Thursday, October 18, 2012

R.I.P Amanda Todd

What happened last week with Amanda Todd should never ever had happened. It sickens me that not only someone will be so mean, cruel, and heartless to bully another, but that in her Youtube video Amanda had been reaching out to anyone fir help in her. Where someone could have reached out to her. To be there for her. I'm not talking about the "be strong...keep your head up" comments. She had needed soneone to talk to....she needed a friend to tell her she was beautiful.....that she was actually loved. I dunno....this just sickens ne. If anybody...ANYBODY I know is bulliied I promise I will be therefor you.....anytime.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sure its only a movie....but it happens in real life

Some of the comments in this article seem pretty cold. I' m reading this and some are like "it's only a movie...get over it" "Jack was stupid" "Rose was cold hearted not allowing Jack on the raft"
 Okay..I admit. I cried watching this scene. Sure it\'s only a movie. It\'s all visual effects and great acting, however when one sacrifices his life for another....thats the greatest love.
Think about the boyfriends/husbands in the Aurora CO shootings. They instantly covered thier loved ones to protects them for the bullets. .
Think about the heros on Flight 93 on 9/11. They heard about the other planes hitting the World Trade Centers and took action, knowing if they didn\'t more on the ground could die.. Sure its a movie, but in real life people sacrifice thier lives every day for\'s the ultimate show of love.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Kelly. Someone I admire on Youtube

I've known Kelly on Youtube for bout 5 months now. She's a beautiful girl who's got alot of baggage and problems. I guess not unlike we have in life.

But she's pretty brave going out and showing everyone a glimpse into her little world. I admire that. My heart goes out to her. I would do anything to give her a hug.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Dad feels "jilted" because daughters in love?

So this article caught my attention last week at CNN website and as a dad I had to put my two cents in it.

I'm not sure about feeling "jilted", but as a dad to a daughter I can certainly relate to this article. Daddys little girl is grown up now,with a husband and 2 year old son. As a teen she was growing up quick and a boyfriend who dad was watching like a hawk.
The Sunday morning bike riding trips with daddy were being replaced by going to the mall with her boyfriend. Gone were the days when Id come home from work, and she'd give me a bear hug.

Dad was set on the back burner.
A leftover placed in the fridge. Not needed.

I had been depressed but looked towards the future with hope. I miss those days. Maybe it was the innocence and sweetness.
The fun carefree days that was all miss terribly. I know I'm just a phone call and hug away if she needs me.

And as for being a "leftover" in the fridge?
Sometimes...just sometimes the leftovers are better the second time around  :)

Monday, July 23, 2012

My heart and prayers goes out to the Aurora, Co shooting victims

A gunman attacked an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater on Friday, July 20, tossing tear gas before opening fire on the audience and killing 12


My heart and prayers go out to the families and victims of the Aurora, CO theater shootings.

Veronica Moser-youngest of the victims  (


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sheesh...there's going to be so many changes coming up. And on top of that I think my daughter's marraige is heading is the worst direction. My respect for her has dropped tremendously.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Spider bite...doesn't hurt...just itches like crazy!

So about two weeks ago last Monday (June 25th), I noticed what I thought was a mesquito bit on my leg. At first I didn't think nothing of it. But later in the week it started getting bigger, first swelling to the size of a dime, then bigger. Now it's July 7th and it's the the size of a quarter. It itches like mad and all I want to do is scratch it, but I know that'll just make it worse. There's no flesh necrosis and the bite hasn't opened or blistered, so I'm just making sure to swap it with Hydrogen Peroxide and rubbing alchohol. After that maximum strength hydrocortisone to stop the itching! A freind told me that it looks like a brown recluse bite....which at first scared me. But after doing some serious research I came to the conclusion my freind thinks he knows it all but doesn't. Sending a pic of the possible spider over to to see if they can identify it. :D

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Been a while...fireworks and a lifeguard

Alot of things been happening in the past two months. Guess you could call them "life changing events". My ex's mom passed away in May (who I was close to) and my daughters having marital problems. Among others things I'd rather not get into.

Anyways brought my son, daughter and grandson to see the fireworks in Norfolk last night. Conner was pretty uneasy and was scared at first. But once he realized they wouldn't hurt him he stated to relax. By the finale his face was lit up with a big smile. When everyone applauded he was clapping right along! It was really cute. He's a really good kiddo. It was a pretty good show too!

Anyways...I read about this lifeguard, Thomas Lopez out in Hallendale Beach, FL. Thomas was fired for going outside his "zone" to rescue a man from drowning. Susan Ellis, his supervisor stated "we have liability issues and can't go out the protected (zoned) areas"

Liability issues from what Susan Ellis? Trying to save another's life? Susan needs to reevaluate why she's a lifeguard. Don't allow a contract to define "zones" where you can and cannot save a life!  If you're going by regulations and rules be a lawyer!
These lifeguards have "value of life" and are heros in my book. If I owned a lifeguard company I'd hire these guys on the spot. Thomas should be commended.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hollywood rating system sucks

I bought this up on the IMDB boards back in March, but it still agravates me.

