Friday, February 28, 2014

Men Will Take The Fifth In A Heart Beat

Women love to get men to talk about every subject imaginable. It's how they size us up as prospective mates. The problem is that man do not remember what they said early in a relationship because when we see a woman that interests us, for the first time, it is our little head that is taking inventory.  It's not until much later that we start to see the potential in a relationship.

The little head is only into instant gratification and controls the big head. Especially when we are in our twenties, With age comes wisdom that allows the big head to take control.

My point is that anything we said 6 months ago, when we first met, is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days, lol.

Women can not hold us responsible for what our little head has espoused. It has one thing on its mind and it isn't a long term relationship. More like 'slam, bam, thank you mamm'.

Of course at my age the little head is basically incapable of independent thought so inter gender discussions can be on a higher level. Its ability to continue the activities of its youth have gone by way of the dinosaurs.

Another point; when on a double date men are generally not taking about their dates when the girls saunter off to the bathroom for a communal pee.

This is basically what men talk about at these moments.

Throw in some sports talk and pretty much you have our conversation nailed.

The case I am trying to make here is that older men, whose brains has matured and gotten stronger, may be a better choice as prospective mates than younger men who have yet to conquer the power of the little head.

Of course many men never grow up.


Put out a slip-n-slide and some bikini clad beauties and we become kids again!!


Thursday, February 27, 2014

There Is A Special Place In Hell For People Like This

I believe that people who invoke Gods name to produce hate speech will find Heavens welcome mat missing when they arrive for judgement.

"This is devastating what Obama is doing to the black man and the black woman, and how the white homo is now moving into the black neighborhoods looking for black men that have been converted into homosexuality. But black woman let me say something to you: you have a very hard time competing against a white homosexual male. He's usually got money -- a white homo usually has an American Express card. He usually has an opportunity at the theater -- homos love the theater. They love to go out to dinners, parties, they love that kind of a thing... black people need to rise up in mass and recognize the utter destruction that Obama is going in to destroy the black family with these homosexual statements that he has done and release of demons", Dr. James David Manning, Pastor ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church.

A sick man indeed!!!

This Doctor of Hate also supports the anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda which have put people's lives in danger.

The assumptions made by this man are so archaic I am surprised his church services are not held in a cave in Nigeria or Uganda.

Lets break this statement down.

1. He blames President Obama for stirring the pot of black homosexuality. Manning is a known Obama hater and once accused the president of being a 'cocaine using gay hustler' in his youth.

2. He claims that 'white homosexual males' are moving into black neighborhoods and 'converting' black males to homosexuality. This is wrong on so many levels. The man is a racist. Homosexuality is not a choice. It's an either you are or you are not situation.

3. Did y'all know that white male homosexuals have money, love the theater and dinner parties and use these as advantages to lure black men away from black women and into a life of homosexuality? Apparently American Express is the official card of homosexuals, lol. I wonder if they handed out an extra dose of stupidity when Manning got his divinity degree from the school advertising on the matchbook cover that he found in the 'Hollier Than Thou Bar and Grill'?

I have never understood the need for some people to try to get involved with other people's lives. Do we not have enough to deal with in our own lives without trying to make others miserable?

 I recently found out the this so called 'man of God' was raised in a town 10 miles from where I now live. Now here is a native son that will invoke no pride.

Man hates!!

God loves!!

Simple as that.

We need to stop trying to put words in Gods mouth.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Oh Those Swaying Hips

Watching those swaying hips hypnotizingly tempting us to get closer in hopes of a party in the biblical sense. But when those hips are attached to a cow most men draw the line in the sexual sand. Notice I said most men, lol.

Two men in New York were arrested for sex with cows and filming it. Is there a market for 'cow sex films'? They were discovered when the farmer noticed that his cows were more nervous than usual and were giving less milk.

Two thoughts come to mind. First ewwwwwww!!! Second, I need to switch to soy or almond milk. I am pretty sure a man can not screw an almond or a soy bean.

I have so many questions, lol. Does one need a stool to stand on to reach an optimal man/cow height for sex? Does the cows tail cause problems or is it a sexual enhancer? Does man and cow reach orgasm simultaneously or do cows even have orgasms? I am sure all will be answered at the trial, lol.

Th extent of human depravity never ceases to amazing me.

