"Wet Dream Of The Week" Ruel - Yep! Just one name! Like Madonna, and Prince, and...Beyoncé! Hehehe, and it's a well deserved title, as this cutie has truly impressed me! Only 14 years old, Elton John put his faith in his voice, writing, and musical, skills...the result is incredible! We will DEFINITELY be hearing more from Ruel in the future! Count on it! (Is every Australian boy just born unnaturally beautiful or what? What's going on over there?)
Please pardon me for the wait -- Juan, 22:52:30 09/16/17 Sat
Hey y'all so I'm finally back around. Sorry if I worried you all, I appreciate y'all's consideration and thoughts. This WILL be a long post, so I'm sorry for that.
I actually don't remember what the last update I gave was, so I'll just fill you in on the early bits of August. So while Harvey was at a standstill over Houston, I was safe at my uni. Upon my mum's request I left my uni and went to stay with my sister at her apartment which is only 8 miles away. But at the time I wasn't really worried because the worst we got was just some wind, nothing bad. There were parties everywhere, the state of mind that Harvey was not a threat was in everyone's head.
We were idiots.
I attended a few parties that my friends wanted me to go to. I mean why not right? Partying in college is just a part of the experience, debauchery is important right now. So while everything is being rationed and troops upon troops where setting up base here before they had to push through into Houston as soon as Harvey let up. We were personally well prepared, everyone was telling me I was being paranoid. The now Tropical Storm Harvey was coming straight for us and I don't remember how long it rained, but it felt like forever since I saw the sun. Then we started hearing that the towns surrounding us were being flooded and that the dams were compromised. They had no choice but voluntarily release the excess water and it swept away anything in its path. As soon as we woke up we found that we were on an island, no way in, no way out.
I came down with a serious case of cabin fever. I think we all did. Loads of people fled north before the highways became makeshift rivers. By the time most of us realized what happened it was too late to leave. Not only that, but we had no where to go to. Anything and everything was underwater, the only thing we could do is wait for it to go down. That wouldn't happen for another week. A day later we lost our water supply. The day after, the power. It SUCKED. Nothing to do, nothing to think about except the devastation out there, the guilt of not being able to do anything. We felt totally helpless and cutoff. Truly what I imagine what the apocalypse to feel like. I didn't hear from my mum or anyone for that matter in days and that to me was the most frightening thing. Soon enough the power came back on and we eagerly got right down to see what was going on. As soon as we heard there was a possibility to get out, we left. You see, as Nathan once said, "You're the most paranoid person I know, calm down nothing's going to happen". Years ago back when we had the great Memorial Day flooding in Houston, my pop and I put a snorkel on my jeep, but my jeep is at its normal height. I wanted to get it lifted, but it was cheaper to get the snorkel installed than to lift it, surprisingly. That jeep, is the pride and joy of my dad. He built it from scratch and I affectionately named him Toby after my favourite toy robot. The day I got Toby was one of the happiest days of my life, he's my pride and joy too. Anyway, so after about a week of not being able to shower, expel our bowls, and eat a hot a meal, we decided to try and go home. We ended up making it just fine, it took forever though. I went about 20 mph on an 80 mph highway, ugh. As we were driving down the road to my house, I saw some of my stuff floating down LOL. It was stuff I really didnt care about, old stuff from highschool, my letterman's jacket, a bunch of old crap, but hey littering. Literally has my name on it lol. So we got to my house and all the water was gone. You see, my neighborhood is pretty good about not getting flooded, it has a huge moat-like ditch surrounding it and the only way in or out is through a bridge and its pretty elevated. But like with most of Houston, its not designed to drain that much water in such a short time frame. A lot of our neighborhood was damaged through the flooding. The entire first story of my house was underwater. So we got right to work and tore up the floors and walls and everything was trashed. I think it made my dad pretty sad to do it. He worked on that house since it was built, I was personally pissed because I also had to work on that and UGH to have to rip it all out, I was like NOOOOOOOOOO dammit. The upstairs was fine, but obvs couldnt be lived in because of black mold, but there was power and water so I took a looooong ass shower. There was a lot that was ruined, but my mum prepared ahead of time.Mum cooked a hearty meal and we stayed there for a bit helping out in the neighborhood. Until classes started online and let me tell you, professors are cunts. I had to go back because I had to go back to work, plus classes were starting the following week. Which was ass because there's no food, no water, no way in unless you have a boat or a vehicle that can sustain driving through water. Total bullshit, so as soon as i got back I was on work mode and haven't really had a break yet. Honestly I'm surprised I haven't had a mental break yet. Coming back to uni was a total joke, im pissed at this place. How could you make kids who lost literally everything they had, cant afford a single book. Its cruel and frankly we dont need that stress. My mum and dad are taking care of everything and ugh even if all wasn't sunshine and rainbows they wouldn't tell me. But for fucks sake guys the aftermath is just.. I can't even tell you how fucked it is.
