Here is the little handsome devil now. He is healthy and home. He was born Friday at 7:30 p.m. He was 6 lbs 3 ozs at the time of birth. I'm so glad this little guy is here. Just thought I would share. Ohh...his name is Aiden.
Days like today are extremely hard to deal with for me. I have a hard time when I hear slurs. It bothers me to hear strangers use them, but it hurts when I hear family members using them. My two nephews today were using "faggot" and "homosexual" as slurs. I know, that they understand what "gay" means, and a they know that the other two words mean gay. So, I was trying to come up with way to let them know that it's not polite to use them. I did turn to some friends for their ideas. I think it finally sunk in at least for today. I just hope for their sake that they don't get themsleves in trouble. What really bothers me is that these kids are only 10 and 11 years old. I've one of them use racial slurs too. Today, I tried to get them to see that words like those only hurt people and make others think of them as rude. Hopefully in something from today's talk sank into their heads. Of course, I had to be careful because neither of them are ready for the truth about their uncle. If they did know it would be spread from one corner of the neighborhood to the next.
Baby Update: Mom and baby still are not home from the hospital, but as far as I know all is well. Today the little guy lost his foreskin. Well, talk to you later!
I have recently found something that needs to be corrected. Yes one of the guys who attacked Matthew Shepherd was LDS ( Mormon ). It is my understanding that he was inactive ( not attending ). He was not an Eagle Scout, chances are good that he was not even a boy scout.
My niece, Stephanies, gave to a baby boy at 7:38 pm. His name is Aiden Nathaniel. He is 6 lbs 3 ozs and is 20 inches long. She had no pain killers, which really amazes me. My sister in law was all excited because she got to cut the cord. I guess, I'll get to see him either on Saturday or Sunday depending on when they dismiss mom and the baby. Oh yeah, as far as I know, mom and baby are both healthy.
My niece still hasn't given birth yet. She will be a week late on Saturday. She is supposed to have an appointment tomorrow. She has a test called a ob stress test and another one, but I'm not sure what the name of it is. It's possible but unlikely, that she'll be kept and induced. Any way, just though I'd share. I'm one extremely excited great uncle, and I can't wait to see my new nephew.
I was listening to aol's radio and I had it set to the gay radio channel. Along came a song by Elton called American Triangle. Now, I don't know the history behind the lyrics. No clue what might have inspired the song. Nor, do I know when the song came out. With it's reference to Wyoming, I would guess that maybe it had something to do with Matthew Shepherd. I remember being sad the day, that I heard about the brutal assualt and even sadder when he died. Years later, I was chatting with a friend, and mentioned to me that one of my Matthew's attackers were mormon and an Eagle Scout. It stung big time, because in my mind members of my church aren't supposed to be capable of such things. Perhaps, this proves to the world, that I am just some naive fool. It doesn't matter now if one of the attackers were Mormon or not. I can't prove it or disprove it. I'm just amazed that someone as big as Elton John would take notice. Guess, that event traveled like the wind to hit other hearts. I think it's awesome that Elton John would sing the song. Does anyone know if that song was written with Matthew in mind? My heart goes out to Matthew's family. It's sad, really sad to know that someone could do that.
It was at that point, that I became worried about myself. I'm short, skinny, and hardly any muscles. What happened to Matthew could happen to me. It's perhaps a little less unlikely, but still in the back of mind, it's a worry. Does anyone else from time to time worry?? Any way, I am heading out. Thanks for reading.
No worries, you're not really pig-like in your personality.
(Though you have been known to have a healthy appetite!)
You are highly intelligent - forever studying and gaining knowledge.
You have a heart of gold and you are appreciated by many.
You are most compatible with a Rabbit or Goat.
You Should Have Been Born Under:
Delicate, timid, and attractive - sometimes you really do act like a bunny.
You're very compassionate and protective of those you love, sometimes too protective.
Your home is really your castle, and you make sure your home is comfortable and well furnished.
You don't like to argue - and you prefer a quiet, peaceful life.
You are most compatible with a Goat or a Pig.
