Wednesday, February 23, 2005

For those who are concerned. The burning pile of shit has been extinguished

A TTR update.

Dolly hits Panera

Sorry for the lack of posts in a while. We were off studying wild porcupines in Borneo. We discovered they don't make good ottomans.

On our return trip, Keeper and I hit Panera Bread Company. We were quite famished and were looking for a quite knook where we could take in a week's worth of carbs. After we were done ordering the girl at the register gave us both a once over and asked if we were sisters. We both kind of paused but the girl kept asking questions - "So are you sisters? You must be related somehow because you look alike. At least cousins. You are in the same family right?" I shouted "EW, EW, EW! " (in my head). In reality, we both kind of stood there and grinned but said "No."

I don't think we look that much alike. Maybe it's the similar haircut or that we're about the same size and height but I don't see it. Unless every gay person in a relationship is destined to turn into the other person. Or maybe the girl who works the cash register at Panera is just a bit daffy. I think I'll go with that one.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Thanks for this site Zoot

It's almost Valentine's Day and nothing says "I love you" like a

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

So very, very good. So very, very bad.

Last week Keeper bought a copy of Grand Theft Auto - Vice City for her PC. (I have a Mac and Apple must be a pacifist company because you can't get GTA for it. suck.) I'd heard of the game and thought it would be fun to play for an hour or so. I got to Keeper's around seven on Friday night, was introduced to the game and the next thing I knew it was 11:30, Keeper was getting ready for bed, my dog was holding her legs together by the door and I was hooked. I vaguely remember Keeper going out to get food. Eating the food, possibly having a short conversation and that was about it.

Now if you're not familiar with the Grand Theft Auto line of games I can tell you they're the most violet, horrible, gory, souless, wonderfully awesome games ever! In Vice City (I assume the other games are similar) you're running around completing missions trying to find who stole your coke and money in a drug deal gone wrong. A whole city is your playing field and in the process you steal cars for transportation, beat the shit out of people (with bats, hammers, brass knuckles, chainsaws, guns, etc.) for money or for assignments, start union riots, and have sex with prostitutes (I haven't figured out how to do this yet.) And the best part is this one is set in the eighties so you're wearing suits with t-shirts, acid wash jeans and listening to 80's music whenever you steal a car.

I know this game is suppose to be marketing to adults so I'm trying not to think of the kids who probably can't get enough of it. I managed to curtail my playing time by Sunday, that and I think Keeper was getting ready to kung-foo my ass if I didn't get off the computer and let her check her email. But now I want more! I can't wait for weekends (that and I think I should leave the house on my days off.) So I'm allowing the teenage boy in me to purchase playstation 2 so I can pimp some ho's, and steal some cars after a hard days work. If you need me I'll be in front of my TV not answering the phone.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Stop messing with my reputation, Extreme Makeover!

I'm developing a real love-hate relationship with the show Extreme Makeover Home Edition because it sometimes puts little cracks in the cynical, cold-hearted shell I've worked so hard to construct. Sometimes, when I watch, I do get a little weepy. Luckily, I have the antidote close at hand ..... Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some cars to steal.

Friday, February 04, 2005

Re: Bash Back

I sent the previous post to GrandmaTwiz and here's her response. If only all 80 year olds (and most people) were as cool as she is.

G-MaTwiz sez:
There is certainly no reason and never has been for the government to tell people how to live their lives. This country was founded on freedom for all. To cause so much bitterness and lack of understanding just shows what ignorant, idiotic morons are running our once great country. Since when is our government allowed to sneak into bedrooms? I wish someone could explain to me what difference it makes if two people love each other and want to share their lives together in a marraige. What the heck difference does it make if they are the same sex or not. It makes absolutely no sence whatsoever to deny them that right. It just makes me very angry to realize this situation exists. For whatever good it might do, know that I agree with you and hope everything goes the way you want it to go.

Bash Back

(Thanks Stanton for this snippet)

Fom The Gay Basher's State of the Union speech:
>>Our second great responsibility to our children and grandchildren is to honor and to pass along the values that sustain a free society. So many of my generation, after a long journey, have come home to family and faith, and are determined to bring up responsible, moral children. Government is not the source of these values, but government should never undermine them. Because marriage is a sacred institution and the foundation of society, it should not be re-defined by activist judges. For the good of families, children, and society, I support a constitutional amendment to protect the institution of marriage. >>

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I didn't watch the state of the union address a couple nights ago because I guess I knew the lies and utter bullshit that it would contain. I also don't understand the new vocal Republican obsession of squashing the federal right of loving and wanting to marry another person just because they're of the same gender.

At the bottom of it all it's a political tactic that's being used (and is working) to divide Democrats and other liberals under the guise of only being a true American (in God's eyes) if you are against Gay Marriage.

I could go on and on about the separation of church and state and why it matters to the morality of the country what I do behind closed doors. But I'll keep this short and urge you to speak up whenever you hear someone backing the archaic and inane comments above. Challenge them. Remind people not to be sheep and turn a blind eye to misdirected religious propaganda. Because as many angry gays and lesbians there are speaking out against this, we need straight allies more than ever.