“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Monday, January 31, 2011

Keeping It Old Skool: The Little Professor

I'm still in the process of putting together my regular segments on my blog and have decided to start a series on technology from our younger years. So to start this week's Monday segment of "Keeping it Old Skool," I bring you The Little Professor.  Oh yes,  I remember playing with this calculator as a child and losing all the time.  I hated the damn Professor.  Just kidding, I liked him, but those hard levels.. geez.  The calculator was not like a regular one, instead this one suggested math problems for you that could be solved through multiplication, division, addition, or subtraction.  I believe it came with some cards or a booklet and you were to solve the problems; if it was correct, you were awarded points which were shown on the red led display.

Check out the video, it's classic :-)

How Cute Is This?

Because we all know there are plenty of smart people in the world. A 4 year old girl in sunglasses takes control of a motorcycle, and rides India's highways with Dad sitting behind her.  I know, the shock and horror that must be running through your mind.

Alex Pettyfer Loses It!

So yes, beautiful Alex Pettyfer took off his shirt on Ellen this past week, and everyone went gaga over it.  Well me too, but that doesn't count. :-)

I Quote That - I Choose To Be Straight

OMG Hilarious!

Superman Returns! Wait... it's a reboot.

Take a look at your new Superman!  Warner Bros. made an announcement over the weekend on who would be the next man to don the blue tights and the red cape, and it's Tudors star, Henry Cavill.

"In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen. I also join Warner Bros., Legendary and the producers in saying how excited we are about the casting of Henry. He is the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield," said the film's director, Zack Snyder.

Our Awesome United States

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Dallas Television Series Will Return!!!

I know this may sound cheesy, but I'm excited about the upcoming reboot of Dallas on TNT!!!  That means Ryan and I need to finish watching Seasons 12 & 13 of Dallas. LOL.

When I learned they were going to make a Dallas movie a few years back, starring John Travolta and Jennifer Lopez, I was excited; but not until they ruined it by saying they were going to make a spoof of one of the most popular television series of all time.

The new series is to focus on Bobby and JR Ewing's sons (Christopher and John Ross Ewing), and their circle of friends, with three original stars heading back to the Ranch.  Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing) and Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing) are almost certain to return along with the possibility of Larry Hagman (JR Ewing), who's still negotiating a contract with the Producers.

I know Ryan's thrilled too :-) Right babe? he he.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

What is the Internet?

When people look at me and think I'm crazy when I tell them I didn't know what the internet was all about in 1990, I'll show them this video.

In 1994, Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel ask a producer to explain what the internet is and what the @ sign means, while filming an episode of the Today show.

OMG Hilarious!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Gay Movies to Watch: Prayers for Bobby

I would suggest to anyone that has a gay child, or knows of a gay child that may be facing the same challenges as Bobby to watch this movie and open your hearts to them, we are people and deserve to be loved UNCONDITIONALLY.

Ryan and I are so glad we bought this DVD... One of the best in our collection.

As Ryan and I watched the movie, PRAYERS FOR BOBBY, tears streamed down our faces. I think this could possibly be the only movie I've ever watched where I've gone through an entire box of tissues from crying for more than an hour.   I can remember countless times growing up as a child where I had thoughts of suicide; how I wanted to just escape from all the hatred and shame that I would have done so by taking my own life.  The only reason I didn't do it was because I knew it would hurt people.  Just watching Bobby, knowing where he walked and where he danced, I have been there; to be so afraid of whom I was due to people’s thoughts and ideas - either from their church, family or friends.

I came out to my parents at the age of 24, and though it was difficult at first and took a little while for their acceptance, their love never wavered.  I remember telling my sister, and she not even flinching….. Thus making her my best friend and the best sister I could ask for. ** I love you Vicky**

I consider my self very fortunate; I have been with my boyfriend, Ryan for 5-1/2 years and my parents continue to support me in whatever decisions I make in life. They treat Ryan as one of the family, as well as his parents treat me as a second son. I feel that the movie really let people know what ignorance can do. I feel that if more people were accepting of their gay children this world would be a much happier place.   Being accepting and loving your child does not mean you have to understand, but just love them for who they are.  It’s not a choice - anyone who lives in this world as a gay individual will tell you.

