FURRY FRIDAY: Beards of Thrones, Part Two

So, have you seen Winterfell, the premiere episode of the final season of Game of Thrones? Pretty good, huh? Although it really was only a set-up for all that is to come. And we still have five more—five more—episodes to get the whole tale and five more episodes to see the sensational beardiness of this great show.

Whether it’s the prettiness of characters/stars like Loras Tyrell/Finn Jones or the rugged muscliness of Khal Drogo/Jason Momoa or the noble bearness of the “Old Bear” Jeor Mormont/James Cosmo, as far as I am concerned, these men aren’t half as hot without their beards.

What do you think? Take a look and let me know!

And don’t forget to vote!

Valar Dohaeris!
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AND AWAY HE GOES…FREE AT LAST!!

“Then I’d be free at last, free at last
Great God Almighty I’d be free at last”

And away he goes! My husband “R” has finally, finally, finally been released to go to his new and very exciting position at work! A manager at work has done everything in his power to hold R back for *years.* But finally, R is free!

R runs a mail inserting machine like no other person. He can get the numbers like no one else. He can run machines that hardly anyone else can run. The manager in question (not even really his boss!) did everything he could to keep R from advancing his career, caring not one teeny tiny itsy bitsy bit that R is a human being and should be allowed a chance to better himself. All this selfish man cared about was himself and his numbers for the his department.

R has gone on many interviews to try and move to another position in the company and this manager stopped him. We only suspected it was him for years, but then bit by bit we got proof. But there was nothing we could do. Technically a manager is allowed to keep someone in his department if he believes it would harm his department to do lose that person. But what about the moral side of that? Not to speak of Karma?

But the branch of the company we work for has suddenly gotten TONS more business (the reason for my f*cked up back) and they need quite a few more technicians that can fix the machines to keep them in running order and producing those numbers the company needs so badly.

And as I have mentioned many times through the years, R is “The Machine Whisperer,” and that is the reason he could produce those numbers on whichever machine he worked on.

So he interviewed for one of those technician positions…and he got it!

NOW HERE’S THE THING!

R does not have a degree or anything. No one in the company, or at least the KC branch, has ever ever been promoted to a tech from within. They always hire without. They interviewed R basically because they had to. It is company procedure that when a new position opens, they have to post it and let anyone interview for it.

They tried to make it tough. First he had to pass a written test. And R sailed through it (to their shock). Then they had him take machine apart, clean it, and put it back together (he’d never done that to a machine like that). And he did it! With flying colors! Then he interviewed with the BIG boss of the mechanics/technicians department and R blew the man away. And that man let the HEADS of the company know that he wanted R!

See, one of the biggest problems is that when they hire from without, these men come in with no real knowledge of our equipment, especially when we’ve altered and changed the machines with trial and error to make them better. And these new employees don’t know the company’s ways. But R knows so much already, because with his help, he was actually one of the people that helped the top techs make those alterations that made our machines work better in the first place. Better than the manufacturer intended!

Can you tell I am proud of R? Bragging about him a bit here?

Okay…so he gets the job. And the manager of the mail inserting department somehow delayed R from taking the new position for weeks! And that was a lot of money R was losing. The job comes with a considerable raise. And all the overtime R is willing to work (which of course means time and a half and even double time). But finally that SOB couldn’t delay R anymore.

That selfsame man did not show up for R’s congratulations party last week at work!

But now, finally, R is off to work! He’s there now in the time I’ve typed all of this. And Noah and I are so excited for him. So proud. The grind and the chains R wore under that man really was wearing R down. I won’t go into R’s personal business, but it was bad. Really bad. His moral was so down. It was terrible.

But now R is free!

The scheduling is going to be difficult on the The Three Bears. He will work every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from six in the evening until six in the morning plus every other Wednesday night.

So does it make any sense that I am bouncing with joy for R…and a little depressed at the same time?

Most of all I am just proud and excited. He is going to be so much happier. He will be so challenged, and he is at his best when challenged. He’ll be doing something different all the time. He will truly be able to be…The Machine Whisperer! And a happier R will be a happier Three Bears.

