7.12.20 July in Blue (Poem)

The following poem was written about 5 minutes ago. (Not kidding!) I've had many mixed feelings as far as this pandemic goes. I've cried, I've laughed, I've slept out of boredom, I've taken up walking the neighborhood with my dogs, I've thought every 5 minutes about Dad and how much I miss his phone calls,... Continue Reading →

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7.4.20 Where have I been? (Journal)

It's 1:35 am on a Saturday morning, on the 4th of July weekend. I haven't posted in about 4 months, since Covid-19 hit here. On March 15, the entire world froze as I knew it. So where have I been? Quarantining. At home. Glued to the TV and news from time to time. Indulging in... Continue Reading →

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3.25.20 Along For The Ride (Poem)

"Along For the Ride" by Brian Bolding Written on 3/25/20 In isolation at home in the chilly deserts in New Mexico... 10 days and counting! Being safe and, obviously, alone. (haha) Enjoy... BB ********************************* **********************************   Im just along for the ride I’m just sitting here On the sofa all by myself and lonely Getting... Continue Reading →

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01.01.20 Welcome, 2020! (Journal)

As the second part to my "Adios, 2019!" post yesterday, I wanted to follow that up with a more upbeat and positive outlook on the new year - the year which began today - 2020! (I plan on posting about my awesome Christmas and New Years celebrations in Texas the past 10 days very soon.... Continue Reading →

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12.30.19 Adios, 2019… (Journal)

This year has been one of the most turbulent and chaotic for me. I lost my Dad this past Summer, and that was a heartwrenchingly-grueling experience, to say the least, but peaceful, as well. As my family and I were still dealing with his loss, I graduated from college this past October and while that... Continue Reading →

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12.10.19 Little Bear (Coffeeshop Review)

Little Bear on the web Review by Brian Bolding © 2019 Pop Art Trash Productions *** "Little Bear: Fine Coffee & Stuff" is located in the northeast heights in Albuquerque, New Mexico, about a mile from my home, at 2632 Pennsylvania Avenue. This is my personal review, no one else's, and if you have a... Continue Reading →

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12.9.19 The Clang of December (Poem)

"The Clang of December" by Brian Bolding © 2019 Pop Art Trash Productions *** *** Raining down Soaked in the insanity Of yet another full day of vanity It’s pasty white out there And people pass and go And don’t ever worry or care About one another Nobody looks after their brother It’s so sad it... Continue Reading →

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12.5.19 Permafrost (Poem)

"Permafrost" By Brian Bolding © 2019 Pop Art Trash Productions       Frozen to the bone No wonder I’m alone Left barren and naked Shackled at the feet Left to waste in the desert Frazzled from the heat Let’s get some closure here I’m not the one you fear It should be you, big shock... Continue Reading →

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11.19.19 Chalkhills (Poem)

"Chalkhills" By Brian Bolding © 2019 Pop Art Trash Productions **** Gliding through the chalkhills Like ghosts, prancing around No legs beneath our knees Just pure white sheets and glistening white faces Candlelit and frozen, walking along in a uniform way The fields afire like illustrated comic strips Black and white and the sadness Is rubbing... Continue Reading →

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11.19.19 An Art Gallery in SoHo. (Poem)

"An Art Gallery in Soho"   Walking along Hands in the air Laughing out loud Just look at our hair   We’re movie stars We’re creative beings We’re wonderful And we’ve got wings   Picture perfect In every way No matter what The critics say.   11.7.19 11 pm thu bb.  

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11.9.19 Being There. (Journal)

I wrote the following earlier tonight, which is a speech for church tomorrow. This serves as 'part 2' of the previous post, but it can also stand alone.  Just a update on my life and incorporated with my current reality. (Following is a Facebook post I wrote tonight about some friends who are going through... Continue Reading →

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11.3.19 Delaying the Inevitable. (Poem)

"Delaying the Inevitable" By Brian Bolding 11.3.19   I’m just sitting here Looking like a bump on a log I’m just sitting here Feeling like three quarters of a hog I didn’t feel pretty when I woke up today But little did I know it would be such a great day I’m delaying the inevitable... Continue Reading →

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10.3.19 Lost in Hermitsville. (Journal)

