So here's the thing... I'm in the grocery store checkout line when I suddenly realize that my money is in the glove compartment of my car. So I ask the pretty little checkout girl if she can hold my order while I run out and get it. She smiles and says "sure."
When I come back with the money I completely apologize and tell her how I'm just getting use to all this... being on the Dave Mattthews plan and all... using cash in envelopes instead of just "ching chinging" my debit card.
She stares at me blankly...
The Total Money Makeover?... I SO swear it works! ... pause... You've heard of Dave Matthews right?
*Lights on* Oh no, of course I've heard of him!... and I just LOVE him!
We nod and agree. *bonding moment*
I leave the store feeling extremely happy that there are youngin's out there who actually get it...
This seriously happened. And just today!
I have no idea where that came from. But even so... my budget is working great! And so I guess a rose by any other name can still smell as sweet.
I cannot believe I'm actually admitting this...
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
“What are your thoughts on the Prop 8 ruling today?”
Loaded question. Hope I don’t get myself in trouble here again…
I will say that I am QUITE disappointed that Prop 8 passed in the first place. I could argue all day the myriad of reasons that I believe the US Constitution provides for equal rights for all people. And, as much as it is their right to have a differing opinion, I think that some of the arguments coming from the anti-gay side are stupid, hypocritical, and even contradict themselves.
That said, I can’t say that I am too upset by the CA Supreme Court’s ruling. While it is disappointing that same sex couples in CA will have to wait longer to have equal rights, at the same time I worry that a different ruling from the court would have caused far more trouble than good.
The bottom line is… no matter how much I hate it…. Prop 8 passed with the majority of the public vote. I don’t agree with them. I don’t think it is right, but it happened. I don’t think I would be comfortable allowing the courts the power to override the will of the people. Yes, I know the argument can be made that had the courts not struck down segregation in the south we may still have Jim Crow laws in place. However, (A) segregation was instituted by the states based on public opinion and not necessarily by an official vote and (B) the US Supreme Court struck down the practice of segregation. It didn’t overturn a specific vote.
I strongly believe that the next time that Californians go to the ballot box to vote on legalizing same sex marriage, the tides will turn. I truly believe that the majority of CA voters will support the equal rights of all people next time they are given the chance. While the CA Supreme Court may now be composed of justices who believe that same-sex marriage should be legal (remember they are the ones who made it legal in the first place), what happens when the public votes for same-sex marriage to be legalized, yet the CA Supreme Court is made up of justices who feel it should be illegal? Will they then have the power to overturn the vote? Its not a precedent I want set.
As much as I disagree with Prop 8, I don’t want to give the courts the power to ignore the will of the people. Because I expect that one day, even in North Carolina, the majority of voters will allow me the right to get married, and when that happens, I don’t want nine justices being able to change the outcome.
We can’t only agree with the system when it agrees with us.
That said…. Way to go Ohio, Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and (fingers crossed) New Hampshire… and, bring on the next ballot California!
I love that answer... and I love Clay Aiken.
*Unscrupulously Posted* But hopefully, for Good.
Clay Aiken, Proposition 8
Thursday, May 21, 2009
This is how I wanted Season 2 to end!.. *huge snip*
Clay... Ya know I really love ya to death man!.. don't you? But I seriously think you probably could have just left it at that...
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
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Last evenings performance at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas did not disappoint! The Peter Cetera medley was incredible!
And you can listen to the audio of his performance here! While looking at all the pretty pictures!!! Ok, nevermind... iMeem decided it wasn't that important...
Clay Aiken, Peter Cetera, David Foster
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