Thursday, November 20, 2008

Elton John: Where Prop 8 went wrong

Read away! Have I mentioned lately how much I *love* Elton? :)

Elton John: Where Prop 8 went wrong

NEW YORK — Elton John, accompanied by his longtime partner, David Furnish, had some choice words about California's Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage that passed on Nov. 4.
In December 2005, John and Furnish tied the knot in a civil partnership ceremony in Windsor, England. But, clarified the singer, "We're not married. Let's get that right. We have a civil partnership. What is wrong with Proposition 8 is that they went for marriage. Marriage is going to put a lot of people off, the word marriage."
John and Furnish, and their two cocker spaniels, Marilyn and Arthur, were in town for Tuesday's annual benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
"I don't want to be married. I'm very happy with a civil partnership. If gay people want to get married, or get together, they should have a civil partnership," John says. "The word 'marriage,' I think, puts a lot of people off.
"You get the same equal rights that we do when we have a civil partnership. Heterosexual people get married. We can have civil partnerships."
The dinner, held at Cipriani Wall Street, was hosted by CNN's Anderson Cooper and featured a performance from Gladys Knight. John's foundation gets a four-star rating, the highest available, from CharityNavigator.com, and John, in his speech, called for a national AIDS policy.
What does the annual gala mean to him? "It means we get to see our friends on the East Coast who support us so much. It's a staple event for us on our calendar in America. We do the Oscar party on the West Coast, and we do this on the East Coast."

Friday, November 14, 2008

A girl's best beauty aid is a near-sighted man

Today has been somewhat of an odd day. I'm not quite sure why. It has just felt a little bit off. *queue Twilight Zone music* Maybe it's because the Santa Ana winds are furiously blowing here in Southern California and the fire storms are just starting up again (there's a fire brewing in Montecito).

I have a wedding tomorrow. I usually look forward to weddings but this one I have been dreading, partly due to the fact that I haven't felt too good this week and because I have this sneaking suspicion that I'm starting to get sick. The only redeeming thing about that is that I haven't eaten much, so I'm sure I will look fabulous in my dress. On top of that, I have decided to go ahead and do my makeup myself, since I've been told that MAC (where I had previously booked an appointment) basically turns you into a clown since they like to pile on the makeup. Now clown makeup would be appropriate for Halloween, but I am going to a fancy schmansy wedding at a grand hotel. So no clown makeup for me. I did my makeup for the last wedding I went to and I looked pretty darn good, and no one ran away screaming at the sight of me, so I'm assuming I have enough skills to get me by. Besides, I'm firm believer that makeup should *enhance* what you naturally have, and not let the world know that you are, indeed, wearing layers of caked-on gunk.

With that said, I'm only going to get my hair done and my nails done (I'm taking my mama with me tonight to get them done...I love going w/her). I scoured the Internet for hair ideas and I finally settled on lose waves/curls and volume for tomorrow...I printed this pic and will take it with me:



I think it would look good given I have the same length, color, and texture hair as this celeb (Kim Kardashian). Luckily, I do not have the same ample behind, lol. And I have the same skin tone and eye color, so I think this pic gives me a good idea of what my final result will look like. For those wondering, my dress is a deep purple color (think eggplant) with gold beading along the neck line and waist. What I love most about it is that it's SUPER comfy, which is awesome because I hate dresses that are so restrictive that you can only eat a celery stick the entire night and not even dance comfortably, or even attempt to catch the bouquet. ;)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Your Rights END When You Trample on Mine

So I get in my car this morning to go to work, and I notice that my 'YES ON 8' sign that I had posted on my front lawn has mysteriously disappeared. Those liberals! I love how they take down signs without any thought that they are trampling on my right to free speech. Now you might say, are you sure someone took it? Yes, I'm sure. Last week I found a piece of paper with 'H8' (Hate 8) stuck to my sign. I certainly don't go around taking down 'No On 8' signs...everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion. We will never have a perfect world where we all agree, but we must respect all views regardless.

I found this picture online that I thought was funny and appropriate to my situation. This is NOT my sign, but someone else took great pride in making it, lol:



And here's yet another view of those hooligans taking down signs, lol:



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