Equality for All
It's real. It's legal. It's over.
It was GREAT. ...
First thing this morning, one of my sisters texted me "welp."
That's exactly how I feel. ...
No matter what. If you feel up to it I'd recommend voting for civil rights, human rights, education, equal pay, healthcare, and better support for veterans, but mostly just vote.
It's one week until the election! Which, for some of us, is better than the Super Bowl, but also that might be a sad thing because politics is a full-on circus of everyone having their fav team and being fiercely loyal for no apparent reason. Do you ever catch yourself parroting something you heard on the news and realize that you have no clue if it's real or important or true?
I do. And, if you can honestly say that you've never accidentally done that, you might need to take a teensy look inward.
My little sister is engaged. And also likes to make fun of maternity pictures. ...
The other night I accidentally got into a conversation about the gays.
Does that ever happen to you? Usually I'm pretty intentional about getting all deep with people about any subject, especially when it's about stuff that I'm mainly 100% sure I'm right about and if anyone argues with me I get REAL nasty.
But it wasn't like that. The conversation took place between me and two people from an older generation than I - they're both a little older than my parents. They're also humans that I respect to the millionth degree, so before we go further you should know that this isn't a case of me rolling my eyes at ignorant rednecks, though that happens a lot.
The other day my husband said the GAYEST, MOST WOMANLY THING EVER. Because, as we know, gay men and women are basically the same.
Someone else stabbed some people in a school and now their community will be in a shambles forever and ever and the stabber (?)'s life is basically over and the victim's lives are forever altered.
The news coverage is of course awful, and we will watch and judge and analyze and talk about his family and how he might have been a bad kid and THOSE POOR VICTIMS and it will go on and on for several days and then just kind of...stop.
As these things do.
Happy MLK Day!
I hope you're not working tooooo hard, and I especially hope that you have at least a few moments to reflect on the wonderful man that we're honoring today.
It's election day! Vote. Even though these aren't elections for President, they matter. Maybe....more than The Big One? Just a thought.
Take a long lunch! Leave work early! Vote, and be a part of a system that can work for us if we let it. Elections like these are EASY because we are a country of buttheads who barely even vote for president, let alone local elected officials. You'll be in and out in no time!
Also stop whining about the government hating on your rights if you're one of those people who's never voted. That's just dumb.
Have you read this, or seen this picture?
First time ever at this high school that a gay couple gets nominated for "Cutest Couple," and they win!
They're adorable, and KUDOS to an entire school of young adults for seeing them as the equals that they are.
Guys something happened.
I got featured on what some might call an, ahem, conservative publication.
I had about a 3 second hesitation, and then realized "oh, they eat too."
Duh. Weird how we get so caught up in "our" favorite news/entertainment outlets, isn't it?
Stolen from Facebook, and an ode to my childhood.
Stolen from Facebook. Source unknown.