Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Have fun, eat candy, throw some pumpkins or carve them, look out for the little bastards throwing eggs and let the inner skank/ child come out!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Voting issues

I'm trying to wrap my mind around the following:

"young" gay male in the lower middle class who doesn't think the government should have anything to do with the abortion debate votes for McCain???

Thursday, October 23, 2008

This collar itches

Yesterday I was on the phone with a candidate for a position that I have open and we were chit chatting. Because it was late in the day, I was OK with hearing his life story, hearing his spin on the market and a whole lot more blah, blah, blah. In conversation and his discussion of the south it did come up that I had spent some time in Alabama.

J*: "How the hell did a nice girl from NY (he is in NY) go from Miami to Alabama?"
S: "My husband got a job there"
J: "Ohhhhhh, he put the leash back on you and pulled (chuckle, chuckle). That makes sense now!"
S: "..........(the only sound was my brain oozing out of my ears after my head exploded)"
J: "When you come into town you should let me take you out for some drinks"
S: ".........."
J: "When are you coming?"

*J stands for big old jackass!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

I generally don't talk politics, because it gets heated and I've seen way too many Dr. Jekyll/ Mr. Hyde moments to willingly walk into it but after reading this I am all fired up (in a good way). This is the first week I have actually started to voice my opinion.

My take on voting and family/ friends is that I don't mind who you vote for as long as you have very clear reasons why you are picking one candidate over the other. Because, is NOT a reason. If you are not ready to talk about it, don't f-in ask me who I am voting for. If you need to spend 45 minutes digging into your purse to find your list of reasons maybe you need to pick issues that are a little closer to your heart.

I spent 15 minutes schooling my brother that at the ripe old age of 19 he is no longer aloud to just go along with who my dad is voting for. He started to prattle off "reasons" which consisted of telling me that one party doesn't do charity work???? Really???? So we had it out and then he went online to look at what I was talking about and I was proud of him for at least wanting to learn and be informed.

When I asked why my mother was voting for a certain party she looked at me, made a funny face, paused and then said their stance on partial birth abortion. Because I know her and because I know what her actual day to day issues are I questioned her. (I am not making light of that issue) With all the things she is struggling with like inadequate health care, college for my brother, school for my daughter (like the fact that I can't send her because I don't have the money), lack of resources etc. and the fact that I have never heard her discuss this issue except during an election year I couldn't believe that is her supposed make or break.

I'm sure more of this will leak out in the future but these times....they are crazy!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hell has frozen over and pigs are flying

In recent months after separating from the husband and moving back to Miami I have been hanging out with my mom....a lot. I am enjoying our relationship on a level that we have never experienced before. A side effect has been that on a daily basis I catch myself sounding/doing something just like her and for the first time in my life I can say that it's not a bad thing. In fact it may be the best parts of me.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Channel surfing

When there is nothing on tv I am a supreme channel surfer (it's fine, judge me). Last night I'm scrolling through the Learning Channel, Discovery Channel, some animal shows....

"What a beautiful bitch"

I totally understand they are talking about the dog but it still caught me off guard and made me laugh.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Me=realizing you are gay.

Facebook is a lovely thing, it is nice to reconnect with old faces, keep people updated etc. Facebook has also been the way for me to realize that out of six people that I made out with in high school four of them are now gay, and the other two I don't keep in touch with. This includes the boy I first full on made out with, the first boy I discussed sex with....OMG....when I told him I wouldn't be sleeping with him he totally told me it was fine.....that I should love the person....

I am really trying not to over analyze this.