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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Attention Google BlogSearch and MSN Search...

Dear Search Engine Spiders:

You visited my blog every single day and indexed my content immediately (and obsessively). I loved you so much, we had a great 2 month affair.

Then I moved to my new domain name for Nathan Exposed I thought you would understand it was all for the best. I thought you would see that it gave me the opportunity to write a lot more content and the chance to organize it better with categories.

I left a note here for you, and I'm sure that you've seen it because you indexed it. I gave you an open invitation to come to my new home. But you haven't, and I miss you :(

Where, oh where, are you Google and MSN? Don't you see how happy we can be? Jus think about all the fun content you're missing about the gay community, my sick sense of humor, music I love such as Madonna and Mariah Carey, comedians like Ellen Degeneres and Kathy Griffin. There is also plenty of great President Bush bashing.

Once again, my new blog is at Nathan Exposed

Drop by soon, you'll be glad you came ;) I'll make it good for you.


Yes, I know spiders don't have feelings. But this is what I'd say if they did.

Posted by Nathan @ 12:45 PM | Comments (0) |

Sunday, September 25, 2005

my secret has been exposed!

I was going to wait to announce this, but I might as well come clean.

I have a new blog at I've been working feverishly on it all weekend, and I'm making progress. I still have messages and comments to move over, plus a few messed up CSS bugs.

But my friend Michael over at popbytes has already found the blog and commented on it, so I think I'll go ahead and announce it.

So check it out, my new home is Please update your bookmarks, blogrolls, and feeds. Thanks!

Posted by Nathan @ 7:27 PM | Comments (0) |

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Libra Power!

Google is fast on my blog (thank you Google).

On Thursday, I posted a very simple message saying 'Happy Birthday' to all the Libra's I know.

Within 48 hours, I came up on Page 1 of the search results for "Libra" on their Blog Search. See for yourself.

I bet people who find me that way are expecting some insightful analysis of Libra's.

Sorry guys, I don't have the answers. This bitch here is a Scorpio *snaps tail*

Posted by Nathan @ 11:26 PM | Comments (2) |

IQ Test: A Dumbass & A Smartass

Apprently I'm a little bit of both.

I know real IQ Tests are very involved and require a lot of answers. But remember, I think I have ADD, so I don't have the patience for it.

So I took quick IQ test online and my score was 100. The national average is 90. The average for people in Tennessee was 94. So I'm smarter than your average guy.

But when it comes to being logical, apparently I'm a moron. Sidenote: There is a direct relationship between politics and IQ. People who voted Republican typically have a lower IQ than people who voted Democrat. Really, it's been surveyed.

Your IQ Is 100

Your Logical Intelligence is Below Average

Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius

Your Mathematical Intelligence is Average

Your General Knowledge is Above Average

A Quick and Dirty IQ Test

Posted by Nathan @ 12:35 PM | Comments (3) |

Weird News: Puppy Swallows 13 Inch Knife

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) - Jane Scarola's veterinarian thought the X-ray was a joke. He's seen strange items get into the stomachs of dogs before, things like kebab skewers and small utensils. But a 13-inch serrated knife that somehow was swallowed by a 6-month-old puppy?

That was a new one.

``I was just flabbergasted,'' the vet, Jon-Paul Carew of Imperial Point Animal Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Elsie, a Saint Bernard puppy, apparently had the blade between her esophagus and stomach for about four days before it was removed earlier this week in a 2-hour operation.

The puppy has an 8-inch scar, but is fine and back with her family. And the knife is back in Scarola's kitchen, albeit this time wrapped in a towel and placed in a cabinet atop the refrigerator.

``I'm going to frame it and give it to Dr. Carew,'' Scarola said. ``He should hang it. Everybody should know what puppies are capable of putting down their throats.''

Scarola used the knife to carve a turkey, and placed the blade on the counter - far from the edge.

She thinks one of her six other dogs - four Saint Bernards, a German shepherd and a Labrador - somehow got the knife, which eventually made its way to Elsie.

``She wants to eat everything and anything,'' Scarola said.

Information from: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Posted by Nathan @ 12:21 PM | Comments (2) |

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Madonna "Confessions..." tracklisting

Confessions on a Dancefloor

01) Hung Up
02) Get Together
03) Sorry
04) Future Lovers
05) I Love New York
06) Let It Will Be
07) Forbidden Love
08) Jump
09) How High
10) Isaac
11) Push
12) Like It Or Not


(Note: "Forbidden Love" was also track 7 on her 1994 Bedtime Stories CD. I doubt there is any connection, but it was something I noticed.)

