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@Me either... not sure how I would react, with the Asperger Syndrome and all, so it's probably a good thing.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on I Got My First Hate Mail!
I understand about not reading what you've written. I am a big idea person myself. I've got enough material to self-publish a book of my posts from a blog I started when I was homeless. One thing you shouldn't do, DJ. Don't denigrate your writing. I come from a batch of folks who took writing and the art of using language pretty seriously, although everything else pretty much slap-dash. They were wielders of the pen and masters both verbal and written. Just because we're typing into the cyber sphere and in short chunks, doesn't mean we're not writing. You rock.
6 months ago on I Promise To Go Back and Reply To All Your Comments!
Haven't pestered ya in a while and I chose the perfect topic to weigh in on. So you get the 'hood's opinion, yo, straight from Nebraska Ave., 33605. Why not? I gotz a lady who does my grill for 10 bucks, next door to where they bust out the bangers and the tats and hos be splittin' it, no?
I say go for it. I have red, curly hair at age 56. Luckily, I can get away with doing very little to it. I had the years of doing the spa treatment and all that at 100 bucks a pop, when I was playing viola professionally and on stage. It's all good. I loved hearing about the dog and subway. Didn't know she could go on Rapid Transit. My cat cannot here. The damned zombies here would eat her.
6 months, 1 week ago on I Just Found Out I Spend More On My Haircuts Than My Girlfriend
I love the fact too, that we spend all of this time and effort caring for and fretting over our pets. Yet, the yahoos who send hate mail to dj has thrown him into his hate-stew along with the real animal Himmlers out there. Gah. Now, I have real anger issues. I need a prozac-like calming collar! Seriously, it's mind-boggling, what we do for our pampered little guys and gals.
7 months ago on I Got My First Hate Mail!
You just got the big WELCOME TO FB! Where no one is too stupid or too crazy to call you on anything. I once went on a Romney Rant and a woman I had worked with in a "virtual office" 2 years prior, told me to "grow up and act professional." Okay, gee, I didn't realize all those stupid cat pictures, spam, and dumb political rants, including my own were the equivalent of a business office. Quick, where's my suit and salary!?! There went that friend. I find that with a few exceptions, FB can be a bit intolerant and at times, the kooks follow you to Twitter, which is like a 24-hour cocktail party. When an event is happening, that can be wildly entertaining. I digress. This haterz Engrish was bad, as well. I liked his ambiguous use of "a owner." It should have read "a owner of an cat." Just to balance things out. If he follows you home, have him picked up by the Dog Pound. Good post.@ViolaFury
So sad, but you're human. You have to start forgiving yourself, or cutting yourself some slack. You nailed this perfectly and very logically and explained your limitations. I wept. Congrats. Besides almost punching a cat, you made an old lady cry. Happy now? @ViolaFury
7 months ago on I Nearly Punched My Cat Tonight
It's nice of you to own up to it, but you're a very nice and honest guy. I've had to apologize, for something that was meant to be playful and wasn't taken that way. We all have done it. We do the adult thing and move on back to fun kid, jokey, poo-poo jokes and stuff. I hope the pizza was good. Still chasing down that Ybor pizza. Maybe the hoodlums will let me out. Actually, there's a joint up the street that delivers killer angus beef burgers all the way, to-die-for real lamb gyros with extra tzadziki sauce and it's all fresh. The dumb guy has had to go back twice out of 4 times for my extra sauce, but it's less than a mile; I think he just likes to rip and run, up and down Nebraska Ave, 33605. Later.@ViolaFury
7 months ago on Twitter Fight!
Nice! I'd lost you somewhere among the riot of Triberrs and RebelMice and whatnots. Now you're found again. Poor you. Enjoy! Looking forward to all the festivities and the chihuahua. ViolaFury.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Pre-NonCon Awesomeness
I love train stations. I also love bridges. I went to Japan and took 11 rolls of film... mostly of bridges. I had 1/4 of a roll of Tokyo. My mom was so mad about that. Still, it was fun. Did you know there's an Edison House in Ft. Myers, Florida? It's full of lights, What a shock!
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Edison Station NJ - Free Photos via Creative Commons
Gross, hmm. I'm pretty un-gross-outable. The only thing that gave me a mild *gurk* was the time I drank part of an iced tea that had been hanging around over night and something bumped up against my upper lip. It was in one of those wide-necked Arizona iced-tea bottles. I poured out the rest of it. A roach the size of Nebraska had been floating around in there. That'll teach me. Thanks for the opportunity to share my drivel, D.J. http://www.homelesschroniclesintampa.blogspot.com/
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Promote Your Blog on My Blog Right Now – Take III
Hey! I live in the 'hood, V.M. Ybor with delivery pizza but I won't go out the front door to get it remember? There's bunches of scrawny homeless guys here! They sport around in skinny legged jeans, or those baggy plaid jammies, all gaily piss-stained. You got your pick! I'd be your videographer. That's so mean of me. Great post, though.
8 months ago on Shame Will Fuel This Weight Loss
@Katie Grant author Wow! That's a major, was gonna say "boner." Okay, I'll say it. "Boner."
9 months, 1 week ago on Promote Your Blog On My Blog Right NOW – Take II
That was unbelievably cute! Not awkward or sinister... You're a doof, if you think that!... I did notice though... that you talk... in ellipses... much like you... write. Ha ha. The whole celebrity thing baffles me. I've had a MAJOR crush on an actor for about 35 years, due to the fact that he plays Beethoven flawlessly. Yeah, go figure. I'd marry him, seriously. Have his kids? Nah.
9 months, 1 week ago on Vlog – I Took Your Suggestions (Bad Idea)
@Andi Roo What's embarrassing about that? I could mention that I played "The Alvin and the Chipmunk's Christmas Song" in a trio once at Channelside plaza in Tampa in a string trio, until we got drowned out by the Oscar Meyer Wiener Mobile. I could, but I won't. We got paid for that shit, too. Talk about your classy event!
@tfpHumorBlog Oops, yeah, I forgot about Ybor, but since I live in the 'hood and don't drive, 'tis a perilous journey. The bus goes there, I think. I dunno.
9 months, 1 week ago on I Sometimes Order Domino’s – A Confession
@Faiqa I scheme about trying to help other people around here in Tampa and I'm not really established myself yet, but hey. Why can't we do it together? There's one very good writer who lives a block or so from me, and at least one other here in town. Since I've been blogging a sum total of 37 days, we all have a ways to go. But, the good fortune and the generosity I've experienced already has inspired me to want to share with other people around me. We were a homeless bunch, and we're clawing our way back up. It's a great way to claw. Thanks, Faiqa for the reinforcement and another little piece of the puzzle, D.J. as always, I learn lots from you, too. Thanks, friend.
9 months, 1 week ago on I Just Started Reading Blogs Yesterday – A Confession
We actually found a Domino's that will dicker with us over the price. The driver, who's name is Betsy or Sue, or Betsy-Sue is a stitch. She always comes rolling up, with her tats and earrings. She forgets the sauces from time to time. I'm pizzaed out right now. Tampa doesn't leave many options.
@AngusMcMahan1 Aye, tha' sounds vaguely meme-ish, doncha ken?
@Stephanie Force Damned straight; glad to see you have your priorities in order and think fast on your feet, or back as it were.