girl scout cookies

Feb 27, 2007 / Filed in Humor / 3 Comments

girl scout

It’s that time of year again. We always stock up on Girl Scout Cookies because our crazy ass friends with kids pressure us into buying them instead of letting their damn kids do the work and we love the taste.

Has it ever occurred to you that it sounds as if they are made from little girls? Peanut butter cookies are made with peanut butter. So are girl scout cookies made out of girl scouts? Nevermind.

I do admit, there is something addictive about Thin Mints. I can sit on the couch and eat a whole package. Then I stop and look down at my crumb covered shirt. So full, yet I feel so empty. Yep.

I’m not very critical of cookies to begin with. I’ve never met a cookie I didn’t like.

Hello, cookie. In you go…

method omop.

Feb 26, 2007 / Filed in Life / 6 Comments

omopWhy, oh why, am I writing about a mop?

Sorry, guys… I just have to.

Rodney and I have become fanatics for method’s products. If you don’t know who they are, they are a San Francisco company that makes awesome cleaning products. They are committed to creating products that are safe for the environment, and also safe for everyone in the house… no harsh chemicals.

The method omop came out this month, and it’s replacing our Clorox Ready Mop. Every time we clean, we have to worry about keeping 2 cats and a dog away from the floors until they dry. It just makes us paranoid.

One of the primary selling points of the omop is that it’s non-toxic, so it’s safe for everyone in the house. I guess we’re not the only ones paranoid about chemicals.

The lemon-ginger cleaning solution smells great. It has a microfiber mop pad that can be cleaned and re-used 50 times. So that’s better for the environment than the disposable kinds. It can also be interchanged with a sweeping cloth, which picked up much more dirt than our Swiffer does.

Okay, I sound like an infomercial! But I have to say it’s a pretty good product, and cleans really well. Plus, I admire method’s devotion to the environment.

… but does it work?

Feb 23, 2007 / Filed in Abundance / 3 Comments

I received a very nice e-mail this morning from a reader in Singapore, regarding The Secret. She had an honest, straight-forward question: Does the law of attraction (The Secret) work?

The answer is yes, and it’s actually a science. Isaac Newton is considered the first person to have discovered it in 1675. So that means people have been aware of it for over 300 years! It’s only recently made a breakthrough into mainstream media due to the success of The Secret, which is now celebrating its 2nd week as the #1 Bestseller in America.

The bottom line is very simple: We are like magnets. We attract everything into our lives through our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Have you ever noticed all the patterns that repeat in your life? It’s not a coincidence. We subconsciously create and re-create events in our lives.

So if you want something, you have to align your thoughts, feelings, and actions to create that. It’s not black magic, it’s not superstition, and it’s not religion. The things that you focus on will become reality, no matter if you believe in them or not.

Have you ever noticed the friend who is always single? He says “I’ll never find the right person.” He’s creating his own reality. If he believes that nobody is out there for him, his thoughts, feelings, and actions align to re-enforce that negativity.

What about the friend who’s always in debt? All he says is “I can’t afford that. I’m broke.” His constant state of mind is poverty, and that’s what always comes to him. Have you noticed his story never changes?

That’s what I mean when I say that anybody, anywhere, regardless of their current circumstance, can have everything they want out of life. They just have to throw out the negative thoughts and fears, and focus on what they do want, not what they don’t want.

Magnets attract objects, regardless of whether or not you believe they do. The same is true in life. You attract everything, and it’s up to you to decide if you want to attract good things or bad things. The law of attraction is the science of that theory.

how about an experiment?

Feb 21, 2007 / Filed in Abundance / 7 Comments

This is a test I’d like to try.

I’ve been making a lot of new friends who are familiar with The Secret and the general law of attraction. One of the most common things that stumps them is how to apply it to their own life. They know they want more wealth, a happier career, a better relationship, better health, etc. But they just aren’t sure what to do to get started.

