Over the Years

I’ve mentioned a couple times that this month marks 15 years for me online; not just my website, but camming, as well.

It is crazy to think that what started out as extra money on the side turned into my main gig. It’s something I would not have imagined in the beginning and I will never take it for granted. I am lucky to have found my place in this online world that we all share.

For this post, I’d like to recognize those long time members (and cam viewers) that have been with me since the beginning. Each one of you have shared a part of you with me, and we’ve stayed connected throughout our lives and for that, I am grateful for. It is truly amazing the relationships that have been built on the world wide webs and with all of your choices, for you to have found me and stuck around means more to me than you might know.

I have met many of you, from the NYC bar meets, to the Arizona gatherings, to the annual birthday bashes that I hosted in my home. And, of course, let’s not forget the few conventions I’ve attended. You took the time to show up, and I realize how easy it would have been to blow off, but instead you joined me over dinners, for a beer (or 10) and stopped by whatever booth I was sitting at during conventions. Thank you.

There are also several that I have not had the chance to meet, but that is because distance is our enemy. That does not, in any way, take away from my gratitude towards you. You have continued to support me online and you share your weekend plans, your week’s struggles and your life celebrations. Thank you.

There are too many to list here, but whether you’ve been with me from the very first site I showed my face on, or you found me a couple years later when I was confident in what I was doing and not so awkwardly weird, I appreciate your loyalty. Thank you.

Abby vs. the Dog Snatcher

We welcomed a Roomba into our home in August, much to Abby’s disapproval and chagrin. The first 5 days were spent with the “Dog Snatcher” mapping the entire home. She followed it around, constantly checking on it, nervous and in full fear mode.

Once it had learned the floor plan of our home, I was able to create cleaning maps. The Dining Room, Second Bath and Kitchen are labeled “Hair Control”. In order to stay ahead of the hairy mess, I try to run the Roomba several times a week, but in order to not stress the girl out, I do my best to hide it from her.

Here is what it takes to succeed at keeping the Roomba a secret, although she knows it still resides in her domain. I put a load of laundry in the wash, close the bedroom door, turn the air purifier on (which is right outside the bathroom), close the bathroom door, turn the vent on and start the shower. Once I am out of the shower, I turn the hairdryer on, then open the door and let her into the bedroom. Her routine is to get out of the bathroom as soon as I’m finished in the shower because she knows I’m about to dry my hair. She’s not a fan of that, either. So, other than the doors being closed and all of the additional noise going on, she’s none the wiser…. except is she? By the time I’m finished getting ready, the Roomba is back in its home, and emptied the basket (which makes a lot of unwanted noises). I always walk out first, with Abby right on my heels, and the mornings that the Roomba has rumbled, she will walk to the kitchen, look right at it and huff.

So, this brings me to the story behind this blog post:

I did not have laundry yesterday morning, and I thought with all of the other nonsense I go through, that it would be enough. Welp. It most definitely was not. As soon as I woke the Roomba up from my phone app, she looked at me, tilted her head, gave me her trademark “deadpan look”, walked to the door, looked down at the crack and sniffed. Then looked back at me with a disapproving Abby look, and it was cute but I felt like i was caught red handed. I mean, seriously.

I opened the door after my shower, she trots her unhappy ass over to the bedroom door, sniffs the crack and then grunts, huffs, puffs and turns around to give me that signature deadpan look of hers. She was most definitely not happy. While I was getting ready, she kept pacing back and forth from the bathroom to the bedroom door, and each time she’d look back in the bathroom just to reassure me that she was not very pleased with the current events.

Once the Roomba was docked and emptied, I opened the door where she raced out, surveyed the kitchen and then growled at the Dog Snatcher, that was already asleep. Because of her bravery, I rewarded her with a milk bone, which she apprehensively took from me and walked a safe distance away before enjoying her treat. Yes, when she was finished, she gave me another deadpan look, huffed and walked to the front door. She wanted out and I was more than happy to have her leave the house for awhile. lol.

I think it is safe to say, she has never been fooled but some days it’s easier for her to ignore what is happening in her domain. I will always make sure I have a load of laundry going when the Roomba rumbles.

Hello February!

All in all, January was a fairly decent experience. Nothing major happened, to speak of, and now here we are welcoming a new day, a new week and a new month. Hello February!

I do have one minor incident to share with you all. A week ago Sunday, Abby decided to run away. Okay, back up, run away is such a harsh term because she has a good life and I don’t think she was planning on leaving permanently. Here is what happened. She decided to go on a walk about, without letting us know. MtnMan was in the garage putzing around and I was cleaning out the truck; Abby is always by my side and we trained her to never go more than 20 feet when she’s exploring. I look up and I don’t see a golden streak running around, so I call her name, silence. I call for her again, and I don’t hear her herd of elephants coming towards me. MtnMan yells “ABIGAIL”, and I am shaking my head because the girl is going to be in so much trouble because if she didn’t hear him calling her, that meant she was no longer in our vicinity. He hands me the keys and tells me to go find my girl. *facepalm* I drive 4 houses down and she happily comes running when she sees the truck. I get out, open the door and she hangs her head and jumps in, all of her excitement gone. I asked her “What the fuck were you thinking? Dad’s going to be mad at you for 2 months!”. She sits in the back, head hanging and grumbled. We get home, MtnMan tells her to get her ass in the house and out into the fenced in yard and she slowly walked over to the fence, sat down and watched me finish cleaning the truck. She looked somber and sad. It was heartbreaking. She was in trouble and that is rare. Now that she’s had a taste of freedom in the wild, I wonder if she’ll skedaddle next time the gate is left open. Up to this point, she does not leave the yard and the gate has been accidentally left open a few times, without us knowing.. so, what will she do?

Jumping Fish

So, a guy was fishing and had a bucket of fish. The warden came by and saw how many he had, and told the man he was going to fine him for having so many fish! The man said, “oh, these are my fish, I dump them out and shortly they jump back in the bucket.” The warden said, “This I gotta see… show me and I won’t give you a fine”, so the man dumped out the fish into the river. After a while the warden asked, “so… where’s the fish?” The man looked blankly at the warden and said, “What fish?”

My Favorite Day to Exploit: Bubba’s Birthday

Really, as I’ve been corrected a few times over the years, it is the anniversary of the birth of Bubba, but all the same, Happy Birthday, Bubba!

Although the annual birthday bashes ended in 2016, today is still my most favorite of days! It’s the sole reason for the very first bash in 2010, creating many memories, good laughs and making great friends. It is a reason to continue to enjoy today for no other reason than it is Bubba’s day!

Bubba, I hope that no matter what it is you choose to do today, that you enjoy the day for no other reason than it is a good day for a good day! Thank you for allowing me (not that you were given any choice in the matter) to exploit your birthday. I may very well enjoy it more than you do. lol.

It is the 21st Day of the 21st Year of the 21st Century.

Whoa! I just realized this and now I am just fascinated by it. How is this not trending? This is historical stuff, being the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st Century!

And, tonight at 9:21p it will be 21 hours and 21 minutes of the 21st ay of the 21st year of the 21st Century. This is badass!

What’s even better? Cliff’s birthday is today, which is the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st Century. Today is a damn good day for a birthday!

It is Your Anniversary of the Best Birthday, Cliff.

I am so excited we have experienced another trip around the sun with you. It is pretty damn amazing that you’ve allowed us all to celebrate you, or at least, you’ve tolerated me sending out telegrams in your honor for the last 8+ years.

I hope that if you are out building kennels for your pack, the rain holds off and it is truly a beautiful day. One worthy of celebration in the name of Cliff. If it does rain, just know that I am the one wishing you buckets of happiness and cheer and rain is life!

Happy anniversary to the birth of one of the greatest guys I’ve met in my world online. Happy birthday to you!

Happy New Beginnings!

It is that time of year where everyone says “happy new year!”, and some even go as far as making resolutions. With the way 2020 turned out, I feel as though we should look ahead as though it is a chance at a new beginning, and in a way it really is. We all have that uncertainty ahead of us, but we are in it together and as much as you are probably tired of hear that, it really is the truth. So, allow me to wish you a very “happy new beginning!”.

The holiday’s were low key for us this year, which made me happy because if you know me at all, December is my least favorite month, but we both took 8 days off and it was glorious. In that time off I realized that we do not take enough time off throughout the year. We work, we stay busy and we cram a lot into our 2 days off each week, but it is rare we take more than a week off each year. I think that needs to change and I have plans to make that happen for 2021. It’s going to be a pretty badass year, and I hope the same for you!

Ridiculously Weird Facts

  • Tomato sauce was sold in the 1800’s as medicine. Interesting
  • A donkey will sink in quicksand, but a mule won’t. I think we need a test donkey and a test mule to verify this weird fact.
  • Grapes light on fire in the microwave. I think someone should try this and let me know if that actually happens. I almost caught the house on fire Saturday, so I’m out.
  • There are almost 8 million possible seven-digit phone numbers per area code. I bet MtnMan could figure the different seven digit numbers out in less than a day. Seriously. His math skills are mind boggling. Although, I am math stupid, so that might be part of my amazement. lol
  • No number from 1 to 999 includes the letter “a” in its word form. I never thought about this, but holy shit, the ‘a’ only appears once you hit “one-thousand”
  • The opposite sides of a die will always add up to seven. hmmm.
  • Playing dance music can help ward off mosquitoes. So will OFF and staying inside.
  • Thomas Edison, who invented the lightbulb, was afraid of the dark. I feel like I have a deep connection with that guy.
  • Most American car horns honk in the key of F, which is also the same key as a telephone dial tone. Both are annoying
  • The entire¬†world’s¬†population could fit inside Los Angeles.¬† WHAT??

My Cam Schedule for Next 2 Weeks

With the holiday’s looming, my schedule is going to be short and sweet for the next couple of weeks. I think the easiest way to keep it all straight is to share with you the days that I will be online.

  • This Week: Today (Thursday) and Friday will be normal. Saturday I will be offline.
  • Week of the 20th: Monday – Wednesday I will be online. The rest of the week I will be offline.
  • Week of the 27th: Monday – Wednesday I will be online. The rest of the week I will be offline.

I am sorry for the short weeks, but tis’ the season- Happy fucking holidays! lol