Friday, December 7, 2012





How “Spoish” are you? 

  Tea, wine, or champagne? Frozen Margaritas
 How left handed are you? Very. I was one of those kids who was "encouraged" to use my right hand. I can do anything lefty that I want, I do many things naturally lefty (yes that too)and I find lefty men a bit more sexy.
The loudest item of clothing I have ………… iPod. I don't think I have anything loud but I like it on other people.
 The Best Friend: who is s/he? Bert.
 I’d rather eat rats in Tewkesbury than……I just became vegetarian.
How many of these have you done?:
1. Been to an opera - 2 at Lincoln Center
2. Read a novel by Dickens - I haven't.
3. Drank Bourbon - I'm sure I've tried it but I guess it wasn't memorable.
4. Been to Key West - once.
5. Visited The Stratford Festival of Canada - I haven't. 
6. Spiders give you the heebie-jeebies. Yes, it's how I know without DNA testing (sorry Maurry) that I am my mother's son. 
7. Been to Michigan - maybe on a stop over or flyby.
8. Rolled down a grass hill. Yes, with Jack but it wasn't a crown that got broken, and a huge sand hill in Kitty Hawk.
9. Ate Synder Pretzels - of course!
10. Used the word ‘rubbish” in the past 30 days - yes, while reading this mene and everyone else's answers.
11. Worn a bow tie - yes, but only while wearing a tux.
12. Have a set of Viking horns - I have had a viking horn but never a set. :)
8.5/12 - I guess that make me very Spo?


Ian, blogger of Mind of Mine, is promoting his blog (one of my must reads) through a cool give away. Read below.

Ian, a young Irishman, writes about his life in London, having to move back home to Dublin, his music and his struggles with addiction. He's a very thoughtful and eloquent writer who I suggest you check out. 
Dick - An Adult Panto - Ticket/Cash Give Away
How would you like to win two tickets to see Dick, The Adult Only Pantomine, in London. Well, this is your lucky day.

I have two tickets to give away for shows between now and January. To be in with a chance of winning, all I need you to do, is promote this post on your blog or Facebook page. Follow the blog and leave a comment on the post, linking me to your post or status update. I will then pick the winners at random and announce the winners, next Sunday the 9th Of December. You must be over 18 to view the show.

"Brash, bawdy and very filthy, this cabaret-infused offering at Leicester Square Theatre is the most promising of this year's crop of 'adult pantos'. It features characters with names such as Sofonda Cox and Queen RUnt, places such as the Streaky Crack, and legends such as that of the 'bell-end'. You get the gist." - CRITICS CHOICE, Scoutlondon

For more information about the show click HERE.
Now, for those who are unable to go to the show, I also have a cash prize of $40/£30 to give away just in time for Christmas. The Same rules apply. Just share this blog on your Facebook page or on your own blog. Leave a comment when you have done so, I will review all and pick the winner at random. You must have a Paypal account to participate.

So get posting, commenting and following.


HANNUKAH  begins at tomorrow, December 8th, at sundown.

If anyone asks you what the difference is between Christmas and Chanukah, you will know what and how to answer!
1. Christmas is one day, same day every year, December 25. Jews also love December 25th. It's another paid day off work. We go to movies and out for Chinese food and Israeli dancing. Chanukah is 8 days. It starts the evening of the 24th of Kislev, whenever that falls. No one is ever sure.
Jews never know until a non-Jewish friend asks when Chanukah starts, forcing us to consult a calendar so we don't look like idiots. We all have the same calendar, provided free with a donation from the World Jewish Congress, the kosher butcher, or the local Sinai Memorial Chapel(especially in Florida ) or other Jewish funeral home.
2. Christmas is a major holiday. Chanukah is a minor holiday with the same theme as most Jewish holidays. They tried to kill us, we survived, let's eat..
3. Christians get wonderful presents such as jewelry, perfume, stereos....
Jews get practical presents such as underwear, socks, or the collected works of the Rambam, which looks impressive on the bookshelf.
4. There is only one way to spell Christmas. No one can decide how to spell Chanukah, Chanukkah, Chanukka, Channukah, Hanukah, Hannukah, etc.
5. Christmas is a time of great pressure for husbands and boyfriends. Their partners expect special gifts. Jewish men are relieved of that burden. No one expects a diamond ring on Chanukah.
6. Christmas brings enormous electric bills. Candles are used for Chanukah. Not only are we spared enormous electric bills, but we get to feel good about not contributing to the energy crisis.
7. Christmas carols are beautiful...Silent Night,  Come All Ye Faithful.... Chanukah songs are about dreidels made from clay or having a party and dancing the hora. Of course, we are secretly pleased that many of the beautiful carols were composed and written by our tribal brethren. And don't Barbara Streisand and Neil Diamond sing them beautifully?
8. A home preparing for Christmas smells wonderful.  The sweet smell of cookies and cakes baking. Happy people are gathered around in festive moods. A home preparing for Chanukah smells of oil, potatoes, and onions.  The home, as always, is full of loud people all talking at once. 
9. Women have fun baking Christmas cookies. Women burn their eyes and cut their hands grating potatoes and onions for latkas on Chanukah. Another reminder of our suffering through the ages.
10. Parents deliver to their children during Christmas. Jewish parents have no qualms about 
withholding a gift on any of the eight nights.
11. The players in the Christmas story have easy to pronounce names such as Mary, Joseph, and Jesus. The players in the Chanukah story are Antiochus, Judah Maccabee, and Matta whatever. No one can spell it or pronounce it. On the plus side, we can tell our friends anything and they believe we are wonderfully versed in our history.
12. Many Christians believe in the virgin birth. Jews think, "Joseph, you shmuck, snap out of it. Your woman is pregnant, you didn't sleep with her, and now you want to blame G-d. Here's the number of my shrink".
13. In recent years, Christmas has become more and more commercialized. The same holds true for Chanukah, even though it is a minor holiday. It makes sense.How could we market a major holiday such as Yom Kippur? Forget about celebrating. Think observing. Come to synagogue, starve yourself for 27 hours,become one with your dehydrated soul, beat your chest, confess your sins, a guaranteed good time for you and your family. Tickets a mere $200 per person.
Better stick with Chanukah!