"A man can have sex with animals such as sheep, cows, camels and so on, However, he should kill the animal after he has his orgasm. He should not sell the meat to the people in his own village; however, selling the meat to the next door village should be fine", Ayatollah Khomeini.

I would advise all villages close to Herkimer County, N.Y. to start buying their milk from suppliers in other areas. You just never know who has screwed your cows!!!



Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Lives Of Young Tater Tots Are At Stake

Known by many names, tater tots in the USA, potato gems/potato royals/ potato pom-poms in Australia,  potato crunchies in the United Kingdom and spud puppies in Canada these little deep fried shredded potatoes have been delighting kids for 60 years. We grew up with them covered in ketchup and riding on plates next to hot dogs or hamburgers.

But today we find our beloved tots in desperate need. Drought conditions are causing a shortage of available potatoes to produce tots. Tots are an offspring of whole potatoes. Many times they are made by using the small slivers of potato left over after larger forms, like french fries or potato cakes, are produced.

This shortage of parental potatoes has left many tots living in poor conditions where it has been difficult for parental potatoes to put clean water and rich soil on the table to assist with tot development. This has led to an inability ,of these beleaguered potato parents, to provide quality recreational opportunities for their tots.

To that end I am calling on all tater tot lovers, from all over the world, to support a new charity.

Toys for Tater Tots

If we do not assist in providing educational and recreational toys for young tots we run the risk of producing generations of stupid, out of shape and ill tasting tots. By not helping many of these tots will lose sight of their roots and not understand that they have a major role to play in human child development.

I have enlisted some celebrities to assist this most noble cause.

A sample campaign advertisement

Mr & Mrs Potato Head and their children are on the Toys for Tater Tots board of directors
I fear for a world without tater tots. I predict anarchy in the streets. Violent protests by parents at their wits end because they can not provide tots to their children. I predict the bankruptcy of the major ketchup companies for a lack of places to stick their products.
I also see a rise in guys like this.

Don't let your life be taken by a tater tot addicted maniac. Support Toys for Tater Tots.

Your freaking life may depend on it!!!


Friday, February 21, 2014

I Am In Shape~Round Is A Shape~Damned Pasta

"A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape", Mark Twain

That is my new 'lifestyle change' motto. I am the 'House That Pasta Built' and there is no denying it, lol. I love pasta. It is more than a food; it's a religion and I enjoy it in every form. I have even learned to make it from scratch so I always have a way to feed my addiction.

So I have aged and become a round man. I am not a stick or a square. Definitely not a triangle. If I were a woman I definitely would not have a pear shape.  I would describe myself as a lovable bowling ball with legs, lol.

My portrait!!

Pasta has been the defining force in forming my shape. We had pasta served at breakfast(pastina with butter and cheese), pasta served at lunch(farfalle with peas and a bechemel sauce and pasta served at dinner in a million different ways. We were poor and pasta was cheap.

Foods define our lives and pasta has certainly defined mine. I have had to cut back on my pasta consumption because of my health, down to one day a week, and I find that I miss it. When ever I eat pasta it brings back happy memories of my childhood and Sunday meals with my grandparents. Probably the happiest and simplest time of  my life.

I would beg anyone who cooks pasta to take time to learn the meaning of 'aldente' and to cook their pasta in a little sauce so it picks up the sauce flavor. Oh! It's sauce NOT GRAVY!!!!!!

Yeppers I am a pasta snob. Cook it correctly or go eat Chinese, lol.

On the upside my round shape has afforded me a movie career that I would not have had if I was square or a stick.

Me in an alien invasion movie
There is an up side to any situation, lol.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Lets Talk Cave Colors

I read this yesterday; "All men see in 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit. Not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is".

There is a reason that new homes are painted white when they are up for sale. Because men could not relate to a mustard colored living room. For the most part women are responsible for putting color into men's lives. If it were not for women, men would live their entire lives in white rooms dominated by a 60 inch screen television and football/basketball posters on the walls.

THE MAN CAVE~~is a place where men can put all the things they have accumulated, over their lifetime, and that women do not feel is appropriate for home decor. This would include trophies, old and beloved clothes, pictures of you and your friends acting nuts, your old playboy magazines, all sports posters and anything else your mate hates that you love. This cave should be decorated by the man in a manner that is pleasing to him not his mother-in-law.

