Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Honeymoon Part 1

A week after our wedding we will embark on the first part of our honeymoon. A 545 mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. I know it's not sipping piƱa coladas on a warm beach, but as the graphic above says, it's an experience you remember for a lifetime.

I should know, we've been on the ride as a couple twice before. This year with all the setbacks the gay community has suffered, I think it's definitely a time to get together with 3,000 of our closest friends and do something monumental for our people.

And monumental it is. I missed the ride last year, but in 2007 I managed to ride nearly every mile except for 40 on the first day. If you had seen the mountain we had to climb that first day, you would have called it quits at lunch too!

So do we do all this for fun? Yes! And no. We do it to raise money for AIDS services offered by the LA Gay and Lesbian Center and the San Francisco Aids Foundation. These are organizations out there directly helping people with AIDS, offering low cost medication and services to segments of our community that would not otherwise have access. Let's face it, the government is broke, and before it was the last administration wasn't going out of it's way to help "our kind."

So what does this mean for you? It means I'm hitting you up for cash. And I know times are tough, and lots of you out there are planning weddings of your own, but do I really need to give you a bunch of reasons to do the right thing?

Besides after a week on a bike, my butt is seriously sore, and it takes nearly a week for the tingling in my arms to subside, so it's not like I'm not suffering too.

You can contibute online with a credit card by clicking here, or by using the nifty new widget at the top righthand corner of my blog. The widget is permanent until I leave for the ride, and look forward to updates on my training.

Ugh. Training. On the bright side my legs are going to look great for my wedding!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

How Much Would This Set Me Back?

Not only monetarily, but in the eyes of my guests.

I joke. I would love to hire me some strolling Drag Queen serving tables from Screaming Queens Entertainment for the wedding, but I'm sure they are pricey.

I didn't even bother to ask, I don't need to add on any more expenses to the party at this point.

Exciting news however, honeymoon plans are soon to be finalized! As soon as they are I will post about our two part honeymoon.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Did Your Neighbors Fiscally Support Prop 8?

This handy little Google Maps Website will tell you. Also shows some local businesses that contributed. Good idea?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Welcome Back Me!

I feel a little bit like that guy that said he was totally gonna call you but never did. Except I'm calling you right now with a whole bunch of excuses!

Well first of all December is my absolute worst month at work. It is crazy busy. Every year my organization builds the Donate Life Rose Parade Float. Lucky me is the one who takes all the pictures and video and posts them on the web real time. It's a handful to say the least.

So with all the work happenings and not sleeping very much blogging and wedding stuff fell way to the bottom of my priorities.

Also my attitude about this whole wedding has shifted. Don't get me wrong, I'm still very excited to be getting married, but the passing of Prop 8 affected me in a deep way.

To borrow an idea Peonies and Polaroids borrowed from A Practical Wedding who borrowed it from East Side Bride: Glitter.

To be more precise the knocking-off of glitter, figuratively. A bit of glitter got knocked off our wedding with the passage of prop 8, people voting to deny you the right to get married and people suing to dissolve your marriage will kind of do that.

Not that it's an entirely bad thing. It knocked me down off my cloud and made me stop caring about all the details that won't be so important and made me appreciate what a great day it's going to be.

I'm going to be there. My man's going to be there. My family is going to be there. My friends will be there. We're going to have a good day.

And not to worry, I'm gonna throw some paint on it and toss some glitter on it, some of it is bound to stick, right?