Haikus for Bongo

Lying beside me
Next to my Paisley tele
Bongo snores tonight.

Puppy dog dreaming
Bones, treats, toys and belly rubs
What else could he want?

Snuggled close, breathing,
Awaiting our time for bed
While I play guitar.

Bongo, thanks for all
The times you’ve brought smiles to me
Tomorrow more snacks!

-H. Murcia 2/18/2017

Thank you to @just-4-thought for the idea of writing about my pup as a happy poem (@anonymous !) You’re awesome as always!!!!!

Tag Je Suis!!! (2)

HELLO, AND THANK YOU, @paperbackbirds !!!!  I am honored to have been tagged!  Here is me letting you know of me, and maybe you can read some of the folks I follow, and follow them!  You love to read, they love to write!  YaY!

Blogs: This is my MAIN one. I do have @guitplyr which is mostly reblogs and such of other people’s writings I enjoy or come across. I think we should all band together and start a publishing company! Who’s with me?!

Name or nicknames: My name is Howard Murcia, you read my blog, prepare to…say hi! I also go by Howie, or -H. I don’t mind being called baby, sweetie, hun, or anything else, I think they are sweet terms of endearment. I do NOT enjoy being called another person’s name…NOT cool. #imbatman or #thecookiemonster also. Om nom nom

Gender: I am a Male

Star sign: Taurus

Height: 5'11", kind of.

Sexual orientation: Straight, but have love for everyone for being who they are and WONDERFUL human beings.

Hogwarts house: Jedi!! Uh…Team Valor!!! Make mine DC!!! This still sounds like I need to get someone some kind of meds.

Favourite colour: Burgundy. Black. Purple. Shades of blue.

Favourite animal: Bongo!! (My dog!)

Average hours of sleep: NO idea…that’s why there’s coffee and naps!!!

Cat or dog person: BONGO!!! (dog, but LOVE kittie!)

Favourite fictional characters: #imbatman , cookie monster, Calvin and Hobbes, Flash, Green Lantern…list is awesome, as are YOU!

Number of blankets sleep with: 1 Down alternative comforter, mostly off…

Favourite singer/band: TOO many! Iron Maiden, KISS, Bon Jovi, Blues, Jazz, Classical, rock, pop, boy bands, not a fan of most reggae/ska (Marley did it RIGHT, every one else copied it poorly!) nor music with accordions. Sorry mom por la cumbia!

Dream trip: Travel the world taking pictures, writing, playing guitar, meeting a lot of my online friends, and making a difference in people’s lives!!!

Dream job: Getting paid to live out my dream trip…preferably with a significant other, then starting a family and being a stay at home dad while I write and play guitar and take more pics and cook and…

When was this blog created: Sometime in the year 2010…maybe 2011…maybe I dreamed it…maybe you did?

Current number of followers: A LOT! I’m humbled! Maybe I SHOULD listen to that anonymous ask and post pics…nudes…not of me, of course! Let’s not cause Tumblr to close down for causing mass hysteria because of my fat ass and gross geni…well…you get the rhyme!

What made you create this blog: After years and years of writer’s block, out of NOWHERE, one of my oldest, dearest, and best friend’s from high school and I got ahold of each other and he was wondering if I still played guitar and wrote since he expected me to be doing it. I told him no, and he told me he wanted me to check out blogs as a way to start. I started it shortly after, but my writer’s block ended about 5 months ago on Twitter.

Thank you, again, to this new Tumblr! You seem like a lovely couple!!! I hope you get new followers, you follow and are involved with me and them, and if you need anything, say hi! I will tag the lovely @mycosmicbackyard , @katrinnac (who has probably done this!) , @that-girl-in-glasses1995 , @how-soon-is-n0w , @denmysterywoman , @wilwheaton , @x-changes and anyone else! So many I want to tag!!!


The bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus) is a herbivorous, mostly nocturnal forest ungulate. It is among the largest of the African forest antelope species.

Bongos are characterised by a striking reddish-brown coat, black and white markings, white-yellow stripes and long slightly spiralled horns. Indeed, bongos are the only tragelaphid in which both sexes have horns. They have a complex social interaction and are found in African dense forest mosaics. wikipedia