Thursday, December 14, 2006
If only some money would fall out of the sky and I could start my own business. Since that is not going to happen, I need to find another way.
Monday, November 27, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
oh yeah, Happy Halloween!
Monday, October 30, 2006
Here are photos of this years fun times! We had a big halloween party at my work. At first I wasn't into attending , then after all the work I had put into planning it, I relented. I am very happy I did! I have some of the best co-workers you could ever ask for. So much fun! My co- worker Lisa and I decided to capitalize on the fact that we act like we are married... and went as a "dead" married couple. That is me sporting a really bad wig from Value Village! Toward the end of the night, I had on my co-worker Beth's wings and halo! Hey...every angel gets his wings!
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Could we see, FINALLY IN 2006, a shift in the way we think about politics? I ask this since this early out of the gate, two top democratic contenders in the 2008 presidential race are NOT white males. I am of course speaking about Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Can the democrats actually for once support what they are always screaming from the stage, a society for everyone, equal rights? This would mean, actually nominating a woman or an African American. This country is at a cross roads and I think the 2008 election will be a watershed moment for this country. We have all heard “rumors” of Hillary wanting to run for President in 2008, she has not yet said she will not seek the nomination. Lately we have heard a lot about Barack maybe considering a run for the White House in 2008. Both would be very strong candidates. Personally, if either of them were to run separately, I would vote for them. Yes, they both have their faults, and weaknesses. However, lets remember, we are electing a President, not a super hero. Lastly - anything is better than what we have in there now. The current administration, the “Dick & W” show has sent this country into a tailspin. Something I think would make 2008 even more interesting, would be if Hillary and Barack were to run together? We would have two extremely intelligent politicians from the same party who both bring a different point of view of their party and a powerhouse team. Hillary, who supports the war, and Barack who opposes the war. Not to be cynical, but I don’t see our country voting for either of them. I can see the possibility of one of them securing the nomination, but I have a feeling the Democratic Party will be their own worst enemy. Why? Because we live in a country, where there are pockets of people who think slavery was a good idea and that we still live in 1950’s
However, the republicans could be the ones to make 2008 an interesting election, not the democrats…..
Everyone knows the “Dick & W” show has almost run out of steam, and I don’t think we have any more money for them to spend. But this entire time, we have had a very powerful and intelligent woman in place, and she has quickly risen up in her position. If you are paying attention, she is in the news a lot. When she is in the news, she has distanced herself from the “Dick & W” show. The woman I am referring to is of course, Condoleezza Rice. This woman is very intelligent and understands foreign policy, has been in the beltway of
All I know is, I hope at least one of the three people I have mentioned does enter the race, because it will prove to be very interesting. Ideally, as a person who is fascinated by the political process of our country, I would love to see all three enter the race. Also I would love to see both Condolezza and Hillary receive the nominations from their parties! The
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
thank you for your interest in glacéau vitaminwater ®.Needless to say, I was very happy. It would have been hard, but I would have had to stop drinking it, if in fact they were telling Kelly Clarkson she had to loss weight. I think she is an amazing singer as well as a positive role model for little girls, not only because of her success, but also due to her down to earth attitude and that she is of a normal body type. Women and girls in our society are sadly lead to believe that to be healthy you need to be a size 2. We need woman who are of average build in the spotlight, much like Kelly!
the recent news in the media about glaceau not announcing our
partnership with kelly clarkson because of her weight is absurd and totally
untrue. in fact, we announced the partnership last month via several media
outlets including the associated press, entertainment tonight, the
insider and people magazine.
kelly is beautiful and healthy and has looked to vitaminwater for years
because it works for her - it provides her with the nutrients she needs
to lead a healthy lifestyle.
keep your eyes open for our new ad campaign featuring kelly, which will
be breaking next month!
consumer relations representative
Also, on a side note, I attended her concert on the 6th of this month and what an incredible performer! Her new album comes out in Feb '07.
I can now go back to consuming insane amounts of Vitamin Water as I listen to Kelly blast from the speakers!
Friday, August 18, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
back to work!
Friday, August 11, 2006
Friday, August 04, 2006
HAPPY 4 YEARS and counting.....