So I’d like to try an experiment. Let me know if you’d like to participate. You can leave a comment or e-mail me direct: secrets [at]

Update: I left out one very important point — you’ll need to have either seen the documentary or read the book in order to participate. A couple of very sweet people offered to help, even though they had no idea what I was talking about. Now that’s friendship! But yeah, it will only be a useful experiment if you’re familiar with them.

the evolution of me

Feb 21, 2007 / Filed in Blogs / 5 Comments

It’s funny how having a blog helps you recognize the changes that go on in your life over a period of years.

Just last year, my blog had a feature on the comments that said, for example, “10 Bitches Have Left Comments.” At the time, it made perfect sense, though. A lot of my online friends called each other that word. It was all in humor, and nobody took it literally.

Now, it sounds like an awful thing to call people. It doesn’t fit the particular group of people who read my blog, and it no longer fits me either.

In addition, my blog’s tagline has always been “The naked truth about my gay life.” I started out telling my story on my blog. I explained all the homophobia and abuse I had experienced from my peers while growing up as a gay boy in a small town.

But now I’m a gay man, and I don’t tolerate homophobia. It’s almost irrelevant to call this “the naked truth about my gay life” because I have no new stories to tell on that subject. I have surrounded myself with such a strong support group of friends, and I rarely feel that my sexuality is a topic of importance. I feel like they all protect me, and nobody is going to let me be a victim of homophobia. I am not a victim.

This is not my gay life… it’s just MY LIFE. The habits change, the choice of words change. But it’s all part of the pieces that make me.

If you have a blog, you should pick a really old entry and re-visit it. Sometimes the contrast is jarring.


Feb 20, 2007 / Filed in Life / 5 Comments

What is the significance of 11:33?

Every night, I look over at the clock on my nightstand at 11:33 PM.

I can be in a peaceful sleep, and then something will wake me up suddenly. I look over, and that’s the time. I can’t help but wonder what it means.

So I searched the web for 11:33, and naturally a Bible passage came up:

“Who through faith overcame kingdoms, did righteousness, got their reward, kept the mouths of lions shut.”

There are many variations of that quote, but they all point to something about being rewarded for my actions and silencing a furious animal.

Kind of interesting, actually.

But come on… shut the damn lions up. I’m trying to sleep! ๐Ÿ˜€


Feb 20, 2007 / Filed in Family / 3 Comments


It’s amazing how much I can love a cat. Purr Purr is always there for me, almost to the point of being clingy. Did you know cats can be clingy?

I love this photo of her giving me a kiss. I just thought I’d share that. ๐Ÿ™‚

what what (in the butt)

Feb 19, 2007 / Filed in Gay, Humor / 3 Comments

Introducing… the next song that will be stuck in your head.

And of course… he’s on MySpace.

Global appeal

Feb 19, 2007 / Filed in Abundance / 1 Comment

the secretI just had a great experience and I wanted to share it.

I walked into the kitchen at work (I’m here through the rest of February) and one of my co-workers said “Hey Nathan, I heard you know about The Secret“.

She was absolutely beaming and her smile went from ear to ear. She had just watched it yesterday and she feels like she now truly understands how to pursue happiness and overcome negative influences (i.e. “You can’t do this, it’s too hard…”). She told me about her plans to start her own business, how she’d always been scared of failing, but now she knows she can do it.

Tonight, she’s going to have her son sit with her and watch it because she feels it is so important for him to learn it.

I am so excited to hear stories like this, because I know she’s on the verge of making her dreams reality, just like I was after I watched The Secret.

Last week, the book version of it went to #1. It’s the best-selling book in America! In addition, Oprah’s viewers had such a dramatic reaction to her special that aired on February 8th that she had to do a follow-up show last Friday. Her website almost went offline because there were millions of people coming to it to find out more and share their stories. That’s pretty amazing, considering how much bandwidth backs up

I truly believe The Secret is going to become one of the most ground-breaking phenomenons of our time. If you haven’t checked it out yet, what’s stopping you? Millions of people are gaining the courage to do what they really want in life after seeing the movie or reading the book.

The Simpsons Movie Trailer

Feb 19, 2007 / Filed in Humor, Movies / 1 Comment

I can’t wait for this…

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