Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I See Dead People...

Sunday, October 23, was the return of my most favorite show in television history, The Walking Dead.  Returning for its 7th season to answer the question, who gets to meet Lucille up close and personal.  

But before I get into that, I wanted to say a few things about the shows fans and people that do not follow the show.  

If you say you are a fan and do not watch it when it originally airs, and have no real good excuse, like hospitalization, death or the like, and you have to dvr it, then you are not a TRUE fan! True fans make sure they are in front of that TV at 8:55pm every Sunday to catch the new episode come hail or high water. In saying that, expect the REAL true fans to be talking about it the next day and expect spoilers! If you don't want spoilers, watch the damn show when it airs! Dont walk around saying, oh don't tell me what happened, or I didn't see it yet! How can you even expect people to be all hush hush for days afterwards with a show that is usually as shocking as this one?  You are not a real fan and are selfish thinking others should not talk about it because you are to lame to watch the show when it airs!...End. Of. Statement.  

People that do not follow the show at all.  Are you serious?  Yea I was just as surprised as you.  At least the ones that don't watch it when they should, watch it eventually.  I think a lot of people get turned off because the show has zombies in it.  But as I have tried to tell non-watchers, it's more than just about killing zombies, it's about the world after the apocalypse.  It's about surviving in the worst of situations, understanding what you, as a human being, are capable of, preserving humanity and building a society again.  It's about the ties that bind us and break us, it's about love and compassion and just trying to get through another day on this wrecked planet.  It's about Life.  

If you think about it, it's kind of about what life is now, without the zombies.  

Anyway, I digress.....

This is the best show I have ever had the pleasure of watching on TV.  I even love the Talking Dead afterwards although I mostly fall asleep after the show, I have to get up early to go to work the next day.  

The season 7 premiere was, hands down, the hardest episode of any series that I have ever seen except for maybe The Red Wedding courtesy of GoT (that's Game of Thrones for you boring TV watchers) .  It's shocking, it's violent, it's stifling, it's gripping and it's compelling to the point I actually was holding my breath for about 45 minutes.  

I kind of knew it was going to be Abraham to get on the wrong side of Lucille, but I never in a million years expected Glenn to get there too and to do it precisely as it was done in the GR was almost too much to watch.  I was actually stunned after I screamed, and I'm pretty sure my neighbors thought my house was broken into or something LOL.  Then the long arduous journey of breaking Rick, I was so uneasy after that episode, I did not fall asleep until way after midnight.  I did make it to work though LOL as many protested they did or were not going to go in!  I made it!

Even though I read the cliffnotes of the GRs, I have an idea of what is going to happen, I just can't wait for the next episode of this show to air.  However I do not think I will be watching that episode again for a very long time.  

Viva La Dead! 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Election Blues

Oh I have the Election Day Blues!  I can not WAIT for this election to be over.  I am really so incredibly tired of hearing all of the blind Hateful Rants from so many people on social media.  Why can't WE all get along?  Politics that's why!

I have said in the past that I refuse to lose friends over an election. I even posted it on my personal Facebook page that I am no longer engaging in political banter. I have taken the oath of silence (#therealsilentmajority) And while I mean what I say, I am also saying there are always a few assholes in the barrel that will just needle the shit out of you and call you names until you want to explode on them all for the sake of proving they are right, even if there is no sure way to prove so. But I digress and I refuse to stoop to their immature self absorbed hate filled level.  

I will be honest, I was on the fence for quite a while about who to vote for.  Do I want to be an anarchist and Vote Trump in? Or do I want to side with the other side, knowing they are the lesser of two evils?  As much as I feel Trump is a complete idiot and is relatively clueless when it comes to politics, I also feel that Hillary just has so much baggage, I really wish they would have picked Bernie. Or at least someone, when they get into office isn't going to be hung up in trials and tribulations like her husband was.  Mark my words, If Hillary wins this election, within 2 weeks of her taking oath, the lawsuits will be flying!