Thursday, August 03, 2006
I have had this self imposed rule of needing to like at least 3 songs off an album before purchasing. This stems from me, in the past buying albums liking one track and then years later, thinking ... "What the fuck was I thinking!"
I had to break my rule for the "St Elsewhere" album by Gnarls Barkley. Anyone who can cover a Violent Femmes song and do it justice is good! If someone can cover Gone Daddy Gone, a classic Femmes song and make me have a desire to blast it from the Mazda at the highest volume possible, is a fucking musical genius!
I heard Gnarls' cover of "Gone Daddy Gone" and I proceeded to go to Tower Records on Monday night and purchase the album! No regrets.....all I can say is, the ZoomZoom has a new soundtrack!
WOW! This album is amazing, it is so diverse in range. I have now listened to it from beginning to end, and no shitty tracks!
Now, I get the "Gnarls" hype.....
everyone, run out and buy this album! INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What is that coming from iTunes?? Why, yes, yes it is Gnarls!
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
I come on here and write about my life and lately I have not. Why? Mainly because I sit here and write and write and never get the answer I want. My life, what do I expect to come of it? Magically I hope if I write, someone out there will read it and have the key to unlock the mystery of my life. What is my purpose? Why am I here? What am I doing...those questions I throw around late at night when I am in my apartment and wonder what I am doing next with my life. I feel as if every time I get closer to figuring it out, it is as if I am in a room and I can see the key that will unlock the mystery. Just as I am ready to reach down to pick it up, the lights go out and I left fumbling in the dark, searching. I know the key is there, I saw it. It has too be there. Today I woke up depressed for the first time in a long time. I forgot what it felt like; I have not felt this way in quite some time. Nevertheless, today, it was back, like an old friend. Except it is an old friend I no longer wanted to invite in. I was hoping I had evicted this old friend and the new one, peacefulness had moved in. There is not room enough for both of them.
Friday, July 14, 2006
Sunday, July 09, 2006
I realized upon hanging up the phone tonight with my brother
Thursday, July 06, 2006
I needed some time away and just get perspective on things, and a trip to the ocean always does the trick. It was nice to be away and just read and relax for two days! Here are some pics!
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
But for the past 10 years he has been gone. He died and my life felt like it stopped. I didnt think I could take a breath again without it hurting. I never knew one person could hold so much pain inside and continue to live their day to day lives. There have been numerous times in the past 10 yrs where I thought I need to just stop, I cant go on. I did and I have and because of that, I am very thankful now for the past 10 years. I have done some of the most amazing things in my life and I look at today as a sad day, but also a milestone. I can and will continue, life is fun and still so much to do and learn. Yes David is gone, but I realized a long time ago I cant bring him back so all I can do is enjoy it for him! He has, in a way, become my teacher. His death made me see that my life was radically off track, it was the wake up call I needed. David saved my life, he saved me from myself.
Whereever you may be David... I love you forever. I miss you. Keep guiding me thru the tough times and I will keep listening for you. Someday, somewhere I will get to see you again.
Love always - Michael
Monday, June 26, 2006
This weekend was PRIDE
I attended the Seattle PRIDE parade for the the first time. It seems fitting because I have made a lot of 'discoveries" about myself this year and it's the first year I truely have PRIDE of who I am. The biggest discovery this year is this: I love women and I always will. How can I not? But at the same time, I love men, oh yeah...so why choose!!??
Vanilla or Chocolate!??!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want both!!! And I shall have both!
Am I straight, nope!
Am I gay, nope!
I guess, I would say that would place me firmly in the middle...happily bisexual Michael!!
I have known this about myself for a while, but the most important part
of my discovery this year is the simple fact I am ok with it, I like
it, its part of me. I want it to be part of me; I do not want to run away
from it anymore. Life is too short, I need to live and live it to the
fullest! To do this I need to be true to who I am! Now I can be and will always be!!!!!!!!!
hahhahahaha, yup that is me!
So help me celebrate PRIDE! HOW?
- Remember not everything is black and white. You can't fit people in a box and expect them to be happy.
- Life is to live and enjoy, if someone is not hurting another person, let them live their life.
- Do not be so quick to judge, instead listen and offer support.
There have been many people in my life who have helped me, and
it has not always easy to be me. However, now for the first time in 35
years I feel good waking up everyday as Michael Woodward. I know who I
am. Thank you to all who have helped me on this journey.
Now - lets continue having fun!!
*** this had been posted last Friday, however, somehow when I made some editions to it over the weekend, the entire post was wiped out! Here it is again....version 2.0! - Michael ***
*** this had been posted last Friday, however, somehow when I made some editions to it over the weekend, the entire post was wiped out! Here it is again....version 2.0! - Michael ***
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
So, I have decided...see ya......what next? I dont know. That is the big issue facing me now.
Friday, June 02, 2006
As I said this morning when I arrived: "My office smells pretty!" Much to the delight of my co workers! Ahh...to bring humor to the work place!!
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Meanwhile, its time to enjoy the extended weekend! I am off to the Sasquatch Music Festival! YEAH! Two days of music!!! Fun fun! I hope its not raining in the gorge!
Will update with photos later. Bye
Friday, May 26, 2006
Thank you to all of you for an amazing time. Garrett and Brian, wow!!! THANK YOU for the TWO parties you hosted while I was on the east coast.
Until I am back next summer for Kate's wedding, you are all welcome to come and visit me in Seattle!
Love you all and miss you so so so much! M.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
I will miss Seattle and I have very good reasons to return. Its home now.
Next post will be from the other side of the country!
Monday, May 08, 2006
Postsecret, the art project I have been tracking for awhile, the "creator" Frank is coming to Seattle for a book signing!! WOW! I have waited and waited for a Seattle appearence and here it is! Not that I really should buy a copy, I should save my money for my trip, but I want one signed. This is one of the coolest art projects I have ever seen!
Here is a writeup about it:
Frank Warren is a Maryland business owner who, in November 2004, started a 'community art project' that has captivated people everywhere, and made for one of the year's bestselling delights. PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives (Regan) is a compilation of many of the life-held secrets people confessed in postcard form which Frank Warren then transposed to his website. Information on this, aside from the book itself, can be found at www.postsecret.blogspot.com. "A fascinating public airing of private thoughts—some dark, some funny, endearing or disturbing—written on homemade postcards...The range of efforts (meticulous, sloppy, artful, ponderous) will astound you." - TIME.com. This should be fun.
Check it out!
Friday, May 05, 2006
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Thursday, April 27, 2006
I could not have said it better myself. Life is fun and exciting right now and I cant always "prepare" my reactions and the outcome, sometimes things just happen. I need to let them just happen and enjoy the ride.
Friday, April 21, 2006
Am I am alone in thinking, there are REAL criminals we should be arresting?? FUCK!
Monday, April 17, 2006
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Sunshine, I love you and may you continue on your amazing journey with few bumps in the road from now on.
I love you.
Friday, April 14, 2006
Will I want to get back on the plane? Recently I have realized how far 3,000 miles is. Too far on some days, like today.
Monday, April 10, 2006
My newly painted kitchen. Dreamweaver green! 1st coat & I love it! I call it dreamweaver green, since I had Lowes match the color off of my dreamweaver book, when I could not find a green color in the swatches I really liked! The first coat is applied, I think I will need at least 3 coats for it to be the color I want. I love it! Having an apt you can paint is awesome....!
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Very true, so many things have happened in my life in the last year, the most important one being, I have killed off, once and for all, the scared little boy who lived (for so long) in me. He was always there. I am going home and I am returning home without a part of me, he is gone. Sometime in the past couple of weeks, he left. He has exited the building sorta of speak. He is gone. I was pushing him out, slowly, but when I would sit at home alone and deep in thought, he would creep back in. He was there to remind me to not get too comfortable, something is bound to happen, be on edge. I am not anymore. I know where it all stems from and I have addressed so many of these issues in the past year. I have the most liberated feeling now, like anything is truely possible in your life, you need to have guidence and support and ask for help. We are not meant to go thru this world alone...
Because of this, he has left. I am who I want to be, he is not needed there to guard the door. The fucking door has swung wide open and the sun is very very bright. He didnt like the sun, so he left.
