Wednesday, January 09, 2008


I have had this blog for awhile and well, as you can see I have not posted in a long time. It is interesting to read back over my postings and have a "map" of my personal journey in the past couple of years. I will blog again, however I think the time for Happenings has come to a close. Have a great 2008 and maybe we will "cross paths" on the internet again sometime soon.....

Goodbye and thanks! Michael

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Good Advice....

I found this today while "stumbling" on the web. Someone had posted it on (best site ever!) I reposted it here for everyone to enjoy.

Advice to Young Men from an Old Man
Date: 2007-02-15, 9:08AM PST

Advice to Young Men from an Old Man
1. Don’t pick on the weak. It’s immoral. Don’t antagonize the strong without cause, its stupid.
2. Don’t hate women. It’s a waste of time
3. Invest in yourself. Material things come to those that have self actualized.
4. Get in a fistfight, even if you are going to lose.
5. As a former Marine, take it from me. Don’t join the military, unless you want to risk getting your balls blown off to secure other people’s economic or political interests.
6. If something has a direct benefit to an individual or a class of people, and a theoretical, abstract, or amorphous benefit to everybody else, realize that the proponent’s intentions are to benefit the former, not the latter, no matter what bullshit they try to feed you.
7. Don’t be a Republican. They are self-dealing crooks with no sense of honor or patriotism to their fellow citizens. If you must be a Republican, don’t be a “conservative.” They are whining, bitching, complaining, simple-minded self-righteous idiots who think they’re perpetual victims. Listen to talk radio for a while, you’ll see what I mean.
8. Don’t take proffered advice without a critical analysis. 90% of all advice is intended to benefit the proponent, not the recipient. Actually, the number is probably closer to 97%, but I don’t want to come off as cynical.
9. You’ll spend your entire life listening to people tell you how much you owe them. You don’t owe the vast majority of people shit.
10. Don’t undermine your fellow young men. Mentor the young men that come after you. Society recognizes that you have the potential to be the most power force in society. It scares them. Society does not find young men sympathetic. They are afraid of you, both individually and collectively. Law enforcement’s primary purpose is to suppress you.
11. As a young man, you’re on your own. Society divides and conquers. Unlike women who have advocates looking out for them (NOW, Women’s Study Departments, government, non-profit organizations, political advocacy groups) almost no one is looking out for you.
12. Young men provide the genius and muscle by which our society thrives. Look at the Silicone Valley. By in large, it was not old men or women that created the revolution we live. Realize that society steals your contributions, secures it with our intellectual property laws, and then takes credit and the rewards where none is due.
13. Know that few people have your best interests at heart. Your mother does. Your father probably does (if he stuck around). Your siblings are on your side. Everybody else worries about themselves.
14. Don’t be afraid to tell people to “Fuck off” when need be. It is an important skill to acquire. As they say, speak your piece, even if your voice shakes.
15. Acquire empathy, good interpersonal skills, and confidence. Learn to read body language and non-verbal communication. Don’t just concentrate on your vocational or technical skills, or you’ll find your wife fucking somebody else.
16. Keep fit.
17. Don’t speak ill of your wife/girlfriend. Back her up against the world, even if she’s wrong. She should know that you have her back. When she needs your help, give it. She should know that you’ll take her part.
18. Don’t cheat on your wife/girlfriend. If you must cheat, don’t humiliate her. Don’t risk having your transgressions come back to her or her friends. Don’t do it where you live. Don’t do it with people in your social circle. Don’t shit in your own back yard.
19. If your girlfriend doesn’t make you feel good about yourself and bring joy to your life, fire her. That’s what girlfriends are for.
20. Don’t bother with “emotional affairs.” They are just a vehicle for women to flirt and have someone make them feel good about themselves. That’s the part of a relationship they want. For you it is a lot of work and investment in time. If they are having an emotional affair with you, they’re probably fucking someone else.
21. Becoming a woman’s friend and confidant is not going to get you into an intimate relationship. If you haven’t gotten the girl within a reasonably short period of time, chances are you won’t ever get her. She’ll end up confiding to you about the sexual adventures she’s having with someone else.
22. Have and nurture friendships with women.
23. Realize that love is a numbers game. Guys fall in love easily. You’re going to see some girl and feel like you’ll die if you don’t get her. If she rejects you, move on to the next one. It’s her loss.
24. Don’t be an internet troll. Got out and live life. There is not a cadre of beautiful women advertising on Craigslist to have NSA sex with you. Beautiful women don’t need to advertise. The websites that advertise with attractive women’s photos and claims of loneliness are baloney. All they want is your money and your personal information so that they can market to you. The posts on Craigslist by young “women” seeking NSA sex, and asking for a picture are just a bunch of gay troll pic collectors. This is especially true if the post uses common gay lexicon like “hole” as in “fuck my hole” or seeks “masculine” men, or uses the word cock (except in the context of “Don’t send a cock shot.”) There are women on Craigslist. They are easily recognizable by their 2-5 paragraph postings. Most are in their 30's or older.
25. When you become a man in full, know that people will get in your way. People who are attracted to you will somehow manage to step in your path. Gay guys will give you “the look.” Old people will somehow stumble in front of you at the worst time. Don’t get frustrated. Just step aside and go about your business. Know that these are passive aggressive methods to get you to acknowledge their existence.
26. Don’t gay bash. Don’t mentally or physically abuse people because of who they are, or how they present themselves. It’s none of your business to try to intimidate people into conformity.
27. If your gay, admit it to yourself, your parents, your friends and society at large. Be prepared to get harassed. See rule 14. If someone threatens you or assaults you, call the cops. Have them arrested. You have no obligation to self sacrifice because of who you are. As a gay person, you’ll have more social freedom than straight men. Use it to protect yourself. Be prepared to get out of Dodge if your orientation makes your life unbearable. Move to San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, or New Orleans. You’ll find a welcoming community there.
28. Don’t be a poser. Avoid being one of those dudes who puts a surfboard on top of their car, but never surfs, or a dude with a powder coated fixed gear bike and a messenger bag, but was never a messenger. Live the life. Earn your bona fides.
29. Don’t believe the crap about the patriarchy. More women are accepted and attend college. More degrees are awarded to women than men. Women outlive men. More men commit suicide. Men are twice as likely to be victims of violence, including murder. If you consider sexual assaults in prisons, twice as many men are raped as women (society thinks prison rape is funny). The streets are littered with homeless men, sprinkled with a few homeless women. Statically, women are happier than men. The myth that girls are being cheated by are educational system is belied by the fact that schools are bastions of femininity, mostly run by and taught by women. Girls outperform boys in school. It is the boys in school getting fucked over, and prescribed ritalin for being boys. Real wages for men are falling, while real wages for women are rising. Just because someone says something enough times, doesn’t make it true. You have nothing to feel guilty about.
30. Remember, 97% of all advice is worthless. Take what you can use, and trash the rest.

