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when is a Monday like a Friday? took a cue from @STLcitycub and wore my union suit to stave off the chill in the air. #unionsuit #subzero the shoveler 1

the shoveler 2

Since my Monday morning flight was cxl'd, i worked from home in my undies. Around lunch, i went out to reshovel the walk and the path i'd shoveled to the street and the cold almost killed me! About 2:45, i got a text from the airline that i'd been cancelled on Tuesday morning too. So i called and got someone about 3 and asked if, by any chance, there was anything leaving that evening. "Well, if you want, there's a seat on the 4:30 that's delayed until 5..." Panic, indecision then..."I'LL TAKE IT!" Jumped into my clothes and got our friend to drive me and made it. i rule. A long day and about 9pm was settling in. Time to get back to work.

the upside of being flexible; rescheduled flight for tomorrow was cxl'd but rerescheduled flight tomorrow was too late. phone call revealed that there was a seat on a delayed flight leaving in less than 2 hours and there i was in my union suit.    hello f made it and getting settled in and ready for bed. welcome to the new year...just like the old year...

 
 
 
 
 
 

#bearfotosept - 9/13 - one of the downsides of air travel is having to run the gauntlet of people hanging out in front of the terminal grabbing one last #smoke. that used to be me.

#bearfotosept - 9/13 - one of the downsides of air travel is having to run the gauntlet of people hanging out in front of the terminal grabbing one last #smoke. that used to be me.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Express Scripts forced me to change to a different kind of glop that is stickier and has wasteful package. The other side effect is that two women - one at my hotel and another at the sandwich shop - say they love the way i smell (i don't use colognes, after all)


Express Scripts forced me to change to a different kind of glop that is stickier and has wasteful package. The other side effect is that two women - one at my hotel and another at the sandwich shop - say they love the way i smell (i don't use colognes, after all). One of them said i smelled "like babies". One of the desk clerks - the gay one - said it was particularly appealing. So there's that...

Glop Alternates Glop Alternates Glop Alternates Glop Alternates Glop Alternates

"Will you still have a song to sing When the razor boy comes And take your fancy things away? Will you still be singing it On that cold and windy day?" #songsthatmakemecry coffee and contemplation

"...Will you still have a song to sing When the razor boy comes and take your fancy things away? Will you still be singing it On that cold and windy day?" #songsthatmakemecry / coffee and contemplation

Bearaoke #1 & #2: Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" and Blondie's "Rapture" Bearaoke #3: Frank Sinatra's "That's Life" has kind of a bump-n-grind stripper vibe goin' on the bridge, doncha think?

Bearaoke: Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire". Frank Sinatra's "That's Life" has kind of a bump-n-grind stripper vibe goin' on the bridge, doncha think? couldn't decide on the last song so DJ's Choice: dance floor fascism one-hit-wonder from the 80s "Politics Of Dancing" by Re-Flex (photo by @kiwi1959)

Bearaoke #4: stomping to dance floor fascism classic "The Politics of Dancing" Bearaoke #4: couldn't decide on the last song so DJ's Choice: dance floor fascism one-hit-wonder from the 80s "Politics Of Dancing" by Re-Flex (photo by @kiwi1959)

managed to get my pool time in last night...needed Matt found this suit at the veterans thrift store. they're not baggy board shorts, but still more soggy fabric than i'm used to. like the color though...

i managed to get my pool time in this week...it was much needed. Matt found this yellow suit at the veterans thrift store. They're not baggy board shorts, but still more soggy fabric than i'm used to. i like the color though.

 
 
 
 
 
 

"The morning sun when it's in your face really shows your age..."

"...the morning sun, when it's in your face, really shows your age..."

breakfast options are rather limited here on the new C-Concourse, so i tried bringing my own. wasn't sure if a fruit cup or a baggie full of cottage cheese would pass, but i'm eating good. work function: bowling, beer & pretzels. two outta three ain't bad... picked up extra...having company for dinner

breakfast options are rather limited here on the new C-Concourse, so i tried bringing my own. wasn't sure if a fruit cup or a baggie full of cottage cheese would pass, but i'm eating good. / work function: bowling, beer & pretzels. two outta three ain't bad... / picked up extra on Wednesday...was having company for dinner

@swellfella was in town and wanted the full woofer experience. Chinese takeout and sippycups of cheap red wine...what a life. In deep w/ @swellfella

@swellfella was in town and wanted the full woofer experience. Chinese takeout and sippycups of cheap red wine...what a life.

