Welcome to Finley Experience

This website is dedicated to LGBT folks who are surviving in this crazy world.

What's good for one isn't necessarily good for another.

Attempting to control the hearts and souls of the masses through force and injustice only forces the seeds of dissension to grow. History has taught this lesson repeatedly. Perhaps, we'll learn the lesson this time.

20 December 2010

Yep, Latin Lives in the Heart and Mind of the Next Generation


Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute

Now, this is a groovy concept. I wish them luck in their mission goals. We would benefit greatly from a world where more children were subject to the discipline of Latin.

They are taking applications for Latin summer camp and they have a Latin composition contest. That just rocks!

Vale, amicite! 

12 December 2010

And Now, Jack Black: What is the MySpace Craziness that has Celebrities Seeking Friend Requests?

Hello my dears! Just so you know, delirium set in some few hours ago, regardless, I'm up early, still kicking. I have a stack of things to do today and by the grace of things holier than I, well, perhaps I'll be able to stricken much from the ever increasing pile.

If you've been keeping up with the last few posts, then you know I have recently been amused by some of the names requesting myspace friendships with yours truly. It's a trip. I think the reality is, the internet is a great way to disseminate current information, and celebrities not willing to send out friend requests act arrogantly reliant on the audience. Whereas those willing to embrace the many uses of the internet, find themselves in the unique position of utilizing "underground" resources, take Denis Leary and his friend request/book promo.

The reason we're still talking about this is simply because Jack Black has now sent a friend request. See you all think I'm growing in popularity, but really, I am one more cog in the advertising machine. Check out the article: Celebrities "Hijack" Myspace. So, there you have it, myspace is using celebrities and celebrities are using myspace. I'm not posting the myspace friend request email from Jack Black, because frankly, "if you don't [believe] me by now, you will never, never, [believe] me." Regardless, I'm also accepting Jack Black.

I had a couple of friends work as extras in Year One. My friends and Jack, forgive me, I still haven't seen it. I'm really happy for Louisiana that the film industry has increased filming, especially in light of the hardships this state has endured in the last ten years. Who Dat? That's right, hell must have froze over, after all, the Saints won the Superbowl.

10 December 2010

Rock on Google Analytics! How I love Stats! Announcing Stats Poetry Challenge

Okay, so, maybe I'm a little kid in more than just heart. I'd say, I've been lucky to maintain some generous helpings of my little kid style thinking. I'm well into years: I've knocked a dent into adulthood you could say. Of course, I'm not a little kid, but when I tell you that I giggled with childish glee, please know it came from the heart.

To the eight views from Burundi and Slovenia: I don't know if you're one person who came back repeatedly, or if your eight different people who stumbled onto my page. Regardless, do you know how cool it is that you've found my site? Actually, anyone reading this, do you know how cool it is that you are? There are incredible numbers of websites popping up every day. People all around the globe (myself included) are slowly gaining access to the finest communication apparatus the world has yet known, and they're adding their voice to the etherized cacophony. And, somehow in this ginormous electric web, some people in Burundi and Slovenia have landed on my site and looked through it or left quickly (depending on the parameters of their internet mission). But, they were here! As the little kid in The Incredibles says, "That was totally wicked!"

To the thirty-eight views from Russia: I think it important for you to know that in the international analytical stats you are leading. By the way, renroom.ru has been the entrance link most used. Do any of you know and care to share what the renroom site is for? It looks like a finder for apartments or other living arrangements. Unfortunately, I haven't had the opportunity to learn Russian and the site is in an alphabet (Cyrillic) to which I know diddly squat. If it is any consolation, Russian is on my linguistic bucket list. (In addition to my native American--English--I'm currently working on Latin, Hebrew, and Haitian Creole).

To everyone whose country was not directly mentioned: You are not being left out! I am incredibly amazed that each and everyone of you have some how found these pages. It's so groovy that this possibility exists.

Google Analytical Stats for finleyexperience.blogspot.com

Russia 38
Canada 20
Germany 14
Denmark 14
China 10
Burundi 8
Slovenia 8
United Kingdom 7
Poland 7

Stats Poetry Challenge
I've been on blogger.com since 2008, the analytics option only became available in May 2010. For the sake of a self poetry challenge, I'm paying close attention to the international viewer stats. When May 31 of 2011 rolls around I will post the year's winner. That country will become the subject of my poetry for the month of June.

