Monday, October 31, 2005

Me, a Gentleman?

The Gentleman
Deliberate Gentle Love Master (DGLMm)

Steady & mature. You are The Gentleman.

For anyone looking for an even-keeled, considerate lover, you're their man. You're sophisticated. You know what you want both in a relationship and outside of it. You have a substantial romantic side, and you're experienced enough sexually to handle yourself in that arena, too. Your future relationships will be long-lasting; you're classic "marrying material," a prize in the eyes of many.

It's possible that behind it all, you're a bit of a male slut. Your best friends know that in relationships you're fundamentally sex-driven. You're a safe, reliable guy, who does get laid. In a lot of ways, you're like a well-worn, comfortable pair of socks. Did you ever jack off into one of those? All the time.

Your exact opposite:
The Last Man on Earth

Random Brutal Sex Dreamer
Your ideal mate is NOT a nut-job. He is giving and loving, like you, but also experienced. Avoid the The False Messiah at all fucking costs.


CONSIDER: The Gentleman, someone just like you.


Link: The 32-Type Dating Test by OkCupid - Free Online Dating.
My profile name: mykelj

Sunday, October 30, 2005

MAN OF THE WEEK


In High School, a couple of decades ago, I was a gymnast. Ever since then I have tried to follow gymnastics. From the days of Bart Conner to today. But the month of August's INSTINCT cover caught my eye. I had heard of this National Gymnast Champion before but I didn't know he actually was "out". Way to go Graham, not only are you HOT and a fantastic athlete but also a courageous young man.

Hats off to my MAN OF THE WEEK:

GRAHAM ACKERMAN

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Hangovers and Grandfathers

Now that I have had a few hours and several rum & cokes to soften the blow, I'm now able to entertain the ideal of being a grandfather. It was inevitable that this day would come. I mean I have four kids, so sooner or later I was determined to become a grandfather. At first it brought my mortality into light. (that's my mortality, not my morality, that's always in question!)

Being a grandpa sounds like I'm an old man. When I think of grandfathers I think of old balding men. Not virile, young gay men. Not that I'm all that virile anymore and god knows I'm not as young as I used to be, but I am gay.

I don't think I know any gay grandpas. Maybe I can start a club. The Gay Grandpa Club.

But thinking further on it I decided this was an opportunity to have another chance of molding and influencing another life. For the good, hopefully. And the thought of holding a little baby again sounds very nice. There is just something about babies that brings something out in a gay man. That's all I need is for more of my feminine side to come out!

Anyway, I'm happy about it. Excited and thankful. So I went out last night with DJ and Silver to celebrate. We had dinner at 'ZA, a new pizza place that once used to be UNOS, and then hit the bars. Most of our old hangouts had either closed or lost their liquor license so we found a new gay bar that some of our old bartender buddies had opened up. It was great. Good atmosphere, good part of town and of course THE hottest bartender in Cincy. His name is Mike and at 39 he still looks yummy. As I told him last night he was like a fine wine, just gets better with age. We also found out that one of the old gay standby for eats in Cincinnati had closed and reopened as a Video Bar, called Union Station. They have one in Columbus that we love, so hopefully this one will be just as good.

We got home around 1:15 and the celebration was ended.
Now back to reality today.
Nursing a hangover as a potential grandpa feels the same as it always has. Maybe I need to read this SITE more often.
Somethings never change.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Ask and You Shall Receive

For my 200th post yesterday I wanted to write something exciting or at least interesting, but at the time I posted, I had nothing, so hence the horse's ass.

I should have waited a few hours...

While at work yesterday about 2:30 or so I was looking out my window that faces a main street that runs through the neighborhood where our office is located. The area is a mix of commercial and residential, and is in one of the "bad" neighborhoods. High crime rate etc. As I looked out into the road I saw two local police officers in the middle of the road, with their guns drawn on a man who was lying face down in the road. Within the next few seconds 4 or 5 City Police and a sheriff came flying into our lot.

Of course I wanted to know what was going on and went outside. As I did one of the police officers (who was not good looking at all) met me at the door.

"We have 3 bank robbery suspects that have jumped your fence and are on your lot, you need to lock your door and your service gate immediately."

Which I did, Immediately!

Fortunate for me, but unfortunate for them, all three suspects were apprehended in a short amount of time. Everything was clear within a half an hour. No shots fired, no blood loss, and not even a TV news reporter asked to interview me!

What's this world coming to?

Then today I receive a phone call at work from my oldest son J1.

