Saturday, June 29, 2013

To Those Who Just Don’t Get it!

This week was an historic time in the fight for gay people’s civil rights. The gay community has been celebrating the victory as we should be. But we also know we still have a lot of work to do before we truly have equality amongst those who disagree.  I will say this. I haven’t heard a good argument against gay marriage being legal yet. So if you have one other than it’s not natural, it’s against the Bible, procreation, imposing our “immoral” beliefs, scantity of marriage blah blah blah give it to me. There’s a comments section, speak up!
This week I have seen very few negative posts on my timelines about it. Most people are just not weighing in or they have been posting supportive things. I have seen a couple posts here and there and some really offended me. The main one I saw was this little diddy:

It’s deceptively packaged in wording that makes it sound like “this is harmless, I do not wish you harm, and don’t tell me I’m wrong for my opinion because then you’re a bad person.”  But to someone who is gay, who wants the same type life you have. We want to be able to marry the person we love, have and raise our kids, be able to do the same things with our families that everyone else gets to do and what business is it really of yours to say we can’t or should n’t?  To say or post this crap is literally telling gay people “I have my life but you are not worthy of getting these same things because MY bible told me so”. Do you hear how that sounds?  They used the same exact arguments years ago to fight interracial couples getting married and really integration in general. And they even had Bible verses that they claimed backed that up. Sound familiar?  The Bible doesn’t tell you to discriminate against people or treat some as though they are less than yourself. It just doesn’t do that. The people who triumph in the Bible stories are not the group of folks acting as a crowd but the underdog who really needs help but is being trampled or blocked out of the crowd by healthy people.  God is a loving, forgiving, and accepting God. We are all sinners in his eyes and no sin is worse than another. If that’s the case and we’re suddenly a theocracy then we shall outlaw beer, cigarettes, divorce, tattoos, cussing, large portions at restaurants and probably even some of these churches because some of these church leaders are being worshipped like God himself.
Jesus walked amongst the sinners to show us God’s love. He didn’t elevate himself above us and discriminate or exclude those whose lifestyles were not according to the Bible.  He actually protected sinners. So now we have turned around God’s word and snobbed it up in true human fashion. We snub those who don’t conform to what OUR interpretation of the Bible is and group up into cliques and judge like our own mess don’t stink.   
It’s sad that we use this book, this holy book as a tool of hatred and discrimination. We as Christians must learn to appreciate and even celebrate the differences between people. We must remember that faith is personal and our sins are really only between us and God. You are free to have your beliefs but one has to understand the difference between what they believe and what others should be free to do.
If gay people get married, nothing at all happens to your faith, to your marriage, to your life by allowing others to share in the same happiness, and it’s selfish to voice such a strong opinion when you don’t even have a dog in the fight.  As a heterosexual you can get married, have kids, and not have to worry about the expense, time, and hassle of 1 parent having to legally adopt the kid that their partner had so that both people have legal parenting rights. Or you’re allowed to make decisions on your partner’s behalf in the event they are too sick or hurt to do so – or even as simple as being allowed in to see them in the hospital without having to have pre planned (and spent $) to have those legal documents drawn up to allow that ahead of time as well. Whereas bubba and betty sue can get drunk and get those rights automatically after a drunken night at a elvis themed wedding chapel in vegas. Yup soo sanctimonious. Aint it great to be straight!? 

Thursday, June 27, 2013


We found this on Facebook and thought we should share:
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6.27.13 Note To Self

Friday, June 21, 2013

Blow your MIND" Tomato Basil Pasta!


Throw it all in the pot, INCLUDING the uncooked Pasta, and cook! - Bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. The starch leaches out of the pasta and makes a rich, warm sauce for the noodles. The other ingredients cook right along with the pasta!!!! (Yes, that's straining, just stirring)

12 ounces pasta (I used Linguine)

 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid ( I used zesty red pepper flavor)

 1 large sweet onion, cut in julienne strips

 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves

 2 large sprigs basil, chopped

 4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (regular broth and NOT low sodium)

 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

 Parmesan cheese for garnish



Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil.

Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired .

Season to taste with salt and pepper , stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.

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6.21.13 Note To Self

"If at some point you don’t ask yourself, ‘What have I gotten myself into?’ then you’re not doing it right.” ~ Roland Gau

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Recipe Review: Walking Tacos

A few months ago I had this great idea about trying out the recipes that I see floating around Facebook. If you are like me then you are seeing alot of different food pictures on your timeline as well as the recipes for that particular dish. The main reason that I am so interested in these food post are that they give me the opportunity to see what the dish should look like and many of the cookbooks that I own do not. I need my food to be visually appealing in order to want to try it as well as serve it to my family, friends or maybe take to a "covered dish" event.

This first recipe I am sure many of you may have seen already but I couldn't resist because being a parent at the beginning of summer screams "Walking Tacos!". I love this one and so does my family. This is perfect for any day that you need some thing quick and easy. It is also good for the days that you know your kitchen is already clean and you don't want to be bothered with a big clean up afterwards (for me that is!)

Step 1: Crush up a snack size bag of fritos
Step 2: Put taco meat and any other toppings you want in the bag.
 Step 3: Mix it with a fork (or shake up in the bag) and there you go!

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6.11.13 Note To Self

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday Laugh: True Story!

I just got REALLY tickled!!!!! I'm all cute'd up, sitting in my car near downtown, listening to music (as I often do) and heard what I thought was gunshots nearby. So I grabbed my gun and jumped out of the car and ran for cover, looking for the threat! As I continued looking, I realized there was no threat! IT'S FIREWORKS!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know the occasion for the fireworks, but I'm leaving a birthday celebration in stilettos, with my badge and dress in the middle of 18th Avenue completely laughing at myself!!!!!! As the fireworks continue to sound, I can't help but laugh even harder!!!! At least I know I can run in these heels!!!!!!! Lol #neveroffduty

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6.10.13 Note To Self

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Two Words: Michelle Chamuel!!!

Please tell me that I am not the only person to be completely knocked out by Michelle Chamuel! To be honest, I am not a big reality TV fan but when I see someone or something that is unique it makes me stop and take notice. When I first saw Michelle Chamuel's blind audition on The Voice it blew me away because she had a "okay" voice but her "passion" was at a different level than the other contestants. Then she surprised me and probably the rest of the viewers when she picked Usher (aka Ursher Baby) to be her coach. That very moment was when the magic began and it shows that going with your gut is usually the right decision. Why? Because every episode of The Voice since then she has been getting better and better with the support and encouragement of her coach and AMERICA!!!!

If you don't believe me, just check out last night's performance and tell me that she did not literally ROCK OUT a Taylor Swift song...

Michelle Chamuel's passion for her work combined with the fact that she represents what real people in the United States look like is the reason why I think she has just began her rise to the top, regardless if she wins the voice or not. Her coach Usher has pretty much hinted that he wants to work with her no matter what happens on The Voice. She already has a fan base that is growing and she is taking it all in stride. She is one of the most likeable contestants I've seen on a singing competition show in years. Don't get me wrong, I have liked others but Michelle is instantly likeable, even before she actually sings. She is not the girl next door. She is the kid that thinks she is different from everyone else and a little shy while having this awesome voice accompanied by a passion for music. Everytime I see her perform I can picture her doing exactly what she is doing on stage in her bedroom alone thinking "no one can see me" so I can really let go and be free to be who I am!

Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man

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