Hey, universe. Just an update. (I'm pissed at you, by the way. I told a co-worker earlier... "The Universe is on my shit list! I don't like how it's behaving and it can go screw itself!" So.. since Dad died... I've noticed that I've been withdrawing from society and I've begun to slowly seperate myself... Continue Reading →

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9.23.19 Autumn’s Wind (Poem)

    She carried me over on a wild gust Of dead brown leaves and desert dust She handed me off to higher powers And doused me in her dirty smelling rain showers   The ebb and flow of who you are and what you know Seem to fade away As soon as tomorrow is... Continue Reading →

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9. 18.19 Two Months Since. (Journal)

So, two days ago, it was two months since Dad passed away and left us. I'll say right now that it's the most difficult thing I've ever had to deal with in life, but I have absolutely zero regrets. That's very important. While Dad was here, I spent many vacation hours and tons of gas... Continue Reading →

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8.6.19 Call Waiting (Poem)

"Call Waiting" By Brian Bolding 8/6/19 //   Dad, I tried to call you last night Did you hear the phone ring? I just wanted to hear your voice Were you listening?   Dad, I was waiting for you To give me that phone call To tell me all about your latest great big fall...... Continue Reading →

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7.30.19 Resonating Still (Poem)

There's an odd aura around him And his eyes are open but he can't see My Dad's not in there, I can't stop crying I feel his spirit wanting to be free   Resonating, shining through He misses us already and he's preparing to leave, too.   He's resonating still, here or there if you... Continue Reading →

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7.4.19 Happy 4th! (Journal)

I wanted to say "Happy 4th of July!" to everyone who celebrates this amazing country, along with myself. This includes everyone from ALL political parties. This is such an amazing country and I, along with many others, owe all our service men and women deep appreciation and gratitude today, and every day. For without them,... Continue Reading →

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6.29.19 California Dreamin’. (Journal)

As I sit here at work sipping my Lemon Lift Bigelow hot tea (just because I'm out of office coffee), I'm reminded how awesome the past month has been. Finally! A good month! For starters, I just returned from visiting my big sis Nickie and my niece Daisy out in San Clemente, California. We had... Continue Reading →

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4.19.19 One Door Closes… (Journal)

I'm always amazed at how quickly life can change from one day to the next, after being reliable and somewhat stagnant and predictable for the longest time, too. What happened over the past month, and how I handled all of it, really means that I am truly ready for anything! Life has definitely thrown me... Continue Reading →

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4.3.19 The Breakup. (Journal)

*I meant to post this last week on April 3rd, but life got in the way. Here's what I meant to post, unedited, and completely from the heart.* -BB *** I posted the following on Facebook earlier this week, on Monday: "With a heavy heart: B and I have decided to amicably split after nearly... Continue Reading →

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3.27.19 Focus on Fitness (Journal)

I've started getting those looks. You know the ones. "Oh! You've lost weight!" "You look so thin!" "You dieting, bro?" And I, for one, am ecstatic that people are noticing. Since 2010, I've been focused on my health, in varying degrees, beginning with a massive 80 pound loss in 6 months back then. My weight... Continue Reading →

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2.27.19 Miami (Journal)

So, it's nearing March. I can't believe it. They say time goes by faster the older you get. I now know what that means! So the sibs and I got together over a text convo after Christmas and decided that it was time for another family vacation. We threw some places out in discussing this...... Continue Reading →

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1.7.19 New Year, New You, New Me (Journal)

First off... Happy New Year! I know that gets old, but I really mean it. I wish everyone a happy new year. I promise I won't ask you about resolutions. I don't really 'do' resolutions, but instead, I use new years to reflect back upon the year and make sure I've learned my lessons and... Continue Reading →

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11.30.18 Hot Air B (Poem, 2015)

When I'm happy and in a relationship, I always forget about how awful it was when I was single. It's happened from time to time in my life, sure. As a lover of words, I'm reposting this one, because I like how it flows and maybe it'll help somoene else out there who is single... Continue Reading →

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11.28.18 Surface Laptop 2. (Tech Review)

The original Microsoft Surface Laptop debuted about a year ago, to a significant burst of YouTube reviews and fanfare. The device was particularly well received because of it's all-around good specs, it's revolutionary fuzzy Alcantara keyboard, it's amazing screen... even though the device was missing something everyone was wondering about: a USB C port. Instead,... Continue Reading →

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11.27.18 Goodnight Princess. (Journal)

