Wednesday, September 25, 2013


I mean, this is a BONA FIDE BUSINESS!  They really want CUSTOMERS!  But WHEN in the heck are they OPEN????


Painting Picasso

I think I'm gonna enroll in a drawing/painting class!  I mean...

WHY NOT???  :)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Wheel Of Fitness

This past weekend I bought my first ab wheel.  And I'm thrilled to say I'm gettin' some good usage out of it!  In fact, I'm gonna get down onto the floor and push out 10-15 reps right now!  But boy, oh boy, does it put my body through the ringer!

ONE Shade Of Gray

The gray hair is here.  If I allowed my hair to grow on my head, you'd see it.  Since I don't, you don't.  But you can see it clearly in my goatee and mustache.  Well, that is, if I don't shave them down!  All I know is that I'm NEVER dying the gray away.  'Cause, truth be told, I'm simply HAPPY to be here to BE gray!  :)

Monday, September 23, 2013


3.)  MY MIND!

Whether or not I ever have a million+ dollars in the bank or a 5K sq ft house or the romantic love of a lifetime, I will ALWAYS be grateful for 1-6 above!!!


Thursday, September 19, 2013


Last night wrapped up BIG BROTHER 15!  It was a bittersweet night.  I was happy as heck to see all the contestants back in the house!  A part of me really took to some of those young folks!  I wish all of them well!  And, if I'm invited back again to work next year as the show's SEQUESTER MANAGER, I just might have to accept!!  Again!  :)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


The YOUNG man knows the RULES.
But this oldER man knows the EXCEPTIONS!


Photo by Marc Littlejohn

He has never modeled before and has never been photographed in a way models are.  So, you can see he's stepping outta his Herbalife-pushing box to tackle something new.  Well, for my two cents, this modeling thing doesn't look to be so difficult for him to master!

Good luck, CORNELIUS ATKINS!  You look like a model to me!!!!  :)

**Contact Cornelius for Herbalife products HERE!

Plastic Surgery Recovery

THIS is what recovering from plastic surgery looks like.

I sure hope all the pain & suffering wounds up being "worth it."

Friday, September 13, 2013

You Know What Day It Is??

HAPPY FRIDAY the 13th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013


Betty Who

On Facebook today someone posted a gay marriage proposal in a Home Depot.  I thought it was a touching proposal, no doubt, but I was MORE intrigued by the song featured in the video.  I had never heard it before:  "Somebody Loves You" by BETTY WHO.  Whoever she is, she sure has one helluva catchy song on her hands.  I mean, it's so catchy it could very well be the next "Call Me Maybe."

The marriage proposal:

BETTY WHO's official video.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Things Never Said

Shanola Hampton & CAM Jr  :)

Last week, I joined terrific actor, GREGOR MANNS, and drove over to Crenshaw to see CHARLES MURRAY's film, THINGS NEVER SAID.  The film is a love story that revolves around two, spoken word enthusiasts.  It stars the phenomenal OMARI HARDWICK and equally as captivating, SHANOLA HAMPTON.  The film is the kind of drama I really sink my teeth into because it's about real people I could know.  Real people I could be.  No sci-fi or fantasy for me.  I like real people movies.

The chemistry between Omari and Shanola was palpable.  Both of them are so damn attractive and so damn sexy it's ridiculous!  Charles wrote them as courageous, but flawed human beings.  Reminds me of me!  Haaaa!

I give the film TWO THUMBS UP!  I hope as many people as possible come out to check it out.  Heck, folks just might learn somethin' from it!!  I know I did.  What, you ask?  I learned I should check out whatever Charles Murray does next!  :)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

My Definition Of Success

For many, having millions of dollars in the bank, an enormous house and expensive automobiles are necessary in order to feel successful.  For me, as long as I can easily use the bathroom by myself, I'm successful.  Everything else I'm able to do or possess is merely icing on the cake!!!

Turn To Your Neighbor

Turn to your neighbor and repeat after me...

                                                  Joel Osteen

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Skippin' In The Rain

Annmaria Mazzini

Only in NEW YORK!!!!!!!!!!

Other ballet dancers' random situational photos can be found HERE.  

Curb Appeal

In my youth, I can't pinpoint precisely where, but I do recall having seen these lawn jockeys in front yards.  Even then, I wondered...why?  As an adult, I realize it's not my place to know why.  Particularly since I'm not the one placing one of them in my front lawn.  Anyway, Wikipedia provides an explanation for the art work's existence here.

I recall an interesting (and truth be told, I thought, humorous) discussion on this lawn art back in college.  It took place after my fraternity had selected our Pledges.  At the time, I was an active.  One of the pledges was a handsome, white kid from a suburb of Illinois.  He was a walking, talking Ralph Lauren ad.  Preppy as all get out with straight, sparkling white teeth to die for!  Anyway, I asked him what made him want to be a part of the fraternity.  Without skipping a beat, smiling ever so broadly, he replied, "I knew this was the place I wanted to be when I saw they didn't have you standing out front in a jockey suit."  WOWWWWWWWWW, I thought!  Of course, my fraternity brothers didn't find his comment humorous (although I did) and they chastised him.  But I thought it was funny and damn BOLD!  Lol!

Well, fast forward to just a few days ago.  I was working with a chef I sometimes moonlight with.  I was standing in the front doorway of the client's home, greeting her guests.  One guest, an older man probably in his late 60s or early 70s, approached me and told me he had a racial joke in his head, but that he probably shouldn't share it.  I told him to go right ahead.  He still said, "I probably shouldn't."  I urged him to go ahead.  So, he did.  He proceeded to say, "As I was approaching the house, I thought, wow, they took him off the lawn."  See!  ANOTHER white fella who thinks of lawn jockeys when he sees me!!!

This is all so craaaazy to me because I can't remember the last time, if ever, I was on a HORSE!  :)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Definition

ARROGANCE is simply INSECURITY with an...

Monday, September 2, 2013

24-Hr Labor

I have worked since I was sixteen years old or so.  By some standards, I've never made much money.  By the standards of most folks on this planet, I'm rich!!!!  So, whomever you believe, I am thankful for every job I've ever had and every job I'll ever have.  

HAPPY LABOR DAY to one and all!!!!!!!!!!