Friday, November 24, 2006

not all gays can decorate

How can two gay men have no decorating taste? God has put a curse on us.

My style is do as little as possible, that way you can't screw it up. Ethan believes that you need to show off everything you have. Put it out for everyone to see, something in every corner, nook and cranny.

The front of our house has a inflated snowman, white polar bear, plastic Rudolph the reindeer, plastic Winny The Poo(it has a red hat, so I guess that's how it ties in with Christmas) , candy canes, two midget plastic Santa thingies and Christmas lights hanging all around the front of the house.

Sounds pretty doesn't it? Well, at least it will be easy for people to find us.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

this time of year

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In the last two weeks work has picked up in my department and I have been working 10 hour days. I am really looking forward to the four days off this weekend. This time of year gets really hectic, it seems from Thanksgiving to Christmas we always get overtime.

This year Ethan's parents are in Minnesota for Thanksgiving so we will be going to my sisters place in Marion.

The next few weeks will be busy too. We have been invited to two Christmas parties hosted by friends. One is an ugly ornament party( everyone brings an ornament that they think is ugly, the winner gets a prize) and the other is a benefit for the humane society. You have to bring food for the local animal shelter. We will have to squeeze these parties into the regular list of places we have to go. We both have to go to our parents house and Ethan has his kids and grand kids over for Christmas dinner and to open presents.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

party nightmare

Friday night I was the designated driver for Ethan and his friends. They were invited to a sex toy party.

I have never wanted to have a drink more in my life. It is extremely painful to sit around sober watching people drink excessive amounts of alcohol, try on lingerie and pass around sex toys and lotions.

To top it off I had to stop the car twice on the way home for Ethan to barf up the six jello shots he had.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

quotes about the gays

If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in sick to work: "Hello. Can't work today, still queer."
~ Robin Tyler

I'd rather be black than gay because when you're black you don't have to tell your mother.
~ Charles Pierce

"Dear Abby," In response to a reader who complained that a gay couple was moving in across the street and wanted to know what he could do to improve the quality of the neighborhood. 'You could move.'
~ Abigail Van Buren.

The one bonus of not lifting the ban on gays in the military is that the next time the government mandates a draft, we can all declare we are homosexual instead of running off to Canada.
~ Lorne Bloch

Why can't they have gay people in the army? Personally, I think they are just afraid of a thousand guys with M16s going, "Who'd you call a faggot?"
~ Jon Stewart

My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity. All those women out there praying for a man, and I'm giving them my share.
~ Rita M ae Brown

Soldiers who are not afraid of guns, bombs, capture, torture or death say they are afraid of homosexuals. Clearly we should not be used as soldiers; we should be used as weapons.
~ Letter to the Editor, The Advocate

You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.
~ Barry Goldwater

Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?
~ Ernest Gaines

My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.
~ W. Somerset Maugham

Drag is when a man wears everything a lesbian won't.
~ Author Unknown

If male homosexuals are called "gay," then female homosexuals should be called "ecstatic."
~ Shelly Roberts

My mother took me to a psychiatrist when I was fifteen because she thought I was a latent homosexual. There was nothing laten t about it.
~ Amanda Bearse

It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It's like disapproving of rain....
~ Francis Maude

The only queer people are those who don't love anybody....
~ Rita Mae Brown

The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision.
~ Lynn Lavner

If Michelangelo had been straight, the Sistine Chapel would have been wallpapered.
~Robin Tyler

Pronouns make it hard to keep our sexual orientation a secret when our co-workers ask us about our weekend. "I had a great time with... them." Great! Now they don't think you're queer - just a big slut!
~Judy Carter

I get sick of listening to straight people complain about, "Well, hey, we don't have a heterosexual-pride day, why do you need a gay-pride day?" I remember when I was a kid I'd always ask my m om: "Why don't we have a Kid's Day? We have a Mother's Day and a Father's Day, but why don't we have a Kid's Day?" My mom would always say, "Every day is Kid's Day." To all those heterosexuals that bitch about gay pride, I say the same thing: Every day is heterosexual-pride day! Can't you people enjoy your banquet and not piss on those of us enjoying our crumbs over here in the corner?
--Adam Rowland

Monday, November 13, 2006

my goals for next year

I have decided that I need to list the goals I have for next year, since we are entering the holiday season(By the way...I HATE the Holidays) and this year is pretty much shot. I really can't believe how fast it went.

