13 Can Get You 70
Donna Sue Mars, 42, will be standing trial on January 23 for allegedly raping a 13-year old boy. The incident happened in Bentonville, Arkansas (hee-haw) where the teen alleges Mars rubbed his thigh, and ignored his pleas to stop touching him. Mars then began performing oral sex on the kid until an adult male family member discovered the incident. At approximately 2 a.m., police arrived at the home and found Mars on the floor with the boy’s dad yelling, “She raped my 13-year old son.” Follow-up interviews discovered that Mars is HIV positive. She faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted of rape and another 30 years for exposing the teen to the HIV virus.
Americans love prescription medications, or so it was seem. A recent study by the National Center for Health statistics showed that about 54% of white women and 43% of white men take prescription medication. Blacks faired slightly better with only 44% of women and 35% of men drugging-it-up. Latinos apparently are less medicated with only 38% of women and 26% of men reporting the use of prescribed meds.
My Favorite Girl
Milagros C. aka La Negra or better known to me as mommy, is turning 62 on Sunday. The witty, sassy, funny and assertive matriarch will be celebrating with her siblings in Puerto Rico. Mom is where many insist I get most of my personality and quite honestly – I’m honored to ever be compared to such a determined, goal-achieving human being. Here’s to praying I have you around for many years to come. I love you ma’!!
Long Story Short
The MLK weekend promises to be a fun one. Bobby, J-Jay, et al. will hang with moi’ this weekend. We’re attempting to regroup, catch-up and really have a kee-kee time. Fish fry on Saturday night – bring the cards and a 40 Slugger! The ski weekend is really shaping up to be a potentially off-da-hook weekend. Many of you have already confirmed your attendance. Celia, Nydia, Kenny… can we hook-up on Tuesday to iron-out the details? Vern, I want the series we talked about… maybe I can just forward some DVDs for you to burn it for me. I don’t mind bootleg. Wink…wink. I received my first season of Queer As Folk last night and began my stroll down memory lane. Can someone say “frog in my throat?” Momma Barnhart celebrates her birthday the 18th. I’m off until Wednesday, January 18, so expect no postings until then.
While on a laid-back date on Wednesday, I discovered that sometimes we set many rules or hurdles for folks we interact with to adhere to or overcome. Mainly, I’m older and feel some things need to be right for the date or relationship to go smoothly. What rules/hurdles do you believe are non-negotiable in your present or future relationship(s)? What rules/hurdles do you now have that you believe you should let go of?
Keep passin’ the open windows…