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BEING A GENTLEMEN   Leave a comment

(I WROTE THIS A FEW YEARS AGO AND IT IS STILL TRUE TODAY!)

Though it may be politically incorrect I still believe in being a gentleman. Yes, I will let a lady go first and will hold the door open for her. I will walk on the outside when strolling. I will refrain from cursing in mixed company and will blush if talking about sex in front of, or to, a female.

I say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, write thank you notes, answer invitations and arrive on time. Though I am not eligible to be a boy scout leader (being gay) I still help ‘little old ladies’ when the occasion calls for it. I respect, and defer, to my elders (even though there are less people every day older than me) even senior citizens in Florida who can be the rudest people around.

I don’t like drunk or foul mouth people, (especially women) and don’t understand unkindness towards others.

Just for the record I am not perfect (the only time I made a mistake is when I thought I had made a mistake LOL) though I make the effort to be so. I do show respect to those who earn it and not just because they have a title. And I will always give a person the benefit of a doubt. I trust people and accept them on their word until proven otherwise.

I see myself as an expert in a few fields such as gay male life in the 20th century, aging, weight reduction, restaurant service and, to a certain degree, movies and theatre–not how they are made but having seen the most and the best–and living, but not being, alone. I believe my expertise has come from experience in all these subjects.

Basically I am even tempered, very seldom get angry and/or shout, BUT don’t dare put a friend, or a group I belong to, down–I will/do get very defensive, throw reason and caution to the wind and very seldom forgive rudeness, hatred, bullying or disrespect of others.

I will admit, and apologize, if I am wrong about something but if I am right (and I usually am even if only in my own mind LOL) I will not back and/or stand down.

Oh, I am stubborn and controlling and I’ll rationalize that it is for your own good BUT I will accept you for who you say you are and I expect the same from you.

One of my favorite quotes:

“I do my thing and you do your thing

I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,

and you are not in this world to live up to mine.

You are you and I am I

and if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful.

                                                                 Frederick S. Perls

As it says in a song from “Chicago”, “Whatever happened to class”?

Posted May 29, 2013 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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CONCEITED? EGOTISTICAL? ME? YES! YES! AND YES!   Leave a comment

I spent this past week reading 302 letters telling me how great, wonderful and loving a person I am (was? LOL)–okay, okay so there were 24 that didn’t think so (but that after  whatever we had was over!) I enjoyed the letters and started wondering whatever happened to those people–the majority–I haven’t heard from or seen? Should I try to contact them? I did make the attempt regarding one only to find out that Frank had died 5 years ago. I am having second thoughts now. Reading the letters reminded me of this that I had written a few years ago and it is still mostly true.

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“My world revolves around me but THE world doesn’t.

I found this quote and instantly realized that it is true for all people. Whether we admit it or not we all do what WE want to do whether it is good for us or not. Some people choose to be martyrs while others choose to be victims and some constantly switch roles.

  Anyone who reads my blogs know that I talk about myself and my life a lot! Most will have a picture or two of me! Yes my blogs are about me, me and me! In the past month a blogger threatened me physically, another said “I was a know it all!” and a friend that I had the attitude that I was always right.  I know it is hard to believe but, yes, there are people who don’t like me–so what?

  On February 29, 2016, I will be 80 or–counting my Leap Year birthdays–20. For some reason, and I wasn’t taught it as a child, I have had a positive attitude which carried me through hard times and I have had them–being one night away from homelessness, losing the love of my life, declaring bankruptcy TWICE!, walking away from $1 million +, being arrested for being gay and more. I have also had many highs in my life and have learned a lot. I can look you in the eye and say I am a happy man, satisfied with my life and have very few regrets but even those I wouldn’t change because I wouldn’t be where I am.

How did I get where I am? A lot of luck? Yes! Hard work? Not too much. Being at the right place at the right time? Three times. Being impulsive? Definitely and not worrying about the consequences. Most of all it has been my caring for, and about, others–and that is something I learned to do on my own.

  I was brought up on the principles of: “Promises are made to be broken,”, “We are going to the poorhouse” (both from my mother), “F**K them before they F**K you,” and “Someday all this will be yours. Why do you think I work so hard?” (from my father.) It took going through food and booze addictions, smoking 3 packs a day, a sex addiction that had me having more sexual encounters than Wilt Chamberlain and 6 others combined and then therapy.

