Laughing Squid Lucky 13 Party at Cellspace 2008
"Oh yeah, it's got all kinds of uses. I use it to clean my bar utensils."
-- Jamie Boudreau on vodka
Any way to back up that argument, guys? 2008
The opponents of same-sex marriage say it will "damage" marriage, but Massachusetts has the second lowest divorce rate in the country. They seem to be doing just fine.
What are the measurable signs of the institution of marriage being damaged? Are they actually different from states and countries with same-sex marriages permitted than those where they aren't? Yes, society has changed and there are impacts on family formation, but does that change actually correlate or is it found across states and countries on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue? In Massachusetts, where same-sex marriage is legal, contrary to the usual fears, there seems to be a strong correlation between divorce rates going down and heterosexual marriage going up. How about elsewhere in the world? What, for example, has been the impact, if any, in Canada and Spain?
Let's see something other than fears brought to the discussion on this.
I just got a Wii Fit and I'm much too self-conscious about my physical coordination - or rather my lack of it - to film myself, but here's a great little video of someone playing Table Tilt that shows both how much fun it is and how you will clearly become more limber & balanced over time while you play.
I'm hoping I'll lose a bit of weight too, but that may not happen until my ankle is stronger. I've figured out that it isn't ready for the running or the strength/balance things that make me put all my weight on the left foot. No harm, but it was a bit achy after only a little of that, so I'm playing it safe for now and working up to relying too much on the left ankle.
post-concert visit with Ann Larie at Sauce 2008
Nine years ago today 2008
On May 24, 1999, is the first use of the term "blog" on this site. (The title was added later since my posts were untitled in that distant era).
Brad posted about exactly the same thing the day before me so he got the OED reference, darn him. :)
I was working with Ev & Meg on a contract project at HP at that time, so I was almost certainly the vector for Peter's "wee blog" to be converted to verb form "we blog" and thence to the name Blogger.
I had Blogger blog #11 and helped test this new little "side project" of the Pyra gang. The rest is history. Good times, good times.
As Brad puts it so well, happy birthday, you awkward, uneuphonious little word!
Campaigns to bearproof all garbage containers in wild areas have been difficult because, as one biologist put it, "There is a considerable overlap between the intelligence levels of the smartest bears and the dumbest tourists."
Sneak Peek 2008
We're still making it pretty and there's lots more writing on cocktails to come, but you're welcome to step on up to the bar at bibulo.us, the new site Joe & I are making together.
New link in the sidebar here on MetaGrrrl.com!