Friday, October 29, 2004

QUIZ: What threat to the Bush administration are you?

Democrat
Threat rating: High. The Bush administration is
concerned that it may not get a second term.
Therefore, we are going to change the rules so
that each Democrat vote only counts as 0.2
votes because Democrat is a shorter word than
Republican


What threat to the Bush administration are you?
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** EDIT: I'm actually not a Democrat. I'm a registered Green. I'm just doing my part to show the Dems that there are more people on the left that they need to take notice of. LIBERAL AND PROUD! :)

Thursday, October 28, 2004

The Holy Grail is Orange Fleece

I had a pretty good day today.

After getting some business stuff taken care of I was able to take a nap and catch up on some of my sleep. Daniel called and I ended up picking him up from work so that we could go in search of components for Ryan’s Halloween costume. We went from store to store in search of orange sweats (which, in case you were wondering, nobody has) and we ended up breaking down and asking Chas to actually make the damned thing, possibly from orange terry-cloth towels. Stay tuned for more info as it develops!

But in all of the adventure, we both had a really nice time… just hanging out having fun. Plus he got some supercute PJ’s out of the deal, so WOO HOO! ;)

Then we went out to dinner for some popcorn shrimp… Mmmm… popcorn shrimp. All in all a very nice evening, so thank you Daniel for the lovely time. J

Now a bath and some reading to round out my day… tomorrow I have Zine stuff to get done.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

National Celibacy Day

National Celibacy Day

November 2 - - - NO DICK - NO BUSH

Pass on this info -- your life may depend on it.

Don't forget to VOTE.

J

Monday, October 25, 2004

Errg... arg

Not much sleep...

Went to see The Grudge last night with Chas, Daniel, and Ryan. Pretty good movie... nothing too exciting... a good use of two hours right before Halloween. Not terribly scary, but it did have some good creepy visuals and some scenes that make you go "jump". Plus it had Buffy in it, so how can you go wrong?

Well... it made Daniel jumpy all night. L He couldn't sleep, and when one of my cute boys can't sleep, then neither can I. Soon we were all in the game room watching music videos and hoping that sleep would take us once more. It finally did, but even what we got wasn't restful.

I'll let Daniel tell you of his own dreams... mine was... weird. In my house that somehow wasn't mine... Daniel, Ryan, and some other person, had spent the night and we all got up early (before dawn, so I knew it was a dream!) in order to scrounge breakfast. My mother and late Grandmother were there and we were half-heartedly watching videos on the TV when the task came to me to explain They Might Be Giants to my Grandmother... I mean... what do you say? "They're a band, Grandma... a band who loves science." Um... yeah.

I was awakened by Daniel who had a nightmare… just as he was explaining it to me the alarm went off and he said, “Thank God!” There was such a frantic sense of relief in his voice. I felt so sorry for him. I wish I could have done something. I wanted to protect him. Maybe I’ll buy him a pony. J

I took him to work and we talked about dreams a bit. Hopefully he’ll be able to switch gears and have a good day at work. I know how intense dreams can affect me all day.

As for me… today I am doing major production. A new gallery in Los Angeles recently purchased several of my reproductions for resale and I need to have them done by tomorrow to ship. My largest sale to date! Woo hoo! Does this make me an official processional artist? (Or even an artiste???) Either way I need more of it to come… we need this home business to work so that we can continue to take care of Chas’ mom. I’m trying to think of new items to add to our store, not just our art but also more ‘mainstream’ spiritual stuff… books, and other items… just to “flesh out” the catalogue.

Keeping my fingers crossed…

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Back in the day...

Wow... I was going through some stuff the other day and found this old picture of myself from 1993, taken at Golden Gate park... just after Chas and I first got together...

Saturday, October 16, 2004

What a difference a day makes...

Well… I took a “mental health day” yesterday, which in my current living and business situation pretty much means that I spent the day doing as little as possible… preferring instead to play video games with Daniel, and listen to music and watch television.

It really was something that I have needed for awhile, although I didn’t know that beforehand. I really was kinda going crazy with some unresolved relationship issues that I had been largely keeping to myself. This was also probably exasperated by the fact that I seem to have made myself sick by a recent descent into self-destructive behavior in the form of smoking clove cigarettes. Now I have a cough and have lost my voice! Oh well… no biggie. I’ll try talking less and listening more. J

It’s funny (in a weird sort of way) but those problems that seemed so huge and crazy-inducing just a few days ago don’t seem all that large now. I’d like to say ‘I’m sorry’ to my boys who had to take a whirl on my Piscean emotional rollercoaster, and also say a big ‘thank you’ for still being willing to ride, even when it’s not such a fun thing to do.

We now return to your regularly scheduled programming…

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Call to action...

