The pride event last night went very well. (see prior post) There were not a lot of people there, maybe 20 or so, but it was a good crowd and we had a powerful experience watching the movie, Tying the Knot, together, then discussing our marriage journey and fight for marriage equality afterwards. The audience seemed very appreciative that we agreed to speak with them and many came up to us after the post-movie discussion ended to thank us and share stories and tell us what they learned from us. It made me grateful we accepted the invitation to speak, although we got home very late.

As I have had trouble sleeping lately and desperately needed a good night’s sleep, we stopped and got some Unisom on the way home. I have never taken it before and it really knocked me out. I slept until 10:30 am and remained groggy for another 2- 3 hours today. Definitely not something I’d take often, but it felt really good to sleep so long and so deeply. (Long and deep…RG should have a field day with that!) I only managed to pull myself out of bed because we have a house guest staying with us until Wednesday and she needs help answering the call of nature, because she only goes outside and does not have opposable thumbs. Meet Sally the big brown dog, aka Sally O’Mally:

Today is the first day we have had “off” since we found out we had to move, back on April 10th. (2 months ago yesterday.) It has been non-stop packing, purging, moving and unpacking, between jobs and other commitments we’d made before we knew our life would be in upheaval these two month. We have enjoyed just lounging, watching movies and enjoying the peace and tranquility of our new home. It is still hard to grasp how much our life has changed in just 60 days

When the mail arrived, I got a very special treat: a housewarming gift from blogger buddies D@ve (Another Mile Marker) and Robin (Life in Queue). Is this freaking awesome or what? I absolutely love it, guys. Thanks so much.

I am not totally sold on WordPress yet. It doesn’t seem as common sense or user friendly as Blogger to me and I have yet to figure out how to post via e-mail (is that possible with wordpress?) but I’m giving it a little more time. I bought my own domain for a year and I don’t want the hassle of trying to move the posts I’ve done here back to my Blogger post. I’ll just have to sit down and spend some time exploring wordpress and figuring it all out. How long should I leave my Blogger blog up once I decide to stay put here?

OK, I’ve interrupted my lounging enough for the day. Tomorrow is the gay pride parade in Albany, which is taking place practically outside our front door so we’ll be attending with friends. And we don’t even have to worry about finding parking 🙂



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7 Responses to Lollygagging

  1. Robin says:

    So glad your “appearance” was a great success. From a “straight” perspective, so much of “getting it” is about meeting someone that you see as a person vs. a stereotype. That is one of the things that concerns me about the Pride celebrations. Because it is a “celebration” many things are over the top, which is not the norm; so unfortunately, it can sometimes do a little more damage to the whole “persona” of Gay, from unaccepting “straights.” I do hope the Albany event was a great success, and kudos to your new place, location, location, location! Glad you liked your treat, D@vid was the genius behind that one! I do have to say that your pic remains my favorite “mugshot!” Hope you have a great week; I can’t help but be reminded of Eric Clapton’s “Lay Down Sally.” Very appropriate lyrics 🙂

  2. Richard says:

    I’ve tried Unisom before, it does leave you quite groggy, but it is effective in knocking you out if you need to get some sleep. Have fun at the pride event!

  3. Urspo says:

    It took me a while to get the ‘hang’ of wordpress; so be patient!
    The sweetie dog looks like a cousin for Harper!

  4. Raybeard says:

    Pleased that the event went so well, though the want of numbers might have been just a little deflating, yes? But you obviously had a fine time showing how brassy defiance like yours can be constructively harnessed and utilised, so that’s the most important thing.
    Btw. Sally’s a real charmer. I just want to ruffle up her fur, the sweetie.

  5. anne marie in philly says:

    oooooooooooooooooh, new breenlantern mugs!

    eh, you need some down time…don’t fret it, your body needs the rest. give it what it wants. smooches!

  6. In WP, under Settings > Writing, there is a section called “Post via e-mail” that you set up.

  7. RG says:

    Heh, heh, heh…you said long and deep.

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