It’s Friday I’m in Love!

A few things I’m loving on this particular Friday…

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Wendy Davis.
I’m not sure there are words to describe what an incredible job she did this week.
Thirteen hours standing up, no bathroom breaks, no food, talking constantly,
to filibuster a (in my opinion) terrible bill
and stand up for women’s rights.
I mean, she is just amazing
and the kind of person that I’m so happy to have in politics.

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Speaking of which,
the filibuster wouldn’t have worked if it wasn’t for
Leticia Van De Putte,
who I think is kind of an unsung hero in all of this.
When Wendy Davis was called out on technicality during the 11th hour,
essentially ending the filibuster, Leticia Van De Putte stepped in
and fought back with another technicality,
asking questions that kept the filibuster going, one of which was
“At what point must a female senator raise her hand
or her voice to be recognized over her male colleagues?”
It’s inspiring for me to see women like this in politics.

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As someone who believes strongly in marriage equality,
my heart could not be happier about the events that transpired on Wednesday.
The demise of DOMA and Prop 8 has been long overdue,
and because there is no way I can say it better than him,
I’d like to quote my good friend Travers,
who recently married my other good friend Jean,
who just so happens to be Korean:

“It was one generation before mine
(*one*)
that saw the momentous end of a shameful era
that ultimately made my marriage last month legally possible.
I wasn’t exactly around to witness that chapter,
so it is with reflection and optimistic resolution
that we get to witness another regretful era
be delivered a monumental blow.”

Well said, Travers. Well said.

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And to end things on a less serious note,
the game of thrones video below is awesome.
As a huge GoT fan, I completely relate.
Especially the spoiler part.
And also that whole identify with a character thing,
because, you know, I secretly pretend to be Calisi.

Watch and enjoy!

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Happy Friday friends! What are your plans this weekend?

TheresaJune 28, 2013 - 10:19 am

What your friend said gave me chills! It’s been a very exciting week! 🙂 We’re finally making progress!

StephanieJune 28, 2013 - 2:26 pm

That video just made my day, and gave me a good idea for Halloween. I want to be Calisi (in public, as opposed to just being her in the privacy of my apartment) and Molly & Gia can be dressed like dragons to be my dragon babies. Brilliant.

MoJune 30, 2013 - 5:16 pm

I teared up when I saw Jean’s instagram post about what Travers said – so, so well put! A good week indeed 🙂

#loveislove

Today is a good day.

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Twinkies be damned, at least we are making progress in something that really matters.

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Proud for our country today,
and so so happy for our LGBT brothers and sisters.

It’s a good day.

MoJune 26, 2013 - 8:42 am

<3 <3

TheresaJune 26, 2013 - 9:29 am

I was so happy listening to the news this morning! What an amazing day for equality. Makes my heart happy.

MargaretJune 26, 2013 - 11:57 am

Woo!! This was such good news this morning.

AngieJune 26, 2013 - 5:05 pm

I am so happy about this!

eileen ragan | leaner by the lakeJune 27, 2013 - 12:55 pm

And isn’t that the damned truth. So happy.

時計 人気August 20, 2013 - 5:08 pm

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In Which I Rant About Twinkies

Yesterday the world was a flutter with the news that Twinkies were returning to stores.

I guess I’m in the minority of people that care so little for these “treats” that I didn’t know they were off of shelves to begin with.

When I saw that all of the morning shows I watch were doing “twinkies returns!” teasers, I thought that the story was going to be all about why this was a terrible thing, and what a step backward this was in the fight against obesity.

So I was pretty surprised to see that everyone was rejoicing over this return and constantly quoting the new twinkies slogan, which is “the sweetest comeback in the history of ever.”

Because here is the thing…

TWINKIES

ARE

DISGUSTING.

They are not even food!  Anything that has a shelf life of ETERNITY is not something that you should be putting into your body!

Ever.

The ingredients are not real ingredients. Five of them come from rocks.

Yes. Rocks. As in phosphate mines in Idaho, gypsum mines in Oklahoma, and oil fields in China.

I’m wish I was joking.

Don’t get me wrong, there was a time in my life where I ate twinkies. Hell, when I lived in Scotland, I may have even indulged in a deep fried one (the thought of which now makes me shudder).

But this was when I was stupid and completely ignorant about food and thought that a fruit pop tart was actually a healthy breakfast.

So all these people jumping for joy over their return?

It just boggles my mind.

I’m not trying to be a total Debbie Downer. I have a sweet tooth like no other, and when presented with something sugary and delicious and full of carbohydrates my willpower is slim to none. So if you want a spongey cake with cream, then by all means, have one! But have one made with real ingredients. As in sugar, butter, cream, etc. Not something made from 100% chemically processed crap.

When we’re living in a time in which childhood obesity is at its peak and with more than one-third of American adults being overweight, well, I had hoped that we would have made a little more progress when it comes to what we eat.

Are we as a nation still this ignorant when it comes to food?

With people buying a single box for $100 on eBay, the answer is, sadly, yes.

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TheresaJune 25, 2013 - 11:37 am

I couldn’t agree more! I don’t get why people are going so crazy over it. The ingredients alone make me never want to eat one, but they taste disgusting too! I tired one once when I was about 10, so gross. It’s so sad we’re not doing more to encourage eating REAL foods.

WhitneyJune 25, 2013 - 12:05 pm

Wow….I wasn’t even aware they were coming back….nor did I get the huge uproar when they were disappearing.

Anything that can survive Armageddon just can’t be good to eat. Not like I’ve never eaten one, but eww. I’m with you. I’d rather have a real one with eggs and butter and sugar any day.

