Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sunday Mop Up 10/28/07

Yes, I haven't blogged in, like, forever. But I'm here now so strap it on, lube it up, and point it at someone you love 'cuz it's that special day of the week! Let the Mop Up begin, babies!

I'm Always The Last To Know

Did you know that the darker the roast of the coffee bean, the less caffeine? It's true.

While out buying a new batch of whole coffee beans for my beloved morning cuppa, I was schooled on this by the salespunk at Starbucks. See, I had been buying the more expensive, darker roast beans all this time, gladly shelling out the extra money for what I thought was more of a kickstart to my central nervous system in the morning. Turns out, for a lot less money, I can buy Kenyan beans (not as darkly roasted AND nearly 30% cheaper than what I had been buying) and the additional caffeination (is that a word?) is completely apparent. For example, I am only halfway through my first cup/mug/bucket so far and all ready my nipples could cut glass. It's a good sign.

Well, maybe the house is a little cooler than usual. That could account for it as well, but I'm sticking to my first hypothesis.

So,the lesson is : the roasting process actually burns off some of the caffeine in coffee. The longer it is roasted, the less is contained. Duly noted. Thanks, salespunk!

Hallowed Weenies

Long-term readers of this blog know how I feel about Halloween. By the way, "long-term readers" don't exist here, and I friggin' KNOW it, okay? Please, just humor me and read along.

Halloween is a holiday that belongs, in MY humble opinion, to CHILDREN. Yes, I am well aware of this "history" of this day and the "SO not about children!" aspect to it, but we have evolved as a culture and society now and this holiday should now belong only to children. Because adults have turned it into an excuse to be drunk, sick, and stupid - all while dressing up in very uncreative and largely pathetic costumes.

I'm not into "dress up". I'm not into drinking. I'm not into proving what a moron I am (although I still manage it frequently).

My disdain for this holiday can be traced directly to my life as a bouncer many years ago. Drunk people suck bad enough on any usual day of the week, but add to it the capability of hiding some prop within their costume to use on you as you try to escort them out of the door at closing time? I fucking hated working two days of the year at the bars: Halloween and New Year's Eve.

And, for what it is worth, I maintain that Halloween is the perfect excuse for many "straight" men who are confused about their sexual orientation to dress up in drag and not be considered a transvestite. If you have any male friends who, year after year, wear makeup and pantyhose on Halloween, it's time you sat them down and had a little talk. "Oh, you're Courtney Love AGAIN this year, Bob? How interesting!"

My guess on a popular costume this year -at least for us fags? Senator Larry Craig in a restroom stall. How CLEVER (cue: eyeroll)!

Now, 'scuse me while I go pour a second bucket of coffee. Be right back...

And, Finally...

I've recently gotten news that a guy who I've chatted with online for several years now, just lost his life partner of 12 years earlier this month. Gay men living together for 12 years in a committed relationship? How NOT married is that!?!

Tony is a wonderfully sweet, tubby gay guy who, although partnered with the older Guido for lo these many years, found his sexy butt on several "bear smut" magazines. Yet, the love they had for each other, Tony and Guido, was never a question.

Well, Tony has posted a little memorial to Guido on his LiveJournal page, and I thought I would share it here. If you are disgusted and repulsed at the sight/thought of two grown men loving each other, don't bother playing the link. I found it touching and sweet and makes me wonder why anyone would object to the concept of two adult human beings wanting to honor and commit to each other before the eyes of God and their community in the sanctity of a vow of marriage?

Love is Love, people.



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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

That was truely beautiful! I do hope that me and my boyfriend can go on loving each other for ever ...we met when I was 16 and he was 17. And we have now lived together in my moms house for almost 4 years=D
In Norway gay's can merry...and the law is about to change now so that they can merry in church as well! Love is the greatest thing wether u are young or old...straight or gay...

Thank u for shareing ...

*hugging* Ravn

Dick Small said...

I must say I was only half paying attention until I got to the part about your nipples "being able to cut glass"..

Ice John's World said...

Nice to see another post! So, I guess you are not going to any Halloween party this year? Just got to Netherlands to start a one-week work visit here. Guess I will miss the Halloween this year.

Mel said...

That was so sad! I've said it before but death just SUCKS. I love the picture of them with their little doggie between them! Please send him my sympathy, I know it must be a difficult time for him right now.

I feel the same way about drunks and I am not a bouncer LOL. I love the idea of dressing up but I never do it.

Anonymous said...

My god! my english realy sucks :(

Ravn (ashamed)

jimmycity said...

Ravn: Never be ashamed here! Your english is fine, and thanks for the comments!

Dick: I'd like to say I only wrote that to keep your attention, but it really is the truth. Autumn has arrived in Texas so the mornings are very cool and my body loves it.

Ice-John: Be careful over there and come home to us soon! How close are you to Ravn is Sweden? If you gert together, be sure and take some pictures!

Mel: Sweetie, if you've always wanted to, you certainly should. It's just not my cup of tea. For me, "dressing up" means putting on underwear beneath the pants.

jimmycity said...

Wow, my english is pretty bad, too, huh Ravn?

Anonymous said...

Yea Jim youre english sucks too...lol

If he's in stockholm he's a five-six hour cardrive away from oslo:)
Sure..hes wellcome to join in in the family fun..just now its grandma,mom,my stephdad,Sander(boyfriend) our dog Ola and me:D

The more the merryer:D
btw gran is the most wonderful person in the world!

Ravn

Dick Small said...

Actually, I think both of your english is pretty attrocious.

Ice John's World said...

I work at Eindhoven, Netherlands, which is quite far away from Oslo. I will be heading back to US at the end of the week. Check out some of my adventure here on my blog then.

John

TheChubbyAvenger said...

I have just viewed the short vid by tony. I thought it was beautiful. All my very best wishes to mr. tony. It was good of you to put it up, buddy

TheChubbyAvenger

g-man said...

I did know that about coffee, gotta love Alton Brown. Plus I am a huge coffee drinker.

I like messing with the kids on Halloween, I am round and wearing an orange shirt, I am a pumpkin.

So sorry about your friend. You are right, love is love, and it hurts when we cant be with those who we care about. My sincerest condolences.

Anonymous said...

Hmm John ...thought u where in sweeden...or is it Jims geographick knowledge that sucks?

Cause I live in norway..oslo is our capitol..and Netherland is mid-europe..lol

Ravn..

Dick Small said...

So Jim, where ya been? Are you there???? Are you sick? Are you aLIVE???

Melissa said...

*Hugs* Great big huge ones.

Dick Small said...

Well, I guess you are, since you posted my last comment. Although, I haven't seen you around my place in awhile, and I must admit I'm getting a little "lonely", if you know what I mean....

Dick Small said...

Btw, I want a new post. This one's getting old. Maybe one that has beefcake in it, as well...