I’m Sick Of Them

I’m a fan of celebrities. I can’t lie about it…I watch TMZ and read Radar Online and even used to have a subscription to Entertainment Weekly. I love movies and music and television and, against my better judgment, I’ve become more and more a fan of news on celebs.

But I’m certainly not a fan of ALL celebrities. In fact, there are some celebrities that I am absolutely SICK of seeing. I dislike them to the point that sometimes Sunshine will look over and tell me just how full of venom I sound. But you know what? I HATE THESE PEOPLE!!

1. Kim Kardashian

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1. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

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1. ANY KARDASHIAN

Rottenecards_89885634_xdf7crhm9qHere’s the thing…absolutely NONE of the Kardashians would be famous in any way, shape, or form if Kim hadn’t done that sex tape with that forgettable rapper. So because she spread her legs and is attractive, somehow she parlayed that into millions of dollars. Add to that her Chewbacca-lookin’ sister Khloe and underage jailbait-in-waiting Kendall and blood-sucking fame-whore Kris Jenner (who for some reason is getting her own goddamn talk show!!), and you’ve got an entire family of people who SHOULDN’T BE FAMOUS, yet are in every bloody tabloid at the grocery store and in practically every entertainment news feed I see online. I’m just sick of ’em all and want them to go away to the talentless-pool they crawled out of!

2. North West

That poor, poor girl. “Kimye” should be f*cking ashamed of themselves.

3. Miley Cyrus

First of all, I was absolutely shocked that this little boy was somehow named #1 on the Maxim Top 100 list. I mean…seriously? This dude is supposed to pass as a hot chick??

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Yeah…I’m sure he deserved to be #1.

Add to that the fact that she’s a no talent joke and you can understand my frustration with seeing her EVERYWHERE. I mean, let’s be 100% honest with ourselves: if she didn’t have a semi-famous father a few years ago, she would have NEVER become famous because Hanna Montana would have never been made. And let’s not fool ourselves…her music and her image are a freakin’ joke. Twerking on stage or sticking your ass in 90% of a music video will only take you so far in life. Bottom line is that she’s an ugly, talentless hick who needs to take a one-way trip to the same towns that provide jobs to Todd Bridges and Macaulay Culkin and just disappear with the rest of the talentless former kid actors.

4. Justin Bieber

JustinBiebershirtHere’s a kid who should be the top musical act in the world. Instead, he’s a pasty-white boy who’s trying to be “gangsta”. He’s turning off his fans and looking like a goof. Justin…a word of advice…stop believing your own hype. Until you have a hit single, you’re always going to be a joke. No, your MTV videos don’t count. No, your YouTube views don’t count. No, your Twitter followers don’t count. You whined about not getting respect for accomplishing so much at such a young age, yet you’ve never had a #1 single on the Billboard charts, you film yourself high for Instagram videos, and generally act like a f*cktard day and night.  Just stop it, grab a little dose of reality (and a shirt to cover up your somebody-feed-me-a-sammich-skinny-ass body), and maybe you’ll finally get the respect that you claim you’ve earned.

5. Chris Brown

Actually, the majority of tabloid stories on Brown are about how much of a douchebag he is and how he’s gotten in trouble with the law yet again, so I guess I don’t hate seeing those stories too much. I love knowing that for as much as he whines about having changed, he’s still an asshole and the world sees right through him.

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Believe me, I could definitely go on…but I’ll stop here. I actually feel a little bit better after getting this all off of my chest. 

Am I being harsh? Am I out of line? Or maybe are there more celebrities that YOU’RE sick of? Let me know!

Wedding Preparations

As we approach the August 11th wedding date, both Sunshine and I are realizing that there are more and more “little” details that need to be finalized. Thankfully, we’ve got the majority of the larger items taken care of.

We know where the wedding is taking place. Obviously, that’s a good thing. We’re getting married on the rooftop of the local farmer’s market, which is a building along the Halifax waterfront that has views that overlook the harbour. The views, when it’s sunny, are quite spectacular. If all goes as anticipated, this will be a beautiful place for a wedding.

We have a photographer for the wedding, which we’re very happy about. We actually met her via Twitter and have been friends ever since attending a local “tweet-up” here in the city a couple of years ago. She reads our blogs and has a very good idea of who we are as people, so we’re excited to see what she comes up with.

We found someone who can legally marry us, which I suppose is probably a bit important. Y’see, because we’re not getting married inside of a church and because we’re not the most religious of folks, we were concerned about who would be the officiant and how much they would cost. After a couple of interviews, we found someone who seems to “get” us, which is pretty important because we’re not doing a very traditional wedding.

