Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Terri and Proxys and feeding tubes, oh my...

OK, here's where I get a little political.

EVERYONE must have a Health Care Proxy - gay or Straight, married or no, you MUST have your wishes made known to all. Therefore, I give you this link. It is for NY only, but you can do a google search of "Health Care Proxy" and your state initials. NY Health Care Proxy Form

IF You are a partnered gay or lesbian person, you MUST include the phrase: " (NAME OF PARTNER) should be the first person contacted in regards to my health and well being; he/she has first priority in visitation over all other persons."

Until we can legally marry, we sadly need to tell ER doctors that our partners are indeed allowed to visit us! I'll post a copy of my proxy for all the world to see shortly, since I don't want to become Terri Schiavo....

If you go to CNN.com, and follow the links to the "TIMELINE" of the Terri Schiavo case, you'll see that the courts originally appointed her husbnad her legal guardian. You;ll also see that it was a POTASSIUM IMBALANCE that caused to her collapse and brain damage. The lesson folks - EAT YOUR DAMN BANANAS! Thank you. I am now stepping off of my soap box.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Bad boys, Bad Boys, whatcha gonna do?

So I live in an area of NY that has an elevated train (the "L") between our apartment and the subway. Sometimes, it's GREAT - like in a rainstorm, I can walk under the "l" and not get as wet. There is also a police precinct between our house and the subway. More specifically, the 25th Precinct.

Under the L, there are supports to hold the train tracks up, and there is a crosswalk that allows people to cross the street.

unless of course, there is a police car parked there.

and you have a cane and have to walk AROUND THE POLICE CAR INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC to cross the street.

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I have visited "the 2-5" many times to kindly ask them to stop parking in the crosswalk. Since cars can't walk, they should park in the street..... They'll pay attention for about 3 days, and then back to the same old, same old. So instead, I thought I'd show you their liscence plate numbers. Enjoy.Image hosted by Photobucket.com

oh yeah, and its not like these are civillian cars. OH NO. These are ACTUAL police officers parking IN THE BLOODY CROSSWALK!Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Thursday, March 03, 2005

more on the gates

so there was this guy who made a small version of teh gates, and called his site the "anti-christo". Well, there have now been over 25,000 sites that have come up in response:

google results

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

How safe is the water?

After a year and a half of trying to conceive, and after 7 months since we went to our first orientation at our adoption agency, we are officially "pregnant"

Our federal prints are in, and we are "in pool" - this basically means that anywhere between 2 days and 2 years, we could get a call saying that we've been picked by a birth mother.

I pray it's a short wait. We are SOOOO ready to be parents.

Thanks out there, for all of the support, it's meant a lot, by the way.