{June 13, 2013}   Lessons Learned

Recently I have first-handedly learned some new lessons. I’m not talking about the Portuguese that I’m learning, either.

coffee smileyI’ve always thought that there’s no such thing as too much coffee. I LOVE coffee. Coffee is in my blood, part of what makes up my DNA. But then I realized once you’ve had a lot of coffee and you go to make another pot of coffee but have trouble measuring the scoops because your hands are shaking too badly and you dump most of the water on the counter… it’s entirely possible to have too much coffee.


Chipmunks are cute. They fill their little cheeks up until it looks like they’re hiding balloons in there and they’ve got cute little stripes on their back and adorable, fluffy little tails. Aww! But they will climb your leg just as quickly and easily as they climb a tree. They have vicious little claws, like needles, attached to those cute little feet. They’re fast. They’re agile. They’re completely inconsiderate of anyone’s fears but their own. They’re ninjas.


gayBeing around gay people is still somewhat new to me. This one is like several lessons all rolled into one. 1.Lesbians seem to be possessive of their partners and it seems to me more so than heterosexual couples. When you’re staying in a house full of lesbians, be careful what you say or how you touch. 2.People have a way of knowing when you’re into their significant other. They won’t exactly be friendly to you, either. 3.Wearing nothing but a towel, fresh out of the shower, still sopping wet, will get you the attention you want 😉  Guaranteed. Just be careful (see 1. and 2. above). 4.When you sleep in the nude in a house full of people either, A.make sure the door is closed and locked, or B.make sure the person you’re bunking with isn’t a blanket hog.



If you do get attacked by a chipmunk and are not in a mood to be laughed at, think up a different story. Everyone will laugh. The receptionists, the nurses, the doctors, the lab technicians and anyone else who finds out. And when they finally pull themselves together and stop laughing, they will look at you again and burst out in another fit of laughter.





{June 12, 2013}   All You Need Is Love!

All You Need Is Love!

Even though gay marriage was ‘legalized’ in my State in 2010, I won’t be happy until everyone is free to marry whomever they like.


On the drive home from the hospital this morning we drove by a little-known nudist colony and attached to their sign was a gay pride flag. It’s the only gay pride flag on display in this little valley and it made me really happy to see it. I fully expect that someone will remove it or deface it soon but the fact that it is there is a good sign. I was not surprised that the nudists were the first to put one of these flags out because (around here at least) they’re more of a minority than us homosexuals.
I’m hopeful, though not optimistic, that more flags in support of homosexuality will start popping up.
I’ve heard people say that there needs to be more tolerance for homosexuality… I disagree. You can “tolerate” a drunk in the bar. We don’t need tolerance, we need support and once we gain the support we deserve, we need equality. We deserve equality. Just like John and Jane, who have been married for X number of years and have a little boy, a little girl and a perfect little puppy, we pay taxes, we work hard to support our families and we deserve to live “live the American dream”.
Okay, rant over.

et cetera