The one thing that has been consistent in my life are my friendships which included my 4 exes. Obviously, because they are exes, I am not good in partner/lover/spouse/longtime companion or whatever they are called today but I am a great friend. The most friends I had at one time were 6 and that’s not easy because being a  true friend is not easy.

  I am wise enough, brave enough and open enough to say I won’t compromise– none of this “If you really loved me you would…” nor am I willing to change for anyone. I like who I am. I accept people for who they are–though I am not above a suggestion now and then–and I do give advice—good advice, from experience. I have no expectations of/from anyone and don’t want them to have them of/from me. I will trust anyone until they prove me wrong. The only thing I can’t/won’t accept from anyone is their lying to me.

     

 

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Posted May 25, 2013 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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100 THINGS ABOUT ME PLUS 100 MORE TO COME LOL   Leave a comment

(I want to thank Maria for having the patience to go through my blogs to find this–now I forget why I was looking for it!!!! In any case this was posted in 2007 so I am going to look it over and make any changes if need be though I don’t why there would be.)

1. I’m all thumbs on the Internet!
2. Many moons ago I took a vocational exam and got zero in ‘mechanics’
3. I was an habitual liar (and a good one) until I was 36.
4. I was an alcoholic until the age of 45.
5. I trust people.
6. I have been out of the closet since I was 12.
7. I started smoking at 12 (to appear sophisticated) and between the ages of 18-63 I smoked 2-3 packs a day–at the age of 65 I had congestive heart failure and now only smoke 15 cigarettes a day–I know, I know. (I stopped smokling July 21, 2008, before going in for an aorta valve replacement and haven’t had a cigarette since!)
8. I cry at movie and plays.
9. Sunsets thrill me.
10. In the 70s I use to take off–with the AAA travel book and a gay guide–from work every July 15-August 15, in my convertible with the top down, exploring a different section of the country each time–stopped when and where I wanted for as long as I wanted.
11. I have lived in NYC, Laguna Beach and Hollywood, California, Memphis, Tennessee (The best 10 years of my life), Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
12. Have traveled to Australia, New Zealand (Auckland is my most favorite city in the world), South America, Vancouver, Canada, Hawaii, Fiji Islands, Puerto Rico and took cruises in the Caribbean.
13. I have 4 ‘ex-lovers’.
14. I am basically a loner.
15. I believe in pleasure before business.
16. I have been both rich and poor–more of the latter–but happy under both circumstances (though rich is better!)
17. I am selfish.
18. I am stubborn.
19. I am giving.
20. Though I may ask where you would like to eat and/or what kind of food I already know what restaurant we are going to.
21. I divorced my family when I was 16.
22. I don’t NEED/WANT someones acceptance and/or approval.
23. Though I don’t wear a sign around my neck saying “I am gay,” neither do I deny it nor will I stand by and listen, not saying anything, to anti-gay jokes. (Or most posts except by those who have closed minds and they are, usually, Republicans and/or christians–small c.)
24. When someone asks me if I am gay I first reply, “Why do you want to know? Do you want to go to bed with me?” then answer yes.
25. I am a romantic.
26. I believe in ‘little things mean a lot’.
27. My favorite writers are Tennessee Williams, Larry Kramer, John Rechy and Maya Angelou.
28. The most exciting time I ever spent in the theatre was watching the performance of “A Chorus Line” when it became the longest running musical on Broadway–Sept. 29, 1983–the Shubert Theatre, NYC.
29. The second most exciting time was the first time I ever saw ACL–Thanksgiving, 1976, Shubert Theatre–I have seen over 100 productions of the show across the country.
30. The two worst Broadway to Hollywood adaptations are “A Chorus Line” and “Man Of La Mancha“.
31. I have champagne tastes and beer pockets.
32. I have never saved for a rainy day.
33. Have declared bankruptcy twice.
34. I absolutely detest housework–even send my socks to the cleaners.
35. I love gardening.
36. I love to cook and am great at it–you have never tasted shrimp scampi and Caesar salad like mine.
37. I have 17 finches, 2 cockatiels and 2 budgies.  (Had.)
38. I love life.
39. I love people.
40. I am Mr. Pollyanna and Mr. Optimist.
41. Like Anne Frank I believe there is good in everyone.
42. I take people at their word.
43. I have hated only two people in my life–one was 50 years ago and I don’t remember what his name is or what he looked like–the other is an ex who i called my hater instead of my lover and now all I can remember is that he did his best and what he thought was right.
