Saturday, December 31, 2005

Last Post...

...of the year, anyway.

Sorry, kids. I've been sick all day and havn't felt like looking for anything to pontifitype about.

Whatever you are doing tonight, please be safe. Don't drive. Walk, take a cab, take a bus, or call AAA for free. They'll even tow your car home for you - for free.

I'll be tucked in bed, comfy cozy with extra blankets.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Cat of Frankenstein returns...

I posted his injured face before, and he is doing just fine right now.

In this picture, he has forced his way up onto my lap, here at HDOD Central, where there is obviously no room. I'm holding my new RAZR camera phone over my head trying to capture this little photo (yes, a gift from Santa, but I'm not crazy about the pictures it takes).

See his right paw? It's digging into my chest as he kneads me with it. For some reason, his left paw has disappeared beneath him, but right before, and right after, it was doing something similar.

UPDATE: A friend of mine, who happens to have a version of the same phone, mentioned that I might want to remove the plastic film that is covering the camera portion of the phone before taking any more pictures.

It might make the pictures come out a bit clearer.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Uhm... er... well...hmmpf.

I don't know what to say about it.

You watch it and tell me.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Natural reactions are the best.

Brett... have you been spending the day in Europe?

It made me giggle.

Spit take of the day...

I swear, as I looked at the picture, I had the EXACT same thought as the comment below it.

Monday, December 26, 2005

I have no problem with the term...

..."Straight acting".

If someone wants to call themselves that, who am I to judge?

As far as I am concerned, it describes the opposite of "so nelly that when he opens his mouth, a purse falls out."

If I mention that people consider me "straight acting", you know exactly what I mean.

This guy should not think he is "straight acting." He is, in fact, so nelly that when he opens his mouth, a purse falls out.

Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

You'd think I would have learned...

... but I haven't, obviously.

What the hell is up with silly fags that they aren't
A) good for their word, and
B) show up on time and when expected?

Last night, TheHusband and I were celebrating the fact that he'd finished all his Christmas shopping (what is it with men who are still shopping for Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve?) at our favorite pub. Someone we know mentioned that he had no plans for Christmas day, as he has no family in town and didn't want to cook for himself.

Before TheHusband could stop me, I suggested that he join us for dinner. Nothing special, I told him, standing rib roast, vegis, potatoes, good conversation, you know, simple. He said thanks, asked what time, and that was that.

I put the roast in around noon, and put in "March of the Penguins". No guest.

I checked on the roast, and put in "The Incredibles". No guest.

Finally, at 6:30, I plated some food on the regular dishes, and set them on the coffee table in front of the TV. TheHusband was starving, since I hadn't let him eat any lunch.

The table is still set with the China, I haven't the energy to put it all away.

I've got to stop setting myself up like this.

Merry Christmas, Mary!

Santa has visited already.


Don't wake up TheHusband just yet.

(My cell phone mysteriously stopped working while TheHusband was out shopping last night. Wonder what that means...?)

Thursday, December 22, 2005

This is actually a bit scary...

... and I've got to stop doing these little quizes.

chef jpegYou are the the Swedish Chef.
You are a talented individual, nobody understands you. Perhaps it's because you talk funny.

"Brk! Brk! Brk!"
Kokin' der yummee-yummers

"Wild Strawberries...and Creme"

"Der Swedish Chef Kokin' Bokin'"

"Vergoofin der flicke stoobin mit der brk-brk yubetcha!"

You are the the Swedish Chef.
UPDATE: Whoopsie, (and sorry Spider!), I didn't realize it didn't have a link.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

A death in the family

TheHusband's aunt (I think child number 8 of 15) passed away early this morning. She was in her late 70's, and died of cancer of one type or another. His father is definitely feeling his own mortality. There is only two or three of them left, now.

So TheHusband is leaving tomorrow to head up north for the service. It's going to be cold (19 degrees and lots of SNOW!!!) He'll return on Saturday. Although I have met her, she was nice, I'll be staying here.

Anyone want to meet up and party? celebrate her life?

Monday, December 19, 2005

I didn't watch him on General Hospital...

because I was overseas at the time, and it wasn't shown. However, I would watch him in this, except that my local cable channel doesn't carry it.

Do you recognize that ass?
UPDATE: I can't believe it, but some people don't recognize the most famous Calvin Klein model.... ever.

Add this to my online Wish List, please.

What? I don't actually HAVE an online wish list?

Silly me.


No worries. I don't actually need it anyway.

Yes, I was mutilated circumcised at birth (do I need to mention that it was without my consent) but I still have what I refer to as "Two skin", as I probably had an intern doing the actual "surgery".

There is a person I know who might consider using them though. But come on, at $45 per month? That seems a bit pricey. Maybe I should send him a link to the video.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Banana Bread for the Holidays... Revisited

Sorry kids. I can't send a loaf of Banana bread to each and every one of you, so I'll share the basic recipe with you. It's extremely easy.