Why would anyone choose to be this way when we face hatred, disgust, and prejudice every day?  I didn't wake up one morning, and say, “Oh, I think I’ll be gay today”, just to be hurt in the process.

My heart went out to Bobby, because I can relate to how he was feeling. I lost a very dear friend much the same way because his family did not accept nor love him because he was gay. If we as a society can change, then maybe one day we will be treated equally.  We can only hope that the ones who hate us so much can change their views on how they believe.

I don't know what waits for us when we die. I don't know how God will judge us. And I don't know what God will judge about us. But I do know that I was born with the ability to love. I do know that I didn't choose who to love. And I do know that love, no matter what its circumstances are, is NOT a crime.

I seriously want to give Sigourney Weaver and Ryan Kelley both a big hug; they did such a fantastic job in this movie, it truly warms my heart to know that people care, and fight for us.

Thanks to those who had a part in bringing this movie to life. And thank you Mary Griffith for all you've done, I have no doubt that wherever Bobby is right now, he is proud of everything you've accomplished and everything you fight for. Please see the trailer below:

Sleeper Cells

Randy Rainbow on American Idol

It seems like just yesterday when I was watching a You Tube video about Randy Rainbow and his date with Mel Gibson.  LOL, it wasn't true, but we all knew he was making fun of Mel Gibson's crazy rant to his wife over the summer.   He became a popular fixation on the site with his almost believable phone conversations with Dr. Laura, Lindsay Lohan and countless others. I know I posted it on Facebook, but here he is again:

And it really seems like just yesterday he was on American Idol auditioning for Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, and Randy Jackson. Oh wait, he was!  Check out Randy's audition from just yesterday...

OMG Hilarious!

Foods That Make You Cringe

I was over at, 'This Is Why Your Fat' this morning and couldn't believe the things I saw people eat.  Hence, why the blog is titled as such.  I thought I'd share with you a couple of images I found disgustingly fattening. These are the types of food that will truly keep me motivated to staying healthy.

A BBQ pulled pork sandwich with two homemade glazed donuts for the bun, peach guacamole, roasted tomato salsa, and Chipotle Cheddar Cheese Wiz.
3 tiered grilled cheese birthday cake made by The American.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Michele Bachmann Fails U.S. History 101

I honestly don't know what to say.  I like this woman, but sometimes I question my own actions. Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota), who so valiantly spoke to us last night on CNN, seems to think that black people arriving in this country at the time our nation was formed were treated equally; "we were all the same," she states.  What I like best about the video you're about to see is that she states our Founding Fathers "worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States." I think she failed to read the part where it said, George Washington had slaves.

I sometimes wonder why people vote for her year after year, she is the most incompetent human being on earth.  I thought Bush was bad, but damn, Lord have Mercy on her.  Okay, okay, I'm not here to bash anyone, but she truly needs to brush up on her history if she and Palin are planning to run for president in 2012.

Enjoy the Video...The Silver Fox puts Michele Bachmann in her place.

The Onion News Update: Social Security Scam Robs Elderly By Convincing Them They Are Dead

A new scam preys on the elderly by informing them they have died and instructing them to reroute their social security checks to the "Department of the Dead."

Doritos Gay Superbowl Ads Will Not Air

Remember those 2 Doritos ads I posted earlier this week?

Frito-Lay has decided to distance themselves from them and say they are finding a way to have them removed from YouTube as soon as possible.

The ads were actually a part of a "Crash the Superbowl" contest, where thousands of entrepeneurs submitted videos and were judged by a panel of judges.  Frito-Lay Director of Public Relations Chris Kuechenmeister said that the contest’s judges sought to “identify spots that were appropriate for everyone” and “observe a level of respect for everybody.” Can I throw up now? The only ones who would hate these ads would be the small percentage of conservatives who think that anything gay is wrong.  You can see the commercials here and here.  Read more about all this drama at The Advocate.

OMG Hilarious!

Land of the Lost: The Street Photographer Who Almost Vanished

I wanted to blog about this story for a while, but didn't have the chance to until now.  The story is about an unknown street photographer, Vivian Maier; I was drawn to it while watching a television segment one night.