"Hey Dad."
"Hey, what's up?"
"Not too much, you busy?"
"No, not really. You okay?"
"Yeah, I just wanted to call to let you know that Amanda and I are getting married and that your going to be a grandpa."

Just last night I told DJ that I would hope my kids would make me a grandpa soon, as I want my grandchildren to know who I am. See you should be careful what you ask for!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Post # 200

For my 200th blog post I wanted to do something exciting, or interesting, or at the least poignant. But alas, I could not think of anything that warranted those descriptions so instead I have jumped onto the Half-Nekkid Thursday Bandwagon. Don't know what that is, well check it all out here:

HNT_1

Now I'm not going to start being pornographic or anything like that, as I am somewhat modest when it comes to things like that (plus my mom reads my blog). But Half Nekkid Thursdays are not necessarily all about that. According to the guidelines it can be of anyone or any body part, but I have to take the picture or have someone take it for me. So I can't just go search the net and post anyone's half-nekkid ass.

So for post number 200 here is my first admission to Half-Nekkid Thursday:

I know it's not what your were expecting, but hey there will be other Thursdays! I took this picture on our recent trip to St. Louis at the Budweiser Brewery. Nothing quite as beautiful as a Clydesdale's ass is there??

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Face Lift



It was time.
I knew it had to be done.
No price would be too high, as it's all about apperances.

You have to look good. No you have to look GREAT.
How is anyone going to notice you with all the other blogs out there?

Reality got a face lift.

Hope you all enjoy the new look.

Bea is for Silver...I never looked better!

You May Go On And Do So


These were the words spoken in reply when Rosa Parks was told that she could be arrested for not giving up her seat on the bus in 1955.

Mrs. Parks died Monday evening at her home of natural causes, with close friends by her side. The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, Ms. Parks had to move from her home in Alabama and relocate to Detroit to get work. Her and Her husband Raymond worked for the advancement of youth in the Detroit area with the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development. The institute, incorporated in 1987, is devoted to developing leadership among Detroit's young people and initiating them into the struggle for civil rights. In 1996, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, awarded to civilians making outstanding contributions to American life. In 1999, she was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor. In 2002, her landlord threatened to evict her from her high-rise apartment in downtown Detroit after her caregivers missed rental payments. Riverfront Associates decided in October 2004 to let her live there rent-free permanently.

She not only was a role model for the black community, but a leader for all people.

Monday, October 24, 2005

I Don't Want To

I did not want to get up yesterday morning. Hell, I didn't want to get up this morning either, but back to yesterday.

Yesterday was Sunday, my only day off in my six day a week job. My boys were here and they were already up. DJ was up as well. I had to get up because he had to be at work at 1:00 p.m. and due to the big Bengals-Pittsburgh game (which also started at 1:00) he would have had no where to park. So I was to get up take him in, then spend some time over at Silver's house, then to my mom's, then take my boys home. But I didn't want to get up. It was already 10:30 a.m. when I heard DJ.

"Time to get up." He smiles
"I don't want to, I have other options." I roll over.
"What's that?"
"Teleportation." I squint my eyes... "it's not working."

Think about that, if we could just by a blink of our eye teleport ourselves or others where they need to be. No more traffic hassles. No more spending a fortune for gas. No more late for work or school. But then what if something goes wrong and your body particles are scattered from here to who knows where?

Oh well, it didn't work anyway. I had to get up.
It didn't work this morning either.

I found this interesting...
You are most like Anakin Skywalker~Struggling for self-assurance over hidden angst, you are highly adept and full of surprises.

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Man of the Week


If this week's Man of the Week is any indication of what lives in Canada, I just found another reason to move there!

Shawn Roberts, is so far a fairly unknown actor. At the age of ten, His first role was a guest appearance on the TV series Sirens in 1994. In 1999, he made guest appearances on Real Kids, Real Adventures, La Femme Nikita, The Famous Jett Jackson and Twice in a Lifetime. As well, he played Peter in the TV movie Sea People, starring Hume Cronyn, and made his feature film debut as Daniel in Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang (1999). The role of Cody in the big budget blockbuster, X-Men (2000), launched Roberts into the big time. Roles in Hollywood pictures such as Get Over It (2001) starring Kirsten Dunst and The House on Turk Street (2002) starring Samuel L. Jackson, were followed by a regular role on the hit TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation. After playing Dean on the show from 2002 to 2003, Roberts moved back into film work, with small roles in Detention (2003), Taking Lives (2004), A Home at the End of the World (2004) and a starring role in Going the Distance (2004). A natural athlete, Shawn Roberts actually performed several of the stunts in the movie, including surfing on top of a moving Winnebago. Most recently he was killed off in the first ten minutes of Land of the Dead. (2005) and is currently filming Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and Skinwalkers.

