May 19, 2010

Drum Roll, Please!

Turns out our fetus is a female, the lesser of the genders. I kid, I kid. It's really a boy. Just kidding for real that time. It really is a girl. Promise. We decided a while ago that we would name our offspring after our friend that passed away earlier this year and his family that made a profound impact on our lives. So, without further ado, our fetus' name is: Selby Forrest Krystian Rogers. Yeah, that's four names for one child. So what, who cares? Name your kid whatever you want, this is probably our only chance to name a child. On top of the four names, we also prefer to refer to the product of our reproductive materials as Owley.

When it rains, it pours. I interviewed for a position today and during the interview I got an e-mail to set up an interview with a different company and after the interview I got a phone call asking to set up another interview with yet another company. Where were all of these opportunities 6 months ago? Hopefully I will have some tough decisions to make, and if not I will take it as a sign that I should be a stay at home father. I mean really.

I'm so tired of severe weather. More than that, I'm tired of Mike, Rick and Gary interrupting programming to tell us what we all know anyway: stay away from windows and go to the lowest level with as many walls as possible. See, no need to interrupt. We got it down pat.

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May 13, 2010

Humiliating Your Wife Is Acceptable, Right?

This is a video of Dionne crying at the end of "Marley and Me." Yep, I'm a jerk. I've already posted it on Facebook, but I really wanted to open it up to the public.

Hopefully by now you have heard of Greyson Michael Chance. If you haven't you're probably old. He as an Edmondite who caught national attention for his cover of "Paparazzi." Here's what. "Paparazzi" is actually the weakest of the three videos on You Tube. Check out the original songs he composed here:
It's been a big week for Oklahoma. National correspondents flooded a Love's Country Store because apparently it had the best damage. Heck, TMZ even had a post about Sam Champion getting snippy with the crew from KOKH-TV, seen here:
He later apologized:

Thats about it for now. Click an ad and comment please.

May 12, 2010

The New Adventures of Old Dusty and Dionne

We meet again half dozen readers! Things have certainly changed since our last encounter in late January. The only comment I received was from a reader telling me to update, so I guess it's time.

  • Last time around I graduated, but didn't have a job and wished to get paid to blog/tweet. Not much has changed in this aspect of life, however you will notice these beautiful ads on the sidebar and within the post that I hope will pay the bills someday. Click on them repeatedly please.
  • Dionne's uterus is cured but filled with something far scarier than fibroids...a fetus.  I maintain emotional detachment at this point, but the thought of impending fatherhood doesn't frighten me. I just don't enjoy the presence of children. I ain't scared.
  • The dogs are still blind. I rearranged the furniture for a good laugh. It's been about a month and it is still good for the occasional hearty chuckle. Here are some pictures of them:  
 Sandy in her Snuggie and Karate Kid costume

            Brandy in her french maid costume. We are terrible parents.
So that's what you missed. Come back tomorrow and click some ads.

Jan 28, 2010

Quarterly Update

It's time for the quarterly update. I say that because my life just isn't very interesting, but I will give you an update on our lives.

  • I graduated, but have no "big boy" job. If I got paid to blog/tweet/facebook, I would be set!
  • Dionne's uterus is cured, but we have no baby yet. We are currently snowed in, so you never know!
  • Both dogs are blind now, but they seem content. Our furniture has taken a beating though.
That's just about the gist of it.  I'll try to keep this updated more regularly, but since our lives aren't interesting you can expect a lot of pop culture.

Thanks for reading!

Nov 30, 2009

Hey Ev'rybody!

You're right. I haven't updated in nearly three months. I apologize, but here's an update for all four of my readers.
I graduate in 12 days (cue pomp and circumstance). My career plans include becoming the heterosexual Perez Hilton of Oklahoma, hence the upcoming ads to the blog. I have to monetize this thing somehow, the same struggle OPUBCO had with newsok. I guess you could say I'm on the same big media level as the Gaylords now.

We might be getting a kid from DHS. The salesperson/social worker said it could be as early as February, but we think this is highly unlikely given we are dealing with a government agency. She did emphasize the six month return policy in case the child isn't a fit. It's kind of sad to think of it that way, but I'm a realist.

By the way, this "Find My Family" show is really sick. On the surface it's sweet bringing a family together, but they are exploiting and profiting from someone's journey. Even I can see that's wrong. Plus, it isn't even in high definition.

That's it. Hope you enjoyed it and come back.

Sep 2, 2009

Monthly Update

I'm really not very good about updating anymore. If you are super curious of my day-to-day dealings I encourage you to read my tweets on the right hand side of the page.

Jul 26, 2009

I Hope I Get A Segment On '60 Minutes'

It's currently 2:42 am on Sunday July 26, 2009 and I feel like I might go Andy Rooney on you. Please excuse any and all typographic and grammatical errors. I can't sleep and I don't have a clue as to why. (side note: is that even an expression? as to why? at best it isn't grammatically correct)
Today I got my letter that said I can graduate on Dec. 11, 2009. That date is not far away. I'm sitting here wondering how this can be happening. It seems I was dreading middle school just yesterday and in 4.5 months I will be a college graduate. No, I don't have any concrete plans for the future. My field is in limbo right now but I also don't want to be stuck doing something I hate for money. I think that's the definition of a whore-minus the sex. I think I would be a great stay at home daddy, Dionne disagrees.
I'm blessed to have my family. Sure they're annoying sometimes and yell at me at lunch because I enjoy playing devil's advocate (I'm pretty sure they don't know where I actually stand on most issues, but I prefer them to be strong in their own), but they're good people.
I really think HSN and QVC should be in high definition by now. I assume it would help their sales. Speaking of HD, who would have thought Linda Cavanaugh's Oklahoma Broadcasting Legend face would look nice in 1080p. There's probably a lesson about ageism in there. I sure hope Meg Alexander asked for a refund from her plastic surgeon.
People keep asking me what I think about the current political situation. I'm sure it isn't because they value my opinion, rather they are hoping I will stir the pot. Stirring the pot is fun. I recommend it, regardless of the reputation you earn. Anyway, folks just assume I have an opinion on everything and I may, but opinions are just that and mine is not any more important than yours. Here's the gist of it though: Believe it or not, things weren't going that great before January 20 either and we will not be able to legislate the change this country needs to correct our path. The only hope for America is another great awakening, however I fear this may be burdened by some folks who probably have the best of intentions. Yes, sin has ravaged our communities, economies and futures, but blaming the sinners won't heal the situation. Until we all get down from our pulpits, soap boxes, and pedestals, look our fellow sinners in the eyes as equals and love on them by sharing the transformative power of Jesus Christ, no legislation, protest, or morality proclamation will make a difference. We will just get unfairly labeled as intolerant bigots by doing the former. Imagine it as evangelism in the trenches. It's a spiritual war in our culture and we are losing the battle, not because we are ill equipped, but because we lost focus of the ultimate mission.
I'm going to post this now, but I hope you at least get this out of my drawn out and sporadic huddle: you may be right, but you were wrong until someone showed you His light.
Let me know what you think in the comments, but keep it friendly. I don't want another Hitler v. Obama debate.
The Rev. Dustin M. Rogers
Ordained by the Universal Life Monastery