Wednesday, July 31, 2013

George Harrison: "What is Life"

What is Life  By  George Harrison

What I feel, I can't say
But my love is there for you anytime of day
But if it's not love that you need
Then I'll try my best to make everything succeed

Tell me, what is my life without your love
Tell me, who am I without you, by my side

What I know, I can do
If I give my love now to everyone like you
But if it's not love that you need
Then I'll try my best to make everything succeed

Tell me, what is my life without your love
Tell me, who am I without you, by my side
Tell me, what is my life without your love
Tell me, who am I without you, by my side

What I feel, I can't say
But my love is there for you any time of day
But if it's not love that you need
Then I'll try my best to make everything succeed

Tell me, what is my life without your love
Tell me, who am I without you, by my side
Oh tell me, what is my life without your love
Tell me, who am I without you, by my side


What is my life without your love
Tell me, who am I without you, by my side

(fade:)
Oh tell me, what is my life without your love
Tell me who am I without you by my side



Great song to start off the Last day of this moody July 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Random thoughts in the middle of the night.........

Random thoughts in the middle of the night.........

After waking from a silly dream, I went
back to sleep.
Before I was to sleep,  I thought about this quote 
which I saw in health class back
in my seventh-grade health class with 
Ms. Hirschman. It was a poster above the
blackboard (remember those??).
The poster had a photo of a seagull with
these words citing Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
This was a popular book  One of the inspirations for this book was Norman Vincent Peale who wrote the book the power of positive thinking
in the 70's. I am related to parts of the Peale family...(Name Dropping...)
 
Here is the quote.
 
"If you love something set it free. If it comes back it's yours, if not, it never was."

I figured I'd write this now while it's fresh in my mind in the middle of the night.

I then decided to look it up on the web and came up with this page

Is a blog called the D WORD: divorce is not a dirty word.
It was written by woman who just recently went through the force and is very relevant to where I met my life.

 
The writer of this blog named Mimi, wrote a few quotes 
from Rumi a 13th Century Persian poet, jurist, 
theologian, and Sufi mystic.   

 
"Embark On the journey of love. 
It takes you from yourself to yourself."

 😎

Monday 29 July

Looking at 44th and Sansom
Jesus and my Sneakers
Monday it was an interesting day in the neighborhood I had to use some Dean Dollars which came in very handy.
I went to the sunshine sunrise and I was very late so I think really I feel better and better able to discipline myself and get there early I think that would really help or at least on time.
Work was okay saw a lot of people It went well then I met Carolyne and chilled out at the coffee place and opt right up her am application for an annuity.
Kitchen View
At the green line on 45th and Locust Pat stopped by and we all split a burrito breakfast burrito and had a sweet potato burrito as well it was very good,
As I walked Jesus down Sansom and I can feel the late summer starting to kick in where the crickets I love the sound of crickets in the summer.
The focusing on hanging with men can use and I think it's going to help out in the long run. Now off to Tuesday

Monday, July 29, 2013

Last Weekend of July: Good Times Come On!

Good morning America its time to have NICE Summer weather for a 
Sunday in South Philly

change!!
Yesterday, Friday, was a mild a really nice day out. Work went pretty well I wasn't really in the mood to work much. I finished the Welfare Wakka. I wanted to get out right away for a change.
SEPTA After Work
It was time to c0me home and got some relief from the week. I even did a little cleaning to help my relief.  I chilled out at Pat's. His WIFI from next door is down and he has to use the WIFI from the Kabobbish and it is quite slow and ineffective. The reason is that there are 2 walls and it crashes a lot. I should invite him to my place to browse
I have not been in the mood to blog or take many photos in the past 10 days or so. I hope to get outta of the funk and start a hobby with my photos. I mean folks have told me that I should show them.
The Tempest at Clark Park Saturday July 27th! Way Cool
Friday 5:30 at Starbucks
the Internet since the place is clean. went to bed it was a very quiet day in the neighborhood and I got paid. I paid the landlord and got some cash.
I am now typing this on a Saturday am and I went to the men's meeting  at 8. It What's a really good meeting  i was little bit late. I followed
The Tempest at Clark Park
advice and hung out with the man did not want to talk to any of the women. One day at a time my friends.  and meet Larry for coffee at Starbucks and hit a 2nd meeting. then i will then go and buy my August Transpass which is NOW  $91


