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The Muppets have ruined me for classical music

I was driving home for lunch and switched on the radio. WQLN was playing an arrangement for double basses of selections from Carmen by Georges Bizet. When I flipped it on, the current melody was Habanera. What immediately flashed through my head? This!

Me me me me me me me me, me me me . . . → Read More: The Muppets have ruined me for classical music

A rant about lame anti-marriage equality arguments

I swear to Goddess that the next jackass that comes out with the “but if we let same sex couples marry, then people will be able to marry animals next!” lame argument, I am going to personally slap within an inch of their life! If someone were to have suggested that extending the right . . . → Read More: A rant about lame anti-marriage equality arguments

Cow Pie Bingo

I just walked into the break room at work and 2 co-workers were talking about Cow Pie Bingo. I said that I could not possibly have heard that correctly. I was assured that yes I had. Apparently, one has a field marked into squares and wherever the bovine MC poops determines the lucky winner. . . . → Read More: Cow Pie Bingo

A phish told me that my ex is in Hawaii. And selling me drag.

So, I got a rather odd piece of PayPal phishing spam claiming to be for an invoice from someone with the same name as an ex of mine (admittedly, a rather common name) for “WOMENS LONG CASUAL SLEEVELESS CHIFFON VINTAGE COCKTAIL PARTY EVENING MAXI DRESS”. Apparently it was from Midlands HI. Obviously, it is . . . → Read More: A phish told me that my ex is in Hawaii. And selling me drag.

So proud of Erie

Gerry Weiss of the Erie Times-News interviewed me on Friday for a story about the possibility of the Boy Scouts of America dropping the absolute ban on gay scouts and leaders. The story is in today’s paper. I think that he did a great job, and what really made me happy is that so . . . → Read More: So proud of Erie

Chatting with mom and interesting selection of holiday cards

I just had a lovely conversation with my Mom, and things are looking good for a nice Christmas day together with friends and family. Our family doesn’t do gift exchanges, and Mom said how freeing that is for her. (Personally, I have never been into gift shopping at all.) I am on tap to . . . → Read More: Chatting with mom and interesting selection of holiday cards

Nifty front page story of today’s Erie Times-News

My friend Deb pointed this out to me. Today’s Erie Times-News front page story “Injured Erie police officer still recovering one year after accident” is about an injured cop who is recovering from an accident with the help of her fiancee. The 2 women were planning on getting married, but had to delay their . . . → Read More: Nifty front page story of today’s Erie Times-News

A rather surprising ride home

My car was in the shop for some body work, and I wasn’t certain when it would be ready. I knew that I had to run a meeting at 2:30, and was hoping that I wouldn’t run into a conflict with that. The garage called at about 12:40 or so to let me know . . . → Read More: A rather surprising ride home

Perry 200 Parade meeting and some silliness

Season and I went tonight as representatives of NW PA Pride Alliance, Inc. to the Perry 200 Grand Patriotic Parade meeting that happens May 26, 2013 as part of the bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie that was part of the War of 1812. I was scrambling to get out of work before . . . → Read More: Perry 200 Parade meeting and some silliness

My dad remembered on Facebook

My friend David let me know about a thread on Facebook on the You Might Be From Erie PA Group with folks sharing fond memories of my late dad’s interest in music. Dad was a big fan of Stan Kenton (which is why Kenton is my middle name – Mom did put her foot . . . → Read More: My dad remembered on Facebook