Thursday, April 30, 2009


Tonight B and I are heading to our favorite local cafe to take part in Dining Out for Life. Dining Out for Life is an international event held in more than 45 cities that raises HIV/AIDS awareness and money for local non-profits. Restaurants will be donating at least 25% of their sales to help fight HIV/AIDS. Patrons simply have to donate their appetites to support this great cause!

****Update: I have just learned that this event is TONIGHT in more than 45 cities (my little mind didn't comprehend that it is the same date everywhere, thanks steady happy!) Check out the list of participating cities and restaurants here and go out to eat tonight!

Journal of a[n] exclamation: Happy Spring!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Just a few words for this Wednesday

Read more about this here.

Post a review of this gas station here.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Ahhh, the power of anonymity

From Anonymous: Re: We lead ourselves everyday
"Kudos very moving and strong! Just be wary on your "MOM" comments. After all according to your blog you are thinking of being Mom’s soon too. Now is the time to educate are younger generation and old alike not use them as a laughing matter and joke about it. That would be like putting yourself at the very same level of the people who judge and ridicule you. I was so inspired until the "MOM" bit it was not all vital to the statement at hand"

Dear Anonymous,

I will not, and neither will my wife, be wary of our mom comments. You are right, now is the time to educate OUR younger and older generations and this particular mom missed out on an opportunity. That being said, the comment made by the child and the mom's reaction was ironic. So funny and ironic that I can’t help but chuckle at it. You should do the same.

If you don’t quite understand the irony, here it is: The mom exemplified just what B was trying to fight. B was bringing visibility to a problem (inequality of the tax system, marriage laws, embracing differences in people while still treating them equally) and the woman, in turn, was doing her part to make B invisible. And the child pointed it out in perfect innocent childlike fashion. Funny. And indicative of the curiosity of children, that, in my opinion, should not be ignored. Nor should the issue of civil rights for every human being.

Many people mistake my wife for a male, we have to laugh about it and then point out that we all choose to express ourselves differently. I may not like your haircut or your piercings or your mom jeans, but that doesn't mean I should discount your worth. This acceptance of people is vital to all the statements at hand.

Journal of a good life lesson

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

We lead ourselves everyday which direction will you lead yourself today?

I am so proud of my lovely B. Please read her story here.

Journal of a smile (what does his sign say, mommy?)

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, April 13, 2009


Last Saturday night B and I FINALLY watched the rest of L Word season 6, the final season. We watched 5 episodes in a row and I loved them ALL. I wasn't nearly as disappointed as most seem to be with the ending. I think Jenny did herself in, and as sad as that is, I don't think it is as sad as if one of her friends had killed her. So, whatever the writers do with the online murder mystery thing, I am pretty much satisfied with the show and the ending. Now, we are cancelling Showtime! Yeah! We are also cancelling cable alltogether! Yeah! I can't wait to reap the benefits of saving money.

My blog has been lacking a little oomph lately and I don't really know what to do about it. As others have experienced, now that the wedding is over, I don't know in which direction this should go and what function it should serve. So, for the time being, it will just be a place for writing, picture posting and general boringness UNTIL B PUTS A BABY IN ME. Then it will become a blog of all things lesbian + baby. Yippee!

Here are some pictures of our latest project: kitten krew #3.

Mama Molly
Miss Marilyn Manson
Miss Cali, Mandarin, Miss Marilyn Manson and Miss Michael Jackson
Edible little faces!

We have a short trip planned to see these lovely ladies in a couple of weeks:

And we just booked our trip to see these fabulous people in July:

Journal of a girl with a favorite new book: Persepolis (check it out, now. It has pictures!)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Marriage Equality in VT!!!!

MONTPELIER — Vermont has become the fourth state to legalize gay marriage — and the first to do so with a legislature’s vote.

The Legislature voted Tuesday to override Gov. Jim Douglas’ veto of a bill allowing gays and lesbians to marry. The vote was 23-5 to override in the state Senate and 100-49 to override in the House. Under Vermont law, two-thirds of each chamber had to vote for override.

The vote came nine years after Vermont adopted its first-in-the-nation civil unions law.

It’s now the fourth state to permit same-sex marriage. Massachusetts, Connecticut and Iowa are the others. Their approval of gay marriage came from the courts.

The Vermont Senate voted earlier this morning to override Gov. Jim Douglas' veto of the same-sex marriage legislation.

The vote passed, 23-5.

Journal of a New Yorker surrounded by smart states

Friday, April 3, 2009

Yee-Haw Iowa! (first time I've ever said that)

Empire State Pride Agenda -- April 3, 2009--We are thrilled that the Iowa Supreme Court has done the right thing and ended discrimination against thousands of loving, committed same-sex couples by allowing them access to the literally hundreds of protections that come with marriage. We are happy that another state has joined Massachusetts and Connecticut in declaring that nothing short of full marriage equality will put an end to the hardships that many of our families experience on a daily basis.

Good article here.

Journal of a girl who wouldn't mind visiting Iowa again someday