and the winner is —

November 9, 2015

This is totally my favorite photo from all of AFF. Oh the horror! Oh the consternation! Oh nos!


Max oh nos!

Contrary to popular myth, I do leave the house. [Okay not often dammit but I do and also here is living proof I have been seen in sunlight and on the water yay!]


This is the great pirate boat extravanza pictorial.

Carly, Jen and I on the pirate boat yay! [Yes, that is sunlight and water, begone, vampyre myths yay!]

Carly, Jen and I on the pirate boat yay! [Yes, that is sunlight and water, begone, vampyre myths yay!]

There was attitude.

There was attitude.

There was party bus carousing.

There was party bus carousing.

Also, party bus gynmastics!

Also, party bus gynmastics!

And party bus eye candy yay!

And party bus eye candy yay!

Captain Bob was at the helm.

Captain Bob was at the helm.

Captain Bob's sidekick did the heavy lifting.

Captain Bob’s sidekick did the heavy lifting.

It is shocking how many people walked the plank. Seriously. You'd think that's what they were there for.

It is shocking how many people walked the plank. Seriously. You’d think that’s what they were there for.

Also I have to insert this photo of Kelly because she's so bubbly, it's easy to forget how shockingly pretty she also is in repose.

Also I have to insert this photo of Kelly because she’s so bubbly, it’s easy to forget how shockingly pretty she also is in repose.

We also had some very awry selfies which I am only going to post one of oops.

We also had some very awry selfies which I am only going to post one of oops. Neihehehehhe! (Shut up!)

You have not gone to see the afw gallery yay!, have you? Bad you. I have been working my little fingers to the bone. Go see it right now.


AFW Gallery Yay!

gallery frenzy!

June 13, 2015

Screen shot 2015-06-13 at 1.54.26 AMIt seemed time to put up a gallery. I and the denizens of AFW and 5150 are not always real good about grabbing photos, but there are photos, there is a Flickr page, and here she is —



photo day!

February 7, 2015

max and pumpkin on the way to the bat bridge

I really love this photo — despite the fact, looking at it now, it is clear I need to burn those pants.

That is me and Pumpkin walking through Austin to the Bat Bridge.

Photo by :::Chesher:::



the moon fairy tale

December 15, 2014

I am bringing back The Moon Fairy Tale just because I really like it. Also it’s a really good break from trying to feng shui the fridge and closet, ahhh!


the moon


A king asked his young daughter what she would like for a present. And she said she loved the moon, she would like that.

And the king asked, How big do you think the moon is?

And she said, It is just the size of my thumbnail when I hold it up to the sky.

And the king asked, What do you think the moon is made of?

And she said, It is silver, that is why it shines in the night.

So the king had a silver smith make a silver moon the size of his daughter’s thumbnail and the king placed it on a silver chain and gave it to his daughter and she wore it around her neck and was happy.

But the king was afraid. What if she saw the moon in the sky?

So the king closed up all the palace windows and no one was allowed to see the night sky.

But the people grew unhappy. And his daughter grew unhappy. And she began wasting away because she could not see the night sky any more.

So one day the king allowed the windows to be opened again at night, but he was very afraid of his daughter seeing the moon.

And of course she did. But she did not seem unhappy.

And the king asked his daughter, Do you see the moon in the sky?

And she said, Of course.

And he said, Don’t you worry about how it got there when you have the moon on a chain?

And she said, No, it is like a new tooth. You can take the moon away, but another will grow back



That is the moon fairy tale. I heard the moon fairy tale when I was very young. It is probably in a book I was too little to remember. But I always remembered the story.

Also that photo was taken by my friend Mercedes. It reminded me of the moon fairy tale which is why you get to hear the moon fairy tale today.


throw back thursday

June 26, 2014





Muhammad Ali  “don’t jump” – 1981


Audrey Hepburn shopping with her pet deer, Ip, in Beverly Hills, CA -1958.  [That doesn’t look like Audrey to me but they say it is.]


Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger – 1969


Madonna, Sting and Tupac hanging out.


Paul McCartney, John Lennon & George Harrison performing at a wedding reception, 1958.


The Rolling Stones circa 1963


Ernest Hemingway’s passport photo – 1923


Robin Williams dressed like a cheerleader – 1980


The original Star Wars cast


Cameramen recording the lion roar for the MGM logo


Elton John at the piano bar aboard his private plane – 1976


Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein [who knew Charlie was that hot jeez?]


Queen Elizabeth during her WWII service.


Elijah Wood & Macaulay Culkin – 1993


Diane Keaton and Al Pacino on set for The Godfather 1972


Steven Spielberg and Drew Barrymore on set of E.T


Bruce Lee dancing


Actors portraying President John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe and their rumored affair


The Beatles and Ali – 1964


Martin Luther King Jr, and Marlon Brando


Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee


Adam West (Na na na na na na Batman) & Leonard Nemoy (Spock) goof around on a drumset


Golden Gate bridge construction – 1937


Fidel Castro and Malcolm X discussing politics and family – 1960


Marilyn Monroe meets Queen Elizabeth II – 1956


Steven Hawking with his bride, Jane Wilde


Alan Shepard, America’s first man in space, puts on his Navy Mark IV spacesuit.


Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis, Jr.



Howard Carter, an English archaeologist, examining the opened sarcophagus of King Tut.


Che Guevara and Fidel Castro



Mt Rushmore construction – 1939


Sean Connery as James Bond, poses with Aston Martin DB5 – 1965



Elvis Presley during his service in the U.S. Army – 1958



Construction of Eiffel Tower in 1880


William Harley and Arthur Davidson, 1914 — The Founders of Harley Davidson Motorcycles



Pablo Picasso & Brigitte Bardot – 1956


A young Bill Clinton meets John F. Kennedy



Frank Sinatra asks Lou Gehrig for an autograph in 1939


Steven Spielberg sits in the mechanical shark used in JAWS



There are a lot more, if you like these you should hit the whole set on :::distractify:::


wednesday kilt day

April 30, 2014



Wednesdays are traditionally my day off.

You know what that means right?

New men in kilts photos yay!


:::men in kilts:::




I know, freaking gorgeous, right? Ahhh!


SO THERE I WAS completely minding my own business coming down off a 5 am work high trying to wear myself out enough to sleep —

[You don’t know 5 am work highs?  They’re what comes from pushing through midnight and 3 am and the desire to sleep and catching a second/third/fourth wind to keep working because you have something that needs to be finished before the alarm goes off for other people on some coast USA — only then you are done and it is 5 am and you can’t just go to sleep, you have defied the gods o’ sleep too long and they are pissed so now you have to wind down and no, there are no drugs involved, quit it…]

— When this hot kilt meme showed up on FB and I thought, you know, maybe hot kilt guys would be just the thing right now and also everything else has a hot this or that page there should be a hot kilt page around here somewhere.




There was some private group.

[What the hell do they do in a private group?  Okay wait, that might be scary, don’t answer that.]

There was an app. And it did not work.


There was some page with like, 5 kilt photos.


And no good hot kilt pages.






[You’re welcome.]


[I know.  It is not plaid.  Screw plaid!  It does not have to be plaid!  I am descended from Scots I can say that.  The real Scots might get a little excitable though.]


THAT IS THE STORY of how I came to be the mover and shaker behind the one and only acceptable hot guys in kilts page on FacebookMEN IN KILTS

I know, totally professional, right?


[Screw professional, life is short!  Okay maybe not so professional, but life IS short.  Also, we are talking kilts.  Yay!]





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