"Transtlanticism" "...and i am finally seeing..." my iPod knows all the songs that make me cry and is playing them back to punish me for my sins

"Transtlanticism" / "...and i am finally seeing..." - my iPod knows all the songs that make me cry and is playing them back to punish me for my sins

 
 
 
 
 
 

#mediawhore #bwm #bearworldmagazine

#mediawhore - you can see a bunch of pics you've already seen here and read my silly answers to questions you've already heard before in the latest issue of "BearWorld", an online magazine you can find here.

The High Road sundown rrrrrbbbbbrrrr

flying / home / out

...gonna wash that man right outta my fur... the lesbian next door needed some gay gardening intervention

the lesbian next door needed some gay gardening intervention. We may need her to fix our car one of these days. ;-)

leather night lost in the supermarket (6 hours earlier) closed out Karaoke Night with my go-to rendition of Bobby Darin's version of "Mack The Knife", gets em every time!
good lighting on Saturday night / lost in the supermarket / i've been going to Karaoke on Sunday nights at JJ's. The timing is right - it starts at 7 so i can still get to bed at a decent hour - its not crowded and its all my friends.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Untitled

a response to the bombings in Boston on Monday

having an underwear-riding-up-my-ass kinda morning the gang worked late with me to solve a problem that's been vexing me for a couple weeks. thanks guys!! fortunately my fave Chinese takeout knows my voice so i can get late food quick by phone

Monday had started rough and Tuesday was a long day as well. Fortunately, my friends at the local chinese restaurant know my voice, so when i left the office, i called and said "i'm hungry..." and they had my usual fried dumplings and house special lo mein ready when i showed up about 10 minutes later.

Untitled "Sail" the pool was chilly so i tried the hottub, but the jets were broken. if there were gonna be any bubbles, i'd need to start farting...

Swimming wasn't much more successful. The pool was chilly so i tried the hottub, but the jets weren't working. i guess if i wanted bubbles, i'd best start farting. ;0)

 
 
 
 
 
 

"the checks're in the mail" - MO, DE, NJ & the City of STL. i even used Xmas stamps! (i get a few bucks back from the Fed) Actually, i consider myself fortunate to have a job that allows me to support my family and be able to pay my fair share. #taxes

"the checks're in the mail" - MO, DE, NJ & the City of STL. i even used Xmas stamps! (i get a few bucks back from the Fed) Actually, i consider myself fortunate to have a job that allows me to support my family and be able to pay my fair share.

tis the season "ki-WI...ki-WI...measuring the marigolds..." @kiwi1959

Sunday was such a nice day (and i needed an excuse not to concentrate on work and get away from my computer) that we went to Lowe's and spent too much on flowers for the flower beds.

gardening...another use for kneepads

It's nice to have another use for my kneepads. ;-)

Bearaoke #1: "Sunny" - Bobby Hebb's 1966 one-hit-wonder classic Bearaoke #3: "Goldfinger" (wa-WAAAAA-wah) Bearaoke #2: "THIS...is Tom...JONES!" : "It's Not Unusual"

Bearaoke was fun and i wound up doing a '60s set by default. Bobby Hebb's 1966 one-hit-wonder classic, "Sunny"; "THIS is Tom...JONES!" theme "It's Not Unusual" and Shirley Bassey's classic, "Goldfinger". Fun times.

 
 
 
 
 
 

the Semi-Weekly Festival of Self-Doubt

i had a rough week this week. i hate when i fall into these funks, but it happens far too often. And i felt bad that i've let my LJ go in favor of other venues...which have proven disappointing and unwieldy.

Monday morning curb service another Monday, another traffic jam @bluwoof1986 - i got a cop car this week

MEN

MEN. Just when you think they're there for good...they disappear.

