and may 2010 be our best year yet :)
Thursday, December 31, 2009
and may 2010 be our best year yet :)
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
made hot chocolate,
this is something I know I should not do.
because my pee-brain begins to actually believe
it's possible to someday have this:
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
the Clinton Street Baking Co.,
Donnybrook recently added a full Irish menu ...
a store that only serves stuffed cannolis
Sigmund's homemade pretzel shop
Jenny Craig just trumped my mom on speed dial ;)
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
This morning I mailed 38 letters such as this -- one to each New York Senator who voted "no" to marriage equality yesterday. Although I've tried to avoid using my blog as a soap box, I hope by sharing this post it may help inspire change in a time when needed most.
To find the contact information for your local leaders, please visit: freedomspeaks.com
Stacey Marie Hall
New York, NY 10002
Attn: Senator Shirley Huntley
116-43 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11434
Dear Senator Huntley,
I write you with both heavy hands and heart in response to your decision to vote “NO” to marriage equality.
As a woman who has attended twelve weddings and one domestic partnership ceremony this past year, I may not hold the title of “wife” to anyone - but I most definitely have an opinion (or ten) on the topic. In the past 365 days I’ve borne witness to 24 heterosexuals in the glorious act of “I Do” while my homosexual friends could only go so far as adding one another to their Health Care benefits; for that is the closest they could come to marriage. It’s a shame. I’m ashamed; and as a “Democratic” Senator who selfishly stripped Gays of the right to marry within the state of New York, you should be too.
My sexual preference is neither here nor there on this matter, for I strongly believe this is not about politics but rather about the human heart. I believe Love should not answer to church or state, be black or white, or cater to rich or poor. It is unconditional.
Or, is this no longer the case?
As we’ve so invasively learned from the economic crisis, there’s apparently a “Bailout Bill” for ignorance, yet the golden parachute for intolerance is seemingly somewhere over the rainbow. Under the auspices of love, I beg the question, why do you care to deny others a right that you so fortunately have been granted? To paraphrase the ingenious words of Keith Olbermann, I must ask … “What is it, to you?”
At a mere 28 years old, I already have a handful of friends whose marriages have unfortunately failed. But at least they had the chance to try. Yes, my “what’s next?” generation has been coined as dangerously precocious, coddled, fawned-over, and apathetic. However, we Millennials are overtly in the “now” and hyper aware of what we’re entitled to. We are socially, ethnically, and sexually diverse. A generation that I can so proudly say was an indelible force behind electing the first black President of the United States of America. Yes, there was a time when I admittedly was afraid for my generation, which will soon step into the landmines of our political future. But after days like yesterday, after I listen, watch, and digest decisions such as yours, I am hopeful and anxious for my peers to progress, govern, and embrace this great nation with a whole heart and an open mind.
Shirley, as our Senate representative of Queens, I question once more, “What’s it to you?”
As it’s now 8am, I plan to press print, mail these 38 letters, and head to work to do my job. In turn, I can only ask that you do the same. As an elected official, I ask that you responsibly and respectfully represent the voices of the 2.3 million people within your borough. I ask that you please do your job. Not because it’s your civic duty, but because you care.
Signed with sincerity,
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
but life keeps getting in the way! Bust
boast-and-brag about, is my insanely talented friend, Damaris.
As a performance artist here in NYC, she has quickly made a name for herself, and I have had the absolute pleasure and true fortune to support her art in action.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
It was wonderful to see everyone doing so well :)
I feel incredibly lucky
that I still have such close friends from home.
Friends I hold the utmost respect for and value beyond belief!
my brother's new condo in Milwaukee.
Yep, yep, yep -- I'm super proud to say
that my brother is officially a homeowner!