Saturday, September 29, 2012


51 - 44

What a fun game that was to watch, I know, it was too close for some of you folks with little faith, but I knew that today was not Little Derek's day. With the SC win in Lexington next week is looking to be a big one!


very low carb taco salad

kate and heidi

Life lesson : Hire me to do your wedding during football season, and you are going to get deviled eggs and bbq sandwiches

Thursday, September 27, 2012

leaf peeping

We are still yellow....

Mother always said you can tell a lady by her hands *

Todd Akin, you know; the ass wipe of a human being, who went all " Women's bodies know when they are being LEGITIMATELY RAPED - and put up a wall  down there to keep from getting pregnant ". Remember him ? He is the GOP/Teabagger running for Senate in Missouri against Clarie McCaskill.

So, they had their first Senate debate the other night , and Senator McCaskill came out swinging at this idiot - taking no prisoners! Which just shocked and appalled the delicate nature of Mr. Akin!
Awaking from his faint, the smell of salts still strong  in the air, the frail Mr. Akin told the Charlotte Observer  “I think we have a very clear path to victory, and apparently Claire McCaskill thinks we do, too, because she was very aggressive at the debate, which was quite different than it was when she ran against Jim Talent. She had a confidence and was much more ladylike (in 2006), but in the debate on Friday she came out swinging, and I think that’s because she feels threatened."

Yes, she was not LADYLIKE enough for him in their debate...full story HERE

* Neil is reading GWTW for the first time, ever....

OCTOBER 2012 !! How the #@*! did that happen


The kyle + blog is now

I really have no idea what what exactly this means - or really how one twits. My pal Harry is only communicating by twitter - and I asked him how I read his posts and he said I had to join the Twitter. SO!  Watch out Lady Gaga and < add other famous twitter person here > the k+b is a member of the  Twitteriverse!

If you read these things, if you use the Twitter - the follow ME! 

I really don't know what I do next... nor if one has to check in on the twitter page every day - of if they show up someplace else.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

grain of salt ?

BRAND NEW WATERS / Land of the lost

As the now GOP vilified David Brooks pointed out this weekend that the Emperor was as nekkid as a jay bird! There has never been a Presidential candidate as disliked as Governor Mitt " Money Boo Boo Child " Romney. 
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" Train Wreck" , " catastrophe ", " worst ever " all words and phrases being thrown around . And, then this morning a little icing on the cake for Mitt and the Blonds:

Now, take these niche polls with that grain of salt - unless they are at some big race asking folks. I am not even sure who what when where the average NASCAR fan is. AND, I don't think this is saying that they love/like/tolerate the President, just that Gov. Romney is THAT weak....

Sunday, September 23, 2012

the new math

President Obama draws 18,000 in Wisconsin 
while 650 show up for Romney in California

This is a headline from one of my many uber liberal reads of the day, and I can not really find another source saying 18k, ( found one that said 12+ ) 
SO, I am just going to go with it.



dinner and more

Roasted Turkey
Brussles Sprouts 
w/ Mustard and Lemon
Last of the Summer Tomatoes
Eggplant and Squash


  1. Ususually like a smaller / younger brussels sprouts, but these are from the Mendon Market, I did not want to go to Wegmans. Any size is really fine to cook like this
  2. cut off woody bottom part/stem and cut in half. ( if for some odd reason you are going to do these steps and cook late - put in a little acidulated water )
  3. render one ( or more ) pieces of Bacon - slowly - you want all the fat , if only one, add a little bit of olive oil...
  4. place the sprouts, cut side down in the fat and let them just fry. Medium heat - for a good 3-4 min, you want some caramelization.
  5. put in a good heaping tablespoon of dijon mustard and maybe a 1/4 cup of water, salt and pepper ( be careful of the salt, you have the bacon fat )... let it cook down, then cover to steam - as long as you like your brussels sprouts cooked, add a good squeeze of lemon juice
  6. serve with the crumbled bacon.

PUMPKINS ( update )

D.K. and friends

Ok, well , CHILLY! 
Last night was the first night that I needed a coat to walk Koda.
No leaf changing yet, but very much in the air.
 Me on the trail, looking at what was wrong with 
my camera...
the worlds best dog.

yesterday afternoon

 I went to get Neil in Buffalo yesterday
and it looked as if Niagara was on fire.

STILL !! #5

  2. Oregon
  3. LSU
  4. Florida State
  5. GEORGIA !!
  7. Kansas State
  8. Stanford
  9. West Virginia
  10. Notre Dame
  12. Texas
  13. USC
  14. Ohio State
  15. TCU
  16. Oklahoma
  17. Clemson
  18. Oregon State
  19. Louisville
  20. Michigan State
  22. Nebraska
  23. Rutgers
  24. Boise State
  25. Baylor

Matt Cardle - Jolene (Dolly Parton cover)

Like I may get my own Lifetime show obsessed......

Saturday, September 22, 2012


48 - 3
( and it really was not as close as this score makes it out to be )

Crazy football day, ALL the big games at night, so my mind drifted this morning, usually not a good thing.
  • THE Western Orange Tigers gave the Purple Tigers a scare - ALL the talk of how sucky Auburn was this season and they take the #2 team in the country down to the wire. ( UGA knows NEVER to over look Auburn )
  • The ClemPsons are falling apart late after really hanging in with FSU most of the game - We needed the Eastern Orange Tigers to win.
  • Stupid Tech found a way to lose in overtime in Atlanta - Stupid Tech.

For Emily Whenever I May Find Her

Friday, September 21, 2012


A little late Friday night politics

Some week, huh?

I am confused, seriously. 
What exactly are we , am I , supposed to do with MATH 
like this, a less than 100 days out ?

Yeah, it's like that.

