Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hunk Day Hunk(Paul Walker)

This is the last Hump Day Hunk of 2009 so I had to make it extra special. Paul Walker is just the MAN for the year end hunk. He is one of my all time favorites. SO SEXY! Just look at those eyes. I could so get lost in those. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

Those eyes, Those eyes...DAYUM

and that smile...

The End! And what a nice end it is!

Bob Out

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Uses for Everyday Things

I saw this article in REAL SIMPLE magazine and thought I would pass along the info. This is some great stuff!

New uses for everyday things...

1. Sanitize a chopping block. Run a slice of lemon over the surface to disinfect.
2. Eliminate the browning that occurs when food sits out too long. Sprinkle apple or pear slices with lemon juice before serving, or squeeze a bit into guacamole and give it a stir.
3. Remove tough food stains from plastic and light-colored wooden cutting boards. Slice a lemon in half, squeeze the juice onto the soiled surface, rub, and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with water.
4. Fade tea stains on cloth. Dilute lemon juice with an equal amount of water. Use an eyedropper or a Q-tip to make sure the juice targets the stain. Thoroughly flush with cool water.
5. Decorate on the cheap. Fill a glass bowl with lemons for a sunny centerpiece. Or display a row of them along a windowsill.
6. Relieve a sore throat. Cut a lemon in half. Skewer one half over a medium flame on a gas stove or an electric burner set on high and roast until the peel turns golden brown. Let cool slightly, then mix the juice with 1 teaspoon of honey. Swallow the mixture.
7. Whiten fingernails. Rub a wedge on the surface of your nails.
8. Shine the interior of copper cookware. Sprinkle a lemon wedge with salt, then scrub.
9. Brighten laundry whites. Add 1/2 cup lemon juice to the wash cycle of a normal-size load.
10. Remove soft cheese or other sticky foods from a grater. Rub both sides of the grater with the pulp side of a cut lemon.
1. Deodorize food containers. Stuff a balled-up piece of newspaper into a lunch box or thermos, seal it, and let sit overnight.
2. Ripen tomatoes. Wrap them individually and leave them out at room temperature.
3. Pack delicate items.Wrap frames and figurines with several pieces of newspaper, then crumple the remaining sections to fill extra space in the box.
4. Wipe away tough streaks on glass. Use newspaper with cleaning fluid to clean mirrors and windows.
5. Preserve antique glass. Some older frames have finishes on the glass that can be damaged by cleaning solutions. Remove smudges by rubbing with newspaper dipped in a solution of one part white vinegar and one part warm water. Let air-dry.
6. Dry shoes. Place crumpled paper in them overnight.
7. Wrap gifts. Use the comics to wrap a child’s birthday gift, or try the wedding announcements for an engagement gift.
8. Create a home for slushy snow boots. During the winter, keep a pile of newspaper near the entryway. When your little snowmen and -women come home, they can toss their winter wear onto the newspaper instead of creating puddles on the floor.
9. Prepare a garden. In the fall, mow a patch of lawn to make room for a dedicated bed. Cover it with four layers of newspaper, then a four-inch layer of shredded leaves or bark mulch. Hose it down. Come spring, the compost blanket will have smothered the grass roots, and the bed will be primed for planting.
10. Keep the refrigerator vegetable drawer dry and free of smells. Line the bottom with newspaper.
1. Shave. Olive oil can provide a closer shave when used in place of shaving cream.
2. Shine stainless steel. Many cleaning standbys, such as ammonia, can dull and even corrode chrome and stainless steel. Olive oil, however, is a safe and effective shining agent.
3. Remove eye makeup. Dab a little under the eyes and rinse off with a washcloth.
4. Prevent wax from sticking to a candle holder. Rub a thin coat on the base of the holder before inserting a candle. Dripped wax should peel away easily.
5. Care for your pet. Add 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon to your cat’s food to help prevent hair balls.
6. Moisturize cuticles. Apply a small amount of olive oil to the nail beds.
7. Treat dry skin. Rub a thin layer over the skin after a shower or a waxing.
