Juan Alfredo
Seattle and sometimes Chicago
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61 year old guy I've been writing a personal journal for over 20 years Semi-reclusive… more »

Juan Alfredo estudia para mi lección en español.
May 22, 2013 Juan Alfredo commented on Another Day, Another 2-Year-Old Accidentally Shot in the Head.
The problem with the "right to bear arms" concept is that the arms are not defined and therefore are potentially unlimited. So today if adults fail to keep their guns secure and get into the playful hands of toddlers, then tomorrow will we see them tossing a ball around only to discover that it is not a ball but a hand grenade?
Feb 4, 2013 Juan Alfredo commented on SL Letter of the Day: Rocky Mountain Rainbows.
I know nothing about football, so I called my father (who is dead) and he told me that a Rocky Mountain Rainbow is simply a tackle involving a pile of more than three men when the man on the top of the mountain happens to be a gay football player. Dad told me that this is a frequent, not rare event.
Jan 15, 2013 Juan Alfredo commented on The Beguiling Power of Prayer.
In Lutheran Sunday school we used to get little plaques with the words "Prayer changes things".
Well, the same goes for decay!
Jan 9, 2013 Juan Alfredo commented on Deep Prep Will Make You a Better Cook.
When I lived in Texas, I thought chicken fried steak was a meal with an identity problem.
But more to the point. I know where you can get some stents to reopen your blocked coronary arteries.
Jan 9, 2013 Juan Alfredo commented on The Gayest City in America?.
Obviously no one has visited Hammond, Indiana, the gay capitol of the universe.
Jan 9, 2013 Juan Alfredo commented on Currently Hanging: A Sculpture That Breaks Through the Building.
I was there. I saw it. I was impressed with its ugliness. It made me think of an old tree still suffering from the burst pimples of its youth.
Jan 9, 2013 Juan Alfredo commented on I'm Pretty Sure That's the Exact Opposite of a Beautiful Existence.
She will give me job security. I work in the cardiac surgery department.
Jan 9, 2013 Juan Alfredo commented on David Sedaris Reads 50 Shades of Grey.
The content of this book and his tone of voice reminded me of the bedtime stories and rhymes my mother would tell me. She would say things like:
Jack Sprat could eat no fat
His wife could eat no lean.
But when they went to bed at night
There still was room between.

or this:
Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard
to get her daughter a dress.
When she got there the cupboard was bare
and so was her daughter, I guess.
Jan 3, 2013 Juan Alfredo commented on Guns Don't Kill People, Signs Encouraging People to Use Guns to Kill People Kill People.
Does anybody remember glue guns? Those were nice things for making party favors. I used to use them all the time. I made such pretty things and managed not to kill anyone. As a child, I liked squirt guns for awhile but got bored with them. So now I don't have any guns. But I do have two hammers. I use my hammers for my art projects and I haven't killed anyone with my hammers.
My favorite color is translucent.
Jan 3, 2013 Juan Alfredo commented on Gun Nut Claims Hammers Are More Deadly Than Guns.
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Came down upon her head.
Clang! Clang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that she was dead.

(lyrics from a Beatles song)