And he won’t be on nights forever. They are going to be opening more day time positions. I think this is his training and trial, you know? It is usually slower at nights, so he can learn the TONS he is going to have to learn at nights and will be ready for ANYthing when he goes to days…whenever that is.

Good luck my husband, my heart and foundation!

I love you and am so so so so proud!

Re-Post: A Rare Bald Eagle Trio—Two Dads and a Mom

I found this article and I just had to share it with you. It’s not MMM, but I loved it all the same. Is it polyamory? You decide. If you prefer, you can find the original article by clicking right HERE.

Starr, Valor II, and Valor I (left to right) sit on their nest in Illinois. Their chicks are lucky to have so much parental care! Photo: Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge

A Rare Bald Eagle Trio—Two Dads and a Mom—Captivates Webcam Fans

Even after their first mate died, the two males remained faithful to each other, and are now raising three eaglets with a new female named Starr.
By Ally Hirschlag — April 11, 2019 — Audubon

In a tall tree situated on the Mississippi River in Fulton, Illinois, three eagles, a female and two males, are looking after three downy eaglets—keeping them warm, feeding them freshly caught catfish, and herding them away from the edge of the nest. The three parents take turns hunting and nest-sitting, often calling to one another for assistance.

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The Countdown to “Game of Thrones” (Part Two—and the Final Part!)

Tonight is the night that the final season of Game of Thrones begins! And on my Facebook page I’ve been doing a daily countdown trying to guess who will survive. Below are my guesses. And if you click RIGHT HERE, you can see the first part of my countdown. Enjoy and I’d love it if you let me know what you think will happen!

I tell you I am a bit worried! The only thing that keeps me sane is hearing over and over that the ending is brilliant, even if it’s not the one we want. And the one I want is for Jon Snow AKA Aegon VII and Daenerys will get together for a happily ever fter worthy of and surpassing that of Strider AKA Aragorn II and Arwen Evenstar or Faramir and Eowyn. The problem? They are both Targaryens! Aunt and nephew. And while the Targaryens have a history of minding incest not in the least, a modern audience does.

Who knows what will happen?

I still can’t believe it’s all coming to an end. The first episode aired April 17th, 2011. Eight years of our lives. Think of all that’s happened in eight years.

Steve Jobs died, U.S. Navy SEALs took down Osama Bin Laden, the human genome was finally mapped, the Rover Curiosity landed successfully on Mars, Washington and Colorado legalized marijuana, Nelson Mandela died, space travel was privatized, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to allow same-sex marriage, Lonnie Bunch opened the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the NSA, Omar Mateen killed 49 people in a mass shooting inside the gay nightclub Pulse, Donald Trump somehow became president of the Unites States, and so much more.

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FURRY FRIDAY: The Beards of Thrones, Part One

Well at last it’s finally time to begin watching the final season of the brilliant Game of Thrones . And not only are there a lot of sexy and beautiful men on the show, but most of them are bearded! Hurray!

Rosie Narasaki of the website Bustle, said, Game of Thrones might be the hairiest show on television, because just about every single cast member of the fantasy epic is sporting a beard. Now, said facial hair runs the gamut from sparse scruff, a la Theon Greyjoy/Reek, to straight-up bearded madness, a la Tormund Giantsbane — hitting every level of beardiness in between.”

And oh—thank goodness! Plus, I think most of the actors look awful, or at least far less attractive, without beards. Kit Harrington/Jon Snow says that when he shaves his beard he looks like a tired child.

Well, I don’t know about the “tired” part. But he does look like he’s about eleven years old. So why shave, Kit? Huh? Makes no sense!

So anyway, in honor of the final season of the utterly amazing show Game of Thrones , and the men therein, for the next few weeks Furry Friday will feature the Beards of Thrones. Tell me what you think!

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FURRY FRIDAY: Man’s Best Friend, Part Three

Furry men and their furry friends has been a popular feature here at Furry Friday, and I have a ton of wonderful pictures. It gave me some good excuses to do yet another “Man’s Best Friend.” And I still have a tone of pictures I haven’t used. It was really difficult to whittle them down to ten pictures + three weeks = 30 pictures.

Let me know if you want to see more! But it won’t be next week! I have something very special planned! But for that, you’ll just have to wait to see!

HUGS and WOOF!
BG “Ben” Thomas
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