44. I dislike intolerance, prejudice and discrimination though I admit to all against negative people.
45. I have experienced that many splendored thing–loving completely and being loved completely in return.
46. I would rather have a good friend than a lover.
47. My favorite sound is children laughing as only they can.
48. I admire actors tremendously–even the bad ones–because I have never had the guts to do it.
49. I am great at motivating people but not myself.
50. I’ve been a big fish in a small pond and a small fish in a big pond–the former is better.
51. I was brought up on Hollywood movies in the 40s and 50s and still want life to be that way.
52. I am shy–at first meeting.
53. My favorite–and only–curse word is sh-o-o-o-o-t as only a Southerner can say it. (I was raised in a family where THE curse word was banana oil–don’t ask me why!)
54. I do not believe in physical monogamy.
55. I am a gentleman–will hold a door open for a female, walk on the outside, etc.
56. Moderation is not in my vocabulary.
57. Though I love writing I hate rewriting, editing.
58. I was fat for the first 31 years of my life–thin for the next 10–not as thin the next 31 years and have battled it the past 8 years–currently I am winning the war.
59. I ran an ad in the Advocate when I lived in Memphis–got over 300 responses–invited them to stay at my place either Memorial, July 4th or Labor Day weekend–over the 3 weekends 167 people showed–one became a very close friend and others I communicated with for many years.
60. Once I know the date I will acknowledge your birthday–even if after a certain age you don’t want me to.
61. My life is and has been an open book and have even gone as far as to publish it (Shameless plug–go to www.authorhouse.com–enter “Letting It All Hang Out” and you can order it–also, “The Free Prisoner”) (You can getter them for a better price at amazon and ebay!!! Those are, in some cases, autographed copies I gave to friends LOL)
62. I believe I will win the lottery and/or my books will become best sellers.
63. I am a list maker and, eventually, do everything on the list.
64. I am a prude when it comes to talking about sexual acts but not when doing it.
65.I have very little patience.
66. My favorite snacks are chocolate, peanuts, potato chips, salami and bread.
67. I would kill for a good carrot cake.
68. The amount of food I can consume at one sitting amazes even me.
69. The older I get the more of a homebody I have become.
70. I love watching animals move.
71. “Hide and Seek” by Pavel Tchelichew is my favorite painting.
72. Being surprised with unexpected gifts like a book or a gingerbread house.
73. I love giving gifts.
74. Being with someone I am comfortable enough to enjoy silence.
75. I admire Larry Kramer as a writer and an activist.
76. Birds of Paradise are my favorite flower.
77. In the theatre when the house lights come down and the curtain is about to go up I know I will be lost in the world on stage.
78. I am alone–by choice–but not lonely.
79. I have become a reality show junkie–Amazing Race, American Idol,
Survivor and Wife Swap though I know their reality is tinkered with. (And now “Undercover Boss!)
80. I like female blues singers.
81. Just sold 800 VHS tapes on EBay. (Still have my collection of classic gay movies like “Torch Song Trilogy”, “Maurice”, etc. on VHS–don’t ask me why I am keeping them!)
82. I looked for–and found–love in many wrong places.
83. The older I get the less I am willing to compromise.
84. I do crossword puzzles in ink.
85. I love a good tearjerker.
86. I can program a VCR, a DVD, a television but don’t know how to work ‘special effects’ on a computer/Internet.
87. I have gotten into a routine since I have retired which is something I very rarely did.
88. I have made love in places you can’t even imagine.
89. I have learned that things that may be important to me may not be to you.
90. Everyday, when I wake up, I look in the mirror and say, “Martin, you are fantastic!”
91. I fall asleep by ‘writing’ my next book or play.
92. I have not worn a suit, sports coat or tie since 1979 except one waiter’s job I had where you had to wear a tie. (Now that I am a ‘working’ theatre reviewer I do wear a jacket.)
93. The only food I won’t eat is oyster plant.
94. While I am great at giving advice I very seldom will take any.
95. I am very unforgiving to anyone who disrespects anyone I like or lies or puts anyone down or bullies anyone or thinks their way is the only way.
96. Aside from the heart failure 7 years ago I have been, and am, healthy. (See # 7)
97. I come across as a tiger but I am really a pussycat.
98. I believe in the ‘kindness of strangers’.
99. There is only one thing I would change if I had my life to live over again.
100. I have led, and am leading, a very good life with all its up and downs.

