Monday, October 15, 2012

My youngest turns 3!

Tomorrow (October 16th) my youngest fur baby turns 3!  
Happy Birthday D.J. !!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Social Sunday

Sunday Social

This Weeks Questions:

1. Favorite Childhood book: The Velveteen Rabbit

2. Favorite Book Lately: Fifty Shades of Grey

3. Book you wish you could live in.Any of the Harry Potter Books.

4.If you could be any character from a book who would it be and why?
   Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat, Love, Pray  because her journey was a beautiful one and she learned so much about herself.

5.Favorite book turned movie.

6. Favorite Magazines. Real Simple,O,Cosmo

Next Weeks Questions:

Next Weeks Questions: Deep Thoughts with Ashley and Neely
1. What do you value most in life?
2. What do you think is the greatest invention in your lifetime and why?
3. What do you think is the secret to a good life?
4. What would you most like to be remembered for when you’re gone?
5. What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of?
6. If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play you?

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday

Be A Part of Siesta Key History

I was so excited when I opened the Siesta Key Newsletter yesterday and saw a doxie! We of course will be going over to the chamber to buy a poster.

This is what was said about it:

Be a Part of Siesta Key History!

Local Artist Brendan Coudal and the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce invite you to name Brendan's newest painting of a classic retro-style gal and her little pal proudly showing off their sandcastle. The collectible poster will be used to help promote the 3rd Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition and now, we all have a fun opportunity to be a part of Siesta Key's history! 

This is the third year Brendan's artwork has been featured by the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce celebrating the island's renowned events. This collectable poster, as well as his previous year's posters, "Siesta Sweetie" and "What a Predicament", are available for purchase at the Siesta Key Chamber or through the artist directly. Posters will be for sale at the event and the artist will be on hand to sign and/or personalize your poster. The original painting, a stunning 24x36 inch oil on canvas, is also available for purchase and can be presently seen in the Chamber office.

Please email your suggestions to Brendan directly; include your full name, suggested title(s) and your contact information. The deadline is November 4th, 2012. The winner will receive the framed #1 print of the 1,000 limited edition signed and numbered collectable posters, and a 'mystery' stuffed beach bag from the Chamber of Commerce. A portion of the proceeds from the poster sales will also go to the Mote Marine Laboratory Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program.

Good luck!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Equal Rights

This week Vic (my partner) and I have been getting our affairs in order. We've seen an attorney to have our wills drawn up, power of attorney, medical power of attorney done and looked into life insurance and what will best protect us in case one of us would fall ill or die.

I know so many people  think the only reason gay people fight for gay marriage is so that we can have a ceremony and all the hoop la of a wedding. That is so far from the reason that most of us want marriage to be a legal option for us. It's more so we have the same rights as a married couple has. It's unfair that we have to spend so much more money just to protect ourselves. When we buy a home together we have to do it as joint tenants with the right of survivorship.

I know we have civil unions and domestic partnerships but they don't afford the same rights as "marriage" does when it comes to the laws in this country.  Some of my friends were surprised to hear that in Florida gay couples were not allowed to adopt a child and  Arkansas and Utah ban any unmarried straight or gay couples from adopting or fostering children. Mississippi bans gay couples, but not single gays, from adopting.  So much for what is best for the children. I bet those people would also be surprised to hear that in many states I could be fired for just being gay. 

That's all for my rant today...

Nothing as sweet as a sleeping baby