprising logic, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and epistemology.
  • A set of ideas or beliefs relating to a particular field or activity; an underlying theory
  • A system of values by which one lives

Funny that she didn’t comment on the rights of ALL significant others and partners for life :: hetero or homo :: to be insured.

With all that said.. and believe me, that’s the only credence I’m going to give it.. the thought popped into my head that maybe that post.. or other’s .. are the reason why Auroracoda is keeping some distance. She did come to my defense, which I greatly appreciate even though there are aspects of our views that do not coincide.

If it is, there really isn’t much I can do except accept the fact that yknow.. it is what it is… and I wish her, her fiance and their life together to be nothing less then everything she hopes it to be.