Friday, April 29, 2005

Vaca Day

I am taking a day off from work today. I was actually supposed to be taking the entire week off...but that is whole 'nother story.
Today's activities will begin with...anyone...anyone... correct!
Cleaning.
As we have established, cleaning is my Zen.
Its also an excellent use of time. Think about this. With the weekend approaching I would be planning to clean the house anyway. Probably Saturday morning would be spent tidying, dusting and vacuuming. Instead, I can use this time - time where normally I would be sitting in my cozy, dark cubicle - and get a head start on the inevitable. This also frees me up to spend more time with my lovely wife.

And just what has my artistic wife been up to these days?

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Dressed for success

Do you remember when your mother used to tell you to wear good underwear when you went out? Well, I was watching Trauma: Life in the ER on the Discovery channel last night and realized the stakes have been raised.
Not only will the doctors and nurses see your torn and tattered undergarments but you may be on TV as well.
I don’t know about you…but I am going shopping today.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

The Artist and the Rocket Scientist

So... what happens when you mix art and science?
Do you get sparks, explosions, do we meet the melting point!!!
Ok, relax folks. This is the real world - where sometimes things simply go... 'well'.

We all had a wonderful time at our 'blind date' dinner party.
We saw no visible sparking...but there is some casual chat on both sides of perhaps a second meeting (altho I have yet to hear the word date).

(the Artist occasionally reads this blog - perhaps we can coax her into a comment?)

Monday, April 25, 2005

The Draft

As you can well imagine we have a lot to say about this matter, having kids of eligible draft age. My liberal wife will pack us all up move us to Canada if they even hint at re-instating it. You don’t wanna mess with her when it comes to slapping a uniform on one of her babies.
Of course there is nobility in fighting for what you believe in, but there is no cowardice in deciding not to get yourself killed for political ping-pong. I mean take a look at the situation with this current admi….

Ok, ok… relax. Weese has not suddenly gone off the political deep end…
The draft I am referring to of course was this weekends NFL draft!

As Ferris says – there is the draft and then 363 days of planning.
He was decked out in full 49ers regalia, replete with 49ers swivel chair placed strategically in the center of the living room. Snacks within easy reach, phone at his side to taunt friends and family, and remote in hand to flip back and forth to the Mets game.
What better way to spend a rainy Saturday.
(not to mention the 'niners got the 1st pick and snagged themselves the top pick QB)

Friday, April 22, 2005

Blind date

Tonight my delightful wife and I are orchestrating a blind date of sorts.
We have a friend, a lovely and wildly creative creature who recently became single. Her relationship of 7 years ended abruptly last winter.
We figure it’s high time to get her out there and start dating again.
Through other friends we had the opportunity to meet an ex NASA rocket scientist… also recently broken up and in need of a good woman. No, really-- she is a rocket scientist. Well actually, I believe she is doing social work with impoverished kids these days. As you know there is a high burn out rate making rockets.
Well tonight we get them together over dinner. We will be there, as well as another couple to see if the artist and the scientist make music together.
It has all the makings of a made for TV movie.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Civil Union bill signed into law

HARTFORD (AP) -- Gov. M. Jodi Rell signed landmark legislation Wednesday that makes Connecticut the first state to recognize same-sex civil unions without court pressure.


The bill was fraught with controversy, and only passed because a DOMA amendment had been attached.
But …it PASSED!

So… will this adorable couple of near 20 years take the plunge?

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

80°

It's 80 degrees. Right now - in the middle of April.
Granted it will be 50 this weekend - but you have to take it as it comes.

Spring in our yard is an symphony of blooms - my artistic wife has made such a beautiful vista. Each day or so some one or another tree explodes into blossom or flowers spring to life with their heady smells and happy colors. It's a great couple of weeks each spring.

Tomorrow.... I promise a picture or two.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

I am going to add this to my living will:
If I am ever on life support I want to be unplugged, but not until I get down to a size 8.

(from a birthday card sent to my older, yet better wife)

A couple of years ago we spent half a grand on a lawyer to get all those medical, financial, and familial docs that gays need to have to protect their families and assets, and of course a firebox to put them all in (because we lesbians are nothing if not careful). In that myriad of paper work we also have living wills and estate wills. Our lawyer suggested we each have a section with specific designations that we can maintain our selves and change as need be.
I suppose some might think of this sort of planning as morbid – but we had some fun with it.
I opted for cremation. But I don’t want my ashes dumped out somewhere. That's so …cliché.
Rather – I want to have small pendant sized urns – each filled with a little bit of me. We can give them away as parting gifts at my funeral. How fun is that? You could hang it from the rear view mirror, use it as a key chain, perhaps a pull for a hanging lamp…

The other fun part to my funeral will be a little twist I came up with for the procession.
Funeral directors will ask folks to turn their lights on as a sign of respect and also to designate that your vehicle is in the procession.
My funeral will be at night, and my train of cars will drive with their lights out.
Puts some adventure into in, doncha think?
I am going to add this to my living will:
If I am ever on life support I want to be unplugged, but not until I get down to a size 8.

(from a birthday card sent to my older, yet better wife)

A couple of years ago we spent half a grand on a lawyer to get all those medical, financial, and familial docs that gays need to have to protect their families and assets, and of course a firebox to put them all in (because we lesbians are nothing if not careful). In that myriad of paper work we also have living wills and estate wills. Our lawyer suggested we each have a section with specific designations that we can maintain our selves and change as need be.
I suppose some might think of this sort of planning as morbid – but we had some fun with it.
I opted for cremation. But I don’t want my ashes dumped out somewhere. That's so …cliché.
Rather – I want to have small pendant sized urns – each filled with a little bit of me. We can give them away as parting gifts at my funeral. How fun is that? You could hang it from the rear view mirror, use it as a key chain, perhaps a pull for a hanging lamp…

The other fun part to my funeral will be a little twist I came up with for the procession.
Funeral directors will ask folks to turn their lights on as a sign of respect and also to designate that your vehicle is in the procession.
My funeral will be at night, and my train of cars will drive with their lights out.
Puts some adventure into in, doncha think?