SO DID YOU LEARN ANYTHING NEW ABOUT ME? IF SO YOU HAVEN’T BEEN READING MY 7 DECADES SERIES–SHAME ON YOU!  LOL

Posted April 18, 2013 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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MIAMI, FLORIDA–ARTS CENTER–OH YES, AND ME   Leave a comment

The last of the ‘me’ pictures from 2012–now I have to start taking pictures for 2013–too bad I am so modest!


5-7 times a year I go down to the Arsht Center in Miami to see opening nights of touring Broadway shows to post reviews on http://www.broadwayshowbiz.com Allen can’t wait to see how a hurricane will affect the apartment building across the street on Biscayne Boulevard. (Hey he is strange but he is my friend–and I have his car until Thursday at 2:45 PM!

Posted January 7, 2013 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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LEFTOVER FROM THE HOLIDAYS   Leave a comment

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT–PLAYBILL FOR “SISTER ACT”– ME AND ALLEN AT THE BROWARD CENTER– CORN PANCAKE AT THE OB HOUSE

Posted January 5, 2013 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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LOOKING AT, NOT LIVING IN, THE PAST   Leave a comment

  
High School Graduation 1952

At 76 years of age the mind is full of memories and it is sort of a battle to keep the past away and live in your present. I don’t live in my past but I do think about it when I hear a voice or smell an aroma or  I see something that sort of gives me a flashback to 20, 40 or even 60 years ago. I’ll read a blog someone writes about music and it will touch off memories or like someone had as their topic “Little things mean a lot” and I’ll think of that old song that was such a big hit in ‘my’ time and that will set off a slew of memories.

I am about halfway through my series of “7 Decades of Adventures and Discoveries” I write a different part every other day and I go back to the past through looking at photographs of which I have thousands over the years, but for some reason only have my graduation picture from my teen years. Though I have pictures when I was in the Marines the last 2 years of my teens I don’t think of myself as a teenager at that time.) I, also, have diaries from 1967 though I have kept diaries since I was 10 I lost about 20 of them along the way.


1947 backyard of our summer home in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey

Last night, just for fun, I picked a date in 1967, looked up what I was doing and then looked at the same date over 30 years. I could see all the changes I went through during those years and the people I knew, some remembered, many forgotten, shows and movies I had been to and with whom, people I had gotten ‘involved’ with and all remembered, trips I had taken, jobs I had and places I had lived.  It was a wild ‘trip’ and I might share it in a future blog–no, not all 30 years!!!


December 1944–My older brother’s Bar Mitzvah at the Essex House in Manhattan

That was then and this is now and I keep them completely apart but it is sort of a mental game remembering all that has happened in my life and I can see all the steps that it took to make me who I am today.

I tell every ‘kid’–that is anyone under 30 but it is not to late too start no matter how old you are–to keep a diary. Use your blogs to write about your life day to day and you can get as personal as you want if you keep one blog site as yours, not letting anyone know where it is, or as horrifying as it may sound keep a written, private diary. Should you decide to do it as a blog print it out every 6 months because even if you save it on your Internet you could ‘lose’ it.

Take pictures everyday, of your friends, people you meet, restaurants you go to, your family, places you go–sure you’ll be told you are ‘a pain in the ass’ but in 2033 when you see yourself with your arm around ‘Jack” you’ll be glad you were a pain in the ass!

I have forgotten so much and wish I had written in more detail and I did it for me, not for anyone to read in the future–actually I have told my heirs to burn my diaries, pictures and erase all my blogs because a lot could be embarrassing to others not to mention myself! I tell a lot in my blogs but not all–that is for my diaries!

Okay, why are you reading this–go take a picture of the world right outside your window so in 2033 you can tell people that don’t know what hot or cold or snow or rain is because ‘back in 2012 it was a lot worse and I have proof!’

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“Books are the legacies that a great genius

leaves to mankind, which are delivered down

from generation to generation as presents

to those who are not yet born.”

