Monday, December 31, 2012

happy new year buddy...

were you aware...

well since I'm saving money in 2013 I guess I can still shop a little bit today. Didn't find much in Dallas yesterday and just remembered today that Uniqlo is now online! :) So here are some things I'm shopping online this morning. Mainly leaning toward  plaid down jacket and sweater vest  at this point, maybe the orange poly parka. Check it out if the brand is new for you, but don't expect too much, basically it's like a Japanese Gap, lots of solids and basic trends but at least gives you a different options. Shipping is $7 if you spend under $100, and free for over $100.  You can return stuff for a $7 fee. Most of the sale stuff is XS, L, and XL as usual...
 
$69.90, $39.90, $9.90, and $59.90 above...
I know I come across as a shoes guy on this blog, but I'm really a jacket guy at heart.  ;)

end is near

end of year post. blah! well since I keep this blog it might be a good time to go back a year and see what I'd hoped to accomplish or consider this year...but no way. I can say that I tried to continue with being generous this year, I lost focus and sense of purpose at times which sucks, meaning that I hope to create more joyful events and memories for myself this year without just being a cog in the machine and working weekend to weekend.. I am DEFINITELY making it a goal to travel more in 2013 which means more discipline in saving the $$ for such. seriously I make more than enough to fund such things if I'd just stop shopping for stupid stuff online which means clothes or plants.
Tonight I'm undecided whether to drive to a college bud's party in AR or just stay in town and visit a few friends casual times. A certain ex military male nurse friend I chatted with on facebook yesterday would definitely be welcome for a nice new years kiss and makeout session. only that, just some nice kissing romance would enough to end the year right! :P (this is the guy who I used to see in Austin and now has a bf here in OK somewhere etc etc).
Anyway, hope you all are getting primed and ready for a great new year's eve. I slept in this morning after driving down to Dallas and back yesterday. I shopped around quite a bit and made all my stops. other than not getting to see Randy. i drove by his place but he was at the gym, so we're planning it better next time i get down to dallas to meet up. I'm about to take the Christmas tree down, and then going to call some buds to go see the movie Hobbit again. Saw it Saturday night with S and his bf here in OKC and it was the bomb!! loved that movie. I will admit though, that I had no idea it was going to be a series, ha ha. I went thinking I'd see the whole story about what happened before Lord of the Rings, but nope, 3 hours in and they hadn't even reached the mountain yet.. ha ha. btw some GREAT previews! anyone else excited to see the new Abrams Star Trek movie? I just wonder with the new story lines if the same altruistic nature of Gene Roddenberry's star trek will remain. Some other funky previews included a Zombie romance film? and a tranformers-like giant robot movie versus giant aliens from an underseas transportal etc etc.. which is by Guillermo Del Toro so could be interesting.
 I;m hoping the gym is open this afternoon, otherwise I could very easily end 2012 with a nap as well. ha

Saturday, December 29, 2012

another weekend...

anyone enjoying this strange time off during break when every day is like a lazy Sunday or Saturday? those on a school calendar maybe.. man I'm going crazy bored stiff around here watching youtube videos and picking up around the house and flipping tv channels and maybe getting to the gym once a day or not. blah
I have to admit I'm not looking forward to getting back to work, thus that feeling I get sometimes of wanting break to be over with as soon as possible so I can get the semester over with as soon as possible.. ha! it ain't all that bad though, I'm really relaxing and enjoying every bit of break.
last night I had another dinner date with the Vet friend from HS.  She is doing well and worked all through the holidays, had a date with a guy from online that she didn't click with.  She's also been stalking the cat from the house next door to her. It was left behind when the owner died and the daughter of the owner was feeding it, and then lately the daughter said she sold the house but what about the cat? My vet friend is very aware of animal welfare, and has told me stories about calling 911 or animal control and confronting people in parking lots with dogs in their car etc...she's always got great tales from the overnight shifts she works at the emergency vet clinic.  She got an earful about my NYC trip of course.
 more family fun today, the sister and brother that couldn't make it last week due to weather are coming today so we're all meeting at my folks' place again and having a lunch and family time..and there will be some exchanging of gifts for those whose names were drawn but weren't present to give/recieve. I already gave my sister her gift, a travel bag, and recieved anotther sister's gift, the sockless socks I asked for for the gym. Although I think sometimes tubesocks might be going back into trend...hmmmm ha
 Tomorrow I plan to drive down to big Dallas for the day and  get some shopping on, my usual yearly Ikea visit, Northpark mall, Northhaven Nursery, and then Mockingbird station maybe or possibly even visit a former college roomie in Dallas if possible... those are my hot spot visit stops for this okie boy. plus just the drive down and getting away from this house is always great not to mention all the heavy thinking and reflecting going on while I'm driving.  I'm making it a one day trip because Monday New Years Eve day I plan to drive up north to AR. Some college buds are having a New Years Eve get together that I wasn't invited to, so might as well get up thar and bring in the new year w/ some true friends. :) thinking about staying a few days and getting back to okc by WED and rest up before school starts again on Friday.
Isn't  it weird we're going back on a Friday, I'm sure half the kids will even show up. ha  

