Imagine Me & You – A very cute film I watched Monday night. I needed a break from 9/11 coverage, because it was just too depressing.
Politics – Enough politics for awhile (unless I read or hear something really interesting). I tend to get a little upset with the injustices in our political system, so I have to take a step back and relax.
Twinkie – He is getting fixed on Thursday. I can’t pick him up until Friday afternoon, and I’m afraid he will be scared being away from home.
Honey – He’s been helping his mom move into her new place, and hasn’t been around much for the last week. I miss him.
NOTICE: This list uses sarcasm to point out the ignorance of arguments against same-sex marriage. It helps if you read it with a sense of humor. Just for the record, I am gay and support marriage equality for all.
- Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, and birth control are not natural.
- Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Infertile couples and old people cannot get legally married because the world needs more children.
- Obviously gay parents will raise gay children because straight parents only raise straight children.
- Straight marriage will be less meaningful, since Britney Spears’s 55-hour just-for-fun marriage was meaningful.
- Heterosexual marriage has been around for a long time, and it hasn’t changed at all: women are property, Blacks can’t marry Whites, and divorce is illegal.
- Gay marriage should be decided by the people, not the courts, because the majority-elected legislatures, not courts, have historically protected the rights of minorities.
- Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are always imposed on the entire country. That’s why we only have one religion in America.
- Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people makes you tall.
- Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage license.
- Children can never succeed without both male and female role models at home. That’s why single parents are forbidden to raise children.
- Gay marriage will change the foundation of society. Heterosexual marriage has been around for a long time, and we could never adapt to new social norms because we haven’t adapted to cars or longer lifespans.
- Civil unions, providing most of the same benefits as marriage with a different name are better, because a “separate but equal” institution is always constitutional. Separate schools for African-Americans worked just as well as separate marriages will for gays & lesbians.
UPDATE: As everyone knows, same-sex marriage is now legal in the United States. Even so, this post from 2006 continues to be one of the most visited on my site. Although I didn’t know who the original author was when I first posted it, I recently discovered it was created by The Gator Gay-Straight Alliance at the University of Florida. Enjoy!
Skinny Jeans – Have you seen the new Levi’s commercial for skinny jeans? I love the remake of “Walk The Line” that they use, but I am astounded that those 80’s-looking jeans are making a comeback. I guess that’s how you can tell that you’re getting older, when you start seeing things come back in style that you used to wear. However, I don’t think that we have to worry about loose jeans going out of style, tho, because I just can’t picture any rappers in skin-tight bottoms.
Prepaid Wireless – Pay As You Go from Cingular Wireless seems to be working out well for me. I am averaging around $5 per week for service, as apposed to $50 per month when I had a plan. I made 29 calls last week, so it hasn’t really affected how I use my phone, either.
Lance Bass – He’s gay. Big surprise, but not such a big deal. I am proud of him for having the courage to come out, but I wish he had done it while N’sync was still on top.
Reading – I’ve been reading The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue and it’s pretty fascinating. Honey and I have been taking turns reading chapters aloud, so that we can enjoy it together. The book is brand-new, and I discovered it while browsing @ Amazon. Our local library didn’t have it, but offered to order it and call me when it came in. I think I’m going to have to check it out for another two weeks, as it’s taking longer to get thru that I had imagined.
Speaking of, I’d better get off of here and start the next chapter…
Oh my gosh, it is so freaking hot! Global warming is in full effect in Kentucky and across the nation. I am trying to stay in the air conditioning as much as possible. I feel very sorry for people who don’t have any way of keeping cool. I know there are a lot of them out there who either can’t afford an air conditioner or can’t afford the electricity to run it.
I just awoke from a nap, and have decided that they make me feel worse instead of better. I have always been that way. I get up in a fog and can’t figure out what time of day or night it is. Older people always seem to take naps, so I guess I’ll have to get used to them sooner or later.
Speaking of getting older, have you ever looked down at your hands or feet and not even recognized them? I have been doing that a lot lately. My hands startled me a few weeks ago, and today I was completely astonished by those strange, wrinkly feet that were attached to the bottom of my legs.
Life can scare you that way. Sometimes it feels like I’m being pushed in a direction that I don’t want to go in, but there’s no choice in the matter. Getting older is definitely better than the alternative, I guess, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t suck in the worst way.
We saw Vicki Lawrence last night in Bardstown, and she did her hilarious “Mama” character, complete with the cheap wig and fat suit. The crowd loved it. I never realized that Vicki had such a large gay following, and it was especially surprising considering we were in a small town in KY.
That’s all for now.