My Candle Business Fail

i got the idea about 5 years ago, to learn how to make candles. looked easy enough. people loved my candles so much they’d pay me to make specific scents for them. i was all-organic and had fun for a week. then it dawned on me while doing a big order….i do NOT want to be making candles all day and night forever. sure…i could teach someone or a company, but i thought it best to end it.

great business idea until i thought it through. i’ll just let “amazon candles” take care of it 🙂

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Geek: CGI/Perl & PHP/MySQL

no matter what you think about the programming lanquage, php/mysql, you have to always remember that they used cgi/perl to create it.

i have a folder of old cgi/perl scripts. not sure why i keep it.

comment below, please, if you have any comments about this…

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Mom’s Words Still Ring True…

“whenever in doubt, read the instructions.”

she said that a bazillion times to me…usually saying it when i’m stuck on a project and start getting pissy.

i don’t know if her dad drilled the same line into her and she passed it on…or what.

that line still helps. i’ll have to google its etymology.

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I’m Here & On Twitter. Nothing Else. Hoping On A Holodeck, Though…

i should be putting my twitter posts here instead. twitter’s too weird for me. @allenmcnulty is my twitter name if you want to read my crap and/or follow me 🙂

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Spinoffs

“maude” and “the jeffersons” (two of my favorites) were spinoff shows from “all in the family”.

in case you didn’t know. ok, i’m bored….

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Top 3 Ways To Save Money

i’m a boy on a budget, so here are my top 3 ways to save money and/or gift cards. very simple:

1. use either ebates or https://www.mypoints.com?rb=22383874 before any purchase. trust me on this one. no fees/bs. long-term company (i’ve been with both of them over 10 years.)

2. use coupons!

3. i still don’t get people who won’t get a grocery store card. no credit’s required so everybody who’s breathing can get one. they track your shopping, i’m sure…but it can get you serious discounts. the government already has all your data, so dive on in!

please comment below with your thoughts, ideas, etc. 🙂

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Dear Dallas…

dear dallas,

you did something courageous that i could never do…you said goodbye.

i tried numerous times, but i never wanted to hurt you like that. i’m happy now that you had the courage to call it off. it had been over for a while, so an ending was the best choice.

my anger when you left was, among other things, my fear of losing my best friend of 13 years. i was also angry that you barely helped with anything: with the chores, a job, nothing. you did “you know what” every day, remained that way all day/evening/night, and played video games almost 24/7. when you *finally* made an attempt at bringing in income, it was too late and you quit doing even that after a very short time and went back to playing video games, and continuing our arguments about your not doing chores. you’re not the only one to blame, but that was the case for our entire relationship. a little help could have made me see you in a different light…but you kept getting darker and i eventually didn’t even notice you any more.

words are too late now….so me, butter, and tommy, wish you well.

all my best,

he looka like a man

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Onomatopoeia Childhood (Original “Adam West” Batman TV Show)

batman was one of my favorite tv shows. during fight scenes it used a lot of onomatopoeia by splashing words on the tv screen…like “POW!” and “BOOM!” maybe that was there way of getting around the censors for violence? regardless, it became an icon.

i bet they saved a lot of footage and editing doing that. plus, it was weirdly cool.

(i should buy one of those subscription sites where i can use any of their images without copyright issues.)

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Leave This Lying On The Counter For When Your Partner Gets Home :)

(it’s catnip 🙂

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Combatting Racism One Step At A Time? Comment Below To Give Your Opinion…

i think black and white people should get together and start a dialog. perhaps compromise one thing per group, as an act of good faith.

i think white people should get a pass on saying the n-word ONLY when it’s in a song. or at least, discuss any ground rules. it’s a tough one, i know…but it’s in the fucking song and i want so sing ALL of my songs without that constant censor. fucks up flow one about every song. if we find prominent, multiple, concurring studies that this act is the cause of creating and increase in racism somehow….deal’s off.

black people? that’s a biggie to ask, so would you agree and, if so, how to compensate?

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Recycling Being Thrown In The Landfills?

here i stayed on my recycling pedestal. about 70% recycle and 30% trash a week. they only pick up recycling every other week, btw.

anyway…i try to recycle everything i use. sorry i lost the link and am too lazy to google it, but several prominent news organizations did reports alleging that recycling companies recycle and then sell it. i think china was the #1 buyer of our recyclables. than the orange guy did something stupid and now china won’t buy our recycling….leaving it all to be thrown with the regular trash.

among other things, this breaks my heart. i’m sure the ocean will face another hefty fine for this.

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Another CBD Oil Post

found another company that rocks! click to see their groovy cbd oil at cbdistillery!

