Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Beard Musings

Beards/facial hair.  Love or leave it.
I came across this  article in the express so I decided to see if there were other articles (strictly limiting to 2014 articles) on the subject.
time to reach for the razor?
NYT says uncool?
My nephews have beards.  One is short, the other longer.  My brother in law has had a beard since he retired.  My father and one brother have always gone without, my other brother has dithered over the years.
Me? I prefer a clean shaven face.  I realise it is a personal preference and have never bothered.  Except once - when we started dating he was clean shaven.  He later grew a moustache (at the bequest of another woman, but that is another story) and I did not like it.  So he shaved.  "She" insisted he grow it back and he did.  I never said a word, but that pretty much told me the position I had in his life.
So here I state my case:

Ewan McGregor

Sean Connery


Every one looks better in a kilt!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How to Woo

As Duff and Nonsense  plots his funeral, no doubt he will include his favourite Shakespeare speeches.  My favourite was delivered by Kenneth Branagh in 1989.  I however, am a bit of a romantic (ok ok, I exaggerate, I really do wear my heart on my sleeve) so there are no battlefield ramblings in my playlist.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Crime Wave

Paco's excellent and thought provoking post:

What Happened to a Government of Laws
And how long can a society stand when its own “elite” refuses to abide by the law? When the highest government officials commit lawless acts with impunity, does this not tend to wear down the ingrained lawfulness of the average citizen, in ways great and small? Leftists frequently like to characterize conservatives as extreme libertarians who cherish a return to some romanticized version of the old west, where men carried their freedom in their holsters. Wouldn't it be ironic if we do, indeed, wind up with a society along those lines because the High Sheriff decided that his tin star invested him with the divine right of kings?

Saturday, March 22, 2014

God Answers Prayers

I did not get the job.  This has been the latest in a long line of disappointments.
A week or so ago, I came across this post  at American Digest.
Vanderleun's thoughts  have given me some peace as I try to understand why.
I do have some differences with him that God sometimes does not answer prayers.  I have always known that God sometimes says no, and the prevailing wisdom is that He has something special planned for me.  I just wish He would let me know.
I also disagree with him that we don't know much about God.  But I am not here to pick at his words.  They have given me comfort and a desire to come closer to God and to remind my self "Thy will be done."

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I-rish you a very nice place to live,
I-rish God's greatest gifts he'll give.
I-rish you health, and wealth, and more--
I-rish your smilin' face were at my door!

Yes, it is snowing again.
And I hope it is a lucky day for a 2nd job interview.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Simple Truths

  Lovers help each other undress before sex.
However after sex, they always dress on their own.
 Simple Truth: In life, no one helps you once you're  screwed.

  When a lady is pregnant, all her friends touch her  stomach and say, "Congrats".
 But, none of them  touch the man's penis and say, "Good job".
 Simple  Truth: Some members of a team are never  appreciated.

  FIVE Other Simple  Truths
 1. Money cannot buy happiness, but it's more comfortable to cry in a Corvette than on a bicycle.
 2.  Forgive your enemy, but remember the asshole's name.
 3. If you help someone when they're in trouble, they will remember you when they're in trouble again.
 4. Many people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them.
 5. Alcohol does not solve any problems but then neither does milk.

 Bonus Truth:
 Condoms don't guarantee safe sex.  A friend of mine was wearing one when he was shot by the woman's husband.