Flashback Friday: “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye

This isn’t that long of a flashback (2012, to be exact)…but the person who told me about Gotye is now somebody I used to know.

Odd, isn’t it?

Happy weekend, everybody.

Watch What You Watch On Tumblr

A Tumblr pic I stumbled upon the other day, making it SFW.
A Tumblr pic I stumbled upon the other day, making it SFW with a little Microsoft Paint from me…

Since the start of the year, I’ve had a Tumblr blog. Tumblr, like WordPress, is a site for your blog, although that site seems to be more pictorially driven.

Can’t help but notice all the nudity on Tumblr.  But some of the nudity on there, let’s just say I think these women/girls are not of the legal age. You can see it in the faces. Just thought I’d give you all a heads up that you’re viewing kiddie porn at some of these blogs, and the government may not take a dim view to it one of these days.

Fair warning. If I see it, I try and make sure I see the last of it. I like my nudity to be of the legal age, thank you very much.

Cancer Sucks

Another one of my uncles passed away last Tuesday.

It had been somewhat expected for the last few weeks, as once cancer has you, it sadly doesn’t let you go. Even more unfortunately, I could not make the pilgrimage to North Carolina to say my farewells as I had hoped, but that’s another issue. Other immediate family members did get to see him that one final time. I did not get such a chance, which I blame myself for.

Cancer kills too many of us, no matter where we come from, no matter what financial standing we aspire to in life. I find it a bit cruel that we are the only country to have successfully landed on the Moon, but yet we haven’t found a cure for cancer. It took my father in 1991, and it has now taken another member of the family this year.

We spend so much time on breast cancer awareness for women, and it is a good cause worth mentioning and/or remembering. I just wish we (as a society) openly asked the question of ourselves: why has breast cancer cases gone up so significantly in the past 30 years? Is it the air we breathe? What we eat? What we drink?

The “why” has become some sort of secret, some riddle. It shouldn’t be. Each of us should be asking at least question beginning with a “why” every day. Can you tell I love questions that start with that word?

As for my uncle, he has passed into the kingdom of heaven, up there with my father and other family members. I wish him a safe journey to his reward, and look forward to seeing him again when my time comes, whenever that is.

And There Goes My High School

It’s been talked about for years, but in the summer, it will finally happen. My alma mater of Largo High School in Largo, Florida will be getting an extreme makeover. Only the football field will be retained, but everything else about the school will be razed and rebuilt, hopefully in time for the 2016-17 school year.

They opened the school up the past couple of nights so that students gone by could pay final respects. Man, if those walls could talk.

The smell of the eastern end of A wing, that unusual aroma of cigarette smoke blended in with something else. Marijuana, maybe? It could explain why I always felt so mellow after I always went by there.

My fondest memories were a little farther east in AA wing, a two story building that housed scores of lockers on the bottom floor, and classrooms on the top floor. You had to walk up a flight of stairs to get to class (and walk at a pace to where you didn’t trip other kids over, or vice versa), with a small elevator nearby usually for kids who couldn’t walk up due to injuries or what have you. Never took the elevator up my years there. Not once.

Largo High School will still be there, just as the various incarnations of Yankee Stadium have come and gone. This incarnation of LHS has lasted since the 1950’s, and was in dire need of a makeover perhaps even then. Maybe it is just the change I object to, although the change is likely for the best.