8. Unstick a zipper. Using a Q-tip, apply a drop to lubricate the teeth. (Avoid touching the fabric.) The zipper should move up and down freely.
9. Dust wooden furniture. Apply a bit of oil to a cloth and wipe.
10. Silence squeaky doors. Lubricate hinges by applying a small dab to a cloth, then wiping the top of the hinges so that the oil runs down the sides.
1. Freshen smelly shoes. Insert a dryer sheet into the offending pair and let sit overnight.
2. Remove static from clothing, hair, TV screens, and computer monitors. Wipe the surface with a sheet.
3. Clean pet hair from the floor or furniture. Rub a dryer sheet over the spot where Fluffy left her fur.
4. Replace a sachet. Keep a dresser drawer smelling fresh and clean by placing a dryer sheet on the bottom of it.
5. Loosen caked-on food from a pan. Place a fresh sheet in the bottom of a dirty pan, fill with lukewarm tap water, and let sit in the sink overnight. The pan will be easier to clean in the morning.
6. Tackle suitcase and gym-bag odors. Place a dryer sheet in your suitcase or gym bag so your clean clothes won’t take on the odors of the dirty ones.
7. Prevent old books from smelling musty when in storage. Stick a dryer sheet between the pages of your beloved copy of Pride and Prejudice.
8. Wipe up sawdust after working in the garage. Rub a dryer sheet over the fine wood particles.
9. Prevent thread from tangling when sewing. Run a threaded needle through a dryer sheet right before you begin your handiwork.
10. Dust venetian blinds. Close the blinds, then wipe up and down with a dryer sheet.
1. Diffuse the flash on a camera. When you’re taking a close-up, soften the brightness by placing a coffee filter over the flash.
2. Strain wine from a bottle with a broken cork. Place the filter over a pitcher or a carafe and slowly pour the wine into it.
3. Serve popcorn or other snacks. The filters act as disposable bowls, so there’s no dishwashing.
4. Make yogurt dip. Use a rubber band to secure a paper coffee filter over the mouth of a deep cup or jar. Slowly pour 8 ounces of plain yogurt onto the filter. Let drain for one hour. In a bowl, mix the thickened yogurt with 1 small minced garlic clove, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve with crackers.
5. Heat up leftovers in the microwave. Use a filter as the protective covering over a bowl or a plate.
6. Prevent soil from draining out of flowerpots. When repotting, place a filter at the bottom, over the drainage hole, then add the soil.
7. Prevent scuffs and scratches on fine china. Use flattened coffee filters as spacers when you stack your dishes.
8. Protect hands from Popsicle drippage. Slide the wooden stick of an ice pop through a coffee filter so your hands stay mess-free.
9. Serve pita sandwiches. A circular filter is the perfect size for carrying a sandwich on the go.
10. Clean windows and glass when you’re out of paper towels. Coffee filters leave no lint or other residue.
1. Pinch-hit for lemon in a savory recipe. Use 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar in place of 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.
2. Remove coffee or tea stains from the bottom of a cup. Swish 2 tablespoons of vinegar around in the cup, then wash as usual.
3. Treat oily hair. Vinegar is a good degreaser for oily hair because it helps adjust pH levels. Shampoo your hair as usual, rinse, then pour 1/4 cup over it and rinse again.
4. Wipe salt stains off boots. Dip a cloth or an old T-shirt into vinegar, then wipe away the white residue.
5. Make wool sweaters fluffier. Drop in a couple of capfuls of vinegar during the rinse cycle for an extra-soft feel.
6. Deodorize a garbage disposal. Make vinegar ice cubes and feed them down the disposal. After grinding, run cold water through the drain.
7. Clean a teakettle or a coffeemaker. Boil a mixture of water and vinegar in a teakettle, then wipe away the grime. Fill the reservoir of a coffeemaker with a mixture of vinegar and water and run it through a brewing cycle. Follow this with several cycles of water to rinse thoroughly.
8. Clean a dishwasher. Once a month, with the machine empty, run a cup of vinegar through an entire cycle to reduce soap buildup on the inner mechanisms and glassware.
9. Remove stubborn price tags or stickers. Paint them with several coats of vinegar, let the liquid soak in for five minutes, then wipe away the residue.
10. Kill weeds between cracks in paving stones and sidewalks. Fill a spray bottle with straight vinegar and spray multiple times. (Be careful not to get any on the surrounding grass, as it will kill that too.)
