Saturday, June 06, 2009

Olympic Tickets for the Family

This morning a bevy more tickets went up for grabs on the Vancouver 2010 website. We tried for some time to log in and only found ourselves being held in their virtual waiting room whilst every thirty seconds the page refreshed and by lottery we were entered into whether or not we would be granted access to purchase tickets.

No such luck.

Off we went to the bank where we finished the paperwork on our new house, and a life insurance package. A feeling of maturity washed over me as I signed the papers and realized the commitment that had just been made.

We then hit a store that sold baby clothes, and I found a lot of items that were so adorable that I just had to have them. RC bought me everything I had in my arms, and I left most pleased with the new purchases.

Once we arrived home, I attempted to gain access to the Olympic website, and this time made it in on my second try. Who would have thought this possible? Certainly not me.

In short order, we had ourselves tickets for Ice Hockey. Damn am I ever pleased that we persisted in acquiring these.

Despite my feelings on how the Olympic committee has treated British Columbians, I want my daughter and us all to have the experience of being part of such a memorable time in BC's history.

Now, time for a nap.

Thursday, June 04, 2009


I want to give you something special. Do you think you might be available for lunch or a coffee some time?

- Cute Girl XOXO

This is the entirety of the email she sent me. Two sentences and a photo. How can a woman say no to a present and some time with a cute chick? I can't, I'm a sucker for such a combination.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

LGBT Rights Movement USA

Reading this sent shivers through my body, here finally is a President taking a strong stance for the people. I applaud his tenaciousness in starting to deal with this long standing issue in such a positive way.

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A Presidential Proclamation from The Briefing Room


Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release June 1, 2009

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Forty years ago, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted police harassment that had become all too common for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Out of this resistance, the LGBT rights movement in America was born. During LGBT Pride Month, we commemorate the events of June 1969 and commit to achieving equal justice under law for LGBT Americans.

LGBT Americans have made, and continue to make, great and lasting contributions that continue to strengthen the fabric of American society. There are many well-respected LGBT leaders in all professional fields, including the arts and business communities. LGBT Americans also mobilized the Nation to respond to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic and have played a vital role in broadening this country's response to the HIV pandemic.

Due in no small part to the determination and dedication of the LGBT rights movement, more LGBT Americans are living their lives openly today than ever before. I am proud to be the first President to appoint openly LGBT candidates to Senate-confirmed positions in the first 100 days of an Administration. These individuals embody the best qualities we seek in public servants, and across my Administration -- in both the White House and the Federal agencies -- openly LGBT employees are doing their jobs with distinction and professionalism.

The LGBT rights movement has achieved great progress, but there is more work to be done. LGBT youth should feel safe to learn without the fear of harassment, and LGBT families and seniors should be allowed to live their lives with dignity and respect.

My Administration has partnered with the LGBT community to advance a wide range of initiatives. At the international level, I have joined efforts at the United Nations to decriminalize homosexuality around the world. Here at home, I continue to support measures to bring the full spectrum of equal rights to LGBT Americans. These measures include enhancing hate crimes laws, supporting civil unions and Federal rights for LGBT couples, outlawing discrimination in the workplace, ensuring adoption rights, and ending the existing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in a way that strengthens our Armed Forces and our national security. We must also commit ourselves to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic by both reducing the number of HIV infections and providing care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS across the United States.

These issues affect not only the LGBT community, but also our entire Nation. As long as the promise of equality for all remains unfulfilled, all Americans are affected. If we can work together to advance the principles upon which our Nation was founded, every American will benefit. During LGBT Pride Month, I call upon the LGBT community, the Congress, and the American people to work together to promote equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to turn back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.


Monday, June 01, 2009

New Floggers for Classes

Oh my order has been shipped and my excitement is almost bursting out of me.

I started shopping around for floggers about six weeks ago and was astounded at the variety that I was able to unearth that fell within my precise parameters.

I ordered thirteen, all identical. And I ordered them from a local fellow I know that always has incredible stuff. He was more than pleased to hear from me and to outfit my teaching collection with what I required.

Yesterday he emailed me to say that they are been shipped out to me. This is just awesome as I have wanted and needed these floggers for classes for some time now.

As an added bonus, my dear friend also offered me some additional free items for ordering through him. I choose wisely from his website and now have a nice new toy for myself coming as well. Wielding it will make me very happy.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Day Job

Are you familiar and proficient with the program Quick Books and it's operation?

I have approximately a days worth of work for some person able to take on this task.

You'll be uploading data from forms, to a laptop.

I must know you, in order for me to work with you.

This is time sensitive.

Email me: