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Just happened upon a true gem. It’s by Tony Bennett. For the Ladies. And theres a volume 2 out.

Tony sings songs that were written for women. Some are sweet. But his take on “Black and Blue” really got to me. It’s about a black woman who resents her lighter skinned peers for passing. The song is a classic, but most times I’ve heard it a couple verses were left out (Like in “This Land is Your Land”). The fact that it’s Tony Bennett singing makes it jarring in an unexpected way.

“Reds, browns and yellows are can get fellows but I’m stuck here alone and dark as the night. I’ve got no man to love but I have sorrows enough.
Whatever did I do to end up so black and blue.”


Thanks to the idiot actions of a dingus, Zoe has to be extra careful with her online persona. Part of that was shaving her friends’ list down to a bare minimum… 🙁 A pity that folks can’t just sit down and play nice, instead of scaring people… hearing more and more about net-meanies these days… Bugging Neko, earlier this week, and now this.

Bah. On behalf of the nice non-stalker folks… *hug*

Tentacle Rape Doesn’t Count

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Reuters) – Americans had sex most often this year, while older teens and young adults in Japan did it the least, a global survey by a British condom maker said Tuesday.
Americans were also the quickest to lose their virginity but it was the French who boasted of having the most sexual partners, said SSL International, which manufactures Durex condoms.

“On average, people globally are having sex 96 times a year,” said the company in its survey of 18,000 adults aged between 16 and 25.

“The Americans claim to be enjoying the most sex at 132 times a year followed by the Russians (122), the French (121) and the Greeks (115).”

The survey said young Japanese made love the least often at 37 times a year while Malaysians did it 62 times a year and the Chinese 69 times a year.

Most Dutch people said they learned about sex from their mothers, while the Americans attributed their knowledge to their fathers.

Most Italians said they were told about sex by their brothers and sisters while the French gave credit to their bed partners.

Americans were the earliest to have sex at an average age of 16.4 years, followed by Brazilians at 16.5 and the French at 16.8.

The French also seemed to have the most sexual partners, claiming an average of 16.7 each. The Greeks were second with 15 partners each, followed by the Brazilians at 12.5 and Americans at 11.8.

Indians were the most faithful to their partners, with 82 percent saying they have had sex with just one person.

The survey said 61 percent of those aged 16-20 and 52 percent of those aged 21-24 preferred condoms for contraception. Thirteen percent of respondents said they used no form of contraception at all while eight percent said they used natural methods.

The survey also said that most men thought American stars Madonna and Jennifer Lopez were the sexiest female celebrities.

Supermodel Cindy Crawford and actress Demi Moore were tied for second place. “Pretty Woman” star Julia Roberts ranked third.

“Titanic” star Kate Winslet and former Spice Girl Geri Haliwell were the least desirable, getting just two percent of votes, while tennis ace Steffi Graf was a notch better with three percent.

Happy Birthday Alexis!!!!!

According to Tillytollo –


10:25 pm
8 pounds 9 oz
21 inches long

little blonde hair 🙂


i just talked to mommy and to daddy. kellie was feeding lil wee baby when i called. she’s doing fine and is very happy.

Hooray!!!! Who had the 18th in the pool?

always close on a song…

especially if it’s a little floyd.

Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.
Where have you been? It’s alright we know where you’ve been.
You’ve been in the pipeline, filling in time, provided with toys and ‘Scouting for Boys’.
You bought a guitar to punish your ma,
And you didn’t like school, and you know you’re nobody’s fool,
So welcome to the machine.

Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.
What did you dream? It’s alright we told you what to dream.
You dreamed of a big star, he played a mean guitar,
He always ate in the Steak Bar. He loved to drive in his Jaguar.
So welcome to the machine.


some little ether-mouse has seen fit to nibble on my ‘tales’ folder at my website. I suspect I burned it up when transferring some new data over there this morning. I have backups of my poems, stories and snippets at home, though, so it shouldn’t be too inconvenient to patch up.

This is very nice. Read to the very last sentence.

Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence. There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back
of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold
his temper than to drive those nails into the fence….

Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, “You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and take it out. It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound is still there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one. Friends are very rare jewels, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you succeed. They lend an ear, they share words of praise and they always want to open their hearts to us.

“It’s National Friendship Week. Show your friends how much you care. Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND, even if it means sending it back to the person who sent it to you. If it comes back to you, then you’ll know you have a circle of friends.

Now send this to every friend you have!! And to your family.

Please forgive me if I have ever left a hole in you.


quoted from Oct 16th at

The Terminator himself, “Ahnuld,” recently dished the latest 411 in a Los Angeles Times interview. Schwarzenegger says that he’s currently shooting an action-thriller in Mexico called Collateral Damage, in which he plays a federal officer seeking revenge upon terrorists who murdered his family. Arnie went on to confirm that he will begin work in March on Terminator 3, in which he will battle a female android to the death. After that, he’s hoping to bring the comic-book hero “Doc Savage” to the big screen. He compares the script by Frank Darabont (one of several writers on the project) to Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Groovy! Make that #6!