1. Exfoliate skin. Wash your face, then apply a soft paste made of three parts baking soda and one part water. Massage gently with a circular motion, avoiding the eye area; rinse clean.
2. Erase crayon, pencil, ink, and furniture scuffs from painted surfaces. Sprinkle soda on a damp sponge, rub clean, and rinse.
3. Unclog a drain. Pour 1/2 to 1 cup of baking soda down the drain, then slowly pour 1/2 to 1 cup of white vinegar after it. Let sit for five minutes (covered, if possible). Follow with a gallon of boiling water.
4. Remove tough stains from enameled cast iron and stainless steel. Scrub enameled cast iron with a soft nylon brush and a thick paste of baking soda and water. Clean stainless steel with a soft cloth and 4 tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in 1 quart of water. Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
5. Scrub pans. Sprinkle soda on crusted casseroles and roasting pans and let sit for five minutes. Lightly scrub and rinse.
6. Brush teeth. Use a paste of baking soda and water.
7. Fight class-B fires (flammable liquids, such as gasoline, oil, and grease). Baking soda can be used to smother only a small flame.
8. Deodorize. Dust baking soda under your arms to absorb body odor.
9. Clean up minor oil and grease spills on a garage floor or driveway. Sprinkle baking soda on the spot and scrub with a wet brush.
10. Settle a stomach during occasional indigestion. Stir 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda into 1/2 cup of water and drink for a safe and effective antacid.
1. Knead dough. Place dough in a Ziploc bag so your fingers don’t get sticky. Or slip your hand into the bag and wear it like a glove.
2. Store panty hose. Nude, Tan, Nearly Naked―they look the same out of the package. Tear off the corner of the package listing the brand, size, and color, then slip it into a bag. Store each pair in its own bag to keep hose organized and prevent snags.
3. Remove chewing gum or candle wax from a tablecloth, a couch, or carpeting. Gently rub gum or wax with a Ziploc bag filled with ice cubes until the substance hardens. Shatter gum with a blunt object, then vacuum up the chips. Carefully peel off frozen wax with a plastic spatula.
4. Pipe frosting. Snip off a tiny corner to use a Ziploc as a pastry bag.
5. Store homemade soup. Fill up bags, then lay them flat in the freezer. When the bags of soup freeze flat, you’ll be able to pile them up like stacked books for easy, space-saving storage.
6. Protect precious cargo. No bubble wrap? Slip a straw into the top of a nearly closed Ziploc bag and inflate. Remove the straw and seal to make a cushion. (Heirlooms, however, should wait for that bubble wrap.)
7. Break up graham crackers or vanilla wafers to make a piecrust. Fill a bag with the cookies, then roll a rolling pin over it.
8. Prevent a handbag from turning into a snow globe. Store pressed powder and other compacts in Ziploc bags.
9. Gather herbs from the garden. Before winter frost sets in, wash, pat dry, and freeze the herbs in Ziploc bags.
10. Ice an injury. Fill a bag with ice cubes to create a cold compress.
1. Make eggs or cream whip up faster and higher. Add a pinch of salt before beating.
2. De-ice sidewalks. In a pinch, it can be used as a substitute for rock salt.
3. Keep chicken or turkey moist. Rub salt in the cavity of the bird before cooking.
4. Prevent saut├ęs made with eggplant or zucchini from getting watery. Sprinkle salt on these vegetables before cooking.
5. Eliminate sticky residue from an iron. Run the hot iron (no steam) over plain paper sprinkled with salt.
6. Clean drains. Pour a hot, strong solution (1/2 cup salt for every quart of water) down the drain.
7. Remove dirt from leafy vegetables, such as spinach. Wash the vegetables in a bath of salt water.
8. Prevent frost from accumulating inside car windows. Rub the glass with a solution of 2 teaspoons of salt in 1 gallon of hot water. Wipe dry.
9. Remove sangria and red-wine stains from your washables. Stretch the fabric over a bowl, cover the stain with salt, and carefully pour boiling water over it.
10. Keep shells from cracking when boiling eggs. Add a few pinches of salt to the water.
11. Chill a bottle of bubbly―fast. Place ice around its base in an ice bucket; sprinkle with a few tablespoons of salt. Layer salt and ice until they reach the neck. Fill with water. Wait 10 minutes; serve.

