Saturday, September 29, 2007

Flash 55-On Saturday!

Ok guys, its been a rough week-sometimes the personal life gets in the way of the creative life (Mrs. Mike says that the other way around!) Anyway-here goes...

I look into your eyes and see...
Great passion.

I look into your eyes and see...
My home.

I look into your eyes and see...
My life.

I look into your eyes and see...
All of me, living, dying, loving, children...and one giant pain in the ass!

Why don't we get drunk and screw?

(If you aren't aquainted with him-that's a Jimmy Buffet song and I'm a bit of a parrothead...)

Friday, September 21, 2007

Flash 55-some serious questions(now THAT'S a litle different for me!)

What does it mean to "make a difference"? How does it affect your worth as a human being? Do you need support from those that are supposed to love and support you, and if they don't, does that worth diminish? I want to do a long post on this and I'm looking for your input.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

A couple of slightly naughty limericks...

There was an old man from Kent,
Who's manhood was quite oddly bent.
When out for a whirl,
Remarked a young girl,
"Now that is an oddly shaped tent!"

Or this variant if you prefer:

There was an old man from Kent,
Who's manhood was quite oddly bent.
Then said a young girl,
When he gave her a whirl,
I knew not if I was coming or went!

Missy told me she was going camping at Beaver Bend. I remarked that it sounded like a limerick to me. She didn't think that I could, but;

A young lady in need did intend,
To earn money she needed to send.
So she put on a show,
An internet video,
"My God,"said he,"how that Beaver could Bend!"

Feel free to post yours in the comments!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Friday Flash 55! Once more unto the breech...

Joe liked working with people. He had a great style with customers and all loved him. He never failed to satisfy even the toughest customer. Sid came in and was impossible. Sid was unsatisfied no matter what Joe tried to do to help him. Joe punched Sid square in the nose. It felt really good!

I work with people all day, and every now and then, you meet this guy! My 55 is an ode to the fantasy all of us in a service profession have!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

By request: Differences between Men and Women

Ambre and Missy have both made similar topic suggestions, Ambre asks why men can't understand women and Missy inquired as to why men watch halftime of football games. These questions would lead one to believe that I can speak for all men! We haven't actually held an election recently and, frankly, none of us is sure who is in charge right now, but I'll do my best.

Here's my problem with the question(s), they are over-generalizations. All men don't like football. All women don't want roses on Valentines day. I know some women who think camping in a remote wilderness would be the ideal vacation. My wife doesn't travel anywhere there isn't room service. Besides the obvious physical differences (and I say "Vive la differance!) there are some emotional differences between the sexes. Science tells us our brains are wired a little differently and we percieve things on different levels.

Is this a question of understanding between sexes or should we look at it from the one on one perspective? I, for one, do not try to understand women as a group. I prefer to get to know an individual. I don't care to be judged in a group of millions and I doubt most women would like that either. It is possible that the attempt to understand a gender instead of the object of one's attentions is where the conflict lies...

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Friday Flash 55-my sensitive, poetic side...

I'm Daddy's little helper,
Its just Him and Me.
I make Daddy's life
As hard as a tree.

We work together
To make Momma smile.
She smiles so much more
Than she has for a while.

She's just as happy now
As a bride in Niagara.
Thank you dear Pfizer ,
And your pill named Viagra!

(Mike the Poet bows deeply to his audience, picks up his Scotch from a conveniently placed stool and exits....stage right!)

Monday, September 3, 2007

This Blog's Identity

OK folks, its being insinuated that I am not putting enough content on this here blog o' mine! I agree. Since a blog should reflect the person who posts it, this one should be full of commentary on societal, national and international issues. Here's what I need from you folks: ideas. Whats on your mind? Post it in the comments and I'll try to write something on the issue that makes sense. You all can then disagree at length and maybe we'll all come up with something substantial.

Tonight's subject? Flag burning! (sound like fun?) More specifically, should the US Constitution be amended to make Flag Burning a crime? This is a topic that provokes a lot of emotional reactions from folks, but I submit that this subject, or any consideration of constitutional amending, must be examined dispassionately. Let me tell you right up front that I am very patriotic. I Love the USA and the Flag that symbolizes it. I get angry whenever Americans mistreat the Flag be it due to ignorance or indifference. I know when it is supposed to be lowered, how to lower and fold it and how to properly dispose of a damaged one. I have a deep love for all who put on the uniform of its Nation and risk great sacrifices in its name. It angers me when someone burns it to make a statement.

But that's what it is. A statement, political in nature. And completely protected by the Bill of Rights. Didn't our military personnel who have sacrificed so much, sacrifice for the ideal of America and the Flag that it represents? Is our national identity so fragile that we are threatened by this act? I hope not. Our strength lies in our freedom, freedom like the ability to write on blogs or in newspapers on whatever we choose. Someone is going to tell me that you can't yell Fire! in a crowded theater. Inciting a panic isn't political speech. So for all of you amendment endorsers out there, whats next? Natalie Maines was castigated for the statement she made in London while we were at war. I didn't agree with it and I felt it was in poor taste under the circumstances, but I certainly wasn't against her right to say it. Should we make it a crime to express unsupportive thoughts about the Commander-in-Chief in wartime?

You can't love the flag and stand against what it truly symbolizes. I love it and stand ready to defend the Nation that it represents. And the driving principle behind its birth. God Bless America!

Your comments are welcomed both pro and con, along with suggestions on the next topic. All comments posted are available to anyone and may be reprinted. Make it interesting!