1 cup sugar (brown sugar is okay)
1 stick of butter
2 large eggs
3 ripe bananas
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a loaf pan (I prefer glass pans)

Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until fluffy. Add the eggs, beating well.

In smaller bowl, mash the bananas. Mix in the milk and cinnamon (can add nutmeg, also). Add this to the creamed mixture above until combined.

Add the baking powder, baking soda and salt to the two cups of flour. Mix this into the rest of the ingredients until the flour is disappeared.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour, using the toothpick test to determine if it is done. Set aside to cool for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and cool completly before slicing.

You can adjust this recipe to taste, by adding vanilla extract (not much!!), walnuts and or macadamia nuts, Amaretto, or all of the above.

I have.

My type....

Your into the bad boys. Rowwwwwwr. You like 'em
sexy, angsty, and billigerant...go you?

Whats Your Type?
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Just don't tell TheHusband, m'kay?

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Remember these guys?

I put one of their videos up on this site when I thought they only had one day of nothing to do.

Oh. Lordy. I was so wrong. They have quite a few.

They have their own website, showing all the different videos they've done.

And a blog.

Has anyone found Michael's underwear?

If so, please let him know.


Is it ever okay to express yourself in this manner?

Now I'm not one to wish anyone sure would be nice if one of the hustlers Jeffy boy picks up at the reststop restroom would ram a load of aids up his ass. Did that sound catty?
secularhumanizinevoluter | Email | Homepage | 12.17.05 - 2:47 am

I say no. Especially someone you do not know, will never meet, and still don't like. It's the first comment in response to this story, but that still doesn't make it right.

"Eweeeeeee he called someone I don't know 'Twinkletoes', so I must wish a horrible, disfiguring, dehumanizing, and costly disease on him!!! After all, I must prove what a bigger dick I have better person I am."

Gotta love those "you must agree with me or you are scum" types.

A responsible blog owner would remove the comment, but we know that Michael is not one of those.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Must.... resist.... the..... Meme......

I can't do it. They take so damn long...

I have to put my foot down. These long Meme's that Spider gets himself caught up in. Lordy lordy lordy. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy reading them, it's just that there needs to be shorter ones.

Sorry Spider.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Banana Bread for the Holidays

Counting tonight, I've made six loaves. I need to make two more to give one to each of my office co-workers. Then there are the few people in the corporate office I want to make some for.

I may never be done.

If TheHusband would stop "sampling" from them it would make it easier.

Don't forget to vote...

... I have. Forgotten that is.

Vote for Ethan. Best Gay Blog. Blah blah blah.


Monday, December 12, 2005

The letter from Santa...

... that I wrote of previously, was delivered over the weekend.

Reportedly, the recipient was so shocked, that she had trouble opening it. She repeated "I can't believe he wrote me" over and over again. She said she felt the need to write "Santa" again, to follow up.

Her father and mother were pretty happy with the reaction.

Me too.

We are such prudes in this country...

...that we'll never see this ad on the small screen.

Please go here and see it for yourself.

Want to waste some time?

Read the instructions first:

If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, you will only see one color, pink. If you stare at the black + in the center, the moving dot turns to green. Now, concentrate on the black + in the center of the picture. After a short period of time, all the pink dots will slowly disappear, and you will only see a green dot rotating if you're lucky! It's amazing how our brain works. There really is no green dot, and the pink ones really don't disappear. This should be proof enough, we don't always see what we think we see.

Now, go look for yourself.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

I mentioned him before...

In this post

... and I'm gonna do it again.

He's going to be on this show tomorrow. I may have to watch.

Dear Santa... (it started out...)

A co-worker of mine, actually my supervisor, asked me a big favor the other day.

His 8 year old daughter wrote a letter to Santa, and slipped it under his bedroom door. So he asked me to "answer it" for him.

He is an immigrant, and didn't want his daughter to detect the accent that not only infects his speech, but is severely noticed in his handwriting and typing skills. At 8 years old, she probably would figure out if it was written by him. So he thought he'd out-smart her, and ask me to do it.

Of course I jumped at the chance.

And I asked the ever-so-happy-to-help Husband of mine to do so. He's crazy about doing anything creative. I had to write the letter, but he created the envelope and the stationary.

My supervisor just about cried as he read the letter and laughed at what I said. He absolutely loved the artwork and the words.

It's good to have homo's in your life.

Want a laugh?

Go to this blog and read the T-shirts.

I have my favorite, can you guess which one?

Who Knew Straight Guys cared??

Having been to PLENTY of public toilets in my lifetime, I would have thought none of them did.

I guess I was wrong.

Thank the gods.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

"Open Season on those people...

...of course, the "those people" he is refering to are Homosexuals.

