What I see from here

This blog may be about anything - ranging from the mundane to highly charged. Really, it's an outlet for whatever happens to be burning a hole in my mind. It's about ideas or thoughts that occur to me when I'm not sleeping at 2:11 a.m., taking a shower, driving around, reading, or sitting in a meeting letting my mind wander because the meeting is boring and/or stupid. What you and I share is that neither of us knows what it will be about. But, hey, stick around and we'll see what happens.

P.S. There may will be curse words. Deal with it.

And another thing: Yes, I am aware that it is sometimes a long time between blogs, and here's the thing. I don't care. If you do, I cannot help you with that.

P.P.S. oh yeah, I erroneously deleted some stuff I didn't want deleted, so I've put that back in with its original publication date shown. In case you care.

July 4, 2015

And about that flag

An observation: Red states and their politicians - who purport to be true patriots and Americans and blah blah blah, who like to believe they support the Constitution and all that it stands for - are deciding they are somehow better than the Constitution. They have decided that following the ruling of the Judicial Branch of the United States Government, as established by the very Constitution they pretend to love and embrace, is unnecessary. Hell, some are even fomenting revolution over the idea of marriage equality! (Really y'all??? REALLY? The idea of two people who are not straight and cis-gendered getting married - an act that is frankly none of your fucking business - is so personal and horrible to you that you are going to get this worked up???)

On this Independence Day, one must question not only Conservatives' lack of commitment to upholding the Constitution of this country and it's laws, but whether this Country is truly a great institution capable of standing under the weight of time, change, and dispute. Kenneth Karst in his book Belonging to America, said: "There are no footnotes on the flag." I say you cannot hold the constitution in one hand and a whip in the other. You do not get to praise this country and its founding while changing history and using that changed history to try to shift the present. You cannot claim to honor the founders while ignoring the reality of what they wanted and hated and loved and dreamed of for the United States of America. You cannot have it both ways. 

People of this nation have forgotten what this country is and instead have divided into groups of hate and dissent vs. acceptance and equality vs. apathy and ignorance. We are at a crossroads, and we best choose definitively soon, because fabric can only be pulled and frayed so long before it comes apart.  Are we truly a more perfect union and a country that understands freedom, or has our experiment come to an end?

And if seeing the image of this tattered flag is what pisses you off about this post, you are part of the problem my friend. 

June 30, 2015

Boy bodies vs. Girl bodies (or why boys should not wear short shorts in the gym)

Guys, really. Those short shorts that come up to the place where your thighs intersect? That shit is too fucking short to wear to the gym unless you are also wearing a good pair of tighties underneath. Don't get me wrong. I love a good looking penis as much as the next person, but NOT when I'm in the gym. I don't want to look up to Mr. Peebody sticking out of the bottom of your shorts all like "Hey girl, whatup???" waving at me and shit.

Now, for those of you who are visuals, I've made this handy infographic detailing the difference between boy bodies and girl bodies and why short shorts work for the latter but not the former. Feel free to share. Hell, make a copy and post it in your gym! 

And you are welcome.

Don't make me have this conversation with you again.