Sunday, December 25, 2016

Something wonderful

By the crackling of the fire on Xfinity's fireplace channel, we celebrated another birthday of King Jesus today.

This afternoon reminded me of the Kroger television commercial in which they attempt to say the word "wonderful" as many times as possible in 30 seconds.

Wonderful chow. Wonderful people. Wonderful gifts. Simply wonderful. Wonderful moments of memories and looking forward to the wonderful new year.

It would have been better if I'd been able to see the Princess today, but who knows what the future has in store? Something wonderful.

The only thing not wonderful about today is the weather. We don't need to shovel snow out of the driveways for it to feel like Christmas around here, but it would be nice if the temperature fell below 75 degrees.

However, I'm not complaining. Everything's wonderful. I'm going to get up every morning ready to live my life invigorated and with purpose, just like a grocery store commercial.

What is everyone planning to do for New Year's?

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Super Bowl wardrobe coming together thanks to Lids Locker Room, Memorial City Mall

One of the friendliest folks you'll ever meet in a retail establishment just led me to the winning Majestic Triple Peak gear for my Super Bowl 51 Opening Night appearance at Minute Maid Park.

Lids Locker Room at Houston's Memorial City Mall is fully prepared for the game, with officially licensed gear all over the place!

Don't even get me started on the bargains there. The tag read $26 for this incredible cotton-polyester blend masterpiece honoring the World Famous Los Angeles Rams, and he rang me up for less than $19.99! I love that place for the incredible selection, unexpected low prices and helpful staff.

I'll do additional research to see what other Super Bowl related events are on the schedule.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

My Super Bowl 51 theme announced, opening night tickets now available

With Super Bowl 51 taking place very close to my current residence, I feel it's time to begin considering what in Houston I should participate in as the game draws near.

I've also began giving thought to a theme I want my celebrations to consist of during those two weeks.

Opening Night tickets went on sale for an event at Minute Maid Park on Jan. 20. The local CBS affiliate KHOU describes the event on its web site:

"Fans are invited to watch media from all over the world interview the Super Bowl players. In addition, the event will feature live musical performances from premiere talent, special appearances and autographs by NFL Legends, cheerleaders and team mascots and a Red Carpet fan photo opportunity."

I purchased my ticket today from Ticketmaster. Sounds like a potentially important event for which I might need to obtain some new officially licensed NFL gear. I've learned you need to always dress properly for these types of events.

In determining my theme, I decided to thank the NFL for a huge decision that came to pass this year. That theme is the return of an NFL franchise to the second largest market in the United States, clearly a huge step for the league and those of us who occasionally like to enjoy a game.

Ladies and gentleman, after way too many years, the Los Angeles Rams are again blessing the city of Los Angeles, California, with contests in the L.A. Coliseum. And don't forget about that big, beautiful new stadium that workers are diligently putting together in Inglewood (always up to so much good), scheduled to open in 2019.

I'll not only tweet information about my activities, but also retweet select content from the Rams organization to highlight what they have going on during those weeks leading up to the game. I simply enjoy honoring reputable organizations online, and look forward to seeing what the Rams' folks have planned in that city during those exciting weeks.

I don't have to call this The Big Game. I'm allowed to use the term "Super Bowl" on this blog because that's what that game is really called.

And Super Bowl 51 takes place down the road this year. I'll see y'all around town.

Friday, November 11, 2016

From the back seat of Pete's pickup truck to the walls of my apartment

Goldie finds the artwork colorful and a wonderful conversation piece, but somewhat disturbing all the same.

Pete was nice enough to offer Ms. Veronica's paintings for the adornment of my wonderful dwelling place.

I haven't heard what has come of the artist, who I mentioned here initially in a blog post May 27. I imagine she has a lot of explaining to do to a Harris County jury, but I am quite grateful for her contribution to my current home.

The pieces of art were passed on to me after my public compliments of her creativity.

I have tentatively given the name "I'm Going to Show You Crazy" to this piece, but I'm open to the artist's own name for the work if she should want to submit that at some point.

I sense the anger and frustration. I sense the joy and levity. I find the juxtaposition of colors both soothing and disturbing, the long strokes and elegant splatters similarly marks of pent-up frustration and expressions of unbridled freedom.

And I have no idea what any of that means.

These new paintings make me wonder if obtaining even more art for the walls would be a noble pursuit.

Goldie wants me to focus more on moving quality merchandise and not so much on the procurement of works of art at the present time. We have to stay focused on the goals, the plan. I respect Goldie's opinion and enjoy her companionship. Therefore, I'll keep the most important thing the most important thing.