When you are an independent, it's a hard rope to walk.  It is my experience that if you are not completely gung ho about Trump, then to most supporters, you are against them.  Which is so completely ridiculous.  They berate you because you ask for proof of the ridiculous things they pull off of some crazy right wing conservative website but then when you bring things up that have already been proven truth, they say the media is bias.  I'm already hearing that the election is rigged because his polling numbers are heading into the ground like a lawn dart. There are very few Trump supporters that will actually "talk" to you once they know you are not necessarily on their "team".  

I asked a Trump supporter the other day, what exactly is Conservative?  What is it that you think you stand for.  They told me, in no uncertain terms:

1. For the Constitution to be interpreted the way it was written 
2. Smaller government
3. Self reliance
4. Less government interference.  

Im curious if this is what they all think?  I would ask more but I'm afraid if getting verbally assaulted as if I'M the moron because I happen to be level headed and not as pissed off as they are.  At least this happens on Social Media.  This space right here is MINE and I can say whatever the hell I want...1st amendment Bitches!!!

Anyway, If this is what they all think, wow, just wow, there are so many things wrong and there is such hypocrisy between what they think and what they say.  I am going to take what this, person, said and run with it.

1. The Constitution, everyone should read it.  It took me about 2 hours to read the whole thing.  The people that insist that it should be adhered to it will probably take a few days to read and most likely they will NOT understand it.  Lets just take the 1st amendment, freedom of expression which includes freedom of speech, press, religion and peaceful demonstration and the right to petition the government.  

Trump wants to keep Muslims out of the country.  I understand why, even though I do not agree because I actually WANT the constitution to be enforced! If you want the constitution to be adhered too, then it very clearly states that you can NOT have a religious test to be admitted into this country. Period, end of STATEMENT!  The Constitution says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."

I would go into the rest of the things that Trump wants to override on this document even though apparently his followers that want it adhered to don't know or don't care to try to even understand what it is THEY want, but I digress yet again because I do not have the time to go over every single amendment to the Constitution today.  But incase you are interested, here are the cliff notes Amendments of the Constitution

2.  Smaller Government.  Do you have any clue what they even mean when they say that?  Do you think they mean they won't have as many employees? or that instead of 5 secretaries they will have 3? So you don't have to pay benefits and pensions, right?  

WRONG they are talking about getting rid of entire Departments of the Government - Like EPA so that they can get rid of those pesky regulations that do things like, keeping the air and water clean (although with water it seems that even with the regulations this country is in big trouble with its water supply)  or The Department of Agriculture to make sure our food is safe to eat. Recently, I signed up for FDA notices for food recalls, do you know I get no less than 5 recalls a week?  They actually have a weekly round up of the recalls in any specific week.  Food that gets to your grocery store that has e colilisteriasalmonella, mislabeled allergy foods, and this is WITH these safeguards in place, can you imagine what it would be like without them? I don't think you want to.  

3. I love this one, Self Reliance.  I think that this is a PC way to say they don't want to pay for anymore Welfare niggers being lazy and smoking crack.  Its unfortunate that people are holding onto the picture that Ronald Reagan painted in the 80's of a black women with 8 kids driving a caddy toting a giant TV in the back.  Unfortunately it couldn't be farther from the truth.   Its White/Caucasian people that are mostly on some form of welfare in this country which stands to reason since there are still more white people in this country than any other race.  People on food stamps run from the elderly, disabled, veterans, you really want to pull food and help away from these people?  Should we scrap the entire system just because YOU think there MAY be a few people getting over?  I thought we were a country of Compassion?

On the flip side to that, let's talk about Social Security.  The Republicans want to scrap the whole system.  I don't know about you but I have been employed pretty regularly since I was 16 years old.  So right now that's 34 years, I have been paying into the Social Security system.  I want to know that my money is there for me for when I retire.  Yea sure I have a pension at work but you know damn well it isn't going to be enough money to live on once I do retire in another 17 years.  Why scrap a system that works?  They keep saying its going to run out, How?  I get SS taxes taken out of my check every week and so does everyone else in the country.  If they keep their slimy hands off of it and let it do what its supposed to do, There will not BE a problem.  But those greedy pricks want the money for themselves and their own interests.  All I know is that My money better be fucking there when I retire or someone is going to PAY!

4. Less Government Interference.  This one by far is the most hypocritical.  I am assuming that they mean they don't want government interfering in their daily lives?

