long day

It's going to be a long day. I've been here since the time that, on a normal morning, I would be getting dressed. And I'm not leaving early. Plus there's that whole 5+ hour ride out to Seven Springs after that. It will all be worth it in the end though, a long enjoyable weekend. And I will be taking a long lunch today to get my nails done (yippee!).

Last night was interesting. Got to the gym and halfway done changing when I realize I had forgotten my shoes. If I had been wearing my normal work shoes it wouldn't have been too much of a problem, I just would have skipped the treadmill and done weight machines the whole time... but I was wearing my boots! Big. Furry. Fuzzy. Boots. Not so great for the working out. So I changed back, headed to the train and waited for 20 minutes to head home. So successful!

Lots of packing (I hope we remembered everything!)... and then some relaxing. As a favor to Trav's dad, we taped Lost. It was actually the first time I had ever seen the show. Not bad... luckily there was a Lost special on beforehand that "explained" the show up until that point, so I was able to follow along for the most part. I don't think we'll start watching it all the time (it's on at 10 for Pete's sake, that is my bedtime!), but I'll enjoy it if I see it!

On another note...

Something else from the news:
Washington initiative would require kids for marriage
A new Initiative in the works will ask whether or not children are the point of marriage?
Last summer, the court ruled that Washington's Defense of Marriage Act -- which prevents gays and lesbians from marrying -- was legal because the state has a legitimate interest in "preserving marriage for procreation." So a gay rights group has taken that one step further creating Initiative 957, stating that if you believe the legality of the D.o.M.A. for that reason, then in fact, having kids is a requirement for marriage. If the initiative makes it on the ballot and becomes law, it would limit marriage to couples who are able and planning to have children. If no children were produced within three years, the marriage would be annulled.

Obviously their main goal is not for the Initiative to pass, but to make the point that Washington's reasoning is completely flawed in this day and age (especially since homosexual couples often do have children)! I love it... either marriage is about children (in which case you shouldn't be allowed to marry if you can't or won't have any) or it isn't just about kids, but about something more then that, of which children are only one part (in which case gays and lesbians should be able to marry).

I think you can see where I stand! What about you?

Okay, well this is it for the week... we won't have a computer or internet until we return on Sunday. Have a great weekend folks!!

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