san francisco

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Very nice...found it while "stumbling" on the web!

After a while...

After a while you learn
the subtle difference between
holding a hand and chaining a soul
and you learn that love doesn't mean possession
and company doesn't mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts
and presents aren't promises
and you begin to accept your defeats
with your head up and your eyes ahead
with the grace of an adult not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build your roads today
because tomorrows ground is too uncertain for plans
and futures have ways of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn that even sunshine burns
if you get too much
so you plant your own garden
and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure
that you really are strong
and you really do have worth
and you learn
and you learn...

Veronica A. Shoffstall

Monday, March 05, 2007

A big FUCK U!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why be nice about it?? Really, what do I owe them? NOTHING. All I want is my time to say what I want about the monkey company I use to work for. Yes, I was fired, because they chose to believe half truths and mis-information about me from non trust worthy people. One of them, has a felony record as long as my arm. Hummm...who to believe? Someone who has never had anything more than a speeding ticket or someone who has been arrested more than once, and convicted and fired due to the felony charges! HEy, its your company, when the customer, you said I was not "truthful" with, leaves you....who will be laughing?? Oh, yeah me assholes!!!
A month ago, I was ashamed like I did something wrong. Now I realize, I was not the one who was wrong. The monkey company was. So have fun with your employees who lie, cheat, steal, do drugs on your property, and oh yea and that includes the ones you chose to believe over me.

To you monkey company.....FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow, I feel better. Amazing what a month can do! ;-)

Friday, February 16, 2007

Hello, Goodbye!

On Monday Feb 5th, I lost my job. Am I upset about it? Outside of the fact that I am FREAKING out on how to hell I am planning to pay my bills, I dont miss the place. Sad really, considering I loved the company I had worked for. I felt like it was a family. Then we were purchased and the new owners seem to only care about the bottom dollar. Stupid fucks.....but as the Beatles song goes....Hello, Goodbye. I can only look ahead at what awaits me. Hello to my future, Goodbye to the idiot company and the monkey puppets who are running it. I have learned some very powerful lessons from this ordeal.

More later.... to apply for.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

A great political day!

This week was already a good week for liberal politics due to Obama's announcement of his intent to run for the white house. Now Hilary Clinton has jumped in!! Thank god.....for awhile, I was worried we would be stuck with John Kerry, yet again.
Nov 4 2008 should be very interesting!!!!!!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

state of "my world"

overall, not bad. Content on the personal level, however on the work level, still in search of something more. I have gotten to that point where I know I need to just work for myself. Things at my current employer have changed and I have a hard time taking direction from someone who is nothing but manipulative and not very bright. I didnt spend $$ to get my education to end up back in a position I had ten yrs ago. UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to go with it till after the holidays, and then in 2007 my main mission: a new job!

If only some money would fall out of the sky and I could start my own business. Since that is not going to happen, I need to find another way.