Now, in 5 weeks I fly home to Vermont. I fly home an entirely different person. So many things back there I have to resolve for me, before I get back on the plane. I ran from there as fast I possibly could, even after all these years I could not get rid of my bad dream where I would wake up and be back there, trapped, unable to breath and never have the ability to escape. That bad dream has ended, when the scared boy left, he took that with him. Now I dream daily of an amazing life in my new home and the life I am building. It is never easy, but I wonder, if it were easy, would it be as much fun?
When I come back I will feel very good, I will feel closure and I can move on. I can close so many doors for once. Lock them and move forward. Walk into the sunlight.
You can go home again and you can be happy to leave.
Friday, March 31, 2006
I have a life here. A life that I love.
However, I am being considered for a job that would take me out of state alot, it would be a total departure from anything I have done before. I am waiting for the proposal from the software company to see what they offer me. Before they do offically offer me a position, I want to be prepared to make the "correct" decision. Too often I have made the decision that has short term results. My main motivator for taking that position would be the monetary compensation and the challenge to do something totally different. If they offer me more than what I am making here, I know I would run and sign right up for it. Do I want that? Is money always the best thing to chase after? Do I want to travel and be gone from "home". I was driving home last night, the sun was setting on the city, the sound was filled with ferry boats and cargo ships and the mountains were dark and beautiful as the sun was setting behind them and I thought how much I would miss having that drive, with my windows open and the sea air enveloping my car. Do I "run" like I am so good at. Do I chase after the next thing....normally I would say, yeah, go for it! Life is short, right? It is short, but what is that I want??
This is the hard part lately. What do I want.? Out of a relationship, from my job, what do I want for a career?
Right now, I love what I am doing. I now have a manager who is fun to work with, my co - workers who are fun. We laugh every day! Its not always easy, but what job is? My manager challenges me, makes look at things in a different light. I have grown a lot professionally in the last two months with her direction. Yesterday we were working on re vamping our site and we got to the staff page updates. We had some changes, so I was ready to just list myself as marketing coordinator, since I have not been given a "real" title by my GM. So, my manager says, "No, you are more than a coordinator, you have been managing the marketing, therefore you deserve the title. She leans over and types in "Marketing & Project Manager". I was happy and very surprised. She knows my frustration, and addressed it head on yesterday. She would like me to have faith in her that she is trying to work on the problems here and at the same time, she values what I am doing and have brought to this company, and wants me to stay here. Granted I know I could be making more money somewhere else, but she asked me what I really wanted to do. I have been thinking about that alot, since I have been offered this position at the software company. Is more money the answer? What to do? I thought this decision would be so so easy and it is hard, very hard. I have never felt an emotional pull to a place I have worked as much as I do here. The only place that came close, was LSC. But there the emotional tie came from being a student, not so much from the work experience, even though it was amazing working there.
Next week I will probably be presented with an actual job offer proposal from the software company to consider. When they do, I want to go into the decision making process really thinking about it and not making a knee jerk reaction decision. What to do.....so much to consider.
And start anew when your heart is an empty room
With walls of the deepest blue
Home's face: how it ages when you're away
Spring blooms and you find the love that's true
But you don't know what now to do
Cause the chase is all you know
And she stopped running months ago
And all you see is where else you could be
When you're at home out on the street
Are so many possibilities to not be alone
The flames and smoke climbed out of every window
And disappeared with everything that you held dear
But you shed not a single tear for the things that you didn't need
Cause you knew you were finally free
Cause all you see is where else you could be
When you're at home out on the street
Are so many possibilities to not be alone
And all you see is where else you could be
When you're at home there on the street
Are so many possibilities to not be alone
An amazingly good song from Death Cab and it seems very fitting right now to the mindset I currently have.
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Now, here is the video:
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Monday, March 27, 2006
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Yesterday, Tiffany and I met up in Edmonds for coffee. This guy had been sleeping for awhile, he was there when we arrived. One of the employees had come over and told him, he was not going to be able to sleep there. He ignored her. About 15/20 mins later, another employee came over and asked him, once again, nicely to pick up his stuff and leave, since was sleeping and had not and was not planning on buying anything. The sleeper was rude about it and basically from what I gathered, told them to fuck off he was staying and call the cops if they want him to leave.
