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SGWM living with family while I complete my education online and deal with multiple health issues that have kept me out of work since 2005. I try not to let my problems define me, but you are likely to see many posts I will use as "bitch sessions" to help vent frustrations. I will post what I enjoy in order to share a taste of my life with anyone who cares to know. This means that adult material will likely make its way onto this blog. If you are under the age of 18 (or whatever the legal age is in your neck of the woods), or are otherwise offended by adult material (the nude male form, in particular), than it would be a good idea to leave now. ;-) If I have inadvertently reblogged your copyrighted material that you do not wish to see here, please let me know and I will remove the post immediately. I have no desire to make claim to anyone else's intellectual property.
In rememberance and reverance

A thought provoking perspective. We never know each night as we go to sleep, any moment spent with a loved one, or any other part of our day that we make take for granted may very well be our last.

In rememberance and reverance

A thought provoking perspective. We never know each night as we go to sleep, any moment spent with a loved one, or any other part of our day that we make take for granted may very well be our last.

A thought provoking perspective. We never know each night as we go to sleep, any moment spent with a loved one, or any other part of our day that we make take for granted may very well be our last. The thousands who lost their lives on that horrible day were just at work, traveling home from business or leisure trips, running errands, and/or conducting personal business when life came to a halt for them. We dishonor their memories when we allow ourselves to lose sight of the gift that is life, allow ourselves to become too busy to appreciate our loved ones, allow our desire for material possessions to cloud or completely dissuade us from feeling gratitude for what we already have, and any other aspect of “modern” life that takes our focus away from living it to its fullest. Take a moment every day, look around you, remain aware that your time in this life is precious, and like so many who so suddenly lost their lives 13 years ago today, that time could end without warning. I cry every year on this day for the multitude of loss this day represents. I remember the shock of watching these events unfold on live television at work and being sent home early because the company was afraid banks may be a target and they considered the lives of their employees far more valuable than the profits lost by completely shutting down operations. I remain reverent for what this attack brought to our nation and how it brought us together in our grief and anger, uniting us in ways I have never seen in my lifetime. These are the things I associate with this day and anytime my health problems push me to the point of losing hope, to the point I want my pain to end bad enough to consider ending my time here, these lessons help me remember that hope is one part of the human condition that no one but ourselves can take away from us. If you can, be happy. When opportunity knocks, answer the damn door. If your health changes or begins to fail you, keep fighting and whenever possible, accept the changes that brings to your life and do everything you can to adapt (which is very hard and often takes years, as I continually learn from my own experience). Whatever you do, do not stop fighting, do not stop getting through each day you are given. Know that you are loved, even if you feel completely alone in this world, someone out there loves you and holds you in his or her heart. Be kind to one another, you have no way of knowing the path someone else is on and the pain that person may suffer as a result. Open your heart and mind to new possibilities, cultures, and experiences, the lessons learned from such exposure can enrich your life in ways you cannot even begin to imagine. If you do nothing else today, at least take a moment to reflect on what this day means to you, how it changed your life, and how you can use that knowledge to guide your path moving forward. Thank you, if you made it this far in my post, for taking the time to read my little rant. My new medication is making me more emotional than usual (which is already more emotional than many) and thus, I had a lot I wished to express after reading this meme

A thought provoking perspective. We never know each night as we go to sleep, any moment spent with a loved one, or any other part of our day that we make take for granted may very well be our last. The thousands who lost their lives on that horrible day were just at work, traveling home from business or leisure trips, running errands, and/or conducting personal business when life came to a halt for them. We dishonor their memories when we allow ourselves to lose sight of the gift that is life, allow ourselves to become too busy to appreciate our loved ones, allow our desire for material possessions to cloud or completely dissuade us from feeling gratitude for what we already have, and any other aspect of “modern” life that takes our focus away from living it to its fullest. Take a moment every day, look around you, remain aware that your time in this life is precious, and like so many who so suddenly lost their lives 13 years ago today, that time could end without warning. I cry every year on this day for the multitude of loss this day represents. I remember the shock of watching these events unfold on live television at work and being sent home early because the company was afraid banks may be a target and they considered the lives of their employees far more valuable than the profits lost by completely shutting down operations. I remain reverent for what this attack brought to our nation and how it brought us together in our grief and anger, uniting us in ways I have never seen in my lifetime. These are the things I associate with this day and anytime my health problems push me to the point of losing hope, to the point I want my pain to end bad enough to consider ending my time here, these lessons help me remember that hope is one part of the human condition that no one but ourselves can take away from us. If you can, be happy. When opportunity knocks, answer the damn door. If your health changes or begins to fail you, keep fighting and whenever possible, accept the changes that brings to your life and do everything you can to adapt (which is very hard and often takes years, as I continually learn from my own experience). Whatever you do, do not stop fighting, do not stop getting through each day you are given. Know that you are loved, even if you feel completely alone in this world, someone out there loves you and holds you in his or her heart. Be kind to one another, you have no way of knowing the path someone else is on and the pain that person may suffer as a result. Open your heart and mind to new possibilities, cultures, and experiences, the lessons learned from such exposure can enrich your life in ways you cannot even begin to imagine. If you do nothing else today, at least take a moment to reflect on what this day means to you, how it changed your life, and how you can use that knowledge to guide your path moving forward. Thank you, if you made it this far in my post, for taking the time to read my little rant. My new medication is making me more emotional than usual (which is already more emotional than many) and thus, I had a lot I wished to express after reading this meme

Bamboo & Cherry Shrimp

You just know he’s thinking “Out of my way pipsqueak, I have poops bigger than you.” :-)

Bamboo & Cherry Shrimp

You just know he’s thinking “Out of my way pipsqueak, I have poops bigger than you.” :-)

You just know he’s thinking “Out of my way pipsqueak, I have poops bigger than you.” :-)

You just know he’s thinking “Out of my way pipsqueak, I have poops bigger than you.” :-)

Very cool and absolutely stunning. This person flew a drone with an action camera attached into the heart of a fireworks display. The results are very beautiful, particularly near the end where the action plays in reverse for a few seconds. :-)

(Source: youtube.com)

Safe In My Hands

Watch this heartfelt animated short film and download Eli Lieb’s “Safe In My Hands” single free from Allstate. Get the remix too! #OutHoldingHands

Kudos to #Allstate for taking a socially responsible stand for equality.

(Source: lgbt.allstateonline.com)

Does it look to anyone else like she tied one on last night & passed out face-down on the bad? Perhaps I should roll her over. ;-)

Does it look to anyone else like she tied one on last night & passed out face-down on the bad? Perhaps I should roll her over. ;-)

Finally snapped a shot of this allusive little guy living in the water-drainage pipe at the end of the driveway. :-)

Finally snapped a shot of this allusive little guy living in the water-drainage pipe at the end of the driveway. :-)

valerorioja:

Sergio Contreras by Valero Rioja #valeroriojaphotography


There are no words. ;-)

valerorioja:

Sergio Contreras by Valero Rioja #valeroriojaphotography

There are no words. ;-)

(via furrybarber)

Love me some Nick Beeler! 😃
 

(Source: hot4hairy)