In my case I just needed a place I could go off and think or spend a few minutes alone. Nothing fancy. Someplace quiet. Maybe a padded and sound proof room that would stifle my screams and keep me safe when I throw myself up against the walls, lol.

Have you ever screamed as loud as you could? I have and the tensions seem to slip away and I feel so much better. That's the kind of man cave I needed. Of course now my entire house is a man cave and my neighbors are far enough away that I could scream my head off and no one would hear me.

The man cave puts sanity back into mens lives. It is a similar therapy to women buying clothes or shoes. You can never have enough ways to foster good mental health.

Everyone needs a physical space they can call there own. Men have their caves. Women have their craft rooms, sewing rooms or over sized closets. We just all need our little mental health space.

There is nothing sadder than some guy standing on his back porch, alone and in the cold, staring off into space and talking to himself.

Show me a man doing that and I will show you a man who is caveless and living in a house with a plum colored living room.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Getting Sexy In Ohio~~What's in A Name

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet", is a commonly quoted part of a dialogue in William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, in which Juliet argues that the names of things do not matter, only what things "are".

I wonder if that is true? Is your name an indication of who you are? A woman in Ohio had her first name legally changed from Sheila to Sexy. Is she now a sexy woman?

My given name is Randolph. I always felt like it was a stuffy name. I picture 'Randolphs' sitting around old English Gentlemen Clubs sipping on whiskey and smoking pipes. That's not me at all. So all my life I have been called Randy. A name I am not particularly fond of but it's all mine.

I could not imagine changing it in an attempt to feel better about myself. I am named after the actor Randolph Scott. My parents were into the movies apparently. My brother is named after Gary Cooper.

In reality I was raised in an Italian family that was Americanizing itself. Many of my families first names were changed to try and fit in. My paternal grandmother's name was Italina but she was called Ethel as long as I can remember. My maternal grandfather was named Gandolfo but was called Adolph. We were trying to fit into American society.

There is tradition in naming children in Italian families which was thankfully broken with me. The first born grandson is usually named after his paternal grandfather. That would have made my name Emo. Thank you mom and dad for saving me form that fate, lol.

I think that people tend to look like their names would imply. Kind of like dog owners start to look like their dogs. I think Elenore Roosevelt looked like an Elenore and Bill Clinton sure looks like a Bill.

Blind dates were harrowing when the person being set up was going out with a Martha, Louise or Philomena. On the men's side the names Cecil, Winthrop and Hobart did not give rise to hope that the woman was getting a male model.

The key is that your name is yours so 'own it'.

"Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable", W.H. Auden.

I would agree with Mr. Auden. Proper names are poetry but we part ways in that they are translatable. One's name brings character to that person. It is part of who and what we are and thereby translates us very well.

Randy(Almost Emo Mantovani)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Cavemen, Cannabilism & Pressure Cookers~~An Evolutionary Story

This question was posed the other night, "How did cavemen know not to eat each other?"  A question that kicked off an interesting and at times hilarious conversation.

I could take the high road here and talk about the development of morals and ethics but the high road is a boring place. So it's the low road for me, lol.

I am going to suggest that cavemen did not indulge in cannibalism because there were so many other meats available that were suitable to the cooking methods available at the time. Remember, cavemen got plenty of exercise and had a sparse diet. Which would make the caveman a tough meat to prepare satisfactorily. Methods of meat tenderizing, like the pressure cooker, had not been invented leaving cave woman housewives with a very tough product to prepare. I am sure the teeth of cavemen were excellent but every men wants his steak done right.

While I picture my cave ancestors eating like this guy I am sure this is not a practicable idea. He does resemble Ronald McDonald.

It has been discovered that cavemen did eat their vegetables and fruit but even with that added to their diet, clean air, fully organic and free range food, plenty of exercise and pristine water few lived passed the age of thirty.

Hunting dangerous food sources may have been one reason.

Cavemen being, well men, wanted their food fresh. Leftovers were frowned upon even in this era.

While cavemen are always pictured heavy bodied in cartoons; I actually picture them as thinner more sinewy creatures. Tough to cook satisfactorily and tough to chew.

If my cave woman looked like this she would not have to cook at all. I would be eating happily at home.


Thursday, February 13, 2014

God On Climate Change~~"Lets F$$K With Them!!