However, I do appreciate and enjoy the paintings. Thank you, Pete, and share a "thank you" to everyone else who approved passing these on to me.

Friday, July 29, 2016

I post many songs. Ever wondered what I actually enjoy listening to the most musically?

I post a lot of music on my Twitter. Here's an example of the type of music I actually enjoy listening to most.

I wish they would have called this The Coolest Song Ever Recorded, because that is a better fit.

The song is actually called Worlock, and it was released by a pioneering electronic band originally from Vancouver named Skinny Puppy in 1989.

One of the aspects I've always loved about this song is that you consume this art much in the same way you consume a Kubrick film. Differently.

You don't listen to this song while other things are going on around you. If you want to listen to this song correctly, you concentrate on the song. This song builds and builds and builds until a crescendo at the end that is never appreciated like it should be until you've watched a bunch of sweaty bodies on a dance floor enjoy it together. Much like we did in the late 80s.

I post this on a Friday night because I want you to listen the same way I do. If an adult beverage or two is your thing, by all means do that before listening. In any case, listen with no interruptions and without any other distractions. Simply appreciate the uniqueness.

While I'm very appreciative of many types of music, late 1980s industrial is now, and always will be, my preference. Give yourself 5 minutes and 30 seconds of uninterrupted time tonight, and I think you'll see what I mean.

Often imitated but never topped, this is electronic music at its very best.

This is Skinny Puppy. Enjoy.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Despite new EasyHits4U splash pages, Thumbs Up, Pretty Smile remains favorite promo tool

As we continue to generate a deluge of free traffic from all over the world to our blogs and websites, let's not forget that Thumbs Up, Pretty Smile still offers the best means to promote your EasyHits4U downline.

The site unveiled numerous new, well-designed splash pages this month, but who can deny that Pretty Smile's warm demeanor continues to be a strong addition (in my opinion, the strongest) to the EasyHits4U marketing arsenal.

If you're working to build an international brand on the Internet, you probably don't want to turn down free worldwide traffic. If you aren't already a member, click here or on Pretty Smile's adorable face right now to get started.

How successful has the site been in delivering traffic to its members? Just yesterday members received more than 1.2 million site visits.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Cop of the Decade shows scumbag CNN 'news' person who's boss

Is this a new day in America, when we finally see the most important people among us rising up to let the "news" business know who is really in charge?

God, I hope so.

I don't know for sure what all this "Black lives matter" hoopla is about. I'm quite sure black lives do matter. And my heart goes out to the families and friends of all the slain police officers recently.

But despite the topic of discussion last night, watching this life-long lawman make mincemeat out of one of these losers on live television is a treat I thought I might never get to see.

Hopefully we get to experience more of this fantastic, must-see TV! Let's start a trend of standing up to scumbag "journalists" while live and on the air.

I wish one of these disingenuous clowns would shove a microphone in my face, live on the air. That would be something to see.

Don Lemon is right about one thing: This is a difficult time.

This is a difficult time to be a scumbag "news" person with a camera pointed at you and a microphone clipped to your lapel. How can that possibly be easy, when they must realize by now that the informed among us watch with a constant disdain and mistrust.

Here in Houston, they use complicated-sounding terms like “augmented reality” (an appropriate choice of words for what they do), while struggling to understand the meaning of simple words like “never.”

In this day and age, the only people who put up with their bullshit are the people who have to.

It’s enough to make a sane person want to turn in their cable box.

What this wonderful police officer did last night was tantamount to someone standing up to the schoolyard bully. And there are a lot more bullies to stand up to, Sheriff.

Again, I'm not really sure what "Black lives matter" means. But if I'm making a list of black lives that matter today, Sheriff David Clarke is certainly near the top.

Incidentally, Don Lemon is toward the bottom of my “Black lives matter” list.

Here's to many more successful press outings, Sheriff. Congratulations on a job well done, and thank you for your service to your community and our nation.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

We'll call him the Smilin' Man because he was smilin'. Dodgers win July 4th

Another brief trip to Los Angeles to celebrate the 4th of July, and another convincing win for the World Famous Los Angeles Dodgers.

Things started a little slow with the team falling behind by three runs early, but they managed to pull everything together and get the win in the end.

Similarly, I always feel like I've won when I get to go out west. It really is a therapeutic event for me mentally, a chance to clear my head and get a much needed change of scenery.

Inglewood is always up to a lot of good. Last night was amazing, with fireworks going off literally everywhere around me all evening. I'm from Texas, where the only people allowed to shoot off fireworks legally are the city, basically. So having that many firework displays on and on into the night was both unusual and delightful.

