Tag: TMI Thursday

TMI Thursday Again, only two days late: Call Me

CALL ME

  • Do you still have a land line?
    • I’d been using Vonage for some time until the fees which are essentially money grabs really irked me. And by this point more calls go to my Google Voice than anything. I can point it to whatever I wish. So when the cable company came around offering cheapo voip – I took it. Don’t use it other than when the cell service goes belly up for some reason.
  • Which cell phone do you use and why?
    • It’s a Samsung SCH-R910 aka Indulge. It’s a couple years old but it has the extended battery which I really like.
  • Which provider do you use? Is there really a difference?
    • MetroPCS which is essentially T-Mobile now. Which is kind of funny since my first cell phone was with OmniPoint which became VoiceStream then got bought by T-Mobile. Now T-Mobile bought MetroPCS. Which is odd because I still have a $54 credit with T-Mobile proper.
  • If you call someone and they don’t pick up, do you leave a message?
    • Depends on if I really need to reach them.
  • When you have a missed call (with no message), do you call the person back?
    • Yes I have.
  • Do you txt willingly or reluctantly? How are your skills?
    • I love Swype and voice type. So yeah, big on texting.
  • Has your cell replaced your camera?
    • Yes it has.  Photos still get uploaded to Flickr and Facebook.
  • Selfies….
    • Not really big on them for some reason.
  • How many apps do you have? Which is your favorite and why?
    • I’ve got a ton of apps on the phone. Just counted – 75 apps
    • Favorites are the Bar Code Scanner, DuoLingo, WordPress, Google Authenticator, EchoLink, Zipcar and ElectroDroid.
  • What would life be like with no cell/smart phone for one month?
    • Very strange. I’ve come to depend on the networking and features of the phone.

BONUS

  • How much has your cell phone become a part of your sex life?
    • Occasional photo exchanges with my SO.
  • Sexting
    • Not really – I prefer the real thing.
  • hookup apps
    • None.
  • selfies
    • Hardly any.
  • video
    • Yes of course, but not what you think. Instead I get politicians on video making idiotic statements. It’s more fun that way.
  • GPS
    • If it only worked 100% yes.
  • more?
    • What more could you want?

TMI Thursday Again(Except on Friday): The War on Christmas

Sean at Just a Jeep Guy started it, now all the cool kids are doing it

THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS 2013

  • Which religion or faith do you belong to, if any?
    • I am an atheist. So no faith required.
  • What is your opinion of Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays?
    • I’m sure to say Happy Holidays because I know it will get the religious idiots underwear in a bunch. That’s particularly evident in Rhode Island right now. Governor Chafee last year called it a Holiday Tree and caught holy hell for it, this year he calls it a Christmas Tree. I call it a pagan symbol of renewal.
  • Holiday music on the radio? When and how much?
    • I do not listen to radio anymore. It’s my music library or the highway. And I generally abhor Christmas music, even the secular variety. Makes me want to murder an elf.
  • When do you start decorating? Do you?
    • Past few years we haven’t even put up a tree – we’ve been on the road to family or with friends for the holiday so there’s really no point. Maybe this year and it’ll be like the week before and it comes down New Years Day.
  • White lights or multi colored?
    • Multi-color thank you very much. Now that a little money is coming in I might get 10 or so meters of those addressable RGB LED strips and put those on the tree and use my Arduino or RasPi to drive it.
  • Gift cards, cash or actually shopped-for presents?
    • Gift cards are a little offensive. It means you don’t know me well enough to know what I might want. I’ve never given one either.
  • Christmas cards and or family update letters are…
    • With Facebook, WordPress, and email holiday greetings are less expensive and less hassle that way. 
  • Snow is…
    • Horrid! I hate snow. And I’m watching the forecasts – first they said 2″ of snow this weekend, then it went 4 to 8 inches, now we’re down to 2 to 4 inches. Watch, I recommended a friend on facebook purchase a snow blower – if she buys one all we’ll get is a dusting.
  • Have you been a good little boy this year?
    • Yes I have. I’m generally a pretty good guy until you really, and I mean really piss me off. Then all bets are off.
  • RAPID FIRE FAVORITES:
    • FoodA Christmas Ham is nice. Maybe with some candied yams, a broccoli casserole.
    • DessertThese little sugar balls. They’re awesome.
    • DrinkLots of wine.
    • Holiday movieNone of the Above.
    • Holiday musicLike I said, when I hear holiday music I want to murder an elf.
    • Holiday traditionNot very big on the traditions.

