Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Blog from the B, guest blogger

Hi all - it's me, B, the proud new wife. L, the other new wife said I could blog here. Anyway, we got married! I have to say it was absolutely beautiful. L was gorgeous and I couldn't take my eyes off of her. Here are some more pictures, including some of the ceremony. The last one is a pic of our favors. They are chocolate personalized poker chips. We totally forgot to put them out. Oh well, now we have a lot of chocolate. The whole day was awesome. I wish we could do it again. L, I love you, baby!

Sneak Peek

Our first pro pic! Our photographer is teasing us with a little peek at just ONE picture....

Journal of a wife glad to be back home...kind's cold here in NY.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I now pronounce you beloved wives

We are married! Here are the very few pictures I could wrangle up the day after.

Journal of a married lady!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

9 is a single number

Nine days until I get to marry the most incredible, sexy, sensitive, sweet, sharp and creative woman.

Most things are done. Tonight we will work on the place cards again and I will color my hair a much more agreeable shade than it is right now. And somewhere in the next nine days I need to finish a surprise I am working on and write my vows.

According to the god who supports same-sex marriage is smiling on us! The weather is predicted to be 79 and sunny, with a low of 48. The low is chilly and once the sun goes down, it will get pretty cool. Good thing we added those heat lamps to the ever-expanding budget.

Journal of a ready bride

Monday, October 13, 2008

Voting for a Republican

My gorgeous B and I are voting for a Republican this election. Not only are we voting for him but we have dedicated our weekends and evenings to campaigning for him. It's a strange twist for us, but one we have embraced and learned a lot from.

The most important thing we have learned is that when voting for a candidate, look at that candidate - not just the party affiliation. This past weekend we had the pleasure of blowing up hundreds of balloons in support of the judge, and once again standing at the Republican booth (not our favorite activity). While standing with the Republicans, we decided to put our newly adopted mantra (important to look at the candidate, not just the party) to work. We first spoke to Steve McLaughlin - Father, Businessman, Leader - who is running for state Assembly. He also looks a little like George Clooney.

B: Hi, I am Brenda.
S: Hi Brenda, Steve Mclaughlin
B: Nice to meet you. This is my partner, Leah.
S: Hi Leah, Steve McLaughlin
L: Hi
B: Leah and I are getting married in California and we want to know what you are going to do to bring marriage equality to New York. (L swooning over B's directness)
S: Oh, well, congratulations...blah, blah, blah, let me ask you a stupid question. What will you call eachother?
B & L: wives.
S: Oh, OK. I belive in equal rights for all people, I just don't want to call it marriage.
L: Why? What's the difference. If you want us to have all the rights of all others, why not just call it marriage? (B swooning over L's intelligent question)
S: I will keep an open mind. I don't have a problem with rights, just with the word marriage.
B: By calling it marriage, it takes nothing away from your marriage or your neighbor's marrige, or your parents' marriage.
L: We want it to be called marriage because of the social implications. Everyone knows what marriage means. Nobody knows or cares what a civil union is or means.
L, B & S: blah, blah, blah, all of us saying intelligent thought provoking things.

In the end B and I were pleased with our discussion and with Steve's open-mindedness. We enlightened him on a few issues and we appreciated his openness, his questions and the fact that he really did engage us in conversation. We aren't voting for him, but we thoroughly explored our new mantra.

We then spoke to Roy McDonald - ummm ick. We began the conversation in the same way, asking for his stance on marriage equality and his answer to ALL of our questions is that disabilities is a big issue. What? We asked about lesbians getting married. He continued on and on... The disabled don't have rights, they need help, I am here to help.....blah, blah. Yes, but we are asking about us - issues that concern us, STOP ignoring us, we are standing right in front of you, asking you questions. The disabled can get married and they have the Americans with Disabilities Act on their side, Roy. They have federal legislation protecting them, Roy. We don't. Of course the disabled have issues, but we weren't asking about them, we were asking about us.

So, Roy, you will not be getting our vote. You did not listen to our concerns, you seemed to think that we would think you were a great guy because you have compassion for people with disabilities, and you looked uncomfortable. Just be honest with us and tell us your don't support marriage equality and we would have all been happy to end the conversation much sooner.

Journal of an anxious voter

Friday, October 10, 2008

I love this statement

I haven't posted much about prop 8 in California, but today I found this awesome picture and message from these two newlyweds.

I'd like to shout out a big "Thank You" to them for understanding that when same-sex couples get married it does not alter the marriage of a man and a woman.

“We are committed to making marriage available to all citizens of the world. We started with our own wedding.”

With hope and love,
Aimie & Erik

And another big shout out to Connecticut! Marriage Equality is contagious.

C'mon states, let's all jump on the bandwagon!

Journal of a blogger who adores Aimie and Erik

Monday, October 6, 2008

19 Days.....

until the wedding. That is the #1 reason I haven't posted. #2 reason is that my boss is running for re-election. Campaigning and planning a wedding make for a very full plate. #3 reason is that I have no good pictures to post and what is a journal entry without pictures: boring. #4 reason is that I would rather cuddle with my FW - so I choose that whenever given the choice. #5 reason is that the last entry I wrote (that you never saw) was lost in cyberspace and I haven't forgiven blogger yet. It was a good entry too; and it didn't even have any pictures - maybe I take back #3.

Journal of a busynervousexcited girl