I had the opportunity to try on the shirt you saw me tweet about (see my Twitter video post from July 2). Fits nicely. I took another look at it this morning and noticed a tiny mustard spot from the World Famous Dodger Dog I enjoyed for dinner last night. That increases the value of the shirt ten fold, at least.

I roll out of Los Angeles early tomorrow morning for another long road trip. I look forward to all the wonderful people I encounter along the way.

Here's a picture of Sleepy Man from the trip out here.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

As you watch intently, you might sense he's ready for my return visit to Dodger Stadium

via GIPHY

Take just a couple minutes today and watch him dance to the music.

Now, fast forward to me sitting up top side with all the freaky freakers, dressed in Dodger blue as we scream and yell like weirdos.

How does the old song go? "Soon and very soon..." We shouldn't put off the inevitable. Let's get out to the ballpark as soon as possible.

We'll feel pretty wild up top side, looking out from that hilltop. Until next time, keep acting crazy out there Dodger fans.

I miss y'all and all the love that is so overwhelming at the ballpark.

I'll talk to you later.

Dodger fans at a road game in San Francisco 6/10/16

Friday, May 27, 2016

Pete has the killer's paintings in the back seat of his pickup truck

Veronica Erin didn't even ask her ex-boyfriend to roll down his car window before unloading her handgun into his defenseless body in a Houston-area parking lot last week.

Once the gun ran out of bullets, she proceeded to beat the shit out of his dead body with the gun.

Her Facebook page is interesting. One of the songs she posted recently was entitled, "I'm Going to Show You Crazy."

Mission accomplished.

She's a special kind of nuts. But as it turns out, she's also quite an artist.

Veronica Erin is Pete's niece, and he just so happened to have her laptop computer and a couple of her paintings in the back seat of his Chevrolet pickup last night at a Houston restaurant.

The laptop doesn't work, but the paintings are quite lovely.

Over some fantastic enchiladas at Pico's on Kirby at Richmond Avenue, Pete shared details of the killing and his recollection of the young woman over the years. I'd seen the news coverage on the television, but I was shocked to hear the backstory of this brutal murder.

Warning to all the men out there: Don't text your ex. In fact, don't contact her at all. She may go ape-shit and screw up your day.

Hopefully she leaves behind some exquisite paintings for you, though.

Our thoughts are with the victim's family today as they seek justice in this matter.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Facebook is a very a strange place. I'll fit in well

Strong Facebook fuel
Effective almost immediately, I'm going to begin participating in the silly banter I find each day on Facebook.

If you're a "friend" on Facebook (or even if you're not a "friend" on Facebook), I'm going to start getting more involved in the conversation. I spend sporadic periods of time reading some of this stuff (and other times avoiding this silliness altogether), but now is the time for all of us to come to the aid of our nation.

I may not always be as enlightened, or as high, or as insane as you folks appear, but we'll try to have a good time anyway.

I've often felt that the Internet is a very unique place, because the strength of the Internet is actually the weakness of the Internet. The strength of the Internet is that anyone can have their own opinions and thoughts and share those opinions and thoughts freely.

The weakness of the Internet is that anyone can have their own opinions and thoughts and share those opinions and thoughts freely.

I can't find another place online where this concept is more true than on Facebook. I've kept silent there long enough.

To the ultra-spiritual, get ready for my brand of spirituality. To the wastiods and drunkards, let's talk stupid together. To the disturbed and mentally ill, let's push the envelope of nuttiness and nonsense.

For those wanting to grow their business into empires so massive we can wipe our shiny teeth with cash like rap stars, let's be filthy rich. After all, our daddy owns the cattle on a thousand hills so we have all the money we could ever spend.

See, it's not all negative. Keep in mind, there is quite a bit of good conversation taking place there as well, and I'll occasionally jump in on that also.

I've often avoided Facebook because of the utter silliness I see there, while ignoring the fact that this is an environment I could flourish in. Or be hated in.

Either way, let's rise up like warriors. Don't worry, I'll make sure to enjoy some cervezas (or margaritas in a can) occasionally so I say everything that needs to be said. That's the mark of a real champion. Someone who bites their lip time after time after time, but finally decides to say what is necessary when it's necessary.

I'll start chiming in later tonight. Click here to join me on Facebook.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

New Princess Podcast: Where Do I Go Next?

Recorded last night in Houston, Texas, the latest Princess Podcast follows up after my trip to Dodger Stadium and covers the topics outlined on this blog's April 5 post. Listen in, and help me decide where I'm headed next!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Thumbs up, pretty smile taking good care of herself, looking fantastic

She has such a pretty smile, even when she's at the top of the blog.

I wanted to take a moment to congratulate pretty smile on how fantastic she's looking these days.

