Actions Speak Louder


“We can’t drive our SUVs, and eat whatever we want, and keep our homes at 72 [degrees] all the time, whether we live in the desert or the tundra, and keep consuming 25% of the world’s resources with just 4% of the world’s population… That’s not going to happen.” Barack Obama


Yes, those are the words of our current president and yet….



And I have to wonder…who is paying for his smokes? Do you think if he had to $8 a pack  himself he might be wondering if his personal freedoms had been tromped on? I’m just saying…

Technical Difficulties Part 87

Okay, for the last two days I’ve been trying to upload pics to the blog and well, forget about it Stevie, ain’t gonna happen. My usually reliable source for internet and blogging issues tested it and it worked fine for her, so apparently there is some anti-picture gremlin now residing in my computer.

This reminds me of when I first got this blog self hosted and couldn’t for the life of me insert a video, something I’d been doing for years. Suddenly, no go – won’t work. Forget about it Steveie. I downloaded plugins, employed secret codes, special incantations and offered it money but no go Stevie.

The idea of blogging without benefit of images really annoys the hell out of me. So, I will be madly working away to solve this current mystery. Please bear with me.



Well, apparently it all started when I decided to upgrade the flash player to version 10 – unbeknownst to moi, it wreaks havoc with the image uploader. Damn! Back to photobucket for me I guess. Too bad, I’d really gotten used to that uploader. The offered “solutions” don’t really grab me although I will probably be forced to make them and upgrade to wp 2.7.1 which is a freaking freak show if you ask me – but anyway – below, painfully inserted one by one and by hand via link are the pictures I wanted to post.

Since it’s been a pretty fubar kind of day I could use a laugh, how about you?

The Bondage of Stuff

(I dedicate this to my friend Ange, who was the inspiration. WC)

Okay man,
I’ve had enough
I’m gettin’ over
my bondage of stuff

Not takin’ things
off the cuff
Gotta throw away
what’s in my duff

If you get in my way
I could get gruff
So shut your mouth
don’t gimme no guff

Gonna blow this down
gonna have to huff
gotta turn it around
gonna have to puff

And when I’m thru
it might be rough
Cuz Lord knows
I’ll miss my stuff

But I’m keepin’ my prayer
of hangin’ tough
Cuz I just can’t live
in the Bondage of Stuff.

copyright 2008

Ten Ways To Ensure Your Life Does or Doesn’t Suck Wet Mops


Does Suck: Take every single thing anyone says to you personally. This promises to make you feel as bad about yourself as humanly possible. Hell, you can even take the newscast personally if you want to give yourself a triple bonus.

Doesn’t Suck: Never take anything personally, even if it is meant that way. Know from the bottom of your heart and in every fiber of your soul that you are the best and everyone thinks so.


Does Suck: Read only bad news about people, the world, politics, global affairs, the internet. Oh, and don’t forget to check the obits and crime stats on a daily basis, cuz there is some great depressing stuff in there.

Doesn’t Suck: Never read anything but t.v. Guide and fashion magazines. They are filled with beautiful photos of beautiful people and by ozmosis, you too can be one of them.


Does Suck: Always believe that what other people have is so much better than what you have. Coveting what others have is a surefire way to see nothing but shades of grey in your own life. The grass is always greener on the other side and apparently there is a special turf builder afforded to only a special few.

Doesn’t Suck: Realize that everyone has crabgrass in their lawn, despite the amount of care and chemicals given to said lawns. Stick to your own lawn, at least you know where the weeds and the sink holes are.


Does Suck: When you look in the mirror, focus on every physical flaw you can find, while simultaneously scanning fashion magazines (for men, GQ is your sure bet) because there is no way you could possibly compete with anoerexic, air-brushed, photo-shopped super models even if you had a beauty makeover team working on you 24/7.

Doesn’t Suck: When you look in the mirror, imagine yourself as the young beauty or handsome stud of your highschool or college days. Dress according to that lovely image and do so with attitude, eventually, people will start to see what you see.


Does Suck: Never voice an opinion that could possibly be construed as offensive in any way. If you do, you are doomed if you long for a career in politics, public relations or morning talk show host status. Stick with the blandest statements possible and never say what you really think.

Doesn’t Suck: Tell anyone who will listen what you really think about everything. Take no prisoners and make sure no one is uninformed on your latest theories and conclusions. Feel free to be graphic and painfully candid. It won’t win you any popularity contests but you will sleep like a baby and never suffer from road rage, depression or crankiness.


Does Suck: Never buy yourself anything new – stick to thrift shops and hand me downs. Convince yourself that you can’t afford even the smallest luxury because money is dear and the price of gas is going to drive you to homelessness.

Doesn’t Suck: Buy as much cool stuff as you can possibly charge on your charge cards. That is what they are there after all, right? If you run out of chargeable credit on your cards, ask your lover, mother, sister or cousin to buy you stuff. You’d be surprised how often they’ll say yes.


Does Suck: Believe everything written in newspapers or uttered on newscasts. Be as afraid of these outlets hope to make you. Believe that the world is coming to an end and you definitely will not be one of those who will survive the collapse of the civilized world. Or if you do, that you will end up as some sort of mutant that makes the folks on I Am Legend, look like little bo peep.

Doesn’t Suck: Only use newspapers for paper machete projects or wrapping garbage. Believe the world will go on forever and you are one of its stars. It may come to an end but why create worry lines and crow’s feet just in case that happens? If it does come to an end, you will be in a happy party mood and will enjoy it more.


Does Suck: Be depressed by anyone else’s success – especially if it is in any way related to your own goals, dreams or desires. After all, there are only so many lucky breaks to go along and they are runnning out daily.

Doesn’t Suck: Praise everyone’s success, for their success could be your success, especially if they need a personal assistant who gets to do cool things. If it’s someone you know, be all the gladder – because – hey if they can do it, well heck you can do it too. No problem.


Does Suck: Worry about everything that may happen to you, your family, and the world. Carry a rosary with you at all times, so that God will know you are praying for the madness to end – you might as well hedge your bets in case it comes down to choosing you or some other schlub getting into the pearly gates.

Doesn’t Suck: Never worry about anything, just assume God or the Universe will take care of it or possibly your room mate. Worry is bad for the smooth skin of the face and makes you grumpy – but beyond that does absolutely nothing. Besides, the less worried you are the more likely some hot guy or babe is going to want to date you.


Does Suck: And finally, never see anything good in anything you do. Constantly long to know the secrets of what other people do but at the same time know you are not worthy to know these secrets much less carry them off, should the slight chance of your discovering them ever happen..

Doesn’t Suck: See good in everything you do, even if it’s just picking your nose, because after all, your nose appreciates it, doesn’t it?

So, there you have it, a complete guide to make your life suck or not suck wet mops. Which one do you like?