Posted by Nathan @ 8:06 PM | Comments (2) |

Libra Season

libraWell folks, starting tomorrow it's Libra season. I don't know how it happened, but a lot of the blogs I frequent are written by Libra's. And most of my friends outside the blogosphere are *also* Libra's.

So a very Happy Birthday to all you boys born in September and October. On a good day, you're warm, funny, witty, and charming. On a bad day.... well, you know how you can be ;)

Posted by Nathan @ 6:20 PM | Comments (3) |

Caption This #6

It's been awhile... But this photo is "hotter than Cheney at a gay wedding"

gay bush

Posted by Nathan @ 3:44 PM | Comments (1) |

What You've Been Missing...

The end of September must be a special time for my fellow bloggers. Cory just celebrated his 1 year blogging anniversary, while Jackson recently celebrated his 4th year.

As for me...hell, I've barely been here very long. I'm coming up on 2 months. Despite my short run, I feel like taking a trip down memory lane.

These are some of my most visited posts (and also some of my favorites):

Posted by Nathan @ 3:39 PM | Comments (0) |

I think I have Adult ADD

It's hard to focus during the day. For some crazy reason, I still meet my deadlines and come out ahead. But it takes effort, and I have often thought I have ADD.

I'm easily distracted, and most recently my distraction is blogging. I love reading blogs, and I have to force myself to only take small breaks to read them.

I went to a site to take an online test to see if I have ADD. It just isn't fair! The test is 78 questions long! How can a person with ADD focus long enough to finish it?

I got to question 40, lost interest, and decided to post this instead. Yep, I've got ADD. If you don't have the attention span to take an ADD test, you probably have it.

Here's the test. It will open in a new window so you won't get ADD and forget where you came from ;)

Posted by Nathan @ 12:07 PM | Comments (1) |

Unconditional love.

Anyone who has pets knows how great it is to always be loved no matter what kind of day you're having.

We have 2 cats. They are both very lovable, but they do have their favorites. Purr Purr is almost 5, and she tends to favor me. Prissy Magoo is 2, and she tends to favor Rodney. Sometimes Purr Purr will sleep with us at night, but she's very particular about it. She has to be in the middle of the bed, and she doesn't like to be bothered or moved.

Well last night, Purr Purr was in a spot and I just couldn't get comfortable. I picked her up and moved her next to me, but figured she'd get mad and jump off the bed. To my surprise, she snuggled up against my chest and then licked my arm. I leaned in to kiss her on the cheek, she tilted her head so I could, and then she went back to sleep. It was so cute.

No matter what, I know at the end of the day both of them will be waiting at the door when we come home. It's nice to be loved.

Posted by Nathan @ 7:13 AM | Comments (2) |

Fuck Bush

Over at Jackson's blog, he's added a new bumper sticker that says "Buck Fush". I love it!

Click here to buy one.

Posted by Nathan @ 7:08 AM | Comments (0) |

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

What's In Your $p@m Folder?

I've had the same web-based e-mail address for 8 years now, and I am certain we will never part. Too bad I get so much damn spam, which will never go away since I will never close the account. But I stopped giving out my e-mail years ago, so hopefully it will never increase.

Here are some of today's subject line highlights:

- Get a Sony VAIO Laptop on us!
- A martini without the right glass just isn't the same.
- Vote now on XXX Prize! See the Winning Porn!
- Purchase voltmeters online (huh?).
- This 6.3 Megapixel Dig Cam could be yours!
- èñïîëíåíèå æåëàíèé (I get a lot of these...who would open that?)
- Re: Pxharmaceutical It Works Amaz ing

At least the Viagra offers stopped.

Posted by Nathan @ 9:48 AM | Comments (1) |

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

My first CD's

madonna and nelson coversI was thinking about how I look forward to Madonna's new CD coming out. Then I realized I have been a fan of hers for over 15 years now. Wow, that's a long time. She really is incredible.

That lead me to realize my first CD was a Madonna CD. I got her album "True Blue" either in 1990 or 1991, I cannot remember which. I have no idea why I picked that to be my first. I had most of her others on cassette, I guess "True Blue" was the missing link. In addition to "True Blue", I also got the Nelson CD "After the Rain" at the same time.

And that's a little embarrassing. Madonna has stayed, but the long haired rockers of Nelson are long gone. For those of you who are too young to remember, CD's originally came in these tall boxes that had the actual CD + jewel case inside.

I miss those boxes. They were cool for some reason. They usually had additional artwork, which I liked. Believe it or not, if you ever go into a Sam's Club, I think they still have those damn boxes on new CD's :) I guess somebody liked them.

