Give It To Me Now

All this week, we have been running this survey that you see above. We have in the past ran other surveys here at Creative Endeavors.

How Old Is Your Avatar?
What Would You Do?
If the other girls in the hot tub took off their tops, would you take off yours, before you got in or after?
Does buying American really work?
Do you think the new Burger King commercial is out of line?

The idea for this one came to me last Sunday.  Last-week on the CBS Morning News Show they ran an item about American’s and anticipation.  According to those in the know, “we anticipate things and are more likely to settle for something in the near future than right now, in the moment.”

One of the illustrations they used in this so-called survey were vacations.

According to the pollsters, we are more likely to enjoy the anticipation of a vacation more than the vacation itself.  I am also pretty much sure that you cannot use a survey for a marker in life, because they seem to be very unpredictable.

Take our survey for example, over 800 folks during the past week, had the opportunity to not only view the poll, but to participate in it.  Of that, only a mere fraction even bothered to vote, and all that was required of them was to simply hover a mouse over the button and then click it.

Here are the results:

Get the kiss immediately right then and there.  77.78%
Take some time to think about it, say a week or so.  22.22%

Question #2 “Get the kiss in three days time.” didn’t even get a nod from anyone.

Having no earthly idea as to why the results came out that way, I will just go ahead and accept them for what they are.  Pretty pathetic.  It could be because we treasure our privacy so much, that a poll is considered an intrusion into that area of our lives, so we just skip it.

The clear cut majority of the people who responded to the poll and actually participated in it, wanted the kiss right then and now.  The second half of the people who voted wanted it a little while down the road, to stop and savor the moment (anticipate?) and were glad to get it a little later.

So, as far as we are concerned, here at this website, we evidently want it now, and we want it all.  Guess that would make us a clear cross-cut of American Society …  Which has for a long time, wanted it all and wanted it now.  It appears here that polls and surveys are not all that reliable in a nation of people who believe in “what’s in it for me?”

That is the skinny on the poll, won’t be doing one any time in the future, they seem to be a complete waste of time.  Mine and yours ….  And if we do run one, it will be at the bottom of the page, where it evidently belongs.

Have A Great Weekend.


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Not Always What It Seems To Be

More on this tomorrow, come early and beat the rush!


I am a lot more interesting than I seem to be”

The next time your teenager gives you a ration of it … direct him to this page … and show him this photo and tell him/her … “These are your real parents!”  That will shut him/her up for sure.

Don’t ask me why I did that, because I do not have a clue.  Might be something in the water, we drink frog water out here on the prairie and that might have something to do with it.

It could be the full moon … Who knows?

This morning I am reading where 83% of known prostitutes have a Facebook page.  Now this certainly has to give totally new meaning to “befriending someone.”  The average hooker is now getting something like 25% of all her pokes by just checking her Facebook page.

Frankly, I don’t understand all of this new technological crap and why it is necessary.  I am (as most of you are familiar with this term and my character flaw .. Pre-Sonny & Cher) old school.   I just tend to like things the way I knew them to be in the past.  Now this Facebook stuff just doesn’t cut it with me, I want it the way I was brought up.

Here is an example:

A dedicated shop steward was at a convention in Las Vegas and decided to check out the local brothels. When he got to the first one, he asked the Madame, “Is this a union house?”

“No, I’m sorry, it isn’t,” said the Madame.

“Well, if I pay you $100, what cut do the girls get?” he asked.

“The house gets $80 and the girl gets $20.”

Mightily offended at such unfair dealings, the man stomped off down the street in search of a more equitable shop.

At the second one, he asked the Madame, “Is this a union house?”

“No, I’m sorry, it isn’t,” said the Madame.

“If I pay you $100, what cut do the girls get?” he asked again.

“The house gets $80 and the girl gets $20.”

Again offended, the man stomped off down the street in search of a more equitable shop.

His search continued until he finally reached a brothel where the Madame said,
“Why yes, this is a union house.”

“And if I pay you $100, what cut do the girls get?” he questioned.

“The girls get $80 and the house gets $20.”

“That’s more like it!” the man said. He looked around the room and pointed to a stunningly attractive redhead. “I’d like her for the night.”

“I’m sure you would, sir”, said the Madame while gesturing to a grotesque woman in her seventies in the corner, “but Ethel here, she has seniority.”

This photo and more at – Tau Zero – Check It Out.

Every now and then I see some dork walking off the end of a pier, or falling into a wading pool in the mall, all the while walking and listening to an I-Pod or fiddling with one of these new fangled telephones.

Now here is one that takes the cake.  Some guy, quite inebriated, walking down the railroad tracks in Canada (You can see where this one is going right?) gets hit by a train!

He admitted to being very drunk at the time, listening to his I-pod and was launched thru the air (just like Superman I suppose) and only suffered some bruises.  They said he walked away from the ordeal without even a limp.  They say God looks over fools just as much as the righteous.

Self talking, now here is one for Dr. Phil.  I suppose that most people do it, I know for a fact that I do.  Find myself discussing what it is that I am currently doing, and it is of course, “never right.”  We have a profound tendency to talk to ourselves, also known as the “Inner Critic” if you wish to read or learn more about it, here is the link.

This guy in the beer commercials? 

The Most Interesting Man? 

Just exactly who is this guy? 

I got a little curious (as I am prone to do, and I googled him, I have at times googled most of you too! … hahahaha … no not really) and it turns out that he is indeed somewhat interesting.

For instance, he once saved a drowning man (but then again, I have too) rescued a fellow mountain climber (I got my dumb A** stuck on a mountain in Colorado when I was 26, took me over six hours to get down), he has been known to intercept beautiful women in hotel lobbies, and make sweet love to them (no such luck, I usually cruise the post office or Starbucks).

He currently lives on a sailboat where he likes to read “the old philosophers.” (I live in the first house on the right on a country road)  He admits to being baffled at the news that his “most interesting character has more than 180,000 likes” on Facebook.

And he readily admitted that he didn’t even know what that was.

So as you can see, life isn’t always what it is cracked up to be, and have discovered this day, that I am a lot more interesting than I seem to be … Just wish I was a little bit taller this Thursday … But you cannot win them all.  I leave you to your amusements, I have to get out of here, Bird is going to find me a suitable video to cheer me up … I sure hope it has some tan lines in it.

The second most interesting man in the world is kind of into that these days.