Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Bits 'n pieces

Here are some bits 'n pieces for a Wed:
  • A friend sent me an email with a link in it to an article about an Indian prince whose come out of the closet. Apparently he is the first and only Indian royalty to admit to being gay.
  • Another friend sent me an article about a young boy with HIV who was banned from swimming in a public pool. I'm not really sure how I feel about this. It is said that people contract HIV from unprotected sex, blood transfusions, and intravenous drug use. But if the little boy has a cut or scrape and some of his blood gets into the pool, would YOU want to swim there?
  • Last night Spouse & I had dinner with new friends Bill & Dean where the conversation turned to families and religion. Dean made a comment about how 'religion sees no grey area; everything is either black or white', and I really identified with that. Surely the religion I grew up with (and the religion my family still abides by) teaches this, despite all the many 'colors' of humanity.
  • I was helping one of my colleagues with a client and learned that one of the contacts at the clients is named Sweety. This tickled me.
  • Tomorrow morning I'm taking my convertible to the BMW dealership to have the roof operation problem diagnosed. Wish me luck and low estimate.

Drag Queen name of the day: Barbra Shoppe

1 comment:

Jamie said...

On the HIV+ boy: in this case, there is clear discrimination.

The amount of chlorine in the pool, combined with the volume of liquid, would kill all HIV from this boys cuts or scrapes. The risk of infection would be roughly that of using the same toilet of an HIV+ person.

So, we can all swim easy!