I kid! i kid!

Thursday, December 6, 2012



1. Mac or PC? 
Mac - MacBook Pro Laptop, iPhone 4s, iPod (ancient)  and soon iPad Mini. Currently Mac is better in engineering, design, support and training. Having the same platform also makes them all work better together.  There's nothing I need to do on a PC that I can't do on my Mac and I don't worry about viruses (although I do have an anti-virus program just in case) or the horror of the blue screen. 

2. How plugged in are you and why? 
More than I need to be. Adapt or be left behind. In all areas of computers from soft wear to hard wear from gismos to gadgets from Powerpoint to Grinder. Just to remain current you need to use and understand everything or else you'll not be able to talk or hook up with the hot guy or you nephew or nieces or even read a book or magazine.

3. What would do if you were completely unplugged for a month?
This doesn't include TV, right?! I actually think I could die without TV. As for the internet, I'd do fine but I wouldn't like it, mostly for not knowing what was happening locally or in the world. i.e.: Sandy, 9/11.

4. Low Self esteem issues aside, if a pic of you turned up on a site like TapThatGuy, Hot or Not or People of Walmart, how would you react?
The exhibitionist in me would love it. Actually, it's a good thing I do hate how I look in pics because that keeps me in check. (sorry Ray)

5. FaceBook is....
Evolving. FB is not what it started out to be and like almost everything else, especially technology based, it's vulnerable to new ideas and trends. FB is a great way to reconnect and stay in touch with family and friends and now you almost need to have it to get shopping info or specials. I'm not on FB because I have a very small social and family circle, however, I'm not against it and I'm not saying I wouldn't use it in the future. I just don't have a real use for it now.

6. Should you be able to post political and social views/opinions without loosing your job?
Yes. I view FB and most other social media like talking with friends at dinner or a party, as long as it is used conversationally. However, once you start using social media to broadcast your view points and messages to a fan base (fans, constituents, employees, customers) Or you suddenly find yourself with a fan base, then you need to edit. If you wouldn't want it broadcast on the news, then don't put it on social media. I also think there should be a statute of limitations of 5-10 years and most anything before 22 years of age of what you can be held accountable for writing.
7. List at least 5 of the social Apps you are on:

  1. Blogger
  2. Tumblr/Twitter - to learn and support the blogs
  4. Pandora
  5. Kindle
  6. Foresquare
  7. Nike Running
  8. MyFitnessPal
  9. Various Photo Apps
  10. Various travel Apps - NY Subway, LIRR, DC Metro

What question did you think of that could have been asked?
I added #6 and RJ (see comments) had three very good suggestions. Question #6 and RJ's three were more of what I had in mind when I first conceived the idea for TMI: Social Media but because I didn't write it down, I kinda lost it.

TMI Questions 
Fun, slightly embarrassing questions designed to reveal Too Much Information for my blog, between you and your significant other and among you and your friends and/or family.


Post and answer the questions on your blog or tumblr page and then post the link in the comments so that others can read your answers, visit your website and get to know you too. I post my answers on Thursday. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012



It's that time of year to round up the parolees and lock them up again. For the next few weeks I'll line up your past favorites for your inspection and selection. You'll get to vote for the 2 you most want to be locked up with. Some you may remember, fondly I think, others with create new possibilities and fantasies.

* I've had to change polling sites because my previous site, VIZU, is closing down. Please lest me know if there are any glitches or if you have any suggestions. This poll is by

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