Joseph Addison, 1672-1719 English Essayist

(From the Complete Pocket Positives)


Posted May 27, 2012 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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I AM IMPERFECTLY PERFECT   Leave a comment

Just recently a new blogger asked who I am and I told him he could read the books I’ve published or the blogs I have posted. As are many people I am different people to different people but, in the short term, what you see is what you get. I wrote him a brief e-mail and decided to expand it and post it as a blog. It is mostly a negative look at me and rereading the e-mail and this I realize that I don’t say that I am Gay but then I have never seen that as an aspect of negativity in my life but, for the record, if you don’t know (and how could you not?) I am a proud gay man who if I wasn’t born gay would certainly have chosen that path.


A LIFETIME AGO

In the past I have cheated, stolen, lied, been arrested, drank, smoked, was unfaithful, spent more than I made, moved every 5 years, went from job to job and, basically, did everything a ‘good’ person wouldn’t do–you know–like you claim you are.

With one exception I have never knowingly hurt someone but then being drunk who knows what I did during those periods.

I was horrendous in relationships because I was selfish and didn’t believe in compromising. I have never saved for a rainy day, in most cases spending money on people, didn’t have goals, indulged myself, believed in pleasure before business and bragged about my promiscuity.

There is very little I know about religion and politics but I have been blasted for asking questions, or expressing opinions, about both.

And that’s only a few negative things about me–or what some people would consider negative. I do have a lot of positive traits but those are for another–maybe the next–blog.

Oh yes–I have always had charm–at times too much–it made being a liar, a con artist, that much easier.

For the last 30+ years I have lived alone but have not been lonely. As I have always said there are just 2 things that I won’t do alone with one being eating in a good restaurant–I have been known, especially when I use to travel, upon entering a 4-5 star restaurant and seeing someone eating alone asking them if they would like company. In most cases they would say yes and we would have interesting conversations over our meal. Without getting too much into it–use your imagination–the only thing I refuse to do alone is have sex.

I have very little patience with bigots, homophobes, christians with a small c, people who use politics to bash people, anti-Semitics, those who ask for advice and don’t listen, those who jump to conclusions from an article they have read, people whose world is very narrow and doesn’t encompass reading, learning, listening and appreciating every day they have and every person they meet.

Most of my young life was spent being angry, verbally attacking, feeling the world was against me, collecting injustices, playing ‘poor little me’ and practicing two things I was taught by my parents. My mother taught me that ‘promises are made to be broken’ and my father drummed into my head  (only using more vulgar words) ‘Screw them before they screw you’. I learned both well.

Along with my negatives I am a ‘do as I say not as I do’ sort of person, like many bloggers!

I divorced my parents/family when I was 16 paying for my apartment, going to school, working 2 jobs and when they died I didn’t feel a thing. I didn’t learn the meaning of ‘family’ until 1973 and I didn’t know what it was to experience loving someone and being loved by the same person until 1981.


AFTER THE CHANGE

I started this with “In the past” and it was in 1967, when I was 31, that the past started to change to the future and then the present. I changed physically, mentally, emotionally but, most important, I erased my mother’s ‘promise’ and my father’s ‘screw’ tapes from my head.

At 76 I may not be perfect but I am the best me and very pleased with who I am–and your opinion doesn’t count. That is one thing that has never changed about me–I never looked for any ones approval or acceptance nor did I/do I want/need it!

Oh yes–I still have that charm but now never too much.

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“There shall be

an eternal summer

in the grateful heart.”

(From Maria’s cards)

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8 DAYS BEFORE I GO TO THE OPENING OF “THE LION KING” AT THE ARSHT CENTER IN MIAMI

Posted May 9, 2012 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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100 THINGS ABOUT ME–PART 1–THE FIRST 50   Leave a comment

