I recently experienced my first internet troll on Instagram. I upload some of my adult photos on Instagram, which I’ve mentioned in the past. However, I have not experienced any negative comments from anyone until now.
I was going about my daily routine. I have not made any rude comments on photos, although I will be honest and admit to thinking to myself “OMG how did that photo get more likes than mine when she looks like that?” That’s the horrible ugly side of me. We all have that in us, don’t act like I’m the only one.
I know that not all my photos are beautiful, but wtf?! I shared two that the troll left her toxic spew on.
I am fascinated by her behavior and had to do some research into what motivates someone to do this.
I basically found out that they fell into a few areas of some sort of personality disorder or having a sense of inadequacy or just being a simple bully. No matter what area she falls into, bottom line there is something mentally wrong with her.
I hope you enjoy listening to my podcast about my first internet troll experience. It’s longer than normal. Let me know what you think.
OH. And excuse the mess, the page is a work in progress.
Greetings and Salutations … yesterday I came across on Twitter from ABC 13 news out of Ontario California woman loses her job after confronting family for flying a Mexican flag…and I guess what she did she called herself a political activist has lost her job and said she’s been getting threats after posting a video of her confronting the homeowner about a Mexican flag that they had flying in their front yard.
Below you can listen to my podcast [Runtime: 20 mins]
What disgusts me about this is that she recorded and posted it to YouTube. Why? What’s the motivation behind that? I think she wanted to get her community upset, since she is running for council I think she thought it would get support from … who? A specific demographic of her community? Because that’s what it sounds like to me. And to me, that’s behavior of a racist. Her entire approach to the situation was unprofessional, un-neighborly and down right shameful. How she will conduct herself if she wins a seat on her City Council? She gives the term of “Patriot” a bad definition. She’s a bad example. If she’s a Christian, I think she might have failed at that whole “WWJD” thing.
Her entire approach to that situation was shameful. Her entire conversation is degrading, insulting. I was outraged by her behavior and for posting it on social media. What’s sad is that she is that ignorant to her bad behavior. She can’t understand what she did wrong. That’s whats sad, that it has to be explained to her. She will not understand nor ever change her mind about what she did, because she is a racist, not a patriot.
You can watch the video below. Here is the link that I read from and copied the video from.
In another interview she is stating she was trying to tell them about flag etiquette. Nope. Don’t buy that at all. Her voice in the first video is clear that Mrs. Capps is hostile, aggressive. Now, since all the media attention has back fired on her, she’s trying to fix the damage she has done to her reputation, get some public sympathy for losing her job. Which by the way, I agree with Coldwell Banker 100%. They have zero tolerance for discrimination and she made their company look bad. America is a country of zero tolerance (in some to most cases) and I think she forgot that part.
Sure, I understand that flying a flag other than the American flag might be considered disrespectful. However, most people don’t even know simple flag etiquette. To me, using the American flag as a cape during Spirit week of a high school is disrespectful. I seen with my own eyes, no one said anything to the student. I left it alone. Wasn’t hurting me directly, just slightly annoyed with it. Maybe these people had no idea about flag etiquette, after all the wife didn’t speak English. After wards the news said that the family had both flags but not an American flag when Mrs Capps confronted them. Maybe they were not aware that the “politically correct” thing to do was to have both flags flying. It’s the manner in which Mrs. Capps chose to approach this situation.
Here’s a suggestion to Tressy Capps. If you are a true patriot and this type of thing bothers you so much. Start a flag etiquette class. Create flyers about the subject, work with a local Boy Scout Troop to pass the flyers out door to door. Organize a local flag ceremony of some kind demonstrating flag etiquette. If you have a Neighborhood Watch Group, organize a meeting about flag etiquette. Make a welcome package for new homeowners with the correct flag flying information included. Attend Landlord Association meetings and speak with landlords about their tenants, who are interested in flying flags. Don’t stop to harass, belittle, degrade people. Do something positive.