(sorry, i didn’t look for pet stuff yet on here. when i do, you know i’ll post about it! haha)

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If You Know, Let Me Know (Loud Ad/App Ad Sounds)

when some of my apps show me an ad, the ad will somehow be substantially louder than my low-set phone volume. i’ve noticed many times on the web, too.

if you know what causes it (and a possible fix?), please post below.

thanks!

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Senior Cat Books (But, I’m Scared Of What They’ll Say…)

one of my rescue cats, butter, has lived past his expected life of 14 or so. longer because he’s indoor only? at any rate, he’s getting close to 18. his joints hurt him, but otherwise he’s still a kitty (sometimes less playful, but more loving).

he never gets in lap since i’ve gotten him. he tried once, but he couldn’t get comfortable because he was making me make a ton of typos in my programming, emails, etc. we never looked back since…until about 4 months ago, he came to my lap (partially) and i put him in my lap. he purred so loudly that i couldn’t move to get my phone to record it. ever since, he does it once a day…never getting in lap unless i say it’s groovy. such a prince. the below pic was from about 10 years ago, when he used to be able to jump to anywhere he wanted. he’d always land in my close-up camera tent. and removing the cat hair was over a 30-minute session, so i could finish my pics for the clients.

i don’t know why, but i think this might be my favorite pic of butter the cat (and i have trillions) haha (more of the post after the pic…

now…what i’d like to do is write a senior cat book about the real stuff in their livesm funny stories that happened. i don’t want a sad book. we all know that part and i don’t have it in me to rehash it.

any thoughts? just comment below…

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Opening Doors For Others (Is It A Southern Thing?)

mostly, i grew up in north carolina. then i learned the internet before the majority came along, so i attempted to sell websites to people. i went on over 100 calls. some were intrigued by the “concept”, while everyone else looked at me like i was speaking a the language of an unknown african tribe. i made 4 sales that cost me way more than the travel expenses, had to print new brochures that dumbed it down a bit, ramen noodles, etc. 🙂

one day, i got a wild hair to move to seattle. i had one friend who lived there who was happy to help me transition. rec’d all my ups shipments (like my heavy, at that time, desktop computer, monitor, and peripherals…along with quite a few shipments of stuff i argued with myself a lot to keep or lose forever. the computer and cat was all i really needed, i guess.

anyway…seattle proved to be a great decision as they were very high-tech with tech-savvy people (for the most part). after my culture shock (among the other horrible things i saw, i constantly ran into people begging for food or money and a LOT of homeless people of all ages. i actually had to switch off that ethical part of my program. i was helpless to help (hundreds a day).

the rain? for me, it seemed to rain mostly during non-summer times. summers were always cook-out ready 🙂

one of the many culture shocks was that people didn’t hold or open the door for you. perhaps a rare person, but probably a tourist. i retained my southern hospitality by always checking mu 180 to see if the next person needs a small help. but my big question is….is this just a southern thing or is it everywhere except seattle (even the pacific northwest at large?) just wonderin’ 🙂

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Black People & People Of Color. Why?

when i was a child, the majority of my white friends *hated* people of color. an indescribable, deeply-seeded, hate. my mom was absolutely racist and (i think) the rest of her immediate family was, too. i recall that my mom told me her dad (my grandpa) was once the grand wizard to the local kkk. i say this with neither pride or reverence.)

to this day, i don’t get why the color of someone’s skin initiates such hatred and/or violence by white folk. what could possibly be the predominant trigger. first psychologically? but why/what? ingrained pre-conceived notions?

looney tunes was very racist with some characters/situations and every child i knew were glued to the tv to watch bugs bunny, etc…so were most shows, until “good times” and “sanford & son” hit the waves. by local black credence, i was not allowed to call them between 1 and 2pm on sundays, because that was when “soul train” was on.

when kevin rotary dialed me (or anybody black my mom recognized), she’d shout out the door “one of your little friends is on the phone.) when my white friends called, she’d *always* call them by their name. did she not remember their names? would saying their names summon a demon?

anyway, hanging out with my black friends for much of my young life, showed me so much. i got lucky.

i was called “n-word lover”, by white people,for most of my young life. although i had no fear, fast wit, and was a tall for my age…i coulda’ raged out on them, but one of my (black) friends told me to ignore it…don’t respond…be the bigger man. because of his advice, and as much as i could, i felt a piece of his struggle for a moment. he goes through life like that (and worse) than i could ever fully empathize with.

i know it’s 2019 (as i write this) and that very little has changed on the racist rage, violence, and wrongful murder nightmares. i just thought it would all get better. do things really have to get that bad before it gets better? seems like it’s been plain long enough.

blacklivesmatter

feel free to comment below…

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My Automatic Seat Belt Diatribe

that fukn automatic seatbelt coming around you without your permission. no warning. it just hogties ya.

i need a safeword, please.

are these machine overlords still available? what to stop this evil behavior? maybe a voice command, siimple button, off switch, explosive device, or just play it in tic-tac-toe like in that old movie “war games”.

