Don’t you hate it when you first wake up and almost immediately, people want to talk to you? Before the first Pepsi or shower or even the first pee. It’s like that around here. As soon as she sensed movement and my bedroom door opened, my beloved mother, who I wouldn’t trade for anything but seems to have as her mission in life to drive me totally batshit crazy, started. She didn’t tell my sister, who has borrowed her car today, to check the oil in the car. The newspaper has changed and she’s not impressed with the new format, but she likes the bigger print. There are kitty cats outside. And what are WE planning on doing today? And this is all before the first pee. And my cat, Goldy, is in on it too. She wants attention. She wants treats. Her food bowl is empty (full except for one small hole in the middle of the bowl) and she just keeps looking at me and talking / meowing. I just want to damn pee!
And that’s how my day began. It’s Tuesday AM and this is Day 9 of the most recent series of “Thirty Days of Dougie!”. I was going to do a recap of last night’s WWE Monday Night RAW, but almost from the time I got home until when I finally went to bed, I was dozing off and on and barely paying attention. I know that HHH came back. Samoa Joe was seen frequently. Stephanie McMahon talked crap to Mick Foley. And I remember seeing Charlotte somewhere in all of that. And I guess that there were a few matches too, but who knows for sure.
So since there is no RAW to speak of, I’ll just reach into the Magic Box and see what we come up with. We get “Blast From The Past” and “Music Jukebox Survey”. Sounds simple enough so let’s do this.
Oh yeah, I think my BFF is mad at me. I texted him twice yesterday afternoon before I went to work and then three times last night after work. I got one reply, a text that said, “Hey”, and that was it. Damn, he’s starting to act like… ME. That’s not good. I’ll call / text him later after I do the Food Bank thing and maybe we will hang out. I love you bro / BFF/ heterosexual life mate. Then, Now and Forever. Now (again), let’s do this…
Thirty Days Of Dougie! (Day 9) – Blast From The Past & Music Jukebox Survey…
Blast From The Past: Here’s a letter I wrote to and was published by the local paper, the Laurinburg Exchange, five years ago…
Letter To Editor: “Same Sex Marriage Amendment” – April 20, 2012
On May 8th, the voters of North Carolina will be voting to decide whether or not to add an Amendment to the North Carolina Constitution that would define marriage in this state as between one man and one woman. Same-sex marriage is already illegal in North Carolina so it strikes me as kind of ridiculous to propose an Amendment that makes something illegal when it’s aleady illegal. But we’re dealing with politicians so what else do you expect, right?
But this Amendment, the so-called “Same-Sex Marriage Amendment” takes it a step further by stating that the marriage between a man and a woman is “the only domestic and legal that shall be recognized or valid in this state”. So for anyone with a Civil Union, a domestic partnership, a common-law marriage or just shacking up, this doesn’t effect just gay couples, but any couple involved in a relationship besides traditional marriage. Just think about it. Long time couples, who for whatever reason are not married, will not have their relationships recognized by businesses, hospitals, funeral homes, insurance companies, courts, city, county and state governments. It will be as if their relationships don’t exist and the couple, despite their time together and committment to each other, will be treated as totally unrelated to each other. Marriages, civil unions and domestic partnerships recognized and valid in other states will be ignored and considered non-existent. And this is just totally and absolutely wrong.
I understand that some people do not like the idea of a same-sex couple being “married” and even though I don’t agree with those people, that’s their right to feel that way. But is it right for two people who love each other and are committed to each other to be denied basic rights and privileges and a chance to find happiness and have a life together? I don’t think so.
If this Amendment is passed, then North Carolina voters are saying that it’s okay to discriminate and deny people their basic human rights. They’re telling us that what we think and who we love and want to spend our lives with and be committed to doesn’t matter. That my dream to one day have a formal committment to the person I choose to love, to live and love our lives in peace and happiness, doesn’t matter. That we don’t matter. How is this right?
I’m not asking people to like the idea of same-sex marriage or couples shacking up and living together. That’s a personal choice. But I am asking that everyone look deep into their hearts and consciences and think long and hard before allowing discrimination and hate to be placed into the North Carolina State Constitution via this very bad and poorly written Amendment. No one should be treated as second-class citizens or deprived fairness and equality and that’s exactly what this Amendment does. Think about it and please vote against the so-called “Marriage Amendment”. North Carolina deserves better than petty bigotry and discrimination. Thank you
See, I can be serious when needed. Just don’t expect it too often. It was actually a pretty good letter and I’m proud of it. It didn’t work though and Amendment won the vote and same-sex marriage was outlawed in North Carolina. And then the Supreme Court got involved, they agreed with much of what I mentioned in my letter and long story short, same sex marriage is legal in every state in the United States. And guess what? The world is still here. So the story had a happy ending after all. Yay!
And next, we have “Music Juke Box Survey” So…
1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle
2.For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3.YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.
IF SOMEONE SAYS ‘ARE YOU OKAY’ YOU SAY?
“No Place Like Home” – Randy Travis
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
“Jack Daniels If You Please” – David Allen Coe
WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GIRL/GUY?
“Roving Gangster (Rollin’)” – Kid Rock
HOW DO YOU FEEL?
“Badfish” – Sublime
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?
“After The Pain” – Betty Wright
WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO?
“We All Sleep Alone” – Cher
WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
“You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory” – Guns & Roses
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
“I Am So Gay” – Soce the Elemental Wizard
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
“Ass Man” – Billy Gunn WWF Theme
WHAT’S YOUR LIFE STORY?
“Disco Duck” – Rick Dees
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
“Play That Funky Music” – Vanilla Ice
WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
“Summer Nights” – John Travolta / Olivia Newton John
WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
“Mean” – Taylor Swift
WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
“Waitin’ For My Ruca” – Sublime
WHAT IS YOUR PASSSION IN LIFE?
“Let’s Get It On” – Marvin Gaye
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
“Dirty White Boy” – Foreigner
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
“In The Ghetto” – South Park
WHAT DO YOU WANT RIGHT NOW?
“Bang Bang” – Cher
WHAT DOES YOUR LOVE THINK ABOUT YOU?
“Her Name Is” – George Jones
WHAT WILL YOU TITLE THIS NOTE AS?
“There Are Worse Things I Could Do” – Rizzo / Grease Soundtrack
And with that, I’m calling it a night. This is the end folks, at least for today. Back tomorrow with Day 10. Thank you for reading. Thoughts, comments and suggestions for topics to write about are all appreciated. And I just went blank on what I was going to say so let’s really call it a night. Thanks again and may your hookers always be clean.