About

I am a 57 year-old gay man who has been very lucky in life.    Life is an adventure and I live it that way.   I am in a long-term relationship that is going on 31 years and gets stronger and more fulfilling every day.    I love people.   I have a socially liberal / progressive view of the world.    People, feelings and memories are more important to me than material things.

My Email is:  Scottiestoybox@comcast.net , Scottiestoybox@gmail.com

36 thoughts on “About

  • Good morning, Scottie…
    Wow, it took me forever to find out how to leave a comment. Before, I though you had a comment box
    on the main page of your blog. Maybe I don’t remember well.
    Anyway, I really enjoyed your jokes on the elderly today. Also I sure hated to see how the cold weather
    dealt such a terrible blow to your plants. But, I am sure they will survive. It may take them a while to look nice again.
    Anyway congratulations on your really neat blog.
    Carlitos

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    • I wish I could have a cbox. I think it would be grand, but it seems worldpress doesn’t do them. I will work on it. I love jokes also, and I will have more. As for the plants we have to wait until the weather is consistanly warmer, then trim them up. Glad you liked the blog.

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  • Greetings Scottie,
    Your blog is now becoming very addictive for me. You have a great variety of things for
    everyone to peruse. It looks like you are getting a pretty good following already.
    I will email you in a few.
    Say ‘hi’ to Ron for me. Are you going to go the route of Amar, and have Ron include some
    of this thoughts on your blog??
    carlitos

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    • Hello Carlitos. No I don’t think Ron will add any comments. He has no interest in blogs. He hardly ever reads his email. I have to remind him once in while. He has little interest in anything computer, except playing the hidden objects games together or tile games.

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  • This blog is also becoming addictive for me also. Nice place to run when you do not want to deal with reality. I am so tired of soem people in my life. Now my daughter questions me on why I ask som of her friends to be in my circle on face book.I just requested them from searching for friends.I did not go to her profile and look at her friends.Jeez.

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  • please subscribe me

    Scottie Says: Hey William. No t really sure what you mean. My site is open for viewing and I have no subscriptions. I hope you enjoy the cartoons and other stuff I post.
    Best Wishes,
    Scottie

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  • Hey Scottie

    Your g mails haven’t been coming to me. I looked at an old one today and saw that you were sending. I thought you were sick or something and I’m glad your not. Please get me back onto regular mail. Thanks a lot! (Now I have some reviewing to do) Gary

    Hello Gary. While I have been less able to do what I want to, and have been working a lot of hours, my email seems to be working OK on my end. I down loaded the windows live mail which replaced windows mail and out look, and I love it. Took me a day of two to set it up. I still have Comcast and Gmail. I do not use the scottiestoybox.com email as that was too much work. I simply have that forwarded to Gmail, and then both Gmail and Comcast forward to my Windows mail.

    So if you wish to write me, then use scottiestoybox@comcast.net. Be well and happy. Hugs

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  • WELCOME BACK SCOTTIE!!!
    Missed you on my “Reader” / TimeLine.

    Hope you’re feeling better.
    *hugs*

    Hello Oscar, I am so happy to hear from you. I will be back to your web site soon. I have missed it. I had to first do some other stuff first, Then I am headed over to your wonderful blog to enjoy your writings. Hugs

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    • OK. Did you read the comments? I tried to tell people of problems with the story, that i did not originate the story and other things. I hope you are well, be happy. Hugs

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      • Thanks Scotty and the same to you and Ron. The Offspring and I are still isolating so it was just the two of us, plus furkids, but we made it special anyway. I made Five Spice Duck and the dog absolutely loved it. lol So did we, but this dog is a very fussy eater and we’ve never seen her wolf her food down like this before. Gourmet tastes, I guess. 😀 Golli and Harry had ‘junk food’ treats so we all had fun.

        Stay well and all the best for the New Year. 🙂

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  • Hey, Scottie, Wrote yoo a comment here, but don’t see it posted, so writing it again.
    Have mised you comments on Jill”s blog, so just wondering if you okay.
    Hugs
    rawgod

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      • Hello Nan. Thanks, that is putting it nicely. More like an activity crash and stop. I think my get up and go has gotten up and gone. I have to find some energy. Somewhere. My primary care had me stop taking vit B12 as I was taking too much and my levels were high. After they came down my fatigue got worse. He forgot to add the B12 test back in this months tests. I will talk to the new doctor about doing them. I was reminded by Ron last night that the primary care doesn’t seem to understand I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and he has not tested me lately for anemia both of which can and have made me tired before. Hugs

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    • Hello Rawgod. I miss Jill’s posts and all of you people there. I have some health issue going on. This summer I started getting tired easy and had other issues. This fall I suddenly was tired all the time. I use to be up between 3 and four AM and be able to be up all day. But now I can not drag myself out of bed by 8 AM, and three hours later I need to go back to bed. I just can not seem to stay up anymore. I get really tired and if I do not go lay down / sleep I get so I can not function. I simply sit here staring at the screens, unable to think. For example today I got up at 8:30 AM, went back to bed after the roundup posted, got at 2:30 PM again. Yet even though I have been drinking coffee I am still tired here at 3:40 PM. If things go the way they have been by 5 or 6 I will be unable to stay up or think and will be off to bed for the day. So as you can see I am not getting a lot of computer time. I miss everyone, and the posts, but I am just tired all the time. I have a doctors appointment in Feb with an endocrinologist that may help explain some stuff. Thanks for asking about me. Hugs