I decided I had enough with not having glasses. Just made a down payment of $320 for 2 pairs. It's going to be 550 for two pairs. After that and getting a  Transpass   I decided off the top my head to go to to see William
Shakespeare's the Tempest at Clark Park.
There were a ton of people there and it was a perfect night out. So if they let me out of the home.
Sunday I started my day by meeting a friend at the Gold Standard at
I then got my laundry and got some food. Pat came over to my place to hang out. THAT was something different. It was pretty mellow. The evening ended with a good conversation.  Good weekend indeed!
48th and Baltimore Ave. We did some catching up and we walked her dog to the enclosed dog park on Chester Ave. It was very pleasant. I next caught the 13 trolley towards Center City to then go
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to Bar None. I next met Drew. We had lunch at a Lebanese place and met up with  his friend Steve  in South Philly with for  a car show and street fair, it was cool to be in a different part of the city. We had 3 HOUR downpour that started at 3:30. I just read that 8 INCHES fell in South Philly and parts of New Jersey. That was an "end times" downpour. 
Enjoy yourself and be safe.😎

I heard folks are trying to protect this iconic advertisement!
-Mark


Thursday, July 25, 2013

A Break from the Heat

Work Stuff
Have not been in the mood to blog. I have been too busy being a lump and watching Anthony Weiner (aka: CARLOS DANGER) show off his junk again.
Tuesday morning the week is started heatwave has officially ended we had a huge thunderstorm I'm on the way to Saxbys I'm out of coffee at home and went to work and discovered my supervisors back from An extended break. One  coworker is out eight weeks and rumor has it a coworker Who has been out for six months will be back this Friday.
Waiting

After the sunrise I had nice conversation with a woman who seemed to understand that it's a work in progress and boy is that so right.

After work I want to gratitude and the artist walked the other side. It's Again time to move on.
Yes it is time to move on to other things. Like getting some legal matters settled, getting my photos matted and cleaning my place up for the weekend.

Weds,it's much cooler very pleasant outside. I went to Saxbys then went to the sunrise but left my change of clothing on the bus
Peter and I
UGGGHH!! Work was pretty ok. My supervisor was back from his month off and next week a co-worker is back from a 6 month medical leave. I went to my apt at 4 to get me head straight. Did you know the world does not revolve around me?? Well, it might be an EASY question for all you out in the "information super highway" but I still seem to think others think about me all the
video
time. Funky thinking eh? Also if people are decent to me, I focus to the one person who ignores me or treats me funny. No wonder I feel like crap.
Its Thursday and must be ontime for the meeting. Its not my day to lead but I should be there on time.

And then got up and did some Facebook and slept


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Freek City

Yes the weekend arrived and it couldn't come any faste. Wow Glad last week is over that's for sure.
Yes I'm addicted to social outcast at least that's feeling but I'm just going to process it through Cydnus Café and play on the computer for as long as the charger keeps charging.
Not feed into the negative attitude that you consider above you
Is it Beachboy saying I wasn't made for these times
Just thought of something when we were younger we always had somebody
for people to hang out with and made easy to be social. Now is middle-aged adults everybody's in their own family
world except for the folks who broke up their families and they are somewhat abandoned start over.