In the video below you will find out about John Maloof, who discovered her work and is using most of his time making sure this amazing photographer is recognized and put alongside one of the greats.  Tripwire magazine just posted an article on the 35 Great Photographer's Portfolio Sites to Inspire You, but these photographs by Vivian are more than that.  They are period time pieces; like moments frozen in time.  As I look through these images it makes me wish I had a time machine, or I simply a wormhole or some type of anomaly, like in Star Trek.

What makes Vivian's story so unique, is that she was just a simple Nanny; who during her breaks was able to find the time to walk the streets of Chicago, taking photographs. According to John she was a very private woman, which is something he discovered when he found her photographs.  He bought a storage locker at a Chicago auction house, and when he opened it found thousands of negatives that obviously Ms. Maier had never seen herself.  He is in the process of developing these rolls and has already opened a show which was years in the making.

John mentions on his blog that out of the 100,000 negatives he has in his collection, 20-30,000 of them were still in rolls, undeveloped from the 1960s - 1970s.  After reading a New York Times article, I learned a little more about this private woman.  She was born in New York in1926, lived in France and returned to New York in 1951. Five years later she moved to Chicago, where she worked for 40 years as a Nanny.

I look forward to keeping track of John's blog and up to date with news articles to discover more from this amazing photographer.  For the mean time, enjoy this wonderful video.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I Quote That - To Love You

Doritos 2011 Gay Superbowl Ad - Take 2

Another Super Bowl ad, sure to make you giggle.  And even if they don't have the time to air this commercial, it's simply hilarious.

Gay Ads That Matter - Issue No. 001

I would like to start another series on my blog with a focus on advertisements addressing gay issues, titled Gay Ads That Matter.  Over the years, I've seen MTV, Magazines like OUT, Instinct or The Advocate, post ads about issues involving our gay youth, couples, parents, etc..  And some of these ads are truly, truly amazing.

Starting with the first Issue, I bring you an ad from the pro-gay nation of Israel.  As you may already know, Israel is a full democracy and have accepted gays whole-heartedly through the years. They also have one of the highest percentages of support for same-sex marriages in the world, while they have not officially been sanctioned in the country, they do recognize marriages performed elsewhere.

Click on the image to enlarge and read this gay ad that matters.

OMG Hilarious!

Kayla Comes Out To Entire High School

What an amazing video to watch.  While watching the video, I only wished that I could have been as strong while in High School. But those were different times, a different mindset for most folks.  You can't imagine how hard it was for all of us.  I sometimes look back wondering which friends, or who all could have been gay in school; those who never came out for fear of retribution.

Kayla came out to her entire high school while most of us spent the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday working or at home relaxing.  She tells them that she is just like them, but just happens to be attracted to other girls.  "I want to break the silence," Kayla tells the school. "And I want to make one thing very clear: I didn't choose to be gay. Facing this reality was the most challenging thing I've had to do in my entire life. … I want to fall in love with someone one day, and I want to walk down the street and hold her hand. … And eventually, I want to marry her. I want to buy a house with her."

I truly commend her for having the courage to go up during a school assembly and coming out. She is doing this for those who need help during a time of hate and violence in our country; where young students are killing themselves for fear of being outed or simply being labeled as a homosexuals.  She just helped hundreds of people in the world, and I'm going to help her by sharing this video on my blog and on Facebook.  If one person can make a difference, imagine what we can do as a family.

America and Europe's Thoughts...


Monday, January 24, 2011

Movies to Watch: Vampire Boys

So what does a young vampire need to do in order for him and his brood of vampires to survive?  Ummm... I don't know, suck somebody else's blood and turn them into a vampire?  Yes.

And where else would you find young, delicious meals?

Ummm...  Los Angeles?  Yes!

Sure it's a little cheesy, but they're hot, c'mon.  Buy your copy of Vampire Boys on March 8, 2011.

I Quote That - Best Friends

Fox Rejects Obama Hate Ad

Nothing surprises me anymore. The people at JesusHatesObama.com have been rejected, and not simply for making Jesus look out to be an evil and angry man, but for going too far.