Thanks for listening. Thank you Johnny for reaching out. Thank you Lord for blessing us. I need a fucking drink
This is a question that I'm putting out there for all of you guys to think about and answer whenever you get a chance! Now, I am going to be working super HARD on getting new material for Imagine Magazine in the next month or two, and hopefully we can build a dedicated staff that will offer up new material on a monthly basis. (Yep! I'm going to put my nose to the grindstone and make this a monthly online magazine as it was intended...even if I have to do it all by myself!) But, at the same time, you guys are super important to me and to everybody reading. So, if you have a second, share your thoughts on this! :) You can do so anonymously if you want to. That's ok too. But I'll be collecting these answers (Unless you, specifically, tell me NOT to include you, for whatever reason. I'll understand) and adding them to one of the future issues of the magazine. Cool?
We all learn from one another. We all have personal stories to tell. This is your chance to talk about YOU! You're the expert! So let us know what you think? K?
More questions to come as future ideas get the momentum going again.
Have any of you guys ever fallen for your best friend? It doesn't matter how young you were or if it went anywhere or not. For many of us, we find someone that we have a LOT in common with, we laugh with, we share our secrets with...and sometimes (not always, but SOMETIMES), we begin to develop feelings for the cuties that are closest to us. Why wouldn't we? Right?
Tell us what happened? Have you ever been head over heels for a close friend of yours? When did it happen? Did you ever 'go for it'? What happened then? Was it in real life or online? Did you feel bad about it? Good about it?
Whatever your story is...put it in the reply below! We can all relate to having a huge crush on that guy/girl that we felt so connected to when they were standing by our side. Share your feelings on this, folks!
This whole website is actually here because I was MADLY in love with my best friend, Mike, at the time! So I feel your pain, believe me! Hehehe!
OMG!!! I just got back from seeing the New "IT"... -- Dwayne, 22:29:10 09/15/17 Fri
In my opinion it was...FREAKING AWESOME!!! The new Pennywise was creeeeepy and Finn Wolfhard was funny and GREAT acting (loved the swimming scenes...LMAO...wow) Bill Skarsgard played the clown perfectly...DAMN!!! sooooo...GO SEE IT!!! I hope you love it like I did :D
*!*!* JOEYWORLD UPDATE!!! *!*!*. ( like it's really important...ha 😝!...but it might be!! )....read on...... -- Joey (Hmmmmm 🤔), 14:32:15 09/15/17 Fri
Ok...so I ain't done a joeyworld update inna while. So here it is ok?!! First school. College is kinda fucked up. I'm having some problems adjusting. I'll be honest ok I am. Mostly communication issues. I'm eligible for a full time ASL interpreter the Americans with disabilities act but I'm still not sure I wanna go that route ok? It's weird and it looks funny and it's distracting to other students. I made it thru highschool without one but it took some serious tutoring which is actually available at schoolcraft community college too. I'm still feeling things out ok? Gimme a break! Next..new video on my YouTube channel! Just go to YouTube and search "how to snowmobile with no snow". It'll come up. HA 😜. Plus a couple other vids. I took out all the old vids cus I looked like a little kid. HEY!!..that's the way it is ok!?? Deal!!!
Next...I wanna say something ok? I really do... I am so sad about the state of our world. I just am. More terrorist attack's in Europe...more missles from North Korea...more hurricanes leaving hard working family's homeless... tropical islands destroyed where poor people have no money or ability to rebuild their homes or schools. The list goes on forever ok? But think about this shit Ok!!?? When u go home from work and stop for a pizza or sub and go home to watch a movie or Jack off to porn or go online or do WHATEVER... think!!.. Please please Think of all the people and families and kids that can't. Ok??. Jus for a moment each nite..jus for ten seconds...say "god please help everyone who can't help themselves". That's it!! A simple request! Not a proper formal prayer!! Just a simple request to Whatever higher power exist or doesn't! Not UR job to figure out if it's true!... BUT...it IS UR JOB to ask for help for those that are screwed an ur not! It just is. So please..ok. Have a ❤
I love alls u guys...u have made my life better...now do that for someone else
From the "Why am I not surprised?" file... -- PeteIM, 15:37:24 09/16/17 Sat
Still no charity money from leftover Trump inaugural funds
By JEFF HORWITZ and JULIE BYKOWICZ
Sep 16, 2017 https://apnews.com/8f1a52ed6a3742a8b8d0d0cc39d2bfb2
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee has contributed leftover funds to renovations at the White House and the vice president’s residence. But the committee has yet to start giving money to charity, as it promised.