Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Obama and My Birthday Fiesta!


First and foremost, a huge shout-out to President Obama for finally declaring his support for same-sex marriage.  Civil unions are not good enough, Mr. President, and thank you for finally recognizing that separate is not equal.  Like I once chanted during a demonstration, "Obama! Obama! Let mama marry mama!"  (That was one of my faves.)
  

After reading the terrible news about the same-sex marriage ban in North Carolina, I was deflated and saddened that religion can't seem to stay out of our politics.  It left me frustrated.  So when I heard the news today that Obama has finally come forward and has shown his support for marriage equality, I was jumping for joy.  Literally.  Some say it's just a political move, but I don't believe it.  It would have been safer for him not to endorse gay marriage, especially with an election coming up.  So Bravo, Mr. President! 

*****

In unrelated news, I celebrated my birthday this weekend.  My fabulous friend, Susan, threw me a mexican fiesta-inspired birthday party.  We had a blast!  There was even a pinata!  That made my whole day.  Here are just a few of the gazillion photos I took.  Angela bought me a super fancy camera that will require me to take a class in order to use it properly.

good friends

live music courtesy of Renee on the mexican accordian



showing off our mad skills singing 90s pop music
beating things


piggy back rides
pyramids - why not?





Go Team!
 

 That pretty much sums up my fabulous birthday. 




51 comments:

  1. Happy belated birthday to you! looks like you had a ton of fun with all your beautiful friends!!!

    I could not have been happier to read the news about Obama....I agree this is not just a political move. I actually think it is a brave move FOR HIM to do. So when is the wedding? :)

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  2. It bothers me immensely that people are against two loving adults getting married. What difference does it make if they're the same gender? And then we get fed this "protect marriage" garbage. Seriously, that's just the lamest thing I've ever heard. Thank you right wingers for protecting me from two loving monogamous adults wanting to seal their love in a ceremony and enjoy the same rights as me.

    I'm glad Obama took a stand. No way I was going to vote against him so this just re-affirms my belief and support in him.

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  3. Super happy that Obama finally decided to grow a pair. Your friends look super fun.

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  4. I'm so proud of Obama too :-) Love is love and that's that!
    Very cute pics too!

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  5. I'm very happy that he spoke up as well. Hate is hate. Love is Love.

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  6. Great post :) I was thinking about posting something along those lines re: "run a mile in someone else's shoes". And hello...what a fun birthday!

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  7. ditto on Obama, and happy belated birthday! looks like it was full of wonderful shenanigans : )

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  8. Looks like a great party - why no video on your new fancy pants camera? That singing looks GREAT! Next year, a karaoke machine..

    Love what Obama's done and I adore let mama marry mama - love it. What a birthday present!

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  9. Happy belated girl! Looks like is was a wonderful celebration!

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  10. Hi there
    I’ve came here from Ciryl’s blog , and been taking a glance on yours. I live in Madrid, Spain, and I’m also a runner. I love reading about other runners and their races so if you don’t mind, I’ll visit your blog from time to time.

    In a different order, great for Obama! Here in Spain same-sex marriage was legalized in 2005. I think that maybe we are one of the most advanced countries in Europe about these things, but there are still many people against them. I hope that someday may be only a part of the past.

    Have a nice day!

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  11. I am very happy @ Barack Obama's announcement too!! Happy birthday Katie! I am also glad to see other veg runners in San Diego. In my blog, I have a page dedicated to my fave vegan / vegetarian restaurants. Check it out! I am actually vegetarian but I eat seafood 2x a year, so technically I am pescatarian. Let's run together sometime :)

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  12. Happy happy birthday! How much fun did you have? Looks great.

    And yes, thank goodness for forward-thinking presidents when there's a state like North Carolina around!

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  13. Happy HAPPY birthday!

    and happy news from our president! North Carolina's vote broke my heart, but so many signs point to progress... i just keep reminding myself that 2 steps forward and 1 step back is still forward. slower than many of us would like, but still forward...
    :)

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  14. Happy Birthday, Kate! Looks like you had a gREAT time!

    I LOVE Obama. You guys are so luck to have such an amazing president. And I don't get it either ~ why can't other people mind their own business when it comes to love and marriage. Good grief!

    Take care!

    My Running Shortz

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  15. What a fun party! Happy Birthday!!

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  16. DANG IT! I am just catching up now. Happy belated birthday!!! It looks like you guys had a BLAST! I want a Mexican fiesta for my next birthday, ha! You look gorgeous and I love your top.

    On another note, YAY FOR OBAMA!!!!!! Keep love alive ;)

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