I know in the past, my blog posts have been few and far between. I am a creature of convenience. I have thoughts at times of posts I’d like to make, by the time I sit down at my computer, I loose that brilliant flash of a possible post I once had.
Recently, I found tumblr. It’s a very interesting blogging platform. No comment system and you can post anything. The other thing that is interesting, is that you can reblog things that interest you.
I have been spending a lot of time on tumblr. I am looking at ways to integrate it into thejoe.com or transfer to it all together.
I have a few tumblr’s that are separated by certain rules. My alter-ego’s if you will. They are:
http://thejoedotcom.tumblr.com/ – My general “tame” tumblr that will not have nudity and cover topics that I find particularly interesting.
http://suchaperv.tumblr.com/ – My “XXX” tumblr that will have extreme nudity and cover topics that I find sexually arousing.
There will be a third tumblr. I will post it and what it’s for when I finish it. It will be tied to one of my new endeavors.
I am hoping to find a way to tie my tumblr posts to this site. I am looking at a few possible plug ins.
In the mean time, the two links above will give you insight into my psyche. :)
Let me start by saying, for those of you that don’t know me well, I am like Lane Meyer’s little brother in “Better Off Dead”. I’ve always sorta been this way. Things just kinda happen for me. With that said, I’ve got an experience that happened to me that I have to share. I can care less whether you believe it or not. But I gotta share this.
Last Sunday, I was on my way home. I decided to stop by KFC and pick up a bucket of chicken for the boys at home. (Angel was in Vegas working) I walked into KFC and it was kind of dead. The workers were kind of just sitting around chatting and there was only one other customer there.
She was about 5’4″, china doll hair cut, nice boobs, great ass. She was wearing just a simple t-shirt (not to clingy, just clingy enough), a loose greyish blue skirt, and some tennis shoes.
A lot has happened since I last posted. On March 8, I turned 40. It was on a Monday. I decided to invite a small handful of people that I considered some of my closer friends and a few new people that I felt I had the potential to become better friends with. It was a good turn out. Twenty-five people showed up, two drove in from Las Vegas, one from San Diego. It was good times.
My son turned 8 years old on March 19th. We had a lot of people that wanted to come for his birthday, but since it was to be at Benihana’s, it was limited to 16 total. He got a lot of presents. He’s big into LEGO this year and boy, did he score. This was good times as well.
Back to me being 40. I really enjoying getting older. Especially since I’m actually getting healthier. Ironic eh? I still haven’t had a cigarette since the beginning of November. I’m spending a lot of time walking on the beach. I’m looking forward to the wind again so I can whip out my kites. We’re looking to get some bicycles. These things are really contributing to my health in a positive way.
I’m starting to look at what’s important to me with more clarity and working towards solid goals. I’ve got some new projects I’m going to start working on soon. Life’s pretty good.
Happy New Year! (The Chinese characters up there mean “Gung hei faat choi” the common greeting during the Chinese/Lunar new year. – Which is today, Valentines Day 2010)
I was going to post something on January 1 but our lives were in a bit of a turmoil. (We lost a major revenue stream – Don’t worry, we’ll be fine)I was going to wait until my 40th Birthday in March but I was up and about tonight. SO, I decided to post some random thoughts now.
It’s been a slow start to what I think will be a great year. This is another reason I chose now to post. Nothing major has been going on. I’ve been spending a lot of time with my wife and my son. Family time has been good. With that said, I want to wish her a very Happy Valentines day! (I love you my dear)
It’s hard to believe that this is our 11th Valentines day together. WOO HOO. I think most people would not have thought I could or would have been married for this long. Well you nay sayers, I have to say… We’re in it for the long haul. :) I know a lot of you can’t make sense of our relationship and how we function, just know that there is much love and we are there for our child. That’s what’s most important ya?
I am still a non-smoking & non-drinking pervert. Angel and I have been attending some group parties to see how they are done here in L.A. We’re still on the fence about when we’re gonna do our own. But, we’ve found a good group in the Valley and have been having a ball. (literally)
We’re starting to look for a new place. We’re planning on staying in the Santa Monica area. Looking closer to the beach. However, I have to admit, Venice still calls to me .
We’ve been playing a lot of WoW lately. Just am not too impressed with other MMO’s that are being released. I’ve been playing around with my multibox teams etc. It’s been fun. Angel and I both have been on a mount kick. We’re shooting for that 100 mount mount! :) Oh, to you idiots that speculate about my life from watching my multibox videos… get a fucking life… you don’t know even a tenth of the story, and you don’t need to!
I AM working on some new websites and possibly some new video work. I may post about them here. phht
I am planning to be prosperous this year, I hope all of yours are as well.
I have been a smoker on and off for the last 27 years. I am not sure why I started smoking. Be it Rebelliousness, thinking it was “cool”, or some other reason. I just remember that I started when I was about 12 years old. I used to go out to the back yard and sit in the far corner and try to smoke. Eventually, I got hooked.
