“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Blade's Box of Jams: Track #1 - All Yr Songs

I'm so excited to introduce a new series to my blog, Blade's Box of Jams.  From time to time I like to turn-on my headphones at work, and listen to some music.  Today is no exception, I'm currently listening to Diamond Rings' "All Yr Songs."   

Before I created my blog, BLADE 7184 in January, I posted this video on Facebook, and vividly remember writing that the lead singer may seem strange to most people, but I absolutely love him.

John O’Regan's voice, the group, and the music remind me so much of the glam rockers from the 80's; David Bowie, Culture Club, Erasure, The Pet Shop Boys, the list goes on.

A Slice of My Sister's Diaper Cake!

This past weekend I worked on my sister's Diaper Cake for her upcoming baby shower extravaganza, and I'd have to say I outdid myself - it turned out better than I thought it would be.  

I love my sister, Victoria, so very much, and Ryan and I can't wait to be there to share in the festivities with her and her husband Luther.

On Sunday evening, I sent my sister a text with a "slice of the cake (pictured above)," and asked if she wanted to see the whole thing.  Needless to say, she was beside herself, and responded by texting, "OMG Peter! I'm going to cry.  It looks awesome.  NO! I want to be surprised. LoL"

I will post pictures of the diaper cake after the shower this friday.  If you want to see the final product before then, you can email me directly at blade.7184.x@gmail.com

OMG Hilarious! - Free Wifi

X-TREME MACHINES: Sentinel Mod5 MarkC PI

I have posted this because I know how much my partner, Ryan will love it.  I didn't grow up watching X-Men, I grew up watching He-man and She-ra, LOL.  In either case, Ryan is having me watch the X-men animated series, and he's talked about these robotic creatures before - the Sentinels!  Click the image to check out all the cool stuff.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words - Issue No. 6

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In order to grasp at what the artist is trying to convey, you have to enlarge the picture of his self-portrait, "Facing My Dreams."  If "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words," this is it.  The artist, who goes by the name hworangi107, is a graphic designer currently living in Chicago.  

When I read the words that make up this typography, it takes us back to a time when we were teenagers, or still are, and the wishes our fathers have for us.  But it wasn't about what dreams our parents had for us, it was about "OUR" dreams that we wanted to fulfill.  

We hear stories, read books, or watch movies about this sort of thing, aka "Dead Poet's Society."  We want to make our dad happy by becoming a doctor, when in reality, we want to be an actor.  Or like in the reality show, Master Chef, that Ryan and I are currently watching.  Many of the amateur cooks who want to win this competition, are professionals who have always wanted to follow their dreams of becoming a chef.  I'm talking about doctors, lawyers, and accountants here.

"We all have dreams, we all have wishes, but it's facing them that will make our future." 
~ Peter aka Blade

I Quote That - Make Me Smile

With The Heat Comes The Dried Up Lakes and Rising Utility Bills

Still think it's not global warming?  Check out this picture of a Catfish decaying in a dried up lake in San Angelo Texas, on Monday.  
Things are getting pretty bad.  When my water bill is hovering around $179.00 and my A/C rounding up around $400.00  in one month, we have some serious problems.  Our land is getting scorched at an all time high.  Indices this week will be between 105 - 110 degrees according to CNN, some even as high as 112, like in Killeen, TX.

It's so bad I overheard some people wishing for Hurricanes the other day.  They feel that if a hurricane comes ashore, we can get all the rain that comes with them; that's desperation folks.
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Hope you enjoy my daily posts, and hope to hear from you soon.

- Blade 7184 aka Peter