Sunday, September 20, 2009

Support Marriage Equality

On August 19, 2006 my significant other of 15 years and I were married. Many couples who have been together as long or longer do not have the same privilege as my husband and I. Isn't it about time that changed?

White Knot

From's email template, the story of the White Knot:

The White Knot is the symbol for support of Marriage Equality—the right for any loving couple regardless of gender to be married under the civil laws of the state and the country. Everyone should have the right to tie the knot.

Marriage Equality is a vital civil right denied to most same-sex couples except in that handful of states where it has finally been recognized. It is vital because marriage is about committed couples—all committed couples—who want to make a lifelong promise to take care of and be responsible for each other. This can only strengthen family and society. This is why Marriage Equality is important to everyone.

It's not just about the word Marriage. Denying committed couples the security and legal protections of marriage hurts them. It's just plain wrong to make it harder for them to take care of and be responsible for each other. The institution of civil marriage offers equal protection under the law when it comes to taxes, health care and decision-making, employment benefits, and perhaps most importantly, raising healthy and happy children.

So I ask you to join me today in showing your support for Marriage Equality and equal rights under the law for everyone. Wear a White Knot every day. Tell people why you are wearing it. And if you can, hand out White Knots to those around you.

For more information, go to There you can find out how to get White Knots, make your own, get more information about the issues, and even donate to help spread the word.

You can get a blog badge, too.

Friday, September 18, 2009

I Bet There's a Perfectly Fine Bowl of Water on the Floor Nearby

I think the best part comes at about 2 minutes in. Thanks to Kristie at Simply Shiny where I saw this first.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

PSA #2 - Check Out My Friend's New Book Trailer!

You may want to adjust your volume before starting trailer. When you're done watching - go here, click on the link in his sidebar and buy the book!!


Saturday, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
I don't know if this is really supposed to be a pirate girl, but that was the caption.
Image from Graphics Fairy

I have a lovely calendar I keep in my cubicle at work from one of the bead supply companies I frequent, Artbeads. Each month has a photo of a piece of jewelry made from their beads and each month they've got the special events and holidays printed in the little date squares. I was very pleasantly surprised, and quite amused, to see that they had printed "Talk Like a Pirate Day" on the calendar.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

He Didn't Get the Memo

Over on John Scalzi's blog, Whatever, John bemoans a cracked molar and wants to know who to blame. My friends and readers know. Yes, all three of you!

Obviously the 'Blame Dawno' PR flacks haven't been doing their job. Not one person has blamed Dawno. It's a sad state of affairs when people don't realize they can rest secure that all their woes (since July 23, 1957 at least) can be blamed on Dawno.