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A day late and a dollar short
Posted:Oct 2, 2018 7:49 am
Last Updated:Oct 2, 2018 12:15 pm
I missed my victory Monday yesterday being really busy at work. Actually not really busy, but in a position to not be online

Anyway DA Bears are back, and what a game it was. They welcomed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Fitzmagic into town.
However when the dust settled the QB with all the magic on the field wore Blue and Orange!!! Mitch Trubisky came out firing darts. Tampa had no solution for what was being done in the first half. Mitch threw for 5 touchdowns in the first half (Bears record) on his way to 6 total. Best part was he hit multiple targets for the scores. He really spread the ball around. He was en fuego

The Defense put in as dominate a performance as a squad could. For the 3rd time (in 4 games) they made a team make a QB change in the game. Da Bears racked up 4 more sacks and 3 interceptions. Only giving up one late touchdown in a 48-10 drubbing. They beat Tampa so bad it looked like the sherbet team was back, and not the red and pewter.

Now of course its a bye week (way to early) but at 3-1 and first in their division I cannot wait to see how this year keeps unfolding.

Bear Down Chicago

Mondays are for victories
Posted:Sep 24, 2018 8:20 am
Last Updated:Sep 25, 2018 3:43 am


That is right, I hope to have many more victory Monday posts. This week Da Bears faced the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals is one of the original NFL franchises with their start in Chicago. They got their name from the faded maroon jerseys the team bought from the University of Chicago. They jerseys were declared cardinal red. They adopted the Cardinal on their helmet after moving to St. Louis in 1960. They played under the arches until 1988 when they moved to Phoenix.

What a glorious day. The Vikings were crushed by the Bills, and the Packers lost to the Redskins dropping them both to 1-1-1. With Detroit sitting at 0-2 the stage was set for an afternoon showdown. The Cardinals jumped out to a quick 14 point lead in the first quarter. They marched down the field on their opening drive for a touchdown, Then after a fumble by Trubisky the Cardinals were in the endzone again within one play. However, after that the Defense settled down. In fact Bradford and the offense was so ineffective the rest of the game, that in the fourth quarter being down 16-14 the Cards sent in rookie Josh Rosen to try and rally the victory.

The offense for Da Bears is still gelling, they are doing enough to be in the games and not lose them. This Defense is getting better week after week. With the early bye in week five this team is poised for great things. So I will leave you with the victory song we should all sing...

Bear Down, Chicago Bears
Make every play, clear the way to victory!
Bear Down, Chicago Bears Put up a fight with a might so fearlessly!
We will never forget the way you thrilled the nation
With your T-formation
Bear Down, Chicago Bears
And let them know why you are wearing the crown!
You are the pride and joy of Illinois, Chicago Bears, Bear Down!...
Fall is here...
Posted:Sep 22, 2018 10:20 am
Last Updated:Sep 22, 2018 1:13 pm
It is the Autumn Equinox, the beginning of fall. Best part of the year. On this first day of fall on a Saturday I plan on sitting in my sweats and tee do some Game of Thrones re-watching and painting. Although today is a day to do very little I think

Back to fall though, Autumn is my favorite time of year. I was born in late autumn, it has football, hockey, and basketball seasons. Good sleeping weather with the crisp nights. All the best holidays, and specials.

How are you spending your Saturday?
Victory Monday...
Posted:Sep 18, 2018 7:24 am
Last Updated:Sep 18, 2018 6:48 pm
Bear Down, Chicago Bears
Make every play, clear the way to victory!
Bear Down, Chicago Bears Put up a fight with a might so fearlessly!
We will never forget the way you thrilled the nation
With your T-formation
Bear Down, Chicago Bears
And let them know why you are wearing the crown!
You are the pride and joy of Illinois, Chicago Bears, Bear Down!...

yes it is a day late, but necessary since Da Bears played on Monday Night Football. I should have been posting one like this last week, but a gutsy performance by an arch-nemesis and a Defense that wore down robbed me of the pleasure.

The good news is that the Defense looked outstanding for a second straight week. The addition of Khalil Mack, had made an already good defense outstanding. I am talking potential legendary status. Something close to the vaulted '85 D of Buddy Ryan. Even if they just take their 10th ranked defense from last year and hit top 5 I will be beyond giddy. Defenses win championships, and it looks as if the Monsters of the Midway are back!!!

The best part is the D is gelling quite well, and Fangio looks like a kid in the candy store the way he is deploying them. The offense is starting to get more comfortable and clicking. Trubisky is learning is receivers (all new starters) and the new head coach Matt Nagys offense. By week six if this continues this team will be a force to recon with on all stages of the game. Bears football means defense and this team has it. If the offense can not turn the ball over, and score 14-21 a game it will be a big year!!!

Now to just get all my fantasy teams in order
Posted:Sep 9, 2018 8:19 am
Last Updated:Sep 10, 2018 8:31 am

Its the final countdown
The final countdown
The final countdown
The final countdown...

It is after 11 on the East Coast, so all the pregame shows have started. Yes I have to suffer through an hour of Browns only first (leaving in Cleveland is not always great) but it is football talk. Which also means we are on the way to a full slate of games. Less than two hours away!!!

Fantasy rosters are set, game day gear is on, phone fully charging for trash talk, ah one of the best times of the year!!! Of course this year being a displace fan is ok because my beloved Bears are playing Sunday night. I will get to see them without streaming or watching my phone for updates. I can watch them win without running to a sports bar wasting money.

Football is back and in full swing. I hope your Sunday is grand.

Do you have any predictions? Da Bears 30 - Cheeseheads 24
Another Saturday
Posted:Sep 8, 2018 10:51 am
Last Updated:Nov 14, 2018 11:27 am

But I love those lazy days and crazy nights
Its my way, its my life
I love those lazy days and crazy nights
I'm doin fine right here on borrowed time...

Already past 1 and I have been up since 7. I so wish I could have slept in, but here we are on another lazy Saturday. Nothing going on, nothing to do. I watched all 10 episodes of the new Iron Fist season yesterday (maybe I should have saved half for today). Oh well the rain seems to be coming soon, so I will just do some Game of Thrones re-watching I think. Maybe some painting is in order hhhhmmm. Of course I am thinking some Jimmy Buffett and margaritas are in my future for the day so there is that. What do I really want to be doing today? Jimmy said it best...

Why don't we get drunk and screw
I just bought a waterbed filled up for me and you
They say you are a snuff queen, Honey, I don't think that's true
So, why don't we get drunk and screw.
Kung-Fu Fighting
Posted:Sep 7, 2018 6:17 am
Last Updated:Sep 8, 2018 5:49 am
Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they fought with expert timing...

I am off work today, so when I am done typing this, I will mow the yards and then it is Binge time. Not just any binge of course. This is not the re-watch of Game of Thrones preparing for the last season (which I cannot wait for). This is not a binge of football all day (like Sunday will be). No this is the day I have been waiting for since the announcement came at comic con.

Iron Fist Season 2. I may have been the few people who like Season 1 of Iron Fist. I did read the critics and I heard what they said. However I liked the first season. I saw a culmination of many of the Iron Fists from the comics wrapped together. Instead of taking one version and molding the world from others to it, they seemed to take elements from all the writers and rolled them into this Danny Rand. I loved the homages to the original run in 1974 and then his solo book in '75. I enjoyed t references to the Immortal Iron Fist run. Not leaving out the references to the Living Weapon and the current run that ended recently.

Did I necessarily like the actor, no but I think it was more his facial expressions than anything else. I am not sure I bought his pain/agony/confusion from his facial acting. So in that I thought it could have been better. Also the artistic licenses taken to fit this series in with the Daredevil Netflix world were off, but I understand their need and importance for the bigger picture. Now Colleen Wing, I absolutely loved her portrayal. She is outstanding in every aspect of the character. Again a little license in her backstory, but what Henwick does with the her is pure gold

So yes I anticipate by no later than 10:30 starting my binge of Iron Fist. My favorite Marvel superhero from my youth. The one I have the full run in Marvel Premiere, His solo book, the living weapon, and the last run. The hero who once I finish the Immortal Weapons run I will have the full collection of. Once I start I will binge these new 10 episodes. I am excited and I am ready.

Time to get started so I can enjoy the rest of my day...
It is time!!!
Posted:Sep 6, 2018 7:38 pm
Last Updated:Sep 7, 2018 6:18 am
Well, everybody's heard about the bird
Baby, bird, bird, bird
Bird is the word
Baby, bird, bird, bird
Bird is the word...

That is right the NFL is back...It is Half Time of the first game of the year. Plenty of Defense no offense really to speak of. However it does not matter. The NFL is back and I could not be happier. What does that mean? It means my fantasy teams will start scoring points. It means my one brother in law (who is a Packers fan BBBBOOO will be messaging me weekly to talk smack. It means the weather will start getting cooler, and the holiday season is coming soon.

But most importantly it means you will be able to find me most Sundays glued to the TV, radio, phone getting updates on the greatest franchise of all time DA Bears...

Sunday Night cannot come fast enough!!!
Old man time
Posted:Sep 5, 2018 1:31 pm
Last Updated:Sep 6, 2018 7:46 am
And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home, Dad
I don't know when, but we'll get together then
You know we'll have a good time then...

When I asked about my father a lot of emotions and thoughts run through my head. If you look at my original birth certificate (which no longer exists) you would see that no father was listed and I was born with a different last name. The explanation given to me when I inquired was that for my Papaw's insurance to for the birth, no father could be listed. This may have been true. Although logic dictates the truth is more in there was no father to sign the certificate at time of birth.

It is kind of funny because my parents were together when I was born. What I did not find out until decades later was the story behind all of that. So my man, the one who raised me, gave me his surname started dating my mother while she was pregnant. They were introduced by his sister and her brother (who were also dating at the time). This Marine Corp Grunt told my mother that he would love her, and anyone else that came along with that.

In fact they did not get married until I was two . When we moved to Illinois and he tried to enroll me in school is when things got difficult for my dad. They would not let him do anything or get information. This is when he decided to adopt me to avoid the hassle. So yes if you see my birth certificate now it listed him as my father, and my current last name. Although if you were to look up my Social security number you would see both my names I have an unintentional alias lol.

My parents did not tell me any of this however growing up. In fact the only reason I found that I have a father different from my dad, was when I moved back to NEO. My mother so eloquently put it, I do not want you to accidentally date your sister. Thanks ma lol. Of course it was later that I met my actual father and other sister (who is my age half the year lol). It is was weird calling someone else dad (which I usually go with pops), but my dad is real supportive about me having a relationship with my father.

If you ask my father, he will tell you I better off for not growing up with him. If you ask my dad, he will tell I his son. There is no such thing as step, or half, or anything else in his mind. I his first born, and his son, and the funnies thing I estranged from the majority of family for personal reasons. However my dad, I talk to regularly. In fact I have a great relationship with him. My mother divorced him around five ago or so (35 days to the day they married) but he still comes to check on my boys and me. He calls me at least once every two weeks. My mother I hear from on my birthday, Christmas, and that is it.

Anyway here is to the dads who step up.

...Lookin' back all I can say about all the things he did for me
Is I hope at least half the dad that he didn't have to be
I hope at least half the dad that he didn't have to be
'Cause he didn't have to be ...
Where things stand today
Posted:Sep 4, 2018 9:13 am
Last Updated:Nov 14, 2018 11:20 am

I don't know where this road
Is going to lead
All I know is where we've been
And what we've been through

If we get to see tomorrow
I hope it's worth all the wait
It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday...

I going to start this one by saying it has been an interesting past two weeks, year, and almost two even. So I think I will start at the beginning way back in August of 2004. I was attending my second year of Lorain County Community College when I met this skinny, tall, long dark haired girl. Fresh out of high school and ten my junior. We became friends over the course of that semester. Spent many hours sitting and talking, or circling the hallways talking. Mostly about life, and her then boyfriend issues. We became great friends. I seen her marry said boyfriend (who was a real ass), move to Texas and then Louisiana following him in the military. We talked, texted, myspaced lol and I was sad watching my friends marriage deteriorate quickly. By the end of 2005 she was going through a divorce which was finalized in the middle of January 2006 (I thought it had ended earlier at the time ).

We spent New together as friends, nothing happen besides a good time at a party. We started dating that month, got pregnant in June/July and married in October 2006. Had our first son in March 2007. Rocky start to our marriage. We both worked. Opposite shifts. I ended working two jobs, had trouble making ends meet with my child, and our child. Plus my childs mother decided to pop back in the picture. There was court, allegations, and an eventual loss of custody to my oldest. During this time we had another son in January of 2009. We almost split with all the turmoil and things going on in our lives. Somehow we persevered, and things worked out.

We decided the children were better served with her not working. It was a struggle, but we made sacrifices and things always worked out. Maybe not exactly on time, but within reason. Two more sons were born, in February 2012 and August 2014, book ending a miscarriage which hit us very hard. Through this time there was a lot of sacrifices made, growing together, and just a shared plan for a long future with a great family. With all the headaches and hardships there was general joy and fun (or so I always thought).

We decided that we finally were seeing a little relief and did not want any more children for awhile. So she got the Nexplanon birth control insert in her arm. What a huge mistake it turned out to be. She started having side effects. At first it was just extra moods that were off, but she did not want to talk about them. Then came the intrusive thoughts. She had terrible terrible thoughts in her head of harming certain people. She started seeing a psychologists, having therapy, had the Nexplanon removed but it was too late. It all came to head when one morning before she left for therapy I felt something wrong. I kept asking her, to no avail. Then right before she walked out the door, she asked me to take her there. What happened next will forever have changed our life.

I agreed, packed the boys up and we started down the road. While driving she let me know that the thoughts were so bad, she was going to end her life. She wanted to end it all instead of potentially doing anything that was in her head. I took her to the hospital where she was admitted immediately. She spent a week in the hospital waiting for a bed in a different facility. She spent another week in that facility, being given different drugs, talking to counselors, trying to "fix" the issue. From there she was sent to another facility for about 4 weeks. There they determined she needed medication for anxiety and regulation. Plus they wanted to "reboot" her brain. So she did electroshock treatments while there.

While she was going through all this I was at home with the boys. 6 weeks off of work, with no one giving me answers. Some nights I would talk with her and things seemed ok, and others it seemed hopeless. For all the other things we/I had been through this was the worse by far. I prayed that my love would come back to us. I reached out to all the faithbased people I knew for the same. I was lost, but had to keep it together for the boys sake. She finally got "better" and was released.

For months she was still quiet, and seemingly just trying to find her way back to some semblence of a "normal" life. We talked (as we always have) and it came out that she had been repressing her attraction to women. (Strict Christian upbringing) So we opened the marriage up so she could explore this. This led to opening the marriage up period. Which led to a polyamourous lifestyle. All of the things that eventually brought me here to this site. She was out living her life, and I was struggling with having a life of my own. Anyway our marriage recently ended. She informed me that she no longer believes in marriage, and has realized she is gay. Me being a man obviously is no longer desirable or wanted. Which has been what I have been dealing with the past couple of weeks.

Currently we are attempting to cohabitate, to co-parent the boys easier. We are still great friends, so much history and knowledge between us, plus we have been pretty much each others best friend for well over a decade. That being said, she has her life and I mine. It hurt and I appreciate those I have talked with about it. I felt it was time to put it down in writing, and move on to the next chapter. Thank you my friends for listening, and to you as well random blog reader

I hope you have a great day...
Labor Day
Posted:Sep 3, 2018 11:22 am
Last Updated:Sep 3, 2018 6:22 pm
There are people in this country who work hard every day
Not for fame or fortune do they strive
But the fruits of their labor are worth more than their
And it's time a few of them were recognized
Hello Detroit auto workers,Hello Pittsburgh steel mill workers,
This is for the one who swings the hammer, driving home the nail
Or the one behind the counter, ringing up the sale
Or the one who fights the fires, the one who brings the mail
For everyone who works behind the scenes
Hello Kansas wheat field farmer, Hello West Virginia coal miner,
This is for the one who drives the big rig, up and down the road
Or the one out in the warehouse, bringing in the load
Or the waitress, the mechanic, the policeman on patrol...

