Saturday, October 01, 2011

admire your military


short films and fall

hope everyone had an awesome fall weekend, I did. today was so great just woke up this morning whenever, checked online for emails and stuff, and then got myself fed breakfast and outside, milled around and then came back inside to grade some papers.. I rewarded myself after grading 5 papers with a trip to Lowe's to buy some yard stuff. then pizza for lunch and back home to dig in the yard. graded some more papers inside and cooled off, then back outside to mess around and listen to the OU game. GO SOONERS! next inside and more paper grading. :) Man I'll take weather like today any day. this shirtless college kid was walking by while I was out digging and we both said a friendly hey. ha. also this other guy walked by wearing slacks and a dress church, tuned out he was from a local baptist church, he asked it I already had a church and why yes I do. As he walked off I thought, good to see the Christian church getting out there and knocking on doors for a change, I've only seen mormons and johova witness before in my neighborhood so what a nice change! :) I also thought as he walked off, what if someone said to the guy "I'd like to visit your church, but I'm gay." I was kind of wondering what sort of response that might bring. I'd like to think a person would just say, all are welcome, come worship with us... but probaably unlikely. sigh
oh yeah, last night I went to the Manhattan short film festival screening downtown at the art museum. a good selection this year definitely! It's a worldwide event where they show these international short films all over the world and have the results sent in to NYC and then post a winner on Oct 2nd on their website. The two I liked the best were "Dik" and "The legend of Beaver" I'll include trailers for both. the Legend of Beaver Dam was surreal, the preview doesn't even give you and idea how cleverly the made it into a rock musical what happens, and it's so funny and yet still a weird eerie ending. I hope the whole film is on youtube so I can post it at halloween but I doubt it will be. My other favorite was "Dik" which is about a married couple in Australia who have a son, and he writes something in school that makes them think he's gay. and then the comedy ensues. One thing I have to say about that film is how great their attitude is towards homosexuality. Well actually the dad portrays huge concern that his son might be gay, but what I'm talking about is when the parents are talking about it and the wife is pressuring the guy to tell her if he ever experimented with a mate when he was a kid.. I like that they discuss it all as if it's normal to do so. I believe it is normal to do so. I also think that no kid knows their gay before puberty. I'm not opening up the bag of worms about whether poeple are born gay or not. I'm just saying how can anyone know before they even know what sex is. I've been mulling it over in my mind ever since the soldier's youtube video below where he calls his mom. And no disrepect intended 'cause he's aweomse for being so out there and all with his personal moments, but there is a point where he tells his mom he's known since he was 5. I'm not sure if anyone 5 really knows that, but it's probably more likely that as an young man he can think back at when he was 5 and say yeah that all seems to fit into me growing up gay. or maybe I'm wrong and a lot of readers will say, hell yeah I knew I was gay at age 5. I knew at beginning puberty that I liked pressing myself into the mattress in the mornings and I liked the shower to spray down onto the frenulum as I lay in the tub. but I didnt' KNOW KNOW KNOW I was going to be a gay dude or not at that point. I was just discovering what made me feel good. anyway, there is this married guy who says, yeah I got a blowjob before from a guy and it was great cause his wife was all teeth and the guy was absolutely awesome. he prefers sex with his wife, but while in Europe he met a guy and got a blow job. I like the idea of letting guys be more casual about the whole thing, without every guy pinning a guy gay just cause he's able to get off jerking off with a dude or more. Well I lost my point somehwere so enough. good weekend to all. I'll just say enough of the black and white either gay or straight. Just look at politics and see where polarization of both sides gets us. NOWHERE.... :)

no contest

Afghan memories...



Friday, September 30, 2011

hot in GA.....


when you're in love with someone, you will film them at any angle thinking it all looks good.... ha

come on out if ya want....

Thursday, September 29, 2011

comng out...


another serious call this time to his mom. to be honest I skipped from the 2:00 mark to 18:00 ... but I think I got the gyst of the moment...

oh taylor....




seriously though I give all my respect to Sigourney... she's the coolest!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