Vienna Lager on the corporate tit too many people, not enough seats (cue the Arctic Monkeys) client schmoozing - it's my job to drink this beer!!

Fortunately, i was expected to drink a lot on the corporate tit...two out of the three nights!

"get up and move with me (move with me)...or get out of my face" "dreaming...dreaming is free" two hours late but lucked out getting a sedan instead of the usual minivans that comprise 90% of the Airport Taxi fleet. "take me home to my sleeping family!"

Getting home was a challenge...a couple hours late...but home nonetheless.

that famous final scene

 
 
 
 
 
 

soaring with the eagles on a light-traffic Monday morning chilly in Philly

soaring with the eagles on a light-traffic Monday morning; chilly in Philly

#bearfotofeb - 02/18 - #underpressure (no fun) #bearfotofeb - 02/19 - #supermodel / #youbetterwork - join in my conference call, conference call, conference call...

#bearfotofeb - 02/18 - #underpressure (no fun); 02/19 - #supermodel / #youbetterwork - join in my conference call, conference call, conference call...
[NOTE: the conference call pics are not photoshopped...i used photos in the monitors and repeated 3 times.]

conference call continuum

#monochromemonday after a long, 13+-hour day, i need this...and my Spider-Man sippycup of cheap Aussie merlot

#monochromemonday; a day later, after a long, 13+-hour day, i needed this...and my Spider-Man sippycup of cheap Aussie merlot

@mdcorebear & @smitherssocal when i got the cheap seat to Spider-Man on Broadway, they serve your cocktails in pricey sippycups so you don't spill all over the theatre. perfect for swimming pools! business 2

when i got the cheap seat to Spider-Man on Broadway, they serve your cocktails in pricey sippycups so you don't spill all over the theatre. perfect for swimming pools! i save the fancy glassware for dining out on business.

 
 
 
 
 
 

the watchers 1 the watchers 2

The kids are always happy when daddy gets home.

the watchers 3 blue dogs

leather kilt test 2 Robert and Jason

An evening out with SIR and Jason. Tested a look with my new(ish) leather kilt.

leather kilt test 1

 
 
 
 
 
 

#bearfotofeb - 02/14 - "#theperfectkiss is the kiss of death"

#bearfotofeb - 02/14 - "#theperfectkiss is the kiss of death"

mimosas...not just for Sundays anymore "...shoes...shoes...shoes... OMG! (work) shoes...."

mimosas...not just for Sundays anymore; "...shoes...shoes...shoes... OMG! (work) shoes...."

w/SIR @ the Underwear Store SOMEbody had a hankerin' for popcorn...

w/SIR @ the Underwear Store; SOMEbody had a hankerin' for popcorn...fortunately, the drugstore had some

slightly silly...slightly NSFWCollapse )

my acquisitions from yesterday's trip to the underwear store; #bearfotofeb - 02/15 - the kids are not impressed by #theemperorsnewclothes and exposed him for the fraud that he is

 
 
 
 
 
 

#bearfotofeb - 02/12 - #badromance - i was going to give you my heart, but then i saw it was a jelly doughnut so i eated it :-(

#bearfotofeb - 02/12 - #badromance - i was going to give you my heart, but then i saw it was a jelly doughnut so i eated it :-(

#bearfotofeb - 02/13 - i lost my #faith in gods and the men who created them...i often feel bad that i have such low expectations of people...and even worse when they meet them

#bearfotofeb - 02/13 - i lost my #faith in gods and the men who created them...i often feel bad that i have such low expectations of people...and even worse when they meet them

plotting against humanity

Tuesday was Cards Against Humanity...wicked fun.

Cards Against telling what we really think

freaking late last night (#multiples)

wide white

water water water

wet night upgrade! how i've missed you...

 
 
 
 
 
 

meet me above manhattan

Meet me above Manhattan.

fat man in speedos and a peek-a-boo butt...slightly NSFWCollapse )

can never remember anything #bearfotofeb - 02/10 - #karaoke night - out of #control

i can never remember anything...lost in the butter aisle. #bearfotofeb - 02/10 - #karaoke night - he's out of #control

#bearfotofeb - 02/11 - there is no #computerlove between Apple and myself

#bearfotofeb - 02/11 - there is no #computerlove between Apple and myself. (you'll notice that #bearfotofeb is all song titles.)

