Sunday, May 1, 2011

Video of the Day - Everywhere in Scotland

Country: Everywhere around Scotland
Video Posted: April 14th, 2007

Hey Hey! It's Scotland! Not just one city, but four! Not just a couple of Free Huggers, but a whole team! If a group of Geese is called a Gaggle, a group of Crows is called a Murder and a group of Owls is called a Parliament, what do we call a group of Free Huggers?

A Love of Free Huggers?
A Slew of Free Huggers?
A Crush of Free Huggers?
An Outpouring of Free Huggers?

I'm lost on a proper plural, if anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them!

Oh yeah, as for my brother's story... he tried to kill me twice. Hahahahaha! You Missed!

Ok, Tipsy Juan is going to put down the grown up sauce and have a lie down.

I'm still thinking of all the ways I could be hugging you, dear reader, without having to resort to an A-Frame Hug!

Hugs, Juan

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Video of the Day - Thessaloniki, Greece

Country: Thessaloniki, Greece
Video Posted: June 12, 2007

I have this aunt, she's Greek. Every Christmas when my poly faith, totally interracial family would get together, she would point at things around the room and tell us how they were first invented by Greeks.

Pottery? Greek. Architecture? Greek. Food? Greek. Even in the face of insurmountable evidence, like the many other cultures around the Mediterranean that made pots, built buildings and had food, she would adamantly insist... Greek First.

Hey Kathy? Not this time! hehehehe.

Oh wait... Greeks might have invented hugging.

I think I lost this next Christmas argument and it's only April. 

Ok, picking on my family week is over. Otherwise I'll be sharing videos of Scotland and rambling about how my great grandfather on my mother's side was Scottish from the Isle of Skye and THAT is why my brother ended up a violent alcoholic.

Did you know that you're my family? Every last one of you.

Get ready for an emoticon....


Happy Whatever Day, Free Hugs Family!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Video of the Day - Jaffa, Israel

Country: Jaffa, Israel
Video Posted: November 30th, 2006

I've had the glorious opportunity to chat with the wonderful folk who run the Free Hugs Israel group and I'm always brightened by the sheer courage they have to get out there and offer Free Hugs. I spend a lot of time watching, reading and listening to world news and if I were to believe everything the news says - these Free Huggers should be dead by now.

But they aren't! Thank humanity for that!

I don't have many heroes, but these people, they're definitely on that list. 

If they can successfully share Free Hugs all over Israel, you can offer Free Hugs anywhere. I'm sure I've said that about the last Free Hugs Israel video I posted.

Oh... Did you know that I'm half Egyptian and was raised Muslim? The man I called Dad (Who totally turned out to actually be my uncle, but that's another story) is so anti-Israeli, he probably won't talk to me after this.

Oh that's right... we don't talk anyway. Something about me being intolerant.

Go figure.

I love you people!