Sunday, August 28, 2011

Warning: Scam Against Older Men

Warning: Scam Against Older Men
Women often receive warnings about protecting themselves at the mall and in dark parking lots, etc. This is the first warning I have seen for men. I wanted to pass it on in case you haven't heard about it.

A 'heads up' for those men who may be regular customers at Lowe's, Home Depot, Costco, or even Wal-Mart. This one caught me totally by surprise.

Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping. Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don't be naive enough to think it couldn't happen to you or your friends.

Here's how the scam works:

Two nice-looking, college-aged girls will come over to your car or truck as you are packing your purchases into your vehicle. They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex, with their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. (It's impossible not to look). When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say 'No' but instead ask for a ride to McDonald's.

You agree and they climb into the vehicle. On the way, they start undressing. Then one of them starts crawling all over you, while the other one steals your wallet.

I had my wallet stolen Mar. 4th, 9th, 10th, twice on the 15th, 17th, 20th, 24th, & 29th. Also Apr. 1st & 4th, twice on the 8th, 16th, 23rd, 26th & 27th, and very likely again this upcoming weekend.

So tell your friends to be careful. What a horrible way to take advantage of us older men. Warn your friends to be vigilant.

Wal-Mart has wallets on sale for $2.99 each. I found even cheaper ones for $.99 at the dollar store and bought them out in three of their stores.

Also, you never get to eat at McDonald's. I've already lost 11 pounds just running back and forth from Lowe's, to Home Depot, to Costco, Etc.

So please, send this on to all the older men that you know and warn them to be on the lookout for this scam. (The best times are just before lunch and around 4:30 in the afternoon.)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Summer time bluez

When I was a kid I always would get the same feeling in my gut the fewish days right before school would start.
It was an odd feeling and being a kid I knew that no one else on the entire planet had ever felt this feeling I was having in the entire history of the world, so naturally I had to keep it to myself.
It would feel like a cold, granite stone had grown in the pit of my stomach. It was an evil stone that sucked in all light and radiated out despair.
The summer is over already!? What was the first day going to be like? Why did the summer have to end? What if I make a mistake? What if I get laughed at? What if…”
I have started lots of various jobs and positions in my life and have never felt the cold hand of the summer’s end grip my heart.
That was until my kids started school.
Then, quite unexpectedly, that old feeling returned.
Then that same old dread came up but now he has a friend.
The 1st day of school marks yet another year gone.
The Girl has gone from being the precocious 5yr old grinning at me as we played games and play acted to the 15 year old young woman who will be graduated from High School in just 3 years.
TheBoy has gone from the lil pip squeak that followed me around with always the biggest smile on his face to this fine, strong, 13 yr old young man.
Will someone please hurry up and invent the damn time machine already?
I have about a decade I want to go through again.
2000 to 2010 was hard and horrible and crushing and defeating.
Worst decade ever.
But I would gladly live through it all over again just to be able to see my kids grow up one more time.

This decade is going to be different though.
This decade I am going to be here mentally and physically.
I guess I have about 20 years of livin to squeeze into the next 10.
Somebody get me a shoehorn.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Top ten myths about introverts

Top ten myths about introverts

Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.
Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.
Myth #3 – Introverts are rude.
Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.
Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people.
On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.
Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.
Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.
Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone.
Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts. They think a lot. They daydream. They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve. But they can also get incredibly lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with. They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time.
Myth #7 – Introverts are weird.
Introverts are often individualists. They don’t follow the crowd. They’d prefer to be valued for their novel ways of living. They think for themselves and because of that, they often challenge the norm. They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.
Myth #8 – Introverts are aloof nerds.
Introverts are people who primarily look inward, paying close attention to their thoughts and emotions. It’s not that they are incapable of paying attention to what is going on around them, it’s just that their inner world is much more stimulating and rewarding to them.
Myth #9 – Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun.
Introverts typically relax at home or in nature, not in busy public places. Introverts are not thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down. Their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways. Just look it up.
Myth #10 – Introverts can fix themselves and become Extroverts.
Introverts cannot “fix themselves” and deserve respect for their natural temperament and contributions to the human race. In fact, one study (Silverman, 1986) showed that the percentage of Introverts increases with IQ.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Judas is a carrot

Although Judas double-crossed his best friend for a paltry sum, some scholars argue that Judas is the secret hero of Christianity. The claim is based on a recent translation of The Gospel of Judas, a text written by Jesus’ followers a couple hundred years after his death. In 1978, a farmer discovered the mysterious text in Egypt and sold it to an antiques dealer. Years later, a National Geographic Society team got hold of it. They restored and analyzed the document, and in 2006, they announced that the text painted Judas as a man of valor. According to their interpretation, he was actually Jesus’ most trusted friend, because he agreed to fake a betrayal so that Jesus could die a martyr and then be resurrected.
Soon after the National Geographic Society released its findings, other scholars started picking the interpretation apart. Chief among them was April D. DeConick, a Rice University biblical studies professor, who claimed the team made some critical errors, including translating several passages to mean the exact opposite of what they were intended to communicate. DeConick contends that the Gospel says Judas was a “demon” rather than a “spirit,” as interpreted by National Geographic, and that he was set apart “from the holy generation” rather than “for the holy generation.” With just a few tweaks in translation, Judas has gone right back to playing the bad guy.
I had this same thought all by my lonesome a few months ago as I was driving home from work.
What if Judas wasn’t the big bad that everyone thinks he is.
What IF Jesus went to one of his best buds and asked him to make the grand sacrifice?

“Judas, let me speak with you a second. Alone”
“Sure JayCee! Whats’sup?”
“Listen, So far things are going ok with my ministry and the lot but I really need a big finish here. It’s not going to look right if I grow old and fade into obscurity. Right now the Romans are looking for me so what I need you to do is give me to them.”
What? No way man! I would never do that! I love you.”
“I know, I know but dad says I gotta do things his way. I need you to go find that one guy…you know the snitch guy”
“You mean Jimmy the squirrel”
“Yeah, him. Go find him and tell him you are willing to turn on me and rat me out.”
“Dude. Do you know what you are asking of me? They want your head.”
“I need you to do this for me.” Maybe they can pay you or something for the information?”
He thinks
“Ok Jesus, for you I can but I don’t have to like it.”

This would also explain why he went and hung himself later the same day. Only someone with a hella lotta remorse would do that. The thought of turning over not only his best friend but his Lord and savior was just too much for his little human mind to handle.

Or maybe Judas was just a dick.

Disabetic SHOCK

Monday, August 1, 2011

kids and sex

Posted: 21 May 2011 09:24 AM PDT
Kathy Witterick and David Stocker are raising a kid in Toronto without disclosing its sex to anyone except its older siblings and grandparents. Its siblings are boys, but choose whether they wear "girl's" clothes or "boy's" clothes and get to pick their own toys. The parents attribute their childrearing notions to being reared on Free to Be... You and Me. I like the section in the article about bullying: "When faced with inevitable judgment by others, which child stands tall (and sticks up for others) -- the one facing teasing despite desperately trying to fit in, or the one with a strong sense of self and at least two 'go-to' adults who love them unconditionally? Well, I guess you know which one we choose."
"When the baby comes out, even the people who love you the most and know you so intimately, the first question they ask is, 'Is it a girl or a boy?'" says Witterick, bouncing Storm, dressed in a red-fleece jumper, on her lap at the kitchen table.
"If you really want to get to know someone, you don't ask what's between their legs," says Stocker.
The moment a child's sex is announced, so begins the parade of pink and barrage of blue. Tutus and toy trucks aren't far behind. The couple says it only intensifies with age.
"In fact, in not telling the gender of my precious baby, I am saying to the world, 'Please can you just let Storm discover for him/herself what s (he) wants to be?!." Witterick writes in an email.

What is wrong with people?
I understand what they are saying here but why ostracize a child like this?
Do they just not realize how utterly cruel and heartless children can be to each other?
Any signs of difference from “the norm” is sought and exploited as these heathens continually try to destroy anything that might pose a threat to their own self of self worth.
All a kid wants is love from their family and acceptance from their peers.
A persons gender is a strong piece of their own sense of self and by removing that cornerstone that the child can build upon is going to be disastrous.
Not only that but they are also robbing that child of a development tool. I don’t think the kid’s ability to stand up for themselves and for what they believe in will be as strong.
Don’t experiment with your children lives. Give them all the tools they need to fight for the lives they want.
Lord knows it is hard enough as it is.