Sunday, March 31, 2013

nice work...

Someone very " special to the k+b " is spending the next TEN DAYS here !
 From what I hear " eating tomatoes and reading books "



Alleluia! Alleluia!

Happy Easter from Fairport, New York
The annual gathering at Dahn and Davids, 
this time with extra Winder folk

pre game snacks 
David's new square plates
fun with Peeps!
A garlic Herb Crusted Lamb
Grits Casserole
Roasted Potatoes w Lemon
Carrots w/ Cumin Seeds
Kale and Mushroom Au Gratin
Greek Easter Salad

My plate

The Lemon Pies tuned out to be just fine.....

Friday, March 29, 2013


Our sister in law has come for a visit -
 WHERE is the very first place to take someone visiting 
Rochester for the very first time?
 Koda and his Aunt Pam
 The exoticness that is the Cottage Hotel!
Where we had to wait for over an hour due to all the folks needing a fish fry on Good Friday!. Very nice to have her here for a visit!

Red - the blood of angry men! Black - the dark of ages past! Red - a world about to dawn! Black - the night that ends at last!

 From ABC NEWS : We knew that the Human Right Campaign’s (HRC) red and pink logo in support of gay marriage had spread across the web at a record pace, but Facebook is now confirming that with some numbers.
Facebook says that millions of people change their profile photos every day, but on Tuesday, March 26, the day the HRC asked gay marriage supporters to “paint the town red” with a new logo, 2.7 million  more users changed their photo compared with the previous Tuesday. Profile photo uploads were up by 120 percent, it says. Facebook has more than a billion users.
Facebook doesn’t have exact numbers on whether all those users changed it to the pink and red logo or some variation of it. Facebook did confirm that the rise in uploads occurred after the HRC released its status message encouraging people to change their pictures in support of gay marriage.
“We find that the increase in uploads does indeed start around the time when HRC began urging their Facebook followers to change their profile photos at 1 p.m. EST,” Facebook’s Data Science Team said in a blog post today.
Wondering how old many of the profile photo-switchers were? Facebook also says that more people around age 30 changed their profile photo, in comparison to the previous Tuesday. According to the data, “roughly 3.5 percent of 30-year-old Facebook users updated their profiles in response to the events surrounding the HRC campaign.”

Thursday, March 28, 2013


 Had a couple of Neil's old pals over tonight -
All Hail the Henrietta Royal Comets !

 getting Easter started early
It was a little plain - but it was a theme
Meat Loaf
Mashed Potatoes
LeSueur Peas
( one of our guests only likes very plain food )
A very nice time, my new pal / Neil's old pal Dave
is a RABID Braves fan - go figure!

Yearbooks were brought out....

Daily Koda

The Easter Bunny came early at our house, as our pal Betty sent Koda a wonderful gift box! He has not put his bunny down...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


My name is Edie Windsor, I am an out lesbian, 
and I just sued the United States.

more later, 
HERE is some great background

and in more gay news....

Haters gonna hate.

Laughing all the way to the bank, our very own Madonna clocks in at the 
ONE BILLION mark today.
From JMG via WWD :
Madonna’s net worth had already been estimated at around $700 million, thanks to her recent record-breaking MDNA world tour, which grossed more than $305 million last year, and drew $75 million from show merchandise sales and $10 million in TV rights and DVD sales. Madonna has boosted her personal fortune to a whopping seven figures by making wise investments in her Hard Candy gym chain and in coconut health drink Vita Coco, while she banked another $10 million (after signing a recent deal with vodka brand Smirnoff. Her Truth or Dare perfume has also been a big seller – it has taken in $60 million in sales, while her Material Girl clothing and accessories line is expected to earn her another $10 million in 2013 alone

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Geese, Koda chasing a rabbit and a giant full moon


I did not push play and post the story that went with this headline

 SO - The heads of the GAY MAFIA put out that we should have LOTS of little rallies yesterday, not one massive one in DC. Seemed like a good idea to me. Ours was downtown in front of the Federal Building -

