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Monday, December 15, 2008


I am just posting this so all parties can get it. :) It will stay till someone objects. :)

Milk Movie

I got to attend a movie premiere of "Milk". I had never been to anything like this. Red carpets, security guards, elbow rubbing with big-wigs, etc. It was at the Castro Theatre in SF. Sean Penn stars as Harvey Milk. Before I go into who Harvey was, I want to say that Sean Penn went from being a "Celebrity" to an "Actor" in my mind. The man actually has acting skill.

Harvey Milk was a local SF politician and gay activist. As the US's first openly gay official elected to office, he helped push through gay rights laws and helped defeat Anita Bryant's anti-gay initiative. Unfortunately one of the other supervisors was a conservitive nut job by the name of Dan White. After loosing his job at city hall, he showed up and shot Mayor Moscone and Harvey Milk in cold blood. He managed to get off with a light sentance because he ate a twinky and had blood sugar problems. The "Twinkie Defense" and ruling touched off the White Night Riots in SF. After being released from prison, Dan White commited suicide. Harvey Milk is a hero to SF and to the larger gay community.

If you get the opportunity to go see the movie "MILK", I highly recommend it, especially if you don't know much about the man. Good matter if you are straight or gay.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ultimate Camera Shy People.. Photographers. 01

Captured Photographers

As a photographer, I know that the hardest photo to capture is one of photographers themselves. I collect photos of people taking photos.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Merging of the Ashes for John Burnside and Hairy Hay

The merging of the ashes of John Burnside and Hairy Hay. In a gay community cheated out of most of it's elders by a horrid plague, it is always sad to see one go.

Every time I hear a gay man gripe about getting old, I have to remind them how many of our peers... didn't get the chance.

xStreet SL

xStreet SL High-Thumbs

If you don't know about secondlife, follow THIS LINK and if you are the type with real life money, be sure to sign up for a premium account so I get some tolken Quatloos (known as "Linden" in world). *big smile*

The main part of this post is to other second lifers. You don't need to own land to sell your creations. They will let you have a box to put your stuff in. This box can be anywhere that you are allowed to run scripts (and have permission to put it there). Rental land, etc. If not, xStreet will also work with you to host a box on thier island.

With xStreet, you just take the item for sale, put it in a box. Take a snapshot. Go play with Gimp / Pornoshop / PaintShop Pro, etc. Go to website. Edit items, goto the item in your box. Fill out a form with information like price, category, description. THE PHOTO IS REQUIRED. Sit back.

If your prices are good, you will get sales. It is best to browse around and find out what similar products are selling for, and how other merchants are pricing. Under Pricing is sometimes just as bad. (shoddy merchant-dice?)

Beware trying to re-sell other merchant's items (without explicit permissions and reference in the descriptions) as it is a common scam and easily spotted.

Like a lot of things, image is everything so watch your spelling in product descriptions.

The forums are a great place to advertize your products, but be SURE to put them in the right spot. General is not the place to advertize your event,product,or service.

However the REAL make or break on xStreet is your customer service. Customers can leave feedback on your items... and other customers listen.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

What were they thinking??

I was in the $1 store. I saw this and had to share with everyone.

I added the "Now with more Mercat" just for those who don't get it the horrid images this product creates. I wish I had my camera with me because the cereal came in a wide variety of packaging including underwater etc.

Animal crackers are time honored tradition. However when properly crunched with a proper amount of imagination I can defeat Lions, Tigers and Bears (Oh My!). Visualizing chewing small cute animals like Mercats takes all the fun out of it.

IMHO, of course

Iife not only can change, but is supposed to change.

This is to a point a whine. I don't expect anything to be done, or for that matter any sympathy. Please avoid adding to the misery if thats all you can do?

I have (and a family history of) several learning disabilities. Reciently my doc started me on Ritilin and it is having some effect, so even I have to admit to the ADD. I have been unemployed for a while between the economy and the lack of confidence that comes from years of ... problems. I am now in the Department of Rehab, on proper meds, and doing everything I can to make it.

That isn't a very big problem for my main squeeze, but the third one in the relationship. (somewhere between roommates and playmates) (a gay little household, yes) has a problem.

Now I know, between ADD and Asperger, I am not an easy person to deal with. When the other one (known as C for the rest of this whine) had one of his blow ups on a day when I am going to pick up anti-depressants before I take a blade to my ankles in the bathtub, I asked the pharmacy about one of the meds he takes. "seroquel" is an anti-psychotic.Well, I know about not liking psyche meds so I have been quite forgiving.

However we had a recient "discussion" where I called him on not taking his anti-psychotic.He claimed he had been lying the whole time about the seroquel. Now if he is just lying about the lying it is heinous enough. If it was truly the "trap" as he called it, I am even MORE angry. His duplicity takes on whole new levels if he will use such tactics to get rid of me.

I love "A". I have loved him long before "C" ever entered into the scene. I know what evil porcupine quills that "C" is capable of shooting and have always feared for "A"'s sake. However I can not be his pin-cushion any more. I have already resolved to leave my love of 9+ years because I can't tollerate his pet-psycho any more.

I have no doubt that A loves C. I have no doubt that A loves me. A is caught in the middle. This will cause those poison quills to focus on A next, but he is an adult and there is nothing much I can do to save him. I will try to be there to pick up after he sees what a "person" that C is.Anyway, I will be semi-homeless for a few months... Perfect time to start a blog of the experience (or so my ISP & Friend suggested)