“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water”, Carl Reiner.

I picture God sitting in Heaven thinking about ways to mess with humans. He listens to his angels, who act as advisers, and weighs all his options for mankind before acting in what ever manner he feels appropriate.

But when he is in a playful mood he talks with the small angel like cherubs who make up the heavenly court jesters. I see this group as being made up of all the comedians who have passed and whose job is to keep God entertained.

While alive these comedians made a living joking about climate change so I see no reason that they would stop once comfortably ensconced in heaven.

I picture Jonathan Winters whispering in Gods ear "Lord they talk about climate change all the time. Why not give it to them?". God ponders this idea while Soupy Sales jumps around in the back ground touting this as a wonderful idea.

After consulting further with John Belushi, Dom DeLuise, Richard Pryor and Sam Kinison God decides to F$$K with the weather as a joke.

So he makes it snow in the south causing all kinds of confusion. Temperatures drop to Canadian levels and my ass is frozen. Then two days later he makes it 60 degrees and thaws my frozen ass out only to wait two weeks to freeze it again.

Climate change has become God's massive one liner of jokes. God is having a laugh with Rodney Dangerfield. "Take my climate change, please" is the one liner for the heavenly court jesters.

Climate change is confusing science as is, like cold weather proves global warming, without God opening up a comedy club for Heavenly Beings and using humans as the brunt of all the jokes.

My cat went outside to look for a date this morning for the first time in days. It was cold when he went out but his horns were up and he scooted off next door to visit some local female friends. A hour later he returned with the snow falling hard and a dejected look on his face.

The cat says to me, "You told me it would never snow in the south and that pigs will never fly?"

I showed him this picture.


He looked more dejected and said, " I will never get laid again".


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Being Gay Is Not The Disease~~Homophobia Is!!

"I'm sorry but there's is no room for Jason Collins & Michael Sam playing a man sport ain't shit manly bout being a fag", (@DewuanS).

"Michael Sam father has failed. Fuck all his accomplishments, records, and etc.. yo sons a faggot," @ TreyMal.

"Fuck Michael Sam .. can't even watch ESPN without these anchors making him sound like a hero.. All he did was SUCK cock", @J_Marz_21.

"So, message to Michael Sam and those like him: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT A MAN WHO LIKES TO SUCK COCK. GET BACK IN THE FUCKING CLOSET", @icanhasbailout.

"Michael Sam first openly gay athlete in the NFL??? that's freaking disgusting!!!!!! should be kicked out of the NFL and the USA", @greyclark24.

Welcome to ignorance American style. These are just a few of the disgusting tweets I found after Michael Sam came out as gay.

I have never understood why we have to find ways to persecute people because they are different. We persecute on the basis or religion, sexual orientation, gender, race and a myriad of other reasons that make no sense.

Are we so insecure in ourselves that we have to persecute others to feel superior? Are we over compensating for our own deficiencies?

Homophobia is a disease no different than the mental disease that drove Hitler to the Holocaust. It is wrong on every level of human existence. Where do we go next? Are we going to hate people because they have red hair or freckles?

Gays can no more change to straight than I can be stretched to six feet tall. It's genetic! It's not a choice!! We need to squelch the intolerance and embrace peoples differences.

I hope Michael Sam does well in the NFL. He is a talented player who will help improve any team. Hell I hope he becomes a New York Jet so maybe my team will do better.

Kiddies, mind your own business and live your own lives. It's hard enough to gain control of our own lives. We have no need to add intolerance and hate against anyone.

There will be a judgement someday and I believe homophobes will be judged harshly.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Good Ship Lollipop Sails On

I woke this morning to snow and the loss of Shirley Temple. When I was a child Shirley's movies gave me such joy. She was a national treasure. Her movies allowed people to forget about there troubles during the depression giving joy to suffering millions for that short time they sat in the movie theater.

"When the spirit of the people is lower than at any other time during this Depression, it is a splendid thing that for just 15 cents, an American can go to a movie and look at the smiling face of a baby and forget his troubles," President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

I do not think that I had a favorite Shirley movie. I loved them all and watched them over and over. To this day I continue to watch them.

But what is so impressive about her is what she did with her life after the cameras stopped rolling. She ran unsuccessfully for congress in 1967. In 1969 President Nixon appointed her as a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations General Assembly. In the 1970s she was U.S. ambassador to Ghana and later U.S. chief of protocol.

