Posts Tagged ‘life’

heading home tomorrow..

November 30th, 2007

Originally published at [ every moment ]. You can comment here or there.

it will be a long day of traveling.. so i’m off to bed now. see ya back at home tomorrow. -)


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i’m happy

October 18th, 2007

Originally published at [ every moment ]. You can comment here or there.

i really am. i’m just happy. that’s all. now i gotta get back to work. -)


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happy coming out day

October 11th, 2007

Originally published at [ every moment ]. You can comment here or there.

today is national coming out day. i almost had forgotten about it, but i got a “happy coming out day” IM this morning from a friend. -) here’s a great quote from the HRC website:

“‘For twenty years, the GLBT community has been coming out and putting an ever-more personal face to issues in our lives, and that is clearly changing hearts and minds,’ said Mark Shields, director of the HRC Coming Out Project. ‘Americans have come to know their GLBT friends and family in a new way in the last 20 years, and those relationships have changed the cultural landscape.’”

also, in honor of coming out day, HRC put a youtube video together, and asked for video responses of ‘coming out’ stories. take a look at those by clicking here.

i encourage everyone to check those out. there’s so much we can learn from other people’s “life story”.. and we learn the most when we meet people that are much different than us. there’s also some great video stories on this website, click here and check those out as well.


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danmark… here we come!

October 7th, 2007

Originally published at [ every moment ]. You can comment here or there.

it’s official.

we’re going to danmark -)


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ARRRHaRRR! me hearties!

September 19th, 2007

Originally published at [ every moment ]. You can comment here or there.

happy international talk like a pirate day everyone! ARRRR!!!

media, relationships and lesbians… oh my!

September 2nd, 2007

Originally published at [ every moment ]. You can comment here or there.

i was just thinking about how much of our knowledge is formed by the media.

what made me think of this? well for one.. michele is visiting her brother in mississippi (that’s just plain fun to type -) ) and she was telling me about a conversation with her niece (who’s 9)… and how she knows what a lesbian is because there is an out lesbian on some model show. huh. interesting that this little girl’s source of LGBT individuals is some reality tv show.

and then that got me thinking about all the out lesbians that are in the spotlight right now. there’s pretty many of them, especially compared to years ago when the discrimination against gay and lesbian individuals was much more widely spread (i was about to say “popular”.. but it still seems to be kinda popular with all the states that voted… well.. nevermind. i’m not going to even get into that whole bag of worms. it will just make me too upset.) and what’s even greater about the quantity of lesbians in the limelight… but the QUALITY of them… or i should say the relationships. of course you always have the “bad examples” in the media of broken relationships… but we see that all over the place. its so encouraging to see two very stable, loving, normal and REAL relationships within the “star” community. (well.. three if you want to consider rosie stable.. but while her relationship is stable.. she tends to rub many people the wrong way because she speaks from her heart with such passion. but she’s not so much “in the spotlight” at the moment.. so i’m not counting her and her wife.) in particular i’m talking about ellen and portia… and melissa and tammy etheridge. i’ve been wandering around youtube.com and finding some really great examples of how their relationships are so real and such a good example for ANY relationship…. gay or straight.

i mean.. think about it. what is the subject that graces most “star” magazine covers? ’so and so broke it off with so and so’ ’so and so is cheating on so and so with blahbity-blah’ .. i mean.. we see all this junk all over our media… it’s kinda refreshing to see some people who live their lives SMART. people who actually live as a good example.

now flip back to people that i know personally.

yesterday i attended a wedding reception (you may seen a picture of the dancing here on my blog. -) if not.. scroll down.) it was such an amazing time and was a great celebration of a couple that couldn’t be more perfect for each other. but i left that wedding reception and found myself bitter and angry as i drove home. why? because their marriage has been deemed “not legal” by people who will never know their names. they have been called “not worthy” of laws to protect their future together. and there is no good reason why. none.

in one of my online forum/groups this topic came up recently. and i brought up one of the “arguments” that anti-gay-marriage-people use: ‘the gay people are trying to tear down and destroy marriage’. riiiiight. like.. by having two women be protected under the law with a legal marriage license.. this is going to affect your relationship.. how?!?

a straight married woman posted “The sanctity of my marriage is not dependent upon whether or not two women exchange vows, or two men trade rings. Denying them the ability to act, think, and do as they please gives me nothing, but denies them their very freedom.

Sorry… doesn’t fly with me.”

and it doesn’t fly with me either. it’s like the lyrics in the melissa etheridge song that i posted the other day (again… scroll down and watch that. trust me.. you won’t be sorry -) ) “it’s funny how you find just what you seek”… and even the Bible talks about that. interesting. eh?

and i leave you with a quote from tammy etheridge that she said in an interview in response to how she always refers to melissa as her wife: “in 80 years its really not gonna matter. our children are going to read history books about how they used to treat the gays. and that’s ok. right now we’re just in the middle of it. and i’m gonna love her until we get through it. and get on the other side. nobody can change that.”

well put. -) (and ps. tammy has a blog. go check it out… cuz all the cool kids are doing it. hehehe. -) )

on that note. i’m going to go watch a movie now…

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sending out a message

September 1st, 2007

Originally published at [ every moment ]. You can comment here or there.

