Thursday, May 15, 2014

So what has happened in the last year.

It has been a long time since I posted. In the past year I have gotten engaged and unengaged, started a new medical treatment, and gotten older without getting wiser. Part of the reason is that I haven't had a whole lot to say. The other part is that I haven't been feeling well so everything I did have to say was depressing. But here I am again. Maybe I will think of something to say.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New stupidity from the Boy Scouts

I just read a news article where the Boy Scouts are questioning letting gays into their organization because they wouldn't be able to share tents with the other boys. Gays aren't a new phenomenon  they have existed probably as long as humans have. So how did the Boy Scouts deal with this issue back in the 60's? The only difference between now and then is that gays are more likely to be open about their sexuality. They shared tents in the 60's without issues so obviously there isn't an issue.

It is way past time people accepted gender and orientation differences. Stop having Men's and Women's restrooms and either provide a mixed restroom or individual restrooms. Stop having Men's and Women's gym locker rooms and either provide a mixed locker room or individual changing and shower rooms. Yes it will be different, yes it will cost money. But it will finally acknowledge that gays, bis, and lesbians exist and have a place in society.

My own preference would be to provide individual restrooms and locker rooms. Keep gender and sexual orientation a private mater. But I could survive in a mixed environment if I had to because I have always known that their were gay men in the locker rooms and restrooms.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The economy is definitely improving

A year ago I could go out on a Sunday afternoon and eat at a nice restaurant without it being crowded. Now I can't even get into the parking lot because it is so crowded. Further evidence is that the service at the "value" places has decreased to the point they are almost not an option. So no more Sunday afternoon meals out for me. I will miss the meals out, I enjoyed them a lot. But at least the economy is getting better.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Dealing with some situations

I have been dealing a lot lately with a couple of women I know (who don't read this blog). Both have made the decision to stay single. Both have minimal skills to earn money with. Both are basically broke and one paycheck away from not being able to pay their bills. Both have been talking to me a lot about their problems, which I don't mind but the talks almost always end back at "I don't think you can afford to be single". Both of these ladies need a partner to help share their expense. Both don't want one. Neither likes the reality of the situation. Hey, I am not a big fan of reality either but even I deal with it.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Scary stuff

I don't spend a lot of time worrying about how people look or dress. I really don't care that much about looks so I just don't focus on it. But sometimes I see stuff that I find creepy. One of the creepiest things I have ever seen in my life was an 80 year old woman with jet black hair dressed in a Buster Brown type sailor suit like she might have worn as a child. I recently saw a man on TV that was over 60 with jet black hair dressed like he would have in the 60's with a gold medallion and a shirt that opened to mid chest. People who seem to be stuck in another time zone are just creepy to me. Dying your hair jet black and dressing like time froze decades ago is just not right.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

People are confusing

Recently I have read about or run into several situations where people have created a problem, gotten in over their heads, then demanded others fix the problem. I find this very confusing. If you created the problem how can you demand that others fix it? You can ask. You can beg. But demand?

If you created a problem you own the problem. You are responsible for finding a solution, nobody else. There are plenty of people in the world that solve problems for money, hire them. Or fix the problem yourself. Or hire somebody to make the problem go away. But demanding that others take responsibility of something you are responsible for just doesn't make sense.

Monday, March 19, 2012


A Florida law firm fired 14 workers because they wore orange shirts to work (link). The employees said they were going out to happy hour after work and wanted to wear matching shirts so they would be seen as a group. The law firm isn't talking but told workers they found the matching shirts to be threatening. Really?

Maybe the law firm thought the workers were forming a street gang or something. I can't imagine what somebody would find threatening about people wearing the same color shirt. This story truly amazes me.