“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, March 5, 2012

Our Forever Home Goal

If the slideshow below is any indication that we are so ready to move out and buy our forever home, this is it.  Over the weekend someone stole some stepping stones from our yard, and I swear, I was about to lose it.  I can't count the number of times our home has been vandalized over the past 6 years.  I always come close to buying a surveillance camera, but I keep telling myself 2 more years, 2 more years - LOL - the time we will be leaving our subdivision.

Ryan and I have spent the last several weeks looking at homes and figuring out what kind of house we want our forever home to look like, and I believe we found it.  This is the home we want to have built; if not, buy one that looks just like it.

Two and half years may seem like a long time, but it's a goal we will definitely succeed in.  For nearly 7 years, Ryan and I have been working on a set of goals, and we've managed to accomplish each and every one.  There have been setbacks (of course), but we've gotten up and followed through with each of them.

In August of this year we will be completing another goal, with our our next goal focused on that home you see above.  As for the remaining goals in our life, as in marriage and raising a child, those are next in line.  I just wanted to give you, my friends and family, an update on our future hopes and dreams.  Dreams we will accomplish, Lord willing.

Cyanide and Happiness: Car

How To Own A Cop

So what happens when you urinate in front of cops?  You get yourself put in the slammer!  Trust me, I know.  LOL.  

Meet Dennis Roady, he likes to piss cops off.  He uses a water bottle to pretend like he's urinating in public, and the cops, well... I'll let you watch the funny video.  LMAO.

I Quote That - My Puzzle, My Life

Loving One Another - Issue No. 013

The Marketplace Works

Isn't it lovely that a minority of American's know how the marketplace works?  It's very simple, the free market allows the farmer to grow his apples who sets the price at .50 cents and then sells them to the consumer (you and I).  Same thing goes for the orange farmer, who grows them, and he sells them to us for .75 cents.  So simple, right?

And it's just that simple with gasoline...  NOT!  Keep in mind that the United States is not part of OPEC which sets the price on oil.


Roommate Rants About Missing Food

So what do you do when you start missing food from your apartment?  You go online and start to rant about it, right?  So take a look at what sneaks in through this guy's window as he rant's about his roommates stealing food.  The video capture is priceless! LOL.

Just Sayn'

Blade's Box of Jams: Track #16 - Monday Morning

Currently listening to

Melanie Fiona

It's a Monday!  Everybody's favorite day of the week!  Actually, I think I'm the only one who thinks it so.  

A majority of you have never heard of this artist, but if you want something to make you dance while you get dressed on a Monday morning, this song will get you to move.  Hell I'm shaking my ass right now, and I'm typing!

Melanie Fiona is a Canadian R&B singer I discovered while listening to another one of her tracks and the moment I heard "Monday Morning" my Mondays have never been the same.  I now play it every Monday as I drive to work and it makes me smile and jump for joy!  She's absolutely fantastic!  The song is featured on her album, "The Bridge" which was released in 2009.

Unfortunately, the song never debuted in the United States, but it did reach number one on the Swiss Singles Chart, and has also become successful in Poland, Austria and Hungary, reaching number one there as well.

So without further ado, listen to Melanie this Monday morning...

If you wish to hear the song with lyrics, view it after the jump...

Some Pretty Cool Stuff - Issue No. 004

I came across "Some Pretty Cool Stuff" that I want, but would probably be useless to me at this point in my life.  But who cares - I still want them.  In this week's issue there's a promising product that hasn't made it on the market quite yet, but every camper would love. And if you're a guitar player, the first product on my wishlist today serves two purposes - to cut up your credit cards, and create your own picks.

The Pickmaster Plectrum Punch
I would have loved one of these when I had my guitar.  It is definitely the perfect accessory for guitar players, and we’re not talking about the colored button-pressing variety. It’s essentially a rock-inspired hole puncher designed to turn old gift cards, ids, and credit cards into personalized strummers. So kiss those worries about your pick clashing with your mullet and sequins goodbye. $39.00
The Free Key - Key Ring
I wish i had some of these now ~ just broke a nail swapping keys around on traditional key rings this weekend! These Free Key “Press-To-Open” flat keyrings by Eric von Schoultz made of sand blasted stainless steel are nail savers ~ just press/pinch and the leverage helps open the end! Nice and easy to slip the keys on and off when needed. Cute packaging as well ~ see lots of pics on the next page!  Unfortunately these are not for sale in the U.S., but you can purchase them on Amazon! $10.70

Orange's Concept Solar Tent
Now this is totally cool, what more could you ask for?  I would have seriously wanted one of these when I was in the Boy Scouts!  A solar tent with a heating floor, a place to charge your accessories, WiFi capability and the best part of it all - it glows in the dark.  That's what I'm talking about.  This tent hasn't gone into production just yet, but a concept tent was revealed over in Europe and you can read all about it here.  Check it out, the article is great.
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- Blade 7184 aka Peter