Slow-Motion Kitten

Shot at 750fps, this slow-motion kitten make me long for Spring to arrive and to have acres of kitties to play with. (best if watched in full-screen)

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Started Smoking Again (goddammit)

So, I went off of Chantix too soon….or….I’m weak and was unsuccessful. Either way, my opinion is that Chantix is right for me, so I’ll definitely use it again when I’m ready to try to quit smoking again. I’m very frustrated with myself right now. I was doing so well. fml

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Awesome New Router!

Awesome new router! Our old wireless router died and we decided on this one. Install was super quick and easy. We used our same name/password and everything in our house connected automatically. It’s blazing fast, too! Highly recommended.

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Chantix Worked Until I Stopped Taking It

I think I stopped taking Chantix too soon (I took it for 7 weeks), because I’m going to start smoking again. Next time I try it, I’ll either do the full 12 weeks or the 24-week run. I really did try this time. I hope I try again.

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Solar-Powered Sex Toy?

solar sex toy

Solar Vibrating Bullet” Sex Toy
Have a tree-hugging friend who’s hard to buy for?
Get horny during power outtages?
Go camping?
Then this might be the perfect sex toy for you or as a gift for a friend!

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Chantix (Odd After-Effects)

I don’t know how quitting Chantix affects others, but this is what I’ve experienced:

1. A few days after I weaned myself off of Chantix, I began craving cigarettes very strongly. After a couple of weeks some of the cravings are more intense (Chantix contains no nicotine, so I’d already gone through the heavy nicotine withdrawals). I don’t know what this means, but it’s what I’ve been experiencing. I’ve actually been close to smoking again, but that could just be my own failed attempt and not a Chantix withdrawal. I don’t know what’s going on yet.

2. My thoughts come in patches, instead of a normal flow. I have to stop and start my sentences when speaking, due to forgetting what I was saying. Not a normal “forgot where I was” kind of thing, but my mind goes blank in the middle of a sentence. The next word, the next sentence, the continued thought…simply stops. Randomly, suddenly, and frequently. All day and night. If the thought or story was simple and quick, I had no problem. Answering a question or replying to a comment on Facebook, for example, was easy. If someone called and asked a question that required a simple, short answer…then I had no problem. For me and my communicative personality, this has been a scary side-effect. Today, however, I noticed my synapses firing a bit better. I was able to express myself (almost) normally for much of the day. I’m praying that this is a sign that the proverbial fog is lifting.

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Kitty Lives In A Tree!

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Oldie, but Goodie “Kittens Inspired By Kittens”

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Smoking Update

Weaning myself off of Chantix. Stopped taking any as of yesterday. Paying close attention to my behavior. Explaining things in short sentences for some reason. Still smoke-free since 12/12/10.

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Sleepy Kneading Kitten!

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Cutest Earth-Friendly Product Ever.


Reusable bear tote bag

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Sleeping Kittens!

sleeping kittens

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Trying to Quit Smoking With Chantix (Update 3)

Close to a month being smoke-free. I wish the random, sudden cravings would stop. I can go hours and hours now (finally!) without wanting a cigarette and then BLAMMO! … from out of nowhere a strong craving slaps me like a pimp.

I am $200.00 richer this month from not buying cigarettes. It’s all gone to lottery and scratch-offs, instead of something responsible 🙂

I want to stop taking the Chantix, but they recommend I continue for a while longer. I wish I knew if cravings would come back (or come back stronger) when I stop taking it. Just in case anyone’s reading this that wants to know, I’ll try my darndest to give updates.

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Trying to Quit Smoking With Chantix (Update 2)

Quit date was 12/12/2010. I’m now over two weeks smoke-free! (and I haven’t even cheated once. promise.)

The cravings are subsiding, but still get incredibly strong ones. A few times they felt overbearing, but since I had no cigarettes here at the house, I couldn’t cheat. Urge went away quickly enough, though, so I didn’t get in my car and drive to the store.