—> btw…i don’t recall ever forgetting to buckle up. maybe when it became a new law way back when i may have taken time to a new system of getting in the car.

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Naming Marijuana — Who Gets The Honor?

who gets to name the strain? the creator, the ceo, everyone votes, ???

i’m way too lazy to google it, just leave your theory or knowledge in the comments section below 🙂

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Funny Way To Give Your Cat CBD Oil – Tincture (Or Any Drops)

(sorry for the long preface. worth it, think 🙂 (there is no thc in legal cbd oil, btw.)

usually with paste, drops, etc. i just put on the kitty’s paw and they instinctively lick it off and ingest. the nuleaf cbd oil for pets cat formula of cbd drops is NOT liked by any of my cats. it’s pure, so the taste is pure…which most find a bit distateful. personally, i love the organic, all-natural, consistency and flavor. not one trick this pro cat daddy has tried has worked. the obvious one, forcing it into their mouths, cause them to gag (and sometimes puke) right after. if you’re reading this nuleaf, i’m sure your team can find an organic and safe fish/tuna flavor. 🙂

my new love is medterra….their cbd oil and cbd product selection and prices are great. they even have lotions, among other cbd oil products. this company, however, has a flavored pet cbd oil. i chose the “chicken-flavored” on for the kitties (no seafood ones 🙁 (but they had beef flavored, too)

first i put it on their paws. they weren’t freaked out from the stench (i love the smell.) with the nuleaf drops, i was, unfortunately, unable to monitor any of them to see if they licked it off. like usain at the olympics, they both bolted off into unknown galaxies by humans.

so…next day i forced it into their mouths. not at all happy about that human behavior, but they stayed in the area and licked their chops as hoped.

(another way with giving cbd oil to your cats) — so, then i got mischievous and did something just a small iota mean (spirited)….i filled the dropper and then sprinkled a drop directly onto his lips, while he lied there curled up beside me. when the sprinkle hit his mouth and he opened it wide and i quickly squeezed the rest into his mouth. done and done. tried it again on the other cat (had to wait til he was curled up beside me) and the exact same methodology worked.

(note: sprinkling either on their food was a no-go….had to toss perfectly good food and refill)

[disclaimer: i’m a 52yo cat daddy who has been raised with tons of cats all of my life, but i’m not an expert on all things…and i’m not a vet or work for any of the companies. these are just my opinions. always, always, consult with a vet on a regular basis…especially about cbd oil or any new introduction to stuff they will consume. safety dance first. they may or may not be educated since it’s so new (at the time i write this).]

both nuleaf and metmedterraderra are both highly recommnended by me so far! the links to them are affiliate links that provide me with some commissioned incentive to get others to buy. this, but far, has *nothing* to do with my opinions/observations. that said, a boy still needs to pay his electric bill and the vet! 🙂

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Broken Camera Produced Awesome Pic

i didn’t know it when i snapped this pic in 2005 that the lens shutter didn’t close all the way. took an amazing pic, though. no filter, photoshop, etc…just an original shot made by a broken camera.

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – One Of My Specialties, If Your Site Needs Help :)

the rules of google, bing, et al are constantly changing. what once was good for your site, can now be penalized by the big search engines.

no worries, though, because i’m a hardcore geek who keeps up daily on all changes that web sites need to comply with.

read about my work skills here.

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WordPress Got You Down? Don’t Worry…I Can Help!

i’m an expert in online programming (25 years experience) and i find wordpress for web design to be very simple. i understand, however, that many out there need a little (or a lot of) help, so just contact me with your issue(s) and i’ll see what i can do to be of help to you or your business 🙂 i can also help with your google and web presence so people can find you. i’m great at marketing ideas and would love to discuss that as well, if you’d like.

to see my skillset, click here.

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Body Electric

men continue to have power and use it to tell women what they can do with their bodies.

that’s effed up.

i mean, women in power don’t make laws about my junk.

don’t tell me what i can/can’t do with my penis.

(looking at you lady at gas station who told me to go fuck myself.)

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You Know What They Say About Cliffhangers….

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Simile

my similies are like really bad.

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