Upon hearing that my Grandmother (Nanny) was ill, I visited home last Friday morning (drove 9 hours overnight)... I met up with my boyfriend B at Waffle House. We had a rushed but much needed dinner, we said our goodbyes, I packed up all my things and my 2 dogs, and I was gone. I'm... Continue Reading →

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11.18.18 Nanny. (A Tribute)

My Nanny was diagnosed with Cerebrovascular disease and vascular dementia a few months ago. She had a stroke and is not getting blood flow to her brain. Her knight in shining armor, Tuffy, is watching her along with my Mom and her sisters at their home in North Richland Hills. I made the 9 hour... Continue Reading →

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11.15.18 The Holidays Loom & My Nanny (Journal)

So it's 10:00 pm on a Thursday night and I just realized... Thanksgiving and Christmas is literally right around the corner. In less than like a week, it'll be Thanksgiving. I honestly can't believe that. Every year, right after Halloween, I always freak out because as soon as you've got one good week under your... Continue Reading →

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10.15.18 Gym Bunnies (Journal)

It was in the seventies about a week ago. Today? 41. The weather has definitely changed and I'm so freaking excited. Being a creature who literally becomes a walking talking portable heater, I always welcome the freshness and crispness that sometimes Fall brings. Looks like it's gonna be a nice cool Winter, and we need... Continue Reading →

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9.5.18 About That Cabo Trip… (Journal)

I've been meaning to write about my Cabo trip for the longest... my apologies for taking so long in doing so! I've just been busy with work and school, sick, and enjoying time with my boyfriend as often as we can in between everything. It's been difficult to keep up my blog on a daily,... Continue Reading →

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9.6.18 Microsoft Surface Go (Tech Review)

There is some tech that seems like a rehash of what's come before, and there is also tech that seems flashy, too gimmicky and overpriced; the Microsoft Surface Go tablet, I feel, embraces the flash of design, the joy of super portability and combines that with adequate performance. It takes what's so amazing about it's... Continue Reading →

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8.26.18 One Year On (Journal)

Yes. Cabo was amazing. My Sister and I got back over a month ago, and I'll write about that soon. But for now... there's another important milestone to report: I'm so happy to report that my amazing boyfriend *B* and I celebrated our one year anniversary last week. August 22nd is the special date. However,... Continue Reading →

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7.1.18 Summer’s Started (Journal)

Life carries on... like an endless tidal wave of boredom, loving moments with my boyfriend (too few and far between for my liking), the suffocating engulfing news with which I choose to stay close in contact with these days (Trump this, Trump that), and the steady drum of homework due each week in my online... Continue Reading →

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5.30.18 Update Shmupdate.

Sorry I've been so distant. Life happened, in a fierce way. So, the past 6 weeks, I've been afflicted with 3 different sudden illnesses. Yikes. First off, about 6 weeks ago, I had a major throat infection (which I thought was strep, but wasn't.) $50 copay to urgent care to find out I just needed... Continue Reading →

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3.3.18 Life’s Good (Journal)

Sorry for the long time between updates. Not that anyone is clutching to the edge of their computer screen just waiting, but for me, it's good for my soul to get things out and communicate, even if it is mostly just for me. To the one or two of you who stumble upon my blog,... Continue Reading →

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2.8.18 Random Thoughts 1,259

These random thoughts are brought to you by... me being a procrastinator and not doing my homework. Ok, here goes... 😀   I'm currently addicted to the low calorie vegetable egg rolls at Dollar Tree. God help me. Another thing the bf has suggested that I love. lol Check this out, too. Recipe for Cinnamon... Continue Reading →

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2.4.18 Blissful B (Journal)

Having an amazing weekend, I hope you are too! Yesterday was probably one of the most amazing Saturdays I've had in my entire life. I spent a wonderful entire day with my boyfriend B yesterday. It was probably one of a handful of times in the past five months that we've been able to share... Continue Reading →

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1.29.18 Fix-A-Flat Boyfriend (Poem, 2004)

Retro Poetry Intro: This poem appeared fourteen years ago in my personal poetry book #72, "1920's Love Songs (Or, Fuck It Sweetie)" Jan-Apr 2004. Obviously, I was a little tired of dating the same pieces of crap that I had come across in the 11 years I had dated prior to this. Enjoy! FIX-A-FLAT BOYFRIEND.... Continue Reading →

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