New Stuff, Old Crap

Got a new car Saturday… finally… now driving it is another… LORD willing, wifey will start working, and she can do a few more things before Nicolette is here…



Truth and Rage

ImageYesterday, my wife (who is 19 weeks pregnant), totalled my 2011 Suzuki. Glad everyone came out safe… found out we having a girl. I remember the feelings of fear, despondency… then finally rage and anger. I was livid! Was so pissed I could barely move (I was at work, doing a 24-hr shift). The thought had come to mind (thinking as a writer/blogger) about ‘what would you do’, etc… But seriously, what WOULD you do if confronted with a circumstance such as this… Because 3 lives were put in danger… wifey, a passenger (who is a minor), and our baby girl (found that out through the routine tests, x-rays, etc). I really didn’t wanna say anything to her (wifey), but seeing her struggle with her injuries (knee, back, chest, neck)… softened me up a bit. Again, I pose the question to you all in cyberspace/blogosphere… what would you do if you found your family in a situation like this? I was praying HARD. Believe it. I pray a LOT. In any case, what say you? Weigh in on this topic…

A Many Splendored Thing

Lots has been said about love throughout the ages. I won’t bore you with dry quotes and platitudes here. But what is love? What does love mean anyways? I will start by saying that love is commitment. Love is paying dues to be with someone. We as a society, especially in the West, think love is something that you can turn on and turn off. It simply isn’t that way. Love usually starts off as infatuation or lust. So many times, we have this fantasy built up in our heads, thinking that our relationships will pan out like they do in the movies or those old fairy tales of long ago. Love takes work. Love takes sacrifice. Love takes PRAYER. We give up when things get tough. Now I recently married, and I can tell you, love ain’t as it’s portrayed in the movies. Loving someone reveals so much about yourself. It forces you to do either one of two things- change or leave. I have long had the opinion that love has been so misconstrued, so maligned, so cheapened, we really don’t know what it means anymore. It took me many years to find out what it does mean- after finding out through trial and error about what it does NOT mean.


Stop the Insanity

One look in the magazines, especially in the tabloids- all you see are the super-skinny models and Hollywood starlets. That’s what’s supposed to be ‘the standard’. One look at those who are NOT skinny like Nicole Richie… they are the comic foils, the frumpy, dumpy sidekicks of the hot girl. Or if it’s a big guy… he’s a dumb meathead who ‘just can’t get right’. Seems as if there is an unwritten rule in our society- it’s more acceptable to be a drug-addled degenerate than to be overweight. And what does this have to do with dating, relationships, and sex? Everything. Our tastes are more than likely molded by the media… and how many of us are not the size 6 cheerleader-type, or the 6-2 195 jock that oozes machismo? This type of thing will (and does) destroy young minds and young lives. Anorexia/bulimia, drug use, starvation, and all other forms of angst are prevalent in society today amongst teens. Too many adukts carry the scars of this… and they either shrink into nothing, or become the exact opposite of who they really are. Is there a bias against the overweight in our society? You better believe it. It is a symptom of a self-absorbed culture dedicated to self-gratification and mindless self-indulgence at all costs. How many people have died taking dangerous and expensive diet pills, or died under the knife getting plastic surgery (liposuction, sculpting, etc), to fit a meme that will only satisfy what’s on the outside. It’s what’s on the inside that counts, not the outside. Because simply…. we are all going to get old, get fat, and die. No matter how long you work out, no matter how many plastic surgeries (look at Nancy Pelosi haha)Image Our society is sick. All for a look. Looks fade. There will always be someone taller, younger, leaner, more muscular, better looking. There should not be a bias against the overweight- there should be NO biases period. On this topic, how much sense does it make to destroy your body (from the inside out) because you want to look like a girl on tv…. or you endanger your central nervous system because you want a look like some roided-up pro diva whatever…How many MORE rehab shows on tv… normalizing degenerate behavior… must we sit through… it’s sad how our society is. With all the people starving to death overseas and below the border, the focus of shame, and fault-finding is with those who are not looking like models, athletes and entertainers.Image How many of you young women judge yourselves by some unattainable image on the television screen? And how many of you young men strive to be what you see and hear… Patently absurd.