Saturday, January 02, 2010

Friday, January 01, 2010

awesome weekend so far....

damn what a great weekend this new year's has been. Drove through a major snow storm coming down to Dallas Friday afternoon. helped my bud move some stuff. then he went off to work and I stayed at his place and rested up. later meeting my OKC buds S and T for dinner at Pappdeaux seafood place. man I ate a LOT, on purpose really since I knew I'd be drinking all night. We went to the strip in Dallas and ended up at Roundup bar for new year's. then I got a text from Wyatt buddy, and went over to his work, then we left to a party at a friend of his named Josh who lived downtown. the guy had this CRAZY 2 story apartment with a hottub on the rooftop patio. bunch of gay guys and some straight girls and couples. the one hot guy at the party was a bit of a tease and Wyatt and I both were flirting him the whole time there, he said he was bi etc.. whatever... it got us nowhere in the end but lots of fun hanging around and chatting him up and I like getting my hand in his shirt many times. there was some hookah smoking in Josh's bedroom, and some drinking and dancing. oh yeah the straight couple came down from the hot tub and took turns showering off, the guy actually took it all off and man what a beautiful site. I happened to be in the hallway between the room and the bathroom with the glass door facing into the mirror etc etc. anyway, they were an awesome fun couple. the girl was fun and bragging bout her boy and I was just giving praise and laughing. ha
we got home at 4 am. today we moved some more stuff, and then went to a friend of W's house for food an movie watching party all day. "Pecker" which is very cool and I'd never seen before. then they put on Brothers, so I left for Ikea shopping, then I came back and we watched the movie about the guy who invented Lying. and then a documentary about Beautiful People. oh yeah! I also met a blogger buddy from the past, Organized Chaos. I would have liked to talk to him a bit more but what with the movie going and all. midnight now and we are back home, not going out, and resting up. I'm about to crash. good weekend to all.

team spirit

Thursday, December 31, 2009

new years eve day

I saw the movie Avatar last weekend with my Austin bud who was in town... IT WAS AWESOME.. I'ts not just hype, the effects are so stunning and as the story rolls along, you are completely captured by everything on screen. OK, well first of all this was my first ever 3D movie. I never thought much of 3D movies, but the way they are made today. oh my! dang if they could that science into porn films, it'd be pretty wild. ha
anyway, this is DEFINITELY one to see AT A THEATRE. sure it's predictable and pretty stereotypical, but man what a FUN RIDE! serious!
I am driving down to Dallas this morning for New Years. Blogger buddy Wyatt lives down there and I'm going to help him move some stuff into a new place, and then later tonight I'll be meeting some OKC buds in town for New Years. Friday I plan to shop a few favorite places for next year's Christmas stuff, and then most likely come back on Saturday or Sunday depending on what there is to do in Dallas.
I'm looking forward to the drive and having some good mind rambling think time. you know like when you run at the gym or mowing the yard. I hope to bring up to myself what I have done this last year with myself and where I want to see my career going next year. I'll need to consider is it my house and yard keeping me from moving from OKC or is it family? I also want to consider options of teaching in San Antonio or applying with DOD schools for something overseas. I also want to think back on what I've been able to do this last year in serving God and what opportunities or what more I can do this next year to keep that part of my life more meaningful. In what ways can I be more available for Him to use my life, and I want to consider my purpose for who I am and what I'm doing. well anyway, those are the things I'll be going over with myself.
I also want to look back on last year and the resolution I had of drinking nothing but water. I stopped drinking and juice or coke or anything since last jan 1. Although I did have about 6 cokes this year, and then of course beers when I've been out drinking which is not often. I'll probably keep it up but I need to get back to swimming laps this year. I stopped at some point last spring (it has been a mental thing for me about not having the right swimsuit and being too lazy in following through getting one I like, don't get me started).
I am going to aim for less porn this year, and try to get out and find something real and physical and heart-felt with a real person. I also want to set a new years goal of ZERO online chat(cruise sites that is) or contact or checking of Craigslist. been there done that and it's become pretty retarded I've decided the WHOLE thing.(go figure).
I also need to consider which friends are worth keeping and which ones I need to lay off on and stop being the person keeping things going... if that makes sense.
I mentioned the guy that came over last week from the internet. young hot blond guy i think was 23, beautiful face and hot legs, he was a dancer in college. anyway, what a boring time, first off was exciting talking and touching and getting closer, eventually making out and grinding, but as the clothes came off and we were messing around it became routine, too easy, too generic and blah. anyway, we took care of ourselves and he headed out completely satisfied, but I was hiding my discontent and probably gave an unconvincing "I'll be in touch".
what an awful way to end my new years eve post, quick let's get this back upbeat. My roomie is moving out this next weekend, and then I'll possibly have a new houseguest in a few weeks, the bf of my neice that ran away from home last semester and has been living with my sister. long story. he's 18, and my family got him a great full time job, and a church connection got him a car for $50. now he needs a place to live cheap. so that will be with me. I actually do like having someone around, plus I hear he's extrememly neat.
I am excited to get back to work next week and see what new students are in all my classes. I am also going to start throwing myself into applying at local schools this spring, DOD, and research more about the San Antonio job as far as pay and living expenses there etc. the thing about applying at local schools is writing out these essays about my philosophy of teaching or why I'm a teacher .... all which I take pretty seriously in writing of course. but ugh
TRAVEL...I definitely want to continue to travel. which means saving up the CASH. I know I have a DC trip in mind for this spring. we shall see.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

dan is going to dallas for new years... Happy New Year everyone...

shoot me...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

take your pick..........