So the movie "The Hunger Games" has been out for a couple of months and I'm still very irritated. Not about the movie, but about the MPAA and thier double standards. I haven't seen the movie but according to Wikipedia it contains "violence" and "gore and teens battling to the death to survive". Here the MPAA gives it a PG-13, yet a movie called "Bully", which contains kids beating other kids up and students dropping a few "f bombs is givin an R rating.

Bully doesn't contain the blood or gore "Hunger Games" but it depicts real problems and real issues that need to be addressed. Things that are happening in schools. This is something students need to pay attention to, but will be unable to watch this because of the rating.

The MPAA give this movie an R rating. I guess it's easy to rate somethng for entertainment reasons, but when it comes to something real problems that are happening I guess the MPAA has a difficult time with it. SMDH!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

In the "What were they thinking dept?" - USB tampon drive

USB drive shaped like a tampon. Oh really?.... wow! What will they think of next? LOL!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Being there for others

I remember a while back my niece telling me that you should be there for family no matter what.
She's right...the strongest bond of friendships are usually found in family...between brothers and sisters, moms and daughters, sons and fathers...etc.

Of course family is important, but who would we be if we just loved only our family. If we only went out of our way just for family it's not really that special right?

No...if we really want to make a change in the world....if we really want to make a difference, we need to treat others like loved ones. We should treat friends as family and strangers as friends....being there for them when they're in need. After all.....wouldn't we want someone to help and give us a hand when we're down and out right? <3

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sad but beautiful

Wow!...very sad but beautiful. This was a year ago. She was holding the tears back. She has a few other videos and is doing good. Beautiful kiddo. I Wish her the best in life.
  If you ever Ever EVER feel as though the pain and loneliness is too much and that you need to end it, please call the National Suicide Hotline USA at 1800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE)
  Professionals are on 24hrs a day.
They will listen to you.
We often think of the one reason to kill ourselves. But we rarely think about the hundreds of reasons to live. <3

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The mayonaise jar and two beers

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough........remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full and they all agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.He then asked the students again if the jar was full and they all agreed that it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.Of course, the sand filled up everything else.He asked once more if the jar was full and the students responded with a unanimous 'yes....'.
The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed.< br />
'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.< br/> The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.The sand is everything else---the small stuff.'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Spend time with your children.
Spend time with your parents.
Visit with grandparents.
Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18.There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter.Set your priorities.The rest is just sand.One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented.The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.' The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

13 year old describes what "slut shaming" is

Smart girl..... she was on Anderson Cooper last month.
Very intelligent bright girl describes what "slut shaming" involves. I've seen it on FB between kids and it's appauling how they go out and call each other "sluts" and "whores" degrading one another... and they do it to friends!! That's the really sad part. Brings out the meanness of everyone involved.
I don't agree with sex being "good" when so many pregnancies occur with teens.

Here's her interview with Anderson Cooper.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tough not to get involved

Trying very hard not to get involved as much. And it's all the more difficult as i know what they're going thru. With the heartache and heartbreaks of BF's/GF's, drama between friends, and the crap going on in the family it's difficult to ignore it and try to walk away.
When Amanda was growing up, they didn't have half as much crap as they do now. Now these kids have mySpace, Facebook, and Twitter so if something happens between them, they can share it with the entire world to see. Thats the crap that causes all the drama. Oh well... guess they'll have to learn the hard way!

10 things people do that annoy me :D :)

I got a kick out of this when I read it! LOL! :)

  • People who point at their wrist while asking for the time. I know where my watch is, Pal. Where the hell is yours? Do I point at my crotch when I ask where the toilet is?
  • People who are willing to get off their ass to search the entire room for the TV remote, but they refuse to walk to the TV and change the channel manually.
  • When people say, “Oh, you just want to have your cake and eat it too.” Damn right! What good is cake if you can’t eat it?
  • When people say, “It’s always the last place you look.” Of course it is. Why the hell would you keep looking after you’ve found it? Do people do this? Who and where are they? Gonna kick their asses!
  • When people say while watching a film, “Did you see that?” No, Loser. I paid $12 to come to the cinema to stare at the damned floor.
  • People who ask, “Can I ask you a question?” Didn’t really give me a choice there, did ya Sunshine?
  • People who say, “Sorry, I don’t mean to interrupt.” You’re a damned liar. If you didn’t mean to interrupt, you wouldn’t have.
  • When something is ‘New and Improved!’  Which is it? If it’s new, then there has never been anything before it. If it’s an improvement, then there must have been something before – it couldn’t be new.
  • When people say, “Life is short.” What the hell? Life is the longest damned thing anyone ever does! What can you do that’s longer?
  • When you are waiting for the bus and someone asks, “Has the bus come yet?” If the bus had come, would I be standing here, dumbass?