Bob Out

Monday, December 28, 2009

10 for 2010

I don't like making New Year's resolutions but I do like setting goals for myself. So I thought it would be cool to do a list of 10 things I would like to accomplish in 2010. Throughout the year I will republish the list and give updates on each goal.

So here goes...My 10 for 2010...

1) Lose 30 pounds. I have gotten so sloppy with my eating/exercise habits. I feel gross and need to get this extra weight off. I would love to lose more but I will set the bar low so as not to get overwhelmed.

2) Visit Tallulah Gorge. This is a state park in Georgia. It is less than an hour from my house and I have passed it 100 times but never stopped. Did you know part of the movie, "Deliverance" was filmed at Tallulah Gorge? "I bet you can squeal like a pig. Weeeeeeee!"

3)Spend less time on Facebook. Hello, my name is Bob and I'm addicted to Facebook. I may need an intervention. I love the site so I don't want to give it up. I just want to limit the time I spend on it.

4)Spend a lot more time looking for a new job/career. I need a new job...badly. I work for a travel agency and they are becoming extinct. We've had pay cuts and layoffs but I'm still hanging on. I have tried to look for a new job but I haven't truly invested a lot of time doing it. I need to make it a top priority.

5)Step all the way out of the closet. This was one of my goals for 2009. As you guys probably know from earlier post, I still haven't told my mom. There is still a few days left so maybe this will happen in 2009.

6) Try different restaurants. I eat at the same places over and over again. Next year I want to venture out and try new restaurants and different cuisines. A friend introduced me to a local pizza place and it was fantastic. They had squeeze bottles filled with honey on the tables. Let me tell you ...that is the BEST. IDEA. EVER. You eat your pizza down to the crust and then squeeze the honey on the crust...DELICIOUS. Although I can't do it often(see goal # 1).

7)Volunteer more. I see people average people doing extraordinary things for others and it makes me sad that I don't put more effort into helping the less fortunate. If there is one thing I have learned, WE ARE BLESSED! I may not be rich but I have a lot. It's time I show how Thankful I am. I'm not sure in what capacity but I will figure it out. Stay Tuned :)

8) Look for Mr. Right and not Mr. Right now. I need a man! A good man! Not just a F*ck buddy. I think because I have stayed in the closet so long my love life has been a series of F*ck buddies. A lot of them have been long term but it's not a REAL relationship. I've fooled myself a long time into thinking I would be happy with that...but I'm not. I really would love to experience love in the right way. So if you know anyone, send them my way :)

9)Have more new adventures. This year I went Kayaking for the first time. If you would like to read about it, click here. It turned out to be a lot of fun. I am definitely doing it again this year. I want to try more new things in 2010.

10) Be a better blogger. I have really enjoyed blogging this year. I just started at the end of August. It was a little slow going at first but It's really turned out to be something I love doing. It's been great getting to know the people that have been checking out my blog. I checked Google analytics this morning at is says I've had 248 unique visitors since I started. WOW, that's awesome! I really appreciate you guys stopping by and leaving your comments. I'm not a great writer and I stress over spelling and grammar errors but it's still been fun. I want to really try to refine the blog and make it better.

Well, I think that's 10 for 2010. Stay tuned and I'll keep you updated on my progress. Have a GREAT week!

Bob Out

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hump Day Hunk(Rodrigo Santoro)

Spreading a little holiday cheer in my own way. Today's Hump Day Hunk...
Rodrigo Santoro
He first caught my eye in "Charlies Angels:Full Throttle" and then "300" but it was his role in "Love Actually" that made we swoon. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas.

Bob Out

Monday, December 21, 2009

Brittany Murphy

November 10, 1977 - December 20, 2009
Such a sad ending to a short life

Bob Out

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Reflections of 2009

I will not be sad to see 2009 end. It's been a rough year. There was a lot of good too and I know from the bottom of my heart that I am BLESSED beyond measure. I may have problems and stress but I have sooo much to be Thankful for.

2009 Reflections...

I saw two dear friends pass away from cancer. My friend, Pat had battled cancer for almost five years before losing that battle at the end of January. Then there was my friend, Tim. Tim discovered he had Renal Cell cancer in August of 2008. They removed one his kidneys and surrounding lymph nodes. He was told everything was OK but then the cancer reappeared last Christmas. He didn't even tell me until after the new year. He didn't want to depress me. Once it returned, it came with a vengeance. He died just three months later on March 30Th. Tim and I had been friends since first grade. He was only 41!