Friday, July 19, 2013

July 18: HEAT WAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

An Iraqi Dinar
OK, the first thing I am going to say is that its HOT!! Yesterday was the HOTTEST day of the year by FAR! I started my day waking up early so I will get to sunrise to lead. On the way to the meeting, I spilled coffee on the SEPTA bus and the driver had to STOP the bus so I could clean up. I did lead the meeting and I was so damned HOT at 8 am! I did feel decent till I got 2 emails that slammed me for sending too much email. Well, this week seems to be that kind of week.
I met up with Gwynne at Kabobbish and we did some catching up. She liked my place and we cooled off in my glorious AC! I then I went to Pat's and did some recording.
This recording I made of "Mad World" was made in the extreme heat with no AC at 10pm yesterday July 18th 2013. I used a mini-microphone and a video App that creates the special effect.
Someday when I feel more up to it I will attempt to "Break Rapport". Its the opposite of what I tend to do so it can't be a BAD Idea.
This heat is supposed to go on to next Tuesday. Let's try to stay cool and not act a fool who does socially AKWARD sh#t. I find that I do less of that when I am depressed.
Have a good one.

Grumpy Man on Bus

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Time to Go Back to School

I was noodling around in the web and digging up old photos from the 70's. Gee whiz, we were a motly bunch. Drinking, wearing stupid clothing. No wonder I need to go to Great Britian to learn how to meet women.


I guess the next time I go to a British night club, I will swinging like Austin Powers. Just buy this woman's products or go to her pick up classes Its hot as hell,and my landlord left the country till August 7. Here is his email. He is a pretty fellow.
Hot and Hazy at the 56th Street Station
Mark and Xiaomin,

I hope you are both managing to keep cool in this unusually hot weather. I was in my first floor apartment yesterday, and it was unexpectedly tolerable, with the overhead fan helping.

I will be out of the country until August 7th (Italy, Poland, academic conferences), and will try to check my email regularly, but I know from past trips that there are sometimes problems getting online. Hopefully you will not have any significant problems during my absence.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

July 16th: Freddy the Freeloader

Hi, Who is Freddy the freeloader anyway?? It was a much better day at work
Up Against a Wall
Most of my clients did not show up and nobody rushed up to me about clients. I was to meet someone at 5:15 to return the bike but they never showed nor called. I then crashed and went to gratitude. I then got really depressed and moped home. I did go to Pat's and ate and I felt a bit better. It was hot out and will be until Sunday I think. A heat wave they call it.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Is it a Full Moon?? July 15

Well it was an interesting day to start the week. It started off okay though I did wake up later than I wanted. Once I started thinking about the night before with my mooching,  I wrote a blog was very  provocative about the Zimmerman case.
Clean by Peter
No need to get into that again I just said my peace And pissed off the usual suspects.
I got into work and I must had five people walk in it wants with everybody asking me questions at once. I literally just slammed the phone on my other client womanize like leave me alone.
Resting at Pats after Recording
Another surprise I found out I left a pear sitting at my desk over the July 5th weekend. The mice that live at our workplace had a little festival of my desk but my friend Peter

A Message at Work
cleaned up and organize my desk. cubicle mate took  pictures of the mouse poop in our area and showed it to me. That's how my day started.
Who's THAT!??!?
Yep the mooching at the food the mouse poop it's just glorious but I'll look back on this one day and just go' oh my!!".And don't pretend I'm gay either.
The last we did some recording today it is so humid out so I'm hoping I don't get a disturbing phone call tonight and jump into the shower.