Tuesday I woke up to see the newest version of Audioboo, now called AudioBoom. There was a few things that I noticed that I didn’t like out of the starting gate. There is so much disappointment with this new updated version. The small community that I am a part of is hurt, confused and disappointed. Some feel that this is the beginning of the end of the community as we know it to be. I highly doubt it’s the end, yet I’m sure that some (such as myself) will be looking elsewhere to record. Others might stop all together recording, others might try to find other ways to record to bypass the audioboom app. There will always be some community there, until the site closes down. The community might not be as tight-knit as earlier times. I will always be around.
Audio Error. Audioboom is an AudioBUST
You can listen to my podcast that I talk about some of the apps. Keep in mind that the written post and podcast do not contain that exact material. [Thanks to GingerTom for the background music]
There are just a few issues I have, otherwise I am fine with the new version.
I do NOT like that there is an auto-play when opening the app.
I do NOT want to hear anyone else but those that I am following.
I do NOT to hear any other channels. I just want those members that I am following in my stream.
For me, it’s difficult to found, listen to the most recent, current posts from those members that I am following. I ended up going to the main website page to find the recent stuff.
Bottom line it is difficult for me to maneuver around in the app to listen to just the people I want to hear.
I have always been into doing audio. It’s so much easier than typing out the words. Besides I believe that the listener can hear my emotion in the audio. I like to review some of the audio apps that I come across, to see their potential. Below are some of the apps, websites that I have used or reviewed. Please feel to add any information that could be of use to someone who might be considering using or downloading one of these apps.
I added a few issues that come to mind, both positive & negative. Each app offers something different. I have not found an app/website that offers everything. The closest I have found is Voqel. Downside; only an iOS app available.
Chirbit – Has potential for community or lone wolf activity. Chirbit iOS app is 99 cents. Recording space depends on the space you have on your phone. Ability to share, embed and voice or text comment. Has website to view members profile page. I do not like the look of the app or website. The colors are dab.
Ipadio – Community. Can upload files, including location and photos. Can share to social media. Can use telephone to call app to record. There is no voice commenting only text. The app is solely for recording, unable to view other members or main webpage. All commenting, viewing and listening needs to be done on main webpage or by RSS or itunes.
Voicebo – Very similar to AudioBoom, however there is only 5 minutes per audio. The community isn’t a strong one, has potential. Tag section and description section could allow more characters. Only text commenting within the app. Can subscribe via RSS feed. The app is pretty easy to find your way around. If you sign up there, PLEASE tell Brett Wilson that Cat sent ya!!!
Eevzdrop – There is no uploading files on this app. No website to view a member’s profile page. There is 10 minutes of recording time. After uploading your “drop” there is no option to edit. You can only share to Facebook, not to Twitter. You can copy the URL and share it.
Dubbler/Yappie – Voice filters. Some sense of community. Time limit on recording is 60 seconds.
VoiceByte – You only get 30 seconds to record. It’s great for a promo or sharing a statement. Ability to include a photo and link to that recording. Can share to Facebook, Twitter and Friends. There seems to be only a handful of users here.
Add all your information about your audio. Then when your ready to upload (save) it swipe to the right (following the fingerprint & arrow)
You can share via Facebook, twitter and to your friends/contacts
Helpful hints. This disappears after your first recording is uploaded.
Voqel – This app wouldn’t even let me sign up. The “timer” just kept going, even after deleting it and reinstalling the app. I went to the website and was successful in creating a profile. Everything about this really looks interesting, promising. I will have to say this is so far the best of the community formed audio/broadcasting/podcasting networks out there. Files can be uploaded from the website and members can also record via microphone. The website is user-friendly with detailed “how-to’s.” You can even create private groups. Sadly, there it is only available on iOS. There is so much to this app and website. Two thumbs up for this one. You can view my first recording >HERE<
CLICK the microphone icon below to go to my Voqel profile page.
You can scroll up & down to find new podcasters to listen to.
Under the “discover” button, you can scroll to the left under a categories to listen to different podcasters.
Under the “share” button you can comment (both audio/text) email, twitter, facebook.
