Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday fragments

Welcome to Friday fragments, my weekly recap of topics too big to forget, yet too small to be their own post. Let's get started, shall we?

Mayor Adrian Fenty signed the bill for marriage equality in DC. Same sex couples should begin to marry in March! Woo hoo!!! Expect DC's budget deficit to go down in 2010 due to the marriage license fees and taxes on services such as catering, flowers, tux rentals, limo rentals, and hotel ballroom and guest room rentals. When will struggling states understand that marriage equality is good for residents AND good for the economy?

Earlier this week I got very excited when I found this postcard in our mailbox:
My childhood wish of being a "Nielson household" had come true! How great that Nielson would track my gay TV viewing and report it to whomever gets the Nielson results! However, my excitement was short-lived when I flipped the postcard over I saw that it was addressed to my neighbor.

While out Christmas shopping I couldn't resist buying myself 2 new pairs of shoes. I am so frugal when it comes to shopping for myself, but I won't buy something I don't love just "because its a deal". (Seriously, Spouse will sometimes buy something he doesn't really like just because he thinks its a crazy deal. I tell him its not a deal if he doesn't really like it and won't wear it.) But this time, it just worked out. I found 2 pairs of shoes that I really like a lot AND they were both 1/2 price.

These are Sketcher knock-offs and I got them for $20. I don't spend a lot for shoes because I like the ability to toss them in the trash when they get smelly or go out of style and not feel bad that I'm throwing away a $100. pair of shoes, so these were perfect for me. Merry Christmas!!

I find it highly ironic that 2 of the most liberal states, CA and NY, have voted down marriage equality for gays, while conservative TX just elected its 1st gay mayor of Houston. Apparently they don't mind us doing their hair, creating their floral arrangements, styling their clothes, decorating their homes, and holding public office, just as long we can't have equal rights.

I lifted this from JavaJunkie's blog:
Just because you can be in constant contact with your friends doesn't mean you should. Inappropriate cell phone use is RUDE!

My buddy Jared provided me with this holiday gem:
and this one too:
Jared said he wanted to be Bitchy and I responded "Want to???" Which elf are you?

Here's a little holiday tip for you: add 1 tsp of ground cinnamon to your coffee grounds before you brew, OR, use eggnog instead of creamer. Both of these will turn ordinary coffee into a special taste treat for the holidays.

Have a terrific weekend!!

Crush du Jour: Santiago Aragon


Unknown said...

I must be the 8th elf - Old Letchy!

anne marie in philly said...

I'm tweeky!

and thank you for the recipe at the end, martha...will try it tomorrow!

massi said...

ehm. the last one is a elf?

please, santa, it's so cold here!

Larry Ohio said...

We were a Nielsen household last month. We had the privilege of filling out a fancy (read: crappy) viewing diary with boxes way too small for my 43 year old eyes to see properly. I estimate I spent two full hours dealing with that diary over 7 days, and all I got for it was $5 and NO thank-you note. Hmmph!

J@v@JuNKo said...

ooooh a Nielsen! how cool is THAT! and i LOVE the shoes!! i have a pair similar to the brown ones...but they really are Sketchers. But those ones look just like them! i got ripped lol! and HELLO! 20 bucks! how could you NOT get them!! btw, i am working on my acceptance speech over the weekend ;)

tornwordo said...

I'm jealous over the twenty dollar shoes. Such a deal!

Mistress Maddie said...

YEA, I could have seen you being a Nielson house hold. I love the jokes there with the elves, thats funny.