Blogs

  1. You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side

    Playcat, Iona Mink, Johnny Barleycorn, kissmyshadestoo, sad veiled bride, Chip, troubleluvsme, Tibby, Robby, Davie, Peterb, Uncleskinny, fenner, Drew, 123xyz, Steve Croce, LazyDyke, sweetness522... you guys make Solo fun and interesting. Thanks so much for your fun, informative, and insightful posts. Love you guys. Lots of other cool people here as well who don't post much. But if you are on my friend's list, then you are fine by me. And you may be fine by me, even if you are not on that...
  2. Chasing Brett

    When I was fourteen years old, I fell in love for the first time with a boy named Brett. He was fifteen, handsome, and tall, with silky black hair. He looked a bit like a muscular Steve Perry—frontman for the band, Journey. At the end of the summer—that summer of my first love—Brett and his family moved to Florida. I never saw him again. Brett and I never kissed or even dated. Too many obstacles kept us from hooking up. First off, he was my boyfriend Scott's best friend. They had been...
  3. Words To Live By

    “Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” Franz Kafka Painting by: Josephine Wall
  4. Keanu Reeves is a Psychopath in My Own Private Idaho

    That's right, Keanu Reeves is a psychopath as the character, Scott Favor, in Gus Van Sant's film, My Own Private Idaho. More on this in a bit. But first... What do they call it when you view a movie again, many years later, and see it in a different light? Answer... proof that we can and do change. Our attitudes, perceptions, and values change over time. And this is a good thing. New information and evidence should have us reevaluating our positions. If not, what is the point of learning...
  5. Fifty Shades of Sex

    *Update: June 1, 2012 ~ Listen to Slate's Audio Book Club discussion of Fifty Shades of Grey. *Update: June 2, 2012 at end of post. Rarely do I read fiction. The last novel I read was Lolita a few years ago. And I don't think I have ever read a romance novel, unless you count The Thornbirds. An erotic book? Does American Psycho count? But after listening to the Cultural Gabfest Podcast's hosts talk about the book Fifty Shades of Grey, my interest was piqued. I read the first book in...
  6. Istanbul, I Love You!

    Rolling breathless off the tongue/the vicious street gang slang/I lean into a box of pine/identify the kid as mine. I cannot contain my excitement. The video promo for the single Istanbul is breathtaking! Pure poetry. I have fallen in love, once again... Download from my Box: Download Mp4 of promo video (thanks to FWD) Download Mp3 of spoken track (thanks to FWD) Download Mp3 The studio track is fantastic. Just downloaded it from Amazon.com. By far my fave Moz song in over a decade....
  7. realitybites back - eBook download

    Hey guys. To celebrate my acquisition of a newer model Kindle, I have created a second follow-up book titled realitybites back. Pretty clever name eh? This eBook is a collection of my blog writings over the last year and a half. Anyhow, I am giving it away for free in PDF format. It has images and links. You can read it on your PC or reading device. Looks great on my new Kindle--old model did not support PDF's very well. To download book, click HERE. File was too large to attach here. So it...
  8. 6 months of music, the book of Job/6 months in China & what is to go on beyond?

    mood: hope tinged with a bit of melancholy music: "Les Miz" interesting, I see my adoration for "Lana Del Rey" endures :horny: can't wait to see what she does next a lot of "electronic" too and the 70s I cannot explain or the Beatles :confused: still, its all good, eclectic, like me now, as to my time in China, I feel reborn and love is within me a 2nd time since coming here :blushing: but this time I have consulted an old friend of mine from childhood, my bible :eek: on my issues...
  9. Dating a Convict

    Would you do it? Sometimes I get pretty lonely.
  10. Plenty of Fishermen

    OK. Bear with me. I have not lost my mind. I really haven't. I can see Davie rolling his eyes. So, Ben wrote back. Says he actually only met one of Kent's ex subs. (Backstory: here & here) He exaggerated to inflate his ego. What else has he inflated? He says he didn't meet her on OKC, but rather, at another site called Plenty of Fish. Heard of it, but never visited the site. Three minutes later, I'm checking out some profiles. No need to sign up first like you do at some of the other...
  11. Pet Troll

    *Update wit screenshots mid-post. ** Update 4/28/2014 near bottom of post. Dear Pet Troll, Who are you? Let me ponder it while I listen to this classic. So then... Who are you? Who, who, who, who? Well, who are you? I really wanna know. Tell me, who are you? 'Cause I really wanna know. *4/18/2014 ~ Pet Troll is Morrithey. Or read this post. One of his many user names... PT hates me because my ex posted his address in the chatroom back in 2005 after he had posted our...
  12. Pretty Certain It's Happening

    Tucson/Puerto Pensaco, Mexico trip August 13-17. Tampa FL trip October 14-20. Woo-hoo. Can't wait.
  13. Is My Vegan Challenge About Control?

    Well of course my vegan challenge is about control. What diet is not about control? Show me a vegan or vegetarian that does not structure his or her diet to get a measure of control over what they consume and I will give you an all-expense-paid trip to Jupiter. Whether one is abstaining from meat, dairy, or fat or increasing protein, there is a goal in mind. Maybe one is eating more ethically, healthily, or to lose weight... or to gain body mass, as body builders are wont to do. All...
  14. Hilariously Depressing Moz Lyrics ~ Solo Albums Part I of II

    I love twisted things... things that are dark and dramatic and depressing yet humorous as well. My favorite film director, Pedro Almodóvar, is a master at incorporating all these elements into his film masterpieces. When it comes to music, nobody, I mean NOBODY, writes depressing lyrics that are so belly-laughing funny, like Morrissey does. This is his greatest charm... attraction... what makes me love his music so much. Was just listening to Years of Refusal... and a few stood out. I...
  15. World Peace is None of Your Business ~ Track Talk

    I have been listening to World Peace is None of Your Business on repeat for the last three hours. It is a wonderful album. At least as brilliant as You Are the Quarry. The standout tracks for me are Staircase at the University, Art-Hounds, and Kiss Me a Lot. I also love Istanbul, The Bullfighter Dies, and World Peace is None of Your Business. I have listed the tracks in descending order from most favored to least. The order may change over time. 1. Staircase at the University 2. Kiss...
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