Let me start by saying I didn’t get to where I am today by flipping burgers at McDonalds, but I did apply once and thank god a friend of mine who answered the phone when they called, told them politely to “get lost”. I learned early on that getting and holding a job was going to be somewhat of a challenge and there were several reasons for that, not reasons of my own. If I wasn’t getting fired for not sleeping with the boss, I was getting canned for the delusions of alcoholic, drug addicted managers and by the insecure who were seriously intimidated by me – a threat to their position. Many times I was turned away at the door after they put a face to the resume, or for lame assed excuses that I didn’t fit the corporate image, for example at a telephone dating hookup company. WTF!? I learned I was always going to affect those folks that were beyond my control or positive influence, mostly based on ignorance. Basically for being me! I learned that as a person who was and is different from the status quo I had to think outside the box. (more…)
Did you know that plastic first originated in 1600 BC? Ok well maybe not the plastic we know and have become so accustomed to today, but it was the Mesoamericans that first used rubber for balls, bands, and figurines. Jump forward a few hundred years and we were treating milk proteins with lye creating a hardened substance not unlike horns on a bull. In the 1800‘s Charles Goodyear, yes of Goodyear tires discovered the technique of vulcanization solidifying items derived from natural rubber setting the wheels in motion for the development of what we now know today as plastic. (more…)
Periodically I go for long walks with a coffee or tea to people watch and take in the beauty this fair city I live in has to offer. I mean who wouldn’t, Vancouver is AMAZING! Anyway after awhile I found myself sitting on the bench in the park watching the water and the people walk by, and I began to think about what all these people of all ages, all walks of life, do in their sex lives. Are they kinky, vanilla, missionary, like it where the sun don’t shine, threesomes, group action, do they still have sex? Wander, as my mind is want to do, it suddenly popped into my head the answer to a random question that was asked by one of the boys at the cocktail lounge I frequent.