BONUS

  • Christmas sex: What have you done under the mistletoe?
    • Yeah – Christmas is usually spent with Keyron’s mom or with friends. And I get a really squicky feeling about doing it in other people’s houses.
  • Have you caught daddy kissing Santa Claus?
    • Negative on that one.
  • Have you done it a Santa suit?
    • Cant’ say that I have.
  • Did you come down the chimney?
    • Up/down every which way.
  • Just how merry have you made Santa’s helpers?
    • I’ve heard no complaints.

TMI Thursday: Hot Fun in the Summer Time

HOT FUN IN THE SUMMER TIME

  • Memorial Day is a day of remembrance but it also signifies the “Official” start of summer. What are your plans this weekend?
    • No plans as yet. But here’s the interesting part – it’s not summer yet. Won’t be until around the 21st of June.
  • What is your most and least favorite thing about summer?
    • MOST – Seriously dig the warm weather. I like it optimally about 80-85F with relatively low humidity. Not too oppressive. And I love the availability different fruits and vegetables. 
    • LEAST – The fact that a five minute walk works up a heavy sweat.
  • What is your favorite summer food?
    • Gotta be black cherries. One of my favorite fruits.
  • Are you is swim suit shape yet?
    • Round is a shape, right? Haven’t been swimming in 20+ years. Don’t know anyone with a pool, well I do but I wouldn’t put upon that person to use it.
  • Vacation Plans? If you can’t, what would you do if you could?
    • Oh the grand European tour. Start out in Italy, Firenze, Napoli, Roma, Milan, Venizia and then on to Paris and southern France. Then maybe Madrid, Sevilla, etc.
  • Did you ever have to go to summer school?
    • Never had to do so.
  • Given the choice, which do you prefer: ocean, lake or pool?975306_10151695788578833_1366252537_n
    • I like lakes. Sadly there aren’t many of those around here. But I also dig a pool too. Best one we had a stream up in the Kangamangus mountains in New Hampshire. The stream fed into a set of bolder arranges like a small pool. That water by about 10AM was like bath water. Nice and warm.

BONUS

  • Sex on the beach?
    • You haven’t experience discomfort until you’ve had sand in the crack of your ass.

TMI Thursday Once Again: Happy Saint Paddy’s Day

Attribution time: I got this off Rejected Reality who got it from Just a Jeep Guy.  And occasionally it might come in via Patently Queer .That out of the way:

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

  1. Do you have any Irish in you? Would you like some?
    *Yeah, my ancestry is predominantly Italian and the other half is comprise of predominantly Irish and Mohawk.
  2. Do you wear green on the day?
    * Not necessarily. However because I have hazel eyes that slide more toward pale green – when I do wear green my eyes stand out.
  3. Green beer is…
    * Just a marketing trick. Besides, the things I like to drink can’t be easily colored in green. Things like Newcastle Brown Ale, Guinness, etc.
  4. Irish coffee is…
    * What’s the one where you add Bailey’s to it, tasty and toasty!
  5. Have you worn a kilt?
    * Cannot say that I have. And being we’re still in the waning days of winter here it’d be mighty breezy.
  6. Have you gone to the NY St. Patrick’s Day Parade?
    * Ain’t never been there, they tell me it’s nice. Seriously though, really don’t care to go for that. NYC is much more fun at gay pride.
  7. St. Patrick chased the snakes out of Ireland with a stick. How would you handle snakes?
    * Turn them into boots of course.

BONUS

I’m not 100% Irish. Would you kiss me?
* Absolutely!

TMI Thursday Again: You Hairy Beast

YOU HAIRY BEAST

Just how hairy are you? Do you desire more or less and where?
I’m pretty hairy. Chest, belly, back, legs, arms. But not as dense as some I’ve seen.

