I'm not talking about the Democratic National Convention, sorry.
I gotta show y'all this. One good thing about the National Zoo's panda lady Mei Xiang not having a cub is that she is once again allowed to play with her mate, Tian Tian. This is wonderful news for them both. Simba on 17th took some fantastic pictures that sort of invalidate that "pandas are solitary animals" nonsense we were taught in school. One panda is good, but two are better, just like kittens.
My mom is still wondering what's going on with her job, my brother is still going through laser surgery procedures for his diabetes-scarred eyes, and Russia is still being as big a bully as America under GWB. Plus that bitch Hurricane Fay caused flooding in Florida, and Gustav is heading for Louisiana, which really doesn't need it. However, L'Ailee and I solved at least one problem. We figured out how we're going to "re-marry"! We are doing this despite the fact that the wastes of carbon at MassResistance, an anti-gay group in Massachusetts, is gathering signatures for a referendum to reinstate the 1913 marriage law.
We are going to go in and out of Massachusetts on December 30th. That's as close as we can get to the anniversary of our first (legally invalidated by judges) wedding, December 31st, and still have a clerk's office open. We won't stay any longer than we have to--we may not even have a meal in Massachusetts. That's right, we're eloping. Several of our friends outside NYC can't afford to travel, and one doesn't want to leave her new babies with a babysitter. My 88-year-old great-aunt, who said she wanted to see it, is too frail to travel. That settled that. There were things we'd have enjoyed doing differently, but to be honest, we don't really want another wedding. We have too many fond memories of New Year's Eve 2004/2005. So we'll just wear something a bit prettier than usual and go get the legal loose ends tied up. We'll probably end up changing out of our winter travel clothes in the ladies' room at the clerk's office!
Excellent article on Tony Stewart in the new Rolling Stone magazine! I might have to start reading that magazine again. The article does nothing to kill my crush, but does answer the question, "Why is that boy still single?"
This Monday, a woman was thrown out of a Social Security office for wearing a T-shirt that said "Lesbian.com".
I've been wasting much too much time at the Fundies Say the Darnedest Things website and forums lately.
Should You Tell Your Doctor You're Bi?
Don't Gross Out the World international dining etiquette quiz! Meant for kids, but fun and informative for American adults.
Finally, a respectful moment of silence for Del Martin, who died at age 87 today. She and Phyllis Lyon were pioneers in LGBT rights, and founded the first lesbian group with any real reach, Daughters of Bilitis. They were also among the first same-sex couples to get married. It's good that after 55 years, they could make it legal, just in the nick of time!