The Sinclair Group is planning on airing an anti-Kerry documentary ("Stolen Honor: Wounds that Never Heal") and billing it as "news," and airing it prime time on each of its 62 stations throughout the country. These stations reach over 28% of the American public and the show is expected  to be timed to air shortly before the election on November 2.

This is a glaring example of the dangers of media consolidation.

If you are outraged, as I am, then please take a moment to send them a message by visiting here:
http://www.commoncause.org/sinclairaction 

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

THE ULTIMATE SILENCE


THE ULTIMATE SILENCE
October 12, 1998




Six years ago today, Matthew Shepard was murdered for being homosexual.

What will you do to end the silence?

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Friday, October 08, 2004

Well, if you read chas_bogan's journal then you know that it was a night for strange dreams in my house last night.

Mine was about alien invasion. Supposedly.

I am standing outside of the house that I grew up in, looking at the moon and marveling at how it looks as if there is a tremendous amount of volcanic activity going on. The surface appeared molten and cracked, as if veins of lava were flowing over the exterior. My friend Melissa smoked her cigarette while we debated the cause and then noticed that not only had the moon moved closer, but that we could now see that the glowing orange and crimson effects were the result of some type of Giger-esque technology that completely enveloped the lunar sphere. At one point something that used to be a great crater now was a type of porthole out of which poured what appeared to be numerous sparks, each floating toward the earth before disappearing into obscurity. Our concerns grew when we noticed that some of those “sparks” seemed to take on a life of their own, changing direction and speed at will, after entering the upper atmosphere. The only explaination we could think of was that the earth was being invaded, so I went into my mother’s room to wake her and let her know.

“Oh,” she said with a drowsy tone, and went back to sleep. We all waited to see what would happen next and I woke up.

Weirdness.

Saturday, October 02, 2004

A Week in the Life...

So… it’s been an eventful week for me...

Last Sunday, Daniel and I embarked on our trip to Disneyland, an adventure that I had hoped would be a bonding experience for the both of us. I drove like a bat out of hell and made it there in 5 ½ hours! Yay, me! J We listened to a lot of good music that he had gathered specifically for this trip, and also to spoken word by David Sedaris, who if you haven’t yet had the pleasure you should run right out and buy a CD today! Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim and Me Talk Pretty One Day were both real treats! Hilarious!

 

Upon entering the park we were disturbed to find out that the Haunted Mansion was closed for refurbishment, as well as several other attractions. I was peeved as they never mentioned anything of the sort when I booked my trip though Disneyland.com. I was trying to let it all go, but when ride after ride was closed I got pissed and finally complained at their City Hall. Upon returning I see that they do indeed list on their website which attractions are closed at what times, although you need to go searching for it. They don’t make it all that easy for the average customer trying to book a vacation. Kinda jerk-like, if you ask me.

 

But everything else was mostly good. Daniel and I got along quite nicely, with maybe one small exception of snarkiness that was resolved pretty quickly and to my satisfaction. We got to go on a lot of rides… got our picture taken together a couple of times, and saw some good shows. All in all a great trip for the both of us.

 

Things started to get shaky immediately afterwards, however, as certain inconsistencies began to feed insecurity and confusion. I wont go into the details here, but suffice to say that Chas and I were starting to think that perhaps this relationship trinity was not going to work out for us, as we both are quite certain of the direction that our hearts are leading us, and Daniel—being a newcomer to even the idea of a poly relationship—is being far more cautious (something that I think is quite logical given the circumstances, but it still doesn’t feel very good). But whatever… I’m a big boy. I can handle it.

 

After 2 days of crying, not sleeping, and depression, (which included a magically coincidental meeting upon the streets of San Francisco during one of Chas’ and my ultra-rare trips out) we were able to come together to talk things out and have all agreed to work it through and see where it leads us. I am encouraged by his willingness to continue especially since this is such an unconventional situation and that it has already caused him some stress because of it.

 

In order to change our mood, after our talk we decided to go out and see A Dirty Shame, the new movie by John Waters. OMIGODS it was fucking hilarious. Tracy Ullman is great, as is Johnny Knoxville (of Jackass fame) who plays his part perfectly while looking sexy all the while. If you are not a neuter then go and see it and enjoy yourself… and if you are… well, go and see it and learn something. J

 

So, now I am just getting caught up on business stuff… Chas and I are planning a trip out tonight, maybe dancing in the City. I’m looking forward to it. It’s been forever since we’ve gone out dancing just the two of us, especially since we started taking care of his mom, although we have just recently discovered that we can probably go out for a few hours after she goes to bed at night as in the year-and-a-half that we have cared for her she has never gotten up in the middle of the night. So I’ll go and just keep my fingers crossed. It’s not like we’ll be out all night anyway.

 

Moving right along…