Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Commitment

I just love this book.
I've read it at least three times.
This is the second book in this series.
The first is THE KID. And what happens to to Dan and his boyfriend Terry when they decide to get pregnant.

First the kid and then marriage. Maybe. Terry would rather get tattoos that say "Property of Dan Savage. Property of Terry Miller" on each other. As hot as that might be in the bedroom, it doesn't fly with Dan's mother.

I really enjoy this book. It is funny, compassionate and written from the heart.

From Publishers WeeklyStarred Review. The author of the internationally syndicated column "Savage Love" brings much-needed humor, and a reality check, to the bitter gay-marriage debate with this polemical memoir. As Savage (Skipping Towards Gomorrah) and his boyfriend, Terry, neared their 10th anniversary, Savage's mother put on the pressure for them to get married. But, Savage notes, there were several other points to consider before deciding to tie the knot: among them, the fact that marriage doesn't provide legal protection in Washington State; Terry prefers tattoos as a sign of commitment; and their six-year-old son declared that only men and women can get married. Furthermore, Savage himself worried that the relationship would be jinxed by anything more permanent than a big anniversary bash, though the one they plan quickly assumes the proportions and price of a wedding reception. While documenting the couple's wobble toward a decision, Savage skewers ideologues, both pro– and anti–gay marriage, with his radical pragmatism. Disproving Tolstoy's dictum that "happy families are all alike," he takes a sharp-eyed, compassionate look at matrimony as it is actually practiced by friends, his raucously affectionate family and even medieval Christians. When he explains to his son what marriage is really about, you want to stand up and cheer, and the surprise ending is both hilarious and a tear-jerker.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

science channel

I'm such a science channel geek. The other night for instance, I watched for three hours as they convinced me that birds are the direct descendants of dinosaurs. Now as insane as that might sound at first, let me continue.

They showed how an ostrich with a few geno tweaks can be born a Raptor. Yep, a raptor. They have the same body type and can even be given green scaly legs. Interesting.

They also showed how with a few teeny tiny little geno changes a chicken have have a long dino tail and and large teeth. Oh and they too can have scaly legs. Don't know how that will changes the taste of wild wings but interesting all the same. So, I guess when you say "Hmm tastes like chicken." That can then be said for chicken, snakes and dinosaurs too I suppose.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Spirit guides.

I had a insightful talk with James Malcolm the other day in my car.

For those of you who are new to the blog...James Malcolm is one of spirit guides. He's the main one I guess you could say. He takes the lead and the others let him believe he's in charge ;)

The main four who come and go the most are James Malcolm an 1800's author.
Katherine. A Victorian lady. Who has a streak of Independence who won't take shit from anyone.
Victory Housen. She is a civil war lady from 1867 Vicksburg. I've searched and searched for any record of her, she's tells me takes and places, how to pronounce her last name. "It's like the city, but without the t." She says in a deep accent. (Houston).
And then there is Paul my gay boy who loves Abba and Queen. I feel very 1980's to me. Maybe I picked him up in my disco days. lol. I have no idea about him. He could possibly be a ghost though.

So, I'm driving in the pouring rain the other day. Traffic was heavy, people acted like they had never driven in rain before. Slamming on brakes, sliding, jamming, just being horrible. When I suddenly felt James Malcolm touch my arm and he said..."Careful chèrie" in a deep french accent. He doesn't have a french accent. I started to comment on this when everything around me went into slow motion for just a moment. I was careful to look around me. Notice if anyone was coming towards me or what. Then it was gone. And all was back to normal. If you can call any of this normal.
"So what's with the French accent? something new?" he laughed and stated. "Old, new, isn't it all the same Cherie?" "For you, I suppose." I drove on. I asked what the slowing of time around me meant. And he offhandedly stated that I was moving to fast. That I needed to slow down a few seconds. That gave me goosebumps. I wondered if I hadn't slowed down If I had maybe been heading for an accident. I offhandedly said "If you are so concerned about me all of the time then why did you just stand back and let me marry Tom all those years ago?" (my husband).
He didn't answer for a few seconds then said. "You've always believed that YOU needed him to complete you. To pay back a debt to finish some karmic crap. This isn't true. HE needed YOU and the kids to complete his journey." I was floored. It knocked the air right out of me. I had never ever thought about it like that. "You and the kids give him what he needs to complete this lifetime. Not the other way around. And while we are on this subject...your children needed something he had to give to them to make them more grounded."
I thought about this for a few moments. "I guess I'm not the easiest person to live with." He laughed again. "Ya think?. Tom was once a good man. He's gotten off his path. Life has gotten in his way. But there isn't anything you can do for him. He has to figure it out."

I have to tell ya. I was floored. I had always felt that he was in my life for me to make amends for something. That his path was needed for me to complete my journey. Not the other way around. But I can see what James was talking about the kids. All three are coming into their own psychic abilities. The oldest has always dreamt. The middle just recently has begun to meet her own guides. All three have always seen ghosts. Not unusual for one of them to open the laundry room door, throw in clothes, close the door and say "Theres a man in the laundry room." lol. So, casually.
The youngest is always asking questions. And pointing out things in the windows and barns.

Just another day in our strange little lives. I feel sorta bad for my son in law. He had no idea what he was getting himself into when he married my daughter. lol. But he's gotten used it. I think.

Bring me the cat.

'Patrick, do you see Flower? she needs flea medicine on."

"Uh, who's flower?" my oh so observant son asks.

"Uh, the black cat. The same cat who has lived here since she was BORN!"

"I never knew what her name was."

" :::blank stare::: "

The cat was born in our laundry room a year ago. She's lived in our house...for a year. She sleeps on my bed. She has been in this house every day of her life. And he doesn't know what her name is. now understand there are four cats who live here. Two come and go in and out. Two who never go outside. Flower is one who never goes outside the other is a few months old kitten. HE CAN'T SAY HE DOESN'T KNOW THIS CAT.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Strange things are a foot around here. Not that they aren't always, but still...

Two nights ago I was sitting here at the computer and the three dogs were lying about when suddenly they all jumped up and ran into the living room barking and growling. A few seconds later Sam the six month old came running back with his tail between his legs, barking over his shoulder in scared yips. The other two came right behind him, backing into the room, barking menacingly back behind them.
This is when we heard THUMP...DRAG. THUMP...DRAG. THUMP...DRAG. Three times we heard then then nothing. I went and looked all through the downstairs and couldn't find anything that would have made those sounds. It really was a scary sound. Like someone dropping something, then dragging it. Either that or a one legged pirate.

Sunday, September 07, 2008


Just a reminder:

HBO SERIES: TRUE BLOOD begins tonight at 8 central.

If they stay to half of what makes the books fantastic, this show will be worth watching again and again. I LOVE THE BOOKS. Charlaine Harris has created a wonderful eclectic world of vampires, humans, werewolves, werepanthers and just about any other supernatural creature you could think of.

A synopsis of the show.
Small town Louisiana waitress Sookie Stackhouse already is viewed as an oddball by her friends and neighbors, since she can read the minds of those around her. She doesn't exactly help her reputation, though, when she falls for handsome newcomer Bill Compton, a 173-year-old vampire who has "come out of the coffin" along with many of his undead comrades now that a new synthetic blood has made it possible for vampires to survive without preying on humans. Still, the conservative locals aren't wild about mortal-vampire liaisons, especially Sookie's boss, Sam Merlotte, who carries a torch for her. "Six Feet Under" creator Alan Ball is behind this new series adaptation of best-selling novels by Charlaine Harris.