She then served as ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the administration of the first President Bush. A few months after she arrived in Prague, in mid-1989, communist rule was overthrown in Czechoslovakia as the Iron Curtain collapsed across Eastern Europe.

She always said that her greatest role was being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was married for 50 years raising three children.

She proved that a child actor can succeed in life when they have loving parents who take an interest in them beyond acting.

I feel like a little bit of my childhood was stripped away today but when I think back to the joy she brought into my childhood I smile.

"As long as our country has Shirley Temple, we will be all right", President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

She will always live in our hearts so we will always have her.

I have been whistling the tune to 'It's A Good Ship Lollipop all morning. I know a certain Second Life singer that will get that request from me later today.

God bless you Curly Top.


Monday, February 10, 2014

My Weather~~100% Smarmy~~A Word Not Just For Lounge Lizards Anymore

Smarmy~obsequiously flattering or unpleasantly suave. A word that was the exclusive domain of 'lounge lizard' now describes my weather to a tee. One day the weather soothes me with 60+ degrees of warmth and the next day we are discussing freezing rain and maybe snow.

One would think, with all our technology, we could keep anything that displays swarminess out of the United States. Canadian entertainers come to mind here, lol.

Machines that control the weather are well within our realm of achievement, but because some people could not control themselves as to weaponizing them, the United nations has banned them. So now we are forced to suffer at the feet of a smarmy mother nature.

I say screw the United Nations and lets put this cold weather back in Canada where it belongs. Give the south back that beautiful weather that allows us to play golf in shorts on Christmas Eve. The weather that allows us to walk comfortably on the beach in January without icicles hanging from every appendage.

I also declare open season on this guy. If a Second Life avatar could emote smarmy this guy would be the poster boy for avatar smarmy.


Friday, February 7, 2014

Cuddle Interuptus~~The Snow Storm Of 2014

Cuddle time is a precious commodity that should not to be missed. But that is what happened a few weeks ago when CeeCee was visiting my home. The threat of snow sent her scurrying back north cutting short what was a wonderful visit that we were both enjoying.

This episode reminded me of those now famous words uttered by Sir William Wallace at the Battle of Sterling Bridge in 1297.

"When lying alone in your bed with your withered stick in your hand, so many years from now, you will look back on your missed cuddling opportunities and wish the snow had been Viagra and your opportunity was not missed", Sir William Wallace.

Yes I took some liberties there, lol.

Cuddling is more intimate than sex. When you cuddle, and many men do not like cuddling, a sense of intimacy, commitment and trust passes between you and is consumed by your heart. I believe that anyone can have sex as it is a physical act with an obvious conclusion. Cuddling is a process that works on the cerebral level. It shows caring through intimate little touches and small kisses.

Cuddling is the difference between a neanderthals approach to love and a modern humans approach. It shows our gentleness toward our partners and our willingness to open ourselves up exposing our softer sides. Yeppers kiddies men have softer sides, lol.

So the snow of 2014 stole my cuddle time. Damn climate change.

“I had a dream about you. You were a pack of kittens, and I was what the villagers referred to as the “Cuddle Monster.” You ran and ran and ran, and when you got tired, I took all of you off the treadmill and snuggled you like you were a pack of furry sunrises
”, Jarod Kintz.


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Toilet Adventures In Sochi

The Russians either think that foreigners are extremely stupid or they have a wonderful sense of humor.

This sign appeared in a Sochi public toilet.

Lets translate this sign.

Upper left depicts the proper use of a toilet. Apparently Russians always sit down to do their business.

Upper right is telling us to pee in the bowl and not all over the room.

Middle left means no puking in the toilets.

Middle right, and my personal favorite, No Pooping In The Toilet Tank, lol. They must really think everyone outside of Russia are pigs.

Lower left is telling us to not FISH in the toilet. I wonder what one catches in a toilet and if its eatable? This one might explain the no puking warning.

Finally lower right which I am not sure about. Either it is warning us that the toilet floor is slippery, or that we should not get drunk and use the toilet because we may slip and fall or no horseplay.

I suggest that anyone going to Sochi bring plenty of toilet paper and moist wipes, confine their drinking to the pubs, bring a friend along to help them decide which opening to poop in, keep their puking in the street where it belongs, wear slip resistant footwear and only go on officially guided fishing trips.

