Sunday, December 28, 2008

Though I gotta say goodbye, for the winter

I can tell it's about that time. More honestly, it's probably overdue.

I hardly post anymore, and when I do, my heart isn't in it. I haven't been reading other blogs (as you all have seen) as much and I haven't been commenting.

So it's time to bid y'all farewell. If anyone is still reading. I wouldn't be, considering how little I post. :)

It's been fun. A little over 200 posts between the two blogs. A couple of years. There were times when you all helped Therese and I get through things, and times when people came to us asking for advice or more specifics about our situation. Which, really, is why we started the blogs.

I had the opportunity to meet a handful of people face to face, and got to know some people outside of the blogs, because of the blogs. No, the time wasn't wasted, and I certainly don't regret what we had. It's not you blog world. It's me.

I'll leave all this up, because I may be back someday. It may be sooner, rather than later, depending on what happens with my job. If I end up moving to NM, I'll be without the family for a couple of months, and have a lot of time to catch up with ya. If not, well, I'll still comment once in awhile.

Peace out, take care, and I'll see you around. With Therese still blogging, I'll never be that far away.

p.s. yeah, I know some of the songs don't make sense, just enjoy the farewell gift from me to you!
p.p.s. yeah, you know I love you, blog world. Yeah you. You know I'm talkin' to you.

Friday, December 5, 2008

We'll have a gay old time

I've received a LOT of tolerance training, having been a manager as long as I have. Clearly, it didn't stick, because I'm still an a$$ (just ask Therese sometimes) but I like to think that I am tolerant of other ideas and thoughts, even if I don't agree.

I remember one specific training I received around GLBT.

For those not familiar, that is Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, and Transgender.

Apparently there were those at work who felt they were being discriminated against, and all the managers had to go to a training about it. I went to the first session, and the woman who had put it all together decided it was the perfect opportunity to announce herself publicly as a lesbian. And as she stood up there, with tears in her eyes, I'm sure I must have had my mouth wide open in amazement. Not that she was publicly "outing" herself, but that she decided to do it at work. I always thought that was a more personal choice. But, to each their own, I suppose.

Anyway, I have a lot of experience with this stuff, obviously.

Yesterday, when reading the local paper online, there was an article about a GLBT rally on a local college campus. Since that campus happens to be my alma mater, I was vaguely interested and started skimming the article. What stopped me was the caption under the main picture.

"....members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex and queer community."

Okay, so I've got the GLBT part down. And I understand transgender, though I'm not sure why it was added to the list. But intersex and queer? I'm extremely confused. I asked a guy sitting next to me, and he had never heard those terms either. Especially since I was always told that 'queer' is a derogatory term for homosexual!

So last night I looked up intersex, and apparently that is the new term for hermaphrodite. But I'm still not sure how 'queer' fits in there as a now accepted term. So if any of you want to enlighten me, please do. But know that going forward it is GLBTTIQ.

And don't you forget it.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Proclamation
City of New York, October 3, 1789

WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me "to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLICK THANKSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"
NOW THEREFORE, I do recommend and assign THURSDAY, the TWENTY-SIXTH DAY of NOVEMBER next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed;-- for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish Constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted;-- for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge;-- and, in general, for all the great and various favours which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
And also, that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions;-- to enable us all, whether in publick or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us); and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.
GIVEN under my hand, at the city of New-York, the third day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.
George Washington

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Friday's disturbing news

Okay, this clip is a LITTLE disturbing, and I'd be careful watching it at work. But, it all ties together.

Now, I'd like you to ask Therese why she is so interested in chicken porn.

Cause I just don't get it.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Hardy Har Har

I'd like to follow up yesterday's depressing post with a funny one.