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Out of the mouths of babes

Mom, what does "former" mean?

Used to be, but not anymore.  Like if someone used to be president but isn't anymore, they are a former president.

You mean like if Barack Obama doesn't win then he will be a former president?  ...which I am a little worried about.

Making a different world

I remember with crystal clarity the day I learned the word lesbian.   A girl in my 3rd grade class called me a lesbian, elliciting a chorus of scandalized oohs from my classmates.  I asked my mom what it meant, and she told me that meant something terrible and disgusting and I was never to repeat it.  When I pressed her, she grudgingly told me that it meant when two women said they loved each other and had sex, and that it was a terrible sin. 

I taught Rhiannon the word lesbian today.  We were watching a video made by a girl about her age asking voters to vote yes on Referendum 74 so that her moms could get married.  Rhiannon was a little confused by the flurry of terms being used around the marriage equality debate, and so we talked about what things like "same sex", "gay", and "lesbian" meant.  Her response was a matter of fact, "Oh, so lesbian means like Aunt Kaity and Miss Mikkayla, right? I didn't know there was a special word for a girl loving a girl".  She then asked if I was voting yes "for my baby sister".  I told her I was voting yes for my baby sister, for all the people that I know and love who are gay and lesbian, and for all the people and families that I don't know, for all the kids who just want their moms or dads to be able to get married.  "Good!  The old law was really stupid for their families."  Her world is so very different than mine was.
I find myself suddenly innundated with really cool opportunities in the performing/producing area of my life. Jess and I have been working hard and networking like mad things, so it is pretty awesome to see all of that bearing fruit, but wow, SO MUCH TO DO. Plus there are several things coming up that, if successful, will lead to even bigger things, so no pressure. This is all very exciting, and I'm just hoping that I can keep myself together enough to make it all happen.

Nov. 24th, 2011

wondering what else I'm just kidding myself about.
I kind of want to cancel all my plans and travel for the summer. Hiding in my room sounds so much more appealing.

Sea Otters!



I got this awesome footage of playful otters at the aquarium yesterday.

WIN also FAIL

WIN= Lovely evening at the People's Pub in Ballard with blackavar. Yummy food and beers and fun conversation. Yay.

FAIL= Walking back to my minivan to find that the passenger side sliding door window had been broken out. SO NOT YAY.

DW

Set up an account over here. Not sure how much I'll be using it, but waned to make sure I could get my name over here if everyone ends up moving.

Not sure anyone will get this but Axel

Me, Madisun, Jackson. It's a go for November.

This is so fantastic!

Tamara the Trapeze Lady mentioned this video in her show tonight. So glad I remembered to look it up when I got home. I may have to put this in regular rotation.