To record tap the green button (it turns red). After you’re finished you click “next” and you’re taken to the page where you add the information about your audio
Connect with friends, invite friends make groups
Add all your information about your audio here.
Micbytes – Waste of time. No activity since August of 2014. Can’t share with Twitter or Facebook after uploading the post. Too vogue of an app.
If sharing is not turned on prior to uploading. You will not be able to share afterwards.
There are adverts in the stream and looks like no one’s home on this app.
Click the MIC icon to record (it blinks red) and a photo, location and post it.
Soundcloud – I stopped using this after the plans were introduced. My account has 3 hours left. I did like the app and the website. Those site is mostly filled with DJ’s. I guess “Lordes” was discovered after uploading her tracks to Soundcloud.
Spreaker – There are plans you can purchase. My account only has 10 hours left and I can record up 30 minutes. After that I would have to purchase a plan. I did really like this app & website. However, there cost is my main issue.
Blog Talk Radio – I used this for two years or more. Cat’s Tales Podcast. Main issue I had is that the sound quality is total crap! You need a phone to use this site. There is no app for this site. You use your landline or cell phone to record your audio. You can upload 3 mp3’s to use during your broadcast. You get up to 30 minutes free, with 15 minutes extra also free. I called the 15 minutes “the after party.” A member can schedule a show/broadcast to air live with a chatroom during non peak hours. Only paying members get access to prime time slots. A member can share to Twitter & Facebook. The interactive dashboard is pretty easy to use. There are a lot of good qualities about BTR, the whole set up is really cool. The “Studio” that a member uses to record their broadcast or to upload a file. A member can upgrade, starting at $39 per month in which a member can use Skype to record their show. There are more bells & whistles with the upgrade.
Check Out Lifestyle Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with SassyCat38 on BlogTalkRadio
PodOmatic – Mostly for music DJ’s. There is a storage limit of 500MG and bandwidth of 15GB. Not sure if it’s restarted after 90 days or if the member has to upgrade. The basic plan is $9.99 per month. A member can edit their profile page.
Mixlr – I downloaded this one. But there was something about it, that I couldn’t figure it out. The way it looked bothered my senses. It was unappealing to me. So if you can share some insight on this app and website that would be great.
Melt – There is only 60 seconds or 30 seconds of record time. There is a feel of community there. I do like the embed player. You can read my full review >HERE<. There is no main website. This app seems to be only available in iOS. I would use this more to toss a single thought into the air on twitter.
Here are a few other iOs apps that I haven’t “tested.” They look kind of tame, simple and similar to Melt, Yappie, Dubbler and VoiceByte.
I noticed that most of these apps are iOS only. A few have android, Windows versions available. Do you have a recommendation for an audio, voice, broadcasting app? Share it. I need to nick my Beloved’s new Galaxy to visit the app store to see what’s available. BUT if you already tried something, drop me a comment. Share your experience.
The topic of sex is always in the background of my mind. I was still thinking about the question “Why do we demonize men who are honest about their sexual needs?’
I decided to talk to my mother about this. To find out how she felt, being an older woman, having been raised in a different time with a different way of thinking. Not to mention the totally different view about sex in general.
Image courtesy of artur84 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
My mother was raised that the idea that sex is something that is not to be discussed. Something strange, scary and it’s a part of marriage. Sex was a frightening act that probably was not pleasurable, but only to the man.
We discussed a lot of personal opinions, experiences about the topic of sex. How society has changed but managed to stay the same if that makes any sense.
Perhaps you can get some into sight into how I, Sassy Cat, came to be. Not just a result of my parents fucking, but how &b where my views of sex started from. We are just two women sharing a meal, spending some mommy-daughter time together and talking about sex at a fast food joint.
I’m not really sure how long the podcast is, maybe 20 minutes or more. Please lemme know what ya think and if you have any topics you would like me to discuss, drop me a email.