I am sure we will see more of Shawn in the future, at least I hope so!!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Educating Michael

I thought I was pretty intelligent. I mean I have some college education and I have lived 45 years, that counts for something right? Okay then I should be able to name three types of fossil fuels, right? Or how long does it take for the sunlight to hit the earth? Well I didn't.

And not being Catholic, I had no idea that the Fisherman's Ring was worn by the Pope.

Playing Trivial Pursuit is only fun if I get History or Entertainment questions. I never liked science. DJ, my two youngest sons, J2 and AT and I played Trivial Pursuit last night. We gave them an advantage and allowed them to have multiple choice answers. DJ didn't need any help, as he got questions like; Who is the friendly Ghost? and What was the name of the Sheriff on the Andy Griffith Show? What was the number on the USS Enterprise?

Why couldn't I get those kind of questions?

And by the way, three types of fossil fuels are; gasoline, oil and coal.

P.S. I have added some new links, check them out!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Color Fall


Fall should have it's own color. Fall should be a color. Just two weeks ago I took my two youngest boys home. They live in a rural area north of Cincinnati. The drive there is mostly hills, trees and farmland. Two weeks ago the colors along side the road were dull green. Within two weeks the dull green has exploded in the color of autumn.

There is not a more beautiful season than fall. Nature spreads it's palette out completely for us to admire.

Get out and take a walk, enjoy the color fall.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

One of Those Days

Ever have one of those mornings that you know, when you get up it's going to be one of those days. You know the kind, where nothing goes right?
That was me this morning. I knew the minute the alarm went off that I should just stay in bed. But, you have a job, people depend on you, and I like having a paycheck so I get up. As I finish my shower I go to step out and my left leg gives out on me and ...

BLAM

I fall on my ass in the shower hitting my head on the towel rack on the back wall. Luckily I was able to catch myself so as not to damage anything important. But I now have a headache, and my pride is hurt just a bit. I've heard of people falling in shower before, I just never thought I'd be one of them.

Fortunately since the shower incident, things have been going better. I mean it has to get better than that? Right?

Sunday, October 16, 2005

MAN OF THE WEEK~Reintroduction

Some have asked for me to reintroduce my weekly post which was called "Man of the Week" So I thought I'd give it a try and see how long I can find "hotties" to post that hopefully are not the old run of the mill, Jakes, Brads, and Ians. You know something different and not as common. So here is the first of possibly many weekly installments:

According to his bio on IMDB, he is 33, which I couldn't believe as he looks so much younger and his first acting gig was on May 5, 1998, playing Gage Petronzi in Season 2 Episode 20, titled Go Fish on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (I'll have to watch that episode again and check him out). Since then he has stared with major players such as Kate Beckinsale in "Underworld", Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman in "The Human Stain". Now he is in his own FOX TV series, called Prison Break, where he purposely is arrested and incarcerated in the same prison as his brother (played by equally hot Dominic Purcell) in hopes to make a prison break (hence the title) as his brother is falsely imprisoned. Keep an eye on this weeks Man of the Week, as I am sure we will be seeing more of him.

WENTWORTH MILLER


Fright Night 2005

Last night was the night. It was a perfect setting for our annual visit to the what was called this year, "LAND OF ILLUSIONS". A full moon, perfect October weather, the correct amounts of rum & coke,the family and about 10,000 other people!

Yeah, that might be an exaggeration, but the lines were incredibly long. Too long. Well every cloud has a silver lining so lets give the pros and cons of last nights haunted house trip:

We will start with cons:

The bathrooms: Nasty. Well except that there was what I call a piss trough were about 8 -10 men can stand next to each other and piss into a trough. Great way to catch a peek. So I guess we could call that a pro..

The Lines: The only thing that didn't have a line was the bathroom. Probably because they were so filthy, or because the homophobes were just pee shy. There were four different events you could walk through; the Haunted Trails, Krazy Killer Klowns, Dr. Psycho's Estate, and Tomb of Terror. The line for the trail was over and hour. Luckily the actual trail was about 45 minutes. Killer Klowns was another 40 minutes, not worth it. Dr. Psycho was another 35 minute wait and last but not least Tomb of Terror was only 15 minute wait, but that was because it was now after 1:00 a.m. and everyone had left by then. We arrived at 9:45 p.m. Got home at 2:35 a.m.