1. I’m all thumbs on the Internet and after 65 years of typing still ‘hunt and peck’!
2. Many moons ago I took a vocational exam and got zero in ‘mechanics’
3. I was an habitual liar (and a good one) until I was 36.
4. I was an alcoholic until the age of 45.
5. I trust people.
6. I have been out of the closet since I was 12.
7. I started smoking at 12 (to appear sophisticated) and between the ages of 18-63 I smoked 2-3 packs a day–at the age of 65 I had congestive heart failure and gave up smoking July 23, 2008, at the age of 72, after having an aorta valve replacement operation.
8. I cry in movie and plays.
9. Sunsets thrill me.
10. In the 70s I use to take off–with the AAA travel book and a gay guide–from work July 15-August 15, in my convertible with the top down, exploring a different section of the country each time–stopped when and where I wanted for as long as I wanted.
11. I have lived in NYC, Laguna Beach and Hollywood, California, Memphis, Tennessee (Some of the best years of my life), Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
12. Have travelled to Australia, New Zealand (Auckland is my most favorite city in the world), South America, Vancouver, Canada, Hawaii, Fiji Islands, Puerto Rico and took cruises in the Caribbean.
13. I have 4 ‘ex-lovers’.
14. I am basically a loner.
15. I believe in pleasure before business.
16. I have been both rich and poor–more of the latter–but happy under both circumstances (though rich is better!)
17. I am selfish.
18. I am stubborn.
19. I am giving.
20. Though I may ask where you would like to eat, and/or what kind of food, I already know what restaurant we are going to.
21. I divorced my family when I was 16.
22. I don’t NEED someones acceptance and/or approval.
23. Though I don’t wear a sign around my neck saying “I am gay.” neither do I deny it nor will I stand by and listen, not saying anything, to anti-gay jokes.
24. When someone asks me if I am gay I first reply, “Why do you want to know? Do you want to go to bed with me?” then answer yes.
25. I am a romantic.
26. I believe in ‘little things mean a lot’.
27. My favorite writers are Tennessee Williams and Maya Angelou.
28. The most exciting time I ever spent in the theatre was watching the performance of “A Chorus Line” when it became the longest running musical on Broadway–Sept. 29, 1983–at the Shubert Theatre, NYC.
29. The second most exciting time was the first time I ever saw ACL–Thanksgiving, 1976, Shubert Theatre–I have seen over 100 productions of the show across the country.
30. In my opinion the two worst Broadway to Hollywood adaptations are “A Chorus Line” and “man Of La Mancha”.
31. I have champagne tastes and beer pockets.
32. I have never saved for a rainy day.
33. Have declared bankruptcy twice.
34. I absolutely detest housework–even send my socks to the cleaners.
35. I love gardening.
36. I love to cook and am great at it–you have never tasted shrimp scampi and Caesar salad like mine.
37. I had 17 finches, 2 cockatiels and 1 budgie until my doc made me give them up.
38. I love life.
39. I love people.
40. I am Mr. Pollyanna and Mr. Optimist.
41. Like Anne Frank I believe there is good in everyone.
42. I take people at their word.
43. I have hated only two people in my life–one was 55 years ago and I don’t remember what his name is or what he looked like–the other is an ex who I called my hater instead of my lover and now all I can remember is that he did his best and what he thought was right.
44. I dislike intolerance, prejudice and discrimination though I admit to all against negative people.
45. I have experienced that many splendored thing–loving completely and being loved completely in return.
46. I would rather have a good friend than a lover.
47. My favorite sound is children laughing as only they can.
48. I admire actors tremendously–even the bad ones–because I have never had the guts to do it and am in awe of their memorizing all those lines.
49. I am great at motivating people but not myself.
50. I’ve been a big fish in a small pond and a small fish in a big pond–the former is better.

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“We make a living by what we get,

but we make a life by what we give.”

Sir Winston Churchill  1874-1965  British Statesman and Prime Minister

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Just 75 days to my next birthday!

http://www.leapyearday.com

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Part 2 next week!

Posted December 16, 2011 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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MY FACE, OLD CARS & RESTAURANTS   Leave a comment

    

On November 8 I fell flat on my face saying hello to the sidewalk. The face was pretty well beaten up and I had a few bruises on my body but luckily I didn’t break anything. The picture on the left was taken November 10 and the one on the right (and below) were taken December 10. I was very surprised that I healed so quickly as taking warfarin–a blood thinner–healing usually takes a very long time.

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On another subject–food—after the movie on Friday we went to the Outback as they were having a 6 ounce sirloin special, with a choice of 2 sides, for $9.99 Now for most people a 6 ounce piece of meat is enough but for me it fills, maybe, one cavity, but between the beef, the potato, broccoli and 2 loaves of bread I must admit I was satisfied and we didn’t even have dessert!!

   

   

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Next door, at another restaurant, for whatever reason, they had a row of old cars parked in front and as soon as I spotted the red convertible I knew I was going to buy it after I won the lottery this week!


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“Not what we give, but what we share,

For the gift without the giver is bare.”

James Russell Lowell  1819-1891  American Poet and Diplomat

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Just 77 days to my next birthday!

http://www.leapyearday.com

Posted December 15, 2011 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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