In May, I was forced by my employer to take a 20% pay cut. That hurt BUT it was manageable. They took 20% but gave me a day off and a 4 day work week is super nice...especially during the summer. I had a GREAT tan as I spent a lot of time just relaxing by the pool.

I killed my Ipod Touch in June by accidentally washing it. That was a VERY bad day! I LOVED my Ipod Touch. I couldn't replace it right away because I had just gotten the 20% pay reduction. However, thanks to some early birthday/Christmas I now have a new one. YAY!

I was supposed to be relaxing in Cabo San Lucas this weekend...but now I cannot go...THANKS DELTA AIRLINES. Have I told you lately that I don't Delta anymore? SELL AIRTRAN or anyone else! Delta gave me two business class tickets and then would never clear any space on the outbound flight. Grrrrrr!

I did manage to get in one vacation this year. I had a wonderful trip to Washington, DC. last month. It's a great city to visit but It will wear you out trying to see it all. I need another trip there soon.

I still haven't told my mom that I'm gay! DAMN IT! Why is it so hard for me to tell her? I did come out finally to my sister and dad. I am a 40 year old man. The doors to the closet are wide open but for some reason I am clinging on to the door frame with all my might as far as my mom is concerned. If you want to know about my struggles with my sexuality check out my very first blog here. It will give you all the details. I told myself I would be out to everyone by the end of this year. The clock is ticking with just two weeks left. Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Tick Tock!

I read a great book this first in a long time! Thanks to my friend Bunny for suggesting it. If you like to read check out "Americas Boy" by Wade Rouse. It will really resonate with a lot of gay man.

I've made new friends that I hope to get to know better in 2010. I've also reconnected with a few old friends thanks to Facebook. Can I tell you now that I am totally addicted to Facebook. Hello, my name is Bob!

I started blogging this year. Thanks to Bunny and the movie, "Julie & Julia" for the inspiration. Four months later and I've gone from just a couple of readers to 178 unique visitors and almost 3000 page views. Thanks to everyone reading this for stopping by and for commenting. I hope I get to know you all better in the new year.

Bob Out

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hump Day Hunk(Dave Salmoni)

Dave Salmoni is a Canadian animal trainer, zoologist, a television presenter, and television producer. He currently hosts and produces the Discovery Channel show "Rogue Nature" and "After the Attack" on Animal Planet. Check out these pics...

Bob Out

Monday, December 14, 2009

This is one of the cutest kids EVER!

Check out this video. I think this is supposed to be him singing "I'm yours" by Jason Mraz. So dang cute!

Bob Out

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Happy Hanukkah

Enjoy your eight crazy nights
Bob Out

Friday, December 11, 2009

What am I going to do?

I HATE CHANGE! I am a creature of habit and change throws me for a big ole loop. Yesterday, It was announced that Chris Cuomo was leaving Good Morning America.
I knew Diane Sawyer was leaving and that was bad enough but not Chris!
Y'all...I am not liking this one bit! I LOVE CHRIS CUOMO. Probably a little more than I should. After all, he is straight! It's just a little celebrity crush, well it's a BIG celebrity crush!

I wake up every morning and turn on my tv to see his handsome face. What am I doing to do? My whole morning routine will be messed up.

Distraught in Atlanta

Bob Out

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hump Day Hunk(Levi Johnston)

Ok, today's hunk is a repeat but what can I say...HE IS HOT!!!
I found these photos online from his recent shoot for Playgirl. YUMMY!
You Go, Levi! I'm glad you didn't show your Johnston. I know you are saving that to show me in private :)

Happy Hump Day!
Bob Out

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Thank God I don't live in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Proposed legislation would impose the death penalty for some gay Ugandans, and their family and friends could face up to seven years in jail if they fail to report them to authorities. Even landlords could be imprisoned for renting to homosexuals.

Gay rights activists say the bill, which has prompted growing international opposition, promotes hatred and could set back efforts to combat HIV/AIDS. They believe the bill is part of a continentwide backlash because Africa's gay community is becoming more vocal.

"It's a question of visibility," said David Cato, who became an activist after he was beaten up four times, arrested twice, fired from his teaching job and outed in the press because he is gay. "When we come out and ask for our rights, they pass laws against us."

