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.
|live music courtesy of Renee on the mexican accordian|
|showing off our mad skills singing 90s pop music|
|piggy back rides|
|pyramids - why not?|
That pretty much sums up my fabulous birthday.