Monday, July 15, 2013

July 15: Provoking Moods R Us: Zimmerman Aquitted

NOTE.............
This WAS going to be about a real "nothing day" which was yesterday the 14th. It is Bastille Day but for me it was just a funky day with the funky heat, feeling just plain ole funky. I wrote about it then I just decided to wade my sweaty left-week mind in to the cesspool of the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. As you can see I need to slow down and take a breather. I am glad I got this out and then I can move on to matters of my life that ACTUALLY matter.
Sunday the real last day of my vacation. I woke up did some blogging ate breakfast and went to the BarNone.. That room was packed but there are people I saw that I liked which was cool and a few of us hung out and had coffee..
Feeling Some Kind of Way
I went to the chop shop got my haircut and had a conversation with the woman cutting my hair. The topic cut two failed marriages and
Happiness at 44th and Locust
the struggles she's having and my just left their kind of like blah.
I walked home did some stuff and slept.,
Hi Jen made reservation for to see Alice then went over to Pat's. We did some recording on the new microphone that you attached to the phone and then I did a video to use the video app and mess around Making videos 4 a couple of hours.
Recording Equipment
Note to self: 1) BUY LOTS OF FOOD!!
The Kid didn't deserve to DIE
2) Don't Talk so much, 3) Don't eat other people's snacks and  4) Don't do stupid things for money before you go on a family vacation.
A Flicker of Hope
As Rosanne Rosannadanna used to say on Saturday night live:  "It's always something."
I also got some legal tips along the way. It was not a bad day but I'm feeling some kind of way.
Speaking of which it's still unbelievable that that dude zooming get it gets off in a woman gets 20 years in prison for shooting a gun in the air during a domestic violence dispute in Florida ! That black screen on this page is the symbol of the injustice done in the Zimmerman Case. Go to the Justice for Trayvon Martan page on Facebook. I am sure some will be offended. Its not much then the Solidarity for gay marriage symbol I put on my Facebook page back in May 2013. Well its the old "White Privilege" thing going on! One of my friends on Facebook is already a bit perturbed at my attitude and statement. Here is a sample:
"This case is not a racial issue. It is in your mind but not a racial issue. This case "The Zimmerman" case is about self preservation in the face of brutality; this case was about the law and how it is meted out in your own society. You are not a victim. You are a uninformed participant in the Injustice System,.
Boy if my friend from Arizona sees this he is going to say FU and REALLY mean it. I note that most of the folks who defend Zimmerman are white. Gee, that took my VAST powers of observation to figure THAT out!! (sarcasm intended) This issue like guns gets the more conservative friends of Facebook posting: It should be easy to find after you click on the link
mine to react. I can bet my paycheck on that. I think calling for gun control beats race in getting folks to rip in to me. I am unapologetic in my liberal views. I do try to listen but I know I ain't gonna change no body's mind. That is the political reality that we are stuck in the Obama era. Well, one of my conservative  friends took the bait on my comment on the Zimmerman Trial. here is is his
"Too sad,these people with their "acts of "solidarity" over Trayvon Martin.Sad because they have NO information to say that the charges against Zimmerman were even justified,let alone protest the verdict.None of us were there,so mind of us should be involved with it.I could understand it,if there was something grossly obvious that Zimmerman acted unlawfully.The only thing that is known that he did wrong was keep following Trayvon,when 911 instructed him not to.But I wouldn't listen to them either,"
 Oh well. I got to shower. Its hot! I have to get on a better mood. I have to go to work today and I want to start it off right. I am glad I got this off my chest. Its kind of heavy.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Saturday in Philly and Pitman NJ

Ye Olde Route 55
I woke up extra early since I was not able to sleep. I finished up for blog about yesterday and went to the men's meeting.
After that meeting I hung out and then I went to Rittenhouse Square to meet a friend. I paid him back and I then met Larry at Starbucks. I We had coffee and talked and I paid him back as well.
Drew at Work
I went to another meeting which was cool then I hung with with Pat came we work on getting the the microphone that attaches to the iPhone to work. We had to buy a new adaptor. We went to the 40th Street Radio Shack. I met this cute saleswoman name Mariah. I had seen her before at a Center City Radio Shack last year. Anyway we got the adaptor and the mini-microphone worked. we did some recordings but are  still are working on getting the right sound.
Next I met some friends for dinner in Pitman at Vince's Italian Eatery.  I just wanted to rent a car because I needed to shower and time. I got there very quickly and had a nice chicken cheese steak. It was a nice time with all
The Crew at Vince's Italian Eatery

the good folks from the 408 bus. I went back the Pats and we hung out. I went home and texted some folks on Facebook. That was very fun and I'll call one of them back tomorrow she's on the road trip back home to Florida. I knew her from college at IUP
The Looming Cloud.
George Zimmerman was found not guilty of killing that kid in Florida from what I gather the prosecution was incompetent and the dude was black.
Next, Sunday the last day of my vacation.
Tattoo on Neck.