About 5 minutes later, the cops showed up and after asking him about 5 times nicely to leave, the guy was getting rude, the cop had to call for back up. So three cops later, and having to lift him up to standing position, the guy finally left. When we left 10 minutes later, the guy was standing outside, I am sure waiting to go back inside. Out of fairness to both sides, the cops were extremely nice to him, as were the starbucks employees. The first starbucks employee told him if bought something he could stay. The cops offered to drive him the 10 miles into Seattle to one of the shelters. He refused. A sad situation. Funny to see a cop in Starbucks, removing a "customer" ..... so I had to take a picture. Gotta love your camera phone!
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Spring has arrived, right on schedule, here in Seattle! Thankfully so, this is the first year since moving to Seattle, that winter got to me. It is still not as bad as winter in Vermont. When I bitch about the weather back there and its all better!
I took this picture out the front door of my apartment. The trees are budding out, by the end of the week, the street and all of the greenlake area will be awash in spring flowers and budded out trees, so exciting!
It has now only been 5 days of 35 and well, I dont know what has brought about the change in my perspective, but I am feeling really good about life now. Not everything is going as I hoped, but I am quickly realizing you can't control everything. You change what you dont like about your life, if you dont, then you have no room to bitch. There are things I want to change and I am thinking of the most effective way to do it. I have a tendency to be reactionary and then look back and think.....humm, I coulda, shoulda! I need to stop that. I want to just have fun and enjoy it, calm down and not rush everything. Part of my new perspective is some goal setting for the next 5 years. Those goals are:
- Begin on some level, working for myself, get back into designing.
- Skydive...was hoping to do it before the big 35, didnt happen.
- Buy a house, hoping I can do this in the next two years.
- Get my masters, in what, not sure yet. I am leaning towards my MBA.
- Have a child, I am sick of waiting. This is will come after home ownership, so my child has a place to come home too as grow up in. I dont want to raise a child in an apt. How am I going to do this....who knows. But I dont care if I am with someone or not. I will be an excellent parent, and i am done waiting for someone else to get their head out their ass and decide what is or isnt important in life. So if I meet someone after I have a child, we come as a package deal.
- Met someone who wants me for the long haul. I am a good guy and deserve love and respect at the same time! Relationships are not easy, but they can survive and be healthy.
- Travel more. Before and after I have a child. I would love to take my child to far off places, so many places to see, better to learn about it while there, then from some book.
Thats it....all for now. Time to go out and enjoy the spring weather. I love Seattle, its home to me.
Monday, March 20, 2006
34 was good, but I am thinking 35 should be even better! Looking forward to it!
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Friday, March 10, 2006
Since my employer has decided to be a dumbass and not utilize and recognize my talents, I now have soo sooo sooooo much more time to cruise the web. The web is getting better and better all the time. Like today, I spent some quality time surfing for one of my latest obsessions: Kelly Clarkson. I never paid attention to American Idol, I still don’t. When Kelly was first on the music scene her music sucked so bad, it made me want to get sick in the first toilet I encountered. But, wow...with her second album, I have become a self professed Kelly junkie. It helps that she is nice to look at as well. Today I did a Kelly Clarkson image search on Google and found a ton! Nice! Ahhhh.....working is great! Considering that everything I was tasked with doing, I finished way before lunch. Surfing time.....
Here is one of
my fav's of Kelly---->
So, I was considering staying here, to get the experience level that I need to move on. I probably will have to do that. But if I do, my level of work is going to decrease. Why work at such a high level, if there are no rewards?
Maybe its time to look somewhere else besides Seattle. Maybe my time here is up and I need to move on. So, I am considering a move to San Diego next winter, after my lease is up. This time will give me the chance to really evalute what I want.
Scott and Shawn are in San Diego as well as my friend Doug, it would be nice to have some friends from back home around. Who knows......we will see how I feel in a month or two......
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Monday, March 06, 2006
Friday, March 03, 2006
I need to focus my energy's on something else......what that is, I will figure out. Its all a process.