What this means:
I will research the winning country, then compose poetry about my findings. Once I've announced the winner, I will welcome insights and suggestions from viewers with knowledge about the winning country. Should this poetry challenge be happily received by viewers and prove as interesting and as fun as I believe, then we'll do it again next year.

Well, that's it for now. I've got three papers, a logo w/standards manual and regular ole studying for finals.


08 December 2010

City of Shreveport Railroad Crossing Closures

Check out this Shreveport Times article about an odd bit of "city maintenance" causing a disturbance in Shreveport.

I have know idea what the back story may be. But, I thought I'd share.

06 December 2010

Centenary "Dead Week" (1 AM, Again, And I'm Still Awake)

According to my fellow students and teachers, we have now reached "Dead Week". That infamous week before Finals when the majority of college-goers walk around like zombies. This semester hasn't been easy. Interestingly, not a single semester has had the honor of ranking in the easy category. It's funny because the majority of the conflicts that have arisen have been outside the realm of college.

Since I began taking classes at Centenary (2008), I've known twenty-one people who have died. None have died from serving on either of the war fronts and there is not a bubonic plague making its way through Louisiana. A few died from unknown causes, others from heart failure, most recently, my grandfather (cancer). I hope he enjoyed his life for I didn't know him well. Such is the way of life. Regardless, I do love him, he's my grandfather.

On another note, I promise you this much, I am not going for a record. My girlfriend, Jen, insists that I know too many people (this is very well possible), I'm friendly and I spent seven years working in the casino industry. That also means I know people from all walks of life and of various ages. I've been walking around in a daze since Larry P. died of cancer in September of '08. He started a chain of deaths that has averaged five per semester. I still haven't grieved for all the people I've lost in these last few years, and now, my grandfather. And, it's "Dead Week". What kind of sick irony is that?

Update (Make that 22):
22 January 2011 (Rest in Peace: Ms. Faye)

01 December 2010

Seriously Funny Man Denis Leary and a MySpace Friend Request

You know how the last email said "I just checked my email and..." well, this time I'll let emails speak for themselves. I am amused, very amused. Thanks Denis Leary's social media person, or Denis Leary.


How many celebrities maintain their own social media? I'd really like to know. Should I assume every famous name has someone monitoring their computer status? Or, do you think they might have the desire (like people from this century) to surf the internet? Perhaps, add profiles, check out music, watch videos, laugh at stupid pet tricks by youtube freaks? You know, do a little cyber cruising?

(Note: I removed the ACCEPT/IGNORE button, because, let's face it, I haven't decided yet. I've been too busy writing this blog and doing my homework. Oh, what am I talking about, of course I'm going to friend Denis Leary. His myspace status claims his "dick is not orange." And, I do have a favorite Denis Leary movie line. You'll have to guess what it is. Mwuhahahahaha-ha-ha).

I feel like Pinky. Any minute now Brain is going to take over the world...and I get to watch.

Here it is:
Hey Monique,

Denis Leary friended you on Myspace.

Get exclusive content, contests and updates! Check out 
my new book “Suck On This Year,” out Dec. 2. And by “book,” 
I mean comedy pamphlet.

Okay, perhaps you noticed the funky thing under the myspace logo (BTW, I don't like their new logo)...well, it is late, I've been up for hours. I'm going to bed. I'll try to fix it later, 'cause nothing I'm doing is working right now. Good night, folks. Night Denis Leary, Matthew McConaughey, The Black Eyed Peas, Human Rights Campaign. Good night family and friends. Good night me!

If The HRC isn't Groovy, I Don't Know What Is

Okay, so, when I checked my email earlier I found this gem. I know I'm silly, but whoever the HRC tech person may be, well, "how you doin'?" Thanks for making my day.

I haven't done much towards adding groups or people onto any of the social medias I have accounts with. Basically, with school, the novel, life, and work, hey, you know how it goes, I don't have a staff, it's just me.

Anyway, dear readers, I thought you might get a kick out of the email too! I got a myspace friend request from Matthew McConaughey, but I forgot to make a screen shot of it. Did you know that if you don't accept a myspace friend request in a timely manner it'll just disappear? That one made me laugh too. I didn't approve Matthew McConaughey's friend request fast enough, it disappeared. I had to go back and request him. Perhaps it's just me, I don't know that it was Matthew McConaughey or his social media director, but I thought it was groovy. Just a little ray of sunshine. That's alright.

Peace my friends!


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