Your friend post’s a pic of you when you were 25, what year is it and what does your hair look like?
I was 25 in 1989. My hair looks sort of like now, a little longer though. And there’s no gray in it. Plus I didn’t have the beard back then.

What do you have to do and how long does it take you to make your hair look the way it does?
I have a hard, fast rule for this. If anything takes more than 30 seconds I want nothing to do with it. So I squirt a little gel in my hands, run it through my hair and we’re good to go. I generally keep my hair short, sort of hate when it gets longer and more unruly. Yeah, wavy/curly hair. When it gets wet it curls right up.

What was the most you ever paid for a haircut?

I think it was $25 and that was almost 15 years ago. When you live with someone who is a licenses stylist it’s kind of pointless to pay.

Do you manscape?
Nope, keep it wild and wooly!

Men with beards are…?
Some can be pretty hot.

What hair on a man affects your libido most?
Give me a nice hairy ass on a guy. Seriously – I like that.

TMI Thursday Again:

First attributions: Via Patently Queer who got it from Just a Jeep Guy

My boy Sean over at Just a Jeep Guy posts questions and answers every Thursday, and invites bloggers to participate by doing the same. (He previews the questions beforehand so that bloggers can post them on Thursday). So here I go.

DO YOU BELIEVE?

…in coincidence?
They do happen. It’s pretty common in densely packed areas.  Though there’s one that is interesting. A former co-worker and I shared similar trajectories on our career paths. Both worked for CVS at one point in the past, both did radio gigs on the air, both had our amateur radio licenses independently of each other.  I mean really, what are the odds of that happening. But then there’s the Defcon group I’m a member of – things in common include a full six of the core members holding amateur radio licenses.

…in magic?
No I don’t. I know a few magic tricks

…in love at first sight?
There is no such thing as love at first sight.

…in soul mates?
Yeah you could say so. Been with mine for 20 years now.

…in miracles?
Nope – even the weeping statues that they’ve found to be human creations more than anything.

…that absence makes the heart grow fonder?
Undoubtedly. Also, familiarity breeds contempt. – No need to change this one at all.

…in life after death?
No I do not. I’ve watched enough people die in my life to know you get one shot at it.

Bonus Question

…in God?

Always kind of a weak believe before I did my communion. Then the first twelve years of my education in Catholic Schools. That did the trick of cementing my disbelief.

 

TMI Thursday Again: What Makes you feel better when…

First attributions: Via Patently Queer who got it from Just a Jeep Guy

WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER WHEN…

…you are sick with the flu?

Thinking back I don’t think I’ve ever had the flu, had other shit though like Bell’s Palsy, and Impetigo but the only really bad one I can remember was back in the 1980’s. I had this wicked something that migrated into my chest. Couldn’t breathe for shit. And of course I saw a doctor and they sent me home with antibiotics and steroids. The steroids probably helped, they’re an anti-inflammatory so it helped get the crap out of my lungs. But the anti-biotic was overkill.  When I’m that sick just brew some hot tea, under a ton of blankets and lots of sleep, that does the trick to make me feel better.

…you are in a bad mood?
I don’t generally get in a bad mood. In fact the only real bad moods I get into is when I work for idiots.

…you are alone?
Oh I can entertain myself. It’s this thing called a series of tubes – you know, the Internet.

…you are sad?
I don’t really get sad. Granted, when someone I love dies sure. But I’m in that period of life where all the ones that were going to die did, and it’ll be a few years before the next wave and then likely my turn!

…you are mad?
My initial reaction might be that I’m mad but then I think about it and really, it’s something so silly that it’s not worth being mad about it.

…you are frustrated?
Keyron bears the brunt of it when I’m frustrated.

…you are angry?
I’m better with anger now than when I was younger. In my younger days I’d be more likely to haul off and beat you. Now I just yell at you.

Bonus Question

…you are horny?
The sex act itself. Oh sure the orgasm is lots of fun and if it’s particularly hot get the towels out because it’s gonna be very wet.

TMI Thursday: The War on Christmas

THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS

First attributions: Via Patently Queer who got it from Just a Jeep Guy

Which religion or faith do you belong to, if any?
Firmly atheist. I don’t believe in any of it.

