Aug 14

Royal Flush

Hey you guys. I have a special guest poster on the blog today, and when I say special I mean special in the non-motherly way. He’s an award winning author, an environmental activist, and a really cool guy (aren’t all Newfies cool?). I have read his new book, and asked him to do a guest post on the blog for his blog tour to promote his new novel, Royal Flush.

The book is hilarious, by the way, and I have to admit that it was completely unexpected. Only because he is a Canadian writer, and us Canadians know disappointment when it comes to our writers, and our film industry. I’m not saying they’re all duds, but the vast majority of the government funded shit, is just that, SHIT. Continue reading

May 17

Therapy Thursday

Due to Mrs. Birdman being away for this Therapy Thursday, I have had to bring Smarty Pantaloons in as me, and I’m going to be the voice of reason. For those of you that are unaware of him, he is a well meaning fellow that makes bad choices in his life. You know it’s bad when I’m the straight man. This means that there will probably be more drug use and foul language than in other posts. I’m sorry, but you know how I don’t like to censor people for swearing.

Dear Birdman: I have a co-worker, we’ll call her Sunshine. She’s sweet as can be. But she’s dumber than shit. Seriously – compared to this bright one, some dogs out there are fucking Rhodes Scholars. You can tell her 50 times “don’t cross this line or you’ll die,” and she’ll forget what she’s supposed to do (or not do, in this case).

How can I keep from punching her in the goddamn throat out of frustration?

Dealing With Dummies Continue reading

May 15

I’m Now A Single Parent

So I will be probably more sporadic for a few days. I don’t know if you are aware, but this is way harder than it looks. Mrs. Birdman is having a great time though, so it is worth every minute of it. Who am I kidding? I like having a role to play.

Speaking of roles, I also have one as a guest blogger, so if you want to read my story of woe and misery, you should click this

LINK

May 08

I Have Left The Building

I wrote half of a beautiful story about when I lived in the shittiest trailer park in the land. It was so gross. I didn’t post the story here though, because I want to make you go to my friend’s blog over at Semi-Charmed Life to read it. While you’re there, check out a few of her stories and thoughts. She is a super person, and she writes with brutal honesty, which I know that you all will love.

So without further ado… Here it is at Semi-Charmed Life. After you’re done, read some other stories over there, and show some love. Bloggers are people to, you heartless creeps.

Feb 12

Today’s somewhat random thoughts….from Brad

Here’s a blog post I made back on October 19, 2009
I made it after I had lost my business in 2008 due to corporate banking greed and the resulting ‘ credit crash ‘.
Since then, it has been a struggle some days to make sense of it all, but I am now AWAKE to the shit that BIG MONEY has put us into and we’re just at the tip of a larger shitstorm unless we all start waking each  other up and fight back. Fight back you say? How do I do that?

Simple. Look at what you need vs what you want when you spend your money.
Use cash and not credit. Credit is a way of the banks controlling us ( more on that in another post ).
Buy locally to support your local economy, not the world economy.

The more you do simple things like this, the more control you take away from the BIG MONEY BEAST.

I could rant all day and maybe Birdman will give another guest shot at telling all you how you can help create a better life for yourself and  others.

I am as passionate as Charlie Sheen – just not as friggin’ high.

So here is my post below from October 19, 2009 and thanks for giving me some of your time.

 

Today’s thoughts….

Basically we are all moving too fast in our lives these days.

Working longer hours for less pay and even lesser appreciation for our efforts and sacrifices.

Banks and Government have been screwing us all for years.

It’s time to fight back by slowing down.

Start doing things with your friends and family again.
Plant a vegetable garden, read a book, play a board game or just sit around and talk.
Talk to your loved ones.
Ask your elders about how they lived without the internet and all this technology that was created to make life easier..

I know I have a better appreciation for my Grandparents generation.
They went through World Wars.
They went through Depression Eras.
They grew gardens.
They preserved, pickled and jarred foods.
They had less plastic in their homes.
They recycled for a common good.

It’s time we step back and look at what’s important and not just ‘ What the Joneses are doing ‘.

Does your kid really need ‘ play dates ‘ and ‘ a schedule ‘. Gimme a break. Let your kids just play!

The mandatory two income family created by Baby Boomers has caused more harm to the everyday family than good.

Hardship is everywhere and it needs to stop.
Slow it down.
If enough of us tell the upper 1% to piss off and not pay our bills, what would happen?

Time to take it back.