Other than that it was pretty great night and here's why...
Pros:

Hot Guys: Besides DJ and I there were other HOT guys there. Many other hot guys there. (not in our party of course) Red and I scoped out the guys most of the night. She of course was looking for herself. I of course, was also looking for her.

Little Soccer Princess: That would be DJ's little sister. She is 15. A doll baby but completely terrified of; EVERYTHING. Chainsaw sounds send her into a running scream. Killer Klowns standing near her cause bladder malfunction. Even other people in line can touch her or jump and she screamed. Always good to take one terrified person on the trip with you. It's worth it.

Event Site: Even though it is a 30 minute drive for us to get to the location of the site, it's worth it as the parking was good for all the people that they had, and the event itself was very well orchestrated. The monsters were very good, the trail was awesome and even the mechanical tricks were great.

But the highlight of our entire evening was going through the haunted trail. Budlight and I headed the party through the trail and at the end they had a field of corn, kind of like the movie "Children of the Corn" or "Jeepers Creepers" with scarecrows hung along the trail. Budlight decided the best way to make sure they were mannequins or real was to grab their crotch. As we went through she would yell out to the group "FAKE" or "REAL" so were hear...fake...fake...fake...fake...REAL! Yeah one of them was real, and she said he was sporting wood. Gives a whole new meaning to HUNG SCARECROWS...Why didn't I think of doing that to warn the others?!

All in all another great Family Fright Night.
So where are we going next weekend?

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Tonight's the Night


Tonight's the night I've been looking forward to for the last two weeks. The Family Fright Night. I know sad huh? A grown man looking forward to haunted houses. But we have so much fun. Of course we have a few drinks first and that makes it even more fun. How many times have you went through a haunted house liquored up. Try it.

The fun part of the whole escapade is that we go with a large group of family, DJ's family. Ranging from 15 - 50 in age and we get more laughs than frights. For instance; "Budlight" (DJ's sister) is 21 and she is scared to death of Mike Meyers. Last year while going through a haunted house, DJ's uncle informed "Mike Meyers" of this fear that Budlight had. He then decided to follow her through the entire haunted house and then began chasing her outside of the house where Budlight proceeded to run into a port-a-let screaming! Now that's fun!

So tonight's the night. I will return tomorrow with horror stories...

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Something Different

The long weekend went well. Yes, I said long weekend. I got Monday off in observance of Columbus Day. The company treated us to lunch at Red Lobster, which was well worth the day off. But before Monday I had a weekend with my boys. We went to a car show on Saturday evening. I'm not into cars, byt they are, and we had a good time. Seeing the old cars was fun and to see the prices these people pay for these cars are unbelievable. The boys really enjoyed it, they gave up spaghetti dinner for the car show, so it must have been worth it.

I took them home on Sunday and the decided I needed a haircut. So I got out the clippers and began to cut my hair. I've been cutting my own hair for sometime now so it wasn't anything unusual. But I wanted something different, so I did it. I cut my hair off. I mean completely off. My hair is about a sixteenth of an inch around my entire head. The hair in my goatee is longer than on my head. Well it is different. DJ likes it. He says it's hot. I think it's weird so today I'm heading to Old Navy to pick up some ball caps. I am sure by Christmas it should be grown back.
Everyone has told me it makes me look younger, so I suppose there is an advantage to it. But oh well, I did it myself so there is no one to blame.

Work has been slow so far this week and the office has been empty the last few days as DJ's grandfather is back in the hospital so his grandmother has been staying at the hospital with him instead of coming into the office. Which is bad for him, but good for me. So another week, and the weekend is on it's way. Ready for the Haunted Houses on Saturday.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

187 Posts Later

Roughly a year ago I moved my blog to Blogger after using another blog host for 6 months. Since then I've have been very happy with Blogger and have no desire to move or get my own blog space as some of my blog friends have done. Mainly because I am not as active blogging as I was a year ago. But who knows maybe in the future. For now I'll remain here satisfied and keep blogging.

As I look back at my post from last year I noticed that no too much has changed in a year. I have moved from the city to the suburbs, and I have added another cat to our home but other than that things have been pretty much the same. This time last year we were in the heat of the Presidential Campaign, and hoping for a change, which as we all know didn't happen. All we have gotten since is more lies and two new Supreme Court Justices, otherwise known as Friends of George. We were also in the midst of the Boston Red Sox break of the curse. This year I don't even have a clue about baseball.

Also last year at this time we were doing the Family Fright Nights. DJ and his family love Halloween and they make their travel across the Greater Cincinnati Area to visit as many haunted houses as possible. This year we are starting this annual family outing next Saturday night when we will return to the Haunted Woods. This year they have added a haunted maze, which sounds like a hell of a lot of fun and terror!