BBC world news article concerning India...

interesting aricle on BBC NEWS from a purely sociological perspective, of course...
Condoms 'too big' for Indian men
anyone want to comment and admit to having this problem, or perhaps NOT having this problem?? :)

----for safety's sake, let's do hope that a variety of sizes can be made more available in India. I should say here to all readers, there are a lot of real diseases you can catch from sexual contact, and as a guy, you must know that guys will tell you anything and lie just as much, big or small, as you would yourself to get some. Make a decision to love and value yourself enough to consider protection and don't play a game of chance. although there some great medications now for HIV, it's definitely not easy to afford or live with, much less how it would affect your life in disclosing to guys you sleep around with... alright end of PSA...

Monday, December 28, 2009

sexy, right?


I must PROMOTE this radio station. especially to listeners in OKC, but really anyone who likes a good internet radio choice. this stuff is GREAT. well part of it is that I'm from OKC, and growing up here, well you just never would have thought of hearing actual alternative music on your car radio. ha I mean there were "alternative rock" stations but that was just the same marketed crap as anything else really. I mean you're just nickelbacked to death seriously. when I first got back from Central America this station was on the air and I couldnt' believe it, and I pretty much jsut left my car radio set to it until one sad sad day, it switched to a Mexican music station for reasons of financial backing. so sad....
well it's BACK. for any readers in OKC tune in to 105.3 and if interested for the online radio stream, will set you UP.
I read in a local paper last week that they were back on air, and tuned in wondering if it was going to be just a lot of new order and smiths songs again, but on the myspace page I saw the cover album for Vampire Weekend, and then while listening this last weekend I heard Kaizer Chiefs and Temper Trap as well as some local OKC bands etc... what a truly alternative station and not just all the usual crap pushed on us by those that want to sell whatever they think we want to hear etc... blah
check it out! :) ( the pic has nothing to do with the station, just thought it was rather alternative looking itself.)

Sweet Christmas Break...and stuck in limbo...

I've been really enjoying the break, just relaxing at home, killing way too much time online watching Hulu videos. cruising some online sites, and actually cleaned up my place a bit. ha today my goal is to make the kitchen as clean as possible which means NOTHING on a single counter, we'll see...
My family set a limit for amount spent on gifts this year so I had all my shopping done last week, and by Thursday a ton of snow hit okc (record 14") as you may have already known about since the whole midwest and east coast was with weather last week. I got most of my last minute errands done on Wednesday which involved buying some tissue paper to make snow ball decorations with for the family's Chrismas dinner tables (I'm the creative son that gets to help with that task. ha). I would have ventured out Thursday for some white yarn and groceries but the snow was coming down too heavy and I was in the mood to just stay inside!
Christmas eve was home all night wrapping gifts. My family gets together for dinner on Christmas day which allows all my siblings to have Christmas on Eve or the morning of.

I was woken at 2:30am by a phone call from my "houseguesst" on the front porch asking me to unlock the door. He was fool enough to drive from Tulsa to OKC in the snow. leaving at 3pm and taking 9 hours to reach Okc. CRAZY!he should be moving out by end of this week btw, I never gave him a key since I considered his stay short term and without rent...

LOTS of cars on the side of the road while I was driving over to my folks after lunch Christmas day. hung out there all day with my family, everyone arrived safely about 20 of us in all, and eventually all left by 8 or 9pm after dinner and I stayed the night at my folks' place. luckily mom had a new toothbrush handy for visitors. I didn't feel like driving back on the icy roads plus had nothing to come home to anyway. Also I could enjoy their home, digital cable channels, food, and hlep clean up and put things away the next day. My most thrilling present to give this year was a photo I had restored for my mom, a picture of my grandfather, great grandfather, and great great grandmother who is holding in her lap my mom's older sister as a baby. I guess the photo was from the 40's?? She was really surprised and had forgotten I took it last summer to research getting it restored. ha What's funny is in the photo my grandad who is about 23 at the time is holding a cigarrette in his hand right behind his grandmother's right shoulder and how funny it seems with the old lady in the photo much less the baby on her lap in the same room. ha
My mother is from Little Neck in Long Island, and her family goes back into time to Connecticut which has always fascinated me since I grew up in OK and never knew any of her side of the family etc..
Another huge thrill was receiving a gift in the mail from a blog reader!!! WOW!!!! I mean what better time of the year than Christmas to get a surprise package in the mail. much less stuff that you truly wanted. ha. Thing is, I completely forgot about my shameless plug back during my birthday post about having a wishlist on as daninokc. I'm the kind of guy who has the "love language" of gifts, where I usually express my love or concern by wanting to do things or give people things (rivalling my love language of physical touch, just saying), so when a box of books arrived it really made my week. THANKS AGAIN PG!! we've already exchanged some emails but thanks again and I wanted to say it on the blog as well. very cool of you.
Now, this week is the stuck in limbo phase, that time between Christmas and New Years, wrapping up the year, people in and out of town, making plans to see each other, spend time with family off work or kids out of school or NEW YEARS. Usually I stay home on New Years or at least try to. I told myself many years ago that until I'm in an actual relationship, no more New Years anywhere! ha, well I don't mind a party or two, but at midnight I'd rather be on my home or at home watching the ball drop. I know how dull does that sound but I made a pact with myself. ha
this year, I'm possibly going to Dallas. more on that later. I planned on going down anyway to visit Wyatt buddy so I'm thinking maybe a day earlier to hang with some OKC friends going down for new years eve. we shall see.
so I'd like to hear some comments from any readers willing, what are your new years plans? feeling on New years? Christmas or snowed in experiences? guess I may have to check your blog posts for that. I'll be posting soon on this kid that came over last week, my boring online gay cruise time while home off work, and the AWESOME movie Avatar SOON....

Sunday, December 27, 2009