 
 
 
 
 
 

the last plane out three beeps...it pays to be "known"

Last Thursday, i had my interview for the Global Entry program. It is ostensibly a Customs initiative to funnel citizens who frequently travel out of the country through the system a little quicker, but TSA has jumped on-board and used it to get people for the TSA-PreChek program which lets you go through the "express lane" without having to take off your shoes or unpack your laptop. They took my photo and electronic fingerprints (NO INK!!) to go with all of the other info that that they had on me. Considering i held a security clearance for 22 years, they only had to go back so far i would think. That and $100 (which my AMEX card refunded!) got me my first "three beeps" on Monday morning. The joy was short-lived as i was selected by the metal detector for random screening though, to be honest, it was just a swipe and i had i needed to put my shoes back on, i would have barely had time. No matter, it'll work out just fine.

And now...an irresistably cute picture of the kids being lazy this past Sunday.

lazy Sunday

 
 
 
 
 
 

subway mosaic 02

Spent Saturday with Jake and Tom and then Sunday on my own.

Saturday morning to Sunday night...cut for length...SFWCollapse )

Amtrak Business runaway train - PHL

 
 
 
 
 
 

new to this train thing... inbound

Since i was so close, i decided to slip into NYC for the weekend to see friends old and new.

Grand Central at 100 - 03

It just so happened to be the 100th Birthday of Grand Central Station. i was spending the evening with Kurt Jo and we went by to see the fun.

Grand Central at 100 - 05 Grand Central at 100 - 07

Grand Central at 100 - 20

Grand Central at 100 - 16 Grand Central at 100 - 32

They had a big band orchestra and a lot of people were dancing so i grabbed Kurt and away we went. At least i let him lead! LOL! We had dinner down below. What a wonderful evening.

Grand Central at 100 - 06 Grand Central at 100 - 21

Grand Central at 100 - 25 Grand Central at 100 - 30

 
 
 
 
 
 

lucky me! dinner w/ @davep201 & @gstorm17

i made a trek down the mountain to Jersey City to have dinner with Dave and G/perkbear & gstorm17. It was good to catch up - it's been so long - and got to play with Taylor, their bullie, too. A fun evening, alas so short. Get well, Dave!

Dinner with Dave & G

 
 
 
 
 
 

dont fret

i've finally gotten myself another mini-Lumix to add to my collection. The last one was just a little too big to slide into my pocket (or other small cavity) so i've been getting lazy and using the iPhone which sucks. (yeah, it's an 'old' i4, quit hatin' as the kids say).

dont fret v2 dont fret v3

alfa dart in the darkness ghostlot

The Lumix pix - above - are just so much clearer than the iPhone - below. Better for LJ, too! As for the Dodge Dart that is the subject of these pics, even though it's based on Alfa Romeo underpinnings (the Giulietta), it isn't that great. Granted, this is a stripper rental, but still...

sure doesn't drive like what you'd expect from an Alfa rainy night in the lot

 
 
 
 
 
 

#bearphotoaday - 01/17 - sooner or later, we all have to deal with our inner #grump

Some recent entries for #bearphotoaday; 01/17 - sooner or later, we all have to deal with our inner #grump.

#bearphotoaday - 01/14 - #meatballs - "[i was a] C.I.T. so pitious...the kids [were] brats, the food..." #bearphotoaday - 01/15 - #free (or at greatly reduced prices!) #bearphotoaday - 01/15 - someone had to do the dirty jobs because freedom isn't #free (along the road to Sarajevo)

01/14 - #meatballs - "[i was a] C.I.T. so pitious...the kids [were] brats, the food..."; 01/15 - #free (or at greatly reduced prices!); 01/15 - someone had to do the dirty jobs because freedom isn't #free (along the road to Sarajevo) - the Italians seemed to take issue with this shot...about 4 of them across all all platforms. They don't care for US foreign policy, it seems. Fuck 'em.