all smiles....

Friday, December 28, 2012

Austin Long Center

that almost sounds like a porn name... ha. anyway, If you live in AUSTIN TEXAS or just like supporting the arts, next time you are on facebook, like their page. I'm trying to get them more likes. you know usually I wouldn't ask stuff like that on my blog, but hey, I love AUSTIN and anything AUSTIN you know that. :)

nice tile...


Thursday, December 27, 2012

what I watched all day


I could'nt stop watching these guys' videos today, they were cracking me up, other than all the 4 letter words back and forth. BUt I am fascinated by the way they talk at the same time and try to be all serious and then crack up at each other. Also my ESL ear likes the way they try to speak and pronounce and even check with each other how to say something. ha what do you think?

daninokc tmblr styl.....

hot and shirtless mix and match...

recognize anyone?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

bad boy...

plot thickens....

went to gym today and yup my little crush was there. nothing little about him. big tall guy, dark hair fair skin clark kent looks, huge arms, back, chest, quiet shy type that'll drive a type A person like me crazy... yup. ha anyway, he walked in while I was on treadmill and looked in my direction and said "Hi Mark"... the only problem with us getting to this meet and greet by first name basis is that my name is not Mark... he's called me this before and I haven't had the chance yet to say, I'm DAN and what's your name!? sigh I finished walking and running and was planning and rehearsing the conversation in my mind how I'd say, hey man btw my name is dan not mark, and what's your name? something like that, simple enough right?
 but while he was doing bench press and i was over in the corner stretching and doing abs, the gym floor picked up 4 extra guys working out and then I lost my kahuna's to approach and get the conversation back up. I did meet him up at the water fountain and we both took our earphones out of our ears and chatted up for a while about how was your Christmas etc etc and did you get out in the freezing roads and snow?.... This is how I found out he has a gf... dang it all! j/k. He said he'd driven across town to her place after time with his family yadda yadda....blah blah.
we worked out some more and then got into another conversation while he was at the squat machine doing standing shoulder presses and I happened to be facing him while doing the cable machines right between him and the mirrored wall. I asked him something I'd wanted to for a while, about the stretch marks on his pecs right there going into his underarm area in front, I pointed and his sleeveless shirt he wore today helped...He said they were from in highschool when he started working out in tenth grade, and I kidded sarcastically about shooting up, and he laughed and talked about growth spurts etc.. we talked about our skinny selves in highschool and what weight he'd gained and what little weight I've gained over the years back and forth.. this is how I found out he is 21 almost 22. He talked about his metabolism slowing down now that he's over 21 and I laughted and said it was way after 21 that I mine slowed down and I still have to work out or I lose all muscle first. blech!
 I got to tell ya this str8 guy doesn't seem to have any idea, or maybe he does, about how great he looks in those flimsy black shorts he wears, I have to make my eyes not follow him in profile for the huge bulge in front, big ole curve heavier on the low side right out of his shorts.. standing there talking to him, I'm just like looking down and thinking dang man, briefs would really keep it all a lot tighter controlled but thanks for wearing the loose boxers or boxer briefs!!  don't even ask me about his big ole curvy posterior side...whoah! ...we went back to working out and then made some more conversation, about him only playing one year of football and hating the hs coach so after that he just swam and played tennis..(hunkiest tennis guy I've every seen hmmm) before I said take it easy man, I'm outta here! :P

vintage auto.....planet earth.

bros having fun...