Monday, February 27, 2006

Morning Edition - 2/27/06

Drop and Give Me Seven
Seven soldiers from the 82nd division paratroopers at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg have been punished and three of them will be dishonorably discharged and face charges for pandering, sodomy and engaging in sex acts for money. The three that were officially named were Spc. Richard T. Ashley, Pfc. Wesley K. Mitten and Pvt. Kagen G. Mullen. The soldiers appeared on gay websites selling their image and gay interactions for pay. Military officials have announced that the orientation of the men is irrelevant and that their behavior is what has brought the court martial. They also went on to say that serving while gay is not discouraged, but that engaging in gay acts is against the image of the military and punishable – including discharge.

To Thine Own Self Be True
Being true to yourself is harder than you think. You’ll always have the folks that sincerely care about you having different ideas of what’s best for you. Advice from loved ones is like shoes – sometimes they fit comfortably and sometimes they hurt your feet and are all wrong. Choosing what advice to take and what to place in your advice bank is the tricky part. To combat the feeling that you’re going against your own grain and living someone else’s life, you should always do what feels right in your gut. Remember that failing or making the wrong decision is not as difficult to handle when you know in your heart that the decision was your own. So listen carefully, follow your heart and do what is right for you.

Ski Trip Upon Us
Friday is the BIG day. We’ll be heading to Pennsylvania for our ski trip in the mountains. With a sexy pajama party, a wear what you dare party, a pool party, fireplaces and a healthy dose of sedatives, this is sure to be a weekend to remember. I’ve ordered my ice skates and hope that they arrive in time for my triple axle attempt. By the way, where the heck is my wear what you dare outfit? I’m waiting…

On Blast
We’ve done it before, but a fellow blogger phrased it a bit differently…. What event in your past do you feel if you went back and changed, would alter the entire course of your life? Would you change it today?

Keep passin’ the open windows…

17 comments:

KahluaLoverInVa said...

Cocoa...with all the parties planned for your "Ski Weekend"...will there be any actual SKIING???? LOL Have a blast baby!!

Just Me said...
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caspar608 said...

Isn't it funny how in hindsight we realize that many mistook our kindness for weakness?

Or if we had decided not to go to an event we never would have met the person that broke our hearts in an irrepairable way.

There isn't much I would change in my life other than words I said in haste or anger. I can't really change my actions because my children wouldn't be here today.

Every experience, good or bad is a lesson learned. Regret causes wrinkles and frown lines.

So, aside from the time I drop kicked that nun...I wouldn't change much.

Happy Monday folks!

petite morceau said...

There is one period in my life that I know if I were able to go back and change, it would alter my future.

HOWEVER, having had my son, who is the light of my life, I wouldn't change anything because he may not have been born if my life had gone a different route.

So every time I start to wonder "what if?"...I remember my son and every bad situation, relationship, etc., was worth it if it brought him to me.

Cocoa Rican said...

:::: Tap, tap, tap…. Motioning to violin section to begin ::::::

LOL…. It never surprises me how moms always say they’d undergo the torture again if it was the means to acquire their kids… that said, Just Me, I’m confused on yours… outside of the education thing, what the f*ck were you saying?

Anyway, I think I would have either:
1. Gone away to the military in July 1987 and been in a completely different place and a completely different person, rather than chickening-out and remaining in the Bronx OR
2. Actually boarded that plain for Missouri when I was accepted to the University of Missouri-Columbia back in 1987.
Either of these events would have placed me at a difference place and changed the entire course of my life. Chances are I would have been a lot more educated and I suspect would have been exposed to a completely different group of people.

In retrospect, had I finished being raised, rather than living the mean streets of NYC at 15, I think things would have turned out completely different.

Strangely, there are instances in my life that have had such life-altering impacts that it’s hard to pin-point where I would be if just one slight detail were to be changed. Ultimately, I agree Caspar/Petit/JustMe…we are where we’re supposed to be and we’ve undergone what was in our destiny.

Just Me said...

If I could travel back to regain my youth the things that I would change are.

I would have stayed at home and sucked every dime out of my parents while I attended college; instead I decided to return to college after I was out on my own. I would have not married that B$*#& that my family didn't like, they proved to be right over time. Lastly, I would have loved a lot more and hated a lot less. I've learned the hate only gives the recipient control over you and I am a control freak....

Just Me said...

We are not saying the you women would NOT love your kids the more appropriate respond may have been; I would have chosen to have my kids later in life. WE all love our kids no matter when they come it's just was that the best time to have them.......

caspar608 said...

alrighty then....I think we make our own destiny and it is a result of the free choice given to us by God.

Just Me...you sound very bitter about former bachelorette #1. Put it where...back there! The fact that you refer to her as a Byatch is an indication of your inability to let go of th wrong she did to you. You give her your power every time you refer to her in a derogatory fashion. Relate...relax...release baby boy. You have so much more to look forward to. It always seems easier to despise, to harbor feelings of disgust so that you never have to look back in sadness or defeat. But I have learned that its ok to feel defeated. Its ok to feel like you have failed. When you finally admit defeat, you can finally move on, look back and say, hey, I gave it my best shot and move on. I am just offerring my position on the ex thing. Not trying to condescend.

Cocoa, I am glad you didn't go to Missouri. You might have forgotten all of the little people if you did : )

Petit, the babies make life worth living don't they?

Smooches,
Caspar

Tammy said...

The only think Just Me is...if we had waited in life to have our kids we wouldn't have the kids we have because we wouldn't have met their fathers.

caspar608 said...

I truly feel that my children were the only soulmates I was meant to have. Some people have that connection in thir mates, I have that connection with my babies.
They would have come to me no matter who the Daddy was....they might have looked different, but they would have come to me and through me.

caspar608 said...

Oh and Cocoa don't forget the triple axle spin into a full camel. And for God's sake, watch out for that tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If I went back twenty years or so and I did not tell this little Puerto Rican boy wearing polyester pants, an acyclic sweater and shiny paten leather shoes that he looked sexy when he was wet, I imagine that my life would be a lot different today. I thank God for making me aggressive…
J’Moo

Cocoa Rican said...

AWWWW J'Moo... and to think I was almost going to need to sleep with that boy that night over a few drinks... instead I got stuck with you for over 20 years...Thanks for sticking with me. :)

Just Me said...

Never bitter Cas..

I've had a chance to retake what was once mine and I made the choice, "Not Here", we are done. The girl was on her fourth marriage by age 33. I think that she was a little like Halle and J-Lo, mental....I just decided a few years back to terminate all contact with her because of the comfort level I had with her being around. She was always talking about what we had and hinting that we might be able to recapture it again....SIKE....

I love my kids, but I must say that I would still be a happy camper if they never existed.

caspar608 said...

Just Me!!!!!!!!!!!!
I gasped when I read your happy camperism! Perish the thought my friend!!!! Perish the thought!!!!
I don't even entertain the thought of my children not being here, I already lost one...I don't want to entertain the thought. But its funny, their Dad said the same thing you said about the kids. Maybe its a male thing.

I'm curious as to what attracted you to a serial marrier ala J-Ho/Halle/Liz,etc (besides the obvious which means she must have been nice to look at).

Anonymous said...

i would do any for some hot young PR Booty "back in da day when i was young..."
J'Moo

Cocoa Rican said...

You know what J'Moo...you know how to f*ck a sweet thought up don'tcha!?!