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Thoughts on Mother’s Day

So here it is, another Mother’s Day. One day out of the year when we say, “Hey thanks mom. Sorry for the temper tantrums, the dirty laundry, the million dishes, and the years of heartache. Today, families everywhere treat their moms to breakfast in bed, brunch, or dinner reservations. Little kids present hand drawn cards that mothers with cherish forever, and fathers give kisses, flowers and boxes of chocolates — and those dainty, ill-fitting, single-use pieces of silken fabric that mom will “save for a special occasion” that she knows will never come.

This one day out of the year is spent honoring the woman who did the best she could to ensure that you would succeed.

I want everyone to hold onto the spirit of this day when they go about their daily business. I want people to remember their mothers every time they interact with women. Every single man needs to treat every single woman with the same respect that every mother deserves.

If your mother was more Joan Crawford than June Cleaver, I feel for you. I don’t mean to suggest that you treat women as you would your own Mommie Dearest. Just follow the golden rule. Treat people (women too) the way you want to be treated.

Every faith in the world has it’s own version of the golden rule. Why then do we treat each other like shit?

If you still have trouble figuring it out, pretend your mother is in the room. If you wouldn’t say it or do it in front of your mother, then you probably shouldn’t be saying or doing it.

And a very happy Mother’s Day to all the unconventional mother figures out there. Single dads and LGBT parents need love too. :)

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Alton Brown demonstrates the proper technique of 'Sabering' champagne.

So, I know you really, really, really want to give this a try, maybe impress mom tonight at dinner, but please don’t. It’s kinda dangerous and you could poke someone’s eye out or slice off your thumb, and that would really ruin your mom’s Mother’s Day.

Sounds DIVINE! Hahaha…
Screencap from Tight Spot (1955)

Sherry Conley (Ginger Rogers), a street tough and cynical woman with an unhappy family background, is taken from prison to a hotel, where the DA (Edward G. Robinson) tries to convince her to testify against a mobster. Sherry is reluctant because the last witness was murdered before he made it to the stand, and why should she stick her neck out? At the hotel, several attempts are made on her life, and she falls for Vince (Brian Keith), the policemen guarding her.- IMDB

Look for Lorne Greene as Benjamin Costain

Sounds DIVINE! Hahaha…

Screencap from Tight Spot (1955)

  • Sherry Conley (Ginger Rogers), a street tough and cynical woman with an unhappy family background, is taken from prison to a hotel, where the DA (Edward G. Robinson) tries to convince her to testify against a mobster. Sherry is reluctant because the last witness was murdered before he made it to the stand, and why should she stick her neck out? At the hotel, several attempts are made on her life, and she falls for Vince (Brian Keith), the policemen guarding her.- IMDB

What’s On My #GayAgenda Today?

  1. Check on sick neighbor.
  2. Grocery shopping.
  3. Pick up medication at pharmacy for sick neighbor.
  4. Pay some bills.
  5. Drop off medication to sick neighbor.
  6. Do laundry
  7. Make dinner.
  8. Bring food to sick neighbor.
  9. Run dishwasher.
  10. Write a thank you note to the Denver Broncos for the great time last weekend. ;p  <—- HEY!!! How did THAT ONE get in there???

With the exception of the Denver Broncos note, this was my agenda from last Saturday. These things occupy my time pretty much most days. My sick neighbor is a sixty-three year old woman who is in the end stages of uterine cancer, which has spread through her body. Someday I’ll write a post about it, but not now. I’m just not ready to put all that into words. I wrote this list to demonstrate that my life is pretty much like everyone’s. — With the exception of looking out for my neighbor, which I believe anyone would do, my life is boring as hell.

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The Last Supper (1995)

Five friends get together for dinner and conversation. A visit by a new guest sets the friends on a quest to eliminate those whose views they find offensive.

This black comedy written by Dan Rosen raises some hypothetical questions about ethics. How far are you willing to go to make the world a better place?

Bill Paxton as Zachary Cody sets the tone of the film with this very profound exchange with Courtney B. Vance (Luke)

Zachary Cody: Liberals, never taking a stand you’d be willing to…

Luke: to die for?

Zachary Cody: Nah. Boy, dying is easy. There is nothing heroic about dying. But if you can take a stand for something you’d be willing to kill for, that is something, something special

With an ever widening chasm between left and right, “The Last Supper” is as relevant now as it ever was. It remains one of my favorites.

In the words of Luke,:played to great affect by Courtney B. Vance (The Hunt for Red October"It’s 1909 and you’re alone with a young artist named Adolph. Do you kill him?"

Look for appearances by Charles Durning as the homophobic Reverend Hutchens, Jason Alexander as an anti-environmentalist, and Mark Harmon as the “Dominant Male”.

annamackenzie:

A tiger mother lost her cubs from premature labour. Shortly after she became depressed and her health declined, and she was diagnosed with depression. So they wrapped up piglets in tiger cloth, and gave them to the tiger. The tiger now loves these pigs and treats them like her babies.

I will always reblog this. Makes me so happy inside. 

i can’t even

She’s just biding her time. In a few months… dinner!

Love brought home a Baguette from Whole Foods, to serve with dinner.

alright, it’s a “Mini Baguette.”

…it’s a roll. :\

Test Tube Meat: TIME Explains


Meat grown in labs without the use of animals or factory farming could become a reality in the future. TIME writer Bryan Walsh explains



…I grow an appreciation for vegetarians with each passing day. :\