So that must mean that you are ok with Abortions, Gay Marriage, no Prayer in School, and a host of other so called Liberal or as they call them now, Progressive ideals that impede interfering in people's lives and we don't want that, correct?

You do understand that Republicans DO want to interfere in people's lives, they want to control what you do and how you do it.  They want to abolish these ideals that you say interfere in people's lives.  Do you see the hypocrisy with this?

I could go on and on and on with this but what it comes down to is, there was a time, not too long ago, that I was considering myself a Trump Supporter.  Yea, I want a 3rd party also, and I thought that he was quite funny and I figured he couldn't possibly fuck things up more than they already are.  

But then I woke up one morning and really started to listen.  While I will admit that Hillary has an enormous amount of baggage, and some questionable conduct, I truly believe she is the lesser of the two evils.  I also wish it was Bernie up there because I would not hesitate to pull that lever for him even now, but I feel at this point it would be a wasted vote.  

In ending, I would have to say that one of many reasons I will be voting for Hillary this election is because of the wild, unpredictable, sometimes really nasty, nature of Trump and some of his supporters. (not all of them, but a good bunch of them)  I was hoping at some point to be convinced by them to Vote for their candidate, but because of the crazy crescendo most of them have worked themselves into, I will remain part of the real silent majority and vote for Hillary on Nov 8th!   

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Weight Loss Journey - 2 years out

Hello All who enter my domain!

Here is where I tell my story about my weight loss surgery and the progression or degression I have made.

I am about 2 years out (surgery date 9/2/2014) from the date that I had my Gastric Sleeve Surgery.  I initially lost 130 lbs.

I have changed many bad habits along the way.  I eat protein first, very limited amount of bread, pasta or rice.  I take multivitamins daily, or at least when I remember! I have also come off of the 200 units of insulin that I was taking post surgery.  I also still can not eat more than a cup or 8 ozs of food at a time.  Depending on the density of the food sometimes I can only eat about 4 oz.

Its unfortunate that I have to say that I did gain back about 10 lbs from what I originally lost.  I have been trying to lose it again but it just doenst seem to want to go.  It makes me a little sad that I was never able to get under that 200 mark that I so had hoped that I would but I was a lot older when I finally got the operation, my metabolism wasnt what it used to be and I had been battling diabetes for years prior.  I know none of those things are excuses but they kinda actually are.

I do get out and move around, probably not as much as I should.  I'm not big on working out but I do love to garden and play with my dogs.  Thats gotta account for something, right? But I think my number 1 biggest problem is....Eating at night and sleep eating.

Don't laugh, sleep eating is a real problem.

I remember my mom used to do it.  I would wake up in the middle of the night and she would be in the kitchen eating a PB&J sandwich and milk at like 2am. Not saying a word, just standing there in the day she wouldn't remember a thing.

Although I'm not as bad as my mother was, I have the tendency to eat when I am tired and am trying to stay awake.  Which is a bad habit.  I try not to eat past 7pm.  But more often than not, that devil on my shoulder sneaks up and bites my earlobe and says, "you know what would be great right now?"

I know I really need to stop doing that but it gets me every time!

So do you night time snack even when you are not hungry?  How do you stop yourself?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Here We Go Again!!!

Well Hello there all you people out there in the blogosphere or Blog Space or whoever the over 10000+ people that have visited my blog so far!

First, I must say thank you all for caring or just looking for a good laugh or maybe you are getting something out of my crazy rants.

I did take a hiatus for a few months after I turned the big 5-Oh.  Mostly to reassess myself and exactly what I want to do with the rest of my life. (which I still have not figured out!)  During that time I did lots of stuff around my house,  and went on a real vacation to Jamaica with my love of my life Tom (which I will talk about at a later time).

And now I'm back, and boy do we have a SHIT STORM a brewin with this Election next month!

I just can't believe how completely INSANE people are over this election and the absolute dedication to Donald J Trump.  That man could dissect and eat a live puppy on stage and the crowds would back him even more.  I used to be very into politics, and I guess I probably still am but I am totally DONE talking about it on Social media...Done I tell you!

Arguing over politics is, in its own way, pretty stupid.  You will never ever ever make people see things your way, that they just do not want to see.  Everyone has their own ideals and morals and have come to them by way of their own lives.  What is right and just for 1 person, may not be for someone else.