Sort of the exact same usual suspects that come to EVERY event in the greater Finger Lakes area. Our own head lesbians organized it - so the majority of the crowd was ladies of a certain age. I have no idea how to motivate younger folks or really anyone to come out and just let their " voice be heard " just by standing on a sidewalk. I do not understand NOT coming out....maybe if it had been at a different time- who knows?
It was a beautiful , not too cold afternoon
Neil and JCB
Media was out, I think the SIX oclocks lead with it, John Clinton and I were rock stars on the CBS version. BUT - it was a tad unbalanced. There were two loons across the street holding your one man one woman sign, compared to like 100 on out side and the " adam and eve , not adam and steve " ( really that was his quote and it made the news in fucking 2013...) duo got equal time...
This is the shot from the elevator in the parking deck after the event was over - Glad we went down and as always thanks to Bess and Anne for ALL their hard work!

Daily Koda

 After all the excitement of the morning, 
It was good to get out on a nice long walk.
Not too cold, nice and sunny
 a perfect day to chase varmits down a hole


My boyfriend is ever so dreamy.

if only

WASHINGTON—Ten minutes into oral arguments over whether or not homosexuals should be allowed to marry one another, a visibly confounded Supreme Court stopped legal proceedings Tuesday and ruled that gay marriage was “perfectly fine” and that the court could “care less who marries whom.”
“Yeah, of course gay men and women can get married. Who gives a shit?” said Chief Justice John Roberts, who interrupted attorney Charles Cooper’s opening statement defending Proposition 8, which rescinded same-sex couples’ right to marry in California. “Why are we even seriously discussing this?”
“Does anyone else up here care about this?” Roberts added as his eight colleagues began shaking their heads and saying, “No,” “Nah,” and “I also don’t care about this.” “Great. Same-sex marriage is legal in the United States of America. Do we have anything of actual import on the docket, or are we done for the day?”
Before Roberts officially ended proceedings, sources confirmed that all nine justices were reportedly dumbfounded, asking why the case was even coming before them and wondering aloud if some sort of mistake had been made. Calling marriage equality a “no-brainer,” members of the High Court appeared not just confused but irritated when Proposition 8 defenders argued that gay marriage was not a national issue but a state matter.
Moreover, when Attorney Cooper said that gay marriage could harm the moral fabric of the country and hurt the institution of marriage, Associate Justice Sotomayor asked, “What are you even talking about?” while Justice Anthony Kennedy reportedly muttered, “You got to be fucking kidding me,” under his breath.
“I have to interject, Mr. Cooper,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said as the attorney argued that the government has legitimate reasons to discourage same-sex couples from getting married. “Do you honestly care this much about this issue? Because if you do, you’re a real goddamn idiot. Actually, you sound as dumb as dog shit, and you are wasting our time.”
“Should gay marriage be legal?” Ginsburg continued. “Yes. Done. Case closed. Goodbye. Christ, were we seriously scheduled to spend the next few months debating this?”
Even the typically conservative wing of the court maintained that, despite their personal views, it would be “downright silly” for them to rule that same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.
“I’m a strict Originalist, Mr. Cooper, and I’m looking at a 14th Amendment that forbids any state from denying any person equal protection of the law,” Associate Justice Antonin Scalia said. “So, unless we are the most uncivilized society on the face of God’s green earth, I think we can all agree that a gay person is in fact a person. So what I’m saying is, who the fuck are we to tell a person who he or she can get married to? This is dumb. Can we talk about a real case now, please?”
Before adjourning the court, Roberts said there would be no official opinion on the case because it’s just “common goddamn sense,” and then addressed gay men and women directly.
“Get married, don’t get married, do whatever you want,” Roberts said. “It’s the opinion of this court that we don’t give two shits what you do.”
“C’mon, let’s go get some food,” added Roberts, as the eight other justices followed him out the door.

this is the day

I do love you.