Gotta love those straight people. Live and let live, and all that.

Click here for the recording.

How's that for "Say it Sunday"?

What? It isn't Sunday???


Would someone please tell Queerfilter... stop changing their goddam look? It's annoying as all get out.

And, to put the post times back on each entry.

Everyday that I go there, it looks different, and I can't stand it.

The Patriot Act, at it's finest.

Scary Stuff

Check your driver's license. Now you can see anyone's drivers license on the Internet, including your own. I just searched for mine and there it was, picture and all. Thanks Homeland Security!!!

Privacy... Where is our right to it? I definitely removed mine, I suggest you do the same.

Go to the website and check it out. Just enter your name, City and State to see if yours is on file. After your license comes on the screen, click the box marked "Please Remove." This will remove it from public viewing but not law enforcement.

Click Here

Monday, December 05, 2005

Does anyone else see this?

I use Mozilla Firefox, but I'm getting the same message in I.E., so that can't be it.

I can't get on any blog housed by Blogger, so it can't just be me.


... but I can post.

What's the point?

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Countdown to coming out... again.

Less than two weeks from now, will be my office Christmas party (apologies to anyone who is not a Christian, but that's what it is).

I have been with this job for just over a year now. Nobody has asked about my home life too much. More importantly to me, I have not lied when they asked me any questions. They just haven't asked the RIGHT questions.

When I was rushed to the Emergency Room last summer, it was TheHusband who spoke to my supervisor explaining why I wouldn't be in the office for the rest of the week.

Not that I don't think they've figured out a almost forty year old man who isn't married and has no kids.

Still, to be confronted with it for the first time is a bit different.

Friday, December 02, 2005

As a reminder...

... Gay men are STILL the ONLY class of people not permitted to adopt children in the state of Florida.

But this freak can.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

HIV Meds

Here is a list of currently approved HIV drugs.

I have taken 21 of the ones listed. Some were one pill a day. Some were two pills twice a day. Some were 15 pills a day. One was a shot, given to me - by me, twice a day.

I currently take three.

The above list doesn't count the ones I've taken in the past that doctors are no longer prescribing.

I count 20 more of them.

Here is a list of Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

I have been identified as having suffered (suffering?) from at least thirteen of them.

Should I mention now that I currently take a drug that is normally prescribed to people with Leprocy?

Some names...

DIED: Mickey... Clarke.... Madeleen... Andrew.... LaDonna...

ALIVE: Howard... Mark... Steven... Karl... Stephen... Keith... Brian...


Neither list of people I knew/know is completely inclusive. I'm certain there are more for both, but I can't think of them right now.

Mine is but one story...


Last Updated: December 2005

HIV and AIDS around the World

People living with HIV and AIDS 40.3 million
Adults 38.0 million
Women 17.5 million
Children under 15 2.3 million

New HIV cases in 2005 4.9 million
Adults 4.2 million
Children under 15 700,000

AIDS deaths in 2005 3.1 million
Adults 2.6 million
Children under 15 570,000

Total HIV cases to date 64.3 million

Total AIDS deaths to date 23.1 million

HIV by Region 2005

Sub-Saharan Africa
Adults and children living with HIV 25.8 million
Women living with HIV 13.5 million
Adults and children newly infected with HIV 3.2 million
Adult prevalence 7.2%
Adult and child deaths due to AIDS 2.4 million

Adults and children living with HIV 8.3 million
Women living with HIV 2.0 million
Adults and children newly infected with HIV 1.1 million
Adult prevalence 0.4%
Adult and child deaths due to AIDS 520,000

Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Adults and children living with HIV 1.6 million
Women living with HIV 440,000
Adults and children newly infected with HIV 270,000
Adult prevalence 0.9%
Adult and child deaths due to AIDS 62,000

Adults and children living with HIV 300,000
Women living with HIV 140,000
Adults and children newly infected with HIV 30,000
Adult prevalence 1.6%
Adult and child deaths due to AIDS 24,000

Latin America
Adults and children living with HIV 1.8 million
Women living with HIV 580,000
Adults and children newly infected with HIV 200,000
Adult prevalence 0.6%
Adult and child deaths due to AIDS 66,000

North America, Western and Central Europe
Adults and children living with HIV 1.9 million
Women living with HIV 490,000
Adults and children newly infected with HIV 65,000
Adult prevalence 0.5%
Adult and child deaths due to AIDS 30,000

Middle East and North Africa
Adults and children living with HIV 510,000
Women living with HIV 220,000
Adults and children newly infected with HIV 67,000
Adult prevalence 0.2%
Adult and child deaths due to AIDS 58,000

Adults and children living with HIV 74,000
Women living with HIV 39,000
Adults and children newly infected with HIV 8,200
Adult prevalence 0.5%
Adult and child deaths due to AIDS 3,600