Posted by Nathan @ 2:23 PM | Comments (2) |

Pet Peeve #368: E-mail/Call/IM

It's an annoyance when a co-worker e-mails me, then calls to tell me they have e-mailed me, then follows up with an instant message to see if I've read the e-mail yet.

It the same thing happens to you, I sympathize. And if you're one of those people who does this - get a life.

Posted by Nathan @ 9:12 AM | Comments (1) |

Hot Baptists vs. Trendy Priests

This is too funny, I have to pass it on.

The Catholic church has a Matrix theme campaign to promote a new generation of repressed homosexuals priests. So Kirkkitsch created a mock campaign for the Baptists and posted it on his blog. I love it, he is full of funny, creative ideas.


Click here for Kirkkitsch's original post on the campaigns.

Posted by Nathan @ 8:20 AM | Comments (2) |

What are you searching for?

It's always a trip to see what people are searching for when they end up on your blog. I'm going to post a few recent examples of how people found my blog:

Using Google Blog Search: searched for "cute girls snapshots flickr" (bet they were disappointed!)

Using MSN: searched for "toilet paper/urinals"

Between the "cute girls" and the "toilet paper" I think the search engines have got me all wrong. You will *never* see any cute girls on this blog. As for toilet paper... well, I still believe guys who don't wipe after they pee are Dirty Dicked Breeders.

Posted by Nathan @ 8:06 AM | Comments (1) |

What Pattern Is Your Brain?

Okay, we've all done these online personality tests. They are fun, and usually pretty accurate, though very generalized. Well now they are being re-invented for the blog age. My friend Sunshine is on a big personality test kick. He's taking all kinds of online tests and posting them. It's actually fun, and I'm learning a lot about him.

So here are the results of my pattern test. I picked an image that appealed to me, and it gave an analysis on how my mind works. Actually very accurate in my case.

Your Brain's Pattern

Your mind is a firestorm - full of intensity and drama.

Your thoughts may seem scattered to you most of the time...

But they often seem strong and passionate to those around you.

You are a natural influencer. The thoughts you share are very powerful and persuading.

What Pattern Is Your Brain? Take the test and find out

Posted by Nathan @ 7:48 AM | Comments (2) |

The nightmare, part 2

Last week, I was feeling all confident, and I wrote a post proudly announcing that all our personal problems were going to be over, and everything was going to be okay. What a perfect time for reality to slap us in the face.

On Friday morning, Rodney's Dad had a very serious heart attack. His Dad was with his employer outside, and he fell over flat on his face without warning. He was barely alive, his heart was only doing 4 beats per minute. He was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance and in very critical condition.

Rodney called me at work, I rushed home, we packed up some stuff and headed over to Illinois. During the 3.5 hour trip, so many thoughts went through our heads. There was plenty of time to cry and think about all the bad things.

When we got there, his Dad just didn't look good. He could not breathe on his own, they had put him on life support. He was not conscious at all, and there was 90% blockage around his heart. They put a stent in behind his heart to open up the flow.

He had multiple heart attacks 2 years ago, and the doctor told him then he would probably only have 2 good years left. Ironically, the 2 year anniversary was just one day before this happened. So we wondered -- was his time up? Was this the end?

Skipping ahead, on Saturday his Dad woke up and eventually could breathe on his own. He started talking, but he was very disoriented. He continued to be extremely disoriented through Sunday. He remembered certain facts, but everything related to the hospital, the heart attack, etc.. he would forget. We were all very concerned about brain damage due to the lack of flow to his head during the heart attack.

Yesterday, his memory showed quite an improvement. So we're getting optimistic that he will recover. But there are still a lot of questions that will only be answered with time.

We still don't know what the future will hold. He remains in the Intensive Care unit, we are just praying that he continues to get better.

These things are very scary. I can't stand the thought of either one of us losing a parent. I know that day will come, and it's going to be very sad. One day at a time, I guess. We have to enjoy what time we have.

Posted by Nathan @ 7:28 AM | Comments (1) |

Sunday, September 18, 2005

New Madonna Cover Revealed

It's been a really rough weekend and I really should be blogging about more important issues. But right now I just wanted to make a quick post about something I look forward to -- Madonna's new album, Confessions on a Dance Floor, which comes out on Nov. 15th in the U.S.

So here it is, click the image to enlarge.

Madonna new album cover Confessions on a Dance Floor

Courtesy of

Posted by Nathan @ 7:25 PM | Comments (4) |