One thing I noticed that I have dropped from my blog entries were the Man of the Week Entries. One of the main reasons for that was I was getting hits on the site for people looking for nudes of celebrities, which I never posted any nudes. (I keep those for my own personal pleasure) So to celebrate my full year on Blogger and my 187 posts I am going to post my choice for not Man of the Week, but my MAN OF THE YEAR... For obvious reasons.

Friday, October 07, 2005

I'm NOT Bea Arthur!


Ajax was talking the other day about what to be for Halloween this year. It reminded me of a day just a few days ago when DJ and I were out shopping and decided to stop in at the Halloween Store and check out costumes. You know get a jump ahead on the newest and hottest Halloween costumes for this season. We looked around and I find nothing that really caught our attention. Then I hear DJ making some kind of groaning, grunting sex noise so I run over to his aisle to see what all the commotion was about. He handed me a costume and says...

"This is hot, you'd look really hot in this. We could just buy it now and you wouldn't even have to wear it at the Halloween party. Just wear it for me...But of course no underwear on under it"

It was a Marc Antony costume. You know like the one that Brad Pitt wore in "Troy"

I tried to imagine me in that costume. The breastplate would hide my bulging mid-section, and the shin-straps on the sandals would accenuate my hot legs. And the skirt (tunic) is pretty hot. I actually thought the huge sword was pretty hot. But for me?

Well I'm sure I'd look better as a Gladiator than I did as Cruella Deville a few years ago. Then there was that time I dressed, well I did drag...
Bea Arthur would have been proud.
Yeah I think I'll go as a Greek Warrior.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Let's Get it Right

All I've wanted to say the last week to my doctors is...Come on let's get it right!

After a week of blood tests, spinal taps and other intrusive medical testing, the doctors have determined that I do not suffer from Diabetes. This is a good thing. I am pleased.

What they have determined though is that I'm suffering from progression of my MS. That is something that is inevitable. The dizziness and weakness is due to damage to some of my Peripheral Nerves and a slight case of Peripheral Neuropathy. Which is common in MS patients. Due to an infection in those damaged nerves my blood pressure and blood glucose levels became erratic.

This is something I can deal with, the MS. I've been dealing with it now for almost 15 years, so I can deal. Dealing with diabetes would have been something a little more difficult, as I love to eat, and love to eat unhealthy. I know I should change my diet, and I have made some changes such as going to diet soda instead of the full blown sugar-ade. I have also been limiting the amount of red meat in my diet and eating leaner meats. All in all I think I can handle this. I am just hoping that DJ can adapt with me.

Going to dinner with Veruca tonight, haven't hung with him in months now. Hopefully we can catch up on everything that has been going on. It will be good to see him again. Hopefully he is managing his mid-life crisis...Kare Bear sent an e-mail last week and she has all moved to Savannah, Georgia with her husband and daughter. Today I seen that tropical storm Tammy is headed that way, figures. She said she would call once they get settled. I hope things go well with them there. Her baby is due soon and maybe, just maybe DJ and I can make a trip down to see them afterwards.

So that's an update for now, got the boys this weekend so surely I will have something to share! Have a great Hump Day.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Sugar Sugar, Oh Honey, Honey

Remember that old Archie's Song from the 60's...Well this is not a posting about that, just wanted to know if you remembered. Sorry for the lack of postings but this has been some kind of week. After returning from vacation I got a little bug. Aching, feeling run down, lightheaded and just plain blah. I attributed to my MS, but it continued to get worse, so off to the doctor I went.

It wasn't my MS. They took blood tests and blood tests and more blood test. Even took an echocardigram. (fancy word for sonogram of the heart). What the doctor determined, by a glucose test and urine test, was that it seemed that I was diabetic. The glucose test of 273 was a dead give away.

So for the past five days I have to "prick" (I finally get to use that word in my blog!) my finger, every 2 hours and check my glucose level and record it to return to the doctor for their amusement. Not to mention I have to give up Mountain Dew, chocolate and all the other wonderful food items that I enjoy so much. Once I give them my report with the additional food intake information, they (being the doctors) will determine the course of action, which is one of three options; change of diet/oral medication/injections. None of these are something I would choose. I'd choose eat what I want, when I want until the day I die. But that really is the reason I'm in this situation, so maybe I better listen to the medical professionals.

So, I've been a little preoccupied this week but I promise to be around a little more this next week. And by the way, Happy October!