#bearphotoaday - 01/19 - the #lowly woofer #bearphotoaday - 01/20 - #phobia #bearphotoaday - 01/21 - "i don't sleep, i #dream"

01/19 - the #lowly woofer; 01/20 - #phobia; 01/21 - "i don't sleep, i #dream

#bearphotoaday - 01/23 - this damn phone will be the #instrument of my destruction. (#iPhoningitin) #bearphotoaday - 01/24 - nope, no #beercan...that's a summer camping thing #bearphotoaday - 01/25 (late) - "#Growl! RAWR even..."

01/23 - this damn phone will be the #instrument of my destruction. (#iPhoningitin) [that means i got lazy]; 01/24 - nope, no #beercan...that's a summer camping thing; 01/25 (late) - "#Growl! RAWR even...";

#bearphotoaday - 01/26 - the ensuing 22 years have faded the #scar, but that slice was 5" deep & 6" long; 57 sutures & 36 staples #bearphotoaday - 01/27 - sometimes when i'm on the road i like to #pamper myself with a fine vintage #bearphotoaday - 01/28 - my teal Speedo is very #tight, but my Golden Bear suit is quite the weenie-hugger as well!

01/26 - the ensuing 22 years have faded the #scar, but that slice was 5" deep & 6" long; 57 sutures & 36 staples. A big mirror fell in my apartment in LA back in 1990 (or '91). When i went to move the big oak frame, it had jammed in the door and pulling it loose dislodged a 2 foot shard of glass that sliced into my leg then fell to the floor. It looked like a murder...lots of blood. 01/27 - sometimes when i'm on the road i like to #pamper myself with a fine vintage...a nice wine, absurd yet flaccid. LOL; 01/28 - my teal Speedo is very #tight, but my Golden Bear suit is quite the weenie-hugger as well!

 
 
 
 
 
 

the rerun repacking the wait - STL

among the trees - CLT exploding chips

Just like last week, i had to fly out on Sunday for an early Monday start. Unlike last week, i had to get an early start and change planes to fly into EWR. *ugh* A wasted day. As usual, TSA decided there was too much crap in my rucksack. i seriously need to decontent my pack. Do i really need to carry all this stuff? i tried to cut back when i got a new pack over the holidays, but i couldn't bear to leave any of it behind. i need to learn to let go.

the wait - EWR fried and freaked monorail to destiny

 
 
 
 
 
 

Beetle Cabrio 08

Saturday was the St Louis Auto Show which really wasn't much of a show, rather a big auto mall. No concepts, not even the hot new models.

Beetle Cabrio 04 Beetle Cabrio 06

But the new Beetle Cabrio ($33k!!) and the Fiat were cute. No new car for woofer. Then again, we got to hang out w/ Mike & Glen/gearjock & buzzedoff, so that was cool.

"Ciao mi publica!" #doesthiscarmakemyasslookfat?

Audi R8 01 Lambo Aventador 02

Roller 03 Beetle Cabrio 07

 
 
 
 
 
 

pink bowtie

trying something different...i'm not sure bowties work with my fat neck and jowls...

pink bowtie pink bowtie

pink bowtie pink bowtie

Y'know...i always thought the Brooks Brothers sheep was a pig. Wishful thinking i suppose...

 
 
 
 
 
 

#bearphotoaday - 01/12 (late) - seems us fat boys often become a #clown as a means of self-preservation because no one likes to beat up the #joker

#bearphotoaday - 01/12 (late) - seems us fat boys often become a #clown as a means of self-preservation because no one likes to beat up the #joker

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Hey Guys: timbear sent me a note getting on my case for slacking off with my posting. He's right, of course. i vow to be a better woofer and get my damn pics up here. Sorry for neglecting you...damn Instagram.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Woofy Holidays 2012

Woofy holidays to You and Yours from our family to Yours!

some last-minute xmasy pics...slightly NSFWCollapse )

 
 
 
 
 
 

Happy Saint Nicholas Day!! Hope you got a shoe full of goodies! (and maybe a Santa Hat for next Friday ) #santahat2012 Do you have your hat yet? #santahat2012 guess what tomorrow is??!! #santahat2012

Santa Hat Day Madness...Crazy!Collapse )

#santahat2012 thank you and good night Ethyl watching over me