Archive for the 'marriage' Category

03
Sep
08

Early to Bed, Early to Rise

Sam gets up at 4:30, and I sleep in ’til 7:30, almost every morning.  “Delicious sleep,” he said to me recently, “you get 780 more hours a year than I do. That’s like a whole month.”  It’s actually 32.5 days.

How adorable I must be, drowsily wishing him a great day as I snuggle back into the pillows and drifting back off for another couple of hours, as Sam departs, his sleep envy fermenting into mild resentment.  It took a day to sink in, and so this morning I set my iPhone alarm for 6:30, with productivity in mind.

The goal is to focus on a few (gulp) chores, or a simple home improvement project that doesn’t require neighbor-waking power tools.  I tried it for the first time this morning, making the following findings: Continue reading ‘Early to Bed, Early to Rise’

15
May
08

California Court Affirms Right to Gay Marriage

The Supreme Court of California ruled 4-to-3 to strike down state laws that had limited marriages to unions between a man and a woman. California is now the second state, after Massachusetts, to allow same-sex marriages.

“In view of the substance and significance of the fundamental constitutional right to form a family relationship, the California Constitution properly must be interpreted to guarantee this basic civil right to all Californians, whether gay or heterosexual, and to same-sex couples as well as to opposite-sex couples,” wrote Chief Justice Ronald M. George, for the majority. Continue reading ‘California Court Affirms Right to Gay Marriage’

14
May
08

CA Supreme Court To Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

This note just in from Lorri L. Jean, the CEO of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center:

California same-sex couples may be on the verge of tasting the sweetness of equality when they bite into their wedding cakes!

Any day now, perhaps even this Thursday, the California Supreme Court will issue its ruling on same-sex marriage, deciding whether gay men and lesbians in our state can finally—with the full extent of the law behind their words—ask their partner, “Will you MARRY me?” Continue reading ‘CA Supreme Court To Rule on Same-Sex Marriage’

12
May
08

Marriage: Cynthia Nixon Can’t Be this Juvenile, Can she?

Britney Spears doesn’t corner the market on harebrained reasons for getting married. Just in case you think hets are the only ones with flimsy reasons for marriage, and that marriage means everything to all of us legally unrecognized homos, check out Sex and the City‘s Cynthia Nixon, commenting on if she would marry her girlfriend:

“I think that to get married to her would be a little act of rebellion. It’s like if you’ve never had the vote and then you get it you’re going to run out there and vote.”

A little act of rebellion. Isn’t that neato? You know, like flash mobs or graffiti, or flicking the teacher off behind her back, or farting in church. So where does one get the ring for just such a proposal? A cracker jack box? Hey honey, let’s make the legitimacy of our relationship into a ‘little act of rebellion’. What a charmer.

15
Mar
08

Getting the Milk for Free

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“Why buy the cow when you’re getting the milk for free?”

Women certainly aren’t cows, and the old saying is not pleasant, but sadly, the flawless, Tiffany-set, one carat, diamond-hard truth within it still rings true. Pun intended. I’ve known a lot of women, and a few men (myself included) who have hung on the line for years waiting for the big commitment. Continue reading ‘Getting the Milk for Free’

15
Mar
08

Universal Truths I Learned from Weeding the Garden

By L.A. standards, we have a lot of land: just over 1/4 of an acre. Anywhere else, it’s a postage stamp.

Last winter, we didn’t get as much rain as we did this year, and so this year’s weed growth is unprecedented. I knew it wouldn’t be a small task, so admittedly I’ve been putting it off, and while I was out there pulling, I learned a few universal truths (yet again). Continue reading ‘Universal Truths I Learned from Weeding the Garden’

12
Mar
08

He’s Just Not That Into You

We have a friend who has been in a relationship with a woman for a significant number of years. We’ll call them Antony and Cleopatra.  She is madly and unabashedly in love with him, but he refuses to commit to marriage.

Recently, Cleopatra has been writing to me, asking us to urge the guy to pop the question. Beyond the casual and jocular “Hey, Antony, when are you going to make an honest woman of Cleopatra,” we’re just not going to do it, and anything more than that is intrusion. But, since she enlisted my opinion and advice, Continue reading ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’




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