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      • I missed you too. Are you on heart meds? Or insulin? I have had a major energy problem since I had post-concussion syndrome in 2009. I spent my whole life needing 3-4 hours sleep a night, now I do 12-16, often with naps. My heart specialist thinks it is a virus in my heart, and has me on beta-blockers to make it work harder to keep it strong. But tiredness is a side effect. I have diabetes II, which can also affect sleep patterns. Or it could be a combo of prescription meds that they know nothing about.
        I know we discussed medical Marijuana (low THC, high CBD).in the past, but it gave me extra energy for over a year, before the effects disappeared as quickly as they came. One doctor diagnosed me with gluten intolerance, and low gluten helped for a while too, then stopped. And, of course, it can be a sign of depression. I’ve been through all kinds of tests and theories over the past 11 years now. Right now I am trying a low card diet (not keto, just low carb) and I am having more good days than bad, but still not enough for me. Mind you I have other co-morbidities, and any of them could be causing energy loss.
        I’ve learned to cope, but it is still not living. But you cannot let it get you down. Do as much as you can while you can. Even if it is only 5 minutes. I get through my shortened days in steps. One energy burst at a time.
        And of course, as you know, it could be a myriad other things.
        But you aren’t alone. There are lots of us out here. We are here to commiserate with you.

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        • Hello Rawgod. Wow that is so similar to what I am going through and how I feel. I am sorry to hear of your struggles. I had to twist my doctors arms to get him to do anything about it and then he simply assigned me to a different doctor who had no openings for 6 months. I am on three medications for my blood pressure and keeping my heart rate down. My heart tends to run very fast with out it, 120 and above. I am diabetic and the nurse told me to check my blood sugar when I am really tired. But it doesn’t seem to track with the readings one way or the other. I got a lot worse when they stopped the vit d-12 and the extra vitamins I was taking. I went to bed last night at 7 PM, got up this morning at 6 AM. It is now 8 AM and I am so tired I am struggling to understand a post Nan recommended on her blog. I want to go back to bed. But I should not have trouble understanding the post, it is on subjects I have posted on. Yet I am struggling. And it has been that way since the fall season. Hugs

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          • This is just a suggestion, but have you tested for Covid, Scottie. That mental struggle sounds like some of the weirder symptoms I have read about. Otherwise asymptomatic people come up with totally unflu-like symptoms, and have been discovered to have Covid in their brains. It is usually in younger children, but, there is so much we don’t know about how the virus can present, I would check it out, just to be safe.
            Do you have to pay for Covid testing in Florida? I sure hope not.
            And have you thought about trying the cannabis oil. It is legal in most States. If you give me your zip code I can find out if the stuff that helped me is available near you. Alternatively, you may be able to order it direct from the producer, stephenhealthinc.com. Look under USA CUSTOMERS BUY ONLINE.
            This stuff works differently for different people, most can us it for years with no problem. Some, like me, it helps for limited times. But no word of a lie, Scottie, it gave me one good year of being alive again. If you go to the website what I used is called Med Marijuana Seed Oil Gel Caps. Think seriously about trying it. And if you want honest info about it, I can give much of that to you from my own experience, or others I know who use it, or used it. It has absolutely no psychological effects, other than to be happy it is helping you.

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            • Hello Rawgod. I have not been tested. Several times I had mild symptoms but they could have been allergies or the flu. Ron had a cough I did not have and his doctor tested him for COVID-19 and he did not have it. If I had it I think he would have also gotten it? All I know is it got worse when I stopped taking the B-3 and B-12.

              I don’t think I am allowed to use the oils. Florida has very strict pain clinic regulations and strict regulations on pain medications. Anything to hurt poor people. I have to sign a bunch of rules of don’t and don’t and don’ts.

              Thanks for the suggestion though. I am willing to entertain any reasonable suggestions. Hugs

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              • In this case, I would not rely on “think.” It is called medical marijuana, and it comes from the cannibal sativa plant, but you cannot get high on it, not even by smoking the leaves and buds. It is a special variety, one that has been used medicinally in India since before the dawn of history. It is safe, legal, and always worsen something.

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                • Hello Rawgod. I thank you, but while the Florida voters have approved of medical marijuana via ballot, the Republican’s in power in the state have simply refused to implement it. They have written rules making it unavailable to people like me. I need strong muscle relaxers, morphine / Oxycontin / and other pain relivers to function at the low level I do. Ten years ago I was on much stronger doses and had a much better quality of life, I was able to do so much more. But the Republicans / Religious leaders of the state have decided that people must or should live in pain unless they are wealthy. So I suffer and the wealthy get as many pills as they want, while the Republicans look like they are solving the opioid crisis. It sucks but that is my life. Hugs

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