The legislation has drawn global attention from activists across the spectrum of views on gay issues. The measure was proposed in Uganda following a visit by leaders of U.S. conservative Christian ministries that promote therapy for gays to become heterosexual. However, at least one of those leaders has denounced the bill, as have some other conservative and liberal Christians in the United States.

The Ugandan legislation in its current form would mandate a death sentence for active homosexuals living with HIV or in cases of same-sex rape. "Serial offenders" also could face capital punishment, but the legislation does not define the term. Anyone convicted of a homosexual act faces life imprisonment.

Anyone who "aids, abets, counsels or procures another to engage of acts of homosexuality" faces seven years in prison if convicted. Landlords who rent rooms or homes to homosexuals also could get seven years and anyone with "religious, political, economic or social authority" who fails to report anyone violating the act faces three years.

The bill is still being debated and could undergo changes before a vote, which hasn't yet been set. But gay-rights activists abroad are focusing on the legislation. A protest against the bill is planned for Thursday in London; protests were held last month in New York and Washington.

David Bahati, the legislator sponsoring the bill, said he was encouraging "constructive criticism" to improve the law but insisted strict measures were necessary to stop homosexuals from "recruiting" schoolchildren.

"The youths in secondary schools copy everything from the Western world and America," said high school teacher David Kisambira. "A good number of students have been converted into gays. We hear there are groups of people given money by some gay organizations in developed countries to recruit youth into gay activities."

Uganda's ethics minister, James Nsaba Buturo, said the death sentence clause would probably be reviewed but maintained the law was necessary to counter foreign influence. He said homosexuality "is not natural in Uganda," a view echoed by some Ugandans.

"I feel that the bill is good and necessary, but I don't think gays should be killed. They should be imprisoned for about a year and warned never to do it again. The family is in danger in Uganda because the rate at which vice is spreading is appalling," said shopkeeper John Muwanguzi.

Uganda is not the only country considering anti-gay laws. Nigeria, where homosexuality is already punishable by imprisonment or death, is considering strengthening penalties for activities deemed to promote it. Burundi just banned same-sex relationships and Rwanda is considering it.

Homophobia is rife even in more tolerant African countries.

In Kenya, homosexuality is illegal but the government has acknowledged its existence by launching sexual orientation survey to improve health care. Nevertheless, the recent marriage of two Kenyan men in London caused outrage. The men's families in Kenya were harassed by reporters and villagers.

In South Africa, the only African nation to recognize gay marriage, gangs carry out so-called "corrective" rapes on lesbians. A 19-year-old lesbian athlete was gang-raped, tortured and murdered in 2008.

Debate over the Ugandan bill follows a conference in Kampala earlier this year attended by American activists who consider same-gender relationships sinful, and believe gays and lesbians can become heterosexual through prayer and counseling. Author Don Schmierer and "sexual reorientation coach" Caleb Lee Brundidge took part; they did not respond to interview requests.

A third American who took part in the conference in Uganda, Scott Lively, said the bill has gone too far.

"I agree with the general goal but this law is far too harsh," said Lively, a California-based preacher and author of "The Pink Swastika" and other books that advise parents how to "recruit-proof" their children from gays.

"Society should actively discourage all sex outside of marriage and that includes homosexuality ... The family is under threat," he said. Gay people "should not be parading around the streets," he added.

Frank Mugisha, a gay Ugandan human rights activist, said the bill was so poorly worded that someone could be imprisoned for giving a hug.

"This bill is promoting hatred," he said. "We're turning Uganda into a police state. It will drive people to suicide."

Buturo played down the influence of foreign evangelicals, saying the proposed legislation was an expression of popular outrage against "repugnant" practices. But activists like Cato argue anti-gay attitudes are a foreign import.

"In the beginning, when the missionaries brought religion, they said they were bringing love," he said. "Instead they brought hate, through homophobia."

Susan Timberlake, a senior adviser on human rights and law from UNAIDS, said such laws could hinder the fight against HIV/AIDS by driving people further underground. And activists also worry that the legislation could be used to blackmail or silence government critics.

Cato said he thinks the Ugandan bill will pass, perhaps in an altered form.

"It's such a setback. But I hope we can overcome it," he said. "I cannot believe this is happening in the 21st century."

Associated Press

On this date in history...

