Monday, February 28, 2011

Mancake Monday

Oh boy, I'm so nervous/excited to be doing Mancake! I hope this goes well!

In the words of Mrs. G., here's where you come when you want some mancake with your morning coffee!

Today's mancake comes to us from Australia.

Thanks, Australia! Simon Baker first gained attention in the United States in 1997's L.A. Confidential, and a few years later, starred in the TV program 'The Guardian'. One of Hollywood's busiest actors, he seems to always be working on a new project. I first noticed him in 2006's (yes, I was late to the Simon Baker love party!) 'Something New', where he played a sexy landscaper Brian Kelly who falls in love with the gorgeous Kenya McQueen, played by Sanaa Lathan.

I was then pleasantly surprised to see him playing the luscious photographer Christian Thompson in 'The Devil Wears Prada'.

He's now best known for his starring role on 'The Mentalist'. I kind of like that I get to see him each week now!

Talented actor, devoted husband and family man, and now, today's mancake!

Remember! If you have a suggestion for Monday Mancake, I'm all ears! Send the info to!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Coming Soon- Mancake!

Since Mrs. G. has decided to hang up her blogging hat, I have decided to continue on with the tradition of Mancake here at the Casa. Stop by every Monday morning to see the latest slice of manly manliness. If you'd like to submit some mancake of your own, send me a pic or two and a bio of the guy that floats your boat to

See you on Monday!

This Is So Not Me!

I just pulled up my blog and darn near puked! All this foofy, poofy, girly swirly stuff has got to go. Look for a more stripped down look real soon. I've been thinking a lot about blogging over the past couple of days. I have to admit, Mrs. G.'s decision to quit blogging over at Derfwad Manor has made me think about why I blog and what I want to get out of it.

I like blogging because I like to write. Whether it's writing about what's on my mind, a man I like or just something silly, I get a lot out of it. And I feel like it's gotten away from me. I've been letting myself focus on how pretty my blog is, and not enough on how meaningful it is to me.

So, look for me to post more, and for a more simplistic look. I think it's time to strip it down and get busy!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

You Should Be Watching This...

If you haven't seen the show 'An Idiot Abroad', you owe it to yourself to find it on the telly and watch it! It's currently airing on Saturday nights on the Discovery Science Channel.

The show was developed by Ricky Gervais, and the premise is simple. Ricky sends his friend Karl Pilkington to see the Seven Wonders of the World. Karl's observations are hysterical!

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Real Deal

As I become more mature (I don't get older, I just get more mature), I have discovered that I care less what others think of me. I used to be OBSESSED with worrying about what people thought of me. My mind would race, I would be convinced that people were thinking I was dumb, ugly, fat, bitchy, whatever. I engaged in a lot of self-censorship because I was so afraid of offending someone or hurting their feelings. Over the past couple of years, though, I've come to realize that there are things I believe passionately in, and to keep them in the dark is to deny a part of myself.

So, in the interest of full disclosure, or at least as much as I want to disclose on my blog, here are some of my core beliefs-

1. Legalize gay marriage. Now. You don't even have to call it 'marriage' if you want, but seriously. Everyone, EVERYONE, should have the basic human right to share their life with someone that they love. If Ellen and Portia are happy and treat each other with kindness and respect, they have just as much right to be legally together as the Husband and I do. Gay marriage is not a civil rights issue, it's a human rights issue. A gay couple should be afforded the same financial and legal rights as a straight couple. 'Nuff said.

2. Legalize marijuana. Now. Most of the people who want to smoke marijuana for pain management are not looking to get baked. They just want to be free from chronic pain. They're tired of taking prescribed, 'legal' drugs that often cause more side effects than the illness they are trying to treat. There are a few out there who are just looking for a long-term buzz, but you know what? There's people like that taking prescription drugs, too. They doctor hop and pharmacy hop and sell their pills or trade them for other pills. There will always be someone who will abuse the system.

3. Government, stay out of my uterus. It is NEVER OK for a state or federal institution to tell a woman (or anyone for that matter), what she can or can't do with her body. I am Pro-Choice. Not 'pro-abortion', not 'anti-life', PRO-CHOICE. I don't think abortion should be used as a form of birth control, but I think that any woman has a right to decide if she's going to carry a baby or not. A girl who has become pregnant as a result of rape or incest should not have to go through a government gauntlet to get that pregnancy terminated. She needs help, she needs protection from her abuser, and she needs to be safe and healthy. Teen girls need to be taught, either at home or at school about birth control. Because abstinence only education DOES NOT WORK. Hello, teens have sex. You were a teen once, right? I bet you had sex. And if you weren't having sex, you were thinking about it, and talking with your friends about it. And you probably heard a bunch of BS. As much as it might make you sick to your stomach, talk to your kids about sex. If they ask a question, just answer it in a way that's age-appropriate for them.

4. I'm on the fence about this whole religion thing. I don't have a problem with any particular religion, per se, but I do have issues with religious concepts. I have a problem with people who proclaim to be religious, but they do and say things that fly in the face of their professed beliefs. I have serious issues with politicians who want to re-shape our government to reflect their ideas about God and country. I don't really believe in God, but if you do, I'm cool with that. It doesn't make you a lesser person in my eyes, as long as you don't think of me as lesser for not believing the same as you.

5. President Obama was born IN AMERICA. He is an AMERICAN. There's a black man in office. Deal with it. Put your mis-spelled signs away, stop burning your effigies, let it go. If you want to do something, how about we all toss aside the labels of left, right, Democrat, Republican, and just work together to pull our country out of the cesspool it's currently drowning in?

OK, I think that's it. There's probably more I could rant about, but I think I'm getting sick, and I'm wearing down fast.

I've got 3 more weeks with the boot on my leg, then I'll be moving on to a brace and some physical therapy. The Husband fell in the driveway last Monday night and cracked his elbow. We make quite the fetching couple, what with me in my boot and him with his arm in a sling. Let's keep our fingers crossed that Chickenhead stays in one piece!