Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday fragments

Welcome to Friday fragments, my weekly recap of topics too big to forget, yet too small to be their own post.

Never short on funny or topical stuff to share, my friend Jared provided me with this button.
Rather poignant, wouldn't you say?

Speaking of gay, our friends Rick & Nick got married last Fri in Washington DC. They applied for their license on the 1st day it was legal to do so (in March), but had to wait until April 9th to be married by a Justice of the Peace. Although their marriage isn't recognized here in DE yet, they decided to get married in Washington DC and then send a copy of their marriage certificate to the (gay-friendly) Governor of DE, reminding him of all the revenue DE is losing by not legalizing same sex marriage. Rumor has it that if the Governor is elected for a 2nd term, he will legalize same sex marriage. After getting married, Rick & Nick had dinner at Austin Grill where they saw this mural:
This 1959 Cadillac 4-door looks just like Big Ella except for the color. It was very sweet of them to think of me and take these photos!

And speaking of cars, we made our decision and after work yesterday we purchased this 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Edition.
The color is called Inferno Red, and its highly metallic. Its especially beautiful in the sun. I like that its the Limited Edition with the polished chrome wheels, fog lamps and rear spoiler.
The red dash is pretty cool, too.
We really thought we wanted another Honda CRV, but a couple things made us change our mind. The one Bryan got at the auction was my least favorite color combination: graphite grey exterior and black interior. The CRV was not priced especially well, while the PT Cruiser was. Both are 2006 models but the CRV was double the price of the PT Cruiser. The PT Cruiser has all the features of the CRV except all-wheel drive, but also had features the CRV did not have like a jack to plug in an mp3 player. But the biggest factor was the mileage: 49K on the CRV, 16K on the PT Cruiser, for 1/2 the price. We're quite happy with our new car!

Last night was the end of the 12 week team trivia tournament. Our team did not win, but we did come in 4th place, which is the highest place you can be without winning! It was fun, but I'm kind of glad the tournament is over. Now we can go back to playing team trivia for fun.

All you dog lovers out there will enjoy this cute video and this one too.
Some people are worried about invasion of their privacy from the new airport scanners. Now I understand why:
We are hosting our Movie Group tomorrow night. I'm disappointed that I didn't return our current DVDs to Netflix in time to get the film I really wanted to show. But I got "Precious" from one of those Red Box DVD rental places, which I hope the group will enjoy. It is sure to provoke conversation afterward.

Sun we are going to our new favorite restaurant Saketumi for Bob's birthday brunch. A good brunch and a good time should be had by all.
Have a terrific weekend!

Crush du Jour: Trevor Adams


behrmark said...

Congratulations to your friends, Rick & Nick. And Congratulations to you and Spouse for the PT Cruiser Limited Edition - she's a beauty! Speaking of beauties, your crush du jour is looking mighty fine. BEHR HUGS for a great weekend!

A Lewis said...

Unfortunately I know damned well that they wouldn't save the fetus if it was gay. Ugh.

Love the new car!

cb said...

Too bad that pin makes no sense to the religious right... as they don't believe anyone is "born gay".

Jabacue said...

Just came across your blog and know I will enjoy it. Very 'down to earth'.

Looking at the whole gay marriage thing from an 'outsiders' (I live in Canada) point of view, I can only say that it will take more time for it to become legal in the US.It appears that the VERY vocal opposition in the US gets a lot of press which amplifies the whole debate. I think that eventually the government will realize that it is unconstitutional and take the big leap to enforce it. As least I hope it will!

Anyway, glad I found your blog.

tornwordo said...

Love the car. I've rented one a few times and really loved the roominess and visibility.