Friday, January 13, 2006

Morning Edition - 1/13/06

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.

Get Medicated
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.

On Blast
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…

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

You sure it was a frog down your throat? Just wondering?

Just Me.

Cocoa Rican said...

Well, Wednesday it wasn't a frog down my throat, but last night it was a frog "in" my throat. Hmmm... let me find out folks are putting me out there.

petite morceau said...

Rules that are non-negotiable for me are:

1) If you cheat or lie about something important, you're out - no 2nd chances.
2) If you hit me, you're dead - no 2nd chances.
3) Don't ever try to tell me what I can or cannot do. You may ask me not to do it because (insert logical reason) but I retain the right to do as I please.
4) R E S P E C T - find out what it means to me....

Cocoa Rican said...

Cocoa’ Lucky Seven Non-negotiable Rules
I’m having a small hand-out card printed to give brothas on our first date… just kidding. :)

1. Openly communicate: This means you speak your mind freely on any and all issues. You listen to my concerns and actually hear what I have to say.
2. General respect: You respect my time, space and efforts. You recognize that it is easier to receive respect if you give respect.
3. Brutal honesty: You give it to me straight. I don’t like feeling side-swiped, so tell me things up-front. Chances are if you’re honest, we can work through anything.
4. Affection/Attention: You recognize my need for attention and affection and you provide it freely and voluntarily.
5. Loyal: Regardless of what we go through you are loyal to our relationship. You don’t degrade or downgrade me to your friends. You see our relationship as a team effort that can withstand anything and anyone together.
6. Creative/Romantic: You make an effort to be creative in keeping our fire burning bright. You are romantic well past the “honeymoon” period.
7. Perception: You are wise enough to see that perception is reality. What I perceive as true will affect how we interact. You make every effort to insure my perception of you (and us) is always positive and sends the correct message.

Cocoa Rican said...

Per the stars... these are my chances...

LEO & ARIES: This is a capricious match. Your common interests and lusty passionate nature bring about outrageous social and sexual encounters.

LEO & TAURUS: This is an ill-fated connection, your extravagance and desire to party are antagonizing to the prudent Bull. This relationship is not likely to start up in the first place, and not likely to last if you do make it to first base.

LEO & GEMINI: You are enticed by the clever Twins, nevertheless the Twins' fickleness enrages you. Intriguing while this connection lasts, however it's usually short lived.

LEO & CANCER: You're powerful desire to be the center of attention along with your vanity is pernicious for the shy, sensitive Crab. Not a choice alliance.

LEO & LEO: This is a dramatic combination, a sexual delight, providing both desist from dominating one another. This is truly a royal match and believe it or not, it often works.

LEO & VIRGO: Virgo's desire to be in command and methodical nature collides with your carefree, spontaneous temperament. This combo takes a lot of compromise on the part of the Virgoan.

LEO & LIBRA: Libra's sophistication and your flair constitute an entertaining coalition, unless a financial deficit prevails. You can both be quite extravagant and wasteful.

LEO & SCORPIO: You can dance rather well in a horizontal position, the end result can be crimes of passion, due to jealousy. This union is usually hot, heavy and short lived.

LEO & SAGITTARIUS: This is probably your foremost partner physically and mentally. This union will revel in spending, travel and adventure. Quite an exciting connection.

LEO & CAPRICORN: You'll get bored with the Goat's careful and enterprising ways, which is too bad because the Goat is the one sign that can usually afford to spoil you monetarily.

LEO & AQUARIUS: The polarities usually attract passionately, nevertheless the Water-bearer's expansive interests and higher mind leave you feeling somewhat neglected and unimportant.

LEO & PISCES: This is a detrimental relationship for the shy Pisces and a most unlikely attraction for you. Not compatible and very hurtful for the Fish that is attracted to you.

Anonymous said...

Be happy and enjoy life; those are the only rules. Society creates enough hurdles, why bring them home with you. The jumping going on should be for joy and of course on the trampoline, smile. Love yours and be easy to Love.

J'Moo

Anonymous said...

you need to stop looking towards the stars for help and understanding and find JESUS!

Cocoa Rican said...

Personally, I consider the stars just fun to read. Although I have to admit, it's sometimes really close to to the truth. Anonymous honey... I always believe in Jesus.

Anonymous said...

I'm watching you and I like what I see boi.....


ch - ch - ch
ha - ha - ha

Cocoa Rican said...

I'm gonna kick you in you're rubber parts! LOL

Anonymous said...

i like it rough and eventually you will learn to like it to...especially while you are gagged....

; ; ; ; ; ; ;

I'm kmn4u