She has obviously worked very hard to take good care of herself and deserves an atta-girl.

Whether she's writing on a clipboard, eating an apple, celebrating with coworkers (or anything else she chooses to do), she'll always have a place to share her pretty smile on this blog.

I really like when she wears her hair in a ponytail. So adorable.

Ladies and gentleman, this is thumbs up, pretty smile!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

I want to be cool like Ice Cube, so I'm wearing Dodger blue and spending the night in Inglewood

When Ice Cube and Common go on nationwide television to promote a new film, they put some thought into what they wear.

When I go to L.A. for a World Famous Los Angeles Dodgers game, I wear similar colors and stay in Inglewood.

Being cool is important. I want to dress like the cool people (Ice Cube, Ms. Dodie, etc.), and I want to stay where I can maintain an incredible amount of street cred.

Hence, another evening in Inglewood. The only place on Earth I've ever been where you order a taco at Taco Bell though bulletproof glass.

I'm ready for some Los Angeles R&R, Warriors of Truth.

You realize we're only two days away, right? See y'all at the ballpark.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

April 14 is rapidly approaching (and other news)

World Famous Los Angeles Dodgers continue to impress

I certainly hope everyone has their tickets by now. The World Famous Los Angeles Dodgers opened up their season with an incredible 15 run shutout of the San Diego Padres last night.

This could be the makings of a World Series caliber baseball team. You combine that fact with the overwhelming love and joy at the ballpark, and you have a very well-spent $16 for a left-field seat.

Left field is where I'll sit on April 14. Let's get out to Dodger Stadium, kick back and relax, and absorb the wonderful environment in that ravine.

Please make sure to bring a light jacket because the temperature drops quite a bit after sunset at the ballpark.

If you aren't able to make it to Los Angeles that night, you can always listen to a radio broadcast via the Internet machine. You might even be able to listen to the legendary Vin Scully.

That is one sharp looking suit, Vin. I absolutely love that color on you.

Astros new ad campaign disappointing, not surprising

A new baseball season has kicked off here, and you know what that means in Houston, Texas. If it was a country song the title would be "Same Bullshit, Different Mouths." That's all I need to say about that.

Here's a picture of Smilin' Speed Bump Turner after a big glass of bullshit-flavored Kool Aid.

Is the great Nolan Ryan still a part of that organization? He needs to worry less about the cracks in people's doors and windows (he does home foundation commercials in town), and more about the crack that the once incredible Houston Astros organization has become in this city. They are, in a sense, the San Andreas Fault of the southern United States. The whole city is just getting sucked into the ground by their bullshit.

I actually feel sorry for the young players. Most of them seem like good guys, and several are very talented ballplayers. They had a chance to be part of something special in Houston, and one bad decision after another (many before they were even here) fouled all that up. Well, look on the bright side. They could always be traded. Maybe they’ll get lucky and end up on the World Famous Los Angeles Dodgers.

As the Astros rightly point out in the new commercial, "It is time for more."

For once, y'all are right. Shock everybody. Stop talking about it, and make it happen.

I'm the best boss ever (and I may want to work for you as well)

I really want to reach out to all my readers today and encourage each of you to find some way to become self-employed at some point of your life.

I've worked for some really good people over the years. However, I've made a powerful observation recently.

After spending the last several months being the boss of me, I can tell you without a doubt that I'm the best supervisor in the history of mankind.

I believe in hard work and commitment, and will accept nothing less. I believe in doing whatever it takes to make sure the work gets done efficient and effectively, and that the customers are as happy as possible.

I believe in fair and honest scheduling for all employees (right now that is only me). I believe there is a time for hard work, and there is a time to not work and get silly instead.

When you're self-employed, you can fly to L.A. for a day or two to catch a ballgame, and it doesn't matter what anyone thinks of the idea.

That's the way to live life. Choose not to be a slave to anyone. President Lincoln didn't go through all that so any one of us would have to work every Friday and Saturday night, week after week after week after week after week after week, for $9 an hour. Demand better, for President Lincoln's sake. Demand better, because you're better than that. And so am I.

I may start looking for either part- or full-time opportunities in the Houston area once I return from L.A. on the 15th (assuming an offer isn't made in the L.A. area).

If you are the kind of supervisor that believes in hard work and fairness for all employees, I'd love to meet with you. I'm not looking for bosses. I'm looking for real leaders who would like to see two retweets from your company Twitter account each week on my personal Twitter account. Listen to my next podcast for details on how you can make that happen for your company immediately.

Let me help grow your brand while we build a work environment fair for all employees. That's what leadership looks like. That's what I want to be a part of.