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Its amazing how one song can throw you completely back in time. I remember when this song was popular and everything I felt then, came rushing back to me. How life changes and you end up somewhere totally different than where you thought you would be. No regrets...well maybe a couple of small ones! ;-) One kiss would not have hurt anything.........
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Friday, February 24, 2006
There are days where I think the healthy thing would be to totally walk away, remove her from my life, but I cant, I know I cant, I know I never will.
She brings me too much joy. My life is better because I have loved her and known her. My life is better because she is in it.
You change when you are with a person, and then to no longer be with them, you have to evolve the relationship. It's hard, you remember everything that once was, you want it back in a small way, how can you not, you were happy, or were you? As a person you can look back and examine where you were as a person, and you can still feel what was a good time and what was not a good time. Near the end, it was not good, it was not healthy, but it was still love, or else, why try? I will never forget the first trip to the zoo, or the picnic at golden gardens beach. Memories forever etched into my mind. To be on Leadbetter beach in the sand, the sun to our backs and she threw her ring in the ocean, saying I was the one. I was for awhile. I believed it all, I wanted to believe it was forever. I ran in the surf, like a child free from any care in the world. It was love, love unlike any I had experienced before. Freedom I was experiencing for the first time. Now I know forever doesnt exsist, not always, so you have to enjoy the "forever" however long it lasts. This summer I will go back to Leadbetter for the first time since we have split, to make peace with myself, to run in the sand, to feel freedom, but this time for me, and only me. She is still there, in my mind, but now she is with someone else. I am happy for her, so I need to release and move forward, and recapture the places that I hold dear to me, for me, and know I can have the memories as well. They dont have to go away, however life changes, much like the ocean, it changes as did the beach we were on that day. It it not the same sand, or the same water. I can go back and I can find something else there that means so much, because I have left my heart there. I left "us" there, so I could not return. Now, I can, I need too.....for me.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Their ignorance and small-mindedness is in fact what is causing the erosion of our moral fiber in this country.
When we die, if there is a heaven and hell, all the people listed will be taking the down elevator!
Saturday, February 18, 2006
Friday, February 17, 2006
July 5th, 2006 is going to be a very very hard day for me.
Oh David, my sweet little brother, so much has happened in my life in the past ten years. Have you seen it? Do you really speak to me? Where do I go from here? Can you see? Today for the first time in ten years, I could hear you laughing, I dont know where it came from, but it was beautiful. Do you the dead talk with us the living? I want you back for a day, can you arrange that?
I am sure anyone who reads this thinks I am fucking crazy....well, good, cause I dont care, I just hurt and this is all I can think to do at the moment.
David .... do you haunt Jake? Do you make him think of what he did? Let him know, I want to only know what REALLY happened those last moments of your life. Were you laughing before you saw what was going to happen? Tell him its time, very past due for him to be a man and let me know the truth. 10 years have passed, well, he has had his time to make what is wrong right, now I am on a quest to find out the answers for myself.
David, I miss you. I love you, and I just dont want the pain anymore. But for it too leave, you would have to disappear from my memory and that would kill me, so I will live with the pain.
Thursday, February 02, 2006
However, I do want the overexcited part to return, I do miss it!
Sunday, January 29, 2006
I am on my way to getting a nice promotion and more money than I have ever made in my life...at work!!!!!!!! In the process I brought down the biggest bitch at work...she was demoted!....yeah, now is the time to sing the "The Witch is Dead!"
I have my own apt where i am currently dancing around listening to my ipod!!!!!!! I fucking love having my own place, its the best in the world! It may be a small studio...I dont care! Its mine!!!
I have the BEST friends in the world!!!!!! I miss all of them, and I am now counting down the days till I get to go back east and see all of them and act wild and crazy with them for a week!!! YEA!
Friday, January 27, 2006
An email from the Equal Rights Washington group......this is a huge political victory for Washington!!!
A side note....**** F%CK YOU GEORGE BUSH!****
Here is the email from EQUAL RIGHTS WASHINGTON -
Victory!!! Today Washington became the 17th state in the nation with an anti-discrimination law that covers sexual orientation. This is a huge political victory: the culmination of 30 years of hard work by community activists and allies. Tonight we celebrate this hard-fought win, and tomorrow we begin preparing for the fight to come.