We are using local vendors as the caterers for the reception, and our choices might surprise those who are attending. Because we wanted this to be a casual affair, we had considered getting sandwich platters and keeping things really simple and easy to arrange/display/order. In the end, though, we decided on a local pizza vendor who actually has a shop at the farmer’s market…so we’ll be getting brick oven-cooked pizzas made fresh just for us.

Add to all of that the fact that Sunshine has her vintage dress, we both have ordered our wedding bands (my tungsten ring is still on order, though),  and the flowers have been all arranged…we feel as though we’ve got this wedding thing under control.

With less than seven weeks left to go, we certainly hope that we do, anyway!

DIVORCED~!!

It’s crazy…I’m now officially a single man.

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As I’ve chronicled previously, I’ve actually been married for eight years now. Of course, I’ve been separated for six of those years…but that’s just besides the point. The point is that up until this past week, I was still (technically) a married man.

It’s strange to really think about it, because I haven’t considered myself to be married for a VERY long time. It’s one of the reasons I procrastinated for so long about actually completing the divorce: in my heart, it had already happened.

But the reality is that it hadn’t happened. It’s so bizarre to think that I actually proposed to Sunshine while I was still married to another woman.

When I write it like that, it sounds REALLY bad.

But now it’s done. The only thing I need to wait for now is the actual divorce certificate, which was ordered on Friday and is en route. Once that is in my grubby little paws, I’ll be heading directly out to pick up my new marriage license.

When all is said and done, I’ll have been single for a total of 58 days.

LOL…that just sounds wrong. But in the end, this is TOTALLY right and I couldn’t be any happier.

Thanks For Cheering Us On

thank-youY’know, it’s been quite the adventure over the past few years. I mean, for anybody following this blog over the past four+ years (and thanks for that, by the way), you know all too well the ups and downs and trials and tribulations of this (previously) long-distance relationship. From the first date to the break-up, from our reuniting to the eventual proposal and my moving to be with her, our story is one that not only had us testing ourselves but also your patience as a reader.

I realize that we’re not the most famous long-distance couple in the “Blogosphere”. I also realize that we’re not the most popular long-distance relationship couple on the internet. We’re not one of those celebrity couples to root for or anything…we’re just two simple kids who happen to have blogged about our relationship since Day One.

Having said that, however, there is something to be said about the support we’ve received over the course of our relationship. People who we’ve never even met have been cheering us on and rooting for us to “make it”, and that’s a feeling that neither one of us will ever take for granted.

As we’re not less than two months away from our impending nuptials, I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for the support you’ve given us. I’m sure there were times where you shook your heads at what we were saying or doing or how we were acting. I’m sure there were times where you gave up on the possibility of our long-distance relationship actually working. I’m sure we both shared some of those thoughts with you.

But here we are…about to get married…and the majority of you have been with us throughout the entire journey. And for that, we thank you. Because believe me…there are a LOT more years ahead for the two of us!

Sunshine & CBG

Fun Music Friday: Music To Walk To

As some of you know, I’ve got a wedding coming up that I’m trying to prepare for. Where Sunshine and I have pretty much every detail in hand, there still is one thing I’m working on: my physique.

I’m not going to kid myself and say that I’m losing 20lbs in two months, but I want to be a better me…so I’ve been going out for walks every day this week and dieting a little bit (no late night snacks, no afternoon snacks, no morning snacks…you kind of get where I’m going, right?).

Well, for anybody who goes out walking/jogging/running, you know how important it is to have music playing that can help inspire you to continue going even when your body is screaming for you to slow down or stop altogether.

So here are some of the songs that help keep me going when I’m about ready to find a McDonald’s and gulp down three greasy Egg McMuffins…

REVO by Walk Off The Earth. This is the title track from WOTE’s debut album. I’m a MASSIVE fan of this band and this is one of those songs that, once heard all the way through, you can’t help but find your toes tapping and your head bobbing. The best part about this song is that it’s got a GREAT beat, so I always pick-up the pace when it’s on.

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is – Jet. I haven’t really listened to this song very much over the past few years, so it’s almost like I’m listening to it for the first time all over again. I sometimes feel myself playing “air drums” when walking…so much so I have to catch myself and stop to look around to see if anybody’s watching me.

Hey Porsche – Nelly. This video is cheesy as all get-out, but the song is AWESOME to get my walks started.

Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & TI. I loved this song from the first moment I heard that beat followed by the “hey hey hey”. Honestly, I’ve caught myself on more than one occasion DANCING to this song instead of walking. Legit. I absolutely think this song is killer and it’s awesome to walk to.

So…what motivates you to keep going when you’re out and about?