You're on gay.com enjoying a nice chat with the guys in the room. Suddenly, a new screen name appears on the list of those in the room. Within seconds of the name appearing, you get a private message from the new person. It might go something like this:
Your Reply "Hey"
"If you want to see my penis ( or other slang terms ) go to www.*****.**** )
Now I don't know about you, but I quite frankly find it very rude. It's not like to takes a long to put them on ignore, it's just that I don't like being interrupted. It's pretty clear that the offending screen-name is a bot, because they don't have profiles, yet they have pics. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad, if these guys or websites only attacked you once, but very often you will get three or four privates from the same ad bot using a different name. There are programs out there that keep bots from bugging you, but I don't really want to load my computer with a bunch of programs. Bots are one of the things, that have bugged me from the start on gay.com. Any way, I'll post a few other things today. Just wanted to vent! It may be stupid, but bots are just annoying.
This post is dealing with the legal pornography. I'm going to assume that the adults are following the old law, that says to keep the material away from minors. We don't need tougher laws to stop the legal stuff, what we need our tougher penalities for people who deal in child porn or molest kids. You can't just assume they are going to be treated by some doctor. Way to many times, these guys / gals come out and go right back to hurting children. Okay...okay....you've heard that before!
Why attack legal porno? Making it harder to get models or to make the movies is only hurting those who lives are in the industry. Maybe they aren't the stars. Maybe they are the sellers or the guys who operate the camera. Whatever they do, it is only going to hurt the people in the business. Honestly, it won't protect kids. You know what will protect kids??
Protecting our kids is easy. Well maybe not easy, but it shouldn't take Big Brother getting into the role of police , censor, and parents. Parents need to stop putting computers in their kids rooms. Well It's one way to insure that they aren't looking at pornographic pictures. They still might find mom or dad's mother lode of pictures or videos. Put the computer where the parents can see the computer. I'm not a parent, but it seems to me that we should be able to figure out another way of protecting our children then to hurt someone else's income.
Let's see millions of kids are hurt each year on school playgrounds. Am I right? So why doesn't Big Brother tell schools to remove their playgrounds. We could eliminate recess altogether. Kids could use that time to work on school work or read. Ummm...let's see, Oh I got one. We are getting surfers attacked by sharks. We could outlaw surfing or kill off all the sharks.
Yeah...the above is pretty stupid, but that is how I see this law. It will cripple not help the problem. Just like, all the attempt to get drugs out of our streets. It's enough to crack down on the dealers. Many thanks to the police officers who do help in keeping the drugs out. ( sorry to any readers who might use drugs ) Telling a company like Falcon, that you're going to get tougher on regulations is only going to hurt their employees. Companies like Falcon aren't the real enemies. We need to wake up and realize that or at least Big Brother needs to any way. I've rambled on enough. I wanted my little voice to be heard.
Parents step up!! Thanks to those parents who have stepped up! Once again, I want to thank my readers. Feel free to leave comments good or bad. I want to know your opinions.
The church celebrated the arrival of the Mormon pioneers entering the Great Salt Lake Valley yesterday. Here in Indiana, there is usually some kind of one day event like this cook out. In Utah for those of you who don't live there, they actually have parades. Locally, we had a picnic and a few games. My family with the exception of my sister and my younger brother arrived at the event at 3:30 p.m. with only a half hour left. Pretty typical for my family. Food was almost typically gone. The only food left was watermelon, which was good and sweet. There were people playing volleyball and people visiting. I spent my time sadly working on rough draft of my resume.
We ended up taking my brother's boys, Brandon, Mitch, and Jake. They never even made to our picnic shelter. They headed straight for the park's playground equpment. A couple of nephews are really good at the whole con artist act. They're good at plotting to get what they want. Today was no exception.
Jake discovered that the group at the other shelter had cotton candy. Somehow he ended up playing with a kid from that group. Sure enough Jake ended up with cotton candy. Being a kid, Jake just had to tease his brothers with it. He actually did share but only a tiny bit. There was also the fight for who got the next little bit of candy. They seemed to be enjoying themselves until the whole cotton candy experience. I'm going to post more a little later. Right now I just want to take a nap.