I absolutely love this shade of blue on Ms. Dodie

What a blessing this wonderful woman's smiling face is every time we see her. I'm sure the book is fantastic, but what caught my eye is this lovely shade of blue she's wearing.

It seems like all the cool people are wearing that shade of blue these days.

I want to be cool, just like Ms. Dodie. The last shirt I purchased on eBay was that color as well. I plan to wear it in public soon. I'm not saying I'm as cool as Ms. Dodie, but you understand my point.

Buy the book.

I'm currently in the outline phase of a new podcast

New content is vital on the Internet. I must consistently create new content to keep my followers engaged, informed and hopefully entertained to some degree.

To that end, I've spend some time putting together a basic outline that will serve as guide for the next podcast.

Here's what I've come up with so far:

1) The Princess is so gorgeous I'm nuts!

2) The importance of thinking like an entrepreneur

3) How and why the constant failure of the Houston media is having an adverse effect on the city's image.

4) Why I've chosen the Los Angeles Dodgers game (and why that shouldn't be interpreted as a slight against the good people of Houston).

5) Kara Danvers is not a cutie. She's gorgeous. How she's become an archetype for the Princess and everything the Princess represents.

6) How to get two retweets, each and every week, from your corporate Twitter account on this Twitter account for free.

7) Help me select my next public appearance.

Don't worry, I'll enjoy several cervezas before recording so I make sure to say everything necessary.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

In hindsight, maybe Gospel Goth music wasn't such a bad idea after all

You want to see something a little different? As strange as I thought the idea of gospel goth music was at the time, I'm starting to think these Warriors of Truth are on to something. Let's see if we can get them to Numbers at some point...on that big stage that now covers the steps we once loved sitting on.

Very interesting. This is Saviour Machine live in Germany.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tom Green is more funny than almost anyone on television right now, and we rarely see him

Tom Green speaks to Japanese tourists in their native tongue at
a Los Angeles Dodgers home game
Have you ever wondered why Tom Green never really realized his full potential in U.S. television or film?

The YouTube clip you're about to watch from the former Tom Green Show is as funny, if not more funny, than anything you currently see on television in the United States (or elsewhere). I just can't figure out why we don't see more of him.

More funny than Johnny Carson. More funny than John Candy. More funny than Seth Meyers. More funny than John Belushi. Even more funny than that British guy who drives around and sings with famous people.

More funny than almost anybody, and I'm not picking on any of the folks I just named. They are all extremely funny people as well.

But who else would stand in that Japanese subway and ask how many people like potatoes and bananas? From the incredible drum performance, to the Pizza Pie song before a stunned crowd, his comedy brilliance is both unique and underrated.

Don't take my word for all of this. Press play and enjoy.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Things could get a little crazy at the ballpark next month. And I like crazy

Have ya'll already purchased your tickets for the ballgame next month? The world famous Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Arizona Diamondbacks April 14 in what promises to be a silly evening at the stadium.

We like silly.

If you don't have tickets yet, or don't think you'll have the ability to get into L.A. that day, you can easily watch all the festivities via the Internet. Simply search "Watch MLB games online" on Google for a live stream of this important event.

Houstonians, you should never feel left out. Did you know that for about the same cost as one lower-level Houston Texans ticket and parking pass at NRG Stadium, you can have a single ticket to a L.A. Dodgers game in left field, plus transportation to and from L.A. from downtown Houston, if you're a smart shopper?

Going to Dodgers games is just as affordable as going to Texans games. So maybe I should go more often.

Maybe we'll get lucky and have a flyover from Sprinkles.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Great Memories returns from hiatus this evening as Great Future

Some may have worried we were looking back too often, getting stuck in the past.

They were mistaken.

They forgot to take into account that every worthwhile accomplishment, whether it's the creation of a new work of art, the construction of a new building or bridge, or even the conceptualization and design of a new model of automobile, leans upon previous lessons learned and victories achieved in the past.

The past is important. That's why you're required to take history classes in order to graduate from almost any level of education.

Getting stuck in the past would be a horrible reality. Although in many respects our past was fantastic and worthy of a revisit, we want to look forward to a great future. Many great things happened in our past, but those realities simply prepared us for something even more amazing.

Great future.

I like the way that sounds. Building upon both previous victories and lessons learned, we now look forward to our great future.

We're not stuck in the past. Our past prepared us. Our past propels us. Our past cannot be ignored or buried because critics and oppressors are uncomfortable and talk shit.

Our past, and our great memories, is simply a precursor to the future we await. So, please keep an eye on Twitter for the reemergence of what probably should have never disappeared or ended in the first place.

Congrats, world. Great Memories is now Great Future. And it starts almost immediately.