Spring Forward

Daylight Saving Time is upon some of us again. Had to set the clocks ahead one hour since it is time to “spring forward.”

Daylight Saving Time used to begin in April and end in October. Now it begins in March and ends in November. Here in the USA, two states don’t recognize this biannual time change. There are a few countries which don’t participate, either.

John Oliver has a short little piece about Daylight Saving Time which is pretty good.

Frosty Saturday

The weather is wanting to warm up, but the thick frost on the grass and the rooftops shows that old man Winter doesn’t want to give up the ghost just yet. At least we’re not getting slammed with storms like those in the Midwest, the Great Lakes area, and the Northeastern seaboard.

My mood and temperament are as mild as the weather. I’m warm with those who warm up to me, and give the cold shoulder to those who go out of their way to freeze me out. Talking to the face of a glacier is more productive than dealing with those types.

On that note, enjoy this re-packaged post of memes and quotes which were originally published on 25 January of 2017. They’re definitely worth seeing.


Talkin’ Sports: Football & Baseball

Amazing. Two major stories in Seattle sports occurred over the past couple of days and I’m still digesting them.

In football news, the legendary, animated, personable and talented cornerback Richard Sherman was unexpectedly released from my home team, the Seattle Seahawks. Not long afterwards, the announcement was made that Michael Bennett would be traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. I am not the only “Number 12” who is surprised and dismayed over the announcement. No real reason has been given yet so we’ll see what excuse is made by management, if any.

* UPDATED Monday, 12 March *
I was reminded of the fact that Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett were two of the most outspoken members of the Seahawks. They weren’t shy about their support of Colin Kaepernick and his silent protest, and the criticism they have received from the knee-jerk reactionaries has been mind-numbingly racist, to say the least.

On a far better note, legendary and talented outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is making a triumphant return to the Seattle Mariners, the team – and city – which welcomed him with open arms when he was brought over from Japan. If nothing else, please read the article in the link. It is very deep and quite poignant; an interesting insight to a fascinating, enigmatic man.

5 On Friday: The B-52’s

For this “Five on Friday” post, I offer up five songs by the B-52’s to get the weekend off to a fun-filled start.


International Images for International Women’s Day (Re-blogged)


Eyrie Of An Aries

I decided to post some multi-cultural images in observation of International Women’s Day. Other blogs and articles that I read today are strictly focused on European or Asian women, so I wanted to give those of us who are severely under-represented the spotlight!


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Busy Month Ahead

Things are ramping up for a busy month ahead. Many projects will take up my time from the Ides of March through to the first week of April.

My week-long birthday celebration will commence on Saturday, 17 March, and ends in time for the in-game anniversary event of the launching of The Elder Scrolls Online. Mischief and merriment, combined with a healthy dose of drunken debauchery, will be prevalent themes on this blog during that time.

Live-broadcasts of in-game activities will be scheduled periodically so tune in to my Twitch channel to view the fun. The link can be found in the “Multimedia Links” tab on this blog and will be provided anew with the broadcasting schedule.

I’ll have some excerpts scheduled so that I have a reasonable amount of daily posts. I may not have many readers, but at least I’m consistent. Those with legions of followers can afford to be lazy, and I’m not one.

Drive, dedication, and determination have served me well throughout my life. They continue to do so. After all, I’m still young. I’ve done much in life, but still have much more to do that I’d like to achieve – and, I will. The things that I achieve seem to get accomplished in a different order than I plan, but they get done. Being flexible is also crucial.


Full Frontal Thursday: The Cult of the NRA

In this installment of “Full Frontal Thursday,” Sam gets some anti-gun hysteria out of her system and then makes sense about how people conflate hatred and racism with mental illness.

I’m a current gun owner and a former member of the NRA. I’ve stated in past posts that the NRA is an erstwhile cult; those posts were overlooked for whatever reason. This topic is something that I’m very familiar with, and have personal experience dealing with.

It’s a shame that people seem to be more interested in getting half-assed information from those who can’t tell the difference between their rectal orifices and a crater. Armchair “warriors” flaming on others in chatrooms, on message boards, and in the comment sections of any social media outlet.


Midweek Musings: International Women’s Day (Re-blogged)

International Women’s Day is on a Thursday this year. I decided to post my “Midweek Musings” from last year about this day.


Eyrie Of An Aries

Today is International Women’s Day, and March is Women’s History Month. What, if anything, do these observances mean to myself and other women around the world? It depends on who you ask, where that person resides, and what their perspectives and experiences are. When I talk with others, I look for common ground and relatable experiences to initiate dialogue. Then, if I find a difference in personal experiences between myself and another, I ask questions in an attempt to learn about and understand that person’s unique experiences. The funny thing about this is, even the most basic questions that I ask of others never really get answered! This makes it difficult to know where another person is coming from, and makes it virtually impossible to meet them halfway with anything.

These hiccups in communication mostly occur in online interactions, especially when there are differences in language and culture…

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Drunk History Lessons

Here are a few short, “Drunk History” lessons. I love that show.

Fixated Fetishists

I’ve been to med school. I started out with biology and then moved into psychology. The reasons why I don’t have a practice are talked about in my autobiography.

Abnormal psychology was an interesting study, especially when it delved into psychosexual fetishes. Running my own dungeon allowed me to study those on an up-close, personal level.

The fixations that some have ranged from tame to ludicrous to outright bizarre. One of the stranger fixations has to do with hair colour. I’ve noticed people being obsessive about that for most of my life.

“Gentlemen prefer blondes.” “Blondes have more fun.” “Brunettes are sexy and smart.” “Beware of the raven-haired.” “Don’t be so bold with yer dark hair and yer proud ways!” Many such sayings attach hair colour to personality.

I’ve dyed my hair in the past, but never a hue that looked unnatural. I would look silly as a blonde, for example, unless it was that platinum-silvery hue unique to Ororo. A well-made and well-styled wig would be sufficient in that regard, if I ever did an X-Men themed cosplay.

My personal preference has always been for dark-haired men. Only dated one blonde guy, and he was a piece of work. I’ve dated more baldies than blondies, if I think about it. Some red-haired guys look great, but only after the age of 21 or so.

That being said, people who obsess over such shallow nonsense are beyond boring. There’s far more to a person than the length or colour of their hair, especially since both can be faked. Anything and everything about one’s appearance can be altered.

The only thing those types of people can’t change is how ugly they really are underneath the dye, Botox, injections and implants. Then again, the people they attract aren’t concerned with real people with real personalities.

A fetish is merely an object, after all.


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