Personally I think that someone in Sochi has a great sense of humor. At least I hope so, lol.


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Do Not Destroy Your First Date With A Poor Food Choice

"I was on a date with this really hot model. Well, it wasn't really a date date. We just ate dinner and saw a movie. Then the plane landed", Dave Attell

One of the most common first dates involves dinner. I also believe that the first impression a man makes, other than his appearance, is directly related to what he orders for that dinner. Unless your dating a neanderthal don't eat like one. Finger foods are fun down the road but positive first impressions are made with knives, forks and spoons.

As much as I love ribs they make a bad first date choice.

No woman can look at this guy romantically!!
Whole lobster is another first date mistake. It tastes wonderful but is eaten like a barbarian. So unless your date is into barbarians avoid whole lobster and choose a lobster dish like lobster bisque. Just don't dribble it down your chin and onto your shirt.

Speaking of dribbling; avoid noodle soups, especially the Chinese kind, that produce excessive slurping. To me slurping is akin to farting at the dinner table. OK for a child but not an adult.

Also avoid things that get stuck in your teeth like pesto dishes or even meatloaf. It can be quite unsightly.

Avoid garlic filled foods. Garlic chicken is wonderful but may lose you that good night kiss.

Finally; do not order the most expensive thing on the menu. It may look like you are either a show off or unable to control spending. Two less than desirable situations.


A good date ends with dinner together but an awesome date ends with breakfast together", Unknown.


I have broken all these rules, lol. Experience is a great teacher.



Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Toilet Seat Covers~~WHY?

At an early age I discovered that God had not provided laser sighting for my penis. Getting up during the night to pee, which happens more frequently with age, causes all sorts of aiming deficiencies. Men forget to turn on the light and wait until they hear the sound of water on water before deciding that their aim is true. My problem has always been forgetting to lift the seat so I am peeing on the lid. Many times the words "Oh Shit" have been heard during one of my bathroom journeys.

So why do women insist that a toilet seat cover is a good idea?

It's like a shag carpet waiting to be peed on!!

When I was married I would toss these things in the washer almost daily. Especially when my son was potty training. The kid is smart as Einstein but has no aim at all. Maybe Einstein didn't have aim either.

I was also famous for losing toilet seat covers in the wash like men lose socks. Yes I was throwing them out, lol. But like clockwork a new one would appear to take its place. We always had ones that matched the decor. Nothing fun.

The Halloween Seat Cover 

I could finally get VIP Seating 

 The Seat Cover for after a Chili meal
Peeing on the kitties, Oh I am going to be hated for this one
Peeing on Sponge Bob
Toilet seat covers should be banned for sanitary reasons alone. One night, back in my drinking days, I wandered into the bathroom to pee, didn't lift the lid and peed on my cat who was sleeping on the lid. Hell I just thought the lid was furry. I never heard it purr, lol.

Monday, February 3, 2014

I Know The Voices Are Not Real~~But They Have Some Good Ideas

I have mentioned before that I talk to myself. And yes out loud. It's common for people that spend a lot of time alone to talk to themselves. Those who do are not insane unless they start getting answered by their pets or people that are not really in the room. I am happy to say that I only hear myself.

People talk to themselves for many reasons; self complimentation, self motivation, decision making and goal setting are just a few reasons. I fall more in the decision making area. Bouncing ideas off another person is a good exercise for decision making but if your alone bouncing ideas off yourself can work rather well.

The key to talking to oneself about any issue is that we allow the inner person you are talking with to freely take the opposite view of an issue. If you are talking to yourself you do not want that self to be a 'yes man'. If he is then the entire exercise is a waste of time.

It is my understanding that creative people talk to themselves as part of the creative process. I struggle with my creativity but never with my conversations with myself.

I have only two rules for inner conversations with myself; 1. never talk to myself in public as people will get nervous around you and 2. no subject is taboo. Following these rules allows me to hold my inner chats without fear of stigma, "Is that man crazy daddy?", or limitations as to subject.

In the end, no matter what your marital or social situation might be, the person you spend the most time with is 'yourself'. So treat yourself well and hold intelligent and purposeful conversations with yourself. It's a good exercise for making decisions.