So let people have their opinion...You may not like it, but it is what it is.

Politicians do not care if you are such a supporter that you will say stupid things in public and loose otherwise decent friends because of your support. Politicians DO NOT care about YOU, not now not ever. Not Hillary or Trump, they do not care about you! Now that's not saying that they can't, in some way, affect your life, because they can.  But they do not care that you are dumb enough to cause fights and say hurtful things to each other because YOU want your pony to win the race!  So why bother?  Is making enemies really what you want to do?

A few years back, shockingly, I found out that a big part of my family had very contrasting views of politics than I had.  We argued, we fought and we said some very hurtful things to each other.  I regret that.  Why? Because first and foremost we are family for better or worst.  I still talk to most of them, but it's just not the same anymore.  Was it worth it?  Absolutely Not (even if they are bat shit crazy! seriously I joke).

So this year, I have decided to make fun of the candidates, both of them, as much as I can.  Sure, I think that anyone that knows me knows I lean more towards the left of center than the right but Stranger things have had happened!  But until the day that I vote, I'm poking fun at all the politicians, because I do not intend on losing real friends over this election.

So when November 8th rolls around and I step inside that voting machine, It will be just me, myself and I that know who I am really voting for.

Get out and Rock that VOTE this year!

Peace Out!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Turning 50 Today

So today I am turning 50 years old. That's 1 half of a century!

I'm not going to go into how old I feel or how it sucks to get old, instead I am going to let you read one of my favorite poems, by Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Losing My Religion...

I have been an Atheist for about 15 years now.  Before I decided that religion just wasn't for me, I was Agnostic for a little while.  I suppose that I wanted or needed something to believe in or to hold on to, as most people do.  I thought there had to be something other than what is here and now, life must survive death somehow.

But then one day, I woke up, and transcended...

By transcending I mean that I realized that I do not need to hold onto a belief system that had always been so uncomfortable for me, one that was antiquated and left people out and left me with more questions and answers.  I no longer believed that there was a heaven or a hell and that my actions or inactions would lead me to either.  I let go of the perception that there was an omnipotent person living in the clouds that had complete and total direction over my life.

I took control over my life, and that has made me the person I am today.

Today I look at the world for what it is right now, not what it will be or might be or may be but what is happening now.  Freeing myself from the belief of a God was very liberating for me.  My conscience does not get the best of me because I want to do something fun.  I do not have to answer to anyone but my own conscience and most of the time it's way more powerful than the threat of hell.  
Before I came to this transcended state, I read extensively on many religions including Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Wicca, Paganism, and many others. To me they were all the same, all the same stories, all different times.   None of them answered the one thing that everyone wants to know and that is What is Life?  So I eventually came to my own conclusions...

Life is a gift, I cherish it.  When I express my sympathy or condolences, I keep people in my thoughts, not prayers.  I still say "bless you" when people sneeze, force of habit and I still say Merry Christmas if I know you celebrate or Happy Holidays if I do not know for sure.  I feel people should help the less fortunate, people and animals alike.  I make many donations, both money and goods a year to charities.

Another thing that gets to me about Religion is that religious people think the God they pray to is the right God and all the rest are wrong.  If fighting over a belief system isn't one of the stupidest things anyone could possibly do, I don't know what is.  How can you force someone to believe what you do simply because you believe it and want everyone else too?  Where's the free will in this equation?  Killing in the name of religion is also counterproductive to what religion actually is, and that is an opiate to the masses.  It was a way to quite the unruly people by threatening fire and brimstone if they didn't behave.  When you kill people just because they are not of your religion, that just sounds like the rantings of a lunatic.

I feel that without the restraints of religion weighing me down, I am truly free to be who I am, without question, without commitment and without doubt.  It has made me a stronger person all around.  I have always considered region a crutch for the weak willed and uninspired and the fearful.  Most people need to have moral guidance and a belief to hold onto because they are afraid of what inevitably will eventually come, and that is death.

I am not afraid to die, I don't want to die just yet, and I do consider it sad because this world, even with all of its problems, it so freaking GREAT!  I LOVE being alive.  I don't want to miss a second of life not now or ever, but I know, eventually it will come to an end.  Because all things do.