Another day sitting at work, Labor day. As many of my friends and family are having cookout and other things going on I sit here. More bored than usual, because less face it NO one wants to bills today or move.

Of course the one good thing about working today at this location is I get to watch most of the Cleveland National Airshow. Burke Lakefront is less than 3 miles away right on the lake. I across the highway from the lake at work. So although I stuck here this is my view

Not too shabby lol
Posted:Sep 2, 2018 8:23 pm
Last Updated:Sep 3, 2018 11:52 am
Youve got to know when to hold em
Know when to fold em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run...

To all the fake women (actually they are real, just not what they claim) you need to find a new narrative. In this past week alone I have exchanged multiple emails with well over a dozen women (seemingly). What is sad or funny, depending on how you look at it, is that there seems to be just a couple of narratives.

Know I am not talking about the ones who send an IM asking if you are into BDSM, promising great sex if you are email here. FYI none of them are into BDSM. They are all into getting you to pay for a "dungeon" room. You know sign this, pay this, and we can meet BS.

There is the sick relative narrative. Usually a grandma or Aunt. They hit you with it early on. Get the sympathy going before they ask for money to help with medicine.

There is the UNICEF nurse who is traveling over seas. Gets stuck and needs money to help come back to the states. Which is real close to the one where they are an importer/exporter who goes to Nigeria. Something goes wrong and they need money. Either a bribe (which they should have known about breaks them) or an issue with their hotel bill. Of course a smart person sees if they need you to send them money, how are they to pay you back?

Of course as long as the narratives stay the same, they are easy to spot.
"Get out of my town"
Posted:Sep 1, 2018 8:04 pm
Last Updated:Sep 3, 2018 8:58 am
Well, one and one is two
Six and two is eight
Come on baby don't ya make me late
Baby dont you wanna go
Back to that same old place
Sweet home Chicago...

Earlier today I blogged about my hometown, and it really got me thinking about a colleague I used to have at work. Mr. Jackson and I would debate sports all the time, usually ending up with him telling me to get out of his town. It always struck me funny, in that yes we both live in the Cleveland area, but I am actually from here and he is from the south. That being said he is a die-hard suffering Cleveland fan. Browns, Indians, Cavs he is all in and a homer thru and thru.

However as I have stated before I spent the 80's in Illinois and from '83 to '88 around Chicago. Oh I tried to root for my hometown team as a child, but how much that hurt. I remember sitting with my Aunt as a five year old and crying during Red Right 88.

then crying during the drive. I still cannot understand the prevent defense. Plus Elway had lanes a tank could drive down.

then crying again during the fumble the very next year. It was then that this 12 year old decided he could not have split allegiance. His Cleveland sports days were over.

Let us face facts. I had just moved back to the North East Ohio area, I thought why not give them the chance. I like Kosar, the team looks good. Having an AFC team and an NFC team is not a crime. Nope Cleveland at that moment I felt I would never celebrate a championship in my life time.

I will root for them to do good for family and friends, or when I attend games (as long as they are not playing my teams) but swore them off for good. Why would I not. I just spent the 80's in Illinois. I watched one of the most dominate defenses ever win a super bowl. The greatest running back of all time, and a cast of characters that to this day I love.

I saw the greatest basketball player get drafted. Win rookie of the year, defensive player of the year in his second season, and five MVP awards. Oh yeah and six NBA championships before he was done

The Blackhawks were not only a storied franchise and original six of the NHL, but they won their division three time while I lived in the area. Cleveland did not have an NHL team so this one was less difficult Plus with exciting stars on the roster the sky was the limit.

Then there is the Cubs, yes the Cubs ( I do not like that southern junior circuit team ) The team that was cursed by the goat up until two years ago. The team that before 2016 had not won the series since 1908. Yes that team, who almost got there in 84 and had the city all a buzz

So there you have it. He would get irritated and tell me "get out of my city" because for the 80s I had a run with sports that was great where I lived, and too much heartache from where I was from. By the time I was a teenager I was a die hard Chicago sports fan. I bleed Blue and Orange, Black and Red, and Pinstripes.

I have the luxury of seeing all my teams win a championship in my lifetime. I do not know if my colleague will ever get the same treat.

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