Never buying these for my daughter. Ever. Eww eww eww

Julie / BoundJune 25, 2013 - 1:10 pm

I had no idea they were coming back, and that makes me so sad. Honestly, how is heroin illegal but these things can be purchased by six year olds and diabetics? So so so gross.

eileen ragan | leaner by the lakeJune 26, 2013 - 7:11 am

UGH! So GROSS. Why, America?

#loveislove | SpillerenaJune 26, 2013 - 8:30 am

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SonjaJune 26, 2013 - 11:47 am

What a well-written post. It is disgusting that twinkies are back in stores, and that people are actually ok with it. Shame on the news people for presenting this in a positive light. Gross.

ChantalJune 30, 2013 - 5:29 pm

totally agree. twinkies are repulsive.

EnriqueMay 23, 2014 - 1:41 pm

You are all idiots. You’d rather eat things with sugar. Sugar can give you diabetes. There’s rock Ingredients in so many things you eat. I bet you never even tried one. You just judge them for no reason. I’d rather see you get diabetes. P.s. You are still stupid.

AndyMay 23, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Your all repulsive . They are good and you people are crap. Your so dumb. I agree with enrique

LuisMay 23, 2014 - 1:55 pm

They aren’t gross. This is a horrible post. Your so dumb. No one but me , Andy and enrique are smart.

SerenaMay 23, 2014 - 1:58 pm

Hi Andy aka Luis aka Enrique! Wow, you must really like Twinkies over there in Chicago! Your IP address tells me that you are all the same person and that you’re in Chicago, so no need to keep pretending to be multiple people! Have a nice day and enjoy that artificially preserved bundle of chemicals knowns as a twinkie! I actually hope you don’t get diabetes, because that would suck, so try not to eat too many.

GabenMarch 6, 2015 - 5:47 am

Twat

It’s Friday I’m in Love!

A few things I’m loving on this particular Friday…

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Wine!
Well, I love wine all of the time
but I’m particularly loving it right now
because as I write this* I’m two glasses deep
and I’m drinking my lovely wine club wine
(which may be the best decision I have ever made while slightly intoxicated).
Last night was summer solstice
and Kevin and I sat on the roof and toasted to our life
and our future plans
and it was wonderful.
Kevin + Wine + Friday = Love.

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Humans of New York.
Sometimes people are just awesome, and they are so beautifully depicted on this site.

Q: “If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?”
A: “Be kind and thoughtful.”
Q: “What’s your greatest struggle right now?”
A: “Being kind and thoughtful. Because I’ve got some friends that are driving me freaking nuts.”

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Princesses of Long Island.
You guys, I just discovered this show (thank you Andrea!)
and it’s my new favorite. I am obsessed.
“Shabbat salom go f*ck yourself.”
I mean, can reality TV get any better?
If you like really terribly bad reality television, please watch the trailer and enjoy!
(And if you already watch it, um… is it me or is Amanda’s boyfriend actually a closeted gay man?)
TV at it’s finest!

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I’m not sure why, but I am dying to see The Bling Ring.
The more I see clips and advertisements for it, the more I’m sucked in.
It looks so good.
Also? When did Hermione get so hot?
Emma Watson has it going on.

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And there you have it!
A few things I’m loving today.
What about you?

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*This was written Thursday night, and not early Friday morning.
Lest you think I’m a total alcoholic that drinks early in the AM, I wanted to clarify.
(Because we all know I only drink in the AM on weekends)
Just kidding!
(not really)

RebeccaJune 21, 2013 - 9:06 am

Ahhhh wine 🙂 I may or may not have drank a half a bottle of Moscato last night. And by that I mean I did. 😀 Some days, yah know?

nancy @ adore to adornJune 21, 2013 - 11:11 am

Oh wine…who doesn’t love a good glass to toast with?! =D
xo,
nancy

StephanieJune 21, 2013 - 11:32 am

OMG I’m also hooked on Princesses Long Island now. A friend mentioned it over the weekend so on Monday I had a little marathon while I was editing. I can’t believe I hesitated before ever watching that show.

Also, thanks so much for sharing that Humans of New York link! I’ve never heard of that site but I just spent a good half hour browsing around checking out the photos and stories. 🙂

Julie / BoundJune 21, 2013 - 2:47 pm

I have not checked out this Long Island phenomenon. Looks like I have to now!

BriJune 22, 2013 - 9:52 pm

Haha… I love your disclaimer at the end!

And, that show looks great! {I love reality tv!}

MoJune 24, 2013 - 8:30 am

This human’s of New York thing – I love it! Also, love you guys toasting to your life and your future. Also, just love you guys. That’s it.

What If Money Was No Object?

Well, if there was a bad blogger award, I think I’d be in the running. My lack of posts lately is astonishing really!

But life has been busy and sometimes when I’m busy the last thing I want to do is come home and write a blog post, so there you have it.

But! I do have some very exciting things on the horizon, that I’ll hopefully be able to share with you all soon.

In the meantime, I came across this video earlier in the week and thought it was incredibly apropos in light of my post from Friday.

It asks the question we all asked last week, “what if money was no object?

How would you really enjoy spending your life?

And then it actually answers it in a way that leaves you inspired.

My favorite part?

“If you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you dont like doing, which is stupid!”

It’s only three minutes long, and well worth it.

 

Happy Thursday!

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ChantalJune 30, 2013 - 5:28 pm

I am def a way worse blogger than you (because it is totally a contest!). hope you had a good weekend!