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“If people see me having dinner with a beautiful woman, they immediately believe that I’m having a love affair with her. Of course that’s rubbish. I’m not a playboy!”~ George Clooney

I do not believe that at this point I would have to explain who or what Ashley Madison is. Its been in the news for many, many days now worldwide.

But the domino effect of what did happen has begun. And it has turned dark, ugly, and even deadly.

Just recently, there were news reports coming from Toronto, Ontario, Canada about suicides of people who were members of the cheating website.

When I had heard about the hack and the information leak, almost immediately there were articles on the web about how members had committed suicide because of their private lives being turned loose into the public eye.

But at the time, it was false information and satirical articles.

Now it has become true.

The entire situation has officially become unraveled and out of control with the confirmed deaths linked to certain people and their memberships.

What I find sad is that as we go on, we are more than likely bound to come across even more suicides and harmful situations because of this hack and leak of information.

Avid Life Media could be facing many of class-action lawsuits of at least $760 million USD in damages.

And now the owners of the cheating website are offering hundreds of thousands of dollars in “bounty” to catch those people who are responsible for the hack and leak in the first place. fasd

This situation of vengeance, death, suicide, and overall heartache and pain will NOT cease at any time soon. More people will be exposed. Celebrities, athletes, musicians, etc. etc. etc. — it will all come out of the 37 million users within the database that was exposed to the public.

I think that most of us would agree that what this particular website offers, are services that are deplorable and horrible. However, for some people, it is exactly what they are looking for.

At first when the news came out about the hack and leak, there were many people who were cheering and applauding the actions. They would go on to say that the 37 million users deserved what they had coming to them.

But death? Suicide? They “deserved” that???

Really?

There’s going to be a lot of hurt people by the time retribution is over. Lives shattered, and already as stated — lives stolen away. There were even jokes made about how it would be financially beneficial to be a divorce lawyer right now.

Yes, I am a very firm believer that there are consequences for our actions. But who are we to say that these people are deserving? All because someone or some people decided that what Ashley Madison was doing was very wrong, that they became judge, jury, and now….. executioner.

I am so afraid to see how many more dominoes are going to fall because of this. How many more lives destroyed. Reputations ruined. Children scarred. And spouses betrayed. It becomes a story of “When trust turns to tryst.”

Hopefully we are able to get over and passed this by the end of 2015 without any more SERIOUS harm to anyone else on the planet.

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Dear German Speaking Woman who was on the bus over the weekend:

I have to say that the moment that I spotted you that you were quite attractive. But I didn’t really want to say anything to you because … who wants to be approached like that while sitting on a city bus?

And perhaps I was surprised by you as you were by me. But nobody can say for sure. I was not expecting you to answer your cell phone in German.

And I’m pretty damned sure that you were not expecting me to talk to you in response in German. If at all.

I honestly did not mean to startle you, if I am going to be honest. But I do speak over fifteen languages. None of which are really fluent.

I hope that you weren’t cold while riding the bus because I did see you shiver a little bit when I spoke. I’m sorry that I did not have a coat or jacket to cover you with, if you were cold.

How’s your right ankle by the way? I saw you twist it like a mofo when you rang for the bell to get the bus to stop and attempt to exit off of the bus. That really did look like it hurt.

By the way, you may want to check with your physician about other problems as well. Perhaps you could get answers as to why you became so incontinent when you stood up to run off the bus like that. You left quite the trail behind you, and the seat you were upon, it looked like a grease stain inside of an auto garage.

Any ways, I hope you are doing well and I hope to see you again soon. Perhaps I’ll try again…. this next time in English.

Auf weidersehen.

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“I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.”~ Corazon Aquino

Brandenn E. Bremmer.

A child prodigy. Musical master.

Someone who was reading books by the time he was 2 years old. Entered college at age 11.

His IQ was measured at 178. Higher than Stephen Hawkins, Paul Allen, and Sharon Stone. (Stone’s IQ measuring in at 154.)

Sadly, I could not find a lot of information on him as I researched. But he had a very odd death when he suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at the age of only 14, on the 15 of March 2005.

No suicide note, no societal pressures, no known illness or suffering from disease. All that intelligence and promise and it ended in fourteen years. As far as I can gather, the death of Bremmer remains a mystery. It was however investigated as a suicide as there were no signs of foul play.

I’d love to expand on this blog post. If you have more information on Bremmer, please let me know.

For the record: The highest recorded IQ ALLEGEDLY belongs to William James Sidis. (1898-1944) Sidis died of a brain hemorrhage in Boston, Massachusetts.

making-the-right-choice1-e1378192883532“When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It’s all a matter of perspective.”~ Harvey Mackay

As of lately, I have been noticing something that is beginning to not only be trending (for lack of a better term) but alarming.

Social media websites are being used time and time and time again for PSA purposes.

Many people have taken to the pulpit now to spread whatever message they desire.

With it being politics time again in the United States of America, there is an unspoken promise that there will be individuals who express themselves through their political beliefs. It happens every time an election is upcoming.

Some people will cheer, others will jeer.

But I’m not here to talk about politics. I’m not about to unravel about how you have the choice to talk about politics because we already know that you do. Some just act upon them.

I’ve noticed that people that I know on social media have been giving out these very long and lengthy, paragraph-like statuses to explain to their “friends” that they’ve come to a decision and have made one and why they have made that decision.

The choice is within all of us, we make decisions based on what we prefer to choose every day.

However, why are we spreading the news about WHY we made that choice??

This is the issue I am speaking of here.

For whatever reason, I am continually CHOOSING to press the “Unfollow” button on Facebook on so many people because of their incessant need to explain themselves for whatever they have recently said or have done.

In recent times, I was at an event and I was explaining that I had gone somewhere out of town and came back within 24 hours. The person that I was talking to repeatedly kept asking me why I did what I did and said what I said.

My final response to why was “Because I could.” And I gave no further answer, rhyme, reason, or explanation.

I didn’t really have to.

And that’s the point. There’s been this unnecessary “need” to explain everything and anything. Why is that, though???

I woke up this morning and got dressed, putting on a t-shirt I collected at SXSW Music Festival 2015. Why? There is no why. I just did it.

We as human beings have our boundaries. We have our reasons and rhymes. But as of lately a lot of these human beings have either forgotten or failed to see that we are allowed to have them and we do not live in any society on the planet where we are bound by laws, to HAVE to explain ourselves.

Our boundaries are our boundaries. I do not want to do that – because I do not want to do that. And that’s all anyone else needs to know.

I feel that we need to do better taking care of ourselves in that respect. Some have, others fail.

But with anything, practice makes perfect. If we just tried. We wouldn’t HAVE to make these weird announcements for our lives. We would not HAVE to get on the pulpit and preach our decisions to …. basically, a world of people who don’t give a damn to begin with. (With some exceptions. Some will care.)

Then again it is OUR choice to decide whether or not we wish to tell those who care the reason or rhyme behind our decision.

So I’m standing up against the awful cliché that we HAVE TO EXPLAIN OURSELVES. Because we don’t.

Let’s better ourselves.

wheelchairI saw this earlier today, and was immediately disturbed.

This Navy veteran was living his life, doing what he loves best: attending music concerts.

Metallica was in Austin during X Games, and a veteran did what he could to attend the show.

But the Circuit Of The Americas venue (although still considered new) isn’t exactly ADA friendly.

I’ll let you read the article provided in the link below:

https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/510HJ4/ab/84td08

I really hope this veteran gets all of this and more. I hope he gets that chance.

I also think that the COTA venue should stop shuffling their feet about this issue. I also believe that the band Metallica should also get involved.

But that’s just me. I needed to vent about this. If you feel the desire to give and donate, feel free.

Thank you.

The Great Nacho Challenge

Posted: June 4, 2015 in Uncategorized

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“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find that you are ready for great challenges.” ~ Pat Riley

Some time ago, I did what I always wanted to do. Enter a food eating challenge.

It was not the kind of thing where you see on the Internet how eaters pile on their plates enormous amounts of food and shovel it down.

It was a Nacho Challenge. And I love nachos.