What is your opinion of seasonal greetings and salutations?
I really don’t care one way or the other.

Holiday music on the radio?
I absolutely abhor holiday music. I’ve pretty much heard it all before and there’s really nothing new. Plus it comes off as a bit too preachy sometimes.

What is your policy for exchanging gifts?
Exchange away!

Gift cards are…
The best shopping for the lazy.

Bonus Questions

Christmas cards/family update letters are…
Gave up on cards a long, long time ago.  The only ‘card’ per se is my facebook Saturnalia greeting now.

Snow is…
Something that is getting a might bit scarce here in southern New England.

Have you been a good little boy or girl?

I’ve had my evil moments but then the election happened and all is well.

RAPID FIRE FAVORITES

Food: Crown Roast!
Dessert: Banana Pudding
Song: A little jazz fusion
Movie: Scrooged
Tradition: Not talking to family. I’ve now managed to piss off the prior generation in my family to the point where they banned me on Facebook. Great fun! But then the elder generation of my family, they sort of went a little bit nuts when they got older.

TMI Thursday Again: Happy Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

First attributions: Via Patently Queer who got it from Just a Jeep Guy

Trick or Treat?
This one is difficult. I’m a trickster that’s for damned sure – and I love teaching people how the world around them works. Even if it comes to knocking drones out of the sky with high powered microwave bursts.

Do you hand out candy, make sure you’re not home or pretend to not be home?
I used to do so – until the foolishness of stranger danger raised it’s ugly head in my area and you had to SIGN up and have your house put on a ‘safe’ map. I guess they’re afraid of the sex offenders but I looked it up, there are two in about a 3/4 mile radius of me – one for rape, the other a pederast.  Out of hundred of households.

Now in the past one event makes me smile. I was cooking pork chops with sour cream and dill sauce. I had opened the door and one kid said “Something smells good!” He got a double handful. Other comments I got was that I gave out the good stuff. It’s a shame that we now have to be mapped out as safe.

What’s your favorite candy?
As a total sugar freak I have to say Milky Way’s.  I also enjoy Reese’s Peanut Butter cups – and give those out peanut allergies be damned!

How big of a holiday is Halloween for you?
Not very big at all. I realize what it is. As a kid I’d go out every Halloween – and as a teen we got a little mischievous. But I do not understand the adult compunction to dress up for Halloween. It makes zero sense to me. Where I formerly worked Halloween was a BIG deal. The unit I worked in however, we were all of the same mind – KISS – a cauldron with dry ice and a warm water bath on occasion got thick fog covering the place.
And none of us dressed up.

Sexy costume or scary?
I like to go for interesting – as in donning a small pair of horns this past Halloween or the week before at least.

The horns
Now I had these little horns. But someone else had larger horns.

Bonus Question

Ever have Halloween Sex while staying in costume/character?
The horns lend themselves to that very well. But they’re only held in with a little clip. Get a little wild and the horns pop off! So it’s hard to stay in costume – which brings to mind those people we refer to as Furries. That ranks up there in the very weird for me too.

 

TMI Thursday: Complete this sentence

COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE

First attributions: Via Patently Queer who got it from Just a Jeep Guy

Dogs are…
Awesome mimics of human behaviors. I love dogs for that but two things prevent me from ever having one, the first of which is that dogs are a very big commitment. The second and not least important is that I am horribly allergic to dogs.

My husband is…
The absolute love of my life, smart, funny, talented.

I love…
Goading the bigots. I guess the problem is I know their texts as well or better than they do. So I absolutely LOVE getting under their skin and driving them nuts.

I hate…
The fact that we’re now 12 years into the 21st century and still dealing with religious bigotry from Catholics, Baptists and fundamentalists of all stripes.

I need…
To know things are secure even though I know that isn’t ever possible in this world.

I am…
A warrior, seriously. I don’t give a rats posterior who it is, poet, priest or politician. I’m going to call them out when they make ludicrous statements.

Bonus Question

Sex is…
Not such a mystery per se. And can be lots of fun!

 

And since I might be doing this regularly again, I’ve created a template for it.