Thursday, November 13, 2008

A few random thoughts

1. If you're curious about seeing more of my El Salvador pics, you can click here. I started with over 1200 photos after compiling every one's digital images and narrowed it down to a measly 463 that were worth looking at. I have to stop looking at them because I've teared up no less than 3 times this week. I really miss the people we met while there. I'm a mess.

2. Surely, hell has to be at least a little cooler than usual. Why, you ask? I'll tell you why- because my little home town of Decorah, Iowa is having a pro same sex marriage rally on Saturday. I would never have guessed this could happen. However, I also never would have guessed that our little high school would have a GLBT group led by the head football coach. I should try harder not to look so dumbfounded at progress. It makes me look old and uncool.

3. Hooray to that other C state that actually is allowing gay marriages now. Ongoing boos and hisses to the Cult of Mormon that used their gazillions to fund the passage of Prop 8 in the big C state. Though the fact that this prompted list item #2 is not an all bad thing. When this gets overturned by the Supreme Court, we can all dance in the streets.

4. Speaking of weddings, I took my mother's wedding dress to have it restored. I started to blubber from the moment I put it in my car and managed to pull myself together a few blocks from the gown restoration place. Not sure exactly what hit me, but I guess I needed a good bawl. The dress itself is in pretty good shape- just some minor acid damage from the box it has been in for 50 years. What to do with it once I get it back is another question. And, no, it won't fit me. So I won't be trying it on even for dress up. My mother apparently was a size 2/4 on her wedding day. I think I would be about a size 22/24 if I'm lucky. Bridal Barn, here I come.

5. Eye candy. We all need it. This is so pretty it is just wrong in all the right ways. Hi, Hugh. Wink, wink.


Scott J. said...

The pics are awesome, so far - it's going to take a while to get thru them all.

I'm planning to attend the protest tomorrow, as part of the 'straight guys for equal rights!' contingent. I'm sure many an eyebrow will be raised, but such is life in small towns.

Madame Leiderhosen said...

Hurrah, Hurrah for the Second in your list! (and if they have fund raising info, can you kick it my way? CA schools have no problem getting it so we might as well spread the love and money.)

The Fifth? um...woof! You have officially improved my afternoon.

suzieQ said...

Hi Mike,
I'll take a #5 with a side order of fries to go please.

Melinda June said...

There's a GLBT group at our high school? Seriously?!

I told my mom to go march for Tom.

And why doesn't that Hugh Jackman get more credit? Clooney and Pitt are has-beens.

michaelg said...

Yes, Min, it is true! I imagine there might be only one or two little Gs at a time and probably a few Ls from the softball team. And it is indeed run by the head football coach. How cool is that? I'm thinking that the assisitant football coach, a former classmate, is not so cool with that though.

Mnmom said...

I'm with Suzieq!!!!

Madame Leiderhosen said...

I had to cruise by again this morning for a bite of Hugh. Thanks Michael