I sat down with seven other competitors. The object of the contest was that they would weigh each plate of nachos before giving it to you and at the end of 45 minutes, they add up the weight in food. The most consumed obviously won.

But with seven other people, it was interesting to see what was going to happen.

Unfortunately, I had no plan. Nothing to go on. I hadn’t eaten anything all day long in preparation but that was it.

It didn’t take long for about four competitors to drop out after eating about two and a half plates of nachos. The other three were showboating….. a lot.

The guy sitting directly next to me was working the crowd, hitting on women, and acting tough. He piled down about five plates of food, which he specifically had requested. His nachos were more of an off-shoot style of taco salad. Minus the taco meat.

I had it simple. K.I.S.S. is your friend. Cheese and meat. But Mr. Macho as I will refer to him from now on, had other ideas.

30 minutes into this contestant, it was only him and I and one more contestant before that third contestant was eliminated for well… having it come up. So to speak.

Mr. Macho was slowing down. I kept to my own business. Even though my jaw was hurting and my tongue and taste buds were getting quite bored. I figured if I could hang on until the end, I had a chance because Mr. Macho continued to stop eating, work the crowd, come back and attempt to chew again. His jaw was probably in about as much pain as mine was.

But suddenly there was a force from within. The entire time during the contest that I would stop eating was to burp. Hoping that the air leaving my body would make room for more food. So the more I burped and belched, the more confident I felt.

That was not the force that I was feeling. It came more in the source of a purple-blue-ish plume of biological and anatomical death.

The next thing I know, my body went through its motions. I leaned over and allowed air to escape through another way. It knocked out Mr. Macho and everyone within a 30 foot radius which was behind me.

Mr. Macho took his quivering plate of congealed nachos and went to sit down at the complete and total opposite end of the table of me, until he finally quit with seconds left to go. But they didn’t consider him eliminated. They wanted a real challenge, a real contest. Something to judge.

He later admitted that it was stuck in his nose (somehow) and it ended him. But honestly all that trash talk and beer (which he chose to have for his drink) did him in.

All in all I personally ate 2.9989 pounds of nachos. Mr. Macho had 2.05 which was stunning considering the amount of time he talked.

So that’s the story. I was DARED to write about it.

People must learn never to challenge Dambreaker. You usually end up humiliated. Never underestimate what I am able to get done.

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Hey there. Just a quick message out there to all of you readers.

The past couple of weeks have been quite tumultuous as far as weather has been concerned.

In my area, we’ve received more rain thus far in 2015 than Seattle or Portland has.

The drought here is practically erased. And that’s a good thing. But the flooding is continuing in other parts of the state.

On the 23rd of May, I had spent an absorbent amount of time hiding out in my bathroom as four different TORNADO WARNINGS was broadcast for my area. Each time a different storm came through, it was more intense and more powerful and dropping insane amounts of rain!

I expected with each storm that passed that the electricity would go out. But thankfully, that did not happen. What did happen was the horrible sights that everyone by now in the nation has seen on television….. the flooding.

Today I think that we’re starting a drier spell but still have about a 20% chance of rain. The rest of the week will see rain chances going higher than that. We may not be out of the woods with this yet. People are comparing it to the Memorial Day weekend floods of 1981. But we’ll see how it turns out.

So far now in 2015, there have been four confirmed that have lost their lives.

On the other hand, I happen to be situated on a hill. Flooding is always possible, but the rains will always rush downhill. So far, I have been fortunate not to have any specific damage. Although I cannot say the same for the others around here. It has been a terrible mess. Yet when you are dealing with the threat of tornadoes… that is very, very real. And cannot be handled lightly.

Of which I never do.

But for those of you who have been worried about it, I’m okay. I don’t have any property damage that I am aware of. And the rain, although wonderful for the drought that we’ve been through in the past four years or so, is beginning to turn into a drag.

Thank you for your concern and well wishes.

Soon, Dambreaker will be back and in top shape!!!

For those of you who wish to help with the horribly affected areas, which include MORE than 26 counties can visit the Red Cross website.

http://www.redcross.org/