29 years ago
The world lost a musical legend
R.I.P. John Lennon

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Bob Out

Monday, December 7, 2009

Suprised Kitty

I'm not a cat person but this video is soooo cute!

Hope you guys have a great week!
Bob Out

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets- 2009 ACC Champions

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Last night, They defeated the Clemson Tigers to become


WAY TO GO JACKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can you tell I'm excited?
Woot, Woot

Being a Georgia Tech fan isn't easy. There are a lot of frustrating games and sometimes years. Just last week we were 10-1 and ranked # 7 in the country. Then we go to play our arch enemy, The Georgia Bulldogs who are sucking this year...and they beat us. Oh yes, I was super frustrated. I had to get over it because we were still 10-2 and that was a great season. Plus, we were headed to the ACC Championship game and if we won that we would get one of the biggest bowl games of the season. If we lost, there is not telling what bowl we would get. Thankfully, Tech pulled it out in the last two minutes of the game winning 39-34. YES!!!!!!!!!!!! Orange Bowl here we come!

If you wonder just how much I love the Yellow Jackets...
Take a look at my Christmas tree :)

Plus...a BIG "THANK YOU" to everyone checking out my blog. I am up to 135 unique visitors since I started in August. Thanks for stopping by. Drop me a note or comment sometime:)
I am off to enjoy a lazy Sunday

Bob Out

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Don't be a jerk (It's Christmas)

Hump Day Hunk

Brady Quinn of the Cleveland Browns
If a picture is worth a thousand words then I should just shut up now...


Bob Out

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1st. The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day in 1988. World AIDS Day provides governments, national AIDS programs, faith organizations, community organizations, and individuals with an opportunity to raise awareness and focus attention on the global AIDS epidemic.

Over a million Americans are estimated to be living with HIV. Worldwide an estimated 33 million people are living with HIV.

For more information/facts on this pandemic click here

Bob Out

Dolly Parton Quotes

I wouldn't be a good gay if I didn't do a blog on Dolly Parton. I guess I have to do one on Cher next..haha. I saw one of these quotes in an entertainment magazine recently and thought it was hysterical. I've heard many from her through the years and thought it would be a fun idea for a blog.
I love me some Dolly Parton!
Check these out...

"I look just like the girls next door... if you happen to live next door to an amusement park. "

"I modelled my looks on the town tramp. "
Dolly Parton

"I wanted to be the first woman to burn her bra, but it would have taken the fire department four days to put it out."

"I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde."

"I'm old enough and cranky enough now that if someone tried to tell me what to do, I'd tell them where to put it."

"My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order."

"Plastic surgeons are always making mountains out of molehills."

"Storms make trees take deeper roots."

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."

"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails."

"You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap!"

"My husband said 'show me your boobs' and I had to pull up my skirt... so it was time to get them done!"

And my personal Favorite...

“If I have one more face-lift, I’ll have a beard.”

Bob Out

Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday...blah, Blah, BLAH!!!!

Today TOTALLY feels like a Monday...It sucks and not in the good way. Oh well, I will get through it...I hope :)

So how was your Thanksgiving? Mine was great. I had lunch with the family and then went to friends for dinner. What a great day!

Black Friday didn't go so well. There seemed to be a lot of GREAT deals. Target had a 32inch flat screen for $246.00...DVDs for $3.99...and small appliances for $3.00 each(toaster, sandwich maker, coffee machine). I wanted that flat screen for my bedroom and I also wanted to pick up at least the sandwich maker but did I get them? OH HELL NO! I decided I was not going to get in line super early. They opened at 5am and I got there about 10 minutes later. There was a line out the door for electronics so I rushed back to the appliances and every one of the $3.00 items were gone. I did manage to get two DVDs for $3.99 each..."The Dark Knight" & "Elf"...but that was all I bought on Black Friday. That was worth getting up at 4:30am, right?!?!...WHATEVER!

Saturday night wasn't my night either. I love college football and my team...The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets lost against our arch enemy...The dreaded Georgia Bulldogs! I hate them...Grrrrrrrr. On a brighter note, Tech still managed to end their regular season at 10-2 and will play in the ACC Championship game this Saturday night. GO JACKETS!

That's all I've got for now. I'm tired and want to try and get by with doing as little work as possible today. Have a great day!

Bob Out

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a great Thanksgiving! Hope you get stuffed :)'