I have been blogging since before there were blog scripts. I hand coded the monochrome forest, ran myevilminion.com and when I lost that domain myevilminion.org. I have used all sorts of platforms for blogging including scoop, php-nuke, post-nuke, and so on. I am a nerd and nothing less. This is my place where I can be as strange as I want. This is the site I won’t be giving to ex-wives, bosses, and so on. This is my place and I will do and say whatever the hell I want to here and there’s not a damn thing anyone can do about it. I am a cow-punk, weirdo, asshole, and so many other things people have called me. I am also a loving father, a Christian who could use a lot more work, a bad ass husband, and so many other sides that people never get to see. This is where they all meet. This is where I get to be who I want when I want. If you want nice and neat then go visit another site. If you want it all – raw, twitching, and still bleeding – then stick around.
I have a lot of seemingly conflicting tastes and views. You will see them in the random quotes, the music I post, the side I take on any given issue, and my general attitude. I am quite comfortable in this and really don’t care one way or another what anyone thinks. I didn’t start this joint to justify my positions/tastes/views. I love debate most of the time but her it is selfish, it’s all about me. My way or the highway. You are free to disagree but don’t bother expecting me to reason with you in the comments on anything. It just ain’t gonna happen. I am too old and too busy to be bothered explaining myself for the n’th time on anything.
I have seven kids, the first two from wife number one, the other five from my wife of 7 years. We didn’t start out having them after tying the knot so our first, my third, was present for the wedding. I have custody of my oldest two so we are a family of nine plus one dog. I am not “quiverfull”, nor am I Catholic, we just love kids and have the ability to raise these seven without a problem. All of the kids have Gaelic names with traditional Gaelic spellings because I wanted them to have a connection to their heritage. We all feel we are American by birth and Texan by the grace of God. We homeschool all of them and not for any religious reason but because Texas is fighting Mississippi for the worst education in all fifty states and I figure all we have to do is screw them up less than public school and we win. The dog is part of the family and not something that can be shoved out into the yard when we don’t want him around. While the kids would come first in any situation I would defend him as hard as I would defend any member of my family. I have always loved dogs and have had many over the years and will always have one if circumstances permit. I feel strongly about my responsibility to my pets and the best way to describe it is to quote a bumper sticker I saw some years ago: “A puppy is for life, not for Christmas”.
I am raising my family in church because it’s the right thing to do. I try to follow Christ in everything I do but I do not fit the American Evangelical mold by any stretch of the imagination. There are enough posts here that anyone should be able to figure that out. I am strict as a father and use corporal punishment when necessary but I am also merciful with my children when it is called for. I have faults and they are many. While I may seem arrogant at times that arrogance stems from the fact that I don’t think much of myself but look around and think even less of the world around me. I don’t like that aspect of myself but if I am not honest about it then I will never change it. My favorite religious quote is the opening to St. Patrick’s confession: “I am Patrick, a sinner, most unlearned, the least of all the faithful, and utterly despised by many.”
This is about all I can think of to describe myself. I said it in the first two paragrpahs and I will say it again: I am not writing here for anyone else but me. This is my viscera. It may be foul at times and it may make the more refined folk cringe but this is where I can write and work out my stuff. I do this in semi-anonymity and in public because it makes me think harder about my actions. You’ll get the truth about me here whether you like it or not and at times whether I like it or not.
I post a lot of music here. I believe it is all fair use but I also respect the rights of the artists. If any management company or artists wants their music removed send me an e-mail at romeosidvicious [at] gmail d.o.t. com and I’ll take it down as soon as I can get to it.