Friday, April 15, 2005

Like a fine wine

Happy Happy Birthday my love.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Activism

Today in the Connecticut House of Representatives there will be a vote on S. Bill # 963 - AN ACT CONCERNING CIVIL UNIONS.

Opponents to same sex marriage are trying to attach a DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) to this bill.
Evidently there will be a day long debate/discussion today in the House on this very topic. There will be thousands of people there from both sides of the issue.
Thousands of people… who have freed up their schedules to spend the day at the capital.
I can understand throngs of same sex couples, with their family and friends fighting for their rights – this makes sense. But why-o-why would someone show up to oppose such a thing when it will have no effect on their lives. Do these people go into their boss and say “I’ll need to take the day off on Wednesday or those damned gay folks might start getting married. Can’t let that happen… I’ll take the day without pay if I have to.”
I think the Catholic churches are busing them in today. Go to any Connecticut Catholic diocese site today – this bill is front page news.

This bill DIRECTLY affects me and my family – and I am sitting here eating cornflakes. Why would someone who will not in any way be affected by the outcome of this vote spend an entire day listening to House representatives pontificate? This just makes no sense whatsoever to me.

I think I will take a ride up to the capital later in the month tho…just to keep an eye on the outcome of Bill #6762 AN ACT ALLOWING RETENTION OF PAID VACATION DAYS.
This is ludicrous. How can we stand for this. What’s next – mandatory 2 week Hawaii vacations for all public employees. You can’t let these things get out of hand...

Monday, April 11, 2005

Pilot

I have this new idea for a cable series I am going to pitch to Showtime (aka gay tv)
Real Lesbians.
Basically it will show what real lesbians do on the weekends. You know…kinda like the Lword – but since it’s not based in LA – the lesbians would do stuff like: raking, picking up sticks, laundry, mopping the floor, grocery shopping…

The closer of the first show will be something like this.

Two women clearly in love (although seemingly exhausted) are sitting on an open porch basking in the sun. They rock slowly, chatting quietly to each other, smiling and occasionally laughing. One woman is slowly and sensually enjoying an ice cream treat, licking the spoon o-so sexily, while glancing at her lover. Her lover is taking long luxurious sips from a succulent looking frozen drink, piled high with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle. Their glances are so hot it’s a wonder the ice cream doesn’t melt.

Then suddenly off camera is heard a loud car, with booming music coming to a skidding halt. The women look knowingly at each other. The music cuts off abruptly.
One of the women takes her cup lifting it up and away.
Car door slams, and almost instantly the cup is snatched from her hand – a boisterous teen leaps in between them, cup in hand, devouring the rest of the tasty snack.
Smiling, he jumps up and disappears as quickly as he came. Off camera we hear a car squealing away and a friendly beep-beep as he disappears down the street in a plume of dust.

Whaddya think? Huge market potential huh.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

A little late

I have been passed a ‘stick’ from Robin (last week I think)
Since it’s been passed – it would be rude not to pick it up.
But boy… have you got the wrong gal for this meme.

-Rock Music

1. The total number of music files on my computer is....
I presume you wanted to know about mine (not the rest of the family)
So at home… that would be 2 (and those were just downloaded to test a connection)
Here at the office… I find 95 of them. But I think about 20 or so came with the operating system, and let me tell you – that’s some fine music.

2. The last CD I bought was....
You mean me…personally, doing the purchasing myself… hmm,

3. The last song I listened to before reading this message was....
Well that would have been, I guess the theme song to West Wing last night.

4. Five songs I listen to often or that mean a lot to me are....
Ok. I do have some of these (but its cuz my melodic wife burns me CD’s):
Bonnie Rait: I Can’t make you love me—because I love to sing along.. really loud
Dido: Thank You – because its used in that movie with Ellen and Sharon Stone…ooh fah with that.
Fields of Gold: Sting — mostly because of one line “feel her body rise when you kiss her mouth” – this always makes me think of my wife… (ooh fah with her)
Lie in Our Graves: Dave Mathews – because its an amazing song
Into the Mystic: Van Morrison – because it's Van Morrison

5. The three people I'm passing this stick to (and why) are....

Since I did poorly and I am late – I will drop the stick, and back quietly away.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

L is for…

Ludicrous… and I LOVE it.
Do you watch the L Word?
Well, after we watched this week’s episode last night I told my sexy wife to start packing.
We are moving to LA.
Evidently in LA 80 percent of the population are lesbian. Really hot lesbians. AND all of the delivery people are lesbians as well, AND they will sleep with you when they deliver stuff (or in some cases, if you are perhaps too busy to have sex they might just give you a case of Angus Steak…which is REALLY good steak, and I would be VERY happy with a case of Angus Steak).
I am still trying to figure out how a very wealthy Museum Curator can live next door to an unemployed writer...in those FABulous bungalows, but I guess that’s just how it is out there in sunny CA.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Images of Spring

I rarely post on the weekends. This is for Elizabeth.

flatflowers
I call this "Free Dog on Crocus"

Friday, April 01, 2005

No Parking

I am surfing today... no blogging.
Go read something else today.