First off, Happy Mother’s Day to my wonderful Mom!
Secondly, as I prepare to make the move to the big mansion on the hill, I’m realizing why I usually stay in one place for a long time. Moving sucks! Plain and simple. I’m also realizing that I have stuff that I forgot I had or never even knew I had.
Some things bring back some great memories. Especially when I find pictures and cards from Kay-lyn that she drew for me when she was really young. I also found many pictures of my nieces and nephews, which are up to 18 years old by now. By the way, Happy Birthday Jordan.
I saved so many things. I have wedding invitations and funeral cards. I have pay stubs from places I forgot I even worked at. I don’t know how I survived looking at some of the amounts I was paid. There are T4s and income tax stuff from the 90s. I threw most of that out. I only have to save tax stuff for 7 years, right?
I found a driver’s abstract from the late 90s as well. Apparently I had speeding tickets in June of 1998 and May of 1999. Yup, I sure miss my old 79 Ford truck with that big, powerful, gas guzzling 400 engine.
I also found numerous cassettes. I haven’t had a chance to sit down and listen to them yet. Some were mine and some were my Dad’s.
There were, of course, my MacLean & MacLean tapes, but probably the most nostalgic one I found was a copy of my Dad’s Nestor Pistor comedy album. You get extra bonus points this week if you know who that is or even heard of him. He was “dirty” by the standards of the early 80s. I’m not sure why we were even allowed to listen to it, maybe we weren’t, but it might explain why I am the way I am today. Haha. Thanks, Dad!
The tapes I’m most leery to listen to are the ones from my college radio days and from my time at 800 CHAB. Although, Kelly seems to like it when I break out my “radio voice” in the office. Well, she laughs hysterically at me, which I think is a good thing, right?
Moving on to a much more controversial subject. Well, controversial to some, still not sure why. The topic of same-sex marriages was big in the news last week in the United States and around the world. It started last Tuesday, with North Carolina becoming the 31st state to add a ban to its constitution to not allow same-sex marriages.
The next day, US President Barack Obama declared his support saying that gays should be allowed to marry if they wish. This is an election year, so how much of it is political and how much action will come from his words remains to be seen.
In case you were wondering, Canada got with the times back in 2005 and legalized same-sex marriages with the passing of the Civil Marriage Act nationwide.
I suppose everyone has their own views and beliefs, but I just don’t understand why people put so much effort into preventing something that doesn’t directly affect their lives.
I mean, what right do I have to stop two people from being happy, exchanging nuptuials and spending the rest of their lives together? Exactly. I have none. I know I’d be severley p.o.’d if I met the woman of my dreams and wasn’t allowed to marry her.
I do believe that one day this issue will be behind us and people won’t even bat an eye at same-sex marriages. Heck, there used to be laws against mixed-race marriages and women being able to vote. How silly do those things seem now?
Something new this week, it’s the Drivel Tweet of the Week. This week, it’s from actor/comedian Seth Rogan.
“Claiming that someone else’s marriage is against your religion is like being angry at someone for eating a donut because you’re on a diet.”
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