AND ! Here is the really funny part of this  - the 47% disaster is not really showing up in these polls yet!  Mitt " Money Boo Boo Child " Romney came roaring out of Tampa as flat as a pancake. Duller than toast , yesterdays news. All anyone was talking about was crazy old Clint and his chair.
POTUS got the big , crazy big, post convention bump - with that speech that just all the DC talking heads HATED! - and where it did calm down some... unbumped, as it were - it didn't deflate all that much. Nate breaks his polls down into two: Now and Then.
Now is - well, now. Then is November 6th - and YES, those numbers are different - still a landslide win for the President , but this today, this crazy ass number just threw me. How exactly do you wrap your head around Mitt Romney running for President for the better part of the last decade. Having spent millions and millions and millions of dollars. ALL the items in the " why the President should not be re-elected" column - and yet : 4.6% 
Yall if you go by what Nate is saying , and goodness knows I do. Mitts and the Blonds are not even taking the entirety of the Mormon vote!

Huffpo to me is a very stodgy poll. Slow to change, very careful in its numbers.
This morning.
Dark blue - and lots of it

Those rats leaving that sinking ship need to be careful, there is blood in the water and sharks out the wah-zoo

" With less than seven weeks to go before the presidential election, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is leaving his job as co-chairman of the Mitt Romney campaign to take a top Washington lobbying job.
 Pawlenty, 51, will become the next CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, whose 100 members include many of the nation's largest banks and insurance and securities companies." 
Yeah - it's been that kind of week - but wait , there's more:

Late September, 2012 and 
Jindall, Christie and Santorum  are all TODAY in freaking IOWA.
That is some hard core GOP loyalty!.


Grilled Chicken
Green Beans
Cauliflower / Carrots

This is good right ? AND, the thing is, it's a very big deal. Kyle's not so happy eating disorder ALWAYS came out when Neil was out of town - batten down the hatches. This time, calm as a cucumber - a nice healthy dinner! Progress! 


 After a stormy morning the clouds broke and 
off we went for our walk....
 just over the last road home, about 3/4 mile away
the clouds came back all angry....

 We had to double time it home, 
but we made it

SIT DOWN TO WATCH THIS - really- and you may need some smelling salts or at least some pearls to clasp.


Yall KNOW my weakness for the Bartlett administration - and this just shows us how they would all look as they get ready to win their fourth term. A GIFT !

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

coming out of the closet to roost?

Just as I was going to bed last night a blogger buddy posted this story:

From the Chicago Phoenix ( the Chicago lgbt paper )

After months of negotiations with Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno over its anti-gay positions and donations, Chick-fil-A has agreed to cease donations from its non-profit charity to anti-gay organizations and issued a company-wide internal mandate calling for the equal treatment of all employees and customers, the alderman said. 
 WinShape, a non-profit funded by the College Park, Ga.-based chicken chain, has donated millions of dollars to anti-LGBT organizations — some classified hate groups — including Focus on the Family, according to The Civil Rights Agenda, which worked with Moreno and company executives in an advisory capacity as they negotiated to adopt new policies. 
 “At Chick-fil-A, we have a genuine commitment to hospitality for all of our guests. We have no agenda, policy or position against anyone,” said Steve Robinson, executive vice president of marketing in statement to Chicago Phoenix. “The genuine, historical intent of our WinShape Foundation and corporate giving has been to support youth, family and educational programs. We value everyone and strive to treat all people with a caring spirit.”
 Chick-fil-A serves and values everyone regardless of their beliefs or opinions, Robinson said. The company made similar statements on its Facebook page in mid-July — before the controversy erupted over comments made by Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy, in which he reiterated the company’s support for marriage between a man and woman and his opposition to same-sex marriage. 
 “This is a win for the LGBT community,” Moreno said in a statement provided by TCRA. “This is a win for everyone who works for the cause of equal rights, and a win for Chick- fil-A. This is a win for all.”  ( FULL STORY  )


Woke up this morning to the story busting out all over the place, happy little postings and twittering. All of gaydom doing - yes - the Chicken Dance.
But wait rainbow warriors.
As of late tonight there was NOT A PEEP from the good folks down in Forrest Park/ College Park / Hapeville BUT! Not a peep in either way. Not A peep saying that Truitt now 's the gays NOR a statement saying "NOPE, STILL A HATER".

So what to take from this , and I mean really, the story went totally main stream today, many big papers picking it up NYT story HERE. Saying that what the Georgia based company has done is this: “Chick-fil-A: Who We Are” to emphasize that the chain, which has more than 1,600 stores, will “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect — regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender.”

What is is looking like is that Chic Fil A has done a complete 180 - have yet to hear the screams from the righties, but expect it soon

daily Koda

Tonight I'm gonna party like it's 2009

 Dropping Neil off at the 
Buffalo airport

 flying off to bring Jesus to the LGBTers!

 It was such a beautiful day I should have gone over
to The Falls and taken some photos....

E.G.O.T. ( and P )

What kind of gay blogger would I be if I did not post this photo:

we are not worthy

Ganesh Chaturthi 2012 - Birthday of Lord Ganesha, Grand Celebrations on ...

Monday, September 17, 2012

The 47 %

The tee vee and the internets have exploded today over this few months old tape of Mitts being Mitts at some rich folk Pow-Wow in Boca and going all street on the 47% of the country that he does not care about and will never vote for him.

"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax."

Yeah, this one was pretty easy.
The red states: the highest number of folks that don't pay any taxes!

Read David Brooks' NYT Column from yesterday.

when you have to go, you HAVE To go....


Store Bought Cooked Chicken
Swiss Chard with Lemon
Roasted Cauliflower


This time at Wegmans.

Two days worth of daily Koda.

Today  and Yesterday  were just as close to perfect as 
days get. Would have been Indian Summerish if we had a cold 
snap yet.