Sunday, September 17, 2006

Woe is me...

I've always wanted to excel in something... anything. But, looking back through my 50 years, it doesn't seem like there was one thing that I excelled in. And, most likely, there won't be in the future.

Some would say that I excel in acoustic guitar playing. That's based on the fact that I know how to do a few things that impress friends, even other guitar players. But, truth be known, those things aren't that difficult to do. Or, maybe they are, but I just have a "knack" for doing them.

Anyway, I've always thought that it would be nice to find what I'm best at, then try to find a way to make money doing it. That hasn't happened because of health problems - three problems, to be exact. It's no fun being sick and disabled.

Maybe in the next few years I'll find something that I'm really good at, then find a way to make money doing just that. I'm pretty stubborn about never losing hope.

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Monday, January 23, 2006

Ancient gay bashing?

Irish Bog Mummy Used Hair Gel
By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News

Jan. 19, 2006— Evidence for Iron Age male vanity has emerged from an Irish peat bog, according to archaeologists who discovered the savagely murdered bodies of two prehistoric men.

Named after the places in central Ireland where they were found in 2003 — Croghan Hill and Clonycavan — the bog men, both over 2,300 years old, revealed surprising fashion customs: one used hair gel to keep his hairdo in place and the other had dainty, well-manicured fingernails on lifelike hands.

A young male just five feet, two inches (160 centimeters) tall, Clonycavan Man died from a severe head wound with an axe.

His forearms, hands and lower abdomen are missing: most likely, they were hacked off by a peatcutting machine.

"Clonycavan Man's hair style was swept upward on top of his head, perhaps to add a few inches to his height. The hair was held in place by a type of 'hair gel' which was composed of a mixture of pine resin and vegetable oil," Bog Bodies Project coordinator Isabella Mulhall told Discovery News. Read entire story...

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