Thursday, June 30, 2011

An Old Song I Used To Hear As A Child

This song used to play on the radio as my family and I traveled to Lake Ontario with our little trailer. We camped at Fair Haven in upstate New York. I remember the radio blasting away in the station wagon, as my brothers and I fought in the back seat of the car.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Product Review - Flameless Candles With Timer

Everlasting Glow Flameless Wax Candle with Timer, Bisque Color with Vanilla Scent, Set of 3 Pillar Candles in Assorted SizesLike romantic evenings with candlelight? Your girl and you won't have to worry about lighting the place on fire if you invest in some flameless candles. I advise the candles with a timer because you don't have to worry about forgetting them and using up all the battery power you have in them.

Nurses Station - Lifting

It may be funny to lift your 250 pound friend, but be careful. Young men can get hernias. When working out with weights, you should wear a weight lifting belt. They can also be useful when helping a buddy move. Don't be afraid to wear it lifting heavy objects. Always lift with your legs, not your back. Don't bend, keep yourself erect and use the legs to lift heavy stuff.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Zombies, A Weird Obsession

The woman is screaming as the beefy hero shoves her behind himself. He cocks his sawed off shotgun to blow the head off a gibbering, decaying zombie. Everyone knows they keep coming unless you dismantle the head. The hero, and the scantily clothed woman run for some abandoned building to hole up in, preferably with lots of ammunition and provisions to sustain them for a while. This scene has been played out so many times. We have to wonder how it can still titillate teens and twenty-somethings, who flock to theaters and big screen televisions to catch every gory second.

They actually have a zombie soap opera now called The Walking Dead.  The young men I know and admire can be found glued to their seats, watching this horrific show. I am always amazed and somewhat alarmed by their fascination with zombies. What is it about zombies that attracts young males? The zombies are already dead, which dehumanizes them and makes them fair game. They crave human flesh and if you are bitten you will turn into a zombie, so they must be killed. It becomes a twisted kind of sport, to see how many zombies you can kill, and also, how many ways you can do it. Maybe it does make some kind of warped sense, there is a lot of anger out there in this politically correct world. Young males are notorious for the pent up aggression they so often carry because of raging hormones, and the stresses of today's society. It helps release the pent up rage, having someone to annihilate

The concept of zombies originated from Haitian voodoo belief. A person who practiced such evil could raise the dead. The dead would be mindless killing machines at your command if you had the power to raise them. Hollywood's first movie about zombies was the 1968 film, Night of the Living Dead. Since this movie was released their have been countless zombie movies through the years. I myself can not watch them as they terrify me, but maybe they do serve a purpose in society for the young men who watch them.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Treat Guys Right

You're on the freeway and some poor schmoe wants to cut in front of you to make his exit. Let the guy in, wouldn't you want the same consideration?  Aren't there too many impatient, angry drivers on the road already? Two guys are out on the town are having fun, until they see two other macho men, sizing them up and giving a hard look. They bristle, and glare daggers back. Why not just look at the dudes and say, "how's it going." Why do men treat other men badly? This is a more common practice among young women, so why imitate a bad habit that the weaker sex is infamous for.

Doesn't it just come down to manners, and deciding to take the higher road? If some guy is looking at your girl, you should feel proud to be with her. This is, of course, not relevant when some guys is crude and rude to your woman. I've seen too many bad situations get ugly just because some guy was admiring another guys gal. Sometimes other guys act like idiots, you can nod, smile, and ignore the snarky comment, or you can act like the idiot. Introducing oneself with a handshake creates a good connection with another guy.

Alcohol only increases the risk of fights and this kind of idiotic behavior. That is why you need to drink responsibly. So many drunken brawls end up in tragedy. The college behavior of drinking as much as possible is outdated and ridiculous. Show some class. Have a good time and treat those around you with respect and good manners. The golden rule may seem like a cliche but it is the best rule put forth so far. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Tip - Bananas

If a green banana is placed next to a ripe banana, it will ripen more quickly. Unpeeled bananas will last longer if stored in the refrigerator in a sealed jar.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kick Ass Christie

Tiger Lily's Island does not usually get into political discussions but this is too good to ignore. I think Chris Christie is a man's, man.