Not only do they have Jesus in a "Jesus Hates Obama" robe.  They have the audacity to play the "Battle Hymn of The Republic" in the background.

Of course the Obama bobblehead takes a turn for the worst when the Jesus bobblehead dumps him in a fishbowl.  A quote from the home page of the site indicates, "do we really believe that Jesus hates Obama? Of course not! However, we do believe in freedom...as in the freedom to make fun of the Obama administration with novelty t-shirts...our products may be a joke but so are the policies of this administration." 

Oddball Favorites

So it's over for the Bears and the Jets.  But not so fast... it's also over for the Pittsburgh Steelers!  According to news reports, the Packers are early favorites to win the Superbowl in two weeks.  And from the look of things, the Packers have everything going for them.  I say Packers 34-14.

OMG Hilarious!

Doritos 2011 Gay Superbowl Ad

Admit it, what do you like best about the Superbowl?


So does Doritos have it right?  What do you think?

I thought the commercial was rather cute.  Check out the Doritos 2011 Superbowl Ad here:

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Poster of the Week - Issue No. 1 - Adversity

When I started blogging, back from 2006 through January, 2010, I used to post a 'Poster of the Week' every Sunday based on the very popular Motivational Posters; Except these were the opposite.

But since Peter's Daily Blog ended, the photos have since disappeard from MySpace.  So I thought I would bring them back for those who never had the chance to see them.

Starting Alphabetically, I bring to you this week's poster, "Advsersity."

These are meant to be funny, and in no way, meant to be taken seriously.

Romney Wins 2012 N.H. Strawpoll

The Presidential race is about to kick off and the GOP has their first straw poll winner, former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney.  He  has taken the trophy in New Hampshire, the first state in the Union to hold their primary.  The good news; Mike Huckabee, the religious fanatic, is way down in the poll.

Final results of ABC News/WMUR/New Hampshire Republican Party Straw Poll.
  • Mitt Romney - 97 (35.14%)
  • Ron Paul - 29 (10.51%)
  • Tim Pawlenty - 21 7.61%)
  • Sarah Palin - 19 (6.88%)
  • Michele Bachmann - 14 (5.07%)
  • Jim DeMint - 14 (5.07%)
  • Herman Cain - 11 (3.99%)
  • Chris Christie - 9 (3.26%)
  • Rick Santorum - 9 (3.26%)
  • Mitch Daniels - 8 (2.90%)
  • Newt Gingrich - 7 (2.54%)
  • Mike Huckabee - 7 (2.54%)
  • Mike Pence - 7 (2.54%)
  • Rudy Giuliani - 6 (2.17%)
  • Judd Gregg - 5 (1.81%)
  • Gary Johnson - 5 (1.81%)
  • Other - 5 (1.81%)
  • Donald Trump - 3 (1.09%)
  • Henry Barbour - 2 (0.72%)
  • Jon Huntsman - 0 (0.00%)
  • John Thune - 0 (0.00%)

OMG Hilarious!

A Glee Thriller for the Ages

So... not only will the Glee cast be performing in their most important gig of the season, they will be playing to millions and millions of macho dudes who watch the biggest game of the season, The Superbowl.  I just finished reading the article in the Entertainment Weekly magazine I received this week and I'm actually quite excited about it.  Well, I guess it helps that I'm an avid fan of the show, Ryan and I both are.

The costumes and makeup are simply amazing; some of the characters are hardly recognizable, unless you're a true Glee Fan.  But regardless of the outfits, the performance piece is what catches my imagination.  The New Directions kids will be performing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and the Yeah Yeah Yeah's "Heads Will Roll." And this will all be happening immediately after the Superbowl.

The article gives away a synopsis of the show; let's just say it will be appearing on a football field with a live marching band, spooky smoke and a performance unlike you've ever seen since the Rocky Horror, Madonna and Britney Spears episodes.

And what is Fox doing to help promote the show to all these manly men?  Sue Sylvester's Cheerios will be performing Katy Perry's "California Gurls" in scantily outfits.  "We put stuff in there understanding that there are a lot of dudes who watch the Super Bowl.  So it was making sure that the dudes who refuse to watch Glee are like, Wait a second!" claims Brad Falchuk, the co-creator of the show and who directed this episode.

