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maple syrup and other miracles

April 9th, 2009

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When I tuned into the live streaming of the legislature on VT public radio Tuesday to follow the same sex marriage proceedings, I was surprised to find the Senate discussing Read the rest of this entry »

later that same morning…

April 7th, 2009

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big day in VT

April 7th, 2009

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Governor Stoat vetoed the same sex marriage bill yesterday, as he promised to. This morning it gets sent back to the Senate for an override vote, which is expected to pass. Then it goes to the House, where NOBODY KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN! The House voted last week 94-52 in favor of the bill, but pro-same-sex marriage Republicans could vote NOT to override the veto. 100 votes are needed for an override.

I would just as soon be tied in a burlap sack and tossed off a bridge as married, but I’m gonna be pissed off if this all comes to naught. And ecstatic if it doesn’t.

sarah waters is keeping me up all night again

March 25th, 2009

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This is me up in the middle of the night all haunted by Sarah Waters’ new book, The Little Stranger. I was fortunate enough to get an advance copy, and just finished. I can’t tell you ANYTHING about it or I’ll ruin it. But I will say this: READ IT. Then we can talk! It’s coming out at the end of April or early May.

Live marriage!

March 18th, 2009

Hey! I’m posting this from the VT statehouse. They’re holding hearings about SS marriage. Tryin’ ta do it on my iPhone.
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out with the old

March 10th, 2009

My drafting table drawer has been growing increasingly crowded and dysfunctional, but I never have time to deal with it. This afternoon, however, I couldn’t take it any more. I started excavating, and realized that a lot of the stuff I’ve accumulated is actually obsolete. Like this little mirror.

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I used to use this for drawing expressions. I’d look Read the rest of this entry »

ADD

March 8th, 2009

Whose idea was it to move daylight savings time up a month? Does this bother anyone besides me? Maybe it was announced somewhere, but since I’m in a news blackout, I missed it. I just seems wrong for it to be broad daylight out at 6:30pm in early March.

I saw The Reader last night, and am still feeling somewhat flayed. God.

Thanks to Steph for that great list of Read the rest of this entry »

frivoling as the world burns

February 15th, 2009

Since I stopped writing Dykes To Watch Out For last spring, I really haven’t been following current events very closely. This seems like the sort of thing one should not admit in public, so I’m not sure why I’m telling you. I didn’t know about the flap over Read the rest of this entry »