Song For This Week

Where has this kind of talent, class and style gone to?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Product Review - Pineapple Corer/Slicer

If you like fresh pineapple you must get a pineapple easy slicer. It makes it so easy to extract all the juicy fruit, and you can get creative with the empty pineapple shell. Maybe even make a drink in it. One of my favorite things about summer is all the delicious fruit, that is in season. Don't miss out.

Nurses Sation - The Crud

Seems to be some crud going around. Sore throat, congestion, aches and pains, etc. Get yourself some 5000 mg powdered vitamin C and mega dose yourself three times a day, ( a level teaspoon). Chew some Tums as the C might upset your stomach.  Take Echinacea 400mg three times a day. Gargle with salt water after eating three times a day. Drink some of the Herbal Celestial tea, such a Raspberry Zinger or Sleepytime, instead of coffee or soda. Get as much rest as possible and you should shake it fairly fast.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Super Smash Bros. Brawl, The Phenomenon

The guys come into my casa, laughing and happy.  I am busy, but they're hungry, handsome faces are irresistible. I make up some sandwiches enjoying the uplifting atmosphere they create with their charm and clowning.

With their bellies full they wander into the living room for a little video game playing. They decide to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl as the Call of Duty video game is just about worn out. The four of them settle down with controllers. The game is on.

Their voices are animated, they laugh, shout and yell, YEAH! As time passes, their voices get a bit louder. They seem to be getting upset. I wonder how this can happen, they are having fun, aren't they? I glance in and see Mario taking a whipping from Snake. Link, (who I always thought was cute, the older version of him, of course) is being annihilated by a pink blob, called Kirby. At different times weird Pokemon show up and ruin someone's chance of victory. The guys, at this point do not seem very happy with each other.

Eventually I look out the front window and see one of the guys running around in the front yard screaming and acting like some kind of neanderthal. I cannot believe how this game transforms these young men into raging bulls. The guy that is really good, (because he plays every chance he gets between finals) is resented, even though loved like a brother at any other time.

I am always amazed when I confront them and ask, "why do you play a game that enrages you." They look at me truly amazed and say, "are you kidding, we love smash bros." Confused I wander off, thinking that this must be some manly rite of passage that I cannot understand. Go Link, you sexy elf!

Tip - Schuck that corn

It's summer time, and corn on the cob is a favorite. Don't make a mess shucking your corn. Spread a few sheets of newspaper, (not the sports page) on a counter top or table top. Shuck your corn over it. Put the shucked corn in the sink to be rinsed. Wrap up the newspaper, toss in the garbage, and the mess is gone. Enjoy!

Love this song

These guys may campy to some of you but they did have quite a few hits.

Old Man - Take A Look At My Life

Dad and Grandpa are great, but they are not the guys you turn to when you have problems. Dad will be judgmental, and yell because you screwed up. He will rattle on with his outdated opinions. Grandpa was around when dinosaurs roamed the earth. How can he understand your dilemmas, when he cannot even operate the computer you gave him. There may be validity to this, but there are good reasons to rethink turning to older men for advice.

If father is unreachable, old gramps may be more helpful than you think. Although related, there is a different dynamic between the two of you. Being around for a while gives a guy experience. You may think your plight is new and original, but most likely, it just isn't. Older men have been through that, and more. Don't sell short the wisdom they spent a lifetime attaining.

There are good reasons in listening and trusting grandpa. First, he has your best interests at heart. Second, you can most likely be assured that he will keep conversations between the two of you, confidential. He is at a stage in his life where he will feel honored to be needed in this way.

As my Aussie side of the family would say, give it a go. You could be very happy that you did. 
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