I Quote That - Understanding Life

Is Keith headed to CNN?

Friday night, Anderson Cooper spent, at least, the first seven minutes of his show on the fact that Keith Olbermann was fired ... I mean quit ... I mean ... that he was leaving MSNBC. I know, you must be as shocked as I am. Who knew his relationship with MSNBC would end so quickly? After all, it seems like they got along so well over the last four years.

Oh now ... come on! You have to have been living in a cave to think this would have ended any differently than it did that night. Why the big surprise? And really, who cares about the reasoning and the deal. All I wanted to know ... as I watched Anderson on Friday ... was: when is he going to announce he's headed to CNN? I was almost waiting for Anderson to spit out an on-air job offer.

"Please Keith, come to us at CNN. We have the space, and everyone knows, we desperately need your ratings! There is only so much Piers Morgan and I can do!"
It really is a no-brainer.

MSNBC is no longer an option, and clearly Fox News and Keith want no part of each other, and I am pretty sure TBS isn't going to rescue him, as they did Conan. A CNN and Keith marriage makes perfect sense. Where else is there for him to go? CNN must be his next spot, don't you think?

Looking at the CNN evening line-up it seems he could easily push out Parker/Spitzer for that 8 p.m. slot. I mean listen, business is business and the numbers are the numbers and the reality is that Olbermann's numbers blow out every single one of CNN's shows. Even Keith's 11pm re-air beats their prime-time line-up.

Regardless of whether you like Keith or not, regardless of whether he is an easy person to work with or not, he will anchor again — because he's got what it takes to bring in the viewers.

Here is his good-bye from Friday night:

Do you think he's heading to CNN?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

OMG Hilarious!

Movies to Watch: The Beauty and The Beast

When I first saw Alex Pettyfer in the movie, Alex Rider (I have yet to see I Am Number Four), I thought to myself, "this kid is going to be hot someday."  And my god, isn't he?  This stud is appearing in a new movie I'm really looking forward to seeing.

I have always been a fan of the Beauty and the Beast story, whether it be the Walt Disney Classic or the television series from the 80's, it sure was captivating.

Alex will be appearing in the new movie, Beastly, also starring Vanessa Hudgens and Neil Patrick Harris.  I have posted the trailer below, so make sure to watch it.  He will be transformed from a gorgeous hot throb into a rather hideous monster (exaggerating), and will have to find true love within a year or he will be doomed to stay a beast forever.

My Chevron Breast Cancer Car Collection

As most of you already know, I work for the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the Breast Medical Oncology department.  I currently work with four Research Nurses (9 nurses since my employment), who have helped guide me in my career.  I've been working in cancer research for 9 years, with 6 solely focused on the terrible disease we all know as Breast Cancer.

Several years ago my Aunt, Lupe Flores, passed away to this terrible disease; a devastating loss to a beautiful family to say the least.  They miss her everyday, but together we have managed to look to the future in making sure we support the cause.

Over the years I have seen people die to this terrible disease, leaving me heartbroken beyond repair, and I can't imagine what it's like for the families who go through the turmoils they face everyday. But I've seen countless others survive this disease and this is why I dedicate this post to them.

As of 2007, I have been collecting the Special Edition Chevron Breast Cancer cars.  In 2001, Chevron launched a toy car named Hope to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness.  Since the launch, the popularity of this car has been astronomical.  These cars usually sell out in three months!  Luckily for me, I had a nurse who bought me my first one in 2007 and 2008.  And ever since then I have been buying the rest.  I currently have every issue, minus the very first one.  I have them set up in my office and will take a picture of them when I remember to.   But for now, here are the cars over the years.

Do your part in help promoting Breast Cancer Awareness by buying a car, walking for the Susan G. Komen foundation, or buying products from companies who donate part or all of their proceeds to research.  
With 100 percent of the net proceeds contributed to promote the early detection of breast cancer, I have helped contribute more than $1.8 million by sharing Hope, Faith, Cherish, Promise, 

Courage, Spirit, Devotion and Harmonee as a friendly reminder with loved ones affected by the disease.
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