Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Happy Birthday Capucine!

Capucine (6 January 1928 – 17 March 1990) was a French fashion model and actress known for her comedic roles in The Pink Panther (1963) and What's New Pussycat? (1965). She appeared in 36 films and 17 television productions between 1948 and 1990.

I always thought this woman had great style. 

Why would anyone take their kids to church??

Not a day goes by when I don't read about some "pastor" or church employee being charged with abusing children. It seems like churches are nothing more than pedophile "knocking shops" with folks dropping off their kids for religious indoctrination which includes a good groping by sundry church authority figures. Read the awful stories below:

This is such a lovely story

From Huffington Post:

A Dad Dropped Off His Son On A Date And It Restored My Faith In Humanity

You know those moments that just seem like something out of a movie? You know the ones -- where you're literally expecting an uplifting song to start playing right at the climax of tear-jerking scene, which you happen to be seeing live before your eyes? Well, I just witnessed an Oscar-worthy performance.

This weekend as I sat in Starbucks, writing -- I know, it doesn't get much more cliché than that -- I noticed a man and his son walk into the coffee shop. My gaydar immediately informed me that I was in the presence of my own kind. The boy was very handsome, with a GaGa shirt and rolled up jeans, he looked to be around 16-years-old. A man that appeared to be his father, whom could only be described as a man's man, accompanied him. Large and intimidating in stature, his father wore a camouflaged shirt and some rather dirty jeans.

Diet Update 1-6-2015

Frenchy, Monday morning
Like most folks I went a little crazy over the holidays by not sticking to some semblance of my diet. First there was the "I'll just eat what I want for Thanksgiving and get back on the diet on Monday" chestnut. Well, Monday passed and the pizza was still being ordered. Next came the "I'm going on vacation to Florida and I always splurge on my diet while vacationing" meme. That brought me all the way up to Christmas with the dinners, parties and yummy stuff that always appears at the office or at friends' homes. "Oh, I'll get back on the diet after New Years Day" was the next excuse. Also I didn't weigh myself all of this time either so while I knew I had put on a little weight I had my "gay nerves" about how much I had gained.

On Monday of this week (yesterday), I decided that it was time to get back to work. I took out the Wii Fit thing and put it on the floor. I hesitantly stepped on that thing, not really wanting to see the results of my holiday madness an discovered that I had gained 13.7 pounds! 13.7!! I was mortified! I really need to focus on my weight again and to that end I went back on my strict "Jenny Craig-esque" diet which I have described previously. I was just a little hungry during the day but I got through it alright.  

This morning (Tuesday) I got on that damned Wii thing again and to my surprise I had lost 2.6 pounds! It makes me think of what volume of food and drink I was consuming to make me gain so much weight in 55 days and how quickly it can come off if you simply stick to an approximately 1,400+/- calorie a day diet. 

I am very pleased with myself today as opposed to yesterday when I was beating myself up for my lack of control. 

Wish me luck!