But, I can not keep up with EVERYTHING that is happening so very fast this morning and report it here . I am still a bit of a hot mess, sleep was fretful at best last night - and am approaching over caffeinated early, with a long day ahead of me.

IF you need news today, easiest will be just watch MSNBC. If you can go a little deeper follow JOE MY GOD, or Joe's facebook feed or my facebook feed, maybe...

IN DEPTH 1:00 pm c-span will break the written transcript of the hearing going on RIGHT NOW

We are heading down to the local vigil this afternoon, much from that tomorrow.

I don't think I will do much updating here until this evening.

12:18 : It is all over with except literally the shouting. Bottom line is NO ONE HAS A CLUE as to what will happen, but the 12:18 3/26/13 general consciouses is that it will be a "punt" and that ONLY California will get marriage - that [ and the language for me gets dicey ] Prop 8 will remain invalidated. The lower court rulings stand. Now , if this decision is come to based on standing - there could be some issue - but right now, as I head out the door to a cold sunny walk with Koda , that means that come July thirty eight million plus folks will live in a state with full marriage equality. That is a win .
One other thing. There was no way that ANYONE, either side,  was going to be over the moon happy today - You look forward to something HUGE for years and then it hits - but today is like waking up on Christmas morning with a note saying Fed Ex will deliver your new hot wheels set in late June. There was going to be let down - neither good nor bad, just fact.

the scary place that is Kyle's brain

OK - for what ever reason it was the original Upstairs/Downstairs that got me through the Autumn leading up to the election . Just got lost in the award winning show.
 I'm seriously on needles and pins about the next two days - AND for what ever reason , again, it's early 90's British boy bands..... even all grown up. THIS just makes me lemon pie happy.

Rothko ♥'s the gays/ The gays ♥ Rothko

Scared, anxious, excited....

Monday, March 25, 2013

Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody

From, I think, USA Today :
J.D. Salinger is coming to the big screen.
The late author of 1951'sThe Catcher in the Rye, a notoriously press-shy writer who rarely gave interviews, will be the subject of a new documentary,Salinger.
The film hits screens Sept. 6, according to The Weinstein Company, which owns the rights to the film and said Thursday that the documentary would be directed by Shane Salerno, co-writer and executive producer of Oliver Stone's Savages.
The film will include interviews with more than 150 friends and "members of his inner circle," the studio says in a release.
In addition, the film features interviews with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton and Martin Sheen about how the author influenced their life and work, the studio says.
"Shane Salerno has created a haunting piece of documentary filmmaking in SALINGER," TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein says in a release. "We are in awe of the painstaking detail used in depicting a man who created truly timeless works of literature, but otherwise remained an enigma for so many years."

Sunday, March 24, 2013


It's a website ( tumblr ), a way of life AND a floor cleaner -

Have not laughed this hard in a while....


Pork Roast
Bok Choy

exact same thing, only different

My good pal Chip, getting his verger on - at the St. Bart's PS service in Atlanta.

A lovely surprise

I never ever get the local Rochester paper. It's owned by Gannett, aka: USA Today, and it is just an all around sucky newspaper - and it is the most narrow news paper you will ever see, so I just don't read it . ( even the website is pretty bad..)
BUT, with an hour plus to kill this morning and only the nine dollar NYT at the HFMP ( local market ) I went for a Democrat and Chronicle, and what to my Palm Sunday eyes should appear BUT an OP-ED from our Bishop Prince Singh about the coming Supreme Court cases this week.  Good timing !

HERE is a link to his article

SUNDAY, with palms.

The Falls
with out them we would just be Honeoye....

The Iron Fireman - or Tin, or aluminum - some metal fireman -
really, this is the claim to fame of the little town. Other towns, other fire departments
steal him, all the time, from way up there - really.
walking around and Hossannahin!

Neil sang a solo - the music on Palm Sunday is sort of dirgy...
Neil and David in dresses.