Keep in mind that was is said in the audio is different than what is typed above. The above is merely a summary. [25 mins runtime]
Image courtesy of [rajcreationzs] at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
I decided to do a podcast after reading the article. What I thought would be just a 20 minute podcast turned into almost an hour. [54:00]
In one of the comments was a link to another blog post about “Confidence, Arrogance and Escaping the Aggressive/Weak Paradox.” I went to read that one. I still wonder about society, sometimes we seem to have moved along so far and yet there are times when it seems we are still some backwards thinking when it comes to sex, sexuality and men & women.
I really don’t understand society or some women’s way of thinking. We all know we think about sex. We all want sex. OK. There might be a few people who don’t but the rest of the population wants to get down with some hard thrusting fucking. Yes?!
Lemme know your opinions on the podcast. Share your opinion on the articles. Where do you stand on this issue?
Thanks for listening. Got an idea for a topic for me to discuss? Contact me directly.
Rescue Me (re-watching this one) – The protagonist and focal point of the series is veteran New York City FirefighterTommy Gavin(Denis Leary). The series follows Tommy’s troubled family and co-workers as they deal with real life issues, either with post 9/11 trauma or their own domestic problems. Tommy struggles with the loss of his cousin and best friend, Firefighter Jimmy Keefe (James McCaffrey), as well as fifty-nine other firefighters whom he knew, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Jimmy frequently visits Tommy in ghostly visions. Tommy is an ill-tempered, self-destructive, hypocritical, manipulative, relapsed alcoholic who suffers with severe survivor guilt and posttraumatic stress disorder as a result of 9/11
Mistresses – is an American drama series based on the 2008–10 U.K. series of the same name, about the lives of four female friends and their involvement in an array of illicit and complex relationships.
Bonus: What is your current favorite song to listen to over and over again?
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This is my fourth VoxBox. This is called the “Vitality Vox Box.”
Here are two of the products that were inside this box.
Bikini Ready Energy Gummies
Below is a podcast giving the review. Background music provided by Jacques Bertram, Hopefall and Marcin Brzozowski
Distributed by The Mentholatum Company. This lip balm has a unique design. It’s a cube, with the balm supported by the lid. The concept is opposite of the standard lip balm products. Also comes in 3 different flavors (Pomegranate Blueberry, Fresh Mint, Vanilla Bean). Softlips product provides 5 lip cares in one. It hydrates, replenishes, smooths, protects and shines your lips.
Softlips Cube (back of the package)
Applying Softlips Cube
What did I like:
is the unique cube design. The lip product is completely opposite of the standard lip care products [See Photo Gallery Below].
The scent of the Pomegranate Blueberry.
That I don’t use my finger to apply the product and then have to find a place to wipe my finger off on.
The smooth feeling that I get on my lips after applying it.
What I did NOT like:
Is that the product didn’t last long on my lips, had to reapply often.
Cube is uncomfortable to have in a jeans pocket.
Price – retails for $3.49
I would buy this if I was in desperate need for lip balm, which has happened in the past. I must have some sort of lip moisture on. I do not like chapped, dry lips. I wear it 24/7. I will probably keep my Softlips cube in my mechanics bag on my Harley. It will serve its purpose, sun protection & hydration. Those are the important things.
Bikini Ready Energy Gummies
Bikini Ready Energy Gummies
Extra information on the side of the bottle
Manufactured for Inergetics, Inc. These sugar-coated gummies aid in boosting your metabolism and increasing your energy. Only 45 calories per gummie. You get your vitamin B12 and caffeine and that’s where your energy comes from. This product is meant to be used with a healthy diet and an exercise program. A bottle of 50 gummies run about $15.
What I did like:
Is that the gummies really do give you that “burst” of energy. I ate them in the late afternoon to get me over that hump, carry me through the low part of the day when I wanna fall asleep.
Tastes pretty decent for 50 mg of caffeine. There is a slight bitter taste, but you do know it’s got few ingredients.
There are 3 different flavors inside the bottle. There are 50 gummies in the bottle.
What I did NOT like:
Would I buy this product in the future? Probably.
Bikini Ready Energy Gummies
Information on the back of the bottle
I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.