My Goals: (not necessarily in order of importance)

  1. Rejoin the gym - Rockwell Collins has a fitness center and it's very cheap for employees. I need to get my ass back there and start getting into shape. I am a very good biker. I love it, and have no problem training to ride. This year I want to start running. I will need the gym to start training to run long distances. It will just take me a couple of months to get back into shape, before can even think about running distances.
  2. RAGBRAI - Last year I did it and loved most of it, meaning all but 2 days. Most people say it is a big party and they talk about that. I love the ride. There is nothing better than starting out in the mornings and riding. Iowa is really beautiful on a bike.
  3. Freedom Festival Run - This will be my first race. I have given myself 1/2 a year to train so I should be able to do it. If not I'm a loser. Alliant Energy sponsors this 8k, 5k race. I plan to run the 5k.
  4. Las Vegas Marathon - No, I am not that crazy to think I will be able to run a whole marathon! I should be able to 5k or who knows, maybe more. This race is in December of 2007 giving me plenty of time to train.

I will keep updating on how my training is going. If I get off track, I'll let you know that too.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

cat nap

Don't you just hate it when you wake up from a sleep with drool hanging from the side of your mouth? This is my kitty waking up from just that sort of nap. I never really thought that I was a cat person until this cat came along with Ethan. I must say, I have fallen love with her as much as she has with me.

Friday, November 10, 2006

I'm pretty much dead

--------------------- Isn't this guy just fucking hot?-----------------------

I'm falling apart. I swear I have some type of rare, laden, undiagnosed Warners Syndrome or something!

For the past five years I have been going in for my regular physical. The last two years every time I go in I get a new medication to take. At this rate, by the time I'm sixty, I will be on like 20 different kinds of medication. One of them will surely be a pill to help me remember to take the other nineteen.

The worst of it all is that my Cholesterol medication is pretty much rejecting my body. I know it just hates me! The doctor is trying to introduce me to a more friendly form of drug under a different name. I have noticed this pill has a more hipper form to it, so I'm sure it will work much better with my body.

The other medication I'm on is for Acid Reflux. Not a big deal. I guess I produce a little more acid in my stomach than I should and it has to go somewhere, so it chooses to jump back up into my esophagus and make me feel like I have emphysema. I was coughing all the time....I was pretty much dead. I am so happy I have this drug, it makes life so much better for me!

Book Club

I have been a member of a book club for a little over a year now. Josh, Wayne and I are the gays and the rest is a bunch of straight women, most of whom are members of the MAC.

This Months book was Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle. I must say I really liked it! It's not the happiest of stories. It received a 6.5 grade out of 10 in our book club. You can tell most of the rest of the group didn't like it as much as I did. I promise not to hate them for not liking it as much as I do.

Wayne was absent from the meeting. I have a feeling it is because it was at Josh's house. Josh told me that he hasn't seen Kacey since the incident(sex with friends) happened at their house. I think he is feeling a little guilt about the whole incident that happened there with Josh, Kacey and him. Josh really isn't saying to much to me about it. He told the book club members that Wayne is in kind of a funk and hasn't been feeling the best lately. I have emailed Wayne a couple of times to find out how he's doing. I really can't help much if there is a problem, as he doesn't know that I know about the whole thing. If he ever opens up to me I'll give him some advice about it, but for now I have to play dumb. My feeling is he just laying low trying to focus on his relationship with his BF and figure out what he wants. I'm sure he will figure something out. I would just like him to stay in the circle of book club friends. I honesty think Josh made a mistake by not stopping the whole thing before it got out of hand as he was a friend of Wayne. On the other hand, Wayne made a choice to cheat on his BF and that's what he has to deal with. I'm sure it will all work out and things will get back to normal.