winners day


wonderful week. well I'm getting through this week pretty well, classes going nicely enough. No one ever said it was going to be easy moving away from parents and living illegally in another country. That's the story for the majority of my newcomer students. there are only 9 right now, I teach them science vocabulary one hour and then we split them up and I teach each a math vocabulary class. We've discovered this week that the majority of our students are living with a family member other than a parent. how sad not to have a dad or mom around when you are only 14, 15, or 16.. it makes me want to parent them all the more. I have one class of just 4 boys and I'm constantly trying to talk to them about not going for the easy dirty joke, having respect for others mainly girls, trying to convince them they're no longer in middle school!!! ha ha. that's normal for all 9th graders though, the boys take a longer time gaining that self control. whoah.
anyway, if you've done any study of culture shock, there are 4 basic stages. THese kids are ending the first, "honeymoon" stage. and we discussed today how they all thought it'd be exciting and new coming to the US and going to school. Now they are entering stage 2 "negotiation" stage which is basically the wait I hate it here stage... ha anxiety, frustration, anger etc... as the adjust. I hope to give as much support and encouragement as they're able to listen to. Although the best thing is really jsut to let them tell you what they're thinking and feeling, and you just listen. We are going to start a journal writing time in the other teachers foundations of English class so they can get it out on paper, that way they are able to write in SPanish or ENglish etc..
One of our best kids today came back from his court appearance and was preoccupied for a while about if he'd be sent back to Mexico. he was arrested and put in a detention center last spring in Houston where he stayed until he was released this summer and came to live in OKC. another student who is just so smart and excellent in class (and super nice) he said today he doesn't like where he's living with his 2 uncles and 2 cousins and would prefer to live alone. ahhh. of course then there is the pregnant sister and her brother who are living with their single aunt who already has 2 kids. anyway, I'm loving them more everyday and excited to get going this year with teaching them vocabulary twice a day. I'm doing more activities with them like games, or drawing, or group work etc... so far so good. not sure now why I was so set on finding another job. God really knows what he'd doing. like a Garth Brooks song "unanswered prayers" ha
I only include the photo that I had on the banner because it's so CUTE! I wish I had a son so much and just look at all those boys' different sharp haircuts and little handmade overalls. ahhh THis photo was taken by a facebook friend last weekend at a horse race community festival thing near Inola Oklahoma. Not exactly AMish but the AMish side of Mennonites no doubt. DId I ever mention my great Grandfather was a Mennonite preacher from Switzerland. true story. good week to all!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

male bulge package...

is my son gay? in case you're wondering....

there was an android ap called "is my son gay?" I read about online here.
basically it asks these 20 questions...
1. Does he like to dress up nicely? Does he pay close attention to his outfits and brand names?
2. Does he like football?
3. Before he was born did you wish he would be a girl?
4. Has he ever gotten into or participated in a fight?
5. Does he read sports magazines?
6. Does he have a best friend
7. Does he like team sports?
8. Is he prudish/modest?
9. Does he like diva singers?
10. Does he spend a long time in the bathroom
11. Does he have a tongue, nose or ear piercing
12. Does he spend time getting ready before being seen in public?
13. Have you asked yourself questions about your son's sexual orientation?
14. Are you divorced?
15. Does he like musical comedies?
16. Has he introduced you to a girlfriend ever?
17. Is the father (you) very strict or authoritarian with his son?
18. In your family is the father absent?
19. Was he shy as a child?
20. Is he close to his father?

hmmmmm.. although stereotypes would probably lead people to just asking number 9 and 15 ---- ha . The app is obviously pretty ridiculous, I mean some of these questions would seem to bypass the whole born this way stance in the first place. Mothers, you don't need questions, you'll know, a mother always knows, right? ----

Monday, September 26, 2011

blind pilot ---


I've been listening to this song all last week and weekend, trying to decided to I buy the Itunes download of the single or the whole album...I'm leaning toward the whole album at this point.. loving this song lately...and btw,

were you aware of this Tintin movie coming out? I'm in!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

more buddy love...



second pic so cute, reminds me of my buds in college. what do you think

clean up


ok, lever 2000 is probably my soap of choice for your general bar of soap that gets you clean, and some of you guys probably work out and sweat up enough you need some solid strong deodorant soap, fine. I still think of my former hunky chunky supply nippled roomie and his old spice red zone body wash for a good soap after a work out, only because he left a small travel bottle in the shower so it reminds of that rat bastard ( did I ever mention he moved out without paying the last 3 months rent while I was overseas.... but damn he was hot to look at while we lived together... anway...)
For other shower conscious shoppers out there... I want to recommend Bee and Flower Sandal Wood Soap. I've noticed they sell this soap at whole foods for a dollar something, but check out a local asian grocery market. I buy mine for 39 cents a bar and usually just get a box full. the soap stays sudsy all the way to the sliver, and wont' leave ya feeling dry or filmy, just nice and clean and smelling nice but not too perfumed. if you like liquid soaps, go for a bottle of Bronner's, the purple colored is lavender, and it's a good clean smell. it's more earthy smelling than perfumey also. you can get a small or medium size if you're unsure or try a different scent. but beware of the mint. it smells wonderful and feels tingly but can sting a little in sensitive areas. ha a little bit goes a long way so it's worth the dollars. AND lastly --- if you're ever in Turkey, I recommend getting a few bars or the olive oil soap they sell there... it's interesting to shower up with and very smooth feeling as well. imagine yourself a Greek hunk cleaning up after a day on the fishing boat... I've just used up the ones I've been staggering out using since visiting Istanbul. ha