In that time, I have never WANTED to quit. I have had times that I needed to quit. (incarceration, hospital time, etc) I had one time that I “tried” to quit for a living arrangement I was in. (that didn’t work out because my room mates hated my mood swings so bad they actually bought me a pack of smokes and asked me to start again)
This is the first time I have made a conscious decision to quit. On the evening of Nov 1, 2009 I was walking up to the local convenience store from my home. I lit up a cigarette and said to myself, “This tastes like shit” and put it out. That was my last cigarette. I decided that I just didn’t want to smoke anymore. That was that.
It’s been a month. No patch, no pills, no nicotine gum. Surprisingly, no major mood swings.
I get a lot of people going CONGRATS! etc etc. For me, that’s not the point. I did not do it for my health or for any “guilt” reasons. I just decided that I didn’t like doing it anymore. If I decide that I miss it enough, I may just start again. But, they do taste bad and I hate the aftereffects. So, for now, I am a non-smoker.
Believe it or not, it’s been almost 15 years since I have had a driver’s license. I did a lot of traveling and had been using my passport for identification. Most places I’ve been, I never really needed to drive. Angel also loves to drive, she had been driving me pretty much anytime I needed to go anywhere.
The other reason is purely superstitious. Any time I have had a driver’s license in the past, shortly thereafter, I’d get in some sort of legal trouble. So, I had been afraid to get one LOL.
Why after all these years did I decide to get one? Well, simple really, Draylan (my son). There have been times that I’ve needed to drive and usually during those times, Draylan is with me. I never want there to be a situation where I am doing something illegitimate and Draylan would have to suffer or be confused about what is happening.
I think it’s time as well. It’s been very interesting to me that I’ve gone this long without one. LOL
I went to the DMV today and was amazed at how easy it was to “renew” my license. I only had to take an 18 question test and that was it. If you get more than 3 wrong answers, you fail the test. I took the test and was worried about 3 questions that I was unsure about. Ironically, I got all of those 3 right. I got ONE that I thought was right, wrong. LOL
So, I am legal again. Watch out for me on the roads, I’ll smash you with Angel’s suburban.
My immediate family is very alternative in regards as to how most families function. First and foremost in my family, the priority resides with my son. All our decisions and choices ALWAYS take him into consideration first.
When Angel was pregnant with Draylan, we spent several hours a week discussing how we would deal with various situations that might arise with our son. A lot of it was discussion on how we would deal with various potential situations as they arise. Since we could not predict for EVERY possible situation, we spent a lot of time laying out guidelines on how we would deal with situations as they arise.
We know that our views and lifestyle are not the norm. But do know, that we do love and cherish our son dearly. I KNOW that we are very good parents. My argument to most people is simple. Do not question US as to our viability as parents. Take a moment and talk to my son, his words, actions, mannerisms, and personality will speak volumes as to how we are as parents. Read more
For some time now, I’ve been looking for a web framework that I can work with. I’ve been a huge proponent of WordPress, vBulletin, DZOIC, and phpFox. Those allow for very specialized types of sites. Lately, I have been looking for something that is very configurable without me having to re-invent the wheel or code it from scratch.
I’d been looking at Joomla for some time but it just seemed too constricting for MY tastes. I had looked at Drupal in the past and was not impressed. Recently, about a week ago, I decided to take a look at it again. My it has come a ways. Read more
This week 2 years ago (in 2007) I stopped drinking.
I woke up one morning and decided it was time to stop. I have not had a drink of alcohol since. Prior to that, I was a drinking fool! I was drinking like mad. I had gotten to the point in my drinking where I didn’t remember what happened for DAYS in my life.
I can definitely say I have an addictive personality. I’ve been addicted to every drug you can think of. (I’ve not used any narcotic drugs in almost 20 years) Drinking was my last real negative addiction. It slowly spiraled out of hand till one day in August 2007 I said to myself “Enough is enough”. I stopped.
The amazing part is that I don’t really miss it. Plus, I don’t have any issues being around others that are drinking or being around alcohol in general. I still like to go out and have a good time with friends, I drink juice or water and am still able to have a good time. I believe that I am able to do this because I have replaced my addiction to alcohol with a new addiction, Read more
Let me start by saying, “I did not NEED to upgrade my laptop”. I did so because I promised Andrew that when certain things happened, that he would get my late 2008 17″ MacBook Pro. Those things occurred and I made good on my promise. So, I had to get a new computer. This is where the adventure begins.
After some hiccups at the Santa Monica Apple store (idiot clerk and manager), I have a unibody MacBook Pro 17″ with the Anti-Glare (matte) option in hand and take it home. It sits on the shelf for a couple of days while I get the stuff that I normally add to my MacBooks when I buy them. Palmguard, keyboard protector, etc. (this took an act of congress because everyone was out of stock and I had to order it all) Read more