i realize that i’ve been “silent” on my blog lately.. and just posting pictures. some people would say that i was ignoring my blog. i actually see it as a different way of blogging. i tend to think using pictures and colors more than words… so i guess it’s very fitting for me to be blogging pictures of my life.

but since not everyone thinks the same way… i’ll still chime in with a text blog. -)

i’ve actually not been in the mood for sitting down to write lately. it almost seems as if this “anti-writing” mood is in direct relation to my “ultra-design/artsy inspired” times… and that my brain doesn’t have the energy to multi-task in “communication methods” or something. -) but either way… i’ve really been getting a lot done during my artsy-fartsy inspiration-spurt. i’ve come up with a couple tshirt designs… a website design… and hopefully this will continue this weekend and i’ll get a book cover designed and some other website stuff done too. i’ve also been having lots of fun re-installing all my programs on my new computer -) and right now.. i have my new laptop hooked up to my 30″ monitor and my surround sound stereo… and have been going crazy with my design stuff. -) i love it!

and while i design.. i always listen to music. and i just have to express my re-found love for melissa etheridge’s music. and especially this song (and the video is AWESOME. you must watch.) i love it so much i bought the video off of itunes today. anyways.. watch this.. it will make you happy. trust me -)



on that note.. i’m going to go to bed. (or maybe i’ll watch the video again.. and then go to bed. -) )

i almost forgot it was monday

August 6th, 2007

Originally published at [ every moment ]. You can comment here or there.

so this morning, i wake up and i was so confused as to what day it was. why was my alarm going off so early? wasn’t it sunday today? nope. monday. gosh. i could have used another “weekend” day.. but no such luck.

but it was a good weekend. i’m definitely not complaining. but i don’t feel very “rested” after such a busy weekend. it was a fun weekend though. friday i met one of my old high school friends for dinner/coffee/conversation/etc. at alterra on 1st street. that was fun.. and we closed the place. it’s always interesting at that particular alterra.. since all the workers seem to be annoyed that you are a customer and taking up their time. i kinda wonder how they all have that same sort of attitude and people still go and spend money there. although.. that might explain why that alterra is always so much more empty than all the other alterra’s with the cheerful and customer service driven employees. *shrugs* but that’s just my hunch. -)

anyways. then on saturday, it was a good hour workout at le club… then some rest time… then a gig at the envoy. that gig went really awesome! we were probably the loudest we’ve ever been (because the bar was full of very noisy people.) but it was way fun! we did get a lot of compliments after that gig… maybe because there were so many drunk people there.. but whatever. -P

sunday morning brought church.. and then a quick committee meeting afterwards. boy i was exhausted after having a gig the night before that ran so late.. but it’s all good.. i got to take a little nap after church. then yesterday evening, me and michele went to the sunset playhouse to see the musical “footloose.” our friend david was playing in the pit.. and it was pretty awesome. but we almost didn’t get in the show. see… this was the last performance… and we didn’t know that it was sold out… and we didn’t have tickets beforehand. so we walked up to the ticket counter and the lady informed us “i’m sorry.. the show is sold out”.. so we text messaged our friend dave… but he was probably already in the “pit” so he couldn’t have done anything anyways. so we sat outside for a bit…. and watched all the people walk in with their pre-ordered tickets. right when the show was about to start.. we decided to head inside again and see if there were any tickets that no one picked up. and the girl at the ticket booth was all excited.. “someone returned tickets! i was hoping that you guys didn’t leave!” so not only did they have two seats still available.. but they were on the isle.. and actually pretty good seats! and i’m glad we did.. it was a good show.

and that brings us to today. and i should go eat some lunch now. *waves*

and suddenly…. it’s raining

July 26th, 2007

Originally published at [ every moment ]. You can comment here or there.

first off… happy thursday everyone! -) sorry i haven’t had many words to share with you… but pictures are worth a 1,000 words.. right? so maybe i’ve actually been flooding you with words? *pause* well… whatever.

anyways. i’m sitting here at work… just finished a chicken patty and cottage cheese breakfast (breakfast of champions, i tell ya!) … it’s raining outside. and i just found out that our beloved food critic for the journal sentinel, dennis getto, passed away. and for those of you here in milwaukee who listen to 88nine – radio milwaukee, (and even those who don’t listen yet… but should -) ) there’s a contest going on for an iphone. so go donate some money to that fabulous radio station and enter your name to win an iphone. it’s today only.. so better hurry. -)

ok. and now since i’ve been typing this.. it sounds like the rain has stopped. but it still feels like a ‘lazy-sleepy’ type day. i sure hope the weather clears up this evening, for the “holy bratfest” at my church tonight.

anyways. gotta get back to work. i’m sure i’ll be swamped with new stuff next week (since one of our fellow designers is leaving *sad face*) so i need to get ahead of my work this week so i’m not found crying in the corner next week. -) *waves*

third row!!!

July 17th, 2007

Originally published at [ every moment ]. You can comment here or there.

i just bought three tickets for the ani difranco concert here at the riverside… the “pre-sale” started at 10am. i bought three tickets at 10:01am, and got three, third row, FRONT AND CENTER tickets. -D i’m so excited! i just had to share with everyone. -)