So when I die, if I am wrong about the conclusions that I have drawn.  And my spirit does ascend upwards (I hope!) And I meet Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates, I hope that a just God would judge me on my merits and the kindness and compassion I have left on the earth as my legacy....because after all is said and done, isn't that what a God would want of his children?


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Pulse of Orlando

I would just like to take a moment and say that My thoughts go out to the victims and victims families of the people that were killed and hurt at the incident that took place in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 12th, 2016 at the Pulse Night club in Orlando Florida.

While they are saying that this was strictly a terrorist attack, I feel that it was much deeper than terrorism in the name of a God.

For all of you that come across this post, please remember:

Tell the people that you love that you love them every day.
Try not to Judge people.
Do not ever think you are alone, there is always someone that loves you.
Life is fleeting, enjoy every day.

Imagine all the people
Living life in peace... You, ..
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Monday, May 30, 2016


I would like to take a moment out of Our day today to reflect and remember all those who have served and are currently serving.  THANK YOU to our military for your sacrifice and volunteerism and for keeping us safe in our country.

Although it is believed to be the official start of the Summer and a day off of work, I believe that we should NOT forget what Memorial Day is really all about.

So while you are BBQing, and going to parades, please take a moment to Thank a Vet for the gift of Freedom they have given to all of us.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

False Information Flys

One of my biggest pet peeves is the amount of false information that goes around the internet.  Granted, there are places you can go on the internet to find accurate information but it takes time to find and weed out the bullshit.  Whats even worse is that people will beleive just about anything they read, ESPECIALLY, on facebook or any support group out there, which turns out 99.9% of the time to be complete bullshit.

If you have been here before then you know that I had Gastric Sleeve surgery in September of 2014 and have lost a substantial amount of weight.  I belong to a couple of "online" "support" groups and I can not tell you how absolutely annoying some of the morons that belong to them can be.  I suppose that if you have no other support then they will have to do BUT, please do yourself a favor and look up information from credible sources or even better yet, Talk to your doctor or nutritionist for the truth as it pertains to you.  After all, we are all individuals and have different needs.

Some of the misinformation and seriously dumb shit I have read on some of these so called "support" groups lately run the gamut from, Your pouch CAN NOT stretch out, to Im sick all of the time, to can I still drink soda (really? you can't drink anything else?).   I guess what I am saying is that I just do not understand some people...How can you want a life changing operation only to keep the same old habits?  And as far as if your stomach can stretch back out, Yes Virginia, it certainly can if you keep eating like a pig, which, is probably why you are sick all of the time, maybe it has something to do with that soda you refuse to stop drinking?

Other lovely forms of misinformation that run amuck on the internet are; Rawhide being poisonous to dogs, what your pet can and cannot eat, what is wrong with your pet.  The majority of which is all, or at least 90% incorrect. There is NO substitute for picking up your cell phone (remember you can still make a call from those cell phones) and dialing your vet's number if you want to know the TRUTH of what is and is not good for your animals.

While I completely understand that people, for the most, part have every good intention in the world with spreading these falsities, we are probably the stupidest and most gullible of all species.  We only want to believe the worse of things, we find some strange comfort in believing the worst and completely inaccurate information.

So in ending, please folks, do yourself a favor, before you start "sharing" the bullshit, do a little homework, look some things up, see if what you are sharing is crap or legit.  Stop spreading the rumors and lies, a little common sense goes a long way these days!

Peace out

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

I know...I know...

Yeah yeah, I haven't really written anything this month...I've been busy cleaning out my refrigerator.. LOL

Actually I have been trying to do some gardening but the rain this month just will not cooperate !!!  I spent $100 on flowers 2 weeks ago and still haven't been able to get them in the ground!

I dug up my front yard almost 3 weeks ago and haven't had a chance to finish it because of all the rain. Maybe I'll post some pictures when it finally does get finished.

Anyway, no one has pissed me off and I haven't really found anything that interesting to talk about lately.  Hopefully by next week someone will shit in my cornflakes so I can tell you all about it, after all, I do live in PA and work in NJ so there is always someone being an idiot around here!

Peace out,