Equal Rights Washington worked with supporters around the state: generating thousands of phone calls, emails, and legislative visits from constituents; employing lobbyists who worked tirelessly on our behalf; partnering with RCE for a successful Equality Day; briefing lawmakers on our polling results; and reaching out to educate the public.
Now we must protect our victory against any attempt by the radical right to repeal the bill. We must move forward to full equality.
Thank you, ERW members! Your hard work advocating for HB 2661 helped make this victory possible. Congratulations to everyone in Washington who worked so hard for so long to make this day a reality. I encourage you to join one of the celebrations that are happening around the state tonight. Check the ERW web site for details.
Yours in Equality,
Equal Rights Washington
Fighting for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality
Monday, January 23, 2006
Since I have lived here, I have heard nothing but what a losey team they were and all this season, it has been fun to watch as the season progressed, the team got better instead of the normal backslide. They deserve the chance to go to the Superbowl and it will probably be the first one I actually watch!
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Check out your birthday facts here: Birthday!
Here are the results of my birthday:
You entered: 3/21/1971
Your date of conception was on or about 28 June 1970 which was a Sunday.
You were born on a Sunday
under the astrological sign Aries.
Your Life path number is 6.
The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2441031.5.
The golden number for 1971 is 15.
The epact number for 1971 is 3.
The year 1971 was not a leap year.
The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 11 April 1971.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 24 February 1971.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 30 May 1971.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 6 June 1971.
As of 1/12/2006 2:34:31 PM EST
You are 34 years old.
You are 418 months old.
You are 1,816 weeks old.
You are 12,716 days old.
You are 305,198 hours old.
You are 18,311,914 minutes old.
You are 1,098,714,871 seconds old.
Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 4.97690802348337 years old. (You're still chasing cats!)
There are 68 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 35 candles
Those 35 candles produce 35 BTUs,
or 8,820 calories of heat (that's only 8.8200 food Calories!) .
You can boil 4.00 US ounces of water with that many candles.
In 1971 there were approximately 3.7 million births in the US.
In 1971 the US population was approximately 203,302,031 people, 57.4 persons per square mile.
In 1971 in the US there were approximately 2,158,802 marriages (10.6%) and 708,000 divorces (3.5%)
In 1971 in the US there were approximately 1,921,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)
Your birthstone is Aquamarine
The Mystical properties of Aquamarine
Aquamarine is often used to experience love and mercy. It is said to help ease depression and grief.Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Jade, Rock Crystal, Bloodstone
Your birth tree is
Oak, robust nature
Courageous, strong, unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not love changes, keeps its feet on the ground, person of action.
There are 347 days till Christmas 2006!
There are 360 days till Orthodox Christmas!
The moon's phase on the day you were
born was waning crescent.
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for more information.
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Sunday, January 08, 2006
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Here it is:
Monday, January 02, 2006
2006 has started on a high note for me! I hope the good fortune continues!
Before getting into 2006, I want to say goodbye to 2005, I learned alot this past yr and made some great friends, but I wont miss it! Full steam ahead into 2006!!!!!!
What do I want from this coming year? Here is a list, I might amend it at a later date.
Here we go!
I want to fall in love again, I believe in true love and that it can happen more than once...so I am waiting. When it happens I will be ready!
To re-fi the car.
Get a promotion and a raise....cause, well I deserve it!
Get myself in better shape than I was at 25, before I am 35.
See my friends more.
Drink less beer. Eat better.
Travel outside of Seattle more.
Visit Vegas and NYC!
Start saving money instead of always running out of it!
Fix my credit, so I can actually look for a house in a couple of years.
Plan a trip to England for 2007.
Look into the Graduate program at UW.
Learn to sail. Learn to play guitar. Learn to sing.
Paint. Be more creative, I have missed it.
Go camping more.
Visit the ocean more.
Start my business, on some level with Tiffany.
Stree out less.
I had many more, but I think that is a good start for now.
2006 is the time to begin anew and let what has happened go away once and for all. I need to stop running from things that scare me and face them head on and do only what I can.
Life is now and I want to live it.
Happy New Year everyone!