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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Top 5 Reasons to Support Marriage Equality!

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This little symbol has been making quite the mark on social media over the last 24 hours. And honestly, I could not be more proud of all of the red that I was seeing on my Facebook. I will say that I didn't change my own photo to this symbol of equality for the sole reason that I couldn't figure out how to change it on my ipad. #isuck.

I was born and raised Catholic. Went to Catholic schools for 13 years. Wore the uniform, the whole shebang. Truth be told, I don't remember ever having the conversation in religion classes about marriage only being between a man and a woman. I'm sure it was discussed at some point, but I think that I don't remember because I was brought up to believe in accepting everyone for 
Did I zone out during this part? Maybe. Probably. While I do identify myself as Catholic, I think that over the last few years, I've become more of an "a la carte" Catholic.I don't go to mass as often as I should. I don't go to Confession ever. But I do believe, support, and live the basic principles and foundation of the religion which is, simply,

Some of my dearest, oldest, and closest friends identify themselves as gay, and I can honestly say that when they told me, I didn't bat an eye. In fact, I'm pretty sure my response was something along the lines of, 
"cool. Want to go get chips and salsa?"

With that, I now give you the top 5 reasons to support gay marriage:

5. Because Gay Marriage is Already a Reality!

Thousands of couples in New York have already gotten married. Coming from a former Event Planner, can you please, for one moment, appreciate the amount of revenue that would increase in the wedding industry!? Sweeping generalization aside, it truthfully would help that industry so much, which, in turn, supports the economy. Additionally, millions of couples in the United States are already living in committed, loving, monogamous relationships. I don't really understand the rationale behind letting them practice marriage in their home, but not "in the streets" so to speak. #dumb

4. Legalizing Gay Marriage Will Increase the Number of 
Children Successfully Adopted!

It's pathetic and sad how many adoption agencies will only release children into adoptive homes with married couples. If gay marriage is legalized, adoption agencies will be forced to grant the same rights to gay couples, which will mean thousands more children will be brought up in stable homes with a positive example of what love is and what it means.

3. Because Obama says it's cool!

Say what you want about the man's politics. This is the leader of our country and 
if Obama says it's cool, IT'S COOL.

2. Because THIS

If you've seen the musical La Cage Aux Folles (or the movie The Bird Cage), then you know that the story line revolves partially around a drag show. However, the major themes of this show/move are ACCEPTANCE, PRIDE, and LOVE. This song from the musical sums up all of those themes perfectly, and also provides so much relevance to some of our current events.

1. Because Sophia Petrillo Says It's Ok!

Sweet little Sophia's statement on marriage equality...absolutely perfect. Everything that I believe, put simply and wrapped up in a bow. 

I was blessed to be able to stand up in front of the people I love most in this world and marry my best friend. It was absolutely the best day of my life and I want EVERYONE to be able to experience that.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Currently I'm...(February edition)

Pin It You may have seen a few of these posts across the blogosphere lately. I'm going to credit one of my favorite bloggers, Erin @ Living in Yellow, with this one (because she was the last one I read).

Currently I'm:

Reading: Young House Love, by John & Sherry Petersik. 

Ordering: These super cute mint skinny jeans from Ann Taylor Loft

Listening to: Mumford and Sons Pandora. Kills it every time!

Drinking: like my 15th glass of water today

Recovering from: Thursday, in general. Woof.

Hitting my head for: Not knowing who is in the Super Bowl this year.

Avoiding: Joining this Vine business. I have too much social media to keep up with as it is!

Eating: Cutie's! These are so freaking delish.

Planning: What all I need to pack for my Disney work trip next week

Debating: Why I decided to follow Jenelle from Teem Mom on Twitter.

Laughing at: the above photo

Getting yelled at for: Ain't no one yellin at me!

Reminding myself of: the fact that Panda Express isn't in my diet plan. merp.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Golden Globes Recap

Pin It So, as I mentioned in this post, Award Season is my Super Bowl. Naturally, the Golden Globes gives me the warm fuzzies because I know that the Academy Awards are on the horizon. I truly don't know what I look forward to more, cheering for my favorite flicks, or the fashion. Let's be honest, it's the fashion.

Let's talk Best Dressed at this year's Golden Globes:

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu. I love this gal, and I just think she did it all right: the bangs, the clutch, the ivory color. Gorgeous.

Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta. I love this color, and I think it compliments her olive skin beautifully. Additionally, take a look at that Harry Winston sparkler on her neck!

And lastly, Mrs. Affleck, Jennifer Garner, in Vivienne Westwood. I just adore everything about her. She could come to the Globes in a Hefty Bag, and she would likely still be on my list.

While I could go on and on and talk about my highs and lows, divas and disasters, I don't feel like typing all of that. Instead, I will share my live-tweets from the evening, which capture my thoughts and opinions beautifully.

  1. Dang, maybe I need to see this Argo business they speak of.
  2.  Mine are definitely Jessica Alba and Kerry Washington
  3. I seriously love Hugh Jackman for everything that he is, but mostly that he has the voice of a cartoon kangaroo. 
  4. Do you think Ben Affleck and The Tablecloth (JLo's dress) had an awkward run in tonight? 
  5. Ben Affleck. I loved you in Armageddon. 
  6. Halle Berry is literally wearing the clean-up cloth from the Tarentino blood scenes...aka all of them. 
  7. Tina Fey...what do they call that hemline? Upper-ankle length?
  8. Hey Borat. How about some speech with that wine. 
  9. DK just saw the preview for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" and goes "WOW! Yemen is a pretty place!"...we ain't goin. Sorry.
  10. Who has a bigger chin? Quentin Tarentino or Jay Leno? 
  12. Helen Hunt is killing me. She has pissed face on cuz she knows aint know one know what she was nominated for. 
  13.  i dvr'd them cuz i just got home. I'm at the Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell part.
  14. Mel OCream donuts is an unlisted sponsor/vendor of tonights. They actually provided the donut on the side of Amy Poehlers head
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