Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mom's October Chili Recipe

My mom recently made this bomb ass chili:

Medium size can of kidney beans
Medium size can tomato sauce
1 very very small can of tomato sauce with jalapeƱos
a nice size Chuck Pot Roast
3 stalks of chopped celery
1 finely chopped onion
Chili Powder
Seasonings: salt, pepper

PREPARATION: Wash pot roast, brown in oil & cut up enough pieces to thicken in big pot. Add beans, tomato sauces, onions, celery. Add seasonings. (i.e., chili powder,salt/pepper) Cover and set on a low simmer for 2 hours.

HINTS: pick a pot roast that has lots of fat, the fat will give your chili flavor & stir frequently.

Short Poem

Moon Woman
by Charlie Ballard

Autumn leafs vanishing
with the smell of burnt cedar in the wind
whistling thru the moonlight

Leave me alone I say

echoing into the adobe walls
under sheep skins
and pinons

I've heard them say
blue horses rush in
taking with her water
buried deep
from haggard

the sun will rise soon
and she will be back
carrying full deer skin
hides, to nourish
the desolate.

I've loved and I've lost

Me and Rihanna must have a lot in common because that girl has been singing my love life lately. Its amazing how different we both are but still can find a common ground on this thing called relationships.

I suppose I'm attracted to damaged guys because I'm damaged myself.

I know you've been hurt 
by someone else
I can tell by the way you carry yourself
if you let me
heres what I'll do
I'll take care of you
I've loved and I've lost
                        - Rihanna


Hurricane Sandy - NYC Flooding Photos

                           1.5M New Yorkers without power

                                 LIC Tunnel Underwater

                                  Coney Island Underwater


                           NYC Subway flooding

                      Ground Zero flooding

                      Coney Island flooding

Monday, October 29, 2012

SF Giants - World Series Champions 2012

Disney Princess Comedy Night Recap

Tonight, we ended our Hella Gay Comedy Show run at the Deco Lounge with Disney Princess Comedy Night.  Tonight was the same night the SF Giants swept the Detroit Tigers to claim the 2012 World Series.

I usually go down the line of who did what but this time, I think pictures are worth a 1000 words, so here are some photos from this evenings show.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

My eggs are drying up

which is something I hear from aged women who don't have children or who aren't married, see ladies, being a tight goosey doesn't pay off it does it?

Its probably a good thing I was born a man in this life because if I were born a woman I probably would of had 10 kids by 10 different men, either that or have a frequency card for the abortion clinic.

Don't get me wrong, I'm very idealistic but when it comes to lifes little practicalities like becoming a career wife, I just never put much stock into it but now that I'm older, I'm starting to feel a little unfulfilled.

Most women my age who don't have a steady man settle for the next best thing, someone elses man.  I guess I could have been somebodys mistress if I played my cards right but I'm too selfish for that, fuck that sharing shit.

There was this one married guy who I enjoyed flirting with but when his 2nd kid was born, thats when I knew that the attention he gave me was going to be from nil to none.  And you know what, he got mad at me when I deleted him from facebook. Of course I didn't tell him him why, I just thought it'd be better for him to have less distractions in his life while welcoming his new baby.  We never fucked or fooled around, I was just his gay friend who he enjoyed talking nasty with on facebook from time to time.

It looks like I have a theme going here with married men so lets go with that, usually when I start a blog, I never know what I'm going to write about until the threads in my brain begin to unravel and tonight, it looks like its going to be about all the committed men I use to flirt with.

I can think of this cute dorm matron I was into back at HINU which was during my boozing days.  I would come back to the dorm shit faced and visit with him in the dorm office because he worked the graveyard shift.

Thinking back, I had to of been pretty god damn charming because as drunk as I was, I remember holding a pretty good conversation and keeping him there until his shift ended.

We eventually became friends and I use to love flirting with him.  But it got to the point where my friendship with him made his wife feel very uncomfortable and she must've said something to him because after that, he stopped talking to me, which I was really hurt by.  Its not like we were fucking.  I know I had my chances with him because he told me that he use to fuck around on her all the time so getting some from him was never an issue, I just choose not to because I wanted to be his good friend instead.

And you know what hurt more is that I really respected him, I'm sure I could have taken advantage of him when he was having his lows which were mostly due to her but nope, I steered clear.

During this time, I think they were using me as their sexual surrogate, which for me means that because his bitch wife despised me intently, he got some great jealousy sex out of her on account of me, your welcome.

Me being the big facebook stalker I am, I did check up on them just to see how they're doing and they both recently lost a lot of weight, well mainly her, oh, did that come as catty, oh well.

I remember reading my astrology column back then and it said that flirting doesn't constitute a real relationship, its just flirting.

Of course not but also being somebodies 2nd wife doesn't constitute a real relationship either so I'll pass.


*Bonus - for your Charlie Ballard Blog reading enhancement, try playing this Amy Winehouse song below while you read thru this blog, it'll make more sense. Most of them time when I blog about love or emotions, my inspiration usually comes from a song that I was listening to on youtube and tonight it was from Ms. Winehouse.

Frank Ocean - channel Orange

I can honestly say my new love is Frank Ocean, hip hop's first openly queer recording artist.  What makes Frank's album fearless is his willingness to share his raw emotions, whether they drew him to love a man or watch somebody he knows smoke crack.

He's definitely deep, you can tell hes an intellect with his thoughtful lyrics and his profound sense of self.  When asked why he named his first album, "Orange" , heres what he said:


and he better not be claiming gay just to get headlines just to promote his music otherwise I will have felt, cheated.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Naked Sergio Romo & Angel Pagan

Yum Yum Yum !!

The SF Giants are up 2 - 0 in the 2012 World Series so far, check out SF Giants pitcher *left* Sergio Romo and outfielder Angel Pagan  *right*.