Also…it’s not the Chantix anymore (I’m thinking about stopping taking it) since it just controls the nicotine receptor for when I smoke. Since I’m not smoking or cheating, it makes no sense to continue taking it. I do love the vivid dreams and will miss them! I’ll check the literature first to see when/how/why to stop taking Chantix (taper off? continue until I’ve finished what I have? etc…)

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Trying to Quit Smoking With Chantix (Update 1)

I’ve never gone a day without smoking for over 28 years. Maybe one time when I was sick, but I don’t recall. I am now on Day 4 of not smoking. I haven’t even cheated with sneaking a drag when nobody was around. Completely smoke-free for 4 days. I want a cigarette as much as ever, though…and that makes me very nervous.

My weight remains the same, oddly. I was beginning to think my digital scale was broken, but then I lost a pound yesterday (which is strange, since I’ve cheated on my diet twice this week). I have an appt. with my doc soon, so I’ll see what their scales say then.

QUITE DATE: 12/12/2010

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Nose Hair

I couldn’t stop staring at the checkout guy’s wildly protruding nose hair. I fantasized that it was evil and that each strand attacked me. Then I thought that was trite. I mean, of course it would attack you. So I took a different point of view and fantasized that a bunch of kids fell into the water and each strand was able reach out and save all the children’s lives. I wanted to see what happened next, but the words “Is plastic ok?” knocked me out of my daydream.

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Ebates – Coupons and Cash Back For You Coupon Queens :)

For those of you who are coupon queens like me, Ebates is an awesome site. But use it wisely…don’t just shop for stuff you don’t need (it’s tempting!), but rather use the site to shop for things that you were going to buy anyway 🙂

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Taiwanese Boy, Lin Yu Chun, Sings Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” LIVE


taiwanese boy – Lin Yu Chun Sings Whitney Houston’s

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Attn: All Geeks – CNET’s 2010 Tech Preview


Spring 2010 Tech Preview!

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Underwear Goes Inside The Pants



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Turning 44 On 4/4 On Easter. A Sign Of Something?

It will be Easter when I turn 44 on 4/4. I think I read in Revelations that that’s the sign of Jesus coming back to smite us all. Sorry.

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Homophobic Harassment At Gay Pride

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Cheap Greenhouse Experiment

I realize that gardening is a bit gay, but I look at this more as a science experiment than obligatory 🙂

Perhaps I’m easily impressed, but I was amazed at how well this worked! Here’s what happened: I got one of those domed “greenhouse” seed starters and a heat mat…technically called the “Hydrofarm CK64060 Hot House with Heat Mat”.

I didn’t use the plastic holders that came with it, but replaced them with peat pots that I could plant directly in the soil (they compost in the soil). Instead of perennials (that come back each year), I went with annuals (that bloom and then die at the first cold snap).

Two days later, I had sprouts. Yes, TWO DAYS after dropping the seeds into the soil, watering them, putting on the greenhouse dome, and plugging in the heat mat…it was alive! These pics are from three days into the experiment, but I’m still not sure what’s going on with the seeds on the left rows. I’ll have to check the seed packages to see if they’re the kind that take longer (the packages for the right ones said 7-10 days to sprout). Regardless, I’m almost ready to replant some of them outdoors (after these cold nights are over).

So….if you want your seeds to sprout hella fast then click the above links to Amazon.com and get one for yourself!

gay gardening experiment with cheap seed starter greenhouse and heat mat
gay gardening experiment with cheap seed starter greenhouse and heat mat
gay gardening experiment with cheap seed starter greenhouse and heat mat
gay gardening experiment with cheap seed starter greenhouse and heat mat
gay gardening experiment with cheap seed starter greenhouse and heat mat

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frog. fail.

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Won $1000 On A Scratch-Off Ticket!

Woo-Hoo! I won a thousand bucks on a scratch-off ticket (around 7-something after taxes). That last little star made my day 🙂

scratch-off ticket winner

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